Monday, February 9, 2009

Crystal Light "Focus"!!


Funny story here. Anyone that knows me, knows I have no trouble at all sleeping! I am a great sleeper and it is very rare that I will have trouble with it. Well, Friday, I bought some flavored drink mixes at Kroger that were on Clearance, I was pretty excited because I basically only drink water and I really love those flavor packs. Well, yesterday I had 3 waterbottles full of the crystal light water, the name was Focus. I really paid no attention to it, in fact I put 2 packages in one bottle of water at one time. I had a great day, plenty of energy! I was watching the grammy's and couldn't sit still so I cleaned out my drawers, cleaned out my closet, folded some clothes etc. Well about 10:30 I told Josh that I had to get to sleep! My alarm goes off at 4:45 am so I was pushing it! WEll, he dozed off and there I lay WIDE AWAKE!!!! I could not figure out what was wrong with me, I never do this!!Anyway, the last time I looked at the clock it was around 1:45 am (leaving me 3 hours of sleep). I actually woke to my alarm quite alert, started fixing me another bottle of water and just happen to look at the box. Well what do you know??? Each package of that crystal light had 40 mg of caffine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( just a bit of info, a diet mountain dew has
36 mg's of caffeine in each serving)I don't drink caffeine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's just say that I taught the best step class today as well as had a very fast run. I have been going like the energizer bunny all day long. So here is a picture of the box, I will sell each package for $10.00 if you would like to have one!!

13 comments:

Katie said...

I think I'm going to need some of that when I start running again!!! If I drank it now, this baby in me would be going crazy. Now you have something besides Diet Coke to pick you up!

Dana (me) said...

How funny! ... Don't let the kids drink it! :) They'll run you ragged.

jennifer rogers said...

that's funny....i actually bought some of that to help me get off of diet cokes.....i'll buy them off of you if you want....i only drink a little bit at a time to help wean me off of caffiene! That post made me giggle!

Our Happy Family said...

I laughed so hard reading this. I could picture you running around like a crazy woman, not knowing why you were feeling so energized. lol

Tambrey said...

Oh my goodness! I dont drink caffenine either!would have hated to been in your step class! ha ha

David & Shelley said...

LOL!!!!!! As soon as I saw the word "focus" on the box I said, Oh NO. NO NO NO NO. :-) I noticed this, too, with packets of Swiss Miss hot chocolate!!! They have some now that they've added caffeine to! So I gotta pay attention when I buy my hot chocolate packets these days. Definitely don't want to give any of that stuff to the kids! People at the gym always ask me how much caffeine I drink to be so energetic. They are always shocked when I tell them I don't drink ANY, but I do a lot of chocolate!

Veda said...

You are so funny.....Hope you have recovered from your overdose!

Amyjo said...

hmmm..i think i need me some of that :)

MOM said...

You look great in this picture!! Of course I can say that - I am your MOM
Love you Amy

Aleasha said...

i would be going for days on end. caffiene makes me crazy!!!!

nadia said...

hilarious! i just found your blog via GOOGLING "crystal light focus". case in point - its THREE a.m. and i am wide awake!!

Nakia said...

tooooo, funny!!!!

Max said...

I found your blog the same way- didn't see the fine print on the box, and was looking for caffeine content. I'm a caffeine fiend, normally from Mountain Dew (but I'm trying to cut down on all that corn syrup), but this Crystal Light surprised me. I think you were mistaken about the 40 mg per package. There's 40 mg per serving- that equals 80 mg per packet since a serving is 1/2 a packet! That's more than a cup of coffee- and when you double the dose, you get twice that! No wonder you were wired.