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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 up...lol) 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

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    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
    1610 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon try putting the protein powder in milk and it may be more filling and it will digest faster. emoticon
    1610 days ago
    You are brave indeed, Cynthia!! Thanks for sharing....like 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
    1610 days ago
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