I was reading over my blog journal last night, and came across one of the ideas for a post that I had jotted down when I first began my blog. The entry read, “Bad Habits.” I immediately started laughing at myself because I thought, “Which one of the dozens of bad habits was I thinking of them I wrote that entry?” So, in honor of my very general journal entry, I thought I’d share with you the top ten bad food habits I had during my ten years of obesity.
1. Drive Thru Queen – I knew many of the cashiers on a first name basis, and would sometimes avoid their shift because I didn’t want them to think I was a pig.
2. Chocolate Addict – I loved chocolate so much that I had a little stash in my night stand and would eat a piece (or twelve) before I even got out of bed.
3. Nighttime Princess – After the children were tucked into their beds was the time for the tortilla chips and cheese to make their appearance. (x 3)
4. Sit On The Comfy Couch – I loved to sit and eat and watch television. Loved it a lot.
5. Go Back For More – I rarely had one serving of anything. If one serving of cheesy casserole was good, then two or three was probably better!
6. Finish The Bag – It just seemed wrong to leave chips or cookies in the bag. Why stop when there were still more in there? (Similar to the thinking of: If I still have checks left I must have money in the bank!)
7. Fudge The Truth – I’d fudge the truth about how many cookies I had made, or how much fudge the recipe was suppossed to make. John didn’t cook. (Thank God!)
8. Justification Expert – I was an expert at justifying my bad choices to myself. I could convince myself of anything.
9. Paul Deen Was My Hero – Sure Paula wasn’t famous when I was obese, but had she been, I would have been her best friend. I loved butter on everything, and even put butter under my jelly when I ate slice after slice of toast in the morning.
10. Mindless Eating – I could eat reams of food while reading a book, talking on the phone, or driving in the car. REAMS.
Those are just 10 of my 528,345,251 bad habits I had. The great thing about that list though? I changed every single one of them. No matter how deeply ingrained a habit is, it really is possible to break it, change it, or bend it around so that the habit becomes one of healing rather than one of hurting.
Care to share a few of your habits (good or bad)? Diane