Caffeine and IPosted: August 6, 2009
I stopped drinking coffee the day I found out I was pregnant (November 11th 2007). It wasn’t hard to do. I didn’t really want it anymore due to nausea etc. When I was craving to warm tummy hugs coffee offered, I’d have a hot chocolate which only has 5mg of caffeine.
After giving birth, I still stayed away from it because I was (and still am to a certain extent) nursing. As time went on I figured why bother starting up again and getting hooked on it since I clearly do not need it in my life. So lately I’ve been getting decaffeinated drinks or half decaf/half hot chocolate.
Today I went to the coffee shop and they said I’d have to wait as the decaf was just brewing and I went "Oh what the heck? HALF a regular coffee can’t kill me!"
I’ve always been and advocate for the FACT that when you continuously consume something, you are not aware of what it does to you. But when you stop for a prolonged period of time and then re-introduce it, you will find out what it does to you. I’ve experienced this with meat, tobacco, refined sugars and now… caffeine.
About an hour after having finished my drink, my stomach felt weird. I don’t even know how to explain it. I felt shaky and worst of all, I was feeling SWEATY. Most notably in my knee pits and crelbows. It was just horrible! And that was HALF of a medium coffee!!! GOOD LORD! And the supposed rush before the yuck? Totally not worth it. Or was the gross part supposed to be the rush?
I think it’s obvious that I’m not going to have caffeine any more.
On this day:
In 2008 – an ode to the Cosby show
In 2007 – garden pie recipe – totally invented by me
In 2006 – excited about going to see Van Morrisson – little did I know…
In 2005 – nostalgic about those paper prints. I think I gave them to Diana???