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Be Strong today

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I have now made it through 4 days of no mindless eating-that doesnt sound like much, but it's huge for me. I'm a snacker, and i love my sweets. The problem is, I don't have alot of willpower to stop. One bag of candy should not equal one serving. So i'm very proud of myself right now.

Today is going to be a challenge though, we are having a pot luck going away party at work-and there will be cake. I made a SparkRecipe to bring- a dip with lots of vegetables and wheat crackers to go with it. I think i'll check out the offerings, but I am bringing a healthy lunch anyway-if the spread looks too tempting, I will skip it and stick with the yogurt, cereal and fruit I'm bringing for snacks today.

  
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RASPBERRY56 6/12/2013 7:20AM

    You have 4 days worth of positive momentum going for you, so this should help with your willpower concerns.......

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Kicking my sugar habit

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I just took the quiz and found i'm a sugar addict-no surprise there. I'm usually ok if I don't have sweets in the house, but just watching something on the food network can trigger a craving-suddenly i want that sweet. I tried to just buy on treat when i shop for food, but it starts a craving cycle I just don't seem to have the "off switch" when it comes to sweets.
The challenge I'm giving myself this week is to throw away the last piece of pie and the carton of ice cream i currently have in the house. I bought a watermelon yesterday, I'm going to cut that up today and have that for dessert instead.

  
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LATTELEE 7/4/2012 10:22AM

  Good luck

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2 steps back

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I was on track and doing really well, but I started going in a different direction. I didn't have time to track my food, and before I knew it the pounds started to creep up a little. I found that planning my food and actually tracking it the day before was working well-I think i'll try that again for the next week and see how it goes. I didn't always stick to the menu I had set for myself, but when i bought the candy from the vending machine, i added it to my tracker and took away the pudding cup i was going to have after dinner.
At least workouts have stayed consistent-I always set a monthly goal for myself and don't usually have trouble meeting that.

  
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KNITTER11 5/15/2011 11:32AM

  I finally feel like I'm getting a handle on my sweet habit. I never really noticed that sweets caused such a cycle of wanting/eating more sweets, it was just part of my daily diet. I've been asking myself to not have any sweets just for today-each and every day. The longer I avoid my binge triggers, the less I am wanting them. On the few occasions I have had a treat in the past few weeks, I find that I have to really resist overindulging later. I had a piece of cake at my nephew's birthday party last weekend, and I had the urge to stop at a bakery on the way home and pick up something delicious for dessert. I did resist however, and we had fruit for dessert.
I've been on this trend for the past 3 weeks, and suddenly the scale started moving again. I just wore a pair of pants that I could not zip last summer. Yay for me and SparkPeople!!!

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SBURDEN 4/7/2011 9:12AM

  Good luck, you will be successful!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 4/7/2011 6:53AM

    I think you found the first step... Hmmm, candy machine? My weakness used to be the really VERY nice people who would bring breakfast in, or maybe a box of girl scout cookies. I could not walk past them and not have 1 (okay, 3), now, I make myself a promise. If I wait until "x" (usually 3pm), I will have a cup of coffee. Love Dunkin's but I am a "cream" girl, so now, I'll have hazelnut, and skim milk, the rich taste of hazelnut almost makes me forget I have skim milk in it... You can do this... One step at a time!
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