Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Day 2

Caffeine withdrawal, what?

Oy, the headache, the exhaustion, the irritability. The author, Anne Louise Gittleman, warns of the initial crappiness of the Fat Flush Plan in her book. I skipped those pages, of course.

Even if I don't lose weight on this diet I'm sure losing lots of money. Stuff at the health food store costs wa-a-a-ay too much. And, similar to Costco, you can only buy your whey protein powder or ground flaxseed in vat sizes. The hippies who staff my health food store are mean and judgmental. Or, maybe that's the caffeine withdrawal talking.

Did I mention irritability?

The food commercials and cooking shows on TV are driving me batshit. Yes, Mario, more gnocchi for me! Oh, hell yes, I'll take a Crispy Grilled Stuft Burrito! That Prime Burger at Ruby Tuesday looks like porn to me. Ay chihuahua!

Would you like to know what food I miss most? Butter. Previously, I ate the real deal, whole fat, plenty salt Plugra butter, copiously, on almost every damn thing I ate. You want me to eat steamed asparagus with no butter? Sacre bleu! Popcorn with flaxseed oil? Are you mad?

How sad: two days into the diet and I'm nostalgic for butter.

No more posts like this, I promise. And now to finish the most repulsive Raspberry Smoothie I've ever seen. Whi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ne


Blogger Tribble said...

Hang in there! It might suck now, but just keep in final results in mind.

I know the few times I've gone without caffiene my head almost imploded. It hurts, but then again it certainly shows you how much certain foods affect your mind and body, usually in a negative way.

Good luck and congrats! Off to Rocco's I go! :P

1:12 PM  
Blogger marty said...

Are you allowed prune juice?
There's a running joke there, somewhere.
I'm sorry if this is off topic but it was the word association with flushing.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Absinthe said...

I'm being forced to give up caffeine, too! I was diagnosed with at least one ulcer last week, and caffeine apparently irritates it.
This sucks balls.
Mornings were already hard for me - now they're somewhere around 20 times harder without my coffee. I broke down and had a cup this morning. I am a weak, weak girl...
I told my dad I'd broken down and had a cup, and he laughed and said, "Hon, I spilled more than that this morning!"

12:21 PM  
Blogger Trouble said...

Tribble, thank you for your support! :)

Marty, joke or no, prune juice is verboten because of all the sugar.

Absinthe, hate that you must commisserate with me on caffeine withdrawal but kudos for doing so well. One little slip-up won't hurt your overall progress. I credit only my obsessive nature with preventing me from snorting Folgers crystals.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Absinthe said...

I just had to wipe off my monitor from the water i spewed all over it from laughing, so thanks...i think. :D
Good one, actaully - i never thought of snorting Folgers. i was thinking of brewing some French roast in my coffee press, then injecting it into a vein in my big toe. Potato, pot-ah-to. Either way, i can spell potato, and the former vice president of our nation can't.
seriously, good luck with the diet - making the choice to live healthier is always a great one! i keep telling myself i'm going to start running when the weather cools off for good here...

1:12 PM  

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