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The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting kthx.:" Jesus.... that sounds like me other than the three jobs and bank account :lol: Kidding, but really. ... [snip!] ... I am very frugal, because my parents were poor. We do go out every once in a while for dinner, though. And buy random things."

That sounds very stressful...its like part of you is trying to avoid your past. Even though you probably consciously understand that wont happen.

John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
3rd Oct '12

I've read a few "well it's not effecting anyone negatively" comments about addiction. Does that necessarily mean it's not an addiction? I think I'm addicted to caffeine.
I can't go a day, or even a few hours without it. My head will hurt, my stomach will hurt. But it doesn't effect the rest of my life at all, doesn't hurt me financially.

JΔ$ Georgia 77857 posts
status 3rd Oct '12
Quoting kthx.:" Jesus.... that sounds like me other than the three jobs and bank account :lol: Kidding, but really. ... [snip!] ... I am very frugal, because my parents were poor. We do go out every once in a while for dinner, though. And buy random things."


I'm not frugal but I do have a habit of hoarding money. I'm all about saving because of how I grew up. I fear being broke. If our checking account goes before $1500, I freak the f**k out and its ridiculous. I don't mind spending money so to speak but I need that number to always be at $1500+.



The Army screwed up M's paychecks and rank for about 3-4 months so we had to basically live off of our savings. Omg, my anxiety was through the roof the whole time even though I knew we were not going to go any where near draining our savings account.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59981 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" I've read a few "well it's not effecting anyone negatively" comments about addiction. Does that necessarily ... [snip!] ... it. My head will hurt, my stomach will hurt. But it doesn't effect the rest of my life at all, doesn't hurt me financially."


What happens if you don't drink caffeine?



Will it effect you negatively?

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" I've read a few "well it's not effecting anyone negatively" comments about addiction. Does that necessarily ... [snip!] ... it. My head will hurt, my stomach will hurt. But it doesn't effect the rest of my life at all, doesn't hurt me financially."


This. I know I am addicted to caffeine. I just got up from a nap and felt so weak and I was shaking. Tried eating a bagel and cream cheese. Didnt help. Ate a sandwich. Didnt help. Poured a glass of Pepsi. All is good now.

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" I've read a few "well it's not effecting anyone negatively" comments about addiction. Does that necessarily ... [snip!] ... it. My head will hurt, my stomach will hurt. But it doesn't effect the rest of my life at all, doesn't hurt me financially."

Well caffeine is more of a physical addiction....your body reacts when it doesnt have it. Much like someone going through withdrawal.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting The Doctor:" What happens if you don't drink caffeine? Will it effect you negatively?"


She said she feels sick, so I would say yes. sawq z




edit~ Sorry my baby toed the keyboard. LOL!

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
3rd Oct '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; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59981 posts
3rd Oct '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. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67242 posts
3rd Oct '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
3rd Oct '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. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67242 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting That Black Kid
kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67242 posts
3rd Oct '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
3rd Oct '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. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67242 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting That Black Kid