Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shame Eating


I found the above image on the interwebs and it always makes me laugh. All.the.time. It's kinda true though, right? IF you've ever had any kind of food addiction then you know the sweet sweet embrace of "one more" handful of kettle corn (ahem), or "one more" piece of bread, or whatever.

I was joking with my co-worker that I might as well be shame eating out of the Costco-sized bag of Kettle corn on my counter in the dark, licking the sweet and salty remnants off my fingers. That I can't be trusted alone with it. That I grab a bigger-than-small bowl and PILE it up, lamenting the few rogue pieces that make it to the floor.

Another colleague overheard us and said she used to do that with angel food cake. She would sit it on the passenger side and just drive, picking at the fluffy confection. I know a girl who could knock out an entire family size container of Sara Lee pound cake.

So friends, those are a few confessions. Using the powers of anonymity that you wield, share!! What is your food achilles heel? What is it that makes you lose all sense of self and eat until your stomach hurts?

Confession is good for the soul, and so is solidarity. I have no way of knowing who posted what, nor does anyone else (unless you tell us!), so what do you have to lose? Just because we have these 1 or 2 guilty pleasures doesn't mean they actually control us, or that we should indulge all the time. What makes you be a fat kid though? =P 

<3
A Redhead

26 comments:

  1. It's no secret. ICE CREAM. Just ask the pint of Ben and Jerry's I murdered last night.

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  2. Where so I start? I keep chips, lucky charms, candy and ice cream out of the house. Thousands upon thousands of calories worth of trial and error. Halloween and easter with kids? God help me.

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    1. Oh Lord, Lucky Charms… I haven't had them in years, and with good reason. I just can't do it or I won't stop!!!

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    2. Just one more handful won't hurt anything, right?

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    3. Just one more bowl, right? Gotta finish off the milk!

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  3. I'm not the kind to eat a whole bag/sheet/box of something. But I can clean out the frig and pantry like the rest of that Cold Stone Creamery Bday cake in the freezer and my husband's box of Wheat Thins and leftover pasta in the frig in one sitting. Happens once a month. If you know what I mean. :)

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! =) We were laughing about our angel food cake and kettle corn addictions so much that I knew there had to be others out there. ;)

      But I totally feel your pain on the once a month thing- no steak or chocolate is safe.

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    2. I want sweet! No, salty! No, sweet! No... omnomonomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnom...

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  4. Candy. I can put a hurting on a candy bar(s) or a box of sweet gooey delights...the serving size is 3 pcs? Ok, if you insist! Oh, I had 4? Must make it 6! And cheese. And basically anything. But I don't want to look like the girl in the picture and I'm ok with that.

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  5. Chicken-in-a-Biskit Crackers with spray cheese. OMG.

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  6. Mike & Ikes, licorice & gummy bears.

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  7. mini peanut butter cups.

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  8. anything sweet. And it's getting worse and worse. I can eat six mini candy bars (or more if there's more in the package) these days, so I try not to buy them.

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  9. http://www.buddysquirrel.com/catalog/Cheddar_Cheezzzy_Cheese_Corn.php

    I want to eat this cheese corn the way my daughter ate movie popcorn for the first time. She tried one piece, then dove... head first, mouth WIDE open... into the tub. Just like that. Until. I. Die.

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    1. What a sweet way to suffocate: popcorn throat.

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  10. I'll stick to the kettle corn right out of the bag, but.......Pirates Booty is a close second.

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    1. Oh geez I had to stop buying Pirate's Booty. Those bags are already only ½ full so they stand no chance against my wrath!

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  11. I'll admit it shamelessly: Cereal. Holy Bologna, I have a cereal addiction. Right now, we have Sugar Puffs, Frosted Flakes, Weetabix, Fibre One, Vanilla Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, Corn Flakes, Honey Bunches of Oats, Lucky Charms, (I pick out the marshmallows) and Regular Rice Krispies. TEN BOXES. And they are in rotation, we eat every damn one before they are stale- Oh! I forgot the 3 flavor box of Cheerios from Costco. Oh my goodness, I really have a problem... I only eat a normal sized bowl when I want a snack, I tend to eat cereal as a meal so I have a special cereal bowl for that.(Which, confession, bugs me because it doesn't match the other bowls in the cupboard.)

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    1. This is spectacular. All of it. =P I try not to have a ton of cereal in the house because I'll eat it all day.

      And I love your mismatched meal bowl! =)

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  12. Bacon!!! Tasty tasty bacon!!! ;)

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  13. International Delight Iced coffee, ya know, the stuff that comes in the milk carton... mmmmm... I can't eat a lot of sweets, they hurt my teeth, but this stuff I chug like a person who's been lost in the desert for days and just found an oasis :p

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    1. Oh gosh that sounds delicious. And like one of those things I can't try so I don't get addicted. ;)

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  14. I was going to write the double stuffed oreos with milk, or the pepsi but you already knew that. My defining weakness?

    *takes a deep breath*

    The mini Crunch bars usually found at halloween/Easter. I can't stop eating those. I always need one more to satisfy the tastebuds....and they're never satisfied. If someone brings them in the office, I pick usually all but one just so it doesn't look so obvious there's a mini Crunch bar addict in the office.

    Good to know about the lucky charms...I'll keep those out of sight.

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  15. The old me could put away anything chocolate ( gave up sweets on Dec 31st and haven't gone back).
    I'm not a big girl, but I could away DOZENS of chocolate chip cookies. If they're in the house, I will literally eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and have on numerous occasions).

    Cocoa Pebbles? I could eat a box in two settings.

    Cake or brownies? Half a pan is gone within minutes.

    Which is why I gave it up. I'm an all or nothing type of personality, and my cholesterol sky rockets when I eat crap (52 points down since I gave up the good stuff).

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    1. Oh Anita, I feel a kindred to you all of a sudden. =P

      I could eat chocolate chip cookies until my lips fall off. Same with brownies. I could just happily sit there and mindlessly eat and eat and eat until I try to gnaw on the pan accidentally.

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