These past few weeks, I have watched the numbers on the scales of injustice slowly rise, 1/4 pound to a 1/2 pound per week.
Nothing obvious that I could detect, for I swear I did not dive into a vat of chocolate, nor did I devour a bag of vinegar & salt potato chips!
It Hit Me.
This morning, however, while brewing my morning pot of coffee, it suddenly dawned on me that in my deep morning fog, I was measuring a teaspoon of organic, raw sugar with the same scoop that I use to measure the coffee grains. In other words, I was counting the scoop, which in reality is the equivalent to two tablespoons, as one teaspoon.
Talk about being unaware and sleepwalking! Which, by the way, I was, since I am generally making coffee somewhere between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m.
Calories In / Calories Out.
Nevertheless, here’s the point – beyond my fog. I was thinking that I was putting in one teaspoon of sugar, approx. 15 calories, but in actuality I was putting in two tablespoons, approx. 100 calories. That’s 85 extra calories. Some days I have two cups of coffee. That’s an extra 170 calories. Multiply that by 7 days, and there you go … the scales of injustice are going to move up somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 a pound.
If you hit a plateau, or start to gain for no apparent reason, your first step is to stop and look again. You may be doing something that you are not aware of!
And so I offer my Weighty Confession to Our Lady of Weight Loss.
In my morning stupor,
so mindless and unaware,
I sugared myself up,
by not beyond repair.
Awake and aware,
I move forward now.
with teaspoon in hand,
beyond the fog.
All Is Forgiven Move On
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