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Turn Out The Lights


Thursday, February 28, 2013



Goodness! Coach Jen has been spying on me! THANK YOU, Coach Jen!!! I needed you to do that!

I've been having a really tough time. I keep wandering back to the kitchen in the evening. Sometimes I don't eat much, but it's becoming a bad habit. I know what it's all about. I have full understanding. That is not the problem. My issue is that the stress of the event has been bigger than my resolve to stop the evening munching. Thankfully, I only have healthy foods in house now. But all the same, the habit needs to be broken.

So, when Coach Jen challenged me this morning to turn out the light this evening after dinner, I'm fully engaged in that challenge. So engaged that I'm telling EVERY ONE about it. Right here. Right now! Lights are out in the kitchen after dinner. No wandering back to see what's available. I can do this! I can overcome the stress that has encumbered me! I am doing this today! And each day forward! Join me if this is your issue too!
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MOVIEGAL1 3/1/2013 10:31AM

    This may sound silly.....but, on the nights when I just know how tough it will be for me to stay out of the kitchen and keep from snacking....I go upstairs to bed! I say goodnight to my kids and my husband and I hop into bed. I may watch tv before I actually go to sleep but food is gone from my mind......

I find that I have to do this less and less as my journey to the person I want to be continues....

Good luck...

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JULIERAE41 2/28/2013 11:09PM

    This is a great idea. I used to say no eating after 9 because bedtime was midnight. I need to re instate that rule. Thanks, Cathy! I understand about bad habits creeping back in. We need to get kill those bad habits like bugs coming in in the summer! I don't think I have ever looked at an earwig and thought," Oh, I'll kill him later.". lol

We can do this! HUGS!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 2/28/2013 10:20PM

    Makes me think of the song "Turn out the lights the party's over" . Well that takes care of the food for the night. Only ice water is allowed. Will have to pack my lunch for the next day right after supper.


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JULESJET 2/28/2013 8:07PM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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JUSTDUCKIE3 2/28/2013 5:18PM

    emoticon idea!

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ABBYMCGEE 2/28/2013 5:14PM

    "Kitchen Closed" sign is going up after dinner! emoticon

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PUMPK1N 2/28/2013 5:12PM

    It's the habits that are so hard to break. WE can ALL be the Lights Out Gang! emoticon

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COMMANDERSAL 2/28/2013 5:09PM

    That's it! Turning out my lights too! THANK YOU!!!

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MILLICENTG1 2/28/2013 5:07PM

    Thanks for the idea ... cutting the lights out here tonight!

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SUTTONBUN 2/28/2013 5:03PM

    I WILL do this! Beginning tonight! emoticon

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_SCARLETT_ 2/28/2013 5:01PM

    I need to do this! THANKS!

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KARENLEIGH32 2/28/2013 2:47PM

    Turn off the lights! I need to turn off the TV When I go to bed at night!

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NEEDBU66 2/28/2013 2:47PM

    mind over matter.

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DISCIPLINE_DOES 2/28/2013 2:46PM

    That is an awesome plan!

I wish I could put blinders on both my eyes and my brain on the drive home from work. That's when I go crazy. I need to go to my kitchen instead...that's where all the really good stuff is. Maybe my challenge should be "Lights On in the Kitchen"!

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SPARKLISE 2/28/2013 12:42PM

    emoticon we have a small night light that's always on in the kitchen. emoticon

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DROSS0616 2/28/2013 11:00AM

    Good plan! I may try the same. Nighttime eating is one of my big hurdles!
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LIVINGFREE19 2/28/2013 9:53AM

    That's a great idea, Cathy, thanks for sharing!

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AMYMARIE84 2/28/2013 9:49AM

    I always do this =)
As soon as we've had our fill, I bowl up any leftovers, fridge em, and turn out the lights. They come back on briefly for dish-washing duty, but no food! My rule of thumb has always been kitchen is closed after 7!

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MADAMES 2/28/2013 8:39AM

    I have a very good Spark friend who does this every night, and it works for her.
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NILLAPEPSI 2/28/2013 8:31AM

    I think she might have ESP. emoticon

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 2/28/2013 6:37AM

    I have to "close the kitchen" every night. It does help.

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CAROL- 2/28/2013 5:59AM

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