I tried a similar experiment a few years ago (oddly, my taste changed from cappuccinos to lattes). I also tried to do without over winter, and realized that a daily latte was the only non-prescription solution for my seasonal affective disorder. That first post-break cup in February was heavenly.
Mine wasn't as heavenly as I imagined it would be. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about the whole thing.
Who had you left the cappuccino for? Did they (it) not work out?xo J
It was the best sort of break up. I didn't leave for anything else, just for me. I guess my return was simply to see how it would feel to return.
I recently started drinking coffee regularly, I have given up the habit for about 4 years. At the beginning it was strange, but after a while, it felt good. The only difference is that now I only drink decaf. Well, that's something I guess. Also, I feel like I can stop drinking coffee at any time, which I couldn't before.I don't know why you stopped, but perhaps the fact that you weren't enthusiastic about your cappuccino, is a sign that you shouldn't be drinking it anymore.
I stopped because I felt that I couldn't stop at any time and didn't like something having control over me. You make a good point, perhaps my cappuccino days are over.
Thank you, Rachael.
Rachael stole my comment - and then the blog ate my comment :) Hopefully you don't end up with a double here....
Darn blog. Sorry about that, Kate.
In the end even taste is a matter of habit. Isn't that funny? I am trying to cut sugar out. I still need my coffee. It's a matter of psychological comfort I know. But I have to take one 'habit' away at a time. The thing is Denise what are we going to replace all these with?What will comfort us now?
It seems taste can be a habit. I don't think I like this discovery. It leaves me questioning many things. Comfort? Hmm. I have some awesome Pippin apples at the moment, and three fat Hachiya persimmons ripening. I still have cheese. And the landscape. Love. Poetry.
good for you, Denise! Isn't it a great feeling when you make a change, it takes hold, and you have the distance to recognize it?
It is kind of great, but it also leaves me asking, what was I doing all of those years?
how well i know this feeling. thank you for visiting my site :)
Yes. So beautifully put. Have a similar old sweetheart, Sugar.
I just added brown sugar to my oatmeal. I wonder if I could like it without.
Ahh...will you return to your daily dose?
Not a chance. I had a latte yesterday and too much heart racing. Fitful sleep as well. It's amazing how quickly our bodies change.
Changes can be so good. A new view!
True, even if they aren't so easy at first...
I have cut sugar and have my coffee without it now.I can't drink coffe after 4pm or else I will not sleep, so at night time I make myself a cup of hot cocoa (milk and cocoa powder, without sugar) and add a bit of cinnamon to give it that comfort-taste I need (...I think I need)
Along similar lines, sometimes I drink steamed almond milk.
We have a saying down here in the South, "change or die" which is very true and it is wise to know when the time is right.
That is serious business. Luckily I'm too curious not to make a change or two every so often.