Monday, October 19, 2009

Caffeine

More body purification news! I know, I know...what is happening to me?

Last week I decided to give up caffeine.

I was never a big coffee drinker, but this school year has really messed with my energy levels (waking at 6 and being at work at 7:15 is hard!!) and I picked up a coffee habit pretty quickly. I was getting headaches like clockwork when the caffeine wore off, and I was not about to start drinking coffee during the day too.

Instead I decided to just cut it out.

I rarely drink soda, so it shouldn't be an issue giving that up as well. The one thing I do drink on a pretty regular basis is iced tea. Unsweetened, of course. I haven't had any since my anti-caffeine moment, but I am pretty sure I will start drinking it again once I am completely headache free. So I guess the more accurate description of this new lifestyle is limited caffeine intake.

I will get my warm drink fix in the morning with hot chocolate and herbal tea and perhaps a decaf Pumpkin Spice Latte every now and then. They make them decaf, right?

Speaking of Starbucks....

Jenn at Jeans Friday is giving away five Starbucks prize packs! Head over to her blog to enter. Tell her I sent you!

http://jeansfriday.blogspot.com/2009/10/starbucks-giveaway.html

You can enter the giveaway by answering Jenn's super easy question (or follow, blog, tweet, etc.). This not only gives you an entry, but also helps her to win her own prize pack, including Bose headphones. If you read Jenn's blog you know that she travels all the time for work and the headphones would be a welcome addition to her carry-on bag. So go help her win and maybe get a prize pack too!

19 comments:

  1. I've never been a Caffeine junkie but I have definitely gone through periods of dependency.

    That being said, I gave it up for good this summer and have been feeling SO good... it's really nice.

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  2. Good for you girl! I am unfortunately addicted to diet coke, but know I should give it up. I think if I didn't work I could haha!

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  3. Wow! You're on a roll. I tried to give it up but it was way too painful. I think I'm officially addicted. So, now I only have it in the mornings in my coffee. The rest of the day I'm totally caffeine free. I do miss iced tea (unsweetened as well!)

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  4. i used to be a major caffeine head. i would get the worst headaches too! i gave up pop and all caffeine cold turkey and the headaches stopped right away. i did that for almost 3 months....now i'm back to having one cup of coffee a day in the morning. i still don't drink pop though :)
    good luck hun! you will get through the headaches quickly!!

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  5. My neurologist asked me to try going 100% caffeine free for a year -- including all chocolate -- to see if it would help with my migraines. I didn't really notice a difference, so I now will eat small quantities of chocolate (a small brownie or a chocolate chip cookie, but never a chocolate bar), but no coffee, soda, caffeinated tea, etc., for 3 years now. I don't miss it one bit! It's amazing how quickly the cravings go away once you get over it, and how much better you will feel once you no longer rely on it to jump start your mornings.

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  6. Ohhh I so wish I could kick it. My body needs 10 hours of sleep though, and my work schedule just doesn't allow for it. Instead, I follow my cup of coffee with crest whitestrips...

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  7. You are on a roll! I wish I could kick my coffee habit but I love it too much, there's something about drinking a warm beverage in the mornings that just makes me happy inside! LOL! I have toyed with the idea of quitting coffee and subbing herbal tea but it never was a successful attempt!

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  8. i love that you have a post about giving up caffeine and then also talk about entering my super caffeine filled giveaway. you're the best! :)

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  9. I'm a yo-yo coffee drinker, loved it in high school, shunned it in college, back on it now I'm a big kid.

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  10. I had to stop drinking caffeine 4 years ago. Starbucks can make everything, with the exception of chai tea, decaf. They also have a huge selection of caffeine free tea. They're great for decaffeinated people!

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  11. Good for you for giving up caffeine, I could never ever do it. I love coffee wayyy too much! Love Jenn's giveaway!!

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  12. I've never been much of a caffeine person. If I were going to detox it would have to be booze... and after this weekend, I'm trying. Ugh.

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  13. Congratulations, this can be *so* hard to do! I did it years ago, it was all Diet Coke (I've never had a cup of coffee in my life), and I remember when I stopped being just miserable for several days.

    Good for you!
    tp

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  14. Great job with the cutting the caffeine! It can be so difficult but I am so proud of myself for getting the diet coke and coffee (exception: 1 half caf latte a week) out of my diet! Thanks for blogging about the giveaway as well-- her blog looks super cute!

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  15. You rock girlie! I don't think I could do it... also, I don't have a need or want to right now lol. I'm glad it's working for you though even if it's limited.

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  16. Wow, you're just getting better and better. I've actually never even tried coffee or any type of tea other than herbal, but I couldn't imagine trying to give up something I do drink all the time like juice. Good luck.

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  17. ooh you're better than me. Law school has done nothing but worsen my caffeine habit. I don't see it slowing down until I get pregnant in the future.

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  18. I once cut out caffeine for a year but I love coffee too much :( Soda, I can do without but not my coffee. Good for you though, I'm jealous!

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  19. Okay, now you have really gone overboard! Giving up birth control, no biggie....giving up caffeine, insane!

    I'm just kidding of course, and I admire this move. I need to think about it since I am a caffeine addict through and through. At least I'm thinking about it, right?

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