When I woke up this morning I was super thirsty, but instead of grabbing that water, I got ready and went to get my Starbucks Chai Tea Latte. Now the logic behind that completely escapes me. I went on with my day, fueled up on Chai, ran pesky errands and even headed to Target which usually is a fun little excursion. And all day I was the crankiest girl ever.
Can dehydration make you cranky?
It's a gorgeous day in San Francisco, and despite my errands being pesky I had ample time to get them done. As a bonus I found a cute sweater at Target on sale for $3.00! So, I can only attribute my crankiness to complete and total dehydration.
I actually like water; so it's not like it's a battle for me to get a glass down. But I think I'm just completely out of the habit of drinking it.
Yesterday I drank:
A vitamin waterand... nope... that's it.
A chai in the morning
A ginger ale
and a chai around 5pm
A glass of red wine
1/2 shot of vodka
(I don't normally do shots of vodka, but my friend offered me a sample of a new brand. I also don't normally have 2 chais in one day, but yesterday I sure did.)
So that's 1,184 calories I consumed via beverages alone and it includes NO water. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but yowsa. That is totally not hot!
So I'm on a mission here. To drink at least 8 glasses a day, everyday.
And, gulp... I'm going to go on a Starbucks Chai tea fast. Yup, I'm going back to satisfying my chai cravings right here at home with bagged chai tea. Not only will this be good for my pocketbook, but it will also help me to ease up on 312 calories of delicious chai-tea-goodness.
P.S. Yes, the lamp is totally crooked in the post above. I got this lamp I love from Ikea and it will not stay level. Perhaps due to my assembly?