HellZiggy (hellziggy) wrote,
HellZiggy
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<-- Caffeinated penguins!

Hi. My name is Sharon and I'm a caffeine addict.

Hi Sharon.

I've been off the caffeine for 12 days now. Thre are some minor changes, like at night I'll be watching something or doing homework and all of a sudden *OMG I'm tired and I can't keep my eyes open!* This is generally sometime between 11:00 and 12:30. Since I've been known to be awake until 1:00 most nights this is probably a good thing. Just not something I'm used to. 
I don't need my ritalin as much at work because I don't have the caffeine fighting against it.
I'm a little more awake in the morning. A "little more" is actually a pretty major thing for me because I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor to I expect to be a Morning Person. *shudder* It's just not in my genes. I inherited my dad's Night Owl gene.
But the biggest difference?

Oh dear gods do I have to pee a lot now that I'm drinking water instead of Diet Mountain Dew!! I'm peeing so often I now know the cleaning ladies schedule of when the bathroom will be closed! This is a good thing, right? It's more natural to drink water and it's cleaning out my system, right? 

This caffeine thing is hard but I'm determined to make it stick this time. Do I get a special coin when I hit 30 days? 



*edited to add*  

Has anyone else out there ever noticed a correlation between caffeine consumption and finger nail biting? I'd noticed before that I seemed to bite them less when decaffeinated but didn't give it much thought. Then yesterday I noticed that a couple of my nails are getting long (for me long means there's a couple millimeters of white at the tip) and thought about it. I haven't really chewed my nails in about the last week or so... hmmmm.

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