Week two has been a little more challenging versus week one. I was tempted with sweet tea several times which has made it more difficult. I truly expected it to be easier because I thought after the first week my body would start to adapt without the caffeine from sweet tea. This is not how I expected the assignment to go. I honestly thought I would not have any issues or have any withdrawal symptoms. I was not aware of how addicted I was to sweet tea. I am having more withdrawal symptoms this week than what I experienced in the previous week. Physically I feel more tired and have less energy throughout the day. I also am having a headache every day, that lasts all day. I can no longer have a sweet tea with lunch, which would give me that boost to get through the afternoon work day. I feel grumpy and irritable without the caffeine. I find myself craving sweet tea throughout the day. I supplement that craving with water, but it is not the same. This week has been a struggle. I am still thinking positively about this assignment, but I am more distraught this week versus the previous one. This …show more content…
Since this is the halfway mark, I am positive that I can make it for the remainder of the days. I feel that it will be more of a struggle over the next three weeks. My withdrawal symptoms may worsen and lead me wanting to relapse. I expect week three to be more difficult than these past two. With the support of my accountability partner and my self-determination, I believe that I can make it without tea for 15 more days! I do plan on rewarding myself with a Sonic sweet tea after this assignment! I cannot wait for that day. I am happy to see the light at the end of tunnel for this assignment. It has been eye opening so far to see what an addict goes through in withdrawal. I cannot imagine being a true addict to alcohol or drugs and living through those withdrawal symptoms. Living without sweet tea is challenging
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Panic hit my parents. It 's senior year, I just got accepted into UW Tacoma and they see the tuition fees. They were already in shock when they had seen my Application Fee was 70 dollars. Since we are residents of Washington my tuition fee is even higher; being about 5 thousand dollars more; the estimated tuition fees for nonresidents costs $34,791, not even counting the cost of living and supplies. The estimated costs to live on campus is $11,962 per year, which still doesn 't count the costs of food; which the estimated cost of food per year is $512 but, that is just for a meal card for their cafeteria not even counting outside expenses.
Sam has been improving recently . He did not only finish his homework on time , but he did well . He also regularly participates in classroom activities . I can tell him that whenever he has a chance , he is trying to try . As for Erica , she is a very shy and quiet person .
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Dealing with these type of addictions takes time and patience. I can’t be hard on myself in the beginning, but a little pushing is needed in order to get the results I want. I feel that having that reward I set at the end of this experiment is really motivating me to control and hold myself back from my addictions. For my chocolate addiction, it was really hard for me to quit eating chocolate. I try not to eat a lot of chocolate to watch out for my health, but if I get my hands on a stack or bar of chocolate, its will be hard for put it down.
I have seen how many people in De La Salle have sugary-beverages daily and how certain students may have even more than one daily. I have personally realized the effects of sugar in my life as in the past and as a child I never ate too healthily as I did not realize the amount of sugar I was consuming. I have realized how addicted sugar had become and how it had been affecting me physically, because of my bad eating habits and the amount of sugar consumed in the past I have struggled with skin problems for most of my high school experience. I have also seen how eating or drinking sugary items or just having a lot of sugar in general makes me feel lazy, lethargic and also tends to leave me feeling worse than I thought it would compared to eating or drinking something that is healthy and sugar-free. I would also like to explore the long term effects that can lead to serious health issues