Eating. Madness.

English: Mashed potatoes with chicken in white...

Mashed potatoes with chicken in white wine sauce and Dutch salad. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eating. Madness.

Eating and madness,

Mad synapses and mounds of chicken thighs,

Thighs that rub together as she moves –

Thighs she can no longer see beyond her stomach.

Stomach this? Well it’s not easy,

Yet easy does the gravy go down her throat,

As she chokes down her pride with

Another helping of mashed potatoes.

Salad on the side.

 

©2012 Christy Birmingham

Inside my stomach

Inside my stomach (Photo credit: Mubina H)

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51 thoughts on “Eating. Madness.

  1. rollyachabot

    Good one Christy. Reminds me of the person I saw in A&W the other day ordering for two and yet they were alone. Added that order was supersize everything. I would explode after that much food… lol… Pass the salad please.

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  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    I try to eat healthy Christy, as you know with growing my own veggies etc… but still get the odd bar of chocolate down me when my sweet tooth starts to crave, Lucky for me I burn energy up quickly .. Great Poem Christy.. ~Sue

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hi Cat xx My neighbours finished that project and then started another one a few days ago. Today was quieter up there, so I hope they are done now! I still have that song you sent me… just in case! Hugs

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  3. Red

    I have so many friends who have this as the answer to their emotional pain. They all admit they know they do it, yet put aside the effects and do it any way. So, sad. Great poem, Christy.
    {HUGZ}
    Red.
    xxx

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Yes Red, I am saddened that there are a lot of people like that. They need to face the pain behind why they over-eat before they can begin to help themselves… Always so nice to see you here xx

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hehe Marc! I have not been to McDonalds in so long I can’t even remember when it was! I feel quite proud actually now thinking about that… Thanks for stopping by and for your support buddy!

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  4. Julie Catherine

    Wow, excellent poem, Christy – shared on Facebook and tweeted, because it’s such a great message! I don’t have this problem because I have IBS, and it’s hard enough to eat practically anything … but I have seen this, and it’s very sad. Really well done, loved it! (That dinner on the top actually looks really good, but I can’t remember the last time I had an entire meal, lol.) ~ Love and hugs, Julie xoxox

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      1. Christy Birmingham Post author

        Oooh Simon I haven’t heard the word treacle in a long time. Your comment reminds me of the sticky buns made with honey I used to eat when I was younger. Thanks for bringing back a great memory.

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      I bet you have the opposite problem, you poor lady you. I used to work with a woman with IBS and she was quite fragile. You have such a good spirit about life and I know your love helps so many. Just thinking about you warms my heart xx

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      1. Julie Catherine

        Christy, I actually have a weight problem, for several reasons. When my thyroid first quit on me I gained over 100 pounds in a year – it’s taken me about 5 years to take off about 2/3 of that …. plus, IBS kind of puts my body in starvation mode, so it wants to hang on to everything I eat … and medications tend to thwart efforts to lose those last 30 pounds as well. I’ve been working with a hospital dietician, but with all the health issues and medications, it’s always a struggle – so I’ve learned to just work with it and around it when and where I can. But this subject is important to me – and when I see people just shoveling the food in, I sometimes get a little envious … lol – eating healthy foods is something I kind of long for. (Thanks for listening to my little pitty-potty rant, hehehe.) Love and hugs to you, my friend! xoxox

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        1. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Thanks Julie for sharing more with me. You have decent reason to rant, whereas others think breaking a nail is good reason… You have things in perspective and I think that is why I connect to you so much. We have each had our personal struggles and find writing as a form of release. Take care my friend and hope today is a good one for you and your body xx

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        2. Julie Catherine

          Thank you for this, Christy – I always feel kind of vulnerable when I ‘expose’ some of my stuff, and you’re always so reassuring. I appreciate that.

          You know that getting to meet you in person is on my bucket list once I get to BC! (Today is not too bad, but I need to pack a few boxes this afternoon … and maybe a nice long hot shower and relax a bit after that. I’m about to have lunch, and find out if it’s a good “eating” day – wish me luck, lol.) xoxox

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        3. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Julie, hope today was a good one for you. I know what you mean about “opening up” and understand. I do not judge, there are already too many of those people out there. I add meeting you to my bucket list as well xx

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  5. Kelli Joan Bennett

    Short and powerful. Love this one, Christy. Everyone can relate to this because no one can live without food and we all know hunger. It’s that pesky psychological dependence we get on food to fill needs beyond what our body needs that makes things get dicey. Here in the US we are obsessed with food and dieting. Total insanity.

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  6. mywithershins

    Well, I can still see my toes, so I guess I’m not too bad, yet! There isn’t too many food items that I dislike, unfortunately, wit chocolate and salty foods being at the top of my favorites list. Your poem does give me pause, though, and lately I often find myself thinking, ‘do I really need to eat this?’ and reach for a piece of fruit instead of the chocolate. 🙂

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Good for you Sue! Fruit gives us the sweetness without all of the extras in chocolate. I also like chocolate very much and admit I do give in to my cravings some days. All in moderation 🙂

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  7. Tessa

    Loved the food poem with the message it sent. I’m going out for lunch soon at a beautiful seaside restaurant…I bet it haunts me there. I will try and stay strong, and resist ‘urges’ that will definitely pop up as I peruse the menu. Thanks Chris for your ‘intervention’.

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  8. Charron's Chatter

    I appreciate this in the abstract, knowing how difficult weight control can be for a LOT of people. You ought to submit this to a fitness magazine such as: Self–or Shape–or any publication to do with healthy eating and exercise. You have such a knack with expression! Poetic without being purposefully vague–leaving room for interpretation, at the same time.

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