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Okay, so I have been in denial. But I am here now, confessing. They say that is half the battle, right?

Anybody else out there have this problem too? Find yourself glued to your computer, catching up with the posts of the day while the family wonders where you are? Find yourself up all hours of the night, researching and posting links trying to be sure every body has the facts for the upcoming election? Enjoying the company of other F40ers more than the company of your IRL friends?  

LOL - Come on now - fess up! If I can step forward, I know there are others who are in denial too.



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      Sbajger wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Hi how are you and welcome you know some nights I have been on here till 300am and Lana said go to sleep its late. So I guess I enjoy being on here to and meeting people. And looking of way’s to help other’s and trying to start a local group.

      Sara Bajger



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      Dianne67 wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • I confess!!!!  I am addicted to this site!!!  Since I spend so much time in pain laying around and do not have the energy to go out; this has been my salvation.  

      I am also a research junkie.  I feel like I need to know everything.  I thrive on knowledge.  

      I do not have cable so as to cut back on expenses and I did not have internet until one day I turned on my computer and it was connecting to a wireless hub in my apartment building.  There are a lot of hubs that are blocked; but not this one.  I am finally able to have contact to an outside world.  

      I thought I could live fine without the internet.  When I got back on again a glaze came over my face.  I knew that my friend was back that could entertain me when I am alone and give me everything I need from recipes. health advice etc..

      Yes...I AM AN ADDICT!!!!  

      Hugs-
      Dianne



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      Feathermaye wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Not only am I an addict, but my husband encourages it.  

      I’m highly productive, so the more time I’m on the computer the more I get done.

      As such, he bought me a laptop. That way, no matter where we are, we can still hang together without even doing the same thing. Just as I demonstrated here: http://fabulously40.com/blog/id/2887/


      Feathermaye, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Dianne, I do empathize - I have been there pain wise.
      Being a research junkie is a good thing. I literally spent two years of my life researching Mannatech, glyconutrients, all the negative junk out there, and all the science. If you want to investigate a good place to start is youtube. There is a Jeff Allen video called Outside the Box posted there, and a presentation by Dr. Reg McDaniel on glyconutrients there. Both are very good. You’ll find good stuff and bad stuff (most are network marketing bigots who post bad stuff though.) I have researched all of it. All I know is it works for me. :) And just offering a 6 month money back guarantee says alot to me about the credibility of the company. It was a way to ‘take the high road’ in response to negativity in the pharmaceutically driven media.
      Neat that you get free internet. We live in the sticks - and just this year have access to DSL.



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      Gina Venturini wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • I have become addicted to this site also. First it was myspace, then Facebook, and now it’s Fab 40. Today was my day off and instead of being productive and working on my jewelry website or designing new pieces, I was on here most of the day.  

      But I’m learning alot of interesting things and meeting many great women.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Welcome Gina.
      I like this site oh so much better. I much prefer to ‘hang out’ with the Fabulous group! I have a facebook account, and CafeMom, but it isn’t the same.



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Hi, my name is Lucinda, and I’m an addict (Hi, Lucinda!) Why do you think I’m on now? I was in bed at 11:45 (that’s 8:45 out on the coast ha) trying to go to sleep, couldn’t, so got up and logged back in...and wrote a blog.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • Lucinda,
      Oh so much more sophisticated than Cindylouwho :) My apologies for addressing you as Cindy
      Annie,
      Have you tried the exercise I suggested on the Sleep Patterns question?
      Jackie,
      I am so glad you chimed in. I think you are the funniest of us all girlie wink, twitch LOL
      Welcome ladies to our recovery group. We will be meeting regularly, every hour on the hour to ecourage one another and help each other become more addicted. ;P
      Feathermaye, I posted on your blog 4 stink‘n times last night and gave up trying to carry on a conversation.
      Actually I have been exercising extreme self control and waiting to get on until we are done with our daily routines... except today.... So, now I am going to be a stellar leader, and just say no. :)
      See ya this evening when the owls come out and the kiddies are all tucked away.  

      Dee Dee



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • Hi, my name is Della... and I too have become an addict of
      Fab40. (((( Whew, I’m glad I’m not alone !!! Hee Hee
      Meeting everyone here has been a “God send” for me as well.
      I am having so much fun !!!! I have to admit it keeps me from being productive... therefor I KNOW I have become a
      Fab40 addict.  Ha~Ha



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • There’s a lot less activity on Facebook these days, and I think it’s ‘cause everyone hates the new design. It’s not as fun, you have to jump thru too many hoops.



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      Kim Arrasmith wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • Me Too....I’m addicted to this web site. It keeps me from being so lonely.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • Welcome to the group Dana, Della, & Kim. We are glad you joined us. :) Remember, the first step to overcoming an addiction is admitting that you have one in the first place. That means we are 50% ahead of all the rest of the Fab ladies, right?
      So the twelve step process looks something like this:
      1)admit you have a problem
      2) share your problem with your friends (ie join the addict club)
      3) find a way to rationalize the time you spend on Fab40
      4) as in - encouraging your addict friends to be more disciplined
      5) keep checking back to see if there are newbies to welcome and encourage
      6) be sure you visit all the threads where new comments have been made so you don’t alienate anyone (in case they ask you a question.)
      7) Read through all the messages, questions and blogs your friends are commenting on so you don’t feel left out.
      8-12 repeat steps 3 through 7.

      :P



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      Cheryl Sharpton wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • I might be the worst kind of junkie.  Lately I just lurk in the background and enjoy reading everyone else’s blog.  My low energy level makes me sleep the day away so I’m up at night until 3am trying to fall asleep. So on the internet I go where I enjoy the camaraderie I find on this website and everyone is so respectful of each other.  I've been on some other websites where soon after joining I'm berated by chatter from someone who obviously is rude and just looking for self fulfillment.  They say unkind things and make comments out of left field.  But, on fab40 I feel safe, which is saying something in this stage in our techno age.
      Hats off to you Yana!



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      Donna08 wrote Oct 15, 2008
    • I’m still an addict, with intermitten breaks in between, breaks with real life that is!  I’m glad the community has grown, is growing and you ladies are fabulous!  I’ve tried to be on more often, alas, not as much as I like these days! I do lurk sometimes, but I will try to be more communicative...then again, maybe not, sometimes I believe I talk too much!lol!



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      Linni wrote Oct 18, 2008
    • um... * clears throat * ah hi everyone.. * looks at floor * im Linni, and i am a FAB40 addict! LOL i love this place! im new, so im still lookin around, and seein all there is to see!
      i enjoy my time here!
      Linni



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 18, 2008
    • Donna & Linni,
      Glad to have you join us. I had an IRL interruption this weekend too. :) Donna, the nice thing about the net is you can never talk too much. Please don’t lurk. We’d love to have your input. Linni, I know you are going to love the site. The support, and encouragement here is awesome! We are a great addict support team.

      Sharing Hope,

      Dee Dee



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • You know you are an addict when...
      You go on vacation - alone with your hubby to a 5 star resort.. and you log on to see what your Fab 40 Friends are doing. I am not making progress, am I?



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