Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quitting caffeine

For the second time in my adult life, I have quit caffeine. You may recall I did this last year when I did the whole elimination diet. It was wildly successful. Not. I had a rough time for a couple weeks, then things settled out and I pretty much lived my life without it. Until I decided I'd had enough, and just jumped right back into coffee drinking.
Cute or terrifying? Can't he be both?

Coffee is a bit of a slippery slope for me. I can have a cup a day, but then one day I'll have 2, like how nice that afternoon lift feels, and have 2 from then on. Then, I might have a long meeting to go to, or I'm cold, or bored, or didn't sleep well, and I have a third cup and there's no looking back. I rarely go past the third cup, because things get weird for me after that. I'm fairly sensitive to the effects of caffeine, so I get jittery, headachey, and overall just terrible feeling very quickly

I'm about a week into the no coffee thing, and it's going ok. I miss the whole "come in to work, have a warm cup of coffee, ease into the day" thing. My withdrawal headaches have passed though, which is nice. I'm doing well. I think. 

And since I failed to use this gif when it was VERY appropriate in a previous post, here it is, with no context. 

That's a fact. 

I've been watching a lot of Parks and Rec. 

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