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2/16/13 1:21 P

cake, pies Bacon

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2/16/13 12:57 P

Red meat. I used to crave it all the time but now I am good with lean meats like turkey and chicken.

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2/16/13 12:55 P

Cereal! I absolutely love a huge bowl of pure shredded wheat! But, I'm on a Low Carb eating plan so that had to go. I'm in my 3rd week and really don't miss it now. I'm exploring with eating some rather unorthodox things for breakfast. Yesterday it was a slice of sharp cheddar wrapped in some deli sliced roast beef. With hot coffee it was delicious and I didn't do any damage.

Maybe loving cereal is in my genes, since I grew up within a mile of Kelloggs in Battle Creek.

Rock On!

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2/16/13 11:39 A

Pop- I never thought that I would be able to do it :) very proud of myself.

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2/15/13 11:30 P

I don't eat as many sweets.

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2/15/13 11:19 P

Smoking and this time it feels like I finally kicked it! Mostly, I am trying to add good stuff instead of take anything away. Like the amount of water I am drinking now - I didn't drink much diet soda before but now...I am down to maybe 2 or 3 cans a week. No room for it because of the water and tea. I am trying to give up as much corporate (GMO, TransFat, high fructose corn syrup laden JUNK) as I can, trying to give up negativity too. But I do think it is easier to add healthy things than to "give up" stuff.

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2/15/13 11:13 P

whole wheat and white bread flour products

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2/15/13 9:46 P

Pop. After realizing the sugar and calories, I gave it up. But I don't miss it at all :)

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2/15/13 7:39 P

Diet Coke

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2/15/13 7:34 P


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2/15/13 7:33 P

gluten and all animal products

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2/15/13 7:29 P

cigarettes, soda and fast food! I have soda once and awhile where as I use to go through a least a 12 pack a day!

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2/15/13 4:44 P

Fast food and soda. Giving up the soda was a big one for me and I'm surprised I've kept going but I've been soda free since November, not even a sip!
Before I started trying to be healthier we'd eat fast food 2 or 3 times a week. Now I can't even stand the smell of it sometimes.

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2/15/13 4:23 P

bagels in the morning... it was always the quickest thing to pick up on my way to work. I've substituted bagels with yogurt and granola with fruit. That little switch makes me feel better in the morning.

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2/15/13 4:02 P

This year so far ive given up smoking cold turkey, diet cola (never drank the regular stuff), stopped using splenda and started using truvia and cut my amount of sweetner in coffee and tea down. The only thing that tempts me from time to time is pasta and bread, but once in awhile ill have a cup of cooked pasta or work into my eating plan to have a roll with dinner.

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2/15/13 3:51 P

I have gotten to where I actually don't like fast food anymore. I didn't have it for a long time & then had it and it almost made me sick plus it just didn't taste good! emoticon

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2/15/13 3:44 P

Cheese. I haven't given it up completely but I find I usually go without it. I love cheese and use to put it in almost everything to give food more flavor. Now I look at it and think I just can't afford those calories.

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2/15/13 3:36 P

Basically soda. Once in awhile on Sundays with my Dad. Our treat.

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2/15/13 11:03 A

sugar-free redbulls, and daily morning muffins from Dunkin Donuts

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2/15/13 10:49 A

Drinking, Soda, Fast food, Sweets, TV...

I still have a taste of these things once in awhile. Overall don't miss them much.

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2/15/13 10:40 A

I totally gave up Diet Dr. Pepper - and I used to be a five to six a day DDP person. My doctor advised me to cut back on caffeine so I went from soft drinks to caffeine free iced tea. Its been three months now and I have not had even one, although I miss the taste.

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2/15/13 10:35 A

Regular Pepsi, now if I want a soda I drink Coke Zero! LOVE IT!

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1/29/13 2:38 P

I haven't TOTALLY given up anything. I do eat a whole lot less processed food s though

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1/29/13 2:34 P

I still drink coffee sometimes, but not all day like I used to. Yup, HATE the water too, but I still do it. emoticon

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1/29/13 2:27 P

processed foods...........But it wasn't so tough. For me it was more about what I found. I found a love for working out...for eating healthy. The tough one was watch my carbs. My hypoglycemia is better because of it. I could of became a carb addict.........

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1/29/13 2:21 P

Do you still drink coffee? You have give up a lot, you must have a lot of will power but way to go. Inspires me to give up a few things like salt and to drink 8 glasses of water, that's a killer for me. I guess I just need to substitute water for food, lol.

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1/29/13 2:16 P

Fast food, soda, cheese cake, most white flour, potatoes, most breads (that one hurt), ALL meat, Starbuck's, smoking, drinking alcohol, sleeping late on weekends, and pretty much everything else I liked. No wonder I'm so grumpy sometimes!

Yeah, weight loss tip #1 is block food network! They should be required to provide a running calorie count on a ticker at the bottom of the screen.

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1/29/13 2:14 P

Dr. has been almost a month. I am so proud of myself.

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1/29/13 2:03 P

Gave up cookies. uhhhh! only day 5 and I miss them sooo much! ha

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1/29/13 1:30 P

Since I have been living healthier, I have noticed that there are some unexpected things that I have let go of. I knew that I would have to cut back on fast food, for example, but there were also things that I was doing that I wasn't even aware of that may have made it more difficult for me to maintain my healthier lifestyle. The first thing I noticed was that I had trouble watching Food Network shows like Chopped without suddenly feeling hungry and craving high-calorie foods. (Mental note: Food porn is not good for me lol). What were some of the things you were surprised you gave up in order to maintain your healthy lifestyle?

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