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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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  • SALLYHOCK
    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?)
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    3980 days ago
  • BOUNTIFULBREN
    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
  • JUSTKARON
    I'm sorry MARGARET...of course I know your name is Margaret and not Sally. My brain is lame.
    3980 days ago
  • SALLYHOCK
    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!

    Margaret

    (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
  • JUSTKARON
    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.

    Karon
    3981 days ago

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