Oh I really did think that making it below 200 pounds would mean my life just got easier, but alas it did not. I am really stunned at how permissive I am getting in my night time eating. It is not to a point it is a problem yet, but I can see that trend developing. In fact, last night, I even ate some cake frosting out of the can before bed! That is as bad as it has gotten, but still really? Most of my snacking has been yogurt and bananas, but the frosting freaks me out now that I had time to think about it. So I have decided to institute a planning policy for the next two weeks until I can get my head right. My day time eating has not changed, so my plan will deal specifically with night time eating. I am going to a) suspend all eating beyond my peanut butter and celery snack after supper and that has to be done by 8o'clock and b) report my success to ya'll in a blog everyday that I am successful, which I am proclaiming will be all two weeks worth. I created new habits before that were good and not bad, and I can do it again. I have history on my side this time and I fully intend to use it.
I can't help but wonder how the heck I have even gotten to this point. Is it just human nature? I am so task oriented, I guess I may should have seen this coming from past weight loss journeys. Once I have accomplished a task, I am done. I think I was so focused on One-derland, I felt done when I got there. I need to now sit down and get my mind wrapped around 185-land I guess! I have been excessively busy since my victory on Friday and have not really had time to sit and reflect on my next set of goals. I have briefly thought about them along the path to below 200 but I think I need to cement them now, and that begins with getting this night snacking under control starting now.
I have to admit that blogging has once again most likely given me a venue to work out things that I am concerned about "out loud" to an audience that gets it, and I think that the opportunity to do so has been a huge part of my success in weight loss. I humbly request your assistance in helping me out on this last mile. Call BS on me if you see it, tell me how you handled that last little bit after a huge milestone was reached, throw me some ideas, anything that I can take in and think about is certainly appreciated. I need to stop thinking and start doing. And I am going to starting tonight. No night snacking! Period. 185, I am coming for ya!