100 lb. Club - Skinny sister ate my apples!
01-21-2009, 03:42 PM
I bought a bag of apples (5 total) on Monday. My sister and I are roommates and I absolutely love her dearly... BUT SHE ATE MY APPLES!:mad::mad::mad::mad: GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She can eat anything she wants and still weighs 105 soaking wet with a brick tied to her butt and she still eats MY APPLES!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
sorry :o I am slightly irritated... I only got one... and I usually eat them for my breakfast along with other things of course.... but now I am apple-less:(
RN BSN 2009
01-21-2009, 03:47 PM
buy some and hidethem lol
01-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Do you have an arrangement on food in the house? You might consider setting up foods that are "yours", "hers", and "everyone's", which would prevent this in the future, but this isn't going to happen without having a discussion about it. And if your food has all been collective before, and now you're eating healthfully and planning your meals, she may not know that you are upset.
01-21-2009, 03:56 PM
Ug that's like with me- my brother would eat my health food and I would get so annoyed! I was like dude this is MY food- you know it's for me- I buy it special please don't eat it!
My brother would eat everything to the point where people would hide food in their rooms lol.
01-21-2009, 04:11 PM
I had a similar situation with my roommate. We never came up with a system and it just got messy. There was no sense of who bought what, what was off limits or what we were saving for something special. By the time I got annoyed with it, it was way too awkward to bring up. It may be different for you since she is your sister and you can probably be a lot more honest but I would definately suggest working out a system. Like maybe you label things that are just meant for you and anything else is up for grabs.
There is nothing worse than dreaming about eating something all day and you get home to find someone else has eaten it!
01-21-2009, 05:12 PM
You could tell her if she eats your food again, you are going to use her deodorant on the dog ---- or hook her bed up to the overhead fan so she gets bedspins even when she hasn't had anything to drink --- or you go to her all scared and upset, telling her you just KNOW some psycho is hiding in the walls of your home because he keeps eating all your freaking food and there isn't anyone else to do that because she would never be that inconsiderate; too bad the psycho didn't know that you had ALREADY planted a little tiny explosive in one of the missing apples and he is only minutes away from violent death.....
Or yeah, you could talk to her and enlist her in the battle against our enemy fat, but that is just like so ....mature.
LOL --- Good luck finding a solution.
Bad Sister! :rollpin::frypan::club::crazy:
01-21-2009, 06:33 PM
So.... I talked to my darling sister.... She apologized and said she wouldnt eat any more of my apples...;) as we finished our conversation I was relieved ....until I threw a paper towel away and realized SHE ATE MY SWEET POTATO that I was going to have for dinner :mad: so I told her to please check with me before she eats any of my fruits or veggies...:dizzy:
Thighs Be Gone
01-21-2009, 06:35 PM
So sorry! :( That can't be fun. I feel that way about wine at my house. No matter how much I buy, it's gone when I want a glass!
01-21-2009, 07:52 PM
It happens in my house - it was my teenagers eating my food and sometimes when they got what they wanted out of it my husband would nick something... LOL
So - it got to the point that every weekend when we are unloading food - I would identify anything that was specifically for my work lunches - and they all understand that I really don't care if it takes me 4 weeks to go through that package they had better not touch it - otherwise I cut off all "normal" snacks. It worked......LOL
01-21-2009, 07:59 PM
Dear God I have become a food ****....
01-21-2009, 08:09 PM
My sister who is about 105 lbs and a size 0-2 used to do that to me all the time when I was living with her. It annoyed me soo much. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and she was blessed with a naturally slender body and has never even been a few lbs overweight but used to always eat my healthy food! Grrr. Lol. I would start labeling and let her know that you really don't want her to eat your food.
01-21-2009, 08:19 PM
Nope - you have not become a food **** - you are just defending your right for healthy food choices....LOL
Seriously though - when your food choices are taken away - what does that leave you with in the cupboard? Her food that is not really on your plan? What does that do to you in the end? Initially I felt that I was being too picky until I asked myself- how many times did I have to scramble to find something "within plan" and when I am the only one "on plan" so the majority of the food is for everyone else... it didn't leave me too many options.
...I still have this problem with my family. I buy things because I want to be healthy and it is gone when I go to eat it. I don't mind sharing and would love everyone to be healthy... but really? If you want half of it then pay me for half of it. I can't afford to pay for everyone to take care of themselves...
01-22-2009, 10:12 AM
I have to hide things from my husband. He is already fit as a fiddle and dang sexy! LOL But babe stay away from my food!
01-22-2009, 10:33 AM
I hate that. I never had a problem with past roommates (strangers). Then I let my nephews move in, and they are so unfit to live with anyone! The latest problem is they keep using up my filtered water (problem #1), and then on top of it leave the dispenser empty. So dang rude. But they are leaving!
01-22-2009, 12:03 PM
We have established a shelf in the frig and a cabinet in the kitchen that contains "my" food. Everyone knows that they have to get my permission to get anything from those two places. It is working well!
01-22-2009, 12:36 PM
My husband and I don't have this issue although a couple months ago, I woke up hungry craving a banana. I laid in bed thinking that I'd have a banana as part of my breakfast... I got up and the bananas were gone! We freeze bananas when they get ripe to use them in smoothies. My husband had proactively frozen the bananas the night before. Technically they were still there but it wasn't the same.
01-22-2009, 01:51 PM
My BF ate my bananas this week so I know where you are coming from. I decided to prepack lunch bags for the upcoming work week, with my to go foods for breakfast and lunch. They are brown paper sacks stapled shut with my goodies in them. I made sure to leave plenty of OP stuff for him as he's on a diet now too.
For us, what is going to work is plain old communication. I have to say to him before I go shopping, "Let's plan a weeks worth of OP foods." and then spell out for him what foods I need him to leave me atleast half of (bananas, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, string cheese, Lean Cuisines, etc).
For the most part, I don't think many people eat our stuff to be hurtfull (although in the past, I've had roommates that would be spiteful and eat my stuff because I asked them not to). I think it's just a matter of them not understanding the importance of being us staying OP.
This has happened in our house before. I just suck it up. Dh is the one that works, I figure he has the right to eat whatever he wants.
01-22-2009, 07:08 PM
My husband and I sometimes have food sharing issues. It isn't the same as having roommate or sibling food issues (unless you're shopping and buying communally), but I think in both cases communication is definitely important.
Hubby and I recently had a "jello incident." I made a bowl of sugar free jello for us both, and hubby got to it first, and ate it all. Every bit. "You weren't eating it, so I didn't know you wanted any." Ok, legitimate response if it had been in the fridge for a week, but in less than 36 hours? And he couldn't have asked before finishing the last bit? (I do cut him some slack with crackers, nuts, and jello though - he has almost no self-control when it comes to any of those).
With crackers, it's rediculous. Any crunchy cracker or crisp bread, even Wasa and rye crisps and other very dry, lower calorie crackers, if I want any at all, I have to portion out my share and write a note that I'm saving it. Even then, when he runs out of his share, there's a good chance he will bring me my "saved" bag and ask if I wouldn't mind if he had some (hey, at least he asks, now).
There are also things that he'll never touch and then suddenly when there's only one left, it will look good to him and he'll take it. Like my yogurts - well, our yogurts, except he almost never eats yogurt, unless there's only one carton left. Now, when I've eaten 5 of the 6 yogurts we bought, I can't really complain that he ate the last one - except why only the last one.
Usually, if I do go looking for something he has finished, he will offer to go and replace it (we live 5 minutes from a Walmart Superstore). In the past, I would say "no, that's alright," but I'd be fuming inside. Now, I try not to get mad, and even occasionally have sent him out for replacements. I have noticed that hubby's a lot more considerate now that there's a decent chance I will send him to the store to replace something he's finished.