It's been a few days and I haven't eaten anything 2-3 hours before bedtime and I haven't grabbed any food in the middle of the night. It hasn't been VERY hard. It doesn't hurt that I'm either falling asleep early or watching 'Weight of the Nation' or reading 'Make the Connection.' That's pretty much what I did when I started losing weight. I immersed myself in all things related to weight loss. I got my hands on anything I could read about weight loss. I watched whatever I could find on the subject. Watching the Ranger (hockey) game last night was a wee bit stressful and I could see WANTING to eat something then, but I didn't. TV is the root of many evils!
Speaking of tv and evil, the 'WOTN' episode on childhood obesity in America is extremely eye-opening. One of the factors linked to childhood obesity is having a television in the bedroom. (Ironic since I was watching this on my son's bedroom tv!) Having a tv in the bedroom not only deters physical activity, but it bombards kids with advertisements for food, constantly. AND the doc goes on to say that a big contributing factor to MANY people's weight problem is what we're DRINKING!!! If parents just gave their kids water to drink they'd be cutting back on hundreds of calories each day. It's an easy solution, but something many kids will fight. I'm thinking I might try putting a pitcher of lemon water in the fridge for my daughter. My son will drink water all day INSTEAD of preparing more iced tea because he's lazy (I know powdered iced tea mix is crap), but my daughter will make more. Replacing 1 or 2 glasses a day will be a good thing, not that she has a weight problem. It will just be a healthier choice, and a better habit to form!
I have to say, the format of the documentary is a bit dry, but full of information. It does plot out the course of action you should take in order to lose weight, supporting the fact that there is NO MAGIC BULLET! It also reinforces the fact that maintenance is much harder than the weight loss phase and that diligence is the key to keeping the weight off. That is why it is so important to make changes in your life you can live with, forever. Again, I highly recommend the documentary if you have access to HBO.
Not much else to report. Still doing Insanity. I should've taken a picture after yesterday's workout, 'Cardio Power and Resistance.' It was rough. One more week and then a week of 'Core Cardio and Balance.' Can't wait to see the fun Shaun T. has in store for me! ugh.