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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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    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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    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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    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 always help people, but it's finally starting to tire me out. I don't ask for help and I don't talk about my problems often. When someone ask me to share, I do and they are a...
    YnessHeart YnessHeart 18-21, F 33 mins ago

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    I was thinking about it today. Well, I wasn't depressed or anything. Just bored and felt kinda empty so I thought about random things like wouldn't it be fun if I tried to attempt...
    Boujie Boujie 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have passion about nothing in my life. It's always been like this. I don't want to achieve anything, I don't want to do anything. I just want the years to pass by and wait for my...
    Fwtw Fwtw 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Wel) i have tried overdosing hanging myself and cutting my wrists but i got caught everytime for me the easiest thing was overdosing or cutting my wrists but only if you have taken...
    wichita316 wichita316 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Know what exactly? Do you really care what adults here think of you?! They have (I hope) a lot better to do. Seriously, I think we're wasting our time here with stupid debates and...
    AfricanGirl19 AfricanGirl19 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Hey guys! I cannot believe it. I have this "addiction" to life jacket for many years now, but haven't heard about this website before. I like wearing tight strapped life jackets...
    schwimmweste schwimmweste 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Back to the gym today, an hour on the exercise bike and 25 minutes on the treadmill, 75 minutes of light weights, 40 minute walk outside...Over 3 hours of exercise...Boom! lol...
    Johnny050 Johnny050 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 2 days ago

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    Otherwise I feel incomplete , feel old and with lack of energy. Exercise is my active meditation .
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a 43 year-old female of Central Mexican and Irish heritage. I was diagnosed with BTM at 19 while on Amphoteracin-B treatment for a fungal infection in my sinuses. Ampho-B...
    AZDawn AZDawn 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Hi, I'm Anna. When I was 15 years old, I met a boy. Let's call him Joel. Joel messaged me on Facebook, this is when the next 5 years of my life will never be the same. I fell in...
    akaypatt akaypatt 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am seriously addicted to candy!! I can't stop eating it. I crave it constantly!!! I need help😫😫😫
    tholloway23 tholloway23 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    30 minutes Xbox Mossa Power with weights, at 4lb for some exercises. Running late today.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Was back in the gym today after a monthlong absence, and I didn't realize how much I missed exercise. My muscles feel limber and strong, my mind is clearer, I know my heart and...
    alphaomega95 alphaomega95 18-21 a week ago

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    Was back in the gym today after a monthlong absence, and I didn't realize how much I missed exercise. My muscles feel limber and strong, my mind is clearer, I know my heart and...
    alphaomega95 alphaomega95 18-21 a week ago

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    I am currently dieting with my family, we are cutting certain carbs, breads and sweet. . . My two addictions are sugar and caffeine. The artificial sweeteners, just do not do...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I found this article to be very interesting reading: http://sciencebasedrunning.com/2011/08/whats-the-minimum-and-maximum-exercise-to-improve-health/
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Jan 31

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    In November and December I did over 1,000 minutes each. In January I did 1,662 minutes of exercising. Also in January I had only 6 bad mood days. Not a coincidence. Lots of...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    30 minutes yoga core exercises made me sweaty.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Jan 31

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F Jan 30

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    30 minutes with dumbbells, and both of my sons joined me for the workout! I increased my weights a bit so for some exercises using 4 lb. good workout!
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Jan 30

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    I am addicted to PMO. It is a nasty habit and it is affecting my life. I am currently in bed, laying next to my beautiful wife and instead of sleeping or just snuggling her, I'm...
    RichieRoo5 RichieRoo5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    So since I started earlier today I exercised a bit longer. I did Wii Fit Plus with the balance board. First 33 minutes of cardio stepping on and off the board to the rhythm...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Jan 29

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    i'm constantly thinking about how I can improve my life, how I can get rid of my imperfections and how to give up addictions
    Heyyitzmoi Heyyitzmoi 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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    I was cold this evening so I did another 20 minutes of mostly cardio to warm me up. And what's best: I inspired my younger son to exercise this evening! Yay!
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I never really knew anyone with a drug problem, but I grew up with an alcoholic. They have an addiction and it's not something they can give up so easily. Though I'm glad they try...
    crimsoncube crimsoncube 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Boy oh boy! I started using when I was 17. I wasn't out to rebel or try new things. I found drugs following being sexually abused from 13-17. Emotionally I was having a crisis...
    whatalifetolive whatalifetolive 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Oh I hate exercising in the cold weather. I'm temped to just lie in bed and read a book. I've noticed a lot of the New Years resolution exerciser's have quit already. I'm gonna do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 25

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    Yay, I was able to do almost all of the poses in the "Basics" yoga session on the Xbox (30 minutes worth) - there were a few I had to modify a bit or avoid due to my ankle but most...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Jan 25

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    I've been playing since mom forgot me in front of the NES with age 5-6. I got away from MMOs, but I still play like 3-4 hours on daily basis. I like playing arcade-y things and...
    rogermuppet rogermuppet 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    55 minutes nonstop shoveling. Now I am sweaty. My hubby shoveled before me earlier today. Between the two of us we have again cleared most of the driveway and one of our two cars...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Shoveled snow for half an hour. There is so much more of it out there, and more keeps falling. It's as if nature decided to give me a practical exercise. Now I am inside with a hot...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    Hmm, do I exercise with the Xbox today or should I just do snow shoveling? I think for now I will lie in bed a little longer contemplating that.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Last year, I lost the most weight I had in my life, over 75 pounds. Later in the year I moved across the country for my job, and within a few months, I gained back all the weight...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M Jan 22

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