Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day 2 of the New & Improved, Caffeine-Free Me

Well, I decided yesterday that I must ditch the caffeine once and for all.  Really, it isn't the caffeine so much as the sugar (or rather, high-fructose corn syrup), but since I take my caffeine in the form of cola rather than coffee, they are, unfortunately, inseparable.  And since I came to this conclusion, this is not in the nature of a "New Year's Resolution" but rather just a completely unrelated stab at personal improvement.

If my plan is wildly successful, I'll be raving about my strong will and self-discipline and, if it tanks horribly, I'll probably be figuring out how to edit this post so that it is as if I had never said anything.

We have a busy January coming up, so if I'm lucky, I'll be too busy to notice.  Seriously, I have tried this before, and once the headache stops, I don't really care so much about having more caffeine.  It all boils down to a bad habit.  

So this is Day 2, and it's almost over.  Almost time to go back to normal after the craziness that begins right around Thanksgiving each year.  So Day 3 will begin a 5-day work-week, too.  Work days will be the biggest challenge, since the caffeine is free and readily available, thus making strong will and self-discipline all the more necessary.

Wish me luck.


ClumberKim said...

I went caffeine-free for four years. It wasn't the end of the world. You can definitely do it! (It's easier than law school or the bar exam.)

Jen said...

Thanks, Kim. My main concern really is the sugar...and I just can't bring myself to drink diet anything, so I have to throw the baby out with the bathwater, unfortunately! Day 3 is going well so far...I'm sure I'll have more posts as time goes on.