Goodbye My Sweet Cafe Vienna!
Friday, February 05, 2010
I posted this as a response to inquiries on my feed so forgive me if it is a duplicate to the few who read it there.
I quit drinking my divine Cafe Vienna on my 58th birthday last Oct. I had a cup last month for the 1st time & thoroughly enjoyed it, but did not have another until 2/4/2010 - so I guess that is 1 cup/mo.!!
I've turned to hot tea in the morning & really enjoy the huge variety of caffeine free tasty flavors available. After learning thru SP that any sweetener or cream ruins the benefits of tea, I was able to rule that out & just enjoy the flavor of the teas.
The nice part of this change is that my weight has finally started to stabilize after 2 yrs of constantly climbing. That was a result of nicotine withdrawal. The reversal seems to be caused by caffeine withdrawal.
I finally feel like I can make my way back down the scale and get stabilized w about 10 lbs. gone forever!
My only regret is not giving up the coffee sooner!!
Look at these stats I finally figured out:
1 cup of Cafe Vienna = 70 calories
70 x 365 = 25,550 calories (sometimes I had a 2nd cup)
If 1 lb of fat = 3500 calories
My coffee alone could potentially = 73 lbs in 1 yr!
My 1 cup/mo. = 70 x 12 = 840 calories
So I won't miss my favorite morning drink of the past 10+ yrs, but I will look forward to that 1 morning each month that seems perfect for me to enjoy a cup down to the very last sip!
Thank you SP for leading me to this revelation. I am sorry to be such a slow learning, but it is finally sinking in!
I am curious if anyone else has ditched a staple from their past & did the math like this?