No More Caffeine

I’ve quit caffeine more times than you can shake a stick at.

For days, weeks, months even.

Then, one day, I’ll feel it.

Maybe I stayed up too late the night before.

Maybe I needed to get up extra early.

I’ll see a vending machine. Or a gas station.

“Just one won’t hurt.”

Right?

A few weeks ago I saw this:

Caffeine doesn’t give you energy, it just keeps you alert.

I knew that already.

I didn’t know it triggered the release of dopamine and cortisol.

Dopamine addiction is the reason the reason it’s so hard to just quit porn.

Cortisol is also known as “the stress hormone”. Elevated cortisol levels make it harder to lose weight.

I don’t drink coffee. It’s against the Word of Wisdom. It’s also gross.

Almost all of my caffeine has come from Mountain Dew.

So has a lot of my weight.

So by continuing to drink this stuff, not only have I made myself fat. I’ve also been causing myself extra stress, making it harder to lose weight, making myself irritable, AND making it harder to quit porn and get to the Temple.

If that’s not reason enough to quit, I don’t know what is.

2 thoughts on “No More Caffeine”

  1. Wow! It’s so true! Keep going!! One day it will be a temple trip! Only does satan tell you lies make you feel guilty . Keep hiding that fact that you have addiction, only gets you further down the rabbit hole. That is the furthest away from the temple. Satan works strong! Have you tried other forms of endorphins? Spicy food, humor, exercise. Service activity . I know of a great life style change for healthier you.

    1. Hey, Launa! Thanks for your comment. I’ve been watching more comedy videos lately. I’ve been getting out for walks more often, too. I like spicy food, but it gives me… digestion issues, so I have to be careful with that. I’m not sure what service activity I could really do right now…

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