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Mon Dec 17, 2018, 12:25 PM

I was a heavy drinker. Now I'm an ice cream junkie!

I look forward to a mug of ice cream every evening. A whole lot better than drinking every evening.

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Reply I was a heavy drinker. Now I'm an ice cream junkie! (Original post)
bif Dec 2018 OP
brewens Dec 2018 #1
LakeArenal Dec 2018 #3
MaryMagdaline Dec 2018 #2
Stuart G Feb 2019 #7
MaryMagdaline Feb 2019 #9
irisblue Dec 2018 #4
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2018 #5
stevil Feb 2019 #6
Stuart G Feb 2019 #8

Response to bif (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2018, 12:37 PM

1. I no longer drink competitively but have had to also kick the ice cream monkey!

I quit drinking and smoking and gained a bunch of weight. I really quit drinking because I was quitting smoking. I might be able to trust myself to have a few some day, or I might get hammered and find myself walking over to get a pack of smokes. It's happened before.

For deserts, I've been going with stuff like vanilla yogurt and jello, and smallish portions. It beats hogging down a whole pint of Ben and Jerry's!

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2018, 01:01 PM

3. Congrats on quitting each...

My husband quit smoking two years ago. To this day,if he sees a lighted cig discarded at an entrance, wants to grab it.
Thinks he’s gonna jones forever.

My vice is weight. I’ve lost a lot. But man, I jones for a donut. Mmmmmm Donuts.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2018, 12:42 PM

2. I have been 2 months without Coca-cola

A lifetime addiction.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:13 PM

7. Congratulations....I hope everything is ok... today..

Sorry so late in responding.. No matter what, we just got to hang in there.. If it were easy, it would be .."easy" It is not easy.

Sugar is a very powerful addictive substance..In some ways, more powerful than the so called, "addictive stuff".. And sugar is ..of course..totally legal.. Someone can get addicted to sugar at age 5. Just give that kid enough candy or ice cream or sugared cereal, and watch the results. That child will not know what is going on, but will often when any kind of hunger hits, just ask for the .."sugared stuff" instead of other foods..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:08 PM

9. Same to you, Stuart G

Hope things are going well for you

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Response to bif (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2018, 02:53 PM

4. Transferring Obsessions!yo!👋 Coffee

Going from a chemicals to carbs & sweets.
Oh yeah I'm doing this now.
I read this & been musing on this for a few weeks

#:# https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/where-science-meets-the-steps/201301/the-below-the-radar-addict#
This paragraph, today jumps out at me..

" If your brain is wired for addiction, vigilance is required with every potentially addictive substance or behavior. Even if you’ve only struggled with alcohol in the past, other mood-altering substances (even certain over-the-counter medications or those prescribed by a doctor for a legitimate medical condition) could awaken the “sleeping tiger” of addiction. This is why, even years into recovery, alcoholics who “only” use marijuana or try to drink in moderation end up relapsing. It also helps to explain why you can spot a 12-Step meeting by the number of people chain smoking outside or downing pots of coffee."

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:44 PM

5. That's perfectly normal, LOL

I was too - though my next addiction after getting sober was Reese's peanut butter cups. But I can also remember an early meeting where I compared notes with another beginner and we both said we kept track of the "flavor of the week" at the local ice cream chain here.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 01:21 AM

6. Peanut butter and Chocolate.

And popcorn for dessert.

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Response to stevil (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:17 PM

8. ....NOW YOU SAID IT..............POPCORN!!! buttered please..

but without butter is ok. Let's pop it fresh, not in a bag like you get at the store. Add some salt, and other seasoning and ............BINGO.......... there it is..!!!!! (adding butter makes it better) ...
............did I say that????

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