Thanks and I think that will work as well. Choose something that I like but low on pts to get me throught that night time munchies. I like popcorn and it gives me that crunching sound that I am addicted to. Thanks for the advice. I take it all to heart.
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If you are tired and can "go to bed". I have learned to do that late at night when the urge to binge comes over me. It is never just a little snack after 9 pm it leads to just one more, something sweet to end the day, now i need something salty... If you can't go to bed commit to doing a couple minutes of exercise. spark has 10 minute videos or make up you own little routine, walk in place, push-ups, jumping jacks etc. My eating for reasons other than hunger is late afternoon, before dinner and i have started working out during that time. It really helps get me over the hump and stops the mindless eating. You can do this you have come so far, jump this hurdle and move forward
I agree...You have to track everything you eat and make sure you stay within your points. I found if I make my menu a day ahead it is easier to stick with it. You don't have to wonder what you are going to eat when you get to the end of the day and have too few points. Make sure you add snacks to your menu,,,,just stay within your points. I am a WW lifetime member and have maintained for 10 years. It isn't always easy, but it IS always worth it. I work hard everyday to make sure I maintain. Of course, once in a while I don't have the best day, but I move forward to the next one and don't beat myself up about it.
Nancy - from Virginia
2013 Ruby-lite of the Year Co-leader of SP class of June 5-11, 2011 Co-leader of Rootin" for Ruby
I know how hard it is to keep on track when not getting any exercise. One key to having it work is tracking diligently. I also try to make sure that I leave enough room for a bedtime treat. I lost 55 pounds on WW while eating a large bowl (2 cups of cereal to one of skim milk) of Cap'n Crunch most nights! Using the program at the time, it came to 6 points. I've just completed 9 years of maintenance, and my diet has continued to evolve/improve, Cap'n Crunch is now too sweet for me, and my bedtime treats have gotten much smaller: So, be gentle with yourself, and track, track, track, whether with WW points or Sparky.
Thanks so much! I am so determined and I am going to take your advice and ask myself those questions. I try to keep that song in mind that Jennifer Hudson sang on the commerical. She says she believe in miracles and I do to. I just have to buckle down. Another down fall is I have time for everyone else and not myself. My activity level has dropped alot other than my daily movement. I have to start putting myself first and remembering that I am worth it. Thanks for taking the time out to listen and respond. Everyone needs a listening ear. Bless you.
I think awareness is your first step. You recognize what the problem is, identified it, named it, called it out, now conquer it. When you get tired and head for the kitchen, when you are reaching for the cookies or (my downfall) peanut butter, ask yourself, out loud! "Why am I doing this? Am I really hungry?"
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
Hello everyone! I am really feeling down and just don't know what to do. I have such a busy schedule that I am not doing something right. I know that I am doing something that I use to do before and that is eat when I am actually tired and in the evening is when I do it. This is a habit that I really thought that I had conquered when I lost the 75 lbs. It feels good when I am eating it but so hurtful when I am done. I worked so hard to lose the weight and I don't want to go backwards. I have decided today that I have named what I think the problem is and I am going to work hard on fixing this to get back on track. Today is a new day and so will the new me get started. Any suggestions or ideas that you may use to stay on track.
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