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Makin a list, checkin it......everytime I want a snack!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thank you all so much for your advice yesterday. Your opinions really matter to me. That being said, a lot of you suggested making a list. So that's what I did. I'm going for the major stuff right now. But here is what I have so far:

Absolutly NO:
Ice Cream
High sugar cereal

I'll probably revise this list after the month is over. Add some things, change some to "in moderation". See anything I missed? Anything you would add?

I have to admit to you all my no sweet streak hit a road block yesterday. I was in one of our managers offices just shootin the breeze. He was eating some gummy bears and he held out the bag to me. Before I even knew it, I took some, and I ate them. It wasn't until I was back at my desk that I was like, what the hell just happened? You just take whatever is offered to you? So I'm going to really have to watch myself. It's not anyone elses job to watch what I eat!
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    I think it's a great list! Definitely something you can work with, as you said adding/altering as you go. emoticon
    I also thought you may be interested in this challenge: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/

    It's a tame your sweet tooth SP challenge, and I believe it runs for 4 weeks. Keep us updated on how it goes!!
    1817 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    I think that's a great list! It certainly helps you to know what you need to stear clear of!
    1817 days ago
    I'm liking the list! I totally sympathize with the gummie bears too....2 of my attorneys split a Costco size bag of starbursts and ate them in like 2 days. I was offered some and was able to just say no. Today my boss brought in cake donut holes. I didn't pack much for food today and am starving but I've managed to avoid them for now. It helps that tomorrow is weigh in day emoticon emoticon
    1817 days ago
    I looove gummi stuff. In fact I can't wait to dig into some soon that I bought at lunch ;) I know I am not help at the moment.
    1817 days ago
    Good list! You can do it!
    1817 days ago
    I think you've given yourself a good list. If those are the things on it, they are what popped into your head - they are probably "trigger" foods for you. What I did for myself when I was trying to kick fast food, is I didn't have ANY for a couple months. That way I found having it once in a while (not once or twice a year, I think that's unrealistic and unreasonable) was easier, because the cravings were gone. It didn't trigger a binge because the "need" was gone. Obviously everyone is different, but that's how it went for this girl.
    1817 days ago
    Hmmm...as long as "in moderation" means that you have such things maybe once or twice a year.

    I'm lucky not to have much of a sweet tooth (I think that cutting down on processed carbs tends to help with this over time), but something that helps me if I am having a craving is to have a tiny bit of something very high quality. For example, if I have been craving chocolate for a couple of weeks I will eventually have ONE very good artisan truffle, which I eat really slowly.

    If you make or buy a whole cake and have all of that temptation around...well, it isn't going to work out well most of the time. My other strategy is to make something really fabulous and take it to a party--I get ONE piece and the rest gets gobbled up by friends.
    1817 days ago
    I didn't read your previous blog but it case it wasn't mentioned... I just read a Spark people article yesterday and it was a printable calendar that gives you 30 days of healthy snack suggestions! (its now hanging on the side of my frig) here's the link:
    1817 days ago
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