I used to be a Mt. Dew junky …. over 2,000 calories per day, but I gave it up a few years ago. Now I’m a juice or water kind of guy at work … not much of a coffee fan.
What do you drink the most of at work? (Include department and shift too please …. I’m ER, 1000-2230)
I too work the ER although my shift is 1900-0730. I have recently began a journey to lose 100 pounds and become healthier I have always drank a lot of water but when I was flying as a medic in my former life, the private aviation airports would always have some sort of flavored water, my favorite was always the cucumber mint! So I have recently started filling my cup with water and putting a few slices of cucumber and a few sprigs of fresh mint on the bottom. I let it sit for bit and drink it all night, I just keep refilling it. Makes the water very refreshing and breaks the monotony of plain water with out adding anything artificial. I am down 58 pounds so far and everyone always asks if the cucumber and mint has anything to do with the weight loss. It does not but I always reply, ” you guys have become used to me walking around with cucumber and mint in my water, now when this place finally pushes me over the edge, and I show up with a mojito in my cup, no one will question me!!” That usually gets a good chuckle, but the flavor is great.
I work graveyards (2200-0630) in LTC and need my caffine. I drink a Double Gulp size cup of Cherry Dr. Pepper every shift in the spring and summer and in the fall and winter it’s 3 Chai Lattes (made in the breakroom) or dark hot chocolate each shift.
ER 1430-0300, Sometimes I start with a coffee (the darker the better), but my drink of choice is home brewed green tea or red tea with nothing added. Occasionally I will brew the red as a chai with clove, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and mint, I also occasionally use fresh lemon, but no sweetener of any kind ever in my coffee or tea.
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