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Eating during the night.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Last night was an example of what happens maybe 3 or 4 times a month. It used to happen 3 or 4 times a week, but now that I sleep a bit better the problem is not as regular.

Yesterday was good. I drank my 8 glasses of water.
Fishcake and tomato for breakfast.
Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage baked in foil with herbs and a sprinkle of cheese and a bit of chicken for lunch.
Out to a friend for dinner - he cooked pasta and lamb in tomato sauce, with fresh salad, followed by fruit salad.
Had an afternoon snack of home made date shortbread, and a bournvita milk drink at bedtime.

Went to bed about 10pm and read for an hour,

1.30am - wide awake, tried to get back to sleep, but by 2.30am I just KNEW that I had to eat something in order to get back to sleep. Fruit would not do, it had to be toast.
So I split a small brioche roll and toasted it, lashed on some butter and ginger marmalade.
Even before I ate it, I was wishing that I spread marmite onto it.
So whilst eating the first roll, I put another in the toaster, and ate that spread with marmite.
To top it all off I made another milky Bournvita drink to take back to bed.

Sure enough it worked, and I slept until 6am.

Now to write it here is quite a bold thing to do for me, because it looks sort of silly and as though I have a blood sugar problem (which I don’t).

I am really glad that this doesn’t happen too often these days - right now it almost feels as though I were dreaming or sleep walking. Just another thing to monitor I suppose. Another human frailty.
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    Hope you are feeling better Brenda, maybe the good cry helped. Really a good laugh may have been better, with the right company of course - it can sure be hard when you are alone and feeling low.(and aren't we all alone as far as comfort food is concerned?)
    3980 days ago
    I don't normally have that eating in the middle of the night thing or eating just before bedtime but tonight I feel emotional and found myself wanting something - ANYTHING - to eat.

    I'm resisting the urge so maybe a good cry would help rather than eating. Who knows? emoticon
    3980 days ago
    I'm sorry MARGARET...of course I know your name is Margaret and not Sally. My brain is lame.
    3980 days ago
    Thanks Karon,

    It's always consoling to know that we are not alone with these crazy regrettable habits.

    If I wake with hunger again - I am planning to do EFT instead of eating. I'll tell myself I don't NEED any food!


    (It's OK if you call me Sally, that is the dog's name and she is more sensible than me. I don't really know why I used her for my account name, just sort of happened!)

    3980 days ago
    I know how it feels to be in that place Sally.

    I have to get my nighttime eating under control too. I don't get up and eat in middle of night...but I eat too much later in evening...right before bedtime. I feel like I'm just watching myself do it and I KNOW it's crazy.

    3981 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/14/2010 6:33:42 AM
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