I'm thinking right now that I need to cook up a batch of 'mixed' veggies from the fridge and freezer. I like having a nice big batch of pre-mixed, cooked veggies to toss into all sorts of things. I didn't have a large breakfast, so I'm 'sitting with' some real hunger right now to re-quaint myself with what it feels like, and that it won't kill me to feel this way.
Interesting, about the hunger thing. I find that when I am not working, I tend to eat later in the am, then I find I skip a meal. Lunch, as I am just not hungry. By dinnertime, I am usually ready to eat again. When I am working, I am hungry a lot sooner & I will usually have a snack before lunch. I almost always eat 3 meals a day when I am working. I know there have been times, when I did feel what I think might be what they feel they have to name, as toxic hunger. It is just withdrawl to me, maybe that is the same thing, I dont know. I am not necessarily physically hungry & I usually dont want just any food, I want sweets or something along that line. And I dont feel that it ever really goes away, at least for me, it is always waiting to pounce on me when I may feel vulnerable. Some have said 30 days, some say 60 days, for cravings to go away, but it has to be an individual thing. I have days when I come on this board, start reading someone's Journal, they start talking about some food they ate, wham, I want it. It is almost harder than when I just get a thought in my head about some food. So I find myself staying away from the boards for a longer time. Personally I like feeling hungry, not ravenous, just normal it is time to fuel my body kind of hunger. I dont like that feeling, that if I dont eat, I am going to pass out. I haven't had that for quite a while & I find that the sooner I eat when I feel that regular hunger, the better off I am. My cravings stay away when I eat like that or if they do sneak up on me, I can handle them better.
Dendra, I really enjoy your Journal & your posts on the board. Love your cats, too. I lost my last kitty, she was 20, 2 years ago. I miss her & having a cat but right now is not a good time to get a cat, so I will just enjoy yours.