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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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    Thank you for the encouragement! emoticon
    1824 days ago
    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!
    1827 days ago
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