Friday, July 24, 2009

Farewell caffeine and hello sweet weekend!

I've challenged myself and I'm currently on day 3 and wow, this is not as easy as I thought it was going to be.

No caffeine.

Gosh. My head hurts, my body is begging me to pour some coffee, coke etc into it and I'm fighting to stay awake throughout the day. I guess I was somewhat addicted. How terrible.

I know it will be worth it in the long run but right now, it's about to kill me. I'm reminded of the little engine that could... "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..."

Wish me luck in this endeavor.

In addition to this caffeine break I'm also trying to limit my intake of sugar (yet again). For those of you who don't already know, I have a major sweet tooth, heck ALL of my teeth are sweet! So, instead of reaching for that brownie, cookie, piece of candy etc. I'm going to grab a pineapple, orange, grapes or any other sweet, delicious fruit instead that may satisfy my sweet craving.

This is not easy folks, but entirely necessary. I really hate the way I'm feeling lately, about my looks (I know, I know...silly. ) and just how I feel in general. I'm always so tired and my energy is so easily depleted. I am young and I should feel GREAT! So, I'm taking baby steps toward improvement. Yes, I am. Wittle baby steps.

In other (more exciting) news, one of my really good friends, Andy is turning 21 tomorrow and to celebrate all of my best friends and I are packing into the Gills' 15 passenger van and driving to Wakulla Springs for the day! Wakulla Springs is located about 14 miles south of Tallahassee and is one of the deepest and clearest springs in the south. There are literally caves underwater that measure 28 feet in depth. Kind of freaky! But they have jungle boats in which you see lots of gators pretty up close and personal and glass bottom boats that allow you to see the depth and beauty of the spring. It's so clear and beautiful. There are also swimming areas with ropes and docks and such and the water is ALWAYS freezing cold because it flows from a massive cave system that emerges from the georgia mountains. Also, beginning in 1938 several of the early Tarzan movies were filmed on location at Wakulla Springs! How cool is that!?

Wakulla County is where my Dad grew up and that is also where all of my family on his side resides. It should be a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to it!

So, upon special request I will be making my mom's special homemade chicken salad to pack in our fantastic picnic and it shall be a day filled with adventure, amazing people, fun, laughing and lots of swimming! I'm STOKED! Yay for the weekend!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


Jessica said...

So good to see you back, Amber! I've missed you.

HAve a wonderful decaf weekend! Sounds like it will be a wonderful time to forget your cares!


Crazy Shenanigans said...

Once you get through that first week of the headache's you'll be good to go. It'll be smooth sailing from there. I decaf'd about 5 years ago and ohh man those headaches are hard!

Sarah said...

I give you so much credit for kicking caffeine out of your life. It is so hard to do! But keep up the good work...Have fun this weekend!

Barefoot Blogger said...

You are SO much stronger than I am--I've tried about 10 times to give up caffeine, but I can't! Good job, and keep up the good work!

Shanny said...

ooh good luck with kicking Caffeine, I failed miserably several times attempting to quit. I did manage to cut down to 1 cup per day. But I know you can do it!!!

C said...

Wow, good for you!! I should probably try to go without caffeine for a while too! Good luck!!