Do the Math...Please
Monday, June 01, 2009
About a month or so ago I was going to do this blog then my computer had problems. Now I'm making myself do it. So here goes.
One of the teams I was on had a challenge to quit using caffeine. Well, the only caffeine I got on a regular basis was my morning two cups of coffee. Well, I fretted over this, because in the big scheme of things, this was very minor. So, being the good team player I was, I committed to quit drinking coffee once my coffee and coffeemate ran out.
Well, one morning I was entering my daily coffeemate on the nutritional tracker and there it was. Coffeemate - 80 calories. Again, out of 1600 calories a day, 80 didn't appear to be so bad. WRONG.
80 calories/day x 365 = 29,200 divided by 3500 = 8.34 pounds
I used to never measure my coffeemate so you can imagine my surprise when I realized I used 8 teaspoons. I changed from my Hazelnut to regular to lite because of the calories. But when I did the math, I haven't had a cup of coffee since.
So why did I write this. I just want everyone to do the math on that favorite little thing that they just love. For me it was coffeemate. It could just as easily been M&Ms, potato chips, the list could go on and on. The point being, if there is something that you think you have to have every day, do the math to see how much weight you would lose without having to change one thing your are doing. No extra exercises. Nothing!!!
It was a great motivator me. Maybe it will be for you, too.