I should become a motivational speaker because I have been able to break several of my addictions over the years, and I almost never miss them.
Miracle Whip left me when I got to college and went on a food budget, and I've mostly totally given up best foods mayo (Helleman's on the East Coast). I gave it up completely until I got pregnant, and then I decided that mayo was absolutely necessary and I've been hanging onto it a little ever since (but rarely, like a glass of fine wine or something. In my case, it's mayo).
I gave up chapstick my senior year of high school after reading several articles about chapstick addiction. I always feel very proud of myself about it until I go to the mainland and I just feel my lips drying up into little shredded pieces of skin. So I always find myself buying a tube and then testing it out until I get on the airplane, stick it into my Hawaiian bathroom cupboard, and let it melt into old age.
TV was another thing to go with college, and I've not missed it. Especially because of the incredible invention of TV on DVD. You can also add that I've broken my addiction to commercials.
These may not seem like addictions, but they are, because pretty much everyone else partakes of them. I can also include carbonated drinks on that list, because I never liked them. I only drink them if I buy them from the Mexican grocery store (because they're special, apple or jamaica sodas, and guarana is quite tasty as well). See how amazing I am?
Wow, I'm feeling really great about myself. I even broke my addiction to ice cream, because I only ate the ice cream I made myself (in my new kitchenaid attachment) and the ice cream that Micah and Jill left in our fridge, and the ice cream that was included in the smoothie that Micah made for us. So really, I haven't had to buy any at all.