What do you deny yourself?

Asked by Jane Belanger

January 19, 2011

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Kyle Wassom

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Grad Student)

Impulsive buys. I make myself think about it for a while. I leave the store and come back if I still want it — I usually wait a couple days as a general rule of thumb.

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Sean Forbes

From Carmel Valley (Student)

Dessert. I actually deny myself that because I don’t want to get fat; I gotta keep my trim figure.

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Brien Moynihan

From Carmel Valley (Student)

Smoking. I haven’t [smoked] for, like, eight months or so. I didn’t really smoke that much — just once in a while. But now I’m cutting it out completely.

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Moises Acuña

From National City (Government Worker)

Right now I’m trying to deny myself certain foods. Mostly carbohydrates because it makes me balloon when I eat that stuff. It makes my weight go up too fast.

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Nico D’Amico-Barbour

From Bird Rock (Aspiring Shipyard Worker)

I deny myself certain fatty foods that I really want sometimes. Like pie. Pie is the worst thing man ever invented. Pie needs to go away. There’s a lot of things I’m going to try to deny myself in the new year, like staying up too late and watching too much TV.

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Ibrahim Fardan

From Marina District (Education Worker)

I deny myself forbidden things according to my faith [Muslim]. I don’t drink alcohol, I’m basically what you’d call celibate, and I don’t eat pork. Just following the scriptures.


Mindy Ross Jan. 20, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m.

I deny myself a good husband. I've got serious issues with men. I've had actual winners interested in me, even into my 40s, and I sabotaged every relationship, and then ended up with a loser. I finally gave up. These days, the only hard body sleeping next to me is my sixty-pound pit bull, Gus.


SurfPuppy619 Jan. 20, 2011 @ 7:12 p.m.

Good move-too much brain damage with BF/GF issues.

My pups sleep all over the house-and always take up the bed-especially my pit bull, she will ALWAYS sneak on to the middle of the counch (where I was stretched out) whenever I get up to do something-she is a sneak!


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