Do any of you drink coffee?

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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by DarkJedi » 23 Sep 2014, 19:33

(I have had my first colonoscopy, not due for another for a few years. Great advice, though.)

Closer to the topic, this has caused me to reflect and ponder a bit about tea. I did drink iced tea quite a bit BC (before the church). It was the drink served with dinner at my house. Like most TBM types, after joining the church I assumed iced tea was taboo because it's tea. Remember at that time missionaries also taught that caffeine was part of the WoW. As I have pondered this lately, though, I have thought that when BY specified coffee and tea he was specifying hot drinks. I do realize that most iced tea (but not all) was once hot, I watched my Grandma make it countless times, but I now fail to see how iced tea falls under the WoW. Thoughts?

Side note: my very TBM wife has recently started to openly drink Mountain Dew. My oldest and I are amazed at this, quite frankly.
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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by mom3 » 23 Sep 2014, 19:40

Side note: my very TBM wife has recently started to openly drink Mountain Dew.
Watch out Jedi - She's going Rogue. Next thing you know she'll want ice with that Mtn. Dew - from there everything is down hill. :P
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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by DarkJedi » 23 Sep 2014, 19:50

mom3 wrote:
Side note: my very TBM wife has recently started to openly drink Mountain Dew.
Watch out Jedi - She's going Rogue. Next thing you know she'll want ice with that Mtn. Dew - from there everything is down hill. :P
:lol: She usually drinks it at work to stay awake - I don't know that she has ice available there. I've known for a few months that she drinks it, but she was hiding the fact. I think she realized I knew. In truth I like to think that my grad school psychology major daughter, my missionary son, and I have had some impact on the whole idea that it's not really about the letter of the law. (See my comments to Ray's post in A simple But Important Step http://staylds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5903)
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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by Thoreau » 23 Sep 2014, 22:46

Porter wrote:Another meaningful question:

Did you have your colonoscopy every 10 years after age 50?

This is definitely nobody's business. But I might point out that President Hinckley and Elder McKonkie both died of colon cancer which was preventable. Those deaths became everybody's business. So did a man who lived 2 doors down the street die of colon cancer and his sons were my sons good friends.

What a great oportunity missed to prevent literally thousands of deaths and suffereing.

Ready for TMI?

I just turned 60. I've been on the five year plan. Small polyps have been found. Guess I need to start drinking coffee. ;)
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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by Joni » 24 Sep 2014, 05:24

I drink Diet Coke in front of my DH - it makes him uncomfortable, but he knows I struggle with constant tiredness because HE snores, so fair is fair.

Last week I bought a bag of mixed flavor gourmet jelly beans. For like the first time ever I ate the coffee flavor ones instead of picking them out and throwing them away. I grew up TBM, so this was a big step for me :) I doubt it will go any farther than that, though.

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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by SunbeltRed » 24 Sep 2014, 05:34

I don't drink coffee, tried it once when I was younger, but not a big fan of the taste.

On the other hand I start every day with a Monster Energy Drink. How that is any better than a cup of coffee is anyone's guess, but according to the legalities of the WofW I'm in the clear. This is why so many things we do as a church just makes me laugh sometimes. Somehow stimulants from one brand are ok, but if it has the word coffee in it, big no no.

Also, my wife is a convert who grew up drinking iced tea. Since all my own faith nonsense has started, she has gotten a bit more lax about this and grabs an iced tea once a week (which i gladly share). So far no lighting strikes (fingers crossed). :smile:

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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by Katzpur » 01 Oct 2014, 08:42

I really, really, really hate both coffee and tea, but I like something SOOOOO much worse on the list of bad things a Mormon can drink: wine. My sister and her husband are 100% inactive in the Church, and drink wine. I have a glass of wine when we get together with them for Thanksgiving and another at Christmas. I have not admitted this "sin" to my Bishop, because I have a hunch it would result in my temple recommend being revoked. While I don't particularly enjoy going to the temple, and only go a few times a year, I don't like the idea of someone being able to tell me I'm "not worthy" over such a trivial little thing as two glasses of wine a year.
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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by Charity » 03 Nov 2014, 00:33

I love coffee. I would be a coffee drinker if it were not for the church. I have convinced my husband that Pero (a non coffee alternative---made from barley) is not the same (it is not, it barely has a similar taste) and he has come to terms with it. However, when we are staying at a hotel I do give in and will put a shot of it in some hot chocolate or sneak a cup with my breakfast. But those cups are few and far between.

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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by SamBee » 03 Nov 2014, 17:46

Energy drinks like Monster and RedBull are worse than coffee. Taurine should be illegal so should Aspartame.
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Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

Post by journeygirl » 03 Nov 2014, 18:17

This is a pertinent topic for me lately too. I suffer from chronic fatigue and nothing I've tried has helped. I'm so tempted to use coffee, but my husband would flip out and I live in a heavily Mormon area so I'm hesitant to get caught. I've most often used eating to recharge my energy but that usually means high sugar content too. I don't get why using sugar as a drug would not get me in trouble when it is a lot worse for a body than coffee. Anyway, if anyone has healthier suggestions for increasing energy, please share. I've tried exercise and raw foods diet but it doesn't help.

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