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The Sugar Report, Day 5 =)

Monday, February 04, 2013

Back to work today - but with a few modifications. First, I had an egg for breakfast this morning along with my usual oatmeal. I was still pretty hungry by snack recess, but I wasn't feeling starved at lunchtime, like I usually am. So that's a plus, right there. I also switched to Greek yogurt at lunchtime, and I added more protein to my lunch than I usually get.

I still had the sugar cravings after school, but they weren't as bad. The kids and I had a couple of cookies. But I'm so proud to say that I stayed under the serving size, and didn't feel like I needed more. I'll be happy when I get to the point where I don't feel like I need it at all!

Anyway, I'm really pleased with Day 5, and I hope the rest of the challenge continues to go well!

  
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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/4/2013 10:43PM

    Good job staying under the serving size for the cookies. That can be a very hard thing to do.

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The Sugar Report, Day 4

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Well, I did extremely well on sweets today! I was tempted - oh yes, I was tempted. Especially at Red Robin, which is full of My Favorite Things (milkshakes and sundaes and bottomless floats!). But, although I thought about it, I didn't indulge. Nor did I feel like I "had" to have any of these things. I simply thought of them as nice treats which I did not need to have today.

My one sweet indulgence came about 2 hours after lunch. I take a medicine that causes me to tend to not get hungry until my blood sugar drops. All of a sudden, I was feeling sick. I turned around, and the first thing I saw were a couple of Thin Mints. I grabbed 2 of them (not even a full serving!), and I felt better in minutes. I'm pretty excited that I didn't feel like I needed to eat a whole tube!

So, what I've learned this weekend is that exhaustion after spending the day with first graders is a big trigger. On weekends, when I have more energy, the temptation just isn't as strong. What I'm hoping to gain out of the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge is a knowledge of how to handle those cravings on the work days.

  
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EWL978 2/3/2013 11:18PM

    With first graders I can't imagine needing to lose weight! emoticon

Just know that you're doing what you need to do in order to change your life style...that's how it works!!

Keep on keeping on..

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The Sugar Report, Day 3 - Progress!!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Well, it's the weekend. I was curious to see what being off work would do to my sugar intake. Now, I know - and it hasn't killed me like it did the cat! emoticon

I had 2 Caramel deLite Girl Scout cookies and 1 Thin Mint - which is pretty darn good for me. My daughter and I have been pounding the pavement selling cookies this week. It's doing wonders for her confidence and for my social interactions with neighbors I never knew. But it hasn't been so good for my waistline!

Today, though, I limited it to 3 cookies - and that's saying something! But I'm realizing that I don't feel the need to binge when I'm not exhausted. And knowing is half of the... well, you know the rest.

I am so grateful to the SP community for giving me good advice, and the Sweet Tooth Challenge for this knowledge I have gained. I'm only 3 days in, and I'll keep monitoring my sugar cravings to see if I can learn more about them. But I'm already feeling so much better about tossing this sweet tooth out the window and replacing it with something better!

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The Sugar Report, Day 2

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I tried to space my snacks out more today, adding a little more protein to breakfast. That seemed to help with the cravings at lunchtime. But the after school cravings stayed the same. I truly don't yet know if it's hunger, or exhaustion. I didn't have any trouble staying away from sweets around dinner time. Which leads me to think my sugar cravings are from hunger. But, with the weekend coming up, we'll see what happens!

  
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NYHARDHAT_1 2/2/2013 8:11AM

    I have a bad sweet tooth too. Saying no to anything sweet was a struggle. Adding protien has made a huge difference. I am almost sugar free. The cravings have all but stopped. When I have one I drink water first to make sure that is really what it is. Protien snacks work well. I also like that special k protien water. I have also started adding notes to my food tracker at the end of the day to see if there is a pattern. Good luck. You will figure it out.

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WEARINGTHIN 2/2/2013 2:55AM

    Using a low carb diet is great for stopping cravings and lessening hunger. You do, however, eat much more meat and fat. I've lost 53 lbs since April doing this. Glenn

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Sweet Tooth Tally - Day 1

Friday, February 01, 2013

Okay, here's the damage for today:

I was really craving sweets around lunchtime - no surprise, since I was hungry! But since I had a lunch ready to go, I didn't eat the cookies that were hiding in a cupboard in my building.

I also started craving sweets at the end of the school day - also due to hunger. And again, I stayed away from the cookies and had an apple, instead.

At lunch and after school, I thought of sweets both times, but really wasn't tempted.

By the time I got home, it was a different story. DD came in with a box of Thin Mints, and it was all over. I probably had around ten all evening. Even when I wasn't hungry, I was reaching for them. And who can blame me? The darn things are delicious, and I've got 10 cases of cookies in my living room right now. The joys of being a Girl Scout mom! I've not had a problem with them until today, though. And there's been a box in my cupboard all year that I've not touched.

I do know that I tend to eat more when I get home from school. Exhaustion certainly has something to do with it. I just want to crash and give myself comfort. It's more fun than cleaning house would be, that's for sure. But it's not doing good things in my life. It's something that I'll work on during the Sweet Tooth Challenge this month. Because no one wants to be a cow every afternoon.

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