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7/14/13 12:29 P

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This title really crossed my eye because chocolate covered raisins is one of my weaknesses too. One thing that I have found to trade off with it is yogurt covered raisins. They won't give you the chocolate fix, but the sugar fix is still there. They are still not the healthiest thing for you, but they are 120-130 calories per serving compared to the 170-180 calories in chocolate covered raisins.
Sounds like you are doing great, with only a few downs in there. Keep it up!!! emoticon



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6/19/13 10:54 P

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Good for you, 2SNOWCRANES! emoticon

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6/19/13 10:08 P

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just walked past kettlecorn chicago popcorn - just love it.


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6/19/13 5:28 P

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Maybe break the food item down and find out what you're really going for...eat just the raisins and see if you have the same issue or if it's just the desire for chocolate. If it's just the chocolate you want then start addressing that.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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TERELPZ
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6/18/13 12:24 P

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Those banana pops have to do, I will work on them today! Thanks a lot GINGERVISTA!! emoticon


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6/18/13 11:34 A

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How about these chocolate peanut butter banana pops? recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=133349
or try recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=d
esserts&a=
to choose from lots of healthy desserts or recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=s
nacks&a=
for snacks.
Even with these, tho', I have to be careful, since I can OD on ANYTHING sweet! emoticon

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6/18/13 11:12 A

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Hi you all!
Thanks for your support! I'm still struggling with the chocolate overed raisins, I'm thinking after this lot is finished I'll not buy any more, problem is they are my 2 yo favorite treat too... so I'm thinking I'll follow JERICHO1991 suggestion and find a healthy substitute, any ideas?, so far I am trying to put only 10 raisins in a small container and make it my "occasional dose" problem is my "occasional" tends to become "daily... darn, I don't know how a litle snack became so addictive!!
Thank you all for your support, I'll keep you posted


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6/18/13 8:36 A

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Sweet and salty snacks are also my downfall. I have to buy the portion control packs. I will stop that way:)

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Ooh the Nemesis food. Mine is marshmallows. "I'll just have one!" One bag, more like.
If you find a way to actually only have a small amount then let me know, at the moment I just have to not let them into my house.


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6/17/13 11:01 P

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For me, personally, it's not about having a treat every day, altho' if I could do it with no consequences, I certainly would; but I've found if I have sweets every day, I crave more, then before I know it I'm eating mostly sweets & fewer foods throughout the day, which isn't good.
If I have something REALLY special, perhaps once or twice a month, preferably when I'm out, that seems to do the trick & is doable for me. emoticon

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6/17/13 7:11 P

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Sounds like lots of victories, with a few shortfalls. Can you find a healthy substitute for the chocolate covered raisins? Carob coated? Dark chocolate? Keeping a SMALL amount in a small container? Keep up the good work!


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I know just what you mean about still counting what we know to be dangerous in the eating dept.! I've done that with practically everything that I know I should keep my hands off! So I'm with you all the way in trying to put a lid on it! I'll try my hardest too and that's why we're all here! emoticon emoticon

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6/17/13 3:32 P

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I can't do 'little snacky things' whether salty or sweet, because they just go down so quickly & have eaten a TON before I know it!
Good that you recognized that & at LEAST counted! emoticon

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TERELPZ
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6/17/13 3:29 P

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well this week has been great, mainly because I could cut out all my sugary goodies, except for the chocolate covered raisins.
I found out I have serious sugar cravings when I'm stressed and when I have nothing better to do... during this week I made my best to avoid my former "munchable resources" meaning: cookies, ice cream, m&m's, chocolate bars and I'm proud of myself because I could do it almost every time, but my kryptonite are chocolate covered raisins. Every time I said to myself "walk away, don't look back" as I was doing with everything else, I got that feeling when you picture the object of your desire melting in your mouth, and my mouth would water, and I would say to myself "ok but just one raisin"... and that resulted to be a big lie to myself, ended up eating 20 to 40 each time (at least I had the sense to count them to be able to track them on the food tracker).
I'm thinking the problem is they are so small they seem harmless enough... This week I will learn from my past experience and try harder to avoid them at all costs.
wish me luck


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