I have been off caffeine for a week now, and I actually feel really good. It really has not been as hard as I thought it was going to be. The first few days were the hardest.
Over the past week I have been drinking a lot more water, just because I have actually been really thirsty. Before going off coffee I was doing good at drinking one tall cup of water a day, but this past week I have been drinking at least 3 or 4.
I have also found that I really like the Tazo Passion Tea. It is an Herbal tea, so there is no caffeine in it. It is so good. Normally I have a hard time going through an entire box of tea, but I doubt I will have any problems with this as well.
Since giving up coffee and caffeine I have notice that my sleep schedule has changed. I am going to bed earlier and waking up a bit earlier. I have also noticed that it is not as hard for me to fall asleep. I have also been eating a bit more throughout the day, and I am no longer going from full to hungry to the point of eating anything I can get my hands on pretty much and still not being full.
The general consensus is that I feel like a normal person. For years I knew that if I were to get married and then have kids that I would have to give up coffee during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. By going off caffeine now, the whole process will be done before I get another job, and long before I really have to think about it for having kids.