Friday, June 15, 2007

Detox update

Day 14 no booze.
Day 7 no coffee.
Give or take, of course. I have no caffeine in my system and I was never good at numbers, but you get the point.
Here's what me without caffeine looks like:
I have about half the IQ I normally have, several coworkers and students are in danger of being glarked - if I can just work up the energy to lift...this...axe, and I think I may be shrinking.
Tune in next week when I'll tell you all about how all this cleansing has changed the rate, volume, and consistency of my poos.
...Oh dear. There's another poo joke. I can't stop myself. Oh, shut it, it's funny.


Blogger Kim Ayres said...

I'm seriously impressed. Giving up addictions is not an easy thing to do. Let's face it, most people don't do it because it's so damn hard.

Beard-tugging respect

16 June, 2007 05:00  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Well done missus, I know it's ghastly but fair play to you for sticking to it, mucho respecto.

16 June, 2007 07:44  
Blogger Andraste said...

Thanks, Kim - LOVE the picture!

FMC - ghastly it is, and when I have my first cuppa, and pint-a, it's-a gonna be-a MIRACULOUS.

I may do this once a year, call it a 'spring cleaning' - only never again for three weeks. Maybe two.

16 June, 2007 08:57  
Blogger Fat Sparrow said...

You WILL feel a lot better once you get through it, and the cravings will stop, too. It just takes some time to adjust, mentally and physically. Now that I've had to cut all types of processed sugar out of my diet, when I have even a little bit, it makes me feel ill. It's really amazing how much crap we can put into our bodies and have our bodies tolerate, but once you take it away and adjust, you feel better.

And poo jokes are all right, but not as funny as fart jokes. Of course, for most fart jokes, you have to be there....

16 June, 2007 21:45  
Blogger Manuel said...

I only realised how bad my caffeine addiction was when i went to Thailand. It was day three in the jungle and I was tweaking all over the place. I need espresso and needed it bad. I'm down to 4 doubles a day...

17 June, 2007 18:21  
Blogger Terroni said...

Damn. I'm impressed.
I spent the last month studying for a huge exam, and, in the process, acquired quite the caffeine addiction. I'm now borderline homicidal when I wake up until I have my first cup of joe.

17 June, 2007 23:38  
Blogger Sassy Sundry said...

Wow. Good for you.

I don't really want to hear about your poo, but I hope that this health thing works out.

We still have to go out for drinks, though, so I hope this isn't permanent.

18 June, 2007 07:41  
Blogger MikeP said...

Does the caffeine fast include chocolate, or just coffee and pop? Surely no one can survive without chocolate!

18 June, 2007 14:03  
Blogger Andraste said...

Sparrow - already not craving much. Barely even feel hungry most of the time. Weird.

Manuel - in your line of work, you need all the caffeine you can lay your hands on and then some. I salute you!

Terroni - was it worth it? I bet it was!

Sassy - definitely a temporary thing. one more week without booze and I'll be raring to go. I'll have no tolerance for the stuff either, so when we do get together for that drink, you'll be mightily entertained.

Mike - good question, hadn't thought of chocolate. I haven't had any, so I guess I'm off that too, but I never craved sweets much. And I never drink soda/pop. That stuff's pure, awful tasting sugar, and I never tough the stuff...except as a mixer. ONLY as a mixer!

18 June, 2007 15:23  
Blogger Andraste said...

uuhhhhh....touch the stuff, not tough the stuff.

Damn I can't wait till I can drink coffee again.

18 June, 2007 15:24  
Blogger Onna said...

I gave up coffee for a week, once, in the mid-90's, after hearing it was the cause of something like 80 to 90% of bowel issues. (sorry, delicate readers, avert your unsullied eyes.)

I caved after the 6th day when I realized:
1. I had seen no real improvement physically and
2. in terms of being mentally alert and on my game, it had been the worst 6 days of my life.

I'd rather be full of shit (like I wasn't already anyway) than ever do that again.

18 June, 2007 16:59  
Blogger Auntie Scotch said...

Wow, I am really impressed! Good for you!! Can't wait for the poo blog.

19 June, 2007 16:40  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Kudos there, Andraste. But your bunny over there has just collapsed. I think it needs a wee pick-me-up. Start again slowly though, or your pick-me-up will turn very swiftly into a knock-me-down.

19 June, 2007 17:02  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Well? 'nother Friday looms. How's it all shakin'?

21 June, 2007 14:19  

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