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biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 27, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 159.0

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Thur: Walk 35 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (13 min)
Fri: Airdyne 30 min (pre-bkfst); Housework 45 min

Thanks for the votes of confidence everyone--I know I can sound so much like a broken record. The truth is that giving up isn't an option, so maybe a broken record isn't so bad:-)

I wish I could tell you how unexpectedly good I felt after finishing my wt trng. I guess I just did:-) It was like someone threw a bucket of "I feel sensational--woo-hoo!" over me--haha! The last time I felt that good was after a long walk taken in the afternoon abt three weeks ago. That means I was feeling pretty crummy before--weird way to confirm it.

I took my time so the whole wt trng session probably took two hours--it usually takes an hour to an hour and a half to complete. I kept my dumbbells at 8# (like the last time) for the workout and didn't overdo anything. I was also fairly surprised I was able to do all the abs work. I probably could have done more but wanted to sort of ease into it.

I'll put up a rundown of my current routine (16 sets of moves--abs contain 4 and I do them two separate times in addition to a side abs set) in another entry. It's a compact little workout that works well for me to reaffirm that I'm not a slug in human form--haha! I'm just a little sore all over today--just enough.

It was a confidence builder for sure--yee-ha!

Starting yesterday I'm subbing green tea (made with two teabags) for my morning decaf coffee. It's obviously more caffeine than decaf, though much, much less than reg coffee. And it's only for morning for me. I'll try it for a few days and see how it goes.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::***26 Missed***::10.25::10.28::10.31::11.3::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, NTrack


Thur: 90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Fri: 90 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

grannyannie on 10/27/2012:
Thanks! Yea, sick of being sick! Ack. Have a great weekend.


grannyannie on 10/27/2012:
I like weight training as well!


V on 10/27/2012:
No matter how long your wt training session was at least ya got it done :) Hope that you have a wonderful weekend!


thinkpositive on 10/28/2012:
Good for you with the weight training!


inmorning on 10/29/2012:
Good for you! You can do this!


Umpqua on 10/29/2012:
Excellent work on the weight training, and that's wonderful you felt so great afterwards!


legcramps on 10/29/2012:
Great job getting in that weight training session!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 25, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 159.0

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Thur: Nothing
Fri: Walk 30 min
Sat: Airdyne 15 min (pre-bkfst); Walk 40 min
Sun: Airdyne 35 min (pre-bkfst); Short Walk
Mon: Airdyne 35 min (pre-bkfst); Short Walk
Tues: Nothing but a fair bit of driving
Wed: Airdyne 10 min; Walk 35 min

I'm up and down the last few days on the scale, so I'll change the above when I have a loss.

I keep intending to really get after it with my exercise/activity. Oh, those pesky intentions--at least they're persistent on this one thing:-) I'm glad I've been so active over the years, but reality says, "What have you done for me lately?" That has to be in the forefront of my mind. I can be in denial all I want that (in retrospect) menopause wasn't all that bad, but this is the time to push myself to maintain a certain level of fitness. I have the body I have--and I'm about to be up against a wall. It's very much the way things were when I was at 189# and kept having various and sundry "body warnings." And they're not the same warnings as back then.

Not to mention the fact that I only did five wt trng sessions going back to October of last year. (Getting aerobic exercise really hasn't ever been a problem, though I've been low on that too lately.) The truth is that this is the worst performance ever for wt trng for me--except for a couple of years before I hit 189#--my all-time high weight. For those couple of years I was pretty much sedentary.

I think I've lulled myself into thinking today's reality, just isn't that bad when every indication is that yes, it is that bad. I just choose to ignore it 90 percent of the time. It's very easy to do--a bad routine is still a routine:-)

I think about this a lot, but I'm hoping that putting it in words here will get me over the hump somewhat. If nothing else to continue to hold myself accountable. I don't want to find myself 3 months, 6 months or a year from now still feeling this way and letting myself off the hook for this. Everything will only get worse in another year. One last thing, to be fair I've been hyperfocused on sleep for the last couple of years. Well that's all done "in my sleep" haha. Time to shift focus and obsess about other things:-)

I'm keeping the strange (possibly not useful to anyone but me) Circuit Workout thingy below until I get six or eight workouts in a row done. The yellow highlighted dates are the only ones that were completed.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::***26 Missed***::10.25::

Plan for today: Airdyne, Walk, Circuit Workout


Thur: 60 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep
Fri: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 90 oz Water * 8.5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 90 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
Mon: 90 oz Water * 2.5 hrs Sleep
Tues: 60 oz Water * 8.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 90 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

grannyannie on 10/25/2012:
You CAN do it! Enjoy your day!

This has been a very long cold! Can't remember one this bad, but I am improving.


legcramps on 10/25/2012:
The best laid plans... nothing is fool-proof. Keep on. Have a great day!


V on 10/25/2012:
Hope you get back in the groove with the wt training. You can do this :) Have a great evening!


inmorning on 10/26/2012:
WOW, great entry! I really needed to read what you wrote. You are so right.


Umpqua on 10/26/2012:
Good for you for writing things down, I find that when I post plans and goals here I follow through much better. It just seems official in some way haha. I hope you have a great weekend!


thenewMLE on 10/26/2012:
Girl, you said a mouthful! Menopause is what through me into a tail spin but probably saved me from getting too far out of control. I used to think that once I got the weight off my "work" would be done, but I now realize that it is a constant everyday "workout" to keep my body in proper functioning order. It's the foods that I choose to eat that will fuel my energy for the day. It's not about hitting goal and quitting - it's about doing something positive for ourselves everyday!! Good luck and keep up the awareness. Have a great weekend!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 18, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 159.0

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=27.7 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Walk 30 min

I'm down 1.2# on my weigh-in.

Scale sort of malfunctioned, and I suspected the battery. It went from one wt one time and another the next--times three--weirdly the same two different weights each time. I replaced the battery and it was back to JUST one weight after several tries, so tomorrow will probably be a more accurate weigh-in.

Two great nights of sleep in a row, but I had a small reg coffee this morning--will have to see how it hits me tonight. My progress on that is that I have not had reg coffee in the house for some time. Also that I've been to a grocery store a couple of times and resisted buying anything but decaf for my Keurig. For the taste, the decaf I'm buying for it tastes excellent. It's too bad I can't fool myself into believing it's reg, because no matter what, decaf is just kinda limp--haha!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.19::

Plan for today: Walk


60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

V on 10/18/2012:
Look at you GO! Nicely done Biscotti :)


Umpqua on 10/19/2012:
You are zooming with the scale movement. I hope you have a nice weekend!


legcramps on 10/19/2012:
LOL, yes decaf is a little limp compared to regular coffee! Nice movement on the scale; have a great weekend :)


thinkpositive on 10/20/2012:
Didn't know that a low battery could have an effect on the reading! Good to know. Congratulations on the 2 good nights sleep. I know that problem.


inmorning on 10/21/2012:
Good for you. Take care.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 17, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 160.2

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: A fair bit of driving

I'm down .2# on my weigh-in.

If I wrote a book today, it would be titled Sleep: It's the Caffeine, Stupid!, which is paraphrasing James Carville during the '92 presidential campaign ("It's the economy, stupid!"). So other than continuing to count my sleep hours, I think I have arrived at an ending.

Yeah, I may have seemed like I reached that point several times, but this is different. I just have to honor the finding--easier said than done. With each test, I must say it is getting easier by little bits to change my behavior.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.17::

Plan for today: Walk, Circuit Workout


60 oz Water * 9.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

V on 10/17/2012:
Hahahaha, love the title of your book..Maybe you should write one, I for one would get a copy :) Congrats on the decline on the scale. Have a great evening!


Umpqua on 10/17/2012:
I would also get a copy of your book biscotti ;) I did quite a bit of driving myself today - it's pretty tiring considering not much is involved. Congrats on your loss!!


legcramps on 10/18/2012:
Good for you!


IndependentEm93 on 10/18/2012:
I need sleep too!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 16, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 160.4

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Walk 65 min

No weigh-in today.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.17::

Plan for today: Walk


90 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

V on 10/16/2012:
Great job with your circuit training, hopefully it will be nice and cool for your walk this evening..Have a good evening as well :)


thenewMLE on 10/17/2012:
Glad you slept a little more! MIL fights with the CPAP machine, but she really does sleep deeper with it. By fighting, I mean she had trouble finding a mask that she didn't pull off while trying to sleep and she doesn't like packing it up to spend the night out. She has lived alone for the last 11 years so quite often one of her 4 boys will invite her stay (including us) for a couple days at a time. Since the machine, she will eat with us about 3 nights a week, but hasn't slept over in awhile. Are you having any success with the caffeine reduction? Hope you have a great day!


legcramps on 10/17/2012:
Have a nice walk this evening!



biscottibody59 - Monday Oct 15, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 160.4

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Sat: Airdyne 15 min (pre-bkfst); Short Walk
Sun: Short Walk

I'm down .6# on my weigh-in today.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.15::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, Circuit Workout


Sat: 90 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep
Sun: 90 oz Water * 5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

legcramps on 10/15/2012:
Nice job over the weekend! Have a great week.


thenewMLE on 10/15/2012:
Good job on moving those numbers down!! Have a great day! Out of curiosity, do you struggle with sleeping so only get 5 hours or is that all that you have scheduled out of the day? I would be a mess at work on only 5 hours of sleep and that was the case several years ago when I was fighting with night sweats and just my mind not shutting off. I do so much better with 8 -10 hours but I am no longer able to sleep in late. I have had the opportunity only once a week (Saturday) but my body clock just can't set itself to have Saturday off!!!


V on 10/15/2012:
Nice and steady decline on the scale, way to go Biscotti :) Here's to another successful week!


Umpqua on 10/15/2012:
Great work moving the scale! I'm not loyal to a particular brand of valerian root (I have Target's brand in the house atm) but about 900-1,000 mg does the trick for me.


supercheese on 10/15/2012:
Yay for - lbs!!!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Oct 13, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 161.0

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity:
Thur: Mowing 60 min; Short Walk
Fri: Short Walk

Moving on. No weigh-in yesterday, but was up a pound today.

I think it's going to be at least a week before my body sorts out the no-coffee thing. So cutting caffeine can possibly cause insomnia--I didn't know. Not the reaction I've had in the past. Good to have a possible explanation (article: Caffeine Withdrawal). No headaches this time around. Honestly I'd rather have a headache than insomnia. I've really never had a night (before or after using CPAP therapy) like the other night.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.14::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


Thurs: 90 oz Water * <3 hrs Sleep
Fri: 90 oz Water * 9 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Umpqua on 10/14/2012:
Sorry to hear you're dealing with insomnia, I had not idea that was a side effect either. Have you tried valerian root? It usually works for me when I'm having an occasional sleepless night. Have a good one!


V on 10/14/2012:
Wow didn't know that quitting can keep you from sleeping, sorry that you are have insomnia.. Hope you get in a good night's sleep this evening :)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Oct 11, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 161.0

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Airdyne 15 min (pre-bkfst); Walk 35 min 

I'm down .2# today. I only had decaf coffee with sugar in lieu of any milk or coconut creamer. Then I had a McD's HF sundae (the choc--caffeinish). I really only wanted the chocolate--can't stand that soft serve except as a vehicle for chocolate--haha! And I had a MtnDew baja blast--small (has caffeine, but not much). I'm just using it as a vehicle to cut back--I don't have to keep any at home. I was going to go with reg coffee at home, but decided (along with miracle of procrastination) to skip it. Funny how procrastination can also encompass a decision:-)

The MD baja blast is sooo sweet (sickly), but doable for a couple of days. It's like the drink they give you for a glucose tolerance test (definitive test for diabetes). That one is pure dextrose if I'm not mistaken--it's horrible.

I will track my sleep along with this--helps with the motivation to stay on the straight and narrow--and report how that goes after a week or so. I'm looking for a pattern on that note.

Supper was on plan: 2 cups of mustard greens (with a few splashes of vinegar) and a svg (1/3 c) of oats + flaxmeal (abt 1T) + abt 1/3 c frzn org blueberries.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.12::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, Mowing


90 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

zoe1 on 10/11/2012:
Sound slike you are doing a great job keep at it :)


V on 10/11/2012:
Baja Blast? Is that like a slurpee? The name itself is a bit hyper,are ya bouncing off the walls yet? Congrats on your loss :)


grannyannie on 10/12/2012:
Aye, biscuits are cookies. In the UK cookies are only the ones that are thick and chewy like a big chocolate chip. Crunchy ones are always biscuits.

Have an awesome day!


Umpqua on 10/12/2012:
That glucose tolerance test was no joke during my pregnancies - ugh :P Good job reining it in and getting the scale to move!


selina on 10/13/2012:
Hi Biscotti, sounds like you are back on with your regimen and lost a lot of weight, yay!

I've been teaching both English and painting...



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Oct 10, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 161.2

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Airdyne 35 min (pre-bkfst); Walk 27 min

I'm down 2.6# today, and with that I'm going to start weighing in daily for a little while. Part of the drastic drop is because yesterday I weighed before my "solid elimination ritual" haha!

Supper was on plan: abt a cup of new potatoes, 2 cups of mustard greens (with a few splashes of vinegar); a bit later a svg (1/3 c) of oats + scoop of flaxmeal (abt 2T) + abt 1/3 c frzn org blueberries.

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.11::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


120 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep (-.5 on CPAP pressure setting)

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Kati on 10/11/2012:
Solid elimination ritual sounds rough! :)


V on 10/11/2012:
LOL! makes sense to me about the elimination ritual :) Have a good day Biscotti!


grannyannie on 10/11/2012:
Have an amazing day! Thanks for compliment on swimsuits.


legcramps on 10/11/2012:
Have a great day today; I do the same thing regarding the "elimination ritual" LOL. Too funny.


inmorning on 10/11/2012:
I hope you have a great day.


liza36 on 10/11/2012:
I've gotten back on the scale daily as of this week too. Being off for weeks has gotten me in trouble!

I can't really tell if sleep is improved since the elimination of caffeine/diet coke. I have a lot on my mind, super stressed about work, etc., so I don't sleep that great anyway. I'm tired all the time. I crave a good night's rest.


thenewMLE on 10/11/2012:
I find that my weight will hit a low, hold it for days, fluxuate up and down until it hits a new low and then holds that for days. I wanted to stop weighing every morning, but I was afraid I would miss my low!!! I know that is stupid, but the daily weighing has kept me honest on eating because I don't want to blow it. But some days I am totally clean and it still goes up .5 - 1.5 pounds at a time. At one point I weighed before and after solid elim and had no weight change and that just made me not trust my new scale!! Anyway, keep on working hard and your results will show! Have a great day!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Oct 09, 2012
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 163.8

Body Fat: 35.6%::6.2.2012
BF History: 33.8%::3.8.11; . . . up up up all year . . . 39.0%::4.21.12

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=26.9 (23.0 = 130#) ::
Goal Weight (149#)


For my activity: Short Walk

For my weigh-in, I'm up 9.4# from yesterday's posted weight.

I've decided to get on with it. I'll focus on the same food and exercise goals of the previously mentioned 30-Day Dealio. I just may not keep count of days at this point. Long-term I'd like to be caffeine-free (again). If at first you don't succeed, try try again!

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::10.22::******::11.14::***67 Missed***::6.4::***19 Missed***::8.2::8.6::**********::10.10::

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne


60 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep (+1 on CPAP pressure setting)

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

selina on 10/09/2012:
Biscotti, I KNOW you can do it! Stay well, stay strong! You can lose those pounds fairly easily if you just put them on. Waterweight?

I can't live without coffee, i find. At least for now.... I have headaches and the boost of energy that it provides in the morning is so essential to me....


V on 10/09/2012:
RYC LOL!! I totally agree.. hahahahaha I tried to leave you a pic of Arnie back in his bodybuilding day..Man was he ever hot but alas the King of toolbags..LOL Anyhoo I know you can do this Biscotti,as long as the caffeine is not affecting your health then maybe you should take it as you go..I know how hard it is to break the addiction, but for me the choice was easy because I didn't like the feeling of not knowing if I ODed on caffeine or I was truly having a heart attack.. I am pretty sure if that wouldn't of happened, I would still be partaking in my pot a day habit.. Much success to you! Have a great evening :)


grannyannie on 10/10/2012:
You CAN do it, Biscotti! Just hang in there and never give up.


thenewMLE on 10/10/2012:
Go Girl!!! You can do this!! I have a suggestion on the caffeine: if it is from coffee, start substituting 1 part of the coffee grounds with decaf. Continue to decrease the regular stuff and add in the decaf until you are all decaf. Hubby and I had to quit the caffeine for his blood pressure and we did it slowly so we had no headaches. The soft drinks were another story. We tried to drink water WITH the soft drinks but I don't take in that much liquid well and I don't care for water. He did well with the soft drink swap over and went straight into water, I had to morph into caffeine free soft drinks first. Now I am NO soft drinks and all water with lemon or lime and a little SF syrup for flavor. But my point is to go cold turkey will cause withdrawals. We feel better caffeine free now!! Good Luck!!


inmorning on 10/10/2012:
Argh that caffine is a bugger to get rid of. Try to get a bunch of cranberry juice (not cocktail but 100%). If you drink several glasses of that over 2-3 days, it flushes out the system pretty well. I used to tell that to my tobacco cessation students and it really helps, so I tried it when getting off caffine and it helped there too. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 10/10/2012:
I'm with you biscotti, I've put on a few pounds and it's time to get back on track. We can do this!


liza36 on 10/10/2012:
Try, try again...yes, that's what I'm doing for the millionth time.

I can say I'm successfully caffeine free for 3 months now. The last time I quit it, it lasted only 2 months. So I'm encouraged I'll stick with it. Good luck to you!



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