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caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« on: January 18, 2006, 05:02:42 PM »
i've decided it's time for a week of decaffination - no tea/coffee/soda with caffeine for 7 days, starting monday 1/23/06 JANUARY 23rd, 2006.
who wants to join me?
« Last Edit: January 18, 2006, 05:36:10 PM by mouser »

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 05:04:27 PM »
I'm with you - but please use a sane date format :) (YYYY/MM/DD or DD/MM/YYYY - MM/DD/YY is just whack :P )
- carpe noctem

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 05:13:28 PM »
I guess i'm with you too, since i don't like coffe/tea :P

ps: i agree with the thing about the date...How come do people use that type of date? It just doesn't make sense..  >:(

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 05:28:54 PM »
i agree it makes no sense.  but it's american, it's not supposed to make sense.

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 05:53:31 PM »
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it's american, it's not supposed to make sense.
Darn straight!!
:guns fire:

I only go caffeine free when forced by location or circumstance. Without it, I get a headache that would bring down an elephant. Some folks say that's why I should quit. BAH!

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006, 07:06:51 PM »
Just done it for the last two weeks, and today drank my first caffeine again! Actually from now on I am only drinking caffeine products in the morning. I have found I sleep better and don't look in the mirror and scream as much in the mornings ...

Good luck with the shakes over the next few days - try alcohol it masks the withdrawl symptoms [hic]

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2006, 07:50:35 PM »
for those with a heavy habit, might be smart to start friday and sleep through the weekend.

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2006, 10:35:49 PM »
I went without caffeine for 6 months once...  It didn't make me feel better.

I'm back to a regular routine of Dr. Pepper starting ~ 9 AM.  I try not to have anything w/ caffeine after 5 PM.

If it works out for you guys, you might convince me to try again... or not  ;D
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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006, 03:39:41 AM »
i 'believe' i nolonger lie awake in bed at night since cutting out the caffeine. now, i have a lovely cup of nescafe mocha in the morning followed by decaf the rest of the day.

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2006, 10:24:15 PM »
@mouser  We expect daily reports on your kick the habit campaign :)
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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2006, 02:37:17 AM »
wishing you well in your efforts, Mouser.  Want to tell us why you made this decision?

I read that anyone suffering from symptoms we usually associate with caffeine should also look at their intake of the far more dangerous drug, aspartame, which is found in virtually all diet soft drinks and many other products.   It's only becoming known recently how very addicting -- and neurologically dangerous -- aspartame is.  Also very insidious, because it's not always mentioned on the label.

Check out these toxicity symptoms (and if you want to read more, stay away from the information provided by junk food industry PR organizations):
 
dizziness
shaking hands and other tremors
migraines and severe headaches (common from chronic use)
rapid heart beat, tachycardia (another frequent reaction)
slurring of speech
memory loss
confusion
numbness or tingling of extremities
chronic fatigue
depression
insomnia
irritability
panic attacks (common aspartame toxicity reaction)
marked personality changes
phobias
asthma
chest pains
hypertension (high blood pressure)
nausea or vomitting
diarrhea
abdominal pain
swallowing pain
itching
hives / urticaria
other allergic reactions
blood sugar control problems (e.g., hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia)
menstrual cramps and other menstrual problems or changes
impotency and sexual problems
food cravings
weight gain
hair loss / baldness or thinning of hair
burning urination & other urination problems
excessive thirst or excessive hunger
bloating, edema (fluid retention)
infection susceptibility
joint pain
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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2006, 03:02:41 AM »
sounds like aspartame is the cause of all of the world's ills.
ok no aspartame for 1 week as well.

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2006, 03:08:36 AM »
I just don't consume ANY addictive substance on a daily basis  :Thmbsup:

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2006, 06:13:17 AM »
Except DC ;)

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2006, 06:15:07 AM »
Shhh! Internet doesn't count  :D

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2006, 06:16:01 AM »
Less than 2 minutes to reply - told you you are addicted ...

May name is Carol and I am a DCaholic ...

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2006, 06:23:02 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2006, 06:50:25 AM »
These last 5 posts made me think twice...
I also *didn't* consume anything addictive in a daily basis...
It seems those days are gone ;)

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2006, 11:41:43 AM »
As long as we're on the subject...
http://www.rense.com/general52/msg.htm
Or, order the book:
https://www.spofamerica.com/

BTW- grain of salt not included.

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2006, 01:48:27 PM »
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May name is Carol and I am a DCaholic ...
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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2006, 02:30:37 AM »
i have to say i'm feeling a bit "calmer" and less distracted.

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2006, 03:02:49 PM »
after a week of non-caffeine i went back to it 2 days ago - the day i went back was fun, but im definitely feeling jumpy now, so im going back to non-caffeine for another week.

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2006, 03:20:58 PM »
I think I'd die if I removed even one of my pots of coffee a day. . . ;)

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2006, 07:34:12 AM »
want to be alert during the dark hours without using caffeine - try blue light (found on digg.com)

http://www.livescien...0201_blue_light.html

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Re: caffeine free week - who wants to join me?
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2006, 11:20:42 AM »
cool thing about blue light.

by the way i have been drinking tea but have been off diet caffinated soda pretty much since this post (a month), and i do feel noticably less 'jumpy'.