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I Think I Have Exercise Addiction

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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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    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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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi everyone. It's comforting to hear others dealing with this diagnosis. I was diagnosed a year ago. I was an avid runner, ran a half marathon two years prior, and was training...
    Mariannac Mariannac 26-30 Mar 30

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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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    I dont know why but I always end most messages with lol or there is a lol within it. Its so annoying and I don't know why I do it. Must be annoying for the receiver as well though...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    smilemoonbright smilemoonbright 26-30, F Mar 27

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    I make a very good living. But literally everything goes to gambling. I used to be "rich", if i may be fully honest. I worked in the gambling industry for years. I used to make...
    iamlostinmydreams iamlostinmydreams 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I am a 47 year old relatively healthy Australian woman and I suspect that I have whooping cough. It started out as what I thought was just a bad cold a week ago. This surprised...
    zenihama zenihama 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    Idk what to do. I've put on about 40 pounds from binge eating. My mind goes so fast when it comes to food so some times I eat before I realize I even ate anything. I'm not as...
    pawsandclaws pawsandclaws 22-25 4 days ago

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    I know I'm overweight. I know I eat bad. I exercise a little bit. I know I need to exercise more. I know I need to eat better. I know I should lose weight. I'm not a total dumba...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I need to exercise more because people at school make fun of my legs because I have muscles there but they think is fat so I just think I need to exercise more so I can prove to...
    khadij khadij 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    Someone here answered my question and commented something that reminded me of a very very old thought which I haven't thought of since I was 8. I just remembered how when I was...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Why do I keep being fooled by her? I keep thinking maybe it's about me and my interests but right at the end it is always proven it is about HER. So I came in sweaty to ask her...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Apr 1

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    For some reason they still think being 15 years old going on 16 in a couple months is still too young/dangerous to stay home alone. They drag me everywhere with them and who wants...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Music is my addiction 🎶 I can't seem to live without it 💕 It's the only thing that gets me thru the day gets me thru life!! it starts with song lyrics and a guitar in the...
    xdontletmedrownx xdontletmedrownx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    yeah so basically scientist found out that love is more akin to an addiction rather than an emotion. And if you think about it this kind of rings true, i mean you are basically...
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    i feel like theres nothing left for me in life . i got clean of a 10 yr heroin addiction, but still am a0 worthless stupid junkie no matter what i do. someone i love dearly calls...
    foxyoxy123 foxyoxy123 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's a real shame. Drugs have caused hell for my life, alcohol and pills particularly. No, not me using them, I learned my lesson from the unfortunate hell that my mother went...
    themingowman themingowman 36-40, M Apr 7

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    I am an 18 Y.O. male and I live with my parents and two brothers. I am currently studying to go to University. I apologize in advance if this article seems a bit jumbled, I am...
    MrNostrand MrNostrand 18-21, M a week ago

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    Having a bitchy resting face sucks. When I'm thinking deeply or concentrating, people usually think I'm sad and they ask me if I'm okay. I appreciate their concern but it gets...
    Bonjour32 Bonjour32 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    When most people hear the words "eating disorder", they imagine a white middle-class teenage girl. And they think the girl chooses to restrict, binge, or purge her eating because...
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F Mar 30

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    Earlier this month I overate, especially on pasta, and grew a tiny belly. I was so upset, I got rid of it in a week! Well I'm happy about this since I'm can be lazy sometimes (and...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I don't want to be here anymore. I want to disappear. I think about it all the time, I mimic putting a gun to my head and shooting myself. When I'm driving I imagine driving into a...
    theginger89 theginger89 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    He is still the first person I think of when I wake up and the last person I think of before I go to bed, but today I barley think of in my busiest moment, and that is a start, the...
    ruthm ruthm 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes you thought you did the right thing. Well, I thought I did. But, I forgot I did it, and got now I'm thinking I should not have done that. Because something shifted and I...
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Here is what helped me reduce my PMDD craziness: Learn more about yourself… emotionally, physically and internally. You should know by now what gets you upset, and usually you...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 Apr 9

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    my addiction is too strong. i can't control it. and worse...it feels so good part of me don't want to stop. i need help
    jojape1995 jojape1995 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 13, girl, I have this problem since birth, my grandmother had this problem and from her my father is having it, I don't know what it really is but after searching it on...
    Angelina132 Angelina132 13-15 4 hrs ago

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    I think if you are a girl and you are considered cute or little you tend to get saddled with lots of nicknames. I know I got a bunch. Some of them can be nice and affectionate I...
    jillibeanz jillibeanz 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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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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    This picture was on a friend's Facebook page, and this was my response. As much as I love and cherish God, this country was not founded on with the idea that we are one nation...
    idriveithard idriveithard 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 1

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    i hate it.i'm drunk and i just thought about everything.i don't understand why i should listen and live up to rights that a human has created which is the same as everyone else.i...
    forkinyoureye forkinyoureye 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Tortoise don't exercise and they live for like...ever. So why do we supposedly have to? Ugh.
    naughtyivy naughtyivy 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Thinking sucks. Big time. My thoughts are ridiculously random jumbles of lonely, goofy, sarcastic messes. With over idolized fantasy landscapes of romantic encounters and no not...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Just worked out till it hurt but its a good pain and i love the feeling after i exercise. hope everyone has a good rest of the day
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F a week ago

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