I woke up fairly early today and the food thoughts didn't seem to be there for me. I am very grateful for this finally happening in my life. I find that when I just think of whatI will have according to what I have planned for today. I am finding that there are a lot more important things to do other than planning in detail the next binge of when and where this will happen during my day. I have heard that each relapse is premeditated and carefully thought out in our heads before we even eat the food we think we want at a particular time. Food thoughts can be redirected.. We constantly need to ask ourselves questions about the food we think we want to eat at a certain time. We need to challenge our reasoning for when we want to binge or eat foods that are not particularly good for us.. I am finding that when I do this I decide that the binge of sugar( a big trigger food for me) isn't worth the 5 seconds of ecstasy and the two hours of regret and guilt... I have had this habit of eating something sugary after work.. Its like I eat to get rid of my stress of the day.......I am finding that this is not the answer for me any longer.. This past week, I have had to pretty much go straight home, and make a snack for myself of fruit and yogurt or soy milk or even a few oz of meat and fruit. This planned snack has really helped me, each day. I find that I am looking forward to this snack and it keeps me out of the the food that does not help me. I find this snack carries me over till dinnertime happens. I no longer have an urge to eat anything else, the rest of the night .. I may have some water, but nothing else that evening. Night eating has never been a problem for me, its during the day, especially in the afternoon between 3 pm and 6 pm. The week has been really stressful and crazy for me. Right now I am doing two jobs, and my thoughts have gone back to what I need to do to just deal with the particular issue. I am learning to think the thoughts, and to let the thoughts go and not react to my normal way of reacting.. Which is to buy a sugar thing, to calm myself.... I finally understand I don't need to eat this sugary thing, to cope with life. I just need the confidence to deal with the situation and know there are other ways to cope with stress of any sort. I wish you day of not eating additively and a day of being truly happy with the foods you have chosen to eat.