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Weekend summary

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wow, this 3-day weekend was fun and relaxing!
I spent a lot of time outside, in the forest: two runs alone and a walk with DH.
Slept well each night plus had afternoon naps.
Friend came over for dinner last night and we had a good time.
Watched movies with my family on DVD (The Help and Ice Age 3) and tonight watched Man in Black 3.
I also read and sparked a lot.

My friend HAKAPES asked me how I stopped overeating in the evening, which bothered me for 2-3 weeks.
I copy my response here for myself, for future reference:

Overeating in the evening is almost always emotional eating in my case.
I managed to stop it this time by eliminating root causes:
-sleep: I insisted on sleeping 8 hours, even if it meant I was late for work if I didn't go to bed in time
-food: I insisted on eating my mid-morning and afternoon snacks, even if I wasn't hungry, or ended up having dinner very late
-exercise: I insisted on doing my cardio and strength training before breakfast every day
-last but not least emotions: I had a conflict with my husband about his behavior, building up for 2-3 weeks, and I managed to discuss and resolve the problem to the satisfaction of both of us (not an easy thing to do!)
The funny thing is that once the vicious circle is broken, it is so easy to stick to my nutrition plan...

I joined the Emotional Eaters team today, I hope to find support, ideas and inspiration in the team.
Now it is time to go to bed: 8 hours before I have to get up is only 7 minutes away.
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    800 days ago
    A disciplined mind will always earn a healthy body.
    2211 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    I'm glad you were able to resolve things with your husband. That you were able to both be satisfied with the solution is great. Shows you're both willing to work things out.

    I appreciate being able to read what worked for you. I'm just coming off a long stint of snacking non-stop in the evening. A lot of stress stuff around my new job & conflicts with coworkers. The conflicts have been mostly resolved now - and I'm back to making healthy food choices in the evening. Not a coincidence. lol

    It surprised me when I realized just how much of an emotional eater I am. I found a website that gives practical exercises for working through emotional eating issues that you might find interesting:
    2213 days ago
    Interesting thoughts on evening snacking... thanks for sharing. My nighttime eating is pretty much always tied to watching TV, and it's such a habit! I've been trying to drink green tea (decaffeinated) instead. (Note how I didn't say "stop watching TV".)

    2215 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    2215 days ago
    That sounds like a great weekend! Did you enjoy The Help?
    I'm glad to read that you were able to resolve the conflict with your husband. It's good that you're both satisfied with the solution.
    I hope you get the support you need on your new team!
    2215 days ago
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