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Day 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 09, 2018


Why can I not get in the mood to get myself going on my path?? I want it, but I guess not badly enough. I KNOW I can do it, I am just CHOOSING not to, but WHY?

My focus right now has to be on getting off the night snacking! It is horrible. I never used to eat at night. After dinner, I was done. Now I want to eat everything in the house when I am not hungry at all. It is rather disgusting because I just keep on and on and on and then I am miserable.

Goals thus far:
Week 1 Add more water
Week 2 STOP the nighttime binge eating

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    I have to make that rule for myself too--if I eat in the evening, it's almost always CRAP! Have you tried brushing your teeth right after dinner? That sometimes helps me.

    I'm sorry this is discouraging--just know that there are a whole load of people who want to reach out and help. I'm one who definitely will. You CAN do this! I promise!
    1248 days ago
    I so understand your post at the moment and I it feels like I wrote it. I am feeling the same way. Hugs is what I have to say....

    1255 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    Sounds like me. Hope we can get it under control. Good luck!!
    1255 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    emoticon emoticon That was me over the weekend!! I never snack at night, and my sister bought over some Homemade butter cookies for my son.. Let's just say it Didn't turn out very well for me!! Ate WAAYYY Too many, which awakened the Sugar Dragon emoticon emoticon .. I was craving sweets again!!! I switched into high healthy Fat Mode. Made Avocado and Bacon spread and topped it over sliced cucumber with shrimp on top!! emoticon emoticon .. Or Mixed Nuts after dinner will help keep you full. *My Experience*-- Keep at it my friend emoticon
    1255 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/10/2018 9:24:24 AM
    Hang in there. Hugs
    1256 days ago
    Thank you everyone for the thoughts and ideas!
    I think I am still doing the whole getting over smoking thing and that is why I eat at night. I used to smoke - I would lay in bed and read, get up smoke a cigarette, repeat for a couple of hours (dang insomnia) and now I eat!! I read, get up grab something to eat, repeat.
    Tonight I am trying to stay busy and I have plans for tomorrow night so hopefully I can break this horrible habit I have gotten into.
    I look forward to trying out some of your ideas
    1256 days ago
    Do you have a hobby that you use your hadns for? Like writing, knitting, crocheting, etc. That helps. if you keep your hands busy. My kitchen, personally, is closed after 7 pm That helps, too, to cut down temptation.
    1256 days ago
  • DOLPH79
    Try some herbal tea with honey. It helps me and helps calm me as well. You can do this.
    1256 days ago
    sounds like we are in the same boat
    I have stacked on heaps in recent times.
    Perhaps you could help yourself in 2 ways
    First calorie counting to give youself about 1500 calories thru the day
    Start with a light breakfast, high protein lunch then a small dinner, you can still have some evening snacks like peanut butter on celery or a dip like hummus or smoked salmon with vege pieces, just stay within your calorie range
    That way you wont feel deprived but confident you are within your range
    Cheers Richard emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1256 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2018 6:50:35 PM
  • PROVERBS3128

    Are you getting enough protein? Are you starting the day out with protein? I am not saying I know
    how to do it, you know how much I fail..... emoticon but I do know I do not have any control
    over my eating if I start the day out with carbs. I NEED the protein, and I need lots of it for a couple
    of days until my sugars seem to balance out. I am not sure you always feel hungry when your
    sugars are going up and down, its just a compulsion to eat.

    If I eat cereal or bread or sugary stuff for breakfast I will end the day with a whole lot more calories
    than the days I start with protein. I think I am one of those Syndrome X people, prone to heart
    disease, sugar diabetes and the rest. So I am more sensitive to the sugars. Just a thought, I hope
    something helps soon, my heart goes out to you.

    Also, keep in mind the devil wants to discourage you, but know we are praying for you!!!

    Love you,
    1256 days ago
    Is there something that's stressing you out? Maybe that's part of the problem. You might want to look at ways to make things less stressful. Also, it's hard to just quit something. So try to think of ways to fill in the time that you've been spending eating. Maybe at first you need to schedule it, even though in the past it came naturally.
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  • no profile photo SUDEPER
    You can stop
    1256 days ago
    How about trying gum, mints or brushing your teeth right after dinner??

    These have some times worked for me to stop the late nite munching. It helps make me more mindful & realize I don't even really WANT to eat!

    You'll get this turned around. I have faith in you!
    1256 days ago
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