I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kicked the Caffeine Habit this Week.

My husband and I have been off Caffeine now for a week. yes you heard me right. I wanted to see if it was my coffee consumption that was causing our baby to NOT SLEEP. The answer is no, she is still quite cranky and ahem....colicky. but whatever. Not the point.

Point is that I feel WAY more awake without coffee throughout the day. I think I am a little less cranky too which is more important for EVERYONE in this house.

Caffeine also raises cortisol levels which keeps the fat from coming off so that is an added bonus.

That is all I have for now. I may be awake but 10 weeks of lack of sleep has left my brain kind of empty for anything worthy of blogging/reading about. Sorry.

Oh...and the ONLY way I could kick the morning coffee was if my husband did it too...So we have been trying tricking ourselves by drinking decaf. Soon we will be off of it completely.


The Kerr Family said...

Congrats on kicking caffeine! When I went off it a year ago I got wicked headaches for a few days but it was worth it. I love not being addicted to a 'drug' and realizing that I didn't need it to function throughout my day. Just be careful, now I'm way more sensitive to it when I do drink it! I'm raising a cup of decaf to you & Adam :)

Andrea said...

sounds like our house ;) Well, I still have the odd caffeine...and that expresso maker can't go to waste either lol.
I do have decaf expresso though!
Good luck!
I found caffeine gave me headaches.

happygeek said...

Colic sucks. It just does. No sleep sucks too.