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Wall Plaques

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

  
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DOROTHYBERO 2/29/2012 6:04AM

    Love it!

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BOVEY63 2/28/2012 4:34PM

    Sweet!

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WADEFREEMAN 2/28/2012 3:28PM

    yep!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/28/2012 10:11AM

    Love this one!!

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Sugar cravings!

Monday, February 27, 2012

I am having a really tough time with cravings of sugar for some reason!
I hate to admit when things come up like this because I feel somehow, I have failed.
I try oranges to help my sweet tooth, but sometimes to no avail.
Even though I exercise well, I somehow seem to get this idea that because I am exercising so much, eating more sugar is ok.
Our local Walmart was carrying these candy bars my daughter and I have ate together, and are now closing them out and will discontinue. This is a blessing in disguise I know, but I think 'panic mode' has kicked in. These are called 'caramello' bars, and they have such smooth chocolate with carmel inside and are sooo good!
My daughter hardly eats them anymore, but I can't kick them.
I have tried dark chocolate and the transition is bumpy to say the very least.
I am out of options, but am still trying to kick the Caramello cravings!

  
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MAUREENMOZ 2/29/2012 4:05PM

    I have the cravings, too! I try to keep candies and cookies out of the house; if they are here, they'll be eaten! I just buy one ice cream treat or a little candy at a time.
Best wishes!

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AVERYRED 2/28/2012 8:59PM

    I understand and sugar IS so addictive in a way. I try to not even let a habit start - or else there I'll be eating the treat with abandon. It is hard to stop!

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2ABBYNORMAL 2/28/2012 2:20PM

    My gosh, I am having the same problem. It started about 3 months ago. At night, I crave anything sweet. Chocolate being big time. I buy half gallons of ice cream (usually 3 at a time in different flavors) and within 6 days I have eaten all of them. I bought no sugar added vanilla bars with chocolate on the outside (12 in box) and ate 10 that very night. I also bought a 8-box of Sundae Cones (waffle cone, vanilla filled, chocolate and nuts on top) and ate 3 last night with the remaining 2 vanilla bars. My husband, Ken, will decide to go get either one or the other and sometimes there's nothing there. He can't believe I ate all of them. Believe it or not, I can't either. I hope when summer gets here and the days are longer, I can kick this addiction.

I hope we all can find a way to kick this habit and say

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/27/2012 8:22PM

    I wish I could advise you on this, I have the same struggle each night. I will say SparkPeople.com has made a huge difference in my life pertaining to sugar. I used to have ice cream every single day. I have had a very long journey on the run with sugar aiming at me like a bullseye. It is my struggle, but I have sparked my way through it & continue to do so. turn to your tools and goals to help & guide you. Read the articles & message boards, xoxox Victoria

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SWEETPQTE 2/27/2012 3:36PM

    Pineapple helps me :)

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 2/27/2012 3:32PM

    I hear you! I have a "sweet tooth" too. Unfortunately, they wont discontinue Snickers, Twix, Almond Joy AND reeces!! Darn!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/27/2012 2:16PM

    I love those candy bars too. I can not be around there. Sounds like you need a couple of days of detox to get rid of the cravings. Avoid the fruit, sugar, starch, and carbs and fill up on meat, low glycemic veggies, and such.

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BOVEY63 2/27/2012 1:43PM

    I understand, but my craving is usually for Reese's peanut butter cups. I have to keep them out of the house and do my best to avoid them in stores. Hopefully we'll both get better at avoiding temptation.

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/27/2012 12:08PM

    Sugar is a tough beast to tame, for sure. Good luck.

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NOTHIN2IT 2/27/2012 11:47AM

    Good luck. I know you can do it! Believe me....chocolate is the hardest thing for me too! You are not alone. Don't feel like you have failed! We all have our weaknesses. Hang in there!

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CHUBRUB3 2/27/2012 11:37AM

    Hang in there!
It is a vicious circle. The more sugar you have the more you WANT!
If you truly want to kick this habit, you can start by watching the video on youtube "SUGAR: THE BITTER TRUTH."
This will make you think and may help you decide.
Hugs,
Angela


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THINKSHRINK 2/27/2012 10:14AM

    Don't worry - you're NOT failing! If making healthier choices and giving up the bad stuff was easy, no one would need SparkPeople! emoticon

And I think you're right that the Caramellos being discontinued is a blessing in disguise! It'll remove the temptation... Hang in there! emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 2/27/2012 9:49AM

    The only way I can break the sugar cycle is to keep sweets out of the house. I have no will power so I just need to go cold turkey. That way if I fall off the wagon at least I have had some good days also. Good luck!

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MYBULLDOGS 2/27/2012 9:01AM

    eat grapes to get rid of your sugar cravings

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Wall Plaque

Sunday, February 26, 2012

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/27/2012 8:24PM

    emoticon thanks for the reminder!

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BOVEY63 2/27/2012 1:41PM

    Very true!

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DOROTHYBERO 2/27/2012 6:00AM

    I love this - good motto to live by!

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BLUE42DOWN 2/27/2012 1:49AM

    Beautiful!

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LAURELSPARK 2/26/2012 8:41PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/26/2012 8:08PM

    Great!!

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-LINDA_S 2/26/2012 7:27PM

    Thanks for this! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 2/26/2012 6:54PM

    So true

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Wisdom

Saturday, February 25, 2012

  
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ORGANIC811LFRV 2/26/2012 10:02AM

    I have the curse/ability to see all the iceberg of a person. I was one of those children that my parents wanted to use ductape on my mouth! LOL

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VICIOUS421 2/26/2012 12:59AM

    Totally emoticon
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TWEETYKC00 2/25/2012 1:33PM

    Very good thoughts.

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Beautiful you!

Friday, February 24, 2012

  
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DOROTHYBERO 2/25/2012 7:05AM

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VICIOUS421 2/24/2012 11:43PM

    Beautiful!!!!!!
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LAURELSPARK 2/24/2012 10:19PM

    I love color!

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CHUBRUB3 2/24/2012 7:11PM

    Fantastic!!~
Love it.
Paint your world happy!
Hugs,
angela


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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/24/2012 4:06PM

    I totally love color! Life is so boring without it.

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BOVEY63 2/24/2012 12:42PM

    Beautiful - love the woman poem!

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AMANDASHRINKING 2/24/2012 9:54AM

    love these and I love your background

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THINKSHRINK 2/24/2012 9:50AM

    Love the Strong Woman quote, and all the beautiful colors in this post!

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