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4/4/13 11:11 P

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Day3: My allergies gave me trouble all day and I really did not feel very hungry at all, so no temptation to eat sweet things. I just had some blueberries and 1 piece of licorice. Dinner is spinach and mushrooms frittata. Lunch was avocado with goat cheese and hard-boiled eggs.
I hope to get to bed early.
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4/4/13 10:41 P

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Day 6 and I am feeling so much better. The first few days off of the sugar resulted in severe headaches & fatigue. I often reach for sugary snacks after long runs because my sugar drops so low that I often get light headed. I have stocked my fridge with other choices that seem to do the trick of getting my sugar levels back up quickly and are not filled with empty calories. Looking forward to Sunday when I have a 1/2 marathon... I hope to keep my promise to myself and avoid the cookies at the finish line!

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4/4/13 2:27 P

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Thanks for the information and inviation. I'm on a doctor diet plan that is based on wheat belly and low GI diet, with further diet restrictions. I've done lots of homework on this issue.

I know for myself, full grains do not trigger my sweet tooth, never have. If I eat buckwheat pancakes - for example - I am not triggered but if the pancakes are made from refined white flour, I will eat tons. For me it isn't wheat grain that is the issue, it's the refined processed version that is my downfall.

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4/4/13 2:13 P

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Sassiissas,
I know that wheat is just as addictive as sugar for many people. It does not matter if there is sugar with it or if it's whole grain, wheat by itself is often the problem. If you are interested in learning more join us on the wheatbelly team on spark. emoticon

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4/4/13 1:23 P

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I took the assessment and wasn't surprised that it showed I don't have a sweet tooth - as I don't. I enjoy candy and baking goods as treats, it's not a daily thing for me. However, I know that I struggle with hidden sugars that are found in carbs. Such as I love a huge stack of pancakes covered in maple syrup and will eat until I am more than stuffed. I can pass on a chocolate bar, doughnuts are easy to walk past but give me a stack of homemade waffles with warm syrup, I'm done. I crave white bread, it's the sugar content. It's the hidden sugars that cause me grieve, not the outright sweet tray, so that's where my focus will be - on the hidden sugars.

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4/4/13 12:40 P

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This is the first day for me, also. I will check back at the end of the week and have my journal complete.

As stated in my intro, I crave out sporadically so I might go good for the entire month without another craving. BUT the problem still exist, because when I crave out my calorie intake goes bottoms out. Right now, I have plateaued going on 3rd week and I need answers. Therefore, I think my journey may be longer than others taking this challenge.

I've cheated in sort and have read the 2nd week discussion. I went to the article concerning "How to Stop Sugar Cravings" and I think this will help me personally:

"Set daily goals and reward yourself for meeting them. To a sugar addict, nothing is tougher than getting through the day without a sugary treat. The longer you can hold out, the easier it will become, so try to find a reward that would be worth holding out for. I did this about a year ago and gave myself a dollar for every day that I did not indulge in sweets, and at the end of the month, I would go get a manicure or buy myself something nice."

I guess like some others, my concern is the added sugar; candy, cookies, or "empty calories" intake NOT what I get from natural sources, i.e. apples, peaches, etc. as long as I stay within my Nutrition Tracker goal set. I've found the additional resource from USDA at bottom of article very helpful. I will use this tool to track my "added sugar". Along with...

I've set my daily goal, staying true to me, at 100g of added sugar. By using the SP Nutrition Tracker. I can integrate this craving count by using the snack section, which I rarely use, because I integrate my snacks into my meal. Once I hit the maximum sugar intake goal and not exceed it, rewarding myself can make me hold off or "wait out" the next craving. emoticon



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4/4/13 12:37 P

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Take 2 with this challenge! Hopefully this goes better this time :)

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4/4/13 12:28 P

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Yesterday was another good day of no sweets and exercise.

Today, there is a box of donuts in the employee lounge. I will be strong and not touch it. Donuts are one of my weaknesses. I know I can stay away today.

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4/4/13 11:40 A

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One definite way to not eat sugar is to skip breakfast alltogether. My seasonal allergies are kicking up today and I'm just not hungry. May have breakfast for lunch today.
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4/4/13 11:03 A

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This is my first day on the Challenge. I think my assessment quiz didn't put me very high on the sweet-tooth continuum...but I do get the urge periodically.

So, yesterday. I drank a typical amount of sucralose-sweetened drinks. That usually satisfies any sweet cravings, and I drink those along with meals when I'm not drinking water.

We had what was (to me) a "heavy" dinner of grilled kielbasa...and the mouth-feel afterwards seemed to require some sort of cleansing. I had some little baby dills along with the meat, but that didn't cure it. About 30 minutes later I was scavenging around for some little candies. I picked out half a portion (7 little bits) of Glitterati fruit candies, and that did the trick.

Not a very exciting confession on a sweet-tooth forum, I know!
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4/4/13 8:32 A

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i just started the challenge yesterday. I LOVE chocolate, but I do fairly well with resisting...for a while. When I am focused on it and I have decided to cut back things go very well. I might reward myself with a bowl of ice cream or a candy bar once a week or every two weeks but I am able to stay away. It is when I do not have a goal (getting a flat stomach back) that I lose all control. Hopefully being a part of this group and sparkpeople as a whole will help me stay on target for the long haul.

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4/4/13 2:41 A

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Day 2: I ate pretty well today. Blueberries in the morning and some sugar in the ketchup tonight was the only sugar I had. I find that a cup of decaf with lots of cream works well to keep me happy when I might otherwise want something sweet. I tried a little piece of the sugar-free chocolate that my daughter bought and it has erythritol and stevia in it. I liked it ok, but definitely did not lead me to want a lot of it the way the sugary stuff does.
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4/3/13 10:22 P

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I spent a LOOONG time today obsessing about sugar. I would finally break down and have a sweet and it would start back up again without fail a couple hours later. Realizing how much time I was thinking about it was kinda scary!

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Thank you MISSMEGAN90 ! You are doing great, too! Good luck as the day goes on and stay strong!

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4/3/13 2:09 P

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Great job BLUE!!!! Keep up the good work! :)

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4/3/13 2:08 P

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Took my sugar craving assessment :) So far today the only refined sugar I have had is with my oatmeal for breakfast. approx 3 tbsp. everything else has been veggies, meat, dairy and a small amount of pasta. My downfall is that I like to eat something sweet after lunch/supper. Even now I feel hungry but I know it's unlikely that I'm actually hungry as my lunch was large and filling with lots of protein. Getting my body to adjust to less sugar is why I'm here! :)

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4/3/13 1:19 P

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Good for you!!

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So far, week one is going very well. I have been able to see where my downfall is, evening time. That is when I just WANT a candy bar so bad. The rest of the day seems ok, but I have been able to determine that is when my craving becomes so intense for the candy bars. I was proud over Easter, I did limit my candy to one piece. A couple of times this week I have found a healthy substitute for the candy bars. I am really pleased with my progress so far.

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4/3/13 6:55 A

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So far I have resisted buying the 1/2 off Easter candy both in the store and driving by! All the candy advertised at holidays is often my downfall. Now that I have admitted it to the SparkPeople world, I know I can avoid it this time!!! emoticon

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4/3/13 1:32 A

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My goals for Week 1:
-no candy or baked sweets
-IF I find myself craving something, stay in the moment and figure out substitute "treats"



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4/3/13 12:12 A

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Day 1: My total sugar consumption for the day was pretty close to my target: blueberries for breakfast (10 grams sugar), small Granny Smith apple as a snack (10 grams of sugar) and some tomato chutney with my burger at night (5 grams of sugar).
So far so good,
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4/3/13 12:05 A

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Day 2, no sweets. I allow myself to eat greek yogurt and fresh fruit, as these aren't triggers for me. I went to the gym as well and did 40 minutes on the stair climber. It has been another good day. emoticon

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4/2/13 3:13 P

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Day 3 week 1 and I am still sticking with it. Found things easier today as back at work and normal routine prevails thankfully. Full of a cold at the moment and if I can make it through to 22:00 without being tempted, I will get off to bed and will have a better nights sleep I hope.
I must admit it is not been as bad as I thought it would be as I have been cutting back over the last few weeks, I hope the worst is not to come.

Good luck to all week 1's keep with it.

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4/2/13 3:09 P

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The only sugar I had was in my blueberries, about 2/3 of a cup for a total of about 9 grams of sugar, with my yogurt and nuts. I think this combination works great because of the fiber and fat and protein. emoticon

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4/2/13 1:54 P

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I hadn't been much of a sweets person until recently. Lately, I've been having a hard time finishing a meal without a little taste of sweetness, like a piece of chocolate or handful of honey-roasted nuts. To stop this downward slip before it spirals out of control, I've decided to jump on this challenge. My goal is to not eat any sugary sweets today. If that goes well, I plan to continue the candy-less trend for the remainder of the week. I just have to get through today first. I intend to satisfy my sweet cravings with the delicious berries and sliced melon I have already prepared.


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4/2/13 1:23 P

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Day 2 of week 1.

No sugar for 1 day. I did cave in ate cheerios and sandwich last night. Way too much bread! I think I will classify that under sugar also since it is such a problem for me to control it! Just stay away from refined bread and cerea after 7 pm. I can do it!!

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4/2/13 1:30 A

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I have discovered that sugar does not only affect my blood sugar but also affects my tolerance of dairy foods. When I eat sugar I can't handle dairy, without I can handle some dairy. I was already eating fairly little sugar but decided it needs to go completely. I have started using "Just Like Sugar" as a substitute. It is calorie-free and carb-free but expensive so I use only small amounts and rarely.
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4/1/13 9:55 P

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I did well today... had a good workout a the gym, no sweets. I feel good! emoticon

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Joined this challenge again cause I always do better with my sweets when I check in daily. Am doing good on day 1

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4/1/13 5:03 P

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My grandson left half an easter egg when he left on Saturday with mini eggs too. It has been sat on the dining table looking at me since. I have been feeling under the weather a bit of a cold and this is when I would normally give in to temptation as a comfort and would have eaten it. Instead I made a large pot of hearty soup and curled up to keep warm. If I can get past the Easter eggs its a good start.
Great to know I am not on my own and their are other taking on the battle like me.
Good luck everyone.
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4/1/13 3:45 P

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Well I am glad this w/e is over, impulse bought a bag of Cadbury mini eggs last Thursday. Resisted the urge to open them and eat them, took them to work and shared them with two other people. Not good but at least I didn't hoard the whole bag like I did with the Girl Scout cookies. Brought in large platter of veggies on Sunday, unfortunately the cheesecake seduced me. Doing great today, hit the gym, housework and healthy meals for today.

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4/1/13 12:02 P

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Yesterday, I got rid of all the sweets in my house. I would like to try to have 100 days free of sweets and alcohol. I am doing this to help me get healthier and start losing weight again. One of my biggest temptations is work. People are always bringing goodies and junk food to my work.
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Well week one started off fine. But then of course I had given up pop and chocolate for lent. I'm not very religious, more of a spring cleaning for myself each year.

Yesterday DH worked so I took the dog for a walk, cleaned, did laundry and then thought I need to relax.I very rarely relax. I popped the TV and realized ' hey lent is over, I can have pop with my tostitos and salsa. After that was done I thought about the nutty bars DH bought for himself, then the Reese's peanut butter eggs. Game on!

I'm pretty good if its not around and if I keep busy. Let my guard down for a minute and BAM!



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4/1/13 9:36 A

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Liberry lady ( i love that name)... I am in the exact same boat.

Joined 9/22 and had great success the first 3 months. I even did very well through the holidays. I was derailed in January starting with a vacation and have not recovered from the sugar high yet. It is time to start anew, with the start of a new quarter and spring here. Now that Easter is past me (My latest sugar of choice is jelly beans), I vow to beat this thing and get back on track.



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4/1/13 8:55 A

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I have rejoined this challenge. The first time was 6 months ago and I did feel amazing by the end of the challenge and lost quite a bit of weight. Then I got careless and found myself in a 5 month plateau so it's time for a jump start. More carefully tracking, choosing better foods, LIMITING SUGAR (my major downfall), and a better self control around "situational eating".

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3/31/13 2:57 P

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I joined this challenge because I when I get cravings for something sweet I can almost never resist.

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3/31/13 1:32 P

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I've joined the challenge because my obsession with sweets is one of my biggest obstacles on the way to losing weight and being healthy. Whenever I see any kind of cookies/cakes/ice cream/etc., I can't say no and feel physically sluggish and disappointed with myself emotionally within a few hours.

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3/29/13 1:08 P

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I joined months ago but did not consistently take action steps. I am already doing a sugar smasher challenge for my work wellness program, so perfect time to restart this challenge.

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3/28/13 12:19 P

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Just joined the challenge. I'm aiming for 100 days no sweets/cakes/cookies/ice cream etc..

I've already given up alcohol and diet soda.

I've been gradually cutting down sweets over the last two weeks from 3 to 4 desserts in a day to 2 to 3 and this week, I have had only 1 sweet thing per day. Yesterday I ate one brownie.

The goal next week to have zero added sugars. and replace with fruit! :)





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3/28/13 12:04 P

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I just joined this challenge, but right after I had pancakes for breakfast. I normally eat a healthier breakfast because I go to the gym in the mornings, but today I took a recovery day and already I made a bad choice. I've got to start somewhere though and I'm glad there are other people struggling with the same addiction and Iím not alone.

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3/28/13 6:15 A

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Good time or bad time to start this challenge? I certainly am being tempted. But if I can make it through Easter then I have really done something. One minute at a time! emoticon

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3/25/13 8:53 P

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This week was rough, especially with Easter coming up. The Easter treats have started at work (Cadbury eggs in the staff room), and I have been doing some baking of my own (bread and meringues gifts). I have been "taste testing" traditional Easter foods that were meant to be gifts.. Bread and sugar hurt my stomach sooo much since I have IBS. This week was a very low self-discipline, high calorie time for me. I am hoping to turn things around in week two by eating more fruit, waiting cravings out, eating way less carbs, starting my day with oatmeal instead of toast and jam etc. I also hope to replace some of my bad snacking with short brisk walks..

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3/25/13 10:38 A

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The reason I am doing this is I had gestational diabetes with my last 2 pregnancies,thankfully it went away after. Now I am in my late forties and I am at high risk for diabetes because of the gestational, age and heredity.

I have a hard time craving sugar when I am hormonal and that seems to be just about all the time now. My weakest time of day is in the afternoon.

Ideally I would like to plan a sweet treat once a week and avoid sugar at other times.I have in the past cut foods out of my diet entirely which has triggered binges. I really would like to enjoy a desert on special occasions and not set off cravings and binges.

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3/24/13 3:31 P

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When I overeat it is mostly on sugary things. Bread and other carbs get me as well, but it is sugar more than anything else. Since I'm in college and eat at the dining hall most of the time, cereal and cookies are available at every meal, and once I start I almost never stop until I've eaten way too much of it. Sweets are my weakness way more than the pizza or french fries, and I know that if I cut way back on the sweets I can break the cycle of feeling bad, eating to make it feel better, feeling bad because I've overeaten, eating because what the heck I'm a failure, and repeat. The last few days I've been more conscious and I've been eating fruit instead of less healthy sweets. When I ate one donut a few days ago it led to another and another and then cake. When I choose healthier alternatives I feel better about myself and don't descend to that place.

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3/23/13 10:08 P

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I've joined this challenge because I've always had a weakness for sugary treats whether it be pastries, ice cream, or candy. My sweet tooth has been my downfall in previous weight loss attempts and I want to take control.

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3/22/13 6:01 P

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I just joined the challenge and I am doing so because we keep sweets around the house too often. Though I don't eat too many sweets, my kids and boyfriend eat a lot of them, and noticing the sugar I consume everyday will also make me more aware of what my children are consuming. I would like to replace the processed sugars with fresh fruits for the most part. The hardest part will be getting my boyfriend to understand why I don't want the kids to eat as many sweets as they currently are. He'll just think I'm going crazy again with my health, anyways.

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3/21/13 8:58 P

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Easter candy! It's everywhere. On sale. BOGO. Husband came home with cookies. Sure are good though. Been reading about sugar. Lots of reading. Better to be prepared. Gearing up for the sugar detox OH MY!

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Week one day 2 for me....not great. Cake, cookies, two spoonfuls of ice cream eaten and the brownies are in the oven. I am on here trying to remind my self of the challenge joined. To commit to not eating the brownies. I am going to bring them to work tomorrow to give them away.

I faced a few challenges today, physically and emotionally I am drained. I also celebrated a coworkers birthday. Wanting to be part of the celebration, my emotional state, and the physical exhaustion all are drivers for my weakness.

I want to be successful in this challenge. I am feeling my issues are deep seeded in my Psyche ...sugar=a moment of euphoria ...the worse I feel the more I crave it. I need God's help to get through this.

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3/19/13 8:00 P

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I am cutting out sugar as I know that it zaps my energy and puts me on an emotional/energy roller coaster. Last month, I completed the Virgin Diet and lost over 9 lbs by simply cutting out certain foods. One of those foods was sugar. When I added some sugar back, I noticed that it caused me to crave more sugary treats and to overeat. Thus, I am now back to eliminating sugar from my diet and enjoying more natural/healthy sugars i.e. fruit, honey, etc. For the past week, I have noticed that my energy is increasing... so very excited about this team to provide me insights on how to stay on the right track.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START, BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT!!!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Phillipians 4:13.


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I'm trying to limit myself to fruit for added sugar but it's difficult. I tend to crave something sweet after meals, especially in the afternoon and evening after dinner. I'm also trying to avoid processed carbs too... which makes me leary of protein powder (especially the chocolate kind). I thought I was doing okay a few weeks ago but then allowed myself a few "treats" of dark chocolate which led to a slippery slope back into the sugar-foods.
So here I am again. Yesterday was day 1, I was irritable but stayed controlled.
Day 2 today is easier but still a challenge. If I'm not exposed to sweets it's MUCH easier to say NO. I give props to those who are baking stuff for others and managing to avoid it themselves - more power to ya!!

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