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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I have a rather nice large office at work. I used to have a crappy small office tucked away in a corner. I kinda liked it there! However, the powers that be wanted me more visible and moved me to an office in the central hall - right across from the entrance to the kitchen! Every person who was in that office lasted a few months and asked to be moved because the noise was a distraction. I am good at tuning out noise. Distraction helps me focus (if that makes sense). I like my office - just not the location!

So today is Mary's birthday. Some kind person brought in 3 dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts to celebrate. Yippee. They are sitting on the counter in full view from my office, along with their scent filling the air.

Now I can't say I love Krispy Kreme donuts - but of course, I WILL eat them. This I have found out - they are like crack. You can't eat one. They are light and airy. One is not filling and leads to a piece of another and another piece of another and on it goes. I am sure I could eat at least 6 of them if no one was watching.

Now I like Mary. I'm glad someone treated her on her birthday - but did you ever notice - most celebrations or gatherings are centered around food? And most of that food is not healthy food? Ugh. We really need to develop a new way of celebrating!

So here I sit with my door closed, smelling donuts, praying they are gone soon. I am hiding in my office - from DONUTS! Something is wrong about that! Really! Not to mention it leads to this great visual of this giant donut lurking outside my door ready to consume ME. My goal on this journey is not to end up looking like a donut!

Even thought I am hiding, my mind isn't buying it. I keep hearing "This is only the beginning of all this depriving yourself of yummy things", "This sucks", "You will never lose weight - you are about to fall to one of your first challenges", "This is your life, no celebrations without guilt - ever". And then the "Close your door Barb, focus on your work, not the donuts" "Focus on what you really want. Krispy Kreme's are good but they won't take you where you really want to go" "Don't fall into that sugar trap!" "You are going to throw away progress for one of those silly donuts you don't even really like?" I swear there is an all out war going on in my head!

So, just for today, I am hiding in my office with the door closed, praying that the donuts are gone soon and that my willpower holds out until they are. I am afraid to look!

Yep, some days are like this. Uphill battles on a slippery slope, where you work real hard just to keep from sliding backwards. However, I know - this too will change. Donuts don't last forever!
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  • L*I*T*A*
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    1616 days ago
    read your follow-up on our chat... you did awesome! i agree that there should be better ways to celebrate. I try to make it using healthier options, but there is always that one person (we have 5 or 6 here) that is really into the "specialty treats" and it makes it tough, even for those that are packing (a lunch that is =)

    1617 days ago
    OH gosh. It's so hard. But you id it.
    1617 days ago
    All I need to think about is how sick to my stomach I would feel after eating one. The "pleasure" is truly temporary. I NEVER feel happier for having given in to the temptation.
    1617 days ago
    Wow! Temptation 2x fold...between donuts & a kitchen type office....Glad you closed your door...If you need a visual, put a temporary photo on the back of your door to focus on instead of the donut visual...

    You are right...most celebrations center on food...as well as get together...

    Tomorrow I am having a friend over for tea...so I made a spark no bake cheesy cake that is 80 calories a piece...we will socialize on reduced calories!!! no deprivation here!
    1618 days ago
  • 4AIMME
    I know the feeling...
    I work in an office setting too and we don't have donuts often but we do have a lot of celebrating. I am addicted to sugar so I understand that feeling of one donut being like a gateway drug to all kinds of junk. Last time I tried this I probably would have ate the donut and then said to heck with all of it and make up my mind to eat a lot of other junk too since I already messed up.
    I'm trying now to handle that stuff better. It helps me to know I have a treat to look forward to. Like for now, I'm already excited about my son's birthday in a couple of weeks where I'll go out to dinner and eat cake!!! And my family has a designated thing where on the weekend we will have frozen yogurt. I just don't pile mine up as high as before and I log it.

    Anyhow... short story long lol... I just want to say I support you in your right to resist donuts!!!

    1618 days ago
    I had a dark chocolate Dove Promise - which I can work in my daily tracking without problem. Took the edge off that craving for a donut! There are still about 10 left - notice, I know that! Will be glad when this work day is over!
    1618 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    Wow, talk about temptation! Makes me glad I work from home! As I sit here and eat my overnight oats for lunch. I commute to the office in Colorado occasionally. They used to have these candy dishes that they filled twice a day. The new CEO decided that when the big bags of candy (from Costco) ran out, they weren't buying anymore. They were replaced by snack packs of nuts, granola bars and fresh fruit - what an awesome idea! Good for you for resisting temptation so far! Not worth the calories - better to splurge on something you really think is worth it. For me it would be a glass of red!
    1618 days ago
  • LSIG14
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon If you must cave in, wait until it's something you REALLY want!! Don't waste a splurge on something you can live without!
    1618 days ago
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