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5/28/09 2:48 P

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Wait a minute... are you actually HUNGRY when you get up at night, or are you eating for another reason? If you are HUNGRY, then maybe a legitimate healthy snack (with some healthy carbs and lean protein) before bed might help, and also, lay off the liquids in the hours before bed, so you don't have to get up to pee so often!

It also sounds like you might not be sleeping well, if you are waking up so many times in the night to pee (usually it's not the urge to pee that wakes you up, you are waking up and then realizing you have to pee) so you might want to see the doctor for help in getting a better night's sleep. More sleep also helps to fight the food cravings during the day :)

Good luck in achieving your goals!
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TOOMUCHGRANNY Posts: 9
5/22/09 9:18 A

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NO ONE IS OFFENDED! What my husband was trying to say to you that there is no reason for your boyfriend to feel deprived because the goodies are locked away. Sorry if he offended YOU! We are trying to help so maybe we will just keep our opinions and ways that I am trying to get rid of my weight to ourselves. Sorry!

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5/21/09 3:08 P

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We do all have to find what works for us. Experimenting and finding what works and feels right.

I love seeing our creativity come up with unique solutions.

Weight loss is definately a challenge. Fixing our mind set along new paths, finding ways to overcome habits that hold us back, setting up an environment that supports our goals, making for ourselves a healthy lifestyle.... and so on. It can feel overwhelming.It takes time, alot of effort, and forgiving ourselves our mistakes , knowing that we are not failures, but works in progress.

We are here learning together, throwing out ideas and suggestions , but certainly pleased when a member finds what works for her!! Sometimes on the threads though misunderstandings arise due to the limitations of written conversations. I have had that happen myself several times.

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5/21/09 10:28 A

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This goes out to Toomuchgranny's husband.
I am sorry if I offended, insulted or touched a nerve with you. Please forgive me if I did. I was under the assumption that this team was here to encourage one another. I am desperate to stop this behaviour that I have and if having a pot in my bedroom for a while is what I need, so be it. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I do not ever want to beg for food nor to have someone control my choices. I may be fat but I do have pride.

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TOOMUCHGRANNY Posts: 9
5/21/09 9:13 A

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Hello,
I am toomuchgranny's hubby and I am not the one deprived because I locked up the goodies! I HAVE THE KEY!!!! I am not giving in her begging for treats and she is doing so well on her diet. Your boyfriend would be the key keeper, so he would be able to eat goodies whenever. I would, personally, HATE to have a chamber pot in MY bedroom! Think about it.
TooLittleGrampy (LOL)
PS I hope you don't mind me reading your email

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5/21/09 8:20 A

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Hello to everyone,
Thank you to all who replied to my distress call. I have read each and everyone of your suggestions and have pondered long and hard on what to do about my problem. Alot of you suggested getting the 100 cal snacks. Although this is a great idea I would prefer to not eat at all during the night. Also the 100 cal snacks are great but I can eat 10 of them at one sitting. Getting rid or locking up the food that tempts me was another suggestion but I don't think my boyfriend should suffer the consequences for my lack of will power. Just putting my foot down and saying no was another suggestion but if I could do that I would have done it a long time ago. So again thank you all and I have decided that I am going to get myself a bucket with a cover and, for the time being, am going to use the bathroom in my room. Just like in the old days when people had a chamber pot...lol... If I don't go through the kitchen to go to the bathroom I will not be tempted by the goodies on the counter.I will try this for the time being. I will let you know how this works .

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5/18/09 12:34 P

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Hi.
These are all great suggestions!
I take it that you mean you are getting up at night from being asleep? If it is that then I think that would be easier to get rid of than the night time munchies. If you can, take a sip or two of water (if that will not have you get up more during the night) and tell your tummy it has something to settle it down. I would try a mind tecchnique once I was back in bed. Light meditation or some other relaxation technique to slowly drift back to sleep.

Let us know how things go.

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5/17/09 6:10 P

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Hi there,need some help with night time eating? Welllll, all I can say, is to not have the foods available. You seem not to have too much self control, at that time of night, soooo make it so that you can't have it, cause it ain't there!!!!! You'll probably miss eating it,alot,at first,but,keep telling yourself that you don't need it,and eventually,you won't be looking for it. It's good that you realize that this is your problem area,you're already far ahead of most people. They don't realize that they have a problem. I've noticed that you've started to loose some weight,so that's terrific, isn't it? Give yourself a big pat on the back for that. It's tough,I agree,but,now you have to put your foot down,and say NO to the night time snacks. That's not to say that you can't ever have something at night,but not for now until you control the food,not food controlling you!!!Okay? Please let me know how you do,this week. emoticon

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5/17/09 12:32 P

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Hi I am a 68 year old woman who has lots 56 pounds since July/08. I was like you i got up at nite to eat. I would eat everything i always did ,but i reduced the amounts alittle at a time.There are lots of things with less then 100 calories in them I buy things like Ritz mini crackers with peanut butter .You can have 9 of these . I take out 9 but the box away and at nite i eat them 2 or 3 at a time .Eat more slowly this take a bit of getting used to, but you can do. Make very small goals like u want to lose 4 pounds in a month Exercise a little at a time even if it a few walks around the house . I can't believe it took me 68 years to eat right and do exercise. This has been the best thing i have learned on Sparkpeople GL and ask for help any time jeany

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TOOMUCHGRANNY Posts: 9
5/17/09 9:25 A

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Hi, I'm a 66 year old woman and I still eat too much! I used to eat at night, too, anything that was there, but now I keep fruit on the counter and no other goodies. My husband is very skinny and can eat anything, so we locked up all the sweets and chips, etc and only he has the key. I have a single friend and she has cleaned out all of her sweets and salty foods and doesn't allow anyone to bring anything not on her plan into her apartment. She has lost 40 lbs since last October! My husband and I have just started the lock down so we will have to see how it goes. Some of the 100 calorie packages of cookies, etc are very good too, but I am trying to have very few of them, as well, so my hubby has locked them up, and I can have one a day, two on Sundays, if I go for a walk. Hope this helps a little.

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5/17/09 9:07 A

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Hello to everyone,
I am having a problem and I am wondering if any of you can give me advice. I tend to do good during the day, following my eating plan. I run into problems at night, and I mean I get up at night to eat. I know this might sound stupid...a 42 year old woman can't stop eating at night. I tend to get up 3-4 times during the night to use the bathroom and to get to the bathroom I have to go throuth the kitchen. Anything on the counter is fair game...crackers,muffins,cookies...etc... If nothing is on the counter I go looking for goodies. This behaviour has always been my downfall. I truely do not know how to break this nasty habit. HELP!!!!

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