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What is hunger, and what is something else?

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I noticed while at home vacationing I am not chronically hungry like I am at work. Which leads me to believe that it MAY NOT BE HUNGER. It may be anxiety, or boredom, or habit. Which means that I may appeal to my inner strength to muscle through it.

I'm one of those people who feels like she's gotta eat the second she feels hungry. On vacation, my husband and I were driving out east on Long Island. We live towards the middle of Long Island. I hadn't had a morning snack. I tried breathing into the hunger pangs I felt while we were driving. It really seemed to help. That, and of course, water.

We hadn't been out to Greenport, a little town on eastern Long Island, in a couple of years. Things looked different, of course. The little variety store I liked to poke around in was gone. The luncheonette was gone. But there was a new lunch spot that took its place, called Crazy Beans. We ate fish and chips there. I eat off the vegan path when I eat out.

I do find that cutting back on my snacking and talking myself out of my emotional hunger is working, but later in the day, I get a hunger-panic-don't wanna change what's comfortable attack and have snacked later in the day. I have to come up with a strategy to fight this sneak attack of my old habits not wanting to let go. It might help to keep the container of cut up raw veggies available.

Here is another of my husband's photos from our nature walk during vacation.

Happy Sparking, and keep looking ahead.

"Try your very best to live in the present moment where your heartbeats are."

~Bernard Basset
We Neurotics: A Handbook for the Half-Mad, 1962
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    Great observations that you have been making, keep it up!
    28 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Wonderful quote and photo. It is always disappointing to travel to an old spot and find some of the businesses have shut down. It is so unfortunate.
    28 days ago
    I love that quote!!! Hope your day goes well!!!
    29 days ago
    Good job on recognizing that there may be other causes for your hunger. And unless it's true hunger, for sure, food isn't going to fix the situation!

    LOVE your DH's photo. Awesome.
    29 days ago
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