Monday, March 28, 2011
As you may or may not know, I gave up caffeine for Lent. Here's a summary of my experience so far.
I was tired, groggy and sleepy all the time.
That shaking hand thing that I had? The one that made me think I was getting Parkinson's? It's gone and I no longer have a signature like a 90 year old woman. Also, in a weird sort of way, I have more energy. It's not a WHOA kind of caffeine induced energy. It's more of a sustained all day long energy. That's boring, but kind of nice, too. I do miss that WHOA though.
I'm also sleeping all night long with no crazy frantic dreams. I thought I was waking up in the middle of the night because I had to go to the bathroom, but it turns out I was just going to the bathroom because I was awake. I guess.
Last week, in a three day spree:
(1) I ran a red light. I didn't even notice it was red until I was driving under it.
(2) I read my bedside clock wrong and got up at 6:00 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m. I made my bed and brushed my teeth before I even realized what I had done. Since I had already made my bed, I couldn't even go back to bed.
(3) I locked my keys in the car. Bonnie and mom and I were eating fried fish at the KC Hall when I noticed. I had to call Terry's husband to go to mom's and bring me my extra key.
To sum up: bad week, good week, bad week. I have three more weeks to go. I can't wait to find out what's next. Or can I?