..and it seems to be working OK for me. I have the odd full-caff but not many.
I’m now just a couple of pounds away from my next IVF cycle so I should probably make an effort to move more towards a ban on caffeine. Perhaps one day on, one day off.
Although thinking about it, some days if HA doesn’t have coffee before he leaves the house, I drink an entire cafetiere of half-caff all to myself, which is as much caffeine as I would drink if I made full-caff and he had some of it. Shit.
Not only have I been working pretty much full time, I am having the most horrible stressful time at the moment which has me waking up in the middle of the night or very early (4am early) in the morning. If I didn’t have coffee I would be falling asleep at my desk or in the car, so I am giving myself a free pass until things smooth out. Which may be some time.
Starting a new job and halving caffeine in the same week is not a good idea. I went to bed at 9.30pm last night and slept right through till 7am. I’ve just bailed and drank one full-strength cuppa joe to get me through the afternoon and tonight’s Zumba but I suspect I’ll be in bed by 10pm again.
Urgh, zombie. Braiiiiiinnnnnsssss.
It looks like I may be doing an other IVF cycle soon so it’s now imperative that I get off the caffeine.
I’ve had my usual volume of coffee, just half-caffeinated. And I’m exhausted. Bollocks.
Oops. I don’t know how that happened. I’m knackered, and I can’t work out why. There are many potential reasons – it’s mid-winter, I’m stuffed full of cold, it’s been a stressful week, I haven’t slept well. I half-need caffeine, and half-blame it for the state I’m in. Urgh. Anyway, I am going to be working more (hopefully) in the new year, and I’m still a fair way off my next IVF cycle, so I’m not quite decided on what I’m going to do with this goal. Will working three jobs be OK if I can’t rely on the odd boost of megacoffee to keep me going?
..and exhausted the whole time. Ugh.
I know, I know.
At least I haven’t smoked for over five years now. Caffeine seems to be such a hard habit to kick. I wish Allen Carr had written Easy Way to Stop Drinking Caffeine before he died.
I’ve switched entirely to rooibos or herbal tea and decaf coffee and I feel OK. Not buzzing with energy but there are many other factors right now that are taking their toll on my health. Without the perk factor of coffee, I’m less bothered about the taste of it, and I’m finding myself opting more frequently for rooibos, which is handy because it’s the weekend now and we only have one cafetiere, so my fella can fill it full of caffeinated coffee and buzz to his heart’s content.
We’ve actually run out of decaf now and I’m thinking about going without it full stop for a while (apart from perhaps while out and about), since there are some health claims about the decaffeination process which I’m none too happy about.
I’ve been just dandy all week on the decaf coffee (plus one cup of proper tea at Paper’s house when I forgot that tea also contains caffeine) but this weekend it’s catching up with me. I slept ten and a half hours, but this afternoon I have been unbelievably sleepy and I’ve had to have several naps. It’s been quite debilitating, to be honest – I wouldn’t trust myself to drive right now, and I wanted to get a job application done, but I’ve lost much of the day to lying under a Slanket on the sofa. I’m too tired even to eat properly and I’m having crackers, cheese, cherry tomatoes and hummus for my tea. I am, however, stuffed full of IVF drugs and my ovaries feel like bowling balls, so it’s not necessarily all due to coffeelessness. I hope I feel better tomorrow after a good sleep.
It’s been around three years since I broke my year-long caffeine fast and in that time I’ve completely re-addicted myself. Being at home all day means that real, fresh coffee is constantly on tap and mmm, it’s delicious.
But I am going to be pregnant in the very near future, and caffeine is quite literally a poison – definitely not something I want to be feeding my foetus. So it’s time to cut it out again. I’ve been putting it off, giving myself excuses – last week I had two major Zumba events and a job interview, for which I didn’t want to be super-sleepy. But now’s the time – I’m pumped full of hormones and IVF meds anyway, so what better way to mask their side-effects by mingling them in with extreme caffeine withdrawal? I’ve been preparing with half-and-half caffeinated and decaf coffee for about a fortnight now, and today I’ve gone fully decaf. Unless I forget or I’m accidentally fed caffeine by a friend, I don’t intend to partake of caffeinated drinks (except perhaps the odd swig of Coke) until I’ve given birth to a healthy, caffeine-free baby.