Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
A.DRAGONFLY Posts: 143
3/21/12 3:29 P

Send Private Message
I have not been doing my rationing solution very long, but it is working for me. Here's the scenario.

I go to the pantry on auto-pilot. Oops. I have to take off the auto-pilot and make a manual decision. Only 2 items left in the basket and I want the Crystal Lite lemonade with today's lunch. Two more days to go? I better save the 3 Sugar Free cookies for Saturday. No sweets to grab during this trip to the pantry.

I thought about doing an index card for each item. When I eat the sweet, remove the card from the stack. It is a lot more visual and reinforcing to see the actual items in a basket, bowl, or box. You see your actual supplies going down.

"Take good care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -author unknown
CCFALCONS's Photo CCFALCONS SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,569)
Posts: 5
3/21/12 12:11 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
This does sound like a good idea! Whenever I eat sugar (candy, pop, etc) I eat it like it's the end of the world. Instead of just a piece here and there, it's a bag. I feel like I have to cut cold turkey, or it will never work. But maybe this rationing thing might work for me too!

 June Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (1,733)
Posts: 437
3/20/12 7:19 P

Send Private Message
This sounds interesting ... you'll have to update to let us know how it works for you :)
I wonder if it would work for me? Something to think about ...



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

 current weight: 164.2 
AMBERINA5 Posts: 17
3/20/12 9:38 A

Send Private Message
this is a good idea!

A.DRAGONFLY Posts: 143
3/18/12 1:46 P

Send Private Message
Years ago I discovered that I had a physical reaction to sugar, yeast, and caffeine. The sugars include all fruits and some vegetables. I read every book, tried every diet and health regimen there is. The only thing that worked for me was to read labels and not eat anything in a single day with more than 2 grams of sugar.

Then, several years ago, Eureka! There was foods labeled Sugar Free and No Sugar Added and Stevia. I saw that as my ticket to indulge.

While reading labels, I noticed many of the items marked Lite actually had less sugar than the Sugar Free or No Sugar Added items. Was I making better choices? No. Because I still used it as a justification to indulge.

emoticon Rationing theory
This week I will change my key word from "indulge" to "moderation". Instead of a day with 1 diet soda, 3 sugar free cookies or candies, 2 glasses of Crystal Lite, and 1 tsp of Stevia on oatmeal, I will ration it out for the week.

I am going to round up my week of indulgences, put them in a basket, and know that they must last me for the week. And, put the basket on a high shelf, so I must make a conscious choice to dip into my rations.

(Best thing I read this week was the SP article on sugar alcohols. I never really understood what they were.)

"Take good care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -author unknown
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Week 2 Discussion Posts

Topics: Last Post:
triggers 7/24/2016 3:30:26 PM
My Sweet Tooth Triggers: Designer Coffees 1/31/2017 11:49:09 AM
My Sweet Tooth Triggers 4/14/2016 11:52:41 AM

Related Topics: The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow  

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines

x Lose 10 Pounds by August 9! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.