Oh, I can hardly wait until May 14th! That’s the day that I’ll have been on SCD for 6 months. To celebrate, I am reintroducing coffee to my diet. And not decaf either…the real stuff! Oh, I can hardly wait!
I’ve been drinking coffee since I worked at McDonald’s in the mornings at 15. I ran a coffee shop in college and drank coffee from 8pm to midnight every night for 3 years. I LOVE the flavor of coffee, and need to have a cup in the morning. My children know that I love coffee. For Mother’s Day last year my 5-year old son wrote “coffee” as the answer to “where does your mom like to shop? what’s her favorite drink? and what does she like to do?” He knows me!!! I had my daughter at 5 able to tell the barista that her mom wanted a “16 oz skinny sugar-free vanilla latte.” I LOVE MY COFFEE!!!
It has been hard to not have my coffee. To not have that cup of warm comfort in the morning. I’m glad I did it. It shows I can. I don’t even want the caffeine. I just want the flavor and the smell.
I hope that my system can handle it. Not everyone can, and decaf is illegal on my diet. I’ll start small, with a half-strength cup. I want to cheat, and just say that it’s okay to have a cup today, but I won’t. I’ve worked too hard these past 6 months to give up that determination. Coffee is the perfect treat for me to give myself, to say “well done!”
Mmmmm…..I can smell it already. 🙂