Monday, March 19, 2012
So you know that story I posted a few days ago about a pig in a candy store? Yeah, that's totally me. I love chocolate and oreo cookies! I admit there are some sweets I'm good with, but others are hard to say no to. I saw there was a "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge!" and it seemed to jump out at me and say "join me". So, I am joining and taking steps at cutting down on the sugar in my diet. Now, I will come right out and say that I don't want it gone competely, but I do want to be able to go grocery shopping and not have to put a package of cookies in my cart.
Here are some discussion questions as posed in the challenge's chat ...
What brings you to this challenge?
~ I'm here because I have a weakness for sweets. My big weakness is oreo cookies. I can keep boxes of girl scout cookies in the house and have no desire to eat them, but oreo cookies are gone in like a few days. There's more too, like AMP energy drinks, and PB cups/PB twix. I'd say PB and chocolate overall is a bad combination, but PB cups are definitely a thing. I recently re-discovered Raisinets (chocolate-covered raisins) and while I can normally say no, there are times when I cave in and buy them. I would like to be able to say no to these things at least to the point where I don't want to buy them every time I walk into the store.
Also, I can work out and still not lose weight. While part of that is because my intensity is not as high as it could be, I think part of it is that I will snack and not fully admit what I put into my mouth.
What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
~ Well, its just the first day, but according to the survey here on SP, I'm out of control. I think it depends on the situation. When I'm in front of the TV at home, yeah, I want something to snack on. When I'm shopping by myself, its more likely to hit the cart than if my hubby was there. But at work, except the desire for the AMP in the morning, its easier to say no, cause I have fewer breaks. Including lunch, I probably only get 2 hours to myself, but its broken up in like 15-30 min periods, so the desire to snack doesn't appear as much as when I'm at home just sitting on the computer or in front of the TV.
What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
~ I hope to be able to manage sweets easier on my own. I want to be able to not have to buy oreo's on every shopping trip and they can stay out of the house. I want to go shopping on my own, and not be tempted to buy something I wouldn't tell my hubby about. I want to be able to lose weight, and not have my snacking be an issue.
Here's to my 4 week journey on decreasing sugar!