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Day 1 - No Coffee

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I've been through this before, and wow, am I in for days and days of migraine-like headaches! Even though I don't drink much coffee, I've decided that I really don't like a lot of things about it and that the slight energy-boost is not worth it. It's the only source of caffeine in my life and time to expunge it. Day 1 reminds me how much of this process is so much mental, as well as physical. What do I miss initially? The warmth of holding the cup while I do SP, etc. Yes, I do have herbal tea handy to still be able to do that. Fortunately, I do not like the taste of coffee any longer. Knowing I was going to do this, I purposely eliminated any condiments that would make it taste yummy. Like vanilla or similar. I got to the point where I'd be drinking it and wondering why I do this to myself when I just do not like the taste anymore. I know I'll make it through the day and then the headache will begin. Yikes. That's the hardest part.

As far as a raw diet, I've decided it's not for me. I will, however, add more raw stuff to my days and learn from some of the tips of that regimen.

Have a fun day, sparkfriends.
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  • no profile photo HOKU-ALOHI
    Hey SlimmerJesse!

    With all the fast paced life here in San Diego, seems like for many, coffee is the norm. Although I am a non-coffee drinker I was still stuck with doing the morning Starbucks run for the Execs, on my way in to the office for Wednesday morning meetings.

    I salute you on this healthy habit! I may not drink coffee, but I had a crutch for keeping up with the Execs. Depending how much ZIP I needed there was always Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or Mountain Dew. When I finally went cold turkey on these caffeinated drinks, I had headaches from the caffeine withdrawals for weeks. Plus there went my fake energy.

    It feels good to be healthy, drinking the 8 cups of water daily, eating 3 servings fruit and 5 servings of vegetables lately. These along with the exercise have made me a new person. I have noticed these great changes with you as well. Love how we can plan and track it all with SP.

    Lots of best wishes on your continued successes of health and thank you for sharing your stories in your inspirational blogs!

    emoticon Congratulations! You have won the trophy for "Just say NO to Cuppa JOE!"

    Aloha ~ Maya
    3929 days ago
    I do drink coffee but much prefer tea-any flavor and herbal if it is available.
    Sorry about the migraines.
    3930 days ago
    I agree with you take all the stuff that makes it taste decent. I couldn't drink coffee any more either. Then again I don't drink coffee hardly any more. Depends on if I go out for breakfast then I will. I don't go out an do breakfast but 1 a month.

    3930 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I have never had coffee in my life. Or beer, for that matter. Never understood the need to have something you have to acquire a taste for. I do love wrapping my hands around a warm mug of tea every morning (herbal or decaf, btw).

    But I feel for you!
    3930 days ago
  • BUBBLES1541
    Way to go! I can't give up my coffee..... :(
    3930 days ago
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