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Addictions...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My oldest told me, again, that I'm addicted to exercise. Maybe I am. I know it was really HARD not to run, do a dvd or take another walk last night. I will admit, it's my personality. Different addictions do run in my family. Alcoholism, food and exercise addiction can be found.

Although I've never had a long term addiction, I suppose I've fallen into the addiction category more than once in my life. College brought "the normal" drinking and food brought me here. I've always been one of those people that have to do everything 110% no matter what it is.

I think many of us are "addicted" to SparkPeople, too! I know I feel out of sorts if I don't log in and see what all of you are doing. I feel the "need" to log my nutrition and food. Maybe it's the fear of returning to my old self, but I really think it's the supportive community!

So if I am addicted to exercise and this community, I guess it's the "best of the addictions" that I could have. I do listen to my body or I should say that I am learning to listen to my body. I hope that if this is an addiction, that I can continue it, in moderation of course! emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 6/29/2013 8:37AM

  I prefer the word HABIT versus addiction. This is my chosen lifestyle.

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KONRAD695 6/29/2013 4:14AM

    Any time you fuel an addiction with granola- It has to be good. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 6/28/2013 11:02AM

    SP addict here too!!!! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 6/28/2013 8:20AM

    Here's to moderation (in everything) emoticon

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CHANGINGHORSES 6/27/2013 7:00PM

    Wow! So glad we are not alone in this. I have had comments like that also and my initial reaction is "So what!" I'd rather be addicted to health than drugs or something else. Seems to me the people that make those comments to me just wish they had it in themselves to do the same.
I was thinking the other day about how much I have come to rely on the Spark Community and I honestly would hate to think of doing this alone. You all understand the struggles and successes better then anyone else. Most of my family is on FB and I keep tabs on them there but if I had to choose between FB and SP, I would have to choose SP because I believe this is my life-line. This is what really encourages me and helps keep me accountable.
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TATERCAT 6/27/2013 4:44PM

    I think SP is a good addiction to have! I recently just developed one too. I am also getting addicted to running but I think that is better than other addictions.
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BOILHAM 6/27/2013 4:09PM

    I have running and spark people OCD myself.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/27/2013 3:30PM

    I'm with you on this one. I actually write SP on my daily "to do" list. Time spent varies depending on life, but it's one of the "good" addictions, along with exercise and paying attention to what I put in my mouth.

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MIRAGE727 6/27/2013 12:19PM

    I am so with you on this MJ! SparkPoints is my daily check list. I run through that and it keeps me focused. I got back from my trip on Monday. I ran with my Tuesday group, ran a short run yesterday, and will run with my Thurs Group tonight. The important thing is that I focused on technique with a "moderate" pace! It's all good ! Stay strong!
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KANOE10 6/27/2013 10:47AM

    People who maintain weight loss exercise 7 days a week for an hour. I think exercise is healthy and good for you. I also use Spark People daily for support. You are doing a great job of staying healthy!


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BESTSUSIEYET 6/27/2013 10:02AM

    Oh yeah ... I think an addiction implies craving more than is good for us, and letting that substance or activity replace or interfere with the rest of our lives. I wouldn't call a Healthy Lifestyle an addition, except that we DON'T want to give it up! Spark On, MJ!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/27/2013 9:17AM

    I love my Spark addiction. You are perfectly healthy in my book.

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WANABHOT2 6/27/2013 8:45AM

  Yes - if your going to have an addiction living healthy is a great one to have!

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