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Hunger, thy name is ......

Monday, November 18, 2013

There is a lot you don't know about me. Let's face it, at my age a lot must have happened to me during my life - and I couldn't possibly have told you everything in just a few short months.

I am a quiet, calm sort of person. I don't get ruffled easily. I rarely argue. I'll walk away from an argument if I think the other party isn't prepared to have a reasonable discussion (apparently that's very annoying, but it's the way I am). I love my family unconditionally, and my friends are treated in the same way. We all make mistakes - yes, even me! emoticon

I take each day as it comes. I am adaptable and have had to be. I don't panic in a crisis, I just get on and cope even if others around me are falling to pieces. This has happened more than once, and I hope it never happens again.

You will also be surprised to know that a while ago I was on live TV regularly. I only mention that because it was a situation where everything was thrown at me (not literally) and I had to think on my feet and change my plans. I enjoyed it and would do it again. You see - I really DON'T panic!

So, what on earth is going on? Today I can't stop eating. To put it in its proper perspective - I don't WANT to stop eating. So far I've only had breakfast, but I'm still 'hungry'. I've logged my food, and while it is more than I've had for the past while it certainly isn't excessive, but the potential for a 'binge' is still there. The thing is - I DON'T BINGE! I only eat when I'm hungry......................!

So am I hungry?

Of course not!

What I have eaten is perfectly adequate for the start of the day - and as long as leave it there I am on target for the rest of the day with a few minor adjustments. However, this feeling has really made me sit up and take notice. I'm astounded by my thoughts and the realisation that this feeling actually has a name.


I have difficult emotional things to deal with today. I'm a bit of a procrastinator so in truth I'd rather wait until tomorrow - but I realise that I must do them today. It's business for my mother who is unable to do it for herself. I'm dreading it. I have a gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach - and it does feel a little like hunger. BUT IT ISN'T and knowing that makes it easier to deal with.

It doesn't take away what I have to deal with, though. So...... Onwards and Upwards. No procrastinating - I'm off to deal with it so that there won't be any pangs when I come home. Have a Spark-filled day everyone. Does your 'hunger' have a name?

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    Maybe I need to find the name for my hunger. I hadn't thought of that before.
    911 days ago
    Hope the day gets better. emoticon a few extra steps should help you keep on track and may help you deal with what needs dealt. No easy job. Hugs.
    1484 days ago
  • TREV1964
    i don't name my hunger but you have me intrigued as to what you have done on TV. I cannot help wondering if I have seen you already - what have you done on it?

    I await your answer in anticipation.


    1485 days ago
    I can totally relate!! I felt like this on Sunday. I think for me on that day, it was being under-rested. My body was craving something, but I think it was sleep.

    Sometimes our brains disguise a feeling for hunger. We have to tell it NO! that is NOT what I want or need.

    Its so hard.

    Your blog is emoticon ! You hit the nail on the head!
    1485 days ago
    Hi there I am hoping your mission is accomplished by now. We all have missions we dread but in hindsight it can be viewed as a major accomplishment.

    It was such for me and I hope it will be for you. HUGS emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1485 days ago
    i agree taking it out looking at it and giving it a name....gives us a power over it ty....enjoy your day...great blog!!
    1485 days ago
    Eat more protein and when I still feel hungry I drink two eight ounces of ester one after the other....fills me up quite nicely.
    1485 days ago
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    1485 days ago
    I hear that & in stressful situations I often find myself in the kitchen snacking. I have opted for more sensible snacks in these situations and have found something that fills this belly. Chocolate chip Fiber One bars are my go to. They are under 200 calories, have a significant source of fiber & fulfill my sweet tooth with chocolate chips. With the extra fiber they fill my belly so I don't want to eat more..... emoticon
    1485 days ago
  • LOUBUG1012
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  • PGHP31CK
    Good on you for unmasking your hunger!

    My hunger's name changes -- Somedays it masquerades as Boredom. Some days, it hides in Fear. Other days, it lurks in Frustration.

    Praying for you, as you take care of what needs to be done for your mother today.
    1485 days ago
    Writing (which you did in your blog) is sometimes a way to figure out why food has such power.
    It would seem that you have reached an answer. I trust you have faced what needed to be faced and are now feeling better. emoticon emoticon
    1485 days ago
    By now you have faced your demon, the wretched task that you alluded to in this blog, My prayers are with you. May what you were dreading be not really so bad once it is accomplished. For me what I fear usually is never so bad as I envisioned it to be. I guess that the reverse is usually true too... the fun is usually not quite as joyous either.
    Hope you day is a good one, with a week and a lifetime of good days to follow.
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    1485 days ago
    1485 days ago
    My 'hunger' actually speaks to me. It knows all my weaknesses. It is my little friend who helps me when I am stressed,depressed, bored or in a panic. I say friend but not really because I don't really know it's name it's just there. Sometimes I think my friend has gone and left me but wham bam it ambushes me when I least expect it. I guess I am in an abusive relationship, and if have been groomed all my life!
    I am a terrible procrastinator. Something else we have in common.

    1486 days ago
    I am going to stop and get acquainted with Hunger to see exactly what is its name. I'm so busy embracing it I've not stopped to get to know it. Nice blog
    1486 days ago
    It's sad that you have to deal with those things, but your understanding of where that feeling of "hunger" is coming from will allow you to do what you have to do about it. Sounds like what you have to do is get the business related to your mother sorted out and the rest will settle down.
    1486 days ago
    Not sure what I want to call my hunger. Maybe it should be REWARD. When I am tired I like to sit and always I enjoy eating as a reward for my work accomplished.
    1486 days ago
    I will keep you in my thoughts today.
    1486 days ago
    OH most definately a few names FEAR and UNCERTAINTY. are my biggest names. Of which are really playing in my mind , although have to say only 1 day and a bit over in the past 3-4 really fearful, foolish days have I even thought of eating out of stress. That is great for me.
    I was doing fine today till the practise run I did for the bus, came 10 mins early. I texted dd whats up you told me... mum it comes about every 15 mins or so this early you will catch one on time. eeeek but I HAVE TO be early and yes I was told that for the first day, after that - lol it is another thing of mine, I DON'T DO LATE. lol
    1486 days ago
    The name for my hunger is "stress." I crave comfort food when I am stressed. Does a real number on dieting and health! emoticon

    Hope all works well for you. emoticon
    1486 days ago
    Greats insights! I'm not one to panic in a crisis either, instead I will become startled and scream at the little stuff later.. My hunger has many names, but never fear. I'm more prone to under-eating when I am suffering from severe fear/anxiety.

    At times the true name of my hunger is "boredom", and other times it is "loneliness" or even "grief" or "sadness".

    Hope your day goes well, even when it involves taking care of things you'd rather postpone. Think of how good you'll feel once it's dealt with!
    1486 days ago
    Go for it!
    1486 days ago
    No matter what age we are we still have things come up that surprise us from time to time. This sounds like one of those moments for you.

    This too shall pass.


    1486 days ago
    Yup - its name is Exasperation! 'Just go away! I don't want or need food right now' .
    BUT - it is most often in the name of procrastination - 'just eat something and you won't have to deal with . . . whatever it is - YET '.
    Hear you have a tough day ahead and I'm sad for you for that, but if you get it over - and do it well and with consideration (which I hear you will) - you'll likely feel a lot better in so many ways than when you wrote this blog.
    DO hope so.
    Thinking of you emoticon
    1486 days ago

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