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  1. No coffee - day X

    Don't actually know how many days it is now, around a week I think. Generally speaking, I feel much better. A bit more alert, in control of my own brain, more cheerful, calmer. I am aware that I'm still addicted to caffeine itself which I'm getting from the tea, but far less severely. So, I still feel better after a cup of tea in the morning, but I can nevertheless function pretty well before I've had it, as opposed to when I was on coffee and struggled to get up, and then pretty much had to ...
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  2. Day 9 - Porridge

    Everything is ticking along nicely and I'm still amazed at the difference between how it's gone this time and how I felt last time I tried to get back on track. It has really made me realise that I need to avoid stress as it obviously sends me spiralling into bad eating habits.

    I thought I'd try porridge for breakfast today. I always used to have it until I became intolerant - it caused me to have an itchy throat and sneeze but I seem to be OK now. I won't have it every day just ...
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  3. Day 5 of no coffee

    I think it's day 5 anyway! Brief blog to record progress for my future reference.

    There have been some withdrawal pains but they are actually 100 times milder than they were last time I gave up. Perhaps it's because this time I've only been a daily coffee drinker for 2 months, whereas last time it would have been more like 10 years. There is a twinge in my lower back on standing, but it passes quickly. I'd imagine today or tomorrow will be the last day of these pains. No other ...
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  4. Day - 7

    I think I had too many faggots yesterday and I think that it was because I skipped lunch. After dinner which ended up being lamb with carrots and green beans I still felt hungry so a little while later I had another faggot with lettuce and cucumber. Today I had put on half a pound. It might also be water retention as everything seemed quite salty - bacon, faggots and lamb stew so today I have tried to keep my salt intake down. I still had bacon for breakfast but then had chicken salad for ...
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  5. Holding the Faith

    It's been a month since I started the Harcombe plan and I have been faithful - without so much as a slight flirtation with bread or a sneaky furtle of jelly beans. It's difficult holding the faith at the moment as I am not sure how much weight I have lost, yet still feel sure the scales would not be good for my mood.

    I am still in phase 1 as I have about four stones to lose and my withdrawals were quite intense, which let me know that I need to be focused given the likelihood of ...
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