Lying to myself about my coffee calories
Friday, June 17, 2011
I've been guessing on my coffee intake. I use honey. I was guessing a packet in my big cup....I didn't want to really know how much I used. I fudged by guessing. 1 packet is 43 calories. When I really measured, I had to face that I'd been using 3 Tablespoons of honey every day - 192 calories! My big cup I'd guessed was 16 oz. It was really 28 oz. Now I've faced another portion size issue. That's 150 extra calories I wasn't counting when I logged (and tried to keep in my range) every day. On some level I knew I was lying to myself as I heaped the honey onto the largest spoon I could find, it was just one spoon, but it was heaped. Now I'm trying to wean myself down to a packet, or stevia, which has no calories. One stumbling block at a time, I'm removing them, it's a bumpy road, but it's getting smoother and smoother all the time. I'm getting healthier and stronger every day. I'm drinking my water, I'm doing 10+ minutes a day, I'm spinning, I'm doing my produce, I'm listening to my get up and go songs. Now back to logging and clearly measuring and knowing what I'm putting into my body. One step at a time, one carefully placed step, slowly and surely and heading in the right direction.