Monday, May 28, 2012
Wow, this 3-day weekend was fun and relaxing!
I spent a lot of time outside, in the forest: two runs alone and a walk with DH.
Slept well each night plus had afternoon naps.
Friend came over for dinner last night and we had a good time.
Watched movies with my family on DVD (The Help and Ice Age 3) and tonight watched Man in Black 3.
I also read and sparked a lot.
My friend HAKAPES asked me how I stopped overeating in the evening, which bothered me for 2-3 weeks.
I copy my response here for myself, for future reference:
Overeating in the evening is almost always emotional eating in my case.
I managed to stop it this time by eliminating root causes:
-sleep: I insisted on sleeping 8 hours, even if it meant I was late for work if I didn't go to bed in time
-food: I insisted on eating my mid-morning and afternoon snacks, even if I wasn't hungry, or ended up having dinner very late
-exercise: I insisted on doing my cardio and strength training before breakfast every day
-last but not least emotions: I had a conflict with my husband about his behavior, building up for 2-3 weeks, and I managed to discuss and resolve the problem to the satisfaction of both of us (not an easy thing to do!)
The funny thing is that once the vicious circle is broken, it is so easy to stick to my nutrition plan...
I joined the Emotional Eaters team today, I hope to find support, ideas and inspiration in the team.
Now it is time to go to bed: 8 hours before I have to get up is only 7 minutes away.