Still at it on the caffeine not having it days.
Sorry about that... my brain is still trying to adjust.
I'm sure the headaches will stop in a few years.
A little stretching is good for the body....
In Nursing School, they use Mnemonics to teach things.
The Adrenal Cortex was taught using this:
"Salt, Sugar, Sex - the deeper you go,
the sweeter it gets!" fun link
It makes sense that if you drank about a million cokes
and cups of coffee in your life, (and energy drinks)
that it could have influenced your adrenal function.
Just enough to cause a temporary slow down.
Certainly not an all-out disease.
And maybe that is the Holy Grail of the
Cortisol and Visceral Fat Connection!
The amazing kidneys, seen here with their little "hats"
Which are super adrenal glands! Yay!
And inside those are the Adrenal Cortex.
So yeah, one cuppa Yerba Mate twice a day for me.
Still, no more junk.... never doubted my choice to
And it's a good day for a walk!
I've noticed my reaction to things that are stressful.
I'm not as quick to over-react as I one was.
For example. A few nights ago, I spilled an entire cup
of tea - leaves and all - right onto the keyboard of my
Mac! I didn't panic... I calmly got up, turned off the Mac,
got two cans of compressed air, and sprayed out the mess.
Then left the machine on all night to let it heat up and evaporate.
Even got Baby her own fan. Baby is my Mac's name.
Seemed to work, until I got a post from myself (two days ago)
dated January 4th! Who knows who else the poor little Mac emailed!
It was just an S-O-S from a frightened little laptop mouse.
Who happens to not like tea!
And I never panicked once.
Went right into "problem solving mode"
instead of my usual "fight or flight" modality!
Eating and drinking and whatnot -
It always seems like a good idea at the time,
or we wouldn't do it.
I think the coping skills and maturity part of weight loss
change - is just as important as diet and exercise.
So the great coffee (not) drinking experiment is proving
itself to be alright, after all.
It's like people who drink or do other things,
and swear that is "doesn't effect them at all!"
Well, then, why do it? Of course it effects them.
Or they wouldn't do it. Simple risk and benefit.
Hope your week is off to a great start!
And your year! A new baby year.