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Posts: 121 4/17/14 7:39 P
Hi! I'm Sue and although I'm not new to spark people, I've been away from it for a long time and just recently came back. I saw this team and this challenge and thought it would be a perfect one for me! I seem to want something sweet everyday! I just signed up for this challenge, so I really hope this will help me learn to control my cravings better!
Pounds lost: 41.0
Fitness Minutes: (296) Posts: 4 4/13/14 2:50 P
Hi! I'm Ritzy. I have been on Sparkpeople for a while but it's only now that I have managed to push myself to commit to a regimen and make sparkpeople a part of it. I have sweet teeth, not just a tooth and I crave something sweet after every meal. Funnily, if I go overboard with it, I begin to feel the need for something salty. As a result, not only do I consume more calories than I intended but ruin all the effort I put in the rest of the day. I am about 90 pounds overweight. I got married sometime ago and my aim is to reach a weight wherein I shouldn't feel embarrassed when my hubby lifts me in his arms. Right now I'm mortified at the thought of him pulling a muscle or breaking something when he lifts me. So, here's to the hope of shedding, because hope is a good thing and good things never die.
current weight: 231.0
Fitness Minutes: (110) Posts: 1 4/10/14 5:47 P
I'm Kylie i'm 23 and have been struggling with weight for the past year. sugar is a HUGE downfall for me, Its very easy for me to go to work and eat the candy in the dish or the amazing cookies someone brought in for everyone. So hoping this will help me kick that habit! :)
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,177) Posts: 7 4/10/14 3:39 P
Hello. My name is Debbie, which I guess is obvious from my username, and I am excited about this challenge. Seems like I can do good for a few weeks and then a bad day comes along and one sweet treat leads to another. I am hoping this challenge will help me learn that moderation is the key.
Total SparkPoints: 5,111
SparkPoints Level 7
Posts: 113 4/8/14 12:12 A
I have worked on Spark People off and on for years. Currently I work out and try to eat healthy but the sugar gets me. So I am hoping this challenge will be the jump start I need.
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,561) Posts: 43 4/7/14 3:03 P
My name is Heather, I've been on SparkPeople for over a year now. Unfortunately, I stopped logging in and stopped tracking my food so I gained back the 10 pounds that I lost. I've noticed that sweets are a serious weakness of mine and has been throughout my life, so I hope to have some type of tame over it.
current weight: 148.0
Posts: 2,561 4/6/14 10:13 A
My name is Stephani and I have been on spark for a good while, I have been research the things that might be making it difficult for me to lose weight. A stable blood sugar is very important so that means getting my sugar eating into some kind of control - I think this team will help me find out how this can be done. Steph
Most people are as happy as they choose to be. Abraham Lincoln Worry is like a rocking chair, you go back and forth but don't get anywhere.
current weight: 208.0
Fitness Minutes: (210) Posts: 13 4/3/14 9:54 A
Hello Everyone! My name is Theresa and I have joined this challenge as sweets control me. Excited to take this journey with all of you.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,so Christ power may rest on me.
current weight: 230.0
Posts: 24 4/2/14 9:56 P
Hi I'm Amira I really have problems with my control over food. I joined this challenge and I know I can make it through the month. Good luck All
Amira Enjoy the journey! Every step counts :)
Total SparkPoints: 1,747
SparkPoints Level 5
Fitness Minutes: (2,077) Posts: 13 4/1/14 8:52 P
Hi everyone. I'm Stephanie. I am having a problem controlling my sweet tooth. Seems like since I started working full time again. I am wanting to pretty much cut sugar and artificial sugar out of my diet.
current weight: 209.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,464) Posts: 292 4/1/14 10:03 A
hope I introduced myself but incase I didn't. my name is mary. I live in new Hampshire. I am a mother of 4 grown boys that are 43, 42, 40, and 30 years old. I have 13 grandkids and 1 great granddaughter. I don't get to see them much except my oldest lives here and I see his boys every other weekend and any vacation time they have from school and my next to youngest has 2 that live across the street. I see them playing all the time and they come up and play with my sons two boys. hoping maybe I can get a bike and ride with them this summer down the roads and back. it would be fun if this big old body can handle a bike, lol I have 95 pounds to lose and if I could lose 2 pounds a week then it will take until feb. 2015. I hope I can last that long. usually after a month I am ready to quit. I have been eating healthy and having none to very little amounts of sugar in my diet. pounds don't want to come off very easily but I am sticking with this. I was a big overeater also and I have changed my habits drasticly. I do not taste test everything while I am eating and I do not ever get seconds. I use to eat everything because food cost so much. now I have a lot of containers in my freezer that are full of dinners that I did not have seconds that I use as a lunch or dinner again. I have a gazelle that my adopted daughter let me use and I workout on it 60 minutes a day, at fast and slow speeds .I joined sparks because I needed to be able to keep track of my calories. my wellness coach told me to find one and this is it. she said she didn't think I was getting enough calories in a day. even though I assured her I thought I was getting more than 1200 a day. and so far that statement was correct. well I guess I have said enough about me and who I am. thanks for being part of my challenge to lose weight . its been very helpful so far.
Edited by: MOODYKEYS at: 4/1/2014 (10:05)
keep on trucking
Fitness Minutes: (1,855) Posts: 169 3/31/14 11:08 A
My name is Pam. As long as it is not in the house, I can do pretty good for awhile but then my mind starts thinking about indulging in sweets (or carbs in general) and then when I do go for it, I have tendency to only stop when I am stuffed. I feel so weak when all of this happens and so out of control not to mention it really impacts my efforts to lose weight.
" No One is impressed with how good your excuses are."
" A year from now, you will wish you had started TODAY!- Karen Lamb
" BElieve in YOUrself."
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 3/30/14 8:57 A
My name is Debbie and I am a definite sugar addict and I need help.
Posts: 4 3/26/14 11:12 P
My name is Kaelyn, and I'm a sugar addict. I thought I would do myself a favor and continue to keep desserts in my diet- in moderation of course. It seems to work for a while. When someone offers me a dessert, I take a small portion and stick to it. Then a day or two later, I can't get the sugar out of my head. It gets to the point when my "shaky-starving" feeling does not subside until I have soda, candy, or more dessert. So, I decided it's time for a "re-boot." While I don't normally have a lot of soda (6 oz when I have pizza with my parents on Friday and another 6 oz with lunch at their house on Sunday), if I cave and buy a 20 oz Mt. Dew at work to "treat" my headache, I have to get one the next two nights. Suddenly 12 oz of soda each week becomes 72 oz of soda. Whoops. And when I start buying sodas, then I want the sour gummy worms, gummy bears, chocolate, starburst, etc. Whoops again. So, I'm starting by cutting out the soda. Perhaps the rest will follow suit...
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (360) Posts: 15 3/25/14 9:13 A
Hi I'm Fran. As you can see by the name I'm 60 well real close to it. I have a new grandson that I want to be able to chase and play with and most of all teach him good eating habits with the all the sweets. I have had a weight problem all my life. Today I'm going to try and take control of my sweet tooth. I have had it since birth. I hope this can be done.
Pounds lost: 5.8
Posts: 171 3/22/14 6:05 A
Hi - Glad to join this team so I can have some resolve when I tell DH and DD that I do not want/need ice cream every night. (joined the team challenge to give up one trigger food).
This is really going to help!!
Pounds lost: 2.8
Fitness Minutes: (155) Posts: 1 3/20/14 11:46 P
Hello everyone. I'm Sarai and I am morbidly obese and a sugar addict. I am also insulin resistant. I have to cut out the sweets and lose weight or I will be a diabetic in no time. I have never had much success with support group because I never seem to stick with them but I'm going to try this time. This challenge is the kickoff.
Slow and steady!
Pounds lost: 4.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,698) Posts: 305 3/20/14 7:38 P
Hi, my name is Maria and I am 0.1 points away from type II diabetes. I need to nip this in the bud quickly. Hoping the challenge helps me with this problem.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone De Beauvoir
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,421) Posts: 94 3/15/14 11:57 P
y'all my name is Jasmine an I'm currently obese an need help from as many people. I am a wonderful person to talk to once u get to know me. I also having trouble staying away from sweets. Please help me.
I'm interested in females friends that's willing to help each other on our goals, love to make conversation about losing weight!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 325 3/11/14 3:02 A
Hi, I started this program about 6 months ago, but wasn't ready. So, I'm back again to try it and succeed. My problem area is mostly my daughter's house. Even though I never raised her with sweets and she doesn't eat them herself, she buys all sorts of sweets for her son, my grandson. It's so unhealthy. I can't seem to resist when I go over there. So, this will be my biggest challenge. I think I'm going to reward myself with a dollar for every day I'm sugar free. That way I can have a reward and more motivation. I reward myself by buying a little tid bit at the dollar store every time I go to the gym and it works well. There's nothing lke rewards. Now all I have to do is wait out the cravings till they are gone and I'll be fine! Well, after I do all the things this challenge has me do.
Wish me well!
Never, never give up!
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense” Winston Churchill
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words becom
current weight: 177.0
Fitness Minutes: (595) Posts: 11 3/10/14 9:38 A
Hey, I just joined the team and look forward to really working spark people and hope that the challenges this team provides can help me kick my sugar addiction. I know the road ahead is tough, but hopefully with your support, we can do it together.
Winners never quit. Quitters never win. I choose to win.
current weight: 198.0
Posts: 1,193 3/6/14 3:00 P
Hi, I joined this challenge last year when it first started, but never completed anything. I have decided that I need to cut out those sweets to get healthier. My kidney doctor mentioned the words pre-diabetic at my checkup yesterday. So I know I need to cut out some of those bad foods to get my glucose levels down a bit more and my triglycerides too. So I am going to start this again and try to complete it this time. Taking steps to regain health.
current weight: 200.0
Posts: 1 3/3/14 6:10 P
Hi, I am new to this challenge. I am working on losing weight this year, but I have a lot to overcome if I want to get the weight off. My goal is to be 150 for the U.S. Air Force. But I have been lazy and filled with excuses. So I am starting over again.
Posts: 40 3/3/14 11:20 A
Hi, I am new to this challenge. I have been a Spark member for some time, but have redoubled my efforts this year. I used the sister site Babyfit with my last pregnancy (almost 6 years ago now). I have struggled with my weight and sweets in general since meeting my husband back in '95. He has a serious sweet tooth and sweets are often in our home. I used to be a salty crunch person, but the sweets have taken over and caused a great deal of weight gain. Once I start, I find it hard to stop, hoping this challenge will help to retrain my brain,
current weight: 250.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,065) Posts: 11 2/28/14 2:35 P
Hi! I am now recovering from a c-section and trying my hardest to loose all this weight. I always fall off track and eat un needed food that is always something g sweet. As of today my weakness is the chocolate covered strawberry frappe from McDonald's. I grab one every time I pass a mcdonalds in medium. I realize now how long I have to workout in order to burn it off so and that the frappe wasn't the only sweet junk food I was eating. I have a sweet tooth...big time. I catch myself waking up around 2 or 3 am going in the fridge and grabbing yogurt and granola bars and trail mix and my kids cookies all at one time and then going back to sleep. Thus I can't loose weight. So I want to see if this challenge will help me at all. I am going to try my hardest.
Pounds lost: 13.0
Fitness Minutes: (139,080) Posts: 22,350 2/26/14 9:13 P
I am sorry to state that I have to put off continuing this Sweet Tooth Challenge for now. I have to go through some medical tests that requires fasting, and perhaps a minor surgery.
I hope to check back after all tests are completed.
"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth." Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)
Fitness Minutes: (139,080) Posts: 22,350 2/25/14 11:44 P
My name is Barbara. I am not addicted to sugar, however I feel if I cut down on how much I eat, I will lose some much needed pounds. I am a little over 3 years breast cancer survivor!! I have read some articles that stated that cancer feeds on sugar. Whether or not this is true, I want to cut way down on what I do eat. I am looking forward to joining this 4 Week challenge! I want to lose a total of 10 pounds. If I lose 5 pounds, I will be happy.
My day starts tomorrow morning.
Edited by: BRAVEONE92 at: 2/26/2014 (21:09)
"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth." Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)
Fitness Minutes: (261) Posts: 15 2/23/14 11:09 A
Hi, I'm Sarah. I recently cut sugar out of my diet again (let's hope the third time really is the charm). I not only miss sugar but I miss baking. I want to lose weight but I also want to feel in control of eating, not at the mercy of cravings. I don't want to feel like it's the end of the world anymore if I forgot to pick up the snack I wanted at the grocery store. Some people debate whether sugar is addictive, but I know it feels addictive.
current weight: 149.6
Posts: 5,802 2/20/14 11:21 P
Hi, I'm Sandy. I've been thinking about joining this challenge because I've definitely been eating too much sugar lately. Today I got a call from my doctor's office because my labs showed too much sugar. Acceptable is 5.6 or lower; mine was 5.7. Not a lot, but still more than I want & my doctor wants. He arranged for me to meet with his nutritionist & run new labs in 3 months. My son died fro diabetes in 2011, so this really got my attention. I don't want it going any higher.
Hi! I'm Nicole. I joined this group about a year ago when my sugar cravings became out of control. I found out shortly thereafter that I was pregnant and decided to chalk it up to a pregnancy thing (which I already knew made my propensity for sugar worse). A few months after my beautiful boy was born, the sugary cravings subsided, as predicted. But then came our anniversary, followed closely by V-day, a visit from my inlaws and a few deaths in the family - all of which meant I had less control over what my food options were. Now my sugar cravings are back in full force and I just restarted the challenge to get them under control. Am looking forward to learning some new habits from this challenge!
current weight: 150.0
Fitness Minutes: (195) Posts: 3 2/16/14 11:20 A
Hi.. my name is Cindy and I'm a sugar addict! Actually, I started spark tracking about 6 weeks ago. I really had to get my fasting blood sugar down and my A1C was getting up there too. I have cut out a lot of sugar. First the coffee creamer. Then I started replacing super sugary things with protein bars like the Luna protein bar and the other bars that are mostly fruit and nuts. These really help me get through the day. When I'm hungry before meal time I grab one of those. Even though they have some sugar sometimes, they also have protein and they don't trigger a binge. Plus, I think the individual serving packaging helps. I also have a snack of greek yogurt sometimes. There again, I get the sugar sweetened, but with the high protein in greek yogurt, my cravings are satisfied and really the carbs are like a slice of bread. So far I've lost 8 lbs. I track and watch the chart for the best mix of protein, fat and carbs. Keeping the carbs down is the most important for me! I also have a meal with animal protein only 1x a day and bread or wheat only 1 x a day. Anything with white flour is basically like eating white sugar. I find it's really important to have good snacks with me so I don't eat the bad stuff. I also have a handful of nuts when the urge to eat hits. Nuts, fruit, yogurt, protein and trail mix bars have helped me so much. I avoid things like chocolate.. it would just get me going on more sugar all day. So far, I've found what works for me!
Edited by: CGROSS31 at: 2/16/2014 (11:23)
Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go. Just keep going! The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Pounds lost: 14.0
Fitness Minutes: (41,203) Posts: 779 2/15/14 11:05 P
Hi! My name is Leanna. I'm SO tired of sugar derailing my healthy eating habits ... it only takes ONE bite of something sweet and I slip down a slippery slope of binging. I feel like junk when I indulge (lazy and depressed) and so alive and energetic when I eat healthfully. I hope this challenge will teach me ways to control my sweet tooth. Thanks for being here!
Edited by: LEANNARW at: 2/15/2014 (23:19)
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Started: 180 Goal: 145 Jan. 01: 158.4 Feb. 01: 157.9 Mar. 01: 154.8 April 01: 155.0
current weight: 157.0
Fitness Minutes: (37) Posts: 39 2/15/14 2:06 P
Hi I'm Sandy. I have a problem with sweets and salty snacks. I've tried to give up sugar before but didn't stay with it. I hope to do better now.
Posts: 115 2/15/14 4:30 A
I have trouble with eating sweets. I love all kinds of sweets. I eat them all the time. I don't like people to see me eat them though. I eat when no one else is home or after everyone else is in the bed. I know I have to get a handle on this issue to be successful in my weight loss goals.
God and Family and friends will get me through whatever comes my way.
current weight: 260.0
Posts: 378 2/13/14 4:05 P
Sale candy is my weakness too. After Easter was over, I would hit every Fannie May candy store in downtown Chicago to get my half-price creme eggs. At one point, there must have been a half dozen stores within walking distance of the office, so I ate a lot of candy. Thankfully, that's no longer the case, but there are plenty of Walgreens that have discount coupons for every major holiday. I've already had far more than my share of heart shaped chocolates, and Valentine's Day isn't until tomorrow. I should have bought myself a card instead.
current weight: 181.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,330) Posts: 31 2/13/14 3:52 P
HI all, I found this group and thought it was about time to take control of this sugar craving. My husband LOVES candy, and we always seem to have chocolate in the house...he especially loves buying candy on sale after holidays...he feels like he's getting such a great deal! Like many of you, if I open a bag of 'whatever' before I know it I have eaten most/all of it. I was actually thrilled no girl scouts came by this year...a sleeve of thin mints is a quick treat. I put candy in the freezer thinking it will be a deterrent, but actually like the taste better! Ugh...need to get a handle on this!
Posts: 3 2/13/14 2:17 P
I love chocolate, candy, ice cream etc. I eat it whenever I have it in the house. I need to work on not eating as much sugar.
current weight: 250.8
Fitness Minutes: (745) Posts: 25 2/13/14 12:48 P
Hi everyone! I just joined sp a couple of days ago. I know the first thing I need to do to complete my fitness goals is get my sugar cravings under control. I currently am living with my parents and they have a horrible sugar habit. I have picked it back up since I moved in with them a couple of months ago. This has made me plateau on my weight loss. I don't seem to have the will power to walk past the cup cakes for the 8th time and not give in! I really hope this will help me. I want to cut back on my sugar cravings because I want to lose weight, maintain my health, prevent disease and just feel healthy!
Small choices and decisions are what add up to make huge results. There is no quantum leap! www.facebook.com/melissa.shafer.96
current weight: 161.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,465) Posts: 24 2/11/14 5:25 A
Hi I'm Monique, and I seem to have a sugar problem. I just can't stop at one most times.
I want to find the trigger to this so I can be a healthy mommy and a great role model for my little family. I'm 35, extremly over weight and since I had pregnancy diabetes I have a greater chance of getting Diabetes if I don't go down on my weight.
current weight: 283.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,983) Posts: 27 2/10/14 5:36 P
Hi. I've been on SP a little while now so right away I cut back a lot of sugary things. I try to eat a lot of lower carb, high protein foods as I noticed that was helping me easier. Still always trying to eat healthy snacks, I don't buy junk food at all anymore else even though I don't eat alot it can be a craving if in the house. Some things like pickles, cottage cheese, string cheese, yogurt, apples, oranges, deviled eggs I'll eat that is healthier.
current weight: 166.8
Posts: 13 2/9/14 10:25 A
Good morning! My name is Yolanda (Yo) and my addiction to sugar has literally sabotaged every weight loss plan I've ever attempted. Saw this challenge and hope that over the next 4 weeks I will learn tools to fight the cravings!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 31 2/8/14 6:38 P
Hi everyone i joined up for this challenge yesterday? still finding my way around! I am addicted to any food that contains sugar so hoping this helps me to control and handle the way i eat
"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
current weight: 266.2
Fitness Minutes: (17,406) Posts: 23 2/8/14 4:12 P
Hi everyone. I am new to the challenge. I have always been a sugar addict. I quit smoking 2 months ago and my sugar intake had increased so much. Instead of going to the store to buy smokes, I am going over to buy candy! It is insane the amount of sugar I have been eating. Time to do something about it!
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Posts: 674 2/8/14 3:25 P
Hi, I'm MoniKell and I have a problem controlling my sugar intake. I am hoping to control it with this challenge.
current weight: 165.4
Fitness Minutes: (14,550) Posts: 1,103 2/8/14 3:20 P
I crave a sweet treat after dinner. usually I can prevail by having a sugar free treat but on occasion I splurge and when I do, look out!
Losing weight is hard. Maintaining weight is hard. Staying overweight is hard. Choose your hard.
current weight: 281.8
Fitness Minutes: (120) Posts: 2 2/8/14 3:12 P
Hi, I'm Heather and I'm also addicted to sugar! I feel blessed to have stumbled upon this challenge, as I have wanted / needed help with this for a long time
current weight: 218.0
Posts: 378 2/8/14 2:37 P
Hi! I'm Leslie. I'm the poster adult for the fight to prevent childhood obesity. If I didn't know better, I would think I came out of the womb fat. Sugar is my vice, and I hope to be able to just say no to sweets. At 65, I'm getting too old for this.
current weight: 181.0
Posts: 44 2/8/14 12:08 P
I was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and did really great avoiding sugar and sweets. Then I went home to the States for a month-long vacation and came across some diabetic chocolate, snacks, etc. The sweet tasted sooo good to me again and I ate them regularly during vacation. When I came back to France, I couldn't find any diabetic snacks but I had my sweet tooth back again and have gradually gotten back to eating sweets like I had before being diagnosed. This week I have rejoined SP (after being absent for several years), and although I have been "good" this week, I would like to learn to resist sweets again without feeling deprived. So hello everybody!!
current weight: 162.0
Posts: 16 2/8/14 11:08 A
What a cool team. I quit sweets when I joined SP and this is a great way to stay focused. I love the weekly check boxes and goals. :)
Pounds lost: 4.8
Posts: 8 2/8/14 11:06 A
Good morning! I'm Sarah. Over the past few years I've been successful at changing many of my eating habits, but sugar is still my biggest foe. I can avoid it at work parties and generally keep treats out of my home, but often those instances of denying a craving just make me want more. The cravings intensify and I end up single focused which sometimes affects my mood and attitude. I don't like feeling that way and am excited to explore some solutions.
Have a great day everyone and keep up the good work!
Pounds lost: 63.4
Posts: 38 2/8/14 10:09 A
Hi my name is Karen. I have a problem with sugar in certain situations. Mostly I can control my self at home, because I just don't allow it in my house. When a craving strikes is when I get my self in trouble. I can't just eat one cookie and get over the craving. I find my self obsessively thinking about them and wanting them till I give in , only to want more. I need to break this cycle so I can maintain my healthy eating habits and not sabotage my diet.
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,473) Posts: 14 2/8/14 7:00 A
Hello, my name is tiffany and I love to bake cakes and cookies, then eat them. I crave sweets like people crave or need their morning coffee. I really need to break this habit for myself and my family. I do not want my kids to struggle like I do, so if I can teach them good eating habbits then hopefully they will stick with them and not have this struggle as adults. Plus I really want to be healthy and happy with myself
Started january 2014 beginning wt....173 lbs February...........165 lbs march...............161 lbs April..................159 lbs may...................????
I CAN DO THIS!!!!!
current weight: 156.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,170) Posts: 43 2/6/14 8:54 A
Iam addicted to sugar,I love to eat cookies & candy & cakes,I have tried to reduce my sugar I have went without the sugary food I love for 3 or 4 days,then something just comes over me & eat to much of all those sugary foods I love,I need some help on finding a way to stick to it for good
Posts: 22 2/4/14 2:56 P
Hi, my name is Tanya and I'm a sugar addict. I love sweets for real. My favorite is ice cream and chocolate. I joined this challenge last year and never did it. This time, I need to really get focused. At my last visit, my doctor told me that I had to get my weight under control or weight loss surgery is in my future. I don't knock the surgery. Shoot, I considered it myself a while back, but I decided to try and lose the weight myself. So, this time, I don't have a choice. I have got to get my sweet teeth under control. As you can tell, I don't just have one, I have several sweet teeth. LOL If I could pull them and replace them with normal ones, then I would, but I can't. So, I have to try again and really put forth some real effort.
To Love Oneself is a Lifetime Romance!
current weight: 275.0
Fitness Minutes: (125) Posts: 8 2/4/14 11:46 A
My name is Elise. I am 29 years old...I will be 30 in August. I have a three year old little girl and a husband who can eat sugar like crazy and never gain weight. I have gained 22 lbs in the last six months because of my sugar addiction getting out of control. I literally feel like I have no willpower when it comes to sugar.
“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.” ¯ Abraham Lincoln “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ¯ Winston Churchill “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.” ¯ Abraham Lincoln
current weight: 172.0
Posts: 1,047 2/3/14 3:44 P
I have serious sugar cravings and need to get that under control. Cutting carbs has helped but still, once I get a taste, there is no stopping me.
"If you don't want to end up where you are headed, change direction"
Mantra for 2014 - "The key to success is long, slow distance."
Pounds lost: 5.0
Posts: 301 2/3/14 9:32 A
I have a wicked sweet tooth and I'm trying to get that under control. I'm excited to read all this information!
This is a life change...not a diet!!
current weight: 123.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,666) Posts: 199 2/2/14 7:51 A
Hi, I want to join this challenge. I have a problem at times, feeling like I need something sweet to eat. I know I don't need it, just feel like I do.
Pounds lost: 45.2
Fitness Minutes: (3,196) Posts: 92 2/1/14 6:38 P
I have eliminated sugar from my diet and it's really hard. I miss my favorites. I hope that reading here will help.
current weight: 143.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,447) Posts: 78 1/31/14 8:40 P
I used to work in a bakery, so I can feel your pain...... Best of luck to you!
current weight: 174.0
Fitness Minutes: (56) Posts: 10 1/31/14 8:32 P
I am hoping to lose and keep of 10 pounds before summer! I am always snacking and snacking on sugary stuff. I want to break this habit!
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future
current weight: 123.8
Fitness Minutes: (3,570) Posts: 90 1/31/14 9:16 A
hi out there! am looking forward to conquering this challenge. it's going to be hard, as I am a caterer who specializes in decadent, delectable, marvelous magnificent mini desserts!
Fitness Minutes: (3,447) Posts: 78 1/29/14 8:26 P
Hi everyone. I actually joined this challenge some time ago, but never finished. This is a new beginning for me. I am working on restarting the whole Sparkpeople way of living. 2 days in and I am doing pretty good. I know sweets are my biggest downfall. Hoping this challenge will keep me accountable.
current weight: 174.0
Fitness Minutes: (60) Posts: 12 1/28/14 10:42 A
I love sweets so very much! I want to get control of my food choices and change my way of eating for life.
current weight: 155.0
Fitness Minutes: (50) Posts: 4 1/27/14 12:41 A
my name is vicki. i am 20 years old. i have a 2 year old daughter named Aubrey. i am engaged to a wonderful man. we've been together for 4 1/2 years. i have always had a problem with eating too much sugary food. either snack cakes (i don't buy them buy my future inlaws do) or i drink a lot of soda. (around 4-5 cans a day YIKES!!!) my first big step is to quit drinking soda. it'll probably be one of the hardest things i've ever done. i always get headaches every day regardless if i have soda or not. but not having it always makes them worse. i am going to do this i am tired of feeling so miserable and hopefully through you guys i keep the motivation to do this! HERE I GO!!!!
weight loss is not a physical challenge it is a mental one!
current weight: 192.0
Posts: 375 1/26/14 9:52 P
I have craved sweets my whole life; was only mildly overweight until I decided to join the Army at age 22 and with diet and exercise I dropped about 60 lbs in about 7 months and was in shape and healthy I was able to score 100% on all my physical fitness test and was the 2nd fastest female on the 2 mile run w/ time of 14 mins then I married another Soldier and got pregnant and even with doing pt every morning I gained 90 lbs! I only gained 35 w/ my 1st daughter at age 17 and doing very little exercise. With my 2nd I ate a ton of icecream and 9 yrs later I haven't lost any weight I have gained! I can do good all day and then at night I just feel a huge urge to eat something sweet and often eat a lot of it. My biggest weakness is cereal, I use skim milk and less sugary cereal like multigrain cheerios, but I also like candy bars!
Always move forward
current weight: 225.0
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 1 1/24/14 12:45 P
Sweets have always been my downfall. I love to bake and will purposely bake a batch of cookies or cupcakes just so I can have some dough or batter and a cookie or cupcake. I tend to bring the goodies to work so they aren't in the house for me to eat. But any time I'm at the store I tend to find something sweet to eat. Pop or Soda whatever you want to call it is also a problem for me. I have given it up in the past but living with someone who drinks it all the time allows me to see it and then want it. I joined this group to help me get past my cravings...hopefully it works.
current weight: 215.0
Fitness Minutes: (25) Posts: 62 1/23/14 5:49 P
I used sweets as a pick me up, I always thought i had low blood sugar but it really wasn't. I was reacting to the sugar, and needed more and more to make me feel well. What a roller coaster ride that was. When i got off the sugar i didn't feel like i had to eat sugar to feel okay. I have fruit now in place of the sugar which makes me feel the need for sugar without the highs. Especially if i eat a piece of cake by itself i feel sick and really tired, and anxious! I can't even sleep i feel a restlessness. I don't feel that way with fruit. I quess it is a different kind of sugar. I always felt i needed sugar. I am giving up artificial sugar because it makes me feel like i need it just like the sugar made me feel. Everywhere I go its around but slowly the desire for it is decreasing. I just think do you want to feel sick again? I make sure i take something to take the place of it, then i don't feel so bad refusing it.
current weight: 160.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,610) Posts: 6 1/23/14 4:22 P
Ok, so not doing so well. I made some buttercream frosting, ate a cup and threw the rest out. The guilt made me sick to my stomach, but not enough to throw it up. I drank 16 oz of water to help get it out of my system. I really need help. yes, I am an emotional sweet eater.
current weight: 182.9
Fitness Minutes: (25) Posts: 62 1/22/14 8:22 P
My name is Meri. I've been sugar free for over two weeks. I feel much better. Working on getting off artificial sweeteners now. One day at a time.
current weight: 160.0
Fitness Minutes: (50) Posts: 1 1/22/14 4:23 P
Hey I'm Sarah and I've just gone 19. I am completely ADDICTED to sugar and even though I don't want to lose weight I want to get fit and healthy so that I don't have problems i later life :) My only problem is I have depression and I eat sweet things when I'm done so I am going to find this very hard :/
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Fitness Minutes: (1,610) Posts: 6 1/22/14 4:02 P
Hi, I am 56, weigh 182, today, yesterday I weighed 185. I am post menopausal and have an inactive Thyroid, so I take meds for that. My sweet tooth is out of control. I hope with Spark People I can lose weight and keep it off. My Cholesterol is high and though not diabetic, very close to it.
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