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10/29/15 2:15 P

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I have become 98% better with my urge to binge eat at night. Avoiding alcohol seems to be the biggest help with this for me. (Or maybe the biggest help has been the divorce that has allowed me to avoid my ex-husband. LOL.)

However, I do find that if I'm eating a very healthy, light dinner like a salad, that I'll get hungry before bedtime and that sometimes this can trigger insomnia. So, if it's real hunger I will eat half a bowl of healthy cereal or some nuts. I find that I do better with a dinner that includes protein, complex carbs, and vegetables. I can't go low-carb or no-carb before bed.
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10/28/15 10:06 P

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I give myself little challenges to change my mind set - usually decluttering, say pick up 10 things around the house, or do a certain number of entries in my WikiTree genealogy. Or I listen to a CD I haven't heard yet (we have tons!). Justyna, I have also started small crochet projects, cause I'm just learning! So my list looks something like...
* pick up 10 things
* make X number of entries in WikiTree
* crochet
* listen to CD/music

That's it so far, but I'm sure it will keep me busy.

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10/28/15 3:05 P

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The tasks are usually things that are time sensitive (have to be done before a certain hour of the day). The problem is that I am ambitious, I have a HUGE list of things I'd like to do, things I need to do, and things that absolutely must be done. It's the middle ones (need to) that I tend to flip out about. But I know it's all about state of mind, for me, and if I can remember that I have done plenty that day, or that I had a really good reason for not getting things done, I'm ok. But sometimes, when I haven't had enough sleep, when I have no time to myself to breathe, to get over the stresses of homeschooling my challenging son, those are the nights I feel defeated. Defeated by everything. But days I'm thinking clearly, I don't feel bad about those things. I think getting sleep really should be paramount on my list. I've been doing it more lately to try and keep myself sane. I think it's helping.

What can I do for myself today?

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10/28/15 2:38 P

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So what do you think of doing the "task"? What would you put on your fridge? Something to remind yourself of what enough is? Or a "way to go" for what you DID do? Or would you distract yourself. Remember, you MATTER so that self sabatoge is like violence against yourself. How can you change that to self love?

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna

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10/28/15 2:24 P

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Evening eating is my only time of trouble, frankly. I eat great all day. But making that change to having a little meal at night works WHEN I DO IT. But times I let the emo take hold, yep, binge eating, endless eating from dinner until bedtime. And that's usually on days I didn't get "enough done." This is obviously a construct in my head, because who decides what is enough? Me. So it's when I feel guilty, hopeless, etc. that I lose control and just eat cr@p all night.

What can I do for myself today?

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10/28/15 12:09 P

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I actually joined a spark team for evening sabatoge! They had some great suggestions like putting a note in front of the TV "this is a no food zone" or similar rule.

I am also on another team that is using "love" to stop overeating and eating unhealthy foods. What strikes me is that the pattern for me to want to grab unhealthy snacks at night might be triggered by something that makes me not like myself in the evenings. I can do self talk and spend time with "God" during the day easily. It is so much harder at night. I remember the chapter in the writing diet book where the student was saying he was having a problem eating at night and do you remember what she said? Start writing prayers at night". Wow! I thought it was a great idea. Have I done it? Walk.. at night. It used to help when my journal was guarding the kitchen with those 4 questions being the "key" to get in... but lately I have not needed it. Last night though I sauntered in and filled three bowls with a portion of snacks. I thought I was being really "cool" about it because it was all portioned. But... this morning as I write this I am questioning whether I was expressing love to my DD and DH and myself by doing that. Tea would have been just as nice. I think it might have been because I was with DD. That old feeling of "treats" because she has been having a particularly hard time. And why not treat myself at the same time? I was justifying smugly not getting into halloween treats. Such a trickster my food dragon is... making me think that because one treat was healthier it was OK. Were we hungry? No. We had only just finished having a very good dinner.

Fear. Guilt. Feelings I did not want to face. Things that I have since been writing about this morning. Stress. Anger. I did a few things this morning that were very proactive towards dealking with these. Yeah me! But the list is still a really good idea.

WALK
TEA
WRITE A PRAYER
PLAY HARP
STRETCH or NIGHT YOGA
DATE NIGHT

I think I should start a crochet or knitting project too. Something to occupy my hands when I am sitting watching TV.

KNITTING OR CROCHET PROJECT

But here it is. I am enough. I am doing my best. I deeply love and respect myself and my efforts. I sometimes feel inadequate, I sometimes don't trust. I do have trust and anger issues. I do sometimes feel overwhelmed and that I am not doing enough. It is OK to have those feelings. I accept that I have those feelings. Out loud, I can admit those feelings and feel them. Even though I have those feelings, I still love myself and accept myself as I am. I try and protect myself from those feelings and try to comfort myself with food and it is not a true comfort. God, feed my hunger. Restore me to my right mind, and teach me to love. Love my body with good, healthy foods, when I am hungry.

OK, I am adding BREATH to my list... and
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Edited by: JUSTYNA7 at: 10/28/2015 (12:12)
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10/28/15 11:49 A

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Night Eating
-Honestly, eating at night is rarely because we are hungry.

Task: find something new to do. Make a list, and post on your fridge, things you could do instead of eat.

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna

My Success story:
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