I'm really tired. I ended up staying up till 1 a.m. again last night because Snackers wanted me to read the first two chapters of the book I'm writing to him. Sunday night I stayed up too late because Snackers went to a big 48 hour music festival here in Vegas and drank a dozen or so Rockstar energy drinks that they were giving away for free at a promotional booth and then came home with more energy than any one man has a right to have. I kept saying "Goodnight hunny" and he'd say goodnight back and then just as I'd feel myself start to doze off he'd start talking again. lol
When energy drinks first came out, way before RedBull, Rockstar and all of the others that we're familiar with, there was a skinny green and black can with the words ENERGY printed on it in acid green letters. My older sister and I were in our teens, still living at home, and for some crazy reason we decided to split one at around 7 p.m. I remember that we both stayed up all night long talking and going into fits of laughter that were so bad we couldn't breathe. My mom kept coming into our room to literally BEG us to be quiet and go to sleep because our parent's room was right across the hall from our room but we just couldn't stop.
Honestly, I think that if a person drinks enough energy drinks they might as well take meth or speed. Maybe the energy drink doesn't quite have all the negative side effects of drugs like rotting teeth and bad skin but if you drink enough of it over an extended period of time maybe it does. I certainly believe that energy drinks can be addictive - lots of things can be addictive and we don't even think of them that way because if they modify our body's natural chemistry our bodies usually try to compensate. If we take too many antacids, for example, our stomach might start producing more stomach acid to compensate and then we're stuck with a habitual case of heart burn which might lead us to take more antacids (this happened to my mother). Chapstick and eye drops can be the same way.
I'll tell you one thing, Snackers was "coming down" yesterday and it looked an awful lot like someone trying to detox while having a hangover at the same time. That convinced me more than anything that those energy drinks can be dangerous if over indulged.
150 oz of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Healthy Choice lunch
1 chicken and broccoli pot pie
1/2 serving sunflower seeds
1 piece of a chocolate bar
Daily Caloric Intake: 947
100 jumping jacks
Walking: 1/2 mile
Cleaning/Laundry and fixing the dryer