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That first cup of coffee

Sunday, March 03, 2013

In the beginning, when I was first wishing I could change, I decided I could start by changing from sugar to milk in my coffee. I did it! The hardest part was changing my pattern of movement - walking from the coffeepot to the frig, not the sugar bowl.

Changing eating patterns feels like a huge mountain. The first cup of coffee was a mountain too, just made of different stuff. But now I know I can change. I changed my coffee, and I'm exercising and enjoying it. This is possible. It's time to believe.

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ROSCOEKR 3/20/2013 11:36AM

    I didn't start drinking coffee until I was 31 years old & then the only way was with cream & sugar. It was not until in my late 40's that I learned to drink it black. Now in my 60's I try to drink only decaf. Thanks for the post emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 3/16/2013 8:20PM

    I shall be start to drink decaf as of Sunday . Change just one food item . I changed spaghetti as i love it and was eating almost 2 servings .A Wakmart i found a bag of spaghetti that comes with little nest of spaghetti one nest is a serving . BE KIND TO YOUR SELF emoticon emoticon

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BOPPY_ 3/4/2013 6:42PM

    Billy Lynn,

I hear you!

I used to drink 5 or 6 cups of a coffee a day -- with industrial-sized quantities (:-|) of Coffeemate (no sugar, but CM has lots of sugar as well as the hydrogenated vegetable oil -- trans fat). (I'm lactose intolerant, in the extreme.)

Now, I drink very little coffee; but lots of decaf, and either drink it black or a four cup mug (really!) of decaf, with at most 1 ounce of fat-free milk, or 2 T of Nestle's nonfat cocoa. What can I say? I'm a wimp! ;-) But, I'm a wimp that weighs over 110 lbs less! :-|

What have I learned?

* Better coffee is not as bitter, and doesn't need the buffering and sweetening effect of CM.
* Caffeine also exacerbates the bitterness and acidity. Eliminating the caffeine, therefore helps.
* Getting on a program and sticking to it, changes your weight, what's attractive as a foodstuff, and your taste, not to mention your wellness.
* You actually enjoy what you eat -- coffee/decaf, in this case -- more!

You're not just believing, you're succeeding. emoticon

Congratulations, emoticon

Lee emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/4/2013 6:43:59 PM

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MAYBER 3/3/2013 9:25PM

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