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Who among you has the courage...(25 posts)

Who among you has the courage...Crankist
May 17, 2002 7:30 AM turn down all this damn office pastry on Fridays?
I have managed well for several months now but it is becoming more difficult. All the women here on half-failing diets take no small pleasure in waving these gooey delights under my nose and make ooh-ing and coo-ing sounds. It's a bit erotic too. Oh I am in trouble.
It's a mindset...and I'm out of it.cory
May 17, 2002 7:41 AM
Don't know what happened--I lost 40+ pounds last summer (watch out for those "meaningless" 2-pound-a-year gains if you keep them up for 20 years) with hardly any trouble. This spring I just haven't been able to get back into it, and the weight is creeping back a half-pound at a time. Ride, don't eat! Ride, don't eat!
it's simpleDougSloan
May 17, 2002 7:47 AM
For every donut you eat, you ride an extra hour.

It's tough, I know. Why is it that food we rarely would go out of our way to eat we gobble up like pigs if it's free and convenient?

Boy is that true.Sintesi
May 17, 2002 8:22 AM
I couldn't count how many cookies, brownies, donuts and slices of cake I've eaten in the last 5 years but I could tell you how many I've purchased on my own.

Uh, that's why I ride =)look271
May 17, 2002 9:16 AM
If I didn't, I'd look like the Michelin Tire Man. My co-workers are amazed at how much I can eat and how slim I am. No, I'm not 23, either. My biggest temptation is ice cream, specifically Ben and Jerry's. Damn those guys.
The Krispy Kreme run...AllisonHayes
May 17, 2002 8:42 AM
Did you know that 1 krispy kreme = 1 big mac?

So, 1 krispy kreme = how many miles of cycling?

I believe McDonalds' & KK have singlehandedly added a gazillion pounds of pure lard to the American landscape.

but they taste sooooo damn good!
You threw me for a loop, Allison.bnlkid
May 17, 2002 9:00 AM
I thought I was going to see a picture of a bunch of fat guys running a 1k race to the nearest Krispy Kreme. Instead, I see a very tasty photo of two pastries. Nice.

We just had the first Krispy Kreme open here in Minnesota a couple of weeks ago, and for some reason it made national news because people were camping out all night for the opening day. It must have been the same people that camped out for Star Wars. I don't get the hype. I had half of one this morning, and it didn't taste any different than my neighborhood bakery. Go Figure.
And I have to be on 60 grams of fat a day! n.m.koala
May 17, 2002 1:50 PM
Not even closeterry b
May 17, 2002 9:41 AM
1 glazed KK = 260 cals. and 12 gms. of fat.
1 Big Mac = 570 cals. and 32 gms. of fat.

another urban myth debunked.
The Krispy Kreme run...Lowend
May 17, 2002 11:26 AM
May 17, 2002 11:50 AM
In the olden days, butchers would post a sign in their windows, "Ladies, bring your fat cans down on Saturday for free lard."

The Krispy Kreme run...Carbon fiber fanatik
May 17, 2002 5:13 PM
ewwwwww....that pic made me toss my tuna... !!!
re: I think of the sugar spike and then the crash...jrm
May 17, 2002 8:50 AM
And go back to my cube, trail mix and water.
bring in your own snacksColnagoFE
May 17, 2002 8:54 AM
I usually keep healthier alternatives in my desk. Fruit, granola, oatmeal, Clif bars etc. Much easier to turn down the donuts then. But what the heck. A donut every so often won't kill you. Just don't make it a habit. I stopped one guy from eating donuts by explaining that one glazed donut is the fat equivalent of eating an entire Big Mac.
I feel so GUILTY! Is there any hope for me??PaulCL
May 17, 2002 9:14 AM
Last Sunday, after completing century #2 of the weekend, I was starved. I just couldn't choke down my 100th banana or another bagel. I needed grease. OK, I admit it! I went to McDonalds and ate a Big Mac. Oh the shame! The horror! 60 grams of fat. It was my first BigMac in probably 5 years. After riding 100 miles, I was able to rationalize the purchase quite easily.

P.S. It tasted really good. Of course, I felt bloated and nauseous two hours later. What crap.
My recent physical exam makes it easierStraightblock
May 17, 2002 10:44 AM
I found out last week that I have high cholesterol, was told to clean up my diet & was put on Lipotor to lower it. At least I could tell my wife I needed to ride more. Doctor's orders, you know.

I guess I figured that since I eat a decent amount of fruits & veggies, am not overweight and exercise semi-regularly, I could indulge in pastries & desserts freely, but that's not the case. So I'm ignoring the pastry boxes on the counter today, and saving my fat grams to sample a little of the Mexican lunch buffet one of our vendors is bringing in later.

You might be surprised with some of the things that surface in otherwise fit & active people. One of my former teammates, an ex-Cat 2 racer, now an active runner & sometimes marathoner, had a double bypass last year after collapsing on a morning run. He's in his mid-40's, is mostly vegetarian at home, but did pastries in the morning & cheeseburgers for lunch at work. If you haven't had a physical for a few years, get one.

Just Fridays?TJeanloz
May 17, 2002 11:07 AM
Pastries on Friday only? What kind of pathetic office do you work in? We have the full platter every day, including weekends. And typically hot dogs in the afternoon (granted, we do have to go out for those- but we do it as an office field trip).

Come to think of it, this may explain all the extra weight I've been putting on...
I know the CurePatMatt
May 17, 2002 11:30 AM
Medium size story but there is a moral at the end.

I used to be a rower and one year when we went down south for spring training we had the choice to either run to practice in the mornings and afternoons or ride in the van with our coach. With a couple of long practices ahead nobody wanted to run so most of us got up a little early and rode with the coach who would stop every morning and have a donut and cup of coffee while we waited in the car and watched.

After a couple of days one of the guys on the team jokingly said "Hey coach, how come we never get any donuts?" So he went back inside and bought two dozen donuts. The catch was that we had to eat all of them before we got to practice. That was 3 or 4 per guy... So the same **shole who asked for the donuts said "You could at least have gotten us some milk". Sure enough we stopped at a minimart and got two gallons of chocolate milk (of course we were to finish it all).

Here's the kicker. He dropped us off about 4 miles from the boathouse and we had to run to practice. Every last one of us ended up puking along the way. It took about 5 years before I could stand the smell of donuts, and I still don't like chocolate milk.
Let me sum up my morning...robbz27
May 17, 2002 11:36 AM
In Chicago, it was Bike To Work Day. Dunkin' Doughnuts is a sponsor so in the 40-something degree weather there was plenty to eat (not a huge turnout). Then we had a brown-bag lunch meeting at our office with complimentary ice cream (complete with hot fudge and all). My saving grace today was the apple I had somewhere inbetween the doughnuts and the ice cream. Apparently I'm trying to turn my ass into a helipad. Cook County Hospital called this morning requesting permission to land around 10:45.

Have a great weekend all, I'll be riding...lots
All that money spent on advertising,TJeanloz
May 17, 2002 11:44 AM
And you still don't know that it's spelled Dunkin' Donuts?
All that money spent on advertising,robbz27
May 17, 2002 1:02 PM
The lard must have blocked my synapses.
"Ass into a helipad"...heh, heh...heh! nmrideslikeagirl
May 17, 2002 3:24 PM
Todays office fare consisted of......STEELYeyed
May 17, 2002 12:24 PM
2 dozen fresh muffins from Perkin's,fresh homemade chocolate chip and walnut cookie bars,and one of the ladies brought me in half of a turkey and swiss swimming in oil that she just could not finish. I've given up alcohol,tobacco and a sedentary lifestyle........but dammit! a person still has to eat.
Misery loves company! Be strong!! (nm)grzy
May 17, 2002 1:17 PM
Its my downfall (nm)Humma Hah
May 17, 2002 2:55 PM