Those are good ideas, Archimedes and Slimmerkiwi; I like them.
I don't keep my journal beside my bed but will put it there from now on. I used to write in it frequently but allowed myself to get out of the habit. I think writing in it will help, because it was a great outlet for getting my feelings out where I could see them, and also gaining perspective on my life in general. I needed this reminder.
I am very aware of the effects of caffeine, so am careful with it. There is a coffee substitute I sometimes use, so I will take it from the cupboard and put it where I can see it. Drinking it brings back memories of warm times among family, so maybe it will act as a "comfort food" that is actually good for me.
I've tried listening to talk radio and although it wakes me up rather than relaxes me I do find it can be company during the day.
It's becoming obvious to me that I already know several strategies to avoid evening eating, but haven't been thinking about them and have needed reminding. I don't know why they totally fly out of my head as though they were never there, but they do! I'll give these ones another try and hope they help.
Thank you so much.
Edited by: RIBKNIT at: 5/11/2013 (12:35)
Every time I take a bite, I make a choice.