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August 23, 2012

A Bit About Me, August Edition


My birthday is February 23.  On the 23rd of each month, I share a little something random about myself.  So for August, here ‘goes!

47)  I used to be a Mountain Dew junkie.

A friend of mine from high school posted a picture of herself on Facebook from way back in the day…big hair, a huge number of key chains around her key ring, and a 20-ounce Mountain Dew in hand…definitely all signs of the times.  While I never had a huge key ring, I was reminded how much I loved that bright yellow liquid sugar once upon a time.  (I might also be guilty of having had big hair, too.)

I got my fill of Mountain Dew my freshman year of college, though, when I was studying for finals.  I sat in the same spot and kept reaching into my mini-fridge, drinking one after another.  I still remember that sickening feeling after way too many in one evening.  It definitely took a while before I had another one.

I haven’t had a Mountain Dew in probably 10 years.  I don’t have a desire for one…but seeing that picture on Facebook, I could almost taste the [sickening!] sweetness.

48)  These days I drink a crazy amount of water.

My goal every day is to drink 80 ounces of water.  It’s rare I miss my mark, and when I do, I can feel it.  Some days I drink considerably more than that.  Last week, I counted one day in which I had over a gallon!  There’s nothing like an ice-cold glass of water, no ice.  My body craves it.  And – unlike the Mountain Dew addiction of my youth – it does a fella good!

6 comments:

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

You inspire me with the water!! I NEED to drink more water. You would think as a nursing mama i would know better. :/ A few months ago I found a combo I really liked... water, dandelion root tea (just the bag), a splash of cranberry juice and a splash of lemon juice (combined in a gallon jug). It was so refreshing and I drank gallons of it. And then - just as quickly as I started drinking it - I stopped. How silly! I know it's so good for so many parts of the human body. MUST DRINK MORE!

Johanna Baker said...

Would you think poorly of me if I told you I have NEVER tasted Mountain Dew?

championm2000 said...

I am also a former Mountain Dew drinker! And now all I can say is YUCK!

Now, I just need to get as excited about drinking more water. But, as someone who drives, a lot, for work, that would mean I'd have to stop ALL THE TIME.

Liz said...

Good for you Mandy!
I've done great with drinking more water when it was necessary...like being pregnant!
Last year I was bad and got back on craving sodas....so bad!

We stopped sodas again a few months ago and I tell you the difference is incredible.

Wow 80 ounces of water that's impressive!

Amber D said...

I used to be a Mountain Dew Junkie too. Then I got a job at Starbucks and became a coffee junkie. I'm still on coffee, but I drink a lot less than I used to. :)

Barbara Manatee said...

oh my...I can totally relate on BOTh of these! We used to drink SO much Mtn Dew...cases each week, 2-3 pops a day. now, I am not even sure I drink 1-2 pops in a month (never buy it for home and only drink when we are out to eat).

I pretty much only drink water, milk and coffee these days. (Coffee has surely replaced pop! ha!) Oh...and wine....ha!

 
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