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Day 4 - Large Ham & Swiss Sandwich for lunch, Smoked Salmon for dinner and Nature Valley Granola Crispy Squares with Dark Chocalate thin layer on top, 80 calories each. Of course, I ate 2 between lunch and dinner and three at night. Is this awful???

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4/3/12 11:12 P

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I am starting over on this challenge. I had a major meltdown for about two weeks, but I want to complete this, I am not giving up! I notice my sugar and just general snack cravings are always at lunch and in the afternoons after school is over (I am a teacher). I feel like I made it through a hard day so I deserve a treat, so I treat myself to a nestle crunch bar and pepsi everyday. Ugh, afterwards I always feel sick and bloated. I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I did try replacing the chocolate craving with an apple but then ended up eating a bunch more. I seriously need help with drinking cokes, I crave them at all times during the day. I have been trying for years to kick them so if anyone has tips they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and good luck all!

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Hi I am Deb and I am a sugar and carb aholic! I have been on the hardline locarb for the month of March and pretty firmly on it since mid January. The one thing I miss is muffins and cake and OMG starbuck's chai. I have a bag of small dark chocolates that I allow myself to have once in a while, one or two in the evening. My saving grace has been carb smart ice cream in chocolate or vanilla. 1/2 cup or a cup in the evening before bed. My calorie counts are way low, so that is not a problem. I dont understand how these people like my FIL do not ever eat cakes or desserts.....staying strong and motivated. 23 down and 20 to go :-)

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Day 1, Week 1 for me, so far so good, one day at a time. emoticon

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Good Afternoon:

Well, I just found this challenge here so this is day 1 for me of that challenge. What I love is that I have just re-started the spark people system as I had temporarily lost track of my weight plans over the past few months. I returned from deployment (I am a military type) and have put on the weight I had lost during that deployment.

So, in short, what brings you to this challenge is quite simple. This is part of my reclaiming of myself so I can reach my goal of losing 20 lbs and stop this yo-yoing I have done for the past three years since coming back state side. It is imperative to me to stay healthy as my genes are not going to help me in that regard (family history of heart problems, diabetes, cancers etc).

How is your week going? - Well, this is day one and one thing I've noticed is that I tend to go through phases of sweet tooth purgatory. I can eat clean for so long but when I crave some chocolate I can de-rail quickly. That is what has happened to me. Overall, I've learned that if I have a craving for something I usually eat it because if I try an alternative it doesn't always work and I eat what I was craving to begin with. It is just sweets - I'll go through and crave dairy (especially when I'm not taking my vitamins) or a good steak every once in a while. Lately though, my chocolate cravings have taken control as I've eaten chocolate every day for the past 2 weeks often over indulging. So, that is why I am so focused on this.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks? - This one is a little harder for me. I don't intend to cut sugar out of my life (I think that is an unrealistic goal) but honestly I want to break the cycle of these over indulgences. I want to be able to eat in moderation and move on and be satisfied. Most of this is will power, I understand that so perhaps I am looking for something to help it kick in and get it done.


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4/3/12 12:33 P

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I am on day 5 now. So far I've done pretty good. I keep track of everything I eat, so I am more aware of what I'm putting in my mouth. I cleaned out my snack drawer at work & home. I've learned if it's not there I won't eat it. When I went grocery shopping I got all whole wheat bread & pasta to help with the refined carbs. My gestational diabities appointment is in 2 1/2 weeks so I'm hoping that everything will be okay. Doing this hasn't been as hard as I thought I would be. I've noticed when I get bored is when I think about eating sweets the most so I went & got some sugar free bubble gum so that helps. I will keep this up and hopefully after I have the baby the weight will be easier to get off.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."


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Today is day 1 for me. I have always had a sweet tooth and it seems to be getting the better of me lately. Since Christmas my weight seems to be climbing no matter what i do! I wake up with my hands feeling puffy. I have started the Spring into Spring challenge too so I hope to kickstart something and head toward my goal. I want to reach my goal of 110lbs before my son's grad at the end of June. This morning I ate a wholesome, healthy breakfast from the Petite Advantage book. Oatmeal, almond butter, raisins, flaxseed, apple and cinnamon. yummy and filling. Now I will do day 3 of my SIS video and a 45 min wii My Fitness Coach workout, then get on with the rest of my day!



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4/3/12 10:47 A

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I suppose it's time to tackle this issue head on. I've always had a sweet tooth and I'm usually able to control it until it's someone's birthday or someone brings donuts or cookies to work. Not to mention the emotional side of it. Like this last week, my Grandfather passed away and my Father is in the hospital after a quadruple bypass surgery, I ate everything I could get my hot hands on that was sweet and in copius amounts, trying to make myself feel better. The sick part is that I realize it while I'm doing it yet continue. At least I'm willing to admit there is a problem! Both my parents and brother are diabetic, and my goal is not to join the club! Sugar in my diet just ends up as extra calories keeping me from losing the weight I want to. I don't give anything up when I eat sweets to counter the calories, it's just extra. Good luck everyone!

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4/3/12 9:54 A

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Officially, I'm in week one, day 3 of this challenge. Unofficially, I've been on a battle against sugar and it's horribleness for years now.

I went sugar-less for 6 days out of the 7 of last week.

I found it's all going in circles for me - I can go months, even years without sugar (especially refined sugar and traditional sweets), but when I get a bite of something sugary... oh wow, this triggers the tornado of monstrous cravings.

Also, I found that my daily nutrition choices affects my cravings - eating clean and/or low carb takes away sugar cravings almost completely, I can even have people just beside me having the most mouthwatering sweets of all time and don't even feel like a thing. But as I said... just a tiny bite and the chemicals in my brain go ballistic (not only that I can't stop myself from having more, but also triggers cravings in the following hours/days).



emoticon We can fight it!

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4/3/12 9:38 A

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I had a pretty good week. I was able to manage my sweet intake pretty well. When a craving came, I made myself pay attention to what I was feeling emotionally and did stay away from eating during those times. I did eat some sweets over the weekend but did not over do it. I can attribute some success as well to Made to Crave by Lysa Tyreksurt. I will keep it moving by the grace of God!

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4/3/12 9:13 A

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Yesterday was day 7, week 1, and my hubby's birthday. I ate well (and vegan) all day and made a tofu quiche with zucchini, peppers, and onions for dinner. Plenty of calories were left over for birthday cake. Thanks to my husband's and son's decision to for go ice cream, I was saved from myself. I also split my slice of homemade orange cake with chocolate icing with my son.

I had homework that was due today. I'm usually done with it by Sunday, but not this week. I had considered staying up to do it. Instead, I decided that it would be a bad idea to stay up with the no bake cookies I made last night (and had not tasted), especially under homework stress. I went to bed on time and got up bright and early this morning. My homework is done and I didn't consume any sweets while doing it. Yippee!

Week 2 starts today. I have a planned office birthday (darn things always fall so close together). But I will be working out and I have leftover to tofu quiche for lunch and plenty of fruits and veggies to snack on today.

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4/3/12 9:08 A

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I am starting today. I tend to eat more than I should when it comes to sweets. If it is in front of my face, I will eat it. I am hoping to replace the sweets with healthier choices

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I'm starting this challenge today. I am, without a doubt, the worst when it comes to eating sweets. I have no self-control when it comes to candy and cookies. I'm really hoping that by joining this challenge I will develop the skills to start curbing my sweet tooth and replacing those empty calories with beneficial ones.

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4/3/12 6:49 A

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Today is Day 1 - Of course it is always when you start with a good thought that something happens. Before I found this team I had a small piece of chocolate cake as it is someone's birthday in the office and they have brought in that massive chocolate cake which by the way is nearly finished!
So let's hope the rest of the day will be easier to resist the temptation!

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4/3/12 12:24 A

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Today is Day 3 and I ate about 25 dried cherries covered in white chocolate and probably 4 glasses of wine for my night time snack. For lunch I had refried beans and rice. Not a very nutritional day I think. I am just all over the place with my eating. I always eat surgary items at night. Probably because I don't eat well during the day. You think?

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4/2/12 10:17 P

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I've started this challenge last week and have seen my pattern as wanting something sweet when under stress. I knew that this was the case but it was interesting observing myself do this. Excited to begin a new week with good results.

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4/2/12 9:38 P

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I've looked back over the past week in my nutrition tracker and I noticed I had one day where I had a chocolate bar. That was the day I found i had trouble keeping my cool, I got tired and cranky then tired. I know I am addicted to sugar and I did really well for the past two weeks staying away from bars or candy. Now I'm sure I really have to trim sugar from my diet so I can control my mood and not get that tired rundown feeling.
I went to the grocery store today and a few other stores as well and managed to get past all of the chocolate bars at the checkout counters and all of the ice cream on sale in the freezers and bought some sugar free gum instead.

For me, one sweet is too much and a thousand in not enough. Now that I'm aware of how addicted I am to sugar and sweets I think I can learn to do without it.

Hope everyone had a good first week in this challenge. My first week was a real eye opener




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4/2/12 6:06 P

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I started this challenge today.

I crave sugar on a daily basis...usually when I am bored, tired or feeling negative about myself. No certain time of day. Also, if I am in a situation where there are sweets available...such as work, or a gathering, I will reach for them also.

My goal is just to replace sugary foods with healthy substitutes...fruit, veggies, nuts.
And to allow myself an occasional treat and not feel guilty.

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4/2/12 1:16 P

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I started this challenge on Friday. Three days in and I already see a pattern...I am craving sweets at night and it is very much stress related with a big portion of tiredness as well. Definitely something that needs work.

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4/2/12 12:14 P

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Today is day one! I'm starting this challenge today and I wanted to list why I want to tame the sugar monsters in my life. I'm hoping by doing this, it'll help me hold myself more accountable! The top three reasons I want to do this:

1. Diabetes runs in family, I've lost two family members to it and don't want to become a diabetic! I owe it to my family to do all I can do to prevent this!

2. I want to lose weight, I'm at my heaviest I have ever been and I need to change it!

3. I didn't realize how much I crave sugar until recently, I used to be so good at finding an alternative, but I'm struggling.....time to bring that back in.

Happy Monday Everyone!

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I handle my sweet tooth is by having a grande skinny mocha with light whip every other day and this does it for me. It has worked out great and and I have last three lbs in two weeks.



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4/2/12 10:38 A

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Did great this morning until co-workers brought in sugar cookies. ARGH. I ate three...

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Way to go!

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I was able to put my sweet tooth on hold for the Saturday doughnut tradition. I love apple fritters but willed myself past them to the fruit. It felt good to bypass the dough for fresh fruit!

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I did a great job Thursday, avoided retirement cake (and didn't miss it) and opted from fresh fruits and veggies instead (no dips). I had to get up at midnight because my son had to be "sleep deprived" for an EEG Friday. I made cupcakes at 3 in the morning! Good for him, bad for me. I know I had at least 6 between early morning snacks and once we got back from the doctor. I did ok with sugar Saturday because I ate my fruits and veggies BUT had wine and pizza, still not good. Yesterday I was fine until I had an emotional break down that resulted in 3 cupcakes and some ice cream. I am out of control.

Today is a new day. I will manage my emotions and get back on track. Luckily, this is my week one:) emoticon

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4/1/12 2:35 P

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I also joined OA and that has helped me so much with my mental attitude. For me, I had issues that the "sugar" seemed to comfort. Thank God, for both Sparkpeople and OA. I now have a better handle on my emotions and food. There again...just baby steps. I didn't get this way overnight.


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4/1/12 11:45 A

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What brings you to this challenge? I have determined that I am not going to kick this sugar habit without some diligent and focused work. I've done several 3 days sugar free challenges on my own, and this seems to tame my cravings for a short time, but then it seems I'm back to this horrible craving that just haunts me and keeps me eating junk food. I'm exercising like a fiend, but not losing weight. My emotions say that I can't seem to help myself, but my mind says, I know that this is possible. I can do it. So here I am to prove my emotions wrong and my mind right.

How is your week going? This is only day one. I have already put in motion a plan to put the sweet treats out of my control. The program recommends putting junk food out of the house. Unfortunately, my husband does not share my concerns for himself, and he eats the junk. Consequently, I cannot put it out of the house. However, I had a discussion with him this morning and told him that I need his help. I want him to choose a place to keep the cakes, cookies and candy, but it won't be in the kitchen. I don't care where, I don't even care if I don't know where it is. But I don't want to put it away when we come home from grocery shopping, I don't want to get it for him, I want it out of my workspace and normal realm of activity. He is willing to help me. I told him I'd like to put this in place by the end of the week.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far? I had already kept a journal of several days about a month ago to determine what my poor eating habits were, what my weak areas were and where my temptations lay. My goal has been to collate these into a list that I can then focus on one at a time, which I have been doing. This journal encompassed more than just sweets, it was regarding my overall eating. So I will do this again this week, focusing on sweets and the traps that I am susceptible to. Thankfully, I have already conquered a few things that I was falling into bad habits with: eating from the vending machines at work, stopping for a $1.00 burger on my way home from work, sometimes adding a pie (especially over the holidays when McDonald's had their holiday pies - oh my!) I already know that with these under control, I can do well all day, but when I hit the door coming home from work, evenings, or on weekends, it all seems to fall apart. This will need to be my focus.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks? I would like to be able to manage my sugar cravings so that I am not a slave to them. So that I can say no to those daily cravings that feel like they enslave me to that daily treat which ends up in overindulgence. I would like to be able to bypass the cake, doughnuts, etc. that people bring in to work for the most part. There may be times that it really is a special treat that I would like to enjoy, but then I want to be able to use self-control. I would like to be able to have the self-control and allow myself dessert on special occasions. I would like to be able to have a plan so that I have an idea of when a special occasion warrants allowing myself dessert. Ultimately, I would like to be able to allow myself one small treat per day, but I may need to swing over center to no sweets for a bit in order to get to that point.

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Wow! What an eye-opener so far! Having - for the most part - given up candy and other desserts, I am shocked to learn how much of my diet still revolves around sugar. Instant (low sugar) oatmeal for breakfast - still has sugar as the second ingredient. My coffee creamer and Chobani Pineapple greek yogurt, both of which I dearly love with all my heart, are FULL of sugar. And then there's the healthy cereal Raisin Nut Bran that I often eat for dinner. I am still a sugar addict!! This is going to be WAY tougher than I thought. emoticon emoticon Sugar!


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4/1/12 7:30 A

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i just joined this team. i know i tend to ALWAYS give into my sugar temptation, even if its only a small candy.
reason for getting myself started into this team is because i know i have to control this, Sweets are always an eazy access but i need to cut them down for my body n make my body realize tht its time it stops asking for loads of it again n again in a week.

I WILL CONQUER MY FEAR!!! :)

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4/1/12 5:38 A

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I know it is hard to resist temptation when it is right in front of me..
I have realised that in times of stress or low self-confidence things do get worse as with most of us..
I can control myself in the grocery store so as to keep harm out of my place but I need to tame my beast in order to be more quickly successful in my fat loss journey.


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Im only on Day 2, but so far so good. Carbs & Sugar is my nemesis, but I WILL defeat them!

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I joined the challenge to identify those times that I crave and eat lots of TNCC snakes.

I don't add sugar to anything, but when I am stressed or overwhelmed I will go looking for TNCC snakes. At work I can buy them from a vending machine or the newsagent a couple of minutes walk from my office. This week, because I had joioned the challenge, I bought a coffee and a scratchy instead.

During the weekly shopping I bought a large Toblerone for my husband and I to share. I usually buy a large packet of TNCC snakes for myself. My husband got me a small packet of snakes because he is sharing the Toblerone? I have been eating the Toblerone three pieces at a time and have not opened the snakes. The challenge for me will be to eat the snakes in moderation. According to the packet, the serving size is three snakes!

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My first week was not great, but I identified foods that I cannot have around the house. I've gotten used to having Weight Watcher ice cream treats every night or something salty (it's either got to be sweet or salty). So I'm not buying any more, but giving myself the freedom to go out and buy it if I want it one night. Since I don't like to drive at night, I believe this will help wean me away from sweets at night.

I want to overcome the sweet tooth because it doesn't help me nutritionally, it's expensive and it really doesn't sit well with me afterwards.

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My first day was horrible - I ate the last two Sliced Butter Cinnamon Loaf. But they are gone now, and will not be in the house any more until I start eating sensibly.

Had a salad consisting of romane lettuce, matchstick carrots and a little bit of fancy small shredded cheddar cheese with only 2 tbps. of dressing. That tasted really good and I was proud of myself.

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PAMAPPLE - Good for you !
I'm going to have to come up with good substitutions, too !

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I substituted dates for for eating sugary laden foods yesterday. One of my spark friends motivated me to pick up some dates at the store... also, picked up some cashews and had both for a snack. The dates satisfied my sweet tooth.

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3/30/12 4:35 P

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SRINI33 - Good for you, to have all that resistance to sweets !
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3/30/12 1:26 P

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I am so happy, I just walked into the chart room at work that was full of cookies and brownies and co-workers offering them to me and I said no to all of it. I think work is the worst place for sugar. I am also sitting a room with a chocolate bowl all day long....

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I am having some success, in my sugar reduction Goal.
At Lunch, I enjoyed a sliced fresh orange,in with my lemon-garlic chicken
steamer bowl ! It's amazing how good, fresh fruit tastes !

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3/30/12 12:54 P

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Sounds like we are all trying, and succeeding, in minimizing our sugar intake.

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Not a bad start. I haven't totally cut out sugar and my ability to eat smaller portions is getting better.

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Woo Hoo, hanging in there..

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I am now being more assertive in turning down offers of sweets.
After all, how am I going to have a calorie deficit, if I eat all the
sweet treats that are offered me ?

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Hi, everyone!
I'm Claire and my week 1 on the challenge started on Monday. Tuesday knocked me down with a huge sugar (in my case: chocolate) binge. I should have expected that, because every time I decide to cut back on food something in me starts panicking and I crave food all the more. I was depressed at first (Why can't I do this???), but kept my resolve.
And the following 2 days went better: no sweets on Wednesday and yesterday I had three little easter chocolate eggs - and then could stop without any problem.
I must remind myself never to think that I am "on a diet" (which causes the panicky binging) but to think about the really tasty healthy food that I am treating myself to - and then do it, too.

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HI, Joined this challenge tonight. I have been trying to cut out sugar for years. I don't know if it is best to just cut it out all together or a little at time. I feel like I want it the most at work, I have a really stressful job. Sometimes I find myself eating a piece of candy without even realizing I am doing it. It is such an emotional response. I also crave it in the afternoon and right after dinner.
am hoping that getting rid of sugar will improve my mood and make me more mindful of what I am doing

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RANCHGAL9 - That is such a good habit to have : no sweets in the house !
I think that you will do fine, with this Challenge !

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3/29/12 11:19 P

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Finishing up my first week of this challenge. I am really challenged in the evenings BUT I rarely keep anything sweet in the house so as long as I can stick to my shopping list I will be fine!!

Cowboy logic says "If you find yourself in a hole, first quit digging!"

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Hello, my name is Michelle and I just signed up for the challenge a few minutes ago. Today, I made the decision to get serious about losing +100 lbs. I'm trying to lose weight in order to prolong getting a total knee replacement (both knees). I'm only 32 yrs old and my joint pain is severe. I hope losing the weight and proper exercise will prolong the surgery. Joining this challenge is a good starting point for me. My goal this week is to complete my Sparkpage, track what I'm eating and blog.






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