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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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    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.

    835 days ago
    I agree, one step at a time, you can do it!
    835 days ago
    Small steps. Small changes over time. You will get there! Best wishes!
    836 days ago
    It's the only way to do it, I'm sure. Thanks 1CRAZYDOG!
    836 days ago
    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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