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5% Winter Challenge LTGL Blogging: consistency and managing my night time snacking

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Sometimes I blog, sometimes I don't! It isn't something I like to do all that much, which is why I only do it every few months or so. However, for the 5% Winter Challenge, it is important that I choose something to work on changing or improving in my journey to better health. emoticon

I've been somewhat successful over that last nearly 2 years at taking off some of the pounds that need shedding, but I get sidetracked along the way. For me, consitency is a huge issue...I can go along quite well for a few weeks or even months, but somehow it comes to a screeching halt and I'll go for many more weeks and months with no progress. I know that a lot of the issue has to do with maintaining consistency and my evening eating--I hesitate to call it snacking, as it usualy turns into outright eating as opposed to a little snack and before I know it, I'm well over my daily limit of calories. emoticon

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INTHEGAP 3/3/2013 12:40PM

    I'm with you there, Jeannie. EVERY single time I overeat, its in the evening. I've started to drink a protein shake in the evening, which is helping. But, some nights, once I start, there seems to be no stopping ~ until I hate myself. Consistency IS the key, no doubt about it. Are you still doing Spark Coach? I'm in the Consistency and Motivation program and it helps. Not perfect yet, but a lot better than I was. Hugs. emoticon emoticon

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JILL313 3/3/2013 12:34PM

    You hit my key problem always as I'm hit and miss at being consistent and focused on what it takes to get the pounds off. Like others I'm good as gold until dinner time and then Holy Moly some evenings my cravings get the best of me. I don't always have the healthy low cal veggies and fruits to snack on so I'm now vowing to make sure I have them available 24/7 otherwise I will get into my son's treats for sure. I wish I didn't like sweets and salt but like most I do too much. I'm rooting for your success as well as mine. I also love your honest look at yourself.

Hugs & Love,

Jill

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JAOTAO 3/3/2013 11:38AM

    Amen to that - Consistency is the key .... when I get sidetracked, I have weeks of no or very little loss. My consistency has to do with both - choosing healthier foods and moving more every day. Look forward to hear about your victories! Love, Jackie

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JOANNEHOLL1 3/3/2013 8:21AM

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I too will be watching for the next blog post on consistency. If I found a good answer to that I think I would be sparking right along. I tell myself I'm on this journey for my lifeline so I'm looking for a good Spark to attach to. . . . . any help will be appreciated!

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NANCYPAT1 3/3/2013 6:37AM

    Will be watching for the next chapter - consistency is hard to train in but once it is trained in, it can be a valuable tool for lot of success.

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POLYANNA2 3/2/2013 10:22PM

    Consistency is definitely key. I too can be consistent, when it's summer time, but during the winter I am worse than non-consistent. We will work on this one together and go for the steak of our lives. emoticon
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GOULDSGRANITE 3/2/2013 7:47PM

    That is a great focus area = I call it mindless munching, for me! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 3/2/2013 7:32PM

    Consistency is a huge issue for many of us. I enjoy my evening snacks also. I've learned to plan a snack in my daily calories. I allow myself one snack in the evenings, and leave enough calories available to have it and still stay within my allowed amount. I would be lost if I couldn't have my evening sweet.

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RDGISME 3/2/2013 7:03PM

    What an inspirational honesty of a much needed change! Seems a lot of us have that good ol' evening snacking(I tend to call it grazing) problem! I wish you the best in your change of that habit and look forward to seeing you on the plane, NOT eating after dinner!

Go Dawgs! emoticon emoticon Woo Hoo!!

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MARIANNMC 3/2/2013 6:00PM

    I really like your honesty! Evening "snacking" is a HUGE downfall for me. It's so easy to eat a healthy, balanced breakfast...and even lunch. But come dinner time and after dinner. Whoa, Sally! Take care and good luck as you continue on the Challenge.

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1FARMER 3/2/2013 5:22PM

    You are saying it out loud and owning the behaviors so I am cheering you on!
I am having problems staying motivated. I have so many excuses but that is just what they are excuses. You have inspired me to make changes now before I keep
going in the wrong direction. Great blog!
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KANDOLAKER 3/2/2013 5:10PM

    Wishing you the best on your goal of being consistent!!

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RUFFIT 3/2/2013 4:51PM

    Great blog!! Awareness is key. Hugs moni. emoticon

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ESILBO 3/2/2013 4:08PM

    I HEAR YOU SISTER, SAME HERE.
JEANNIE WE ARE HERE FOR THE LONG JOURNEY AND WE CAN SOOOOOOOOOOOO DO IT. I GOT GOOD SUPPORT TODAY AND I AM READY TO GO AGAIN. JOIN ME, HERE IS MY HAND. emoticon
LOVE YOU SWEETIE
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