Tea-Fast Day 2: Mood Swings

Day 2: Mood Swings
Tea-Fast Day 2: Mood Swings
Events From: 3/12/13
Documented: 3/13/13

First and most importantly I am still hanging in there. I am starting to wonder if this fast was really a good decision. I am finding myself frustrated. I want to reach for a cup and I am reminded I can’t. My drink choices are dull and tasteless. I am limited since I am also a Diabetic so you can say good-bye to juices and other sugary drinks. I’ll be honest, I miss tea and I miss it a lot.

Earlier in the afternoon I found myself screaming in the car ride home for a cup of tea. I didn’t and I am trying hard not to but I believe me I do want a cup.

The good news is that I am not experiencing any caffeine withdrawal symptoms like headaches. I was certain that would happen. As for any physical symptoms I do not have any, at least not yet.

Emotionally, I have my moments. I am moody and annoyed at the world very easily. I read posts and see tweets of others drinking that wonderful nectar and I grow envious. I want to peruse websites for new tea purchases and it only make the temptation worse.

Warning: You may find me sending out more angry or emotional tweets. Please forgive me in advance, as I am not myself.

P.S. @thedevotea @jackie @teapages @jopj I love your constant teasing. It actually encourages me to continue. Don’t worry I know you are teasing me out of love. I also want to thank Linda Howell, Crystal Rodriguez, Nicole Martin, Riccardo Caicedo, Jen Piccotti, and all my Steepster friends such as @Azzrian plus so many more for all of your words of encouragement.

Word of advice…don’t do this unless you have too. Sort of feels like senseless torture.

  7 comments for “Tea-Fast Day 2: Mood Swings

  1. 13 Mar ’13 at 8:33 pm

    Think of it as a scientific experiment, not a feat of endurance. Cracking now and slurping on a massive cuppa is not a failure, it’s valid scientific information.

  2. 13 Mar ’13 at 9:58 pm

    Do you think your changing mood is because of the lack of tea or because you think you are lacking it?

  3. 13 Mar ’13 at 11:16 pm

    Yes, cracking now wouldn’t even be cracking. It would prove that you make the right decisions when under stress. Which means you dash into the kitchen now and fire up the old Breville. Can you picture the steam rising? The white smoke? Ah, wait – no that was the Papal election. Anyway, you get my drift.

  4. 14 Mar ’13 at 1:42 am

    I think I can go longer @thedevotea if I give in now I know I just did it because I wussed out.

  5. 14 Mar ’13 at 1:44 am

    Great question @xavier I am not sure. Perhaps both. I know I am lacking tea and I am thinking that lack of tea is giving me mood swings. Not sure though. Also, yes you are one of my supporters and for that I thank you. 🙂

  6. 14 Mar ’13 at 1:45 am

    Oh @Jackie you are the instigator. I will continue on my path because on Monday when I do get to have my first cup it will be that much sweeter.

  7. 14 Mar ’13 at 4:50 am

    Hang in there sweetie. You can do this if it’s what you really want. I am pulling for you ! Put a lemon slice in your water to give it a little interest to your tastebuds. Are you off herbals also? I drink those in the evening because the caffeine keeps me awake. Keeping you in my thoughts. Good luck tomorrow!

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