In 2016 I kept reading articles that advised women with hormone imbalances to avoid caffeine among other things. It felt like someone was trying to tell me something. Finally in December I tapered down and eliminated it from my diet.
After weaning myself off I no longer needed caffeine to function. I was able to wake and carry through my day without it. For 4 months I didn’t drink anything really except water and milk. I slept pretty well at night. The only problem was I missed the flavor of coffee and tea big time. The warm comforting drinks. Decaf doesn’t even taste close to the same, don’t go there. I know you are trying to be helpful, thanks.
Did it help my hormone balance? I became pregnant the first month, so maybe. After the pregnancy I decided I wouldn’t go back to caffeinated beverages. I was on a high horse about it. I was sooooo above caffeine. Then I began to fall. I told myself I could drink a little. Maybe for a treat now and then….Moderation is not my middle name. Two weeks in and I gotta have coffee to wake up and function.
I really need to work on temperance.
There have been other unwanted side effects that I didn’t have during those four months. Crankiness, anxiety, short temper. Yuck! And on top of that my sleep cycle is a mess. Did I mention that I am jittery?
So, do I cut it out again? I think I know the answer to this question. (Sipping coffee as I type)
30 day challenge day 2:
Yesterday I did some blogilates videos just so I could say I exercised. And yes, I admit I felt good afterward. So, my 7th grade PE teacher was right all those years ago. I don’t have the fitness bug yet, but I will keep working on it.
Still having sugar cravings and feeling a little flu-ish. Carb withdrawal is so much fun! I haven’t even cut them out completely! Hopefully I will refer back to this and remember before indulging again? I am always amazed how quickly bad habits set in.
Tidbit if the day;
Today is the feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, patron of mothers, physicians and unborn children. She is a great pro-life saint. But I really feel that if you read about her life, not just the ending, you will see that she was a fantastic example of a life lived for God. In every circumstance. She brought Christ to others and continues to do so even now. She and her husband were a great example of christian marriage. I recommend beginning with http://www.saintgianna.org/main.htm for more info.
Saint Gianna, pray for us!