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3/6/12 8:11 P

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My name is Cindi and I am a sugar addict. I find I just have to not have it at all. When I do I can't stop. I've been really good, fitting back into pants and then went to a wedding over the weekend and completely lost control. It is now day 3 off the bandwagon and having a super hard time getting back on. I'm hoping that being out front about it will help me and learn new ideas on how to stop.

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3/6/12 7:40 P

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My name is Karen and i definitely have an addiction to sweets and i want to try to drop the habit.


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3/6/12 7:39 P

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Im mallory and I have a major sweet tooth, It right after every meal and when ever I snack. I want to get control of it before it leads to other problems.

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3/6/12 7:38 P

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Hi, sugar is my drug choice. As long as I have access to sugar, I can deal with stress and anything else that comes my way. But try to do it without my sweets and I turn into a shaky, groucy mess.

I have had diabetes for 10 years now. Two years ago I was put on insulin. For a long time I was in denial about sugar and my diabetes. But time is running out. If I don't put aside the sugar, I will get very sick.

Not sure I'm ready to do this. But trying is success. Even if I don't make it this time, I'll have learned something for the next time I'm ready to try again.

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3/6/12 7:37 P

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Hello, I'm Becca & I'm a sweets addict. LOL!

I love sweets. I think I have to have something sweet after every meal. I feel like I'm going crazy it I don't get it.

I need to learn how to control my sugar cravings. Please help!

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3/6/12 7:34 P

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Hi, I'm new. Just stumbled across this challenge, but perfect timing. I've been sugar free (from foods) for 6 days now! Hallelujah! A little scared that it won't last, but taking it one day at a time. I eat sweets to make me feel good. I work and live in a high stress environment - all the time! I think i deserve the bread pudding, cookies and cake whenever I can get it! But it's the reason I'm over 100 pounds overweight. Just don't want to fill the void with other bad stuff.

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3/6/12 7:33 P

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Hi, I'm Rebecca. I've been on SparkPeople for awhile, though I've lost track of how long I've been here. I did really well over the summer, but when the school year started, I fell off the wagon. I decided 2 weeks ago to climb back on, and I'm looking to be strong and healthy from here on out!

I think this could be a great challenge for me. I LOVE sweets - I can't resist them. I've quit sugar in the past, but that was a cold turkey detox diet. It's not realistic for who I am. I am hoping to learn ways to be in control of my sugar cravings, instead of sugar controlling me.

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3/6/12 7:18 P

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Hi my name is Brenda and I've been with Spark People a long time but mostly lurking reading and no doing much else. I saw this challenge and feel very motivated these days to "tame my sweet tooth". I crave sweets when I'm about to get my period, when I'm tired and when I'm stressed. Lately I'm finding that I want something sweet after supper and when I try not to eat it I just end up grazing in a search for something to satisfy me.

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3/6/12 7:17 P

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Hi everyone. I am Jackie and I live in sunny (and humid) South Carolina. I have been diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetic. At my first follow-up Dr. appt. I had lost 7 pounds and my AIC had dropped to an acceptable range. That is great...didn't last.

I am constantly craving sweets and I have got to get it under control. It is not just things like candy, cookies, cake but fruit. I love, love, love fruit. It is OK for a diabetic to eat fruit but within reason.

I hope this challenge can get me back on track.

Jackie ~ Camden, SC

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3/6/12 6:47 P

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Hi Holly, I think the 3 day idea is great. I am going to do that starting tomorrow morning and that may be the key to a good start. Thanks, And you are amazing if you can do that owning a bakery. I would be in big trouble there.

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3/6/12 6:43 P

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Hello!!
I'm Holly and one of your team leaders. I'm 53 and own a bakery--how is that for a sweet tooth challenge!!
I work very hard to NOT sample everything going out of the bakery, after all, I've had plenty of it or I wouldn't be fighting to lose weight!
I have found it really useful to make my plan in the morning and tell myself i JUST have to stick to it for THAT DAY. When the end of the day comes, i'm so pleased with myself its not hard to do the next day, and the next...
I find, also, that 3 days with no added sugar is my key...if i can go 3 the cravings go away. This may not be the same for everyone...but thats my goal if i've hit a rough spot!!

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3/6/12 6:32 P

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Hi, I actually gave up simple sugars 4 days ago, and have been doing well so far, also feeling more in control. I have such a sweet tooth, when I have one cookie, I finish the box; when I have ice cream, I finish the half-gallon, etc, etc.Candy, cake, you name it, I'll eat it. Years ago I was 333lbs, I came down to 215-220 but can't seem to get lower for more than a week or two, then go back up. I did get to 199 once, that lasted for a couple days. I do want to lose, but more important to me is avoiding diabetes. I'm older and more likely to develop it if I don't control myself. I also need to get back to exercising...my Y membership is going to waste.

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3/6/12 6:31 P

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Hi everybody, I'm Marcia. My sweet tooth can really use a taming so I thought this challenge would be a good one for me. Chocolate, cake, cookies, candy...all very hard for me to resist. After work is the hardest time for me even if I try to arm myself with healthy snacks. I'm like a squirrel trying to stock up for the winter. Yikes! Did I really eat that whole bag of candy in a day? Yep! I sure did! Last year I was very close to my goal and then it all fell apart.

I look foward to the challenge of the coming month with all of you. I hope to send my sweet tooth away with a one way ticket to a far off land and finally get these binges under control. That would be great.

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3/6/12 6:28 P

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So here I am finally admitting I have a problem with sugar....... For the first time I am going to really make an effort to tame this tiger....

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3/6/12 6:21 P

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Hi all, like some of you chocolate seems to call my name! I hope, thru this challenge, to become more aware of hidden sugars. Both my parents are diabetic so I need to get control now!

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3/6/12 6:14 P

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Hey everyone, I am Lisa - a TOTAL SUGAR ADDICT!

I have known this is an issue for me for years and have continued to go on and off the wagon. In he past, I have had family that have struggled with addiction and it has helped me to understand this is mine! Thank goodness it isn't illegal, but I know it is doing just as much damage as drugs or alcohol (to certain levels). I think the most important is that I see the mental "need" that I have for sugar, even though I see the energy and weight benefits, I just struggle to stay away.

Looking forward to the challenge and support along the way. Hope to head in a good direction for long-term control of this monkey on my back :)



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3/6/12 6:11 P

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I ate at least 15 cookies today. There were cookies at work for a co-worker's birthday, which I had made at home last night. Then got an e-mail from SparkPeople about this "Sweet Tooth" Challenge, so here I am :) In between all of those cookies, I ate a salad. This crazy way of eating does not make sense so hoping to change some habits with this challenge!
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Hi, I'm Lisa. I use this site for a month now and in the tracker I noticed how many carbs and sugar I eat.I hope that this challenge will take care of that as well as for my chocolate cravings.

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3/6/12 6:04 P

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Hi everyone, I am so ready for this challenge. I feel like I have thought about sweets since the day I was born. I have never tried a challenge like this and I am positive that this will help me lose that last bit of weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle!

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3/6/12 6:04 P

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Hi Everyone! I am Kathy and I am a sugar addict! I am relatively fit and have a healthy eating plan - except when it comes to sugar. The cravings are crazy! After eating 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks each day I often mess it up with candy or cookies - makes me crazy!!! I am ready to do this detox and get on a better road to health. All the Best to all of you as we begin this journey:)

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3/6/12 5:32 P

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Hello everyone! My name is MaryAnne. Sugar, in the form of chocolate, candy and cakes is my love and my drug of choice. Its what I look forward to and sad to admit but when I dont have it, I feel soooo deprived and just not OK. Its taken me to the age of 50 to admit how much it runs my life. I am new to Spark People and looking forward to joining with others to find creative ways to be in charge of what I put into my body. Peace and light

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3/6/12 5:21 P

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Hi, my name is Jeanine and I trying to cut down on sweets. I don't eat a lot, but when I do I can go overboard. I need to learn to do something else. When I'm at work and there is candy I try so hard not to eat it. This week so far I'm doing good. When I get stressed I want something sweet. So I'm trying to walk more when that happens, and relax. I hope this helps me.

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3/6/12 5:10 P

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Hi, I'm Shirley from Manitoba, Canada. Sugar is a constant struggle for me and being a type two diabetic it is something I should avoid. For the past few days, I have been craving sweets like crazy. So far I have been able to stay away from it by constantly reminding myself that I must not give into the cravings. I would love to know how to break the sugar addiction. emoticon emoticon

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3/6/12 4:59 P

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I'm Janay from Atlanta. I am type 2 but I have a problem with avoiding sugar. I am ready for this challenge and to see some weight come off and finally get my sugar under control!

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3/6/12 4:59 P

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hey sparky's. I cant seem to complete a meal without a sweet dessert at the end. I need help!

if I don't start, I cant finish.


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3/6/12 4:58 P

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Hey, y'all! I have needed this for a very long time. I am flirting with diabetes and other health issues and I need to nip this in the bud. Thanks for doing this! emoticon

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Wow,this is like facing my whole life in one little group. I've always eaten sugar, and never little amounts. I didn't choose 'candyfiend' as my username for nothing! I love sugar, but it would be nice to break my addiction and get on a healthier path. It certainly won't be easy, what with me working in a bakery and with my kids at home, but I'm hoping for some positive results.

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I'm Kathy and I began to have trouble in menopause. I never gained weight and ate what I wanted. Now I put on the dreaded 10 lbs a year. I am not as much a sugaralic as much as just plain carbs. I eat from stress and not so much when my husband or others are around but when I am alone. Sometime I handle a stressful situation well but when it is all over I grab whatever carb I can. I am leading a very stressfull life as a caregiver to my mother and handicapped brother. My husband is my biggest helper and support. He is my best friend. I am also a Christian and lean on the Lord. The problem has been that I am a leader in my church and I have been an encourager and counsler but I have not wanted to appear weak. That is not good. My friends at church would love me through this if I told them but I haven't. I need to gain control and take charge of my body. And lose this weight! Good luck to all of you!

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3/6/12 3:53 P

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Hello there,
i am a sugarholic. I crave sugar whenever I get tired, when I am bored and when I am happy. I actually think at times that I am treating myself when I down a sugary treat. How dumb is that? my body has to work harder to process the stuff, and it doesn't get my anywhere nearer to my weight loss goal.
I have begun to write down my sugarholic binges beginning today. Sadly, i craved, and doused 4 waffles with maple syrup for lunch....yowsers. on the other hand, I stayed away from tea with sugar this morning. I am not always aware of why I crave sugar, but I am working hard at being more aware and mindful of when I choose sugar as a way to avoid things, or as a treat.
Reading some of the other threads, i have made myself a list of other things to do when I crave sugar, but always, always, always ask myself this one question - what do I really need at this moment? because we allllll know - sugar ain't it.
Hmmmm.... just had a light bulb moment.
my new saying when I want sugar is to say to myself - Why girl - you already sweet enough. emoticon

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3/6/12 3:53 P

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Hello to all who enjoy the sweet life. I have always enjoyed goodies, and (honestly) don't know if I'm going to be able to change at this late date in my life. I have lost a good bit of weight, and my concerns now are whether or not I can maintain the loss without reverting back to my sugar cravings. I went through the weight loss process and got my sugar kicks eating at least 2 apples each day. Now I want to transition into "normal" life, but don't want to overload in sugar. For a while I allowed myself a piece or two of candy (love "Fireballs"), but noticed that I am allowing myself more than at first. I do have a tiny piece (quarter size) of dark chocolate almost every day because it is good for you. And I like it. What to do? Is there hope for me?

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3/6/12 3:51 P

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I am willing to try anything. I am 52 and indeed addicted to sugar. I have gained 10 pounds since last summer as well as going through menopause. I have started walking 2 miles per day, but when I get home I am looking for sweets. I am psyched to begin to break the sugar habit!

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3/6/12 3:39 P

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Hi, I've got a bit of a sweet tooth and over the years have gained about 35 lbs in 35 years. When I give up sweets I crave salty, so that doesn't really help. I have recently started the "NO S diet" which means no sweets, no snacks and no seconds except on days that start with S. It sounds crazy but it actually works. the first week I lost 3.5 lbs. But then I went crazy on the weekend and gained it back. Now I truly know that I can't have snacks and they make a huge difference. Now I am losing about a pound a week and I'm happy with that. I'm getting used to no snacks and I can handle it. the worst time is in the evening and I have to keep telling myself if I can just get through these few hours I'll be ok. Surprizingly I have less hunger in the evening now that my stomach is not expecting a snack.

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3/6/12 3:13 P

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Hi I'm Kris and I am a sugarholic. I just turned 50 which depresses me a lot and I have also gained 25 lbs over the last 5 years. I thought I could have just a little chocolate each day so I wouldn't overindulge but that didn't work, I threw the rest of the box of chocolates into the trash today and then came up on this forum. A sign for sure that I have to detox my sugar cravings.

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3/6/12 2:31 P

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Hello... I am Jeanie and type II diabetic as well. I was happy to stumble upon this challenge today. I was fully "sparked" last summer then hit a low spot in the fall/winter (and since I am an emotional eater...) and gained back ~13 #. Ugh.. my addictions to sugar (and food!) make it difficult to get back on track and stay there. I have a 12 week running class that I am starting this week and with that I am getting my eating back on track as well. I am looking forward to being much more aware of the sugar I am consuming and working through this sweet tooth challenge with the rest of you!

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Hello everyone! I am Amanda, I am 26 and have a VERY busy life, I have a 19 month old, and my boyfriend has a 5 year old and a 3 year old, so our lives are very hectic! I joined this Sparkteam because I have a horrible problem with sugar! Chocolate is my weakness, I am certainly a chocaholic! Although I have a had a bag of Hershey Drops sitting under my desk for the past few weeks and I haven't touched them, but I get my chocolate/sugar fix wherever I can, I love cookies, pies, cakes, and my all time Kryptonite, CUPCAKES! I am a cupcake freak to say the least. I have already cut back on Cokes and fast food, partially because my tummy can not handle the grease that fast food has in it, and I cut back on the cokes because I recently just got over a very SERIOUS kidney infection, my doctor said it was caused by too many carbonated drinks, because I couldn't tell you how many sodas I would drink during the day, and my doc said if I couldn't do that then I was drinking way too many.

I want to lose some weight by summer, I just recently got divorced and I have a new man in my life who is supportive of anything I want to do to get in better health, I have asthma and I have found if I keep my weight under control my asthma does 100% better! I am going to start going to the gym again, 4 nights a week one week, then only 3 nights a week the next week, the week that I go 4 nights is going to be my week where I really push myself to walk that extra mile on the treadmill or jog that last mile around the indoor track, then the week I only go 3 nights, I will more than likely take advantage of the indoor pool and do some laps. I have already wrote down on my calendar what nights I will go to the gym and I will try to remember what I did and for how long so I can track my progress, I know I can do this, I have done it before, and all the sweat, tears and cravings are so going to be worth it in the end.
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3/6/12 2:10 P

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Hi everyone. I'm Joyce and I am a SUGARAHOLIC. I was doing so good for months and feeling so much better, then during the holidays I fell of the wagon. Once it gets in my system again, I just want it more and more. I just know how much better I feel when I am completely off concentrated sugars. I really do need to quit it completely. I know that sounds unrealistic, but for me it is toxic. I have had gastric bypass in the past and it causes me to have extreme blood sugar swings, leading to extreme exhaustion. You would think that would be motivation enough to quit, but tell that to true addicts who can't seem to wait till their next fix. I am about to go buy groceries. I am already thinking of the sweets and goodies that would taste so good and boost my mood temporarily. Why can't I remember how bad I feel afterward? I will update you how I did after the grocery trip. I am going to make a plan of action. I have to admit I am a little ambivilent about the process. Stay tuned for part 2. emoticon

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3/6/12 1:58 P

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Hi there, My name is Kathy. I am 47 soon to be 48 and wanting to just plain feel better. I just broke into ONEderland!! but the sweet tooth is a very strong monster in my life. I do great until evening. It is almost like dinner is the starting bell for grazing the rest of the evening on anything that can be found with sugar. Thank goodness chocolate isn't that much of a crave.
This email had my name all over it! So, I am definitely looking for advise and fellow complainers. We can over come this, others have and my mom always said there is no one better than you girl. ( Granted I know that I am no better than anyone else, either.)
I understand that we will be receiving an email with our requirements for the first week very soon. And as we complete these tasks we are to check them off.
So (cheerleader mode) Let us walk, run, jump, squat our way away from these sweets!!!!

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HI, i am johanna. I love cookies. must control.. that's the basics. This is my first Spark people post, still getting my footing here but this seems like a good place to start for me :)
especially since it is girl scout cookie time here.

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3/6/12 1:53 P

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Hi Everyone,
I'm Kellie in Maryland and sugar is definitely my downfall, especially sugar-fat combos like chocolate and baked goods. I'm a grazer and have to work really hard to get interested in veggies and other healthy bites. I am looking forward to the challenge of resetting my brain and taste centers to get healthier, jump start some weight loss and balance my nutrition.

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Hiiii everyone!

This challenge is exactly what I need! I can't stay away from sugar (mostly cereal and different types of granola bars). Of course I lovvvve chocolate and desserts too, but I am able to limit myself on those. I think it is really sabotaging my weightloss :( I am hoping this group helps me!

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Ok, it looks like "reply" works.

Hi. I'm Nicki and I'm addicted to sugar....chocolate in particular. I am at a healthy weight but would like to be more fit, more toned, stonger, healthy at 100 years old and instilling healthy eating habits to my little ones. Just yesterday I had already had my alotted 1 dessert (followed by the creamer in my coffe and the honey in my oatmeal and the yogurt). After eating relatively well all day I could NOT stop thinking about the chocolate in the pantry after dinner. I gave in.

When i woke to this email, I knew it was a challange I should try. During pregnancy I had 6 cavities!!!!! My daughter now craves sugar and talks about when she can have her next treat. My sugar addiction should be tamed and she should never have one.

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I've had a sweet tooth as long as I an remember. I think it helps calm me when I'm feeling irritable and stressed. Anyway, I've noticed that on the days I going walking first thing in the morning I eat less sweets because I have a delicious sense of accomplishment that follows me the whole day. I'm going to try and keep up that routine during this challenge.

Also, another trick I've used in the past is to have some delicious snack on hand to eat instead of buying a a whole box of cookies. Right now I have some individual wrapped biscotti that I can eat with coffee but only once a day. Since it's stored away I don't see it or get tempted too often. When I'm at the grocery store and see all those delectable looking cakes I remind myself that I have a treat at home.

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JACKIEM2 Posts: 7
3/6/12 1:15 P

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Hi Everyone, My name is Jackie, 56years young and I too have let a few extra pounds adhere to my body. I am a group fitness leader that hasn't taught any classes in awhile but still tries to keep active. I had an incentive last year to keep fit and trim as my husband and I went to Mexico to a wedding. I managed to maintain until the dreaded Christmas holiday reared it's ugly head. Now I'm feeling yucky and since my husband works shift work I am alone in the evenings with no one to bag on me for eating a few extra chocolate covered mint cookies or leftover candies that I've stashed somewhere. I hate it! I have a fridge full of fruit that makes awesome smoothies but it's so much easier to just pig out on stupid cookies and candy. I know I don't have to look into anyone's eyes but just to know there's a support system out there may possibly help. Thanks for listening!

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3/6/12 1:14 P

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Hi everyone,

I'm in a sugar spiral here, just got done with Camp Fire candy sales for the kids and now there are all these Girl Scout cookies around. I need to get the sugar habit kicked because where I'm currently at it seems like there's no level of satisfaction with the sweets, no matter how much I eat more always feels like a good idea. In a perfect world I'd figure out what I was searching for when I reach for the sweets, right now though, I'll be happy with breaking the pattern.

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CD11382507 Posts: 19
3/6/12 1:07 P

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My name is Toya and I have been a Cookie Monster all my life. I really have a hard time resisting them but in recent years I have off and on struggled with an all or nothing cookie complex. Either I am gorging myself on them or I am eating none which results in overeating when I break down and finally do. Sweets have been my comfort food all of my life but I am currently aware of all the sugar content in the sweets and it has been a deterrent but I still crave sweets. While I don't want to completely remove sweets I need balance. Either by low to no sugar substitutes or Jedi mind tricks. Either way I gotta get this Cookie Monster under control. Nom Nom Nom emoticon

TANAJA Posts: 4
3/6/12 1:06 P

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Hi I am addicted to brownies, cookies and cakes. I really need some help with willpower and learning to say NO!

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3/6/12 1:02 P

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Hi all,

I'm addicted to ice cream, cookies, candy. So glad I found this team! I've been ready for some time to tackle this but I keep stumbling. I'm stubborn when I want to be, though, so here I am and (hopefully) here I'll stay.
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3/6/12 12:45 P

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Good Morning everyone! I'm Becky and I'm addicted to COOKIES!! and sugar and this bag of chocolate sitting in front of me right now. I have digestive issues so giving up cokes and fast food was easy, it caused me pain, so I quit consuming them. But cookies ..... they don't cause me pain so I can eat them and eat them and eat them! But I do believe they are giving me eczema, well the sugar in them. So to clear up my skin, and to lose a few pounds, I need to give up sugar. And I know that is going to be SOOO hard. So hopefully ... no .... with this group I WILL overcome my addiction! emoticon


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