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7/6/15 1:02 A

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Hello,
My name is Jennifer and my cravings have been in control over me for far too long. I am here to gain some knowledge, acquire the right tools and develop a support network to help me take back control of my body. Coke zero and various desserts are my weaknesses, What I really want to accomplish by the end of these four weeks is to have greatly reduced my soda habit.

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LIMOM2TWINS's Photo LIMOM2TWINS SparkPoints: (33,576)
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7/3/15 8:48 A

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HI - my name is Jenn - and Sugar addiction is a constant battle for me - mostly in the form of carbs and sugary snacks - there are times that I have no link between being mindful and putting that stuff into my mouth - especially at night! I have lost 55 lbs and I am close to my goal weight but my old habits have been creeping back in and I am scared. Joined this challenge to break the night time reaching of sugary carb filled snacks at night and get back on track!! Nice to meet all of you!!


"A year from now - you will wish you started TODAY!" Karen Lamb - its what i live by and remind myself everyday.

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Henry David Thoreau

"Don't take a clock on this journey take a compass. It's the direction you're moving in that matters, not the time it takes you to get there." ~ Anonymous


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CELTICMIST1's Photo CELTICMIST1 Posts: 49
7/2/15 11:16 A

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My name is Brenda and I really have to get control over this 'sweet' tooth of mine. I have always gone to sugar when I am stressed, depressed or even happy. I want off the merry-go-round and to claim my life back. Seems I am powerless over this stuff :-(



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GRANDIE13 Posts: 3
6/29/15 9:27 P

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Hi, I'm grandie 13 and 62. Sugar is a huge problem for me and my sweet tooth really calls out to me at night. I tried to eat fruit, but will still go for that cookie, candy or anything sweet. Salty things is beginning to be a sub for sugar and I know that is not good. That's why I am here.


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KELLEY21215's Photo KELLEY21215 Posts: 203
6/26/15 9:48 P

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Hi, I am looking forward to this challenge and cutting back on my sweet tooth. I care for my grandchildren and am hoping to curb their sweet tooth's as well. In fact the entire family can use a little help in that department. I have survived the last two days without any candy or cookies which is great for me. I usually slip up about this time of day but I've been holding strong. I hope to receive my email about this challenge soon so excited to get started. emoticon

First goal ~ 50 by the end of August


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6/25/15 5:56 P

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Hi, I'm Catherine and I have joined this team before, a long time ago, but I now feel as though I can actually do this. I am on day 8 of being sugary dessert free. I have not completely eliminated all sugar though. I still eat peanut butter, ketchup, diet soda, gum, etc. But I have not had ANY desserts or even cereal bars with chocolate and sugar.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
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6/25/15 7:41 A

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Hi, I am Kathleen from Florida. I am definitely in the right place. Not only do I have a sweet tooth when stressed--to reward myself when I lose weight(stupid I know)--when I am feeling good--WELL just about anything can alert my sweet tooth! If I am good and do not eat any sweets for a while and start getting my weight moving down; I reward myself with a binge usually on ice cream and I am right back up there weight wise!

Last week I was stressed and went to the grocery store and bought all the things I like to eat thinking I could portion and control my intake--WRONG! UP THE SCALE GOES AGAIN!

I need to stop the yoyo effect and my hand to mouth disease now--Help me Please!

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6/23/15 3:23 P

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Hi my name is Fran, I am 67 years old, retired. I have always had a problem controlling sweets. I have celiac disease so I don't eat gluten or dairy. I have afib and need to get this 50 lbs off to control that issue? Glad to be here and want to work the challenge to free me of this obsession.
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6/15/15 3:04 P

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Hello, my name is Beverly and I have just joined the Sweet Tooth Challenge. I feel that I am trully a sugar addict and have recently been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I am 52 years old and my doctor has assured me that if I loose weight I may be able to "head off" the diabetes in the future. I crave sugar and junk food but I have made a commitment to myself to start a new lifestyle of cutting back on my sugar, wheat, and diary. I plan to eat proteins, vegetables, and fruits. However, I know it is going to be hard as I crave sugar not only everyday but many times a day!

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6/11/15 10:54 A

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I didn't start craving sweets until I hit middle age. With two parents who suffered from Type II Diabetes as senior citizens, I'm worried that I might go down that same road. Looking to make some positive changes.

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6/8/15 12:24 A

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Hi everyone! I'm beginning this challenge because I am a huge emotional eater and it's seems like I'm constantly craving sweets. I'm hoping this challeng will help me put sweets in their place!

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6/7/15 8:42 P

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Hi everyone. I am back on SparkPeople after four years and gaining back 20 of the 40 pounds I lost. I signed up about a month ago, but am just getting around to use the website. I look forward to taking this journey with you.

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6/7/15 8:52 A

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HI I am Tami, I am a Vegan that is working on eating Clean and cutting out Sugar where I can. I successfully lost 100 pounds with Sparks people but put back on 30. I have noticed that even on a Vegan diet there are a lot of places where sugar is hiding and I think that is how those 30 pounds snuck back on. So I am working on taking the weight back off so I can fit in my wardrobe. I refuse to buy bigger cloths, but I love buying smaller cloths. :)

Tami-Living in Maine :)

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HEALTHIER-VICKI's Photo HEALTHIER-VICKI SparkPoints: (38,373)
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6/6/15 12:59 P

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I'm Vicki, aka HEALTHIER-VICKI. I'm 58 and have about 80 lbs.
I badly need to lose. For me, I'm at the stage in my life where looking back no longer works for me.
So I'm looking forward and taking it one day at a time, some days, one meal at a time.


Hi, I'm Vicki
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** Weight Loss Goals**

*Be 220 lbs. or under by 1/1/16*
*Be 180 lbs. or less by 8/20/16*


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LADYCLARE80's Photo LADYCLARE80 SparkPoints: (1,482)
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6/5/15 6:20 A

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Hi everyone

I have a very sweet tooth, but hoping to learn lots of tips & tricks here to combat it.

Hoping we can inspire each other into a better way of living.

Clare :-)
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5/31/15 1:18 P

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Hi everyone. Love this challenge as I love my sweet stuff. It is often what turns a good eating day into a not so good day. Looking forward to learning more

Today isn't just an ordinary day. Today I'll create something beautiful.


Never quit. If you stumble get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today is another day so get on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it.


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SANDRAGAIL1952's Photo SANDRAGAIL1952 Posts: 114
5/29/15 5:41 A

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Greetings from Ohio. I'm a "cookie-aholic". I can say no to almost anything else, but cookies are my favorite! My family loves them too, so I buy or bake them weekly. I also like sugar-free Klondikes.

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5/25/15 2:08 P

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So day before my surgery. Finally decided to treat myself to a cement mixer from Culvers. It was soooo sweet and I couldn't even eat all of it. I didn't even want to eat the rest. Wow now that's a miracle. That is just way to awesome!

We can do this!


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5/25/15 1:29 P

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I used to put sugar in my coffee as well. My mom told me to drink it once with out it and I wouldn't want to add it again. I don't know how it worked but she was right!

We can do this!


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5/25/15 1:25 P

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I used to put sugar in my coffee as well. My mom told me to drink it just once without sugar and I wouldn't want to add it again. I don't know how it worked but it did!

We can do this!


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5/25/15 1:20 P

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When I'm tempted to buy anything sugary at the store i think it thru. If I don't have it at home I won't be able to eat it. I remember all the things I have learned on SP. Usually if I just walk off and continue with my shopping I will leave without buying any. Then of course when I'm at home and I want something sweet I'm to lazy to go get anything!

We can do this!


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MSFIGGY's Photo MSFIGGY Posts: 1,104
5/25/15 7:42 A

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When everything goes all fine, that one cup of Starbucks to go through Monday at work or a piece of sweet thing, breaks it all, once I put a little in my mouth craving just starts.... Want more and more... Takes a while to be able to get back... So this is my biggest challenge I think I am sugar addicted... Trying to figure how it all started, probably my brain somehow makes a connection between happiness and sugar... I am becoming 37 this Sep and 236 pound. From being 110 pound martial arts fighter when I was 20, after all pills given by doctors for migraine headaches, anemia and hormonal imbalance, of course the balance of my body and emotions all messed up... It took at least 15 years to learn what means what, and now working on myself to fix it... And my biggest difficulty is sugar cravings.

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5/21/15 9:43 A

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Hi. I am Jo-Jo and I am a sugar-holic! I really need to get through this and I feel this challenge and people to talk to will help my accomplish my goals.

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Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart's desires

Psalm 37:4

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)


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5/19/15 5:04 P

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Hi, I need help with my sugar cravings, while I can go without when at home as soon as I hit the shops that is when I buy sugar, sometimes I think it is more from habit than addiction.



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5/10/15 1:04 P

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Good morning.
I am struggling with sugar dominating my decisions. Really need to readjust my focus. Hoping this challenge will be a good place to start. I have lower back problems, and may be seeing the word 'surgery' in the future. I would like to drop 30lbs to help my back issues. I am short and heavy and struggle greatly with emotional eating. emoticon

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4/30/15 7:04 A

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Hi. I have been putting on a bit of weight lately and giving in to my sugar cravings too much! I know it is usually stress/boredom triggered and I use sugar to pick me up if I am tired/brain-drained. This has been worse of late as I currently work full time, commute 9 hours a week and am completing an extra work qualification in my own time. I also go to dance lessons 2-3 times per week plus band rehearsal once a week. Somewhere in between all that I also try to keep in touch with friends. Now that we are getting into winter (in Australia) I know it's going to be even harder to be good.

I have identified that I am usually not too bad if there are no sweets around but have trouble resisting in social situations. If I buy chocolate when I go grocery shopping I can usually put it in the cupboard and not eat it all right away (until triggered by stress, etc).

My biggest issue I think is that chocolate has a long shelf life and is an easy, not-messy snack that I can have on the go. I need to find replacement, healthy alternatives that are naturally sweet but without much prep time and can stay in the fridge/cupboard unnoticed until I need them!

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4/28/15 8:01 P

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Hi fellow sugar fanatics. I'm Lisa. Just had another day of eating candy and chocolate. Ugh, I have been struggling with my sweet tooth forever. And, like some of you, it is the one thing that keeps me from reaching my goals. I actually eat really healthy during the day and get a little rush out of that, but at night I turn to mindless snacking (even though I don't even want to) to work through fatigue. My other issue is the pendulum or the extremes-all or nothing. A few weeks before Easter I lost 9 pounds and was feeling so good. Then I went to my parents for Easter and started the chain of eating everything in sight. The results-the 9 lbs are back. So, here I am at SP again (was off the sight for awhile) looking for some accountability-a buddy would be great. I've read through a few of the posts here and it feels like home. I am not the only one who keeps struggling with the sweet tooth and binge eating. Thanks for listening everyone and good luck this week getting on track. my goal for tonmorrow-eat clean-day 1.

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4/26/15 3:13 P

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Back to Spark and back to healthy. First thing is the sugar so this seemed like a nice fit.

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4/25/15 10:23 P

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Hi I'm Allie and I need this a lot, too. !! Too many cravings for sugar.



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4/25/15 11:25 A

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Hi everyone! I am new to the challenge...and boy do I need it!

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ ~ Romans 5:1 {ESV}


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4/24/15 8:25 P

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Hi All, I literally just joined. I love that I stumbled across this Team. My sweet tooth is truly the one thing that keeps me from reaching my goals. Looking forward to working through this Challenge with all of you.

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4/22/15 5:37 A

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Hi, my name is Corinne and I am slowly weaning myself off of coffee. This week is one cup a day. I put so much sugar in it AND when I drink coffee I don't drink enough water.


Finding some great alternatives to help me on pinterest. The first week that I tried this, I turned to candy. So now I have a plan!

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4/21/15 5:19 P

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Hi, my name is Denise. I'm new to this team. I have gotten into the habit of having something sweet after meals. Also, when I am stressed is a trigger to have chocolate and a Pepsi.

LIBERRYAN Posts: 27
4/17/15 10:08 A

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Hello everyone,
My name is Gaynelle. I just joined this group this week. I'm trying to cut down on sugar consumption. I've multiple food allergies which I've noticed when manufacturers produce products without usual products they tend to add extra sugars to make them taste good. I am the only one in my household with food allergies, so if I buy or bake something sweet, I eat it all - usually faster than I'd like to admit it. So I try not to have those items around, but every once in awhile, I just want something sweet that isn't fruit. My big weakness is dairy free ice creams & sorbets...I can (& have on occasion) eaten the entire container at one sitting which is technically 4 servings. I do use stevia when I drink my coffee, but I cannot tolerate any other non-sugar sweeteners (not sure if allergic to them or just can't stand the after taste). On a positive note, I have made one change that I can live with, instead of eating sweetened fruit on my gluten free waffles, I now use fresh. Good luck to all of us in our quest to tame our sweet "teeth".

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4/16/15 11:48 P

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Hi my name is Allison! I'm new to this challenge and new to SparkPeople! I chose this challenge because I have a wicked sweet tooth and it always seem to come alive at night! I'm hoping and praying I see results. Wish me luck!

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4/16/15 9:02 P

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Hi I always seem to be swinging back and forth between eating very little sugar and feeling healthy, and then starting a little at a time until i have little desire to stop. What makes me start again varies, usually just the garden variety of things that we all face in life,-fatigue, stressful relationships or happenings. Sugar is such a comfort food and so available everywhere. I also have noticed more lately that I also vacillate between it and my other comfort food--fat . . i am interested in how people handle these things and if there are more healthy substitutes...,


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4/14/15 11:20 P

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Mom of ten, having an awful time getting off the sweets. Often give in in response to stress which is high at times! I have to ask the hubbie to hide the sweets from me or I find them! Sad when one's self control involves flight from the thing, but that's the way for some of us, I guess. Once it's out of sight, I'm OK, mostly. I have to stay away from the carbs early in the day or I'm done for and crave them all the rest of the day. I have kicked this before on the SOuth Beach diet, but I have to get back on the wagon now.

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4/13/15 11:56 A

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For me, sweets are mostly a problem when they are there in front of me. If someone offers me something sweet, I am pretty good at saying no. But leave it sitting on a plate in front of me and it is more likely than not that I will eat it. I am not tempted to buy sweets. I remind myself of my goals and that seems to help me refrain from the candy and cake and pastry. When sweet cravings hit, I can easily slip into a binge. However, when those cravings to hit, I try to chew some gum. For now, that is my solution to the problem.

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4/13/15 11:24 A

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HI I'm new here... just saw this as part of a spark email I read. I scored pretty high on the quiz. I am making changes and sugar cravings are making it very hard to reach my goals. I have been very stressed and sugar and chips are my emotional eating pitfalls. I want to get the sugar under control so I can be more successful.

-Lisa-

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4/12/15 9:24 A

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Hi All,
My name is Meg and I'm new to this team... I know that one of my main challenges for trying to lose weight is my sugar intake. I seriously need to get it under control. I'm already trying by replacing some of my creamer w/ a .5 tsp of cinnamon & sugar mix. I know I'm still using sugar but not nearly as much as was in the creamer, and the cinnamon helps to take away the bitterness of the coffee so I don't feel the need to add more sweetness. Trying to do this in baby steps and hoping that will help me become more successful in the end. Look forward to getting to know everyone and over coming these sugar cravings! emoticon

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4/11/15 8:45 A

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I'm new to this challenge, and today is my first day. Yay! I want to do this because aside from sugar, I'm eating really healthy, and I've lost 35 pounds. Lately though, I've been craving more and more sugar, and when I give in to the craving it just makes me crave other foods that aren't so healthy. Essentially, that makes it very difficult to stay in my ranges for my calories, carbs, fats, and even proteins. If I'm filling up on candy & sweets, I'm not getting the nutrients my body needs.

I'm doing this so I can get rid of the cravings for sweets, and reintroduce myself to fruits and veggies.

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4/9/15 12:18 P

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Hi everyone! I'm new to this challenge group. I realized I had a problem with sugar when I found myself walking all the way across the grocery store in order to get a box of sugar cookies. I knew I didnt need them but I felt I had to have them. I justified my puchase with my husband because my kiddos would love them. YES I admit it...I NEED HELP! I hope this will help me give up the excess sugar and all the cravings go away.

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4/9/15 11:22 A

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Hello all, I am a type 2 diabetic who loves baked sweets, Coke Classic, and ice cream. I have had a major life change occur in the past 2 yrs but am ready to take care of myself and manage my blood sugars with diet and exercise,

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4/8/15 1:47 A

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emoticon I joined this team after taking a quiz through SparkCoach. I have diabetes- type 2. I struggle with some sugar cravings, but the most challenging times for me are situations where sweets are right in front of me. Out of sight- out of mind works OK, but not as a cashier at a supermarket when too many temptations pass through my hands daily.

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My name is Elizabeth, and I am trying to get control on eating sugar. I seem to be able to control myself in my house because I have gotten rid of most everything that triggers the binges. I need to figure out how to keep control when I am in social situations.

I think I just ate my willpower. ~Author Unknown

Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin
Surprise thee, and her black attendant, Death.
~John Milton


"You used to be much... muchier. You've lost your muchiness." ~Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland


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Hi! My name is Roxie and I'm an inconsistent user of sparkpeople hoping to make that change to consistent. Sugar makes me crave bad food, overeat, feel lethargic, and crash. I also have diabetics in my family and don't want to join the ranks there.

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Hi there, ALLCOMETRUE, I have some of the same habits and I am trying to change those! You're not alone! emoticon

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Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."


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4/5/15 8:00 P

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Hi there! I've been on and off SP for years. I'm glad to come back and find this group! I want to cut way down on sugar and see if I feel better. I'm sure I will. I have a habit of grabbing so-called breakfast snack cakes from a place nearby to work, and I'm going to replace that with a banana or something else healthy instead.



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Hi Paige! emoticon Welcome! I'm new here too! Have a great day!

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2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."


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Hey my names Paige and I'm 18. I have PCOS and also high blood pressure which has made me realise how much sugar I am eating/drinking. I would like to be able to cut back on my sugar intake.

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Hi Tracy, I'm working on cutting down my sugar... did well 2 days but not so good today. :( I have my work cut out for me! Btw, I liked your sparkpage! emoticon Karen

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2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Co-Leader of Sword & Spirit Team
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ndividual.asp?gid=60602


Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."


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Hi,
My name is Tracy, and I started the challenge 3 days ago. So far I'm doing pretty good! I Am eating a lot less sugar than I did when I started. I am also doing the walkabout challenge so I'm doing pretty good! Doing both together, filling in my food diary and writing in my blog helps a lot. I hope to see all of you on my blog page!
Tracy😊





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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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2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Co-Leader of Sword & Spirit Team
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ndividual.asp?gid=60602


Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."


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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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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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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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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.

Hi my name is Lin. Time zone GMT-5
The plan is to do Zumba at least 2-3 times per week and TRX or other hour long workout once per week.... (or 2 half hour workouts). Total goal 500-1000 fitness minutes weekly.

BUT i injured my knee so I have to learn to do some chair exercises. Please ask me if I started yet.... cuz I probably didnt.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PENNICLE Posts: 103
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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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

I can do it...I will do it...I am doing it!


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

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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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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!

I can do it...I will do it...I am doing it!


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