Yesterday I had a mission to get $hit done. I even told one of my tenants that I was going to get a coffee while I was out and about to give myself extra motivation. I decided to go to Dutch Bros because you can get a lot of coffee at a very affordable price also they have a punch card which pays off in the long run. One thing I wish Dutch Bros would change about their menu is I wish they would include caffeine content with each drink the way that starbucks does. I wanted an iced coffee with a lot of caffeine, but less calories than most and so I chose “Double Torture.” I also liked the fact that it had vanilla. It said, “extra shot vanilla cold brew mocha.” I chose to get it in cold brew form because it’s not something that I make at home. Then I headed off on my merry way to tackle my “fast-track-to-do-list.”
The coffee tasted very mild and not very sweet. I started to doubt that it had much caffeine at all. Then I felt wildly optimistic and happy throughout the day and got to work. I was also looking forward to meeting my friend Mica at Barnes and Noble at 7. I attacked the bathroom and worked hard. I noticed that my hamstring and hip was aching a little so I made sure that I took breaks. I also kept the fan on and the windows open. By the end of it I was exhausted and I made myself some lunch. Then I got dressed and was all ready to go when everything rapidly went downhill… Literally, I could hardly sit upright in a matter of minutes. One minute, I was watching a youtube video and eating my salad and the next thing I knew, I felt like death.
I thought that maybe if I just lay down I would feel better, but by 6:30 I doubted my ability to get behind the wheel of a car and I decided to cancel my visit with Mica. I absolutely hate cancelling plans especially that last minute and I felt so bad.
As the years have gone by, I have learned that I absolutely have NO tolerance for any brown liquor. That means: whiskey, bourbon, scotch, rum, brandy, etc. In my early 20’s it was no problem, but now it makes me sick as a dog even just a sip. Well, last night’s escapade felt just as bad and it only got worst as the evening went on. I was sweaty, lightheaded, and could not stand upright. I literally felt badly hungover which rarely Ever happens to me. In fact I have not drank Any alcohol at all since my bf left for New Zealand.
I was sick, restless, and exhausted, but could not sleep last night. It was just an overall miserable experience. I also had no appetite. If this is what being a diabetic would feel like then I better quit sugar completely right now.
Thankfully I feel a little better today, but definitely still out of it. At first I wasn’t even sure exactly what it was, but then I talked to my bf he reminded me that I get sick when I have too much caffeine and that is true.
I had to learn this lesson the HARD way and hopefully for the very last time. I never want to go through that Doozy again. Today I searched online and found out that the drink I ordered had 263 mg of caffeine. Well, no wonder I was sick! That is just straight poison.
So yeah, I am going to be cutting out caffeine for awhile. Do you have a caffeine sensitivity or allergy that dramatically affects you? Comment below to share your story.
❤ Alana Xoxoxo