Thirty days sans coffee

I’ve consumed quite a bit of tea these last thirty days. I also drank decaf coffee, i have to be honest, but given that my typical morning brew was a large coffee with at least one shot of espresso in it, a medium decaf coffee wasn’t even close to my normal dosage. There’s something about coffee (caffeinated or otherwise) that makes me, as a developer, operate at max ability..old habits I suppose.

I don’t know that I need to go back to caffeine as a staple part of my diet, and I certainly won’t be trying my old order any time soon, I’d be climbing the walls.

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About cacharbe

Software Engineer, ALM Specialist, Professional Improviser, Lv 1 Certified CrossFit trainer. I eat Paleo and coach others in being successful eating whole, unprocessed, nutritious foods.
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One Response to Thirty days sans coffee

  1. Keith Davies says:

    A couple years ago I was on a brutal project at work — 12-16 hour days weren’t uncommon in the crunch period, and when you stack 2-3 hours of commuting on top of that you’re looking at one tired hacker. Two cans of Beaver Buzz a day (plus eating prodigiously) got me through it. Not healthy, not doing it again, but got it done. Took most of a month off and started detox. Eating regularly, gradually getting my sleep schedule back to normal (after a few mis-starts), cut caffeine entirely. A month later I was back to work, then one day I was really short on sleep so I had a Buzz.

    Good gods, I thought my heart was going to vibrate its way out of my chest. This was something I’d been drinking two of a day, and just one was doing this. I sometimes wonder just how exhausted I was and what kind of tolerance I’d built up that this could hit so hard.

    So, yeah. I try to avoid these things now. For the most part, I feel much better for it.

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