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  1. Being Happy in Fifteen Minutes

    I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That is exactly it, and I use food in a similar way. I wouldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that food kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. I tend to get really cross when others are eating the food that I ...

    Updated 2nd June 2018 at 11:05 AM by Alison13

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  2. Day 11

    My energy is back which is a relief as it means that I can get on a do things. As it was sunny today I did a few hours of gardening and topped up my Vit D. However yesterday I woke up at 5am and couldn't get back to sleep again which meant that I felt tired all day. I'm not sure if it was that or the fact that I've been eating garlic which might have caused some die off but I felt really peckish all day. After meals I felt full but just couldn't stop looking for food. So, I decided to give myself ...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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