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Temptation during the Storm

Sunday, January 27, 2013

emoticon It has been a steadily stressful day today. There is a massive storm system slowly making its way over our region and there has been lots of flash flooding, howling winds, tornadoes, and it seems there is more to come. 90,000 homes are without power. Storm surges are hitting as we have an unusually high tide as well.

Now all this is bad for so many people, and nothing else is being reported about on my TV as the danger is not yet past. However, I am safe, dry, warm, i have power, I have food, I don't need to go anywhere for the next day or two, so all this extra stress is really mostly caused by concerns I have for other people. I have lots of friends around who may be affected...and cannot get out to them right now. Some have contacted me via Facebook, thankfully.

The temptation is this: I want to eat sugary things. emoticon How obvious that sugar is my comfort food. I am resisting digging in to a bag of sweets. I thought by blogging about it I might stick to that resolve. Another thing I tried was I made a big pot of healthful stew, full of vegetables and spare on lean meat. It kept my hands busy and wound up being a comfort to eat as well.

I hope the storm has passed over us all tomorrow. It is a large system, the residue of a Cyclone that formed thousands of kilometres north of us then became a major rain depression. It isn't a cyclone here but conditions for fast and destructive tornadoes is still ideal....

Anyway, from a Spark point of view, I plan to avoid the sugary snacks tonight emoticon I hope you are doing well too!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WILLOW49 1/27/2013 10:40AM

    Good job on resisting those sugary temptations! Great idea to cook up a pot of stew...healthy and it kept you busy. Sure hope the storm has passed and that you and your friends are safe. Keep us posted.

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TERRY0217 1/27/2013 9:33AM

    I hope the storm passed and you're safe...there is nothing like stess and being locked up in you home for temptation to strike...I'll give you my little secret when i want something sweet...I reach for a few shredded wheat favorite is blueberry....i get some of the sweetness but, a lot of whole wheat, fiber and vitamins...
Keep can get through this...I'll remember you in my prayers... emoticon

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SISSIE21 1/27/2013 4:14AM

    Ah yes, that comforting friend of sugary treats that at the time feels so good and then takes away our resolve, self esteem and eventually health.
Congratulations on sticking with it and choosing healthy alternatives!
You rock!
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