Does such a thing exist? If not, I could start one and be the president and ceo of this support group. No joke.
I drink it every single day. Well maybe not every single day but it is close. I have gone through months and months of no starbucks and then I decide to treat myself and I am right back on that never ending starbucks drinking wagon.
Most of the time I don't even enjoy it because it's not made properly which is extremely frustrating considering I pay almost $6 a drink. This should not happen!! Sometimes I complain about it but most of the time I suck it up and drink the warm soy milk (insert eye roll emoji here.)
The thing is I want to stop but can't seem to avoid going there as I leave my neighbourhood, as I come home, as I walk around the mall or around chapters. There is little more that makes me happier then walking around Chapters with a chai latte in my hand. And if that were the only time I treated myself to my lovely drink then I would be ok with that. But sadly, that is not the case.
I even have a keurig that i use a lot and a pantry full of tea that I love. I quit putting sugar in my tea back in March and have never looked back. I don't miss my sugary tea at all (disclaimer: I do use stevia in my tea as research showed that this was an ok substitute. It doesn't taste the same but it gives it a bit of natural sweetness). I will make myself a cup of tea in the morning so I can avoid starbucks on my way out but will cave on my way back home and stop and get myself a drink. And at this point, it is SO UNNECESSARY.
And I am one of those people who are like, today this is my last starbucks chai latte. Tomorrow I will not cave into this addiction. And it never happens and this cycle continues. It's so frustrating because I don't drink any other sugary calorie filled drinks on a consistency like I do with starbucks, every thing is a treat for me when I go out. If Greg has pop in the fridge I won't ever go in there and dirnk it. I will have a sip of his but that is as far as I go.
I need someone to slap the starbucks out of my hand every time I go into a store or through their drive thru. And with the convenience of apple pay, i don't even need to have my wallet with me. I can use my iPhone or my watch to pay for my addiction via apple pay or the starbucks app (although I forgot my password and cannot reset it for some reason so that is a good think but not really given other means of payment).
I googled "how to quit starbucks" as I sat at my desk drinking my grande soy no water chai latte. Oh the hypocrisy in that moment. There were a few articles about starbucks addictions and hints on how to quit it. But most was legitimately how to quit (your job) at Starbucks. Some of the suggestions were to drink more water (which I really should be doing anyways), drinking fruit juices (still not a good option because they also contain loads of sugar and i have no interest in making my own), drinking tea instead ( i do try to do this but it is not always foolproof) and well those are all that I remember.
And I know how bad these drinks are that I love oh so much from Starbucks. Trust me I cringe a little when I enter in my daily food diary on my fitness pal app but yet it does nothing to deter me. NOTHING!!! It's like I just don't really care no matter how I try to convince myself otherwise.
So starting tomorrow, no more starbucks for an entire month and then go from there. Not sure how I can enforce this on myself since I am clearly known for not sticking to my self imposed last day of starbucks break. Maybe I will have to do 100 burpees everything I go although given my current injury situation, perhaps it will be push ups which i hate more then burpees. I could tell this to Greg, who has to watch me do the 100 push ups every time he sees a starbucks debit from one of our accounts?
I can do this. I need to do this. I may need your support but I am going to get through these next 30 days and if I don't, then you will here about my failure as a starbucks-aholic on the blog post scheduled for 30 days from now.