Welcome to the site, Courtney! I happen to be a personal trainer on the side of my other full-time job, but I have always personally struggled with sweets. A year and 3 months ago, I decided to greatly reduce the added sugars in my life...namely most desserts, any trigger foods (like ice cream), and anything else I could identify that created problems like spiked blood sugar, binges, fatigue, cravings, weight gain, etc. I am happy to say that this site was was the difference between actually achieving that goal and just "trying" again for the 400th time. There really is something to the aspect of daily support. I am an introvert and a health nut, so blogging is just perfect for me.
The question is: how big of a problem is it for you when you eat sweets? Is it just something you need to pay a little attention to, or is it a real addiction for you? For me, it was (is) the latter. I felt terrible, had yo-yo weight gain, sleep problems, mood swings, you name it. Interestingly, since giving up sweets nearly a year ago, I haven't been sick at all! Very unusual for me to not have the usual colds 2x per year, so that tells me that my body has really not done well with sweets all this time.
Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! I have a great marriage too. It can make all the difference in the world when you have the right support, eh?
Welcome again, and I look forward to hearing your story! TG
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing something, but in doing it" -Greg Anderson
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Hi, I'm Courtney Barre. I've been happily married for 5 years Saturday. Just joined the site today upon the recommendation of my personal trainer. I came to this site to hopefully be more focused on losing weight and to make friends. I look forward to getting to know you guys better as we go.
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