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2/14/12 7:13 A

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The day I started a class called "Making Peace With Your Past" was the start of 'opening my eyes'. I am still in the class; and, a looooog way to go. It deals with why we do the things we do. Now, with that knowledge we still have to apply it to ourselves. But, that is a start for me!

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"All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."

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2/13/12 9:21 P

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Good answer. I enjoyed reading that.

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2/13/12 6:55 P

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My belief is that an addiction is something that you consume/do/say, etc that you know is not good for you personally that you cannot just walk away from. For some it may be food, others a drug, maybe even a habit (OCD type things) that you cannot just stop doing. OK, its broad and somewhat "PC" but everyone is different. I use to be "addicted" to dating people I knew were going to be trouble. THAT was a problem for ME! It took therapy and some major effort on my part to stop abusing myself that way.

So . . sugar? caffeine? heroin? diet soda? nicotine? hand washing? meaningless sex with strangers? any of those CAN be a problem IF you cannot just walk away from them AND if they care causing you harm.

Whew! I got a little dizzy being so high on my soap box . . . what was the question? emoticon

Seriously, if you KNOW something isn;t good for you and you still do it THAT is an addiction.

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2/13/12 3:00 P

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I think that all food has the ability to become an addiction. It's the "acceptable" drug since you can't live without it and can consume in public.

I have a perfect body. I just pad it for protection.

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2/13/12 1:33 P

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I don't have that addiction, I really have never been a sweets person. I can eat 2 squares of really dark chocolate and I'm set. I do like chocolate but not too sweet.


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2/13/12 12:22 P

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I know I am addicted when I can not put the chocolate bar down after I had one piece...I HAVE to eat it all...I rather not have any chocolate in the house...yep, it sounds like an addiction to me !!! :)

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2/13/12 7:22 A

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I really struggle with binge eating and and starting to think I must be addicted to sugar. However the thought of giving up sugar in everything frightens me. Guess that shows how much I want it! Tough one for me.

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2/13/12 6:25 A

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Hey there, Fit_Artist. I know I have a sugar addition. It's not something to be ashamed of. While it is an individual decision, I believe we all need to know the pro and cons'.

As for me, I don't like to have anything compelling me to eat this or that! So, I went SF 11/03/11. And, I am proud of it!

Blessings,
Janet

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2/13/12 12:33 A

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Hey, what's it to you? I haven't got a problem! Whadaya mean what's that chocolate bar doing in my closet?? I don't know how it got there. Stay out of my closet...and out of my underwear drawer too! Really, I'm in control; Okay, I just keep them there so I can share with anyone else who needs a little something. I'm fine...really...just back off. Look, I have to hide them from my kids--little pigs! You know how it is...

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2/13/12 12:05 A

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Hmmm... what do you guys think about this?
Sugar (as well other simple carbs) are welcomed by the brain just like heroin. Maybe sugar addicts need intervention?
I thought this would be an interesting topic for debate.
What do you guys think?

(let's keep it friendly. lol)

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