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#245052 - 08/16/08 04:55 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Stretch73]
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Long Tall Slim 73:

Ah, but you are quite a bit younger than I am. I was a very close associate of Jack Daniel's at one point in time too, before I became a high-end bourbon and vodka collector. Wait until your metabolism slows way down and you just can't seem to keep the pounds off. And then there is that go-go-go thing with all of the deadlines and all of the stress, and all of the cigarettes, fast food on the run, and high-speed driving too. Come age 47, at 350 lbs, you'll go in to your doctor for persistant heartburn, and your blood pressure will be 180 over 125, like mine was. I found Protonix 40mg to be an effective acid-reflux medication, if you can handle the $125 monthly cost without medical insurance. Blood pressure pills should only run around $100/month without insurance, and Cialis is $14/hit here in the US at Walmart. No insurance company currently pays for Cialis.

Like you said, "good fu***n' luck". Hope that there isn't too much inflation between now and then. Imagine triple the price by then???

Mark

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#245060 - 08/16/08 05:54 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Trucker51]
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Trucker,

Wait for it? I'm already there! Jack Daniels kept me alive at one point in time, so I guess I'm grateful to him in that way. But now, I'm right there with you about the metabolism slowing down and not being able to keep the pounds off. And I'm not even 30 yet!

Brian

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#245064 - 08/16/08 06:42 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: LN3(SS)]
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The worst problem with my metabolism slowing came just after I turned 40. I gained 40 lbs in one year, then another 40 lbs two years later. Just between the age of 40 and 43 I went from 235 lbs to 315 lbs. Over the last 8 years I have gained and lost as much as 50 lbs more, and am currently bragging about having just lost 35 lbs, down to 340 lbs.

I have always worked in a physically-active job, filled with deadlines, improper and rushed eating habits, and lots of stress. And Rich now owns and operates several small businesses, so I am just guessing that there is some fair level of ongoing stress there too, as I too have owned a small business with $300K in annual revenue, back in the early 1980s. And I am also guessing that the stress monster is already lurking in the shadows behind him somewhere.

Good luck with keeping the weight off and keeping your health and physical fitness up. Unfortunately, we are all human, and beyond some point, it becomes a loosing battle. Until then, the choices that we make in our 20s, 30s, and into our 40s will have a direct impact at what age we arrive in the also-ran category, and what kind of life is possible in our later years.

Oh, and by the way, sorry to borrow your topic, Alan.

Have hope,

Mark



Edited by Trucker51 (08/16/08 07:25 PM)
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#245250 - 08/17/08 07:50 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Stretch73]
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Hauser,

I heard about this one guy who tried to give up coffee...he almost DIED!!!!! Well....not "almost," but pretty darn close!

K...he had a bitch of a head ache and WANTED to die.

May I suggest you take up something else while quitting coffee? Like smoking maybe?

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#245269 - 08/17/08 08:35 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Still]
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Update:

The dreaded headaches started, so I had ONE cup (kind of large cup) and ONE only PER day.

ONE (even a large) cup of coffee CAN'T be THAT big of a deal to quit, CAN IT?


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#245353 - 08/18/08 10:14 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Hauser]
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When I quit smoking I had to quit all or nothing -- as SUCKY as it was -- because I knew one would just lead me back to wanting another, and then I'd buy a pack. But it gets easier with time, although I still have cravings -- like yesterday, BAD -- after almost 4 months, it's a lot more easy to move on and ignore them than the first day of quitting.

My mom use to get headaches too after not having any. \:\(

I say just go through the headaches and they'll go away eventually and you'll be free. That one coffee maybe keeps them there. I don't know.

Good luck!

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#245363 - 08/18/08 11:07 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: AndyJB2005]
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I'm an addict to the cold caffeine. Vanilla Coca Cola all the way, but the regular will do in a pinch. Tried to quit a while back. When the headache started, I went straight to the vending machine.

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#245366 - 08/18/08 11:38 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: FormerTexan]
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why don't you try tea?

i will NEVER give up tea, i wouldn't know what to do with myself

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#245367 - 08/18/08 11:44 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: king tut]
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Tea is good, but it's not often delivered from vending machines where I work. I've substituted it from time to time when I could.

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#245372 - 08/18/08 12:06 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: FormerTexan]
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Lets all just chug straight up Red Bull! Wooooo! :: runs around in circles ::

lol

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