Sept. 5 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Yesterday was probably my most mentally aggravating days in awhile. I chose to give up drinking cokes on Sunday and I paid for it dearly yesterday with a Migraine. I drank plenty of water but for the most part I slept on and off all day. My meds only made me sleep and I still woke up with a pounding headache. I finally ate dinner around 6p but went right back to bed and slept all night until I woke at 6a this morning. I still have a headache and not feeling well at all. Even though, I'm still excited about losing weight and sticking with my goals, I feel I let myself down yesterday. Part of me just wants to go buy a coke and get rid of this headache. But I know if I do, I have let the drink win and I will feel even worse than I do now. It never really occurred to me how much the physical change would affect me mentally and vice versa. I know I will overcome this small rough patch, it's just going to take time and in the long run, I know I will feel better for making the decision to stop drinking cokes.
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    That's a tough one. I know from experience. While I only drank one 8-oz cola drink a day, I thought I was going to die that first week of withdrawal. The headaches were horrendous. Now, when I'm tempted to drink a caffeine drink, I just recall what I had to go through and it keeps me sane and caffeine free. Water tastes all the sweeter with victory.

    Best of luck,
    2952 days ago
    The Coca Cola addiction is starting to show some progress. The headaches are beginning to lighten up and I do feel much better today. Thank you all for the encouragement! It was just a matter of will power. I'm still trying to find my way thru this site. For some reason I can't get my workouts to save so I need to figure that out and got back about 2 days. Other than that, I feel I am on the right track. Keep on Keeping on! emoticon
    2958 days ago
    It generally takes 2-3 days to get through caffeine withdrawl - hang in there!
    2958 days ago
    I went through caffeine withdrawal once. It was very hard but not impossible. I ultimately withdrew by cutting back rather than going cold-turkey. Whatever way you feel is best of you, you can do it!

    2958 days ago
    It can be really tough to do, but you'll look back on this and thank yourself big time for making the effort. Those withdrawal symptoms will go away in time.
    2958 days ago
    It's withdrawal and (as they always say) the first 3 days are the worst! The important thing is that you're recognizing that NOT drinking one is the better decision, not the EASIEST one but a good one. Keep it up!!
    2958 days ago
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