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I Forget to Eat Sometimes

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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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    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...
    mystery667 mystery667 31-35, M Sep 26, 2013

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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...
    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...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Sep 2, 2011

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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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    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...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M Nov 7, 2012

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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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    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...
    KimmyBee KimmyBee 16-17, F Jul 6, 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...
    BloodOrange BloodOrange 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2008

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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...
    unicorn218 unicorn218 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2009

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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...
    abm101709 abm101709 22-25, F Nov 12, 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...
    MsMckay92 MsMckay92 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 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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    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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 29, 2008

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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...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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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...
    NorthernWolf NorthernWolf 46-50, F Feb 9, 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...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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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...
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74 36-40, F 29 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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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 ...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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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...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 12 Responses Oct 10, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 1, 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...
    zlanki28 zlanki28 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    How To Remember The Important Things In My Life! - There’s no reason for you to be like the other 64% of people who think they have a bad memory. Protect The Memories You...
    TheTrevorPonder TheTrevorPonder 26-30, M Oct 14, 2012

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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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...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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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...
    orchid00 orchid00 26-30, F Jan 8, 2013

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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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    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...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 26, 2012

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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...
    Larz1014 Larz1014 18-21, F Mar 25, 2013

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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...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response May 19, 2008

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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...
    NeonChemical NeonChemical 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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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...
    purepotential purepotential 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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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...
    sukimarii sukimarii 18-21, F Sep 14, 2010

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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...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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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...
    SamPrue SamPrue 13-15, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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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...
    LaRose92 LaRose92 18-21, F 1 Response May 25, 2012

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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...
    AnnieWays AnnieWays 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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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...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2008

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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...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses May 15, 2008

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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...
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 13-15, M Jun 27, 2012

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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...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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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...
    Garnetflare Garnetflare 18-21, F Feb 9, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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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...
    CannotSleepEver CannotSleepEver 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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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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    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...
    rebelqueen rebelqueen 26-30, F Mar 23, 2013

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