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Boofinator

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Breaking the donut addiction
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:44:00 AM »
For the life of me, I can't figure out why my coworkers bring in donuts (doughnuts?) all the time. It is easy for me to avoid buying things that are bad for me, but gets challenging when faced with the dissonance of "free" and "yummy" versus "really bad for you in the long run". Regardless, I am beginning to experience some serious negative effects from consuming the donuts, so it is time to be an adult.

Starting today, I am going to avoid the free donuts like I would avoid a free pack of heroin. I wish my coworkers the best of luck in their future doctor visits.

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Re: Breaking the donut addiction
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 07:48:02 AM »
Nice! A while ago I decided to say no to 100% of free things that aren't meals at work. So much sugar and garbage gets passed out.

lexde

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Re: Breaking the donut addiction
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 10:03:42 AM »
I’ve just recently changed offices. I kid you not, here is the kitchen.



I did have a doughnut because my brain equates “free food” with “saving money” even if it isn’t saving money at all. I am on board with quitting this habit, starting with an immediate DELETE on all emails from the receptionist trying to tempt us into the break room for snacks.

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Re: Breaking the donut addiction
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 10:34:36 AM »
Gah, lexde, that could be from my office too.  Such a bizarre constant barrage of "TREATS!"  I buy treats for our dogs.  I am an adult human.

Boofinator

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Re: Breaking the donut addiction
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 12:03:21 PM »
I’ve just recently changed offices. I kid you not, here is the kitchen.



I did have a doughnut because my brain equates “free food” with “saving money” even if it isn’t saving money at all. I am on board with quitting this habit, starting with an immediate DELETE on all emails from the receptionist trying to tempt us into the break room for snacks.

Wow, that is one serious spread. And from two different donut shops! Thanks, you've made my battle of willpower appear easy in comparison.

I have to wonder, do they consider the second- and third-order effects from their actions? "If I make everyone else in my office unattractive and unhealthy, they will have a harder time getting a job elsewhere and they'll be afraid to quit because they'll need lots of health insurance. Win-win!"