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.
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.
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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.
My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.
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 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.
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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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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Pounds lost: 110.0
Fitness Minutes: (48,936) Posts: 971 1/22/14 1:02 P
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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