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3/28/15 11:08 P

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Hi emoticon My name is Karen and I'm here to learn how to control my sweet cravings yet still be able to have desserts in my life without going overboard. I want to cut down my sugar intake but don't want to just give everything up that I enjoy. I like to say, I'm trying to make peace with food including sweets. I recently started Weight Watchers for structure but am also looking to learn as many strategies as I can to apply.

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3/28/15 11:39 A

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Hi, I am Sarah and I am a life long sugar addict :( Today is day 1 of my challenge and I hope to finish it!
I love to bake and with that comes the overeating of sweet treats. I love ice cream and whenever I buy it - I tend to eat almost half the tub :(
I need to cut down on my sugar intake so that I can get rid of my health issues like acne, PCOS and Thyroid hormone imbalances. I really need to do this challenge and make it a life long habit so that I can have kids.
Any help and suggestions are welcome. I NEED help and lots of it :)

Carpe Diem!!


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3/27/15 3:43 P

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emoticon I'm new to this challenge and I have an uncontrollable sweet tooth. I joined this challenge in hopes of not cutting sweets out completely but controlling when and how much I eat them.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
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3/25/15 1:00 A

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3/23/15 10:46 A
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Hi everyone, I'm Stacy. I'm married, have 2 little girls and live in Nebraska. I was doing pretty well with my sugar cravings until August when my mom passed away. Since then I have gone off the deep end with sweets and feel like it has been one long holiday since then! August - October I couldn't get enough of candy corn and consumed bags of it! Then it was Halloween and I kept eating the girls' candy. Then it was Christmas candy such as the chocolate covered cherries. Then I got into the Valentine's candy and now I can't get enough of the Easter candy! This vicious cycle needs to stop because I have put on 15 lbs. because of it.

If anyone has any suggestions, I sure would welcome them!

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3/19/15 8:04 P

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Hi... I'm Lin... Not so thin...yet!!

I have a long time love affair with sugar. I gave sugar up once to prove that it can be done. Once the point was made, I resumed!

I believe that if I kick my sugar addiction, there will go most of my unhealthy habits. I'm not crazy about fried foods. While I'm not a lover of vegetables, I eat them well enough when they are arounid. I can handle most eating challenges if the sugar was no longer a problem.

I'm looking forward to this challenge making the difference I need in my life.

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3/19/15 10:06 A

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Hi my name is Rachel. I love chocolate especially easter candy. I do not eat sweets everyday but when I do I over do it. If I could rid my diet completely of sweets I would feel so much better. I also need to set a good example for my son.

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3/19/15 9:31 A

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Good morning! My name is Kathy and yup I am having a love affair with sugar. I eat way toooo much and crave it constantly. Truth is I joke about it being one of the food groups. When there is a family function, an out for dinner date night with hubby, or potlucks at work I always choose the sweet stuff over anything else. If I don't have it on hand I dream of what my next binge will be. I realllllly want to get better control of this awful habit and elect to eat clean. I have lost a lot of weight (118#'s) but because of my secret desire to go for sweets, the weight is creeping up on me. I need this challenge! It's time to take control.

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3/19/15 1:29 A

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Hi, I'm Julia and I've been very bad with over-indulging my sweet tooth! I have been pretty good at maintaining my goal weight for awhile, but, since Jan. I've been seeing the scale moving up the wrong way... Just overdoing and not wanting to stop! Time to turn it around.

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3/18/15 10:03 P

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This popped up at a good time, so I decided to join. I have had two miscarriages that are hitting their due dates this week and in July, and I started to compensate with more and more junky sweets as I get closer to these sad days. I hope this challenge will give me something good to focus on!

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3/18/15 9:47 P

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Hi! I'm Dorothy and a life-long sweet-o-holic! Really trying to cut out sweets. Started having my coffee black and avoiding those tempting peppermint candies that my hubby loves. At the Lenten luncheon today, I didn't even go to LOOK at the dessert table! That's a start for me.

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3/18/15 8:49 P

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Hi I'm new this is day one for me. I just want to eat less sweets and more good stuff. Apple's oranges pears oh my.

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3/18/15 8:44 P

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Hello! I still have the Christmas 5 lbs that have crept up to 8 lbs because of that first Christmas cookie. I am hopeful this challenge will help me break the sugar spell once and for all!

Better look at me now 'cause I'm not going to look like this tomorrow!
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3/18/15 3:18 P

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Hi,
I just joined. I'm Debbie and I had sugar out for 2 weeks! Then I wanted some ice cream last night. Had some and now the cravings are bad. Found this team.

Debbie

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I'm getting so close to goal. Won't be long now.

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3/18/15 1:02 P

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Hi,

My name is Elyse. I've been a Spark member for years. I have a major sweet tooth that I generally try to curb by 'eating clean'. Cutting out gluten and processed sugars has helped immensely but I have fallen off the wagon a bit. I'm joining this challenge as I reach the bottom of my Raisinets box! emoticon

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3/18/15 11:33 A

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Hi I am new to the team . I am 63 with 100lbs. to lose. I am addicted to sweets. I would like to be healthier & lose this weight before I am 65. I am a diabetic. My DR. told me if I lost just 30lbs. I would be free of this disease.

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3/18/15 10:26 A

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emoticon and emoticon everyone new. I just started last week and so far my cravings are wayyyyy down. Hope you all succeed at your goals emoticon emoticon

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3/18/15 9:56 A

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Hello, I'm Susan, and I'm a sugar addict.

I live in Central Virginia and as I grow older (66) and suddenly have asthma and allergies (in the last 5 years) as well as being very obese, I'm still loving my sugar. As everyone here on SP, I want to lose that weight, control my health issues, be able to get that exercise in each day, but definitely one change I have to make is the sugar addiction. Sometimes I think I can eat my sweets in moderation but I am kidding myself and must eliminate as much as I can from my life.

I have been able to go several weeks without all the sugar and I find that I don't crave sugar at that time. Now if only I can make that a permanent change.

I'm happy to find this group.
Susan

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LOFFMIN1's Photo LOFFMIN1 Posts: 16
3/18/15 8:18 A

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Being a diabetic for years, I should have been doing this challenge YEARS ago!!! Better late than never!

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3/14/15 6:40 A

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I'm already mindful of my sugar intake. I'm taking this challenge to help reinforce that.

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3/10/15 12:21 P

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I just joined Spark and this is my first challenge. I definitely need to cut WAY back on sugar. Looking forward to focusing on this challenge!

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3/9/15 8:29 P

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Hi, I'm Kecia. I love sugar but I need to lose weight. I'm hoping this challenge will help me.

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3/6/15 6:19 P

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Hello, I'm Bine, I'm 46 and I joined the challenge two days ago. I don't have a very bad sweet tooth, but I feel like I give in to sugar cravings way too often, and I want to cut down on my sugar consumption and eat cleaner and more mindful.

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3/6/15 12:24 A

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Hi. My name is Amy and I haven't always had a sweet tooth but lately it has gotten out of hand. I can't just eat 1 or two cookies, I will go overboard. I will go days without anything sweet and then I will get a really bad craving and overindulge. I want to curb my sweet tooth because I think it will help me on my weight loss journey. emoticon

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2/26/15 4:13 P

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Hello! I'm Vanessa. I'm 26 years old and I have always had a sweet tooth. It has gotten really bad, to the point where I will search for something sweet. I work at a community college and it's so easy to just walk over to the bookstore and buy a candy. It's starting to become a problem on my bank account.

I am planning my wedding in the fall and I really want to look the best I can. emoticon

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MORIALOGAN's Photo MORIALOGAN SparkPoints: (1,420)
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2/16/15 3:56 P

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Shonetto1,
You can enter your own items on the tracking page. I get ideas from what they suggest in the menu, but I put in my own things. The good part is they let you know the ratios of what you're eating and that's important.

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2/16/15 3:48 P

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iwould like to do the paleo diet on sparkspeople if i can figure how to do it

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2/16/15 3:22 P

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I am new to this team. I have strong sugar cravings, especially in the evenings. Wanted to join this site for all the info that I can learn. I tend to be a control freak. So being out of control with sugar, freaks me out.

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2/11/15 2:28 P

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Hi All,

I'm Ivory.

I'm having to cut all sugar for quite awhile in order to fight Candida. It's a long and difficult journey so I need a lot of support.







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2/8/15 12:54 P

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hello, dark chocolate is my weakness emoticon

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2/8/15 12:53 P

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hello, dark chocolate is my weakness emoticon

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Hello, my name is Valerie, I'm addicted to sugar, and I know it. Problem? Yes it is a big BIG, problem. I'm not diabetic but my father was and two of my Sisters are. Would like to get off this sugar high. So here I am joining this challenge to try and break this crazy rollercoaster ride.

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2/3/15 12:57 P

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Hi, My name is Martha. Sugar has been my struggle the majority of my life. I don't want to say I can never have sugar again, I just want to be able to control the amount I eat, ie eat 1 cookie and not the whole bag. I love SparkPeople. It has been so encouraging. Thanks!!

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1/31/15 10:26 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Jo and I am, and probably always have been, addicted to sugar. I got myself off it once in the past for 18 months, thought I had it beat but then tasted a little bit of sugar and my addiction kicked in again for over 10 years now. Sugar is the last thing I should be eating as I'm diabetic. I'm really struggling with this issue. I remember it was extremely difficult to get off it before, but I'm ready and determined to do it again and am hoping this challenge and all of you will help me do this.

Could use a little inspiration and help and hopefully I can do the same for someone else. Thanks, fellow sparkers!

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1/27/15 10:52 A

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HI I'm April! I'm new, but I need to do this! I'm an accountant and our office is over stocked with sweets! Walking in here is liking walking into a candy store and it's all free!!! Every time I try to limit myself I can never stick to it. If I say I can't have any I do much better than trying to just have a little!

Anyone have any tips let me know!

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1/26/15 11:36 A

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Hi, my name is Annie. I feel like my sugar intake is way out of control, and I don't know how to curb myself. I'm hoping this challenge helps :)

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1/22/15 4:46 P

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I'm new to SparkPeople and am really excited to kick my sugar habit. I used to be a pastry chef before I became a stay at home Mom. I don't even bake anymore because I will eat everything I make! My goal is to lose 40 pounds and be healthy again.

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1/19/15 2:04 P

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Hello! My name is Lyn, and I am a type 1 diabetic. I love sweet foods, and salty ones, too. Eating anything that tastes too good makes my blood glucose go through the roof. This year, I would like to start eating healthier, because as I get older, my diabetes takes more of a toll on my body. I have had type 1 diabetes for 41 years now. I enjoy going for long walks, and working out on my elliptical. :)

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Hi my name is Tee. I joined group because I could not stop craving/eating sweets after New Year. I have a few health conditions and do not want to become diabetic again. My first day of no sweets was hardest and I slipped once. Second day was easier since I made pack and go healthy snacks to eat during day. I have lost 3 lbs in four days of this challenge

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1/18/15 11:44 A

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Hi my name is Sheri. I believe I have a addiction to sweets. I am going to aim to eliminate from my daily food choices for the next month. I am hopeful that I will gain control over this issue...it takes 3 weeks to break a bad habit... emoticon

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1/12/15 8:10 A

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Hi, I'm Becky. If it's sweet, it's fair game. After watching the the documentary "Fed Up" last night (about sugar being in so much of what we eat and how addictive it is), and I know I need to get my cravings under control. Looking forward to hearing how others cope and thrive during this challenge!

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1/11/15 2:16 P

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Hi! My name is Denise and I live in TN. I am happy to have found this challenge. I think it will help me get back on track with my eating habits. I am hoping it will help me identify some of my cravings and triggers and help me avoid them or find healthy substitutions for those cravings.

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1/11/15 8:04 A

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Happy to have found this group and hoping it will help get me back on track. I have a horrible suger addiction and it's made worse by stress. I did a detox once for a month and was able to avoid it the whole time. I'm hoping to get back on track and clean up my diet. Stress and lack of sleep are my biggest triggers and being a mom and full time student certainly add to that. Going to focus on just one day at a time.

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I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
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1/10/15 6:35 P

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Sweets are my downfall. I want this week to be about removing cookies. That's my goal. Step by step. Little by little.

"Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do." -Joshua 1:8


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1/10/15 4:00 P

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Hello, I'm new to this team and I really need to tame my sweet tooth.

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1/10/15 9:44 A

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Hi. I am a true sugarholic, but I've cut back to just using it in my drinks, and only occasionally. I recently discovered stevia with inulin. Does this count as a sugar?



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Hello this is day one for me! Ive developed a mean sweet tooth and I really want to get my cravings under control. This is just one aspect of me becoming healthier and more conscious of what I put into my body. I look forward to taming my cravings and educating myself more. Good luck to all apart of this challenge :)

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1/4/15 12:01 A

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Hello day one for me. I love sweets and hope to get this under control
Thank you for your support!

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1/3/15 3:45 A

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This is the perfect team for me. I need big help with my afternoon/evening sweet snacks. So far in the past week I have been in the team I have drastically reduced my chocolate intake, I only indulged 3 times with MUCH smaller amounts than I normally would have. However, I think that because it was the holidays there was more chocolate around and if it was a regular time of year I could have done better. I have already noticed that I rarely even think about chocolate or sweets anymore and actually think more about and look more forward to fruit for snacks! It makes me feel good that I wont have a 'Sugar Hangover' in the morning after also :D

Amazing what improvements can happen in just a week!

Good Luck Everyone

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I joined this team to get over my sweet tooth cravings, because it will help me reach my goal of losing 10% of my body weight. Research shows losing 10% makes a tremendous health improvement.

I confess that even though I'm a daily Spark People participant, and I've lost 40 pounds, I didn't lose any weight in 2014. I blog daily. I wear a fitbit. I've got to get back to tracking my food starting today, New Year's Day, my motto is "Write it Before I Bite it!"

I'm a daily exerciser. I like zumba and other dance classes. I lift weights. I had a personal trainer for 10 weeks and really made progress! I also do pt exercises for my knees (so I can dance painlessly).

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12/30/14 7:41 A

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I'm addicted to sugar... but it makes me feel horrible the next day, I want to get rid of as much sugar in my diet as possible!

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12/29/14 7:57 P

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Hi, I need help with my sugar intake. Pastries, pies, and cookies my new addiction and need help in conquering this habit of mine.

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12/29/14 11:34 A

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I am in the same place. There are still some chocolate chip cookies lurking in the cupboard. I feel like scarfing them all down just so I don't have to think about them. :) Three years ago I lost 70 lbs. and the last year has seen a return of about 15 of them. I don't want to go backwards either. This is a good place to start. It seems like my downfall was letting myself eat more sweets. So I'm all about taming that sweet tooth. We can do this!!

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12/29/14 8:41 A

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I need to get my control over eating back... I was doing really well last summer and lost 30 lbs..... Only had 10 lbs to goal... but now I'm returning to old habits with winter, less activity, more comfort food, and holiday SWEETS! I just ate the last piece of pie for breakfast.. aughhh.... (Well at least I don't have to look at it any longer..) My weight is coming back too quickly, and i have worked too hard to going backward with weight gain. I hope the support here will put me back on track!

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12/28/14 11:44 P

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Hi, I'm new to this team, but sure could use this! I've often said "if I could just pull my sweet tooth, I'd be able to lose these extra pounds". Time to seize the day!

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12/28/14 11:19 P

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Hello everyone,
My name is Leslie and I'm 42 y.o. I live in Canada. I have a moderately wicked sweet tooth, as do my husband and 13 y.o. daughter.
I've been blessed with a good metabolism and hadn't struggled with my weight, but my luck is running out. I've started peri - menopause and my weight is creeping up. I'm only 5 feet tall so every pound makes a real difference.
Also I have a genetic issue which impacts my mobility. I've had my right hip replaced and am on the wait list for the left. My back also has serious issues so I'm limited in my exercise ability. I still work full-time (out of financial necessity) and use a scooter at work.
I need to get my weight under control and improve my cardiovascular health before my next surgery.
Thanks for reading 😊

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12/28/14 6:49 P

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Hi there!

I am Amy, and I emoticon sweets! I have take steps towards eliminating excess sweets, but have mostly replaced them. I think it may be time to look at reducing them altogether.

Wish me luck!

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Hi, I'm Nancy. I love sweets and I'm not sure I can completely give them up, but I'm hoping I can learn to have a small piece of hard candy instead of a large handful of chocolates or caramels.

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12/28/14 5:02 P

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Several years ago I was a Raw Vegan. I cut all sugar out of my diet and used Medjool dates when sweetener was required. I stopped drinking coffee and soda. If I took a bite of something sweet it tasted horribly sweet.
Well I've started drinking (decaf) coffee again and I sweeten it with stevia and then add sweetened creamer. This is really the worst thing I do....unless confronted with a box of Whitmans Chocolates with my name on them. lol. Any way...I feel like I need to give up coffee again because this jolt of sweetness so early in the morning is setting me up for more sweetness during the day. The holidays have been hard on me, mostly because my daughter's boyfriend's mom kept sending platters of cookies and pies....I confess I ate way too many of them I did not gain weight but I didn't lose it either.
So that's where I stand.


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12/28/14 1:51 P

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I'm going to give this a try. I feel sugar just leads to more cravings. I also want to give up wine in the evening and refined carbs. They are all basically sugar.

I need to fit back into my jeans!

Good luck everyone.



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Hi, I'm Caroline, been on Spark People for a couple of years but not very consistently. Christmas is my downfall, every damn year. The only way I can not eat sweet stuff is if it's not in the house, and every Christmas there are such special goodies like chocolate lebekuchen, and cinnamon cookies in the shops, and if I can't resist whilst I'm shopping , then that's it, and it will be eaten. But, I have given away one box of chocolates I was given for Christmas, and I will also give away the tub of Roses and the chocolate orange I was given. Maybe it's mean and ungrateful, but I can't stop them being given to me, and I figure giving them away is better than just throwing them in the bin. Hoping that once all the bad stuff is gone, I can go back to cutting out as much sugar as possible all over again. Till Easter


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12/28/14 10:30 A

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I'm Tricia and I love sweets. That is my biggest problem and I love to bake also. I join the team yesterday and was able to make it through one day without sweets. I am ready!!

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I'm Cindy. I am a sugar addict. I am back to sugaring each day, but the holidays are coming to an end. Part of my sleepover house guests have gone home this morning. My daughter is till here, but she is a pretty healthy eater. So time to get back in the sugar-free zone.

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12/28/14 8:35 A

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Hi I'm cindy I love sweets I also like to bake so that means I love to eat all my sweets. I don't want to stop baking because I love doing it. What can I do?

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My name is Joanne and I'm addicted to sugar so I hope this helps

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emoticon I read a few of the introductions and it looks like we all have our work cut out for us. I know I am ready to,get back to a healthy diet and it will still be a few days before all of the sweet holiday treats are gone. I also know I do not feel as good and vibrant when I eat like that instead of eating well and exercising which makes me feel awesome! I am hoping the challenge will help me to focus on that fact. emoticon

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I have struggled with sugar addiction for a long time, but I'm slowly winning. I'm excited about this challenge. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and I am a semi-retired pastor. I'm married with four grown children and five grandchildren. I live a busy life but try to faithfully follow Spark.

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Good morning from Northern Maine. My name is Gene. I am a type 2 diabetic and take 3 different diabetic medication (5 pills a day). I have diabetic retinopathy in my left eye. I really need to reduce my cravings for chocolate because the needle is next. I am anxious to see what the next 4 weeks will bring. Good luck to all!

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12/9/14 10:42 A

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Hi! My name is Tosia (pronounced Tosha).

My go to sweets are chocolate kisses. OR chocolate anything, actually. I swear I could survive on chocolate kisses and nothing else.

I have also used sweet n low for about 20 years in my daily 3 cups of tea and I would like to get off of it.

As a compromise, I am now eating Weight Watchers Chocolate Raspberry ice cream bars as dessert after dinner--1 or 2 a night.

I eat an apple, banana, and some frozen fruit every day also as a replacement sweet.

Its hard to get veggies in anywhere. Any advice? Thanks so much!



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12/5/14 1:52 P

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Dawn here! Definitely need to come off the sugar. Man oh man, I DO NOT know how to have just a small serving of something sweet. So, I gotta come off the sweet stuff all the way! Here goes nothing!

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My name is Cheryl from sunny Las Vegas and I am addicted to sugar. Unfortunately, not only does it make fat, it causes nausea, extreme fatigue, bolting, and increased joint pain. All the symptoms result in less incentive to do normal activities and exercise.

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