Saturday, April 11, 2015

J is for Junk Food

R.a.n.t. of day 04/11/15
As most people who know me, (and those who've been reading this A-Z series), I have weight to lose. In 'E' I explored 'Exercise' and 'H' was 'High Pressure Sales' from joining a gym. Those two r.a.n.t.s talked about the good things I do for myself, but this article shows partially why I need to lose weight. I've gotten much better with not eating junk food over the years, but back when I was married, the wife wanted to shop for groceries on her own and half of what she brought back always seemed to be junk food. Food not healthy, no matter what the package might try and suggest (packed with vitamins and minerals). What more can I say? It's bad food, and it's food I love to eat. Since I'm doing an A-Z list this month, I figured I may as well round out this r.a.n.t. with an A-Z listing of all my food temptations. Food I typically keep out of the house. Out of sight, out of mind, you know. But if it's in the house. Forget it! All bets are off.

A- Alcohol (Okay, this is one I have in my house. I have a fully stoked bar. But it's in the basement).
B- Bacon
C- Cereal
D- Doritoes
E-  Éclairs
F- French Fries
G- Ghiradeli Chocolate
H- Hot Dogs
I- Ice Cream
J- Jelly Bellies, Jelly Babies
K- Krispy Kremes (Yes, I already listed donuts)
L- Lasagne
M- Marshmallow Peeps
N- Nutella
O- Onion Rings (Okay, this is a joke. I hate onions)
P- Pizza
Q- Quisp (A cereal. Yes, another duplicate) :)
R- Raisins covered in chocolate.
S- Sweets of any kind.
T- Twinkies
U- Usually anything not healthy.
V- Vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate, sprinkles, whipped cream and a cherry on top.
W- Wedges of Potatoes
X- Xtra Helpings (Okay, this is a cheat)
Y- Yummy Food
Z- Zingers

Some questions for discussion:
What are your food temptations?
What keeps you motivated?
Is there anything I should have added to the list?


  1. Junk food can be mighty tempting. I've heard about a lot of people hating onions but loving onion rings. It just be the fried batter.

    1. I've been known to eat an onion ring or two, but then I start to get sick.

  2. Then don't go to the store right now, because Peeps are 75% off...
    Chips are my bane. I do snack on Hot Tamales, but I know to limit how many I eat. Fortunately my wife and I both eat healthy, low-fat, and organic. Like you, if it's not in the house, I won't eat it.

    1. Yes, best to keep that food out. But if I see peeps 75% off, I want to buy them. I'm saving money. LOL But every year I'll buy one package and try to leave it at that.

  3. I'm pleased to say I'm losing the extra weight gained over Xmas. Even better I plea guilty to only 8 of your listed food/drink. Trouble is my halo is choking me.

    1. That's funny. Truth is, we all have something we should probably keep away from. But what is life without it's little temptations.

  4. Chocolate is definitely one I try to keep out of the house, and ice cream. I don't need much motivation to keep going to my gym because I love doing water aerobics and yoga! Besides if I didn't, I'd be a blimp.

    1. There are a few items above I can actually keep in the house without it being a big problem, but some, like cereal, I can't. So overall, I try to keep them all out. With a few minor exceptions from time to time.

  5. Theres always the temptation to save money. We all know where this leads to. I've managed to convince myself dark chocolate is good therefore it is logical to store my "food temptations" in ample supply.

    1. Still, dark chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate. If nothing more, I'll eat less dark chocolate because it's not as tasty as milk chocolate.

  6. Hello there.
    Oh my...Jillian Michaels would have you locked up for this list! (lol). I sometimes indulge in B, C, D, I & V. I love plain V and can/have eaten a whole tub in one sitting. Then I feel bad and will stay away from V for a few months. I make my own L using ground chicken instead of beef, which I don't like and haven't eaten since I was a kid.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    1. Yes, Jillian Michaels would have a few words with me I'm sure. To be honest, I could probably use the motivation from her. LOL