Monday, June 26, 2006


not bloged in a while, nothing exciting has happened in my life, no drastic changes, no life inspiring incidents, although there has been a change in my ritual habits, ok people be prepared for this change in me, ok her goes:

I HAVE REDUCED MY DAILY INTAKE OF COFFEE TO ONE CUP A DAY
not just that.....
I HAVE STOPPED DRINKING TEA AND ONLY DRINK GREEN HERBAL TEA
and for that I am truly grumpy but I think I;m getting used to it, but that's not the end of it, I am also:
DRINKING MORE THAN 2 LITRES OF WATER A DAY
This is amazing considering how I never even used to drink a tea spoon of water.
one down side is that I am really getting to know the toilets, its like every 10 minute I get the urge to visit the ladies room, and even at work theve noticed the increase of the toilet visiting and I can only say to them so much how I'm fixing my scarf or making sure that there is a good supply of toilet roll for the patients, the excuses are running out people help, but theve cottoned on any way cause my manager asked me on Friday ' white African you ok, you keep going to the toilet alot for the past couple of days, and why is that water bottle permanently stuck to your mouth?
how rude, I swear men should just stop talking sometimes, what's it got to do with him if I visit the toilet like 20 times in the space of a second, any way I explained to him how I've started to drink alot of water, to which he replied ' oh trying to loose weight?' with a knowing look on his face, again why do men think everything has got to do with weight, so I gave him a lecture of how actually not really but because water is so good for us and blah blah blah to which he found an excuse to escape the room and go back to his office.
but yeh so this is the update of my so interesting life, my dreams have also changed, I';m dreaming of water fountains and water springs, lakes and the sea I guess water and my bladder is taking over everything so far, will I get used to this or will I go back to my old ways of caffeine? I often find myself walking past the kettle and gazing at the coffee with glazed eyes, then I have to slap my face to bring me back to reality and then I have to force myself away from the traps of caffeine, the things us humans have to do.
to be honest the reason I have reduced my intake of coffee to one a day cause its not healthy and also I am reminded by what sheikh hassan al banna said, if you find yourself relying on something so badly that it can take over your thoughts and in the case of coffee you get withdrawal symptoms cause you didn't take your daily intake then its best to stop, a human should always be in control and nothing should control us not caffeine, alcohol, ciggs, worldy desires in general...

6 comments:

NM said...

Well done woman! I have been keeping on top of the 2 litres of water a day thing since Sunday and man its odd! The bathroom and I have become very well acquainted. Your office manager is a freak of nature! A total oddity, when is he of to London. We should through a party to mark his parting, it’s a shame he has to come back

white african said...

lol i know, hes actually going abroad for like a whole month, so its gonna be a case of less of the comments from his side,

NATIVE FEMALE said...

NO COFFEE?
NO TEA?
Sweety how u coping......2litres of water thing is a great idea.

BUT NO COFFEE OR TEA?
I guess as u said we shouldn't let worldly desires control us!

By the way congrats on taking this BIG step. Maybe I should follow suite and ditch the caffeine......?

NM said...

I feel a mass demonstration coming on, orchestrated by WA, were we the women of today take to the street to protest about the evils of caffeine ( the withdrawal symptoms suck)

who is with me!!!

white african said...

yeh man i'm so up for it nm, i can see it now marching down oxford road with palcards ' down down with caffine, freedom for water''

come on native female i know you wanna join us

lostkitty said...

All these changes are good for you - so keep at it!