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The Sugar Monster Is After Me!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I'm going to have to really get back on track, faithfully, & quit having so much sugar, & snacks. It's nothing like what I used to do, but I'm afraid it could become a problem. I need to get back to the mind set I had when I first started with Sparks. I'm still determined, & motivated--but have let some bad habits sneak back in slowly. Mainly, having a few sugar laden snacks! Ok--I KNOW a few Lifesavers, 1 chocolate chip cookie, or low cal snacks now & then, are not mind blowing no-no's--but I have a sugar addiction, & I really need to watch it. At least I'm aware of the addiction, & am being cautious of what goes in my mouth. BS (before Sparks) I didn't care how many Lifesavers, or other sugary goodies passed over my lips. Heck--Lifesavers were just a small part of my life! It was nothing for me to sit at the computer every night, & binge on almost a whole bag of hard candies, then some chips for the salt, then I needed sugar again, so the vicious cycle went on & on & on!! Now, I have to laugh when I diligently count out 4 Lifesavers, or 20 mini pretzels, or 24 Teddy Grahams, or even measure 1 cup of popcorn, so I can log it onto my Sparks Nutrition page!!! I guess I shouldn't really worry about my little indulgences, but I remember all too well where I was just a few short months ago. This has to be a LIFE TIME CHANGE, so I have to stay aware, & stay ahead, of anything that may cause me to fall back into old patterns!
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  • HEALTHIERLYNN
    June, the Sugar Monster follows most everyone around....you need to stop running, turn around and slap him right across the face!! About what you said: "I guess I shouldn't really worry about my little indulgences"...."worry" really isn't the right word, but you do need to continue to count out, measure and log everything that goes into your mouth, or you'll completely lose track of where you're at and blow it continuously without even realizing it! Then you'll be asking yourself WHY you're not seeing the progress you're wanting! Just keep on Sparkin' on....you can do it!! Luv ya!
    4975 days ago
  • BARB1028
    I think sugar has been my culprit as long as I can remember . . . I really like all that good stuff! It's hard to shake. These days I'm trying to not have it on a regular basis, eat healthy most of the time, but not feel deprived either . . . enjoy whatever, now & then? once a week?? I watch the portion though as everything is all about portions for me too. I luv reading your blogs as your attitude is always so helpful to me. I too, seem more relaxed at some of this stuff then I was @ the beginning. Thats why, I think I'm gonna review when I finish this last segment. Lifestyle is what it's all about.
    4976 days ago
  • MICHELLE-NEW
    I understand you completely. I wish I had the answer. But that STUPID sugar monster is always messing with me too. A bunch of us should get together and just kick its BUTT! LOL! I wish it was that easy. Good luck getting back on track. **HUGS**
    4977 days ago
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