Coffee Commentary | Thoughts from the Faux Diet Queen

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weight loss fdqWoman does not live by coffee alone.  Have a danish.  ~ Unknown

As usual, The Faux Diet Queen is thinking about food. This week the FDQ (as we affectionately call her) is talking about coffee.We’re not sure why she’s talking about coffee (we can only guess she hasn’t been getting enough sleep…).

Whatever her reasons for picking this particular topic, we hope you’ll join us for a cup of coffee, or tea, or water, or just for a visit as we follow her  commentary about coffee and friendship.

There are two kinds of food—food you need and food you want. It’s the difference between broccoli and chocolate (bad example—I need both of those).

More specifically, there are two kinds of coffee—the coffee you need and the coffee you want.

The coffee you need is the first-cup-of-coffee-in-the-morning type of coffee. You may enjoy it, but [let’s face it] all those wonderful sayings like “There’s too much blood in my caffeine system” and “I haven’t had my coffee yet—don’t make me kill you” are based on reality. (Reality for some of us, anyway.)

The coffee you need is the stuff that powers you through the 3pm slump, the 8pm lecture, or the all-nighter you need to pull. The coffee you need is the stuff you drink no matter how bitter it is, no matter how long ago it was made. As long as it’s not lukewarm (blech) and has a decent percentage of caffeine, it will do.

The coffee you want is completely different. This is the hey-would-you-like-to-meet-for-a-cup-of-coffee. The coffee you want is the coffee that lets you take time to visit with a friend, catch up on the news of the day, take a short time-out.

The coffee you want is about the time, the mood, the experience. It’s wrapping your hands around the mug to get warm on a cold day, it’s sniffing the aroma as you wait for your coffee to reach just the right drinking temperature, it’s about warming up your cup with just a little more ‘hot’ to prolong the time.

Care to join me for a cup of coffee, girlfriend?

The Faux Diet Queen is a Girlfriend and a Half, trying to find her Skinny Self. When she is not recording her weight loss journey from the bottom of a bag of chocolate chips, she is constantly on the search for ways to improve the trip back to her smaller jeans. You can join her for a cup of coffee here on Girlfriendology every Friday.

Girlfriendology friendship quote Woman does not liveGirlfriendology / Debba here: We love our girlfriends no matter what size jeans they wear or what the scales tell them if they’re brave enough to get on them. (Something I personally avoid like the plague.) But, we also want our girlfriends to be around and healthy for a long time. We’re sharing this journey that our girlfriend, FDQ (the FAB Faux Diet Queen) because it’s what girlfriends do – we go through life and diet together (and shoe shopping, and highs and lows …). Join us on her journey to fitness and good health. We’re excited for her to motivate and inspire us all!

Here’s some more Faux Diet Queen ‘adventures.’ Stop back next Friday for the next installment!

p.s. If your food stories fall into a more serious topic, like emotional eating, we’ve got a great girlfriend for you to meet too – ELLEN SHUMAN. She’s shared great advice on emotional eating on various guest blogs and podcasts. (Her podcast on emotional eating is our #1 listened to interview so lots of us have some emotional eating issues or friends/family who do.)

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!)

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