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!
Edited by: SMIDGON at: 2/14/2012 (07:13)
"All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."
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?
Seriously, if you KNOW something isn;t good for you and you still do it THAT is an addiction.
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 !!! :)
Pounds lost: 77.0
Fitness Minutes: (550) Posts: 50 2/13/12 7:22 A
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.
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...
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul
current weight: 125.4
Fitness Minutes: (158,079) Posts: 20,407 2/13/12 12:05 A
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?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.