September 22 11

This is a story about self control. And how I have none.

Every morning I go to the exact same Tim Hortons and order the exact same thing—large coffee with milk and splenda. The ladies who work in the Queen and Yonge street location know me by name and have my order ready for me by the time I get to the front of the line. They should be sainted, for real. This morning, though, as I was briskly walking through the subway station I caught a whiff of someone’s Starbucks coffee.

Three minutes later I was in a line telling myself




Wanna play Guess What’s in the Cup?

It’s a super fun game. Everyone likes it but my ass.

Sigh. Yes. No self control. None. But at least I ordered it with only one pump of syrup instead of three….right? Silver lining?

And, sadly, this self control problem extends farther than just my friendly neighborhood Starbucks store. Last night while watching The Biggest Loser premiere, I sat on my couch eating my way through an entire chicken pot pie. I blame the show, really. I mean, I was crying my fool head off not 5 minutes into the episode. When Anna Kournikova ran out to meet her sad and slow old team with the flag in hand? I grabbed my favorite comfort food and sobbed through the entire episode. I wonder what Bob would have to say about that. Probably nothing good. But, you know, I’ll have some half-witty comeback about his hair.

It’s going to be a long fall, I’m afraid.

Please tell me I’m not alone.

  1. I’ve already had a few of those myself, and I’m looking forward to the Gingerbread lattes too.

    Comment by Danielle on September 22, 2011
  2. When playing ‘What’s in the cup?’ at Queen & Yonge always go with ‘Urine’. You’ll win 9 times out of 10!

    Comment by Gav on September 22, 2011
  3. Thank god the smell of pumpkin spice lattes nauseates me, or I’d be sitting in that boat with you.

    Chicken pot pie, however, sounds delicious… you may have to save me a seat after all.

    Comment by Jessica on September 22, 2011
  4. Not big on the pumpkin but I will be there with you once the Gingerbread latte arrives…I keep drinking those babies until the last Starbucks in the city is out of the syrup…well into the spring :)) But hey..don’t they make Skinny Pumpkin lattes? I’m sure they aren’t as good…but maybe on alternate days 🙂

    Comment by Kathy on September 22, 2011
  5. Nope, you’re definitely not alone. After a summer of downing nothing but healthy iced venti half-sweet shaken green teas, I’ve probably consumed the equivalent number in the form of salted caramel mochas and pumpkin spice lattes over the past couple of weeks alone.
    It’s a disease I tells ya.

    Comment by Nenette on September 22, 2011
  6. Decaf, soy – that’s what I HAVE to do to have any type of latte; my weakness are the pumpkin scones though.

    Comment by Mari on September 22, 2011
  7. I do okay in the fall. Except for um watching new TV till midnight last night. Ahem.

    Mine? Peppermint Mochas. I luff them. I luff all Christmas food/treats/drinks. So I’m safe until say Thanksgiving and then I’m in trouble.

    Comment by Issa on September 22, 2011
  8. For some reason I always end up stuffing my face when I watch Biggest Loser. Once I was watching an episode about food, shoveling down a massive bowl of chili and cheese with corn chips. The irony was not lost on me, but I didn’t stop eating, either.

    Comment by meghann @ midgetinvasion on September 22, 2011
  9. I don’t drink coffee, but every time I watch the Biggest Loser, I totally get the munchies.

    Comment by mommabird2345 on September 23, 2011
  10. See, my indulgence in fall is that I regularly sit in a bar for 8 hours on Sundays drinking beer. And then I eat tater tots and fried mac and cheese. It’s not good for me at all.

    Comment by Kristabella on September 26, 2011

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