Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kicking the Habit

It was good while it lasted - but you're no good for me!

I am so sad :( but it needs to be done. I have been addicted to this drink for the past 4 years! Funnily enough it's also been the past 4 years that my weight has gotten out of control, coincidence - I think not!

I have never really even looked at the nutritional value on the back because I wanted to stay in denial about how many calories I was consuming. Here is where I am going to be truly honest - some days I could easily drink 2 litres of the stuff! That's a whopping 680 calories approximately. That is a huge amount of wasted calories.

So to combat my 'withdrawal' I have started taking a multivitamin of a morning. Hopefully the B12 will work wonders for me and replace this constant 'need' for Iced Coffee. I also have splurged and bought some nice low calorie flavoured coffee powders and finally I am going to make sure I drink MORE water. I find that if I drink coffee it reduces my want to drink water.

Why now? I hear you ask:
My scale is not budging. I have had a 3 week period of up one kilo down one kilo and to tell you the truth it's frustrating the hell out of me. I know it's me and my addiction to this Iced Coffee that is causing this slow progress and I am the only one who can do something about it. Portia (my band) has been great, I have decent restriction so she's doing her job but I need to step up and do what is necessary to make this worthwhile.

I have mentioned before that I am a self sabotager. Its what I have always done. I think this is just another way that I am sabotaging my weightloss. I have decided to go cold turkey. No cut down periods or once a week allocation. No. That will just tempt me to have more. My brain will start to come up with reasons why I should have even more and then the cycle will continue.

I am going to combat this like I did when I gave up smoking (without the over eating!) Iced Coffee is potentially a death sentence for me - obesity kills - I have a genetic disposition to heart conditions and diabetes - and these high calorie laden drinks are obesities cigarettes.

Wish me luck - I will need it.

Also I would like to say a big thankyou for all your lovely comments regarding my 3 month post op pics! I have found taking these pics to be an amazing part of my journey and find myself looking forward to the next time I get to take them. I love seeing others' comparison pics as well so this is something I definately wanted to share as part of my blog too. Like they say: A picture can tell a thousand words!


  1. I use to be a coffee drinker. I never got into the super sugary high calorie drinks, just regular coffee with some half and half. I gave it up about a month ago simply because with good restriction it takes me longer to get my fluids in. I wasn't getting in all my water because it took about an hour to get my cup and a half of coffee in. I completely eliminated it and after the week of withdrawls I feel great!

  2. Oh gosh I am also addicted to farmers union iced coffee! You have inspired me to cut down my intake! Goodluck :)

  3. I love coffee too! It's hard, I know. Good luck Kellie.

  4. I love coffee so i feel your pain! But you can do it!

  5. Isn't there a low-cal way to do iced coffee? Where are you getting it that it has so many calories? Anyway, I applaud your fortitude, but as soon as I tell myself I can't have something, I want it even more.

  6. Good luck!! I know you can do it!

  7. oh....good luck to you! I have had to do cut backs frequently during my three years..first ice cream then is hard but so worth it as the pounds start coming off again. Good luck with your withdrawals...will you at least get some replacement caffeine?


  8. I drink quite a bit of coffee each morning and it's always with vanilla creamer. I have definitely taken in some calories in that department. I need to wean off of it for sure.