I have quit Pepsi for good

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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I have quit Pepsi for good

Postby GoogaMooga » 11 Nov 2021, 22:49

Yes, you read it first here. I have given up on Pepsi after years and years of excessive drinking. It had gotten to the point where even half a can would give me a stomach ache, and I was afraid I was developing an ulcer. A very persuasive argument, stomach ache. Since I don't drink alcohol either, that leaves me with English Breakfast Tea, or mild fruit juice. Oh yes, and milk, as always. I have lost 5 kilos in three days!

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Re: I have quit Pepsi for good

Postby souphound » 12 Nov 2021, 01:43

That's great about quitting the soda. That can only ever be a good thing.

Are you serious about the 5 kilos? Seems like a lot in 3 days.
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Postby Charlie O. » 12 Nov 2021, 02:05

Congrats on quitting Pepsi. I finally quit drinking Dr Pepper and Coke after finally figuring out that the phosphoric acid therein (and which is in most cola-type sodas) was giving me kidney stones. I only miss them (the sodas) occasionally.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Nov 2021, 04:07

souphound wrote:That's great about quitting the soda. That can only ever be a good thing.

Are you serious about the 5 kilos? Seems like a lot in 3 days.


Yes, but I have slowed down after that. The first few kilos are easy to lose.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Nov 2021, 04:09

Charlie O. wrote:Congrats on quitting Pepsi. I finally quit drinking Dr Pepper and Coke after finally figuring out that the phosphoric acid therein (and which is in most cola-type sodas) was giving me kidney stones. I only miss them (the sodas) occasionally.


Thanks, and congratulations to you, too, Charlie O. Yes, sodas (and especially colas) can cause any number of ailments.
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Postby Rorschach » 12 Nov 2021, 09:04

Congratulations Googs. I hope you can keep it up.

I'm not sure what 'mild' fruit juice is but remember that fruit juice in general is almost as bad as fizzy drinks (though I've never heard of it causing kidney stones!). Both types of drinks are just sugary water.
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Postby Positive Passion » 12 Nov 2021, 09:31

Fizzy drinks make you fat and kill you. Whiskey, on the other hand, is the water of life.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Nov 2021, 10:21

Rorschach wrote:Congratulations Googs. I hope you can keep it up.

I'm not sure what 'mild' fruit juice is but remember that fruit juice in general is almost as bad as fizzy drinks (though I've never heard of it causing kidney stones!). Both types of drinks are just sugary water.


Thanks, Rorshach.

Mild fruit juice is one that is not as citric, often with carrot juice mixed in. Just a glass in the morning to wake up; I don't drink coffee.
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Postby Hightea » 12 Nov 2021, 16:39

good move!
haven't had more than a sip of Coke or Pepsi in 30+ years
Let alone any carbonated crap just not a fan of carbonated drinks unless its champagne or beer

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Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Nov 2021, 17:14

Hightea wrote:good move!
haven't had more than a sip of Coke or Pepsi in 30+ years
Let alone any carbonated crap just not a fan of carbonated drinks unless its champagne or beer


Now that's willpower! Well done!
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Postby jimboo » 13 Nov 2021, 23:13

Positive Passion wrote:Fizzy drinks make you fat and kill you. Whiskey, on the other hand, is the water of life.


You mean whisky is the water of life.
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Postby Positive Passion » 14 Nov 2021, 02:53

jimboo wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:Fizzy drinks make you fat and kill you. Whiskey, on the other hand, is the water of life.


You mean whisky is the water of life.


Either of them.

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Postby souphound » 14 Nov 2021, 04:18

I love good rye humor
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Postby Positive Passion » 14 Nov 2021, 07:13

souphound wrote:I love good rye humor


All in a good spirit.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Nov 2021, 10:02

Interesting how a lifetime of Pepsi poison has a grip on one; took me a week to kick the habit entirely, but I have been "clean" for three days now, and really, I don't miss it. The foggy feeling I had and which compelled me to "clear" my head - it's gone now. My morning Pepsi used to be for clearing my head, but in actual fact, it was what caused the fogginess in the first place!
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Postby trans-chigley express » 15 Nov 2021, 08:17

souphound wrote:
Are you serious about the 5 kilos? Seems like a lot in 3 days.

I was wondering about that too. It seems an excessive amount for just quitting pepsi.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2021, 15:03

trans-chigley express wrote:
souphound wrote:
Are you serious about the 5 kilos? Seems like a lot in 3 days.

I was wondering about that too. It seems an excessive amount for just quitting pepsi.


Excess water in the body, I suppose.
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Postby souphound » 15 Nov 2021, 15:26

But water weighs 1 kilo per liter. Internally stored "water" is not far from that as well. That would mean eliminatng about 5 liters of "water" in 3 days? Without a punction, still seems like a lot. But what do I know?
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Postby Sneelock » 15 Nov 2021, 19:08

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Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2021, 19:29

souphound wrote:But water weighs 1 kilo per liter. Internally stored "water" is not far from that as well. That would mean eliminatng about 5 liters of "water" in 3 days? Without a punction, still seems like a lot. But what do I know?


Well, it was what the scale said, digital, too. And half a kilo per day since then.
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