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AIMEEDW1107
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4/8/14 9:38 A

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I was never big on soda but I haven't had any since September. Also haven't been drinking coffee because of everything I like to add to the coffee. When I have a headache my first thought it water. If your not drinking enough or at least what your body is used to you can get a headache from that. Like you said tea and heat often work. If that doesn't I usually go for salt. Depending on where you get the salt from it may not be healthier than soda or candy but it's another suggestion. I usually will eat a few pretzels or some nuts.

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4/7/14 1:48 P

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I'm not that worried about sugar being in everything. Everything is good in moderation. If we're trying to eat healthy foods, there shouldn't be that much added sugar in our healthy foods anyway. If you do a lot of baking, learn to substitute with natural sugars- homemade maple syrup, natural honey, etc.

Soda seems to be a major problem for me. I don't drink it often, but as soon as I reach to buy a soda, I also buy sour gummy worms or a giant rice krispy treat. So, first- when I want a pop, I'll have tea or carbonated flavored water instead. I think that will help a ton.

Second, when someone offers me candy or chocolate, I usually politely accept one piece. However, if it hangs around much longer, I'll have many more than one piece after I get a taste. So, when someone offers me candy, I'll politely decline and either drink tea or brush my teeth. OR I'll have that one piece, then brush my teeth.

I start reaching for the sodas and candy when I get a headache I can't seem to get rid of. After I try a heat pack, coffee, a meal, and pain medications, if I still have that headache, my final round of defense is soda & candy. It works, too. Otherwise I'd cancel that line of defense. I can't really come up with a reason why the caffeinated, sugary soda & candy works, but a black coffee and balanced meal do not. I just need to come up with a list of other things I can try in order to get rid of my headache.


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AIMEEDW1107
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4/4/14 12:06 P

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Yes I don't believe any sugar is good but there is no getting around the fact that sometimes you use it. Baking for example. Don't do it often but sugar is always involved. I always hear bad things about this sugar and that. Just curious what the best type would be out of the hundreds I see!

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I don't think added sugar of any type is actually good for us. To start with, it's adding empty calories and also seems to have an addictive quality. I think your idea of eliminating high in sugar items is a good one, that's what I am aiming for as well.

"Enough is as good as a feast." Old English proverb

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AIMEEDW1107
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4/3/14 12:14 P

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Its so frustrating that sugar is in everything! My focus this week is to eliminate the very high in sugar items like candy or cookies. Is anyone else confused about which sugar is actually good for you? I don't like artificial sweeteners because I don't like the taste. I hear so many things about why not to eat this sugar or that sugar but what sugar is good???

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first week of challenge was a success so here i am on week 2. i am substituting fruit and protein bars for more sugary treats. Overall, my biggest challenge is to watch portion sizes. Not going too long between meals or snacks helps me because if i'm ravenous I eat too much, often of the wrong thing.

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3/17/14 11:23 A

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Fruit & yogurt instead of chocolate & ice cream (don't even miss them anymore). I get excited about adding new fruits, this week is berries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries & raspberries I still love my apples & oranges though, I always keep a big fruit bowl on the counter, my family is eating them instead of brownies & Little Debbies that my diabetic husband keeps bringing home). My husband is realizing that not everyone shares his need for unhealthy food and is now starting to eat better, (it sure made him stand out)! It made it too easy for him when everyone else was eating the sugary food with him.

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3/17/14 11:10 A

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Keeping extra sugars out of the house has been a big challenge for me.

My goal this week is to not buy any cakes, cookies, candy bars, etc... and bring them into the house to eat at a later time.

If these items are not readily available it may make it easier to stay away from them.



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3/13/14 8:04 A

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Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches are good too.


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3/12/14 7:09 P

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Golfinmomma, I love your profile picture. So cute!!!!
Thanks for the tip for ice cream bars. I'll be looking for them at Sam's Club though.


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When desperate I have the healthy choice chocolate ice cream bar from Costco. They have saved a few of my days, just looking forward to them at the end of the day has made it easier for me to pass up treats that others were eating.

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3/12/14 9:44 A

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Sugar-free jello? Good idea!


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3/12/14 1:04 A

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The sugar-free jello paid off when others in the house got their nightly tortilla with butter and jelly. I had black cherry jello instead. yum!
I even shared my jello.
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CIMARTI
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3/10/14 5:34 P

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For week 2 I'm planning ahead more. One thing is I'm making some sugar-free jello this afternoon. Black Cherry used to be my favorite so I'll begin with that one.
My grandson celebrates his birthday next Saturday so I'll plan ahead for a slice of his cake. My daughter makes the most wonderful cakes. Oops, maybe I shouldn't talk about it here!
Good luck to everyone!
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Today I m starting my second week of the challenge and I will be looking at food labels closely to see where I am getting the most sugar in processed foods and the elimination process will begin again.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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3/4/14 4:21 P

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I went to the grocery store today and I almost talked myself into a donut but then I talked myself out of it again ... woohoo! There's hope for me yet :)

Jen

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11


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GORDON66
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3/3/14 9:46 A

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I made it through the weekend. Yes!!!!!!


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Crazy Richards peanut butter is my friend!! I found myself looking for something sweet today...I thought I was going to go food crazy. Instead, I cut up an apple, sprinkled it with cinnamon, and drizzled it with the peanut butter. Much better than doughnuts! :)



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2/28/14 11:42 P

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Passed up the chocolate hearts in the candy dish at the office. Last week I would have eaten half of them.


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Doing well when cravings hit I continue to have tea or fruit. Salt continues to be a craving problem for me. I did forget my mid-morning snack once and boy was I craving anything and everything in the kitchen! I realized the problem (getting too hungry) and just ate my regular lunch and was OK, but it was a close call!

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I have been doing very well, when I craved something sweet I chose the better choice. Lower call, etc. The cravings are less as long as I keep the stress down and don't get bored I don't want sweets.

My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been member since 2008 but was away for a couple of years. I am back and on the road to better health and weight.

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.


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So far, it's going pretty well. The same week I decided to join this team, I got the results from my annual physical & lab work. The A1C test showed my blood sugar at 5.7. It should be 5.6 or lower. The test will be re-done in 3 months & I'm going to do my best to have it done - a lot - by then.

In addition, my church is starting the Daniel Plan next Sunday & I've kinda started a week early. I've made some food changes that seem big to me, but I'm not making them all at one time. I have eaten foods that I've never eaten before - different grains, veggies & fruits & I'm trying out almond milk this week. I have several new recipes that I'm making this week.

The reward? I've already lost 2.2 pounds.

By the way, I did really bad on the quiz regarding other names for sugars that are in our everyday foods.

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Progress, not yet perfection.

I'm out of the woods until about an hour after dinner, when the cravings are still hitting hard and fast. Last night I gave in and had some dark chocolate, which in hindsight is terribly annoying. I didn't want the chocolate specifically, I just wanted something sweet.

Tonight I will make a specific effort to make cinnamon herb tea and see if that gets me through the hump.

The good news is the rest of my days are going increasingly well, and I no longer have that tiresome mid-afternoon energy lull.

Nothing tastes as good as being thing feels!


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2/27/14 11:43 A

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Sources of sugar to cut out:

1. Bite-sized chocolate (I tend to eat way more than I should, esp when it's choc-covered fruit)
2. Afternoon soda (my go-to when I've skipped morning coffee)
3. Post bedtime treat (I need to find a sub for sweets that I use to reward myself for all of us making it thru another day)


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DETERMINEDYIN,

Have you tried bringing your own snacks to the cafe with you? Or how about putting a small pic of your goal in front of you while you study? That way it will subtly remind you to stay away from the pastries....

Good luck!




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My trigger foods are more like trigger places actually. I'm more likely to eat sweets when I visit my parents' house, or when I'm on campus and realize that I haven't packed a lunch I'm more likely to grab a sweet scone at the cafe. To help battle these triggers, I've spoken to my parents about keeping the sweets in a hideaway whenever I visit, and they've agreed. Other than making sure to pack a lunch, I'm not sure how to avoid the cafe, since I prefer the hustle and bustle for studying than the quiet study hall. Any suggestions?


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GORDON66
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2/26/14 9:38 A

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Well, I'm finally going to start week 2, and I plan to take the out-of-sight-out-of-mind approach.


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I'm still staying strong and avoiding sugar. Salty things can actually be a trigger for me too ... leading to sweets. I've substituted a little flavored coffee syrup sweetened with Splenda in place of sugar in my coffee. I am surprised that I'm not craving sweets! I'm turning to fruit and tea instead. Staying strong. :)

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Well...I didn't do so well today....I like conversion hearts & they have been out at work since Valentines day.... after 3 had fulls...I decided I was the only 1 eating them so....I threw them in the trash. :0)


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2/23/14 11:47 A

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I have sugar cravings in the afternoon. On weekends, non workdays, it is easy to redirect and make healthy choices. When I am experiencing workday stress, the hours between noon and 4:00 are when I have a lot of trouble. This week I want to manage my work, manage my work stress and manage my choices. This week I want to manage myself, not others. Manage my work and not let it manage me. I want to focus on my stress level, get very conscious by going "back to ONE" and consciously make better choices.


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My worst times for craving sweets is mostly at night, right before bed, and if I'm depressed. I plan to combat this by having raw veggies to eat already made up, and if I get a sweet tooth at night, I've got some grapefruit cups, apples, and even some frozen yogurt I can eat, instead of something like Reece cups.

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What a relief to be finally done with Week One, after four tries that is!

I may be a bit out of sync here, since week one was about both identifying processed sugar and not eating it. The first few days, particularly the evenings, were brutal. It has gotten progressively easier with each day.

My hardest times used to be after dinner, but that is continuing to wane as I get used to sitting down with an aromatic cup of cinnamon herb tea instead. Now the toughest times are occurring at 3:00 pm, when I'm actually hungry, not simply having cravings. To counter them, I've begun having a small 300 calorie meal, primarily veggies, a couple of whole wheat crackers, and 50 calories of cheese.

Sugar is actually starting to lose it's appeal because I now have enough distance between it and me to see what it's been doing to me. It's not good!

My goals for this week are to continue to avoid all obvious processed sugar (desserts, primarily), and to continue to work on making swaps where it makes sense. I've already swapped out fruit yogurt, high sugar instant oatmeal and highly processed crackers for plain yogurt, low sugar instant oatmeal and whole wheat crackers, so I'm not sure what's left, but I'll keep looking.

Starting with Week Three next week, I plan to evaluate processed sugar the way I do alcohol, which I ingest only on the weekend, and only in small amounts. Until then, I'll continue my complete detox, sharing results here.

Nothing tastes as good as being thing feels!


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is having a headach part of cutting out sugar? I am still eating fruit, and I still eat yogurt, use stevia in my coffee, but no other sweets and my head hurts and I feel like I am strarving... WHY?
is this the 'withdrawl' sysmptoms I have heard about?? yikes! i just want to eat all day, even though i have eaten healthy stuff and shoul feel full :(

wish me luck. I am going to suffer through this

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This week has been a better week. My sugar cravings are less cause my stress is less. If I have craved, I turn to yogurt and fruit. But, if I crave, rather than fighting the craving, I will buy a small piece of chocolate, etc. It is all about moderation.

My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been member since 2008 but was away for a couple of years. I am back and on the road to better health and weight.

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.


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The valentines candy at my job is half price right now and I have trouble not buying because it's so cheap. Also, when I am on the register, I have to ask people if they want to buy the special which is always candy. Every month candy. I go into work thinking I'm going to do great and not eat candy, after saying "would like to buy a Hershey bar" a thousand times, I feel like I'm going to scream if I don't eat a Hershey bar!

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I eat sugar and sweets when I am bored or lonely or stressed. I have been keeping them in check for the last couple of days, by eating fruit and yogurt. I read that the plain yogurt is best because of the added sugar in the flavored ones so I plan to by just plain and add my own fruit to them.
I like tea and do not like to use artifical sweetener so I have to use the sugar sparingly and only drink a small amount of tea daily.



My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been member since 2008 but was away for a couple of years. I am back and on the road to better health and weight.

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.


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When I get sad or bored that is when it's easier to revert to sugar foods. I try not to keep sugary foods in house. Sometimes I have to buy some beef sticks as I don't eat junk food and rarely drink soda. Last week was best ever, just 1 can when went out to eat. If there are other juices or milk when go out I will take that over soda as my soda is the only caffeine I'm getting now. Snacks I keep yogurt, apples, oranges, love watermelon when have that in the house.


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Natural sugars, like fruit, helped me to avoid sweets this Valentine's Day.


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Okay, not doing so great here. Got into some chocolate again but at least it was dark chocolate covered almonds so I mixed it up a little. And actually a few of them did seem to settle my craving. Counted in my calories for the day and still going to work out.

"If you don't want to end up where you are headed, change direction"

Mantra for 2014 - "The key to success is long, slow distance."


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had a hard time resisting my grandsons first birthday cake but I did it. I find the less sweets i eat the less I want. it's getting easier to control mindless snacking



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Trigger foods to tackle:
- chocolate
- chocolate
- chocolate

How?
- avoid main candy isle at the grocery store
- keep my eyes on the checkout staff at checkout
- have a piece of fruit or nuts when cravings hit

"If you don't want to end up where you are headed, change direction"

Mantra for 2014 - "The key to success is long, slow distance."


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Okay week 2 went off with a bad start, had like 3 cans of sprite and I am not a fan of soda but my boyfriend bought it because it was free with purchase at the grocery store but he dislikes soda as much as I do. going to have to have a word with him on that purchase. And I have to learn to stop eating and drinking crap I don't like just because it is there. Also had ice cream. Shoot me now. Anyways the big sugar trigger for me is chocolate (worse than potato chips),


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ABIGAIL405: I can directly relate to the triggers you listed. I also appreciate your approach to conquering them. Thank you very much! If you don't mind, your plan is also my plan. :-) One of the SparkPeople quizzes showed that I'm an "emotional eater" and your plan for exercising when stressed or lonely fits well for both our goals and needs.

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crackers and a glass of milk :) well I have started getting oyster crackers for the house, they are not a tempting as all the others are to me... just a thought for ya emoticon

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well I am not believing I am saying this... but the cravings are gone. Today is day 18 of counting calories making better choices, I had a moment last week but it is weird... I am so excited if it is true. My sweet tooth as I called it seems to be silent. I can name triggers that I had like ice cream, chocolate and baked goodies.... thankful that I feel confident today. I will take each day one at a time... emoticon

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Week 2 starting today. My main three triggers that I will be avoiding are:

1. Ice cream - my cafeteria has soft serve...
2. Baked goods - Cakes, cookies, brownies. These are everywhere at sorority functions!
3. Candy - I will not rely on chocolate or jelly beans!

I will beat these by:

1. Having fruit after my meal.
2. Carrying a protein bar or trail mix for a healthy fix.
3. Work out when I feel stressed or lonely.



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Week two ended really well didn't give in to eating sweets when I was bored, I found things to do and stay occupied. If I had a sweet desert I kept to 1 normal portion and I was satisfied. Hope it keeps up.

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emoticon emoticon Great Job!!

I am beginning Week 2 of the Sweet Tooth Challenge. One trigger that I have is the hidden sugars found in Townhouse Crackers. I can eat 2 or 3 sleeves of those delicious crackers.

I am going to stay away from them. I will eat fruit instead.

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Edited by: FIT4HZGLORY at: 2/2/2014 (11:45)


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Three triggers that I'm going to avoid are the following:

1. Ice cream. If I don't buy it, I won't eat it. But as soon as it becomes available, then yes. So this week, I won't buy it grocery shopping.

2. Vending machines/deli. I super struggle with this right now. If I want a boost, I go to the vending machine. Instead of trying to replace it with a healthier food, how about not eating it at all. If I crave a trip to the vending machine, then I'll text/call my family.

3. Church activities. If there are sweets, step far away from the sweets table. Out of sight, out of mind. I'll bring a water bottle with me.



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Another good day. No cravings for sweets. Turned down chocolate cream pie and it didn't
Bother me. emoticon

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week 2 went really well moving on to week three

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I'm doing good today no craving of sweets. Keeping myself busy so not to get bored.
I even turned down sweets twice today when they were offered. Hope it continues, I'm
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I'm doing okay today. I am stayig away from artificial sweeteners,, including Stevia. I noticed I was craving sugar more! Don't seem to be craving sweets today.


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My biggest issue is the impulse buy. I'll be in the store and go 'oh a new icecream' or 'mmm a kitkat sounds good right now' I usually don't keep sweets around the house but since i'm usually at the store every other day that's when i get hit with it. So my goal is to reduce candy, ice cream, and pudding snacks.

If you have the knowledge, or the ability to get it, there is no reason not to attain your dreams small or large. Don't wait for someone to take your hand, take someone else's and go for it. Leap over those who stand in your way and unbind yourself from those who would drag you down. But take those with you who want to go and are as eager and willing to work. They may be just as scared as you but together you can make it! Believe in yourself!


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I am doing okay today. Don't seem to have any cravings. I have to make sure I eat and snack at regular intervals or I will start to crave the unhealthy things. I've been snacking on almonds and fruit, popcorn and eating 3 meals with fresh fruit as the dessert. I try to use the lower sugar fruit like melon and berries. I'm using small amounts of stevia for sweetening coffee and tea. So far i don't crave sugar after having the sweetener


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Today went really well no junk food. For a snack I had sugar free jello, no cravings, kept myself busy.

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week two is going well.

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I had good success last night. I went to church and they had goodies. I explained how I felt when I have sweets and they understood I sure did'nt expect that. It sure was tempting to see all the sweets, but I brought a snack with me and the craving went away even when it was right near me. Today I am experiencing anxiety and jittery. Maybe because I am going off all artificial sweeteners. I didn't know you could feel that way? Did anyone else have that experience? Hope it goes away soon not a good feeling!


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Everything was going great no problems until I came in contact with ice cream. I lost my will power and had it.

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Okay today have stayed on my diet pretty good. Trying to watch and read labels. It seems everything has sugar in it. I do the best I can to stay away from added sugar. I try to eat as fresh foods as I can: fruits, vegetables, lean meats, legumes and small amounts of breads and cereals. I'm feeling much better. Went to church and usually have to have a peppermint candy to make it through till lunch, but since on this diet for the past two times i don't need it. It was the sugar in my diet that made me feel those highs and lows. I'm so thankful, that I don't need the sugar to make me feel better, it actually made me feel worse


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Went pretty good today, but had one slip had tapioca pudding tonight, but it was a normal portion.

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Day two of week two went ok, will stay away from stores as they turn out to be a trigger for me. Didn't buy any but thoughts raced through my mind.

I am not afraid of the storms of life, for I am learning to let God sail my ship
Laura
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W2D3 I had a few tiny snickers last night from my husbands stash, but I have stopped eating McDonald's sundaes everyday so there is improvement. emoticon

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So, I had my "sugar" day as I said I would. Kopparberg and cake if you're interested ;) but I balanced it out by going all out for 45 minutes with Jillian to give myself calorie space. I thought I'd be craving sugar like a fiend this morning but I'm actually not bothered at all and have no plans to hit the cake today.


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I am just starting week two. I had some slips last week had carrot cake twice . I am determined to do this, I will do better this week.

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Day one of week two I am doing cold turkey finding the headache a real pain and the sweats uncomfortable but I can and am doing this. Thanks Team.

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Week 2 went really well for me, although I did cave in a couple of cravings though. The first one came when we were celebrating my 3 year-old's birthday I had a piece of cake. The second time was when I did eat 1 Girl Scout cookie. My oldest daughter is in Girl Scouts so we happen to have the cookies lying around. There have been far less cravings this week as well.


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Planning on staying on the wagon this week, so far so good :D
I have cut back dramatically this month though, my last Pepsi was back in 2013, with this team, I've stuck with it!
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So, it's week 2 and I have a fair few emotional triggers coming up this week. I've decided that one day this week I *will* have sugar and I *will* log it and I *will not* tie it to emotions. And that will be HARD!


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It is amazing to learn what is in BBQ Sauce.
And the other sauces we have here in the house.
It is ok to eat it if you measure it. But not when you don't.
And try to make sure you don't leave with something that is full of hidden stuff.
I was able to eat my dinner and lunch without the salt.
(Though bbq pork at church had enough seasoning without it).
Keeping to the water and veggies this week. hang in there guys.
We are going to make it! Holly

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emoticon sorry I posted in the wrong week discussion. I'm only in week one of this challenge.

Edited by: NEWNANCY2012 at: 1/16/2014 (07:42)
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I did much better on week two than week one!

I'm here to get healthier just one day at a time!


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Was doing pretty good on the sweet tooth until co-worker brought me in a little cup of ice cream. I was only going to take a couple of bites and throw it away but didn't make it. I ate the whole thing.


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Realizing that it has been 10 days since my last Diet Pepsi and I have not missed it one time.
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W2D7 - I've confirmed this week that I am for sure a stress eater, especially sweets. I have not OD-ed to the extent I would have in the past, and I'm compensating and staying in cal range, but this is not good. I have two more days in my current job before starting a new one next week, and that's good, but this week has turned extra stressful. I know part of it is me wanting everything to be just right when I leave. It isn't going to happen, I'm doing the best I can, and that will have to be good enough. Meanwhile, tomorrow is another day, and I can try again not to let sweets and treats be my stress management.

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Good job, AHERRING2! We have to learn to handle moderation and you are doing it.
If we ban ALL sweets from our food plan, we can end up feeling deprived only to crave what we can't have and go on a binge. Well done to remain within calorie range.

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Am understanding that stress does lead me to eat much sweeter than I should. Fell into a piece of pound cake last night, but it was because I wanted it - did not have to have it but it fit into my calorie range and I actually enjoyed it and stopped after one piece. emoticon

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W2D6 - flavored popcorn has become a new trigger food. It is gone, and I did not feed it to the birds. I will not be buying more.

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No sweets for me today except fruit. Yesterday I did have a sundae at dinner. I am realizing that when I frustrated by work, I tend to eat sweets. Have been journaling about my feelings and hoping it will help

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Saw my hubby's stash of chocolates last night, and I almost, almost reached in and grabbed a handful. So instead I turned around and left the room and got a big glass of water. It was so hard not to nosh on the chocolates. I have to ask him to move them somewhere else that I wont see them, as just writing this is triggering a craving.Yikes!! Its hard to go sugar free. I didn't realize how much extra sugar I ate.

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I'm not sure why, but yesterday I went on a sugar binge. I ate chocolates and cookies. By the afternoon I felt ill. Physically and mentally ill. I had to go to bed! Today is another day and it will be sugar low or sugar free. I feel better without that drug in my body!

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W2D5 - flavored holiday popcorn: NO MORE. A little is morphing into a lot, and I know all too well just how easy it would be to undo all my efforts so far. It's not worth it.

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Nearing end of week 2.
Got my healthy fruits and veggies at the store today. And am on track so far. No sweets.

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I think I have gotten past the holiday sweets. Started Dr. Oz detox yesterday. Followed it the entire day and today so far so am feeling good about myself!


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Out of bounds on Fri, but no sweets yesterday


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Sugar cravings much less this week. Finally getting the holidays out of my system! emoticon

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Way to go, SABLENESS!

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W2D4 - I've been eating on the low end of my range, and today my body was craving MORE. It could easily have spiraled out of control. I did indulge in some flavored popcorn. For a moderate binge, that's pathetic. For progress, that was pretty good! I didn't finish the can, and though tempted, I didn't say I've blown it now and I may as well eat this and that too. I did not cave in, and I still managed to end up in cal range.

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Day 3 of my second week. So far my plan to sub fruit for my usual sweets is paying off. I've up'd my fruit intake and lowered my calories in one move. I'm feeling good about this challenge.

One day at a time.


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SASSY220888
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1/11/14 9:15 P

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Hey all,

I had no sweets today except for vanilla peaches which were yummy. It was the first time I had them. Really focusing on having fruits for sweets.

Sandy

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BETRHO48
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1/11/14 7:53 P

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emoticon You rock, team-mates!

Had very strong sweet (chocolate) cravings today. It was pretty tough. But I went for the craisins and unsweetened applesauce. For "the nibbles" I had some lightly salted nuts (not the best choice calorie-wise for nibbling, but the carrots did not look very edible and were thrown out). Going to the store tomorrow to stock up on healthier low-calorie food choices to meet nibbling needs.

~Beth emoticon


"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right."
~Henry Ford


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SANDYJEAN125
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1/11/14 7:40 P

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It took me until today to get away from sugar. Today I have done very well and am excited to move forward!


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NANCYLRAGS
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1/11/14 10:43 A

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I have started adding the SF Coffee mate powder creamer to my coffee in the morning. The Sugar Free makes it impossible to add too much - the liquid I can use the whole container. I know there is artificial sweetner but it gives me what I need plus doesn't seem to trigger other sweets...so far anyway. No cookies in the house. There are the delicious MARY'S GONE CRACKERS - with a little PB 130 + 190 calories and yummy and once again I can stop so far. Not sweet but sometimes just good things trigger me to eat continuously.

have a great weekend.
Nancy

~LOUISE~ (nickname)

~Nancy~
Kerrville, TX

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AHERRING2
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1/11/14 7:49 A

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Did decide this week to have a Snackwell's Cookie serving. I was at the grocery store and just had this huge craving so I chose that instead of a Snickers bar. It did put me over my calorie range unfortunately. I do feel better and am making better choices. Now I need to pay attention to hidden sugar - I know I'm getting my sugar fix through those foods. I feel so much better just making better choices. My body feels better too! emoticon

Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living. - Anonymous


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CASEYSAUER
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1/11/14 5:38 A

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It's amazing! Even with a tooth ache I can find ways to get sugar into my system! Bummer!

I'm here to get healthier just one day at a time!


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SABLENESS
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1/10/14 8:24 P

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W2D3 - sweets inventory today:
3 dark choc coffee beans
LG pineapple water
2 squares dark choc

Are we seeing a pattern here? Not OD-ing on anything though, especially when I could have finished off what was in the container.

FL - Eastern Standard Time

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius


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