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Snack before bed is helping to stop night time bingeing
Sunday, July 30, 2017      8 comments

Hello. Problem: Go to bed at 10:00 PM. Wake up at 11:30 or so completely ravenous (possibly leading to a binge unless I exert supreme self-control, which is hard when I'm so tired and so ravenous). Possible solution: For the ... Read more
Anyone out there who has lost more than 100 pounds, including the 'final 10'?
Sunday, August 28, 2016      1 comments

Hi. If you've lost more than 100 pounds and managed to get off the 'final 10' and maintain that for a while, I'd love to hear from you about how you did it. History: I'm 5'7". I went from 288 lbs --> about 156 lbs, then have maintained that... Read more
Anyone know how to start a Sparkpeople streak?
Sunday, March 13, 2016      2 comments

Hi. When I go to the Start streak page, there's no button or anything to start a streak. How do I do it? More info: (logged in): Start --> M... Read more
sometimes stress is just fear
Sunday, March 13, 2016      6 comments

Hello. I keep stressing myself out with fearful thoughts such as:: - someone I love doesn't love me back, therefore I'm not love-able - something bad will happen in the future (lose job, get sick, etc.) - I'm not good ... Read more
Low carb - has changed my life
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      11 comments

Low carb (100g or less per day) works incredibly well for me. It has changed my life. When I eat too many carbs, I experience: - crazy blood sugar swings (up and down) - anxiety that doesn't respond well to stress reductio... Read more
Invitation: Create a New Year's goal now (and meet your goal by 1/1/16)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      5 comments

Hello, Rather than waiting until 1/1/16 to make your New Year's resolution, consider making a goal that you want to meet by 1/1/2016 and doing it now. My goal is to lose 5 pounds by 1/1/16. I'm about 158 pounds now. I want to wake up o... Read more
All set on this Question (don't need further answers): How do I see my sparkpeople emails (where's
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      4 comments

Hi, I can't find my sp email inbox. I just don't see any links for it anywhere (maybe it's ad-blocked). I searched sp help, but can't find the answer. Anyone know where it is? Abby_G ... Read more
Day 40 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      6 comments

Hello. I'm thrilled to report that I now have 40 days in a row of not eating anything after 9PM! What's working: At night I lock up all the food that I have problems with. I put the keys in a timer container and set it to stay locked ... Read more
Container with a timer lock has helped me get 12 days in a row of not eating past 9PM!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      4 comments

Hello. I really struggle with night time eating. I usually do a great job all day of sticking with my food and exercise plans. It's extremely discouraging to undo all that work by eating late at night. I finally found a solution that ... Read more
Day 4 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)
Sunday, September 21, 2014      4 comments

Made it. As planned, had a high protein/good fat snack between 8-9. Good luck with your plans and goals today!... Read more
Day 3 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)
Saturday, September 20, 2014      3 comments

Hello. Made it another night. Saving the calories for a snack between 8-9pm works really well. It's harder earlier in the day, but I'm not as tired then, so can cope better. ... Read more
[insert metallic sound of sword being pulled from sheath]
Friday, September 19, 2014      3 comments

I am beast tamer! The light of awareness shines on all my frustration and other emotions and illuminates my way! grrr... (That's the sound of determination.) Translation: I got frustrated with something and wanted to eat to 'fix' it. I... Read more
Day 2 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)
Friday, September 19, 2014      2 comments

Hello. I struggled with not eating after 9PM, but kept to it. Analysis of the success: 1, Planned snack between 8-9PM: 200 calories of almonds 2. Stress reduction: I made time last night to pay attention to my stress level and t... Read more
Day 1 again of not eating after 9PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014      3 comments

Hello. After a short successful run of not eating after 9PM, I messed up on Wednesday night and binged on about 800 calories of food at 10PM. Analysis: Didn't make the time for refreshing my memory about my goals and my plans. Was a bit si... Read more
5 nights in a row of not eating after 9PM
Thursday, September 11, 2014      4 comments

Eating less dinner and having a 200 calorie high protein w/some healthy fat snack between 8-9 worked last night, too. It was much less of a struggle to not eat at 11PM or in the middle of the night. Hope your plans are going well, to... Read more

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