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Ask Roni: How do I Stop Self-Sabotage and Nighttime Binging?

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Hi Roni, I am in desperate need to get my overeating under control. I bike 150 miles a week, I swim and work out but I sabotage my hard work by overeating at night. I can consume 2,000 calories extra just at night, ugh! I cannot fit into any of my clothes and I do not want to be a yo-yo any longer. Every day I start a good food program and every night I blow it! Help! -RA Hi

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Instead of Mindlessly Reading Facebook, I…

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Remember when I said I needed a Facebook diet? Well, I failed. Miserably.  It’s a problem and it’s been getting worse. I constantly have a Facebook tab open on my browser. I get notifications on my phone. I can’t escape it (well, I can but I’m not), and I realized over the holiday that I waste a hell of a lot of time scrolling through other people’s lives and opinions. In good old Sensational Sunday fashion I decided to go as screen-free as

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Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

I’m just popping in real fast to share my latest Brussels Sprout addiction. Last week I shared this story on Facebook… Once the family approved of my quick side dish I knew I had a winner. They don’t mind Brussels sprouts. They tolerate them. While I, on the other hand, adore them! Apparently, adding in some bacon and dried cranberries makes all the difference. They even ask for seconds! A total win in my book. Here’s how I make them… Warm Brussel Sprout

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An Early Thanksgiving Celebration

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So I again fell off the planet for a few days in respect to the blog but Operation Overboard Prevention was in full effect. Since my parents had vacation plans this week the entire family decided to celebrate Thanksgiving early over the weekend. I was in full blown holiday mode starting Friday when I shopped for the big meal. My in-laws came in Saturday and then Sunday the whole family sat down to the feast I prepared. Thanksgiving has become my

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My Breakfast Smoothie Blueprint

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Not only am I returning to MyFitnessPal food journaling but I’ve rediscovered smoothies for breakfast. The other day I started watching Food Choices and it inspired me to up my fruit and veggie consumption again. At one point in the movie one of the experts interviewed said  something like “ask anyone and they will tell you fruits and vegetables are good for you.” And I thought.. YES! We worry so about fat and carbs and protein but what if, at the

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Citrus-Marinated Flank Steak with Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes

Citrus Marinated Beef Flank Steak

I decided to go all out for dinner tonight. Monday is one of only two days during the week where everyone is home and we have nothing vying for our time. Plus, it’s usually the day after I go grocery shopping so everything is fresh and my fridge is stocked. I defrosted a flank steak that was just under a pound and a half.  I never buy this cut of meat but since I purchased a quarter cow from a local

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Stuffed Pepper and Cabbage Soup

Stuffed Pepper and Cabbage Soup

So I fell off the planet for a few days. My apologies to my fellow OOPers.  I actually started my food journal Friday morning and then I’m not sure what happened but the day ended with me on the couch with a bag of Halloween candy. Saturday started with a morning trip to the gym and soccer games then ended at a friend’s house playing pool and enjoying a few ciders. In between was a whole bunch of not-much. Lately not-much is just

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Fighting the Urge to Emotional Eat

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I’m not going to talk politics here. It’s not what my blog is about. It’s not what I want it to be about. I’ve engaged in enough discussions on Facebook to know you aren’t going to change anyone’s mind, even though I do love a good discussion sometimes. That said, the election has emotionally affected me more than I anticipated. I posted this on my Facebook page earlier today and all the responses did make me feel less alone. At one point today

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Happy Election Day!

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I’m enjoying a drink and watching the results. It’s going to be a nail biter! Here’s my food journals for the last 2 days: Monday Breakfast I started my morning with chili. I know. I’m weird. Recipe here. Snack Grabbed a Brookside bar. Lunch The Husband and I hit our favorite sandwhich shop and I ordered a corned beef wrap. It was the first time I got it and it was heaven! We also shared an order of fries. Dinner

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Weekend in Food

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It was a great relaxing weekend in these parts. The only goal I didn’t hit was my 15 minutes of extra activity on Saturday. I didn’t even CrossFit. I just needed a day off. Besides that, my food journaling was on point. Friday Breakfast More leftovers. I swear, if I don’t eat them they just get tossed and I can’t handle it. So I’ve been eating roast beef, mashed potatoes and roasted carrots for breakfast. Lunch The Husband FINALLY agreed to try

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