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Keeping My Piehole Shut For Night Eating Will Ensure My Success!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Guess what? I think I've got this night eating thing figured out and it only took me the entire 7 months since I started eating healthier! Better late than never, right? Right! So many sparkfriends have offered great advice, and I've begun to use all of the tips. Making sure I'm getting enough of what my body needs during the day. Brushing my teeth early. Getting more water (except the down side is the bathroom visits during the night with so much water intake). Realizing that MOST of the night eating habit is/was just that - a habit. A lifelong habit. And, when worse comes to worst, in the event I'm really hungry - a protein shake as part of my caloric intake for the day. Honestly, if I stick to this resolve, I feel that the night eating component will be a huge boost in getting the rest of this goal weight off my bones. Good riddance!

  
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CINDIDIT 4/30/2009 8:15AM

    You have it sister! I figured out that the days I go to bed early, before ten, are the days I don't over snack. And about that waking to go to the bathroom, just figure that its your bodys way of passing out some extra fat, lol.

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ARTHURTOM 4/29/2009 4:57AM

    "...always going to be an uphill battle, sometimes we're going to have to lose! Ain't about how fast we get there, ain't about what's waiting on the other side...it's the climb..."

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DISNEYSMOM 4/29/2009 2:57AM

    Good for you!!! I'm glad that you've found something that seems to be working to take care of your night eating. I know it can get rough when you're still awake and therefore feel you should have a snack... I stay as far from the kitchen as possible at night! LOL

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My Achilles Heel Is Night Eating

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I have to admit that this is my main challenge in my weight loss plan. I know that it's a lifelong habit, left over from the not-so-distant past when I could eat any time of the day or night and not gain weight. I'll have to beat this in order to lose the rest of my goal weight.

  
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BINEMELLES 4/28/2009 4:01AM

    i am glad that this never has been much of an issue for me. when i have a good and filling dinner i am usually satisfied until bedtime. the bf is a night owl, and if he stays up late he makes trips to the kitchen every hour or so. never gains an ounce either, grrr.
i hope you can un-learn this habit, or replace it by one healthy and filling snack per evening. my current favorite (when i had an early dinner and am up for more than 4 hours afterwards) is greek non-fat yogurt with a sprinkle of honey and cinnamon.
have you tried the brushing your teeth trick? i have never tried it, but many people here on SP claim that it helps turn their minds off food after dinner.

anyway, i am sure you should be able to kick the habit! wishing you a great week!

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ARTHURTOM 4/28/2009 3:56AM

    Try to match your intake with your burn Jesse. It is something that I am struggling with at the moment. I have recently come to find out that my stagnant weight loss has been due to my heavy workout schedule and not eating enough so I have put my body into conservation mode and I am not losing weight but I am holding onto fat and my body is being resistant although I have been working extra hard at making myself healthy.

Tim

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MARSHA74 4/28/2009 3:35AM

    what sort of things are you nibbling on in the evenings????... and is there a couple of things that you eat in the day that you could sacrifice so that you can save the calories for the evenings?? emoticon

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Plugging the Jug is Just the Beginning

Monday, April 27, 2009

I was listening to Jillian Michaels on her radio show yesterday morning, and she mentioned something that is used in the AA program. That plugging the jug is just the beginning. She explained that meant that stopping the problematic behavior was just the first step and then comes all of the hard work to get to the reasons that were making you behave that way. I thought about my impatience over the past 7 months and now wanting to lose the rest of this weight FAST. I realized that, after a lifetime of many ingrained habits around food, I cannot expect miracles. It will continue to take hard work to really get to the bottom of all of these lifelong eating habits.

  
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BEVZEEBEE1 4/28/2009 2:53PM

  I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN IT'S SO HARD TO CHANGE ALL THOSE MANY YRS. OF BAD EATING HABITS. I NOW HAVE TO MEASURE EVERYTHING I EAT AND LOOK IN MY CALORIE BOOK,FOR EVERY MORSEL I PUT IN MY MOUTH. emoticon

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PAINTER41 4/27/2009 9:41AM

    She is absolutely right....and your never done....it's like breathing...if you quit you die....and if you quit the good things you have learned your right back to the old you that carried the weight around.

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ARTHURTOM 4/27/2009 8:42AM

    Deja Vu...double entry! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/27/2009 8:43:04 AM

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ARTHURTOM 4/27/2009 8:42AM

    Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb!

Tim

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SPARKLESSENCE 4/27/2009 8:11AM

    I didn't know that Jillian had a radio show - wow! Though I'm still in the "plug-the-jug" phase of recovering from overeating, it's reassuring that as challenging as the really transformative phase of this process is, it also holds so much hope for us, Jesse. And it sounds like you've already begun the exploration of that phase, too! - Sara emoticon

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RUBYSNANA 4/27/2009 7:17AM

    Good for you! Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom. They are important to all of us as a reminder that the weight loss trip is not always fast. There is a lot of work to do along the way! emoticon

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Okay, I Finally Get It (And Thank you to Friends)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm an intelligent woman, but sometimes it takes awhile for things to sink in. I can see that my body wants to stay at a 30 lb. loss and is stubbornly not wanting to give up any more. I've learned from others' experience on here that there comes a time when you just have to dig your heels in and kick it up a notch to show your body who's boss. If I'm going to get the rest of these 17 lbs off, I have to stay consistently motivated and work harder. It's just that simple. On another note, I want to thank everyone who helped me celebrate my 3-month Spark anniversary yesterday. What terrific support this is for me. I appreciate a great deal.

  
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KAYLSLYNN 4/26/2009 10:12PM

    YOU WILL MAKE IT emoticonON YOUR 30 LBS WEIGHT LOSS.

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3 Month Spark Anniversary and No Significant Progress

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Okay, I've just hit my 90 day 25 points and am celebrating all of the good things that this site has offered - great info, wonderful people who are supportive sparkfriends, a convenient way to log nutrition and exercise, etc. However, I have not made any significant progress. Sure, I've not gained any weight back, and I have lost a couple of pounds, but I haven't rocked my world. So, I'm kinda mad at myself and disappointed. There's a lot of stress in my life right now and I'm working hard to not let it tidal wave me with thoughts of overeating. Hoping the next 90 days see a lot more hard work, consistent motivation, and results.

  
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SPARKLESSENCE 4/26/2009 6:54PM

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Jesse, hearty emoticon on your Sparkiversary!! BINEMELLES said it well: there's ample evidence of the significant, transformative changes you've made in your life in that time, and she's documented it beautifully. And as Hilary said, we've been spoon-fed the lie that overnight weight loss is realistic - the only route to our goals! Ninety-day lies don't bode well for a lifetime of slender fitness, and we can't afford to buy 'em.

It's in the longer term that you'll look back and say, "Wow! I've rocked my world!" I promise! - Sara emoticon

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HILARYFUN 4/26/2009 1:57AM

    Please don't give up! When you lose weight the RIGHT way it happens over time - there is no miracle that makes you lose weight overnight! People are so brainwashed by commercials that say the pounds will melt away quickly - but real change takes time! Please know that I'm rooting for you!

Hilary the Huntress emoticon

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SHERYLDI1 4/25/2009 12:39PM

    You've made a lot of progress in a short time. I think you're just having a down day, which is perfectly normal. I've been stuck at the same weight for about a month now, but I KNOW it's going to happen for both you and me. Keep up the great work.

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7REBACCA7 4/25/2009 7:31AM

   
maintaining weight loss is a great victory keep up the good work rebacca7 emoticon emoticon

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BEFIT014 4/25/2009 7:22AM

    Listen to BineMilles! You have done emoticon!

We all have feelings of no progress but look over your Blogs and Food/Workout Logs & compare that to where you WERE BEFORE SP! I'll bet you see significant progress now, don't ya?!

You're doing great! Keep Going!! emoticon

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BINEMELLES 4/25/2009 6:45AM

    you calling THAT no significant progress?

"Amazing, but I am finding parts of my body that have been MIA during my past couple of chubby years. (april 17)

I'm thrilled with my new healthy eating lifestyle. (april 14)

It was the kind of day where everything went wrong - from morning till night. But I did not resort to eating as comfort. (april 5)

I'm thrilled at having kicked 2 more pounds of blubber to the curb. I feel so victorious with each downward movement of the scale. (april 4)

Now 31 pounds down with 19 to go, I have found a new resolve after a period of lethargy, plateaus, and well, just plain ole inertia. I've now made friends with my elliptical and am feeling that I will make good progress in getting these last 19 pounds off my bones. (april 3)

I've passed to a higher level of dedication in this lifestyle change of healthier eating and more exercise. My brief period of discouragement passed and I've really felt a new resolve take hold. (april 2)

Scale showed me another pound gone, gone, gone. And now I'm into the next set of lower numbers - hooray, hooray, I'm thrilled today! (march 20)

The more weight I lose, and the better I feel, the more changes I want to make in all areas of my life. (march 16)

Seems that I've adapted well with making exercise a part of my day with pleasure rather than dread. (march 10)

Each pound that leaves town is a wonderful feeling and no longer "just" one pound. (march 9)

Note: What I DO tend to forget is to not let the scale be the only indicator. For example, the other day a friend said she thought my entire body looked even slimmer than the 30 lost. So, I forget to notice the inches lost, in addition to the pounds. (march 8)

I can see why people get addicted to their favorite exercise. Wow, if that's the way it'll make me feel, I'll do this as often as possible. (march 2)

I've noticed that since I've begun getting healthier and happier, I am able to handle the daily challenges better, as well as to help the anger subside. This is a great benefit to me and one that I don't take for granted. (feb 25)

Whenever I sit down to participate in the SP website, I make myself keep drinking water while reading all the great info. That way, it becomes another good habit and helps me drink even more than my regular 8 a day. (feb 16)"

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GOANNA2 4/25/2009 5:53AM

    Welcome to the club.Just to give you encouragement. emoticon
Anna

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OWASSOCAT 4/25/2009 4:21AM

    I feel for you. I have yoyo dieted for a long time and am just starting with this site. I found it very helpful to use the nutrition and fitness log, because I had no idea how many calories were in stuff I thought was "safe." (Three glasses of orange juice this morning - whoa!)

Maybe just focusing on taking some walks as a stress outlet more than a hard workout would help.....just keep moving, and stretch out if nothing else if you have no time to workout. Just don't give up and fit in what you can. Look at this as a time to evaluate what you are doing RIGHT as well as areas you can do better in. None of us are perfect and sometimes we need to change things up to see an improvement - doesn't mean you've failed, just that you may be overlooking something. You'll figure it out. Just hang in there and keep posting so you don't forget that this is important to you!

Hugs,

Cat

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KGELDOF 4/25/2009 12:57AM

    The important part is that your still here! It took me over a months to really dig my heals into sparkpeople and I believe you can do this. My unsolicited advice, if you do nothing else this next week I recommend you log your foods just to give you an idea of where you are and where you need to get to. You can do this!

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