Monday, May 2, 2011

Bye-Bye, Caffiene....

I will miss you. Especially at around 2pm everyday :(

Thanks for all the advice about going caffiene free or not! And after careful consideration, I decided to just go cold turkey. I know research shows that caffiene in moderation is okay, but I think I still feel more comfortable giving it up during this 2ww. I never have with any other 2ww and before I miscarried I drank caffiene everyday. Because I didn't know I was pregnant. I just feel like I want to give this 2ww all I've got. I don't drink too much of it anyways. Either a soda or a small iced coffee every afternoon. I'm not someone who NEEDS coffee in the morning to get going. Usually, my NEED for it is in the afternoon...


So, I bought some caffiene free soda today for when I get a soda craving. Maybe I can train my brain to think it has caffiene in it, and it will just be a mental thing :)


11 days (and hopefully more. wink, wink) of no caffiene?? I can do this.

It will all be totally worth it.

10 comments:

Moe said...

Please don't laugh...but my office has ginger ale in the pop machine in our cafeteria (I have never seen it in a pop machine before in my life) and I SWEAR my company requests it for all the pregnant ladies. :) Ha!

You're awesome for giving up the caffine.... hope the soda still hits the cravings spot. :)

Baby Hopes said...

Way to be! You can totally do this! I do the caffeine free soda thing, too. I go for Fresca, Diet Sprite, and caffeine free diet orange... and sometimes diet root beer. Wishing you the best!!!

amiracle4us said...

You can do it!!!! Caffeine free coke and ginger ale is my 'go to'....(I was told to stay away from diet)

Jillington, a.k.a. the Polack said...

Caffeine free Coke is great. And I hate to tell you, but if your 2ww becomes a 40ww, you won't want to see a coffee for at least 15 weeks. :) Here's to 40wws.

L said...

Good for you! Actually, sometimes I think it's more the carbonation of the pop and not the caffeine that wakes me up. Maybe the same will be true for you :)

Marissa said...

I am, for the most part, caffeine free when cycling.

However, they can take my chocolate from my cold, dead, vasoconstricted hands.

I assume any child of mine would agree. ;)

cgd said...

good luck!

Jenny said...

Good for you! You'll see, it's really not so bad. As others have said ginger ale is a good alternative (especially if it's Canada Dry which is made with real ginger---great if you get morning sickness *wink wink*).

I don't know if you're a tea drinker but there are lots of caffeine free teas out there...my fave is Decaf Tetley Orange Pekoe with a little milk and sugar...it will get you that warm drink feeling you may miss (though you don't seem to drink much hot coffee).

If you get withdrawal headaches, a nice cold cloth on the head helps...good luck!

Amanda said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll have a headache for a day or two, but then it will be smooth sailing from there. I might try to give it up to...we'll see though. I love my coffee in the morning!

foxy said...

Oh coffee, how I miss my morning cuppa. I switch to decaf the morning of my transfer. I didn't intend to stop drinking, but just couldn't bring myself to drink it anymore. Decaf is a nice replacement for the ritual, but I do miss the caffeine.

Good for you. Trust your instincts. May this be oh so worth it!