Well...there was nearly a dozen donuts
left from the church's fellowship meal yesterday. (I did NOT indulge on Sunday...I think a first for me!) Today, I chose to work one donut into my day. Only one, so I deliberated a while to decide which one would be the winner. Picked the one with cinnamon (not a cake donut, tho), because cinnamon helps with carbohydrate metabolism.
Anyway...I had that and a cup of coffee with my morning supplements. Everything was fine, no blood sugar drop or anything (which sometimes happens, but usually after having 2-3 donuts). Ate a protein-packed lunch and brought a BIG
salad (all greens & veggies, no cheese or meats or croutons) to work. I had tracked all this before leaving for work, so I knew that if I got punchy and needed a snack other than the salad, how much room I had for something. Turns out that I didn't need anything else, so I plugged away and when I came home, my roomie had cooked stuffed pork loin chops. Yummm. I cut one huge butterflied & stuffed loin in half, scooped out the stuffing, weighed the chop, got 1/2 Cup of mashed taters (leftovers) and the tiny bit of stuffing that managed to be in the half chop I picked, then added 1/2 Cup of lovely, crispy green peas. Tracked all this and lo! I was still UNDER my daily calorie goal! And I'd had a DONUT!!!!!!! (read /sarcasm here) I finished off the meal with a tasty potato roll from Walmart's bakery, because the only macro-nutrient that was still under range was carbs. Go figure...after a DONUT!!!!!!!
I'm barely into my calorie range today, but I've proved to myself that I can occasionally throw in those "extras", as long as I plan for it, or have room to work around it. But, not to fear that I'll go overboard on the "extras". I'm the type of person who can actually buy a box of Oreos, open them, and eat 2, put it away, and not think about it for days on end. I'm very grateful for this. It's making food decisions so much easier.
My calorie differential today will be rather large, since I did a little cardio today, too.