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Unconscious Binge Eating

Monday, July 28, 2014

For the most part I eat healthy during the day but when it becomes evening I eat, a lot. I am aware of this and am trying to fix it but the other night I did something that schocked and even sickened me.
I was falling asleep as my boyfriend was talking to me so he walked me to my room and I was out. About a half hour later I woke up to use the bathroom. On the way back i grabbed string cheese and a handful of either chips or crackers. I didn't realize what I had done until the next morning.
Why did I do that? I wasn't hungry. I have woken up before feeling that maybe I had eaten in the night but thought that was silly. Has anyone else ever had this problem? Ideas on what to do?

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TRIXYMAHOGANY 7/28/2014 6:18PM

    It happens sometimes! It's called sleep eating. It's never happened to me personally, but the idea is that it's like sleep walking except with food. I've read about it. It can be a side effect of some medications or can occur on its own. Google it to do some research.

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For My Future Children

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A commercial came on today for a new diet scheme and I started wondering why it is so hard for me and many others to eat healthy. There are two families that I work for where the kids love fruit and veggies and usually prefer it rather than junk food. Why is it so hard for me to choose fruits and veggies than carbs? I snacked on carbs all my life and that is te snack of choice for my family. I have to take respinsibility for the way I eat and live my life now. More than that, in a few years I will have kids of my own and they will learn there eating habits from me.
It is a huge responsibilty raising a child. Besides wanting them to grow up to be happy and in God's will I want my babies to know how beautiful and amazing they are. I want them to enjoy fruits and veggies and also gelato on occasion without any guilt. I want my children to enjoy being outdoors, like being active in whatever activity they enjoy and also be thankful for the days where they can just sit on the couch without feeling lazy.
This is what is motivating me to eat better and be active today. What is motivating you?

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LWILKINS60 7/22/2014 5:12PM

    I think it's the same way for a lot of us. Today my motivation is realizing how many years I let pass while eating unhealthy and being overweight.

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This is MY life!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I am turning 25 on Sunday and for some reason that somewhat depressed me today and made me reflect. I felt depressed today am clawing my way out of it. I am not where I thought I would be but I am so, so happy. However, I need to get control of my health again.

Back in March I met such an amazing guy. The first night we hung out we talked at a diner until 3 in the morning and we both knew that we wanted something more.... I made him wait a month until he could ask me to be his gal though. And he waited!! He is huge into health and is a nutrition coach through a health company and loves working out. He told me from day one that he didn't care if I never worked out and that he liked me for me. I like working out though and at that time was planning on going to another gym and one night my friend who was supposed to go to the gym with me canceled so he asked me if I wanted to work out with him. I said yes but started freaking out on the way home. I didn't want him to see me sweating and see me get tired. I decided that if I wanted to eventually be in a relationship with this guy then I have to be vulnerable sometimes. It was one of the best workouts and most fun I have had in a gym. We have had many workouts since with many more to come.

The other day I asked my, now, boyfriend to train me for a 5k that I am going to do in September. I went over to his house the first morning that we were going to jog and he sat down and asked me, "Why?" He wanted to know why I wanted to jog and eventually run. I didn't have an answer. I hate jogging. I hate running. After a long conversation we decided to go on a walk. Jogging is not something I enjoy. He pointed out that I am active. I play with the kids I care for, go on walks, hike and work out. I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful guy in my life to push where I need to be pushed and point out when I am pushing my self to hard and far.

I am having some problems with my self control and motivation. Since I have met my Charming I have been staying up a lot later because half of the time he doesn't get off until midnight. Even when he gets off earlier we hang out until late. When I get home or he leaves it has been hours since I have eaten and I realize I am hungry and then eat.... a lot. I also haven't been working out as often. My workouts are more intense but not as frequent. I also have been eating more throughout the day.

The goals that I am going to focus on are being fit for my upcoming trips. I am going to meet my boyfriends family in August and his mom wants to go on a 7 mile hike. AW! I can do this. The next thing up is my 5k. I know I can do this but I want to do it in a good time. The last big trip is to Disneyland! I want to be fit for all of these things. I need to build my endurance and I want to feel healthier. Now... how am I going to do this?

First thing, I am going to spend more time with God. Second thing, I am going to give myself alone time. Third thing, I am going to get back to exercising at least 15 minutes a day. Fourth thing, I am going to make more things from scratch and eat more veggies and fruit instead of snacky food.

This is my life and I am the only one who can make changes. I am the only one who can actually get up and exercise. I am the only one who puts food in my mouth. I am the only one who can open my Bible. I am the only one who can separate myself from everyone and have alone time. This is my life, I am in charge! I will make make these changes.

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KOFFEENUT 6/27/2014 12:57PM

    You are SO right - this IS your life, and you are in charge of your decisions and goals! Looks like you've done a great job of goal-setting. Every one of the things you list is something YOU actually control. And you WILL make it happen!

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Need a Release

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I was just scouring the kitchen looking for something salty and crunchy. It must have beem because I am starving... I'm not starving. I am stressing but not starving. I have a lot of things going on financially and also just realized I must be addicted to caffeine because I am hardly functioning. Food is not the answer though. I was just picking another carb item up and threw it down because that is not what I want for my life in the long run. So herebis what I am going to go do. I am going to go pray and then cry and then let my best friend hold me.

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NEWLITTLE1 5/6/2014 7:00PM

    emoticon on focusing on your goals

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Saturday, March 08, 2014

A friend asked me to go out with her family for her birthday in a weeks and of course I said yes. I am very excited and then she told me that we are going to go to the olive garden and I got even more excited. I have only been there twice and loved it!

I have been working hard to be healthy and I want to continue on with my lifestyle. Going to a pasta place can be a hard place to have a healthy meal. I have a feeling by the time I get to the city I am going to be starving and normally when I am starving I will pick what looks the tastiest. I am not going to do that this time though. I have already looked at the menu for the calories. I looked at a few things that looked good and then from there I chose the lowest calories.

I think that I should prepare more often. Even with my everyday snacks and meals.

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ALICIA214 3/8/2014 10:16PM


If you have a glass of water before you order it may help you to feel less hungry.
I find it helps to put your knife and fork down between bites especially when you are listening to a friend talking, if your forks in your hand you may fill it up without thinking
about what you are doing. Good luck, and have fun...

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