Friday, June 07, 2013

Okay, that's enough of that!

Because every night I am up having sleepless hours and nightly escapades, I am seriously going to have to limit my rather large and generous intake of caffeine. You know, the stuff I inhale like oxygen. No kidding, it always makes me feel good, but I have to get serious and choose between drinking a lot of it or sleeping well. I have decided to sleep well.
I am going to limit myself to four cups of coffee a day; two in the morning and two in the afternoon and those will have to do. I will have them at the most crucial times of the day anyway. Once when I get up and once when I have that dip in the day and I need energy. The rest of the time I am going to have to learn not to be dependent on it and drink something else, even if it is just plain old ice water.
I don't know why I got sensible suddenly, but I suppose there is a time and place for everything and this is it. I have to quit fooling around and act like I can just absorb caffeine nonstop, like I am an enormous sponge, without it having consequences. At this point, I wish I had never started drinking coffee and had always continued drinking tea, which I did as a kid for a long time. I may revert to the habit.
Right, having made that public, it's all settled then and I had already made this afternoon's ration of just two cups and I am working on the second one. That's more than enough to give me the pick me up I need and have my brain working just fine, thank you very much. I don't need to function any better than this.
After the Exfactor did the groceries, I fixed dinner for lunch and ate half of it, because I was ravenous. It was like I had had no breakfast at all, while I ate two slices of dark whole grain bread with apple paste that was just sour enough to give me a kick and was finger licking good. Whatever can be said about me, it is true that I do have a healthy appetite and enjoy every meal.
The Exfactor also brought me a big carton of apple juice and I had that in a tall glass over ice cubes and it was mighty tasty, but gone too quick because of my everlasting thirst. And that, I think, is because of the medication and there is nothing that can be done about that.

1 comment:

Wisewebwoman said...

I only recently cut back on the coffee.

I think all these little addictions, well some are big, are kicked in stages. Just remember how you kicked the nicotine. So just wean off the coffee.

And don't forget the decaff for emergencies. I have a good decaff French roast on hand always.