September 13, 2007

Dollars to Doughnuts

I think everyone has a food they have issues with. Issues in this case would be defined as an inability to stop from eating it. Some people claim potato chips, others claim cookies, while others have issues with ice cream.

Mine are those little tiny doughnuts covered in chocolate. One bite and they’re gone. I can shove a whole one in my mouth if I need to, but I do prefer to savor them, so I do it in two.

Our Publix makes them. I’m sure all grocery stores carry them.

I cannot have them in this house.

First, chocolate is on the list of things I probably should not be eating. I have some other health issues going on that have put me in ‘health purgatory’ besides the homemade implant/bionic boob scenario. Fatty foods, cheese, chocolate, caffeine, and the list continues of things I have no business eating.

At all.

A few days ago I walked into Publix to do shopping for dinner and I must’ve been hungry and… well… lonely as you know, the house is empty. So what’s a girl to do? I dropped one of those containers of chocolate doughnuts into my basket and thought, ‘I’ll just have one and I’ll let the kids eat the rest.”


Hold that thought.

Five doughnuts later I realized, “This was a mistake. I cannot have these in our home.” So I went running. It was to alleviate the guilt.

The next morning I had my standard fare of egg and toast with a big glass of water and thought, “I need to just have ONE doughnut.”


Hold that thought.

Five doughnuts later I realized, “This was a mistake. I cannot have these in our home.”

Do you sense a déjà vu? Me too. I went running. To alleviate the guilt.

I think there needs to be a name for those of us who eat and run. I mean other than, “Burning the candle at both ends.” Bulimics eat and hurl. I eat and run. I think saying, ‘I have the runs’ just doesn’t cut it.

Truly, only on a bad day do I eat and run. I’ve gotten better at NOT doing the eat something like a bowl of ice cream and then run five miles. I used to do it all the time.

Now, I evidently only do it when there are small chocolate covered doughnuts in my home.

That’s easy.

No more little chocolate doughnuts.


Posted by Boudicca at September 13, 2007 08:06 PM | TrackBack

What you need is aversion therapy. I think that's what it's called. I accidentally did that to myself in college, when I polished off a whole two-pound bag of peanut M&M's by my lonesome, in one sitting. Hey, it was finals week!

I erupted like Mt. St. Helens. God, peanut M&M's are nasty in reverse! I was shouting Europe at the toilet bowl into the wee hours, but I do believe I purged every colorful candy shell from my system. You see, I had shoveled them in so fast they really didn't have that much time to digest!

It took me forever to be able to look at even a small bag of the things. To this day, I can only eat a few before the shut off switch triggers. It isn't a pleasant experience, but I'll bet it would work with donuts.

Posted by: Peggy U at September 14, 2007 03:10 AM

Now I get the reason why you were willing to stop by and get donuts for breakfast. GRIN. Good thing we don't have any more days to go to the beach with the boys. Then again, you might lose your appetite for them if they got all sandy first.

Posted by: vw bug at September 14, 2007 05:25 AM

Peggy U- Yeah, Aversion Therapy. I'm not thinking thats the kind of therapy most people think I need, but it works for me! I wonder how many of those little doughnuts I need to down before I have aversions. Five don't do it. And at 130 calories apiece (those little suckers don't come calorically cheap!), that's an awful lot of mileage on my knees...

VW- Oh no! I did that for the boys. Note I did not eat much. Those were dunkin' doughnuts. Not the same. It has to be those little doughnuts covered in plastic chocolate. They have them in the bakery section at Publix with the muffins. I think its some sort of chemical addiction in their fake chocolate...

Posted by: Bou at September 14, 2007 06:05 AM

For the past month or 2, I have inherited your crazy addiction to chocolate. Before, I liked it, didn't have to have it often. Recently, I crave it and feel like I could run someone over to get it!

To piss you off more, the little brownie bites at Publix. Hope you can run 10 miles....

Posted by: Sissy at September 14, 2007 06:19 AM

I'd kill for the powered sugar version of those little donuts.

And I do put the whole thing in my mouth at once, cause you know that powered sugar will get everywhere.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 14, 2007 09:13 AM

That's the way I am with Krispy Kremes. Even the ones you can buy in the store.

Posted by: Denny at September 14, 2007 03:16 PM

I love those doughnuts also. What I do..... I eat them as fast as I can that way they are not in the house for long. Try it. If you eat them slowly they are just in the house longer and they make you feel more guilty. Woof them down and forget the guilt.

Posted by: Lukie at September 14, 2007 06:40 PM

I like a doughnut now and again...and again...and again. Which is why I don't ever bring 'em in the house.

Dunkin' Donuts makes a fine product, but those Entenmann's variety packs (six doughnuts: crumb, chocolate-coated, and cinnamon, two apiece) are completely off the hook. I wonder how much of my Ass-Fat is due to childhood bouts with those things...

Posted by: Elisson at September 14, 2007 10:47 PM

Krispy Kreme is an hour and a half drive from where I live, and there is nothing else near it that I can use to justify the trip. This is a very, very good thing. Just the thought of them makes me ... 'scuse me, gotta wipe the drool off the keyboard...

Posted by: Peggy U at September 15, 2007 06:19 PM

Sissy- At some point I think we need acceptance. "chocolate is our friend..." well, not my friend anymore. Oh how I miss eating chocolate by the pound...

Denny and Peggy- Oh Krispy Kremes... right out of the KK oven or in the microwave from the store, good grief. My only issue is, it makes my blood sugar all wonky the rest of the day. Whoa... really bad.

QW- I love those powdered ones too. I may switch to those. :)

Elisson- The boys LOVE those Entenmenn's.

Lukie- I wolfed them down. you think after awhile I'd think, 'THROW THEM AWAY!', but no. I don't have that self discipline.

Posted by: Bou at September 17, 2007 07:11 AM