Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am addicted to coffee.
I’m making an honest attempt to cut down on my coffee intake for a lot of reasons. One is the hope that cutting back on caffeine will help with some of my physical anxiety symptoms. Another is the fact that I add way too much sugar and creamer (and therefore empty calories) to every cup of coffee I pour, which isn’t helping my “eek I need to lose some of this antidepressant weight” problem.
I’ve been drinking a lot more water lately, which can only be a good thing, and because I’m not sure I could handle quitting caffeine altogether, I’ve switched to tea when I want a non-water beverage to drink. I don’t have to add anything to it and it doesn’t take but a few minutes to make, so it’s been a good substitute. However, today I felt like I deserved a treat, so went and got a massive iced coffee. Let’s see if I sleep at all tonight.
So far my experiment is going pretty well, but then again, there aren’t a lot of hours to go around at work right now, so I’m in the middle of a four-day weekend and have time to sleep, be lazy, etc. The extra sleep is making up for the missing caffeine, but I can’t guarantee it’ll always be that way. I’ve tried to quit coffee before, and ended up going right back to it. Maybe this will be the time it sticks.