Having any cravings?

I heard a quote once that I’m about to butcher:

Whatever you feed on, is what you crave.

For example, I love me some break-and-bake cookies. I think they are as good (if not better) than homemade. For real. But when I buy them, I don’t just stick them in the freezer and eat one every now and then. They don’t last 6 weeks in my house. They last a week. I eat one of the cookies raw while baking 3 or 4. Then the next day I’ll do the same thing. Who needs 4 cookies a day?! But when I feed on them, I CRAVE them!

Ever since I heard that quote (I think it was in context of a sermon and “feeding” on God’s Word…) I notice it being true in my life. The more I do something or think about it, the more I want to do it. I haven’t been craving exercise because I NEVER do it. But, I do crave blogging, because I do it all the time.

So, last week in California, when I was almost completely unplugged, I kinda got the blogging crave out of me. I didn’t have that invisible bloggy-hand pushing me to post and read and respond and network. Twitter did not even enter my conciousness. Bloglines? Never heard of it! Technorati? Something of a dream. I had a moment of clarity and realized that not everyone was sitting at their computer waiting for me to update.

I don’t really have a conclusion or a big to-do for this post. It just made me feel kind of good to shake off my “normal” cravings and be unplugged. And I think the next time I imagine the bloggy world leaving me behind, I can remember it’s more about my cravings than anything else.

Have you noticed this idea in your life? Care to share?


  1. Yeah, I agree, definitely.

  2. That’s an interesting thought. I have noticed this with my Bible reading. The more I read it, the more I want to read it.


  3. Matt is like that more than me. I can buy my favorite snacks or candy… whatever and it will last for so long I end up throwing it out. As far as blogging, I haven’t had as much time for it the last week and haven’t thought about it much. I missed you while you were gone!

    (this comment doesn’t make sense, but I have to hurry and get off the computer so I don’t have time to think about how to make it make sense 🙂

  4. Oh yes- most definitely. And now I want some break-and-bake cookies.


  5. I have noticed that if I’m at home, I HAVE to be near the laptop all the time. I HAVE to check e-mail, etc, constantly.

    But if I’m out of the house, busy with life, I don’t think about my e-mail or blogs or any of that. I guess that’s a good thing!

    I’d like to see it as being obsessed with the Word of God, but everything else in moderation. Sound good?

  6. While it is true that when school is in session and I’m busy there, I don’t THINK about checking blogs etc often, when I travel AWAY from a computer I miss it A LOT.

    So – – – – I do think under some (many?) circumstances absence makes the heart grow fonder – – – –

    Anyway – – – I don’t really WANT to get unaddicted to blogging.

  7. When I didn’t have an internet connection for almost a month, the cravings disappeared until I got online again and started blogging, reading, etc. again. When I came back to it, though, I had had enough time to re-evaluate its place in my life, and I feel much more balanced than I had been. I’ve paced myself, and I’ve even gotten out of a mommy forum that I was in that was sucking up so much time. I needed that forum in the past, but I had moved on a little, and when I didn’t have it for a month, I just felt no need to go back.

    I’ve missed while you were gone, though!

  8. Hi Amanda, I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now, though I don’t know you at all. haha Don’t you love that? I feel like such a stalker sometimes, but I promise I’m not. Isn’t that what all stalkers say? hmmm Anyway, I know exactly what you mean with the more you do something the more you want it. I think that’s so true for me with eating. I’ve been on weight watchers for a few months now (It only took me a year after I had my baby to finally diet.) and I’ve noticed that when I don’t eat junk food for a while, I don’t crave it at all. I instead crave healthy foods and exercise. It’s funny how our brain and is so connected to our physical habits.
    So… now that I’ve written you a novel, I’ll stop. 🙂

  9. My cravings are usually around salty snacks. I could eat 10 chips while I’m testing the dip.
    It’s good to unplug occasionally. The blogosphere will go on and be there when you get back.

  10. I was doing a Bible study a while back and had a very strong conviction to stop watching a TV show I’d been watching. And oh, how I thought it was cruel and unusual punishment from God! But I stopped. And now, a year later, I never even think about it–and that happened much sooner than now. At first it is more difficult, then it tapes off until it seems silly that I cared at all.

    I totally understand. I would miss reading your blogging if you stopped but do what you need to do! 🙂


  11. Isn’t it nice to get out and away from ‘normal’ life? It’s nice to know that IF we were unable to get to the computer, for whatever reason, that we really could survive without it! Hard to imagine, but it’s true….right? 🙂

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