This morning's breakfast was cereal. I like it on several levels--for starters, I like cereal, and I like all of the crazy concoctions I can make in my bowl. Also, it's easy and quick to prepare.
So there I was, half asleep, making my cereal concoction, when I realized I had forgotten my sunflower seeds in the pantry.
I really don't feel like grabbing those. It's no big deal- it doesn't add much to my intake, so it won't matter if I skip them.
But then I caught myself. No, actually, it was a big deal if I skipped them because I would skip them tomorrow and then the next day and the next day. The sunflower seeds wouldn't be the only things that would disappear. Other stuff would go.
With those few things going, so would my recovery.
It's a big deal because one little thing doesn't ever stay one little thing. Not ever.
So I walked over to the pantry and got my sunflower seeds.
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- I'm a science writer, a jewelry design artist, a bookworm, a complete geek, and mom to a wonderful kitty. I am also recovering from a decade-plus battle with anorexia nervosa. I believe that complete recovery is possible, and that the first step along that path is full nutrition.
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nour·ish: (v); to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth; to cherish, foster, keep alive; to strengthen, build up, or promote
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