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MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting The Doctor:" What happens if you don't drink caffeine? Will it effect you negatively?"


It does me....I was getting worried I was going to fall to the floor. Although...it could also have been low sugars because I can drink Sprite and be just fine.

The Doctor 2 kids; Boulder, CO, United States 60775 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" She said she feels sick, so I would say yes. sawq z"



Yes. Then IMO, that qualifies as effecting your life negatively, is the point I was tryin' to make to her :)

kthx. TTC since Mar 2016; 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69890 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" Lol, I have 5 right now, too! It's what I do when my kids go to sleep. I catch up on my shows and eat ice cream. I bought some mint brownie ice cream last night, omg. So good."


What's even worse... is I work at an ice cream shop :lol: SAMPLE ALL THE THINGS!




My work is just so tempting. We usually have our 48oz ice cream 3/$10... and they're $5.99 a piece regularly :o So I just have to.... :lol:



I have caramel candy bar sundae, chocolate marshmallow, caramel cone crunch, sea salt caramel, and peanut butter n' chip. And of course some cake cones... :lol:



I'm terrible........ hahaha

John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting The Doctor:" What happens if you don't drink caffeine? Will it effect you negatively?"


Me? Yes. It literally makes me sick.



But I meant other people. I've seen on here and IRL people say that if it isn't effecting other people/aspects of your life, it isn't really an addiction. If it's not hurting you financially, straining any relationships, causing fights, etc. I probably worded it wrong in my other post.

kthx. TTC since Mar 2016; 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69890 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting That Black Kid
kthx. TTC since Mar 2016; 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69890 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" I'm not frugal but I do have a habit of hoarding money. I'm all about saving because of how I grew up. ... [snip!] ... was through the roof the whole time even though I knew we were not going to go any where near draining our savings account."


Omg. I'd love to have a $1500+ cushion :lol: We have no savings, mainly because we just haven't had a need for it. But that'll start soon. I want a back up plan for when we have LO, if anything ever happens to SO and I and we're incapable of working for x amount of time.

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting kthx.:" It is. Especially since SO and I decided we're starting to TTC in January. We have about $1200 left ... [snip!] ... not gotten bad, though. I don't think it will. I buy what I know I need, and then still go out for a treat every now and then. "

Ahhh I see...and much luck with TTC!!! Baby dust and all that jazz...

kthx. TTC since Mar 2016; 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69890 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting That Black Kid
Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 23349 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting That Black Kid
The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" Lots of things can be "physical" addictions though. The endorphins and seratonin your brain releases ... [snip!] ... is what makes you crave it again. The drop in these is makes you have withdrawl symptoms. that does create physical effects. "

Maybe its how I worded it. When you get physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach pains I call it a "physical addiction". What you just mentioned I would label a mental addiction. However an addiction has the ability to be both.

The Doctor 2 kids; Boulder, CO, United States 60775 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" Me? Yes. It literally makes me sick. But I meant other people. I've seen on here and IRL people say ... [snip!] ... not hurting you financially, straining any relationships, causing fights, etc. I probably worded it wrong in my other post."


Oh, okay. I hear ya now :)



That's what I think of as an addiction. If it effects your life negatively (either the presence or the lack of) the thing you are "addicted" to-- that's addiction.



If you have something every single day, even to excess, and it doesn't do any of that (and you aren't effected negatively when you go without)-- not an addiction.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting EasyComeEasyGo:" Do you think you're automatically subject to be an addict, or have addictive behaviors, because you come from a line of addicts? Why or why not?"


Addiction is largely genetic, primarily drug addiction and alcoholism especially. However, having addiction in the family will not automatically make one an addict. I have never tried so much as marijuana and I hate alcohol. The only "addictions" I have are Diet Coke and BG, lol.