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Sweet Tooth Challenge

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Our company recently set-up a commissary on the honor system. I spend at least $15 a week there, usually on sweets. A morning soda and an afternoon candy stop had become an essential part of my day.

Recently, I joined the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge when one of the SP quizzes told me what I already knew - that I have situational problems controlling sugar. I had completed a sugar detox once before, about twenty years ago, and I felt great afterwards. So, why did I not continue?

Here are my reasons for cutting back on sugar.

* Make it easier to lose weight - sugary snacks are a "quick win" if I can cut them down.
* My exercise minutes will go further.
* Make it easier to save money - $15 per week on sugary foods = $60 a month = $720 a year. I could do something more fun with my family with that money.
* Stay away from Diabetes risk territory. So far, I've never shown any glucose intolerance on the various tests I have took, but my weight puts me at risk for Diabetes.
* Give me self confidence by proving I can control something.
* I work at a healthcare company; I should be able to practice what we preach.

Right now, I am in serious "I must have sugar" mode. Issues at work are a factor. I'd rather be elsewhere, and I'm frustrated at not having key information handy for my job. Also, I did not have breakfast because I did not work out.

So, I guess the solution here is to do a mini-workout in our gym so I can subsequently go ahead and eat.
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MFTUCHMAN 1/25/2013 11:25AM

    Thank you for the encouragement! emoticon

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CELLISTA1 1/22/2013 11:34AM

    You have to eat breakfast! Even if you don't work out. Surely that will help tame the cravings that come up later. Kudos for getting going on this!
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