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05-15-2007, 09:43 AM
What has been the hardest part/change you've made to lose the weight?

I struggle with giving up my evening snacks. We eat dinner around 6ish and about 9pm, I feel like I'm starving...so I'm still struggling with the willpower to give up those 9 o'clock snacks.

05-15-2007, 09:58 AM
Next to giving up soda, yep, the nighttime munchies...*sigh* It was excruciatingly painful to do it, but wow, did it pay off! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Try drinking some herbal tea (without caffeine, of course). I drink chamomile and it has seemed to help. If I must eat something ( you know how you get where you just can't take your mind off of it and nothing is going to help until you indulgea little...LOL), I grab something healthy - an apple, an orange, maybe if I'm looking for crunchy some carrots or crackers orsomething.

I feel your pain!


05-15-2007, 09:58 AM
For me it the late eating after 9:00 pm. I'm still struggling with this. If I do have them, I try to limit them to 100 calories or less.

05-15-2007, 10:25 AM
Well, I haven't given them up yet so I guess that's why it's the hardest for me, but it's diet cokes with lunch and supper and not having those midnight snacks (or any snacks after supper period). I look at the weight I've lost and know if I had just worked a little harder, eatena little smarter I'd be at a lot more than 17 lbs in 10 weeks.

I feel like if I can get a handle on snacking at night and drop soda completely from my beverage list I'll rock and roll!

05-15-2007, 10:37 AM
Sweet Tea .... I love sweet tea!!!

05-15-2007, 11:25 AM
Oh gosh, let's see...

Giving up soda and Oreos (I HAD to do this for myself because I had no self control over how much I had of each LOL)

The other thing that was hard in the beginning was daily workouts.

I too still struggle with eating late but we have always hadlate dinners(7 pm or after because of dh's work schedule and I don't cookhttp://forum.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif).

05-15-2007, 03:12 PM
The hardest thing would be not picking at food while I'm cooking or even clearing the table/doing the dishes. It's a bad nasty habit! Show's how much I love food in a not-good way.

05-15-2007, 11:30 PM
Whew...I'm happy I'm not the only one who struggles with night time munchies. It's terrible!!
I have given up soda many times and do great with it as long as I have Crystal Lite to substitute it with.

My sister cures her nighttime cravings by brushing her teeth...gosh I wish that worked for me!!

Herbal tea huh...I have a hard time with tea, but I'll give it a try.

05-16-2007, 05:18 AM
Late night eating was definately my biggest challange. I did what jnmurra said and started having herbal tea instead. If I truly am hungry (sometimes I am, depending on how active I've been & how late I'm up) I'll have something high in protein.

05-16-2007, 05:45 AM
I just thought...I wonder WHY night time snacking is such an issue?

I think it's a couple things for me.

1) DH used to work late and would eat dinner after ds went to bed. So, I would sit down w/ him and snack. This started the habit.

2) Sometimes, I feel like I hardly even taste my dinner. I'm up & down waiting on everyone else and focused on getting everything ready. I think late night is the only time I felt I could actually really enjoy what I was eating & relax. The herbal tea just subsituted 1 habit for another and that became my "relax time". I also started having my green tea and a snack while he's napping in the afternoon. This gives me a "moment" during the day where I feel like I'm getting a treat to myself. :)

Hope that helps!

05-16-2007, 07:15 AM
Everything is hard for me....

making myself excersise.

cutting back my diet soda. I can't have a lot of aspartame. It kills my stomache so basically all I get is water and one diet soada a day.

Night time snacking is a killer for me too. Last night I had an apple!! =)

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