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11/1/13 11:10 A

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Not a problem. Let us know anytime you need anything. I also encourage you to blog, it really helps to get all those thoughts on paper and realizing your not the only one who goes through this ! I wasn't going t keep any candy last night, but me and son started sorting through the good stuff. lol I didn't purchase chocolate because I couldn't have kept my hands from it.

I dont keep candy in house because of self control too. This time I didn't eat any (just the gum I wanted) and after all kids were gone, I took the large bowl and put it on fridge. Out of site for me. They can get it when they want and as long as it isn't in my daily path I won't have those urges now. I've gone long enough without sweets I don't want those cravings back. I'll save myself for the really good stuff (dinner theater tomorrow night and I'll have their desert I can only get once every 3 months).

Always save those calories for the extra special stuff. I broke down the day we bought the candy and had a bite of a twizler and decided it really wasn't that good afterall and threw the rest away. I have a hard time throwing away food, but had to learn I'm not cleaning plates anymore.

I grew up with that issue ........ clean your plate. Something I've battled for years. I taught my kids to serve small portions so they don't waste it and go back for seconds (seldom on table with us, usually left on counter) if they are still hungry.

It sounds like you're starting out really well !! Keep going, it's a lifestyle and something we all have to remember is we are only given one body in life and we are the ones who have to maintain it or deal with the consequences . I'm watching this with my family and don't want to walk down that road.


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11/1/13 7:17 A

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Thank you for the info. I will look into that today. I actually did well with all the candy around me yesterday. I didn't get home last night until after dark. So, I marched to a 1/2 sitcom with arm pumping. If I didn't mention it before, I'm getting back into exercising again. I'm actually a little sore in my behind and quads. This is really cool, by signing up I already feel accountable. I would have felt like I let everyone (and myself) down, had I not done some of the 1/2hr walk a day that I set as a goal. Thanks for the idea of the cheerios. I'll try that. Oh yeah, I have recorded my breakfast and took the time to put together a healthy lunch with lots of veggies and 3oz of chicken. Oh, I do consider myself lucky to live in a warm climate. I've done the snow stuff and decided a long time ago-I Don't Like It. But I was very active back then and would do it anyway. I'd have so many layers I could barely walk but I did it. And it sounds like you will too. Again, thank you.

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10/31/13 3:21 P

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Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge

That is the name of the group. I can't slowly wean myself like some others can, I have to do all or nothing and it isn't easy. It is doable though. Took me many false starts until I had the correct mental mind set to do it. I can get away with honey nut cheerios and measure out 1/2 cup to snack on.

Be sure to weigh and measure out if you get that candy !! If you track it first on the Sparks tracker and see all the calories, that actually helps to get your mind to seeing all those wasted calories.

I'm small enough that I have to be very mindful of everything I eat or I don't have much to eat to stay within calories. I've learned to be picky. If I want chocolate, it's going to be the really good stuff. I've never liked dark chocolate, but learned a few weeks ago that I can have 3-4 of the dark chocolate coverd goji berries and that is all I need. It's so rich that I don't need anything else.

You can do this. Consider yourself lucky, I'm in MO. and it's been rainy for 3 days and getting cold. I just want to hibernate in the winter !! The gym is my only savior.


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10/31/13 3:05 P

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Oh, Thank you for writing back. Ok, so 21/2 wks huh? Boy, that is going to be hard. I'm sure you're right about the walking. With weather getting cooler ( i live in Fl) and not too cold, I will not have the winter as an excuse to not get out and walk. Just bought a sm note pad to keep track of what I put in my mouth. It's funny that I get the motivation to do this on one of the biggest candy holidays. I've been surounded by candy all day, but I been really good. Two tooties pop and handful of candy corn. Health breakfast and lunch. Luckly the rest is mini candy bars which believe or not, I've never had a problem with or liked. I was just checking for errors and read what I wrote about it's going to be hard (giving up sweets), I wrote with the confidence that I WILL try it. Just taking baby steps.

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10/31/13 10:57 A

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Welcome ! You've lost it before so you know you can do it again ! The sugar is the one thing that pulls me under every time so I completely agree. There is also a team for breaking that sugar cycle (I'll try to find the name and post it).

My biggest thing is I have to stop all the cookies/candies/ cakes/donuts, etc. The obvious stuff for 2 1/2 weeks before I can get back into control. It's usually the hardest couple of weeks of my life. I seriously get the jitters (like an addict), and become moody. After the 2 1/2 weeks, I feel SO MUCH better and can walk by the treats without having the compulsion that I have to have it. At this time I also have to stop ALL fast food. I realized that there is so much sugar in fast food it was making me crave it terribly.

Be sure to track all your food (again, this is the only thing I can do to keep from over eating) and I track it before I eat it. In the mornings or night before works well. Makes me stay accountable to myself easier.

Starting the 30 minutes a day is a great idea, within a week or so your energy will come back and you'll be happy you did it. Amazing what exercise can do for us.

I do have days I don't eat enough and have to grab something before bedtime . Tracking will also help you with this.





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10/31/13 10:34 A

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I've looked at this sight for almost a year. I had dropped 15 lbs. but now I'm back in the dating scene I've put 6 back on and feel like a beached whale. I don't have as energy and frankly I'm sore most of the time. I just need to get back on track. I eat very healthy foods but I don't think I eat enough. My biggest problem is suger. I love candy and Blue Bell cookies and cream icecream. I joined so I could be accountable to something. My first challeng is to walk 30 min a day. I'll keep you posted. Oh yeah, I'm only 4'11" and 157lbs. Not healthy

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