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:
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.
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."
"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.
"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.