Thursday, October 26, 2006

ADDICTIONS
The word addiction means:
Addiction is an uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its consequences. A person who is addicted is sometimes called an addict.
I am presently addicted to two things. the first is the tv show 24. Yes I know it is not on the fall schedule (due to come back in January though) but I am presently watching it on DVD. And I mean watching it as much as I can. I have been averaging about 4-5 episodes a day. Lee left for China yesterday so I can watch it more now. I keep telling myself to just watch 1-2 episodes but then the episode I watch keeps me hanging and I have to watch another. Is Kim Bauer the most unfortunate teen in the world? I mean, come on, can anyone get caught up in more terrifying circumstances and have such a good attitude about it? It really is completely unrealistic but I keep going back for more. I even start looking at people in the community a little differently, less trusting. Okay, I need to watch more reality tv and less Jack Bauer.
I always have a food addiction and it's always sweets. Some of my past food addictions are chocolate covered Hershey eggs at Easter, kissable candies, Mike and Ikes, Hot Tamales, Reese's, and many other treats. Presently I am hooked on Haagen Daaz English Toffee ice cream. I love it. I buy a small pint and say it will last 4 days. It doesn't. I am lucky if it lasts two days. Safeway was out of it two days ago so I bought Dreyer's Heath Bar Crunch which I previously loved. It's good but doesn't compare. Every night after I've eaten too much of my present food addiction I say, " You really need to lose 10 pounds. Stop eating those treats. Tomorrow I will journal my food and will only eat what fits into the points system." Then tomorrow comes, my addicition hits and I'm opening up that carton of ice cream for just a teaspoon, then a small cup, and then one more cup full. I'm pathetic!! What's your addictions?

3 comments:

Kalie said...

Do they have rehab for food addicts? If so I will join you in going :) I love food....probably one of my favorite things to do is eat.

Kasey said...

Hmmm...good question! I'm not sure what my current addiction is. I love food, but there isn't one thing I HAVE to have (like your Haagen Daaz). I do LOVE to eat though! I just love the feeling of being full. Not stuffed, but pretty darn close. I'm gonna have to think about this. Part of the reason I haven't started watching 24 though is because I know I will be addicted. Just like you! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Alex said...

I am sad you ttarted 24 without me! I was hoping we could watch it this summer. you are hilarious...still buying the ice cream and having zero self control. it cracks me up...but i will agree it is hard.