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Easter Candy

Friday, March 15, 2013

Darn why did I buy that Easter candy, I have no little children around? I know why I wanted it. I am a sugar addict, I crave sweets all the time. Once I start eating them I can't stop until it is all gone. I try to fit sweets in to my day every day. Even my vitamins are sweetened.

I have to do some thing about this problem before I gain all my weight back. I had lost a little over 30 pounds but have put back on 4. I know that is not a lot but it is still a gain when I have over 40 pounds still to lose. I need to stop this eating sweets.

I am going to find a Spark Team that deals with this problem and a Spark challenge to join. With the help of others who have this problem I think I can get back on track and start losing weight again.
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LOOLLY2 3/23/2013 12:54AM

    I'm the same way with nuts and cake, I end up consuming more than I need to. But since you are aware of the urge; I believe you will find a way.
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K1TT3N 3/19/2013 10:56PM

    your doing well just keep pushing

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 3/16/2013 7:35PM

    So glad our sons are all gone and we have no reason to go down that isle at the store...will power is just to weak .....

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JULIERAE41 3/16/2013 2:45AM

    Today I did something horrible. I bought a big bag of peanut M and M candies for my DH. I bought them because I wanted them. Then I watched in horror as he ate the whole bag while we watched a movie. I wanted to cry. I was his demon tonight. I tried to say I was sorry to him, but wound up making him feel guilty. God help me and forgive me. I am a food pusher.

I understand your blog on such a deep level. I will pray for us, Spark Friend!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/15/2013 10:50PM

    You don't know how many times I have almost gotten a chocolate bunny. I know how it is. Easter candy, especially chocoate, is my weakness.

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OOLALA53 3/15/2013 8:00PM

    You are already on a team for that. OMgosh, the times I combed the aisles for Easter candy both before and after the holiday. Oh, the Cadbury eggs I ate! The discount store sold them, 3 for $1 and I always told myself I'd just have one at a time and I always ate all 3 within an hour. And then broke into the candy-shell-covered chocolate eggs, and the Peeps, and the.....

But last year I didn't buy any candy because I just didn't care. And Cadbury eggs now sound way too sweet and not as fun and delicious as other sweets I prefer. But it takes time to get good at it, usually a honeymoon period, then a relapse and then surrender to getting through the temporary hard times. It isn't over in a few weeks or months. But the time will pass anyway! So you might as well start practicing. Moderate meals every day and planned sweets a few times a month. Failures along the way. And successes until success become the norm. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 3/15/2013 4:21PM

    I love candy too. That's why I don't bring it home with me. I know that in a stressful moment, my resistance will be way to low. If I decide I want candy, I buy a piece at the checkout. Or I select one out of the candy basket at work. It's a workable solution that doesn't leave me with the whole bag at home because I know that I can eat it all. And I don't want to do that any more.

Kathryn, you can overcome the candy. I know you can! I believe in you!! Keep us posted on how you do on breaking your sugar addiction.

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SEATTLE58 3/15/2013 3:26PM

    I hear you and we're in the same boat! When sweet things come in the house, I tell the guys to take it away and hide it, and that they do, or I hide them, the sweets, somewhere where I can't look at it in the face all day long!! This morning I binged on leftover popcorn and cheese! Oh ya, I've gained 10# or so. Hmmm, I wonder why! It's like I'll eat anything that isn't tied down. Menopause? Well, that might have alot to do with it! It's mind over matter, and I've got to get it fast! All I can say to help you is just to look the other way when we're not supposed to binge on it! That's usually what I do but it didn't work today, but most days! emoticon emoticon

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GINILEE4 3/15/2013 2:27PM

   
There is a sugar addiction challenge here. Go to the challenge centre and you will find it. I know you think it's a waste of money, but TOSS that candy, right now. It is so empowering. Good Luck,

Gini

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HAWTGRANNY2014 3/15/2013 1:43PM

    Turtle, I have the same problem but I just don't bring it in the house. That is the number one no-no. If it isn't there you can't eat it. Just don't buy it. Keep fruit in the house and when sugar craving strike eat the fruit.
4 pounds may not seem like a lot but the more you gain...the faster it comes back on. Then you have to lose it again. I freak when I gain one pound. Thirty pounds lost is awesome. Just look ahead and don't look back.
If I really need a sugar fix...I eat it at the store in the parking lot...just one and don't bring it home.


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