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Re: Hedonism 1 vs. Reason 0. » SatinDoll

Posted by Lindenblüte on November 12, 2006, at 18:18:33

In reply to Re: Hedonism 1 vs. Reason 0., posted by SatinDoll on November 12, 2006, at 16:13:06

> Hi Li,
> I hope your shopping trip went okay. I use caffeine and so do a lot of people, I think it is one of the best legal drugs out there to get you going. But.... too much of it is like anything in life, can do harm, plus there is the withdrawal from it each day.


> Caffeine as you know is a powerful drug, and I wouldn't suggest going cold turkey. It can really suck to do that, you will feel it. I would suggest going to at least half either by drinking coffee half reg mixed with half decaf, or pop, half and half, drinking the normal ammounts. I would at least do this for a week, and gradually in another week drink less caffeine.

A sensible suggestion. I've gone cold turkey at least a half dozen times and it sucks. It's a great way for me to get a migraine headache. I suppose I should stick to a half-sized cup of coffee and mix it with either decaf or steamed skim milk (misto). another alternative could be half coffee and half cocoa. that sounds nice.

I already drink a lot of green tea. Maybe I should dilute my tea a little bit, or start brewing white tea. It has even less caffeine than green tea.

By far, my diet has the most caffeine from coffee.

Okay plan:
1) 6 oz of am coffee with a "mixer"
2) green tea the rest of the day

if that goes well, I'll cut out the coffee entirely by week two.

I still like green tea. I think I can keep that under control. Somehow not so "addictive" as coffee. I dunno why?

> FOr me caffeine is a fake energy, it helps me stay up at night so I can study, but for real energy I need to eat, exercise, and sleep properly and try to stay away from a lot of carbs. Do you exercise everyday? For me that is the #1 thing to do for a lot of reason, but it does give you energy, and helps with depression and anxiety.

I am trying to walk at least 30 minutes a day and do 2 strength training workouts a week. I am also avoiding all refined carbs and sugars (except for fruit).

I felt a lot better today after I walked to a distant bus stop to get the bus. I could have waited right outside my place, but I kept walking and it felt good.

> I have been feeling a lot anxiety for the last month and eventually I just crash, and the only thing that will help is a lot of sleep. Good luck, let us know how y ou are doing. ((((Li))))))

Thanks for hugs SatinDoll. That's so sweet of you :)

I have to remember- Water = angel on right shoulder. Coffee = devil on left shoulder. Coffeemate = the devil's poop.





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