I went to my Weight Watchers meeting last night and was disappointed to see that I was only down 1 1/2 lbs for the week. Normally, I'd be psyched, but I went to kickboxing 4 times last week!!! This was the week it was ALL supposed to melt off! I was envisioning a 3-4 lb weight loss. I imagined myself up at the scale and the receptionist saying, "WOW! Anne Marie!!! You did REALLY well this week!!! How DID you do it?" I would smile and tell her all about my kickboxing efforts. I would proudly go on and on about how I pushed myself to finally break through the plateau I've been experiencing since the Summer.
Not so much.
Was it the Cadbury mini eggs that did it? Was it the cake from Carlo's I sampled at the Birthday party we went to Saturday afternoon? It couldn't be, I only took a few bites and I didn't go over my points for the week, with either of those delectable treats.
What could it have been then?
I found out this morning, in my grocer's dairy case, as I reached for the LIQUID CRACK I've been drinking all week. Liquid crack, most cleverly and deceptively, disguised as Hazlenut International Delight coffee creamer. I've been drinking it in my coffee. I've been pouring it into my tea.
Mmmmmmmmmmm. This stuff is DEEEEEEEEE-licious!
I picked up that creamer this morning and took a little gander at its nutritional label....
Oh no! What's this? 45 calories and 2 grams of fat a tablespoon! In ONE tablespoon? How much of this stuff have I been drinking? I don't think it's just been a tablespoon. Maybe 2? Could it have been 3? 3 tablespoons of this stuff in each cup of coffee and/or tea that I drink in a day? How much coffee and tea HAVE I been drinking? I've been drinking A LOT. Has it been 4 cups? Gosh, have I been drinking 5 cups of coffee a day? That's 3 points per cup! That's 12 - 15, unaccounted for, points per day!!!!!!!!!!!! That's 84-105 extra points this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you know that I am so hooked on this stuff that it took all of my self control just to put it back on the shelf?!!!
I'll just have a little. Yeah, it'll be ok, just a little. I'll only allow myself to put it in one cup of coffee a day. I'll even measure it out. Just one tablespoon a day. Well, I mean, one really isn't enough. Just two. Just two tablespoons a day.....It's ok, it's only a little.