October 8th

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Krispy Kreme Heaven/Hell


I have a confession to make – I ate a Krispy Kreme this weekend. Okay, not just a Krispy Kreme, but a Krispy Kreme hamburger. I am confessing it here, I mentioned it several times on Twitter and I think it was even posted it to Facebook. And you want to know something – it was good. Beyond good really. It was the perfect marriage  – the Brangelina of fast food.

I also ate a snow cone, sugar donuts and sampled deep fried butter with caramel topping.

Despite all the artery clogging happening, it made me feel young again. Not for any other reason than – I was bad. Real bad. I had that adrenaline rush that only comes when you know you are entering into “bad behavior” territory. Like the time you stole your mom’s smokes out of her purse or drank your dad’s booze. The times when you were wicked, and loved every second of it. That my friends was the rush I felt.

Sadly, just like in those teen age years, the high was short lived. Within a few hours, maybe even minutes, I came crashing down. Physically, not literally. I got tired. My pants felt tighter. And I was plagued with what I can only describe as sugar remorse. What had I done? Why did I just consume over 2000 calories in less than one hour? Was my 6o minute bike ride enough to offset the caloric mountain I had just consumed?

Sugar is not my friend. It is not my bed fellow nor my partner in crime. Sugar is the bully. The kid that taunts you with promises of a tastier life, only to deliver a heart breaking reality of an expanding midriff.

Sugar needs to be locked away in one of those Siberian underground prisons you see in Laura Croft movies – never to see the light of day again. But until that day happens – use it in moderation.



Heather Lochner is a mother to two wonderful and energetic children and a freelance writer. Together with her children, husband and dog, she has recently relocated to Toronto after spending 15 years on the West Coast – many of which were spent living aboard her sailboat. Heather loves to exercise but always finds a reason to sit on the couch. While she knows carrots, whole wheat pasta and lean meat are good to eat, Heather loves to munch on a burger, chicken wings and poutine. Heather loves to cook, but is notorious for ruining every batch of chocolate chip cookies. She looks forward to seeing what’s in the cards during this Ace journey....www.heatherlochner.com


2 Responses

    Deborah Lamb
    September 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm Reply

    I indulged at the CNE as well: caramel apple and 3 dozen Tiny Toms donuts. No guilt–CNE is only once a year.

    September 9, 2011 at 12:35 am Reply

    OMG! The Krispy Kreme burger!!

    I told my friends here in Vancouver about them and NO ONE believed me! You ate one and lived to tell! (-;

    The brangelina of fast food – ha! Too funny.

    Thank goodness the CNE/PNE only comes around once a year!

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