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3/12/21 7:50 A

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This is an ongoing addiction for me. I have been working on my sweet tooth challenge on and off for 4 years. My sister has diabetes and I was always afraid I would end up with it. I read labels and do great with other foods and drinks. Chocolate and pastries are my downfall. Once I have one I don't stop.

Week one is going good. I haven't given in to my cravings. I don't seem to be able to have just one. The one seems to click a switch for more. To me, this is my last addiction I need to work on. I will never give up as this is part of my healthy and fit lifestyle journey.

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I need to reduce my sugar intake to prevent diabetes in the future. I'm at the high end of the normal range for blood glucose levels. I definitely have a physical & psychological addiction to sugar. As I've aged, I realize that I enjoy sweets more often, mostly because I can taste these foods whereas some days I can't taste anything savory.

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Hey just stared. I have been taking my sweet tooth just need more support

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I tracked my sweet cravings even though I did not give into them. I want them when I am stressed or right after I have eating dinner.

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Having a really problem trying to get some one to join me in the no sweet. I tell people and ask but the answer is always no. I don't want to move to the next challenge step until I get some one but I think I may have to. Does anyone else think I should?


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I haven't had any sweets since I signed up for this challenge but I have wanted them all the time. I think it is because I am so stressed and I think it is going to be THAT time. emoticon emoticon emoticon is all I want.
As for today challenge I don't know who I am going to as. My husband has NO sweet tooth at all and everybody else around me is not wanted to help me. Oh I should not say they don't want to help. They want to help by eating any sweet around me emoticon

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I have been eating too much sugar, jelly beans, and candy canes, and it messes with my sleep! I need to break this craving/ addiction again.


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I gained 20 pounds during lock down. What did it? I became addicted to sweets! I got bored and started baking. The more I baked the more I ate. Then, when we finally went back to work, I substituted the home made goodies for store-bought ones. Today I joined the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. My first challenge of 2021.

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So far this week no sweets, there are none in the house and I am trying to keep it that way. So that is 3 days so far! My goal is really just to get a handle on my sweet cravings. I have done a sugar fast before and it did help but I tend to go back after a few months. I am hoping that by being on this team I can sustain it much longer. I think this is a good time to begin since there are so many sweets around and I need all the help I can get.

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Week 1 Day 7

Complete No excessive sugar

emoticon emoticon emoticon I Win!!!

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Week 1 Day 6

No sugar today. emoticon

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Week 1 Day 5

No sugar today. emoticon

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11/22/20 10:49 P

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Week 1 Day 4

Basically a good day. No excessive sugar cravings. I skipped lunch. Have to do better with the meal planning.

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Week 1 Day 3

A successful day today.

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11/20/20 9:13 P

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Week 1 Day 2

Today was a good day for me. I did not have any excessive sugar. I stayed on target! emoticon

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11/19/20 10:44 P

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Week 1... emoticon

I am beginning the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. Today I really did not crave any sweets. That is a positive for me. I usually crave them after dinner. Today I had some additional protein. That seemed to have calm my cravings. My DH was eating cookies for his after dinner snack but I did not cave in to get some also. I won my victory today.

emoticon emoticon I won!!!

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11/19/20 11:18 A

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I am having a major undertaking with not eating after dinner. Usually what I eat is cookies and with the holidays around the corner, I know that this will be a major challenge for me.

So far this week I have had over 70 cookies and today is just Thursday and not even in the weekend yet. This concerns me because I have just newly started my "Journey Back" challenge with myself.

I know that sugary desserts are my trigger foods. As long as I am away from them I am fine, but when I put them in my mouth, I just loose total control. One piece leads to another, to another, to another.

I am hoping by the end of this challenge that I will be better able to manage my cravings. I have used this challenge before many years ago and I know it works. So here I am again.

Looking forward to any new things that I can learn.

emoticon I know that I can!

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11/15/20 11:17 A

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I am staring this challenge again. Recently more sweets have been eaten by me and I noticed increased hunger last week. I lost a couple of pounds which is good but I need to maintain control over what I eat and how much. It's been a while since I last did the sweet tooth challenge and I have a fresh, positive perspective. Here's to getting back on track and the good feelings that come with it!!

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I like everyone's thoughtful posts recently posted here. Like some of you, I have already cut back on many super sugary foods: soda pop, cookies and cakes, fruit juices. I think doing this challege will help me be more aware of the sugars in so many foods.

I want to decrease sugars to reduce inflammation, ward off diabetes, and have more healthy calories.I also want to be a better role model for my grandchildren.

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Once again starting on week one of the challenge. Ice cream bars are my downfall this week. No such thing as just one!

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If I don't give in to sugar or sugary stuff in the morning I can avoid it all. But when I start, LookOut! there is no stopping me. emoticon

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I’ve gotten addicted to lattes lately. Trying to cut back on sugar for myself and my family.

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11/13/19 2:33 P

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Hi I am new with this challenge team. I actually ran into a "day" on another program here that suggested that I not have added sugar today, and it sent me here for support. So week one is a combination of good ideas and maybe not so good.
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The reasons I want to limit and/or stop added sugar
Being aware of when I want it. (Like Now after I just had a great lunch, it is my *thing* to also have something like a cookie after. I can Do that within my calorie range for the day, but the list of reasons why I shouldn't is compelling.
So I can keep track of when it want it for sure.
BUT even though it is week one I don't plan on continuing to eat it like I was eating it. I will of course keep track of WHY if I do eat some for the rest of this week and yeah.

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I completely agree! It has sure helped me in my journey! I still have off days but very rarely do I go over the counts. Probably twice in over 2 years. Never giving up!

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Week 1 of this challenge - and the discussion we're having here - part of it is to just be aware of how much sugar you're consuming.
Having sugar included with all your other food tracking helps show you exactly that.
Seems kind of necessary.

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9/4/19 9:10 A

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Most foods have sugar in it when you read the labels, even fresh fruits. I use the sugar tracker to make sure my sugar intake doesn't get out of hand, especially if I eat sweets. I am trying to stay off sweets!

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Good luck with this. I'm not sure why you would need a sugar tracker if you aren't eating sugar, but then you have probably figured out the role this plays for you.

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What are you doing to make today
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9/1/19 1:43 A

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Starting this challenge again - today!
Last time I just could not stick with it - sugar won!
Starting now - NO SUGAR!
(easy to say - isn't it?)
I do have my nutrition tracker set up to also track sugar.
I feel more determined this time around!

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8/19/19 6:52 P

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good for you, Karen!!

Julie

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My life has gotten easier! Loving the Spark lifestyle of healthy and fit!

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Well, it's true, according to several people I know, that it is harder to quit smoking than it is to quit drinking and harder to stay off sugar than off cigarettes, so your life has not gotten any easier!!

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Journaling did seem to help. I start out good but don't seem to stick with it. I have an addictive personality, I never had just one of anything. So far I gave up drinking and cigarettes. Still working on controlling my cravings for sweets. Most days are good but I still bing once in a great while and it doesn't last long! Never giving up!

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Good for you!!! I have a test which I use most of the time. There are three of us living in our house and one eats many sweets, which I sometimes sample. And then there are the samples at Costco. Anyhow, I I sample a sweet and within 10 minutes or less want a second, I know to never eat that one again. I don't know if its the type or the combination or the amount of sweeteners used, but I do know that they are too strong for me to have just one.

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You have a good husband--be sure to give him a gold star. I have asked her and even bought a breadbox that sits on the counter for cookies, but it quickly fills and the remainders are on the counter.

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Just ask her. I asked my husband to hide his sweets when I started and he did! It doesn't hurt to try! Just say you are trying to eat healthier and the cookies are a trigger food. Could she please help you out by hiding them or putting them somewhere you won't see them?

Good luck!

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Probably the reason that I stopped buying cookies is that I do a lot of shopping at Costco and their packages of cookies are VERY LARGE. Now if I could just get Sue to keep the cookies that she buys someplace other than the kitchen counter where they are in sight 24/7,....

Julie

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I can't remember the last time I bought a whole package of cookies! I go to Snohomish Pie Company and buy 2 big cookies when I absolutely want one! Safeway also has a pack of 2 cookies! I eat both no matter what. I now need to stop thinking about cookies!

We can do it! Never giving up trying!

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And that inability to stop with "just one" is a sign--this is an uncontrollable food for me--and it is best never to buy it again. I've noticed that there are some kinds of cookies or crackers that are somewhat sweet and enjoyable and do not lead to that drive to eat "just one more". That is the kind to buy next time. This seems to be most apparent in "healthy" snack foods like granola bar type foods--some are satisfying with just one serving and others leave you with a craving for more that won't quit. Try it.

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Back on week one! I am never giving up trying to cut down on sweets. I want to keep it under control so I don't end up with diabetes like my sister did. I am good at watching "added sugars" in foods but sweets are my downfall. Once I start I end up going overboard. I can't seem to have "just one"!


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I know the feeling! My arthritis kicks up when I have too many sweets! Body aches and just feeling blah after a sugar rush.

Good luck on your journey!

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Hi fellow sugar lovers!

I'm in Week 1 of the challenge, and I haven't tracked my cravings and indulgences. However, I know that I crave sugar anytime I am hungry, tired, or crabby. I am so used to having a little indulgence at night.

I have tried to not give into every indulgence - strengthening my "resistance muscle" - and try to choose something healthier if I just can't take it anymore! Peaches and mangos are favorites :)
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Why I want to cut back on sugar:

1. My tummy hurts. Literally my intestines get inflamed when I indulge in too much sugar too often. I've been having problems this week. Natural sources seem to be fine (my fruits, a bit of raw honey in my tea).


2. My thinking is slow...slower...slowest... How old am I? I haven't even hit 50 and my vocabulary is hard to recall. It's just so sad.


3. My waistline is expanding. Going low fat didn't really help. Going whole foods and no added sugar is.


4. My body aches and my limbs are restless. When you indulge in sugary treats, you lose valuable vitamin and mineral resources your muscles and other structures need to function and then start anti-functioning. I made up that word. I think it fits.


That's the short list. Thanks for listening!

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5/28/19 2:46 P

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I drink only tea (no cream or sugar) and water, myself.

Julie

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I also track everything "good or bad" that I eat or drink! I haven't had anything but water or black coffee in 2 years

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Absolutely. No matter how far I've deviated from a rational approach to eating, every bit goes down on the tracker.

Julie

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i am right there with you. Graduation parties and Memorial Day Parties have been very tough. I think being on this challenge kept me from totaling breaking down. I mostly ate fruit, one tiny one inch square lemon bite, and two one by two inch chocolate chip cookie bar. Having to track it all seems to help.

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5/24/19 8:54 A

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LADY561BUG, read labels and start watching how much sugar is in each serving. I just tried to cut our things that had a lot of sugar. Changed to unsweetened items, trying to cut back on sweets. Some people cut our all sugar but I didn't go there.

I don't add real sugar to anything! I also added sugar to my food tracking.

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5/23/19 10:09 P

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I try to give up anything that has "added sugar" which is a lot of stuff. Note the word try in that sentence. Many times you really don't know what is in food---especially if you didn't buy it yourself.

Julie

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Question- When you say you gave up sugar- what do you count as give up ? There are so many food items that have sugar in them - do you give them all up? OR is it the obvious -cakes, pies, dounuts, candy, ice cream that line of things? I guess I need to know if you are limiting the nets carbs and if so how many is considered to be a good amount.


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good luck to you. I, too, have noticed an increase in salt when I first cut out sweets, but than I start remembering to add more pepper or herbs, which so far no one has ruined by claiming that they aren't good for us. Here's to thyme--the best herb if you can have only one!!!

Julie

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I finished week 1 on a good note even though I didn't start the week that way! The cravings seemed to lessen at the end of the week! I'm 2 years on Spark and I know the drill! I am never giving up on trying to control my last addiction!

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Well, I didn't do good at all on week one. Do I start over with week one? I'm fine with that. My BL Challenge began today and I know I will do much better. I feel accountable to my team mates.
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Sounds like you had some pretty good wins in there; and I like your positive attitude. I am starting my 4 week challenge today.

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I finished week one with mixed results. I had no sugar for 5 days--then had lots of it for 2 days. What derailed me? very high stress in household, timing for meds off, items sitting in front of me and open, too long between meals due to very unusual situations. I did write 4 blogs, started back exercising in the mornings, got more than average amount of sleep, maintained 5 or more fruit/veggie servings, went over calorie range only once, and avoided many sweets that I normally would have eaten. Next week I'll do better.

Julie

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I joined this challenge on the 3rd of October, but was waiting to receive instructions via email, which did not happen. I finally tried clicking on the week one place, which I had thought you were to click when you finished week one, and it worked. Don't know why I was so mixed up, but it happened.

anyhow, I have eaten almost no sugar since the third. I took the quiz and was rated out of control, but in part that was because more than one answer was correct for me. I am actually out of control in some situations, so the rating is OK with me. I do know, though, that I can do pretty well about having no sugar--none is much easier and more possible than some.

I do allow myself to eat a protein bar, as these do no make me want more sugar and they really help me balance the rest of my diet if my meal has to be delayed.

Julie

YOU are entirely up to YOU

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