Sunday, June 29, 2014

Y/Y Palooza #8

Caffeine. I have such a love/hate relationship with it. I’ve been a Diet Dew/Coke Zero/Diet Coke crazed lunatic for years and years. (As y’all recall, I started drinking Diet Mountain Dew because I was advised by my doctor to give up caffeine. Since it was not a brown drink, like Colas, I never dreamed it was full of caffeine. Sigh. Very deceptive, Dew Dudes.) Once I discovered it had a beaucoup of the Evil Caffeine, I cut back from four or five a day (YIKES. Of course YIKES.) to one or two. I get it. I get it. Still one too many. No lectures, please!


Without going into a lot of TMI details, I have, in the past six months, been diagnosed with an unpleasant condition/disorder/situation. One that calls for NO/NONE/ZILCH/DON’TEVENTHINKABOUT IT caffeine. My worst nightmare.

Many years ago, TLC and I were put onto Diet Rite colas. They have ZERO caffeine. ZERO calories. ZERO sodium. Unfortunately, they do have artificial sweetener. (Which I’m also NOT supposed to consume. Can my diet get any more depressing?) Everyone has a vice or two. Keeps us working on goals and challenges, right? With all the bad things for us, I'm not going to lie: I'm having some sugar. Chocolate (Yep. Caffeine.). French fries. Artificial sweeteners. I do my best to keep these fabulous things to a daily/teensy/itty-bitty minimum.

I love, love, LOVE these Cherry Cola Diet Rites. They satisfy me almost as much as my Sonic DVCs (Diet Vanilla Cokes). (I did say almost. I’m currently allowing myself one large Sonic DVC every 2ish weeks. I simply cannot be perfect. Try as I might attempt perfection. Hasn't occurred yet.)

Although it is easy for me to find the regular Diet Rite cokes, it is, unfortunately, not as easy to find the Cherry Colas. Hence why I’m now forced to buy a minimum of two 12-packs at a time. We do whats we gotta do.

If you need a diet-like drink—specifically a cola—try one of these! I think you’ll realize they’re quite yummy and much better for you than the (divine) caffeine colas.

Hope You've had a Wonderful Weekend, Dear Friends, Wherever in the World Y’all are…