Monday, March 02, 2009
I love doughnuts. They are wonderful. little melt in your mouth, sweet, fried pieces of heaven for me. There is a small shop here that makes the most wonderful ones. I am a doughnut expert- they really are the best.
The owners start at 3:00am making the dough from scratch. They begin frying them about 5, and you can smell them for blocks. I am driving 3 blocks out of the way right now so I can't smell them. They make them continuously until they are sold out. They are so wonderful, they are usually gone by 8am.
I have done very well resisting the doughnuts. Until today, I hadn't one since I started Spark. One of the drug reps brought in several dozen of them. It was a nice assortment too- plain glazed, chocolate covered, cinnamon twists, apple fritters, and a few jelly filled. The boxes were warm, almost hot, when he handed them to me. I set them on the table in the break room; and grabbed a glazed.
I inhaled about 1/3 of that delightful fried dough before I slowed down. For everyone who believes their taste preferences will change over time if you quit eating a favorite food, this is NOT what has happened to me. (Sorry......) It was wonderful!!! Then calories count of the day anxiety took over. I took one more BIG bite, chewed slowly, then regretfully threw the remaining half in the trash.
I skipped my afternoon snack, so was really hungry by dinner time. I ate baked fish and a ton of fresh veggies to compensate for the doughnut.
After dinner, I calculated my calories for the day. Even with the half doughnut, I was still 200 calories under the minimum I'm supposed to eat....
Now I'm really bummed. I could have eaten the whole thing and still not gone over for the day!!
I will not be eating doughnuts anytime soon. But the next time I do decide to have one, I'm eating the whole thing. Just one- but I am going to enjoy every bite.