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STOP the Mid night Munching...HOW?

Monday, August 19, 2013

I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for years; didn't really identify or acknowledge it until 2004 and then didn't even begin to deal with it until I came here to SP.

I have had my ups and downs and yo yo dieting has my signature on it. emoticon
Anyhow I have overcome a lot and have had only a few binges in the past few months which is progress.

I have learned to ask myself if I am H.A.L.T. (Too hungry, angry, lonely, tired) These are often triggers along with Stress.

I found this on pinterest and kinda liked it. oK...puter glitch (can't upload pic) Anyhow it says Keep Calm & Don't Eat. I wish I could say I am good at that, but I am not; especially this middle of the night munching.

I don't know WHY emoticon emoticon I am doing it. I'm not aware enough to ask myself HALT. I'm not aware enough to say emoticon emoticon I am on autopilot. I get up to use the rest room and then boom hit the Peanut Butter jar....the jar I keep reminding myself NOT to buy. But it doesn't matter...even when there is no PB or anything trigger foodish (new word I just made I will eat whatever there is here. I have found myself eating scoops of my protein powder. OKAY IT TOOK GUTS TO ADMIT THAT!!! emoticon But I feel better admitting it and putting it out there. It keeps me from hiding in Denial.

The thing is I really want to put an end to this madness. I just don't know what to do or even where to begin.

I have had several people tell me to put a glass of water near my bed. Been there and tried it. I didn't even see or think about the water. Crazy.

I know that is where a lot of my weight gain is coming from, because most days I eat reasonably well (not great per say, but binge free daytime wise)

I'm not beating myself up. I am just putting this out here as a way of thinking out loud and opening myself up to any suggestions that are healthy.

I will work at this one Baby step @ a time. emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CIRANDELLA 8/21/2013 8:49AM

    You'll get there, Cynthia - not to worry! Things tend to click into place when we're fully ready, and off you'll go! emoticon

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GRNDMOM43 8/20/2013 10:30AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon try putting the protein powder in milk and it may be more filling and it will digest faster. emoticon

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WATREKKIE 8/20/2013 9:52AM

    You are brave indeed, Cynthia!! Thanks for you said, leaving denial behind is the first step.

I don't personally have this issue (when I get up for a potty break, it's right back to bed if I don't fall asleep on the toilet first!). You said water by the bedside doesn't help. Would having a container of chopped veggies available in the fridge help - maybe stored in FRONT of the jar of p butter? If the munching were less caloric, it might not be as much of an issue.

Just a thought, sweetie!! Like you said....Baby Steps!! emoticon emoticon

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