Coffee Addict

So I’m on day seven of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, the workouts are finally getting easier although I’m still doing modified push-ups.  I think I can handle moving up to level two.  I stepped on the scale before my shower hoping….hoping…and nothing.  I still haven’t lost any weight.  I’ve been doing okay eating, well maybe I had an egg biscuit sandwich yesterday, that probably wasn’t good, and maybe I did have some chocolate chips before bed last night.  Okay, I need to start tracking my food, really start tracking it, and planning what I’m going to eat BEFORE I eat it.

God, you are a God who can do ALL things, You can do anything!  Please help me to get rid of this ugly stomach, that’s all I’m asking, just this one thing….and you know what pops into my head?  Coffee.  Really God, coffee?  This doesn’t sound like it’s from the bible, I’m not sure that’s You speaking, maybe it’s just my subconscious putting weird things into my head.  Coffee isn’t supposed to be that bad for you.  I’m Swedish, coffee and cinnamon rolls are what I’ve been consuming since I was 4 yrs old.  Home isn’t home without the smell of coffee brewing.  I do put about an eighth cup of cream and a spoonful of sugar in it, and I do drink it all day long when it’s cold out.  Water is gross.  I don’t want to give up my coffee!!!!!  But I do want to get rid of this ugly ugly stomach.  But this weekend we’ll be travelling.  Okay, giving it up on Monday.  God, I’m going to need your help, and I’m going to need a new smell in my house to replace coffee smell.  Please make my house smell like home if I have to give up coffee.

13 thoughts on “Coffee Addict

  1. Remember that you probably won’t be seeing the scale move right away because you are also adding muscle right now and muscle weighs more than fat! A better way to gauge progress is to get out the old tape measure and take your body measurements. Take them now and take them in 2-4 weeks. You can loose many inches with out losing a single pound! Trust me, I have been there. I also see it on my customers (brides going crazy before the wedding trying to lose that last 10 lbs.). As far as the coffee goes? The coffee isn’t the enemy of weight loss, it is the sugar. Cream only, no sugar. Something like Stevia for sweetening if you must. Hang in there!

  2. I gave up sugar in my coffee long ago. Now it’s too sweet if I have any at all. Also, I have my two cups in the morning and an occasional cup in the afternoon if I need a pick-me-up. I’d be concerned that too much coffee might lead to dehydration. Of course, I know you’re home with kiddos all day 🙂

  3. I was wondering about that, my jackets seemed to be looser. Maybe I’ll try coffee without sugar for awhile, I think I can handle that.

  4. I think I would die without my morning cup of coffee! I agree with purplepincushion, try subbing the sugar for a natural low cal sweetener like steevia. Just stay away from any chemical sweeteners. Keep it up! You’re doing great!

  5. I have coffee during the day, but often at night I’ll have some sort of herb tea. Do you think you could substitute some tea for the coffee you’re used to?

  6. If you feel as if you are being Divinely directed to give up coffee, then you should give up coffee.

    I’m not giving mine up just yet (though I am considering it). I often use it as a way to curb hunger, but green tea would probably be much better in its place.

  7. Oh, and either way, you should consider stevia in place of sugar. It’s the only sweetener I put in my coffee.

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