Thursday, November 29, 2012
As I sit here, having just finished a donut after my healthy breakfast, I sit here pondering the thought of how many calories were in it. As they don't come in fun prepackaged boxes, it's hard to tell, but I'm going to assume it was at least a quarter up to half of my calories for the day. It was tasty, cinnamon with cream cheese frosting. Plus last night I had a long john with chocolate frosting.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't normally have them in the house, nor do I normally buy them at the store, but for some reason yesterday, when I was at the church for my Wednesday fresh food pickup, I also decided on picking up the donuts. I don't normally get the sweet things there, but I wasn't thinking about how this would be detrimental to my diet and that I wouldn't be able to go without them when they were in the house. I was just thinking, mmm, yummy.
Fortunately both my husband's checks were processed and we ended up with money we weren't counting on for this month (although we still can't go out and spend the whole thing), so we went out to the grocery store and added to our fruit pile. My daughter wanted mac n' cheese and hot dogs for dinner, and as it was her birthday (how did she get so old? 8 already!?) she was allowed since we could go out and get it.
I figure that the kids and husband can have one more chance at those donuts before I toss them all tonight. I will give them warning, but I'm not going to keep them in the house or I'll end up eating them all. I'm trying to cut down on the sweets and that was not a good choice for me.
I'm prepared with pears, grapes, apples, and bananas, so if I feel a craving I can have those fresh fruits or the prunes I got (yum prunes!). They're much better for a sweet craving than donuts.
On a back story note, when I was working in a bakery, I would have a donut and a can of pop every morning for my first break, which was also my breakfast. Although the produce area was two steps farther, seeing those donuts made every morning was very hard to get past and then it became a habit that probably put 5 pounds on my frame in the 4 months I worked there.
I know better now. Better go stop it quick!