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Monday, October 08, 2012

Well, I was recording my calories today and remembered that I had forgotten to add my "Sunday treats" to my list yesterday. Wow, they added up fast .... So, I looked up International Delight individual Hazelnut coffee creamer and according to Spark THERE ARE 40 CALORIES IN JUST ONE AND I HAD FOUR OF THEM. emoticon What a waste of calories! LEARNED MY LESSON.... certainly not worth 160 calories! Then I used some individual LandOLakes half and half and they have 10 calories each. So, IF I choose to have "cream" in my Sunday coffee, it will be half and half..... or I may just skip the coffee all together and go with tea!

Then I had a small homemade piece of bread filled with cream cheese in Sunday School and two small cookies in evening church .... So hard to "guesstimate" but I try.... I'm going to think LONG AND HARD at how I "spend" my calories after this!

So now I will know better next Sunday! I'm not going to WASTE calories on nonsense!! emoticon

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    Dearest Lois,
    You are so right we really need to see how we spend those Since I have been tracking each day and like you sometimes after since I am out and just put it into my mouth I am shocked at not only the calories. Some of the things I thought were harmless certainly were you I am proceeding with caution.
    Yvonne emoticon
    2964 days ago
    Isn't it nice that it's you that gets to decide what you will spend your treat calories, and not some program's? You're learning the best way, by experience. emoticon
    2971 days ago
    OH MY, who would have thought that coffee had calories..... Does tea? I'll hae to check that out.

    NOTHING'S FREE, I don't think!
    2971 days ago
  • SANDYW1945
    Yes those creamers do add up. I allow myself half and half in the morning with my coffee. One tablespoon - I do measure - is 20 calories. The rest of the day I use an organic creamer from my local Meijer's store (10 calories per tablespoon) or nothing at all. ...and the coffee does add up too (2 calories for 8 oz cup - my cups are 10 oz and yes I do measure).

    I don't consider these wasted calories. I enjoy these little indulgences (and count them). They keep me on track for the rest of the day.

    Oh and now that I read Jeannie's comment, I'm going to have to start adding my fish oil! emoticon One softgel has 10 calories! Agh-h.
    2972 days ago
    Sometimes I do one of the little plain creamers, but usually go with black anymore. Treats (and other things) do add up the fish oil I take every day has 10 calores each (take 2) and black coffee (4 cups) has 10, but so far I'm not ready to give everything up for a couple calories here or there. I do think about how I want to spend them, though! Good luck, Lois! Jeannie
    2972 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12756725
    Yes ...I learned that too and have over 200 each of the Irish Cream and Vanilla creamers and don't know what to do with them! guess I'll give them to the food pantry here! I also got EZsweetZ liquid sweetner because each one of those envelopes are one carb..... don't want to use my 20 carbs on sugars and creamer!
    2973 days ago
    emoticon LISE
    2973 days ago
  • KATE_70
    Yep, it all adds up when you are not looking.... and even when you are :)
    2973 days ago
  • JILL313
    I'm glad I drink my coffee black now as I used to love those cream flavors and used them generously. . .You treated yourself which is rare so don't despair as you're doing so well on losing weight and getting healthier. Take Care.


    2973 days ago
    Live and learn.
    2973 days ago
    yes they do, I love creamy coffee, creamy soup, sour cream on a lot of things. it is probably the hardest thing to cut back on. Good Luck to you and thank you for sharing.
    2973 days ago
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