I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Which may just say something about me, but here it is:
This morning I ate 4 donut holes: 2 jelly-filled, 1 powdered sugar, and 1 glazed. Then, out of curiosity, I went to the Dunkin’ Donuts donut nutrition page (if having “donut” and “nutrition” in close proximity like that isn’t a complete oxymoron) and looked up the calorie content of my donut hole snack.
Results: 60 calories each for the jelly-filled, 60 calories for the powdered sugar, and 50 calories for the glazed. That’s a grand total of 230 calories consumed in the space of perhaps 30 seconds.
How does this compare to eating a normal donut straight? Well, a simple glazed donut contains 220 calories, but who eats those? I like the Boston creme donuts, which weigh in at 280 calories each, or the jelly-filled donuts (260 calories each).
Clearly, I can reasonably estimate that I ate about 1 donut’s-worth of calories in four donut holes, but did I get a donut’s-worth of enjoyment? I don’t think so. There’s something intangibly more satisfying about eating a donut than eating four little bite-sized donut holes. Maybe I’m just a donut girl at heart, but to me a few little bites can never equal a whole donut in satisfaction.
Note: I know this post probably sounds stupid and frivolous, because it is. That’s not to say serious things aren’t happening; they are, but I can’t talk about them on my blog. We’ll stick with the donut holes until I can say more.