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Medi-Cal. Do you have to do that monthly? Medicaid paperwork is once a year. But it coincides with tax time. I wish that were not the case. Double stress for me! Right now I have only bills as paperwork. So, I am trying to reduce these paper piles of mine! It takes forever to do that. Often one piece takes several hours to resolve. That is the reason that piece of paper is in a pile and not actually done! Phone tag is the worst!

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I have been freezing grapes. It slows me down considerably.

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Yuk, eggplant. I don't understand why people like it!

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No, my son hates punching or kicking unless he's angry. It's really weird. He quit Taekwondo when they transitioned from learning things in the air to making contact with other students. He flatly refused to strike at all. But when he's angry, he tends to hit walls and doors, not people, so I guess I can be thankful for that.

Last night's eating wasn't stellar. However, I wrote it all down and only overate by around 100 calories over what I'd burned. Not the worst night. But why, that's what we're focusing on here, right? Well, I think it's because of Medi-Cal (Medicaid) paperwork for my son and his disability paperwork. I shouldn't have had to do the paperwork b/c his disability paperwork should have gone through. But due to COVID, I guess, it's taken 4 month already and still isn't finished. So I had to do the stupid Medi-Cal paperwork (which Chris knows is a LOT). And then they told me that they may go ahead and cancel him anyway b/c I didn't get it in 10 days BEFORE the end of the month (first I'm hearing this). And when I called Jun/Jul, someone told me not to even bother submitting his renewal b/c they're not taking action on anything right now anyway. So I was seriously peeved and anxious last night. I also found out my son's therapist is leaving so we have to go through that stressful transition. More stress. More anxiety.

BUT c'mon, I have to find a way to respond to these emotions without just eating them! Granted, I didn't go completely off the rails, but I did eat 10 Dove chocolate squares. That's what put me over. Afterward, I was scrolling thru my day's calories and saw that a huge pile of grapes was only 40 calories. And I wished I'd done that instead of the chocolate, but in the same thought space I realized that I still wanted MORE chocolate!

Such an odd mindset. Still fighting the urge to binge while already feeling regret.

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Does your son like the punching bag too? I am sure my granddaughter would love that kind of impact you described. I was able to walk today even after all the kayaking yesterday. That was a win. I was sure I would have to take it easy.

So for tonight, I plan on having a salad with some turkey bacon. GD should like that too.


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I used to have a rebounder, but my son wanted to jump off our indoor balcony onto it, so we took it out of the house. But I also discovered, the last time I used it, that it compressed my already struggling spine discs too much. I asked the PT about it and she said to never get on it again. She also said to avoid running, high impact cardio of any kind, and that "we'd see" about hitting the heavy bag.

So, what I did to help myself: my husband offered to take my son for our evening walk and let me stay home. I did. But instead of just being a zombie or doing housework, like I usually do on the rare occasions he takes him alone, I did the following:

20 minutes of my favorite back-repairing yoga https://youtu.be/rWIkD2Ne6tg
5 minutes of hitting the heavy bag (because I didn't want to really hurt myself, I kept it super short)
5 minutes of shadow boxing
Then I finished out the 1.5 hour free time with strength training. I actually took out dumbbells and did combo moves for a full body workout. And here's the important part:

While doing the strength portion, I got that endorphin kick (probably aggregated from the boxing) that ebbs and leaves me with a wonderful sense of confidence and calm.

I love strength training & boxing. They feel so empowering. Like I can do anything. That night, I didn't binge. I haven't since (not saying it'll never happen, but so far, so good). And I've done a bit of strength training, after a one day break, every day since. I don't train every muscle every day. And I FEEL better.

My farm box brought some new challenges for me, but I'm willing to re-try some vegs I've previously sworn off (namely, eggplant, in all it's slimy disgustingness).

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7/29/20 12:49 P

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I bounced on the therapy ball while watching a dancing movie and later DWTS videos with Bindi Irwin and Dereck. Passive exercise. And every so often, I needed to get the arms moving too. LOL

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The staff had a rebounder available to blow off steam. How wonderful! It sure beats eating sweets to feel better.

I am afraid I have a long history of eating my negative feelings.

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I can get quite angry. I always dealt with it by tears or movement. As a younger person I was even known to go out in the garage and break things. A little older and I started painting things. It became a joke every time I decided to paint something people would ask who I was mad at.

The blessings of older age is less hormones and less tendency to react or take things personally. However, if you are looking for a way to exercise the anger away without leaving home, I swear by the rebounder. Don't know if you can even buy one anymore. We had one in our gym room that all my staff used when they needed to blow off steam. It is the compression/extension through the muscles and joints that release the endorphins that help us calm. I suppose you might get a little of that bouncing on a therapy ball, but it never did much for me. I needed a full body bounce.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZMdKnZr5k8

A lot of children with autism also found it a great way to self soothe in my classroom.

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Your situation is very, very dificult , with no end in sight. Of course you are sick of it, especially when you think you can let down your guard or rest yourself. Living in a war zone. Just think about that for awhile.

How can anyone stay composed under that situation?

Do you have some fun or relaxing moments with your relative? Can you dwell on those times so the hard times aren't all you think about?

Can you actually get some "me time?" This ought to fortify you for the harder times. And facing this alone or mostly alone has to be exhausting.

I can say a few prayers for your peace of mind. Wishing you well, chris



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You said: You describe feeling anger but not how to handle the person you are angry at.

I think you are asking how I deal with the person I'm angry at. Well, it's tricky. Partly b/c I'm not necessarily angry at a person, more at a situation. I've started an explanation about 8 times here but keep deleting. I just can't explain it quickly. I don't even think 1000 page book on the subject could do it justice. I think my single-sentence explanation is something like: you wouldn't get angry with a person for exhibiting dementia symptoms, including the aggression that comes in the later stages, you'd try to help, try to understand. But the fight/flight response would still be there (for me, I have very little innate flight response, so I just feel angry). For someone who has never gone through anything similar, it will be impossible to understand.

So I'm not really looking to take that apart here. I was just looking for ways other people deal with anger, to see if I could glom onto something that would work for me...other than just eating. I have worked through many of my other binge triggers, but this one is pretty strong. Maybe I'll find something in the anger management books I've started working through with my son. But it's not just anger, it's the accompanying hopelessness. And it's death grip on my mind.

It's actually manageable in the light of day, but when I'm really exhausted from the day, I'm particularly vulnerable to binges when explosive behaviors erupt from what feels like nothing to me. (something like a webpage won't load can send him into an angry explosion). I liken it to trying to get sleepy in a war zone. Just when you feel relaxed, some explosion or other happens.

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Now-a-days phone calls with my Daughter are very enlightening. She has lots of issues with the guy she lives with. ( I think 10 years or so.) It is just recently that we have been talking regularly. She seems to like chatting with me. now anyway. Years past we did not even talk except when they visited for holidays.

Her BF seems very hard to live with. She has no money to move out and get a place of her own so she deals with things as best she can.

She has learned to stand up to him. I am proud of her for that. He has PTSD and has no people skills at all. He is a real loner. I feel very bad for her actually. But that is another story.

She definitely is not a push over like I was .

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Anger? I say I don't know how to feel angry. That sounds weird I know. Well, I sure did get angry at the brake repair shop. But when I feel anger, I tend to cry. Not a great strategy. Through my tears I chewed him out royally. It did not get me anywhere. He said I'd get nothing by showing anger. There probably was a better way for him to deal with me. I thought of calling the good repair shop and asking the (good) worker to tell me what he would have done with a super angry customer. I am sure he gets them. I imagined him calming me down but letting me vent somewhat, too. He seemed incredibly good at people skills!

i also thought of role playing with my counselor. I have not had a recent session with her.

I tend to swallow my negative feelings especially if another person is there. Growing up neither my Mom nor Dad did anger well. Dad blew up and yelled (or in past years threw things) and Mom would cry.

Hm, I guess I could use tips on how to handle anger.

There is a book The Dance of Anger. A Mom and Dauighter are described in depth. That book did help me. I read it over and over and dissected it by making notes and starring helpful ideas.

You describe feeling anger but not how to handle the person you are angry at.

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clutter: you have only 2 hands, so you can't do it any quicker than 1 or 2 items at a time. Maybe every time you walk by the table, you'll pick something up and find a forever home for it (in your house or out).

My Q of the day in this forum - what do you do with anger? I mean when something makes you feel angry and powerless? What are some strategies you use? I ask this, not to make you reflect on your own, but asking for help, for ideas. I've discovered that I eat a LOT when I'm angry. I won't go into why I can't vent that anger with yelling or other loud forceful things. But I can't. Or at least extremely rarely. So I need some ideas. I know a bunch of calming techniques, but they don't get rid of that seethe, that depressing feeling of powerlessness.

So, if you've ever felt this way, and didn't just sit down and eat a bunch of food, please share what you did to get rid of those feelings.

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Shapa scale? No I have not heard of that. Does it keep track of your weight, body mass index, etc.

I did WW for most of my life! It was helpful in the beginning, even for maybe 5 years. Eventually it did not work for me even though I attended meetings for a few years.

Now I much prefer to chat with my friends online about changing habits. emoticon emoticon My sparkfriends are very valuable to me! I have been chatting here for over 10 years. I still love the friendships I have made here. The only drawback is that I am not physically close to you folks.

I started this team I think 4 or even 5 years ago. I am so proud of you folks! We help each other tremendously! Thank you all!

I have managed over the 10 years to keep off 40 lbs. That is miraculous to me. I have a long way to go. It is OK. I am not my weight! I won't quit. Never. The change is because I have been able to change some very bad , ingrained habits. The evening eating is one of these habits. Hopefully I can conquer this.


Hang in there friends. We can do this --with the support of each other.

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We are trying to change long established habits. And usually those habits were not made mindfully, right?

We can do this. Fight the good fight. Be mindful of caring for your own needs. emoticon

My table is usually cluttered and not very pleasant to sit at. So..

I just went to my basement and got my folding table. I hope to put the clutter there , hidden in a back bedroom till I can get to it. The bedroom has double doors and is wide open near my computer. So I will see the stuff ! If I could not see it, it would never get put away.

Wish me luck. I talked to my brother. He boasts that there is no clutter in his house. I said I am very jealous. His wife has passed away and his grown children now visit him often and do lots for him. My life is not like that! I am on my own with a handicapped husband. Clutter is not earth shattering. Right? Little by little I am "getting there." emoticon

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I gave a long response on you're blog, won't repeat here. But regarding not recording food after bed, I've used a few strategies. Saving wrappers to record in the morning. Recording on a piece of paper next to the bed. Putting it right into fitbit as I'm eating it. And I've even recorded only evening snacks and not meals, in order to save my logging energies for where I go horribly wrong, since I rarely eat badly during meals.

I'm really pondering this eating at the table that both you and Cathy's professionals recommended. My table is a place of chaos because my son uses it for projects, and it's our only work table, so it's not a place of peace for me. I'm pondering what I could do to get the same benefit elsewhere. So I've been turning off the TV if I am snacking, to focus on the food, but I'm still sitting in a relaxing place.

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I asked my counselor for help with evening eating. To reduce my snacking, especially evening snacking . Here is what she suggested :

-eat snacks at the table, not in front of the TV!

-this is a learned behavior so..... start with 5 min. , then 10. min. , then 15 min. etc.

-to make eating at the table more pleasant have music going. I am so bad at having music around. Why can't I do this? It seems I can never find music I like when I want it! Other people do this so easily!

-ear buds and cell phone? I bought ear phones and ear buds, but I never use them! Huh?

-CD player. I do have this in the bedroom but never use it! Huh?

-oh! All my CDs are probably still packed in the basement or even in the garage. Moving is the pits. I still can't find things.

-set flowers, placemat, real silverware, nice plate at the table

-shut the door to the kitchen at 8:00 pm? But, if I can't sleep, I eat in bed late at night!

-oops, I have no door on the kitchen emoticon

-record all foods, even evening eating. I often stop recording my foods when I go to bed. Bad habit!

-a sign "You are NOT hungry. You are BORED!
-HALT? Hungry, angry? Lonely? Tired?

-Signs around the house: "MINDFULNESS NOW!" I even bought stickers on the internet about this. Have I put them up? Nope! Not yet!

-have healthy snacks readily available! I am doing this! YEAH! emoticon

So, I have plenty of ideas. Why is it so hard to implement these? OK learned behaviors! That makes lots of sense. My learned behavior is to "want food" then go get something!

Obviously this is NOT a good strategy! emoticon

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I love these tips! Keep 'em coming!

I will add some that my own counselor gave me.

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I've discovered a few things lately. Some I'm considering trying, some are just realizations.

Realization: when I find something that works, it's not going to work forever. I have to take advantage of it while it's working, and be open to what I'll try next when it stops working. It doesn't mean it was a bad idea, it just means that stuff wears off. And I think that is true of putting up reminders/signs/etc. At one point I had a mirror in the pantry! Yes, I bought a $5 full length mirror from Target, stuck it in the pantry so I saw myself as I walked in. It worked for a while, then it didn't. I hung a sign that said "fat or fit, what will you choose?" it worked for a bit, then it didn't. I could go on and on. But for me, I have realized these were all good ideas, it's just that my brain is crafty and learns to think around whatever I throw in it's path.

Thing I'm considering trying: Shapa scale (and subscription). It's just different enough that it may work. Hubby offered to get it for me (after I expressed interest) b/c he never got me a bday present this year. And they're running a promo that the scale is free if you sign up for a year subscription ($95) vs doing month to month. The scale itself is $99. After the sub runs out, you can still use it for weighing in, and your app still works, but you don't get the whole program anymore. Since I doubt I'll stick with a whole program for more than a year anyway, I'm considering it. After all, it's the price of 2 months of WW, which I paid for much longer than I was actually doing it. So, for me, the price is fine. I kind of like the idea of weighing without numbers. I just wonder if the data-freak part of me will be ok with it long-term. But since I tend to go overboard and obsess about numbers, it might be a good choice for me.

Let's keep this idea exchange going!

And maybe I'll stop getting out of bed after a good eating day and blow it on super late night periods of insanity.

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I always find it interesting what works and when. That is the advantage of using all sources and ideas available. As long as we keep trying, some healthy habits are bound to work. Not sure why the 6PM table eating habit is working for me. I guess that I like that I am not denying myself anything. Paired with drinking a quart of water before breakfast I feel better. In the past counting calories and journaling worked. I can't hardly bring myself to write anything now. It just feels pointless to me. Especially when I know I am eating healthy. I want to be like a normal healthy person and just eat my meals and not obsess about every little detail. Maybe that is what the sign does for me. It is just enough of a reminder of if I want to be healthy or do I want food. I didn't get home from the outing with grandkids on Friday till after 7pm. So I made dinner and sat at the table with it. I needed to eat and I could eat. It helps.

So current thing working for me...

Drink quart of water before breakfast
Drink quart of water before dinner
Food only at table after 6PM.

I eat a lot of veggie soups, stir fry, salads, fish, chicken and green and fruity slushies with protein powder. I dress up my water with a splash of fruit juice or lemon, or tea. Been avoiding most processed foods. The slushies are my dessert. When I don't eat sugar fruit starts tasting like dessert.

So for now, I am back on track eating better, feeling better and thank goodness dropping weight which should help my back heal.


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Oh dear, I had to follow your advice and eat a snack at the table. Not yet done. Keep reminding me. Or just get a cup of tea. A great idea. It really, really helps me to interact with you friends about this. It is so hard to change habits, especially those life long habits. I will go now and make a pretty place at the table for my afternoon snack! emoticon

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emoticon Cathy. Mindfullness works! Good for you!

And congrats for walking so much!

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So I walked into the kitchen several times and read my sign about eating at the table after 6PM. I really didn't want to do that and managed to walk back out with a cup of hot tea instead.

I think I already mentioned on a different thread that I woke up feeling really good today. It is 3:30 now and I still don't feel like I need to ice or take anything.

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I might make a blog about this. So stay tuned. I am sure others often eat in their recliners in front of the TV, etc.



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I too am not really happy sitting at the table alone for meals and snacks.

I have never thought about the reason for this.

Now, I can eat in bed, reading a book. Not a meal really, of course.

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Cathy, I'd say you are doing everything possible ! That is not easy when the world gets in the way!

Keep us posted, please.

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So far, baked rosemary potato fries and grapefruit for breakfast. A slushie with apple, plum, protein powder, spinach powder and almond milk for lunch and maybe an ounce of chicken. The potato was from my yard. Woohoo!

Phone appt. with doctor. I refused blood pressure medication and statins and opted to fix food and activity level. Got a phone consult with behavioral consultant (counselor) to discuss the binge eating. I am to give myself permission to have evening snacks, but the rule is I have to sit down at the table to eat anything I want after 6 PM. I told her it makes me sad to eat at the table alone. So I may be getting some negative conditioning here. I am also to put a note on my cupboard door to remind myself and to call the pool and schedule an appt to swim to see if that helps cut my anxiety.

So, I am plowing ahead with conquering the binges and turning them into something manageable.



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I find myself wanting more fat in the mornings. Not sweet treats at all. I am hoping this keeps the late afternoon and evening cravings away. I am measuring and documenting everything.

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almond milk (60 cal. per cup)with oat stuff to combat cholesterol
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I have to be home now because my van has brake problems! Before I stayed home by choice. Now I am stuck here. The tow truck came but did not deliver my van to the repair shop quickly. He said he had one stop to make. I thought no big deal. My mistake!

So I am waiting for the shop to call me.

I have asked for a couple of rides tomorrow and Thursday. Wed. lunch with friends in the park. But they will pick me up.

Thur. mammogram appointment. I hope I get the van before that! 1:30 pm.

This van has needed lots of very expensive work. I thought it was a good purchase. Handicapped ramp van used with not many miles on it. The outside is beautiful. Bright shiny red. It always looks like it was just washed.

Bah . Humbug today! chris emoticon

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Bad health IS COSTLY.....

That certainly is another thing to think about. Thank you. Better to toss the stuff and be strong and healthy.

Still hear my Dad: "Waste not want not" However, he was always proud about his trim appearance and spared no expense to poke fun at me. I love my Dad and really he was in the top 90% as far as dads go, but as a kid he frequently called me lard bottom every time I ate something sugary or went for seconds. Mind you I weighed 105 pounds and was taller than I am now. I look back at pictures and the only time I even looked slightly chubby as a child was in one picture. Mom also obsessed about my weight. So I got a lot of mixed messages about the clean plate club, starving children in China and being too fat. Pair that with having a ton of fat genes. Yes, I had my DNA done and the report came back and described me as a short chubby woman with blue eyes and light brown hair. Spot on. However, I do know that my daughter, sister, and mom all struggled too and keep/kept their weight at healthy levels. So my weight gain as an adult is all on me. I just have to work harder than most people and I have to eat less due to my small frame.

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Yes! Repurposing that food, not wasting or waisting it. Do you have a compost bin? Maybe that would help you feel better about tossing food you're not interested in b/c it's going to help make more food via compost.

But, in the end, I decided that as long as I don't do it often, and I do it less often when I plan meals and shop toward that, and get rid of the mindset of certain things needing to be on hand all the time, AND using my freezer to freeze half of things it's hard for us to eat before it goes bad...I still think it's ok sometimes to throw something out if it's going to impact my health negatively to keep it around. After all, bad health is costly!

As far as my plan last night (no tracking, just asking if I'm reasonable) I believe it worked pretty well to keep me from having a binge. So now tonight, we'll see if it really broke the binge cycle or not. I am back to tracking today. I will track AND check in with myself for being reasonable tonight and if this works, it'll be my new strategy for binge cluster busting! LOL


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Good plans. I am struggling with the idea of wasting food, but what difference is it if I waste it or waist it. The difference is that I would be healthier if I could just toss it. I found myself eating some bread I didn't even like. I pulled it out and dehydrated it for the chickens. They love me.

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So maybe it can be simplified (sort of) down to this for me: massive fatigue = numb decisions.

I use the word fatigue b/c it can include all of the stuff I listed - basically being tired of so many things, physical, emotional, mental. Feeling spent = not having any reasonable desires left.

Maybe.

I decided today to ask myself this question at night before each "feed." Am I being reasonable? I'm not even tracking tonight, I just want a mental check night instead.

I've always considered myself a reasonable person. Of course, who doesn't? LOL. It's not like people say about themselves, I'm totally unreasonable, I'm a complete flake. But when it comes to food, I am the latter, not the former. So, if I really value that about myself, if I really want to continue to consider myself a reasonable person, maybe I can use that to help me with my nighttime decisions.

Not even just the food decisions, but the decision to start the bedtime process earlier, even if I'm not finished with something I promised myself I'd do that day. The decision to watch something soothing.

So that. And a while back I planned a mini-meal for myself every evening and I was doing well then. I didn't call it a snack b/c the word snack seems to swing wide that door of candy, cookies, chips, dip, whathaveyou. And since it was planned (I had 3 planned choices - 1 sweet, 1 savory, and 1 spicy), I often felt satisfied, and it had a beginning and an end.

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Agreed. It feels like an addiction or compulsion. Is it a virus, a chemical unbalance, or some other emotional need that triggers the OCD food behavior and that relentless obsession? AND WHY does that obsession sometimes just disappear? What the heck are we doing differently that allows us to feel like a normal healthy person.

Of course in your case and mine 20 years ago and Chris too with her teaching and caregiving. We truly were/are working ourselves to the bone. The energy from the food helped to keep us going, because someone needed us 24/7.

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I could have written much of what you just did! Yes. yes. yes.

But I'll say this. The fat shield I've wielded for so many years isn't really necessary anymore. I'm so much older now that when (not if...) I lose this weight, I'm not going to have the chesty but sleek look I once had that drew the attention. Of course, it's likely my don't-hold-back personality that also drew, and may still do so, but I feel like I'm kind of immune to that now. I'm so uninterested in anything that takes too much emotional effort these days. I'm pretty spent.

My issue with what I wrote before, and above, is that I UNDERSTAND that these are all reasons, and during the cold light of day, they pretty easily help me think and re-think my food and activity choices. But when the night comes...all my knowledge, all my intelligence, all my logical sensible way of living just evaporates. And it drives me nuts.

I think to myself, why do we do it? We're all intelligent people here. We all understand the bits and pieces. So why, when night falls, do our brains allow us to deny, ignore, or otherwise dismiss all this science? All this perfectly logical, sensible data? We just do whatever we want. Is it privilege? Is it desperation? I mean what the heck? I actually mean a much stronger word, but I won't subject you to it here.
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That was beautifully written and very thoughtful. I hope you copy it and put it on your blog or in a notebook to find at a later date.

Years ago in WW the leader said something about there not being just one reason for eating unhealthy, but many. I started calling it my 500 Reasons for being fat. I have another one to add to your list. It isn't just the food. The fat itself has some rewards. 1) It shields me like armor. I've had three failed marriages. I enjoy talking to guys, and would like to have guy friends, but every time I get my weight under 200 pounds the needy that are looking for someone to take care of them start creeping out of the wood work and pay attention to me. I can barely take care of myself. I have no skills for deflecting the unwanted attention. It is probably why I never made good choices with husbands. I just let them choose me. So the fat shields me. 2) It also makes me invisible. Of course being an older short woman does that too. If I am invisible no one has expectations of me. Now in case you think I am a shrinking violet, I am also a Gemini and I have multiple facets to my personality. I can be a horrible flirt and get myself into trouble easily. I also end up in leadership roles because I let my opinions be known. 3) Fat keeps me warm in this cooler climate. 4) Fat acts like a weighted blanket keeping me calmer and quieter, because I can have a tendency to get a bit hyperactive at times.

So, I probably should 1) research some words and strategies for politely disengaging myself from unwanted attention 2) let go of the invisibility thing. I can do that as needed without the fat. 3) put on wool socks and a sweater 4) buy a people thunder vest.

Thanks for helping me churn these random thoughts into words. Think I will share this with my health coach.

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For me, it's not just a single thing. It's a cocktail of disordered nighttime eating. I know that my emotions definitely come into play. But I also ...wait, here's a list, that'll be shorter. These are the reasons my evening eating is silly (in no particular order, but numbers looked better than using asterisks as bullets):

1) emo - am I spent completely emotionally and am going to just unplug my brain to get a break
2) mental - am I mentally spent, is my brain tired of problem solving, of tracking, of trying to get everything right all day
3) social - am I lonely, did I have enough social interactions to make me feel loved, cared about, or do I feel like I have to self-nurture
4) accomplishment - do I feel like I accomplished enough in the day, or am I overwhelmed by my to-do list
5) food - is there amazing smelling food lingering around my house? Is there a fresh grocery delivery of treats I am excited to taste? Did I deprive myself of something earlier in the day and now I either a) resent it, or b) feel powerless to resist it, or c) am just going to eat it b/c I've turned the light-switch of reason off for the night
6) stress - is my son actively stressing me out, is he in a bad mood that I'm powerless to change; am I freaked out about my country, about humanity, about things I have very little power to change as I sit down in the evening when I should be mentally preparing for bed; am I behind in legal stuff (spec ed stuff for my son, taxes, bill paying, etc) and can't see how I'll get time to address it; do I worry that my house is going to fall apart b/c there are things that need taken care of that I can't seem to get to (leaky shower, roof, that sort of thing); am I completely freaked out about my son's future if I were to die from COVID (or other sudden death).
7) power - do I feel powerless in any part of my life
8) health - how is my overall health, am I in pain, am I feeling bummed about weight gain, am I feeling bummed b/c I haven't done the stretching I promised myself I would, am I feeling dumb for not fitting in 10 minutes of strength training
9) have I not given myself enough credit for what I DID do in the day

These are just the off the top of my head items! I'm sure I could come up with many more, but most would be able to fit under "stress"

So here's the thing about the stress stuff, or some of it. If I'm so worried about dying too early to help my son enough, then WHY do I keep making unhealthy choices?!

It's so ridiculous. And yet, I do it. Again and maddeningly again!


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NANA2PRINCESSES, I just looked at your sparkpage and photos. Now I know why your name is 2 princesses!

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Good article Chris, thanks for sharing.

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Ghrelin, I think? So...yeah having a night activity helps, but I'm often just too tired to do anything. So why, then am I not too tired to eat?!

So frustrating that I lie to myself at night. Or that at night I seem to disconnect from logical thought while disconnecting from my (rough) day. It's like I've only got one light switch, so it's either all on or all off.

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JoAnne, I think I use food to soothe myself too. Maybe we all need a pacifier. But also there has to be something chemical going on. It doesn't make sense that I can feel hungry in the morning, but can wait it out till meal time and in the evening food becomes a ridiculous obsession. Maybe we are missing a vital nutrient.

Chris, Like you I am pretty fatigued by evening and food helps to keep the energy up a bit. Maybe we should take a nap at 5pm before we eat. I did do that yesterday, but I still wanted to snack after dinner. But I did feel better energy wise. Of course that may have been the caffeinated tea I had in the morning.

Okay, going back to read your article now.



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I know the best way for me to not over eat in the evenings would be to have a satisfying and absorbing activity. But I am pretty bad at having that kind of activity regularly especially in the evenings. My guess is I'd do will if I could interact with a friend or 2 in the evenings. This would probably keep me from wanting food. I just don't know how to do this. I am usually very fatigued by evening and would have a hard time going out . chris

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This article gives lots of information and even some good tips.

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My evening cravings extremely strong. I have always blamed emotional issues, maybe there is more to it.

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FYI. Evolution and late day eating:

"Our study suggests that because of the internal circadian regulation of appetite, we have a natural tendency to skip breakfast in favor of larger meals in the evening. This pattern of food intake across the day is exactly what Sumo wrestlers do to gain weight." said Steven Shea. "So, it seems likely that the internal circadian system helps with efficient food storage. While this may have been valuable throughout evolution, nowadays it is likely to contribute to the national epidemic of obesity." www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/0
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I read that a certain chemical is made later in the day. Guerulin? Maybe.

When I want to eat in the evenings, rarely am I successful stopping that "hunger."

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