Wow! It is hard to imagine for anyone who has known or knows me that I have given up coffee. Then again, pinch me because I must be dreaming. I have lived off this stuff for so many years working graveyard shifts, then more to stay awake during the day, then because I liked the flavored coffee, that to imagine I am coffee free is unbelievable!
Don't get me wrong, for the first day without coffee I was fine, day 2 and 3 I felt I had a mule inside my head kicked the living tarnation out of me. I wanted to cave in, I wanted a towel to throw in, I wanted some caffeine!
But that isn't all I have given up...I have given up my Dr. Pepper. You read that one right, no soda either all in the past 8 days and I don't really miss either one. Well, I don't since I went through detoxing them out of my body.
So, what does one drink when the clock says it is time to get up and the house is still chilled from the long night? I drink a lemon mixture:
1/2 lemon squeezed (juiced)
Pinch of ground cinnamon (or a cinnamon stick as a stir stick)
1 small piece crystallized ginger
Put all in a tea cup (not a coffee mug), stir and enjoy.
I also love Trader Joe's White Ginger tea or Tazo Passion tea. However, I can't seem to find the Tazo tea in a market near me and when I go to their web-site now all I seem to get are Starbucks advertisements. I also like the herbal Zinger teas by Celestial Seasonings, they will make your mouth pucker and say..'Good Morning World!' **Just found out Tazo is now owned by Starbucks, thereby no more good info on their site like they used to have, just a push to go to Starbucks...bwahhhhhhhhhhhhh!'
I just know that I have not been feeling well lately and decided to change my bad habits. So getting rid of caffeine and sugary soda was a choice and I feel better about that choice!
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