Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Withdrawals are not fun ;-(

Coffee: I almost never drink caffeine. I used to drink tons (coffee, Diet Coke, etc.), but went off it in 2003 soon after I quit smoking. The physical withdrawals from caffeine were worse than those from nicotine! So, I almost never drink it. But I do have it in my pocket when I really need a pick-me-up. Last week, I drank coffee every single morning for over a week. The result? The past two days when I haven't had it, I am sloooooow, tired, feeling very slooooooow (yes, I'm sloooooow!). Can't concentrate. Yuck. This is why I quit. Back to my decaf coffee and decaf green tea!

Food: I was very shall-we-say "generous" with myself and food over vacation. It is SO easy for me to fall into the trap of just eating what looks good (although I still can't grab a handful of full-fat chips, for example...I'll grab a BAG of low-fat ones!). My stomach clearly got stretched out. I had a very hard time yesterday sticking with my "usual" plan. Overdid a bit last night and had some reduced fat triscuits (which, I should note, I don't even really LIKE) during the day. Today I'm back on track, but feeling hungrier than usual. Gym tonight should help me be "good" during the evening.

Alcohol: I also was generous with myself and booze over vacation. Back to drinking every day. After the first couple of "yee haw, I can drink!" days, it got a little old so I didn't overdo. BUT, last night (the first night back on plan), I fell. Had a martini. Told myself I was EASING back into "real" life. The effect of this was not only the martini calories, but also eating more than I would had I not had the 'tini. Lesson noted. Hopefully someday it will be Lesson LEARNED. No more alcoholic drinking until Friday.

Gym: Pretty much the only exercise I had while on vaca was skiing. Went back to PT today and the bike was a little more challenging than usual. Interesting. Back to the gym tonight for regular workout.

Crossing fingers that weigh-in this week won't be TOO bad. :-)

4 comments:

Vickie said...

good to have you back . . .

Lori said...

You'll get back into the swing of things. You had fun and that counts!

shinypenny said...

Doesn't Green Tea have caffeine? Or are you drinking a decaffinated Green Tea?

Helen said...

You're right, Shinypenny...I drink decaf green tea every day. I'll fix my post to clarify... :-)