In day 6 of a lifestyle change, a part of me is feeling the best I’ve felt in a long time. On the scale this morning, I am down almost 14 pounds, which is great. I haven’t had a soda since the 18th and no caffeine since the 19th. I do miss tea, but I will start looking for decaffeinated varieties. We hung out with friends last night and I did not do as well as I could have, but it could have been a lot worse.
Unfortunately, there have been some issues this week…we will call them growing pains. I knew that stopping caffeine cold turkey could cause problems, but I was already into day 2 of a migraine when I stopped. The migraine was gone by Thursday…It had started on Sunday.
Then there was the general feeling of malaise…I knew that would happen too. That was mostly gone by Wednesday, but still lingers.
I’ve reduced my caloric intake by about 1/2…and my body is still getting used to that. Some of the cravings have been pretty intense, but I’ve been able to hold most of them off with healthier food choices, small portions or water.