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Stress and trigger's that make me eat at night

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Over the last month I have seen myself fall back into some bad night-time eating binges. In september I had a terrible drive through fog, how did I cope? I was so shook up I ate myself to sleep. I had a medical test go bad, I ate at night again to soothe myself. I had a bad customer service experience and was treated ruder than ever before by a 20 something manager, who didn't have a clue how to respect people. Again, I took it out on myself and ate that night. My husband was grumpy and said some unkind words, what did I do, yep I ate again, to soothe myself, to ease the pain, who knows, I just know it's bad, and I need to stop. As a spark person I have conquered this at times, but it still is a bad coping mechanism I dangerously use to get through my stress. I had worked hard on this, but I see I need to put more effort at it. It is still a huge problem for me. For anyone with a so called addiction, smoking, alcohol, night-time binge eating, you must persevere, never give up. You may fall, but you have to pick yourself up. I am picking myself up and working harder on steering clear of food when my world turns upside down. emoticonthe madness. emoticonInga

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KALISWALKER 10/11/2009 12:47AM

    I know the feeling.



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    I can totally relate. I do pretty good all day and then the night time cravings roll around and I seem to just cave! I am also an emotional eater and my way of dealing with stuff is to soothe myself with food...and it isn't with an apple or something harmless! And why does it always happen AFTER I have finished tracking for the day??! Oh well, like others have said, at least we know and acknowledge what we are doing so I guess that's step one. Tommorrow is another day...I can beat this and you can beat this, you are so strong and I have faith in both of us!
emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Tinamarie

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    Amen! I understand. This whole recovering from the flu and going to my conference and sleeping so much has my world turned upside down ... and my eating. I understand what you are saying and it has helped me. Thanks so much for blogging your feelings. You helped me too!
Cathy emoticon

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AMAS92568 10/10/2009 1:10PM

    Thanks for sharing. I wish I was as honest with myself as you have been.

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GLASS_HALF_FULL 10/10/2009 1:04PM

    So true what you said about addictions. I have several including night time eating and it is a constant battle that I have never truly won. I am still fighting though! My never fail until to you fail to try. You can do it! emoticon

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CUTTINABBY 10/10/2009 11:57AM

    Some habits just never totally disappear do they and the things that we crave the most love and reasurance are harder to ask for and sometimes receive than reaching for that bag of candy or chips.We have to make ourselves ask for what we really want or we will never quite be free of the hold food has over us.
I so completely understand where you are coming from dear friend. emoticon

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 10/10/2009 10:56AM

    Well now that you have acknowledged your problem now you can deal with it... this will be something we have to work on the rest of our lives. You know no when something is going to send you back to all habits. I am glad you were brave enough to find out what the problem was now you can move forward!!
HUGS, Kathy

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LINDA! 10/10/2009 10:38AM

    You are so right. Although, we are much better at not still happens. Just keep going! We are with you all the way. emoticon

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 10/10/2009 10:37AM

    Acknowledging a problem is the first step toward solving it. Inga, you are such a strong person who has overcome so much. You will win this battle too.

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STEPH1965 10/10/2009 10:25AM

    You are absolutely right about picking yourself up. Good for you. And the fact that you are getting in touch w/your feelings and writing about them is just about the healthiest thing you can do.

So, thanks for sharing I can totally relate to what you're saying. I just know you're going to get on the right track in no time. emoticon

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