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Wednesday Weigh-In: Up a Little…

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as expected. I’ve been snacking WAY too much in the evenings. I think I’m going through a little bit of a mommy-mode funk. All I’m doing is cooking dinners, making baby food, packing lunches, and cleaning. Once the kids are in bed, all I want to do is EAT. Like that’s my way to unwind. I need to stop this cycle. Actually, no, I WANT to stop this cycle.



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    Charlie Hills

    September 14, 2011

    But do you really want what you want?

    http://www.backtothefridge.com/do-you-want-what-you-want/

    It’s a hard question.

    Tina

    September 15, 2011

    I hear you on that. I have been doing the samething! It’s getting back into the September school routine I think but I agree I want to stop it too!

    Karen

    September 15, 2011

    “I need to stop this cycle. Actually, no, I WANT to stop this cycle.”
    I love this line. I’m using it. It’s a big difference isn’t it – actually wanting to?

    Katherine

    September 15, 2011

    I have been struggling with the same thing. I’m not a mom, but my funk has been last at least a few months. I can’t stop snacking in the evening either. I feel like I need to do something drastic to get out of this cycle. Good luck.

    Maggie

    September 15, 2011

    I have the same issue off and on. For me, I believe its due to stress and when I’m overly tired I use it as a “boost” to help me sleep. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

    Patty @ A Day in My NYC

    September 15, 2011

    I love the “I WANT” part…you will Roni :)

    Allison

    September 15, 2011

    I am in the same boat. only I am snacking at work during the day. And baking with all these wonderful fall treats..

    Erica

    September 15, 2011

    Busy mom here, too…and ditto on the nighttime snacking. Why does a bowl of cocoa krispies sound good to me at 9pm?? I have no idea, but I WANT to stop it too.

    Jacqui

    September 15, 2011

    I think that if you are really hungry, you really have to eat something healthy. But if you’re really not hungry, you have to find another way to de-stress. I know that any habit has to be replaced by another habit. I also know that exercise can lift your mood, decrease stress, and supress appetite. Sooooo, what I try to do is tell myself that I can have a snack *after* I do (pick an exercise). Sometimes I just go into the bedroom and take some 5lb dumbells and do a series of three different lifts five times over and then by the time I’m done, I’m strong enough (no pun intended) to beat the cravings to just munch for the sheer purpose of munching.

    Christina

    September 15, 2011

    This is my forever battle–nighttime eating as a reward for a long, hectic day with my kids. I really haven’t figured out how to get past this issue. Motherhood is so tough–the demands never end and appreciation can be low for all we do. BUT, I need to find non-food ways to replenish myself…

    Tina

    September 15, 2011

    Since it’s night-time snacking (not ALL-DAY snacking) – maybe you should try drawing yourself a bath while getting your kids to bed and then soak in some bubbles for a few minutes. I have no idea how do-able this is with two kids. lol. OR, just shower and brush your teeth with VERY minty toothpaste the moment you want a snack. You’re always so great with the one week challenges I’m sure you’re thinking up one right now.

    NJ

    September 16, 2011

    I hear you Roni….. its the same problem for me… at office i am all diciplined and well behaved when it comes to food. but when i go home to the mummy role and put the kiddo to sleep i am so tired i can munch anything… this has always been my problem…. for the past two years…. I mean is it the stress that puts us down or what… i feel that when it comes to being a mommy you give your whole self up…and that drains you right… so i think we take food as a way of comfort

    Lori

    September 16, 2011

    Ugh, it’s good to know I’m not the only one struggling right now. I’m a stay-at-home mom of three boys, ages 7, 4, and 2. I think it might have something to do with the cool weather approaching. A friend of mine used to call it “putting on her winter blubber” lol, she thought it was purely instinctual.

    P.S. I love that you’ve had the same blue pedicure for weeks. :) You’re a kindred spirit. That used to be me–now I don’t even bother to paint them anymore.

    RG

    September 16, 2011

    If you ever conquer nighttime snacking, let me in on the secret! I hate how easily I will succumb to pure junk at midnight when I skipped that fancy dessert at lunch. Logically I know I should enjoy eating out and skip the flavorless stuff, but it’s lack of flavor or engagement is what makes the junk so easily to inhale.

    Having said that – I wonder if you need to give your body a break. It’s counterproductive to try to diet and train for a half-marathon at once. Maybe you’re laying down muscle? Have you thought about getting some calipers to test it? If losing 10 pounds means losing muscle, not worth it.

    roni

    September 16, 2011

    Lori – so funny as I was going to joke about how bad my feet look with the pedicure from July. lol

    roni

    September 16, 2011

    RG – It is counterproductive. I agree. That’s one of the things I think I’m struggling with mentally.

    Nikki Moon

    September 17, 2011

    I know this may sound like going back to dieting kindergarten. But here goes my 2 cents .Why not clean the kitchen after dinner , turn off the lights and get far far away from there the rest of the night. Go ahead and brush your teeth, who wants to eat with the minty taste in their mouth ? If all else fails go clean a toilet it usually helps one curb an appetite . hehe

    healthy forever

    September 21, 2011

    I too hate evening snacking:( the problem they dont feel like they count. I find the best snack is edamame, they take a long time to finish and they have way less calories than anything else.
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    healthy forever

    September 21, 2011

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