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6/20/14 12:56 A

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I have finally finished this challenge! I noticed I had actually signed up for it last October, but never really took it seriously enough to finish.
This time I have and I have learned a lot and lost some weight too.
One thing I have discovered for me is that artificial sweeteners do the same thing to me as sugar does, so I have to stay away from anything that is artificial. However, I have found that the low-glycemic natural sugar options work for me in baking and cooking.
The best thing is that I am learning to love my fruits and using them more in my food choices. Keeping on a low sugar /low salt diet is working for me in helping to get more healthy and lose the weight.
Gonna keep on checking in to keep accountable to others for my sweet tooth.


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3/31/14 8:41 P

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Amazing the triggers.......crackers are another trigger to me for sweets

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3/31/14 5:31 P

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YES! ME TOO!
I found that artificial sweeteners are worse than the natural sugars.
I said in the other week 4 thread that I am enjoying many other flavors that I couldn't detect before.
I avoid the natural sugars because I think they were inflaming my innards.

Joyfully keeping on...keeping on!


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3/10/14 9:12 A

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With me the sugar free yogurts, mainly Greek 80 calories with fruit on the bottom really trigger my sugar 'wants' something awful !

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3/10/14 8:36 A

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I am on my 4th week, and the cravings are less. Just need to keep my stressors down and eat the healthier foods and foods like yogurt and sugar free items. Reading the lables are very important. Watch out for the hidden sugars.


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2/23/14 2:31 P

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What are your healthy sweets ?

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NANCY19662 Posts: 3,807
2/21/14 11:30 P

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I am finished with the challenge, but I am not craving sweets I have healthy ones handy if I want a snack or something sweet.

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2/21/14 7:08 P

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I still crave sweets, eat a small amount. I feel good as I have cut WAY back from what I ate !! Thanks Spark....................... emoticon

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2/8/14 4:00 P

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I ate dark chocolate. A small amount satisfied. Usually before I had to eat the whole bar. But now after taking this challenge, i don't have to eat alot of it to feel satisfied.

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NANCY19662 Posts: 3,807
2/8/14 12:24 A

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I definitely am not craving sweets like I was. I identified my biggest trigger which is boredom.
I am. Keeping myself busy with crossword puzzles I am on spark emoticon emoticon emoticon people more then ever
Reading and learning. And I've learned I can have sweets, but keep it to a small portion, and now that I do it , I don't want it like I did.

Edited by: NANCY19662 at: 2/8/2014 (00:25)
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2/3/14 9:43 P

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Dark chocolate seems to quench my desire for chocolate! I don't eat as much as still feel satisfied!


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2/3/14 6:28 P

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Still need a bit of sweets, but have cut back on a good amount ! emoticon

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2/1/14 11:56 P

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I, too, definitely love my chocolate.
I have identified most triggers as well. Stress is tough and still causes downfalls. However, I can honestly report that I am doing much better overall.
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2/1/14 9:53 P

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Finding I now know my triggers really well. Still I haven
t had diet soda for 3 weeks (except one today with rum). I am starting to not miss it. Still like my chocolate and stress is still my downfall.
Lost 3 pounds this month and I decided it was a pretty good month. Better than not losing!

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1/27/14 8:25 P

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4 weeks done and found some ways to reduce sugar intake. Glad it's not all or NOTHING! I can live with that.

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1/26/14 11:50 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.

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emoticon I was very mindful today. I was so focused I was not the least tempted at all by the large scrumptious chocolate cake that showed up at work today! There is hope for me after all!

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1/22/14 1:09 P

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emoticon stick to your plan and you'll make progress. This trick has worked for me. I always offer fresh fruit as an option, bowls of fresh berries; chunks of watermelon; fresh pineapple or in summer grilled pineapple. It is amazing how many people opt for these delicious sweet options or choose to have just a small slice of cake or pie and a helping of fresh fruit.

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Nice plan, I do that with Pepsi max I make sure that I have had my quota of water before I allow myself the can of soft drink.



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Well, I know I haven't won the battle with sweets, but I am setting what for me seems a reasonable limit and intend to work to make it a habit. The plan is to avoid sweets except for birthdays and special celebrations. At those times limit my calorie intake to 200 calories having made certain I have eaten a healthy meal first.

slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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