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I Think I Have Exercise Addiction

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    Obsession

    I have no doubt that I am obsessive about exercise. My problem is with the mind more than in the activity itself. Running and weight-lifting are my fixations. I have been aware of this problem for many years but only recently have I started to address it. The whole problem...
    brigseaver brigseaver 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    I'm An Addict And I Like It.

    I'm an addict. I'm addicted to exercise.  I eat. I eat a lot. At least 2800 calories a day. I have to in order to keep exercising. Typical day: I get up at 6am and run.  3-6 miles.  Home - shower... on the treadmill and working - I work online - walking ---- www.surfshelf.com...
    Hypnogal Hypnogal 31-35, F Feb 22, 2012

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    I Think I'm A Cycling Addict.

    About 10 years ago,I took up cycling to get in shape.250 pounds and smoking nearly three packs a day,had to do something.Things went well at ifirst,after I lost the first 70 pounds,and riding did help cut down on the cigs.But after a few years of pushing it,always riding farther...
    Arginis Arginis 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2011

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    Another Super Small Work Out Related Group

    Yep though, fairly sure I have it, even if I don't exercise to the point of being skin and bones. Yes, I work out daily, even though I know that is likely not healthy, for a minimum of an hour and a half and preferrably two hours or more. Combination of dance/stretch/yoga/jogging...
    Susannahjade Susannahjade 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    I have not gotten a fix in three days now. I am at my breaking point. i want to give in so much. it hurts. i feel very uncomfortable right now. writing helps a little bit. i think...
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    I save WAAAYY too much of it heres my bank receipt.
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    Any type of prescription drugs. I'm Getting better though
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    It's become part of my life. Part of me
    1Thatonedudeyouknow 1Thatonedudeyouknow 22-25, M Mar 20

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    Recently I have come to terms with my moderate body dysmorphic disorder. I have just realized that it is bad enough that I need to see a professional for help. Not because I have...
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    Some of you will know about my horrific trash TV habit. I also have an addiction to trash Youtube videos..I mean EP has kind of taken over a lot of the time I used to spend on it...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 2

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    Serious relationships are not something anyone should really be actively looking for because sometimes the best relationships happen only by accident. The people who know you best...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 10

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    If I learned one thing trying to get clean, its to never refuse to help your self. I lost my fight because I did not have the proper support and help that I needed to stay clean. I...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F Mar 17

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    i find it hard to distinguish between non-addiction life and my addiction behaviours. I'm trying to be good. I feel like my addictions fill a void in me
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Mar 10

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    I am wondering if belonging to Ep could be feeding what possibly is an addiction. I am a reasonably intelligent person that leads and fairly normal life with a family and do what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4

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    I always told myself and everyone that I was so glad to not have a drug addiction. I don't do drugs I never have. I'm a social drinker. And I hate cigarettes. But to think I could...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response Mar 2

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    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    For the past 5 months I have had difficulty breathing often when I exercise. It started playing field hockey and has continued all through basketball and into softball season. I am...
    amchutt120 amchutt120 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I don't even remember the last time I've done any exercise, probably when I still had to go to P.E. which was several years ago, and even then I was just trying to survive the...
    TeenageFatty TeenageFatty 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    I spent 5 years in my home when I was about 21 years old journaling and being a prisoner in my bedroom. I had mild or full agoraphobia and would feel compelled to write every...
    crashtestdummy78 crashtestdummy78 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I remember when I got to my breaking point. With your addiction at its worst I broke. You didn't know it..but I was so sick about your "habits" that I just couldn't handle it. I...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I have addictions and it eats me inside. I need to fight them and change my life.
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Mar 2

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    Gosh i do need to exercise more, but i just can't help it. Im too LAZY ugh
    xodamaris xodamaris 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I am 26 and have been struggling with pica for 20 years. When I was a kid (6 years old) I started to eat the stuffing out of couches. It started off as a little here and there but...
    keepitlikeasecret keepitlikeasecret 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I do gymnastics so yes I like to exercise too
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 1 Response Mar 5

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    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 23 Responses Mar 14

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    I did not exercise for years, almost for decade. Except fpr bringing bags of food for my gaining wife :)
    yetanotherfeeder yetanotherfeeder 31-35, M Mar 17

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    It happened at the tender age of 13. My nephews and I were on my archaic simple Windows 98 PC. Seeing gore on /b/ made me traumatized. I remember the three of us wincing in horror...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My mind wont stop thinking HELP! What can I do?Hey is been two weeks Im doing my best of working on my bio system. I watch my soap at 8pm that takes 30 to 40min. then I go under...
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I love going out to exercise like maybe to the gym or out in the neighborhood but I hate how guys stare! Some of them even have the audacity to cheer me on or cat call! Ughhhhh
    TheJessicaLinh TheJessicaLinh 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    The beginning of the end. I'm 26 yrs old, the feminine energy, and have a son to my twin. I was starting to feel old, worn out, and hit rock bottom when Magic happened. Our...
    Fatescollided11 Fatescollided11 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Recently my dad has told me about this.."thing" I have. He's has it too and it's a lot stronger. Apparently I can hear what people are thinking sometimes. My dad says I've been...
    infinite00 infinite00 70+, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Share you exercise or diet Routine!! Hey Friends.. I am writing this article after one and a half year. Yes, for this whole time I was very sincerely working on toning my butt. I...
    divaxz divaxz 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    okay62 okay62 70+, F 5 days ago

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