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Oh sugar, sugar!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Well overall I've had a good week for eating. I stayed within my calorie range until today. I came home hungry and had to babysit my niece and nephew without DH - I ordered Chinese to make dinner easy and stuffed 4 snickers minis in mouth before I could stop myself. Actually that's not entirely true. It was conscious this time. I thought about the bad choice I was making and decided I would give in to temptation, log it all, and accept it. Why? I don't know.

As I think about the week, even though it was calorie conscious, I did give in to the temptation of at least one sweet a day. An oreo here or there, a square of dark chocolate, and now 4 snickers. Oh the devil in disguise, chocolate is thy name. Although I was hoping to eradicate sugar from my life quickly and without efffort, I suppose that little granulated bugger is a more insidious foe than I expected.

The first week of the beyond sugar challenge is just to have an awarness of your habits, so I guess I can take some solace in the fact that logging it all has kept me aware. I will need to perform a sugar exorcism if I really expect to carry this off. But, here is the pivotal question: do I want to shoot for purism, or do I want to just seriously cut down. Two different perspectives: it would be nearly impossible (and therefore maybe defeatist) to be 100% sugar free, but if I have real addiction behavior, can I expect to regulate it without having binge behavior?

Oh sugar, sugar...
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BERGBA7 11/20/2012 2:39AM

    Hello! I did the challenge and am thinking of doing it again. Chocolates and cookies are my biggest addiction. During the challenge I "performed" well and eliminated around 95% of sugars. A few weeks after I was back at eating a treat here and there and now I have "relapsed" and am struggling again. Just wanted to tell you that you are not the only one trying to figure out this addiction.
Good luck and I wish you to find a way that works for you regarding sugar.
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IMREITE 11/17/2012 4:03AM

    i try to keep chopped raw veggies, whole grain or fruit snacks available. if i want to eat something i try to think of those options first, but if i grab candy or sweets instead, then i know i am not really hungry and an just craving sugar. For me being mindfull or only eating when hungry is a big undertaking.

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LYNNA1968 11/16/2012 7:40PM

    I did that challenge! Good luck & stay strong

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