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10/12/11 10:25 P

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I did great on Monday it was my "day one" without binging, then yesterday I was doing good till I ate dinner. I had 2 flour torillas with brisket and a halloween cookie. I went to the gym afterwords and even thou I wanted to snack last night I didn't. But this morning when I checked my sugars (I'm diabetic) I was 149. Well needless to say that started my day off with a funk. So today for dinner I had KFC fried chicken, mash potatoes with gravy, macoronni with cheese. Then when I got home I stopped and picked up a bowl of nachos, and chased that down with a cookie. I don't even want to check my sugars because that would proberly put me in a worse mood. :( So tomorrow I will start a new day.

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10/4/11 5:40 P

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SERIOUSLY!?!?! I do so well during the "working hours".
I eat a healthy breakfast.
I drink water.
I pack a healthy lunch...and snacks.
I look up my work out info or decide what I should do when I get home.
Then, the clock strikes FIVE and I'm off on the GRAVY train, literally.
I walk through the back door of the office and I'm thinking about food. If I have anything to snack on in my car, it's mindless snacking all the way home. Then when I get home, especially if I haven't snacked in the car, I go looking for the afternoon snack. Yesterday, THAT snack racked up more calories than my dinner did. And I was being "good". But it's like once I start, I can't stop. I want to and I know I should but I can't...until I hear the garage door open and know someone else is home. Then I can stop.
I feel like some of the advice on here might help with this...tracking what I eat has been helpful, but that's something you HAVE to stick with and not get too comfortable about so you slack off. I also like and will try taking a small portion and walking away. Maybe I can mentally tell myself that this one thing is it and mentally close the snack door. Hmm...I'll let you know how that goes....

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10/3/11 10:17 P

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Thank heavens there are other people like me in the world.
I am determined to get this under control but it is hard to break a habit that I have had since I was a teen. Oh well, onwards and upwards.
I bought unsalted peanuts, boxes of raisins and some other healthy options to keep me away from the candy, cookies and chocolate bars.
Next step: working on my love affair with Coca Cola

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10/2/11 8:10 P

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Update--now have gone 6 nites (in a row) w/o a binge! LMK how y'all are doing! emoticon

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Have fun and no regrets. Make memories and love without fear. Enjoy life because in the end, the journey is the destination.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer


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10/1/11 6:36 P

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FINALLY! People who understand what I am going through! I am 19 and in my second year of school! School is so stressful and food is the only thing which comforts me these days. I will go all day eating healthy, but as soon as I get home I eat BAGS of chips, rolls of cookie dough, loaves of bread. While I am doing it, it hurts, and i know i will regret it, but i can't stop myself. If anyone has any advice I would love to hear it- because these past few weeks have been the hardest of my life and I am really struggling.

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9/30/11 8:36 A

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http://www.healthyplace.com/eating-disorde
rs/main/night-eating-syndrome/menu-id-58/

I posted the above link yesterday in the General Discussion Forum.

AFTER BEDTIME is my downfall.

I LOVE the idea of freezing the fat free pudding. If I have ice cream in the house, I will get up to eat it. Last night I couldn't sleep until I got up and had a bowl of cereal. Fortunately, I'm now learning to leave enough calories to eat. Next time I go to the doctor's, I'm going to show him the above article.



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9/29/11 7:38 P

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It sounds like many of us do great during the day, but between dinner and bedtime is our downfall! I am trying something that THE SPARK gave me an inspiration to do; I made a "Don't snack mindlessly in the evening" goal into a Streak that shows up flashing on my SparkPage (with Awards) for ALL the world to see...I went 5 nites without a binge, then messed up, again, so this time I decided to post this streak to motivate myself into making this a lifestyle change for ME! I think I am mistaking "needing to go to sleep" for "needing food", and using food is like a sleeping pill! I have been saving some last calories of the day and eating an "ice cream-like" healthy treat the last few nites near bedtime, and at least after I have my TRACKED, LEGAL bed time treat, I have not binged (3 nites so far!) I take a Jello chocolate sugar free 60 calorie pudding and FREEZE it until it is consistency of icecream--can close my eyes and believe I'm having chocolate ice cream! Hey--sounds goofy but I only have to "fool" one person--myself!!!! LOL! emoticon

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Have fun and no regrets. Make memories and love without fear. Enjoy life because in the end, the journey is the destination.

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9/29/11 9:13 A

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Yup - I've done all of this stuff. However, I'm not TOO bad snacking during the DAY while I'm home. However, when I'm away from the house, I could be eating all day long just as Shansen did. Getting out of bed and snacking is my worst time.

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9/27/11 10:20 P

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Well, we are definitely all in the same boat. I binged ALL DAY today. COuldn't sleep last night, so I just got out of bed at 3. Waited till 6 to have a healthy bowl of oatmeal, cranberries and walnuts. THEN went shopping with hubby to costco. At 10 he was hungry so we had to have the costco hot dog and soda lunch. Shopped a little and decided we needed something cold before we left the store, The mocha freeze looked pretty good, I wanted to share one and he wanted his own. NOT his fault. Having gone through my daily calorie budget before 11, I was not to stop there. The next store offered the best bismarks in 2 counties. THe store is 30 miles from my house, so I HAD to have one, it is the law.
HOme again, a hand full of grapes here and there, a couple of squares of chocolate, and a pan full of fried mushrooms, I am uncomfortable and half sick to my stomach, I started spark 5 weeks ago and this was the WORST day yet . Add to all of this, I didn't exercise this morning because we had a DR appt at 8 this morning and had to leave the house by 7. OF course I am too stuffed to exercise this evening.
All I can say is, tomorrow is a new day and I can start over, If you are still reading this, thank you for your interest and support. I just had to get it off my chest. emoticon

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9/27/11 7:51 P

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Hi, girls! I am a fellow self-sabotager, I guess! I have made SOME progress with tracking everything I eat, (lost 9 pounds in about a month). If I overeat late night, I go back and track it the next day, which helps me slow down with this bad habit somewhat! It is very tempting today not to go back on my nutrition tracker for yesterday and add my late-night cheat (after a really perfect day nutritionally yesterday!)--WHY DID I EAT ABOUT 1/2 CUP OF PEANUT BUTTER OUT OF THE JAR at 1:30 AM INSTEAD OF GOING TO BED??? I mean, my stomach *hurt* the rest of the night and into this morning, plus I have felt ashamed and major guilt over slipping again. I have started a "Don't snack mindlessly in the evening" streak, which I held for 5 nites until last night! *Sigh* Tonite is another chance to start over and keep it going! It seems the longest I've gone without late night binge is 5 nights in a row, then I mess up/cave in/ overeat! If anyone else has suggestions on stopping this harmful habit I would love to hear from you! Even if you don't, but are also fighting this strange self-sabotage we do, I care about you and I'm a good listener. Thanks for having this team! emoticon

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Have fun and no regrets. Make memories and love without fear. Enjoy life because in the end, the journey is the destination.

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9/23/11 5:11 P

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thank all of you for your posts..i relate to every one of them..i really think that there is something wrong with me. i am unemployed and am home most of the time during the day. i just cannot wait till everyone is out of the house so i can eat. i would be insanely embarassed if anyone saw me during the day. i would die of humiliation. sometimes, even when people just go to the store for a bit, i will sneak a bite here or there. i feel llike i have no self control. i cannot tell you how many times i have re done a diet or sparkpeople just to have anther DAY 1...its crazy, im crazy...and then i sit on the couch or lay in bed completely disgusted with myself. i hate the flub from my stomach just hanging and knowing that if i had a little bit of self control i would be thin again. i pretend that i cannot understand why i cannot lose weight because i eat right. and most of the time i do....but there is a day here and there that i binge and cannot stop for a week or so. i feel like i live a huge lie most of the day every day...i am hoping that we can all get through this together... thanks for listening everyone!!! emoticon

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9/7/11 11:27 P

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Yup! I'm a stay home mom, and it's so HARD to stay away from that fridge or those cupboards! I've tried keeping grapes on the counter, carrying a bottle of water around with me everywhere, and even posting signs in the kitchen to remind me to think twice. But I still end up opening the doors and pulling out things I don't need!

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9/7/11 10:50 A

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I'm the same. I always end up having massive binges in the evening. I can sometimes manage to eat either not too much or sometimes nothing at all in the day, but then in the evening and at night I end up bingeing. I have bulimia and I usually take my binges to the extreme and then try to get rid of it. It's like once I've started I can't stop, and then I feel like I've blown it already so I might as well just carry on, so I just keep eating whatever I can find.
I joined SparkPeople to help me try to eat healthily and it worked for a few days but then one evening I just gave in to the bingeing.

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9/1/11 8:51 A

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I feel your pain too. I'm living at home and unemployed, so I could pretty much eat all day if I really wanted to. Weird how we can even over eat on healthy food. But, at least you do have that going, you have healthy food available! That is a great first step! What also works for me though is making sure I track everything. I may not be the most accurate with it, but believe me it helps. Just keep at it, even if it doesn't seem to make much of a difference for awhile. Eventually I do find that if I have to put it in my tracker, I'm probably not going to go overboard.

A couple other things I've been doing that help:
- Go for a walk
- Drink tea
- Fill up on protein and fiber
- If you need to indulge, start small and tell yourself you can come back for more later if you need to. Chances are, you probably wont :)

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8/29/11 1:48 P

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I feel your pain!! I thought I was, not the only one, per se, but I thought that this struggle was mine alone. I'm actually getting a little teary-eyed reading this. All I have is empathy.

What I try to tell myself: RESIST IT MY SISTAH! You can do it! Just take out a handful of crackers and put the box away! Or THROW IT OUT! You don't have to have crackers anyway, there are tons of healthier and more nutritionally sound choices available. Distract yourself whenever you get the urge to munch mindlessly.

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8/28/11 11:41 A

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I wish I could figure that out myself. Just know you are not alone in this evil battle with food. I hate food. I love food.

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8/28/11 10:23 A

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Whyyy do we do this to ourselves? A perfect day of eating and exercising, then we get home and shove our faces with things we neither want nor need. The only way I can beat it is when I'm working 14 hours a day and leave the house before breakfast and get home when it's time for bed. Everything I eat is packed into my lunch box. Planning and predetermination is helpful. But now I'm working from home three days in a row. Just fifteen feet from my refrigerator. Why can't a perfectly intelligent, strong-willed, emotionally healthy person resist eating a whole box of crackers? Why can't I have healthy fruit popsicles in the house without eating the whole box in two days? Help.

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