30-Somethings - What unhealthy things have you NOT done in a while?




Rebound
08-18-2009, 12:20 PM
I haven't eaten an entire meal of fast food on my way home for work and then cooked and eaten another whole meal to eat with my husband.

I haven't purchased a pint of B&J at the gas station, taken a plastic spoon from the soup counter, and stopped at a random parking lot to eat the entire thing before driving the rest of the way home.

I haven't lied to myself by intentionally under estimating serving sizes.

I haven't had to clean out my car of empty candy wrappers, Krispy Kream bags, and fast food refuse.



For these accomplishments I am very happy :)


squeak351
08-18-2009, 12:27 PM
I haven't eaten a whole jar of peanut butter at one time.

Stopped at fast food joints, gas station etc., load up on junk food and eat it before I get home.

I haven't bought junk food and hidden it so no one else can have any, and then end up eating it all in one day.

I also haven't not been a couch potato. I rarely watch tv anymore!

Aclai4067
08-18-2009, 12:29 PM
I discovered the large tubs of Phillidelphia Cheesecake filling next to the the cream cheese at the grocery about 2 days after I commited to stop binging in April. I'm not going to lie, I wished I had discovered it 2 days sooner. But I have not and will not buy that sh**

I also have not comsumed an entire pizza by myself in one sitting for a month or so now. That used to be a weekly event


wendyland
08-18-2009, 12:52 PM
I haven't had soda or french fries in awhile. I haven't had dessert in a restaurant in quite awhile.

nikaylabramwell
08-18-2009, 12:57 PM
as im sitting here now,im drinking a glass of pop:o

Onederchic
08-18-2009, 12:59 PM
I haven't had a fast food meal in a year...with the exclusion of a subway turkey on wheat, no cheese, no condiment sauces and all the veggies :D

kaebea
08-18-2009, 01:01 PM
I gave up all sweets except cheesecake for new years, and have stuck with it pretty faithfully.
that being said, i have not binged on whole bags of fun size, or m&ms or anything since jan1.
(the downside is i too discovered the philedelphia cheesecake filling tubs at the grocery! grrrrr!)

Harps
08-18-2009, 01:18 PM
wow you are all so good! I always have little binges and sabotage myself!

UniquelyNormal
08-18-2009, 02:04 PM
I have a ticker for my fast food accomplishment.

Ooo that pizza one is good, I haven't done that for a long while either.

I haven't had fried anything for at least 21 days.

I haven't melted chocolate bars in the microwave to lick while watching TV

I haven't made frosting for graham crackers for a really long time.

I do have a little exception... Coke, I haven't had any pop for a really long time except for the one rum/coke I had on vacation last week.

Shannon in ATL
08-18-2009, 02:30 PM
I haven't cooked and eaten an entire frozen pizza by myself in years...

mortonpixie
08-18-2009, 02:42 PM
I haven't cleaned the plates of my 2yo and 7yo. Used to be if they hadn't bitten off of a piece of sandwich or there was dessert left on the plate I would clean it up for them.
Not now! :D

RXZephyr
08-18-2009, 04:39 PM
(I LOVE THIS TOPIC! NICE ONE, REBOUND!!)

I liked the Pizza one and I can say the same thing - It has been quite some time since I considered a whole frozen pizza a single serving. Likewise, I do not eat more than a fair share of commercial pizza and we never order more "for leftovers".

It has been a while since we bought potato chips - large bags being single servings while devouring a good book. Same can be said for the "willow-pack" chocolate macaroons. Or even cheese and crackers.

I have not spent more than 2 weekends in a row without getting out of the city and away from my refrigerator. Camping, Hiking - all healthy alternatives.


We'll see how long I can keep it up. :|

SunshineCA
08-19-2009, 03:02 AM
One more for the road:

I haven't made my own Reese's by sticking Hershey Bar pieces into a jar of peanut butter and eating that until I was deliriously satisfied!! :dizzy:

TracyB73
08-19-2009, 07:28 AM
I haven't had fast food in almost a year, I haven't had soda for two months now and I haven't had anything sweet, fried, salty.

AbbySinthe
08-19-2009, 07:50 AM
Great idea, Rebound!

Oh, I haven't had pizza in at least 6 weeks or more. I know I have it written down somewhere. :o wow.

Cheese with Garlic Triscuits used to be one of my biggest snacks and I've swapped that for something healthier like a Fiber Bar, fruit or veggies w/dip.

I was never a big fast food eater, so it's been ages since I've had any.

I used to drink diet soda every day, sometimes 2-3 cans and I've pretty much given that up. Every once in awhile on the weekends I'll have one as a treat.

My biggest one: I have not given up.
Through all my slips and falls.
Through the ups & downs (and back ups) of my weight.
Through the the pain of pushing muscles harder than I have in a looonngg time.
Through that burning in my lungs when I'm really working it.
Through the stresses that I'm dealing w/that I wouldn't wish on anyone.
Through all of that: I HAVE NOT & WILL NOT GIVE UP. :)

Rebound
08-19-2009, 11:15 AM
I'm so happy that everyone has such great things to be proud of!

And some of you reminded me of something else I haven't done in a long time. I haven't dipped ANYTHING in a jar of peanut butter in a long time :) I used to dip marshmallows in peanut butter, stick a few chocolate chips to the PB, and eat it while sitting in front of the TV.

Keep 'em coming guys! Everyone has SOMETHING they can be proud of!

Wifey
08-19-2009, 01:38 PM
I haven't had a bagel in a few months.
I haven't sat in front of the TV and eaten half a bag of chips by myself.
DH and I haven't ordered pizza in almost a month and a half.
I haven't fried anything almost all summer! :woohoo: for grills/BBQ!

SunshineCA
08-19-2009, 05:30 PM
And some of you reminded me of something else I haven't done in a long time. I haven't dipped ANYTHING in a jar of peanut butter in a long time :) I used to dip marshmallows in peanut butter, stick a few chocolate chips to the PB, and eat it while sitting in front of the TV.

:lol: I never added marshmallows but I have used mini chocolate chips! Oh my! :eek: Thank God those days are over! :)

Aclai4067
08-19-2009, 05:45 PM
I'm not sure when I last had Wendy's... it's got to be around 3 months now. I used to eat there almost daily, sometimes twice a day

poppyseeds
08-19-2009, 07:26 PM
I discovered the large tubs of Phillidelphia Cheesecake filling next to the the cream cheese at the grocery about 2 days after I commited to stop binging in April. I'm not going to lie, I wished I had discovered it 2 days sooner. But I have not and will not buy that sh**


You're not missing anything... it's not very good. It has an awful after taste!! :o

ThickAZChick
08-20-2009, 03:55 AM
Haven't had fast food in over a week...daughter made Student Council- first think out of my hubby for celebration food was "pizza"...I countered with "Subway!" lol

Subway is my go to now if I am craving. After reading how much sugar is in the Sweet Onion sauce, I now stick to turkey, veggies and a few banana peppers on wheat. Just as satisfying and it feels like I am cheating!

Haven't eaten a candy bar in a month, soda in 3 weeks.

TracyB73
08-20-2009, 07:36 AM
ThickAZchick, I love subway I get the veggie sub...so yummy. Need to cut out the cheese but I can't make myself do that and I went from the good sinful mayo to the lite mayo now. So I am making up for the cheese, LOL

ThickAZChick
08-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Everynow and again, I get swiss...I cave! lol I also put tons of veggies on mine unless I am sharing a footlong w/ my 6th grader! lol

Rebound
10-08-2009, 01:51 PM
I was thinking about this thread today and decided to bump it up for all our new posters.

I was thinking about it because I was driving past all the places where I used to do terrible things. There was the gas station where I would buy a pint of B&J to eat before my husband got home, then throw away the evidence in the garage rather than the kitchen so he wouldn't see. There is the McDonald's where I would sometimes get 2 or 3 breakfast sandwiches on the way into work. There is the bakery where I would, at least 3 or 4 times a week, stop for 2 donuts on the way home form work. There is the Wendy's where I would get 2 sandwiches from their value menu on my way home from errands before eating a full dinner with my husband.

I've been on this journey for 18 weeks now, and I haven't done those things. I haven't been perfect, of course, but THOSE things I've managed to avoid.

What are you proud about today?

mom4life
10-08-2009, 03:14 PM
I haven't eaten ice cream or chocolate. I miss it only during my PMS times which is now.LOL other wise I'm fine.

Mango30
10-08-2009, 03:50 PM
I have not binged on sugary cereal I buy for my son in ages. I haven't eaten an entire pizza by myself. I have not drank an entire 5th of vodka in one evening at home by myself in a really long time. I have not gone to the deli and got two dozen spicy chicken wings and a lbs of onion rings and eaten them while driving around in at least 5 weeks. I have not bought a jar of caramel topping and eaten it with a spoon while watching sappy tv shows in so long I almost want to do it again...lol!

Mollz
10-09-2009, 12:25 AM
I haven't bought a bag of winegums and eaten the whole bag in a night in a while now.

Despite that, I have eaten ice cream, cake, chocolate, chips, and fast food, but I didn't enjoy any of it. If anything, I felt kind of sick afterwards.

I feel kind of good about that. :^: