Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Temptation Tuesday with Kathleen Eagle
“All things in moderation” has long been my mantra. Ah, if only I could practice it faithfully. When I’m on deadline (as I am right now) I indulge myself shamelessly in sweets. My worst food habit is ice cream. I was getting so bad this summer that I had to go cold turkey. No ice cream at all in the refrigerator. I have frozen fruit bars, but they’re not nearly as tempting. I find that if I can resist a particular temptation for at least two weeks, the craving goes away. But during those two weeks the object of my desire is on my mind during a good part of the day. I’m big on chocolate, too. I used to joke about sugar being my only addiction. I don’t joke about it anymore. It’s true. The candy bar a day habit is almost as hard to break as the nightly bowl of ice cream. You know you’re in trouble when you start using the soup bowl.
So what’s your guilty pleasure? How do you avoid the temptation to go overboard? And once you give in, how do you get back to blessed moderation?