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Coffee Before Talkie

 

Can I get an AMEN?

The last two weeks, I’ve been getting up early to start my day off right. The first day the girls slept till their normal time of 6:30/6:45. Every day since, they woke up within 10 minutes of me. Sigh.

But even with the added company to my wish-it-were-silent mornings, it’s been really good for me to start my morning off early. These early mornings have allowed me to take my time, rather than feeling rushed and overwhelmed. And so I can sit down and leisurely drink my coffee, check my emails and enjoy what the day presents.

What’s your Friday Joy? Do you enjoy early mornings and leisurely sipping your coffee?

 

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For all of you waiting on pins and needles for more information on my headaches, I’ve got something for you! I’ve been off sugar for 15 days now. Don’t feel too bad for me, since I’ve started experimenting more with agave and honey to make cakes and muffins. They taste pretty much the same and my sweet tooth is satisfied.

Now, for the headaches themselves, I’ve noticed a sure pattern. For the first two days of my sugar fast my head was pounding. This also happened to be a time when my monthly cycle was having a shift. I did great day 3-13 but then yesterday out of nowhere my head started pounding. Up to this point I had had the beginnings of headaches, but nothing actually happened. So yesterday I was thrown off guard that my headache went from nothing to full blown in such a short time. It lasted half the day and I went to bed early because I was starting to feel sick to my stomach. I did a little tracking and realized my cycle is shifting again.

Now, this is what I’ve concluded:

1. Without sugar my headaches have been far more infrequent – making me think that going totally sugar free might not be the worst idea ever.

2. My headaches are effected a lot by hormones. Which I can’t really control. Bummer of a deal. I’m starting to research/explore that whole field.

My guess is this experiment is going to last through November – with me adding back in some sugar to test out my theory. I did go back on the coffee kick, because, well, coffee is my BFF, my cheerleader in a cup. We all knew I couldn’t part with it for too long.

 

It’s always hard for me to come off a more serious post. But if you’re going to do it, do it right.

After nearly two painful weeks without coffee, I’m waving my white flag. I’m going back to my liquid energy. And here’s why:

Thanks to Leah for passing this along!

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Last Monday started my no coffee diet and this past Friday started my no sugar diet. I’ve been without coffee or sugar for four days and I’m starting to ask myself “What have I done?!?

My energy level was pretty high all week until Friday. By Friday afternoon I was exhausted. And exhausted pretty much describes my weekend. I don’t know if it was cutting out my afternoon sugary pick-me-up but I took a nap Friday and Sunday morning. Originally my no coffee diet allowed me to have one cup of coffee on Sunday mornings {during house church}, but this Sunday Hannah was sick so I stayed at home. By the afternoon Jonathan said I really needed coffee because I was running on nothing and it showed. I had 16oz mug and felt a ton better.

As for the headaches, they came around Friday and Saturday afternoon. Friday was more intense then Saturday, lasting for a couple of hours and forcing me to lay down for a little while. It had residual effects the rest of the day, but lost its intensity by the evening. Saturday was more of a dull ache and was easy to push through. I’m praying that perhaps they were both sugar withdraw headaches and that as the week goes on I will see them less and less. After all that is my goal.

Finally, Jonathan and I agreed to wait this week without coffee, but to perhaps start drinking it again come next week. If my energy level stays this low, I need something to help me get through the day. I’m juggling with whether to have decaf, half caf or regular. I might start off slow {half caf}, having a cup every other day and go from there. Although, my theory has always been: Go big or go home. So perhaps going back to regular coffee the best option.

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