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Facing My Night Demons

Monday, April 25, 2011

With all my weight loss success, there's one dragon I haven't quite learned to slay: nighttime eating. Since I often enjoy a crispy Rome or golden delicious apple at night with organic peanut butter, I have named my dragon Ladon for the mythological creature who guarded Hera's golden apples.

Ladon seems to rear its head most often toward the end of the week, after particularly challenging days/commutes, and when I find myself home alone for extended periods.

This is still a challenge, so here are some things I am attempting to do to hold Ladon at bay:

1) Last night I decided to have a couple of jawbreakers instead of a candy that would have taken me about 20 seconds to consume. By the time I finished the last piece of my 60-calorie serving, I didn't want anything else.

2) I am taking a few suggestions from XPHOENIX's awesome blog post, "Things I do that non-Sparkers may find weird..."
. Taken particularly to heart: eating only whole foods after 8 ... not so comfortable with additional liquids at that time, LOL ... and planning exercise. I have not done so well with the days off.

3) Starting tonight I will track exactly how many unplanned items I consume after dinner and post as a profile update.

So, whay say you all? If anyone out there has slain this demon, I'd love to know how you did it!
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    I've been trying really hard to avoid any unnatural sugars. I'm grateful to be done with Easter because of that, because I took a few days off. I'm back on track this morning. I really try to look at it in small victories and small achievements. I avoid chocolate, that's an achievement. One thing that might help with snacking is having precut vegetables or grapes around so if you need something, chug a glass of water and then have a few vegetables. Good luck!
    2558 days ago
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