Tuesday, June 4, 2013

If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning." ~Mae West

Well it now been ONE WEEK since giving up caffeine.
GIVE UP CAFFEINE .... WHAT THE HECK?!! I hear you wail.

Well whilst Googling even more websites about infertility and more diet miracles that will help transform my sad ovarian sacks into bouncy happy healthy balls of fertility ( I imagine them as those little Inner Health Plus dudes)
I did find a common thread with most. Get in at least 30 minutes of movement a day, eat shit loads of green leafy veges, take folate tablets, drink lots of water, give up the durries and the turps and GIVE UP THE CAFFEINE.
Now, I already eat mountains of greens and drink about 2 litres of water with Apple Cider Vinegar (some Pinterest site told me it would help neutralise my gut acid which has got to be good ... right?).
I take one of those Pregnancy Plus multi vitamin mineral tablet every night.
I gave up the cancer sticks about 4 years ago & surprisingly BWS hasn't gone into liquidation with my giving up the grog just over a year ago. I figure if I can give up the beloved grape then I can ditch the double shot skinny lattes.
Initially, for the first 3 days it felt like an alien had burrowed into the base of my neck & spread it's tentacles into my skull (tentacles with razors instead of suction pads) and then proceeded to squeeze & tear into my brain causing migraine like symptoms & a feeling like I simultaneously wanted to rip my own scalp off with one of work's Stanley knives and stab with my Staedtler black pen the next person who looked at me . I felt like I had been taken over by an alien.
"Holy shit" I surmised through squinty bleary eyes "If this is what detoxing from caffeine is like imagine what that shit is actually DOING to my brain!!!"
After 3 days the horrific head-ache stopped. I realised that the hip coffee shop next door does a brilliant large skinny flat white decaf that is JUST as good as 'normal' coffee and the office Decaf Moccona is pretty good too! The only thing I now notice is I get really tired around 3pm or maybe my eyes are just tired from looking at too many pictures of Grumpy Cat on the Internet.
My other amazing achievement this week is that I have made time in my day for some exercise.
I walk for 15 minutes before I start work then 15 minutes at lunch & then 15 minutes when I get home. Better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick I'd say. The 15 minute blocks work in well with my hours. So with my mega Color Run walk on the weekend I have clocked up 26 Activity Points this week. BOOYARRRR!
Now, according to my bizarre circus freak loss/gain weight chart, this week I am due to lose around 1.8kg.
I hope so. I've been pretty darn good this week.
So we shall see eh?

1 comment:

  1. I don't want to rain on your parade at all - but you might want to limit how much decaf you drink. Google has a number of posts about potential side effects - whether they're true or not who knows, but if you're doing this to be healthy...

    How about chai lattes?

    Good luck for your weekly weigh in :)