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SEATTLE58
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6/20/13 3:49 P

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Hi Jaca,and I feel like so many, that it's not about totally giving up sugar, but it's taming it, as the title of this team says. If we totally gave it up, we'd be giving up fruit too and ketchup and bbq sauce, etc., but we have learned that it's all in moderation. I know that I'll always be trying to perfect the moderation key. I think that this struggle will be with us forever, we just have to know how to tame it! emoticon and you're already doing it! emoticon

"Little by little whittling my middle!"

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6/17/13 8:29 A

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JACA1991, I don't believe the creators of this challenge thought anyone with a hyperactive sweet tooth would actually totally tame it in 4 weeks, never even thinking about sugar ever again. I think the purpose of this challenge was to make us aware of our sugar cravings--the number of times a day, the trigger times (mine is when I'm tired), the trigger situations, etc. After reading your post, It seems to me that you have learned a great deal. You limit your sugar and make healthy substitutions at times. I have admitted to myself that I will NEVER totally tame the sweet tooth, but I can control it, instead of it controlling me. One SP motivation saying that i love is: Perfection is the enemy of good enough. We are here to win the war, not every battle. Very best wishes to you and you are doing a good thing!!!

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KATHARINEBRAY
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12/10/12 4:51 P

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I made flax seedblue berry muffins . the blue berries were sweet enough for me. I also
added walnuts .

HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS ,AND UNDER HIS WINGS
YOU WILL FIND REFUGE,HIS FAITHFULNES WILL BE YOUR SHIELD AND RAMPART psalm 91:4


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12/10/12 2:26 P

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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12/10/12 2:16 P

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Great choice. another option might be dates. I can eat 1 date and because it is naturally sweet it keeps me from wanting more sugary options.
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12/10/12 11:04 A

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emoticon JACA1991!

Healthy living is all about taking where you are and moving forward to make the changes that work best for you. There is no right or wrong. I love that you are not feeling as though you must deprive yourself of the foods you enjoy in order to be successful. That is quite an AWESOME accomplishment. THANKS for sharing!

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12/10/12 10:08 A

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12/10/12 7:54 A

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Good choice on the pitted prunes. I am not a huge sugar person but I do use artificially sweetened products more often than I should. I hope to curb that as well since I know that this is not healthy either.

Good luck!!

Nancy-McHenry Illinois

You're on your own, and you know what you know, and You are the one who'll decide where to go....

Dr. Seuss.


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JACA1991
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12/10/12 12:56 A

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I have completed Week 4 and I have been putting it off for like 2 weeks so I haven't been following it like I've been following the other weeks. Nevertheless, I did learn a few things. One thing I learned is that I already understood what moderation was before I joined the page however I may not know everything. I mean, I don't binge everyday but I do take small amout of sugar. For example, if I have two small mini chocolate bars for lunch I'll have a thin slice cake for dinner. Sure, I can refuse and definitely not choose the cake or the chocolate. Also, I've been chewing on peppermint candy to help with cravings and they kind of help. This evening, I was going to get some dessert but I chose not to because I already had a large pastry earlier so instead I ate 4 pitted prunes. That's a start! I'm not done yet, I am just getting started.


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