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Ice Cream Addiction........

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I know. To some of you, this may sound insane, but to me, it's not. I AM addicted to ice cream. I was addicted to cigarettes in the past (3 packs a day). I was also addicted to cocaine during the same time period. I quit both of them cold turkey about 30 years ago, but I vividly remember what the cravings were like, how long each craving lasted and how I felt when not giving into them. The ice cream cravings are identical as well as the feelings that occur when not giving into then.

    I know. Sounds crazy right. So I just Googled "Ice Cream Addiction" and this is what came up:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/...eam-as-addictive-as-drugs-says-new-study.html, which kinda validates what's been happening lately.

    Fuck, so here I thought I kicked all my addictions decades ago but lo and behold, this fucking one pops up. :doh:
     
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  3. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Bad news from the stars.

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    When you eat the ice cream, does it kinda go like this?

     
  4. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Eat it out of the pint container and believe me, there's nothing fucking erotic about it. But man, it sure does fucking taste good. :nod:

    Yup. Perfect. :lol:
     
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  5. Stu

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    Damn you :rant:@lwien you made me go get some Cherry Garcia!

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  6. tuk

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    Not at all, there is a guy here who runs an addiction program & his philosophy is, regardless of your core addiction: coke, alcohol etc, you have to cut out all stimulants including sugar, certain fats, chocolate otherwise you end up playing whack-a-mole with your inner addiction( which is the real source of the issue )....I know you already know this lwien but I also know you know the value of constant review & re-enforcement when it comes to fighting this stuff.

    I would try locking down everything the same way you seem to have mj locked down....little and not very often.

    Even exercise can become a chemical addiction if you let it.

    Stay frosty out there!
     
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  7. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu i don't ever wanna go to bed

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    Just like I say to people struggling with meth addiction; 'It has to be that ONE drug that you say NO to! Be strong!' :lol:
    In all seriousness though I have addictions that are hard to curb. Biting nails is my #1 priority at the moment. Need to quit that shit!
     
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  8. Farid

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    During the Summer when I'm not in school I work at a convenience store. I can attest to this, people fucking love their ice cream bars more than anything. It's often the same regular customers, too. They'll buy two or three of em and just face them in their cars. But hey, it's better than most of other shit we sell.
     
  9. 215z

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    I can attest that my alcolohism and carboholism is intertwined. The "potatoes not Prozac" lady has written a lot about it, although I do not find her credible.

    I'm curious, are there specific flavors you crave, or will any ice cream do?

    Are you specific to ice cream, or will your desire be satisfied by frozen yogurt, sherbet/sorbet, or gelato?

    Would you eat cotton candy if that is what you had on hand, after exhausting your ice cream stash?

    Will you walk in the rain at night to the 24hr store to get your fix?
     
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  10. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Any ice cream will do but there are certain brands and flavors that I like better than others.
    Nope. It's gotta be ice cream.
    Nope. Gotta be ice cream.
    Yup.

    Now I know that some of you may be thinking, hell, if he can control MJ like he says he does, why does he have such a problem with ice cream. All he has to do is to apply the same self-control.

    Well, the answer is, MJ is not my "drug of choice". It takes absolutely no self control to use the limited amount of MJ that I use. I don't have any cravings for it whatsoever. I just casually enjoy it.

    Kinda reminds me of an old friend of mine who used to smoke 3 cigs a week and could make a gram of cocaine last a month. I was sooooo fucking envious of him. If I had but one cigarette today, I have no doubt that I'd be up to a pack a day within a week, and if I snorted one line of coke, I'd be off to the cocaine races in no time, but yet, I could have a glass of single malt scotch 3 or 4 times a month or a glass of wine once a week with no further cravings for alcohol.

    btw, those vids of people binge eating ice cream........that's not me. I'll just get a pint of, say, Cherry Garcia, sit in front of the tube and casually eat the whole pint within 30 minutes while afterwards, doing one of these >>>>>:bang:
     
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  11. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    That article made me want a "real chocolate milkshakes made with Häagen Dazs ice cream"! Okay more like crave one. And then there's gems like this: “Repeated consumption of these types of foods also can provide excess calories,” holy crap you don't say. The only way I can control my ice cream and mj intake is to... well I can't really. The one way I have had success is to make my own ice cream, that actually worked for about a year just like growing my own mj provides a limiting factor on supply. The economics of homemade ice cream convinced me to stop making it, but the health benefits of that hobby may soon compel my return.

    What I do now is just buy vanilla ice cream, because it's boring. But of course now it's my favorite flavor. The next trick is to buy small sugar cones, to limit portion size and make ice cream intake into a bit more of a hassle. But I love those damn cones, have eaten as many as five or six in a day -- taking them out, unboxing and unbagging them, then putting them back in the box every damn time. I have failed at limiting my intake of both mj and ice cream so far, but there have been windows of success so I will keep trying!
     
  12. Chill Dude

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    Switch to gelato. Half the fat, sugar and cholesterol of ice cream. A delicious substitute that will satisfy your addiction. Gelato is to ice cream like methadone is to heroin. You can wean yourself off ice cream using a healthier alternative!!
     
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  13. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    For me, weaning never worked. The ONLY thing that ever worked for my past addictions was going cold turkey. Of course, it never worked the first time around and took several attempts, but eventually, for me, it worked. I have no doubt that it will work for ice cream as well.

    Ya know, after all of my experience with this kind of stuff, it's now kind of comical to watch how I can mind fuck myself with all kinds of rationales of why I should give into the craving when it hits.

    What has worked for me in the past though is to remind myself during one of those craving hits that 5 minutes ago, I didn't have a craving nor did I have any craving for 10 hours previous so it is only logical that each craving is very short lived with a lot of time span in between and that every time I successful get though one without caving in to the mind games, that time span between them increases until one day, whalla.....................they disappear. The trick is though that once they disappear, to not forget so I don't start the whole process all over again. Successfully did that with tobacco and cocaine over 30 years ago. So now, it's fucking ice cream. 10th attempt, day 5 with the full confidence that success is not too far away, which I guess, comes from a bit of experience.
     
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  14. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Along these lines I've been thinking of buying a quart of honey-vanilla greek yogurt and throwing it into the ice cream machine, just to see what happens to this addiction-satisfaction index of mine lol.
     
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  15. crawdad

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    i had an addiction to an ice cream flavor and it was obliterated when it was discontinued, guess you can call that cold turkey. ive written letters and still bitter. oh the pints i went through, and i wasnt even in a depressed state.


    if peter pan ever quits making peanut butter im truly fucked.
     
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  16. syrupy

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    I have witnessed this first hand with a former gf. Had to have it every night, after dinner at the same time. The few times I saw her go without, her stare burned me like an invisible fire. Had me crying, Help me Tom Cruise!



    One idea is to step down from ice cream a little at a time. Start with your favorite flavor one day, then try one you like a little less. When you're down to generic supermarket Neopolitan, switch to frozen yogurt, then sherbet. If the craving continues, step down to snow cones, then Otter Pops. Otter Pops are pretty far from ice cream.

    Edit: Sorry @lwien I see now the substitution route isn't for you. Very interesting how you curbed prior addictions. I use that idea of recognizing fleeting nature to help when troubled emotions arise. Guess just another way of 'this too shall pass' but I like the way you described it better.
     
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  17. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    I bet I could get strung out on otter pops, went for a canary melon instead.

    It was delicious :tup:
     
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  18. MindFork

    MindFork Part-Time Toker

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    Yep, I went through a year where I would have a "serving" (or two) of ice cream every night after dinner. (Got pretty fat doing that, but I wasn't limiting anything in my diet during that time, and I wasn't exercising either.) Gradual reduction worked for me, and I've been off it for about 6 months now.
     
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  19. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Having an unconsumed container of ice cream in the freezer is akin to having an unconsumed bag of weed in the house, they both beckon at me mercilessly even if stashed out of sight they're in my head!
     
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  20. SpaceCoyote

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    I actually credit cannabis with helping cure my ice cream addiction!
    I used to get home from work every night and kick back with a bowl of ice cream, now I've switched to a more enjoyable and less fattening bowl of tasty treats! :tup:
    I rarely get the munchies anymore after switching to vaporizing.
     
  21. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    For myself these 2 temptations go hand-in-hand. When I have my vaping under control I seem to be able to regulate ice cream much better as well. When I get low on material and stop vaping for a bit my tolerance goes away and I get much higher when I start up again. And I like it so I do it a lot and I eat more ice cream, definitely my two biggest vices. Currently working on day 3 of no ice cream after a 2/3-week bender!
     
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  22. crawdad

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    last couple years ive returned to orange sherbert

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  23. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    New twist to the ol' cone :tup:
     
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  24. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Fuck you, grokit !!! :myday:
     
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  25. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    Seriously. I'm about to close this damn thread. I'm trying to diet here..... :nope:
     

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