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i need help asap

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

thank you to everyone who responded to yesterday post.

today, i have a problem. it is turning into a major problem.

i am good all day and when i go to bed, i am right where i want to be at my calorie range and everything else. after starting to go to sleep, i wake up and i am sleep eating. that is similiar to sleep walking except you eat and dont remember it.

i dont remember going into the kithcen last night and finishing off the ice cream, eating a granola bar, or peanut butter sandwich. the only way i know i did it was i saw the container in the trash can. i said to my husband, please tell me you ate that. then i saw the wrapper in my bedroom and saw a drop of peanut butter in the bathroom

if this hadnt been going on for so long, i would laugh i am really getting mad though. it is totally hindering my weight loss efforts.

i am on ambien and have been for years. after my sister dieing, i increased the dosage and this stating happening. i have recently decreased it again and it hasnt stopped.

i have thought about trying to go off ambien, which is what i should do, but i have been on it for so long i dont know if i can.

please help me identify possible causes to this problem and solution. maybe it has nothing to do with the ambien.

please help

  
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/25/2013 1:13PM

    That is scary! You need to talk to your doctor about getting off the Ambien. That is totally not good for you to walk in your sleep and eat too. I know you can do this!

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SWDESERTLOVER 4/25/2013 12:51PM

    I wish I could help but don't know much about Ambien. Please talk to your doctor and see if maybe he can suggest something else to help stop this problem. Also, please keep us posted.

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UWPALUM 4/25/2013 8:55AM

    I would definitely talk to your doctor. This might be the perfect timing to start getting off the medicine and dealing with your grief or other emotions differently. I wouldn't go off it cold-turkey though, those sleeping meds can have some serious side affects when you have taken them for a long time, I had night terrors when I did it. I can't imagine how frustrating this must be for you, good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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BEFIT014 4/24/2013 10:05PM

    WOW! That's scary. SO many things can happen. Definitely call your doctor and request an appt NOW.

Let us know what happens!

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DALID414 4/24/2013 9:49PM

    I hope this site helps you a bit:
http://www.talkaboutsleep.c
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asomnias_sleepeating.htm

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FUSIONFITNESS3 4/24/2013 7:19PM

    I would tend concur with the advice that you must speak to your doctor about this. From what others are writing what you are experiencing isn't unique. I would suggest exploring alternate medications with your doc.

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JBELICIOUS5 4/24/2013 5:52PM

    I would definitely talk to a doctor about the Ambien. It seems like this could be a likely cause, but he or she will best be able to work with you to solve the problem. Hope it gets resolved soon! So frustrating!

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MYRTROSE 4/24/2013 3:26PM

    I think it's totally related to the ambien, and it was just in the news a couple weeks ago that women are more sensitive to ambien then men are.

"The manufacturers of Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpimist, Edluar, and other sleeping medications that contain the active ingredient zolpidem must lower their recommended doses for women, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

The decision was driven by a series of clinical trials and driving simulation studies, which showed that zolpidem levels in women may be high enough to impair alertness in tasks after waking up, including driving.

"The changes are different in women and men," Dr. Ellis Unger, a director in FDA's Office of Drug Evaluation, told ABCNews.com. "We don't understand why yet, but women are more susceptible to next-morning impairment."

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BIGPAWSUP 4/24/2013 2:32PM

    I've heard that this can be a side effect of the Ambien. I have no idea what to tell you.

I would think calling/talking to the doctor who prescribed it might be a good idea. Until then, does your kitchen have a door you could close or lock? I don't know if that would work.

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SWANATOPIA 4/24/2013 2:31PM

    My mother was on ambien and she sleep ate all the time! She would cook pork chops and everything and almost caused a couple of fires. Talk with your Doctor and see if there is alternative to ambien because they switched my mom and she stopped sleep eating and started dropping weight!

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LEGSMINDHEART 4/24/2013 2:12PM

    That just sucks all around. I agree with the advice to talk to your doctor. I think getting off the Ambien might be a great idea, but your doctor can help you transition. You will figure this out!

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AMALIA8 4/24/2013 1:36PM

    Unfortunately I don't have much advice I can give other than to speak to a doctor about it. They would know about Ambien and it's effects on you. Also, they would have some other ideas of what could be causing it and thus some suggestions to stop it. I wish you luck finding out what is causing it and finding a solution! *hugs* Keep up the hard work!

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SPRING162 4/24/2013 1:34PM

    I say head to whomever prescribes the Ambien and tell them about the sleep eating. There are ways to help you stop doing that and you just need to find a Doc willing to help you over this problem. You can do it!


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a major step back

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My April goals didn't go so good. I took a major step backwards. I am so sick of playing around and not keeping my promise to myself to eat healthy and be healthy. It is never too late to start tho.

I was honest and posted my weight even tho it went up.

Now I am gonna look at my goals again. Both longterm, med, and short. I will be posting it on my blog a reference for myself.

I am also gonna post them on my profile page as I reach them.

I have already stayed in calorie range and walked 40 min 2 days in a row.

This is gonna be a great new start

  
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DEBBYFROMMT 4/24/2013 10:07AM

    The nice thing about sparkpeople is that you start new EVERY day! We are all in it with you!

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MONAKIN314 4/24/2013 8:27AM

    You can do it!

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BEFIT014 4/23/2013 11:08PM

    Tomorrow is another day. Today was NOT a good eating day for me--if it was in the house I ate it. But I have menu & workout planned for tomorrow...

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AMALIA8 4/23/2013 10:01PM

    Sounds like a fantastic new start to me. I keep asking myself the same question....why can't I stay on track? *sigh* Today is my first day back. I walked for 40 minutes as well and I was within my calorie range too for the first day in awhile. Here's to new starts! We can do it!

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DALID414 4/23/2013 9:04PM

    It's ansolutely never too late to start. emoticon emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 4/23/2013 7:47PM

    Little by little you will do it. You didn't gain all the weight at one time, you're not going to lose it all at one time either.



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ADVENTURESEEKER 4/23/2013 7:03PM

    One day at a time- you can do it!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/23/2013 6:18PM

    Great start to your new streak!

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MCFITZ2 4/23/2013 3:48PM

    You regrouped and kept going. Good you you.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/23/2013 3:37PM

    I think you are wise to break down your goals into long term, medium and short term. I also think that posting it in a blog as a reference to yourself will help to keep you accountable to yourself. You're off to a great start! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 4/23/2013 2:28PM

    Good for you. Every day is a good day to jump back on the horse!

You can do this!

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april goals

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

ahh!! a new month. i love april. it is the beginning of beautiful weather. a chance to go outside and enjoy a walk or jog in the park. take my puppy for a walk or just go on my patio and relax and read.

my goals for april:

i am on day 4 of 30 day shred. i am not doing it exactly like she says. i do it 3 days a week and alternate my couch to 5k on the other days.

1. get through my 30 day shred
2. get through my couch to5 k and be able to jog a 12 min mile
3. stay away from nighttime nibbling. breads are my main problem here
4. no sugar!!!

i want to remain active on spark boards and teams and be supportive of other members
i also want to continue to try new recipes on a weekly basis

good luch to everyone out there sparking

  
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BLUEFISH1881 4/4/2013 1:04AM

    I hope you have a great April.

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JILLYBEAN25 4/3/2013 1:27AM

    Very good, specific, attainable goals! You can absolutely do it! You're doing wonderful- keep up the momentum!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/3/2013 12:36AM

    Whatever you believe, that is what you will achieve. You go, girl.

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AMALIA8 4/2/2013 10:46PM

    Great goals you have there for the month of April! I know you can do it! Keep up the wonderful work!

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JUSTLLAMA 4/2/2013 9:37PM

    Great goals!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/2/2013 1:25PM

    Awesome goals! Have fun!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/2/2013 12:44PM

    Awesome goals. You are going to have a fabulous month!

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a fresh start on my running

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

i started my running again. it has only been about 2 weeks since i ran but i need to be more dedicated to it. i want it be a passion.

i tried starting at wk 6 day 3, which is where i stopped 2 weeks ago. i didnt do too bad, but my speed was slower. it was a 22 min run. i had to walk in the middle of it for a few min.

i guess all in all, that is not too bad. i think i will stay there until i am stronger/

i am concentrating on fueling my body better. this will def help me in my journey.

all i need is some sunshine and warm weather in nothern ohio so i can go outside to run...

  
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HOLLYM48 3/31/2013 6:51PM

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I just took up running a few weeks ago and I like the challenge but I am not sure at this point if I will ever be passionate about it. We will see in time.
Great job in starting up again.
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BLUEFISH1881 3/30/2013 12:47AM

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AMALIA8 3/27/2013 10:19AM

    Great job getting back into running and doing so well your first day back! Keep up the amazing work!

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WESTERNSAGE 3/26/2013 10:28PM

    Congratulations on getting started again! Northern Ohio can be tough in the winter (I know because I grew up in the Cleveland area.) But stick with it - spring will be here before you know it!

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JUSTLLAMA 3/26/2013 9:07PM

    I'm starting my C25K over. I've missed WAY too many weeks in between lol. Great job!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/26/2013 4:57PM

    Congrats on restarting your program! WOOHOO! You aren't letting the slower time derail your efforts. Keep moving!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/26/2013 1:50PM

    Woo Hoo - great job!

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RAWCOOKIE 3/26/2013 1:38PM

    yes, making it a healthy habit - a passion even - takes consistent effort, doesn't it! I'm quite new to running (about 9 weeks now I think) and I love it when I do it, but find I get days when I don't feel like it - and then that becomes two or three days - then when I get out there again - I love it! At least the cool weather is comfortable to run in :D
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what was i thinking- i will never give up

Monday, March 25, 2013

i dont care how many times it takes for me to learn these lessons--

I AM NOT GIVING UP

i am taking my focus off of food. i think on some diet programs, you are thinking of food all the time. what will i eat next, what will i eat tmr, what will my snack be before bed/

well, i have been reading a lot lateley. i am gonna take the focus off of food. spark people has been telling me this for as long as i have been using it. i guess i am a slow learner..

i have been playing arround with c25k. i guess i am not real dedicated tho. i dont have that passion cause there are some weeks that i dont even do it.

well, i am gonna up the ante on my running. that will take my focus off food. of course, i have to eat the proper foods, but i will be eating to help fuel my body for a good run. this is my passion. i did this once before years ago. it felt great.

i rented a running book from library, i joined 4 running spark teams and i am gonna do spark people rookie running program instead of c25k.

i am excited that i have another purpose for eating right.

before i was eating to lose weight. getting aggravated cause the scale would not go down fast enough. now, i am eating and fueling my body for a good run which has a ton of other benefits.

here is to a great start to my running passion






  
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DEBBYFROMMT 3/26/2013 12:35PM

    Great! I did the C25K several times before I was able to go a fair distance. YOU CAN DO IT!

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    Have fun with your running. Maybe you can find a local running group or some friends to run with to make your goals easier.

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MIRAGE727 3/25/2013 4:09PM

    Be prepared to tweak your nutrition towards your training. And focus on that fueling. It's a good thing. I'm team leader for SP 5K running program so when you're ready feel free to join us. Stay strong.
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/25/2013 2:14PM

    WOOHOO! Glad to hear you are just changing strategies. Sometimes that is all that's needed to reignite the spark! Good luck on your new running program!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/25/2013 1:26PM

    Running is so cool! Run Happy!! You can do it!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/25/2013 1:09PM

    Woo Hoo - you'll be leaving me in the dust in no time!!!

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AMALIA8 3/25/2013 11:38AM

    Glad to hear you're not giving up! I think focusing on something else besides food can be a good thing! I know you can do it! Keep up the awesome work!

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AMBERNICHOLE3 3/25/2013 11:32AM

    You got this!!!

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