Monday, August 31, 2009

Dough Nut

My husband and I went for a really nice, long walk along a strip of beach this afternoon. It was wonderful to be by the sea and to spend time with a great man who has been pretty darned good about supporting me on this journey. We strode along at a really good clip too, basically going faster than almost everyone else on the boardwalk. It’s nice to see that walking more regularly is starting to result in an increased pace.

I hit a small snag though after my husband and I finished our walk. I shared a muffin with him and almost immediately wanted more carbohydrates. I still had most of a big container of chopped vegetables so I was able to eat those and keep from demanding that he pull into a gas station so that I could ransack their pastry section. But, it wasn’t enough… my body wanted something more solid, and I was not going to let myself feel deprived. If I do that, it will just lead to me giving up on my healthier lifestyle when I finally fold and eat my way through a McDonald’s drive-through out of sheer desperation.

So, having cut the edge of hunger away with the veggies, I actually weighed my options and made the sensible decision to have an egg salad sandwich from a local doughnut and coffee chain. Yes, I said doughnut. Sigh. Maybe I should have gone to a supermarket’s deli section instead to avoid the tempting treats? I ordered my sub and my husband got chili and we sat down and ate our meal, but – of course, since I was sitting less than twenty feet from a case full of sugary options – I couldn’t shake the craving for one of those sweet carbs. Did I order a dozen to go? No. Did I ask for one of each? Nope! Did I demand an apple fritter stuffed with sprinkles and covered in powdered sugar? Not even close… I asked for a single doughnut hole. Yeah, I did! I would say that was a win!

- 7 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 1/2 cups of grapes
- 2 cups of Caesar salad with light dressing and croutons
- 1/2 a homemade blueberry muffin with butter
- 2 cups of a veggie platter with mushrooms, carrots, celery, and cauliflower
- 1 egg salad sandwich with lettuce on a white bun
- 1 honey dip doughnut hole
- 1 1/2 cups of blueberries
- 1 mug of decaffeinated tea with milk
- 3/4 cup of fat free peach yogurt

- 1 hour and 15 minute walk


  1. Way to kick that carb craving in the butt. You did it!! Those are the strong moments to file away in your memory to pull out when you're feeling weak. Great job.

  2. Awesome job! You should be proud of yourself. It sounds like you have a great week coming up!

  3. Great job with the carb craving. That can be so hard.

  4. Congrats on your restraint!

    Things like noticing how fast you can walk now are always my favorite sort of victory. It's amazing to think how much our weight has held us back over the years and how far we've come since our worst.

  5. That is impressive restraint lady!

  6. You had me hanging off my seat! Only a doughnut hole, my hero! Great job!

  7. You are all so great! I couldn't do this without your support!

  8. Thanks for the comments. Also where did you go for weight loss forums?