I am starting week 3 too and I already cheated with watermelon-flavored bubble gum. Loaded with sugar and corn syrup. But thanks to this post, I'm rebooting too and will try to finish the day with some honors. Thanks everyone!
I've been where you are, many many times. The best thing I can tell you is to never look back or beat yourself up over the past.
Starbucks is a big issue for me as well. I always have a fat-free mocha frap, but there is still sugar or sweetener in that and I need to avoid this altogether. Can you make yourself a fun, sugar free coffee at home as a substitute? Then you won't go in the store at all (and not tempted by the goodies).
Reboot Moatie!!! Ya, you are doing awesome and can pick up from right now and recalibrate your intention!!!! We can do this..little tests along the way are just that..:)) Congrats to you for reaching out. This community is awsome. Your post the other day helped me not quit Sparks challenge and keep on keeping on,,,YA!!!
Thanks so much for the quick response, and this is just what I needed. Everything your wrote is everything I truly know, I JUST needed to have someone tell it to me. I'll do just what you said and thoroughly agree that I should just cut out SB for now and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have had that cookie, if I didn't have the cranberries.
I am going into my 3rd week of the sugar challenge. I've been allowing myself 130 calories of dark chocolate a day, which has been working.
Thanks again and good luck with your efforts!
I am freshly "rebooted" right now, thanks to Sparkpeople" and your comment.
Where are you in the challenge? Are you trying to avoid ALL added sugar, or are you still using artificial sweeteners? I ask because when I am working to avoid all added sugar for weeks at a time and have that much sugar in that little time, I get sick, and that's enough of a deterrent for me!
Start the day over. Right now. The past is the past; you can't change what you already ate. But you can control what you eat the rest of the day. Starting now, eat sensibly, and end the day focusing on what you didn't eat because you are watching your sugar.
And it sounds like Starbucks isn't helping you right now. I would cut that out of my routine. I wonder if you would have said no to the cookie if you didn't have the cranberries.
It's Monday and I had a healthy breakfast, very yummy and filling. But, a few stressful events this morning really weakened my resolve. On the way to work, "in the car" I had a 200 calorie package of chocolate covered cranberries I bought at Starbucks. I thought they tasted ridiculously sweet in the car as I ate them. The first half of the bag, one at a time, then the rest of the contents, piled in 2 mouth fulls. I had it with coffee. Not a great way to start the day, but then at work there was 1 single homemade, chocolate chip and Heath bar cookie on a plate, in the kitchen, near the coffee. I totally took it. Ate it in 4 bites. Thanked the person who baked it and have to say, it tasted like one of the yummiest cookies I've had in years.
SOoooooo, all that said, it is 11:26, I have the rest of my day ahead of me and despite my off base start to the day, I want to finish strong, with my head held high.
I would appreciate any message of encouragement to help keep me in line for the rest of the day. Also, I truly wish all you recovering sugar addicts the best of luck today having a very strong and healthy day.
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