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GUNNADOITNOW
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3/16/12 5:22 A

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I fell for breakroom junk today. It was one of the girls 50th. There were no healthy snacks offered. Oh some days I am so weak. Tomorrow I will be better.


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HEALTHIERKEN
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3/15/12 9:20 P

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So far so good for me today. Just my Tbsp of honey with cinnamon for breakfast (suppposedly helps keep arthritis discomfort low. We'll see if it works . . .) and 2 almond cookies with lunch. Probably one very small sweet thing for dessert at supper. Staying well within calorie range today.


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BARB5009
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3/15/12 6:35 P

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break rooms can be a danger zone!!!!! people don't realize that instead of making cookies, "with love," they can make healthy food with just as much love! that is why i gave up baking and candy making yrs. ago.



MAMACOOKLET
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3/15/12 6:14 P

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I like your positive spin on taking the long way. :) When I used to work the break room snacks were the biggest temptation!! I keep hearing people mention gum as a good distraction, I'll have to try it!


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PEGJW111
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3/15/12 7:39 A

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I guess we all have to figure out ways to outsmart ourselves and you have thought of some good ones! The "sugar ban" is getting easier for me, too. Micro-waved sliced apples with a few raisins and pumpkin pie spice for breakfast seems to satisfy my sweet tooth for most of the day. I can bypass any doughnuts that appear at the office with no problem. I enjoy wine with dinner at night, so I bought small bottles of Pinot Grigio- about six ounces each. If I am tempted by candy during the day, I remind myself of that little bottle of wine waiting at home...eat the candy- no wine. I only have one bottle and it is divine! Works for me!


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CLWALDRO
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3/15/12 6:31 A

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Not only are you taming the sweet tooth but you are finding ways to add more activity in your day by taking the long way around the break room. I hope you have a nice place to eat that is quiet and you can relax rather than stress over the other food in the lunch/ break room. We have a nice park close to work I use then after lunch I can have a little walk before going back.
You really have a great planemoticon


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JEANUT
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3/14/12 9:15 P

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Way to go!

Jeanut in Ga
eastern time zone


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GUNNADOITNOW
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3/14/12 8:52 P

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I got some good tips from you. thanks


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MOMOTHEGREAT
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3/14/12 8:40 P

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Great tactics!


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JSSMCCULLY
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3/14/12 7:38 P

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This week has been much better. I think I stressed myself out when I didn't have to change my habits but just kept track because I was noticing all the time I was eating sugar and wondering how in the world I was going to do this.

Tuesday I went to the grocery store to get lunch- I chose the salad bar and I put together a good salad that was very similar to the ones I've learned to make from here Spark. When it came to "sweet" side, nothing looked appetizing. I passed up the puddings, jellos, and cake. I went to the check out ( and if you read my message from week 1 challenge-this is where I have a panic attack) This time no sweat!

Another trigger was the work break room with all the free goodies. I made sure I loaded my draw with all different types of gum. Cinnamon seems to work the best at curving my sweet cravings. I bought flavored water. I make sure I have 32oz of plain water before I treat myself with the flavored water. I avoid even walking by the break room. That means I have to take the long way sometimes, but means more steps in my day.

I also spread my meals out through out the day. I eat part of my breakfast at home and bring the second part to work to eat as a snack which helps me get to lunch without starving. I eat the main part of lunch-not in the break room. I go elsewhere that way it keeps me away from what's in there, keeps me from being influenced by other people's lunches, and I get away from work so I can de stress for a few. I save my fruit as my afternoon snack and I have my gum as my 3 o'clock pick me up.

Today only had one sweet thing and I was satisfied. I am starting to believe that I can do this.


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