I was listening to the local morning radio show this morning and they were talking about eating habits as a child because apparently over in England if a child is obese they can be removed from the home citing abuse. In a way I guess it could be if the parents do not stop the child from eating whatever they want and they are so overweight it is detrimental to their health. When I was growing up I was not allowed sodas or any kind of candy and very, very limited amounts of “junk food”. Even now I really do not eat all that much candy or junk food but I do have my sodas because I don’t drink coffee and I have to get my caffeine somewhere.
I remember in high school though when I finally got a job and I was paying for my lunch instead of bringing it in which was always a bologna/cheese sandwhich, which to this day I still eat everyday at work, I’d head over to the ROTC office and for breakfast it was always a Dr. Pepper and some peanut butter cookies. Then for lunch, I’d go back to the ROTC office and buy a Dr. Pepper, bag of cheetos and a Mr. Goodbar. Every single day I’d eat that unless we’d sneak off campus and eat out. It’s a wonder none of us blew up like balloons. I weighed a buck o’ 5 when I graduated high school. That’s 105 lbs for you folks who don’t understand the lingo. At 5 ft 8 in, svelt doesn’t cover what I looked like but I really couldn’t gain any weight then. Of course that’s not an issue now but that’s another story.
So what did you eat growing up?