Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I May Need Rehab

I’m having issues.

Last week during Book Writing Bonanza 2006 I was attempting to stay awake and creative and not tired for quite a few hours out of the day. In order to do this I started drinking about 4-5 Cokes or Mountain Dews a day. Usually I have about half or 3/4 of a Mountain Dew every day in the morning, cause I don’t do coffee. The Dew does the trick as far as waking me up a little. But beyond that I don’t make it a habit to have any more caffeine in the day. It’s not like I avoid it, but I usually just end up drinking water. Or milkshakes. You know, cause I’m such a health nut.

Anywho, in the couple short weeks I spent glued to my red couch with a caffeine drip I have become a complete addict. It is not good. I’ve stopped taking in the 4-5 Cokes a day and my body is not happy at all. I’m exhausted. And I have a splitting headache. And I almost want to drink the Cokes just to stop feeling like poo. But no, I have to be stronger than the addiction. And most of all I have to spend all next week building houses out in the sun and I can’t be craving soda instead of water while I’m in the midst of acquiring heat stroke. I don’t think it will help the non-dehydration efforts.

So then, I’m trying to wein myself off of the caffeine this week. Please be patient if I stare at you for a few seconds before I’m able to formulate a thought, the brain cells are not caffeinated and quite frankly are probably taking a nap.


Chunks said...

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.....

Drink tons of water and fruit juice.

Dean said...

You've mentioned the caffien, but have talked about the sugar.

DON'T TALLEY IT UP! You will croak if you figure out how much you have ingested. (Oprah would be a good example of a nice soda gone bad)

Patricia said...

the headaches will go away once your body realizes it's not going to win this one.

at least that's what i hear. i'm too busy drinking diet coke all day to pay much attention.

The roommate said...

I heart euphoria!!!!!