I Did Not, In Fact, Learn A Lesson

I Did Not, In Fact, Learn A Lesson

A while back, I published a post called “A Lesson Has Been Learnt.” This post was about my bodies reaction to having coffee/caffein after such a long time. And how horrible the entire experience was. The post was pretty much explaining how this horrible reaction helped me learn the lesson to never drink caffeinated coffee again. And I am here to report to you, that the lesson was not actually learnt. Yesterday, I went out and got some more regular coffee. Why would I do this when they had an option for decaf? Clearly, my brain is secretly a masochist and wants me to suffer. Just kidding, they told me their coffee wasn’t very strong and that made me think I’d be okay if I had a little. And I needed the extra energy.

I did not, in fact, get any extra energy. Instead, I had one of the worst nights of my entire life. I was awake, lying in bed till like 6am. I was so anxious and feeling horrible. All I wanted to do was sleep but that was the one thing that eluded me. Eventually I fell asleep for a few hours, thankfully. So, I guess the point of this post is to remind everyone that may look up to me that I am actually pretty dumb. Kidding. Not about the being dumb, just about people looking up to me. I don’t think people do that lol. Anyway, the lesson has actually been learnt this time. Ps. PLEASE DO NOT HAVE REGULAR COFFEE AND LOTS OF DRAGON FRUIT.

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124 thoughts on “I Did Not, In Fact, Learn A Lesson

  1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I completely understand this. I have a sensitivity to caffeine and it makes me struggle.

      1. πŸ˜‚ decaf is pretty real coffee, you just can’t have caffeine. I drink tea a lot and just steer clear of heavily caffeinated ones.

        1. I generally always drink tea too but I felt like I needed a caffeine boost that day. I didn’t get the boost though just the anxiety lol.πŸ˜…

  2. I gave it up in my late teen years and many doctors today feel its better to avoid it even though most of the world drinks gallons of it in their lifetime.

  3. Life keeps teaching us lessons every now and then. It’s okay. In other matters, we might avoid repeating the same mistakes once a lesson is learnt. But when it comes to nourishing our taste buds, we easily tend to forget those lessons and keep taking chances. Here, we cannot resist the temptation. Haha!
    I bet, you will soon forget this lesson.

    1. So true, we often can’t resist when it comes to foods and drinks lol! I hope I don’t forget this lesson any time soon but I’m sure I probably will…

  4. Your body would adapt to the daily change. I have one every morning and I can still drink a latte or cappuccino before going to sleep and rest well for hours however drinking more than one Dr. Pepper might keep me up longer. Also, I make it a point to drink as much plain water as I do and caffeine drink(s).

    1. I used to drink coffee every day but over time it just made me feel worse so I gave it up. Not I just drink it very rarely and usually regret my decision lol.

  5. This is the sort of thing that we often do to ourselves. Overeating when we know the consequences, overindulging in a particular food or activity that we have to pay dearly for later. It’s not being dumb; it’s being a bit too optimistic πŸ˜‚

  6. I get it. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way. It does stink, though. Not to worry. You’re not dumb and people do not look up to you!!!! (JK! I couldn’t help myself! You know I want to be you when I grow up!!!)

  7. I look up to you….

    However yes, you are doing a lot of experiments with your bodyπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

    And then the next blog automatically become about how you felt 😝

    I won’t tell you to take care, please stay alive πŸ™‚

    Coffee and fruit doesn’t go well according to ayurveda.

    1. Haha yes, don’t do as I do when it comes to the body. At least I get some blog content from it πŸ˜…

      Especially coffee and dragon fruit, it’s a lethal combination…

      1. You should name your blogs as
        “How I manages to not kill myself today”

        I wonder what’s up with pooj, you either do it for the fun or the content 🀭

  8. Yes, I just talked with one of my friends about the dumb things we did. I think we are just humans. LOL. I often find that things will turn out different from what I imagine them to be, which includes my own actions and reactions. They are all in a way not as predictable as we think they are.

    1. Lol yes, it’s all part of being human and it’s okay to be dumb sometimes. Although it’s no fun to face the consequences.

  9. It happens! I’ve learned that I can only have coffee in the morning not the afternoon. Ditto for hot chocolate, or chocolate anything! Otherwise I toss and turn sleepless all night.

    I make a dairy free refrigerator Oatmeal that I mix apple sauce, sesame seeds, almond flour, some beet powder, if I can find it some mushroom powder and a heaping 2 cups of raw cacao powder in a huge mixing bowl, along with chopped fresh and dried fruits. The mixture lasts me about a week and a half of breakfasts and it perks me up without needing a daily coffee. My beverage is black tea with lemon, sugar, and a bit of matcha powder. I don’t have trouble sleeping at night with these.

    1. Yes, we have to be so careful. I generally avoid anything with caffeine or sugar in the evenings but sometimes can’t resist.

      That sounds lovely. My mum makes a similar oatmeal but I don’t have breakfast so I rarely have any. I love tea too, it actually helps me sleep better at night.

      1. Even though tea has caffeine, I heard it is a different composition than caffeine in coffee so it reacts differently in our bodies. Kudos to your mum for making her Oatmeal! Funny thing, today I had a random man enter my office and he saw my chocolate colored Oatmeal and asked what I was eating. Turns out he’s a fan of refrigerator Oatmeal too, but makes it quite differently. πŸ˜†πŸ˜€

        1. That makes sense since tea doesn’t do much to me but coffee does. Omg what an interesting coincidence. My mum makes it differently too but many of the same ingredients.

  10. I get migraines from caffeine, but like once a year I go on a “binge” of ice cold pepsi in a can. I’ll say something like “I’m back on the sauce again” and have a week of drinking pop. Then I will get a migraine that destroys my life and remember why I am no longer drinking pop. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  11. Wow, that sounds tough! I hope tomorrow is caffeine-free and better.

    I decided to give up caffeine several years ago. I’ve found a local roaster who makes the only decaf coffee beans I’ve ever found that taste like real coffee. Gradually I lessened the amount of caf vs decaf in my brew over a period of a week, and never looked back. That leads me to believe that part of the reliance on caffeine is psychological.

    β€œJust say no” to real coffee! Take good care. 😬

    1. Yeah, I’m okay now. I think it’s definitely partly psychological because I used to be someone who drinks coffee daily but eventually stopped. Now I just drink it maybe once or twice a year and I’m pretty okay without it.

      1. Same here, I feel fine without. Occasionally might go for a caffeine hit if I’m sleepy and need to drive πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«and I do fine with it.

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  14. I feel for you, Pooja.
    I am totally addicted to coffee and have been trying to cut down… still trying πŸ˜‚

    I would say hope your learnt your lesson this time, but…. we shall wait and see πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚

    take care 🀍

  15. all learning goes: one step forward two steps back. That’s simply the nature of learning as I wrote recently, upon stumbling through something similar myself.

  16. Some people are very sensitive to caffeine. I am not too sure if I am sensitive or not. I used to drink fourteen to sixteen mugs of coffee a day – but then I only functioned on four hours sleep a night and was up most of the night writing my Sci-Fi novels. You don’t think it might have been the coffee that was having an effect on me, do you?

  17. I experience similar thing from drinking coffee. I don’t get extra energy from it and it keeps me all night no matter how early I drink it or even when I drink decaf. I like the taste of it but I don’t drink it at all because I’m caffeine-sensitive and a huge insomniac. Thank you for sharing this experience.

  18. I am a coffee lover but I don’t drink more than two cups of coffee a day. Thanks to the soaring heat in Delhi, I have replaced hot with cold coffee. And right now I am distracted because my cute 7 yr old nephew is trying to make a motor boat with lots of cardboard, tape, small battery, and a mini plastic fan. Trying and making mistakes are part of life. Take care, Pooja.

    1. I love iced coffee even when it’s cold. I usually get decaf but couldn’t resist this time. Agreed, it’s all a part of life. Thanks.

  19. Oh, that sounds horrible πŸ˜…. I hope tonight will be more restful for you.

    Also, I’m curious – what’s wrong with pairing coffee and dragon fruit?

  20. I can totally resonate with your struggle, I too have been trying to cut out refined flour but I have more cheat days that what counts for cheat days and my body punishes me for it. By the way, I do look up to you, no, not in the addiction space, the blogging arena. I’ve seen what you do on multiple blog posts.. so sweet and kind. Bless you β™₯οΈπŸ€—

    1. Thanks so much. Changing our eating and drinking habits is really tough. That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you πŸ€—β€οΈ

  21. Almost 50 years ago I learned a similar lesson when my sweet tooth overrode my better judgment concerning a plateful of marijuana brownies at a party. So far I have never forgotten that scary sleepless night.

    1. Omg that happened to my cousin and she said she forgot how to enter her building and had to spend the night sleeping in her car and was freaking out till she got back to normal. Also, I genuinely can’t imagine what having a plateful of pot brownies would do to you since I can barely have an edible without freaking out. I can imagine how crazy that must have been.

  22. It happen, Pooja! Don’t be too hard on yourself. I’m sorry that had a terrible night after the coffee. How can it taste so good and then lead to such issues?! I had a Starbucks cold brew about 2 weeks ago, and I had a horrible night too. It made me like a zombie for 2 days. That cold brew is so strong!!
    Glad you were able to get a few hours of sleep though! Helps a lot to recover.

    1. Yesss their cold brew is sooo caffeinated. I can’t believe people drink it so often. I generally only get decaf from Starbucks even in general lol.

      I’m okay now, thanks!

      1. It is so caffeinated!! I nonchalantly ordered it and downed it…my goodness, the side effects were funky and it wiped any notion of sleep from my body that night and into the next day. Potent stuff!!
        Glad you are better. Stick with decaf but it’s not the same.

        1. Yup and the worst part is that it randomly hits you after a while so you don’t realise how caffeinated it is while you drink it.
          Thanks and yeah only decaf for me from now on.

  23. Oh, gosh! I need my caffeine in order to function. However, I realize it’s not for everyone and best to avoid it. I hope you feel better, Pooja.

    1. Sorry for the late reply, your comment was stuck in my spam and I just saw it. Thank you and yeah I used to be someone who drank coffee daily but can no longer drink any. It’s definitely best for me to avoid it. I’m fine now, thanks.

  24. oh drag! it takes us awhile to learn these lessons although I’m blessed it doen’t but me or maybe thanks cuz i’m up all night neeways these days.. lol🀣

  25. It’s hard to totally give up something you used to enjoy, I know that well of course. πŸ˜… I’m more sensitive to caffeine these days too but it sounds like you’ve got it bad! I can’t sleep if I drink any after noon but it doesn’t give me anxiety, just insomnia. I can’t say that’s stopped me from doing it, either!

    1. Yeah, it’s insanely hard and you definitely know the struggle. I wouldn’t mind just insomnia it’s the anxiety I can’t deal with 😫

  26. I am sorry for what happened to you (especially because I do not suffer in the same way and know how much I’d miss coffee if it were bad for me)… but I definitely laughed at your subject line.

  27. Don’t say that. You’re literally the one I look up to in the blogosphere

    Also, I get it. I’m lactose intolerant but I take milk all the time, then tummy upset and diarrhea then I do it again the next again

    1. Aw that’s so sweet 😊

      I have never met someone who’s lactose intolerant who doesn’t have dairy lol πŸ˜… I feel like it’s something a lot of lactose intolerant people do

      1. Because why did our bodies decide they want to deprive us of such a healthy and very sweet product?? No way! 😭

  28. Oh my…why would you do that? I remember the post where you are talking about the negative experience of drinking the caffeinated coffee. I hope you really learned the lesson this time! Sorry for this mother attitude, but that’s just me! πŸ™‚

  29. Glad you’re feeling better. I’ve made this silly decision before – hopefully learned my lesson for the future πŸ˜‰

  30. Hahahahaha! I am so sorry to laugh at your misery but it indeed is a wonderful lesson coated in humour. I remember once drinking black coffee at midnight and remained awake for the entire night , silently praying to go to make me sleep. Even played some sleeping music on my device but as you said, nothing works. Unfortunately for me , I had to report to work and since that day took an oath to not to drink anything with caffeine after 7pm.

  31. Sometimes when we enjoy something such as the taste of coffee it can be a challenge to drop that from our life because of a side affect. You would think that I would learn not to eat anything with sugar in it before bed because it makes for a lousy night’s sleep but sometimes the addiction is stronger and I can’t help myself.

  32. I’m sorry that happened. Mistakes happen. I sometimes make that mistake when I have an afternoon coffee. From experience, afternoon coffee just makes me anxious and even more tired. Most of the time I remember that. Sometimes I forget and have another coffee for an extra boost and end up taking a nap and then waking up with a headache and can’t sleep at night.

    1. Yeah, coffee can really ruin your sleep schedule sometimes especially when we have it later in the day. Thanks for commenting.

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