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7/23/14 11:04 A

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Hi, and welcome. Sugar does bring us much pleasure. I know that if I'm not careful one piece of chocolate or one cookie can turn into a sugar catastrophe. I wish you much success
in your endeavor.

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7/23/14 9:46 A

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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the forum.
Sugar is such a crutch. I feel so good when I'm in control of it and it doesn't control me.
I'm really trying to lose some weight and I know that giving in to those sugar cravings don't help me to reach my goal. I'm hoping this challenge will help me.
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7/23/14 6:20 A

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I SO wish I could do that! Maybe someday but right now I can't have it in the house. Not only that but if I have ANYthing with sugar in it my cravings will be turned on for OTHER sugar. Fortunately the natural sugars in fruit don't set me off or I'd REALLY be in trouble!

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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7/22/14 1:32 P

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I am so glad that you were able to do that,
It is what we all need to do on a daily basis.
We need to learn to eat the things that we love
but in moderation. We need to have a small
portion and put the rest away till another day
or share it with someone else. It's not easy to do,
but we need be true to ourselves.

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7/22/14 11:59 A

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Today is the last day for Week 1. I'll start Week 2 tomorrow.
Yesterday I accomplished something I'm truly pleased about. My husband bought me one of my favorite treats (ever!) and rather than refuse, I let him. I didn't start craving it till after dinner. So I took a walk to allow the calories. When I got home, I had tea, relaxed, THEN only ate 1/4 of the treat. Put the rest back in the fridge and went to bed. I thought of the calories, the regret I'd have if I ate the whole thing, all my hard work I've put in to working out and it stopped me from devouring the whole thing.
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Thank you! I am really excited about getting sugar out of my diet...totally! I know it is going to be a challenge, but I have already started a trek to getting and staying healthy. I look forward to the forums, the support, and most of all the information that will assist in my eradicating sugar from my diet.

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7/21/14 12:28 P

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Hi, welcome to the forum. Just follow the directions on the challenge and you will find out so many things about sugar. You will be surprised about the foods that have lots of sugar in them and how to eliminate it in your healthy eating. Best wishes on your journey.

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7/21/14 8:23 A

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New to forum trying to learn to eliminate sweets from my diet totally.

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PS... Thanks Somar12570 for staying consistent with this thread. Us newbies need a voice bringing direction/help on this Challenge.

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2 more days in Week 1 to go. No sweets today. Was craving chocolate yesterday pretty strong. Ended up getting an ALT Larabar to take the edge off. Bought some veggies at a local Farmers Market today.
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7/19/14 8:58 P

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I hope that you are able to go cold turkey. If not then try cutting down on them and see if that works. Good luck on taming your sweet tooth. I know that it is difficult to do

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7/19/14 8:34 P

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I am so used to buying sweets that I just went to the grocery store for bananas for my protein shake and came home with weight watchers candies. Luckily I have a daughter in college who will take them to school with her! Lol! I'm trying to go cold turkey because it is so out of control. The sweets are delicious but never fill me and have no nutritional value. I guess I could tell myself dark chocolate is good for me but I personally can't control myself so I'm going to try for at least two weeks without and see how I feel. Baby steps, right??

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7/19/14 9:54 A

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Great! Having anything in moderation is key to loosing weight,
Continue to do what you are doing.

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Week 1 going good. I did eat something sweet in moderation today. 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 in the afternoon.
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7/18/14 2:19 P

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HI, WELCOME TO THIS CHALLENGE. GO TO COMNUNITY AND CLICK. THEN CLICK ON CHALLENGE CENTRAL AND THEN ON Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge'. THERE YOU WILL FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS CHALLENGE. emoticon emoticon

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I'm new to this challenge but it is intriguing to me. I have a WICKED sweet tooth!! I'm hoping this group can be a motivation to me to help tame this beast! :)

I'm learning how to navigate Spark People as well so I hope this is the best place to post. How does this challenge work?

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Starting the four week challenge today, after a breakfast of Eggo waffles with syrup (ehhhh). My biggest struggle with sweets is when I'm at work, I work in a chain pharmacy where candy is always on sale. It's an interesting world we live in when an end cap for Ghiradelli chocolate is directly across the aisle from diabetic supplies.

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7/17/14 8:04 P

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I had something similar happen to me. I had a small slice of pie and that led to an uncontrollable need for other foods that are off limits. I gave in to the cravings and it was devastating to me.
I realized that there are some foods that just set me up for more carbohydrates and I need to stay away from them.

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So I started picking at homemade cookies at work today. Eating unraveled when I got home.
Don't even know how to acct for this in the taking account of cravings.


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I've never had carob. I will try it.. Thank you for the info.

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LADYPIIXEL, I know some people have used Carob to replace chocolate. It doesn't taste the same but for replacement, it might work. I've also heard that people who crave chocolate, might have a Magnesium deficiency.

Ok, for me, I'm on Week 1, Day 2.

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7/16/14 10:00 A

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I know that feeling very well. Whenever there is something sweet in the house, I feel its presence. I usually do keep away but when I'm at my weakest I give in and have some.
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day 6 - week 1

My son's girl friend made him a cake to help him feel better. A realization is that when the sweets are in my house they scream for me constantly. I had a piece(probably bigger than I needed to)
Even this morning it is screaming for me already. I am glad it is his and not mine to eat. But I will be very aware of its presence until its gone.

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7/15/14 10:44 P

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Sounds like sabotage to me or he doesn't have knowledge of exactly what you're doing and why..
Suggest an informative conversation and setting boundaries with him.
He probably means well.

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7/15/14 10:35 P

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Trying to replace chocolate with something healthy? What do you substitute for Chocolate?!
This week I'm identifying when I eat sugar, although I'm pretty certain I already know. I'll go hours without eating, then I will get jittery, open the pantry doors and grab the quickest, often sweetest thing, from a cup of hot Cocoa, chocolate or sweet muesli bars ...and that'll last all of half an hour and I need something else. Or when I'm tired, I drink energy drinks.

My hubby is certain I get cranky when I haven't had one for awhile, so to keep the peace....he turns up with them for me - even worse I'm on night shifts!

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I can only live for today.
This is a much better one!
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That was an interesting experience that you had. I guess other people would've done something similar to what you did.

It's amazing the things we all experience on a day to day basis.

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Yesterday was a bit strange.
Had to go for a CT scan and couldn't eat or drink anything after 9:30 am.
They finally took me at 1 pm for the test and was given a 16 ounce bottle of Barium to drink.
An hour later they gave another one to drink and they put an IV in my hand.
I was not liking this at all!

Finally the test was over and leaving was a relief.

Didn't get home until 4 pm and had some water with cheese and low carb toast.
Skipped dinner since lunch was so late.
Glad it is a new day and am making it a wonderful one.
For some reason I have been extra hungry today.
Decided to have smaller meals but more of them today.
It is working well!

I asked another team about the calorie/carb count in 32 ounces of Barium and no one knew.
How do I calculate that?
Guess I'll just trust the process.
The cravings are there a little bit today; just not acting out on them.



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Week 1 - Day 6

Why did I bring home that cheese Danish which the senior center was giving away free? Not the best thing to have sitting around while taking a "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge"


"Change does not happen immediately, but it will happen eventually." Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P.

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Week1 -day5

Has not been a difficult week so far. I had a stresser today, my son was in the ER all morning.
I hadn't eaten and my stomach was growling - managed to not dive into sugar.

Lets see how the rest of the day goes

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It will all happen when the time is right for you.

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This is day 5. Haven't done so well so far. Wrote about it in my blog. But it's still early in the game so I won't waste time sulking.

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May today be another great day for you,


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Week 1 summary: My evening sugar cravings have subsided greatly. I do well during the day, but from about 4 PM on, I could eat constantly--hungry or not. I've been able to manage my evening cravings by setting out the choices I have, and not digging through my cupboards to see what is available. As much as I love fruit, I try not to eat it in the evening, as it seems to make me want more. Protein sources (string cheese, chocolate milk, cottage cheese) and veggies (snap peas are presently my favorite) are my go-tos for now.

If I manage the evenings well, the next day seems to go great. As I string these days together and notice small changes in my body, I stay motivated. It only took two evenings of saying "No" to what I thought I wanted and needed for the urges for sugar to subside. They haven't disappeared, but it is now easier to resist and decline.

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Doing very well today.
Went to a meeting.
Stopped at the grocery store.
Did a massage.
Crock pot is going strong with chicken and low carb vegs
Had a wonderful late lunch (low carb).
Now finally catching up on emails.

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That is great. Continue to eat sensible.

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I did so much better this week! I ended up eating sweets but much less than normal and avoided donuts :)

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Good for you. I'm so proud of you. Keep it up. You will beat this challenge.


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Hi all - Vicki here. Today is day 3 week 1. It has not been easy. All of my food has been out of control. So I have been trying to get the food under control and be conscientious of the sugar cravings per the goals as well. Yesterday could have been a disaster as I was in a car accident. I'm okay, the car is not - no binge or sugar so that is a huge success. Today will probably be tougher.emotionally drained and heading to work.

Happy to have found this group.

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My last post here. I went to lunch with a friend today and managed to be good. I ordered a salad and unsweetened ice tea. I made it out without anything sweet even though the dessert counter is right by the door. I only had one cup of coffee today too!

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Hi all, my name is Jessica, or Jess if you prefer. I am a little apprehensive about starting this challenge in the morning. However, I know that my sugar cravings have gotten out of control. Instead of just binging once a week or so, it's now almost daily. I am always tired and have a hard time keeping up with my 2 year old, very active, son. I find that I turn to coffee and sugar for pick me ups. I know I need to find alternative ways to increase my energy, and what better way than getting healthy, exercising and getting rid of this sugar addiction! I am open to suggestions, any tips, tricks, recipes etc that people have found helpful. Look forward to getting to know some of you!
Jessica

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Well said!

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((((huge hugs Qwavie)))))) You are in my heart. I will be praying for you and know I'm thinking about you. I know how difficult it must be for you to exercise. I have fibromyalgia and it is very difficult for me. I hope you do turn the music on and dance and try to put the negative feelings behind a closed door in your mind. You can fight them back. I know you can.

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I'm so sorry you're going through these issues. My prayers are with you.

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My week one has been difficult. I have a very hard time trying to remember to enter what I eat. Most time the kids are on my computer and I can't do it right away. I know I am still very depressed but getting better. I now have days that I remember more pleasant times in my life. I am craving things of old. Like the times I spent at the beach, smell of the water and fresh air. Miss my family members so much at times it hurts more then I can stand. More of my family have passed over then are alive today. Sometimes I feel as if I am being used by too many people. I tend to be easy going so people take advantage of my nature. I don't like hurting anyone so its hard for me to say no. I have good old Arthur and it is difficult at best to exercise. But my goal for this coming week is to start with dancing to some of my favorite music. I use to love to dance. I've come to realize I have a lot of anger I need to release. Forgiveness is the best thing I know . May thoughts still go all over the place and I still have a difficult time focusing on how I am feeling at the time I eat something. Praying this gets better. I am trying very hard to be happy and learn to laugh again. Wish me luck on this journey and say a prayer there is a light at the end of the tunnel for me. Qwavie emoticon

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Two more days of my first week left and I'm doing good. Last night I actually craved pineapple instead of other sugary stuff so I think my brain is catching on. emoticon

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I am doing great, I now longer dream of Coke. I have my water bottle attached to my hand and a fruit near by for when ever I get the urge to have something sweet. You guys are all doing great. Keep motivated and it will keep you on track.

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7/10/14 9:36 P

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It depends on the sweetener that is used in the shakes and bars, but it sounds like you are using them in moderation, which certainly sounds reasonable. Everyone has a different definition of cheating when it comes to food choices, so that's a question only you can answer.

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give yourself time to wean yourself off coffee. Coffee is difficult to give up. In time you will do it. emoticon

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7/10/14 6:52 P

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Last night it happened again about 6ish in the evening. I really wanted something sweet. I wanted to make something like muffins or pancakes. I ended up having some "just dark cherry juice" instead and that helped. I just had four ounces and I was able to stay within my calorie range another day BUT I did have THREE cups of coffee yesterday. Coffee is the hardest thing for me to keep in check. I just keep wanting it and I want cinnamon vanilla creamer in it. I am gradually cutting back on how much I add to it but my goal is no more than one cup a day.

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7/10/14 6:05 P

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What about Atkins shakes and Advantage bars?
They are low carb (3-4 grams)
I have them once in a while.
Does that mean I have been cheating all along?
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7/10/14 11:34 A

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7/10/14 11:00 A

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Not even a week into this, and my evening sugar cravings are only mildly present. I'm using beverages, (non-carbonated) string cheese, celery, and almonds for evening snacks. I have been more tired than usual, though. Thankfully, that should resolve as my body adjusts.

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7/10/14 2:50 A

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Well said. I agree with you..

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7/9/14 9:55 P

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Welcome to SP and the sweet tooth challenge.
This challenge has made a big difference in how I look at sugared foods.
I am more accountable because I would have to tell on myself.

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I signed up for the Sweet Tooth Challenge on Monday. I am tracking what I eat and it's pretty obvious that I have strong cravings for sweets after dinner. Usually I have cookies or ice cream after every dinner. Sometimes it's something worse if we go out for dinner. If I don't have cookies or ice cream I'll sometimes have a sweet alcoholic drink. We are cutting out alcohol starting this week also. Taking things day by day. emoticon

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7/9/14 3:10 P

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week one day one had only about 4 tsp of sugar. trying to remove sugar from tea and cofee

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7/9/14 1:48 P

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Continue to be sugar free.

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great idea using pineapples to save the day.

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7/9/14 2:38 A

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I was doing really well today and then about 7 pm I started having some major sugar cravings. I knew there was no candy in the house and I was already thinking of what I could use to make something up. I stopped myself though and instead had some pineapple rings and juice. I made some flounder for dinner and put pineapple juice and some rings over it instead of the sauce I usually like. I felt much better after that meal.



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7/8/14 9:08 P

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Putting the chocolate down and not finishing it is great progress!
Look on the positive side.
I would have bought 2 of them and greedily eaten them!

That is why I don't buy them.
I have no control once they are in the house!

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I was doing good after the holiday weekend until today! I don't know why I bought a chocolate item when I really didn't want it and it didn't taste good either. So I was able to put it down before i finished it.

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7/8/14 8:34 P

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Have done really well with carbs today.
I even look forward to a snack later!
I've had a very good Spark day.

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Week one helped me to realize that cookies, ice cream and chocolate candy are big triggers for me. For the past 6 weeks I've had some major stress in my life and I found myself going back to bad habits. I usually have limited amounts of my trigger foods but I started having uncontrollable amounts and it was difficult to stop. Now that I see what these foods are, I will go back to my usual substitutes and limit my amounts.

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