There's nothing more that I like in the mornings than to grab a hot cup of java. Before anyone speaks to me. Yea, I'm that person. I'm that cliche; "Don't talk to me until I've had my coffee." I LOVE MY COFFEE. However, in the last few years I have noticed that the feeling is not reciprocated. My coffee is not loving me back..
One of my doctors suggested that I just wean myself off of it and my husband thought that was a pretty good idea too; probably because he lives with me. But no...I decided to just cut the head of the snake off!
I bought decaffeinated coffee to prepare myself and yes, I know that it has trace amounts of caffeine in it. But believe me, it's nothing compared to the real stuff. Then Saturday I kept Parker Ann and Livie overnight and started my caffeine detox Sunday. I got both girls up and dressed and to church. That alone was an accomplishment since I was by myself over the weekend, but doing it with no caffeine was nothing less that miraculous. After church I dropped each girl off at their respective houses and then went home where I grabbed my pillow, got into my favorite chair and slept until 4 p.m.! When I awoke, it was with a headache. The withdrawals that my doctor had warned me about had set in (ugh...). It was at this point that I knew it wasn't going to be easy telling my dearly beloved caffeine good-bye.
And so, I decided to share with y'all the stages of withdrawal from caffeine:
DAY 1: I CAN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN/OMG WHAT A HEADACHE!
DAY 2: FALSE SENSE OF HOPE/I FEEL PRETTY GOOD
DAY 3: I NEED A NAP SOOOO BAD/NOT ANOTHER HEADACHE (Ugh...)
DAY4: I'M GROUCHY BUT HOPEFULLY OPTIMISTIC THAT I WILL SURVIVE
DAY5: I ACTUALLY HAVE MORE ENERGY WITHOUT CAFFEINE THAN WITH IT
And just like that...I'm done with caffeine! It's been pretty brutal but now that I've made it this far I will never go back. Bye-Bye, Caffeine, I'm done with you!