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July 20th, 2015


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03:33 pm - No Ice Cream, Post #39
I have been tortured by the idea of ice cream the past two days.

As a general rule I'm not super-fond of ice cream. I don't buy it at the grocery store, I've never gotten any at the two most popular shops for it in town, I don't usually have cravings for it. (We will pass over my occasional mad craving for ice-cream novelties, like sandwiches or Drumsticks or Dilly Bars.)

For some reason -- perhaps the barrage of "National Ice Cream Day" posts on social media -- I have been Wanting It Now. It's a whole Veruca Salt thing, with a little Augustus Gloop. But I know that it's just suggestibility. I know it.

(My suggestibility is why I don't watch horror movies. Some old X-Files eps scared me so badly back in the day that I had a hard time taking the Dog of Chaos (two dogs ago) out into the backyard for her bedtime business excursion.)

Carrots are not the best substitute, but it's all I've got.

Are you suggestible, or not? If you are, then I strongly suggest you have a great day -- and I suggest the same for those of who who are impervious to suggestion. :)

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From:janus_74
Date:July 20th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Sometimes suggestible, but not as bad as my husband :)

Dilly bar would be good though...
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From:laurawise
Date:July 21st, 2015 12:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh, how fun to be less suggestible than your husband! You can feel strong and superior then when he succumbs. :)

Cheers for your Tuesday!
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From:stateless82
Date:July 20th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
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There's a fancy gelato/sorbet cafe near me, and I'm fascinated by the flavors they offer- olive oil and black pepper, basil lychee, malai kulfi which apparently is cardamon, rose, and saffron?

But I would probably get the mint chocolate chip. If I were to go. Which I'm not.

I am very suggestible, and about way too many things. But maybe knowing I am helps to counteract?
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From:laurawise
Date:July 21st, 2015 12:19 pm (UTC)
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I DO think that knowing I'm suggestible means that I can often check in with myself -- is this a real need, or just ambient noise? And this is why I haven't had ice cream during this period of craving. :)

(But sometimes it doesn't work at all.)

That cafe near you does sound cool, but stay strong if you're not really interested! Go you!

[hugs hugs]
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From:anne_d
Date:July 20th, 2015 11:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm very suggestible when it comes to food, to the point where, I find, sometimes I'm better off just eating a little of the thing I'm craving and getting it over with. At least that keeps me from eating everything else.

It is certainly ice cream weather, though. [hugs]

Edited at 2015-07-20 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:July 21st, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
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When craving strikes me, it's either nothing or EVERYTHING for me. I'm safer not indulging at all. But oh I wish I were you in this matter! :)

Hugs hugs!
From:gwynnega
Date:July 21st, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
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I am very suggestible where food is concerned.

Ice cream is sounding pretty good right about now...
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From:laurawise
Date:July 21st, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
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I feared that acknowledging my craving aloud might infect others! ;)

Hugs and a good day!
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From:mamculuna
Date:July 21st, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
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I wanted ice cream last night--and that's a rare longing for me, too. Fortunately went to sleep instead. The ice cream desire came from knowing it was a short walk away...suggestible, indeed I am.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 21st, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Summertime and easy availability would definitely be triggers for this particular craving.

Go you for resisting! And cheers for your day, too.
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From:ljrags
Date:July 21st, 2015 02:27 am (UTC)
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Cookies. I have had to stop making them on a regular basis and buying them. I understand.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 21st, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
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OMG, peanut butter cookies for me. Yes. Always. I cannot allow myself to buy or make them very often because I have no control afterward. :)

Hugs and tea for you!
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From:wildrider
Date:July 21st, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Oh, man, now I want a Dilly Bar. I haven't had one in a million years (there aren't too many Dairy Queens left around these parts).

I go through ice cream phases. Can go months without, and then suddenly it'll be all I want.

It is apparently also "National Junk Food Day." I must be strong. (Although I did eat some Cheez-Its.) I am EXTREMELY suggestible!

A great day to you, carrots or ice cream!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 22nd, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
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I saw that yesterday was National Junk Food Day and immediately clicked away before I could start craving potato chips or similar. (I always crave potato chips, honestly.)

Hugs for your Wednesday!
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From:roguedemon
Date:July 22nd, 2015 01:03 am (UTC)
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I'm not terribly suggestible as a rule. My food cravings come from inside sources -- mood changes, how well I'm feeling, those are the things that govern my tastes. In general, sugar is my weakness, and ice cream is my favorite comfort food in life, owing to a childhood where we always had ice cream for dessert (my father's favorite). Generally when I indulge I make sure it's the gourmet stuff with the best ingredients and none of the chemical crap you get in the cheap stuff. That way I'm being as good to my body as possible while indulging, and if I make it a special thing I am less likely to overdo. I like going out to get it from local shops (seattle has some amazing sweet shops that make everything with the best organic, etc. ingredients -- pretentious but good stuff). I don't keep cartons of it at home unless they are expressively for Greg -- I learned that one the hard way. ;) For me sweets are like alcohol -- I don't drink, but I want chocolate like some people want a glass of wine. So that's a rather long-winded way of answering your question...but ice cream is very important! And I think you should get yourself a small portion of the very best you can find, and indulge that craving. ((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:July 22nd, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Yes, my food cravings are often linked to something emotional. That's what keeps me from indulging at least half the time.

I love that you allow yourself the very best of what you crave. I think that's incredibly positive! [applauds]

[sends hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:July 22nd, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC)
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A nice set yogurt?
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From:laurawise
Date:July 22nd, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
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Yogurt is something I love -- but I can't trust myself in a shop right now. I'll wait til the cravings subside. ;)

Hugs hugs!

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