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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gasp! There's No More Diet Cola In The Fridge!


Confession is good for the soul, right?  Okay, then, here it is...I am a Diet Cola addict.  My system needs the caffeine each morning or by Noon at the very latest!  Without it I am wandering around the house half asleep, dragging my behind from one place to another, propping my eyelids open, sluggish and grumpy.  In other words, I am no fun to be with.  <<Yawn>>

Three days ago (but who's counting, right?) we ran out of Diet Cola.  Bravely, I decided not to run to the store to buy more.  "It isn't good for you," I told myself.  "You can do without it just fine." I continued.  Well, here I am, grasping at straws, trying to figure out how much chocolate I need to eat to equal that caffeine that my body is craving, or how many cups of coffee - and I am not even a coffee lover!


Something is missing to give me energy, good humor and that all important caffeine boost that I am lacking.  Something is needed to take it's place.  I am not a health nut (although I wish I were) so I am willing to consider junk food, juice, or who-knows-what to perk me up.  I tried energy drinks...they have too much caffeine.  We older persons have quirky internal workings that do all sorts of crazy gyrations when too much caffeine gets in our intestines.  I didn't like that so much.

Finally, I decided I could manage flavored coffee each morning.  So, starting today, I will make myself a cuppa and test my theory that coffee and cola can give the same result in the energy and wake-up department.  What gets you going in the morning, in a cheery, energetic way?  Any hints or suggestions to help me kick this unhealthy habit?
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4 comments:

  1. Okay don't laugh but the reason you might be tired is your diet could be lacking in Iodine. Sea Kelp is a natural source of iodine. You could eat seaweed or better yet just take tablets from your vitamin store. :-)

    Dee

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You're humorous!

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  3. That's exactly how I am with coffee. It takes two cups and an hour for my brain to wake up. It's slower than my body.

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  4. Grace,

    Love your blog especially the humor and I chuckled when I read the "pest" post, loved it :) Thanks for checking out my blog, I am now following you as well via GFC and Networked blogs. Something else I just realized this newbie needed to set up my networked blogs widget coming soon. I also really liked how you have your bookshelf with pictures of all the books and tags to identify their titles. I recognized many authors there that I myself read. However do that bookshelf? Take care!

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