Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ohmygod, I miss caffeine. I miss it so much. Or at least my head does because the headache I have right now is EPIC.
That's what I get, though, for committing to cutting back on the caffeine. The other side effects? Just some irritability, crankiness, insomnia, lack of concentration, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, muscle stiffness and pain, inability to work (now I have a reason!), nervousness, restlessness, anxiety, fatigue and ringing in my ears.
I'm not so sure that I'm exhibiting many of those effects in that list - you can never guess why I'm cranky. Even still, it's not a fun process. It's actually very hard. Beyond the headaches, I find myself WANTING my 3 p.m. Diet Coke and feeling like the crazy lady at the coffee shop when I order a decaf, non-fat, sugar-free latte.
The good news is that I can still have my coffee (I actually like the taste), and I find that I don't need the "pick me up" in the morning. I think it's just the hotness of the beverage more than the caffeine. I am also drinking more water and discovered the taste of Diet Rite Tangerine.
I will admit that I'm still drinking about one caffeinated beverage a day, usually at lunch, but plan to eliminate that in the coming weeks. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.