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7/21/15 8:03 P

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getting home from work is when old bad habits set it. Starting to eat good, then a snack goes bad and then a nap cause of the carbs. I need to get into a new way of coping with the cravings. Any idea]s?

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My goal is to continue to not binge or overeat. Most of my bingeing starts from snacking on highly processed foods, usually when I'm not hungry and for comfort (anxiety) or out of boredom and I'm working on ending both. Best wishes!

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I'm excited to join this team! I know my sugar cravings/sweet tooth aren't as bad as they could be, but I also know I need to work on them! I crave sweets when I'm tired or really stressed. I can sometimes refrain, but other times (like this week...) I struggle SO much. I really want to set a better example for my kids and also control my weight better, so this is probably the place to start for me!

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I crave sugar every afternoon when my energy level is at it's lowest. It helps give me the extra umph to get through the rest of the day and makes me feel happy.

Unfortunately it is not good for my tryglyceride levels which are too high.

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I was so excited to see this challenge. I certainly have a hard time with sweets, especially once they are in the house. I try not to buy them to often! It will be great to see how everyone else is doing with their challenge and and ideas shared to overcome the "sweet tooth" attacks.

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Nights are the hardest for me too!

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You sound very much like me. Nights are really bad for me because I need to be doing something with my hands. I tend to go to food when I am stressed as well or after fighting with my husband. Food has become my friend and comfort for so long.

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What brings you to this challenge?
I am wanting to take control back of my body from my cravings. Far too long have I lost control of my body to cravings and eating sweets. I am tired of always drinking soda and want to cut it out of my routine

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
By the end of these 4 weeks I hope to have acquired the tools , knowledge and support to tackle my cravings head on and manage them.

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This is day 2 of week 1 for me. I can see from the discussions, we are all struggling with this addiction. I agree sugar is in so much. I am not trying to do 100% off refined sugars but need a major change. I guess it is an addiction just like cigarettes, alcohol or other...major change. Change is not always easy. I did ok last night...we'll cross our fingers for all of us to have a successful 4th - especially with all of the cook-outs and other events going on. Hang in there...together we can succeed. Road is not always easy and may be some ups and downs, but we can do this.

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Reading thru some of the posts. Nights are the hardest for me & if I am over-stressed, excessively tired, my go to food :(

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6/30/15 10:28 A

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I agree Grandie..nights are tough for me too. Wish there was a switch to shut the sugar cravings off !!! I have to constantly remind myself not to reach for something sweet. My goal is Natural sweets only (like fruit). No refined sugars if I can help it.

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My goal this week is to reduce my sugar at night. I will try not to eat anything after 9, and drink water. Since the nights are the hardest for me, this will be a real challenge

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6/27/15 5:43 P

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Thanks Christie and Kelley for the responses. It is amazing how hidden sugar is in everything! Some canned veggies have sugar....what? Why?
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Reading labels for hidden refined sugar has been an eye opening experience for me I never realized how many names there are for
sugar. I am trying to cut out mostly refined sugar. It is difficult but just after a couple days I'm already not focusing on it. I think the food labels sent me into shock

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Hi Fran....Personally I'm trying to stay as much away from sugar (refined) as I can right now. I allow myself fruit though. I'm still at that point where I need something sweet after dinner so I figure fruit should do the trick for now. Boy....what a deal. It's really hard and I do have to concentrate or it's gonna get the best of me.
Hang in there....you (and I) can do this. In the long run it's gonna be one of the best things we ever did for ourselves.
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I see that a lot of new people have joined this group recently. What goals do you guys have? Are you doing 100% sugar free? I am working toward 5 days out of 7 sugar free. When I try to do the 100% I struggle with focusing on the sugar too much. Just curious how others are working this challenge.
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So far so good here too......no email. Maybe we don't have to have the email anymore????

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Day 3 so far so good, although hard! still no email regarding challenge :-\

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Successfulred I took that assessment too and I knew I was out of control. Have you received an email with a week one action step? I haven't.

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I took the assessment from week one and realize how out of control I am. I worry about getting too much sugar (snacking on Hersheys dark choc. kisses) but that doesn't stop me from grabbing the chocolate. Yikes.

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Hi Fran, thanks this is hard one for me too. Sugar is always around with grandkids but hoping to change that along my journey.

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Kelley I joined a couple days ago and haven't received any email from a team leader yet. Not sure what is wrong. Good luck with cutting out the sugar. Hard one for me!
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Hi I joined yesterday but didn't receive an email. I am gramma to 3 and their live in Nanny so sugars an issue for me. This week I am going to not eat any freeze pops (107 today) or candy. Wish me luck, and good luck to all

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Hi Fran and Kathleen......I truly hope we can all find some kind of solution for our sugar addictions. People really don't understand how hard it is to kick this habit (in my humble opinion). The feeling I have when I binge and have to get up in the morning to face myself is just awful. I'm giving this my best shot and hope to stay in touch!
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CRISPME AND FRAN641 --I am new here as of today!

Also had a terrible binge week and went up over 10 pounds!!!! emoticon Thought I was ready to be able to portion out my goodies too---NOT!

Total binge week and I am tired of my 'hand to mouth ' disease! I hope we can get some resolution and help here to get a handle on our yoyo of weight gain/loss!

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CRISPME today is my first day too. I am such a sugar junky. I go for spells avoiding the sugar then I give myself permission to have "a little"... LOL that begins the chasing of the tail. Hopefully doing a challenge will motivate me to work harder at this. I do have to avoid the constant recipes on FB and Pinterest. Take care everyone.


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Joining today trying to get a handle on this sweet issue I have. Why can I not get past this? I can go weeks without sweets and then I always end up binging on sweet I can get my hands on. I make myself sooooo mad!! Hopefully here I can at least start to understand this thing!!!!

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Giving up bread, granola bars, cereal this week. And of course candy cookies ice cream

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Patricia,
I am in the same "boat" as you are. My last visit my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic, put me on a "sugar" pill and told me that if I did not drop some weight the next step would be diabetes. I started this challenge less than a week ago and I am having a hard time with the sugar withdrawals. I am not going "cold turkey" as I tried that in the past and was unable to work as my withdrawals made me so ill. Sugar is definitely my downfall too so maybe we can partner together and be accountable to each other. What do you think?

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I am also wanting to cut out sweets. Is anyone in this team still active? It used to be great support. I hope it still is

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Hi! I decided to cut down on the sweets to lose weight and for a healthier lifestyle. I am starting a journal today of what sweets I eat and how often.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31 DeterminedRuth


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Hi all! Just generally trying to cut back on fat and sugar. I have a huge weakness for sodas because I love the bubbles! Sparkling water just doesn't meet the challenge. And, since sodas are my beginning of a slippery slope, they need to go. Here goes nothing!
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My soda habit is a big issue. Dr. Pepper is my nemesis! I tend to have a very erratic appetite so I tend to drink more than I eat. It's cold, refreshing, tastes great, and keeps my blood sugar up during my work shift when I can't snack. I've struggled with hypoglycemia my whole life. Juice would be a better option than soda. I could start bringing juice to work and keeping it in the fridge. I have been making an effort to switch to lemonade where I can have a little more self control.

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Hi.......My name is Patricia and I was informed at my yearly Physical Exam last week, that I am Pre-diabetic. I am currently testing my blood 3X/day and will do so until I see my Primary Doctor in 6 months. Sugar is definitely my downfall and I need to get control of it. I do believe in doing things in moderation, but I may have to get even more strict when it comes to sugar intake.
I am very open to ideas and appreciate advice.

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Hi, all! I am diabetic (type 2) and overweight by at least 50 pounds. My sugar habits are out of control FOR SURE (the quiz says OUT OF CONTROL and I know it ...)



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Hi everyone. I just decided to take this challenge. I love sweet stuff and often eat more than I should. I used to just not buy it at the store, but with a husband and two young children around, I cannot just think of myself. I need to find ways to make healthier choices and to curb the craving for sweet things, or at least how to moderate what I eat. I am a situational consumer according to the quiz. I don't know what a sugar detox is either. Would love to know.

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Day 1:

Assess your current sugar habits - You Have Situational Struggles with Sugar. What is a Sugar Detox ??

List the reasons why you want to cut back: I'm Pre-Diabetic and overweight by 50#s.

Tracking commencing today . . .

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I just started this a few days ago. it is helping already. I still struggle a bit with soda. I will get there!

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emoticon of this challenge. Baby steps I think is what is needed to conquer this habit.



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I think this is a great idea. Sugar has no value for us. I'm just hooked on it right now. Donuts will be gone forever soon from my diet. I drink tea and with honey, but I realize that also feeds my sugar addiction. So I found a combination of teas that I have drunk for a few days with no honey because I didn't buy any! I had bought Agave, but when we ran out of that, I think I've decided to really try to drink herbal tea with no sweetner. The Acai Berry and Chamomile worked well for me. See I need something in my hands when I'm at home, and it helps and is better than donuts!

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If I drink a glass of water and make myself wait five to fifteen minutes, which is hard and I stopped thus gaining, it helps reduce that gnawing hunger feeling. It helps me feel that I have some control and can make a better decision about what to eat or even whether to eat.

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My mother-in-law to be is underweight. Doc says donuts are good for her. I'm not so sure about that, but we're doing it. I've gained 20 pounds on her donut diet. Just one here and there. Now, it has to be NO DONUTS EVER for me. I began this last year, but I've tripped up. Seeing this challenge, hopefully I'll get some team support. Other people think it's unimportant I guess. It's a great idea, right?

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I notice that I tend to eat sweets when I'm bored, so I'm going to try to avoid sugar unless I pre-planned it into my day. I'm also going to start knitting again because it gives me something to do with my hands.

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So far, so good. I turn down offer of a candy bar and pizza today. I still think about it though.

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Simple goals this week. Work through the steps of the challenge. Be mindful.

Toss my candy/cookies/etc. Done!

Finish reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, relevant because it's helping me understand the science behind my sugar addiction. Done!

I've identified some of my trigger events: fatigue, hunger, depression, frustration, and sometimes just seeing sweets. Wasn't thinking about sugary foods until I spotted that cheesecake; now it's been on my mind all day.

I was surprised to discover one of my trigger foods. I made a packet soup with rice noodles, added peas and a scallion and some frozen mixed veggies and leftover roast pork, sorta between ramen and pho, kinda. Very tasty, but an hour later, I wanted to faceplant in the sugar jar. I think that my body responds to ANY highly refined carb as if it's sugar. I wonder if I'd have had the same reaction if the rice noodles had been whole brown rice instead? I'm not likely to give up my faux pho noodle soup, but I might need to think of it as dessert instead of a viable meal.

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Yeah down hill slope! I am doing good and found out one of my triggers. After working hard, I get tired and hungry. It is also a time when I crave more sweets. I need to figure out a healthy way to get through this hard time. Has anyone seen an article that might discuss this issue, or have an healthy idea. Thanks

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Here's why sugary foods are so addictive & even tho fruit contains Fructose and is sweet it is still a better alternative.

www.mindfood.com/article/how-fructos
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I have just joined this challenge. I think it will be interesting to see how much sugar is really in my diet. I guess at this point I am ready to face this head on. Funny how scary the truth can be.


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I am starting this challenge today. I am at home today and it is easier since I do not keep sweets in the house. Tomorrow will be the true test, there are always thoughtful coworkers bringing junk in to eat.

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On day 2! I hate the cravings! So far I am doing good just trying not to think about SWEETS. I drinking more water, and I also drinking a detox herbal tea at lunch time seeing if it will help. My problem is my kid! Mom you want this Mom can I eat this Mom can we get cookies....ugh I can do this!

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first day of this challenge. After lunch my mouth waters for something sweet and it is on my mind a lot. In the evenings it is hard to not want something sweet and would probably help a lot in the cavity department when going to the dentist to stop the sugar. When I get tired it really kicks in. maybe a short nap would be a better option to try for a few minutes. emoticon

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I have a severe sugar addiction. Really makes me mad. As the vicious cycle goes, the more I eat, the more I want, so how do you actually stop without going into sugar shock..lol. I am going to try eliminating sugar again from my diet. Did it for over a year and I lost a lot of weight. Added it back in my diet and I started to spin out of control.

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I need to focus on my sugar habit...i was doing well for awhile, then...all it took was one donut then another..At my job...someone is always bringing in donuts, candy, all those nasty sugary treats that are hard to stop at one piece! I need to learn to leave it behind..and not to mindlessly pop it into my mouth...

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Day 3 of a new diet and I am down 2kg
(not as great as it sounds because I had put on about 7.5 kg over about 3 weeks)


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I am doing this challenge along with the Healthy Habit Reset Challenge. So Day 6 of the "other" challenge is:

Today, take stock of how much time you waste on social media and other websites. Could that time be better spent in a more productive way to get you closer to your goals? Stop Procrastinating Your Goals!

I do spend time on SP in the AM, and find I lose time better spent in fitness. I like you all, but today, this is my last post!

Off to plan my 60 min run! Stop blogging, stop looking for that motivation and just do it!

MB
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I am running from dementia. I exercise to save my brain.
My motto in life: I am not lost, I am exploring. ~Jana Stanfield

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Hero HM, 10/19/2014 2:34:27
Hero 10K, 10/13/2013 1:07:51
Space Race 5K, 09/21/2014 30:56
Fall Frolic 4M, 11/02/2014 41:07

Asheville, NC 1st HM, March 16th, 2014.




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4/25/15 11:38 A

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I just started this challenge today. According to the assessment I am a complete sugar junkie! I will try my best with this challenge.

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4/24/15 10:45 P

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I learned a lot from week 1. Mainly that my problem is after dinner. I think it is a mix of boredom and the winding down stress from work. At least I am finding the patterns and learning the bad habits. I am excited to continue on the challenge and learn even more.

~~Chelsea~~~
I am RESOLUTE to use portion control and choose healthy foods. I will track my food daily! I will plan my fitness and stick with what is planned.
I am RENEGADE against my own excuses. I will not give in to them and push forward toward my goals. I will not let me pull myself down or stop my progress.
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4/24/15 6:59 P

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My goal for this challenge is to reclaim control over my food choices, lose the 10 lbs that I have added since January. The winter blues hit me hard. This will put me back to maintenance weight.

The worst time of day for me begins at 4pm and lasts till I am stuffed. I go to bed full every night. Not good. It's time to break the cycle with all of you and your support.

MB
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I am running from dementia. I exercise to save my brain.
My motto in life: I am not lost, I am exploring. ~Jana Stanfield

PRs
Hero HM, 10/19/2014 2:34:27
Hero 10K, 10/13/2013 1:07:51
Space Race 5K, 09/21/2014 30:56
Fall Frolic 4M, 11/02/2014 41:07

Asheville, NC 1st HM, March 16th, 2014.




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4/20/15 7:11 A

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After having lost a huge amount of weight, I have gained about 20 pounds back. My goal is to lose 10 pounds and bet back to 150 pounds. I went over a year with absolutely no sugar and it was amazing. Then I started bringing it back in slowly. I can't eat a lot of sugar because it makes me physically sick but even the little amounts I have make me feel not so good. Today is the start of my new healthy living...gotta get back on track.

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4/12/15 9:52 P

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Tomorrow morning I begin my journey! I have major sugar addictions that have spiraled out of control! My first major weight loss goal is to lose 50 pounds, my second is 100 pounds. I am taking it 10 pounds at a time! Here we go!

Today is my day!


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4/12/15 9:42 P

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after progressive steps up in weight recently, I am now ready to start the downward weightloss journey.

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4/12/15 1:43 P

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Just finished week one, and what has helped me is having dental work and the inability to eat anything but super soft foods! This has given me a jump start on not eating my go to Mentos and midgee tooties rolls. Even though I eat in moderation I need to not rely on any foods for my emotional eating and look to other activities. I will go back to taking a small walk or read an inspirational saying, dusting, anything to get over that craving. Moving onward!!

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4/11/15 6:55 P

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I'm almost finished my first week. I've been blogging about my food and sweets. I'm a sugaraholic. Through blogging I've been looking more at the emotional relationship between sweets and my emotions. I've had some break throughs. As of know I'm eating some sweets outright, and using no sugar supplements such as xyletol, steveia, & splenda. I'm afraid of having rebounds if I don't allow myself to have some type of special treat.

Peace, BerryZona


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4/11/15 3:49 P

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This week I tried to jump right into taming my sweet tooth to no avail! I know why I want to eliminate as much sugar from my diet: (1) Eliminating sugar has helped so much in weight loss in the past; (2) I want to increase my energy level; (3) Eating sweets and carbs of any kind puts me to sleep; however, this week, whenever I started feeling bad because I hadn't had any sweets or carbs that day, I broke my diet and gave in. I feel like I'm so weak b/c I'm so afraid to feel bad while weaning myself off of the sweets and carbs. As far as I'm concerned, I flunked this week!!

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4/11/15 8:44 A

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I'm new to this challenge, and today is my first day. Yay! I want to do this because aside from sugar, I'm eating really healthy, and I've lost 35 pounds. Lately though, I've been craving more and more sugar, and when I give in to the craving it just makes me crave other foods that aren't so healthy. Essentially, that makes it very difficult to stay in my ranges for my calories, carbs, fats, and even proteins. If I'm filling up on candy & sweets, I'm not getting the nutrients my body needs.

I'm doing this so I can get rid of the cravings for sweets, and reintroduce myself to fruits and veggies.

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4/9/15 10:01 P

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Evening! I have been thinking about joining this challenge for a while and the last few weeks I decided it is time. I have been battling with sugar for quite some time and finally decided that it is time. The little quiz told me that my sugar cravings are out of control...which is correct.

My reasons to cut back:
* Rid myself of sugar headaches
* Healthy heart and body
* Sugar to no longer be in control of me!!

I am excited to get going and really looking forward to learning a lot during this challenge!! emoticon emoticon

~~Chelsea~~~
I am RESOLUTE to use portion control and choose healthy foods. I will track my food daily! I will plan my fitness and stick with what is planned.
I am RENEGADE against my own excuses. I will not give in to them and push forward toward my goals. I will not let me pull myself down or stop my progress.
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ndividual.asp?gid=31050

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4/9/15 12:22 P

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I'm new to this challenge -- Today is my first day! YAY!

I'm SO excited to get my sugar cravings under control if not completely eliminate them!

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4/8/15 9:23 P

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Was blown up with fluid after Easter.
Already lost over 2 kg since yesterday.

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4/8/15 10:31 A

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I joined this challenge a few weeks ago and forgot about it until prompted today by SparkCoach. I really have to get this under control if I want to reach and stay at my goal. I am close and I feel that the sugar cravings could be my undoing. I have reached my goal in the past and sadly gained all of it back. I think it was primarily due to the sugar cravings. I hope this challenge will get me focused again.

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4/7/15 4:32 P

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I am new to this challenge. I want to stop craving sweets all the time. It seems as though I just can't refuse when they're around. I am good at home where I have gotten rid of everything that tempts me and makes me binge (for the most part). However, when I am in a social situation or family gathering, I can't seem to NOT eat sweets around me. It's something I do automatically, and I can't seem to stop myself. So, my goal is to be able to control myself and not eat mindlessly.

I think I just ate my willpower. ~Author Unknown

Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin
Surprise thee, and her black attendant, Death.
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