Poignant Irrelevance

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

i've been drinking decaffeinated coffee with caffeine

i knew there had to be a reason why i was not getting headaches after laying off the soda cold turkey. there had to be a reason. i've quit before and never without a headache for at least the first 2 days.

somehow this afternoon i stumbled onto the fact that decaff coffee has caffeine. not a whole lot mind you: about 5 mg of caffeine per 5 ounces of decaff coffee. for the sake of comparison, a 12 oz can of diet coke has 70 mg of caffeine, and i was probably putting away 4-5-6 of those a day, at least PLUS the caffeinated lattes and reg coffees throughout the day. wow how was i not glowing in the dark or speaking in tongues.

anyway, i guess 5-10 mg of caffeine is just enough to keep away the withdrawal symptoms and to keep me going to back to that stupid starbucks every morning for my decaff latte. oh well, i do like my morning latte. should be even easier to eventually go from 10 mg down to zero too.

i have a couple of more entries full of random thoughts i'd like to spew out but i'm tired and i have to get up early. more later as time permits. later dudes!


  • i gave up all caffeine AND diet sodas, like 8 years ago! it was hard at first, but so worth it in the end. I was sick of getting headaches on the weekends if i went out of town...i was constantly having to make sure i had my FIX, just like a junkie! now, i'm free!!

    By Blogger jeanne, at 6:12 AM  

  • Awesome *Brent! I’m excited for you and I hope your knee/ITB problems will quickly fade. I’m looking forward to reading about your training again. Any chance that m#2 will be in Hartford? :)

    By Blogger april anne, at 3:06 PM  

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