Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Drink Up.

Hi everyone-I am doing a little better today. I am still very tired. I couldn’t get to sleep last night for awhile. I’m about to take some drastic measures. I don’t know what is wrong with me. Unfortunately, I think I’m destined for sleep trouble because both my mother and Oma have trouble sleeping but I’m going to do everything I can to not be like that. I do have a book that is supposed to work...I should probably read it first. I have always been weird about taking sleep pills because I have terrible circulation. I wake up multiple times during the night to reposition myself because I will be completely numb. Anyway, hopefully I will get some sleep tonight. I had a little more energy this morning on the treadmill. I didn’t try to break any time records but I did make myself keep up a pretty fast pace for 2 miles so it was a really good work out.

As some of you may or may not know, I have a pretty severe addiction to Diet Coke. I usually have no problems getting my water in for the day. I drink a ton of water in the morning but then the afternoon & dinnertime, I drink Diet Coke. Even though caffeine never affected my sleep when I was younger, I thought it may be now and the last thing I want is to hinder my sleep any more than it already is so I switched to Caffeine Free.



I am kind of a snob when it comes to Diet Coke. I LOATH Diet Pepsi and I will either a) choose not to go to a place if they have Pepsi or b) go to a different place just to get Diet Coke. I think my Coke affiliation is something I got from my Aunt Brenda. She only drinks Coke and sometimes she will stop just to get a drink...I do that too. I get so excited to find out when people switch from Pepsi products to Coke products (recent switches include The University of Alabama, Firehouse Subs & Hooligan’s). So, needless to say, I thought I wouldn’t like the caffeine free but I do and it has been a good substitute. I also like tea so I get Milo’s with Splenda or Milo’s unsweet. I am waiting on them to make a Decaf Unsweet in a jug but I haven’t seen it. I guess I could break down and actually make tea but you know...that would require effort. The unsweet tea is really good because not only is it calorie free but it doesn’t have the artificial sweeteners that I hear aren’t good for you.

Sometimes, I stray from the Diet Coke and have a taste for other drinks. The last time I went to the store, I bought Diet Crush.




Well, because it was Diet, I just assumed it was calorie free. I just so happened to look the other day and it has 25 calories! I had thought I was drinking something for zero points all this time, and it was 1. I know that doesn’t seem like much but if you are being strict, 1 point makes a difference. If you want orange soda, I suggest Diet Sunkist. It tastes VERY close to the original and has no calories.



You can also try Diet Coke Lime which I really like only every once in awhile...it’s pretty good if you like citrus in your drink.



If you don’t want soda, you can always try Powerade Zero and Crystal Light. These taste alright and the Powerade actually has electrolytes and quenches your thirst.




These are just some ideas. I know that some people have trouble getting the water in that they need so I would try the Crystal Light for sure. Weight Watchers no longer says you need 48 oz of water, they just say 48 oz of liquid. So, according to them, you can drink anything for your liquid (the only exception being alcohol). I however believe that just pure water is good for you so I would recommend giving it a shot. Even if you only drink 16-20 oz of it a day and let the rest be diet soda or Splenda tea but remember some of those drinks are loaded with salt and artificial flavors. Pretty much everything causes cancer these days (even the plastic we eat and drink our diet foods out of causes carcinogens that can cause cancer) so why not try to avoid those things.

Those are just some ideas for you if you don’t like to drink water. I hope everyone has a great day!

“GALINDA:
What is this feeling,
So sudden and new?

ELPHABA:
I felt the moment
I laid eyes on you;

GALINDA:
My pulse is rushing;

ELPHABA:
My head is reeling;

GALINDA:
My face is flushing;

BOTH:
What is this feeling?
Fervid as a flame,
Does it have a name?
Yes! Loathing
Unadulterated loathing

GALINDA:
For your face;

ELPHABA:
Your voice;

GALINDA:
Your clothing;

BOTH:
Let's just say - I loathe it all
Ev'ry little trait, however small
Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
With simple utter loathing
There's a strange exhilaration
In such total detestation
It's so pure, so strong!
Though I do admit it came on fast
Still I do believe that it can last
And I will be loathing
Loathing you
My whole life long!” What is this Feeling?-Wicked

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