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Oh Starbucks, How I love thee, but not today!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I love coffee. I really, really love coffee. I used to work at a coffee shop in college and I think it started my love/need for coffee. And of course I can't drink just plain coffee. No I have to have Caramel Macchiatos, White Chocolate Mochas, and even drip coffee needs to be doctored with a little coconut creamer. It makes me happy just thinking about it. I know that a lot of my extra calories come from coffee so I'm trying to switch things up. I am now taking my coffee with just a little non-fat half and half. It's taking some getting used to so sometimes I do add a little sugar (I'm trying to avoid sugar substitutes). Eventually I think I'll be able to enjoy it without sugar.

My true victory yesterday was when I had to make 2 different trips to the grocery store (Grrrr) and I had to fight myself not to stop at the wonderful Starbucks stand. I tried to rationalize it. I've been good today, I'll just get a small one. BUT I resisted! Twice! Woohoo! And then as I'm walking through the store, I notice that my favorite coconut creamer is on sale this week! Usually when it's one sale I'll buy 3 and stock up but yesterday? I resisted! Double woo-hoo! Will I be able to resist everyday? Probably not. There's a BOGO coupon sitting in my email teasing me right now. But I did resist yesterday and I saved myself 300+ calories! So I'm calling it a victory!
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_KANNND 7/3/2013 9:32AM

    I've started drinking the plain blonde roast coffee with sugar free caramel added. Then I add my own splenda and a little half and half. To me, it tastes a lot like a caramel macchiato and way less calories!

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ICEANGEL0531 7/3/2013 9:01AM

    I have a great live for just about all Starbucks beverages. I usually stop there in the AM. If I really want a frap I don't deny myself, I add it to my tracker. We have to indulge ourselves every once in awhile.

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