noun - a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual.
I do have a rather peculiar habit that I've noticed about myself. I like food. Which really isn't that odd. I know there are a few people out there that don't believe in eating food (the Olsen Twins), but I am not one of those people. No, the oddity in my eating comes more with the rationalizing that I do as I eat it.
You see, I'm trying to be good. I'm exercising more. I'm attempting to get more sleep. And I'm trying to eat better. But, that's where this idiosyncrasy comes in.
I will sometimes bring home edible items that aren't very healthy for me. Then, I feel a rather bizarre need to consume ALL of that food. You know, so it won't be in my house tempting me to eat it.
Do you have any idea how stupid that sounds? And yet, I do it. Over and over. I will tell myself, "Have more M&M's ... you really need to get them out of the house quickly so you won't be tempted to eat more tomorrow!"
Um... HELLO! I'M STUFFING MY FACE NOW! Do fat and calories multiply as foods sits around my house waiting to be consumed? The worst part is: after I've eaten the food, I feel bad that no one else got any. SO I GET MORE! Wasn't devouring the food so it wasn't in the house whole point of my really lame justification? I'm afraid that I've created a rather vicious cycle.
And now, if you'll excuse me, there's a yellow cake with chocolate frosting sitting in my fridge. I've already had a piece today, but I don't want to mess up my healthy eating for tomorrow... so I'll just finish it off tonight...
Am I the only one who does this??