Decaffeinated

Today is my 5th day without any caffeine intake.

Five days ago, my friend and I wanted to practice free diving hence I did not drink coffee. Coffee is not allowed when free diving.

That morning I was walking like a zombie. Yawning every few minutes. No energy. My eyes, teary. Dizzy. By afternoon, I already felt the impending headache.

I wasn’t able to practice properly because I wasn’t feeling good.

By evening, I had two take two pills for headache.

I decided then not to drink coffee anymore because it is very difficult to part ways with it when I need to.

The second day was  the same. I cannot work properly and I only want to sleep. I was dying to have my lunch break so I can take a nap.

I just wanted to sleep the whole time. So I slept after lunch. I slept while at the staff ferry too. Everyone was making fun of me asking why I was so tired. They asked if I snorkeled the whole day for me to be that tired. I wanted to explain myself but that wouldn’t help and nobody will understand what I was going through anyway.

Nobody will really understand.

Whenever I feel sleepy, I always want to go to the canteen and click that button on the coffee machine.

But I try not to give in to what my brain tells me: JUST ONE BLOODY CUP AND YOU WILL BE FINE!

I think my reliance to coffee is already bad because I am at a point where I feel I can’t work or think without drinking coffee first.

I try to replace it with hot chocolate instead but I don’t get the kick that I need to be fully operational.

Change is really difficult but I just need to do this as I can’t keep on relying to caffeine. It’s all in the mind, maybe. Or it’s all in the caffeine.

Friends, please don’t send me instagrammable coffee photos.

41 responses to “Decaffeinated”

  1. panalo ang illustration! coffee starts and completes my day din ate. ang hirap bumitiw sa nakagawian, hahaha!

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    1. Anhirap ng pinagdadaanan ko waha kaso kelangan ko mamili. Kape o free diving haha.

      Withdrawal ba tawag dito sa pinagdadaanan ko. Wah parang alcoholics anonymous lang…..

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      1. free diving ang pipiliin ko kahit d ako marunong lumangoy. hahaha

        giving up stage pa lang sa caffeine.

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        1. Wahahaha kaya nga. Kailangan ko na sanayin sarili ko na hindi nagkakape para makapasa na ako sa certification ko huhu

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  2. Mahirap talaga pag walang kape haha

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    1. WAG KAYO MAGPOST NG PICS SA IG

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        1. Wag kayo magpost ng kape 😂😂😂😂

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          1. hahahaha. Mamaya mag po post ako. 🙂

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            1. 😕😕😕😕

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  3. Hindi ko kaya ng walang kape sa umaga at sa hapon at sa gabi. *Insert nescafe 3in1 coffee image* Hahaha.

    Kaya mo yan ate! Laban!!

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    1. WAG kang magulo!!!! Nagcoconcentrate ako HAHA

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      1. Bakit hindi pwede mag-attach ng picture dito? Hahahahha
        Repeat after me: Kape. Kape. Kape. 😂😂😂😂

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        1. HAHAHAHAHAHA pwede mag attach pero di kita tuturuan HAHAHAHAHAHA

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          1. bwhahahaha. ififigure out ko. bwahahahaha. Mag ig stories ako mamaya. hahahaha

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            1. Hindi ko papanoodin stories hahahahah

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  4. Stay in there, Champ!
    You can do it 😀

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    1. Wahhhhhh hopefully 😂😂😂

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  5. Hindi ako makape per masweets ako which is not a good thing din kasi napapasobra ako minsan. Gusto kong iachieve ang pagbawas sa pagkain ng sweets 😦

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    1. Kaya mo yan mumi meg 😂😊😂

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  6. Kaya di ako nagkakape eh. Ang hirap na nya bitawan pag gusto mo nang kumawala. 😄 Kaya ka nagkakaganyan kase na adik ka na talaga sa kape. Nasa in denial stage ka pa lang siguro at adjustment period (signs din ng mga taong adik talaga, LOL).

    BTW, bakit bawal ang kape kapag mag free diving?

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    1. Grabe baka matokhang ako HAHAHAHA

      Nakakapagpalpitate ang kape diba? Dapat sobrang bagal ng heartbeat mo bago ka mag free dive kaya nga yung iba may yoga pang nalalaman bago mag free diving

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      1. Ah, ganun pala yun. Oo nga, yung yoga kase nakakapag pa-relax daw. If that’s the case, mas maganda din pala kung nagka-cardio ka for your training, kase pag nasa resting period na ang katawan mo at nakarecover na sa training mas mabagal ang heartbeat eh.

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        1. Ah ganun ba yun? Cardio din naman ang swimming diba haha

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          1. Oo, cardio din naman sya. Pero mas effective yata na cardio ang bike, followed by running, and then 3rd ang swimming (I’m talking about the tri-sport).

            Try mo din mag run or mag bike for your cross training. Dati nung active pa ako sa running pumapalo lang ako ng 48 BPM (sa umaga, a day after my training). Try mo i-measure yung sayo, yung pag gising mo sa umaga at bago bumangon, yun yung slowest BPM na pwede nating masukat.

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            1. HAHAHA saan ako tatakbo at magbabike sa isla wahahahaha di ko kaya ang triathlon baka himatayin ako haha

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              1. Hahaha.. Hindi ko naman sinabing mag triathlon ka. Kako pwede mo i-dagdag at gawing pang training ang either bike or running para mas bumagal pa heartbeat mo. Pero kung walang pwesto for jogging dyan, madami sa Youtube na cardio exercises kahit nasa bahay or room ka lang. Pwede mo idagdag yun aside pa sa swimming mo.

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                1. WAHAHAHA i kenat. Langoy lang talaga ang kaya ng baga ko haha

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  7. In my case, mabubuhay na ako na walang kape. Kasi nga bawal ang kape pag may GERD at migraine.

    Pero bakit kelangan i-career ang diving, Besh? Mag change career ka na ba?

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    1. Hindi naman career change. Goal ko lang ngayon ang makapasa at makakuha ng free diver’s license 😂

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  8. Kaya yan! Wag ka lang mag pa tempt sa aroma hahaha 😁

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    1. YUN nga kahapon hinainan ako ng kapeng barako wahaha na umuusok pa wahaha talaga hindi ko tiningnan ang kape

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  9. Totally relatable. HAHA pag ako walang kape sa isang buong araw, ang ulo ko para ng binabayo sa sakit. I limit myself to 2 cups in a day na lang. 😀 Kung ang iba, nagyoyosi after meal ako I need coffee after meal.

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    1. Ako din kelangan ko ng kape after breakfast…meryenda at after lunch haha. Pero successful naman at hindi na ako masyado naghahanap haha hot chocolate na lang iniinom ko

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      1. Ang sarap naman, hot choco. Ako pag naghahanap pa talaga ako ngkape kahit na nakarami na, I opt for gatas na lang. HAHA parang bata lang.

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        1. Haha ayaw ko gatas 😂😂😂

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  10. kakatapos ko lang mag iced coffee. sendan kita mamaya sa IG, ate. hahahahahaha

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  11. […] taught me so much more than I what expected to learn. Discipline first of all (one example is my saying goodbye to caffeine LOL) , patience, perseverance, acceptance of failure and trying to get back up after […]

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