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Hello friends, my name's Carly, and I have a problem...

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Child of the Stars
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0 posted 03-29-2001 06:22 PM       View Profile for Child of the Stars   Email Child of the Stars   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Child of the Stars

   Aiight. I'll admit it. I'm a chocolate addict. I can't go more than four hours without the stuff or I really go nutz-o. Can somebody tell me not to be so dang obsessed over it? I know it can't be good for mah growin lil self. I think what I need is a logical reason not to eat so much chocolate, or some sort of distraction, or an alternative, or SOMETHING...Since I know most of you surely MUST have an addiction, I'd like to see how you handle it. Thanks fer reading YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! YOU'RE ALL SO COOOOOOOOOOL!! WOO HOO!!!!
~Carly

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the strangest things, the slightly sane, that only I can see...

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Uhm, have you tried fat-free and sugar-free fudge bars (the frozen ones)?  There really IS no substitute for chocolate, yanno ... you may as well get used to the idea ...  


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"Hi, Carly"

*clears throat*

About your problem... I think the best route would be to convert your addiction onto something other than chocolate.  Like homework, exercise, poetry, brain teasers, or other productive things that can become equally addictive.  Maybe even someone special to you...  
I know chocolate is a good source of sucrose!     So don't shut it out of your life altogether.
Just move the addiction onto something better for you.
~Allan

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They say chocolate causes pimples you know  

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.

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Okay, Linda already said what I was going to recommend (she’s so smart). I SWEAR they satisfy cravings... *announcer voice* and only 60 calories!

please note: if you end up eating the whole box after you begin to tell yourself that one more won’t hurt because they’re only 60 calories, it’s not my fault. (And under those circumstances, it’s better just to go for a small piece of that chocolate cream pie in the fridge that you SWORE you wouldn’t eat.)
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  *makes a chocolate cream pie* in case of emergencies only, of course. I'll have to purchase me sum o dem lo-cal thingies....homework? bah! need...more...ideas...neeeed...mooorree..iiideeaaass.....

Many miles behind my eyelashes, there always seems to be
the strangest things, the slightly sane, that only I can see...

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Every time you crave chocolate, squirt some breath freshener in your mouth. The really bad tasting stuff....then you'll associate that taste with chocolate and not crave it anymore.
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PDV- How do you know she won't just associate chocolate with the breath freshener, and then begin to think of chocolate every time she needs to improve her breath?  That could backfire...
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The word addictive might be closer to the truth than you think. Chocolate contains three specific substances - caffeine, theobromine and phenyethylamine - that are as much drug as food. Caffeine acts as a stimulant. Theobromine stimulates the heart muscle and the nervous system. And phenyethylamine is reputed to be a mood elevator and an anti-depressant, not unlike marijuana, though no conclusive proof exists yet. And we're not necessarily talking mildly symptomatic either: two ounces of chocolate is strong enough to KILL a small dog, largely because of the theobromine. Don't even think about feeding it to your cat or bird.

Here's a good article from Discovery about both the contents of chocolate and its affects:

http://detnews.com/1997/discover/9702/13/02100021.htm


Maybe we should organize a 12-step program?  
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  *gasps and nibbles nervously on a carrot*

Many miles behind my eyelashes, there always seems to be
the strangest things, the slightly sane, that only I can see...

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Step One:... Admit that we are powerless before a Hershey's chocolate kiss...
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Step two:  Take up a hobby.  Like building kites.  

Its rather handy being at the top of the food chain...you can sort things out and not get the blame for it.  ~~Elizabeth Johnson (anonymousfemale)

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  Step 3: do a scientrific esperiment on the chocolate cream pie and make it grow pretty mold, so I won't wanna eat it.
*keeps ripping the carrot to shreds with her teeth*

Many miles behind my eyelashes, there always seems to be
the strangest things, the slightly sane, that only I can see...

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addiction? to chocolate??-- heck-- I've been eating a pound of chocolate a day for 30 years--- I'm not addicted... who ever said chocolate was addicting??  I don't have a problem ... I don't have a problem...
yea thats the ticket--keep saying it.over and over and over--

Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".  

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Definitely time for that 12-step program. . .

Hi, I'm Sven. . .

Hi Sven!!

It all started so innocently. . . just a few chocolate kisses. . . then. . . the bars. . . Baby Ruth, Snickers. . . *sigh*. . . soon, I'd moved up to two bars a day. . . then. . . I found the big bars. . .

Now, it's chocolate cake, chocolate pie. . . chocolate milk. . . and now. . . chocolate cheese. . .

Help!!!!

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I enjoy, even crave, chocolate every now and then, but *looks around* it goes straight to my hips!  Ok, jk, but I like it and will never try to give it up.  Never!!!!

      
      


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Step 4: you're a sugar freak, admit you're a sugar freak, and go to a SALT diet....

LOL - can't be done!  I've tried it....I'm a Salt-O-holic.....
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step 13-- I am not a Chocoholic--- NO NO NO NO....I just happen to like it and eat quite a bit of it... in fact I am eating M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies even as I type this-- see-- I ain't hooked...
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Step #5: Disregard Step #13.
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acire~~ Oo0o thats a myth..nice try tho    

¤Sometimes the hardest thing to get over, is something you never really had¤

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  ....*looks about at the numerous strange people, sets her carrot aside, and inconspicuously pops some chocolate chips into her mouth....*
Step 14...if no one sees me eat it, I didn't eat it....

Many miles behind my eyelashes, there always seems to be
the strangest things, the slightly sane, that only I can see...

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Chocolate? I can take it or leave it. I've had 3 pounds of chocolate kisses in my freezer for some time now...somewhere back behind the frozen broccoli.
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Shhhhh...... PdV.. Can I have one of those chocolates? I'll even eat the broccoli...
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  I second that notion.

Many miles behind my eyelashes, there always seems to be
the strangest things, the slightly sane, that only I can see...

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Wouldn't you rather have some nice fresh sweet crisp grapes? Or how about some strawberries?
 
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