No Caffeine Sucks but No Phone Sucks More.
* Originally Posted January 17, 2016
DAY 11: COFFEE WITHDRAW
First day of no coffee was fine. Day two sucked. I felt stupid all day long. I couldn’t shake that lethargic feeling and was ready to go to bed at 6pm. On day one I thought to myself, “Huh, I guess caffeine doesn’t have a negative effect on me. Otherwise, I’d have a headache!” Cut to day two and withdraw hit me like a truck hits a pheasant in Yorkshire. Ouch.
I’m going to stick to it a little longer. As I’ve been giving up vices; alcohol, sugar, processed foods, dairy, carbs, my family has been really supportive. When I told them I was cutting out coffee, they couldn’t comprehend such hippy-dippy lunacy.
I feel pretty good in the paleo grove now, I woke up had a green smoothie. (That bender cost more than my TV. I will use it everyday till I die.) At noon I headed to Blackfriars and Crossed my Fit. When I got back up to Camden I met up with my pals Louise and Chris who are visiting from Glasgow, and will me crashing on my couch tonight. We grabbed lunch at a pub because when in doubt, I’ve learned I can always get a steak and salad at a pub. During lunch Louise had lots of questions about Paleo, “I’m sorry for asking, I’m just so curious.” “It’s ok.” I replied, “It’s all I think about all day long.”
I’ve always thought about food, always. Because they say all different sorts of things about what’s good and what’s not. My friends Lucy is doing a similar thing to me right now, but she said she’s off fruit. I’m still eating fruit and I’m eating the fruit I want cuz fuck it. An apple and banana a day isn’t going to give me diabetes. The ready meals at the Co-Op I’m so very fond of might. At least I’m thinking of food in a healthy manner. Meaning I feel in control, and in the last 11 days I’ve never eaten anything and felt regret after it. Because I’ve been preparing a lot of it and everything I’ve been eating has been whole, unprocessed foods. It’s been easier than I thought it’d be. Truly.
This is going to be a shorty post, Day 12 was a good day, but I woke up today sad because sometime yesterday my phone went missing. This means no sweet picture of food till I have a phone. (insert sad emoji face)
Day 12 was busy day, I woke up wrote the Day 11 Blog and then wasn’t home long enough to post it. Had a green smoothie and packed a lunch of chicken vegetables and cauliflower rice before heading to Essex to do aComedy Club 4 Kids gig. I wasn’t sure what the food situation would be after the gig. Usually ,it’s grabbing a sandwich at the grocery store and since that’s not a possibility now, I figured I’d come prepared. I got home did some food shopping for Day 13 food, woofed down three eggs with vegetables, and craved coffee. I’m waking up fine but around 5pm my body wants a jolt of caffeine. With giving up everything else I’m starting to think the coffee thing is a bit much. Maybe I’ll put it back in. I haven’t decided yet.
I got dressed up all pretty then headed out for gigging. First at Crack Comedy then at a charity for Brook. It was a great evening and I had so much fun at both shows. Tom came home with me and at about midnight we were both starving so I got a chicken shish and salad from the Kabab shop and Tom got a wrap. We fell asleep satisfied only to wake up today to find I didn’t have my phone. I had a melt down. Tom’s made me laugh. Let’s hope it turns up!