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Saturday, March 27, 2010

I keep trying to figure out how the heck i'm going to get myself to stop my eating after dinner. Its not just a 'light snack' either. Its also become a habit. My body know seems to expect this rich food before going to sleep..weird I know. Anyway, last night I kept trying to figure out what to do. I've decided that I am going to finish my motivational bulletin board, and I also came up with a system..
I have a vase that I keep my change in. I also have an old glass milk jug. I decided that I am going to set them both out on top of the dresser. Any day that I end up eating after dinner, I have to put a quarter into the milk jug. Any time that I dont end up exercising when I am supposed to, I have to put a dime into the jug and when I go over my calories even a little, I have to put a nickel.. At the end of the month any money that is in the jug, isnt mine. I dont get to keep it. I have to give it to someone.
I think this will help. I really am not a fan of giving away my money considering I am unemployed at the moment LOL. So when I want to eat its going to cost me - literally.
Any other suggestions?
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    Thats a cute idea!!
    3610 days ago
    That is an awesome idea!!! i Freakin love it!! emoticon
    3613 days ago
    I had a few weeks of mega chocolate after supper... I ended it by spending the evening in another room, and by having one of those big 'hospital' mugs (I got it after delivering my daughter... ) filled with water, sometimes crystal light, and drinking all of it, and sometimes 2 of 'em. Yep, I got up to pee... but it sure was easier on me than the chocolate. 4 or 5 days, I'd broken the habit. Kept the water with me for a couple of weeks. Now, I don't crave the chocolate after supper, just because it's after supper.

    You'll find away to break this habit too... Hugs! You're doing great!!!
    3613 days ago
    I think you have a great concept. Also go drink a glass of water before eating. How about writing down how you are feeling - bored or whatever....
    3613 days ago
    I struggled with eating after dinner for years. Now I eat a high fiber dinner and feel full and no more eating. Also if I feel like eating, I tell myself I am tired and go to bed. I won't reward myself with food for staying up late.

    Have a great week!
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    3613 days ago
    I totally know what you mean about your body knowing about having a late snack!! It's like your taste buds have a memory and right around bedtime they're screaming for something tasty!!

    How about a motivational picture on your bedroom door leading out. So when you leave your room you see the picture.
    3613 days ago
    Do you use the change you save for something special?

    The reason I ask is because if you don't, there are only negative consequences involved... with eating or not eating after dinner, exercising or not exercising when you're supposed to, staying withing your calorie range or going over.

    Giving it away if you don't meet your criteria is okay, but you also need to reward yourself if you do follow through and do what you are supposed to.

    So I guess my question to you is how are you going to reward yourself for doing all these things?
    emoticon Kathleen
    3614 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/27/2010 8:29:07 PM
    Can I be your "friend" that you give money to? Just kidding! You can eat after dinner as long as you eat healthy snacks. You will start to crave healthy snacks if you do that for a while. I still want to grab a bag of chips and watch the tube some nights. Now, I grab an apple of yogurt! You can do it. You can send the money jar my way even if it is empty, I can use it for something! emoticon
    3614 days ago
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    I love it!Thank you for sharing! emoticon
    3614 days ago
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