We broke up

Angry Julie and her Monster

It’s official. It has been FIVE weeks since I’ve had a Monster Energy Drink.  I was starting to have crazy sugar cravings when drinking them.  I constantly wanted more and more Monsters.  I then wanted candy.  It was time to stop.  We had quite a long standing relationship.  I’ve broken up with my Monsters before.  But this is probably the longest time that I’ve gone without them.

I haven’t given up caffeine entirely.  I’m not that crazy.  I still make my daily visits to the little store at the local gas station.  I pass by the Monsters, and stare a little. Then I move onto the fountain drinks and get myself a Dr. Pepper.  I try not to keep any soda in the house, because I would probably drink it all.

I admit it.  I miss my Monsters. They made me so happy, yet they were very very very bad for me. I was known for showing up to an event with my Monster in hand. They were my signature drink.  I even had my picture of me with a Monster in my “About” page. I changed that picture also.

Onto other things though…..

My BFF, Stacey got me one of those acrylic Starbucks’ Acrylic Insulated Tumblers.  She got me a Venti.  It is fabulous and I drink about a bazillion glasses of water daily.  I think Angry Husband is jealous of my tumbler.  I see him looking at it with jealousy.

I went and saw Sex and the City 2 with Stacey.  I liked it. I laughed.  Some of the Samantha scenes were a bit much.  I totally related to Charlotte when she was crying in the kitchen pantry. I’ve been there before.  I learned a new word, “InterFriendtion”.  I loved how the showed the characters “in their youth”.  It was very long.  It was a good girlfriend movie.  The previews before the movie even started were “chick flicks”.  It has been decided, it is the summer of chick flicks.

I staged a family room makeover with only a $100 rug from Costco.  Angry Husband was impressed.  It looks so much better.  Perhaps, there is an extra chair sitting in our garage now.

We are in the midst of swim lessons again. Oh save me from smacking some of these parents.  Seriously, step away from the edge of the pool. Your child can fix their goggles themselves.

My TV shows are all ending for the summer. I need something new to watch.  Any suggestions?

I’m reading Eat, Pray, Love. I saw a preview for the movie.  I never wanted to read it before.  So I just started it.  I finished The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and The Help within the past month. They are all GREAT books.  Read them!!!

And last but not least, I returned to the gym today.  I went to a 24Lift class this morning.  My friend, Doris teaches it and I think I shocked her by showing up! I’m going to be very very very sore this weekend.

So this is what summer looks like so far!

14 comments
wpmomof2
wpmomof2

man you have been busy!! I can't believe YOU gave up the drinks! but probably a good call in the long run!

Andrea
Andrea

I couldn't agree more with your movie review. It was fun seeing it with my girlfriends (in a theater that serves wine!)

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Sounds like things have been busy. Congrats on the 5 weeks without Monster!

court
court

I am addicted to my insulated Starbucks cup. Why does it make you drink more water? Weird but it does. I kicked my diet Coke habit. Just two cups of coffee in the morning and I that is all. You can do it!!!

Jen {Tiny Oranges}
Jen {Tiny Oranges}

So You Think You Can Dance is my favorite summer show!!! LOVE IT! Just starting...

Erin
Erin

I've broken up and gotten back together with Diet Coke at least 10 times. I call it Black Acid. And I'm an addict. Good for you, tho! I'm sure you FEEL better. I saw SATC2 with girlfriends last weekend too - having never seen #1 or been a huge fan of the show, I thought it was entertaining and I had many of your same thoughts. All of us turned to each other and said "Block out the rest of the Summer. We are going to the movies together every weekend!" HA. And Eat Pray Love was the first book my book club read. I enjoyed it, but she seemed a bit whiny to me by the end. Looking forward to the movie tho. JR will do the story justice, I'm sure.

Danielle
Danielle

I am reading eat pray love, too! AND I'm seeing SATC tonight. As far as shows, I think we discussed this. You already watch Mad Men and Weeds, right? I know you watch Weeds. Just 2 months and a few weeks until it comes back! Big Love? Do you watch that? Gossip Girl? I need your list. Do you have a list someplace?

Shelley
Shelley

I am reading Eat Pray Love too! I am about to reread the Hunger Games books because the new one comes out in August and I need to refresh my memory! My FIL was all about the Rockstar drinks but finally gave them up. He drank them so much that he could go to bed right after drinking one. Crazy!! Good for you!!

Kelly
Kelly

Lie To Me is a good show... That's just starting up again next week.

Megan
Megan

My condolences on the break-up. But know its for the best. You deserve far better than empty calories and sugar cravings. I <3 those starbucks tumblers. Totaly only "buy this soon" list! YAY on the make-over! We are conducting on in the kitchen with paint currently... My big kid starts swim lessons for the first time, 2 weeks from today. Im nervoous. But he will LOVE it. Trash summer TV? Season 2 of Royal Pains just started last night. I also watch pretty much anything on E! (because I love me some TRASH tv!!)

Megan
Megan

re: starbucks tumblers- that should say "totally on my buy this soon list" oops!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger
the BLAH BLAH BLAHger

I really really really need to break up with diet coke. But I'm weak. I'm soooo proud of you for fighting off the Monster! ; )

harmskills
harmskills

some shows are starting up. top chef dc, kardashians, bethenny getting married...