After 5 weeks on this challenge I actually made it to the end. I feel so good about myself, and I feel like I really got a handle on controlling my sweet tooth. I still have some stuff to work on as I'm sure all of us have, but I'm really proud that I made it.
I've learned a lot about myself and my need for sweets. I think the most important thing I learned is that if I eat healthy with enough protein and fiber then my cravings become manageable (if I even have them). I also learned that I have the power to say no. I have the option to eat something sweet or pass it up and that either way it is not horrible of me. I have also learned that it is ok to buy just one cookie rather then a huge cookie container that will end up in me anyways. I have also learned that there are healthy options to switch my cravings with and that they may not be as good but I feel better about myself if I eat them.
I think that what my plan is for the next few months at least is to stay away from sweets for the most part all week long. If I end up eating something I will buy the small version rather then the large version. For example I bought my hubby ice cream the other day. Instead of buying myself my own container since they were on sale I bought a tiny single person one. That was about a week ago and I still have it in my freezer waiting for a special day to eat it. I will not beat myself up if I end up eating something sweet, but I will stay accountable and conscious of what and how much I am eating. I will also stay on this team for a while. Just in case other people need advice or I need support. I still have a long road ahead of me, but I know I can do it now. I have my trophy to prove it!
| Pounds lost: 0.0