Not the way to start the day!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I was up late with my mom last night. She has been in a lot of pain so I stayed up later which turned out to be not such a good idea for me. I had tried brushing my teeth, drinking more water, ... lots of things that were posted to help stop the late night cravings.
In the end, I just wasn't strong enough. I ate a banana with 2 tbsp peanut butter and 3...yes 3..at least, servings of boston baked beans candy!! 508 calories past midnight but before I even went to bed!
Not a great way to start the day!! So...it's only 2 in the afternoon and I am down to just over 500 calories for the day. I still have dinner and my worst time of the day...at night!! If I lived alone, I would go to bed early but mom doesn't like that. She doesn't like being alone.
Trying to be proactive and think ahead...having a salad for dinner but I know that won't fill me up. I don't like salad so that's why I can't eat enough to fill me up! In fact I have to eat reduced fat wheat thins or grilled chicken with it!
Also making a fruit salad. I am determined not to go over my calories today!! Actually I need to eat less than 500 calories because I didn't count the little boston baked beans so may have had more than 3 servings!!
I have learned my lesson..I hope! I will not give in and waste that many calories after midnight before going to bed again!!!! If I have to eat, it will be something with much less calories and better for me!!
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  • JENNIW70
    This is so tough, and I have SOOOOOO been there too! We all have those days where we blow it big time. I would suggest low-calorie protein and fiber foods on days where you know you don't have many calories left. We are all pulling for you! You will get through this! We are all learning together.

    (Aloha, I love your profile pic!!)
    3348 days ago
    Oh my goodness! Been there, done that. I can so identify!! But, let me ask you lovingly...did you get on your knees? I think that's probably what Lysa would have suggested. I'm glad to hear some of you like the idea of "reverse tracking"...

    If not than TOTAL SURRENDER??? I struggle with insomnia and that's why I've added a MIDNIGHT SNACK category to my tracker. When I get ready to eat breakfast if I see that Midnight snack already in my tracker for the day...I cut back on each meal a little. Breakfast might be a smoothie, but w/o the banana I usually have. Lunch might be a sandwich, but w/o the baked chips and instead some carrot sticks.
    Supper might be some soup, but w/o crackers. Get my drift?

    Recognizing our powerlessness over our cravings and that we MUST relinquish it to God is easier said than done, but it must be done for total victory.

    Lord Jesus, touch my friend today and give her exactly what she needs to get through those nights when all she wants to do is eat. Tap her lovingly on the shoulder and remind her of your desire to be her "all and all" - the one she craves more than any imitation or temporary fix.

    3349 days ago
    They still make boston baked bean candy?!!!
    Don't beat yourself up, you admitted something that most of us wouldn't have done. I like the idea of tracking dinner to dinner by the way.
    Protein and good carbs go a long way to fill a void that salad seems to leave. To me salad alone is like Chinese, full until an hour later.
    You'll get through this challenge, one step at a time emoticon
    3349 days ago
    Dealing with loved ones in pain can be so stressful. But you will get through this. I try to budget at least 200 calories for a nighttime snack, and try to plan that out ahead of time. That way, I'm not so tempted to go for something naughty. I know ahead of time that I have a little treat planned, so I don't get overwhelmed wondering what to eat. I try to save this until about 10pm so I am satisfied until I go to bed.
    Being accountable does help. I find that knowing I will have to track everything I eat helps me to think twice before reaching for something that isn't good for me.
    My prayers are with you in your struggle.
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    3349 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2036709
    Tracking from meal to meal is a great help as others have said. Hang in there, you can do it.
    3350 days ago
    I like bitty girl's suggestion to track from dinner to dinner. So, like in your case, your day of tracking would begin right before dinner. This would work better, especially if you struggle with night time eating...
    3350 days ago
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  • BOVEY63
    It is tough to stay on track during stressful times and it sounds like things are pretty stressful for you right now. Hope you mom's pain eases soon.
    3350 days ago
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