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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

So, on my way to the grocery store this a.m. to stock up on fruits, veggies, lowfat cheese, and some better bread choices, and I went through Starbucks. A little treat, I thought. I LOVE coffee and I usually get their Iced Latte, which is just espresso and milk, no sugar unless you ask for it. I get the Venti. I come home, put it into the tracker and dear God...240 calories!!!! I did some research, and the number is correct. I guess it's from the milk? They do use 2%, but I would never have guessed that it could pack such a punch. Lesson learned: look it up BEFORE you buy and consume. LOL.

However, I did have a big win: I made a wrong turn in my travels this morning, and ended up having to go through the McDonald's parking lot..twice, during breakfast hours. McDonald's breakfast is my BIGGEST weakness. I know, disgusting right? There have been times in my life where I had it almost every single morning for breakfast, for months at a time. I was also hungry! But I just kept moving.

So...not so good about the Sbucks..better about the McD's.
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  • v BROOKANNE150
    Yeah, I do make coffee, iced and otherwise, at home. Alot. I probably drink too much coffee. It's a problem. emoticon

    But there's just something about when they make it for me..it seems like a treat. Probably because it was!! 240 calories worth!! LOL.
    1484 days ago
  • v JEANNIENOKLA
    emoticon Congratulations on the McDonalds Victory!! This Journey is all about 'Progress', Not 'Perfection'!!
    emoticon AngelaRuthie is right, making the "Starbucks Coffee" at Home would make it Cheaper Calorie AND Dollar Wise. Plus, it Might taste better!!
    1484 days ago
  • v ANGELARUTHIE
    I Love McDonald's breakfast too, so I can totally understand the HUGE success of avoiding that temptation. I think they put crack in their food. LOL!

    I bet you could trim the calories on the iced coffee if you made it at home. Unsweetened almond milk is super thick and creamy and only has 35 calories and 2.5 fat grams per 8 oz serving. You could use skim milk too if you don't like the idea of a milk substitute. :)
    1487 days ago
  • v NINA-AKANE
    I love Starbucks coffee! You did well. Having one and not the other was a great choice! As long as you work it off and keep it in moderation you'll be fine! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1489 days ago
  • v CMCEM04
    Great for your success at McDonald's! Awesome!! Good job at the grocery store! Keep up that kind of progress!
    1489 days ago
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