SparkPeople The 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Team Messageboard Bust your sugar cravings for good with this 3-week plan! You'll get daily tips, strategies and built-in support to help you kick your sugar dependence. Welcome to the team!<br><br> <a href="/myspark/calendar-challenge.asp?calendar=13">Visit the main Challenge page</a> SparkPeople The 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Team Messageboard Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 25 Aug 2020 10:37:37 EST CHAT And Support Here is a place to come and chat about your craving, what is happening in your life and how sweets work into it. It is also a place to seek and give support. <BR> <BR> I did good yesterday staying away from sweets until after dinner when I remembered we had a bag of caramels in the cupboard. They are gone now, I split them with my hubby. Thu, 7 Nov 2019 10:35:25 EST No More Sweet Tooth I'm checking in on Day 2. I'm doing this challenge to help me continue to work at cutting back on my sugar intake. Diabetes is common in my family so I'm trying to not become diabetic through weight loss and healthy lifestyle and sensible eating. Wed, 2 Oct 2019 22:38:39 EST Alesia Hello I'm new here. This is my first day. I desperately want to lose the max amount of weight. But honestly don't know where to start. I'm hoping Spark will be the answer. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:26:12 EST Here I am again Sugar out of control once more. Well, today is day 1 and let's do this. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:32:34 EST New to challenge I discovered spark people many years ago and drifted away. I am at my all time high for weight and sugar addiction is a key factor. Today..less than a week to a Christmas I 57 years old I need to get myself on the right track! I look forward to having spark people for support! Wed, 19 Dec 2018 05:58:34 EST Doing this again Hi I am Paula otherwise known and Hogwarts_Story. <BR> I have done this before and did well I am back as the sweet cravings are back and I want and need to get them under control. <BR> DH likes nibbles in the evening and that means something sweet and that in turn makes me want something sweet. <BR> I need to a handle on this and have strategies that I can put into place and nip this thing in the bud. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:08:28 EST Hi from susanna I have returned to tame my sweet tooth Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:56:10 EST Jenny Here.. Hi I am Jenny. I have been on SP off and on for awhile. But I decided to try it again since I reached my last goal and now have a new one :) I am at 153 and trying to get to 125-130 for my final goal to be achieved. :) I will post my beginning pics for this new beginning soon. Mon, 28 May 2018 14:06:28 EST Hey all! Hi, I'm Jlblack78 and I'm a sugar addict. <em>100</em> I fell off the bandwagon 3 years ago because it's in all the comfort food and now I really need to stop. So, now I'm here and ready to doooo eeet! Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:38:08 EST Sabotage This is my 2nd attempt with the sugar challenge. My first attempt was back in December and I made it 2 weeks until people started bringing treats to our school. It took just one bite, and I fell off the wagon. Five pounds later, I'm starting again. I think I rationalize a lot regarding sugar. For instance, I will say to myself "One piece of candy isn't going to hurt." Of course, one piece leads into a whole bag. <BR> I know how sugar works on the brain, and I know I'm an addict. What I c... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:29:12 EST New to this Team Dealing with some major energy issues lately. It's affecting many areas of my life. Did some research on how to increase energy. Among other things, giving up sugar was on the list. Sugar has always been a big part of my life. Well, it can't be anymore. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and I can see my daughter going down the same path. <BR> <BR> I'm done with the sweets. As far as I'm concerned it's poison and it's costing me way too much and I'm just not talking about mone... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:28:23 EST New <em>521</em> time for change and change is good! Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:03:22 EST Still cravings after 12 days? Today it's been 12 days since I stopped eating sugary foods. (this means no chocolate, ice cream, cake, cookies, nor soda - I eat mostly healthy unprocessed foods). <BR> <BR> At first it all went smoothly, but after the first few days I got cravings and it's like they only get stronger... <BR> <BR> I wonder if this gets better? Can anyone tell me why I still have strong cravings for food in general and for sweets after 12 days? Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:21:23 EST fresh start Need to find the motivation to stay in a healthy lifestyle I have such a sugar addiction smart enough to know what I have to do just need the push to follow through. Hoping to find that all here, Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:07:19 EST If I can tackle this... Hey! I've been off and on SparkPeople for years, and with more time since my boys are teenagers, I want to truly utilize the benefits of the support from this site. I've always had a sweet tooth, but I feel that now at 44 years of age, it settles around my middle, and it's much harder to get rid of! I'd love advice from other people in the same boat! Thanks, and have a great Friday!!!! Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:34:46 EST Happy Halloween! I'm Renee Greetings! <BR> <BR> I'm Renee, wife, mother of 4 grown kids, no grandkids yet. I have been on a low carb plan all year and have lost 60 lbs since July of last year (but then gained 3.5 lbs recently... bummer) and now I'm ready to get back on track before it gets worse. <BR> <BR> I love candy, but ate too much of it too often so I had to give it up (forgive me, Leslie Knope!) <BR> <BR> I have been pretty much sugar free all year. Started 1/1/17 on my low carb plan and have felt great, incl... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:23:10 EST New to the Challenge! Hi, sugar is my biggest obstacle in weight loss and gaining control of my health goals. I have lost 40 pounds but have fallen off the wagon. Need help getting back on!! Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:21:07 EST Im new Hello, My name is Janine. I am very skeptical about joining challenges.. I have tried many and failed at them all. But I will try this one because I really need to cut down on the sugar intake. I am 51 years old and overweight. I am facing back surgery for the second time and I just need todo something to change. I don't have great support at home so I really need support here. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:17:45 EST Daily: Any Fitness Emoticon You Like. <em>324</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 11:31:14 EST Daily: Any Emoticon You Like! <em>9</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:23:37 EST Hello Hi. My name is Shelly and Iive in GA. I am about to turn 41 and have been battling with my weight for more than ten years. I have bad knees which makes it often difficult to work out, but I am determined to get in shape and stay the course this time. I would like advice and tips from anyone on best foods recipes and best exercises. I am a picky eater and maybe there is another out there that has tips for me. Does anyone have ideas about good workouts that will burn calories, but will not... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 21:38:14 EST What Sweets Did You Eat so far Today? Banana and yogurt with strawberries, but still early. Hope to replace bad sweets such as pastry, cookies, chocolates, ice cream, with Good Sweets such as Low calorie Granola bars, Kids size Snacks (100 calories) or some Fruits. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:33:22 EST Game: Two Words ~ Change One. Fruit Salad Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:03 EST Beverage survey- looking for responses! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople wants to know how low-calorie or no-calorie beverages are a part of your lifestyle. We are looking for positive responses about how you use these types of beverages to curb sweet cravings and/or support your weight loss or weight management goals. <BR> <BR> If you have a few minutes, could you respond to the survey using the link below? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMi6th-jL1bioCE<BR>QayVtGqh4tx-4w87cY... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:57:14 EST Instead of Sweets, Replace with Fruit (Emoticon) <em>265</em> Wed, 5 Apr 2017 13:55:42 EST Share a Smile or Hug With Your Team. Emoticon <em>30</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:27:14 EST Are you Tracking your Goals, Nutrition, etc. <em>248</em> <em>590</em> <em>250</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:22:20 EST sugar craving journal i normally write in a paper journal at time, mostly to have less screen time, but i thinkit is helpful to have an online spot becaue i generally have sugar craings when i am on my computer. so far brushing my teeth after lunch or mint gum in the afternoon had been helpful to curb sugar cravings. i still want chocolate at odd internals at home. i still have some, but i have been slowly cutting it down and reworking habits so i slowly work myself out of it, <BR> <BR> when i "want" chocolate... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:37:27 EST Sugar is my Satan! It's taken me a long time to wrap my head around that, but then I finally got it!! I'm tracking my food and keeping sugar under 60g per day. And it seems to be working slowly. Three weeks and I'm still losing, which is a miracle in my life. I had a piece of birthday cake along the way and stuffed my face for the rest of the day. And the next day I found myself saying "Sugar is my Satan but I will not be its bitch!". Maybe my mantra will help someone else. <BR> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:11:25 EST Sugar is my weakness Hi everyone. I am new to the challenge and am willing to work very hard to get rid of my sugar demon. I crave sugar morning, noon, and night, and then some. I am at a point where it is now effecting my health and I am desperate to do whatever it takes to get this under control. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 12:04:35 EST gluten sensitive sugar addict I just found this page but not the quiz! What is the title? <BR> I've been tracking sugar the past few days and it seems to make a difference. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:43:56 EST Addictive self soother I over eat sweets, I don't exercise, consistently, I'm a recovering alcoholic and a cigarette smoker, Oh and I'm dyslexic, I welcome all support, thanks. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 10:18:01 EST Hi there Name is Angela and I am here to curb this sweet tooth once and for all! Here for support if anyone needs it. ☺ Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:59:38 EST HI, I'm Carol Hello My name is Carol and I am a sugar addict. <BR> Taking the sugar challenge. I want to rid myself of sugar. It is difficult. The more I say No the more I want to consume sugar. I also eat fruits and that is ok with me. I believe I will feel better with no extra sugar. I am a sugar addict. I cannot start as I can't stop. In the past 11 years I gave up drinking - wine. not a drop since that decision.,I had professional help with that. <BR> <BR> 2 years ago I stopped cigarettes and beli... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:54:10 EST Sugar craving buddy Hi, im on day 3 but need a buddy. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:05:24 EST Happy and looking to get fit Hello, I am new to Spark, and have enjoyed the program. With one month in I have lost 10 pounds, 90 to go! I joined to get fit after a surgery that left me sedentary. I have one more surgery to go, this time my knee. I want to return to law school, have taken all the on line I can, need to get back in a suit and do some hands on intern work. Thank you for all your life stories, they have been very motivating. I might add that I am 67 years of age and looking ahead to the next phase of my li... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 23:35:40 EST Dealing with exhaustion as a trigger Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have multiple triggers for my cravings, and while some of them I know and have ways to approach them, there's one that I'm just stumped with. <BR> <BR> I tend to crave sugar when tired or run down. End of work day, early work day if I didn't sleep well. You get the idea. I go looking for a zap of energy. <BR> <BR> Here's the thing: for medical reasons, I cannot have caffeine of any kind. I'm also allergic to green tea before someone suggests it. <BR> <BR> I real... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 20:34:51 EST Hello All Hi everyone! I am a 29 yr old mother of 2 yr old twins. We are constantly on the go and seem to never have a day of rest! I am trying to lose the last few pounds from my pregnancy and show my kids how to be healthy as they grow up. They are currently wanting to "exercise" with me but we all have to dial in our nutrition. I am a major sugar addict and am hoping to be able to control my sugar cravings not only at family functions but at home as well. I want to feel better and be better for my k... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 14:35:56 EST 10 Tips To Tame Your Sweet Tooth <link><BR>tame-your-sweet-tooth/ </link> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:25:37 EST THIS WILL TURN WEIGHT LOSS ON ITS HEAD <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I saw a this man on an ABC news story here in Australia on the weekend. <BR> <BR> Could not find the exact article where he was interviewed to share but this demonstration of him explaining it all. <BR> <BR> Apparently it is not new and what science has known for many years about weight loss. <BR> <BR> Turns the whole weight loss thingy on its head. <BR> <BR> You think follow a diet ... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:55:39 EST Here we are again... I'm Shelly and fitness has been an ongoing struggle for the majority of my life. Both my weight and my fitness has fluctuated greatly over the years, definitely looking for a source of motivation to keep me on the right path. Enter SparkPeople. I'm always down for buddies. Good luck and *fingers crossed* for everyone's success! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 23:58:56 EST The Daily Beast (SparkPeople Fam!) We have the "wall" to which most people post, but I decided that for my own accountability I will post here at least three times a week until the end of this challenge. <BR> <BR> Day 1 Check In. Had 2 good meals today, but left lunch at home. To beef up lunch, I resorted to adding two mini cliff bars - not bad, but *indicator* of a problem to solve. Went to movies tonight and, after a beer, impusively purchased one box of candy. <BR> <BR> Two things different tomorrow: <BR> 1) Prep ready... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 22:00:27 EST Returning to SparkPeople Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am returning to SparkPeople after a little hiatus. I have been trying to lose weight for almost 7 years (since I had my first child). I have decided that enough is enough! I am the type of person who will have a bad day and then throw my workouts and eating habits away until the next day, week, month or year. I have come to realize that it's okay to make small mistakes. As long as I don't give up or continuing making mistakes I will be fine! <BR> <BR> I have disc... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:06:17 EST jalisa hello, I'm jalisa from barbados. new to the site. trying to find friends who will motivate and help me along my weight lost jourey and beyond Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:41:57 EST Sugar Hi, I'm Sharon and I'm sugarholic!! I need help and I'm hoping to get much support with this group. <em>249</em> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:38:35 EST Here I am! CLG3242 I am changing my Lifestyle Thanks to my family and friends who have watched me struggle with weight loss for many years. The weight has not held me back from my career or volunteering efforts, but my health has suffered. So many diets, so many short-lived successes and so many setbacks. I found Sparkpeople in February and have been counting calories and reading articles since then. I am having knee replacement surgery in a few weeks and am embarking on a new lifestyle. Today, this effort is not a diet, it is a lifes... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:43:44 EST How many grams of sugar? Maybe i missed something in reading about this challenge, just starting for the 1st time. are we trying to stay under a certain amount of grams of sugar per day? I do track... or will be tracking which does help me! Thanks for answers! Wed, 1 Jun 2016 07:58:35 EST hello im looking for new friends to help me reach my goals so please feel free to add me to your friends list! Tue, 31 May 2016 17:52:36 EST Hi I'm Elizabeth And I'm a sugar addict and can eat a whole bag of oreos at a time. But I'm working on it. I started my lifestyle change 9 weeks ago at a starting weight of 215. Simply by cutting way down on the treats and adding some movement, I've lost 27lbs so far. My happy weight is 130. The high end of my healthy bmi. Yesterday I went a little crazy on the bread and cookies at dinner. I want to start today with a plan. This challenge is perfect. I'm a rule follower so with some guidelines I do reall... Fri, 27 May 2016 09:25:33 EST New Food Labels This challenge will get a whole lot easier in 2018. :) new foods label requirements have added sugar clearly listed so that you know how much is naturally occurring and what's added. I wish I could link the great article about this but not tech savy enough. Fri, 27 May 2016 09:15:52 EST sugar challenge query Hi <BR> <BR> <BR> Can I have my occasional treat , which are sweet? Or that too is not allowed? Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:25:31 EST Hello :) Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm excited to be joining this team. Sugar is definitely my best friend/worst enemy. I was born with a sweet tooth and need to change that in order to reach my goals. I have succeeded in going off sugar a few times in the past, but it always gradually creeps its way back into my life. I need to make a change that will last. :) Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:58:55 EST Favorite sugar attack GO-TO FOOD (sugarless) Can you share what YOU do when that sugar attack comes on... I want some healthy go-to items that maybe I haven't tried to fight my addiction... <BR> I WANT TO BE TOTALLY SUGAR FREE...... SOON !!! <BR> <BR> Thanks, Carol <img src=""> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 13:51:46 EST New to the challenge Hello, I am new to this challenge, but the issue is an old friend of mine. I have struggled with craving soda for years. I have "quit" so many times I can't even count. I poison myself with soda daily. I limit my ability to do what is important because of the effects of soda. Today I choose to give my family a healthier first big step is that I haven't given in to the soda craving for 5 days!! Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:04:12 EST Anyone stll on this list? It seems like there's been no activity since last month...just wondering... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:37:15 EST Looking forward! I can't believe that I waited so long to get serious. I have been a member since 2011 and yet I never stuck to the program. I have been consistently logging and exercising now since the first of the year and have lost an honest 9+ pounds. I know that as long as I keep at it, I will slowly get rid of this extra baggage. As it has turned out after the first couple of weeks of logging it got easier and now it does not seem like such a big deal. This site is so much more than just a nutritio... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:03:35 EST HI I m great fan of spark people hi <BR> <BR> I am from india . fighting with weight issue for last 7 years. want to get rid off excess weight during 2016-17. want your support.. thanks Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:44:45 EST Suga suga I eat way too much of it. And need to cut down. That's all there is to it Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:29:00 EST Sharing! Sharing the Sparkpeople app has been so rewarding! My close friends and family are seeing progress as am I. Thanks Sparkpeople for your support! Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:34:35 EST Here to work on a bad habit. I love sugar! I set my ticker to break the sweet habit. I am taking 14 days at a time. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 17:54:21 EST Hi, I am Anita - Happy New Year! (a little early) I am looking forward towards losing five to eight pounds by limiting my sugar intake and exercising. I wish you all good luck with your goals. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:36:54 EST Hello again! I was on Spark people quite a few years ago. I lost 60 lbs in 2009, but have gained and lost twice since then due to life getting in the way. Last year I had managed to stay around 140, but gained a bunch of weight back because I had a rib/spine injury and was very depressed due to being off work, going through a divorce and not being able to workout. I'm pretty determined to once and for all get things back under control and I realized the emotional eating has to stop. This time I want to lo... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:10:03 EST i am back I AM BACK ON SPARKPEOPLE Mon, 9 Nov 2015 18:05:21 EST Night time Cravings! So I would like to know some suggestions for night time cravings. I typically eat very well through out the day and can be strong and fight temptation, with fruits, flavored teas, or just plain water or black coffee. In really weak moments even a sugar free hot chocolate does the trick. BUT I was so hungry within two hours of supper last night, and it finally hit me - that's my danger zone. Home with the family, watching the boob tube, family snacking on junk. I downed two 20 oz water bo... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 11:16:06 EST Fall back into routine I've used SparkPeople off and on since 2006 but last December I used it religiously and lost 30 pounds. However, over the summer it was just too easy to "fall off the wagon" with barbeques and family gathering. I gained 5 pounds back but I would like to ignite that fire again and loose another 20 pounds. This is my first time using the message board - I've read them and found them useful. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:47:02 EST How are you doing, getting and giving support I need somewhere to post throughout the day about how I am doing, how about you? I am okay in the morning I have a coffee drink with sugar free syrup and non fat milk. I know the milk has more sugar than whole milk so I guess it gives me my sweetness and the syrup fools my body in to thinking it is getting sugar. So I don't all the time turn to sweets. But every now and than in the morning at Starbucks I am tempted to get a cookie my favorite food. Am I wrong to have that cookie? Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:24:52 EST Looking to be a former sugar addict Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am on Day Six of the challenge and am learning a lot. I quit soda cold turkey in February and haven't had any since. Normally I wouldn't recommend that but I literally can't have just one soda. I am lucky enough to be living with my partner who is very supportive. He helped me resist soda those 2-3 weeks I was really craving it. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I think I unintentionally replaced soda with other sugary stuff. Giving up caffeine ended up not being the problem. ... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 10:04:12 EST Sugar addiction Hi- <BR> My name is Lynne and I have a serious sugar addiction that I have had all my life. For me, it seems to just be an almost unconscious habit which included hiding food. I need to lose a minimum of 50 pounds which is pretty difficult for a 76 year old. I have learned that I can't manage this alone, so I hope that joining SparkPeople and becoming a part of a group will help to motivate me and give me ideas and encouragement. My hope is to get to a point of exercise fitness where I enj... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 16:33:56 EST Hello... 90lbs down and 50 to go! Hi! My name is Meg. I've been a member on here for a few months but have never fully dived in to all that's available to me here. My weight loss journey has been a long arduous one. Which has led me to have weight loss surgery last year (one year ago this month) and now I'm in a place of working to get to my goal. I've lost a total of 90lbs so far and have another 50 to go. <BR> <BR> I'm now in a place where I have begun counting calories and working out daily. Trying to get my body past th... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:03:01 EST Out of the ordinary weight loss plans. Hi there, I am a 57 year old weighing a whopping 297 lbs, and having a BMI of 54.3 At this point in time I am looking forward to having weight loss surgery. But I still have to get it all started with the orientation. With this surgery they may require documentation of a certain amount of weight loss before doing the surgery or even 6 months Dr. supervised dieting, for that reason I am not trying to lose weight at this point. I am trying not to gain anymore. I don't want to reach a plattea... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:37:15 EST new to the challenge Hi my name is Li and I am looking to tackle my sugar addiction. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 01:13:56 EST how do I ? View a missed day? Tue, 1 Sep 2015 03:56:40 EST