Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge - cravings log
Friday, March 02, 2012
I am doing the SP Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge and one of the action steps is to record my cravings for this week. So this will just be an ongoing blog to document all that.
3/2/2012 11:38 AM - about 20 minutes before lunch. Reading facebook and the thought all of a sudden popped into my mind for something tasting like a graham cracker. Craving rating 4/10.
3/2/2012 3:32 PM - had a thought pop into my head about Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. Working on a report for work. Rating 1/10
3/2/2012 Went to Jason's deli and wanted soft serve chocolate ice cream. Got a small amount in a cone. It tasted really sweet, almost too sweet.
3/3/2012 Saw someone having cheesecake for dessert at restaurant. Wanted to eat some too. Craving rating 1/10
3/3/2012 - About 3 hours after lunch. Was hungry and thinking about what I could eat. Considered greek yogurt but all we have left is plain and then my mind went to the frozen yogurt in the freezer. Took a short nap and when I woke up, thought again about the frozen yogurt. Had a yoplait smoothie with almond milk instead
3/3/2012 - Someone had doughnut holes at a party. Meant to only have one, ended up having three.
3/4/2012 In Panera in front of the pastry case. Had a really small breakfast, then went to hot yoga. Craving level 7/10
3/4/2012 been craving a brownie for about an hour and a half now. Ate an apple at lunch but it didn't help the sweet craving. 8/10
3/4/2012 after craving sweets all day, went back to Jason's deli and had a sandwich with fruit and yogurt dip. Decided to get chocolate soft serve instead of the brownie to save some calories. It did help my craving. I am coming up on the second week of my cycle after my period, this is always the hardest week of the month for me nutritionally
3/5/2012 testing my patient. had been a stressful day. saw a picture of a clown and it made me think about birthday parties, which made me want some cake and ice cream. craving level 2/10
3/5/2012 had a craving but I can't quite remember what it was for.
3/5/2012 10:19PM Saw a picture of cupcakes online. Wanted one. 1/10
3/6/2012 8:04 AM had plain Greek yogurt for breakfast with one Tblspoon honey. After I ate it I wanted to eat more honey. Then someone on the radio mentioned donuts and I wanted one of those. I am still somewhat craving a brownie. I woke up hungry this morning, am still hungry after the yogurt. I feel somewhat stressed because I have begun to feel confused about what diet I should be following again.ï¿½
3/6/2012 still wanted a brownie at lunch. Had one at chickfila.ï¿½
3/6/2012 wanted more honey after work. Had some and a can of sprite. Had a stressful day and just did not care.
3/6/2012 Had another half can of sprite later with the chinese food we ate.
3/7/2012 Didn't eat breakfast - planned to fast today. Got too hungry. Was thinking of ice cream, more brownies, anything sugary I could eat at lunch. Found a packet of Lance Peanut Butter crackers in the cabinet and ate them. No longer had a need for sugar after that (They are sugary too though).
Just an update - 3/11/2012:
I have not had any cravings for sweets in the last several days. After that second week following my period, they always drop off tremendously. Also I formulated a new plan, which might be giving me excitement that sweets sometimes do in my brain, but for whatever reason, my cravings are gone for now. I have had some desserts/sugar since but it was not because I was CRAVING them and could not say no. It was because I chose to eat them and had the calories in my budget for them. I prefer that, for sure.