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The big coffee freeze & eating 5 years worth of 5 a day in 5 days

Posted in caffine withdrawal with tags , , on January 26, 2009 by junkartist

Why am I doing this?

I feel unhealthy and lazy, feel older than 36 and the main reason, it took me a week to get over my last hangover…a week..! I used to bounce out of bed hangover or not a few years ago.. not anymore.. age is kicking in and I’m powerless to stop it unless I can radically re-think my lifestyle.

Day 1:   Normally I would start the day with a couple cups of coffee… so I have hot water but I’m so tired by 11am that I have a nap whilst listening to Steve Pavlina podcasts…1pm.. wake up so tired.. it must be the lack of coffee or my complete laziness, I’m not sure which..this is going to be tough. I’ve decided not to go straight into a water fast and have a fruit and veggie fast for a week first. I’ve already got massive headaches and it’s only day one. I never get headaches..

9.41pm update, well after going to the shop buying vegetables and salad my head still ached and felt utterly tired and shit so I basically slept for 3 hours in the afternoon, what the hell is wrong with me.. all this pain for not having a cup of coffee this morning….i’ve still got a headache and quite frankly cant wait until this day is over, the finale of big brother and self help blogs are numbing the pain!

10.30pm  friend calls, friend who is an expert in all thing Biological including and especially human biology..so I tell him I’ve been feeling utterly rough for a whole week since consuming vast amounts of alcohol on Saturday. His reply, “Shit Mel, this means your liver is caving in… you are probably nearing cerocis of the liver.., no one has a hangover for a week..that’s bad..really bad.” Immediately I inform him that I’m going to be ok because I’m going on this mighty health kick and start eating only veggies for 30 days, or maybe a water only fast. He then said,“do you really think your body can take a water only fast after being deprived of nutrients and vitamins and minerals for a good 15 years…, It’s packing up Mel.. you need all the vitamins you can get your hands on not water..” So I guess that put things into perspective a bit. He’s right though, I realised that I probably haven’t had 5 a day or even 1 a day for the past 15 years…opss.

Woke up at 8am.. I actually felt ok and not hideous like all day yesterday although whether that was due to eating veggies or just sleeping most of the afternoon I’m not entirely sure! Was feeling OK but at 2.07pm the banging headaches have returned.

 I’ve also resisted doing anymore creative work or photoshop for yet another day, what is wrong with me.. those lovely pendants won’t make themselves! I did however get a major intuitive happening .. my mouse was sticking to the disgusing yellow plasticky lounge tablemat causing all sorts of havoc, I get a book but that’s not much better. My mind is panicking that I don’t have the money to buy a mouse mat and then a tiny voice whispers to me…”get a sheet of paper”.. so I do, and low and behold a perfect mouse mat that you can write on…brilliant.. devine guidance all from cutting out caffine!

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