... Kinda so good? Saturday I started my experiment of 'Ariel without caffeine and refined sugar'. And well... 2 out of 3 is the name of the game. I spent Saturday in Rockport, MA with some friends. Somehow, unknowingly, we managed to time our trip with a town festival- Motif No. 1 Day. Amazingly, the added vendors of everything sweet yummy throughout the town, did not impact my willpower (I did, however, partake in some local clam chowder- holy delicious, Batman). Granted, at one point during the day, I did get a pretty fierce headache. Not sure if it was from coffee withdrawal or slight dehydration, but I did rehydrate and take some Aleve, which helped.
Sunday was not as glorious in the willpower department. I came head to head with the social factor of desserts. James and I had lunch with some friends followed by a trip to a local ice creamery. I was seriously considering not having anything, but was aware of then being the only one without a delicious and cool treat. So, I decided to to compromise and get frozen yogurt. Later that day, we had a family dinner at our house, and there was dessert at the end of the meal. I again was aware of trying to be the only one that wasn't going to have anything. It didn't work. Clearly, I need to shake this. One thought is to have something else in my hands, like a cup of tea. I also have to remember that I while I am in a sense giving something up, I am also gaining something. If I keep it in the mindset of what I am missing out on, it is almost unbearable. But when I think back to Saturday, excluding the headache, I actually felt really good.
Which brings us to Monday. While the day is not yet complete, I have now gone three days without my morning coffee, and only had the headache on day 1. And so far today, I haven't had any of the sugary stuff. I feel pretty good.
So we'll see how this goes:)