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Donuts are not my friend.

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!
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    YOU bought them? Gosh, I thought it was your DH that did things like that!

    Stay strong!
    1964 days ago
    Those little mini-donettes are one of my downfalls. I don't let them in my house, but my mom keeps them around, so I always end up in them during holidays, especially Christmas...
    1966 days ago
  • MISSG180
    I feel very lucky that I dislike donuts and such. Hubby occasionally buys them, but I am just not tempted.

    Now, come buy with a bag of Cheetos and I'll rip them out of your hand. But hubby doesn't like salty snacks so never buys them, so as long as I don't buy them I don't have to worry about the temptation.
    1966 days ago
    Donuts are a tough one in my house since 1 of my kids asks for them on a regular basis even though we RARELY buy them. It is her special treat on her birthday/half-birthday. I have finally gotten to the point where I CAN say no to them, but it's not easy!
    1966 days ago
  • DR1939
    My husband gets serious doughnut cravings. This usually occurs when we walk past the bakery case. Sometimes we buy 1 doughnut and when we get back to the car we split it and eat it then. We also have a hometown bakery in a small town 30 miles away Granite Falls, MN). We sometimes go and walk by the river and stop and for a doughnut to share or, if we've walked a long time, one for each of us. We also do the buy 1 and split it with candy. Some of the convenience stores sell fun-size bars for outrageous prices and my DH will buy one and eat that.
    1966 days ago
    Oh my,I feel your pain. I have so been there, done that. Once I take a "small" taste, I w and more and more! The advice, moderation in all things just doesn't work for me. I just can't have it in the house! This is a tough time of the year. I guess that we just have to e there, encouraging each other. emoticon
    1966 days ago
    Good for you for recognizing the choice you made. I always say, "It's not cheating, I'm making choices." Sometimes I make better choices than others.

    A good herbal tea helps cure my sweet craving. I like Wild Berry Zinger by Celestial Seasonings. My weakness has been the homemade apple pies I made for Thanksgiving, but I counter it with something healthy and less calories so I can stay within my calorie count (most of the time). For me, this is not a diet--it's a life style change. ;)

    Keep up the good work! You are still headed toward your goal.
    1966 days ago
    I looked one up in Spark, and determined that a donut was about 300 calories. Definitely too many calories for me to spend on non-nutritive item! That information now allows me to pass on them when they are at the office every Friday.

    1966 days ago
  • CARA_FIT37
    I have done the exact same thing. I track and track and track and then I eat something (more times than not donuts) that has NO packaging and I'm what!? At least you are now ready to go with fruit!

    Keep up the good work :D
    1966 days ago
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