Although I drank my coffee black yesterday and it wasn't really that bad, I'm kind of starting to reconsider my decision to give up my tsp of creamer every day. When I gave up soda part of the reason that I started to drink coffee was because it, with a little bit of flavored creamer, felt like a little sweet treat every morning for only 35 calories or less (35 calories is for 2 tbsps but I cut back from that awhile ago). Now that I've given up my creamer my little morning indulgence is gone and it's just a boring old cup of coffee.
I suppose I could just stop drinking coffee entirely but I like coffee, and coffee has a lot of health properties. For one thing, everyone said that taking pre-natal vitamins might cause constipation and I'm relatively certain that my daily coffee is largely responsible for why that hasn't happened. So I'm thinking of buying creamer again when we go grocery shopping. I mean, 35 calories or less is NOT bad for a little daily indulgence that makes watching what I eat the rest of the day easier right?
Cheeseburger on Sunday, for example. We left the house in such a rush that I didn't get to make my usual cup of coffee at home so we stopped at Starbucks and I ordered a coffee with skim milk over ice and put in a packet of Splenda. Since Splenda is zero calories I got the count for the coffee/milk directly from the Starbucks website because it is actually on their menu (kudoz to them, by the way, for offering at least ONE semi-decent option among their caramel macchiato's and mocha double frappachino's with whip). 30 calories and it didn't even taste half as yummy AND because they have a tendency to STUFF the cup with ice I'm pretty sure I only got about 6 - 8 oz anyway. And for the rest of the day I had this nagging craving for something totally unhealthy. Just about anything would have fit the bill and it ended up being a cheeseburger that day. I'm absolutely positive that it's all in my head but still ... 35 calories of creamer a day seems like a small price to pay doesn't it? Or am I rationalizing again?
140 oz of water
1 cup of coffee, black
1 Healthy Choice lunch
1 serving leftover shepherds pie
1/2 serving peanut butter
1 avocado w/salt
Daily Caloric Intake: 949
Walking: Walked to the mailbox to check the mail
Moving furniture: Moved a recliner that we're trying to sell out into the garage to get it out of the way.
Cleaning: Helped Snackers clean out up the garage finally. It's become a dumping ground for misc. shit since we moved in but now it's somewhat organized and it looks so much bigger! lol
Misc.: Hung a few Halloween decorations.
Playing: Ran around the yard playing with Vladdy for 10 - 15 minutes before he got tired and crashed in his kiddie pool. Big party pooper.