Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wide Awake

I used to drink a couple Starbucks Double Shots every day. I think I have a post or two extoling the virtues of the Double Shot. The downside would be the copious amount of sugar used to sweeten the espresso and cream. So I gave them up and tried to get more sleep instead.

I was doing fine, but then I went home for the holidays and I stayed up tp all hours while my family said, "Here have some sugar laden goodies - it's ok - it's the holidays!" Unfortunately sugar has the same affect on me whether it's the holidays or not. A week later I'm extremely tired and in pain - and not used to going to bed early-ish anymore.

So I bought a couple 5-hour energy drinks to help me deal not fall asleep driving to work (or at my desk). They have only 4 calories and no sugar. The taste isn't great, but it's better than cough syrup at roughly the same serving size. A little bit pricey, but not more than the Double Shot.

Downside: Energy is addictive. I never have any energy. I got 9½ hours of sleep last night and 8½ hours the night before...I still woke up tired, so I still bought a 5 hour energy drink. Then I forgot about it and couldn't figure out why I felt so good this morning. Then I remembered and it was a little depressing.

Extra depressing when you consider that around 5 it's going to wear of and I can either be tired again this evening and boring at dinner with Katie and then go to bed at 9:30 (again) or I can have another energy drink and kick frugal spending out the door by making this a $5 a day habit. I'm just so bloody tired of being tired.


Emily said...

Wish I could give you advice, but I have none...

Melody said...

That's ok, you don't have to.

In a couple months here I'll get health insurance and go to the doctor and the doctor will talk about iron defiancy and vegitables...and I'll follow her guidelines for about three weeks before it gets too hard and then I'll be right back here. I just need to work part time so I can sleep 12 hours a day, but clearly that's not an option.

Emily said...

Random: It would be nice if I could draw as you do... even half a nice as you do. I'm limited to stick figures and squiggles.

Melody said...

Thanks :)

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