Thursday, March 12, 2009

Crazy Idea

Myself and two of my co-workers decided we would agree to give up caffeine for 90 whole days. What a terrible idea! I am like three days into it and am finally not feeling like a crazy person. The first two days I felt like I could fall asleep at any time. I was so grumpy to everyone! At one point my husband begged me to just “go have a coke”. Which ended in me telling him how unsupportive he is…. I think I actually said “would you tell a drug user in detox to go use something to make them more bearable”? Like this is the same thing…
The first two nights when I came home from work I had a nap right away. I had great difficulty focusing on homework. I sat there for 20 minutes looking at words on paper, but could not focus on what they might actually mean. By 7 PM both nights I had a splitting headache. The good news is, I slept like a baby both nights and woke up feeling wide awake and great. But by 9 or 10 that morning, I would be dragging like crazy.
I really didn’t think I drank that much caffeine to begin with, but jeez, I guess so. I haven’t really craved the taste of coffee or coke (my drinks of choice) since the first day. I have always drank a lot of water, but now it’s pretty much all I have. On the plus side, I am a lot less hungry.
People have said how great I will feel after a few weeks of no caffeine… less tired… less grumpy… I don’t know, but I will just go back to feeling “normal” as in before I decided to take all the good stuff away..

3 comments:

kendrasue said...

I gave up pop for Lent and holy hell I had a withdrawal headache for almost a week! Good luck with giving it up! I am in week 3 and still pop free!

Brooke said...

Way to go! I think I am finally over the hump... I am coping a little better now!

Needsleepy said...

OMG why!? LOL Just kidding...I mean ...that is awesome! I did that when I was pregnant with the twins...how brutal of me! I did have a trick though...I would drink non caffeine soda. It tricked my mind easy enough, but my body was very smart...I craved chocolate...so be careful with those hidden caffeine traps that your body will eventually crave. Good Luck!!