I Broke My No-Coffee Streak

Confession: I don’t really like scrambled eggs.

Confession #2:  I will eat them for breakfast anyway because they are a quick and easy source of protein in the morning.  When I can, I would much rather have pancakes, waffles, or even a bagel, but we can’t have everything.  I had pancakes yesterday and the day before that. 🙂

I’m drinking coffee this morning for the first time since Friday.  Today is Wednesday, so that means I went four days without coffee or caffeine of any sort (unless you count chocolate).  The Java Chip Mint Stout I drank the other night miiiight have broken that rule (“It’s the perfect marriage of mint-chocolate-chip-ice cream and roasted coffee.”), but I’m not too sure.  We’ll just say I went four days without coffee. 🙂

I didn’t really do it on purpose.  I skipped coffee on Saturday because I had slept a lot Friday night, then I skipped it again Sunday because “I might as well try going the weekend without coffee.”  Then it just became a challenge of seeing how long I could go.  Four days, apparently.  This morning I decided there was no good reason to continue the streak when coffee would help me wake up and stay awake for my 8am eye doctor appointment.

I didn’t get headaches, which is awesome because I thought I would have.  A couple weeks ago, I noticed I was getting a headache if I skipped my morning coffee or sometimes even if I didn’t have an afternoon cup, so I cut back to one cup a day.  That seems to have helped, given my lack of withdrawal symptoms these last four days.  I’ll probably try to stick to one cup a day, and if I want more, I’ll drink decaf.  That’s what I used to do, until probably last semester when I started drinking comparatively quite a lot of coffee to help me stay awake for my programming projects.

It doesn’t help that I really do love the taste of coffee.  I mean, like I mentioned, I bought a coffee-flavored beer for Pete’s sake.  I’m not some kind of coffee aficionado, but I can tell really good coffee from really bad coffee, which is maybe a start?  I drink it black most of the time, and I have the luxury of having freshly ground beans whenever I want.  My mom and brother both work in coffee and both get a free half pound at the end of every week, so whenever I’m running low, I can just ask one of them.  I’ve only had to buy beans once because I wasn’t going to see my mom for a couple more weeks and I was completely out. xD  Another time, she gave me 15 pounds of beans at once (four 3-lb bags of the beans they use at the cafe, plus another three pounds of various beans they display on the floor).  I’m still going through those after giving two 3-lb bags to my boyfriend.

I’ve finished sipping now, so it’s time for me to clean up and get ready to see the eye doctor.  I’m so excited to be getting contacts again!  I ran out two months ago, but have been wearing the same pair from April, anyway… (only when I run, for the most part!).

Would you say you are addicted to coffee?  If you are, does it bother you, or do you not really care because it gets you through the day?

0 thoughts on “I Broke My No-Coffee Streak

  1. I’m not addicted to coffee, but like you, I truly enjoy the taste. I usually only have one cup a day, but will occasionally have an afternoon cup if I know I’ve got something going on that evening that I’ll want to be wide awake for.

    1. That’s a good point–afternoon coffee can be very helpful when there’s something I have to be awake for in the evening! I’m often exhausted when I get home from work, although sometimes dinner does the trick to wake me back up. 🙂

  2. I definitely have a coffee habit – I always make a pot at home in the morning (and all four of us will have a cup) and generally just have one cup. I have gotten into the habit of a second cup at work … which is even better because a guy on our project is co-owner of the local coffee place, so he brings in a big thermal carafe of fresh brewed quality coffee – often stuff he roasted the night before.

    I try not to have caffeine after lunch – it doesn’t bug me but I know that in general it is a bad habit. If my wife has coffee after dinner she will be up until midnight!

    1. I often have a cup at work in the afternoon, but that’s something I’m trying to get away from. There is always coffee in the kitchen at work, but since it sits on the heating things after it is made, if it isn’t fresh, it tastes burned and just overall not very good. I don’t think it’s going to be very hard to stop drinking that coffee! The only way I like it is when it is still fresh or if I add a packet of hot chocolate to it to hide the burnt taste.

  3. Nicely done on the four days with no coffee! I like a cup now and then, especially if I’m struggling to wake up since it perks me up quick, but I’m more of a tea drinker. And that’s where my caffeine addiction is fed haha. I get a headache if I don’t have 2-3 cups a day. Probably an issue, but I figure there are worse ones to have for now 😉

  4. I’m just a little addicted to it 😉 I love the taste and will always have 1-2 cups in the morning, but that’s about it. It doesn’t bother me because it makes me look forward to waking up, no matter how early… and the earlier that is, the more coffee I can justify drinking.

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