damn late night snacking!

Monday, March 14, 2011

My goal for this week is to stop the late night snacking! I get bored, I wanna associate eating with relaxing and it may be at the time but not the next day or that night when I am adding it to my nutrition tracker! I have been staying in my calorie range for the most part(not last night , pizza yum! ) But I use it as an excuse to eat more even when I am not hungry! So my goal instead of having the cherries AND the 100 calorie popcorn at night is to just have one! I have been feeling okay about everything but I want to feel GREAT about everything.
My exercise has been phenominal and I have been working really hard! I actually got in 6 out of 7 days this week and burned 3834 calories!Wow! I am proud of that and it has been fun to hike with different friends throughout the week and spend that time bonding over spirituality and fitness rather than food!I have a feeling though after my hike this morning that my legs are not so fond of all the running I have been doing on the trails as I had painful shin splints. I am going to take a break tomorrow from the mountain and just workout with my pt and do a little cardio on the treadmill. I will revisit the mountain wednesday but will not run if my legs dont wanna!
The weather here in Phoenix just beckons me out hiking I am soaking up every last opportunity before it turns into a giant oven here! I am feeling grateful for my life and my health and feeling strong:-) Jennfit22 inspired me to think of my mantra in life and for now it is "I am positivity" ! Thanks Jenn! What is YOUR mantra?Happy trails!
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    My daughter had me buy Perrier or Pellegrino water and bottles of tasty juices. I am mixing them for a "cocktail" at night. It is helping me not drink for sure, which was what was leading me to binge eat. The binge eating at night is better now that I have my little treat to drink.
    2956 days ago
  • JORDAN1019
    Wowza!! 3834 calories is amazing! Late night eating is one of my biggest problems, along with the weekends. We are a work in progress and tweaking the way we spend our time is part of the learning process. Meditation and Tea evenings will not only help the snacking, but the soul too. emoticon
    2958 days ago
    I completely understand! Awesome job on the exercise! Enjoy your time outdoors, sounds like you are loving those hikes! Great job, you've got this!
    2960 days ago
    3834 calories is a LOT!!! Dang, girl!!! And yes, I also struggle with associating food with relaxation. Go easy on yourself if you can't rewire your brain overnight.. Just think about how long you were in those old mental habits. One day at a time!
    2960 days ago
    I had to start drinking tea a night to keep from snacking too! It's been a really great help :)
    2960 days ago
    Snacking is a problem for me too. I think "it's just one cookie," but when I track it it is 120 calories and I've even forgotten what it tasted like...maybe I need to have another to remind myself.

    I have found Lady Fingers (lots of crunch and 4 are 120 calories...way more satisfaction...but still 120 calories.

    The days I do best are those when I am away from the house and never see a kitchen or a convenience store.

    But it sounds like you are doing great...but don't run so hard that you hate going; for that surely is your ticket to weight loss.
    2960 days ago
    I broke myself of it for a while but find it wanting to sneak back in. I love cherries and popcorn too.
    2960 days ago
    i plan on praying and drinking tea!
    2960 days ago
    i plan on praying and drinking tea!
    2960 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    i have so been there, and still am quite alot
    late night snacking
    i wish i had some good advice
    i wish someone had some for me
    2960 days ago
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