Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Also, I really have given up fancy coffee

Well, almost. But still! It's a HUGE improvement!

And in an effort to stay with the improvement, I bought myself a Starbucks card for $30 (because I got a free half-pound of coffee with it) and am using it for as long as I can, goddammit. And I made a pact with my friend two weeks ago to only drink fancy coffee on the weekends, which so far I'm...SORT of sticking to. As in, my coffee drink every morning is very definitely plain black coffee, but sometimes in the afternoons...when the traffic is heavy, and it's warm, and I'm falling asleep at the wheel when I drive home...I get myself a Frap. And it is good. (And no, the coffee card didn't affect the overdraft any. I had to get it with my Visa card. Before you ask.)

But I tell my friend every time I cheat on her, so I get exercise from groveling! In fact, I'm SO hard core about this week-day ban that yesterday, while at Starbucks and buying my plain coffee, my friend J was working there, and he passed to me a fresh-made frap that was a mistake, and I took it home and gave it to my roommate! So THERE! I turned down FREE fancy coffee!!

Ahem. I think instead of Fraps on the drives home, I'm switching to Diet Red Bull. (God, I've become the kind of person who drinks diet! I swore I'd NEVER be that kind of person!) And not only that--for those all-in-one needs, I've even switched to Sparks LIGHT. (Click on the blue Sparks Light can.) For those of you who don't know what Sparks is, what the hell is wrong with you?

And the end result of all this--plus the portion-watching, although I have no limits when it comes to Indian Food--I have lost eight pounds, ladies and gentlemen.

Eight pounds. Less than the size of a cat. But not too shabby, all the same. It might be more like ten pounds. Or more like six pounds. But I'm going for eight; it's the average, and it's about 5% of the weight I started with. I want to lose another ten pounds, making the total weight loss just a hair over 10% of my original body weight, and I think that's healthy. Although if I ended up losing 15 pounds I wouldn't say no. :)


GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

Just think 8 pounds is 32 sticks of butter. Rock on! Good for you!

Aarwenn said...

32 sticks of butter! Yuck!

LaLaLa said...

You turned down a FREE fancy coffee? Don't you know that it was fate/God telling you to go ahead and have this one on me?! Wow. I am impressed. I would have so easily caved!

Aarwenn said...

Well, I had two very small sips. Just enough to say, MMMMmmmm, that's good.

And then, yes! I moved on! I'm not sure how I did it, either--right now, if I had a car with me, I'd drive to Starbucks and buy a GINORMOUS frappucino. Who knows how fate works? Maybe this is why I've lost weight recently--when I commute by train, I can't exactly leave my office in the middle of the day--we're in the middle of nowhere in an industrial park. No Starbucks for three miles. It's good for the self-control. :) And, even if I DID decide to walk to the Starbucks, I'd have to take a half day to do it, and I think that walking six miles would burn off the frappucino anyway!

Aarwenn said...

Also, what's with your email? I wanted to email you something and it got bounced back!

Aarwenn said...

How many times can I comment on my own blog in one day?

A damn lot. The point of this comment: I did indeed take the Erstwhile Frappucino with me, had those two small sips, and gave it to my roommate. Who's a goddamn long-distance runner and could eat sugar FOREVER and not gain an ounce.

Not like I'm bitter or anything.

ramblin' girl said...

mmm, enjoyed my fancy chai this morning... some things are just worth it!

but good luck with your pact. I could never stick to a pact like that, actually I'd never make one. but good for you!

Sherri said...

I drink my morning coffee at work...they actually have a service...it's good and free! Can't beat that.

I love fancy coffee, but it's too fattening. Damn my slow metabolism!

dewey said...

When I evaluated my budget, I discovered, much to my chagrin, that I was spending more than $100 a month on coffee. Yes, more than $100. It's obscene!

So now I'm down ONE triple, venti, nonfat, no foam latte per one. ONE measly, stinkin' latte!

Damn you Starbucks and your liquid crack!

Aarwenn said...

One triple venti non fat no-foam latte is still pretty damn expensive! That's WAY more than I spend! (Or, more than I spend now.) I used to spend about $5 USD on coffee--believe me when I say that I used to spend $150 dollars on coffee a month. And I thought I was okay with that--after all, I grew up in Seattle and coffee is a necessary evil, right? And I am okay; it's not the money, so much--but between the extra calories and the money, it's a good habit to kick. Worse than smoking!