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I'm so glad that you were able to survive the dessert table. Some times those situations are difficult to survive.

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9/11/14 3:44 P

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Just one day back on the sugar wagon in two weeks. That was yesterday and I recognised my trigger factors and had a much better day today.

Ready to move onto Week 3.

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9/9/14 8:22 A

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Yes, there are many things to learn about sugar and the foods that have large amounts of it.
You will have to give up some of those foods. Good luck.

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Hello. I was so excited when I started week two.....then I took the quiz. I was shocked to learn I didn't know as much about sugar as I thought. I only got 4/10 questions right. There's a lot to learn about those hide-and-seek sugar ploys. A lot to learn in a week, but I'm up for it.

Read the previous blogs on Week 2 Discussion and it feels good to know there are others learning as well.

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9/7/14 5:31 P

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Good for you. You are doing so well.


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Sorry you have been feeling under the weather, Amy. I like your positive attitude to problem solving and wish you all the best with this coming week.

Thank you for the encouragement, Somar. I coped well with the temptation of a buffet table of desserts yesterday. I took a 'tasters' sample of a couple of dishes so I could compliment the host and padded the plate with grapes. In fact, nobody really took notice of what I was or wasn't eating (Hoped people wouldn't think I was being rude) and I didn't feel envious of the people who were eating big slices of cake etc. What I did have tasted over-sweet so I think my palate is changing. I don't know if anyone else has noticed this.

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9/7/14 2:09 P

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I hope that you are feeling better. I like your decision to repeat week 2.
We all learn lessons as we continue on this challenge. Have a great week.

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I'm still hanging around week 2, because I'm not ready to move on to week 3 yet! I was traveling last week to visit a friend and between the change in diet (eating out and eating what other people have in their homes), and jet lag, I was struggling when I came back. I also had a health issue pop up and found myself eating sweets because of the fatigue + stress.

I'm slowly learning that two of the best things I can do for myself are to go to bed early, and take proactive steps to manage my health instead of stressing about it.

I'm also learning that for me, I really need to track ALL my food (no days off) and run the nutrition report to get feedback about how I'm doing.

I'm still tired today, but I'm heading to the gym shortly to get my endorphins going, and later today will start planning for the week so I won't be stressed tonight and tomorrow morning, then go to bed early!

And I'm going to keep working on week 2!
Hope everyone is having a great day!
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9/7/14 9:17 A

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That is good news to know about melons, mangos and bananas. Thank you for the information.

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9/5/14 2:09 P

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My hospital's recommendation is 7-10g sugars per 100g product on the label. That cuts a LOT of processed food out once you start reading labels.

A decent breakfast with some protein and fibre-rich carbs helps a lot when trying to avoid a mid-morning sugar drop and a piece of fruit fills the gap I used to fill with a cookie. I was told fruit (other than mango, melon and banana) release their sugars more slowly into the system so are acceptable.

Excellent information provided in the links for Week 2. I loved the quiz. Many thanks to your researchers!

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9/4/14 10:04 A

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It is good that you know what the triggers are Best wishes in conquering them.

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9/3/14 10:24 P

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Triggers to avoid:

Not eating enough calories early in the day.
Not having a satisfying and quick healthy snack in mind for when I'm hungry.
Having sugar within reach.

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8/25/14 11:49 P

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SORRY YOU FELL OFF THE WAGON. TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY. GET BACK ON.

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SORRY YOU FELL OFF THE WAGON? TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY? GET BACK ON?

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Well I kind of fell off the wagon the last couple of days. Decided to have some ice cream as a treat one night, and then the rest of it was sitting around last night so I had some more, then today had some of my son's reese's peanut butter cups. Then felt terribly jittery and sweaty. So... I'm done with that now. Feedback = not worth it.

I started reading The Year of No Sugar by Eve Schaub and I am enjoying reading it, observing myself and my reactions to different foods, and learning as I go. Also am getting some good recommendations on further reading about sugar.

I'm drinking some chamomile tea now and will head to bed soon. Tomorrow is a new day!
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8/23/14 9:20 P

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You had a good week. Eventhough you did have some treats, the stuff you did have wasn't so bad. Continue to do the great work you are doing.

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8/23/14 1:34 P

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I've had a busy week so did not check in much. Overall this past week was pretty good. I think I only had 2 tsp of sugar in my coffee one morning, 2 small maltballs for dessert last night, and had a kiddie size ice cream cup along with my kids at our farmers market as a weekly treat. Oh I also made homemade graham crackers for my kids and had a couple - they had honey, molasses, and sugar in them. Oh boy now my week sounds worse than I thought. Well now, I guess it was good I sat down to write about it because I am realizing I did have some sugar after all! Oh yes and pancakes with a limited amount of maple syrup this morning. Darn it. Sugar is everywhere! Hmmm I think I will do some blogging about this tomorrow. I just started reading "Year of No Sugar" which is a memoir about a family who cut out sugar from their diets for a whole year. I think we do pretty good in my house not eating packaged foods with sugar in them - we make a lot of things from scratch - but I suppose we could always do better. The area I have needed to cut back on is desserts and added sugars at the table.

I am having success with drinking herbal tea after dinner and black tea in the afternoon if I'm tired.

As for triggers... I haven't really sorted that out yet. I don't see any big red flags for specific foods that make me crave sweets. I just crave sweets when I'm tired.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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8/16/14 8:06 P

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AS YOU SAID, THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM THE MORE YOU CAN DEAL WITH IT. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CHALLENGE.

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8/16/14 6:46 P

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Caseyknit,
So sorry, I just saw your post. I read those numbers on this link http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit
ion_articles.asp?id=1663
The article says that the average woman should strive for 6-8 teaspoons a day (which is ~25 g). It also says that the average American should be eating 7% of the sugar they currently eat. Isn't that crazy?

I stumbled across the Sweet Tooth Challenge Details for each week here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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I admit that it did take me awhile to find them haha, but the link for the article was there.

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I'm curious on how people feel about sugar substitutes. After some research, I decided to use Truvia (stevia) as a substitute in a muffin batch. So far, I've found that the aftertaste helps curb a lot of my cravings. In fact, after one week, I find that I don't even want anything sweet, including the muffins. I've been really watching my sugar intake in other items as well. It's been a very eye opening experience, but seems to be helping. Has anyone else had success with sweeteners (in moderation of course!).

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That sounds like a very good plan to follow for many people to follow.

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8/15/14 1:27 A

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How did you get those numbers? I think I may be missing something from this weeks challenge. How do people know only to eat 25 grams per day? Sounds like some useful information. And don't feel bad about your percentages, feel good that now you know! That gives you all the more power to change.

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8/15/14 1:18 A

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For a portable breakfast: I sometimes just bring a hard-boiled egg, some fruit and cheese. Easy enough to eat while driving, and no sugar if the fruit doesn't trigger (it doesn't trigger me if I eat it with cheese).

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Anyone have ideas for a sugar free breakfast I can eat in my car? I've been religiously making a gluten free waffle with almond butter and bananas that I eat like a sandwich while I 'm driving. The waffle has sugar. I'm stuck for ideas! I have to leave for work at 5:30 am and I have a toddler so it needs to be portable...

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Best wishes on getting that sugar out of your life,

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I'm starting week 2 now. My heart sank when I saw that I should be eating nearly 7% of the sugar I eat now. But at least now I know to aim for 25 grams of sugar a day. It definitely helps knowing more about the problem!

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8/10/14 9:57 A

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Now that food labels have been upgraded, we are getting better readings on what the number really are. I know that I have been disappointed on the numbers on some of my favorite foods.

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Mmm ketchup. Luckily, I can't eat most things that ketchup goes with now so haven't had it in a while. I recall making ketchup at home (red ketchup, like Heinz) when we had a bumper crop of tomatoes. Was so very good, no sugar added, and disappeared so very quickly!

Now that I'm paying attention to sugar again, I'm double-checking labels and finding sugar has been added to things that I used to buy without sugar (a certain brand of granola comes to mind). Grrr!

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I didn't realize it either. I haven't had them in a long time.
Good luck.

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Things I need to stay away from: cole slaw, BBQ sauce & ketchup. Yikes! I didn't realize they had so much sugar in them.

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Good Job!

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Last day of Week 2!!
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We all have those days in which we don't live up to our expectations.
Today is a new day, dust yourself off and start again.
Best wishes for a much better day,

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Tomorrow marks the end of Week 2. I didn't do very good on my goal of 26g of sugar this past week. I went over the limit every day. And it doesn't help that I'm craving chocolate right now.
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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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You seem to have it under control. Best wishes on your journey,

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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.

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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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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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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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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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I think that you will do great on week 2.

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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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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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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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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.
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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!

Today is my day to make good health choices.


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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!

Edited by: DONNAGREENJEAN at: 7/14/2014 (19:20)
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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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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.

slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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

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