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CAFFEINE OR NO CAFFEINE


Saturday, January 09, 2010

Yesterday, I was 98% caffeine free. I also did my burst exercise for 30 minutes for the very first time. I have 2 jobs. One I do from home along with my homework during the day, the other one I do at night. Last night, I found myself at work trying to transcribe doctor's dictations with a splitting headache!!!

Let me tell you, headaches and doctors dictations do not go well together!! OUCH.

I am thinking the new exercise coupled with the fact I didn't drink any caffeine yesterday attributed to this? OYE... I hope it is done with. I'm off to work 2-11 today. I can't complain. I have a job. I'm very grateful these days for that. I just don't want to do my job with another headache!! My line count suffers tremendously when I do.

And I'm thinking, will no caffeine actually help my metabolism? Sighs... ODE TO STARBUCKS.



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CINCYDORA 1/13/2010 11:02AM

    You know Pavlov's dog, right? After years of coffee drinking, your body probably associates the flavor and aroma with wakefulness as much as the actual caffeine. Switching to decaf preserves 2 of the 3 componants that trigger your body to pep up. Without the caffeine, the result probably doesn't last as long, but it might be all the boost you need. And you'll sleep better at night without it. It's behavioral training at a very simple level.

I went through caffeine withdrawal about 8 years ago and I'll never forget the headaches. Aside from the small amount in my green tea, I usually use caffeine for medicinal purposes. It works great at taking the edge off my sinus headaches. I don't drink sodas and have become a big fan of tea. In fact, when I'm in the mood for coffee I find that a hot mug of chocolate tea or Earl Gray with some sugar and cream does the trick better than the coffee itself. However, ou'll still find me some days in the break room at work with my nose about 10 inches from the freshly brewed coffee, inhaling deeply. I've broken the habit but there's still a whisper of my past affection for the tasty stuff.

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INDELIBLE.INK 1/9/2010 12:06PM

    Hhhhmmm.... silly me. I never thought of that. Thanks.

And... psychology? I love it but am a little confused as to how to apply it in this situation? Can you explain please? :)

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MYCUTEGIZMO 1/9/2010 12:05PM

  How about trying the decaf but using psychology to make up for it?

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