Bad habits?

September 25, 2009 4:03pm CST
What bad habits, or addictions do you have? Have you got a particular thing, you want to stop..ie..smoking, and still have not achieved it? Or, adament to lose weight, and start a new healthy routine, but never seem to be able to stick with it, or have you achieved your goal, and how hard was it, or even easy, once you had really committed to it. Do you think, that positive thinking, and mind over matter really does work? Would love to hear success stories.
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hello, I have tried numerous times to lose weight over 12 years. I had been on a medicine for over a year that I had no idea it could/would cause me to gain weight. It did, I was wearing a 5/6 in jeans and in less than a year went to a size 18 in jeans. I was miserable. I spoke to my doctor and asked if the medicine did this, I was told YES. I asked to be on a different on (for seizers). He told me they would change the medicine bit that All seizer medicines will either cause you to gain or retain the weight you are at. It has been a hard long road for me. I lost 30 some odd pounds in a month...I had stopped my seizer medicine to do it though. I started eating right and ate snacks or dessert in moderation. I had to go back on my medicine because of the seizers and I stopped eating right too. I am going to do it again, actually I've already started. Wish me luck as I may not look like it but I need to lose another 50 to 75 pounds.
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25 Sep 09
Hi moondancer, aww, good luck hun, that sucks! I know medication can cause weight gain, but it is the lesser of two evils, and feeling well has to come first. I also know, having gained weight, from being a skinny minnie, how miserable it makes you feel, you lose the confidence, and cannot wear as nice clingy tops etc.... good luck Mrs, you CAN do it!! Difficult, i know, i cimpletely understand where you are coming from :(
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• United States
25 Sep 09
It is so hard to find beautiful, classy, nice, clothes for a big person. Most things look boxy and someone can literally see you coming for 3 blocks. It's not any fun shopping when it's hard to get pretty clothes to wear. I have lost enough that I have a shape or a form back...but it's just not enough...not yet. But I will get there!
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25 Sep 09
i agree, my problem area is midrift. I have had 4 children, and find it impossible to get my shape back, it is depressing. I can no longer wear clingy tops, as my midrift looks not good *scream* but, i am trying to lose it, and determined LOL, it is better than it was, but such a problem area, it drives me nutty at times!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Come dec. if i live till then i have survived 67 years , 2 bad marriages, raising 2 sons on my own & working like an idiot. Is that sucessful enough, lol.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
26 Sep 09
We are survivors & we both should be celebrating. i'm sorry u get depressed , guess we all do at times but just think about all u survived & be proud u did, i am. Abuse is a bad thing, been there done that to. U have a happy weekend & think positive & be proud of yourself.
28 Sep 09
Thankyou Antique and the same to you huni, x
@GardenGerty (143694)
• United States
25 Sep 09
My goal is just to take better care of myself. I am getting there I think. That will include more exercise and eating better. It is easier for me to make better food choices than it is for me to exercise at this time.
@taztheone (1724)
• India
25 Sep 09
Bad habits? I don't think I have any bad habits because I never do anything which I feel bad. Ya I do booze & smoke, but since it's occasionally it's not a bad habit for me. Happy Lotting
25 Sep 09
Hi taz, moderation is good. I, alas! cannot seem to quit the dreaded cigs!....but i will! LOL Thanks for reply :)
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• India
26 Sep 09
Bad Habbits?? nope i dont have .. but i strongly believe this is bad habbit since i am too much adicted on a game "Guildwars" which is similar to "WoW" game which is MMRPG.. so do u guys think playing too much like 10hrs a day is bad?? i need some advice i will be happy as well :) TY
28 Sep 09
That is a kind of addiction ;)
• India
29 Sep 09
Ya very true need to change it :P
@ElicBxn (62188)
• United States
26 Sep 09
back in around 1973-74 I stopped biting my nails and since June 1st, I've lost 30 lbs
28 Sep 09
WOW! 30ibs well done!!..that is brilliant!
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@ElicBxn (62188)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Thanks - it hasn't been easy, but it really hasn't been as hard as I expected
@glitter9 (12)
• United States
26 Sep 09
My bad habit is smoking. I have tried to quit many times. The gum and patches make me sick so the only thing left is the med. which scares me. I plan to try again next week to just quit cold turkey.
28 Sep 09
Good luck! glitter Waqnt a quit buddy? :)
• United States
26 Sep 09
I really don't have very many bad habits. I think my worst bad habit is eating a lot of wrong food for me. I don't think I over eat I just think the choices I make in the types of food I eat is what the bad thing is. I'm just trying to be a little more mindful of my choices and to only eat things occasionally but sometimes that fails. However I think we're all human and have room for error so I don't worry about it much.
28 Sep 09
I would not mind, mine being just food, its better than being addicted to cigs etc :(, but healthy food choices are better in the long run.
• China
26 Sep 09
I always sit before computer for several hours and don't want to leave for a moment.I think that is a bad habit,as it is bad for my health. I want to brush my teeth every night before sleep and I can't stick to it.I also want to get up early every morning at the same time.But I often get up too late. Some people may say just enjoy yourself and don't pay attention to what you have done or not.Some elders tell me that I should take good care of my health and change bad habits,or I will be regretful.I believe them.So from now I will try my best to form some good hanits.
29 Sep 09
Good for you!....I am trying too, it is not easy though is it? I also spend a lot of time on the computer, i think a lot of us are guilty of that one. Good luck in your pusuit to stop bad habits....i need to do the same :)
@sehlers (166)
• United States
26 Sep 09
My worst is my smoking. My only other addiction is coffee, but I'm still happy with that one. I would like to be more regular with my exercise routine. I'm stuck at the last twenty pounds I'd like to lose, after having lost 100 pounds, and the only way I'm going to get that done is if I exercise regularly.
28 Sep 09
Ihope you achieve your goal...and manage to quit the cigs, i am the same, always trying to quit the cigs :(
@abbey19 (3106)
• Gold Coast, Australia
26 Sep 09
A couple of years ago I went on a diet to lose weight and it did work - only because I was in the right frame of mind. The diet was a good one, but I'm sure it was my state of mind that helped me achieve the weight loss; I was committed and determined, and it paid off! In the past when I have tried to lose weight and not been successful, I know that it's because I wasn't really committed and wasn't positive - it didn't matter how good the diet was. So to answer your question, yes, positive thinking does help, and mind over matter does work - I proved that to myself.
28 Sep 09
Well done abbey, and nice to hear...other people's success stories can help, i am sure of it..if it works for you, then it can work for others. Thanks for sharing :)
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
26 Sep 09
my bad habit is cussing I guess its from growing up around it i don't think before I drop an f-bomb trying to stop though an the other thing is no word of a lie where i am from is nick named mingya valley which means f### you in Italian
28 Sep 09
ops!! cussing, LOL..I am also GUILTY haha, but i do try not to, but sometimes, the air is blue! :(
@littleowl (7157)
3 Oct 09
Hi Helen, yes I have bad habits, one is smoking and have done since the age of 13, in my about 20 I stopped smoking for 15yrs but was in a rather bad situation and one day I just picked one up and started again, now I don't want to stop it is about the only pleasure I have in my life apart from my animals, also being on my own I never can be bothered to cook for myself so just have snacks throughout the day...now and then will have a good meal about once a week, that is one thing I really want to change and to start enjoying food again, but at the moment it doesn't even bother me if I eat or not..hugs LoLo
• China
26 Sep 09
I thought everyone has it own addiction.For me,I would like to purchase everything throng internet,including my shirts,snacks,cell phone etc.I think this is somekind addiction,because if I don't buy something from internet once a moth,I feel something is worng. There are lot of habits,may be it is bad or well.I think different have different view.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
Well i have a goal to reducing the cholesterol in my body because it amount already higher then the normal amount. I try many thing like doing reguler sport and start to eat less cholesterol food. But i dont know, i can only do them for about a month or so, and after that i get back to the bad habbit that i have, sleep too much and eat a plate of cholesterol food. I try and try but i can only manage less then a month for every attempt that i make.
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
Mine is eating after midnight! I am gaining weight and have been trying to lose some, succeeded and now, it is back to square one! Sometimes, when I have set my mind to shed those extra pounds, I have a very positive thinking that I can do it, will do it and have managed to do it, but other times, I guess because of my thinking that I can always do it next time, that it becomes so difficult to be consistent and discipline myself.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
My worst enemy ( you can say bad habit ) is delaying things, until everything coming up altogether and I feel panic. I should have do that this afternoon, so I can rest well, but I delay it until I feel sleepy in the evening. Delaying process continue to the next morning and so on... Sounds awful, isn't it. But Thanks God, slowly but sure I has learned to erase this poisonous habit so it won't let me down anymore. May be some of mylotters have experienced this too, I hope not...
@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
I think my bad habit of my life is sloth or procrastination. Possibly I adopted this habit since childhood. I like to finish thing slowly, especially those need body energy. Therefore, I am always reluctant to clean the house or bath room. I also feel that it's tedious to cook or wash the cloths. Therefore, a washing machine and a cloth dryer is my best solutions to these daily chores. Too bad, a cloth ironing and folding machine is not available in the market yet . I have my meal in the restaurant or food court everyday, so I don't have to shop for cooking ingredients and cook the food on my own. But I will try my best to consume healthy food like vegetarian or organic food. But recent progress is, I am making simple yet healthy breakfast using oat meal, muesli, raisins, milk powder and honey. I even bought one touch air-tight "tupperware" to store the packet-ed ingredients so I don't have to seal them with rubber bands.
@Hatley (164014)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Sep 09
hi forestgold I am overweight and cannot quell my need'to 'eat potato chips and chocolate, but I need to lose the weight to help control my blood glucose much better, Maybe' I could count calories a bit and still enjoy more of the'things that I like to eat. I have a bad leg which makes walking for exercise a bit problematic so need some type of exercise that I could do. not swimming as we have no pool here but anything else just about.
26 Sep 09
Hi Helen, Well I have got a very bad habit, its smoking, i know i shouldn't but i do and if someone tells me I should stop, I get really angry as I will do it when I want to, not when some one tells me not to, that is my stubborn streak, I will do one of these days but so far have not been successful. Hugs. Tamara xxxx