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When In Rome?


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I had convinced myself that a skinny triple grande vanilla latte from Starbuck's (I call it the mother ship... I love coffee) couldn't be THAT bad. I mean it's made with sugar free syrup AND skim milk. Surely - SURELY!! - it isn't too high in calories. What- maybe 80 calories?

Reality check - after I purchased the divine warming manna I came to work to find that it has 160 calories. How in the world did that happen?

Here's how it breaks down:

Nutrition summary:

There are 160 calories in 1 serving of Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte.

Calorie break-down: 0% fat, 60% carbs, 40% protein.

Calculated Weight Watchers® points: 3 points.

Estimated Net Carbs (non-fiber carbs): 24g

*sigh... back to the drawing board... (and it goes back to that EASY thing... it was too easy, wasn't it?)

I read somewhere on this board that someone uses a chocolate flavored whey protein mix in their coffee. Brilliant. I think I'll try that.

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Last night J.T. and I went out for drinks and dinner. I hadn't told him yet about my going to get the fill - but you would think that he would get the picture by how healthy I've been eating. Shying away from their dinner or eating very small portions - HERE'S YOUR SIGN!! Anyway, he came home from work tired and obviously a bit antsy. Apparently he wanted to hit the dollar margarita night at a local bar and then go out for Mexican food. I wasn't game until I sat with him for awhile and he kept sighing... so we both got dressed (differently) and headed out.

On average there is about 400 calories in a margarita. I knew this one was a big one - so to his five, I drank two. (They were small watered down margaritas) and then we left and headed to a local mexican food restaurant.

So here it is - short and sweet. I ate more than I should have, but not as much as I normally would - and when it hit me "hey, you're full!" I put my plate on the other side of the table. The waitress came by, "What, you don't like the chicken enchilladas?"

"Loved them, I'm full."

"What?!"

"Yes, full. Can I have a to-go box, please?"

So she went to get it.

Here's the deal - I told JT about the fill on the second. You could tell he thought it a bad idea.

"What?"

"Nothing."

"No, you obviously have an opinion. What is it?"

"I just think you should wait til' after the fourth so you can enjoy it."

"Nope, I'm not waiting. I don't need food to enjoy the day."

Bells rang in my head. HELLO!!!

I DO NOT NEED FOOD TO ENJOY THE DAY!!! DID YA HEAR THAT?!

When it left my mouth I was so tickled I thought I needed to carve it in my forehead. (maybe my tongue?)

So that's my parting thought for this blog: you do not need food to enjoy the day. Neither do I.

You can enjoy food - but it does NOT need to be the highlight of your day.

Much love - get to dancing.

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I love to hear this! Good for you, living life, and making better choices while doing it! Toot Toot! I am tooting your horn! Holy crap o la, I woke up on the bitchy side of the bed this morning. My hubby suggested I get a Ice Mocha from McD's. I got it and Yummo! But I am not even thinking about the calories in it. I drank it in shear blissful ignorance. It was a treat and not a normal tradition I might add. Oh, and I am still a bit on the bitchy side. Not my normal happy morning self. Oh well!

Yay for fills! I have to wait to get my 2nd fill until July 6th. Wish I could go in tomorrow.....bummer. My doc says she does 2nd fills at 2 months. I was able to make my 2nd apt for 1 month after the first. Very temped to push the boundaries and see if I can get it sooner. Not sure what to do....follow there rules or listen to my body.

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Brilliant saying!! Do you mind if I use it? I'm like you...I need to have it tatooed onto my forehead and maybe put up as a scrolling sign over my head, too!

I'm excited for you and the progress you've made on your journey, girl! Way to go!!

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Brilliant saying!! Do you mind if I use it? I'm like you...I need to have it tatooed onto my forehead and maybe put up as a scrolling sign over my head, too!

I'm excited for you and the progress you've made on your journey, girl! Way to go!!

You may use it in triplicate. I think it's an important point for many of us!

Thank you for your encouraging and kind words!

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