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30-day Challenge: No Coffee

by | Nov 30, 2015

Anyone who knows me knows I adore my coffee, possibly a little too much. For a while there, I was filling our 12-cup drip coffeemaker in the morning. That’s right, 12 cups, all the way up. For two of us. Mister would have his cup before work (which is 2-3 cups according to the marks on the carafe) and I would fill and refill my cup throughout the day. I’d sip it fresh, I’d sip it room temperature, microwaved, with a fox, in a box, on a train, in the rain. It didn’t matter, as long as I had a my blood-coffee levels above threshold. Then, it stopped working. I found myself in that sleepy-jittery place I would hear other people talk about. I could increase my intake, but I was already consuming a metric crapton of coffee every day. Not only that, but if I were out and about, I had to plan ahead and bring coffee with me or stop and get my fix somewhere. I decided that I don’t much like the idea of being addicted to something. So I cut down, by a lot. First, I swapped out my usual humongous mug for a reasonable, standard-sized coffee mug, and I filled that during my usual times of day. That made a big difference – once it was gone, it was gone and I wasn’t tempted to refill. Second, I gave up my favorite (disgusting, hydrogenated, not-food but oh-so delish) creamer. That made me wonder whether it was the coffee I was after, or the sweet treat? Black coffee is tolerable but certainly less appealing than coffee with syrupy, sugary creamer, especially when we’re talking about the tepid and stale mid-afternoon cups. Those things helped. But, I’m still addicted to coffee and I don’t want to be. For this last stretch of knocking the coffee addiction, nothing but guerrilla tactics will do. I’m going cold turkey.

Starting tomorrow, December 1st, I’m starting a 30-day no-coffee challenge. Want to join me? I need all the help I can get!

  1. Comment below to let me know you’re in.
  2. Let’s swap ideas on Instagram. Post what you’re doing to get through the cravings and slumps, and I’ll share mine, too.  Tag @intentionalish #30daysnocoffee so we can all check in.
  3. Starting a few days late? No sweat, join when you’re ready!

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