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Do Chowhounders need the 12-step program?


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Do Chowhounders need the 12-step program?

Buddernut | Mar 15, 2007 08:30 AM

I am addicted to eating out ! There, I said it. I find myself thinking about where, what and how I am going to strike next. A new place, an old place, take out, eat in, comfort, ethnic, junk food, healthy.... I realize suddenly... Is this healthy??? Literally ??? I start thinking... and it snowballs (I was gong to say mushrooms, but it shows my addiction again). Do I need a new hobby ? One that won't drain my wallet ? I have to force myself to stay in an cook a meal (and I love to cook!). But by Wednesdays, the anticipation builds. I start searching and planning and checking the websites for recommendations. On Thusdays, I hit a local haunt to get prepped. Fridays I hit town. Saturday is lunch somewhere, Sunday.. and nice early dinner. I've tried to break this because its breaking my bank account. I don't always adhere to said 4 day eat-out rituals, because the mortgage comes due once a month. But in checking here, I realize some dine out more than me. How do you afford it ?? Even take out at Carls , Domenics, etc. and run some bucks. And then, my mind wanders about what my CH compatriats look like. Are they heavy with slow metabolisms? Are they skinny and eat out every night without gaining weight? Do the binge, harbor secret desires, have strange food riturals? Then I laugh at myself.... I think I need to apply as a "phantom" to support my habit.

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