Welcome! As others have said, it will not happen overnight. Take one step at a time. I have some of the same struggles as you! Sweets are my downfall... I don't think of it as cutting out everything I love, but taking steps to ingest less of it and more healthy stuff.
For example, I did not completely cut out soda, but I stopped keeping it in the house. That has forced me to drink more water. If you're not a big fan of water, or get tired of it easily, there are lots of recipes out there to add fruit or herbs to it to change up the taste!
I also stopped keeping all those sweets in my home (my biggest weakness is ice cream!), but replaced it with lots of fresh and dried fruit. In the beginning, if I was craving something sweet, I would eat a piece of fruit and that would usually help a lot! I crave the fruit and other healthy foods I've been eating now!
Baby steps really are the key. I have done this dance countless times, going all out every time before this and burning myself out quickly. Focus on one thing at a time: replace soda with more water, take a short walk a few times a week, etc. Over time, you'll find that the sweet cravings won't go away completely, but they will taper off and not be as intense. As you take each little step to take care of your body, it will thank you and you'll feel so much better!
There are always going to be good days and bad days. There are going to be days when you just don't care anymore and you give in to those cravings. It happens! The important part is that you try to make a better decision the next time, whether that means the next meal, the next day, or the next week. If you are ever having a "bad day," reach out to this community and it will support and lift you up.
| Pounds lost: 17.2