It could be this of course.
But do you know what I think it really is?
I'm afraid to admit it.
I think I have a problem with caffeine.
I didn't drink coffee until I was pregnant with Jack. But since then, I've sucked it down. I went through a very expensive phase when I had an Iced Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks, everyday.
My budget couldn't handle that, so I quit. But I've replaced it with an iced chai every morning (made at home). Lately I've been adding a cup of coffee or a second caffeinated tea in the early afternoon.
I think when I wake up, my body is saying, with a headache, "Hey! It has been hours since you've feed us that sweet, sweet coffee! Get on it already!"
So here are my options:
- Give up coffee and caffeinated tea all together. Cold turkey. Free myself completely from this evil affliction.
- Switch to decaf options. (The problem I have with this is that I still add a ton of sugar and milk to my coffee, so I'm still pumping myself full of not-so-good-for-me-calories.)
- Drop the coffee (with all the add-ins) and stick with tea.
- Don't care at all and give into the addiction. After all, I live in Seattle. I'm not the only one with this problem.
What am I to do? My decision making skills are clouded by my recent ardor of dark brown and creamy beverages.
Now, if you will excuse me. I have half a cup of chai that needs my undivided attention.