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4/21/10 7:19 P

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I think my biggest problem is probably the medication I take to sleep. I've never been able to sleep even when I was little. I've noticed whenever I take almost anything to help me sleep if I wake up in the middle of the night I will have to get up and go get something. It's definately not because I deny myself sweets. I eat clean so I make sure to have a lot of fruit throughout the day and maybe a few cookies or whatever I've made. I think what would really help is if I didn't have to get up at random hours of the night to take care of my daughter, but right now I just don't have the option.

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4/21/10 5:33 A

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Eating sweets is a three part dilemna. I have no sugar cravings left. But, I do have a strong memory of what they tasted like, and how happy I was when I ate them. But, the craving is gone. It was a slow process, I put fruit in front of me. I also tried the sugarless candy route, but the artificial stuff, stopped my weight loss, not until I stopped all sugar, did I see a big change. When you stop or remove any one thing from the diet, you have to put something else in there, that you like almost the same. My substitute sweetness thing is strawberries, I can eat 3 quarts without blinking. I have an insulin problem, so that also has helped me realize that sugar messes me up inside. Mentally I had to get over the fact, that feeling better for one moment of eating, will be paid for later, with extra water and walking. Now, just a bite of choc. cake, if I want it, is enough. (After you eat a whole piece, the taste, is all you have left, anyway, right?) And I have found a non sugar choc. bar.

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4/21/10 12:48 A

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OMG!!!! Me to.. I would work out for 2 hrs a day. I would throw it all away in the middle of the night. I would and still do sometimes get up for icecream,cake or chocolate. I would hide the wrappers because I was ashamed. I recently discovered that I do it when I had a real bad day or a real family problem. It started when I got married. My husband has OCD. It was hard for me to deal with. My sister had a bad drug problem.
I was a new mom and it was hard to focus with all these other problems. I thought I needed that to help me sleep. I try keeping a water bottle near me or sugar free pudding. It's all stress related. My husband went to a doctor and things are way better.
I try to tell myself don't let other people affect your health. I would not touch candy all day. It was very frustrating. Dig deep find out what the problem is. Could be PMS. I crave chocolate around that time. Being a mom is way harder then we make it out to be.

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4/20/10 9:44 P

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Hey I'm Christina and I am currently living in Missouri with my husband. We are from Florida, but he was transferred up here with the army. I just had our 2nd child 4 months ago, and between p90 and clean eating I'm working the extra weight off again (I had just lost it from the 1st kid after 3 years..grr.) My main problem with keeping myself in check is waking up in the middle of the night and eating. I don't know why but I will just have this overwhelming urge to eat something sweet. It drives me nuts!

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