Thursday, March 15, 2012


This week's eating has been pathetic.  No bingeing...I stopped that a couple of years ago, thank God.  But I have really been blowing it in the later hours at night.  I shopped well for groceries last weekend, and have eaten everything on track with breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner, finishing each day around the 1500 mark.  Then around 10p at night everything comes undone.  I've been dwelling on it and trying to find out what my major malfunction is.  I'm just not sure.  I've been unusually hungry at night this week, and my resolve has just crumbled.  It's irritating, and the feeling of failing each night for the last 4 nights is not a happy one.  I've got to find that resolve again and get this train back on track.  I'm sitting at 239 and have been all week.  I know work has been crazy busy and there's extra tension and stress at home with Dwayne's job being up in the air...but I'm not sure that's what my problem is with the eating.  Whatever it is, there's nothing major enough wrong right now....there's just no excuse.  Maybe it's just laziness and I just need to get my ass back in gear....or put it to bed at 10pm.  Something must change.  I have a goal to reach, and after losing 100 lbs, 40 more should just be a drop in the bucket.  I need to get out of my own way and just get it done.


  1. Don't beat yourself up too bad. I know YOU CAN DO IT! (((hugs)))Pat

  2. I can't figure it out either. That seems to be one of my biggest problems as well, night time snacking. It's how you explained it... I seem to lose all resolve at night after having a great day.
    Last night took a big effort to just admit that I was tired, not hungry.
    We can beat this!

  3. I struggled this week with hunger and I realized it was because of daylight savings time! Maybe at 10pm your body thinks its 9pm and its triggering you to eat later. (If you do DST where you live).

    My best suggestion is to head it off - at 9:45 boil a kettle of water and make yourself some tea, or brush your teeth. If you can power through it your body really does adjust and will stop getting hungry then. If you think its an emotional reaction, maybe try journaling to talking with someone.

    Good luck!

  4. Nighttime is always my worst time. I can be perfect all day and after dinner, I start to unravel. When I've been succesful I've often just gone to bed by 8 or 830 to avoid eating. This is a pretty common eating pattern for people with weight issues - I read about it a couple of years ago. Don't remember what it said. Bottom line - there are times I want to eat that I have to gut it out - awake or asleep!

    You're doing fine, Tammy. You've got this this - I can feel your success.