If you know me or follow me on twitter or read this blog, you know that I love coffee!!!! I mean L-O-V-E coffee. I love the taste of it, the smell of it, I just love coffee. When I was a little girl, I used to finish off the bottom of my Pop-Pop’s cup and of course at the time, I was really drinking sugar with coffee added but hey he was the apple of my little eyes and I wanted whatever was a part of him.
As I grew up, I stopped having coffee made *light and sweet* as he had, and went to just a splash of cream but still heavy on the sugar. That evolved into no cream but still heavy on the sugar. For the last several years, I have finally decreased the amount of sugar because you know that much of any good thing isn’t good for you! Plus, I figured, I was sweet enough! 😉
So you are probably wondering then why does the title say no coffee……because for the last week, I have given up coffee. I have not had not one single solitary cup of java in a week.
I haven’t gone insane, my hair has not been pulled out nor is it standing on end, I have been fine.
You see, my tummy was going through some issues and I couldn’t put my finger on the root cause of the problem. When it first happened about a month ago, I chalked it up to something I ate that didn’t agree with me. That episode lasted about a week. This latest episode was heading towards a week when after much prayer, I was led to stop drinking coffee. Now, if I wasn’t having tummy issues, my brain would have ignored that message. But when I sat and looked back over what liquids I took in during the course of a day, I drank more coffee than anything else. It was my go-to drink. A few cups in the morning and if I felt like I needed a late afternoon pick-me-up it was nothing to brew some more or make a beeline to Wawa.
I have been drinking tea in the morning now and I am sure that has helped with any caffeine withdrawal symptoms. My tummy is feeling much better and believe it or not, I feel better. I feel like I was using coffee as my crutch to wake-up, perk up and just plain exist but now I don’t need it.
I am not sure if this is a forever thing but I know it is the best thing for me right now.