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Going Cold Turkey – A Week of No Starbucks


It’s too early. It’s too dark out. I didn’t get enough done over the weekend. I still need to go grocery shopping and stop by the drug store on the way home today. I have a commitment after school. I’m feeling overwhelmed. And a happy Monday to you too.

Some days just feel crazy. They feel like they are swirling around me and I’m left standing in the middle, bewildered. Sometimes they get moving so fast that I just want to curl into a little ball to protect myself, until the storm passes. Of course this is all figurative, and curling into a ball just makes matters worse, the stressors don’t go away by themselves.

One recent stressor is the realization that I’m not doing a good job taking care of myself. My eating habits have slipped and in many ways my good intentions have become deflated. frappuccino1I’m fixing that. I headed back over to SparkPeople, which is a fabulous free website, and created a new profile for myself (BulgingButtons, of course). I also got out and got some much needed exercise yesterday. It felt tiring, but so rewarding.

Now the next step is to extricate the Starbucks habit. I’m hooked, I admit it. I love me some frappucinos. But, man, are those things costly! Both in money and caloric intake. I’ve been sucking down tons of calories, and forking over mega-bucks to do it. Talk about crazy. Today it stops. I’m committing to NO STARBUCKS for a week. Baby steps, people, baby steps. I know it will make me feel better, both physically and emotionally, not to mention financially. Anyone with me?

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

15 thoughts on “Going Cold Turkey – A Week of No Starbucks

  1. I feel the same way!! I saw something on GMA today about the caloric intake of a pumpkin “something” at Starbucks, which is what I gravitate towards. Holy Cow!! I’m with on you quitting for a week. Who knows, maybe it will turn into 2! I used to love Sparkpeople and forgot all about it. I did, however get a Rockin’ Body and Hip Hop Abs DVD this weekend with Shawn T, which I love!!!!! Have you tried his workouts? More like dancing that working out so I find it more fun. (and in the privacy of my own home!)
    Hope your Monday gets better!!

  2. I feel the same way. Except mine is with sodas!

  3. Love this! Small, manageable goals… one week with no Starbucks. Totally do-able. You. Have. Got. This. !!!

  4. My mother quit smoking 40 years ago by teling herself that she was not going to smoke TODAY. One day or one week at a time is the only way change happens. And now you have reminded me that I promised myself that once I was back at work I would go for a 20 minute walk at lunch, so off I go!

  5. I find sugary things make me crave more sugary things and are best avoided completely. I have recently joined weight watchers and I’m getting on quite well so far. It’s only been a week. As long as I can eat bananas by the kilo I’m happy.

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  7. I did it! One week of NO Starbucks! Not even a bottled frappucino. Oh, how yummy that sounds!

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