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Happy Friday !!!!! On a personal challenge .. but with your help !! I WILL PREVAIL !!!!!

Friday, June 08, 2018

Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)

Yesterday was a slow day .. I know of a number of "I should have's" .. but that's exactly what they were.. "I SHOULD have" .... what do they say about hindsite?? .. lol lol ..

I was free until 10ish in the morning .. I SHOULD have taken a walk .. but didn't .. I got to the restaurant early .. and parked under a tree .. I SHOULD have gotten out and taken a slow walk around the area .. I should I should I should .. I didn't ...

Don't dispair .. I DID get a walk in .. because when I got home from the meeting; I was only at 2500 steps .... but my steps at the end were only 5700 ... That's okay .. because right now 5000 is my low end (until after work is done .. then I'm upping it to 8000 as my low end) right now .. 8000 is my upper goal for the day .. and if I go over .. all the better !!! but yesterday I barely made the 5000 .. (only 700 more .. ) ..

Of course (not making excuses .. ) I don't wear it 24/7 .. so my stepping prior to leaving at 10 was not counted around the house .. or after when I got home from my walk, stepping around the house ..

My meeting yesterday went well.. but Linda is more afraid to do things and explore than I am .. but I figured this way at least she met the crew that she'd be talking to if there was any changes needed ..

I had a problem last night with sugar again ... I DID have my bowl of frozen grapes after dinner for dessert .. but then while I was upstairs winding down .. Hubby went to the band in the park last night; so I had some quiet time .. I was going to go with but after this week, decided to just take a quiet night .. Next week isn't going to be as crazy; and I can look forward to it ..

Back to my sugar cravings .. I had my bowl of frozen grapes (little grape popscicles), but then when I went upstairs to play with my puzzle for a bit; I got cravings again .. I tried the "water" .. and nope .. that didn't settle them .. I finally opened up a container of yogurt pretzels .. and had a couple .. (5 to be exact) .. I was fine ..

Until I went to bed .. I saw the container of jelly belly's and had a few fingerfuls ..

I don't know why sugar cravings are kicking in so bad .. ?? or how to squelch them .. ?? Could it possibly be nerves .. as I only have 3 weeks left, and well --gotta do's for 6-8 weeks ?? but that's not the problem because I have spent 42 years with "projected projects" ...

I did stop yesterday on the way home from the meeting .. since we got out at 2:45ish .. and picked up some veggies ... I will have a chopped salad for lunch today and bring along a cucumber as well .. I'm wondering if I should pick up some fruit for those sweet tooth attacks at the office .. It's so strong and I cant seem to figure out how to stop it .. without having sugar .... and that pushes for more sugar .. and more and more and more !!!!???

I have never totally eliminated sugar from my eating, because I believe in EVERYTHING in moderation, and then situations like this would not happen . .. but a couple of jelly beans would suffice .. now nothing with sugar is safe .. And no .. I can't eliminate the sugar from my house, because hubby has it all over the place .. I could go into his playroom, and go into sugar shock and I know it's in there .. I've learned that I can have it in the house and my willpower will help me avoid it .. but lately .. NOT !!!??? Could this be nerves .. ?? and excitement ??? all wrapped up in one ... ?

This actually started on Wednesday .. mid afternoon, I struggled horribly, and finally went next door and bought 2 - 3Musketeers .. I was proud of myself, because I cut it into slices, and it almost took me all afternoon to eat the one bar .. The other one I have in my drawer ... but that was the night that I attacked the potato chips ..

So -- today I go back, and well -- on the way I'm going to stop and pick up some fruit to try and get through this want for sweet .. Fruit and yogurt ..

Today is a NORMAL day back at work .. I have some things set up to work on .. (my inventory project as one) so I'll keep myself busy .. I'm looking forward to the day .. Normal does not fall into my circle lately .. :)

I did get some good news yesterday .. Kim caught the virus that was in her personal computer, and her bank called because they tried to get into one of her accounts .. and failed, because the bank was on their game .. so I was happy to hear that yesterday .. Linda said that she was back to her bubbly self .. :) I've been there .. not to that point, but to the point of "oh crap .. what did I just do?" ... Thankfully my banking information is not anywhere on my computers, and nothing happened .. I couldn't even imagine how scared she was ..

Today -- I have a normal day .. and I'm looking forward to it .. and next week is a quieter week, with only Wednesday ..our software person is coming in to work with Linda; but that doesn't pertain to me .. except to stop in and visit occasionaly, and Thursday I have my dentist appointment .. so next week is pretty much a normaller week .. :)

So -- wishing you a smiley day .. and hope everything goes as planned ...

Have a GREAT DAY !!! I'm going to !!!! :)

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  • NOMI_822
    I used to use graham cracker squares with whipped topping sandwiched between then toss in freezer for cool snack that cures my sweet tooth. or slice banana and freeze slices. Good luck with a normal week! LOL
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    192 days ago
  • LIZZIE138
    Strawberries & FF cool whip works for me. Actually anything and cool whip works for me!
    192 days ago
    192 days ago
    I go through sugar cravings too. Glad you found a way to deal with it.
    192 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    Have a quiet Friday and enjoy your weekend!!
    192 days ago
    At least, though it wasn’t perfect, you got steps in! BEATS BEING THE COUCH POTATO!

    YES YES AND YES. I am sure that stress has LOTS to do w/the cravings. Adrenaline begets sugar urges. Interrupted or poor sleep . . . same. Stress . . .definitely! And that’s interesting that you had the grapes and STILL had the sugar urge. Grapes are one of the things suggested to stop that urge! BUT today’s a new day.

    Could be you need chromium (broccoli, grapes, cheese, chicken)
    Could be you need carbon (fresh fruits)
    Could be you need phosphorous (chicken, beef, fatty fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, veggies)
    Could be you need sulfur (cranberries, horseradish, cabbage, cauliflower)
    Could be you need tryptophan (cheese, raisins, sweet potatoes, spinach, turkey)
    Could be you need chromium (broccoli, cabbage, beans, kale, cranberries, grapes)

    Just some ideas -- you know what foods do (or don't agree w/you!) But at least this has some ideas.

    Glad that you had the meeting w/Linda. She’ll get more adventurous the more successes she experiences!

    I gotta tell you, I don’t keep my banking info on-line either. Nope. Too many people I know have ended up getting up hacked. NOT wanting to be affected by that.

    Here's to a good Friday, my dear!
    192 days ago
    Keto* not me to lol
    193 days ago
    I found some great me to friendly low carb low sugar/sugar free dessert recipes on here. The chocolate zucchini brownies are so yummy!! Plus it cures the sweet tooth without packing on the calories and fat. You can do it 🙌
    193 days ago
  • LVMS61516
    I have sugar cravings too. I've found that pineapple helps.
    193 days ago
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