Abstinence Paper: Junk food (Sweets)
I had to give up something for the first eight weeks of the semester. The purpose of the assignment was experience the process a person with substance/ dependence issues goes through in becoming abstinent. In my paper, I will explain my experience and feelings about giving up my item. I agreed on the first night of class to give sweets for the first eight weeks.
Substance use and dependence is a global health concern, which continues to impacts individuals and communities in a negative manner. There was a list of the pros and cons resulting from me being abstinence from sweets. The pros of being abstinence from sweet was increasing in money, lost weight, explored new foods, learned how to alternative cooking, no longer had family and friends to offer me sweets. The cons of being abstinence was craving sweets, having to use internal preaching monologues throughout the eight weeks and crazy mood swings.
I have said this in my first list, but as the time when on this actually became a very noticeable amount. I saw an increased amount of money from not eating sweets. I have ended up putting this money aside every night what I didn’t spend during the day and I have enough to buy myself a new Mac laptop for my son. This is definitely a long term goal to get something so expensive from the amount I saved per day to make that add up to a computer but when the amount was in a separate bank account or when I took the money straight from my purse and put it in a jar at home, then I was able to see the benefit and actually made me want to save more. Let’s say I saved an average of ten dollar per day from cutting out sweets in my life.
I lost weight in result to cut sweets out my diet. Sweets are considered a part of carbs. So with cutting the specific carb out my life. I have lost approximately ten pounds. Those ten pounds made a huge different because my pants are loose and baggy. I guess I can use...