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SWEETSOUNDS11 SparkPoints: (39,622)
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1/14/12 12:08 A

I can't seem to give up ice cream but I've successfully transitioned from buying containers to single portioned novelties. That really assists in how much I consume. Plus not living in a state of deprivation keeps me happy and on track!

NSNS0609 SparkPoints: (2,790)
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1/14/12 12:08 A

Chocolate, I just have to eat it in moderation!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (240,587)
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1/14/12 12:05 A

Ice Cream

LOSING_N_KONA SparkPoints: (1,679)
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1/14/12 12:04 A

Anything but water with full meals...it's probably just in my head but water makes me nauseated when I drink it with a full meal. So I've cut down to just 0% milk or sweet green tea.

SARITAMONTEL123 SparkPoints: (1,324)
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1/13/12 11:31 P

at least jessieeatsweets drinks the diet coke i drink the regular coke. i have tried to not drink any but so many days past and well i need one. sorries . coffee nope i need that early cup for the day than im fine. chocolate, well is just something to reach for when im having a bad day. funny thing i can do without any other foods but these it's a real challenge for me, as matter of fact im drinking a coke now and eating a chocolate piece of candy.

SARITAMONTEL123 SparkPoints: (1,324)
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1/13/12 11:26 P

coke,coffee,chocolate

SUEACCT SparkPoints: (35,309)
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1/12/12 1:26 P

dark chocolate

JESSMELANDER Posts: 420
1/12/12 1:19 P

For me, it's Diet Coke. I know the aspartame and other junk in it is terrible for me, but... Nope, I'm not giving it up.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/12/12 1:00 P

LMAO, Chae! I feel the SAAAAME way about coffee. My father was a diabetic and would pout and cry when we wouldn't get him chips or other snacks that diabetics have no business eating, and the first thing he would go to is "YOU get to have your coffee! How come I don't get what I want?" He'd shut right up EVERY time I would tell him, "If you want your laundry done, your house clean, and your meals cooked for you-you don't attack the coffee and you do not ask me to give it up. YOU are a diabetic and YOU cannot and should not have that stuff!!!"

Case closed.



CHAE77 SparkPoints: (519)
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1/12/12 12:55 P

Red Bull. Absolutely will not give it up. I'd rather run extra laps or forego extra chocolate. I drink 2 per day.

Yes, I know. BUT it has less caffeine than coffee and less sugar than Coke. I've had to defend my beverage of choice for over 7 years now. I will not give it up.

It makes me a nicer person in the morning.

LADYJEXIE_2 SparkPoints: (3,153)
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1/12/12 9:44 A

pizza (once a month); Chinese (once a month); coffee (everyday)

BORANGIQUE Posts: 92
1/12/12 9:43 A

Chocolate and brie cheese... But I am doing much better with the amount I eat of both.

SCHOPPEK Posts: 1,014
1/12/12 9:38 A

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE flavored coffee creamer. I also can't surrender my cheese or chocolate fix. I try to make the best choices possible in other areas.

WHENDERFUL Posts: 1,052
1/12/12 9:36 A

Flavored coffee creamer emoticon

REGABA Posts: 345
1/12/12 9:32 A

milk and sugar in my hot tea.

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,370
1/12/12 9:28 A

I prefer 1% milk, at the highest, but when it comes to other dairy products, I generally don't skimp. Naturally low-fat cheeses are fine, but high-fat cheese that has been altered to be low-fat...just nasty. I have yet to find a low-fat cheddar that doesn't taste like plastic. I also prefer full-fat yogurt, not plain but usually something less sweet like vanilla; some brands are a lot higher than others, so you still have options. Yoplait just tastes watery and overly sweet after you have the real thick, tart stuff. I would much, much rather eat just a little real cheese or yogurt than a big serving of the "light" junk.

When it comes to treats that offer absolutely no nutritional benefits, I love diet soda. If I were living on an isolated island and had to pick one junk food that I could eat (along with healthy foods) for the rest of my life, that's what I would pick. I drink maybe one cup a week, so it's not a big deal and I don't plan on giving it up.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/12/12 8:59 A

Becca, I totally understand about whole milk. I prefer evaporated milk, but if all we have is milk, I only use 1% or skim in it if I'm desperate. It leaves it such a gross color and just doesn't taste as good.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/12/12 8:57 A

Real butter is probably better for you than shed spread, anyway. :)

And hugs from our kiddos are not even in the mix for stuff that needs to be given up. They need the nurturing as much as we need to nurture. :)

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/12/12 8:56 A

I can't use artificial sweetener or drink diet soda because fake sweetner gives me really bad headaches. I discovered this when I was drinking a couple diet sodas a day while I tried to cut them out completely a few years ago, and every day, I would have to take tylenol or advil. I thought it was stress.
Then someone told me to read up on fake sweeteners, and it all made sense. I stopped using equal, or sweet n low, and stopped drinking diet soda-and now I rarely get headaches. I still get them, especially when there is a major weather change, or if I go too long in the a.m. w/o coffee-but usually drinking water for the former and coffee for the latter knocks it out without having to take any meds.

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,069)
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1/12/12 8:56 A

My morning coffee, Taco Bell Volcano tacos with fire sauce and hugs from my children.

BECKAH77 Posts: 952
1/12/12 8:54 A

whole milk in my coffee and real butter.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/12/12 8:53 A

Huggietug-regular dressing, regular mayo, regular miracle whip, and REAL cream or evaporated milk-is better for you than the light stuff or fake stuff. I cannot do the light or fat free stuff either, nor can I use fake creamer anymore. Whatever is used to make it really messes up my stomach in ways that immodium must be used a few times before it takes effect.
When it comes to coffee, because I DO like flavored stuff, instead of doing flavored cream, I just get the less expensive flavored coffee from Aldi-french vanilla or hazelnut-when I feel like flavored coffee. Mostly, I prefer coffee flavored coffee. Particularly Eight O' clock fresh ground. Dark Italian roast or Columbian.

HUGGIETUG Posts: 19
1/12/12 8:47 A

Regular Mayonaisse. I don't have it every day, but when I do, it has to be regular. I can't eat the light stuff.
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Edited by: HUGGIETUG at: 1/12/2012 (09:06)
VICSAC Posts: 418
1/12/12 8:45 A

Cheese is my hard one. If I kept it in normal portions it would be ok but portion control is another thing I struggle with.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,846)
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1/12/12 8:40 A

I got to have something sweet everyday. Lately it has been sugar free dark chocolate pudding only 60 calories.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/12/12 8:38 A

My name is Abigail, and I am a coffee addict. I love the smell. I love the taste(with evaporated milk and a teaspoon and a half of sugar to a 16 oz mug preferably). I love the fact that it is a mild stimulant and gives me the umph I usually need to get stuff around the house done. I tried giving it up, and even got past the initial withdrawal symptoms, but nothing-not "enough rest", not "caffeinated tea instead", not "an apple" as some suggested, not a healthy breakfast-gives me the same satisfaction as coffee.

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