Well I said I would post more about my coffee addiction again. You know not long ago I posted that I was going to completely give up coffee once we got home from vacation. I was drinking 4-5 big cups (mugs) a day loaded with sugar and creamer, and I felt this was really just adding a lot of stupid calories that I didn't need. I talked about it with my amazing and wise Weight Watchers leader Marci, and she asked if I drank coffee just for the caffeine. I told her honestly- no, I really do love coffee, just super sweetened. She advised me that I shouldn't give it up, I should just practice moderation (what WW is all about) and possibly modify my "recipe". She said a good way to do that would be to simply make less coffee in the morning, and try to use Splenda. I thanked her, and kept the idea filed away. I've tried Splenda before, and although I like it on cereal, for coffee it alters the taste too much for me. See, we have one of those big coffee makers that makes 12 cups. I would get it going in the morning, my husband would have just oneish cup while reading the paper before work, and I would finish off the rest of it throughout the day. I sometimes even skipped eating a real meal because I just wasn't hungry due to the two huge cups of coffee I'd just polished off. Long story short, when we were in Vegas, our hotel room oddly enough did not have a coffee maker (probably because they wanted you to buy it downstairs in the casino from the Starbucks). Well, no coffee in the room didn't fly with us, so the first morning we went to Wal-Mart and purchased a small four-cup el cheapo one. Needless to say, we wrapped it up inside clothes in our suitcase and brought it home. So now, I have carried the old monster coffee maker to the basement. And the new junior one has taken its place. After my husband has his cup or so, then I only have what's left in the pot. I haven't yet started replacing the sugar with Splenda, but it is my next step. And guess what, I actually had a bowl of fiber cereal and skim milk for breakfast today instead of two cups of coffee! (photo of the new pot and how "much" coffee I get every day now)
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.