No Wonder...  

travelingintexas 41M
11/8/2005 5:43 pm
No Wonder...


I was talking to Blondeeeeeee and I suddenly realized I had a raging headache. So I nodded off (sorry) and when I woke up it was still there.

I went downstairs and everything seemed too heavy for my stomach so I pulled out a box of the kids cereal. Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch to be exact. So I am sitting there eating it, grumpy and hating life, barely able to hold my eyes open and I realize it tastes kind of funny.

I get to looking at the box and on the back is a "See the Polar Express movie" advertisement. I am slow but not that slow. OK, yea, I am slow. Slowly the realization comes to me, wasnt that movie out last year?

Don't even ask what the Use by date was!!!!!

So... I finish eating the nasty cereal because I just dont care and I go to get something to drink and that is when it hit me.

I havent had any caffeine since Sunday. I purposefuly stopped drinking any Dr. Pepper or coffee because I am on a lose weight thing. It is time. I had sorta forgotten this causes headaches. Especialy when you are addicted like I am to the crap.

And to think, I just thought I hated everybody naturaly today! Nah.... Its the lack of caffeine!

280lbs today.... Here we go folks.....

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
11/8/2005 9:17 pm

I know its a 'girlie' drink, but chamomile tea (no caffeine) will help with the withdraw from caffeine. It tricks the brain & makes the headaches fade. So does natural vanilla & cinnamon. Combine all 3 and you'll feel better...i promise

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
11/8/2005 10:29 pm

Might I suggest trying Diet Coke with lime? I HATE diet sodas, but man, that sugar is a killer. Anyway, the diet coke with lime doesn't have that gross aftertaste that a plain diet coke has. I'm not a Dr. Pepper person but my friend swears by the new diet cherry vanilla dr. pepper.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
11/8/2005 11:15 pm

That'll do it to ya everytime Trav...lack of caffeine. It does to me too... and I drink Pepsi like hell won't have it. Yep...Pepsi and cigarettes...

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
11/8/2005 11:32 pm

good luck..i know u can do it.. been on a plan since the summer and made me feel worlds better.. but dont shock your system taper off a lil bit and lots and lots of water


Its good to be...ME

dangerouslyfunu4 53F

11/8/2005 11:36 pm

Stay way from the crap in the can Trav. You will be grumpy for a bit but in the end yours will be smaller LOL. I stopped drinking the stuff and I lost 60lb. I was a really B for a while and it didnt help that I work nights. So stick to it and good luck ..

bulging_boy 49M

11/9/2005 12:48 am

    Quoting dangerouslyfunu4:
    Stay way from the crap in the can Trav. You will be grumpy for a bit but in the end yours will be smaller LOL. I stopped drinking the stuff and I lost 60lb. I was a really B for a while and it didnt help that I work nights. So stick to it and good luck ..
Crap in the can?

Man! You guys really *can* get anything in the States!

makes the rest of the comment seem really really wrong

dontcha think?


11/9/2005 12:49 am

hey man. I know you thought I bailed on you, but I didn't. I'm just reincarnated. I know you're pissed at me because you think I left you holding a bag of shit, and I don't blame ya at all. I'd feel the same. But I am still here. Just trying on a new skin is all.

If you feel like talking about it later, you know how to reach me.


tillerbabe 56F

11/9/2005 1:38 am

Green Tea Baby! Great antioxidant! (It'll get rid of that Babyarm!)

LIBlonde97 40F
1028 posts
11/9/2005 3:23 am

I gave up coffee for Lent one year. (Back when I was somewhat religious and unaware of the fact that I definitely going straight to hell.) The first week I had headaches and just was a cranky biotch.. but then it went away after a few days.

Excedrin has caffeine in it... might help in the meantime while youre going through detox... Get a Brita pitcher and start drinking more water- it helps with the caffeine cravings also.

Hope you feel better soon...and for god's sake, go food shopping and east something produced within this year.



bardicman 50M

11/9/2005 3:44 am

Don't let these people fool you. Dr. Pepper is really some good stuff. Its the whole rotisserie chickens you have to give up. (well I need too) You can pry my Dr. Pepper from my cold stiff pudgy fingers.

I am not dead yet

spinmedown 49M
3626 posts
11/9/2005 3:49 am

Try getting rid of one thing at a time, and give yourself enough time to adjust before you tackle the next thing. Sugar and caffeine are a powerful combination. You might want to switch to a non-caffeinated soda first. Deal with the sugar rush for a while until you get used to the lack of caffeine kick.
Green tea in the morning is a great substitute for coffee. Still a little caffeine to keep away the headaches and dizzyness, and it contains something that helps the brain counteract the negative affects of caffeine. It tastes the best with a fresh slice of lemon.
The South Beach Diet has some great info on maintaining blood sugar levels while losing weight, if you're interested.

Most people are other people... FUCKING CHARACTER LIMIT!!! ~Oscar Wilde

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
11/9/2005 5:57 am

madkitten is still Raising madkittens spirits ....

Her recent posts:
1.10 AM Room 1389;
Madkittens world.

njoy ....

EroGenOusKitty 41F

11/9/2005 7:07 am

**sipping on my coffee** MMMMMM erhm yes Trav that would do it to you lol

pussinboots4u 50M/47F

11/9/2005 8:57 am

Tillerbabe is absolutely correct! Get some green tea pills. I can't stand sugar substitutes so when I diet, I won't drink anything with the sugar substitutes, I take the pills instead. It will give you a burst of energy and studies show that green tea helps boost the metabolism. A cup of green tea a day is supposed to help you lose 5 lbs. a month without changing your diet.

Another thing - sugar substitutes all have their own side affects. Nutra sweet slows down the thyroid, making your metabolism slow down. Aspartame causes cancer in rats - so you should definately stay away from that one (JUST KIDDING), and the latest Splenda is shown to cause in some cases water around the brain and also enlarges the thyroid and causes the metablolism to slow down. In other words, we're just fucked.

Sorry to be such a bummer, but somehow all these things just get stuck in my head.

I always give up the caffeine when I diet too. Most days, I live off of 2 or 3 of the cold starbucks bottled frappuccino's and a very small meal - and I still gain weight. So when I diet, that's the first thing to go - the caffeine, replaced with some low calorie balanced meals (not low fat) and a cheat day. I have to have my cheat day or a cheat item a day (like one or two cookies in the middle of the night) it keeps me on the diet longer and I'm more succesful that way. I can go on and on about dieting, but I won't.

Good Luck!!!

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
11/9/2005 10:12 am

Lack of caffiene does strange things. Had some recent withdrawl bouts myself.

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AlbertPrince 58M

11/9/2005 10:48 am

Stay just the way you are. It's good to know there's one person who is heavier than me.

blushingtigger 46F

11/9/2005 3:03 pm

I am very proud of you, but you are sure to get headaches with such a sudden halt in the caffeine. When you start with a really bad one, drink about 4 oz of a coke and it will help. Yes, I KNOW it is caffeine but it will help with the "weaning" process.

Don't you know there are those of us though that LOVE the "extra padding"?

2xTwiceShy 51M
470 posts
11/9/2005 6:49 pm

Oh, no wonder Spot is malnourished. 280? Cripes, at 6'0" my belt feels too tight if I start pushing 175. The secret ingredients: Buffalo Wings and Gin. (And a Coke for breakfast.) They do a body good!

You may want to consult your physician before undertaking this diet. Side effects may include dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, nose bleeds, abnormal menstrual cramping.... Ahh. You know the routine.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
11/10/2005 1:47 am

i think the weight may be from your extra nipple.

how about i pop it in my mouth and try a lil southern lip o suction on it

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

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