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7/17/14 10:16 A

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Emily....I also like your idea. I do end up snacking many evenings and it drives me crazy! I think I will come up with an emergency kit for me too! Thanks for the idea!

KEEP ON KEEPING ON! I CAN DO IT!

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9/27/13 9:51 A

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Does anyone else actually get up in the middle of the night hungry and eat something half asleep only to find out what it was in the morning? emoticon

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9/18/13 9:08 A

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I really love your "plan of attack" Emily0724.
I wonder why we all have the problem of night time snacking? Is it really always a hunger issue? I think that for me hunger has very little to do with.

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9/12/13 6:41 P

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A teaspoonfull of peanut butter. It's good and god for you. heart healthy.



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9/12/13 3:36 A

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I think needing more protein is part of the problem for me. My glucose is usually still spiked at dinnertime because of my workout earlier. Maybe it drops during dinner and it something to check. Thanks for the idea Patriciaak

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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9/9/13 12:30 A

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some people get cravings due to dropping blood glucose. A small amount of protein is the best snack for this.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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9/8/13 11:16 A

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Try making a sugar free jelly for the evenings. Eat half with 1Tb of your favorite low cal yogurt, a nice little sweet treat that wont break your calorie bank.

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9/8/13 3:29 A

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Celest I love that quote! Its going on my inspirational list right now.

Emily that is such a great attitude and plan! I think you will go far on this journey with that kind of thinking!
I like your idea of saving calories for later times but being diabetic I have my 3 meals and two snacks spaced to get me through the day. Still working on those sudden after dinner attacks that I get , much less often now, but still they do happen. I find it so helps to not beat up on yourself. Its very hard to effect change when someone is being mean to you. Especially if that person is you yourself.
I've been toying with the idea of adding in protein powder as my protein level always seems a little low. But I have no idea how it tastes or what to add it to.

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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9/7/13 4:47 P

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9/7/13 12:58 P

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I like your spunk. Great ideas.



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9/7/13 12:21 P

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Its great when you figure out what works for you and do it. I saw a quote today that really made sense to me, it said :

Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress.

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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9/7/13 12:20 P

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I used to have a legal night time snack built into my meal plan, being diabetic I needed to make sure all my levels were good till morning. Ideally I would check my sugar and if it was lower than X I would have a predetermined snack. I don't have night time snacks anymore. My 3 meals and 2 snacks are structured as to get me to the next meal without issue. That's not to say I don't go off plan or have cravings. If for some reason I really needed a snack, If I wrote my sponsor and said " I need a snack I am going to have an orange and a banana" or something else along those lines he would have no problem with me having a good healthy snack. If I was going to pop some popcorn of have a cookie, yeah that wouldn't fly *chuckles*
Having things planned out and knowing what I am going to eat/when is the lifting of a HUGE burden. I have heard people say "oh I can't do that, I don't know what I will want to eat later" that's the point, taking away the choice and committing to something to me stay on point. Its so great you are learning how to deal with your own personal program :)

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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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9/7/13 10:45 A

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Good for you in finding what works! Keep it up!

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9/7/13 10:10 A

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You're obviously onto something big, the thing that works for you. Keep up the brilliant work.

Laurie

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There is substance in glibness and vice versa:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill, master of both?


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9/7/13 9:54 A

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This seems to be a huge problem for me! Since joining this team, I have made some changes and am controlling it better,
1. I eat a larger lunch that has some staying power. I increased my protein and added in some fresh veggies/fruit. My need to an afternoon snack has diminished greatly so I am "saving" those calories for later. this way, night time snacking does not put me over my calorie limit for the day.

2. I created an emergency kit for those days when I don't have calories left to snack at night. It includes hand-written notes to myself that include reminders and inspirational quotes. It has hard candy and gum.

3. If the first 2 don't work and I give in to the craving, I don't beat myself up about it. I keep it portion controlled and healthy.

It's not perfect, but it's an improvement for me. I remind myself of how far I've come and how much I've changed in the last 2 years. Maybe one day I'll totally overcome my night time cravings, but until then, I just try to improve and do my best.

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