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Hungry for the first time

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I woke up feeling hungry for the first time in a very long time today. I don't feel that's a bad thing. I have actually been looking forward to the feeling a bit. It is one way to feel in tune with my body, and my body and I have been out of touch for far too long.

I have wrestled with my situation of overeating and lack of strength over food for quite some time now and how it parallels the terrible situation in our nation. We are a nation of excess in which millions are hungry and homeless. It is pretty clear this country has a consumption disorder and I am part of it.

There have been times when I have felt sick at heart that I have unable to see food as only the thing that sustains me and feel compelled to force it down my gullet long after the need is gone. I have come to believe that I, and many others, would gain a greater understanding of the world if we all knew a little want from a first-hand perspective.

How can we be truly thankful and respectful of what we are so fortunate enough to have if we have never known its lack?

So today I am thankful for this small and unfamiliar feeling of hunger. I hope it is one timid step toward discovering a greater understanding and respect for my body and myself.
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  • KITTY775
    Thank you, alihikes emoticon
    1986 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your insight regarding hunger, and for looking at the broader perspective of hunger and obesity in our nation. emoticon
    1987 days ago
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