Friday, August 7, 2009

Latte-less for 2 weeks!

I can't believe that I haven't had a cup of coffee or a latte in 2 weeks!!! This hasn't happened in years. My last Starbucks (iced grande nonfat vanilla latte) was July 24th... and before that I don't even remember.

I started drinking coffee consistently in 2002 after my first car accident. Why? Because I was completely exhausted all the time and kept yawning, which really hurts my jaw (major TMJ going on over here). My mom and I used to go to this little coffee joint on Drew Street in Clearwater. I remember the first cup I had... it was exhilaratingly good and I was wired for hours. Since then I got addicted to Starbucks. Seriously. So much so that I was spending almost $100 a month on lattes!!! When I reviewed my spending to make a new budget I realized how much money I was throwing down the drain. And then I switched to brewing coffee at home and using the office one-cup coffee maker (not great since it filters hot coffee through plastic).

One of the main reasons why I stopped drinking coffee is because I found out that it offsets all of the natural supplements I've been taking. All these years in the health industry and I never knew that! Stimulants, like coffee, stop natural supplements from working. That's probably why I could drink a few cups a day, workout and take all my vitamins, but still be tired.

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Gotta love the retro humor and art! Cheers to having natural energy and spending less money on coffee. I'm proud of myself!

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