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Ahhhhh, Paradise!


Visiting someplace called the Paradise Bakery can be a little daunting for a diabetic.  My diabetes is under control because I work on it all the time, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for some girl-time with a few of my buds.  The birthday gal chose this eatery, and I was determined to find something I could enjoy; I had no idea!

Granted, the huge dessert bar filled with amazing delicacies was tempting indeed. The bakery in itself would be reason enough for a daily visit! The food line had to go right past it, and even I was tempted, but the menu was just as tempting.  It offered all sorts of premium salads, soups, and sandwiches crafted on freshly baked breads of all sorts.

I chose a small Asian salad and a half tuna salad sandwich. Both tasted amazing and were very filling! The entrees all came with a complimentary chocolate chip cookie, but I gave mine to the birthday girl.  They must have been good, though, because she ate both mine and hers without hesitation, and she’s a fitness nut!

I learned something here. I don’t have to avoid restaurants or dining with friends. I know what I can and can’t have and I’m stronger than I think when it comes to sticking to my guns. The bottom line is: I can maintain my lifestyle almost anywhere, even in the pit of temptation like the Paradise Bakery!

Where are you in your lifestyle or fitness goals? Do restaurants cause havoc?  

I have a confession: I wrote this blog before I downloaded that amazing picture at the top.  YUMMMMY! Not sure I could have passed that one up quite so quickly if I had seen it!


Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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