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Help! There are about 2 dozen donuts in my office...

I want like 4 of them as I type this. I started off so strong this morning, I feel like this is going to destroy my whole day. Should I just have one?

Mon. Aug 8, 6:31am

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If you have one, you WILL feel like your whole day is shot, and you'll want another and another. If you don't have ANY, you won't even get the taste in your mouth.
You can do it! Stay strong!
Remind yourself: they're just DONUTS. You may kick yourself for having one, but you will NOT kick yourself for avoiding them!
And you can come back to this posting later and BRAG about how you withstood the temptation!!
YOU ARE STRONG!! And you are stonger than a donut! Don't let the donut win!! Good luck!! : )

Monday, August 08, 2005, 6:37 AM

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Don't do it!!

Just think, tomorrow morning when you wake up (and possibly get on the scale), if you have a donut today, you're going to think, "damn, why did I eat that?!" but if you don't have one, you're not going to think, "damn, why didn't I have a donut yesterday?"

Stay strong, and think about the future. No one ever wakes up upset that they didn't eat enough the day before, but we often wake up upset about how much we did eat the day before!

If you really need something sweet, try some hard candy or gum. If you're actually hungry, go somewhere and get something healthy. If you're just bored and feel like eating, get up and take a walk instead.

Monday, August 08, 2005, 8:08 AM

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Thank you...still holding strong. It's 10:30. There are about 5 left in there.

They're usually all eaten before lunch so I have about 2 hours I think?

Monday, August 08, 2005, 8:37 AM

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That's the way to do it! Let all those other people in your office suffer tomorrow!

Also, it often works for me to type into my log (or tell my friends, or coworkers) "I am NOT going to eat a donut today." Eating one will not only haunt me tomorrow, but it will have also meant that I have gone back on my word.

Hang in there! Drink some water! Be strong!

Monday, August 08, 2005, 10:38 AM

Add comment's 11:!7. I can't believe I'm doing this every 45 minutes.

There's got to be a better way to avoid the donuts than this.

Monday, August 08, 2005, 11:17 AM

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I've heard people preach in some of my groups that it takes 21 days to break a habit - 3 weeks. So, if you can "make" yourself not eat whatever goodies are sitting around for 3 straight weeks, you will "break" the habit, and it'll become way easier to pass them up. Give it a try - and do whatever you need to to get through the first 3 weeks, even if it's posting on here every 45 minutes! That's what the community is here for!!

Monday, August 08, 2005, 12:18 PM

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We're all waiting... How'd you do? : )

Monday, August 08, 2005, 2:42 PM

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I broke off 1/2. At least it was only a 1/2 a donut

Doesn't seem like a lot of willpower but it truly was. Thanks so much for all of the support here. I would have had at least 2 without it.

Monday, August 08, 2005, 4:47 PM

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Bring a snack for you

If snacks like that are a daily occurance in your workplace, try bringing food for you. Bring carrot sticks, the ready to eat ones. Bring altoids.. those curiously strong mints will take any taste out of your mouth for sweets- or go and brush your teeth.
If it is the smell of it that does it... try dabbing a TINY- minute amount of Vicks on the inner edge of your nose... just enough for you to smell it- something strong that will help weird out the smell. Or bring some potporri spray or some other scent and spritz some in the area of your desk...
Sight... all the senses. Imagine bugs crawling all over them... mold... something funky that grows at the bottom of your toothbrush holder... imagine they all fell on the ground of a cow barn before someone brought them in.
I have tried those Kashi bars... they actually take some time to chew unlike other snack bars/cereal bars and are not that bad in calories, a lot less and less fat than a doughnut or cookie.

Monday, August 08, 2005, 6:48 PM

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Your restraint was terrific!!! You did extremely well. Give yourself a hand.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 7:11 AM

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I would have ended up eating 1/2 too, I'm sure. There are often donuts in my office and it is the same person who brings them. I've often joked that the individual wants us all to be 'fat and happy,' but it is hard to tell someone to please not bring them in altogether.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 7:35 AM

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Ok - I've been there MANY times. So - to enjoy the donuts I would simply walk over to the box, take a big wiff of them - just smell the donuts. I know - it sounds really crazy - but that can be very enjoyable! Then be all high and mighty and strut your no donut eating self back to your desk. I think someone in an earlier reply said something like that. Be above the donut eating masses and remember that tomorrow you will be proud that you only ate 1/2 a donut!

(The first time I had Krispy Kremes - I ate 4 in one day - it's hard, I know!)

keep up the good work!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 10:54 AM

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I go through this ALOT at work. It took me approx. those habit-breaking 3 weeks but now when someone brings them in, I'm not even tempted. The first few times were REALLY hared, but it got easier to "just say no". And it feels good to say that I've stayed away from them when everyone else is talking about how horrible they feel for eating them!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 12:26 PM

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Definitely, those 3 weeks work! I used to be first in line for the donuts, and now the thought of a donut at work doesn't appeal at all. I'm even a little repulsed, just thinking about all of the fat and sugar and empty calories contained in one little, not-very-filling, snack!

Sometimes I imagine that commercial where there are the people with, like, donuts stuck to their butts and stomachs, and how much bigger I'd look with that much more mass! Silly, but, it works.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 12:49 PM

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