Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Giving Up Diet Coke In the A.M. Was a Bad Idea

This fall I went to the doctor and they told me I needed to drink 80 ounces of water a day! I was all, okay, this is manageable. So, I gave up drinking diet coke. Except, I couldn't give it up entirely and decided that I could have it at lunchtime...one can...that was it. I was actually really good about it. I would drink close to 80 ounces of water, have a soda at lunch, or dinner or never. I didn't really notice a difference except in the mornings when my brain is all tired and slow.

Let me explain. I am not a morning person, never have been. It's not just that I don't like waking up, it's that waking up is an actual process for me. I'm slower in the morning and can't really think clearly. Usually a hot morning shower helps this, but sometimes nothing really jumpstarts my brain like a refreshing drink of the sweet nectar of life (that'd be Diet Coke for anyone confused).

I was trying to ignore the fact that I'm in a complete fog at work until about 11:00 A.M. (I wake up just around lunchtime). But, I did something yesterday that cannot be ignored. Yesterday I took my file folder with all of my "To Do" papers and clipped it onto another court file, bound them all together with a rubber band and put the files in someone else's inbox! HA! I actually find it sort of funny. What wasn't so funny was this morning when I was all, where in the hell are those restitution hearing papers and then I panicked. I finally realized what I had done and went to retrieve them, but still, it took me a full day to realize that I had misplaced my entire to do file. What a piece!

After this snafu, I treated myself to an icy can of the sweet stuff. It was blissful.


Anonymous said...

Hey, who taught you to drink Diet Coke for breakfast?

You should be having a nutritious glass of milk, just like me.


Love ya,

Molly said...

I think you were feeding me Tab in bottle form when I was 8 months. That's probably where the addiction started.