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5/9/12 12:56 A

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Yehaaaawww! Is that a battle cry? The dog's name is Cookie, she is 10 years old. I inherited her from my daughter.

I haven't done too bad these past two days. The afternoons are hardest for me. I had to hit the can of pineapple I had stashed in the pantry yesterday. Fruit seems to help when I get one of those cravings that seem to send me soaring out of control. I still eat too many carbs, according the nutrition report. Also, too much salt. I have noticed that if I can't eat something sweet I tend to go for something salty. Got any ideas on how to help with that? Maybe I had better just concentrate on the sugar for now.

Thanks.

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5/7/12 1:08 P

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Hi PMoore615
I like your picture of the sweet little dog. | have three dogs as well although none of them are small. I also have a sugar addiction which works against me. I too have made some changes in sugar consumption but it took me a long line of very small steps. I had to take it hour by hour and fight the craving at first. Now I can make it through 2 or 3 days without the craving hitting me. I found it very similar to the cravings I had after I quit smoking. Today I have been tobacco free for 19 years but only cake free since yesterday. Today I have a nice round orange cooling in my fridge for when I want a sweet bite later on. And I have some lovely looking peaches waiting for after supper.

Do not be too hard on yourself. Take one tiny step at a time.
Lets hear your battle cry.


At the end of the day, be able to look back and say "I did my best today."

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5/7/12 12:54 P

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Not sure how to use this method yet so I hope you all get this. I want to say I appreciate all the positive feedback and excellent advice! Thanks!

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5/7/12 12:47 P

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Yes, thx! emoticon

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5/7/12 11:09 A

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Getting started this morning was a little slow, my blood sugar was 57! Soo first thing I had to EAT something, luckily I had enough sense about me to grab a banana! and hubs made me an omelet withtfresh eggs mushrooms, chees and freash from the garden asparagus.!

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5/7/12 8:58 A

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Girlfriend I used eat a dozen sugar cookies at a time. I now just have one after dinner. This being said, "If I can do it so can you." We are all here to help when you need it. I started out just cutting one cookie out. That took about 3 weeks until I knew I could cut out the second cookie. It took about 6 months untill I could just eat the one.

Today is the frist day of the rest of your life make it count.


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5/7/12 7:51 A

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I don't have much of a sugar addiction that I have to deal w/ but I do have major issues w/ motivation and staying encouraged in my health program and I just just wanted to say that Sparkpeople has more things to share w/ me to keep me on the right track than I ever dreamed it'd have and the people are super friendly and want to help! So Good Luck in your endeavors....YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! :)

You can scream, yell, shout, cry, whimper, grunt, bleed, puke and pass out. JUST DON'T QUIT!


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5/7/12 7:20 A

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emoticon to the team and challenge. I would recommend if you have struggled in the past to set very small goals that you can easily achieve. You may not be able to cut out all the sugar in the first week maybe you can give up 1 sweet and once you are successful ad another one to eliminate.
One step at a time one day at a time will keep you moving on the journey to better health.

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5/7/12 2:10 A

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HI and welcome to the challenge



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5/7/12 12:28 A

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So the walls needed some new texture anyway, right?
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5/6/12 11:27 P

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I am here for the same reasons everyone else is.... I have a sugar addiction that I just can't seem to shake. I have tried the meetings, but I am not very outspoken so once I slipped and started gaining... I just slipped right on out the door and of course, that caused depression and gaining back what I had lost. I am not sure about this talking via the internet.... never have done it before so I am a little nervous. But from what I have read everyone seems very supportive and helpful. I believe that is what I have missed out on before. So here I am... However, I may be climbing the walls by this time tomorrow without my sugar fix!! emoticon

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