It’s been 282 days since I quit caffeine. Technically, I do still ingest minute amounts. I drink decaffeinated coffee a couple times a day, and I have the occasional cup of hot chocolate. I do not, however, drink regular coffee or tea any longer, and I avoid all other caffeine where I can. I’ve learnedContinue reading “It’s been 282 days since I quit caffeine; what I’ve learned”
The coffee thing might or might not be to blame for February being in the dumps, but February’s word counts are way down. It’s my worst month since July. I held off the usual slump for January with the daily writing, but it seems to have slipped its way into February instead. I quit theContinue reading “February slip”
I should be beyond the caffeine withdrawal at this point, so I’m not sure why I’m not sleeping one iota better. In fact, I’m almost willing to say I’m sleeping worse. Caffeine has never kept me from being able to fall asleep, but it does make it easier for me to forget that I needContinue reading “Disappointed but sticking it out”
Sleep was not great last night, but I feel fine today. I don’t have a headache and didn’t have one yesterday either, so I think I’m past that part of caffeine withdrawal. I will say that my ability to concentrate is toast right now. I’ve had a two hour timer going this morning and I’veContinue reading “No caffeine again today and no headache”
I’ve made it through weaning myself off caffeine. Today was the first day I didn’t need any coffee (or tea) at all to stave off a headache. Now I’m waiting on any lingering withdrawal symptoms to fade away. I don’t know that there are any left, to be honest, but I’m giving it another dayContinue reading “First full day off caffeine”
The coffee/caffeine weaning is going well. I woke up with a heavy head and a slight headache this morning but overall I feel good. I’ve got my 4 oz of coffee sitting beside me (made with only 1 tsp. of coffee) and I’ll have another in a few hours if this one doesn’t knock theContinue reading “Mental barriers to forward progress and a caffeine withdrawal check in”
It’s time for an experiment! I’ve quit caffeine cold-turkey too many times to count in my life and I know what to expect—so I am not going cold-turkey. The last time I quit caffeine, I weaned myself off it and it worked out so much better. That’s the path I’ll be taking this time, nowContinue reading “It’s time to quit caffeine (coffee) (again)”
Sessions logs—that never materialized. :o
I love coffee; it really doesn’t love me. I blame the caffeine.
Time to move on from caffeine, again. :)
In my post about how moderation doesn’t work for me, I laid out a plan for an experiment with abstinence and a strict adherence to my schedule. It’s been a few days. And yeah. Some of it’s working out pretty well. Some of it isn’t. Here are the details. The no sweets experiment is goingContinue reading “Experiments update”
I’ve quit coffee again. I’m not having a hard time of it this time, no coffee cravings, I mean, and maybe that’s because I was off it for a while—and all these withdrawal symptoms have just made me stubborn. I’m tired of coffee/caffeine having this power over me and making me feel this way justContinue reading “No more coffee—really!”
I decided to try a fake-out this morning, and I’m surprised but it actually seems to be working. I boiled up some water in my teapot as usual (I love my little blue teapot!) and poured it into a tea cup on top of 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and 1 drop of lemon essentialContinue reading “Fake tea works for me”
I’m not supposed to be drinking coffee. It’s something I gave up—again—after finally admitting just how negatively caffeine affects me. But today I gave in to the urge and had two cups of coffee right after lunch. I’m very awake right now and I do regret giving in to the urge, but impulsive behavior isn’t that newContinue reading “Accountability check-in: I had coffee today”
Last night I decided I had to give up coffee again. I started slipping up about a month or two ago, having a home-brewed cup every so often. Then I gave up grinding beans and using my coffee press in favor of single-serving bags as a way to drink just a bit without the hassle.Continue reading “Caffeine Withdrawal—Again”
Hmm. I have to wonder about the cause of my rash of bad decisions. :) I had caffeine again yesterday, although it wasn’t coffee. After another sick day away from writing, I didn’t want to cook, so we had take out, and that included sweet tea. Shouldn’t have done it, but I did. So lastContinue reading “Still sick, stayed up too late again, had caffeine”
Coffee. I shouldn’t have drank it and now… I’m still up at 1:00 am and I know better. Tomorrow is supposed to be me getting back to writing one of my books and working on hitting a word count record. Holy crap. I’ve lost all self-control. I hate caffeine.
A post with possibly too much TMI. Because a little’s okay, you know?
It’s hilarious that I actually forgot to write this excerpt for this post considering the topic of this post.