Thursday, February 17, 2011


In May last year I gave up caffeine.

What followed was months and months of severe anxiety. While I am sure they were not related, the initial stages of the anxiety were triggered by the removal of caffeine from my system.

I lasted 6 months without even a taste of the stuff.

But slowly it started creeping back in. A cup of tea here. A coke there...

The other day I realised I am back to drinking over a litre of diet coke every day again.

How did that happen?

So today I have decided no more. Time to get rid of it again. I feel a lot better without (so does my wallet). 

Already I am feeling the chest flutters that precede the anxiety. But I am not going to let it take hold and I am not going to let it sway me from my decision.

Caffeine free - here we come!


Anonymous said...

You can do it - just 1 hour and 1 day at a time.

Chubby McGee said...

You're so brave! I have tried several times to give up on just doesn't want to give up on me. I definitely equate my one cup of morning coffee as "me-time"...which is why I thiiiiink I can't give it up.

It's a good thing you're stopping the diet soda though. It's SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad for the body. My husband is an addict of it. :(