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3/30/14 4:12 P

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don't think i'll see any hfcs today at home. little sugar in little piece of 72% chocolate.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/29/14 11:07 P

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suspect I had hfc in peanut butter ball yesterday. don't think I saw any today.
looks like when the cat is away the mice don't play :)

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/29/2014 (23:09)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,253
3/27/14 8:15 P

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don't think I saw hfcs today.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,253
3/27/14 12:27 A

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ate nothing sweet at wedding, but you never know.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/27/2014 (20:15)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/25/14 10:06 P

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I'm good today, only whole food ingredients!

No day but today ...
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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,253
3/25/14 8:53 P

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none today

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,253
3/24/14 9:31 P

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very OK. Have a good time.

i don't think I eat hfcs. the only sugar I know about on a regular basis is my small square of ark chocolate. I get my sugar from (too much) fruit and milk. Wednesday night is a wedding, so I don't know what i'll be eating.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/24/2014 (21:33)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/24/14 7:51 P

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Need to read those labels-most of what I eat is pretty much fresh veggies and fruit but there are a few packaged items on my menu that I will have to look a little closer at the labels.

Dee--- Georgia USA

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People say God is their co-pilot...fortunately, I know how I drive so I have made Him my pilot. It seems the wiser choice.


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3/24/14 6:06 P

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This is definitely something I need to do, I am sure I am going to be shocked when I start looking properly at the ingredients!!

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3/24/14 4:58 P

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I should check my hot dog label, but other than that I've been on real food and good dark chocolate today, so that's my good start!

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3/24/14 12:49 P

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Will have to train my dh to read labels - he does the grocery shopping right now. Have been trying to get him to change some of his eating habits, but he enjoys certain foods with certain things, and it is not easy to break him of that habit.

Sugar is a BIG issue, and my gdaughter is fructose intolerant, so I have been trying to buy things with less sugar, but it doesn't always happen.

This challenge will get me back into that habit.



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You have not failed until you quit trying!!


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3/24/14 10:31 A

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I love granola with greek yogurt for breakfast. Recently I decided to make my own granola. Here is a basic recipe. You can add dried fruit, switch up the nuts, add honey instead of molasses, etc. I'm on a budget so it changes each time I make it. Still not the healthiest, but MUCH healthier than most store bought granolas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/317907/low-
fat-granola?czone=e¢er=155850&gall
ery=155707&slide=236281

Does anyone else have a good granola recipe or favorite healthy brand?



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3/24/14 10:13 A

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This morning when I was making lunch I noticed HFCS in the list if ingredients in bread and butter pickles. I skipped the pickle on my sandwich today.

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3/23/14 5:45 P

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That's cool! Do you have a recipe for the ketchup?

L.

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3/23/14 5:19 P

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I switched to homemade clean ketchup, homemade condiments to avoid hidden sugar.Not eating processed food really helps.

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Hello all!

Bottom line: Sugar, well too much refined sugar, sucrose, fructose, etc. is not good for you! And it's in just about everything these days! It's important to check labels before buying and ingesting!local paper. Intake of too much sugar, and especially items with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) can be detrimental to my body and my diet. More so than I even knew way back then.

We cannot stop the barrage of chocolate and other sweet delectables that flood the market every perceived holiday but we CAN take control and win the war for ourselves, our health and our bodies. This weeks MC is to keenly watch the amount of refined sugar, fructose, glucose & HFCS that we ingest into our bodies. It's in much, much more than just chocolate & other sweet stuff.

Now, and here's the tricky part, HFCS can be lurking in places that you might not realize they are. For instance there is loads of HCFS in canned sodas (we broke that cycle 2 weeks ago, yes?), in breakfast cereals, in ketchup and in snack bars & power bars. So, your MC is to read labels & choose wisely!

For 5 days out of the 7 this MC is in effect, make a substitution of a healthy snack when you find too much HFCS, refined sugar, glucose or fructose in a food that you might otherwise have eaten had you not been paying attention.

Report in this Forum exactly where you are finding the hidden sugar in your diet and what substitution you made so that it can help us all!!!

Also, did you know that refined sugar is THE number one offender in causing 'belly fat'? Ewwww....and we just finished all those crunches! Don't let all that work go to waste!

Read this one page SP article about sugar substitutions: tinyurl.com/2ztmmr

Read more about HCFS and why it's harmful: tinyurl.com/pnz36

Read about breakfast cereal scams & how much sugar there really IS in the morning staple:
tinyurl.com/32w78g

Don't forget to get your 3 points EACH for reading the articles.....above all, have fun with this and enjoy your week.

FYI: I am going to be traveling out of the country when it's time to post the next Challenge, for the week of March 31-April 6th, so I'm going to load it up now and when I get back in town on the following Tues, I'll move it up to the 2nd Sticky. :D So on that week, you'll find the MC just below the Sticky's for a day. Ok by you?

Hugs ya'll and remember to Say No to HFCS!

L.

"Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things." -Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor

"Do or do not. There is not try." - Yoda, Jedi Master

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has a genius in it!" - Goethe


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