13 September 2013

creamer de la creamer

I'm an all in kind of gal, see. I am a woman who gives into her whims and fully supports the idea that variety is the spice of life. I like having options. As such, when I find something I like I tend to go a little, well, overboard in the buying department. Like, say, with yogurt. Or coffee flavors for my Keurig. And, speaking of coffee, the creamers I put into it.

As I said. Options.

The thing with coffee creamer, however, is that ... well, actually there are two problems. See, I rarely buy the fat-free or sugar-free because the really fun flavors never come that way. This on its own would not be that bad except I'm kind of lazy about measuring and tracking. I tend to guestimate how much creamer I put in my coffee which is never a good way to go about anything so I potentially underestimate. Especially on Sunday mornings when I can go through six cups of coffee before second breakfast lunch.

Lately I've been wondering if my addiction obsession love for coffee creamer is perhaps hindering my weight loss (Magic 8 Ball Says: Signs Point To Yes). While creamer is listed on the Simply Filling Power Foods list, I imagine they wouldn't really approve of my six tablespoons of Coffee-mate Thin Mint flavored creamer (seriously, people, it's so freaking good). In fact, when you go into the Weight Watchers tracker it's only the plain fat free creamer that gets the special green arrow.

So, I've decided to temporarily break up with my coffee creamer. Every morning this week I've had my coffee black with some Sweet 'n Low which, honestly, is how I drank it for the past few years. This coffee creamer thing is new. Usually I'd only buy it twice a year: Pumpkin Spice in the fall and Peppermint Mocha in the winter. That was it. I honestly don't remember when I started buying all this other creamer but it's only been within the last six months roundabout, so going back to life before creamer has been relatively easy. I mean, I buy only flavored coffee anyway so the flavored creamer was always a little unnecessary as it was.

This week I'm cutting it out completely. After that we'll see if I slowly reintroduce it maybe just once a week on Saturday or Sunday mornings, and if I do I will definitely whip out those measuring spoons of mine and accuretely track.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus


  1. I can't do the fat-free creamer. It's like cheese with me. I'd rather have less of the full fat stuff. I try to keep myself to one 3-TBL serving a day. When I'm at work, I drink it black, since they have much better coffee there, so it limits. But, I know eventually I'll have to give it all up.

    But I'm a slave to Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha! :)

  2. I hope it goes well for you! I know that eventually my half and half habit is going to need to be addressed. But it's not the one I choose to work on yet. :)

  3. Is that actual Bailey's or a Bailey's brand creamer in there, lady? Either way- yum! ;)

  4. I totally love that picture!! Good plan...creamer as a treat!


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