Oh Sweet Diet Pepsi.

I went and saw my doctor last week, and when the blood pressure cuff came off, she wasn't really thrilled with the number.

I told her I haven't ever had a problem with my blood pressure in the past, (and I go to the doctor pretty regularly, so it wasn't like I was exagerating), so then she asked;

"How much stress do you have in your life?"

Me talking to myself in my head - Ummm, a crapload. But how do you explain that to someone who has no idea what you do, and when you say you sit at a desk, she'd think you were lying?

So I said - "Kind of a lot."

Then the Dr. asked, "How much caffeine do you drink?"

Me - "Well, I try to stay under a 6-pack of Diet Pepsi a day."

Let's just say she wasn't real thrilled with that answer.

So along with reducing my Diet Pepsi intake (oh sweet Diet Pepsi....how I longed for you this week!), I'm also trying to reduce how much stress I put on myself at work.

While this week (and month) probably hasn't been the best one for working on this, a girl's gotta start someplace.

So tonight
- as I head into the weekend (so thankful for a 4 day week!) -
I'm going to leave my stress at the door.

I'm going to have a great time at Bunco tonight.
I'm going to enjoy spending time with my husband.
I'm going to visit with friends.
And I'm going to enjoy myself.

And next week, when I get back, I'm going to keep reminding myself to keep calm.

Marathon shoes....not sprinting shoes.

Here's to a less stressful week next week....for all of us.

Because to be honest - I think reducing my stress level will be easier than reducing my caffeine consumption. ;)


  1. cheering you on ...here's to more water and small cans of d.p. :)

  2. You can do it!!! There IS such a thing as caffeine-free drinks! :-)


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