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nicola
Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:28:28 PM

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Day 4: no headaches, no cravings. I think with my tenacious single minded goal orientated brain, I'm going to find this easy, touch wood. I was actually having quite a few stomach issues, and they seem to be improving already.

Alcohol on the other hand, I gave up for a month, a year or so ago, it drove me up the wall. Never again!

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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:29:42 PM

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"When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas..." Emo Phillips

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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:39:16 PM

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laughing8 This thread just reminded me.... I forget to have my coffee this morning!!! I wondered why I felt so tired.
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:18:04 AM

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Good luck with giving it up - I've never liked it in the first place, so I don't have to worry about it. :)
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 1:24:42 AM

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would have serious withdrawal syptoms.........
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 6:42:12 PM

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Out of solidarity for you Nicola, I've skipped the evening coffe and had an herbal tea instead!3601

"A Mormon told me that they don't drink coffee. I said, 'A cup of coffee every day gives you wonderful benefits.' He said, 'Like what?' I said, 'Well, it keeps you from being Mormon ...'" ~ Emo Phillips
nicola
Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 7:24:33 PM

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Thanks playmale! I'm a bit cranky today, but that's probably because it's friday and I've "had a gutful" this week.

For you:



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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:36:31 PM

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"Happiness is doing it rotten your own way."Isaac Asimov (1994)
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 10:10:34 PM

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nicola wrote:
Thanks playmale!


You're welcome, and thanks for the pic! I love that her shirt doesn't say what she can't do!

It reminds me of another joke, maybe it will lift your spirits:
A priest and a rabbi are on a plane. A very goodlooking stewardess asks if she can get them anything. The rabbi orders a brandy. The priest declines and smugly says to the rabbi, "As a preist I'm not allowed to drink or fornicate." The rabbi quickly raises his hand and calls, "Miss, I didn't know I had a choice!"
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 10:23:10 PM

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Playmale wrote:
A priest and a rabbi are on a plane. A very goodlooking stewardess asks if she can get them anything. The rabbi orders a brandy. The priest declines and smugly says to the rabbi, "As a preist I'm not allowed to drink or fornicate." The rabbi quickly raises his hand and calls, "Miss, I didn't know I had a choice!"


laughing9 laughing9 laughing9

I don't think I'd last a week, let alone a month.
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 11:00:50 PM

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Do not drink a lot of coffee, because so few really know how to make coffee. Having said that I must confess the I just do not function without that one large cup of strong coffee in the morning. Next somone will want to take sex and booze away too.
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Posted: Saturday, December 04, 2010 9:24:45 PM

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dont even want top think about it, had to once, god i was a real bastard
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 5:02:47 AM

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Good Luck with this Nicola!!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 2:14:18 PM

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Best of luck to you Nic! I started drinking at least 3 cups of coffee daily when I was 12. For the last 15 years I drink on the order of 2 full pots of coffee a day, sometimes more. I definitely have caffeine withdrawal headaches in the afternoon if I cut short on my intake. Stragely enough it's never had any affect on keeping me awake.

Any time I've considered giving up coffee, smoking, drinking and doing a full "purge" and de-tox, I've always figured I would need to take a week of vacation in a tent, in the woods, alone, and without any sharp utensils LOL Any unsuspecting hikers in the woods would likely find me doing this: Brick wall

"I can resist everything except temptation." - Oscar Wilde
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 2:50:27 PM

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Last entry:

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Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale from W.S.W. and S.W. We had fuel to make two cups of tea apiece and bare food for two days on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more.


But seriously, Day 10, no withdrawal symptoms at all.

With less stress and fewer toxins in your body, it can process alcohol a lot easier, another advantage!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 4:01:08 PM

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nicola wrote:
Last entry:

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Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale from W.S.W. and S.W. We had fuel to make two cups of tea apiece and bare food for two days on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more.


But seriously, Day 10, no withdrawal symptoms at all.

With less stress and fewer toxins in your body, it can process alcohol a lot easier, another advantage!


Only my sister in Cab would ever say this. *commence secret handshake*
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Posted: Friday, December 10, 2010 1:51:36 PM

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I came across this pic today and it made me think of you....


nicola
Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 2:34:30 AM

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Thanks SweetP!

You know, I haven't yearned for regular coffee at all. A good quality Lavazza decaf tastes almost identical to my usual brand, just the buzz isn't there.

I can live without it.

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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 6:18:12 AM

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I think its fabulous! Do you feel better Nicola?
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 6:35:54 AM

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I quite smoking years ago and dropping off coffee was kinda natural consequences of that, however I did know that I will have need to lighten up cigaret from time to time and I was prepared to it but no one warned me that physical need for coffee will be this strong. I am not regular coffee drinker anymore but when my body have desire for it I just go and have date with myself and delicious espresso.

So, my suggestion would be to try and stay away from coffee as long as you can so your body will have time to do the detoxing process, maybe you can help with ginger and some herb tea or any other detoxicants..
..and don't forget about coffeee reward icon_smile
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 6:35:56 AM

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obviously I was too fast evil4
nicola
Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:22:02 PM

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TopThis wrote:
I think its fabulous! Do you feel better Nicola?


I do actually. I was starting to suffer stomach pains (lower left), and I haven't had them for the last week.

It's funny when something is habitual, to be able to drop it just like that, is a bit of an eye opener. It's a test of character more than anything!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:47:55 PM

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Never going to happen! LOL I've gone without sex for almost a week a couple of times but Coffee! Not a chance!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:56:14 PM

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Ahh, giving up coffee sounds completely miserable, but I wish you good luck! You can do it!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:03:44 PM

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nicola wrote:
Thanks SweetP!

You know, I haven't yearned for regular coffee at all. A good quality Lavazza decaf tastes almost identical to my usual brand, just the buzz isn't there.

I can live without it.



This may sound weird, but the Lavazza grounds smell like peanut butter to me.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:20:35 PM

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If anyone is trying to avoid caffeine or coffee, I have a great Starbucks treat to suggest: Try a non-fat, no-foam, green tea latte, half sweetened with sugar-free hazelnut. It's extremely low calorie, little to no caffeine, and tastes like a dessert (rich and delicious). You just have to get over the fear of sounding high-maintenance when you order it. geek

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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:43:13 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
If anyone is trying to avoid caffeine or coffee, I have a great Starbucks treat to suggest: Try a non-fat, no-foam, green tea latte, half sweetened with sugar-free hazelnut. It's extremely low calorie, little to no caffeine, and tastes like a dessert (rich and delicious). You just have to get over the fear of sounding high-maintenance when you order it. geek


Even more than high-maintenance I think I'd have to get over the fear of the barista questioning the presence of testicles in my trousers ordering that one....

"I can resist everything except temptation." - Oscar Wilde
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WickedShads wrote:
Dancing_Doll wrote:
If anyone is trying to avoid caffeine or coffee, I have a great Starbucks treat to suggest: Try a non-fat, no-foam, green tea latte, half sweetened with sugar-free hazelnut. It's extremely low calorie, little to no caffeine, and tastes like a dessert (rich and delicious). You just have to get over the fear of sounding high-maintenance when you order it. geek


Even more than high-maintenance I think I'd have to get over the fear of the barista questioning the presence of testicles in my trousers ordering that one....



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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:09:10 PM

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WickedShads wrote:
Dancing_Doll wrote:
If anyone is trying to avoid caffeine or coffee, I have a great Starbucks treat to suggest: Try a non-fat, no-foam, green tea latte, half sweetened with sugar-free hazelnut. It's extremely low calorie, little to no caffeine, and tastes like a dessert (rich and delicious). You just have to get over the fear of sounding high-maintenance when you order it. geek


Even more than high-maintenance I think I'd have to get over the fear of the barista questioning the presence of testicles in my trousers ordering that one....


Just tell her that you're ordering it for your girlfriend and then roll your eyes... Shhh



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Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010 7:56:57 AM

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how's it going nicola?

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