The Former Donut Junkie

Hi, my name is Ron, the guy who’s also known as The Former Donut Junkie.  I’ve always had a fondness, actually more like an addiction, for donuts.  Donuts were my life.  I dreamed about donuts.  I lived, breathed and ate donuts.  What kind of donuts?  Obviously I had my favorites, but the fact is, I never met a donut I didn’t like.  Therein lies the problem.  I’ve liked ’em too well and years of over consuming the sugary carb-laden treat with a hole in the middle, along with a variety of other carbs, left me swollen around the middle and looking like the Michelin Man.

I was sick and I needed help.  So, I played Doctor, even though I hadn’t even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, and self-diagnosed myself with Donut Poisoning.  The cure:  The Atkins Diet!

So I suddenly dumped donuts like a bad girlfriend. They were making me fatter by the moment and destroying my life one bite at a time.  And that my friend, is how I became known as the Former Donut Junkie.

That was July 1, 2007 and I haven’t looked back.  Even though I’d dabbled in low-carb in 2003 I got serious about it and began reading every low-carb book I could get my formerly donut stained fingers on.  If you’re considering low-carb, I have one word of advice for you:  READ THE BOOK!  Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, Protein Power and Living The Low Carb Life are great resources to get you started off on the right track.  Invest the time to do your own research and study!  You’ll be glad you did.  Listening to someone elses ninety second Reader’s Digest version of low-carb is a sure path to failure, so don’t even think about going there.

I lost 65 pounds with the low-carb nutritional lifestyle.  I’ve still got a ways to go…I’d like to lose another fifty but I’m not worried about when I’ll reach that goal.  I’m now viewing low-carb as a healthy nutritional lifestyle…it’s not a 100 yard dash, it’s a marathon.  Together, let’s all enjoy the ride!

I’ll be sharing my personal journey back to health, as well as helpful tips and info that I learn along the way, low-carb success stories, news, recipes, research, product reviews and more.  And of course no blog would be complete without serving up a smidgen of sarcasm, humor, balderdash and other useless drivel!

Update:  August 16, 2010

One thing I really want to do on this blog is to remain open, honest and transparent with my weight loss, successes, struggles, challenges and the ups-and-downs of it all.   I’m a real person with a real life who struggles at times just like you do.  And these past 9 months have been a struggle to ‘stay on plan’.  I’ve had so many re-starts it’s not funny.  However, I haven’t given up.  It’s when you give up that your defeated!  I’m restarting again and planning on doing whatever it takes to be successful at the low-carb nutritional lifestyle.  I refuse to give up!  I’m going to re-read some of the LC books that helped me most and stay involved with the Livin’ La-Vida Low Carb Forum.  Those are some of the best folks in the world to keep you encouraged on a day-to-day basis.

Contact The Former Donut Junkie

You may leave a comment on any of my posts or you may email me at lifewithoutdonutsatgmail.com [you’ll have to replace at with @, this is to prevent spam-bots from picking my email address].

There Really is Life Without Donuts!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dan Kotcher
    Sep 16, 2008 @ 17:53:17


    Yeah, me too. Donuts were good, but my weakness was cereal and cold milk in a mixing bowl… the later the better, and certainly alone. It was like some sort of a drug fix.

    Good to see your postings. The blogs are certainly something that I didn’t have the last time I did LC (and failed).



  2. formerdonutjunkie
    Sep 16, 2008 @ 18:14:17

    Dan, thanks for stopping by and dropping me a note. It’s always great to know who’s reading. I was a cereal lover myself and I too liked it best at night before bed. It was never a breakfast food for me.

    The blogs and forums are a real boost for all low-carbers. We need a support mechanism since we don’t always have that in our everyday real world. Add us to your blog reader and stay in touch.

    Ron, aka The Former Donut Junkie


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