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I Forget to Eat Sometimes

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    Pretty Bad Habit

    It's so easy to do most days, with dealing with the kids. I am so consumed by them. Even when I am making their breakfast, lunch or dinner, something else needs to be done.  
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74 36-40, F 29 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    It Just Happens

    I don't have a rountine so i think thats a problem to start with. full 7 hours work - no breakfast, have lunch which mostly consist of crisp sandwiches half day work - dependin how early i wake i go to the shop for a ready meal, if i wake late I don't eat I don't have breakfast...
    Garnetflare Garnetflare 18-21, F Feb 9, 2011

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    Not Sure How....

    I've always had this problem. I don't know why....I actually love food. Love to cook, to eat, share a meal, etc. But I regularly forget to eat. And I don't mean for a meal, I mean a day....or days. I forgot to today. I like to try at breakfast to eat...but unless I'm up for a...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M Nov 7, 2012

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    Forget It

    Some days I get so busy at work that I will forget to eat. I hate to admit this because so many of my friends are on here but there is sometimes a period of days that I will forget to eat.  I am trying so hard not to go back to those days but it is hard.    
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses May 15, 2008

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    If....

    If I am not at work and either at a meeting, class or at home, alone, I usually forget to eat, with the exception of breakfast, which I can never forget. I tend to do it especially if very involved in a project or out for a day's shopping, in which i tend to live on tea and diet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Me Too!

    I've skipped breakfast most days, for no reason just didn't have it. I've skipped lunch amny times, just continued working and never though about it or needed it. Rarely, I've skipped dinner but it has happened. Some days I have a big lunch and dinner seems unnesceeary so, it...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    I Get to Wrapped Up In Myself

    When I'm depressed I feel I can't do anything. Its such a struggle to do the day to day things and eating slips off the things to do list.
    Rodin Rodin 41-45 1 Response Mar 1, 2009

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    TheTrevorPonder TheTrevorPonder 26-30, M Oct 14, 2012

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    I've Forgotten So Much

    There are times when I'll go to the kitchen and just stop and wonder when the last time I ate was. If I don't remember, I usually grab an apple or something small just in case it's been a while. Often I'll go hang out with friends, and one will say "When was the last time you...
    sukimarii sukimarii 18-21, F Sep 14, 2010

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    Focus

    I just realized I haven’t eaten anything today WOW how weird is it that when you’re really captivated by doing something you’re passionate about, other needs slip right out of your mind? That’s dangerous. TIME TO CHOW DOWN.
    AnnieWays AnnieWays 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    Had a breakdown because of this

    once in the middle of summer hahaha. Worst during holidays when you're too busy doing **** on the internet all day.
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Get Going...oops

    I'm one of those who can't bounce out of bed in the morning and immediately eat.  I need an hour, at least, before I can even consider it.This can be a problem if and when I get going on a good project in that hour.  (Or get wandering around EP-land...)  I'll get involved in...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    I Am Keeping Track, Now.

    I lost approximately 45 pounds on purpose over a two year period. I was very proud of myself; happy and healthy at about 110 lbs. I had my body mapped, and all of my statistics were within normal ranges. Golden, right? Then I got sick. It started out feeling like bad heartburn. I...
    abm101709 abm101709 22-25, F Nov 12, 2013

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    I Forget to Eat Alot

    As a child I was always thin.  I was told that many times.  I came across a picture of me when I was 9yr, maybe 10 yrs old in a swim suit  I remember when the picture was taken and at the time I thought I was so cute, but looking at the picture  I...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    Not Intentional

    So I do forget too eat...or maybe in my case ...I'm just accumstomed to doing so. I'm a strict vegetarian...no meat, or dairy. I stand at 5'3, weighing in at 95 pounds...... But I'm healthy, I don't get faint....but I do pretty much eat one meal a day- which is dinner. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    I Keep Telling Them There's Nothing Wrong With Me....i Just Forget To Eat Sometimes...

    Sometimes I forget to eat. Usually I don't even think about it, or I'm not hungry, or nothing sounds good. Today I woke up at 10:30 and didn't eat until 5 because I didn't feel hungry. My friends worry about me. My school serves breakfast and lunch so on school days they sit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 26, 2012

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    Sometimes I Get So Busy and Ca...

    sometimes i get so busy and caught up that i dont have an appetite or even notice that im actually hunger especially working long weekends
    sarih2o sarih2o 19-21 Feb 9, 2008

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    How? You Ask...

    Because I'm just talented like that.   I get involved in things like EP or anything else I happen to be doing at the time, and look at the clock, it'll be almost 7pm sometimes and I'll be sitting there thinking... hmmm oh yeah, I haven't eaten.. and I'll say to myself...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Sitting At a Red Light

    on the phone with dot "i feel dizzy" i say "what kind of dizzy?" she says "there is no such thing as good dizzy" she says "i know all about dizzy" she says "i haven't eaten today..it is 4'oclock" i say "get food now...
    purepotential purepotential 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    I Forget It Purposely

    And then for the next meal I eat eat eat and eat couse I cant make the hunger go away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 4, 2010

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    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Not lately unfortunately, but I have been known to have an active social life (once upon a time). I also have been known to be a workaholic, and then forget to eat. Or sometimes I eat and then 8+ hours later I realize I haven't eaten in, well, 8+ hours. It all depends on what is...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 12 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Working In a Restaurant And...

    Working in a restaurant and being on your feet all day in an incredible busy environment, you do forget to eat sometimes. I found that working around food all day made me not want it.  I often had to force myself to eat or write myself a reminder to stop once in a while and...
    NorthernWolf NorthernWolf 46-50, F Feb 9, 2008

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    I Feel Horrible!!!

    Forgetting to eat has kind of something that's been going on for years. During a time in 2009 I was so upset I didn't eat for 7 days. By doing that, I think I messed up my internal hunger signal. I managed. After that just had to remind myself to eat. Well I started again with...
    orchid00 orchid00 26-30, F Jan 8, 2013

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    I Just Forget To Eat

    When i was 9 years old i looked like i was a stick i was that thin i would refuse to eat breakfast i played outside half the time but when i hit a teenager i just gained weight yet i wasn't eating alot but when i did eat i would say the food wasn't the healthiest.I was bullied...
    MsMckay92 MsMckay92 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    Wrapped Up In My Work

    There are times when I get wrapped up in my work and forget to eat.  I will finish with one person, start on my notes, return phone calls, visit patients, talk with other doctors, go to the lab to check on research and before you know it, time has flown by.  I would find myself...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I Forget Too

    I have the same problem.  I don't enjoy eating...  As a matter of fact, I see eating as something you need to do for survival, instead of a time killer. I only eat when I am hungry, I don't have a very big appetite.  Maybe like once a day...
    CannotSleepEver CannotSleepEver 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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    I Forgot Again.

    Another whole day done and no matter what work I got done today and how many times I reminded myself I didn't eat until 9 pm. I love food and am actually a very healthy weight though could use a bit more tone footer my liking. But it comes down to if it is just me I won't cook...
    rebelqueen rebelqueen 26-30, F Mar 23, 2013

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    I Am Not Anorexic, I Am Not Starving Myself Out Of Worry About My Weight....

    Its just that I genuinely don't feel a need to eat as much or often as other people do. I'll eat when I'm ready and the mood takes me - whether that be at regular intersections throughout the day or only having a first meal late in the evening. I guess it comes down to some kind...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    I'll Be On the Computer Working

    I don't do this as much, but I still eat lunch really late becuase I don't feel like getting up to make it. Sometimes, I am not even hungry, but I know lunch is good for my brain..
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2008

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    Take Today For Example....

    I'm on a new work schedule, so I get here before most people.  And now I try to get here extra early because there is someone on EP that I like to catch up with but our time zones are really far apart.  My morning schedule is not very forgiving.  Of course, I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    Horrible Habit

    I do it alot .... too much really ... But its not something i mean to do anymore ... Its just the whole time factor .... before especially when i worked ... I would forget because id get so tied up in doing walls and towers ... ugggg but when i worked in the food  business i...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 29, 2008

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    Forgetfulness Or Just Not Hungry

    I don't know if i forget but i don't really eat much can't have breakfast because i feel really sick to my stomach and if i do its tends to be my lunch...and if i do eat breakfast i get even more hungry a few hrs later...i tend to eat once or twice in a day mainly only once even...
    LaRose92 LaRose92 18-21, F 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    Actually Avoiding.

    Well first I'm glad to see other people do the same thing. And I guess I should say that most of the time I forget to eat but I also avoid it quite often because I am very insecure about the way I look and honestly I have the strongest fear of being fat. People tell me all the...
    KimmyBee KimmyBee 16-17, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Sooo... How Many Times a Day Are You Supposed to Eat?

    I usually catch 2 meals... but sometimes only supper (dinner)... I'm usually too busy in the morning for breakfast and just have coffee... but then I snack until about 11... then at 12 I go to lunch and depending on what I'm doing at lunch I may just skip that as well...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response May 19, 2008

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    I generally forget breakfast,

    then I forget lunch. Sometimes I remember dinner but if I forget that there is always a midnight snack.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 8

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    I Forget Im Supposed To Eat And Then I Binge When I Get Hungry

    I don't know whats going on with me. I dont do it on purpose, i simply forget to eat. I end up getting massive head aches and a fierce hunger after not eating. I'm scared im developing an eating disorder and im not even aware of it!
    NeonChemical NeonChemical 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    Avoiding Food

    I don't forget so much as I avoid food I do other thing to distract me. Like play games,listen to music, get on the computer, or type stories on ep . Some times I gotta force myself not to eat.
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 13-15, M Jun 27, 2012

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    Sometimes

    Sometimes,When I'm busy,Believe it or not,I forget to eat,When the work's done,I wonder why,I'm so sick,Bloody hell,Forgot to eat again!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Theres Just So Much Going On And Stuff To Do

    sometimes it gets to 11 at night and i realize i havent had anything to eat in hours usually i remember when i get light headed...
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    Often Don't Feel Hungry

    yeah ever since I know I barely felt hunger... I have no problem to skip meals... (even for some days) and so since I don't feel hunger... when there are more intresting things to do I just forget to eat... or when I'm mad I kind of forget it on purpos sometimes...just becaus I...
    SamPrue SamPrue 13-15, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    Bulimia?

    I have a love/hate relationship with food. I have gone for 4 days straight without eating. Then I binge on 4,000 calories in 20 minutes. Now, things are kinda leveling out, and I eat at least one meal per day, about 900 calories per day.  
    BloodOrange BloodOrange 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2008

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    I Am a Subspecies of Human That Does Not Require Food.

    Not really.   I just forget to eat dinner... I don't eat breakfast because I feel like I'm going to throw up if I do. I don't eat lunch because I'm usually in class around lunch time. And when I'm not, I like to sit and do as much homework as I can before my last class...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Yeah Same

    I usually forgot breakfast and lunch...sometimes dinner too. Even when I do eat its half portions at best...I guess thats a bad thing. But as long as I'm not dizzy or too sick or headachy Its fine. Its just a bad habit developed from long work hours with no time for food. When...
    drakneko drakneko 22-25, T Jan 9, 2013

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    It's Turning Into A Problem

    With my acid reflux I need to keep on an eating schedule, and I don't. I don't because I rarely feel at all apitized. I'm not really sure why I have no apitite but it's been a problem for a long time now. It's not just a matter of poor nutrition or getting tired, without food in...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Sep 2, 2011

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    It's true, sometimes I'm just not hungry

    and forget to eat, I've had days where I didn't eat anything
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Most of the Time!

    I forget to stop and eat... like today. I get so busy with work or doing an activity (I always stay active, doing something or other), that I forget to EAT. There have been times when I didn't eat anything for two days straight! I hear my stomach growling and I think, "Oh, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    I Don't Get Hungry Anymore

    I end up going longer without food than is healthy because I have such a screwed up sleep schedule. Often if I wake up in the afternoon I won't eat until late dinner. Or if I have to choose between sleeping and eating. I will take sleep. But the biggest problem is my body doesn...
    zlanki28 zlanki28 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    It'S An Honest Accident

    I try to eat. I honestly do try to remember. But I have a lot going on in my life and sometimes I will go a day or two without eating. It isn't a matter of me trying to lose weight, like everyone I know seems to think, It's just because I forget. It's really bad because i'm...
    Larz1014 Larz1014 18-21, F Mar 25, 2013

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    It Just Happens

    Its like food is not on my mind 97% of the time but, if it is I might grab something. But if I'm busy or about to be busy I'll just grab something fast,( fruit, candy, or almonds). It really doesn't matter it's like my stomach is thinking about something to do or dream or learn
    mystery667 mystery667 31-35, M Sep 26, 2013

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    Sometimes I Just Forget

    last thing i ate was a bowl of cereal yesterday morning....
    juSts0m3giRl juSts0m3giRl 18-21, F Sep 2, 2013

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    You Could Tell By Lookin At Me.

    Its strange because I have went the entire day without eating and never realise it until much later.  They funny part is by looking at me it would seem I eat most all meals but I usally only eat once or twice a day.  I get busy and food losses its priorty.  I eat...
    unicorn218 unicorn218 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2009

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