Forgetting to eat or drink.

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  1. SevenSamurai

    SevenSamurai Silver Belt

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    I worked 20 hours yesterday in Dallas and was so into it that I literally skipped meals all day long unintentionally -tonight after 13 hours at work, I went for Sushi -and suddenly realized I hadn't ate or drank anything in way over 48 hours.

    Anybody ever have this happen to them? I'm thinking it's stress related -as I have to finish what I'm doing or I will have to cancel my vacation in a week and a half -which will be my first real time off this year.

    I just don't know how you don't get clues, symptoms, and pains from your body telling you to at least drink.
     
  2. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    When I used to work a salary job, I would not eat at all until like 2 pm... and sometimes without realizing. Probably 50% of my calories were consumed via alcohol too. Not good.
     
  3. LatFlare

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    What sort of job are you doing?
     
  4. JAEGERX

    JAEGERX victorus aut mortis Platinum Member

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    you work 20 hours a day?, what do you do?

    im thinking either hired merc or gigolo
     
  5. Kanster

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    Surprised that you didn't forget to breath mang.
     
  6. SevenSamurai

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    Mostly at my computer or standing on set for hours.
     
  7. 0vary hugger**

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    Lunchtime is important to me so no.
     
  8. LatFlare

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    Standing and walking around on set for hours I'm surprised you don't get hungry. But sitting at a computer, especially if the lights and A/C around are always constant its not surprising if you just turn into a veg and forget about everything.
     
  9. wearetheromans

    wearetheromans Brown Belt

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    no

    i get hungry so then i eat things

    this is usually the way it works
     
  10. odog

    odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    If you are super stressed or busy it can happen. The busier I am, the less likely I am to eat. But I never forget to drink. I always drink lots of water no matter what.
     
  11. AncientEnemy

    AncientEnemy Emelianenko, Fedor Emelianenko

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    i can not operate on another level without food. my mind cant convince my body it doesnt need it. but when im working a 12 hour day ill only eat a pbj sammy halfway through. and ill drink a redline energy drink which helps curb appetite and keep me going
     
  12. Fawlty

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    I used to have a bad habit of that when I was really busy, passed out a few times. After like 25 that stopped in a hurry. Kinda hungry right now.
     
  13. DoctorTaco

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    I get this way during the busy season at work, I'd go 8-10 hours on coffee and bites of what ever I was cooking/baking at the time.

    7sam, I've got your answer- camel pack with a mixture of red wine and protein gel.
     
  14. Kruppe

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    Incredibly rarely, but it's happened.

    If it's physical labor, I have to eat or I get shaky/lightheaded.
     
  15. HugeFanSmallBod

    HugeFanSmallBod Pump Up The Jam Pump It Up While Ya Feet R Stomp'N

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    I never skip drinking but a lot of times ill forget or just intentionally don't eat for a day. Sometimes ice from drinks just works out for me. Its not good for you though and it makes your breath stink.
     
  16. Doughbelly

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    I do this all the time when I am not surrounded by people and more or less left to my own devices.

    I'll forget to eat for a day or two at a time.

    OTOH, I also don't have a cutoff switch. If I am continuously exposed to food, I will eat 6-7 full meals a day.
     
  17. adam199

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    Yeah, and it happened today. I knew I had to eat, but I kept putting it off as if it was an annoyance.I was pretty busy all day. I think intense focus and some stress will do that. You just notice that you haven't eaten rather than actually feel hungry.
     
  18. bcordova

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    I have gone 24 hours only eating a small bag of chips. I'm not a big eater but I still need something.
     
  19. Mr Gorgeous

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    I went over 56 hours without eating. Not because I forgot but because I couldn't afford food. It was horrible. I boiled water to drink. I spent most of my time sleeping because I didn't have energy and it hurt too much. Eventually it stopped hurting.
     
  20. chickenluver

    chickenluver Bookmobile Driver

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    once a drank way too much whisky and beer one night and i woke up after a few hours of sleep still drunk and sick as hell

    i was sick all day and since i couldn't even keep down water i didn't try to eat anything

    when i finally ate the following day it had been about 40 hours since my previous meal

    not really the same thing as forgetting to eat however
     

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