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10/3/11 7:24 A

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I'm becoming more and more convinced that sleep eating has some physiological causes. I couldn't sleep last night and tossed and turned until after midnight. I got up and ate a bowl of cereal and fell right to sleep. I wasn't even hungry. I got rid of the binge foods like chips and dip (which I love). If we're going to eat until this is resolved, might as well eat something with not as many calories.

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10/2/11 7:10 P

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Hello Tissa!!!!

Nice meeting you!!!! I am like you so hopefully we will find support in this team and we can support each other as well!!!

Carmen
From lovely San Juan, Puerto Rico and loving the beach!!!

There's nothing wrong with using the word "diet". It comes from the Greek word "diaita", meaning way of life. So to lose weight and keep it off we need to change our way of life.



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10/2/11 3:19 P

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Hi, my name is Tissa.

I have a weight problem enitrely (ok not entirely but mostly) due to my sleep-eating habits. Its worsened dramatically since my second was born June 2010. I gained about 20 lbs in a couple months after she was born and I would eat a few thousand calories between midnight and 7 am. Coupled with some night-time emotional eating...I feel like I'm in weight loss hell.

This first started when I was a little kid and for the longest time it wasn't even something I was fully conscious I was doing. I could wake up with a pile of wrappers on my bed and once a scissor next to my face to open said wrappers.

I had success stopping this habit with SP's help a few years ago. But its reared its ugly head and despite tons of exercise and day time portion control...I can't win. I feel AWFUL. Really incredibly awful and out of control. I do remember that once I stopped stocking the cupboards with sugary food and eating three times a day it stopped and I slept better but my family doesn't want to stop eating sugary food and my youngest still wakes many times at night...so even if I could sleep better myself it doesn't matter.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)


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