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Shame Eating and a Tablespoon of Butter


Thursday, May 09, 2013

I took 2 donuts out of our break room today. I fully intended on eating them both. I slide one carefully over the straw of my water bottle and carried the other one in my hand. Anyone walking in would have viewed my double dipping of the chocolate dipped donuts. I didn't scurry back to my desk. I didn't wrap the donut in 3 layers of paper towel and hold it in my left hand close to my plus sized thigh. Unabashed, unashamed I'm taking two donuts. I sat down at my chair and ate the first donut. My admin. assist. had mentioned that they were good. Lighter than a standard donut. I bit in thinking, "This is gonna be heaven." It wasn't. It was just a nice donut. Not greasy, not heavy, but not earth shattering. I looked at donut number 2 - and then decided to plug donut number 1 into the meal plan first. I had budgeted for the donuts in my brain - so that wasn't the problem. I plugged in the numbers and up popped the calories and fat...and I looked at the 2nd donut and thought. You're not worth it.

It wasn't about eating or over eating.

It wasn't an epiphany about not having the donut.

But I did think, "I'd rather spend that fat on a nice pat of butter on tonight's yam."

And that's what I did... rather than 290 calories and 12 grams of fat towards a so-so donut...I just upped my yam experience tonight.

Those 107 calories and 12 grams of fat slicking up my orange orb of yammness was the delicious end to a delightful day.

In other news - I skipped a deep desire to spend those calories at Taco Bell or McDonald's - I had thought about going through for "Just a Dt. Mt. Dew" or "Just a Coke" - but no one's buying that line these days. Not even me.

Instead - I tossed a 200 calorie sprite from the trunk into my purse and thought - if the brink of dying from thirst happens on the ride home - the worst I could do was blow 200 calories on the sprite.

I didn't die of thirst. I didn't even come close.

The 374 calories of yam and butter goodness was still in the plan - still in the guidelines and I'm a happy fat kid with 9 days of no drive thrus on the books. Hopefully it gets easier as the pants get looser.
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4EVERNESS 5/10/2013 10:15PM

    Sounds great...and as your taste buds get even more acclimatized and truly tasting the flavors, believe it or not, it will be sheer delight, the flavor of a teaspoon of that wonderful butter just lightly over the tops of those yams.....

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MOTHEPRO 5/10/2013 6:30PM

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PRETTYPITHY 5/10/2013 5:37PM

    This is awesome! Sometimes it so just isn't worth it. Yams with butter are so freaking yummy, too. I cook mine at high sweet so they caramelize and are oh so sweet.

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BURNEDEVE 5/10/2013 5:09PM

    YES! Plugging information into the calorie counter can be SUCH a lifesaver! It has helped me extend how I shop to how I eat - eg, I love it, but do I *300 CALORIES* love it? Wonderful way to stay mindful.

WOOHOO on getting through 9 days without the drive through! Do you have time to cook on the weekends? There are tons of ways to mimic drive through and take out food that taste fabulous and are more nutritious (no chemicals or preservatives - ick!)

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TKLBRIDGET 5/10/2013 11:51AM

    I loved your blog! What a great way to look at calories, in a positive way like withdrawing from the bank. Saving them for what you really want. Awesome!
Way to go on the 9 days of no drive thru, I know it can be soooo easy just to stop in for a quick drink, and it's hard to stop.... the food comes in the window along with the calories. Have a wonderful day!
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DAWNSJOURNEY 5/10/2013 10:54AM

    emoticon Love it.. that tracker wakes me up a lot.. and from a butter girl.. I get the butter on the yam thing..

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PINKYYSUEE 5/9/2013 11:53PM

    Good job!!! Thats awesome!

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STEPBYSTEP_ 5/9/2013 11:06PM

    Great job on using the tracker and working out what you wanted and what you really wanted and going for it with the calories!

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SMILES_CAN_DO 5/9/2013 10:35PM

  NIce blog! I like your thinking. Great job!

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EMMACORY 5/9/2013 10:21PM

    Yeah for you!!!! Plugging the information into the food tracker does help us to re-think our choices. I am with you....I would rather have that pat of butter on my yam than a donut. Keep making good choices and you will find your pants falling off! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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