I have a confession to make, and seeing as it is still early in the new year I assume it is not too late to make a resolution! I started this awful habit three and a half years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, and I have got to kick it.
It happened late one night by the light of the stars and the moon. I awoke with a start not to false labor, not to the gentle kicks of my little baby inside me, but to the most dramatic hunger pangs I have ever felt in my life. I had to get up and eat or I was going to starve to death! That night I got up and ate my favorite snack, graham crackers and milk, setting a precedent for many nights to come.
To this day I struggle with eating under the cover of darkness, but my main problem at this point is that my kids usually do not sleep through the night. So, I am almost always up during the witching hours of sleepiness, leaving me with the feeling of an empty stomach after I have checked on my little ones. As a result, I almost always end up snacking before returning to the comforts of my bed.
I have no idea how I am going to reverse this habit, and it is definitely a hinderance to losing weight! But maybe once my kiddos sleep thru the night that will solve my problems!