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Sugar is not my Friend

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I find that when I consume too much sugar and carbohydrates, I feel sluggish for days. Even if I get 8 hours of sleep, I still feel tired. I have always known that I have a weakness for chocolate and it has been difficult for me to break. I decided to start a SparkStreak of no chocolate. I hope I am not setting myself up for failure but I think of it as a challenge. So I am on Day 3 of no chocolate and feel pretty good so far. I have signed up with an accountability partner and Debbie has been very motivating. The weekends are the worse for me. When my husband travels, and I am at home all weekend, I get bored and lonely and frustrated. All of these emotions feed into my weakness for chocolate. So, when I get to Day 8 of no chocolate, it will mean that I survived my first weekend of my SparkStreak.
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    1913 days ago
    I can totally relate!
    Sugar is like a drug to me and the rush is like being a kid whose had too much and the drop after is too much of a fall.
    I find that when I need a wee treat like chocolate I only have the high cocoa content ie; 75% or higher and only a *very* small amount and have it with nuts like almonds. This helps keep your insulin levels in check so you don't get the sugar rush drop. If you get the Lindt brand 100gm bars, 1x square is all I'll ever have at a time and it usually does the trick.
    1913 days ago
    My family and I do a "No Sweets Challenge" where we don't eat sweets to see who can hold out the longest. I am almost always the winner but sadly they never go very long so I don't go much longer than that either. I always feel better getting the sugar out of my diet. Maybe you could try to keep the chocolate out of your home so that you can't get it when you are feeling emotional and set up a reward for yourself when you make it to say, day 20 or something.

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    1914 days ago
    My problem is baked sweets like cookies, brownies, cakes, pies. I hadn't thought of starting a streak of not eating these. That is a good idea. Good luck. emoticon
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