Taking "tastes" of food as I'm cooking it. There's no reason to taste it five times, but I do.
I think my worst habit is the compulsion to eat something "naughty" when I am alone or when people leave the room. I used to be a "secret eater" (i.e., when I'd make bad food choices, I'd go eat it in my car, or in a closet, or when I was home alone) because I didn't want to be judged. It became such a habit that when I find myself alone my first impulse is to grab the least healthy thing in the room, even when I am not hungry!!
I try to substitute this by grabbing and chugging some water, but something I still find myself in front of an open fridge without even being consciously aware of having gone to do it!!
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 9/19/14 = 176.6 (net: -38.6)
Last mini-goal: 180 lbs. REACHED! Reward - new sports bra
Current min-goal: 175 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."