Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The 1st step in overcoming an addiction is admitting that you are an addict, right? I think that's what the AA program says. Anyways, to get to the point I am addicted to coffee! I drink a minimum of 2 cups a day but most of the time more than that. A few years ago I went to a nutritionist who helped me with my diet because of my toxin levels at that point I was drinking a pot of coffee a day! I completely weaned myself from all coffee, caffeine, and food from a can. Within 6 months I was eating all natural foods; fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh meats, etc. Basically good for you foods.
I have slowly added coffee back into my diet. I didn't think I was addicted like I was before because I'm certainly not up to my pot a day intake. However this week I started a challenge with some friends of mine. We are eating healthy fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Of course, we are only drinking water! We have milk in our smoothies but basically water. I thought my biggest hurdle was going to be the food. Our caloric intake per day is between 1300 & 1500 calories and we have to exercise for 30 minutes a day, but not so!
Today is only the second day and I am dying with a headache! It's not the food I'm having a problem with. As a matter of fact, I am full! Can you believe it? No, I am having coffee withdrawals. My Keurig is sitting on my counter taunting me! It's saying "You can have just one cup." "One cup surely won't hurt you." "Come on just do it." I don't even drink sugar or cream in my coffee so what would it hurt?
My head is pounding and you may say no it's the food but I know what a caffeine withdrawal headache feels like. It's definitely a headache derived from having no coffee for 2 days. My last cup was on Sunday afternoon! My wonderful or should I say normally wonderful husband is running away from me in fear that I might bite his head off. I realize that anything that has you so addicted that you get a headache or are hateful when you do without it is not good for you!
So, I need your prayers. I don't want anything to have that much of a hold over my life. You may say, 'Geez, Krista it's just coffee. Get over it.;' But really, I don't believe anything should have that much control over my life. This diet thing we are doing is only for 10 days, but I am going to attempt to cut my coffee back to only casually drinking. Not a daily I have to have it kind of thing forever.
There are so many good things can come out of this. 1st and foremost that coffee won't have control of me. 2nd - it will surely save us tons of money. Those Keurig cups are so expensive! 3rd I will be more healthy. So, as your drinking your cup of coffee remember me sitting here with shaking hands, and a roaring headache and say a little prayer for me!