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Regrouping After A Bad Week

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Well I survived until Sunday even after a terrible week, that's something to be thankful for. I mostly ate as well as can be expected, even when I didn't feel like eating at all, and I drank a lot of water, which wasn't hard at all. Learning to focus on the things I can control is helpful when I'm struggling. I'm giving myself a non-diet day today, and seeing how that goes. But even on a non-diet day, I'm having to face the fact that I can not at sugar like I used to. Last weekend I had lots of caramel popcorn, which I love, and tea with sugar, and I felt bad for hours afterwards. I have a huge sweet tooth, inherited from both my parents, so I'm wondering how I can suppress that for the rest of my life. The good news is that I love fruit, so it's not like I'll never taste anything sweet again. Also, after a while of not having any sugar, many things taste too sweet to me. The bad news is that if I think about never having cookies, cake, ice cream, or candy again I just don't know if I can give them up completely. I can't eat much of the artificial sweeteners,, either, because they really mess up my digestive system. Maybe if I just cut way back on sweets, maybe that will help? I guess I have to balance my sweet tooth and my health. I should be able to do that, with enough practice.
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  • DARLENEK04
    Giving up sugar is hard. For me, if I eat a cookie(one cookie) I may as well eat the whole
    bag. It is as addictive as cigarettes and just very hard to quit. If I tell myself I cannot have
    this, but I can have a smoothie or yogurt and blueberries, it helps...swapping things off.

    DarleneK
    835 days ago
  • CROUCHINGFLEA
    I agree, one step at a time, you can do it!
    835 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    Small steps. Small changes over time. You will get there! Best wishes!
    836 days ago
  • BERCRYS
    It's the only way to do it, I'm sure. Thanks 1CRAZYDOG!
    836 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Take it a day-at-a-time, a step-at-a-time. Giving up sugar is not easy!
    836 days ago
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