I’m going to quit smoking again…my quit date is Wednesday, September 14th.
I’m kind of freaking out.
I started taking my prescription smoking cessation medication last week and I can already feel it working. Unfortunately, I can also already feel the side effects.
Such as total cotton mouth, all day long. Headache. Insomnia (I already have insomnia so this one is a double whammy!), inability to concentrate…
I picked a horrible time to do this, because I am so busy with the blog and with my freelance work that I really can’t afford to be tired and unfocused during the day! That’s where caffeine enters the picture. I gave up my beloved Diet Coke back in February when I quit smoking the last time. I do have a soda every now and then, while at a party or out to dinner, but I don’t drink soda at home.
I have recently started drinking coffee, but I don’t drink it every day. My friend recommended that I buy an espresso machine and make myself a shot whenever I started having trouble concentrated or felt sleepy. I’ve never actually had espresso before, so she made me a shot this weekend and HOLY MOLY that coffee is strong! So I set off to research espresso machine reviews to get a better idea of what is out there. I had no idea that there were so many different models!
I was tempted to just buy the model at my local grocery store, but she told me to invest a little more in a nice machine, that it would make all the difference. I’m thinking a sexy little Italian espresso machine would look good on my counter!
I’m a little nervous…I normally gain anywhere between 5 to 20 pounds when I quit smoking. I am determined not to let that happen this time, partly due to the vacation photos and partly due to the Warrior Dash I want to run in December.
Caffeine is an appetite suppressant, right?