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I am on day 4 of the challenge and keeping track of what type of sugars I eat, how much and when. I observed that I am eating sweets in the morning (honey and Fruits - but still sweet). I don't need any until after lunch, where I crave a "desert". This was mostly chocolate or cookies with my coffee. The same is true in the afternoon where I want a sweet snack (sometimes just one piece of chocolate, other times a muffin, brownie, or similar big things). I also want sweets again at night... so this makes me sad. I eat sweets at every meal!!!
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I was not really aware of that. I knew that I like sweets but I was not clear on how much I eat of this stuff!!! I still have 3 days in week one and will continue to observe myself and see at what times I really need a sweet treat and at what times I can plan on skipping it. Also I will try to see if I can already take a smaller portion every time I take a treat. WE CAN!
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3/5/12 12:30 A

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This looks like a good challenge to join and I'm hoping it will help me. I struggle with sweets all day long. I've tried getting them out of the house but when I do I start eating other stuff and I get jittery when I don't have them. I know it's all in my head and I am having trouble dealing with this.
We grew up having cake and brownies and cookies for breakfast and I still crave cake to this day. I see we are suppose to blog about this so I am going to go do one now.
Looking forward to getting to know all of you and to hear about your struggles with sweets and other stuff too. Have a wonderful Monday. Together we will do this.

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Luna, I just bet you will get complete control, you have a good program going planning out your day's meals. By the way I am in BLC18 too, I am in the Courageous Copper Cougars.

Chrisy how did your day end up?

SuzzQ4life way to go on passing the birthday cake. I do find it that mindless eatting gets the better of me every time.

Blessedgirl94 glad to see you here on the challenge.

Yoaddiction101 way to go on leaving the grocery store with no sweets in your basket that was a great achievement.


Aferrari would you share some of your tips on how ou are learning to handle your sweet cravings.

Ajdoesit what do you general have for dessert at the end of your meal? Have you tried Greek Yogurt yet, it is so rich and creamy and and good.

Crysallis1 I am in the same boat as you. If I start with a cookie I am going to want a dozen. The best for me is to leave them alone.


Keepavision just keep on keeping on. That sauce does sound wonderful. Fruit works and grapes are my favorite but they aren't too calorie friendly. I do love them, I have a friend who freezes them and eats them one at a time on hot days.

1kdillman I have been guilty of eating out of the frosting can before LOL Tell me about your granddaughter.


Runkimrun, did anything change in the last 4 months that had made you want sweets more. I know what you mean by what is on the staff table. On Fridays donuts show up and there are two candy bowl on desks I have to pass every time I leave my office. Some days are better than others. Glad you are here.

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When I saw this challenge, I knew it was the one for me! I love cookies, chocolate and basically anything that has artificial sugars in it. I don't crave the salty so much as I do the sweet. I am here to get control of my cravings! I find that it is getting harder and harder for me to say NO! I work in an environment where there is always sweets and treats on the staff room table and I used to be able to walk right past it without really wanting to eat it.... but these last 4 months or so, that walking right past has been impossible. I don't keep sweet treats in my house because I know that I have no control. But, I can't control what gets put on the table at work. I need to get that self control back and eat less of the sweets!!!

Hello to everyone who is in the same boat as me, and lets work together to keep ourselves motivated enough to accomplish this goal!!!

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3/4/12 9:59 P

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I have always had a weakness when it comes to sugar. Sugar of any kind. A can of ready made cake icing, cookies, candy, cake. I am approaching seniorhood and my goal is to be more healthful to spend as much time with my new granddaughter as I can.

I joined SparkPeople on 2/29 and must say I am very pleased with the first few days. Having a guide and a group is a huge help.

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3/4/12 9:33 P

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Two days and I've been too busy to think about sweets. Though, I noticed at dinner tonight I put a couple of ladles of sauce that my husband made with 1/3 c sugar, orange and hmm, I forget the 3rd. It was not a fatty sauce, but I think I made up for all the sweets I'd chose not to seek yesterday and today. Well, can I get away here with rationalizing that it was part of dinner? (duck with the sauce, fresh asparagus and fresh whole baby carrots - would have been wonderful without the sauce) Glad I have this group to keep me accountable that there are no excuses for 2nds & 3rds, especially for something sweet! Also, now that I think about it, I have promised myself to eat more veggies and fruit - so I've been picking up a fruit when I crave a sweet, but limit myself to 3 fruit a day. Only had a few grapes today, so I was under today (does the orange sauce count? emoticon

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Sweets are my biggest weakness. Very accessible. Easy to eat on the run. So many sweet things are pretty and fun. I eat/use it when I'm stressed or celebrating. I'm very equal opportunity. When I'm strong enough to limit most sweets I find that I don't crave them. When I eat sweets I feel like Cookie Monster! I WANT COOKIES, COOKIES!!!! Fruit is better then ever whenever I get off the sugar kick!

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I find I crave sweets at night - like I'm looking for a reward after eating well all day long. It may be that I've always looked forward to dessert at the end of the meal, & so now while eating healthier I'm still looking for my "treat."

Anyone else feel the same way? Any advice for how to curb the craving?

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I am learning to control my sweet tooth, however I do overindulge at times. I want to be able to have just a little and not overindulge.

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I had only some hot chocolate yesterday. I of course wanted more but wouldn't leave the house to buy any.
Today I went grocery shopping and at the first store I stopped by I did pick up a package of twirler's and some diet soda. I was walking to the stores and wanted a snack. Something to tie me over while shopping but not fill me up to much. That way I would be able to have lunch when I got home a couple of hours later. So I decided to alow my self one sweet. I looked for the lowest in calories, fat, and only one serving in the package. The winner was Twizzlers. They had a one serving pack with low calories and only 1.5 grams of fat. The major thing was to get a ONE SERVING package. I know me and I wouldn't of stopped if it was 2 or 3 servings.

After getting to the bigger store I didn't put any sweets in my cart. I actually managed to stay away from the isle all together. I was trying to stick to my list as best as I could. Strawberry were on sale 3 for $5 so I got on carton even though it wasn't on my list. I love strawberry's. I usually have them with whip cream. Will I didn't need to go down the freezer isle so I decided to say no to the extra sugars.

I'm so happy I managed to get out of the store with no sweets at all in my cart. That is such an awesome felling. When I got home I made a yummy sandwich with strawberry's on the side. They were so delicious.

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first day of joining this challenge doing good today

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Passed on the birthday cake last night at a party but had found myself dipping my hand into the coconut M&M's and didn't even realize it right away. That was an awakening moment for me. Resisted the cookies this morning when my husband was nibbling on his. I decided to go do the dishes while he finished his cookies. That worked well! I plan on doing my exercises soon and that makes me feel better. I'm also having my bottle of lime water nearby so I can slurp on that. That's a good filler for me.

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I've done good so far today. I have even already been to the gym



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3/4/12 12:29 P

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Yesterday i gave into the cookies :( but today i have walked by them countless times and haven't even thought about them. I live with my family and don't have complete control over my diet but i have noticed that if i plan out my whole day before i have breakfast it's always easier to avoid the things that i don't need. Hopefully i can get into a better habit of that

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Afternoon everyone how is today for you?

We have sunshine and tempts in the mid 60's a very nice day.

One good thing there are sweets in the house and I haven't touched them.

What is your battle plan for the cravings?

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This week I bought a pack of Skinny Cow Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bars and allowed myself one a day. This sort of already chosen, know it's there for me allows me to better control cravings during the day. 'One treat per day' is my mantra.

The plan worked well, up until yesterday when I went on a candy binge - planned granted - but a little disheartening. Now I know I need to pick up the pieces and move on with my week.

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No sweets - day 2. I'm very proud to say that I didn't have any sweets yesterday. I did wake up with a small headache but that could be related to my recent head cold. Hope today goes as smoothly.

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3/4/12 10:35 A

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Week 1 - Day 2

Did very well yesterday. Stuck to the day's plan. I had no sweets. For my afternoon snack, when I usually want a sweet treat, I had some carrot chips dipped in honey vanilla Greek yogurt. The crunch and the slight sweet taste of the yogurt satisfied me. After dinner, when I always want dessert, I had mint flavored yogurt. Delicious, and took care of the desire for dessert.

Today - same game plan - carrot chips/Greek yogurt, yogurt for dessert after dinner

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3/4/12 9:51 A

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Week 1
Day two of the challenge.

Yesterday went well but knowing I was trying not to eat sweets my body was fighting me every step of the way. I stocked my fridge up with sugar free jello and pudding so that if I crave something sweet I can grab one of those items. I did well for the first day but I need to get away from sweet Italian creamer on my coffee so I am gradually giving coffee up.
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OH Did I have cravings today. I really wanted a big chunk of carrot cake or red velvet cake but I didn't have one. I did kind of give in to my sweet tooth though and had a hot cocoa but I didn't put any marshmallows in it. Not the best thing to have but it satisfied my cravings.



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I find that being out on my own and being in control of what I eat has led me to make up for the past 20 years where I wasn't allowed to choose the sweet decadent items that I like to choose now.
My starting goal not just in the sweet dept. is to limit my portion size and not to eat in front of the television or the computer where I might suffer the affects of multi tasking.
I've tried quitting sugar cold turkey, but I feel limiting my portions and ensuring that I'm eating healthy is a more realistic endeavor then cutting it out together.
I've been looking into gyms and found one that is in between my work and my home.
Its easy to think that you can substitute exercise for giving into sweet cravings, but I've personally found that putting in the effort of exercising motivates an individual to think more about what they are putting in their body.
Lets see how it goes.

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Well, the truth is I am a sugar carver. I grew up in a home where there was fresh homemade baked goods around all the time. If I had to choose between a brownie and a carrot, the carrot would never win. Being a newbie to the Spark Community I saw this challenge and thought this is worth a try,especially since I am aware now what the benefits will be if I can master this challenge one day at a time. My cravings start at about 3 P M and last until I go to sleep. I am trying to exercise around that time, and after dinner if I have to I go to sleep , read, watch TV in my bedroom that seems to take my focus away. After a week of trying my new strategy, I slipped twice, but I am trying to be positive, and say out of 7 days, twice is not that bad. Hopefully this week it will be 7 out of 7, looking at one day at a time.

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Well, the truth is I am a sugar carver. I grew up in a home where there was fresh homemade baked goods around all the time. If I had to choose between a brownie and a carrot, the carrot would never win. Being a newbie to the Spark Community I saw this challenge and thought this is worth a try,especially since I am aware now what the benefits will be if I can master this challenge one day at a time. My cravings start at about 3 P M and last until I go to sleep. I am trying to exercise around that time, and after dinner if I have to I go to sleep , read, watch TV in my bedroom that seems to take my focus away. After a week of trying my new strategy, I slipped twice, but I am trying to be positive, and say out of 7 days, twice is not that bad. Hopefully this week it will be 7 out of 7, looking at one day at a time.

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Evening ladies.

Did any struggle today? I find that it is my mindless eating that gets me every time.

The new plan is to cut up my broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and celery into a nice big bowl. Then when the boredom starts I can grab a handful of it to munch on. I love it and there will be plenty of crunching going on.

What is your game plan you are going to use?

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Me too. Out of control, though I thought I had better control. If sweets are around - the control just leaves. Buying it usually stops m from bigger things, but I'll still buy a package of my favorite candy at checkout. Chocolate is my worst. PMS - I start sniffing around for it in the house before I even know I'm PMS! I feel like an alcoholic. I know I use it medicinally - I need chocolate for energy, which I have problems with due to many medical conditions, of which I am diabetic, Type II, meds only. Coffee is too much caffeine, chocolate is just right and tastes good. Hmmm.... it's a vicious cycle! I hope to get out of this the ability to , hmmm, am I really ready to let go of chocolate? I want to be able to control myself with other sweets. Am I a lost cause? Anybody else have more trouble with chocolate than other sugar sources. BTW I am staying gluten free for Lent and I'm OK without those kinds of sweets.

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I was brought up without sweets because it was a pretty good guess that I would become diabetic. All well and good, I did become diabetic. After an accident I was in I become insulin dependent, because I was laid up for so long. I was told I would never get off insulin. After ten years I did, I weaned myself off insulin last year.

BUT now, when I never did before, think about sweets whether sweet fruits or sweet confections such as nanaimo bars (which is mostly chocolate and I dont even LIKE chocolate!) Sooo...I think the insulin flicked a switch in me and I want to turn it off before I seriously start giving in to it!



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What brings you to this challenge?
I can't control my sweet tooth when i have the opportunity to have some, and then i can rarely stop

How is your week going?
today is my first day and i haven't given in to the pile of kit kat's my dad brought home. I will stay strong!!

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
They are typically when i have the chance to eat sweet otherwise i rarely think about it

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
To be able to control when and how much i consume

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What brings you to this challenge?

I want to control my cravings for sweets
I want to limit how much and how often I eat sweets, an occasional sweet is OK
I want to stop turning to sweets for comfort

How is your week going?

Just started today. I do have a plan in place for today - if a sweet craving hits I will get a big drink of water then exercise or do something with my hands. If the craving persists I'll have some carrot chips dipped in honey vanilla yogurt (a favorite snack of mine that I've gotten away from lately)

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?

I turn to sweets for comfort, when I'm tired or bored.
I need to keep sweets out of the house to avoid temptation.
My cravings are the strongest after dinner when I want dessert.


What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?

To regain control of my sweet cravings.
Be able to have an occasional sweet, enjoy it, not go overboard.
Not "need" a sweet every day.
Choose a healthy treat instead of a sweet.



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3/3/12 10:02 A

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So yesterday was my first day of the challenge and I am observing what I eat...

Breakfast: I had a teaspoon of honey and half a banana. These are sweet, do they count as sugars? I am not sure about that.
Lunch: 10 grams of chocolate
Snack: A cappuccino candy bar, a Kiwi
Dinner: none

Is this a lot? That's about a usual day for me. How much do you eat? What do you eat as sweets?

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I know exactly what you mean about that first bite!

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I started the Challenge yesterday and it was probably the worst day! My boss brings treats every Friday. Yesterday she brought in shortbread cookies, mini coffee cakes, Swiss rolls, and chocolates! I had 4 shortbread cookies (they were small, but still), a coffee cake (they're about the size of a small cupcake), a Swiss roll, and all the chocolates (there were 4 in the package). So basically, I ate everything she brought in. Then, I went home and ate a doughnut! I find my biggest problem is that first bite. I think I feel that if I have one, I've blown it so I might as well give up for the day. I really need to get out of this all or nothing mindset!

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Started the challenge today. The quiz said I was situational with the sugar addiction, though in reality I think I'm somewhere between situational and out of control. A couple of my answers for the quiz actually fell between two of the options given (usually between the moderate and extreme answers). My goals are to get portion control back with the sweets (and salty for that matter), lose weight, and keep things in check because diabetes runs heavily in my family tree.

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SUGAR!!! SUGAR!!!! I love anything sweet and this attitude has become a problem for me. I need to get a grip on this. I need to learn how to control my eating habits. I hope that this time I will succeed. emoticon

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I saw this challenge pop up while I was looking around SP and I thought this would be a great challenge for me. I have always had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember and its definitely my weaknesses. I have a family history of diabetes and heart disease and a few years ago I had to have emergency surgery and they were questioning my blood sugar if I had diabetes or not. This scared me so much that I dropped weight very quickly afterwards. Unfortunately I gained almost all of it back and now I want to learn a healthier way of dealing with my cravings. I am pretty good at controlling myself at home and in the store but parties and social gatherings are my problem. Also I get into the emotional eating of "I deserve this because I had a rough day!"

My goals for the end of these four weeks is that I have a better understanding of how to control my cravings, the knowledge and self-control to make healthier choices for my own health but also to set a good example to my two young sons.

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That is one of my biggest problems, I try not to have it in the house so I can't eat it, but my husband can't seem to go grocery shopping without buying junk food. Then I have the problem where I can't seem to keep from eating it.

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3/2/12 10:04 P

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I stumbled across this challenge and it sounded like just what I need to help get over my sugar issues. Took the quiz and, surprise surprise (NOT!), I am 'out of control'.

I tend to be an emotional eater and sugar is my 'go to' for comfort.
I am hoping to find alternative means to deal with stress and I would LOVE to be able to just 'get over' Starbucks!

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Well, well, well! When I saw this challenge I thought, "hmm, I'll give that a try" but I guess I was in denial.... I took the quiz and apparently my sugar cravings are out of control. Guess I need this challenge more than I thought!

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Greenrascal- what is it with men and sneaking that stuff in the house?! I will not let my husband go grocery shopping because he can't get past the bakery section.

Day 2 was successful- as long as I can make it to bed. Had a couple of doozie cravings after lunch but I got over them with a few almonds and a skim milk capuccino. Even skipped dessert at the inlaws- some type of chocolate caramel cake that really didn't interest me, which in itself is weird.

Now for the weekend...

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Just starting this today. I did have some chocolate earlier today, but that was before joining the challenge and only a small snack size Kit Kat. Hopefully I can figure out my routine for craving sugar so I can break it.

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3/2/12 9:22 A

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Hey everyone, this is my 1st day of the challenge but i actually havent had chocolate in a week now and its about to drive me crazy. I'm so obsessing right now, I have a headache and I'm pretty sure its from sugar withdrawal. Hope everyone else is doing better with their cravings.

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3/2/12 6:10 A

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I am working on the sugar addiction. It is hard when you other half has a worse addiction. I had cut out soda years ago so that is not a problem. I have problems when he brings home cakes and cookies from the store. He tries to hide them but I find them..lol. Oh and its much harder to fight cravings when I am PMS. But I am pround of my actions so far. I used to eat cake and ice cream daily and now I don't. I loved Debbie cakes and the most I have eaten is maybe 3 oatmeal creme pies in the last 2 weeks and thats really reaaly good for me. I eat fruit instead. I love making frozen fruit sorbets in my processor with some non fat yogurt and maybe a little honey for sweetness. Better than processed cakes and candy bars. It is a battle.

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Day 1, as usual, went really well. Instead of eating sugar and/or carbs at 3 pm, I made a skim milk latte (no sweetener added) and 5 big strawberries (thank-you California for getting us northerners some great fruit at this time of year!) I also added a hard boiled egg at breakfast with my oatmeal and blueberries which seemed to help keep me satisfied until lunch. Didn't even have any cravings after supper. On to day 2.

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3/1/12 7:45 P

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This challenge is good for me because I am already cutting out sugar almost entirely because I am addicted to it. I tried to sugar detox a couple of weeks ago but only made it about 17 days in. This time I am 4 days in an have a much better mind set and resolve. I want to complete this challenge and I want to feel liberated not controlled by sweet foods. Today at work there was an email about cake and I looked at the photos for probably a good 30 seconds after I had already decided that I wasn't going to eat it. But it triggered cravings anyway. I don't like the nagging pull that this sugar craving feeling is. It tugs at the back of my brain. Anyway, I am going to write down the time and situation when I want to eat sugar and hopefully that will give some clues!

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What brings you to this challenge? I took the quiz and it said that I am a situational sugar addict and recommended it.
How is your week going? This is my first day of the challenge, but so far I have been doing okay.
What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far? I crave sugar more when I am hungry or when I eat salty food. Also, I just can't have one!
What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks? Learn to have a better relationship with sugary foods so that I can enjoy it in moderation without going overboard.

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Sugar is not good for Brass Players and worse for those who are not mobile like me.
I am obese the culprits are sugars and fats as i am not able to get it of so easily as those who can walk or run. the last thing i want is diabetes as well as what i have already, i have multiple disabilities now with out adding any more. .

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Wow... as soon as I saw this challenge I new it was for me! I am doing so well with my exercise and most of my eating, but my sugar - and especially my chocolate and cookie - addiction really holds me back on reaching my goals. Here are my reasons for enrolling in this challenge:
1. I don't like being addicted to chocolate.
2. I want to loose weight.
3. I eat sweet treats to reward myself and fight emotional problems. I want to stop that and find other ways to reward myself and cope with my feelings.
4. diabetes runs in my family and I want to do some prevention.
These are my main reasons fro being here! Let the fun and fight begin!
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Hello everyone! Boy am I glad to see this challenge! I have a very big sweet tooth and would just love to put it 6 feet under!! I usually can hide it pretty well or burn it off quickly. Its kinda like my "dirty little secret" My weight is ok but I sure can put away the sweets. After I binge I can do some calorie burn on the elliptical cut down my cals for about 3-5 days and no one can really tell. That's terrible isn't it!! But if I were at a social event I would have no problem passing up the treats... So now that my "dirty little secret" has been revealed hopefully it will be easier to concoure once and forall!! emoticon

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I want to learn to control my cravings. I should be able to have something sweet occasionally without going overboard. I was able to do this before I just need/want to get back to where I can be a one cookie person.



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3/1/12 11:24 A

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I'm here because I'm giving up sugar(refined & artificial) for Lent, but I'd really love to kick it for good! It's only my first day but I've been doing this for a week already and I'm finding it really hard!! My worst cravings come when I'm tired or stressed. With two small children and school, I'm often stressed about something. I'm finding that frozen blueberries are really good at helping me through my cravings though.

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Welcome to the first week of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge!" Here are some discussion ideas to get you started:

What brings you to this challenge?
How is your week going?
What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?

Good luck with your goals! You can do this!

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