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The struggle

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

17 Day Diet
Cycle 1: Accelerate, Day 5

Everyone struggles at some point. No one is perfect. If we were perfect, we wouldn't have ever searched out Spark for weight loss in the first place.

Some people can't drink enough water. My husband always complains I'm trying to float him away because I try to get him to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Of course, if he would just *replace* his Diet Coke habit with a water habit instead of trying to do both, he wouldn't feel so full of liquid, but that's just how he is.

I don't struggle with water. I've been a big water drinker for many years. I have no problem getting 8-10 glasses of water in every day.

Some people hate veggies. I think it's more of an ingrained thing from childhood than anything that's really about taste. I've got friends who swear they hate this vegetable or that one, but I cook it for them, and all of a sudden, they're fans. I like vegetables and eat them at almost every meal, even when I'm not on a "diet."

My problem is the middle of the afternoon. I want sugary snacks. I want bready, sugary snacks - cookies, cake, brownies, Twinkies. I have such a hard time saying no to those things. I will go out of my way to get them, and then the worst part is when I try to hide the evidence. I buy Twinkies at the gas station, then eat them before I pick my kids up from school and throw out the wrapper at the school so it won't be in my car or the home trash.

That's my struggle of willpower. It's my downfall, and my biggest fear with this new plan is that I won't be able to overcome it.

But I'm going to try.
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    The protein bars have got me over my "need" for sweets. They have the look of candy, but with all of the protein I get full after one. That never happens with real sweets.

    2176 days ago
    I too love "bready". So if I manage to avoid carbs for a while, I get back on track.

    On the commercial treats......Read the labels and look up the's enough to make your stomach flip.....worked for me. I started picturing my arteries filled with cream filling. emoticon
    2179 days ago
    I struggle at 3 in the afternoon too. I usually have my afternoon snack then, which usually consists of a fruit and a protein like raisins and almonds (25 is a serving) or granny smith apple and sliced monterey jack cheese. I mostly just have to tell myself no about the sweets and chew a piece of sugar-free gum. If fruit is too much trouble or not available have you tried a protein bar at that time? I really like Luna protein bars.

    2179 days ago
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