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My Donut Caper

Monday, June 20, 2016

It started on Friday morning. I was walking along and ready to cross the street, when a friend drove by and motioned me to stop over at his house. So I turned left and he got out of his work truck with a huge box as his work crew was meeting early and he bought donuts for them. He showed me his new backyard that he did, his new birds, and then offered me a donut.

Okay, I've been off added sugar for months. I've been in pain for over four months now and have an attitude that I deserve any small comforts. Even donuts. So I took the biggest one and continued on my way home.

However, I was like a drug addict who'd discovered their stash; I devoured the donut en route home with not one bit of regret or remorse. Yes, whenever I transgress, I make myself enjoy it the fullest.

I got home wiping sugar off my chin. It was sad and funny simultaneously. If it stopped there, that would have been it. But the sugar door, once opened, is a dangerous thing in my life. All day Saturday I craved sugar. My friend had said he'd picked up the donuts at a place nearby that had just opened. By early evening on Saturday, I got in the car and drove over to the donut place. It was closed. So I came home and had a few grapes. Yes, yummy, sweet grapes.

And by bedtime, I told myself that I'd awaken at 5 a.m. (which is actually my usual time like clockwork) and head over for two donuts. And coffee. You see, I've been off caffeine for months now as well. But when I fall off the horse on one thing, I usually do so on a few fronts.

Sunday morning came and went. I told myself that this was ridiculous and made myself behave. That was that. No more visions of donuts dancing in my head. In fact, I don't particularly want or like them. What can I say? I guess these temptations will always be there, but I have to be firm with myself.

Wishing all a happy, healthy day.
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    Good for you for BLOCKING that Donut monster...I escaped a similar possible SUGAR catastrophe myself yesterday...We picked up my Dad's F Day gift at the jewellers....They were celebrating their grand opening of a new location complete with every kind of decadent, frosted cupcakes...After being offered 1 after my purchase, I decided to wait until after I paid...Lucky for me they were positioned in front of the cash area where people were that crowd as well as the heat yesterday saved me! I didn't want to have a cupcake MELT all over the rental car!
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    WTG on getting back on track! Easier said than done. emoticon
    1442 days ago
    I here you i have not had or missed donuts in over three years . One day I usually get one for my husband on my coffee run he likes chocolate coconut . they were out so i got him a Boston creme while there I saw they had a special for the next day, I thought I will get a dozen with four flavors and I will try one of each., Did I say i dont do or like donuts, lol i didnt stop and still dont eat donuts but they will and do call my name . Good job stopping in your track . emoticon and awesome no coffee either
    1442 days ago
    whew emoticon you dodged that bullet
    1442 days ago
    LOL. You kill me. LOL. I tend to think that people who buy donuts for their employees are trying to kill them. I
    don't trust them. My last boss bought us veggie platters. Obviously he loved us. Thank goodness you didn't fall completely off the cliff!
    1442 days ago
    Close call! Well done!
    Sugar is definitely evil.

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    Proud of you. I laugh thinking of you wiping the sugar off your chin.
    I am trying to come off coffee now. I started by drinking caffeine free green tea...
    1442 days ago
    Been there. Done that. Learning to save myself the aggravation of opening that door. Treat? Yes, occasionally, but three bites. After that I'm not really tasting it anyway. Learning to throw away a half eaten donut? Priceless.
    1442 days ago
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