June 3, 2013

Bad Food Habits...


Yesterday I was doing my weekly grocery shopping. On my list I had listed I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light. Actually, I had "ICBINB Light" on the list. [[Funny side story, one time I was so sick my husband had to do the grocery shopping for the week and he said, “Just make me a list of what we need.” So I listed, “ICBINB Light” on the list and when he came back I asked him if he had bought everything on the list. He said, “Yeah, but what the hell is ICBINB Light?” I about died with laughter! He now knows what it is but I just thought he knew because we had been buying it for ages, but I assumed totally wrong.]]

So anyways, I had ICBINB Light on my list. I then noticed that there were a few new margarines on the shelf and so I started comparing the usual…calories, serving size, sodium, FAT, types of fat…etc, etc. I concluded that the ICBINB Light is still the best bang for the least calorie buck. As I was putting the new tub in my cart I noticed that right next to it was the Country Crock.

Have you ever had Country Crock?!?!?! It’s good…well at least to me it tastes really good. I used to have a really bad habit involving Country Crock…lol.  [[That just came out totally funny. My bad habit did not have anything to do with putting Country Crock in weird places…get your head out of the gutter! Perve! Okay, that’s actually my head in the gutter…lol]]

What I meant is that I used to have a really bad FOOD habit involving Country Crock and so it made me think about all the bad food habits I used to have. I mean really gross habits. Just read on and you’ll be grossed out too…

1. Country Crock on wheat bread – I used to smother Country Crock on bread and sprinkle it with Equal sweetener. I don’t mean like buttering your toast. I mean like a quarter inch thick of Country Crock on fluffy bread. I was in my early twenties and because the bread was wheat and the sweetener wasn't sugar, I thought this was an okay snack to have. I don’t know why I thought this was okay. I just really liked Country Crock and I would buy the huge tubs from Costco and dig in….bleh!

2. Peanut butter from the tub – When I was in my teens, my mom seldom bought peanut butter.  So I went buck wild my first year away at college and bought jars upon jars of Skippy Creamy from Costco. I had some hand-me-down wooden spoons that my mom had given me for cooking. These spoons…

On a regular basis, after my afternoon classes, I would take a spoonful of peanut butter from the jar and walk into my dorm room and eat the whole spoon as a “snack.” I never thought twice about eating that mad amount of peanut butter all at once. Nor did I think about the sugar in the peanut butter. All I thought was, “YUMMMM, PEANUT BUTTER!!!!”

3. Mustard straight from the container – Growing up my dad had his own business and during the summers my mom would take us along with her to my dad’s shop. My dad was the machinist while my mom was everything involving the office. So since they were the boss they had the luxury of having their kids with them during the summers.

Now remember, I was a fat kid. I loved to eat and it was never my mom or dad’s fault that I was always hungry. I was just completely out of control when it came to food. My mom fed me enough!!! I was just a little piglet and was constantly hungry. Anyways, on the afternoons when my mom had to stay a little later than usual I would be scraping-at-the-walls hungry! My dad never stocked his fridge because he didn't have to since my mom always brought food for the day. However, my dad did have plenty of condiments in his fridge. When you are a fat kid, condiments qualify as food! My favorite thing to eat when I was “starving” was mustard. I would literally open the fridge door; look over the fridge to see if anyone was watching, and if not, I would let the mustard straight out pour into my mouth. It was soooo horrible and to this day I still feel sorry for my inner fat child for feeling so hungry that I had to resort to eating mustard like that…

Poor fat kid L

All these bad habits were not because I had a bad relationship with food. I just didn't know any better and I was just plain hungry.