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9/5/16 10:28 A

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This is my first post. I'm a life-long sugar/carb addict and struggle to get through one day without diving into something I later regret. Last night it was cereal as a late night snack and that triggered further cravings. There was one really outrageous sweet in the house. Ain't no mo. If it's in the house, the sugar monster in me will find it and eat it.

Last year, upon a challenge and pact with my hubby, I achieved the goal of clean eating with very few cheats, for about 2 months. That was the most difficult challenge I've ever faced. In my life. How pathetic, but I was sooo proud of myself.

I've even gone to sugar addicts (sort of Al-Anon) meetings but it did nothing. I don't know what I hope to get out of this confession, but I'm sick and tired of being enslaved and am going to try, once again, to eat clean and lean for a healthier me. Thanks for listening and good wishes to all you who do battle with this addiction. - CA

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9/2/16 2:20 A

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I started this challenge today and fell off it by noon... goo figure... but am back on the wagon tomorrow... am determined to beat this by the end of september just in time to visit my aunt who is a great fat of sugar treats... that will be a real test

Bev

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4/17/16 1:24 P

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I fell off it on Friday but got back on Saturday. Someone brought us cookie at work when we were super busy. It was nice for them to give us a stress treat, but I have a weakness for cookies that I will overcome in time.

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3/21/16 7:14 A

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My sugar cravings weren't out of control, and I have to admit this challenge hasn't been that hard for me. However, I haven't faced many trials. Since I don't work anymore, I don't have to face the sugar gauntlet in the lunchroom, and I live alone, so there are no sweets in the house unless I put them there, and I don't.

Hopefully, no one will gift me with any candy at Easter, but if they do, we'll see how I handle it. That's one food I can't get rid of by giving it to the dogs!

What this world needs is a new kind of army � the army of the kind. ~Cleveland Amory


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6/7/14 11:33 A

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been without sugary treats 5 months( since jan. 1) the last two days had to travel 1200 miles and didnt have very good choices on what i could eat in a hurry. we kept moving. at hotel we ate waffles with only syrup they had. i thought sure the sugary syrup would kill me but i didnt even notice. it didnt seem sweet and i didnt crave other sweets. thank goodness. trucking on, back to good eating as soon as i got home.

keep on trucking
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6/7/14 9:24 A

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Food Hangover is exactly right! Hubby and I used to chow down on chips in front of the telly every Saturday night. I always felt awful on Sunday morning. Felt soooo much better when I stopped doing that!

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6/7/14 6:48 A

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I had a similar issue. Had a small bowl of ice cream with blueberries on Monday evening. All week long I've battled cravings for sugar. Maybe drinking more water will help.

I also connect with the food hangover phrase. emoticon

Being overweight is hard.
Losing weight is hard.
Maintaining your weight is hard.

Choose your hard.


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6/6/14 6:01 P

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I'm loving the phrase "food hangover" as well. I'm going to borrow that for future use...lol!

Hang in there! Better days are coming...just keep pushing! emoticon

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.


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5/12/14 6:04 P

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Don't kick yourself too hard -- we've all been there and done that. Important thing is to get back on program as soon as possible and try to learn something that may help next time.


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JEFFSCOGIRL's Photo JEFFSCOGIRL Posts: 98
5/12/14 4:43 P

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Food hangover! Ha! I have one of those today too! And my pants? Way too tight today.

Hopefully we can both stay ON the wagon for the rest of the week. Good luck! :)

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5/12/14 1:05 P

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I'm right there with ya! Told myself for Mother's Day, I would treat myself to a 1/2 dessert from the buffet table but that triggered the monster and off I went! Didn't stop til my head hit the pillow. SO hard! Today, back on the wagon but feel like I'm in a sugar fog- like a food hangover. OW!

Slow and steady wins the race!


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JEFFSCOGIRL's Photo JEFFSCOGIRL Posts: 98
5/12/14 12:52 P

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I wouldn't say I was actually on the no-sugar wagon. It's more like I was off the all-sugar-all-the-time wagon for two weeks and then blamo! I jumped back on that wagon. :(

I've been doing so well - not grazing at work, only having small amounts of sugar for dessert after dinner (if any at all). Then I allowed myself to have a Twix on Friday and I've been CRAVING sugar all weekend. Sunday I made my super-secret recipe brownies for a friend for Mother's Day and could NOT stop eating them (do not fear - the friend happens to be living with us currently, and it being her first Mother's Day away from her son, I figured I'd make her something extra special. She ate as many as I did...). I brought the leftovers to work today, but all I can think about today is

SUGAR AND CHOCOLATE.

Sigh.

I'm doing my best to drink lots of water and snack on healthy stuff. It's just a struggle today.

Who knew a little sugar on Friday could lead to this?!?! Yikes!

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