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CamiToo
08-13-2009, 02:01 AM
I went grocery shopping today and saw some luscious looking doughnuts at the store. I stared at them and I'll admit that my tastebuds REALLY wanted one. But it wasn't on today's food list. So I bargained with myself that if I REALLLY want one in a week, I'll hit a good bakery and get a GOOD doughnut instead of a grocery store one. I didn't purchase the unwanted doughnut and honestly, I don't believe I'll want one in a week. I only wanted it because I saw it there and was hungry. I'm feeling rather pleased with my restraint.:D

Anyone else not eat something today that they wanted, but which wasn't on plan?


Thighs Be Gone
08-13-2009, 02:11 AM
OMG--I hear ya girl..I adore, adore donuts..I crave them--them and friggin' buttercream bakery cakes...OMG

Eat before you get to the store. I swear they don't look as tempting that way.

LuvMyMr
08-13-2009, 03:00 AM
Jellybeans and cake. I stared at them, even circled back to look at them again. LOL peanut butter cookies was another one. I did pick up the package and smell them. Twice. :D Hey at least they didn't go in my basket! I was very proud of myself! :)


sophiebean
08-13-2009, 06:09 AM
some days i think i'd do anything for a jam doughnut!...

rockinrobin
08-13-2009, 07:10 AM
For me, that's the time my cravings hit, when I SEE something. And I'll be like, boy that looks GOOD, I really WANT it. NOW. But I KNOW, that once it's out of sight - it's out of mind. And you pass the aisle, and within a few mere minutes, the craving passes. Ahhhh. All is good.

Great job. That's the way to do it. Just keep on doing it. :)

sophiebean
08-13-2009, 07:23 AM
i think the hardest thing actually is when you go shopping and they're giving away free samples of cakes or biscuits.... i find that really hard.

SoulSurvivor
08-13-2009, 07:27 AM
loool I get these cravings ALL the time - but I always convince myself out of them. Yesterday a girl I know was talking about having some hot chocolate fudge cake with cream and my mouth was watering at the thought of it...

Sunnigummi
08-13-2009, 08:45 AM
i think the hardest thing actually is when you go shopping and they're giving away free samples of cakes or biscuits.... i find that really hard.

Grocery stores around me are cheapskates and don't offer free samples of anything. :mad: I shouldn't complain, I'm a Costco member and I eat the free samples of stuff they have. Actually, I like those samples, because once I eat the sample sized serving, my craving's gone. Like last weekend they had cheesecake samples and I got a spoonful and that was it - done, no more craving for dessert. I don't have as big a sweet tooth as some people I know, so maybe that's why it's easier for me. If they were offering savory foods, I'd probably knock my granny over to get another one. :p

pintobean
08-13-2009, 09:03 AM
:woohoo: on the restraint! I can totally understand it is hard.

Donuts don't get me excited but cake is totally another story ;). You put cake in front of me and it is a battle going in my head - to eat or not to eat. I have a terrible sweet tooth.

TXJess
08-13-2009, 10:14 AM
My husband went to the store last night specifically to get a half gallon of chocolate ice cream with caramel swirls and caramel cups. :mad:

I'm more mad at the diabetic friend of ours who won a years supply of ice cream and is now giving my husband the weekly coupons! :D Luckily I put on headphones and resisted even licking the spoon. I could have done without the "Man, that was good ice cream" comment afterwards though. Heh.

Pita09
08-13-2009, 10:49 AM
Our Publix is a very conniving place because they have the store set up that after I go through the produce, I have to walk through the bakery to get to the meats and dairy. Publix has a VERY good looking bakery. However, I've gotten in the habit of trying not to look on those yummy creations with the thought of wanting them. Instead, I tell them right to their little frosted faces, covered in pretty sprinkles that I do not want them because they are evil. It doesn't always work, but yesterday I did feel a victory over the pastry. ;)

Great job you did in resisting your temptation. Keep it up!! :carrot:

Tomato
08-13-2009, 10:51 AM
Good job!
I find donuts completely disgusting and I never eat them. On a few occasions I even bought a dozen donuts for my team (they all ADORE them) and I am not even tempted to have one. It's nothing but lard and sugar. And the latest Tim Horton's commercial for the Blueberry Bloom Donut would just make me puke.
A donut with sprinkles (blech!) and some gooey sugary jam in the middle in which you are supposed to dip the "petals". Normally, I am not a person who would toss food in trash because I would consider it horrible waste but I would not have a problem tossing a donut. I would not give it even to my dogs.

Onederchic
08-13-2009, 11:06 AM
My husband went to the store last night specifically to get a half gallon of chocolate ice cream with caramel swirls and caramel cups. :mad:

I'm more mad at the diabetic friend of ours who won a years supply of ice cream and is now giving my husband the weekly coupons! :D Luckily I put on headphones and resisted even licking the spoon. I could have done without the "Man, that was good ice cream" comment afterwards though. Heh.


That ice cream sounds divine :o :|. I don't know if I could have resisted. Great job :hug:

dragonwoman64
08-13-2009, 11:39 AM
I have a thing for muffins and found out how many more calories muffins have than doughnuts, yikes.

yesterday, I was in the grocery store and right near the checkout counter (gee, why is that??) I saw a marzipan Ritter bar. Ritter bars are German, omg, I love them. And with the marzipan, over the top. I actually had a dialog with myself: you can eat it slowly, it won't be that bad....

I passed it by, heh heh.

Thighs Be Gone
08-13-2009, 11:56 AM
It's nothing but lard and sugar.


I find that this fact has ZERO impact on discouraging my tastebuds.

time2lose
08-13-2009, 12:15 PM
Way to go!

I find that learning the calorie count really helps me. Is it worth the amount of calories it cost? Am I willing to give up X, Y, and Z to have it? Usually the answer is, "Nope!"

Devsmama
08-13-2009, 12:32 PM
Sweet mercy I love Krispy Kreme, so I don't have them at all! That is the one thing I will not allow myself to eat.

Shannon in ATL
08-13-2009, 01:30 PM
I do love donuts, and other donut-esque pastry... I do the same thing as you OP - I tell myself if I really want 'insert bakery item here' I'll wait a few days and then swing through a local bakery and get a really good one instead of the mass produced one I'm looking at in the grocery store. It almost always works. :)

EveLHaelf
08-13-2009, 02:11 PM
omg donuts! yum!

I applaud you on not getting any, and the fact that you bargained with yourself to have one later if you still wanted one! Great job! You did perfectly. I hope that when I am faced with a craving like that I can perform as well as you! :hug:

SoulSurvivor
08-14-2009, 06:40 AM
:( someone brought a box of Krispy Kremes to work yesterday, i didn't have one and there were so many left over that my friend took the box home. I would have taken that home in any other situation lol lol
no doughnuts for me!!!

Smileydd
08-14-2009, 08:14 AM
I went grocery shopping today and saw some luscious looking doughnuts at the store. I stared at them and I'll admit that my tastebuds REALLY wanted one. But it wasn't on today's food list. So I bargained with myself that if I REALLLY want one in a week, I'll hit a good bakery and get a GOOD doughnut instead of a grocery store one. I didn't purchase the unwanted doughnut and honestly, I don't believe I'll want one in a week. I only wanted it because I saw it there and was hungry. I'm feeling rather pleased with my restraint.:D

Anyone else not eat something today that they wanted, but which wasn't on plan?
LET ME TELL YOU my son had some fresh Krispy Krem doughnuts for a fund raiser and brought them home and I smelled them all over my house and I think that my nose must have grown, I FELT AS THOUGH I WAS GOING TO MELT. I did not eat one- someone on here made the comment thin looks better and that is all I could think about

rockinrobin
08-14-2009, 08:25 AM
LET ME TELL YOU my son had some fresh Krispy Krem doughnuts for a fund raiser and brought them home and I smelled them all over my house and I think that my nose must have grown, I FELT AS THOUGH I WAS GOING TO MELT. I did not eat one- someone on here made the comment thin looks better and that is all I could think about

:bravo::bravo::bravo:

The right decision! This DOES look (and feel) better. :)

Jacquie668
08-14-2009, 09:47 AM
One of the things I do love to do is walk through the bakery section of a market...I really love it. The smells and look of things is enough for me. I'm just one of those people who enjoy that sort of thing and know that some people avoid that stuff as much as possible. It is like, I love walking through a coffee shop. LOVE IT, but hate coffee. The smell is great, the taste is awful and believe it or not I feel that way about sweet treats. Most of the time now I hate the way those things taste, toooooooooo much sugar. Always too much.

As for Krispy Kreme donuts, years ago I had one and it smelled like mustard. Since then...I smell mustard when I'm around donuts. lol..i can't help it, so no donuts for me! Maybe it was a sign cause that smell totally turns me off of it. In fact while visiting family last year they had brought home homemade donuts from a local bakery and I swear...I smelled mustard watching them eat em lol. I didn't want any even when they kept offering me some. Nah...powdered sugar and crap, no way. I hate that stuff anyhow...