posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:50 PM
Where do I begin.
You are probably right that these statistics aren't correct, like, how would they know certain circumstances, they don't.
I would say there are a ton of people falling through the cracks that aren't asking for help or receiving any.
I don't know how many of you have gone without eating for a few days, like 3 or 4, in a row, then a few more and a few more. December and January
was up and down, more down.
It is quite an experience and gives you quite a perspective.
I now have witnessed how hunger can consume the person. I resent shopping with people that can buy potato chips and cookies and load their shopping
carts with food.
By the way, it doesn't cost any more to eat well or healthy as it is to eat unhealthy.
Now, if you only have $10.00 to shop. You probably won't be able to cover the 4 food groups this time around.
I don't understand, myself, how can people be poor and FAT???!!! I don't get it!!!!
I pay my bills first, then I eat!
My next door neighbors are elderly retired and on a fixed income, and I consider it a crime to ask them or let them know what I don't have to eat.
It has to be one of the most uncomfortable things to go through. Losing 15 lbs in a week or two sucks. I am not able to workout(weight
lifting) lately, since I can't feed the muscles the way they should.
I have always been healthy, not fat, and always have taken the approach, "eat to live" though this is not what I had in mind.
I don't remember ever going hungry in college(like this) not having much money back then!
I don't have a support system in my area, all of my friends and family are distant, or have moved afar.
I Completely understand that I put my self in this position and I can only blame myself for this and no one else. If is my fault! This is just a
temporary set back that is almost behind me.
I would just ask that you all pay attention to your neighbors, friends and even strangers, and look for signs that they may need help or just some one
to talk to. You just never know who that may be.
When I finally was able to buy food two weeks ago, I was waiting in the checkout line, an elderly gentleman in front of me, tired, with a limp,
gathered a few goods from his cart and set them on the belt. I can now see clearly that I am not the only one, and that, I Have It Real Good! Still!
I felt like just handing him my goods and what cash I had because I was embarrassed, and that I have "No" reason to be down. I just wanted to
I now can see by what people buy and how they are buying what is going on, or the people that are in need or help. If this makes sense to you. It
does to me and that all that matters.