Tuesday, April 12, 2011

God is in the donut...

So, God helped me through a moment of weakness, today...

I had decided to go through the drive-thru at Dunkin’ Donuts today to get some coffee to take back to the office for my “afternoon treat”. First, though, I had to stop by Publix to pick up some fat-free creamer (cuz I was out).

Did that.

Headed to Dunkin’.

Problem... I had a coupon in my purse for a free donut with the purchase of a beverage. I’d gotten it last week when I stopped by and did the same thing (coffee for my afternoon treat).

So, I told my husband, before I left home and headed to the store, that I wasn’t going to get the donut. Because it’s best to speak it out loud whenever you’re having to make a tough decision. But secretly inside, I really wanted to go ahead and get the donut.

#1. It was free.

#2. It was within my daily points plus allowance because I’ve made a list of 5 donuts I can get that are either 6 or 7 pts+ (As long as I plan for these extra pts+ I can have them!). Hey, I like donuts, okay?!

#3. I could eat it on my way back to work and no one would be the wiser.

So I pull up to the Dunkin’ drive-thru and order my coffee—decaf, black. I pulled up to the pay window and it dawned on me that I forgot to order my free donut!

I thought, well, it’s not too late, I can still order it when the guy comes and hands me my coffee. But then my mind went blank as to what the 6 and 7 pts+ donuts were. Completely blank!

I pull out my phone, because I’d made a sticky note on the desktop of my phone that had the 5 donuts listed out.

Too late.

The guy came with my coffee and I would have had to have him hold on while I look on my phone, which I felt woulda been silly for me to do. So I gave up. Handed him the money for the coffee and drove away.

No free donut.

So, I think God did something like holding his hand over my eyes, or rather in this case my memory, so I wouldn’t remember to order the donut and I couldn’t remember what type was the lowest in pts+.

Thanks, God. Wait, did that sound sarcastic? Uh, yea, it sure did.


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But I REALLY wanted the donut!

5 comments:

MaryFran said...

Love love love this post. I've had people look at me weird for similar stories. My favorite one...I vowed to only have two slices of pizza. I knew I could do it, but I caved and I went back for 2 more slices. I was carrying them back to the living room to eat while I watched tv and I tripped....the pizza flew Up and came back down....face down on the floor....ohh yeah not at all edible. But I know that it was the hand of God!

Hilary @ The Big Weight said...

Great post!

JC said...

Great post. I do believe God is in the details and wants to help us in the little things. I wanted extra butter on popcorn and dropped the whole bag while trying to squirt the butter. All I could do was shake my head as the concession stand kid looked at me like she could choke me.

Fat Bitch said...

ben and jerry's had free scoop day on the 12th...I live four hours from one...but I just started my journal weightloss blog on the 13th so I could of got away with it. It took me a day after the all you can eat buffet to take the initiative. In the back of my blogger mind, I had seen a handful of journal like blogs for weight loss and said...I think that is the way I can keep my eating binges in check and make a goal.

Jennifer said...

LOL I love dunking donuts. Its almost a sin to have things so bad for us but taste soooo good.

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