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Friday, May 29, 2020

It's been a mixed bag since Tuesday. The day goes well until evening.

I am a night owl. This month I thought I got it turned around, going to bed earlier and staying there.

The last few days my brain won't shut off and let me sleep so I get back up. Remember when you let your children stay up late for a special event? My inner child likes it.
The night-time munchie monster and I have a party. It's not crazy like a binge. It's sugary or salty snacking. It's too many calories for the day.

Last October I decided to stop added sugar. Perfect timing, before all the high calorie holidays. The picture below has been at the forefront of my thoughts since then, flashing like a neon sign. (Thinking of you, SLIMMERJESSE.)

No Sugar
no sugar

I am not fond of sweets.
I am tired. I am not hungry.

Changes I could make in the evening:
Take a break from the computer and stretch. Old bones don't move so easy...
Make a cup of coffee or tea.
Refill the water glass when it's empty.
Ignore the inner child and listen to my head. Say no to anything that doesn't line up with what I am trying to achieve.
Go to bed when it's late and avoid all of this nonsense.

Nutrition, exercise, and sleep are important keys to losing weight and being healthy.

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    239 days ago
    Just keeping on it helps. Good luck.
    240 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    emoticon I hear you with the late night party. Don't know why but that party always starts up around 10pm or so for me. Way too late to eat, but do I listen to myself? Nooooo unfortunately. I like you are so tired of starting and stopping. And I so do understand the salty stuff, love it myself.

    Time to get healthy once and for all. No more fooling around.
    240 days ago
    The new normal takes some adjustment for day to day life.
    241 days ago
    Especially right now, the brain does go into overdrive. But I find meditating before I go to sleep helps slow things down. I find if I can't sleep, I will lay there and if I still can't sleep I get up and read. The drier the reading the better. Usually puts me to sleep.

    HOpe it helps.
    241 days ago
    I too have had those nights when the brain did not shut off just cos the lights were out! It is aggravating--esp if I pay the price the next day from fatigue. What can we say! (Love your memes!)
    241 days ago
    Fatigue and boredom--those are my downfall feelings, and I tend to feel them most at night, so my only salvation is to go to sleep. I almost never overindulge during the day, so if I can just get myself into bed at a decent hour, I can stay on track. But I understand your desire to satisfy your inner child. We're "grownups" and feel nobody can tell US what to do, right? So I often get in trouble watching movies and snacking after others have gone to bed. Not good. I'm on your side, Annie. I love this: Say no to anything that doesn't line up with what I am trying to achieve. That is so wise!
    241 days ago
  • KITT52
    Nuts seem to call me
    As does chocolate anything..

    241 days ago
    For me.... it's chips whispering my name. As for not sleeping we stay up until 2:30 playing Warcraft. Sleep comes easier and up for my walk at 7am. We nap a bit in the afternoon. It is what it is. emoticon
    241 days ago
    We are on parallel paths. First of all, I force myself to stay in bed when sleepless. Second, so what about sugar? Been slipping, but back on track. Please be patient with yourself.
    241 days ago
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