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Offline Che Gookin

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The No Soft Drink Challenge
« on: September 30, 2010, 09:38:41 PM »
Let's see who can go the longest without drinking any sort of soft-drink. That means diet, one calorie only, or the other toxic waste crap that can melt a penny.

Right now I'm on a major Green tea kick, so this could go awhile.

Froddy won't make it past lunchtime though, he's a wimp like that.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 09:41:02 AM »
I'm pretty much a wimp with that too.  It's horrible for your teeth, let alone your body.  I'll give it a shot, but no promises.  Great idea!
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 10:10:01 AM »
Gookin- You're right about me, except that I'm more of a coffee drinker...not soda.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 10:24:44 AM »
Quote from: "Froderik"
Gookin- You're right about me, except that I'm more of a coffee drinker...not soda.

I'm both.  In the morning I drink the cans of Starbucks Double Shots (extreme espresso and sugar), then it's soda all day.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 11:04:47 AM »
I've been on the no high-fructose corn syrup diet for about a year now and my bodyfat is under 8% at 255lbs.  That stuff makes you FAT.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 12:11:47 PM »
Yeah, my goal is to drop about 20 kilos before next summer rolls around. The heat and humidity in this part of China is unbearable. I'll be far more comfortable if I loose 20 kilos.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 12:49:42 AM »
Quote from: "Anne Bonney"
Quote from: "Froderik"
Gookin- You're right about me, except that I'm more of a coffee drinker...not soda.

I'm both.  In the morning I drink the cans of Starbucks Double Shots (extreme espresso and sugar), then it's soda all day.

No sugar for me, I like my coffee with cream, or black...

Lately I've developed a taste for "lower-grade" coffees like Maxwell House; somehow I've gotten tired of Seattle's Best and Starbucks... go figure. Too much of a good thing, I guess... Lost my taste for them, at least temporarily; so now i spend less on coffee.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010, 01:55:34 AM »
Quote from: "Froderik"
Quote from: "Anne Bonney"
Quote from: "Froderik"
Gookin- You're right about me, except that I'm more of a coffee drinker...not soda.

I'm both.  In the morning I drink the cans of Starbucks Double Shots (extreme espresso and sugar), then it's soda all day.

No sugar for me, I like my coffee with cream, or black...

Lately I've developed a taste for "lower-grade" coffees like Maxwell House; somehow I've gotten tired of Seattle's Best and Starbucks... go figure. Too much of a good thing, I guess... Lost my taste for them, at least temporarily; so now i spend less on coffee.

I've never really been a Starbucks fan as far as regular coffee, but that Double Shot got me.  I guess it's the mega-dose of caffeine.   On the boat I keep a steady stock of 'lower grade' coffee.  Its' much easier to store long term.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010, 07:15:52 AM »
so far so good, no soft drinks in 2 days.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2010, 05:32:44 PM »
This is a neat idea. I haven't had a non-diet soda in a long time, but I do wonder about the artificial sweeteners...

This post has been written with a diet coke in hand. But I will definitely consider giving it a go!
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2010, 03:20:07 AM »
Still no soft drinks...

You know what might be kind of fun? Seeing if I could get someone to sponsor me and every month I go, a donation is made to charity.
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2010, 12:45:47 PM »
Can't remember last time I drank a soda. Maybe a couple weeks ago when I needed the sugar/caffeine jolt?
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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 04:25:57 AM »
Today was god damn hard...

I went to a Chinese Wedding Banquet and they had those monster 2 liter bottles of coke on each table and nothing else to drink other than beer and rice whiskey. As it was 11.30 in the morning, and I'm no Danny Benison, I passed on the beer and rice whiskey and decided to suffer it out without anything to drink for the excruciatingly long two hours.

It was a damn good meal though, I'm still burping and farting from it.

Didn't take one single drink of any sort of soft drink either.

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Re: The No Soft Drink Challenge
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 03:06:41 PM »
Good for you, Che!

I've made it a day and a half.

I have a 12 pack of Coke Zero at home though... It'll keep forever though, so I'm going to resist temptation. :D
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