Thursday, September 22, 2011

Caffeine Addict?

Hi. My name is Danielle, and I have a little caffeine addiction.

Need proof?

Before:
After:
Yes, I am double fisting....hot tea in one hand, coffee in the other!
(Sorry Big Jon, I jacked your cup from the house. I'll bring it back home today.)
Seriously, could I be cheesin' any harder???
I picked those cups because they matched my outfit....
(Not really....They're just the only "to-go" coffee cups we have.)

Actually, to be honest...
 I have given up coffee for the most part (I only drink 2-3 cups a week), and I definitely don't touch sodas or pop of coke or whatever you call it....they are straight from the devil & will rot your teeth out WHILE adding to your waistline- awesome, huh?  But, I am a TEA DRINKER FO LIFE!! Fortunately tea doesn't have nearly the amount of caffeine as coffee and has lots of other health benefits.
According to this article...
 90% of Americans report using caffeine on a daily basis. Caffeine is reported to be the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance on earth. We are in love with the mental boost it gives and habitually take it, usually without much thought. The Coffee Statistics Report for 2010 reports more than 400 billion cups are consumed worldwide every year.

Another article from National Geographic News said that caffeine addiction is a mental disorder, according to doctors.  Dang it, Jon was right about me all along. (Ha, just kidding....sorta!)
Are you addicted to CAFFEINE?

What's your favorite caffeinated beverage??


8 comments:

David and Elizabeth said...

Ahhhh I'm an addict too !!!!

Cait said...

you and me both sista! hahaha! i love your pink mug. ive been wanting to get one of those for so long now but just haven't had the extra $ (perhaps because i keep spending it on pumpkin spiced lattes?!) haha! xo

Melissa Nicole said...

I love coffee! We have Kuerig and my favorite K-Cup is Donut Hole bold blend! Yummmo! And just recently I tried 5 Hour Energy and really liked it!!! They are perfect for Friday evenings After work when I know my go-getter hubby is going to want to do SOMETHING, when deep down all I want to do is cuddle in bed! The 5 Hour energy did not make me feel jittery, no crashing! Surprisingly most of the ingredients in it, is vitamins! Very little caffeine!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

YES! In fact, I am getting up to make some coffee right now... (I've been reading blogs in bed... ahh, the life). ;)

Emily Griffin said...

Hey girl! I know you don't know me personally, but I am friends with Rachael and I have been reading your blog for a while now. I was wondering if you have an email, I have some questions about running and would like some advice from a pro! haha! My email is emily.griffin@nghs.com if you have any free time it would be great! Thanks and your doing great on your marathon training!

BlessedMama said...

Oh yes! Very much so! I have about 1/2 cup of coffee in the morning w/my vanilla coffee mate creamer (only get about 1/2 cup down before it gets cold); then Sweet Tea and unfortuantly by 5:00 rolls around I need to have a Pepsi :( - No wonder I can't lose no dang weight!

Maggie said...

SO addicted to caffeine! I feel you girl. I'm a coffee drinker all the way though, I wish I liked tea but I seriously just haven't found one I like enough to drink. Sometimes I force myself to make a cup - but never make it through the whole thing. Any suggestions for fav tea brands/flavors??

*Butler, Party of 2* said...

Green tea is my fave. I love TAZO Zen green tea....I drink it hot.

I also like a tea called Get Lost made by The Republic of Tea. Whole Foods has a huge selection. :)

And, I think it helps to make it hot...maybe add a little honey, lemon, or natural sweetener??