day 1 -
I want my fucking coffee!! caffeine withdrawals hurt my head. Its only been 3 hours since detox started today and I want my coffee!! Brain function slow, like in dreamland and not fully awake. Fuck this is going to be hard!
What on earth made me think that Monday was a good day to start detox! What the fuck was I thinking to even start this!
I eventually had to take 2 paracetamols to kill the throbbing headache
Day 2 -
up earlier than usual today, (still want my coffee) had to cook up enough food to last the whole day in the office. and to make sure I had some food for dinner. Pilates today after work, so wont get home early and will be tired. thought that popped into my head as I was cooking stir fry beef, whats going to happen after the three weeks? hmm perhaps should have thought about that before I started this!
Day 3- yes this post is going to be 21 days long, well maybe not, as I could give this whole mad idea the boot. not feeling too bad today, head still aches a little. Who would have thought that just one cup of (very good) coffee a day would haunt me on my detox! I still want my coffee!
Day 4 -
controlling my food isn't the problem, the problem is that I have to cook food for all meals. that means me going home after work to cook for the next days lunch. I am tired out from work and then doing laundry at night then cooking enough veg and brown rice to make me want to eat a good lunch. then washing up all the mess and cleaning up. its fucking exhausting! but coffee cravings getting less.
Day 5,6 & 7
I am still on detox, haven't been a naughty girl and gone off it. Its been interesting looking for alternatives to gluten. Millet, favourite food of cows, pigs and generally most livestock seems to be a healthy option to wheat. Its actually quite good! Coffee cravings no longer there but I do still WANT a cup of coffee. Like Alcohol, there have been weeks where I haven't touched a drop and it didn't bother me, but this time I think its because I know I am not supposed to have any, that makes me want it even more We always want what we cant have right!!
Half way through -
I think I can do this. But I miss coffee. As long as I remember why I am doing this I think its fine. Its only eating out that will pose a problem. I am off to Perth tomorrow and have actually requested for special meal on the plane. I always wanted to be one of those with dietary restrictions so I get my food first on the plane. wonder what the food will be like, no dairy or no gluten. Hope I dont fall off the 'wagon' in Perth!
End of detox
I kind of made it right through the detox. I did cheat a little when I was on holiday but I got back on it pretty quickly. Its ended now but I am still gluten free (99% of the time) and dairy free. Coffee, my wonderful aromatic best friend brew is back though!! I doubt I could ever give it up. I do feel alot better with the detox and going gluten and dairy free. No more bloating, no more looking like I may be 6 months pregnant and even the farting (lets call it like it is now) is almost minimal...
so yes the detox was hard but it was bloody worth it!!