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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?

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    I have also given up coffee in favor of tea, which I have always loved...and all soda/carbonated drinks. They seem to raise my blood pressure as well.........so out they go!!

    2899 days ago
    I use to love to drink caffiene free Diet Coke but now I only have it rarely. Any cola will leach the calcium out of your bones besides the effects of the sweetener on our bodies.
    2902 days ago
    I did have a hard time giving up diet pop. I especially liked the ones that had caffeine. BUT then at a Dr. visit she told me that Aspartame is like putting your brain in Formaldehyde. Not so hard to go w/out when I think about that. They do make a diet coke with Splenda, but I haven't had any in a long time. Great post Tazzie!
    2903 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/7/2010 8:16:38 PM
  • DEB007
    Well girls, Coffee and tea have never been my thing. But I use to love diet pop which is just as bad. Well I only had one glass if diet pop (Coke) in Jan, and couldn't handle it. So now I just wonder if I will feel the same about the non cola types. I use to love Fresica or diet squirt. Haven't had any of them in a long time. So its safe to say that I"m a all water girl now, and all the trips to the potty prove it!!! hehe
    2905 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Good blog, thanks for sharing .
    I gave up lozengers over a yr ago, my throat was always dry so I kept them or a piece of hard candy in my mouth most of the time . Now I buy the grapefruit 0 calories Tic -Tacs.I gave up soda's and coffee years ago .I only drink decaffinated tea, black . I haven't had any breads for over a week now ...doctors orders, but still no change on the scale.
    If you cut 5 calories aday for a yr. You can lose over half a pound think about what you would lose if you gave up something that you really didn't need to eat everyday .
    2905 days ago
    I have never been terribly fond of flavored coffee so this wouldn't be an issue with me. I do love my morning cup of tea. It relaxes me and makes my day get off to a good start.
    Slow learner? Aren't we all? emoticon
    2905 days ago
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