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7/27/14 3:14 P

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Achieved success in that I went to the movies and limited the amount of Red Vines I had. Self-control is necessary to achieve moderation.
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GOOD LUCK,

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7/27/14 11:31 A

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You seem to have it under control. Best wishes on your journey,

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7/27/14 10:35 A

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You seem to have it under control. Best wishes on your journey,

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My week 2 challenge was successful I stayed away from sweets and ice cream. I have found that a sm ice cream from McDonalds can set me up for a binge. The scale has started to drop, but sometimes I feel like I have lost my best friend.

Hopefully, I can stay on plan and get over losing my friend.

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7/25/14 5:32 A

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Awesome Somar!!
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Well, I'm finding it difficult (but not impossible) to keep my sugar intake within the 26g. range. It seems everything has sugar!! I went over in grams the last 2 days.
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Home cooked meals help, or rather, cooking from scratch.

Hope everyone has a low-sugar weekend!
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7/24/14 12:45 P

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It's a good thing that you watch the nutrients in your food. I watch for nutrients and have been known stay away from empty calories and no nutrients. I want my foods to have the nutrients my body needs,
Before I joined Spark people I was not aware and didn't read labels. Now I find out the nutritional value of what I eat. Then I determine if I have it or not.

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7/24/14 12:00 P

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Today, I'm going to make a concerted effort to stay away from cookies, cake bars, etc. I entered the calories for a sweet I ate yesterday and honestly, they're all empty calories. No protein and overly high in carbs and fats. They are only for the amusement of the taste buds - not the body or health. Not worth it.
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7/23/14 5:10 P

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emoticon Trying to do the best that I can. i am also getting lots of tips from other challengers. It's great to read these new (to me) tips.

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7/23/14 10:56 A

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It sounds to me that you did GREAT THIS PAST WEEK. You could have very easily blown it. Usually when people are away from home they tend to stray away from their eating habits.
Continue the awesome job that you are doing.

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7/23/14 10:47 A

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I think that you will do great on week 2.

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7/23/14 8:16 A

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this was hard week because I prepped for a 4 day trip to Syracuse n.y. car show. I used my deluxe nuts and dark choc covered almonds and dark cherrys to be my sweet replacement on the trip. I slipped once, having a small ice cream bar because it was so hot and we walked around a 350 acre fairground looking at cars for two days. first real sweet since jan, 2014 so I am still proud of my achievement when it comes to sugar treats. at show shared 1/2 of sausage grinder instead of whole and dinner I did eat some fries and onion rings but not all of them. had grilled chicken breast one night and fish the 1st night and bbq pork sandwich the 3rd night. I think I did pretty good.

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7/23/14 7:22 A

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Hi Somar!!
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So hidden sugars... my protein bars are the main culprit. Cane Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup.
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I've also set a limit this week on how many grams of sugar I can eat, based on calorie range. Let's see how I do...


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7/22/14 3:11 P

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THIS WEEK I MANAGED TO CONTROL MY SUGAR CRAVINGS BY EATING GERBER GRADUATES AXELROOT COOKIES TO REPLACE REGULAR COOKIES, ICE CREAM MADE W/ SPLENDA, AND EATING MORE FRUIT. I'VE BEEN TEMPTED TO EAT OTHER SWEETS BUT I HAVE MOSTLY AVOIDED IT.
I READ ABOUT SUBSTITUTING SOME VEGETABLES FOR SWEETS. IT SOUNDS INTERESTING AND I PLAN TO TRY IT.

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7/20/14 2:34 P

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Punching a card to motivate yourself for your good intentions sounds like a good idea. You should do it and see if that brings you satisfaction and spurs you to be motivated.
Best wishes in your endeavor to succeed.

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7/20/14 2:14 A

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I have good intentions but am too busy for a routine. Sometimes, I am successful, usually by substituting a healthier option for a less healthy option--seltzer instead of coffee, fruit smoothie instead of ice cream. But these are small victories, and I graze on nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate all day long, so I'm holding steady but not progressing. With vacation coming I'll be out of my kitchen, but also will want to keep time spent cooking to a minimum. I hope for more "healthy substitutions" of fresh fruit and veggies for baked goods or candies.

I like some of the ideas. I'm not very good at rewarding myself, but when I manage to chart my progress, keeping track of numbers motivates me. I liked the idea I read of a punch card. I could punch a hole for every day I succeed in following through with my good intentions. That simple action could be motivational all by itself, as I'd be bummed if I never got to punch my card!

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7/16/14 12:39 P

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It's amazing how many foods we consume have sugar in them. Foods like ketchup and barbecue sauce are used freely during this time of year. Now that I am aware of them, I will avoid them.

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7/16/14 10:55 A

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i did well yesterday. The only sweetener I had was Splenda in my coffee. I was able to
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7/15/14 12:08 P

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You are gaining much insight into the world of sugar and artificial sweeteners and how they affect you. That is great information that will help you to take care of yourself and stay healthy, Continue to be and stay informed on what you eat.
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7/14/14 7:19 P

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I've been looking at labels on everything these days. I think reading that article that said 4 grams of sugar equals 1 teaspoon of sugar really opened my eyes. I looked at one of my pepsi next cans which has less sugar than a regular pepsi but no artificial sweeteners. One can is only 60 calories so I thought that was good but it has 15 grams of sugar which is 3 3/4 spoon-fulls of sugar. According to the chart in that article I shouldn't have more than 5 or 6 teaspoons in a day. Many days I would have two of those pepsi's and 2 or more cups of coffee with my favorite cinnamon vanilla creamer. One table spoon of that creamer has 5 grams of sugar, a little more than a teaspoon, and I just recently cut down from 3 tablespoons to two. So a typical day where I drank two cans of Pepsi Next and had two cups of coffee with two tablespoons of creamer I am getting 50 grams of sugar, 12 and a half teaspoons of sugar, just from drinks alone! Wow. I had no idea.

Yesterday was the first day I had no coffee. I can't drink black coffee but I can drink tea without sugar. I don't want caffeine headaches so my husband bought me some flavored stash teas with caffeine. I was able to drink Orange Spice tea and Raspberry Pomegranate Green Tea with no added sugar without a problem.

Now I just need to look at all the other labels in my frig and cabinets!

Oh yeah, and I am avoiding artificial sugars because I have fibromyalgia and I have heard that they can trigger flare ups or increased pain. In the articles that I read this week I found a few more names for artificial sugars that I didn't know about and found them in some foods I've been eating. Now I can avoid those too and maybe feel better!

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7/12/14 4:07 P

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7/12/14 12:32 P

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I have been so busy I have no problem ignoring the candy jar. It is still that wanting something seet after our big meal in the evening. We never had desserts at home when i was growing up, not sure where this craving is coming from. I either take gum and leave the kitchen after dishes or I take a small potion . Yesterday i stayed with the gum. emoticon emoticon

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7/8/14 1:33 P

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I, too, have a problem going back for another 1/2 cup of ice cream, so I changed to ice cream made with Splenda.. It satisfies me and doesn't change the flavor much.

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7/8/14 6:32 A

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So far so good, yesterday a work colleague gave me a small bag of haribo and I did take it from her, but I gave it to another colleague. Resistance!

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7/6/14 10:33 A

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I love dessert breads and of course I am the one who bakes them, go figure. I do try to lighten them up with natural sweeteners, whole wheat flour instead of white etc. I can't complain about treats in the house because I am the shopper...I just really have to curb that part of me when I am in the store. we all know how hard that can be emoticon

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7/6/14 8:04 A

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I Too , eat out of boredom, stress, just because I feel like I DESERVE treat../ Energy boost, However short lived it may be... I've cut out putting sugar or sweeteners, in my hot beverages, and on soda this a past week and a half. I'm looking at labels to see what the sugar content is, esp . in condiments and yogurt ,or other sources of hidden sugars. I have sweets, but only once a day. My goal is to cut back on sugar, Not totally cut it out, find healthier substitutions, eat more whole grain, fiber filled freggies, get my carbs in more that way, and learn ways to distract myself from binging on sweets/ eating mindlessly.

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Well this week I have to identify some triggers for sugar, and mine are definitely routine, tiredness and being bored. Routine because I work in a school and there are 'times' for food. HOWEVER we have just introduced a new payment system at school-you have to prepay for food and then you have a PIN number. So I just haven't signed up-if I have no money I can't buy anything. I'm going to make a list of boredom busters and energy boosters, so hopefully that will also be effective.

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7/5/14 10:48 P

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Week 2 will be a better week. My husband came home with a bag of OREO's last week that blew me away. My goal this week is to continue to log my food to watch for the sugar, read every label and if sugar appears, leave it in the store. More veggies and fruit. Haven't lost this week but haven't gained either........ So I must count it as a moderate success.
Good luck to everyone in week 2

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Ice cream is a trigger for me. My family tend to bring it home during the summer and they all eat mixing bowls of it which makes it very hard for me to eat my 1/2 cup. I find it keeping going back for more with this. My plan is to keep healthy sweets like cherries and melons to eat that are also refreshing and high in water content so if I do go back for more it will be healthier and not raise my cholesterol.

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7/3/14 2:53 P

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Sitting down in front of the TV is a trigger for me, as are specific foods like ice cream.

For week 2, I plan to eliminate ice cream and candy, and to significantly limit jarred tomato sauce (and condiments containing sugar).

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Emotions are my triggers.. and once I start I can't stop eating till I am stuffed. I know I need to get rid of sugar laden foods and try to fill the spots with things that are healthier for me. I am moving around more than I have in the past and will start to avoid sweets when possible.

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7/1/14 7:43 A

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I only bought the items my husband enjoy but I don't like.

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6/28/14 4:31 P

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Really enjoying the sugar challenge.
Have been sugar free for 6 months with only a few slips.
Discovered sugar was in my bread.
Found a 3 carb gluten free yummy bread.
Yesterday I pigged out on some crackers.
Why do they have to put sugar in savory multigrain crackers?

Lesson learned.

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6/23/14 4:47 P

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For my house I stop buying sweets and replace them with healthy one instead. But when we are at a BBQ I allow my kids have some but in moderation.

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If there is anything sweet in the house, I can't have just one. I don't even particularly like Oreos but if they are in the house, I will eat 10 or 12 at a time! I know emoticon Just gotta keep trying the best we can. Progress, not perfection!

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I think my triggers are more of an emotional thing than it is any type of sweet. When I am feeling down, stressed out or need energy I turn to sugar. It doesn't matter what it is, I just need something sweet like a pick-me-up. I am not sure how to go about week 2, as I am supposed to remove trigger foods. A trigger food for me are Oreos. I cannot just eat a serving. I will sit there and eat half the box. Because of that reason I do not keep Oreos in the house. I cannot think of any other triggers though. I think I will think about this challenge a bit longer and decide what a trigger would be.

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I'm doing very well with the "obvious" sugars, like candy, sweetened cereals, etc. But I'm still getting tripped up with "hidden" sugar. I'm slowly but surely learning which brands add more sugar (such as pasta sauces), and making better choices.
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emoticon keep up the good work! Each little step will bring you closer to your goal.

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This week I will look more at the food label that have sugar in them. I been watching my sodium intake, now I am off to watch my sugar intake, the amount allowed is 26 to 46 gram of sugar. So I will watch what goes in.

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I have been having a time of it this week. I have been overly tired and when I am, I crave sweets. Been out to lunch twice and molten chocolate cake is my trigger. Had a half piece of one both times I went out to eat. Then my husband buys some dang Reese's Oreos. They are very good and I ate four last night. There was a time, however, that I would have just taken the bag to bed with me and eaten until I fell asleep so I am making progress. And I have stayed within my calorie range every day but one this week. I reached my goal weight yesterday- kinda dreading the scale this morning. Overall, progress made, which is what matters.

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I'm really good about not having sugar in my tea and coffee. My problem is that my husband has come home (last 2 days) with a slab of chocolate. I can't resist! I've asked him to please not bring chocolates into the house for a while.

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I have been mostly sugar free for the past 10 days and when I did have some sugar, it was only one or two grams worth.
Been on a couple of other challenges for the past week or so. I logged onto the Fed Up 10 day challenge and also another one similar to it. The challenges were for 10 days and they have taught me a lot about all those hidden sugars. Now that those are over with, it will be telling to see how I can stay away from sugar even longer.
By eating fresh food and staying away from the fast and processed food, I believe it is quite possible to kick the sugar habit.
To help things along, I also lost 2 lbs this past week and my pants are feeling looser!
There really seems to be something to this staying away from sugar thing...

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Nights are still hard for me especially when I work until 9pm. Have to establish a plan for this!

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Feeling positive about today and avoiding the sugar pitfalls.

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Thanks for sharing. I can see it's not only me battling against the darn cravings, especially after meals, or coffee time.

Come on girls, we can do this. We have to fight back our brain signaling for sugar. It's in our hands and emoticon We can defeat the sugar cravings but we have to fight.

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I have been mostly sucrose-free since 5/19. I messed up yesterday, and had a PBJ sandwich after avoiding jelly on my toast in the morning. Some mornings (not as much as previously), I eat Frosted Mini Wheats for breakfast, but that's it. I still have a hard time after meals, and that's not getting any easier.

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Week 2 and the cravings are still kinda bad. I am avoiding my weakness, baked goods, and hanging in there. Have a great weekend and let's make healthy choices

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I find that I do better when there are NO baked goods around. However, sometimes I will have a bowl of chocolate covered cheerios or a frozen yogurt bar. I saw on Dr Oz that figs are good for you, and dark chocolate is good for you, so I made chocolate covered figs and had one after dinner It was chewy and chocolatey, and I was able to stop with one! Tootsie Pops used to have candy cane Tootsie Pops and they were great, not too sweet, and at that time they were only one WW point. Best of all, they took a long time to eat. I haven't been able to find them for several years. emoticon

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Though I've reached week 2 without falling, the cravings are not giving up. Not easy for me, but SO glad I'm doing this challenge. I had quite a few direct temptations today, but got a hold on myself. That's what's all about.

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Isn't it great when dark chocolate is the answer? Nice to see you here, Changing-Turtle, I lost track of you when we both changed our names. Sorry your cute hubby is facing a challenge. I've been low carb for a year, which is a great way to eat enjoyable food if you give up all the carbs (including sugar). I'm here because I was back in the munchies cycle even with non-caloric sweeteners like stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit.

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Week two going good with my planned dark chocolate, it tames my sweet tooth and has helped me stay off the cookies, cake, pie and ice cream. My hubby has cancer and I have read that cancer feeds off the sugar so even have him doing the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge with me.

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My biggest trigger is anything that combines white flour and sugar. I can actually eat a piece of dark chocolate (70%) and be satisfied and not keep going back until it is all gone. We do not have anything in the house right now that will cause me to mess up and eat too much.

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This is week two and I am pleased and doing really well .......... emoticon

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Thought I was doing pretty good until today. Really did not eat badly but I just could not stop thinking about sweets. Everything in the vending machine at work seemed to be calling my name. emoticon

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Doing pretty well. Yesterday, my DD brought a sweet bread stuffed with strawberries and cream cheese. I didn't eat emoticon Instead, I ate some nuts.

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Day 4 week two went well now on to day 5 (day 12) with out planned sweets

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On day 4 of week two don't want to eat any sweets today even the dark chocolate is not calling me.

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totally agree on people that dont have to worry what they eat. i was a freight manager. i worked harder than anyone in the store but i am the fat one. 31 years of moving freight and unloading truck and i am the fat one. now i am retired and working hard on that and i will succeed. it wont be easy for me but i will do this.

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Chocolate is my weakness. Even sugar free chocolate has calories which I don't "need" but I crave it anyway. Diabetes scared me at first but now it's just an annoyance. I want to get healthy but I resent people that can eat normally like it's no problem.

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Though I've been doing great, sweets are a problem in my life. Not only a problem but a threat to my health. They still tempt me in a strong way. I hope this gets easier with time emoticon

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think i have proven to myself that sweets are not a problem in my life any more. there are so many choices to have that either eliminate the sugar or may use substitute sugar like cake , betty crocker no sugar cake or brownies. which i havent even made for 2 months either. sticking with fruit.and my one sweet of dark chocolate almonds, only have like 5 at a time once a day. atkin bars that only have 1 or 2 grams of sugar in them. satisfy my sweet tooth i have left.

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I will be reading labels to avoid as much sugar as possible, and I am going to try to cook at home for most of my meals so I can watch ingredients. The big challenge will be later this week--we have a family gathering to go to and it will have LOTS of food. Going to try to stick to protein, fruit and veggies and avoid my mom's cake!

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1st day of week 2. I need to remain diligent with my food choices, sugar is sneaky it's in almost everything.

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Start of week two! After avoiding the dessert table at the Sunday Birthday party I am now faced with two days of celebration at work. There will be cake and dessert. I'm planning my strategy so that I'm armed to resist. I plan to equip myself with fruity herbal tea. I find if I'm holding something I'm less likely to reach for a dessert. Thinking about it as I write this, it was the same strategy I used to quit smoking 5 years ago.
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Day two went well now off to coffee with the girls will not have cookies

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Keeping it up! I'm beginning to perceive positive changes such as a bit more energy during my workout, a better attitude towards myself.

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Week 2:

My plan and goal in this challenge is to learn not to crave for obvious sweet sugar stuff (pastries, chocolates, candy, cake, ice cream, etc). I don't really care about sugar hiding or not in food. I do not pretend to be a totally sugar free person.

So far, I've been able not to have dessert after lunch and dinner, pastries at coffee break, for a whole week. Been struggling, but didn't give up. I feel happy at myself and healthier. Lost a pound this week. I pretend to lower my high bad cholesterol level with this change because a small change we do in the right direction, brings a lot of positive 'side effects' to our health.

Cheers for a good journey towards our health!

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Day one went well on to day two now . 11 am doing good so far passed up sweets at Starbucks, thought about it all of 10 seconds.

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Week 2 My triggers seem to be chocolate (especially bars) and any home baking like ginger snap cookies. So I am going to try to avoid these this week and also avoid white flour too.

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Day emoticon of week two ...... Have been doing well eliminating sweet culprits ......... Finding that with a satisfying meal ........ lots or plenty fiber and protein ......... there are less desires for empty calories (or in this case ....... quite hefty!) ......... I managed to NOT eat air popped popcorn last two nights ........ since it turns to glucose and is stored! ........... who needs to pack around dead weight!

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End of week 2. I'm pretty proud of myself! I had a few things I shouldn't have, but by the end of the week, I was able to enjoy some dark chocolate. 2 pieces. NOT the whole bar. I savoured it. I didn't NEED it, I didn't wolf it down like my life depended on it. I feel really good about that. My downfall otherwise continues to be either emotional exhaustion or simply "it's there. It's on the menu."

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Day one of week two bought some dark chocolate will eat one square a day to tame my sweet tooth. Lost 5 pounds in my first week without sugary foods. Also not eating white flour.

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Just started this week, I plan to stop drinking soda, eating, eating mini candy bars, (I've already put away my office candy dish) and eating donuts. I've bought cereal to eat for breakfast, but I might have to cut that out by next week. I should probably also step away from juice, but I'm just not ready to give it up yet.

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I did much better this week than last week! I limited myself to one sweet per day or less. Very little giving into temptation happened and I did less emotional eating. Excited to start week 3!

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I kept my promise to be sugar free until Friday. Then I attended a Preakness party yesterday. OMG was it a temptation or what. I did eat one of those small squares of cheesecake and sip on a bourbon crush but this was way way better than what I have done previous years.I would have tried a small piece of each of the pies, the cookies, and what nots.

This is hard work. Mindless eating is so much easier - and look where it got me! emoticon

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Focusing on the goals is work. I am trying to be more intentional and trying not to let thing fall apart in those minutes when I really crave something sweet. It's SO easy to give in to that feeling instead of reminding myself that that craving will subside. This will be my biggest hurdle...but I've given in to the carving for so long, I think it will take time and work to retrain my brain.

Attended a party yesterday, and I knew I would have a piece of cake, but tried to plan my day's eating and exercise so it would not be a total disaster.

Tracking requires a lot more honesty about my food consumption than I've faced up to for a long time. It's good to learn tips here and know others are facing the same issues.

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Same here :( I am actually retaking week 2. With not much success. Last week was baking week, lots of sugary treats. We still have bags of merangues. But! A month ago I would have eaten much much more, as in everything in sight in one sitting.
Getting started and be abstinent the first week was relatively easy. As the initial "right lets do it" feeling fades away I see myself getting sloppy. I still track but I let myself go over my goals a bit. So I am kicking myself in the butt now and make myself focus on the goal. No "treats" after meals. Fruit instead of chocolate bars, biscuits and sweets. I can have a sweet thing on occasion but know my limits and don't treat it as a special thing or a reward! Keep tracking!

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Week 2 didn't go so well, so as a teacher I feel the need to repeat the week before I am allowed to move on. The last few days I have been choosing water over other drinks, but I still have very little control when it comes to snacks, especially after lunch. And I keep grabbing candies from the teachers' lounge and principal's office. I keep justifying eating sugar if it's free food because i'm "saving money", but later I realize that it wasn't worth the guilt I feel afterwards.

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Good on you Dancestamp for being chocolate free since Thursday!

Today, Tuesday, is my first day of week 2. My goal is to avoid all sweets until Friday evening. Just 4 days. I'm hoping to build on it. Chewing gum is allowed. The mornings are easy. It is after lunch, at 3 p.m., and after dinner that I miss the sweets.
I made chocolate covered strawberries. My family ate almost all of them but 3 are sitting at the dining table calling my name. I think I will move them some place else. I went out to lunch with friends and avoided the cookie my friend was recommending. I simply told her that i was cutting out the sugar. Yay for me!
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I am just starting week 2 and my trigger food is chocolate. so far I have been chocolate free since Thursday of last week. I have been okay until this afternoon, but I don't have chocolate in the house and so I drank 16 oz of water. I can't say that I haven't had sweets, but I have not had chocolate and that is really good for me.

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Starting week 2 looking forward to reducing if not eliminating the major sugars.

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