The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn’t start.
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment
— (via theoutsiders)
Hillary Clinton (via ellesugars)
I’m pretty sure I love this. :-)
If you’re “fat positive” but you can only reblob pics of fat white women in pinup style, then we have issues.
I wish that I could remember where I got this from (if anybody knows the source please let me know). This was one of my most valuable resources on my journey to become a more intuitive eater. I realize that some of these may seem basic to somebody who eats “normally”, but for me, who has suffered from on and off disordered eating since I was eight, it was just what I needed. I was so disconnected with my natural hunger cues that going back to basics really helped take away the anxiety and guilt away from eating. Hope that this helps somebody!!!
***This post may be triggering, please exercise self-care when deciding whether or not to read this post***
Emotional vs. Physical Hunger Signs
Emotional hunger is sudden: one minute you’re not thinking about food, the next minute you’re starving.
Physical hunger is gradual: it gives you steadily progressive clues that it’s time to eat.
Emotional hunger is for a specific food.
Physical hunger is open to different foods. You may have preferences, but they are flexible.
Emotional hunger is “above the neck”: it begins in the mouth and mind. Your mouth wants to taste that pizza, etc.
Physical hunger is based in the stomach: a rumbling or growling in your stomach.
Emotional hunger is urgent: you have to eat NOW.
Physical hunger is patient: it would prefer you ate soon, but doesn’t command you eat that instant.
Emotional hunger is paired with an upsetting emotion: your boss yelled at you, your kid’s in trouble at school, etc.
Physical hunger occurs out of physical need, because it’s been four or five hours since your last meal.
Emotional hunger involves automatic or absentminded eating: it can feel as if someone else’s hand is scooping up the ice cream and putting it in your mouth or you may not notice that you’ve just eaten a whole bag of cookies.
Physical hunger involves deliberate choices and awareness of the eating: you consciously decide whether to eat half your sandwich or the whole thing.
Emotional hunger doesn’t cease, even when the body is full, and your stomach may hurt from overeating.
Physical hunger stops when satisfied.
Emotional hunger promotes guilt about eating.
Physical hunger is based on eating as a necessity; there’s no guilt or shame afterward.