QUITTING COFFEE SANDBOX THREAD

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ohhh man

arb ys, Saturday, 24 December 2011 03:45 (nine years ago) link

i told myself i'd quit by mexico.

ain't sittin on no beach in puerto vallerta thinkin bout no coffee

arb ys, Saturday, 24 December 2011 03:48 (nine years ago) link

in the meantime i am cranky

arb ys, Saturday, 24 December 2011 03:49 (nine years ago) link

I went from coffee every day to just black tea, to just ONE cup of black tea a day, to green tea to herbal tea. Then I got a shitty illness (not from the lack of caffeine) and had to go back to drinking black tea if I wanted to get ANYTHING done. I want to get back to just herbal before school starts (and still having an occasional cup every few days or so).

tanuki, Saturday, 24 December 2011 03:56 (nine years ago) link

i'm also back on coffee again after managing to get off it for about 2 wks, doing basically the same transition from coffee--> tea--> nothing. then had a week where i was unusually exhausted and kept nearly sleeping at my desk, in full view of the office and after drinking it a few times, i'm now back to craving it. there is something so satisfying about coffee! but am going to use this holiday break to try and quit again.

rayuela, Saturday, 24 December 2011 03:59 (nine years ago) link

i went from 6 or 7 cups a day, to 6 or 7 much weaker cups until finals were over, now i'm down to about 2 of the weaker cups/day. xmas day is the last day i drink any coffee. i have decided. gf will unfortunately have to put up with me.

arb ys, Saturday, 24 December 2011 04:00 (nine years ago) link

otoh it is a giver of life

arb ys, Saturday, 24 December 2011 04:01 (nine years ago) link

indeed I had a cup of black coffee after not having any for two weeks and it was fucking nectar

tanuki, Saturday, 24 December 2011 04:19 (nine years ago) link

this thread is making me want some coffee

rayuela, Saturday, 24 December 2011 04:29 (nine years ago) link

when are you going to mexico? i am going soon but i don't plan on quitting coffee. that's crazy. i have read that happy hour starts at like 11am there, so i think that may make up for any lack of coffee?

tehresa, Saturday, 24 December 2011 15:44 (nine years ago) link

curious what makes u all want to quit coffee

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 24 December 2011 15:54 (nine years ago) link

fwiw i only drink occasional coffee, more regularly tea

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 24 December 2011 15:55 (nine years ago) link

i have no desire to quit coffee.

tehresa, Saturday, 24 December 2011 15:57 (nine years ago) link

For me it's part of the larger goal of breaking all addictions.

tanuki, Saturday, 24 December 2011 16:13 (nine years ago) link

for me I have a horrible time getting to bed at a decent hour when I'm NOT on coffee, and caffeine just screws it all up. and my addictive personality prevents me from being able to have coffee here or there...

rayuela, Saturday, 24 December 2011 17:26 (nine years ago) link

this thread makes me sad

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Saturday, 24 December 2011 17:30 (nine years ago) link

I have one cup in the morning, two or three during the day, and one or two more at night (unless I eat out, in which case you can add a couple of refills). If I had to, I could probably cut back to one cup in the morning and a second at night, but the actual teaching I do during the day has always had a certain amount of nervous energy attached to it, and once I finish a lesson or some kind of introduction, and the kids are down to work, I do like to decompress with coffee.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 December 2011 18:09 (nine years ago) link

no trouble sleeping?

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 24 December 2011 18:14 (nine years ago) link

If I'm asleep before midnight, I wake up in the middle of the night. Five or six hours is sufficient for me.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 December 2011 18:58 (nine years ago) link

COFFEE?! WHA? DID SOMEONE MENTION COFFEE?

Aimless, Saturday, 24 December 2011 22:03 (nine years ago) link

I could murder a cup right now, but I know that I wouldn't be able to sleep.

More hoes than Alan Titchmarsh. Yes folks, it's the s-dog, AKA (snoball), Saturday, 24 December 2011 22:07 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12jwC65KD70

clemenza, Saturday, 24 December 2011 22:42 (nine years ago) link

For me it's part of the larger goal of breaking all addictions.

― tanuki, Saturday, 24 December 2011 16:13 (6 hours ago) Bookmark Permalink

this is cool, is everyone else on a similar wavelength?

i have a weird thing about coffee because a guy at a deli next to anthology film archives pulled a denial-of-service on me at 10pm one night & told me that coffee was not cool, you should go easy, he gave me green tea instead. he hovers over my head when i am contemplating coffee, like a guru. coffee is a treat for me. i could not quit tea because i am dead all day without it (but then drinking coffee in the am feels like too violent a wake-up)

Never translate German (schlump), Saturday, 24 December 2011 23:28 (nine years ago) link

I quit all caffeine for a few years but went back when I was training for a marathon last year. Will probably never quit again, it's too good.

Jeff, Sunday, 25 December 2011 03:44 (nine years ago) link

Shut up you can't quit coffee

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 25 December 2011 03:47 (nine years ago) link

Coffee loves you like no other ever will

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 25 December 2011 03:48 (nine years ago) link

"wait, they don't love you like i love you" -- coffee

your voice of treason, Sunday, 25 December 2011 03:51 (nine years ago) link

I also enjoy coffee more when I haven't had it in a while. Really good coffee once a week is infinitely better than mediocre/shitty coffee every day.

tanuki, Sunday, 25 December 2011 04:01 (nine years ago) link

coffee makes every morning Christmas morning, fuiud

William (C), Sunday, 25 December 2011 04:16 (nine years ago) link

"wait, they don't love you like i love you" -- coffee

― your voice of treason, Saturday, December 24, 2011 10:51 PM (Yesterday)


lol at this.

Drank some this weekend, since I'm on holiday, but have trouble drinking it during the work week- makes me a little jumpy and irritable.

zat you, wrinklepaws? (James Redd), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:14 (nine years ago) link

Drank a couple of dope cups of coffee after Christmas lunch. But in retrospect it probably explains the temple pounding headache I've got now.

More hoes than Alan Titchmarsh. Yes folks, it's the s-dog, AKA (snoball), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:39 (nine years ago) link

drank three cups of black-coffee this morning alone.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 25 December 2011 17:02 (nine years ago) link

Have had no caffeine all week. Did have an intense splitting headache for a few days after I stopped. Coffee, I'm thinking, like any upper, manipulates the stress response for its effect. Is only good psychologically for a short while, but in the long term, physiologically bad. I get monkey-brained. I've been napping everyday at 4 instead. Hopefully I can stick to tea next semester with the occasional cuppa joe a few times a week.

shaane, Sunday, 25 December 2011 22:54 (nine years ago) link

Monkey-brained?

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 25 December 2011 23:03 (nine years ago) link

I guess monkey minded is the way to say it. Inability to focus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_monkey

shaane, Sunday, 25 December 2011 23:35 (nine years ago) link

I go through the occasional coffee phase, but don't really drink it anymore. Think of it as a special occasion beverage, not a tool or habit.

illegal crew member (C.K. Dexter Holland), Monday, 26 December 2011 03:34 (nine years ago) link

i never started coffee, only very recently could tolerate a non-alcohol based coffee bev.

crayuela (t. silaviver), Monday, 26 December 2011 07:28 (nine years ago) link

i'm full of it, i'm still drinking coffee, right this very moment. but i'm down to a cup and a half now.

iwhen are you going to mexico? i am going soon but i don't plan on quitting coffee. that's crazy. i have read that happy hour starts at like 11am there, so i think that may make up for any lack of coffee?

― tehresa, Saturday, December 24, 2011 9:44 AM (3 days ago) Bookmark Permalink

♪♬TOMORROWWW♪♬

arb ys, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:00 (nine years ago) link

i don't plan on quitting coffee. that's crazy.
otm!

league of women voters, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:35 (nine years ago) link

where are you going in mexico? beach or city?

league of women voters, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:35 (nine years ago) link

I would rather die than quit, for real. xp

Nicole, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:36 (nine years ago) link

going to puerto vallerta, beach/city; got a room lined up in walking distnace from the beach.

xp

arb ys, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:53 (nine years ago) link

i'm ready to be done with coffee. i've always been good about cutting back when my intake gets too high, but the second i let my guard down i'm up to 6+ cups a day and i just hate being so dependent. just can't seem to moderate so it's all or nothin.

also hopes it'll ease my sleeping troubles.

arb ys, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:56 (nine years ago) link

You can take *my* coffee when you pry my cold dead fingers from the mug.

But for those who want to (or must) quit, more power to you.

j.lu, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 20:39 (nine years ago) link

going to try decaf a couple of days this week and see how it goes. I would love to be free of the desire, but have been drinking since I was 14, so I'm not expectant that I will succeed.

calstars, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 20:49 (nine years ago) link

in my experience when i've quit coffee before, i no longer had the desire for coffee because everything -- including heart no longer racing at odd hours, being able to sleep at night, no more caffeine headache worries, and being able to actually wake up without feeing like a zombie till i've had my coffee -- made it so worth it. But as soon as I get *one sip*!! I desire it all over again and forget the benefits of not drinking it and start untrammelled coffee drinking till I have to quit again to be functional.

rayuela, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 23:37 (nine years ago) link


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