I am also a Monkey See, Monkey Do. What a great way to realize what you are doing. I never thought of it like that till you posted it, whoever that was way down the list. Thank you for that simple comment.
current weight: 164.5
Fitness Minutes: (11,969) Posts: 1,079 3/7/13 9:29 A
Joined just now. Haven't received an e-mail yet, so I don't know what's waiting for me with this challenge but as I've never been able to ditch the sugar on my own, I'm praying that this challenge is the answer!
I join officially about 2-3 months ago, but was not serious about it. I started again last week. I have to say I am deep into the denial phase. I keep procrastinating on the start of the "detox" and convince myself that tomorrow is a new day and I will do better.
I feel encouraged that you guys have made it past the cravings and have lived to tell about it.
Yesterday is history Tomorrow is a mystery Today is a gift... that is why they call it THE PRESENT
I was eating sugar free jello pudding. They say watch the toppings, specifically Cool Whip. The article I read says the the Cool Whip may tend to be over done. YUP tis true with me! At last my pudding is all gone and I now have to decide what to eat , more pudding without the Cool Whip , or just find something new. I, too, am a Monkey See , Monkey Do..
from Pattie's Pearls of Wisdom.. 1. Barbie is a doll not a goal, 2. Treat your body like a temple not an amusement park, 3. Blowing out another person's candle won't make yours shine any brighter....GB all ...
I just started this challenge today also. I find I am a "monkey see - monkey do" type person when it comes to sweets. When I see someone else eating something good I think I have to have it too. I am trying to mentally plan ahead because I know that tomorrow there will be donuts in the breakroom. I also have trouble in the evenings so this week I decided to jump on the treadmill to get my mind off it and I watch TV from there instead of the recliner. So far it seems to be working ( and my legs don't hurt at night as much as they used to).
Hi there! Yep, Capecodlight, I have a very similar pattern. I just started this challenge today. I live alone every other week when the kids are with their dad, this is usually when I tend to give in to my sugar temptations.
I have been working on slaying the sugar dragon for many, many years. I am happy to tell you it gets easier. Sugar doesn't control me like it did when I was younger. My craving are less intense and I find I CAN walk away from unplanned treats most of the time. It's a process, and we all heal and develop healthy habits at our own pace. Keep fighting for what you want- freedom from sugar.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou
Fitness Minutes: (50,299) Posts: 3,094 2/24/13 8:07 A
I signed up for the Challenge last week but didn't really "join" until yesterday. I have detoxed from sugar before, but this time I am hoping to learn more about what fuels my addiction and how to manage it better once I detox. So far, I have started brushing my teeth right after dinner again, which really has helped me not night graze for sugary things. A big challenge comes tonight when I will be alone for the next few days. These are my worst times. I have to learn how to be accountable to myself and not just "be good" when around others. Anyone have a similar pattern? Good luck everyone!
"This too shall pass."
Pounds lost: 55.0
Fitness Minutes: (932) Posts: 4 2/19/13 9:23 A
Like any addiction, awareness of the situation can help us prep for them. Now is a great time to think about situations where temptation occurs and plan for how to handle them.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Good for you! I feel the same way. I think you have to go through detox/withdrawals from the sweets just like any other drug. it takes time but the " highs "you get from eating healthy and exercising take over. We just have to stay focused and keep reminding ourselves how good we feel without the sweets!
I will not get diabetes, sleep apnea or another obesity related illness due to my lack of willpower or weakness over food. I am STRONG in mind, body and spirit!
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (91,232) Posts: 6,522 1/10/13 11:17 A
It's been 10 days since I had had any sweet. I don't even crave sweets like I used to. Today at work, A co-worker brought in 4 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I was not even tempted to grab one. I am just not as interested in sweets anymore. I have read that after awhile you do start to crave them and I really think that is true for me.
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