Well, I've decided it's high time to ramp down my coffee/caffeine habit until I've quit completely. It's something I decided to start doing in waves over the last couple years because my coffee habit usually gets out of control, I need to drink more and more to get the same perceived mental stimulation, and I start to feel discomfort/health side effects as a result of all that coffee. Anyway, the worst side effects of this ramping down period are caffeine headaches that I get mid-day. I tempered my headache today with a Coke at lunch. Already I'm starting to feel better overall though. Hopefully by end of week I'll be completely off the Brown Horse (not to be confused with the white horse!) and maybe by the fall/winter I'll kick the habit off again with a cup every day or three.

§121 · July 11, 2005 · Life · Tags: , · [Print]

3 Comments to “Dismounting from the Brown Horse”

  1. Rob says:

    You know I always found the term ‘brown horse’ a little … disturbing. Maybe if you had some other people using it or something… Anyway, good luck. It changes your schedule. When I went off the stuff I started my days with juice, fwiw.

  2. Jeff says:

    Never got why “brown horse” is disturbing to you, but so be it…I’m still at a small cup a day really, so I haven’t fully dismounted yet.

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