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

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INCREDIBLE SUCCESS, Indigo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/17/14 11:13 A

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I'm in my 4th week of the Challenge and I find it's still a series of small steps and battles each day -- sometimes feels like one step forward, two steps back! However, i picked up a large milk chocolate bar at the store but then left it behind as i was paying for other groceries, so that was success!

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

"Self-love is the only weight loss aid that really works in the long run."
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4/6/14 9:48 A

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keeping as much sugar out as I can.

keep on trucking


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Just finished week four. Tonight I had a bowl of strawberries no extra sugar and no ice cream. I no longer need to add sweeteners to my food. Nature knows best.

Jan
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been on this little to no sugar for 3 months now. my son buys me large can of deluxe nuts instead of candy when he gives me a gift. he knows I love them as a snack.. if I have a birthday cake to make for someone I will use betty crocker sugarfee cake mix german chocolate or yellow. I don't like their icing so I may make my own using dark chocolate or that's where I will end up with a little sugar. really want a sweet that looks great, I would also make sugarfee brownies just as good as the real thing. these are ways I will cope with my sugar fix in the future. and dark choc. almonds of course.

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4/2/14 3:17 P

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I am at the end of the challenge and am so happy I did this!
My next thing to do is make sure my extended or far away family knows not to give me presents of candy as a "special treat". My daughter used to arrive with a big box of Good 'n Plenty's . And Easter was hard last year - not gonna happen this year!
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I am just completing this challenge and found it to be very helpful. I have just completed finishing THE TAME YOUR SWEET TOOTH CHALLENGE. Because of this I saw that I have a problem with addiction to sugary foods and drinks. When I drank socially I always wanted a sweet mixed drink. I haven't had any sugary pop in almost a year. My thing was caramel apple lolypops and I am proud to say that I have not had one through all of last month. I am planning to have this once in awhile, but if it again becomes an obsession or addiction, I am prepared to give it up again and I will always chart and log my sweets as part of my daily allowable calories.
I may also have a problem with Jolly Ranchers candy. Three pieces of this candy is a serving and I found out that I was craving them and looking forward to having my 3 pieces as my night time snack.
At least now, after this last month I am even more aware of my sweet addiction but am not quite willing to entirely quit any refined sugar yet but do have a renewed awareness of the effect that sugar, at certain times, has on my mind and triggers my sugar addiction, but hey, at least I am now more aware. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thanks for a great almost sugar free month and that's not an April Fools statement. Lol

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4/1/14 10:26 A

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great job everyone on crubing your sweets. I don't really miss them much any more I feel like I am getting enough sugar in very very small amounts that it is enough for me. I find after the 17th day of the third month of going pretty much without sugar, if I have something that has some in it, like a granola cereal it seems too sweet. lol. but its true. keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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3/31/14 5:27 P

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Everything tastes so much better since starting this challenge!
I think the sugary taste of stuff was masking some other great flavors.
Now my sweets are fruits in various forms (plain, smoothies and dried) or an occasional graham cracker snack.

Energy is through the roof and I am moving with a bit less pain--reducing inflammation maybe?

Thanks you guys! Thanks SP.

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3/31/14 4:59 P

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Not having so many sweets in the house is a very big help for me. My husband and daughter either are not bringing it in or they are getting better at hiding it. Also, I have not gone in search of sweets for awhile now. Having some sugar-free jello on hand has gotten me through my emotional times. I will try to keep some on hand. I make sure we have the small apples on the counter all the time and if we have bananas, I only eat half at a time. Maybe half in the morning then, the other half in the afternoon or evening.
Have definitely made progress with this challenge!
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I have found that this challenge has helped me lies the craving for sugar. I am not saying I do not have sugar it just seems to be less than before and I do not miss it as much. I do allow myself special treats within my limits but am not craving them so thank you team.
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Love my frilly coffee drinks! Usually go to a coffee stand once a week and get a flavored espresso beverage. Since starting this challenge I have not gone. I think after finishing this challenge and the Official 30-Day 'Fit Food' Challenge I will allow myself one frilly coffee drink a week but, the challenge will be to control myself from ending in a downward sugar spiral and resisting the donuts, cupcakes, etc... that were beginning to creep into my weekly habits more regularly before starting this challenge.

I have also stopped communication with several people that have really bad food habits. I believe they were starting to take me down with them! NO WAY! Not going to let that happen!!!

Here's to a less sweet future (figuratively speaking of course (: )



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3/28/14 8:46 A

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Read an article last night regarding 4 ways to cut down on sugar. I will write a blog about this a little later.

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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I enjoyed some Smucker's all fruit on toast this morning and found I liked it. Coffee (decaf) and wheat toast along with turkey sausage and egg whites made a good start to my day. Making changes here and there sure make a difference.

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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3/25/14 8:49 A

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I am so used to eating fruit now instead of cookies, cake etc. I don't really even miss them anymore. I now read labels for sugar content, I no longer use sugar unless it comes in food naturally, I try eat more fresh food rather than pre packaged.

“Live each day as if it were your last, learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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Week four will be remembering all the things I've learned and tracking as usual. As warmer weather gets near I will have less triggers to worry about because, as I mentioned before , I love coffee and usually want something sweet to go with the coffee. I don't drink as much coffee in summertime. I am concerned about learning moderation because when I eat a little I want a lot. I am better to stay away from sweets and fats as much as possible.

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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I had a little trouble getting to Week 4 but I think I'm good now. I know I cannot totally cut sweets out all together because I will binge from the idea I can't have it. I must learn MODERATION and I know the trick to that is tracking, tracking, tracking! I tend to binge when I 1) allow myself to get too hungry between meals (forgetting to eat my planned e\healthy snack) or 2) I don't track and feel I've already blown it so I will REALLY enjoy food and start new the next day. My plan is to stay on track with my snacks and to TRACK!

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3/15/14 9:14 A

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I believe that my cravings are getting better.
Doing much better with the sauces and sweets.
Plus, I got a job working at the grocery store twice a week.
(Talk about a good birthday present!)
Sorry it was my last week but I wish you all the best of luck!
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!
Your friend forever in Fitness and Healthy Eating, Holly

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3/10/14 7:47 P

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On week 4. Sorry it took so long to get here.
Been job hunting (finally got on at the local grocery store).
Glad to be learning to bag and all. However, don't want to bring home the junk.
So, I'm hoping to finally decrease my sauce and sweet cravings.
(I have been starting to enjoy the veggies more which is a good thing.)
Will also start working more on the water as well. I know I will need it.
Going to go for now. Have a good night! Holly emoticon


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3/10/14 3:05 P

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I am prone to making impulsive choices, but I've also been known to plan a donut run. The vast majority of the people in my life have never known me at the weight I am right now. I was an obese child who grew into an equally obese adult, and I'm 65. The people helping me deal with my health issues are preaching moderation and once a week is the recurring theme. Coming to terms with this truth is rather daunting.


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Just starting Week 4 and having a rough two days. I know I need to do a better job of tracking when I eat a dinner that is difficult to track. I will put down SOMETHING. Not having that calorie budget to be accountable to leads to over eating on sweets. I know abstaining from sweets is not the answer for me, I must learn moderation.

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Well, I made it to Week 4 and now have to commit to a long-term management plan. I am going to stick with my mostly-wheat-free diet because that seems to cancel the sugar cravings. I will allow a snack of dark chocolate-covered almonds or a small square of dark chocolate with my afternoon tea. I will also make a concerted effort to avoid ALL phony sugars because everyone seems totally confused about what is safe or not safe. I will just try to limit sugar, period.

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You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but God wins it every time. This battle is not ours it's the Lord's.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Negative thoughts are the weak link. A shift in your awareness and thinking positive will change your day.

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


We are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10





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I am feeling better everyday.

SMARTONE-It is good that you can recognize what your triggers are. emoticon

SPTeam have a wonderful weekend!



You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but God wins it every time. This battle is not ours it's the Lord's.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Negative thoughts are the weak link. A shift in your awareness and thinking positive will change your day.

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


We are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10





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Feeling like I am more in control with sweets. When I have artificial sweeteners I get really edgy and jittery! I am going to try to stay away from using them. I eat dark chocolate 85 percent. Not all the time.


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Still doing well on sugary treats. Moderation is the key.



You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but God wins it every time. This battle is not ours it's the Lord's.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Negative thoughts are the weak link. A shift in your awareness and thinking positive will change your day.

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


We are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10





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For me I have found that the sugar like salt causes me to retain water. I try to stay away from them both as much as possible. I have not totally cut them out of my overall diet, but I do not consume nearly as many and I am conscious about my consumption. In my past, I could have eaten chocolate candy bars by the bags. Now I do not have the first one in my house. So I really think that that is an accomplishment.

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You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but God wins it every time. This battle is not ours it's the Lord's.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Negative thoughts are the weak link. A shift in your awareness and thinking positive will change your day.

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


We are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10





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I am also paying more attention to sweets, and find that if I eat foods that have added sugar and or are processed (ie: store bought cookies) I now react with getting a headache. So if and when I get a sweet craving, I eat fresh fruit, or even veggies that are normally sweeter, ie a carrot compared to potato. So I have learned a lot by avoiding sweets, and I feel so much better for it. This was a very interesting challenge.... difficult and informative. Thank you emoticon

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Paying more and more attention to what I am consuming. High sugar content is always on my radar.



You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but God wins it every time. This battle is not ours it's the Lord's.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Negative thoughts are the weak link. A shift in your awareness and thinking positive will change your day.

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


We are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10





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Brand new week to have a handle on taming my sweet tooth.

Thanks for all of the helpful suggestions. emoticon



You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but God wins it every time. This battle is not ours it's the Lord's.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Negative thoughts are the weak link. A shift in your awareness and thinking positive will change your day.

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


We are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10





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FIT4HZGLORY
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Just beginning Week 4. I am feeling great. Not craving sugar as I once was.



You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but God wins it every time. This battle is not ours it's the Lord's.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Negative thoughts are the weak link. A shift in your awareness and thinking positive will change your day.

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


We are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10





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Thanks team finished my four week challenge still have moments of cravings but thank you for the tools to deal with them in a healthy way. emoticon

I am not afraid of the storms of life, for I am learning to let God sail my ship
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I had a great swap today of buying yoplait whips instead of bakery items. Valentine's day has been hard to stay away from the sweets but successful today. Had a mounds yesterday because they were in the house.

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I ate a tb. Of the peanut butter with cane sugar and I felt lousy! Going to be more careful to watch ingredients on labels. It takes a conscious effort when shopping. It" so easy to pick up the wrong thing. I try to do the same thing eat foods in the whole form than I don't have to worry about it. But sometimes you just want something different. Cereal I found is the hardest thing to find sugarfree. The only thing I found was cooked cereal.


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My ongoing trouble is being tired. Unless I am well prepared with food, I fall into bad habits when I'm tired -- I just have no resistance. Part of the problem is work is insanely busy so there is little time available for good planning or simply breathing.


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Today went really well until after dinner, I gave in and had sherbet, but I kept it to 1/2 cup.
If I can keep doing that I should be okay. And yes it is very hard to find foods without sugar.
I've cut back on eating out and cooking from scratch trying to stay away from processed food.

Slow and steady gets you there


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I am very conscious of what I eat sweet. I can't believe how many foods have sugar in them. I bought some natural peanut butter and found out when i got home that it had cane sugar in it as a sweetener. Trying to find foods with no added sugar. That is sure hard to do. It sure opened my eyes to all the foods that have added sugar included in them. I do my best but some times you just can't afford it. Especially if going out to eat. Oh well I do the best I can. It is quite an education.


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I'm going to do fruit as a dessert. I made the frozen banana with pieces of dark chocolate, was that ever good, taste just like ice cream and very filling. I'm going to have occasional chocolate but make sure I get the dark in 85 percent cocoa. I feel much better without the sugar


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Into week four find my biggest trigger is when I am tired.....now if I could only take a short nape thing would be easier. I eat nothing over 8grams of sugar so that takes care of a lot. thanks Sparks for getting me through the with drawl.

I am not afraid of the storms of life, for I am learning to let God sail my ship
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Just starting week 4, not craving sweets like I was. I've identified my biggest trigger which is boredom, and I am keeping myself busy. Keeping alternative snacks, which are filling and contain protein and fiber. I'll let everyone know how it is going. emoticon

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I have been able to not eat sweets as much as I have in the past. I have healthier options in the house that are satisfying my sweet tooth. I find that now that I have less stress, I am less craving sweets.

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I am so proud of myself. I was able to say no to a sundae today while out with clients at an ice cream shop. I actually replaced the sundae with two pieces of chocolate covered pretzels.

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Well my cravings are at quite a low point. I have had two chocolate candies this week and that is saying something. I still think about the cookies in the cupboard but in the evenings I have not had any whereas I used to eat the whole container. What a difference!


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That is a great idea - figuring out calorie counts for foods you crave (cookies, candy, etc.) versus calorie counts for healthy foods (salads, fresh fruits, etc.) and at the same time considering which are more filling/satisfying. This is being mindful about what you are eating. When I do this, I have a much better chance of making the right (healthy) choice.

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Has anyone else noticed that if you do eat a sugary treat it seems to sweet. Maybe after 4 weeks watching your sugar intake it changes what you consider sweet.


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Only, one day this week I ate something sweet one small rice krispie treat. I hope this is a growing trend. Now, only if I could get the carbs under control.


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I have not eaten sweets in almost 4 weeks. Last night I made peanut butter cookies and my oldest had 4 on his plate. (I did not eat any) We got into a discussion about calories. In those 4 cookies were 540 calories and if I would have eaten them, I still would be hungry and want more. I can eat a plate full of lettuce, 12 sliced strawberries, 6 dice almonds, and 1/2 an avocado for less than 500 calories, be full and satisfied with no cravings for sugar. Just something to think about the next time I want to reach for something sweet.


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W4D6 - two dark choc pieces

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Slowly but surely I am making it happen: experiencing less cravings. When I do experience a craving, I don't usually give in. If I give in, results are much less drastic. I am learning to be more mindful of what I crave and what I eat. Of course, from the start of this challenge I eliminated the most challenging sweets in the house which is a tremendous help.
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I have 2 priorities for keeping my sweet tooth under control:

Track what I eat -- everything - planned and unplanned meals and snacks
Count carbs -- all of them every time I eat to stay within my calorie range

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W4D5 - didn't check in a couple of days; wasn't feeling good. Back to it. Ate one cookie and couple pieces dark choc. Not bad. Did not OD.

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I am amazed of the difference in my way of thinking. I was careful about to much fat or watching the carbs but never really gave a thought about the sugar. With this challenge I am more conscious about even what I drink. I think for me it finally sunk in on week four at least three days of week four I had no snacks or sweets not even my Crystal Light I like so much, I drank all water. This was a very good and healthy challenge one I hope to continue for a long time to come.


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My cravings for sugar have definitely diminished and I am much more conscious of my cravings now. This has been a great challenge!


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My main sweet these days is a cup of frozen blueberries in the evening - I look forward to it. Fortunately, we live 23 miles from the nearest fast food place, so I'm not tempted to drop in and my trips to town usually include enough errands that I don't have time to stop for a treat. We don't keep pop/soda in the house and I drink lots of water as we have a good tasting spring. HOWEVER, my husband is 6'4" and weighs 165 pounds - he is trying to gain or at least not loose any more. He loves the pies, cookies, and cinnamon rolls I bake for him. So, I eat one cookie or a small piece of pie on the day they are first baked and can pass them up when they are a day old. I try to avoid artificial sweeteners and now that I am more conscious of the sugar, I find that I am able to say to myself, "Is it worth what it will do to your weight loss plan?" Most of the time the answer is, "No!"
Thanks for helping me be more aware.


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After 4 weeks I have drastically reduced my sugar intake....
I very selodom crave sweets and when I do decide to have one I will have about 2 bites and thats it....I am satisfied....woohoo

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Just needed to tell everyone week 4 I had my first day of no sugar. Did not realize it until I went on SP to track my dinner. I guess it can be done.


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After four weeks of reducing my sugar intake (and not changing anything else), I've lost 8 pounds! I still have a sweet tooth, but eating a few bites of a sweet treat--- instead of the whole thing or multiple servings--- satisfies it just as well. I finally feel like I've turned a corner in my health journey! Something finally clicked.

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I have definitely found that if I stay away from sugar that I don't crave sweets. Once I get it in my system it roars like a tiger. If I can keep to eating things with less than 4 grams sugar per serving I do much better.

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I feel like I'm doing well. My cravings for sweets have definitely lessened. It really seems to work to concentrate on one thing at a time.


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I am very excited to say I haven't had any sugar/desserts for 22 days straight. After 30+ years of having sugar every single day, I feel this has been quite an accomplishment. My cravings for sugar are nonexistent.
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Yesterday I passed up having a Sunday after the meal and didn't even miss it!

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


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I haven't had sweet things today and I am not even craving any ....thats amazing for me.....lol

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W4D1 sm piece pineapple upside down cake

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Week four, I have been doing pretty good up to yesterday I ate 5 chocolate chip cookies. Received bad news and for some reason I thought eating cookies would make everything go away. I think I found another trigger for eating sugar, but I do have to admit it did not make me feel any better just worse. But, this challenge is showing me different ways to curb my reliance on sugar. My big one is I do not drink anything until I have my 64 oz . of water first, then after that if I want some Crystal light I will have it with my dinner and its working very well for me, even my hubby is doing it. I am up to the challenge of week four just need to keep in mind we will fall once in awhile, but we need to get up brush ourselves off and move on. Good Luck to everyone


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My sweet habits are so much better as welll
Was out today and shared a brownie with the person I was meeting and only gave myself a third of it and only ate a half of that...I enjoyed what i had however that was enough...
this is going to be my new goal going forward.....2 bites of something sweet....I don't need to eat it all....

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Now into week 4. Have found ways to limit some of my sugar intake. Last trip to the buffet, I chose a second helping of veggies with cheese sauce instead of that triple layer chocolate cake. Without the Sweet Tooth Challenge that never would have happened. I am so lucky now that the price of those candy bars one always finds on the way out of the checkout counters has gone so high. When I could get 2 Snicker bars for a dollar, I used to load up on a dozen of them at a time.. Guess I must be a cheapskate as I won't touch any of that candy at the price they charge now. Somehow it affected the desire and serious cravings that always attacked at that point in other years. However, someone gave me a bag of m&ms for Christmas. Eating a small handful now and then since Dec. 25th, I finally finished the last one tonight. Unless there is some gigantic sale on such items in the future, it is probably my last taste. But I'm looking forward to baking some cookies in the future. I only did one batch at Christmas time. One of these days I'll do another.


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My husband and I went on this no sugar kick months ago.

I can't say it's been entirely successful. I still definitely eat sweets sometimes. The holidays were pretty rough.

However, my habits are so much better than they used to be.

Successes:
1) I no longer eat from the candy tray at work (used to do this multiple times a day).
2) I no longer eat any of my kid's Halloween candy or other treats. yes, I know I'm being a bad mom giving my kids candy but at least we limit it to a treat or two a day (after dinner).
3) I have cut down on foods with added sugar like sweetened yogurt.
4) I no longer make desserts unless they are fruit based only like date nut balls or all fruit/veggie smoothies (no added sugar). I do occasionally make sweets to bring to a party (which can be a problem - see below).

Habits I still have and need to break myself of:
1) I am always snacking on cereals. And almost all cereals have added sugar. As you can imagine I eat a lot of cereal. So am I really cured of my sweet tooth? I don't really think so.
2) If there is a really special dessert (and people are bringing things in all the time at work), than all rules go out the window. At least I try to limit my portions.
3) Baking sweets for the holidays and party can be a real problem for me. I can't help licking the bowls!
4) I know fruit is healthy, but now I eat a lot of fruit in addition to sweet cereal. It is better than sweets, but now I would like to increase veggie intake over fruit intake.

All in all, still good changes in my habits as I used to eat some sort of sweet/candy multiple times a day. Now I need to work on my carb intake like the sweets, fruits and white bread. I love carbs!


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W3D7 - One sugar free hard candy today. Too busy at work; too determined at home.

Edited by: SABLENESS at: 1/21/2014 (18:31)
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I'm a long time sugar addict! As I've gone through this challenge, I've started to ask myself if the sugar is really "worth it". I've found that most sweet treats really don't taste *that* good! I'm going to save myself for the really yummy treats (which I don't come across very often). I also used to have a rule that I wouldn't keep any sweet treats in the house. I fell off that wagon, but I'm ready to reimplement that again. My next step is to use fruit to satisfy my sugar cravings.


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so ive completed week 4 and this challenge wasnt that hard because im not a big sweets fan but it was something for me to work on because when i do want sweets i want chocolate and when i get chocolate i tend to go over board. even though ive finished this challange it will always be a challenge to moderate.....:) good job everyone! :)

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I somehow made it to week 4 without completely going off the wagon where sweets are concerned. Yay me! My long term plan is to just be conscious of what I'm eating & how often. I'll still allow myself to eat the weekly ice cream sundae someone brings me and the weekly hot chocolate someone brings me every Sunday at church. Other than that, I will save sweets for the occasional treat.


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I have had many temptation so far this week.
Cheese cake, candy and I heard this Thursday will be a party with many goodies.
I am proud to say I did not have a piece of the cheese cake and only had two pieces on candy instead of sitting down and eating half the bag .
I know sugar will always be part of my life, giving it up completely does no good.
Making good choices and moderation is my plan of action. I will not beat myself up for having one cookie, instead I will celebrate that I controlled myself and had only one cookie.

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