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Day 3 of my journey and I am optimistic:) I have discarded all signs of Christmas in the house, including cookies! My teenage daughter and my husband both want to get fit and healthy for 2011 so this is now a team sport for us. I need to monitor my water intake and increase my activity level. I have identified that I have no problem staying on track while at work, but it is the hours of 5-9pm that seem to be the problem. I need to create a new habit that will take the place of mindless munching. Any thoughts? :D
01-04-2011 01:41 AM
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you are doing great!;)
Justice Wrote:it is the hours of 5-9pm that seem to be the problem.
Same for me. Specially during the work week.
I've tried to keep fresh fruit around so I munch on these now:D
01-04-2011 03:05 AM
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(01-04-2011 03:05 AM)Ish Wrote:  you are doing great!;)
Justice Wrote:it is the hours of 5-9pm that seem to be the problem.
Same for me. Specially during the work week.
I've tried to keep fresh fruit around so I munch on these now:D

I love fresh fruit and eat a lot during the day as snacks. I think I'm going to try to eat dinner around 6 and then have a cup of hot tea around 8pm. Having munchies out of the house should help. Thanks for the encouragement Ish! Best of luck to you:)
01-04-2011 03:13 AM
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Hi Justice! :)

Re the 5 - 9 pm problem:
I start back to work 2moro and I think I will have the same problem.
These are my suggestions - I'm going to try them and hope some work for you too :)

1. plan ahead what evening meal is - I have 2 children who dont always eat what I do - they need more calories anyway so I have to plan for them and me!
2. try to plan an exercise session some evenings - I have just rejoined a running club so I know at least one evening a week I will be busy and not eating! - lots of sports centres have evening classes - plan a healthy meal for after the activity
3. plan a light snack to have if you get peckish in the evening eg fruit, yogurt, raw carrots, a soup in a cup, or maybe a light hot chocolate drink if you crave sweet things (I love those) - try to not have the snack till later so you have it to look forward to for most of the evening

Just looked back at what I wrote and it seems that planning is key - evening is such an easy time to snack otherwise ;)
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01-04-2011 03:17 AM
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Hi Justice,
Yes, those evening hours can by dynamite for munching! The ideas already posted are good ones - anything that keeps you from eating a 2nd dinner. My advice - stay out of the kitchen. Get yourself that nice cup of tea and then don't go back in there!:)

Since you have a family team effort happening, that will be a help as well. All the best!
01-04-2011 03:32 AM
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That's great that you have a family effort going! I've found gum helpful for delaying the munchies. I loath throwing it away immediately after putting it in my mouth, so it gives me just enough delay to escape a snack--or wait until an official meal. Jade has some great ideas as well--I might have to borrow some of them!

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01-04-2011 12:50 PM
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DAY 5: Although I've had difficulty logging on for the past two days, I'm happy to say that I have stayed on track! I'm starting to get the willpower to say no to things I shouldn't eat and yes to healthy snacks. I've been exercising everyday and feeling much better about things in general. I've missed posting for two days because I really like the interaction with others. Even virtual support is great support! I hope everyone else is starting to feel good too!!:D
01-06-2011 03:25 AM
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Hi Justice - good to hear of your success :D
Another trick I've found to avoid late night munching is to brush my teeth earlier :mrgreen:
01-06-2011 03:43 AM
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That's a good idea Ish - must try that :)

Hi Justice - I agree posting here is really helping me to stick to what I plan to do - especially when i tell you people I'm planning to something the next day - i kinda feel more motivated to do it. I also hope that if I dont make something I planned I will still come and post and read others journals because that will make me feel better.
Having said that I'm not planning to do anything much tomorrow cos I have to go to the dentist ugh :(

Oh that's another good reason to go brush my teeth!
01-06-2011 07:48 AM
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