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They say, whoever they  are... The first step is  to acknowledge you have a problem. So, I am confessing I have an addiction to Fab40.

What is the deal? I  have never got on a website like this until a little over a month ago.  I am so thrilled with the people I have met. All walks of life. I would have never had this chance to meet so many wonderful women if it was not for this website.

I need to be working, you know I am a  real estate broker, at least I am suppose to be. I find myself a Fab40 broker lately. I will get up first thing in the morning to see what I have missed. I will be  working  and I will catch myself looking at my treo. I will be doing comps on the computer and switch over really quick to see what is going on. My husband, I think is a little jealous. First time I have ever seen that green eyed monster show up. My kids rag me around the house, Mom the blogger. Ashley will come down stairs in the morning and ask, “How long have you been on the computer?” I told her,“Hey I am the Mom around here.” Guess I told her... I have laughed until I thought I was going to tinkle in my pants. (that is another blog) I have cried at the heartached shared. I have tried new recipes. Thanks girls, God knows I did not need to worry about my weight anymore than I do already.. I put on weight just looking at Chocolatier’s post. My Italian  temper has been raised a degree when women our age KNOW better and have not learned the lesson yet.

I have learned so much.  I am starting a Fab40 notebook to save all of this wealth of knowledge. I am saving tips on health and fitness (Thanks DeeDee) and household tips(Thanks Della) and so on. My own little Fab40 manual.

Addiction is defined below. I cannot really say it has harmful consequences as stated below. Well maybe,  

Harmful to my housework- not as much is getting done these days.  

Harmful to my eye site- well , I wear glasses anyway.

Harmful to my exercise routine-  hey, I have to have some excuse, come on...

 Oh well, As Scarlett said in Gone with the Wind...Tomorrow is another day.  

 term “addiction” is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive physical dependence or psychological dependence, such as: drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive overeating, problem gambling, computer addiction, etc.

.... When the drug or substance on which someone is dependent is suddenly removed, it will cause withdrawal, a characteristic set of signs and symptoms.  

The term addiction is also sometimes applied to compulsions that are not substance-related, such as problem gambling and computer addiction. In these kinds of common usages, the term addiction is used to describe a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences to the individual's health, mental state or social life.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • Darla, I enjoyed this post and thank you for the comment on my chocolate! You know, I have the same experience with the site. I’ve had to manage my time a little better lately and my house is not as clean but my sense of self, my dreams and goals, my hopes and prayers have all blossomed being here. And the interraction with such wonderful women, well, that just feeds my soul.  My husband, too, shared concern for the amount of time I spend here. I put that to rest.

      When so much good can come out of something so simple as a website, it just nurtures.

      By the way, I just love your notebook idea! Topics and ideas move so quickly around here it’s hard to remember where to find something we heard or read when we want to use the information again.

      Have a great monday
      Cynthia



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • I think what it really going on is we ladies have a lot on our minds, and we love to know what is on everyone elses minds and we have soooo much to share..  

      Its not an addiction, its a need to share, help, OPINE... but I agree, Im tyring to cut my time out from site a bit more.

      So not an addiction, a desire for knowledge... sharing... and helping.

      I think that this site does all of that.



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • Hello..my name is soulful40 and I’m adddicted to fab40..There I said it...Although my addiction has not interfered with my daily life..(Yeah right, who am I kidding?)...I’ve just honed in on the art of ‘Multi-tasking‘...Dinner still gets cooked...(delegate, delegate, delegate)...Baby still gets fed..(type while feeding)..diapers still gets changes..(type while on diaper duty...might get a ‘surprize’ shower or two..but hey..as long as I can still read and blog)..house still gets cleaned up..(Did I mention delegating?)...

      Anyway that’s my .01 cent...



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      Darla5 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • I understand... I love this site. I have really learned so much from all of ya’ll (had to say it, southern term).

      I really have not thought about it being an addiction, I was joking with the title. BUT, I  have gotten comments  from my husband about me on the computer so much just like Teeky and Cynthia’s husband.  

      My husband Don is low key and does not complain about much. I don’t know if it’s complaining he is doing or making an observation, either way it has made me think.

      I think I will be on early in the morning and when everybody is in bed. I am on it more than usually because the real estate market has slowed down as we all know.I WAS running around 90 to nothing.

      Anyway, Cynthia, when you start selling your chocolate I will have to work out more. I believe there is nothing chocolate can’t fix. So, I am determined I can have chocolate and no guilt as long as I exercise.

      Have a great day girls!



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      Darla5 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • Soulful, you crack me up... Girl your soooo funny.  I love that... delegate. Can you say D-e-l-e-g-a-t-e-...sure you can.

      That will be my word for the day!



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      Darla5 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • Annie, I saw you up at 3am this morning. I know what you mean. I could not sleep...



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • D-E-L-E-G-A-T-E...say it with me everyone..lol..After all, isn’t that why we have children?

      But I’m like teeky and cynthia..Teeky and I were discussing that yesterday..my hubby is looking over my shoulder when I’m on here..I swear he thinks I’m having an affair with my laptop..I keep promising myself I would cut back even for 30 minutes...but I just can’t seem to stay away...But on the other hand, he’s kind of relieved because I’m in the house all the time with the kids..So he does understand that I need this outlet..but at 4am?...lol



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • OH WOW, I was “floored” when I read your blog Darla after my husband asked me JUST yesterday how much time I thought I spent on this site. lol lol  He was being nice,but I know what he was thinking. lol lol
      I can’t help it.... I too am addicted!!!!!!!!!  I am going to have to cut back too, but I don’t wanna! lol  

      Thanks for posting this Darla, and thanks for the replies girls.... now I don’t feel so alone. (sad face) Hee hee



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      Darla5 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • A husband looking through the paper came upon a study that said women use more words than men.
      Excited to prove to his wife that he had been right all along when he accused her of talking too much, he showed her the study results. It read “Men use about 15,000 words per day, but women use 30,000“.
      The wife thought for a while, then finally she said to her husband “It’s because we have to repeat everything we say.”
      The husband said “What?”

      See Soulful, we are just working on getting all of our words out each day. Really, with this new addiction I have, does typing count as words??? I wonder if I am over the 30k limit now.  That is one of those things to make you go hummmmmm???



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • That is funny Darla~!!!! Hee Hee

      My last husband was a man of few words and I wished he would have talked more... but I swear that my Mark takes three times longer to tell me something, and he has me beat by far on words for the day! Hee Hee (((( OH,,, and I LOVE,love,love,love it that I have a man who talks!!!!))))
      No complaints here. (smilie face)



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      Dennie05 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • It’s bad...I’m trying to kick the habit.  We may need to set up a support group or something...than there is our excuse to be here...it’s therapy! LOL.  I may have to put myself on a time limit, much like I did when the kids were small and watching TV or playing video games.  What to do???



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • That was great, Darla! It’s so true!



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      Coachmombabe wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • hahaha! I loved this thread! I have already been dealing with myself about this very same issue, hence, you don’t see me on her as much as before, nor making as many posts!

      Glad to see I was not suffering alone! ;o) You ladies are great!



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • Ok Ok Im guilty too.. darn.



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      Darla5 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • I just looked back at this post and here is something funny...

      Everyone that posted on it is online  right now. haha



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      Linni wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • good post and great replies ladies!



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • Yep..Darla and dinner was good tonight ..you know why?...I D-E-L-E-G-A-T-E-D...lol



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • LOL Darla! I am posting now...I do not fight the addiction...I give into it and thrive onit...The house will get cleaned........... Eventually! LOL
      GREAT group of ladies here! I love it!
      Have a great evening!
      Ree



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