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!