Friday, October 12, 2012
I had to come up with a really big decision today. Unfortunately there is something more important than my calorie counting and exercise. So I will be taking a month or so off this way of eating. In December 2011. I quit smoking. Now I have to suffer the next month or so to get my body away from caffeine. I was so sick this morning. I had horrible pressure in my temples, I had to wear black sunglasses just to function in my already dark house (Husband and I both have a sensitivity to the sun. If I go out side longer than 30 min and I am directly in the sun, I feel someone pored acid on my skin.) just because I had a cup of tea yesterday and I didn't drink a can of Mountain dew. So I was figuring it is a better idea if I cut my caffeine now so I don't have to worry about it when I loose my weight. I've been drinking coffee since I was 5 yrs old which is much longer than when I started smoking. So I know it won't be easy. However I decided it is best for me and my son. One can of soda is 170 calories and a cup of tea is about the same because I use honey instead of any other sweetener.
I kind of do feel a little disappointed in myself but I know if I don't get away from the caffeine now I won't loose the weight I need to. I know to some people I'm making the wrong decision for stopping my calorie count, but I do have other medical conditions that the caffeine withdrawal will effect and I need to keep them under control for my family's sake. I know this morning I had a problem with my migraines. The longer I go through the caffeine withdrawal it will effect my bipolar, anxiety, Fibromyalgia, and just my normal every day functions. I want to still be the best mom I possibly can be even when going through caffeine withdrawal so I feel it is a safer and smarter approach to not add any other stress to my plate. Once I am Caffeine free and functioning. I will be back and better than ever.
I wish you all the best of luck and hope you are not disappointed in me for making this decision.
I shall return