I have a major problem with wanting things to be fair - even if I'm the one who would be coming out on top.
This is great when it affects my employees or my family but not so great when it has to do with food. Too often, I would find myself eating half a dessert I'm sharing with someone even if I didn't want it because it was only fair we each get half. I would find myself eating a cookie because Boyfriend ate one and I want to make sure I get at least one before they were all gone.
Now here's where I show you how crazy I am: I have to eat things in even numbers. That's not crazy, but the reason why is.
I remember laying on our couch when I was about two years old playing with my hands and feet. The right one was the good one and the left was the bad. Then, I decided it wasn't fair for my left hand to be the bad one because it would feel left out. Ever since then, I ate things in pairs because I didn't want the other ones to feel left out. I was afraid they'd be sad without their pair. I couldn't eat just three tiny cookies, I had to have four.
As I got older, I didn't think about pairs and whether or not they felt left out, but the habit of eating even numbers of things stuck with me causing me to overeat at times. I don't count how many bites I'm taking or anything crazy like that, but in fairness to myself and my health, I'm trying to break myself of the habit of eating in pairs. Or if I really have to, only eating one pair of something rather than two.
Please tell me I'm not the only crazy one who does this....I promise I don't hear voices in my head or anything.
Edit: I don't eat everything in pairs. Eating two steaks, two baked potatoes, etc. is just weird. I only eat small things like crackers, cookies, clementines, grapes, strawberries.....