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4/28/17 11:39 A

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I really love what MissDorkness said. Right on point!

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4/26/17 12:59 P

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I had it bad, my poor husband had to deal with my basically going into withdrawal. The 30-day sweet tooth challenge here on SparkPeople really helped me, though. Now I can mostly handle it with ice water. A sip for every bite I wish I was taking.

"There is no right or wrong, tomorrow only comes for those with the power to overcome the challenge." - Asteroth, Catherine


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4/25/17 12:44 P

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First of all don't feel bad about it. If you just started then you haven't given yourself a chance to see what works for you! I am one of those people that is pretty good about giving myself treats just in smaller amounts. Maybe that would work for you? For me instead of eating a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream I can eat a pint of Halo Top for a quarter of the calories. Or if I'm craving something else I can find a substitute. If there is no good substitute for what I am craving every once in a while I will let myself have that treat. I usually save those kinds of treats for a weekend day of my choosing so if I have been craving something all week long I can have it that day if I still really want it. A lot of the time I find that by Saturday I don't even want what I was craving before! Some people are able to do that and some people aren't. Maybe you're one of those people that needs to swear sweets off completely to keep yourself from overindulging. I guess my point is that everyone is different so don't beat yourself up over it. You just need to find what works for you and whatever you do don't give up!

Edited by: BETHEUNICORN at: 4/25/2017 (12:46)
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
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4/25/17 9:22 A

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I haven't struggled with sweets specifically... more like struggling against snacking or eating in large volume.
Though, the longer I have gone without candy, the less I enjoy it when I do have a piece again. ~shrugs~

I've read that the more you try to resist something, the worse the fall will be, so it's better to divert your energies.

Every time I've wanted to snack, I either get up and get on the treadmill, or go make a blog post, or spend awhile in the mobile chat (feed?) telling people how awesome they are doing. It is usually enough to get me past things.

A few times I've given in and like had that bag of chips, etc. but still log it. I go, okay, instead of staying under 1,300 calories, I had like 1,800 calories today. Fine. That's better than what I would have done in the past and it's still a victory, tomorrow... more filling meals so I won't be tempted to think I am still hungry.

Since mindless eating was my thing, I really just have to confine myself to eating at meals and no other times. It keeps me from getting on that obsessive train of thought about what food to have and how much of it in the first place.

Good luck finding your best coping mechanisms!

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4/25/17 7:52 A

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You are so not alone..the struggle is REAL! I have always had a weakness for the sweets, doesn't matter what kind either. When I started SP the first time, I had gone through a 28 day sugar detox..literally zero added sugar for almost a month. It totally worked and I know SP has a sugar habit busting challenge, maybe try that to help calm the cravings? Also, you can try grabbing fruit if the cravings get really bad. At least the fruit has fiber in it. Good luck!

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4/25/17 3:56 A

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My efforts in weight loss only started this past Saturday. I guess I didn't realize how strong my sweet tooth is because it hit me hard yesterday and doesn't look to be improving today. It's frustrating that my self-control is so weak right now, but I suppose that's why I'm in the position that I'm in. I barely kept my resolve yesterday. So I'm tattling on myself in the interest of keeping myself accountable.

Anyone else struggle this much with a love for sweets?

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