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GRADUATION DAY (NO CAFFEINE). Just Packed the Coffeemaker Away.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

As many of you know, I have tried repeatedly to get myself off caffeine. Although my daily intake was only one small mug of coffee a day (nothing else - I don't drink soda), I am very sensitive to caffeine.

Previously, I've done the cold turkey route and have suffered from those detox headaches and body aches for weeks. I've tried weaning gradually before, but it never worked. This time, I think it will stick.

I'd been down to a quarter of a small mug daily and, each time I had it to start my day, I made myself aware of the fact that I really didn't like it or want it. But I made myself do it as part of the weaning process. During this time, I also noticed that I had broken the habit of sipping it throughout the day, as though it was a reward.

This morning, I realized it was time to graduate. I know I'll still get some of those detox aches, but hopefully they won't be very strong or long-lasting.

Graduation day, my friends, and I have a very firm feeling deep in my psyche that this time it will stick. See, no matter how many times you try and fail, it doesn't mean that you should stop trying. One of these days, success will be right around the corner. That's true of so many things.

This morning, just to give my psyche the sense of holding a warm mug, I made herbal tea. I feel victorious. Hooray for me and my soon-to-be caffeine-free body as it takes awhile for the body to expunge it.

Wishing all a happy, healthy day.

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NANCY- 8/24/2014 10:39AM

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Hope you had a great start to your caffeine free Sunday!
Ah Freedom!!!

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DS9KIE 8/24/2014 10:32AM

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WOLFRUNNERONE 8/24/2014 10:19AM

    Been doing the same thing over here good minds think alike ! It is hard ! We can do it ! Hugs K

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CVRONEK 8/24/2014 8:01AM


I do fine with half the caffein, but I know that some people really have an issue.

Great job!

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LIVINGFREE19 8/23/2014 7:54PM


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RR1_RR1 8/23/2014 7:47PM

    Coffees really hard to quit but sounds like your still doing good at quitting! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 8/23/2014 5:35PM


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MOM2ACAT 8/23/2014 3:55PM

    Way to go!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 8/23/2014 2:58PM


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    Good job. Now put that coffee maker somewhere that is hard to get to.

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SANDRALEET 8/23/2014 1:39PM

    I am so lucky can drink a cup or tea no craving Alcohol can become addictive to sum not others

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/23/2014 12:12PM

    Jesse, I am soooo proud of you! (note to myself) (smiling)

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