Yesterday it was officially a month since I gave up caffeine.
Yikes! Did I really just say that? It seems so unreal. I mean, Coca Cola is my drug of choice, people!
Now, to be completely honest, I still have my 1-2 cups of coffee in the mornings. I bought some decaf coffee and just mixed it with the regular coffee that I had left (I'm too frugal to just dump it), so technically my coffee has been half-caf for this past month.
I think that's probably a very good thing though since it seems to have kept me from having any headaches from withdrawal. But I'm well on my way to being totally caffeine-free.
Why am I doing this to myself? Well, for reasons I may go into later. Right now let's just say "for health reasons". Isn't it amazing what we can give up when our health is really threatened?
I never thought I could or would give up caffeine. And even though there have a been a few moments this past month when I would have given my left arm for a Route 44 Vanilla Coke from Sonic (like I said, my drug of choice), I really haven't thought twice about giving it up. It was something that needed to be done. And now it's done.
The immediate benefits of this are 1) I've improved my health already 2) it's cheaper to drink water when you're out to eat 3) it's easier to convince your kids they also want water when you're drinking it yourself.
The long-term benefits have yet to be realized, but I hope they will be many.
How about you? Are you addicted to caffeine or have you said "goodbye" to it?