Personal Narrative: My Feelings Toward Food

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My feelings toward food have been a rollercoaster throughout this part of life. Ranging from amazing and wonderful memories to awful, dark, and traumatic memories. Some of my best and worst memories are surrounded by food and either my lack of interest in eating it or my interest and workings with it. While food may have caused me a lot of pain in life the things that my eating habits have given me such as friends, family, and people I know I can rely on have made it worth it.

I wasn’t always picky. According to my mom it started when my sister was born. One day I was dipping my chicken in my chocolate pudding the next I couldn’t stand the thought of eating chicken or really anything at all. Not eating much as a kid caused me a lot of
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Dakota and I were opposites: he was tall, had dark hair, was a little overweight and would eat anything. I was small, scrawny, blonde, and didn’t eat anything. When I went over to his house for the first time his mom was making spaghetti and I was nervous because I only would eat spaghetti with a certain kind of sauce, but I didn’t want to upset or cause any issues this was the first time I had been over to a friend's house. When dinner time came around I just said that I wasn’t hungry and didn’t eat. I ended up staying at Dakotas house for the rest of that week but there was a problem. I hadn’t eaten once since I had been there in 3 days and his parents noticed and asked me why I wasn’t eating. I didn’t want to cause issues or make them think I was weird so I just told them I wasn’t very hungry and had been making cereal in the mornings. On the fourth day without food I passed out at Dakotas house and his parents called my mom and they found out I was insanely picky and didn’t really eat anything. When I woke up I was back home and my mom had some food and juice waiting for me and was upset with me for lying to my friend's parents and not eating. After this happened my friends parents got a list of foods that I would eat from my mom as well as the particulars of how each one had to be made or what brand they needed to be. This was extremely embarrassing for me, I’ve always been really insecure about …show more content…
Greg was a huge influence in helping me work my way out of being shy, quiet, nervous, and embarrassed about who I am and what I eat. He forever changed my life and he still does when I think about him while considering trying stuff.

Food has had a mostly negative effect on my life, but as I got older I got some better memories like with Greg food was one of the things that brought us close and helped me become the person I am today. Although I am still really picky and get embarrassed and insecure occasionally about how I eat it’s nowhere near as bad as when I was a kid. All around food has hurt me and food has helped me, but I would take all the pain my pickiness has brought me then risk losing the people who my pickiness brought me close

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