--- shortus <firstname.lastname@example.org
> Working 16 hours a day for three years is some gig.
> As for tips on giving up:
> I found walking to be helpful. It gives me something physical
> to do.
> It gives me a natural high and I am fitter.
Admittedly, I don't walk, and don't particularly like it. How
much do you do? I did run 5 miles last night, though, when I got
home from doing contra dance. Contra is new to me, and I found
it disappointingly lacking in rhythm and style...just a lot of
spinning, which made me motion sick, so the run eased that out
of me. Coincidentally, there was a man at the contra dance whom
I'd never met, who sat down next to me when I was sitting one
out to avoid getting dizzier. He also suggested that I "take up
Tomorrow, I'll be meeting up with a large group of people to do
the annual Wilson 100, a charity ride (bicycles)of 100 miles.
Actually, my level of physical activity IS much less than I was
doing when I took up coffee drinking . At that time, I was
competing around the country in triathlons. I barely swim laps
at all now, and my biking is down to about 100 miles a week
(this week will be 145), and I just picked up running again last
week. I hadn't been able to run since February when I crashed my
mtn. bike and fractured my hip bone.
Nonetheless, my activity level has remained constant (with
variations in which activities)throughout my 20 years of
caffeine consumption. That 16 hr./day job I mentioned above was
being a personal trainer. I actually did it for six years, but
only three were ridiculous hours. I didn't do much during that
time (except picking up weights to hand them to others), but I
did keep up a minimum to stay more fit than the folks I trained.
> I found making very small changes helpful, such as, having hot
> chocolate rather than coffee made a difference for me.
Yep. I've done that. I've tried a number of coffee substitutes,
also, and decaf. I drink coffee for the caffeine effect, though,
not because I love it. IT's not even good energy, and will ruin
me for stuff like weight lifting because I'll be too shaky and
hypertensive to do it. In fact, the caffeine makes me weak. For
about two years, I drank half caf and half decaf. That was going
okay. I don't know what happened to that.
> It takes 21 days to form a habit and 21 days to break a habit.
> not start at Day One and write to us everyday until you reach
> Day 21
> telling us what you have done and how you feel and what you
alright, well, I have some soy latte's in the frig. and had one
earlier so i could motivate to do some house cleaning and lawn
mowing. I suspect I'll have another when I get back from the
ride tomorrow as those longer rides often make me sleepy once
I'm home and things are quiet.
I have a plan to start Monday, as I do think it's a good idea.
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