uGh... caffeine again.....
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Have been on and off caffeine as my mother's health has been on a horrific roller coaster; she is battling a super bug that has been threatening her life, literally all of 2015. When I get stressed extremely; or am driving long distances I crave caffeine.
And although I had kicked it before; this was a weakness I caved into. My first week back on soda I felt fine, the second week, I didn't. I knew what it was, though still leaned on that daily caffeine to push through the stress daily for a few weeks. Would lie to myself and say I'd only have it on the weekends, then find myself still buying soda on a weekday.
So, today is day three without it and I am finally waking up not completely exhausted. Coming off of caffeine gives me severe headaches, backaches, muscle fatigue and generally I feel like a narcoleptic.
I love the feeling of true energy that I feel without caffeine, and simply have to suffer through the withdrawals of it like a bad flu bug has hit me.
Already my thinking is much more clear, my motivation for life is back, and the headaches etc are slipping away! I am looking forward to this weekend, and to NOT letting myself slip up with soda; it is just NOT WORTH IT. I've been reaching for vitamin water instead, I know it is still not as good as the water out of our own sink, but I find using it as a stepping stone works, as does fruit. Here we go again, off the caffeine train. For the? Fourth? Time????
Fall down 7 times, get right back up, yes?!