Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Caffeine Addiction My Friends

I love coffee. I don't just love the way it makes you feel in the morning when you take that first sip and it instantly warms your soul and brings life to your eyes, I don't simply love it for the decadent aroma that envelops you like a soft blanket, I don't only love it for the taste of creamy perfection each cup holds, but I love coffee for some strange reason that I cannot even define. ::sigh::

That being said, now that it is summer I much prefer iced coffee to combat the crazed Texas heat - luckily I discovered N.O. Brew New Orleans Style Iced Coffee at Whole Foods the other day!  All I have to do is add a serving of the iced coffee, some almond milk, ice, truvia and VOILA! a perfect coffee :) 

My problem is that typically when I discover something amazing I become slightly obsessed with it and that was the case with my new iced coffee.  I made myself a protein shake to-go this morning for breakfast with a serving of the coffee tossed in, but as I was about to walk out the door I thought to myself "Wait, what if I want a second cup later in the day?"  So the coffee came with me to work.  We cannot be separated.

It is now 3:11pm and 1/4th the container is devoured.  For the record, the nutritional label says that it holds 13 servings.  So I have consumed about 4 servings of coffee.  And I'm tempted to have more....

The issue is I don't really need the caffeine at this point, I just love the taste, but I start to wonder - exactly how much caffeine is really too much??

Luckily, the world wide web & Google accomodate all sorts of ridiculous ponderings and after I type the phrase "how much caffeine will kill you" into my handy-dandy Google search shortcut box a website pops up called  Intrigued, I followed the link. 

Don't judge, the weight is all muscle mass thanks to the strength training Jillian Michaels' DVDs I'm obsessed with ;)

Wondering how much coffee it would take to kill me? (rude!!!)

Luckily, I think I'm safe!!!!!!

And, since my best friend's caffeine of choice happens to be those new Monsters... I did one just for her!

Did you get that Ashley?  No more than 68 and 1/4th cans of Monster!! 68 is perfectly fine... but don't over do it!!!

So tell me, are any of you out there coffee addicts as well?  Do you drink energy drinks from time to time? 


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Yes, I am an adict. And this coffee really is too addicting! I am glad you and Ashley still have a ways to go before you are close to dying from this caffine addiction(:

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Hahaha this is great! I feel better now knowing how much coffee it would actually take to kill a person. What a funny website! "Death by Caffeine" But I love that you're an addict too :)