Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Re-Kindling My Passionate Love Affair...w/ Coffee

It was ugly: We broke up about four years ago, coffee addiction and I. After removing the coffee machine, grinder, & filters from my home, I never looked back...for awhile.
Truth is, we've been flirting a little over the past few months. I'd get the urge for an afternoon pick-me-up, and well, coffee would be right there for me. Our trysts started out as only once a week, then three times a week, and now it's practically everyday. Our passionate affair seems to be reignited, and I can't help but fall. My Starbucks card is starting to melt and I'm realizing that I have two options: kick coffee to the curb again or let go of my inhibitions and re-commit. I think the picture makes it obvious in which direction I decided to go <3
...so why have I been craving caffeine like crazy? I work 12 hour days during the week, and am so ADD that I can't shut my brain off at night long enough to sleep more than 4-6 hours. However, I love my job, and even though I don't need to work so much, I want to. These may be excuses, but it's my body.
Now I know I'm probably going to get scoffs from caffeine-kickers and I know it's not the healthiest habit on the earth, but hey...I eat $400 in produce every month. Don't judge me: I can afford to be a little bit naughty ;) My coffee of choice? Fair trade, organic Kicking Horse coffee. I even bought Stevia to try out...I'd never had it before this morning, but just discovered that I love it :) Forget "guilty" pleasures, because nothing you ingest should make you feel so. You are human (I am human), and it is perfectly okay to balance. Sometimes it just feels so good to be bad ;)

So now it's your turn: What food/ drink gives you that feeling of "guilty" pleasure?

Char, xo

3 comments:

westcoastsoul said...

The chocolate explosion dessert at Boston Pizza. Probably a billion calories but sometimes I just have to have it :P

Lexi said...

That's a great attitude to have. If you're not enjoying your food, then there's a problem!
Hot chocolate and mochas are my "guilty pleasure" but I don't feel that bad about them. I eat really healthy the rest of the time, so I'm balanced!

Miss Bell said...

I am a cookie monster =)

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