Thursday, June 24, 2010

because I know everyone was holding their breath

I passed! The iron test, that is. My iron count was just over threshold, and I gave blood successfully!

Then I ate a giant cheeseburger and had a peanut butter milkshake. Yar.

So glad to tell you the sacrificing caffeine seems to have paid off! Or at least it didn't hurt.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, the irony!

Congratulations. I don't like the Other Me who manifests when I'm decaffeinated, or I'd follow your excellent example.

Lydia Sharp said...

A giant cheeseburger and a peanut butter milkshake? How funny. I had the same thing for dinner tonight. ;)

Josin L. McQuein said...

YAY!!!

But how do you make a peanut butter milkshake?

moonrat said...

Josin--no idea. But if you figure it out, let me know :)

Derek Gentry said...

So do you stay off the caffeine now, or go back?

Heidi C. Vlach said...

Hey, congrats!

And peanut butter milkshake? That sounds amazing, I clearly need to try one sometime.

Anita said...

Congratulations! I knew you could do it!

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

That's huge! I astral travelled some iron over to you - the reverse vampire. I have tears, it worked!

Jena said...

Yay!

And to make a PB milkshake, wouldn't you just put milk, ice cream and pb into a blender and mix? Maybe mix the milk & pb before adding the ice cream?

WritingNut said...

Ooh, congratulations!

And here is a link to a recipe, but it's a peanut butter AND jelly milkshake and it's to die for! Add additional peanut butter and jelly to taste. I usually add a tsp of vanilla essence as well :)

Enjoy!

http://www.1st-milkshake-n-smoothie-recipes.com/peanutbutterjellymilkshake.html

Sarita Rucker said...

Congrats! I'm glad to hear that you were able to donate. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

you had me at peanut butter milkshake.

Lucy said...

Awesome!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations! I haven't been able to give for the past few years...my iron is too low accoring to Red Cross, but not my doctor.

I believe everyone donation helps five people! Three cheers for you EA!

moonrat said...

Derek--I don't know! Because I've gone to the trouble of breaking the addiction now. But the thing is, I really do like a tasty cup of coffee now and then. Maybe I'll drink for fun but not survival.

Derek Gentry said...

Speaking as someone who is still addicted, I say hold out as long as you can (even if it's only a day)!

Kaitlyne said...

You know, I actually have checked back periodically to see how it went. Awesome. Glad it was worth it. :)

Glynis said...

I am having to come away from caffiene. My body is fighting it. I admire your stamina, and can only say, I am trying.

Well done!

Nancy said...

Try adding 1.5 heaping tablespoons of excellent quality espresso powder to 3/4 lb of decaf and mix well.

It gives the decaf a tiny kick in the tongue and only adds the approximate equivalent of one shot of espresso - about 130mg of caffeine to 3/4 lbs of coffee.

Important to know: more is not better (only bitter) and you have to mix the grounds very well before you make the coffee so the espresso powder is evenly distributed.

magolla said...

Huh, I always go for the cheap drunk after I donate. *snort* yeah, I know they tell you not to drink, but I've been doing it (donating/drinking) for years! I'm over the 10 gallon mark.

Pamala Knight said...

Very glad to hear that you're back to your "level" best dear. Sorry for the awful pun. I'm in a mood today.