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The Big Duck Building in Flanders, Long Island, NY...and sugar

Friday, August 09, 2019



"built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Maurer in nearby Riverhead, and used as a shop to sell ducks and duck eggs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997."

en.wikipedia.org
/wiki/Big_Duck


This is for EO4WELLNESS, in response to her blog about oddities found in public spaces. It used to be surrounded by a duck farm, years ago.

So...the sugar part of my blog. I had sugar a couple of days ago, lots of sugar. I don't usually eat sugar. The following evening, I had insomnia. Woke up at 3 am, couldn't fall back to sleep. This used to be routine for me, and I was used to functioning (or some semblance of it) with minimal sleep. I had to stay home. I can't function on very little sleep any more.

I made the connection. I used to eat a lot of sugar then. Now I have a whole wheat fig bar every now and then, and sometimes, a chocolate mousse I make with soft tofu that has a small amount of maple syrup in it. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables.

I told myself I could have the sugar for the August birthday celebration at work, since I have an August birthday. I also had chocolate, a homemade lollypop given to me as a birthday person gift. Not only did I have a sleepless night, preceeded by anxiety-ridden dreams, but I was ravenously hungry all morning today, and was tempted to hit the vending machine. I didn't. I had some raw veggies and hummus, and an apple. I ate these, and they were delicious and filling.

I had been cutting back on snacks, which I tend to over do, especially at work. No I am back to being ravenous all morning. Oh well, another learning experience. Thank God I take the time to chop up raw vegetables every day.

This has been very educational for me. I may just have a big fruit salad when my birthday comes at the end of the month.
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  • MOLLIEMAC
    Fruit salad sounds great OR maybe some fresh berries with a flavoured low sugar yogurt? Add a square or two of the darkest chocolate you can find and sing a rousing Happy Birthday to Me!!!! emoticon emoticon
    14 days ago
  • EO4WELLNESS
    Thank you so much for posting this! I laughed out loud just seeing it! LOVELY!
    14 days ago
  • TRESSWANN
    I have always loved that duck! Used to see it on the drive East
    14 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Well good for your quelling the cravings w/the veggies. NOT easy.

    Interesting story of the giant duck!
    14 days ago
  • DONNA_CPS2
    Sorry your birthday sweet was not so sweet! emoticon Have another celebration to make up. emoticon
    14 days ago
  • MRSLIVINGWELL
    I eat a starchivore diet and find that if I'm hungry later, I just eat a little more of my lunch, later. Like, I eat until I'm comfortably full, but leave a little bit for a later snack. It's all healthy, it keeps me full without wanting something that isn't healthy. Does that make sense?

    Mrslivingwell
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    15 days ago
  • THETROUT
    Thanks for sharing about sugar. I'm having very small amounts these days, and I can't believe how much better I have.
    15 days ago
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