31 March 2008

#5: No Coffee Until March 27

Well I did it! I went an entire month without a drop of coffee. For all of you addicts out there, know that it IS possible to survive without the dark drink of death.

I have to say, though, that when I did finally have a coffee (Sunday, March 30), it was one of the most delicious coffees I've ever had: A Black Forest Mocha from a little local place near the ocean in Seaside, Ore. I'll definitely go there again next time I'm in Seaside.

I also have to admit I'm rather proud of myself. My goal was to avoid coffee until March 27, and I actually went 3 days longer. In addition, I had maybe 6 sips out of the entire cup. I did much better than I thought I was going to.

The point of this goal was to determine if there was any connection between my increasing lack of good sleep and my increasing intake of coffee. Though my research was not quite purely scientific, I have decided that yes, coffee does affect my sleep, even decaf, and even when I drink it in the morning.

This finding will not keep me from drinking coffee in the future, but I plan to drink much less than I was a month ago. As much as I like the stuff, I do know that anything in excess is bad. And it's much easier to get an excess of coffee than it is to get an excess of, say, water.

Old #5: Check.

New #5: Do some research on freelance copy editing. I really want to get into that, so I might as well start it now, before I have kids and run out of time to do the research.

3 comments:

Petra said...

Hooray! You linked up and you posted. And it showed up in my que of unread blogs. So no coffee complete. Very good. I myself don't really drink coffee, but I don't think I know many people who could cut it out for a month. Bravo.

Petra said...

P.s. Loved, loved, loved "Eat, pray, love". It made my night everytime I picked it up and read.

Anonymous said...

I think I quite drinking coffee something like 13 times my last year in Walla Walla. Now I just embrace my addiction. I am very committed to it. Just a cup in the morning most days. Congrats on showing yourself to have so much self-control and for using your strength to do something good for yourself! Laura