Thursday, July 13, 2017

No Donuts for You

Finished the 38.1 Mile San Francisco Cycling Challenge this morning.
Next up is a Virtual Pace Hashtag Series, the first of which begins August 1 with #Kicking Asphalt 10K.

Followed by #Fit Happens on September 1.

The organization has not yet posted what the remainder of the Hashtag Series will be, but I’m in.
In between is a “Run for 7 / Winter is Coming” Games of Thrones 7 mile race.

Wishing I could treadmill some of the races, rather than cycle, found myself looking around the unit this morning to see if squeezing in a treadmill is possible.
It isn’t.
Still, but for the fact I’m upstairs, where the sound and vibrations will be a problem for the downstairs unit, I’d squeeze one in anyway.
Will have to settle for treadmill as another thing to put on my wish list if forced to relocate end of year: 1) washer/dryer hookup, 2) space for treadmill; which means, though I prefer the safety of upstairs, I may have to consider a downstairs unit.
Tomorrow, Krispy Kreme is celebrating the 80th Birthday of their original glazed.

The nearest Krispy Kreme is only 13.1 miles away, but it’s a drive that seems longer. Even so, knowing my gut will have a negative reaction, I’m seriously thinking of making the drive to bring back two dozen for the Community Room, and have one, or two, maybe three donuts (because they're soft and feel like eating air) with my coffee.
My rationalization in doing so, even knowing doing so would for sure set off a gut episode is … How sick can I get?
If it’s just a little queasiness, that’s been an everyday thing for years. I can take it.
If it’s up all night and an angry gut for a week, I’d really rather not.
Deciding to see what gut devils these donuts contain, to gauge how bad it would be for me, I researched the ingredients:
Serving size 1 doughnut (52 grams)
Ingredients: Enriched bleached wheat flour - (contains bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dextrose, vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil), water, sugar, soy flour, egg yolks, vital wheat gluten, yeast, nonfat milk, yeast nutrients (calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate), dough conditioners (calcium dioxide, monocalcium and dicalcium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, sodium stearoyl-2-lacrylate, whey, starch, ascorbic acid, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate), salt, mono-and-diglycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, lecithin, calcium propionate (to retain freshness), cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavors, fungal alpha amylase, amylase, maltogenic amylase, pantosenase, protease, sodium caseinate, corn maltodextrin, corn syrup solids and BHT (to help protect flavor). Glaze also may contain: Calcium carbonate, agar, locust bean gum, disodium phosphate, and sorbitan monostearate.”
That’s over 50 ingredients! and though I might have survived the wheat and soy, the corn syrup would have been suicide, so no donuts for the folks and I.
Tomorrow is also Movie Night. On the bill is another snooze fest, “Monster in Law”, so I’ll pass.
I don’t get how the residents don’t seem to mind movies they can see any day of the week on TV. Maybe it’s the free popcorn, soda and camaraderie they come for.

1 comment:

  1. I can eat maybe one glazed doughnut, and I do so love them. But, I've gotten out of the habit of eating stuff like that, and when I do, it doesn't agree with me. I feel all yucky for a couple of days. It's true, the longer you stay away from junk, the less you crave it.