I remember back in the old days walking to school, in the snow... Sorry, wrong story. Actually I was thinking back to my early days in the restaurant business. It was 12+ hour shifts, followed by trip to the local hangout spot or someone's house depending on the hour. We would stay up most the night, go home (on most occassions), go to sleep, wake up and do it all over.
On weekend nights, with shifts that started at 4pm and ran until 2am or later, someone always had "mini thins" or "white crosses" to pep us up for the busy nights. I'm not proud, but it worked. Sometimes, in a pinch, a diet pill would work too.
What made me think of this was a recent trip to the grocery store where I was purchasing the winter meds for the kids in an effort to be prepared and saw their selection of diet pills. Really? I don not remember paying $20 for a package of dexatrim. That is outrageous. If I ever decide to get serious about losing this extra 20 I'm carrying around, pills will not be an option, which means I'll have to do it the old fashioned way...exercise. Maybe laptop lifts?