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2/23/13 3:46 A

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I was in bed at 11.20 pm last night. I went to bed on time but just took longer than usual ito prepare to go to sleep. So, not bad but didn't meet my goal to be IN bed at 11pm.
So I now reset the streak. I'm happy that I made 21 days, and will continue. But now the goal is to GO to bed at 10.45 pm.

Edited by: CD12459382 at: 2/23/2013 (03:46)
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2/22/13 4:39 A

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I failed last night. I was in bed at 11.20 pm. Had a prolonged binge yesterday and didn't sleep well at all, being too full and brooding. I DID make an important decision though and I hope / I know that making it (sent out an email to put it into action this morning) will save me stress and frustration in the future. So I think that will be one less topic that causes me to overeat/ binge.

Edited by: CD12459382 at: 2/22/2013 (04:40)
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2/21/13 10:19 A

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Oh, missed posting it yesterday, but I continued to go to bed on time.
Even was in bed on time last night, be it only just, after a binge. I think the binge occured in part because I was SO tired and not allowing myself to rest / sleep.

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2/19/13 8:01 A

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Today is day 19, I was in bed at 10 pm last night.
I may again go to a class tonight, so that means I need to pay extra attention to get in bed on time. Just accept that I cannot 'hang around' and 'wind down' very long, have a cup of tea and off to bed - that's the plan.

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2/18/13 3:40 A

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Day 18.

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Day 17!

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Day 16

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2/15/13 7:32 A

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Day 15! Can't say it enough: getting more sleep means getting less emotional upset means having less binges / moments of overeating.

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2/14/13 4:28 A

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Day 14. That is TWO WEEKS! la, la la.

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2/13/13 4:27 A

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Day 13: I was in bed at exactly 11 pm.

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2/12/13 5:45 A

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Day 12 - I was in bed at 10.30 pm last night.

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2/11/13 6:33 A

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Day 11... It really, really helps and I'm so thankful that I'm realizing this... Going to bed on time every night seems to help me be more aware of when I'm tired, it makes it easier to go to bed earlier AND going to bed when tired / on time helps to avoid overeating and binge eating, I'm sure.

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2/10/13 2:03 A

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Day 10

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2/9/13 1:40 P

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In bed on time again last night! So that was 9 nights in a row! :)

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2/8/13 4:01 A

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Last night I decided to not eat to 'soothe' my restlessness / negative feelings but go to bed instead: I was in bed at 10.40 pm.
I had expected I'd not be able to sleep but I slept quite quickly and had a good nights sleep.
I also think I noticed less fatigue yesterday: so that may mean that after one week of going to bed on time, my body recovers?! I hope so!!!

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2/7/13 8:12 A

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Was in bed at 11.08 pm last night!

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2/6/13 2:59 P

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LOL! You did great! I could resort to that!

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2/6/13 12:35 P
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That's impressive.

I inadvertanly got more sleep last night. I turned off the alarm and promptly went back to sleep for half an hour!

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2/6/13 10:53 A

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Last night I had a class until 10 pm. I knew this meant I'd need to make an extra effort to be in bed on time as I often tend to first 'hang around' and do other stuff, needing to still 'land' after such an activity.
However I WAS in bed at 11 pm be it that I still read for twenty minutes. Next week (the course takes another four weeks) I will try to turn off the light straight away.

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2/5/13 3:56 A

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Thank you Quelei and Oolala.
Oolala, yes, I am not sure if I will actually sleep if I go to bed but at least I am giving my body the chance to sleep, or just rest also if I don't sleep, I figure.
I don't have insomnia really, but I often simply don't go to bed on time being still occupied with this and that. Like a child who resents bed time!

Something that helps me to fall asleep once I wake up and night and start brooding is to do a buddhist exercise that I read in the book 'The ultimate healing': to imagine that when I breathe out, all tension, worry, toxic stuff is leaving my body on the out breath, in the form of black smoke coming out of my nostrils! Then on the in breath I imagine I am inhaling / taking in the white light or energy from a positive / power symbol.
It has helped me fall asleep a couple of times now.

Last night I was REALLY good, feeling tired and going to bed on 10.00 pm or so, not having an 'emotion snack' first. Slept quite well! :)

Edited by: CD12459382 at: 2/5/2013 (03:56)
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2/4/13 6:53 P

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I am so in on this! It's pretty incredible how much eating and sleep are related. Like you mentioned, if I'm tired it becomes MUCH harder to resist a binge. And if I binge during the day, I find it harder to get a good night's sleep... vicious cycle!

I'm committed to focusing on getting better sleep this month, and I'm sure it will help us with our other goals too.

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I had sleep problems for 18 years. It didn't seem to matter when I went to bed, but having a routine time is better than not, just like it's good to have relatively routine times to eat. Now, I'm often in bed by 9 p.m., courtesy of age.

Hope this helps you!

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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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2/4/13 6:20 A

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I started this focus on getting in bed on time 4 days ago, so the first night that I paid special care was January 31st.
My goal is to be in bed at 11 pm. Last night it was 11.10 pm.
I intend to from now on set my PC to switch off earlier.

Edited by: CD12459382 at: 2/4/2013 (06:23)
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2/4/13 6:19 A

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I decided to make 'getting in bed on time' a focus in February. Nothing works well if one is tired. Resisting urges to binge definitely becomes harder, and I feel I have been tired, exhausting myself in the past few months.

So with more sleep everything will march better!
I intend to post here every day about the time I was in bed the night before. If it was LATE I will also post why I think that happened and what I will (try to) do about it.

Would you care to join me? You could set your own bedtime or other sleep goals and report on this thread, if you like.
Plus support is welcome, of course.

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