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Monster Snacking :#

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Anybody else have this dilemma? I can eat really well for my meals, but then I have monster snack times. I mean out of control..almost out of control snacking, and I am having a hard time reining it in!! I know that when I tell myself no to overeating on the sugary snacks that afterwards my will power gets a little better. But I haven't been talking to myself before I eat those sneaky high calorie sweets, and just put it in my mouth. How do you guys tell yourself not to overdo it? I know one way is to procrastinate eating it and say to yourself 'later', and then your urge to eat it lessens. I also know about water, and tea and gum. But in the moment of sugarness I just don't care!!! I guess it's addiction. Boy is it a tough monster. So maybe I should reward myself tomorrow if I don't go overboard? Since I cannot even get through one day without the sugary snacks, if I go one day without overdoing it, does it make sense that I should allow myself a reward? Which in my case would be a new song to download to my MP3 player...$1.29 isn't that much right? Just to get through ONE day without overindulging? I really want to fight that monster. I guess I need permission from an outside source for some reason. I could really use a boost.

  
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JESSAELINN 12/17/2013 10:09AM

    I try to fill up on liquids. I just bought Good Earth Tea, and Reesers Buttered Rum from Winco (it's basically sugar with spices). Yeah, the buttered rum is high calories, but if I use that and drink the tea and fill up on a couple of cups of that, I feel fuller and less likely to eat more. What Iove about Good Earth tea is that you DON'T actually need sugar, it is naturally sweet, and they make a decef kind too. I understand the monster snacking, you should check out my meal habits this past week. Some of those "snack" foods were actually other snacks I had throughout the day though, but it is still hard for me sometimes too. Anyways, try the liquid thing, and maybe a few crackers or salty chips to fill your stomach. I did that last night, actually.
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SUGARBABY60 12/8/2013 2:16AM

    I have a spark friend that allows himself up to 250 calories of a sweet daily. I'm sure that's proportional with his daily calory intake. He is a large man but has lost oner 100 lbs so far and more to go. But just the idea of say a sweet treat every day included in your daily calories may do the trick. For the other sweet cravings use fresh fruit.
Just an idea anyhow. Good luck.

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IMAVISION 12/7/2013 2:18AM

    Without reading what others have shared --- my thoughts are --- I have been where you find yourself --- when we tell ourselves that we can't do something (i.e. go without the sugar laden snacks) we are lying to ourselves & giving ourselves ermission to indulge --- obviously we can get along without such snacks --- if we don't bring them into our homes & bring in only healthy snacks (then limit those snacks to appropriate amounts) we will be able to go without the sugar snacks --- it just takes determination to begin with --- after a bit the sugar snacks won't even missed --- that was my experience & I am sure that, if you give it your all, it will be your experience, too.

I have read & heard for years now that to change a habit ---- all one needs to do is stay strong for twenty-one days of not indulging in the habit, while replacing it with a new better habit. I found that that works for this gal!

God bless!

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SUSANBEAMON 12/7/2013 1:51AM

  the easiest way for me to deal with the snack attacks is to not have any around, including change for the vending machines. people thought i was crazy to just carry 20s in my wallet, but it makes you stop and think when you have to break a 20 for a bag of chips or something.

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LUVLYLORELEI 12/7/2013 1:02AM

    I managed to lower the amount of sugar I put in my cereal. I used to put three heaping teaspoons of it in, even if it was a sweet cereal. Then I switched to agave nectar. After a few weeks I dropped it all together and don't need it in my cereal any more.

That may not help with snacking on sweets unless you make them yourself, but maybe such a switch could help. Instead of baking with sugar, bake with agave. See if the cravings go away after a few weeks.

The nice thing about agave is that it tastes awesome. It reminds me of honey, only I seem to get more sweetening power in agave nectar and a one-to-one switch between sugar and agave seems to work.

I've never baked with agave before, but I've heard other people have done it. So it might be worth a try.

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PINKHOPE 12/7/2013 12:57AM

    I love your idea of the reward. I too love sweets and am setting as a goal in 2014 to really reduce them. It's not that I'm eating out of range... it's that I don't want to be so "addicted to sugar" that I just have to allow for it. Grin!

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3 Reasons To Keep Trying

Friday, November 01, 2013

I have to keep telling myself why I should keep going. Keep trying. Fall down, get up. Don't give up. I have three reasons to keep up what I am doing, and they mainly involve my health. Not what I look like. Not a number on a scale. However, the more overweight I am, the more I am going to be affected by my three problems.

emoticon Osteoarthritis in my hips will get worse and not better. If I lose weight, my hips will feel better and feeling better improves the quality of life in many ways.

emoticon My hormones will be better balanced after I lose some weight.

emoticon The likelihood of becoming insulin resistant due to being obese will be reduced after I lose weight.

So, this blog is a reminder to myself more than a communication to other sparkers, and when I go to my Spark page, I will see this title and it will remind me.

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DEMENTEDDRAGON1 11/8/2013 8:09PM

    You have a great attitude so I have confidence you will make it. emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 11/5/2013 4:53AM

    You are seeing so clearly,it's a difficult task ahead but you have already come through so much that I know this next task is something you can certainly conquer too! Keep your eyes on the goal the prize is yours for the taking! emoticon emoticon

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RENLLY 11/4/2013 12:47PM

    Good points ! I think I will make some points for myself, reminders to keep me going.

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PAMBWS 11/3/2013 8:12AM

    Great goals, Aussie. You can do it.

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CHRISTASP 11/2/2013 2:30AM

    Good points.

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NHES220 11/1/2013 7:52PM

    Those are 3 great reasons. Good for you for taking charge of your health!
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MAWMAW101 11/1/2013 6:25PM

    Some of the best reasons start with health and keeping off medications or reducing medications. You are well worth the effort it will take!
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Waste Management

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Today on my walk there were several garbage cans out on the street as it was garbage day....um, two days ago. They are just still there, but anyways, I misread the words 'waste management' in the corner of my eye as 'weight management', and thought 'how fitting would that be if it actually did say that. In other words throw that garbage away such as junk food, or food you are afraid to 'waste' that you actually don't need to eat. Huh. Maybe it could also be called 'Waist management' . Hee hee...my musings amuse me.
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SUGARBABY60 11/5/2013 4:58AM

    You know I find " interesting " thoughts fly through my mind too when I walk, it's kind of an extra benefit. Walking is a way to listen to our thoughts.

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PAMBWS 9/28/2013 8:02AM

    Interesting musings.

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GARDENCHRIS 9/27/2013 7:02AM

    food for thought!

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LODESTONE 9/26/2013 4:12PM

    Life works in mysterious ways... Little subliminal messages. We'd all be better if we trashed the waste.

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CHRISTASP 9/26/2013 2:15PM

    LOL! emoticon

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Good Mornin' sparkies!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Just trying to stay positive and keep up the activity for the long haul, even though I sometimes look for instant gratification by standing on the scale. Yeah, um that doesn't work so well.

"The sun is shining. The tank is clean!" -Peaches the Starfish, Finding Nemo

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A clean start to another day is a sparkly good feeling!
Aussie

  
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PAMBWS 9/21/2013 8:21AM

    Stay Sparkly.

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LODESTONE 9/20/2013 4:22PM

    Hang onto the feeling.... it's worth keeping. emoticon

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3016DEBRA 9/20/2013 4:20PM

  Amen, to that!!! Have a great weekend! emoticon

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Ispirational songs: do you know what song this is?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I've got the eye of the tiger
a fighter
dancing through the fire
cause I am the champion
and you're gonna hear me roar
louder
louder than the lion
cause I am the champion
and you're gonna hear me roar!

  
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CHRISTASP 9/23/2013 11:04AM

    Stumbled across your blog... Went to look it up.
Found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Se
JIgWRPk
Great song! Didn't know it. Good choice for an anthem!!

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AUSSIEFLOSS 9/19/2013 11:30PM

    Oh, sorry about the confusion. I had a song stuck in my head by Katy Perry, called 'Roar'. It's one of those songs that makes me feel tough and determined to be strong and stick to my goals. That song has been going round and round in my head for days. I love it!
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It's my anthem right now. My 'don't let anyone put you down or hurt you' song. I guess it's my change of life song.

I just finished therapy for all the crud 'HE' put me through, and now....I'm ready to move on with my life and go do stuff, and not sit around moping!!!

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PAMBWS 9/19/2013 9:44AM

    And how is this inspirational to you?

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SUGARBABY60 9/19/2013 9:03AM

    ....and this mean what??? emoticon

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