Thursday, June 5, 2008

Starbucks, You Are The Devil


Welcome to the inaugural week of my new diet. I've thought long and hard about it. It's time. I'm ready. I have all of my supports in place. I planned my day. Including the delicious, skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks.

Except when I went to order it, I was distracted.

I watched helpless from my car as the barista prepped my coffee. Poured in whole milk. Swirled mountains of real whipped cream on top. Heavy on the cinnamon sprinkles. I forgot to say skinny!

I took a sip. Oh sweet elixir of caffeiney goodness, how I love you. Wait. I can't. I love you, but I just can't do this. It's not you, it's me.

I promised myself. I can get a pedicure after a full week of good-girl. I want... I NEED a pedicure.

I took another sip. God, help me resist.

When I got back to my computer, I looked up the nutritionals and put the numbers in my Sparkpeople.com profile. TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY CALORIES?

Ok (taking another sip), let's think. I can make this work. I put in 1/2 of the latte. Baddabing! I'm under my calorie target for the day.

A tiny tear dropped from my fat little cheek as I poured half of the yummy goodness down the sink.

There will be a pedicure.

26 comments:

~Deb said...

Let me tell you how disappointed I was to find a website (which I forgot the url to, thank God), that told you how many calories were in such and such in whichever restaurant. Now, I'm not into fried foods, but you know the blooming onion that a lot of people adore in the Outback Restaurant???

***2,000*** calories.

That's right. A whole day's worth of yummies.

Worth it???

I've been trying to lose weight too. I hired a personal trainer for 3 months, work out 2 hours per day for 4-5 days per week............and get this ------------NOT WORKING. It did for a while. Lost 15 lbs, and now I'm at a stand still. I eat as much as someone who weights 100 lbs! Someone told me that I may be allergic to wheat gluten and to get checked by a doctor.

Have you heard of this? I have nothing wrong with me - no thyroid to blame this on, no estrogen problems or whatever - but now people are losing dramatic pounds by finding out they're allergic to wheat gluten and going on gluten-free diets. Google it.

Anyway, I hope that delicious coffee was worth it - I LOVE the one you ordered! :)

Hope you're doing well. I'm back in bloggerville once again.

++

Brad said...

I always get nervous talking with someone trying to lose weight - never know the right thing to say, but I wish you luck, strength and will power ! - I spent 20 years working at SBUX corporate - nearly killed me and totally put me off coffee.

BostonPobble said...

So, in my pollyanna little world, you got a fabbo latte AND you're getting a pedicure. This so doesn't suck. WELL DONE!

Dana said...

Ha! Good for you for pouring half of those anti-pedicure calories down the drain!! You know you can do this - slowly but surely - set backs are to be expected but they are temporary!!

YOU are worth it!!

Leighann said...

Giving up my beloved Mountain Dew was actually easier for me than I thought it would be.... and now I'm 10.2 pounds lighter because of it!

You're strong, you CAN do this!

Jay said...

Congrats on pouring out half of that coffee. The best I've been able to make myself do is when I'm craving a full strength Pepsi, I get the can instead of the 20 oz bottle.

southernfemme said...

You can do it! I'll have to send you a limerick I wrote called "Frapporgasmic." :) I think you'll get a kick out of it.

Fu Manchu Dad said...

When it comes to Starbucks, that stuff might as well be ice cream. It's soooo far from coffee. They do have coffee there, but thats not what sells the most. When the Starbucks craving hits me...I just look at the price. Like 5 freakin' bucks for that stuff you drank! That's enough to set me off it. BTW I'm right there with ya trying to lose. Got like 50 to go and I hafta deny myself all my favorite sammmiches and such. You can do it! We'll do it together! Goooooo US!!

FMD

Lu' said...

What's that sound? Oh it is my heart going pitter patt for the lovely cup of Starbucks coffee. Um check out the calories in a carmel macchiatto, I'm not sure how to spell it, but I know how do drink it :) that is the one I like. I think you get huge points for pouring half out. That is a big deal, good for you. Oh if I could only get started, hmm today sounds like a good day. Ok I'll begin my diet today. I'd like to lose a whopping 50 pounds.

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

jeez, with coffee being more expensive than gas, are you SURE you wanna pour it down the drain? That just seems... I dunno, evil, somehow.

Diva said...

I cried with you, girl.

g-man said...

Good for you! YOU. CAN. DO. IT! And you will be even more fabulous :)

SkylersDad said...

Good luck with reducing the calories, I cannot live without my morning Starbucks fix. I swear the key ingredient in their coffee is crack!

Fortune Cookies said...

Oh, I just shed a small tear with you! Starbucks is SATAN, it's liquid herion, with creme. Crack, in a cup. But with waaaaaay more calories. I was so sad to discover how many calories in a frappuccino. I think I needed antidepressants to get over that one. Good luck! Dieting is no fun at all. I'm right there with you, trying to loose weight, we'll support each other in this... you can do it!

Jen said...

girrrrl! Funny how you mentioned THIS, this week! I too looked up the caloric intake of my grande non-fat vanilla latte . . . um. . . . 200 calories. I drank mine and had low salt tomato soup for dinner.

Goodbye my leetol vanilla latte. I'll miss you. . . .

Vixen said...

(crap, seriously proof reading is a beautiful thing, no? DOH)


Mmm....Cinnamon Dolce Latte.... Of COURSE it has to be drank with whipped cream!

Akelamalu said...

Down the sink? Oh you're so brave!

Palm Springs Savant said...

It is AMAZING how fattening all those drinks are, isn't it??? I stick to tea mostly but if I go to Starbucks I just get drip cawfee... (such a bore).
-BE STRONG

Beth said...

oh Deb, from above....the OUtback is a spawn of the devil! And the fat grams in a blooming onion??!!!! Off the charts!!! But it's SO DARN GOOD!!!

You can do it girl....I see pretty toes in your future.

Gene Bach said...

I feel your pain. I've been out of the office job and hiking mountains for the last 6 months and have not lost a pound. My pants fit a bit looser, and I'm in much better physical condidtion, but no major weight loss. Bummer.

Hey, stop by my blog...the last 2 days I've posted a true story about the first of my family to come to the west coast in the 1850's written by one of the family members.

Gene

Alex said...

All the best saving up for that pedicure!

Treat yourself! You deserve it!

Anndi said...

Goals... those work.
Good for you!
Your pedicure would look amazing in my new sling back peep toe shoes! Ok, now I want a pedicure!!!

Biscuit said...

I think they put crack in those things! Good for you for beating back the Devil!

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Tequila Mockingbird said...

to get my caffiene fix AND try to get less sugar, i've been doing the sugar free redbulls. yeah yeah, not as delicious as starbucks, but not too shabby either!

tt said...

well sugarlips....good for you! I think you're fine just the way you are but I understand how we come up with these goals...we're nucking futs that's it!! LOL
have you thought about just cutting all your portions in half?? I've been doing that and am getting some good results. If we're out...I dump salt on half my stuff so I'm not tempted to eat it all. This way I'm not missing whatever it is that I think I have to have or I'll go on a killing rampage... teehee...

You crack me up ;)