Monday, June 8, 2015

Bad habits I'll probably never break

In a dream world I would have zero bad habits, do all the good things and live a perfect happy life. But I'm not perfect (who is?) and I have plenty of bad habits I don't see myself breaking in the near future ever.

Apple juice.
I know it's full of sugar and bad stuff but I can drink a whole litre before you can say apple juice addict. At least it's not soda.... right?

Hot chocolate, milkshakes and whipped cream.
Because... hot chocolate, milkshakes and all the whip.

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Shopping.
Well, I'm trying to curb this addiction but I'll never 100% give it up. I love it too much. I've been doing ridiculously well since I gave it up for April, only bought a few things in May and most of them were things for Europe.

Being in the sun.
I love the sun. It's in my blood. Being Australian means you love the sun. It also means that you have a hole in the ozone layer and you're 100 times more likely to get skin cancer than your American friend but.. hey sun. I love you. I don't lay out for 8 hours anymore, I lather on sunscreen like it's my job (sometimes I forget, but hey jobs have weekends) and the biggest thing - I don't live in Oz anymore. But I still love the feeling of the sun beating down on me.

Gluten / beer.
You'd think being diagnosed with a disease would make you stop eating the stuff that makes you sick. 90% of the time I am very well behaved and other times give me the damn cake and my bud light please.


Lazy days.
I take lazy days to a whole different level. If you think you can rock a lazy day, you've not seen me during one of mine. Which is how it's gonna stay because that would be weird.

The pill.
I'm so bad with the pill, I have a reminder in my phone but I'm still all over the place. It's a wonder we don't have a mini-porridge yet.

Creamy dressings and pasta sauces.
I know other ones are better for you, but.... creamy. Yum.

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Weighing myself everyday.
Sometimes I skip a day, most of the time not. I think for some people it can really mess them up, and it's definitely been me in the past, but most of the time it's a good way for me to keep tabs on small changes before they become big changes.

Popping pimples.
I know, I know, I know. Gross. But I just.can't.help.it.

Grinding my teeth in my sleep.
I've tried to wear mouth guards and all sorts of other gems, but they don't work, I can't sleep, or they make me grind my teeth more. I don't do it nearly as much as I used to, probably only a handful of times a year now compared to every night when I was younger.

Procrastination.
Sometimes procrastination can be good - taking a break can give you the energy to finish the project. For me, I'm a good ol' 'I'll do it later, later, later oh bugger it was due an hour ago' procrastinator.



Eating lunch at my desk.
This isn't good for many reasons, but it allows me to blog and stuff, so I'm down with it. Sometimes I go out, but that normally makes me spend money so I don't dig it. Sometimes I go for a walk, but it makes me sleepy and not want to go back to work, so this works for me.

Hitting snooze.
Yeah I know it's annoying. It's really annoying when KC does it, but just call me the kettle.

Binge drinking.
Well that sounds horrible, doesn't it? What I mean is that I am not a glass of wine or 1 beer a couple times of week kinda girl. I'm just not, never have been, never will be. I've done it like 5 times my entire life. What I am is someone who'll party like she's 21 about 10 times a year, regretting it about 10 times a year but there you go. This includes double fisting a bud light and a glass of bubbles.



Ok, help me feel better - any 'bad' habits you'll never break?

57 comments:

  1. Coffee every morning, it is a habit I am probably not ever going to drop no matter how many times I make it my nye resolution.

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  2. I totally eat lunch at my desk too so I can do blog things. I drank last night and it is going to be a long day, I am just not 21 anymore! :( haha!

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  3. Almost guilty of all of those. Except being in the sun, I learned the hard way that tanning is not for me. I can't eeeven get a little color just the dehydration, so no I'll pass!

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  4. hmmmmm being cheap... is that a bad habit? maybe not since it saves me money but at the same time, people are like, lighten up and live a little!

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  5. Girl, we have some very similar bad habits. Whip cream and cocoa or milkshakes are definitely a habit I would like to break, haha. And being in the sun is such a bad habit but I am allll about a golden tan!

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  6. Yes to the shopping, unproductive days, Alfredo sauce and unfortunately the face picking sometimes haha. Probably all of my worst habits right there. My lazy days are probably worse though, because they aren't intentional. I tend to start planning and get caught up in pinterest and then not accomplish anything I was supposed to. Going to go get out my planner for once and try to avoid that problem this week! xo

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  7. You and I have a lot of similar bad habits!

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  8. OMG girl, you and I are SO much alike! I think the only thing we don't have in common is the weighing yourself every day. And that's only because I don't own a scale. And I feel you on the binge drinking thing. I'll go for a few weeks without having a drink then I'll have like 5 glasses of wine and get drunk because I don't realize my tolerance is super low. Whoopsie.

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. I eat at my desk too, because I must multi-task all the time and it allows me to leave work on time.
    I love the sun too because freshly tanned skin just feels good.
    I don't weigh myself at all anymore, ever. It's not worth the self-deprecation factor. In fact, they weighed me at the doctor last week and I was the same weight as is on my driver's license and military ID, which means though I've fluctuated up or down, I always level off.

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  10. Yes to all the whipped cream. And I really love shopping. Like really love it.

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  11. If I could not eat bad food and stop shopping then I would probably be better for it but I'm not sure I'd be happy about it LOL! xo, Biana -http://skinnyms.com/21-slow-cooking-tips/

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  12. LOL, you silly. Some of these habits are not "BAD." They're just habits! Eating lunch at your desk is practical. And all the scientific studies say that weighing yourself regularly (daily or weekly) DOES in fact mean you gain less weight over time. And everyone needs a lazy day sometimes. I love that you are so open and honest. I share many of these habits (ahem, shopping) and I will definitely not break them either!

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  13. bad habit i will never break is popping pimples too, it's so HARD not to. wah. and sleeping with my pillowcase that I've had since the 101 Dalmations movie came out. It's that old.

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  14. Oh man. We're more alike than you know! I can agree with tons of these. Ha!

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  15. I have similar bad habits. I LOVE to shop, it's so bad. And there is nothing wrong with being lazy every now and then. It's good for you.

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  16. I'm that way with cranberry juice like you are with apple juice-just love it so much! My biggest food problem is chips and salsa-I just can't stop eating them! My mom loves to call it garbage for my stomach. Haha.

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  17. Yeah I'm a binge drinker, oh well! And procrastination, definitely. I'm an expert! My other two really bad ones are taking cabs everywhere (instead of walking or taking the train) and eating out a lot. I'm trying to curb them but... ha.

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  18. I am so with you on some of these!!! I like my lazy days, I freaking love beer and chips and queso, I pop my pimples and pick at my face, I can procrastinate with the best of them, I have to have coffee every morning, and when I eat Mexican...I always order a diet coke. I basically gave it up every other time, but Mexican? I must have it!!!!

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  19. coffee, junk food, sugar, dessert.. i mean seriously.. life without dessert.. i'd rather not live at all!

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  20. I've changed so much in the last few years that I don't think there's anything I'd say "never" to. But I'm really bad about picking at things, like my nails (or scabs, or labels on bottles, or pretty much anything). So if I ever do manage to break that habit, it'll be a shocker.

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  21. Coffee, ice cream, hitting the snooze 10 times in a row, not washing my hair every day, opening a text message and mentally responding but not really responding, talking with my hands, not washing my eye makeup off....hahahahaha the list could go on and on ;-)

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  22. I eat lunch at my desk...every day. Whoops! Then I also obsessively clean my desk and keyboard every day too. Oh well.

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  23. as long as it's just natural apple juice it's not bad- all fruit has sugar, right?? i eat at my desk too! it's just easier!

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  24. Ok so basically all of these I do haha besides the pill and Apple juice. I'm paranoid about the pill so I'm pretty good knock on wood haha! And I love apple juice but I just never buy it! But no seriously you aren't alone!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  25. ha loved this. Hilarious. And lazy days need to be celebrated! They are vital to our well being in my opinion.

    Being in the sun is a hard habit to break, it's just so delightful. Of course it's also bad for you- the way the world works!

    I'll never break the habit of cheese. Ever.

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  26. I'm going to go ahead and co-sign almost all of these! I grind my teeth which is horrible, but I can't help it. Hello.. I'm sleeping! It's like telling someone to stop snoring. And yes to all the whipped cream, creamy dressings and pastas, and CAKE.. mmm cake!

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  27. ohhhh... a mini porridge. You got me excited of the idea :)
    I can't give up my iced coffee. It's not on my 21 Day fix. I say, screw that. I gotta live. :)

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  28. It's disgusting, but I pick at my cuticles when I'm stressed. I will most likely never stop doing that.

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  29. I don't think any of these are bad enough to give up and I'm with you on quite a few!

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  30. haha, a mini porridge :-D
    I think we all have a few "bad habits", and none of these are that bad IMO — except... the gluten, my friend. As a fellow celiac, I know how hard it can be at first to give up many of the foods you are used to, but frankle, I am almost completely grain-free and I hardly ever crave the stuff.

    It's totally doable and it will keep you healthier longer. Take good care of yourself, ok? You can totally have fun and enjoy life (likely a much longer, healthier one) without gluten, I promise :-)

    (And please don't hate me because I said this! being aware of the possible consequences, I'd be remiss not to.) Hugs.

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    1. not at all Elisa - you are so right! It doesn't just make me sick, the possible consequences are much more serious in the long term. I have been completely grain free for about 2 weeks actually (not just gluten) and I feel fab!

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  31. I am the exact same way about weighing myself and the drinking. It actually makes my friends mad sometimes, because I just think it's worth it to go have a beer after work. I'll come hang out then take my booty home with a quickness.

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  32. I love being in the sun too. I always layer on the sunscreen because I burned my nose so bad one year that I swear I only have like one thin layer of skin left on it. But yeah, I'm like a cat! I'm also tremendous at putting things off. I guess I like to work under pressure? The good news is that our house is usually spotless because when I procrastinate, I clean!

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  33. I always eat lunch at my desk too but I AM determined to change that. Even though I multi-task and get a lot of stuff done, I need to be out moving more too (especially now that I'm FINALLY not injured!). Even just once a week I should get out for a walk or something.

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  34. I am horrible about the snooze button. HORRIBLE! I keep telling myself I'm going to stop, but I haven't yet. :/ Also LOVE all things creamy, forget all that balsamic vinaigrette crap, lol!

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  35. Aah the picking of pimples is my worst habit ever, but eew, when you see a white head why the hell would you NOT pick at it? I want to squeeze stranger's faces if they have them too haha. Cute post, lady ;)

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  36. Have you thought about a birth control implant or IUD? They last between two and five years, I think, depending on the type.

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  37. I'm with you on the sun! Why would anyone NOT want to be in the sun all the time? The sun is amazing, it makes my skin a pretty color, and heat is great. Also pimple popping... Who can ever resist?! I can't.

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  38. I'm right there with you on so many of these. I don't lay out under the sun for a whole day anymore, and I'm much better about sunscreen now, but I've got a little red on me from this weekend and today's beach day that says I'll never learn. Pimple popping, picking scabs/zits, some bad-for-me foods... yeah. Oh and with the pill, I have a reminder on my phone too but for a few months I kept missing it like 3-4 times a week. Usually I was driving or running. So I changed my time to 4:55, right before I leave work, I'm usually at my desk with my purse right there, and I don't think I've missed it since, even on weekends. Maybe you need to change it to a time when you're like always near your bag, lunchtime maybe? Or end of the workday?

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  39. I can totally relate to several of these, but I snorted with laughter over binge drinking. Guilty. Whenever you come to Australia again, I sure hope we can meet up and double fist a beer and some bubby together :)

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  40. I am totally with you on the drinking thing! I truly drank for the first time this weekend since doing Whole30 and holy hell I was paying for it the next day! We'll never learn!

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  41. Haha, love your honesty. You are definitely not alone in many of these things. Although I'm still trying to figure out how anyone could love apple juice that much! To each their own. :o)

    V

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  42. I love the sun too. Every summer I say this will be the summer I avoid the sun but I just love it too much!!

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  43. Ha! This is literally me on every level!

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  44. As horrible as it is, I'm a Pepsi-holic. But since I cannot drink alcohol or coffee, Pepsi is my vice. I also have a tendency to bite at my skin. It's a horrible and disgusting habit and apparently it's actually an ocd disorder called dermatophagia. And it's a hard one to break. I'm also a huge procrastinator. Like big time.

    Loving your blog. Will definitely be stopping by again :)

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  45. I read the very first one and was immediately like, well mine IS soda... And then it went downhill from there! Also I think I could probably outdo you on the lazy day stakes - but let's never find out, yeah? I'm terrible with the snooze button, and I'm also very very bad at filing paperwork. Like, a pile vaguely on a surface counts as filed, right?

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  46. Girl, I definitely feel you on a lot of these! Especially being in the sun. I know it's so bad but I just love it. There's honestly few things I love more than laying out and being warm and having a tan, haha. Aaaand same with the pill, yikes.

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  47. lol a mini porridge. My KC cracks me up, he has an alarm on his phone for it that just says "sheilds up" lololol I die every time. I've begun grinding my teeth in the past few years and I hate it. I wish I could stop. Can you say stress management? The sun and I are not friends. I go outside with sunscreen on, wait the 20 minutes, get in the water with a hat and glasses, get out, reapply, wait 20 minutes and so on... and I burn to a crisp. Every. Time. It's like it isn't possible for me not to burn. Even on a boat, with a long sleeved jacket, sunscreen on my hands and chest and face, hat, and sunglasses, I still burn. It sucks. I guess that explains why it's really hard for me to like summer.... ? So my bad habit, is attempting to do the summer thing, every year, and probably killing my skin more and more. :( I tend to bit the skin next to my nails, and be a pretty lazy house keeper. And I hoard things from thrift stores... :) Which would be probably fine if I had a house.. but not in an apartment... lol. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  48. Sometimes it's scary how similar we are. Cory has come home on my lazy days before and I won't have even moved from the couch. Not even to pee or eat...a complete vegetable. Laying in the sun is my happy place. I just feel better with a tan but I gave up tanning beds a few years ago. And zits! I can't stand them. On me or Cory. Grosses him out big time! And I'm sitting at my desk right now and it's my lunch break. I've been saying for months I need to stop doing it because I seriously stare at a computer for nine hours a day. So bad!

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  49. i loveee me some creamy salad dressing... esp blue cheese on fries. ha so much for the salads. i've been told that i gulp any bottled beverages (it drives my husband crazy), and i totally have a shopping and sugar addiction. not quitting those anytime soon. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  50. I'm with you on so many of these things. I love apple juice and beer - so much beer. I even love them together... that's what hard cider is, right? ;)

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  51. Um, this post is darling. Also, try putting your bc on your nightstand and either take it first thing in the morning or right before bed!

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  52. Shopping and gluten.... sigh I really need to stay away from it too but it tastes so damn good!!!!! All of it. So while i try to avoid it as much as is humanly possible, I let myself live a little every now and again!

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  53. Bahahaha! "It's no wonder we don't have a mini porridge by now" Too funny! For some reason, now I'm craving apple juice. Yum. The snooze button... amen. I. Can't. Help. It. Now you've got me thinking about my bad habits... Cussing is definitely one of them. I've been saying I want to quit swearing since I got pregnant and 10 minutes later here I am f bombing every other word in a sentence. Oops!

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  54. Oh man I love apple juice. I am the same "At least it's not soda right?" lol I think every girl has a bad shopping habit... it is just so much fun. Who doesn't love shopping! :P

    Jessica
    Pyreflies.org

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  55. Sorry if this shows up twice. Apple juice is addictive. It's what I crave after drinking ha. My husband and I fight about who drank the last of it. All of these I agree with so much...except the pill. I recently went off it because we want some minions soon. Be warned...your body/emotions may go all ape shit when you do finally get off it.

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  56. Oh man so many of these I'm also guilty of and will probably never break! And as for apple juice - screw that haha so many people drink like one can of fizzy each day, if I drink one glass of apple juice I damn well know I'm in the least problem ;)

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