Friday, July 3, 2009

Caffine, Nicotine, or Ice Cream...What's Your Drug of Choice??

I know I will be presenting myself as a fuddy duddy here but for me it is ice cream of the chocolate variety.  I have never smoked, don't drink, have never even been drunk for that matter although I do believe once I was buzzed from one too many Pink Lemonade's during a girl's weekend away in Newport.   I liked that buzz so much that I made sure I steered clear of alcohol.  Actually it was probably having a father who was an alcoholic  that kept me clean.  And I got cancer anyway which is a topic for another post.  

Back to the ice cream.  When I feel sad  or anxious sometimes I reach for the tasty treats.  Typically for me that is ice cream.  Although I do wish sometimes that I had a drug to take or a drink depending on my level of anxiety so in that sense I can see why some people become addicted.  Both of my parents smoked and when my dad quit drinking he smoked even more.  The nicotine is a depressant, it calms you.  I notice since my mom quit smoking 5 years ago she is now as my grandma would say "high anxiety".  

I think anything in excess is bad.  I try to keep my ice cream addiction under control.  I don't want to see it on my hips.  I suppose there are worse things I could be doing...

What's your drug of choice?  Is there something specific you find yourself reaching for when you feel screwed up in the head?  How do you not let it get out of hand? 

1 comment:

Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

Special invitation to all breast cancer bloggers. This month the Being Cancer Book Club is reading “The Adventures of Cancer Bitch” by S. L. Wisenberg, “witty and relentless, surprising and honest. Wisenberg has walked through the Valley of Cancer and she is willing to tell all; this is a cornucopia of breast cancer information as well as a very smart, funny read from an excellent writer."—Audrey Niffenegger, author, The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Book discussions are in Mondays’ posts. Take care, Dennis