week # 28 in an experimental year…

One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year. My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT. To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.

OK, so i know it wasn’t The Best Choice I could’ve made, but I made it.

And I made it through it.

I experimented with going without caffeine this week.  SO not a good idea.  I was grouchy; tired; antsy; and sad.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, during my chocolate-fast, caffeine is my friend.

So this week without my friend was beyond rugged.  I know several of you are dancing with going without caffeine over the summer.  I wish you well.

I’m just NOT going to join you.

Where’s that Diet Sundrop?!

What kind of role does caffeine play in your life?

 

 

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5 thoughts on “week # 28 in an experimental year…

  1. Ahhh, that first cup of coffee in the morning! Coffee is the one ‘vice’ in m life that I cling to without compromise or letup. Over the years I have come to drink fewer cups each day, but I still love two potent cups full of French Roast or Guatemalan each morning, with real sugar and half-ahd-half and just a sprinkle of cinnamon. That’s all–I drink caffeine free sodas if possible, and avoid coffee in the afternoon and chocolate in the evening or I pay with rotten sleep. Coffee, an on-line chat with my friend Mike first thing in the morning, and a window check of my garden as the light grows strong–only way to start the day!

  2. I say that caffeine plays no role in my life because I drink decaf everything…but those two Anacin I take everyday sure gives me the kick I need!

  3. I wouldn’t say I’m hooked on caffeine, but I do enjoy coffee in the morning. And considering I only began drinking coffee ten years ago, that’s saying some.

    I always loved the smell of coffee, but never the taste.Then WHAM…when I turned 40, I started drinking the stuff and haven’t stopped.

    YAY you for giving it a go without the java, but I’m glad you are letting it back into your day. And I’m willing to beat you will enjoy it even more than you did a week ago! 🙂

  4. Penny ~ i’m with you! i’m sooooo enjoying those two cups in the morning. i DO have additional caff in the mid afternoons, but this experiment HAS helped me see that i don’t need it other times as much as i’d thought. whew…

    Vicki ~ sad you have to take Anacin. yowza! the only time i ever took it, i felt like i could clean mine and all of my neighbors’ windows thought. but it doesn’t even make the house smell good 🙂

    Judi ~ right you are …about enjoying it even more and The Smell!

    THANKS, ya’ll!

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