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I_AM_STACY's Photo I_AM_STACY Posts: 60
8/24/16 4:39 P

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My main sugar source is a 24 ounce Mocha Freeze (a designer coffee, essentially), which I get once, sometimes two and three times a day. I wake up craving a Mocha Freeze. When I am stressed, sad, happy, anxious...almost any emotion you can think of, I want a Mocha Freeze (and I usually give in).

Since I'm disabled, I'm not surrounded by workplace sweet treats and my husband and I don't generally keep sweets in the house. But when the holidays roll around, I eat more than my fair share of sweets.

I have been told by doctors that sugar increases the inflammation in your body, which can lead to chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, etc. Since my mom is diabetic and I seem to be inheriting all of her health issues, I want to cut out the Mocha Freezes altogether in order to stave off diabetes.

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8/23/16 11:02 A

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Liz, I know you can do it! I too am diabetic and struggle with sugar. It takes all the willpower in the world for me. I pray we both get through this weight loss struggle. I have 25 pounds to go! God Bless You!

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8/23/16 10:59 A

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Hello
I am Kris and I too love sweets. In the two years since I married the love of my life, I have gained about 25 pounds, I am type 2 diabetes and I have issues with my sweet tooth. Hopefully rejoining spark people again I can get this weight off and get my A1C down. I used to buy French Burnt peanuts at the grocery store everyweek and keep them in my desk drawer at work, but I did not buy any this week and threw out what I had left over in my desk from the last time I bought them. That was a plus for me! Glad to be a part of this group! emoticon

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7/28/16 2:34 P

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Hi, My name is Elizabeth and I am a sugar addict.

Everyone: "Hello Elizabeth"



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5% Challenge Spring 2016 Edition
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5% Goal-8 pounds in 8 weeks
Date to lose weight - May 21, 2016

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.


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7/4/16 10:05 P

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I just took the quiz and I definitely have a sweet tooth. I didn't need the quiz to tell me that!! If I really kept track of how much sugar I ate, I probably would be shocked--or not. I crave sugar from the moment I wake up to the time I go to bed. I just had sweet treat :( The craving becomes stronger and stronger until I eat what I crave. Hopefully this will at least help me tame it a little if not completely stop sugar.

You�ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn�t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. �Louise Hay
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6/26/16 7:36 P

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In the past I have cut out sugar for 3 weeks and dropped 15 pounds.I am wondering if cutting out sugar cold turkey is a bad idea? should it be gradual? I am 1 week sugar free already but tonight I feel like something sweet.

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6/25/16 10:17 A

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Like everyone here, I have a huge sugar addiction. My thoughts throughout the day are consumed with what sugary (usually chewy candy treat) can I get my hands on. I'm like any other addict trying to figure out when I can get my next fix.


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5/24/16 7:26 P

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I definitely have a sweet tooth. I'm starting this challenge. I want to stop sugar for a season. I want say for good then all I want is sugar. Surrendering for a season sounds more attainable. I want to get to goal this year. In the past 18 months I've gained 25 lbs!!! I was at goal 18 months ago. Why oh why did I sabotage myself!!?? I'm ready to lay down this sugar. I'll be doing week 1 challenge starting tomorrow.

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5/24/16 1:49 P

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I joined this team because i struggle with sweet in my life.I'm trying to lose 13 pound.

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5/10/16 4:34 P

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I'm absolutely addicted to sugar and I allow that to derail all of my attempts to get healthier. Bad day? Soothe myself with dessert foods. Good day? Celebrate with dessert foods. Average day? Eat dessert anyway. There's no end to the cycle. I want to get healthy, lose weight, and stop this addiction!

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5/1/16 9:54 A

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I have joined this challenge because I am a diabetic and need to control my sugar intake. My weight and numbers have climbed and it's affecting all areas of my life. I am a sugar and carb addict and I need to learn how to control both!



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ANNEGILLGOOD1 Posts: 4
4/28/16 2:07 A

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Sweets are what I use to feel good, even though I end up feeling worse which leads me to more. Also when I am tired or let my blood sugar get to low I crave sweets and shove whatever I can find into my face.

I would like to not have my world revolve around sweets and find pleasure in other things and foods.

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4/25/16 8:08 P

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I am joining this challenge because I know I have a problem with sugar. I crave it and give into that craving regularly. If I'm having a good day I eat just a serving and it fits fine into my daily calories. But I have those days that I eat until I'm sick and I need to get it under control. So hopefully this will help!

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4/17/16 3:33 P

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why i want to eat less sugar: to lose weight, prevent becoming a diabetic, to have more constant, stable energy without the crashes, to lessen cravings and feel proud whenever i handle a craving well.

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4/17/16 1:19 P

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My goal is not to be control by food.
To live a healthy active lifestyle
To be thinner and fit looking
To lose weight and wear smaller size of clothing
To be an example for my family
To stay off meds for diabetes, blood pressure and heart problems

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CHRISSY889's Photo CHRISSY889 Posts: 27
4/15/16 9:50 P

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First day of first week. I am a sugar addict. I know sugar is bad for my health and I have to get it under control:
1) I am going to stop adding sugar to coffee and tea
2) I am going to change snacks from sweet empty high calorie processed snacks to at least something more nutritious with protein in it
3) I am going to help my family reduce the sugar in our diet

I will need all the help I can get so I hope this challenge is a step in the right direction

One day at a time


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3/28/16 3:39 P
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I think my main challenge this week will be not trying to sugar my exhaustion away. My kid's been sick which means I've been up all hours for three days now. Just below that will be choosing better snacks and not going to the cookies immediately.

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3/17/16 4:37 A

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I just joined today and my five reasons for taking this challenge are:

1. I would like to get pragnant
2. I would like to make better choices for snacks
3. I will become healthy
4. I want to lose 60lbs and run 6km marathon
5. I want to be happiest person

Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it. /Heater Morgan/


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3/13/16 11:23 P

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Almost done week one. Learning but need more work. Losing weight sucks!!!

Without change, there would be no butterflies!


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HAIRGIRL5 Posts: 111
3/13/16 3:16 P

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1. I will become healthy
2. I will be in control in what I eat
3. Walking around won't make me tired
4. I will be more active more awake
5. This will be the first goal of many I will finish

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3/10/16 9:56 A

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Today is my thurd day. Doing ok but eating mire than I should.

Without change, there would be no butterflies!


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3/9/16 10:39 P

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I just joined today 3/9/16. My five reasons for taking the challenge are:
1.I would like to learn to be content with a taste or small portion
2.I want to feel healthy, when I eat too much sugar I feel terrible.
3. I want to lose 40 lbs and not get out of breath walking up stairs.
4. I would like to make better choices for snacks
5. I'm hoping for more energy


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3/7/16 7:35 P

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I just joined today and my five reasons for taking this challenge are:

1. To be able to be around sweets without gorging myself.
2. To control sugar cravings and regulate my blood sugar.
3. To quit wasting my daily calories on empty calories.
4. To eat foods that give me energy.
5. To automatically choose healthy foods over sugary treats.

Sounds like a lot! This will be an interesting challenge.

Without change, there would be no butterflies!


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3/6/16 6:39 P

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Those are excellent reasons! Good for you!

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3/6/16 2:09 P

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I just joined today.

My 5 reasons are:

Lose weight to be healthier
Gain control over my sweet eating habits
To set an example for family members
To hopefully cut down on the tiredness/fatigue i feel
To learn better ways to cope with stress/emotional eating


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3/2/16 3:45 A

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emoticon Being good so far! Hope I can keep it up.

By the way, I just gave 1 point to the group from my bonus points!

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3/1/16 3:04 P

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I just joined this challenge this week and here are my 5 Reasons to CUT SUGAR~
~1 ~EAT RIGHT
~2~Set a GOOD EXAMPLE for my family.
~3~NOT TO WASTE my calories!
~4~Put in the GOOD FUEL that my body NEEDS!
~5~To live a BETTER QUALITY of LIFE WITHOUT the POUNDAGE caused by SUGAR & my food CHOICES! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

KNOW that the LORD is GOD.It is HE who made us,And we are HIS;
We are HIS people,
The sheep of HIS pasture.
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2/23/16 6:49 P

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I hear you. Just learned I have high blood sugar. Can't say I was surprised. I eat sweets all day. Well, today it stops. I am 75 pounds overweight and plan on getting fit and lead a healthy lifestyle.

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2/11/16 12:03 P

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I am on day 3 of this challenge. Trying to cut down on my sugar intake.

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2/8/16 9:00 P

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You and me both! I HAVE to cut down on sugar - got a high reading in my last blood test - it's tough! Chocolate has been my main stress reliever. I have to find healthier ways to manage stress. I'm so glad this forum is available so we can all do this together!

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Hello!
I've noticed lately I've been eating alot of sugar so need to get my sweet tooth under control. I also tend to stress eat as well which is no bueno. :)

Edited by: CEIGSTI at: 2/8/2016 (11:54)
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2/8/16 11:48 A

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I just joined this challenge. I need to lose weight because I am a diabetic and limiting my sugar would definitely help. Hi everyone!

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MISSLAURIEW Posts: 18
2/4/16 7:27 P

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My goals are to lose weight, feel better and prevent diabetes. I most definitely have a sweet tooth. I can usually deal with cravings if there are no sweets in the house. However, any time sweets are there, it's like they are calling my name. They keep calling me until they've all been eaten, or I get a sick feeling in my tummy. I want to be able to eat just one slice of cake, just a couple of cookies, or just a small serving of ice cream once in a while. Is that too much to ask?!

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1/27/16 12:08 A

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I'm trying to lose some weight and I figure this is one of my biggest drawbacks..sugar, chocolate etc. Especially when things are not going so good. I am looking forward to it.

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1/24/16 11:01 A

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I just started tracking this last week and I noticed that the mid-afternoon and stressful situations are my triggers too. I am hopeful that being more aware of my issues will help me to change unhealthy patterns! Keep up the good work! It's always one day at a time!!

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1/18/16 11:29 P

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I definitely have a sweet tooth. I noticed, while tracking, the biggest cravings are mid-afternoon for me or in a stressful situation. If I start eating sweets, I seem to continue to eat them through the day. If I wait until evening, I can usually keep the sweet treat under control. One day at a time again:) emoticon

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1/18/16 10:44 A

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Last November, as part of our college's Great American Smokeout challenge (I don't smoke, but was supporting the day), I subscribed to the state's Smart Quit app - just to test out the app and tell my students "this is what you'll see when you use the app! OMG. If I just substituted the word "sugar" for "cigarette", I could see all kinds of similarities. The recommendations to first track my cravings and then deal with my sugar cravings has been helpful. I'm not there yet, but awareness if the first step, right? Maybe we need an app for tracking sugar cravings! I sure have most of my cravings in the late afternoon, when willpower is lowest and fatigue is highest.

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon." Snoopy


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1/14/16 1:06 A

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Hi, I've just started Week 1 and as suggested, have been documenting my cravings etc in my blog. Yesterday I had a comment from someone that I'm pretty sure isn't part of this challenge advising me to deal with my emotional issues. It bugged me --- isn't that what we're supposed to be learning from this challenge? Anyone else had this happen and if so how do you deal with it?

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1/11/16 10:57 P

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Hi just joined I have left sugar and white flour from 2nd jan and doing well except that I ate bread yesterday with bit size of sweet dish.Otherwise doing good have dropped 5 pounds in these days too.

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1/9/16 2:52 P

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Hi guys, hope everyone is doing good! I'm actually doing surprisingly good !! Heres to another week!

Blessings,
~Lori

Times will change for the better when you change - Maxwell Maltz

Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness - Earl of Derby

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can�t, you�re right! - Henry Ford


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I'm here today and for the next 4 weeks because I have a real sugar problem! My daughter tells me how sugar is like poison to our bodies, I know this yet I continue to eat it and drink it. I am planning on really committing to this challenge and be conscious of my intake, hopefully in time decreasing it to a bare minimal. Yesterday and today I have decreased significantly and I am very tired right now. This is about the time I reach for a pop or candy but I am gonna hold strong and go walk on the treadmill here at work.

Blessings,
~Lori

Times will change for the better when you change - Maxwell Maltz

Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness - Earl of Derby

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can�t, you�re right! - Henry Ford


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I joined this team/challenge because my sugar cravings has become a real addiction and out of control. I wanted to quit cold turkey but that leads to bingeing and that's probably worse than the sweets I eat in the first place. Looking forward to kicking sugar to the curb and gaining control over my addiction to food.

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I have joined the challenge because I am addicted to sugar and a teammate told me about this group. I had been doing really well but I let myself go over the holiday. This challenge should help me get back on track.


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1/1/16 7:53 A

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I did pretty good on no sweets toward the end of the week. I did eat ice cream yesterday and that kind of made me have a too full feeling for awhile.
I will do better this week.
Happy New Year!!

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I have joined this challenge because I really need to get a handle on eating sweets.
I drive a lot for my job and I'm always finding an excuse to stop at a store to buy candy or sweets, then inhale it while driving. I need to give up food in the car all together as a start. I ate so many sweets over the holidays that I can't even believe how much I ate. I guess the good thing is that I'm aware of my behavior. I truly believe that learning to control my sugar intake will help me reach my weight loss goals. The cravings are the worst. I know I have will power and I need to use it. Good luck to everyone doing this challenge. We'll do it together.

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Rejoining this challenge as I never made it all the way through last time. Ha! This coming week I'm going to try to have some herbal tea when I'm feeling tired and like I want something sweet. Or I will have some fruit. I need to cut back on caffeine as well - so I will be replacing black or green tea with herbal tea anyway. I will also switch to stevia in my morning coffee instead of sugar.

Last time I did this challenge I found that if I avoided sweets, but wanted to enjoy a sweet and made a special plan for it, say once a week or two, that worked really well. So I think I will try that again. Thankfully we don't have too many sweets kicking around our house from the holidays!

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I am good at home for the most part but if I go anywhere and there is donuts, cookies, cakes or candy and I am having some.
I really do want to get off the sweets and sugar because it will not only help me but my DH who really needs to watch his triglycerides.
Now that I am older I need to be careful, too.

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My addiction starts with just a thought. I could stop at the convenience store for coffee and.... whatever is on my mind. At one time, I was only eating home-baked goods, no candy bars etc. and the one convenience store has baked cookies. It didn't matter that they were about 300 calories! Plus, it was an opportunity to put flavored creamers in my coffee. The thought may be that I've had a difficult day and I deserve a treat. I also tell myself no one will know. I seem to have a thing about hiding wrappers, etc from my husband. (Like it would hurt him!) Another time, I stop at a store for something else and tell myself it's only this time that I buy a small treat. I love stopping at my pharmacy because they have the banana laffy taffy for 10 cents each.

These are my battles - my thoughts.

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11/12/15 8:13 P

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while kind of can't call this day one due to it 8pm .. I have hard time leaving a store or out to eat with out some kind of snack.. I would like to change it to a healthy snack instead or nothing why do I want to do this challenge cut back on sweets not just to lose weight but now that I am getting older I worry about being a diabetic and my cholesterol not real high but high enough so need to get that lower just don't want to end up on mediation for them !!!

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11/9/15 8:11 A

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I find myself making excuses to cheat when I am avoiding sugar..I tell myself that dark chocolate won't hurt me because it is healthy in a lot of ways. The truth is though that really only raw cacao is healthy...most other chocolate products are laden with sugar.

Today I bought sugar-free, high protein pudding snacks to help when I am having a craving. :)

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10/27/15 1:00 P

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Yesterday was day one and I had chocolate. I told friend to store and could not resist buying some chocolate, even though I did not plan it.

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