I live in this evil body. This evil body that almost seems disconnected to my personality type.
We all have vices right. Well I don't drink or smoke or eat a lot of junk food. I enjoy exercising and eating healthy. But there is still those evil vices. Some might not consider my addiction to peanut butter a vice but I certainly do. Because if I ate as much of it as I wanted well, I don't think I'd be too healthy. PB is good in small doses but in large doses it's full of fat. I'm totally digressing here. What was I saying? Oh yeah, one of my vices is my favourite latte at Starbucks. I get a single shot decaf (cuz I can't have a lot of caffeine either - lame) sugar-free cinnamon dolce latte.
Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dolce (from Starbucks) is my favourite damn flavour on the planet. So much so that I have to limit myself. Not only because it costs an insane amount for a latte, but because it wrecks havoc! The last time I was at Starbucks I made a colossal mistake of buying a bottle of the stuff for my own home/personal use. I thought it would stop me from going to Starbucks for my weekly latte and save me some money. Sure it saved me that but the downside to it was that I became addicted to the stuff. I only drink one decaf coffee in the morning. But now I wanted this in my coffee every morning! It was SO delicious!
SO delicious but it came at a price. This lasted one WHOLE week. 7 measly days before I noticed a trend. Headaches. All day every day that seemed mostly intolerant to pain killers. I will admit that 7 days went by that I was taking pain killers every day multiple times a day before I realized that 7 days of straight headaches was a bad sign.
Yeah, I'm a loser diabetic who can't tolerate artificial sweeteners. How much does that suck? More than anyone can probably know. I have known this for years, headaches and stomach cramps. Usually I can get away with a small amount every few days but certainly not constantly. It means that all diet drinks are almost out of the question.
Once I stopped putting this glorious sugar-free syrup in my coffee the headaches immediately stopped.
I now need to get rid of it or give it to someone because if it's around, the headaches will persist. I'm weak. Looks like spending money on a latte (or two) a week is really my only option.
Sigh. At least I still have Stevia. (for now)