Here is a sample text of what I wanted to write:
I woke up very hungry this morning. Hunger is good in that it drives you. But I re-realized that too much hunger is actually destructive.
It's an informal blog post, but I'm looking for an actual word that means something between "I reminded myself" and "I was reminded".
I realize that I could shuffle sentence structure around to mean a similar thing, but is there a word that I can substitute for "re-realize"?