Good morning from somewhere outside of Oklahoma. 🙂 I’m visiting my parents this week and things are going well.
First off, I said I wouldn’t have a “foo-foo” coffee drink at Starbucks except on this visit. Well, on Saturday my best friend picked me up at the airport and we spent most the day together before going to my parent’s house. On the way to drive to my parent’s we stopped at Starbucks for a coffe. Guess what I ordered?
Not the non-fat, no-whip, white chocolate mocha I had been planning on.
I ordered a skinny cinnamon dolce latte. I think “skinny” means non-fat milk and sugar-free syrup. It needed a little help, so I added some sweet-n-low to it and a couple teaspoons of half-n-half (which is what I drink in my coffee normally). Then it was perfect.
I just couldn’t bring myself to drink something that was 300+ calories a cup, even with non-fat milk and no whip cream. Not yet anyway.
When I got home and looked up the calorie difference this is what I found on Starbucks.com:
Grande Non-fat, No-whip White Mocha: 350 calories
Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte: 130 calories + about 20 calories for the half-n-half= 150 calories. Like I said, I enjoyed my drink very much when I was drinking it, but I enjoyed it even more when I got hom and realized I saved myself 200 calories. 🙂
Now, I’m not saying I won’t still have that high-calorie foo-foo drink I was waiting for, but I just wasn’t ready yet to spend my calories on it so early in the trip. This is a weird feeling for me, but it was like I just didn’t need that and even more so when I knew how much it was going to “cost” me. I’m interested to see if I’ll feel like having it at all this week. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
Meanwhile, have a good week and I’ll be checking in once in a while with you. For sure on Thursday, because that will the first official weigh-in for the Throwdown Challenge between Barb and I. 🙂
Leah – you continue to impress me on this journey – you have come SOOOO far from last year and I am so enjoying being a part of this journey with you! Here's to the next 10!
Great job, Leah! I am so proud of you for making the more healthy, sensible decision. I wish I could say the same for some of my decisions last weekend. 🙂 I don't drink coffee, but some of those drinks sound so yummy. They would definitely tempt me. I think it is best not to drink our calories. Great job!
Great job changing your drink at Starbucks! It's amazing how many calories those creamy whipped concoctions have. They're essentially a dessert unto themselves. Those 200 calories could be better used elsewhere, right?
Great choice Leah and good attitude. Those extra calories you save really do add up into weight loss over time! I hope your family is doing well.