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caffeine and coffee update {giveaway}

by Heather

There is something so comforting about waking up on a slightly chilly day, grabbing a blanket and a hot cup of coffee decaf chai tea. 

Since it’s Monday and all, it’s time to get a little something off my chest.  It’s a good thing though!

Remember my grand plan to cut caffeine?  Well I did it!  I started slowly, reducing down to 1 small cup of coffee in the morning and limiting my caffeinated tea.  Then I switched to no coffee in the morning but caffeinated tea for a couple days.  Still I was waking up with a caffeine headache until I got my fix.

So I just quit.

No more caffeine, just decaf teas.

And I feel great!

It is amazing waking up, not NEEDING to get caffeine in my veins.  I still enjoy a warm drink in the morning and my decaf chai with soymilk does the trick.

Before I got to the final cup of coffee, I did try out something new.

I received 2 bags of seasonal limited edition coffees from foodbuzz and godiva coffee ~ caramel pecan bark and pumpkin spice.

I quickly opened up the pumpkin spice, brewed a pot a couple weekends ago and indulged in this slightly sweet, flavored coffee.  While I wouldn’t want it as my everyday coffee, it was a nice treat.  You could taste the pumpkininess, but it wasn’t overpowering.

Jacob wasn’t a bit fan, and I knew he wouldn’t be a fan of the caramel pecan bark either, so instead of just holding onto it until I decide I might want some coffee again, I’m going to give it away!

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Yup that’s right, there will be three winners here.

One winner will receive the bag of Godiva Coffee~caramel pecan bark.

Two winners will receive coupons for $2 off any Godiva Coffee.

How to enter (leave a separate comment for each entry)

1.  Leave a comment… about whatever you’d like.

2.  Follow HealthyWHeather on Twitter, and then tweet the following…

“I love free coffee and I entered to win Godiva Caramel Pecan Bark @HealthyWHeather https://wp.me/p1c2cc-2q1

3.  Share this giveaway on your blog.

4.  Follow GHWH on Facebook.

5.  Follow me on dailymile.

6.  Subscribe to receive the posts in your inbox (on the left side).

The winners will randomly be selected on Friday Sept 30th (the last day of Sept yikes!).

I’m kind of glad I stopped drinking coffee so I could share with you!  I love sharing. Smile

How was your weekend?

Mine involved our first dinner party feeding 9!  Jacob thought our house would be too small but it was just right.

I made 2 different kinds of lasagnas… pumpkin mushroom and spinach zucchini.

And of course donuts… double chocolate stole my heart.

Happy Monday!  Time to figure out breakfast… always a good time.

Heather

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81 comments

sharelle @ essentialingredient September 26, 2011 - 6:09 am

congrats on giving up caffeine! 🙂 i have thought about it. i cut down to a cup a day..but im just a creature of habit. haha
both of those lasagnas sounds AMAZING.
fun giveaway! especially for someone who loves coffee …this girl. 🙂 caramel pecan bark? yes please! and you can’t ever fail with pumpkin spice.

– Sharelle

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sharelle @ essentialingredient September 26, 2011 - 6:09 am

i follow you on facebook!

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sharelle @ essentialingredient September 26, 2011 - 6:10 am

and i get your posts in my inbox 🙂

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LizAshlee September 26, 2011 - 6:22 am

The lasagna looks amazing…do you have recipes? YUM!! I love coffee, but I try to stick with organic varieties…I bet these are amazing..wonderful flavors!!

Happy Monday!

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Get Healthy with Heather September 26, 2011 - 6:31 am

Yup I will share them very soon!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 26, 2011 - 6:23 am

Yum! They all look so good 🙂

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Eleah September 26, 2011 - 6:26 am

I could never give up coffee. I tried once in the past per Doctors orders to treat insomnia, but I would feel really drowsy come 1-2 pm at work and would almost always give in, then. Thankfully I realized it doesn’t affect me sleep before 4 pm. 🙂

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Eleah September 26, 2011 - 6:26 am

You’re on my google reader… I think that’s like being e-mail subscribed?

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MirandaK @ Miranda's Munchies September 26, 2011 - 7:09 am

I’ve given up coffee, but I still drink green tea. The other day I caved and had a grande latte at starbucks… HOLY CAFFEINE BUZZ! I was so jittery all day + caffeine stomach ache. I won’t be doing that again! But Congrats on cutting it out… I know it couldn’t have been too easy!

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MirandaK @ Miranda's Munchies September 26, 2011 - 7:10 am

I follow you on fb!

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MirandaK @ Miranda's Munchies September 26, 2011 - 7:11 am

I followed you on twitter/ tweeted about the giveaway as well!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 26, 2011 - 7:14 am

Oh my gosh I LOVE coffee! I found your blog just in time 😀

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 26, 2011 - 7:15 am

Followed & tweeted too 😀

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 26, 2011 - 7:16 am

Liked you on Facebook!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 26, 2011 - 7:28 am

Godiva is my favorite chocolate. I can only imagine how good the coffee is! I think I’d like pumpkin. Yum!

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Erica September 26, 2011 - 7:56 am

Amazingggg dinner party. I’m coming to the next one, ok? 😉

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Erica September 26, 2011 - 7:56 am

And congrats on quitting

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Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart September 26, 2011 - 7:58 am

Seriously…your dinner looks amazing! Nice work!

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Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart September 26, 2011 - 8:01 am

Followed you on twitter 🙂

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Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart September 26, 2011 - 8:01 am

and facebook 🙂

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Allie September 26, 2011 - 8:19 am

Wowza, congrats on giving up caffiene!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] September 26, 2011 - 8:35 am

I got the same coffee from Foodbuzz – haven’t sampled it yet. I’m not one for artificially-flavored coffee, so I may be doing a giveaway too 🙂

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Katie @ Raisins&Apples September 26, 2011 - 9:28 am

Oooo coffee. You just reminded me it’s time for my second and final cup of the day!

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Lindsey September 26, 2011 - 9:37 am

Good for you on quitting coffee! I never drank any till this past January and started drinking it every morning, I just cut back to every other day 🙂

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Hilliary@ HappilyEverHealthy September 26, 2011 - 10:16 am

Such a great giveaway! THat pumpkin mushroom lasagna sounds amazing!

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Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian September 26, 2011 - 10:23 am

This coffee sounds amazing! Thankfully, I don’t drink too much coffee. Maybe a cup in the morning. My coworker said she had a coffee headache the other day and knew she needs to cut back.

What a great giveaway! 🙂

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Andrea@WellnessNotes September 26, 2011 - 10:40 am

Awesome job quitting coffee!!!

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jordan @ thedancingdonut September 26, 2011 - 11:17 am

oh those donuts!! and that coffee sounds seriously amazing. i’ve been putting cinnamon in my coffee grounds to try and spice it up a bit for fall, but those flavors sound unbeatable 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 8:16 am

Mmmmm cinnamon in anything is magical

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Katie September 26, 2011 - 11:49 am

So happy that you are on Twitter! Um these coffees look heavenly and anything Godiva sounds good to me. Great Giveaway! I love my coffee and always have 2 cups every morning. 😉 Happy Monday and I will send you my recipe on Wednesday!!!

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Kate September 26, 2011 - 11:51 am

Ahh I’d love to make some pumpkin spice lattes with this

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cait September 26, 2011 - 11:54 am

wow thats so awesome girl for giving up caffeine! wish i could do the same ha

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cait September 26, 2011 - 11:54 am

i follow you on fb!

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cait September 26, 2011 - 11:54 am

i follow you on daily mile

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 26, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Mmm those flavored coffees sound right up my alley!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 26, 2011 - 12:06 pm

I am now following you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 26, 2011 - 12:07 pm

I “Like” you on Facebook!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies September 26, 2011 - 1:54 pm

I’ve noticed a lot of people giving up caffeine recently and I’m not clear on the why. Now, granted, I only drink one cup of espresso (which has less caffeine than a cup of coffee) a day – assuming I drink any – but is there something I’m missing? I get that having 10 cups of coffee a day is overkill, but was there something recent that prompted the change?

Just curious – no judgement here, you just happen to be the one I’m asking! 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 8:15 am

I have noticed a few other people kicking caffeine too. Personally, I find that I’m pretty sensitive to caffeine and get headaches crazy fast if I don’t get it at the same time each day… Which is kinda annoying. If you checked out my original post on it there is a bit more info: http://www.healthywithheather.com/2011/09/the-one-about-cutting-caffeine/

I have nothing against coffee… Not one bit. I love the stuff (sometimes too much!) I’m just pretty sensitive. I’m sure I’ll add it back into my life again :). Thanks for the question!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies September 27, 2011 - 1:17 pm

Thanks for the explanation – glad the caffeine reduction plan is going so well so far!! 🙂

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Pure2raw twins September 26, 2011 - 4:01 pm

yay coffee!!!

and we did your 100 workout from your post yesterday, loved it!!

off to go follow you

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Get Healthy with Heather September 26, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Yay I’m so glad you loved it! I can’t wait for more 100 workouts… I think it may be my new weekend thing!

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel September 26, 2011 - 5:42 pm

oh god do i need this coffee right now!!! <3

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel September 26, 2011 - 5:43 pm

i like you on Facebook!

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Casey @ Insatiably Healthy September 26, 2011 - 6:36 pm

That mug is too cute.
I’d admire your willpower in giving up caffeine. Sadly, I am not as strong as you (yet…)
weakness, I want the coffee! Godiva sounds indulgent 😉

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 8:18 am

It wasn’t easy at first, but did get easier.

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Kristen September 26, 2011 - 7:02 pm

I gave up most of my caffeine a few months ago but still love to indulge in coffee once and a while. Love your blog.

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 8:20 am

I definitely see myself indulging in some {decaf} coffee… Even though I kinda see it as cheating… I think the flavor of coffee is half of what addicts me. It’s just so dang good!

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katie September 26, 2011 - 8:27 pm

wow! so much willpower! good for you girl! i love coffee!

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katie September 26, 2011 - 8:28 pm

tweeted!

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katie September 26, 2011 - 8:29 pm

liked you on fb!

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katie September 26, 2011 - 8:29 pm

subscribed!

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Baking Serendipity September 26, 2011 - 9:27 pm

Those donuts look awesome! I’ve been seriously craving donuts lately. I love flavored coffee and my husband absolutely hates it, so this would be an awesome treat for me 🙂 (Usually we compromise and just brew one big pot of the plain stuff.)

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 8:20 am

My hub isn’t a big fan of flavored coffee either.

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Ashley September 26, 2011 - 9:30 pm

Im so glad you did this giveaway because I found your blog through one of my twitter followers tweeting about this!! I cant wait to read more from your blog 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 8:21 am

Yay I’m so glad you found it too girl!

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Ashley September 26, 2011 - 9:32 pm

I am following you on twitter now (@amc91) and tweeted about your giveaway!!

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Ashley September 26, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Im also now following you on Daily mile!!

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Ashley September 26, 2011 - 9:34 pm

and Ill be linking up this giveaway to my next blog post 🙂

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Lenna September 27, 2011 - 3:48 am

That double chocolate donut looks so amazing! It´s been years since I had a donut! 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 8:22 am

A year is too long! You must try these blackberry lemon cake donuts… They will change your world. http://www.healthywithheather.com/2011/09/blackberry-lemon-cake-donuts-gluten-free/

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laura September 27, 2011 - 7:03 am

i love your smiley face mug ssssssssoooooooo cute xx

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Eleah September 27, 2011 - 9:05 am

I’m following you on fb.

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Anastasia September 27, 2011 - 1:45 pm

kudos on giving up caffeine! I keep saying I’ll try to but never get around to it

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Get Healthy with Heather September 27, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Haha yeah I wasn’t too good at giving it up until I made a firm plan with myself.

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megan September 27, 2011 - 3:15 pm

I hate caffeine headaches too

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Bridget B September 27, 2011 - 4:26 pm

I love Godiva…chocolate and all. Would love to try this coffee as well. Thanks!

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Elisabeth September 27, 2011 - 4:37 pm

I’ve had to give up caffeine for awhile, having a newborn and all, but my husband still loves coffee and I’m sure few small cups here and there wouldn’t hurt.

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Kristin S. September 27, 2011 - 7:46 pm

oh yum caramel coffee hmmmm!

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl September 27, 2011 - 10:16 pm

this coffee sounds so good!

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl September 27, 2011 - 10:16 pm

follow you on twitter and tweeted 🙂

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl September 27, 2011 - 10:16 pm

follow you on daily mile

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl September 27, 2011 - 10:17 pm

subscribed 🙂

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julie September 28, 2011 - 1:29 pm

CAN I TELL YOU I’M OBSSESSSSSED WITH THE CARAMEL PECAN BARK! haha i’ve been drinking it every morning and i just love it to pieces!

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Cheryl September 29, 2011 - 4:58 pm

I love coffee this looks so delicous!

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Cheryl September 29, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Follow on twitter and tweeted @cherylcasperson

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Charissa September 30, 2011 - 7:14 am

Mmmmm, love coffee! With a little cream…mmmm

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Charissa September 30, 2011 - 7:17 am

Tweeted and follow you! yay!

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