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3/6/12 10:55 A

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Hi,
Sorry for my bad english. I'm french and you will see it, but I'm also a sweet addict. Everybody who knows me will confirm that. When I eat i always keep some hungry for desert. It is the part of my meal that I enjoy the most and I cannot stop until i am full. So now my weight is doing the yoyo and I cannot get concentrated in my studies because every hours i see the cookies or something else in my bedroom(I live in university's residences so I have to keep my food in my bedroom) i need some. Even I know it is not good for me, it cannot stop hunting me and I have to get some.

That is why I decided to try this challenge and today is my first day on it. It is nice to see that I am not alone to have this problem.
Thank you for reading and good luck! We all can do this!

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3/6/12 10:19 A

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What brings me to this challenge?

I have been sick with an illness like chronic fatigue syndrome for 2.5 years. By tracking my eating habits I learned that I use food (especially easy carbs) as a way of getting a burst of energy...when I should be resting instead when I am tired. I have started a gluten-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free, caffeine-free, yeast-free, sugar-free diet and have found that giving up sugar is HARD. I was surprised that it is much harder for me than giving up my morning cuppa joe. I'm glad to have a Spark team to encourage and share ideas.

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3/6/12 10:18 A

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Day 1 Challenge and a challenge it is. "Baby Steps" that is what my plan of action will be. I always start out strong and end up losing nothing and gaining more then before. This time I plan to follow the steps of this challenge as they are set before me. Maybe this time I will succeed. I know if I go cold turkey and start purging my house of all sweets and sugar it'll work for a while but not for long. When you have children and like to cook and bake this is not an option.

Since I believe most of my cravings are caused from emotions I need to know what emotions trigger them. So far my night time eating is from boredom.(Need to find a good night time hobby to take my mind off of eating) So for the 1st week (or however long it takes) I plan to keep track of WHEN I eat and HOW I am feeling before and after. My reason of why I need to do this; before I have health issues and my family.

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3/6/12 10:17 A

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I thought I was doing good on eating and sugars until my trainer told me to log my food for a week. Those protein bars aren't really a good thing the way I "apply" them -- 3 a day!

I also have to have coffee with my creamer in the mornings. My biggest goal will be to get some sugar free creamer to mix with the good stuff and start there.

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3/6/12 10:16 A

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Just joined and need a lil assistence. All my life has heen ruled by sugar, I live it, breath it, and dream it, as well aseat itoften. The problem is, I have type 2 diabetes. My last A1c test was12.9 .Everyday, it is such a struggle not to eat sugar. I think, at this point, I need help . .

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3/6/12 10:15 A

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Hello everyone. I just joined this group today--I have been with Sparkpeople for over a year now, but I've been re-gaining lately, and I want to stop that in its tracks, so I think getting a handle on my sugar cravings will help a lot toward getting myself back on the losing end of things. Good luck to us all!

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3/6/12 10:13 A

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Just joined this group. I can relate to what you wrote. My discipline seems to set with the sun!
I love to eat sweets, but then feel worse the next day.
So here goes week 1.
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3/6/12 10:07 A

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I'm here - confessing that I crave sweets! I baked a cake for grandboy's birthday on Saturday. Since they forgot to take the cake with them -- it sits there on the kitchen counter with the glass cover protecting it -- yet still visible. This morning while sitting there - I knew I could eat some or remove myself from the kitchen....I got my coffee and quickly left the scene. But, NOW - I just want to toss the cake -- to the chickens. I keep thinking how tasty is the chocolate frosting! Toss the Cake! It's a tug-of-war just now! Thanks to reading and joining this team NOW I can toss it and "feel" like I won this one. Keeping track for the rest of the day.

We can do this team! I look forward to sharing with each of you. The devil will keep tempting us and even more so in the days to come!

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3/6/12 9:46 A

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I'm here so that I can change bad habits. I feel like now is the time. I am fatter than ever and pre-diabetic, I feel controlled by my sugar cravings and so I feel helpless. It seems hard to imagine going a whole day without sugar, much less a whole month! And that's just not right.
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3/6/12 9:45 A

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Also my most often re-pinned thing on Pinterest is my link to healthy " Recipes from Spark People". Now if I could just do it myself!

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3/6/12 9:44 A

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Just joined the group. Have read the information on sugar and plan to purge cabinets etc of foods found with sugar. Because I'm diabetic have already done this in one manner as I buy nothing with high fructose corn syrup. I am interested in evaluating exactly much sugar I eat in a routine week. Chocolate is my weakness. It is a pleasure to eat it. I would ultimately like to be able to define a life style that includes a small amount of chocolate several times a week without over doing it. Am I asking the impossible??? I hope not


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3/6/12 9:43 A

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I can manage and plan meals, I've counted calories so many times I can tell you the value of most any food without looking it up. I just can't break the sugar addiction, and it seems to be worst in the evenings when I am tired. I have gotten off sugar in the past and done very well. I tend to get started eating sugar around the holidays and then it just snowballs. I'm having a hard time getting back off the sugar. I'm hoping that this helps me be more mindful and gives me an incentive not to give in.

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3/6/12 9:37 A

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I joined this team on Friday because I know how detrimental sugar can be. A few years ago I went on a strict low carb high protein diet. I lost 30 lbs quickly. I wasn't happy though because I missed my favorite sweet treats. So I dropped the diet and went back to my old habits. Within 1 year I packed on 50 lbs gaining faster and more than I ever had before. At first the sweets were too sweet but it didn't take long for that to vanish. My goal is to learn how to live with foods I love like brownies and cookies without guilt and regret. While still accomplishing my wt loss goals

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3/6/12 9:33 A

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Typically, my attention is given to food when under stress, anxious or upset. Recently, I've had some major personal setbacks and has REALLY lost control of my sugar intake---frankly because I feel better....momentarily. I'd like to change this behavior, replace it with better techniques for dealing with the current situation...because, I can't change the situation!!!

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3/6/12 9:28 A

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What brings me to this challenge?
I've had a sweet tooth all my life and since developing Diabetes because of medications I have to take for different medical conditions I have, I've been working hard to tame the sugar beast within. I've found that "sugar free" candy doesn't agree with me and I HATE the taste of artificial sweetener.
How am I doing this week?
I stocked up on fruits to snack on and have found the Glucerna "Hunger Smart" shakes really help keep the "beast" at bay :)

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here goes week one, day 1 - March 6th

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3/6/12 9:18 A

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Well, new to these forums....I know all about my issues with food- stress eater, once i allow sugar in, it takes a good week before I can control it again...My health issues are high cholesterol (the bad type- genetic) and family history of diabetes. I already have a very good handle on fat intake and really can't go any lower there. Now it's time to take charge of sweets. If weight loss happens as a side effect- well terrific!

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3/6/12 9:07 A

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Ok, well here goes week 1....I started this challenge because I am trying to lose weight my big downfalls are 1) late night snacking, and 2) SUGAR....I am really good about not buying it at the store, but if someone else has brought it around me, I can't help myself....like my husband for instance bringing home a dozen krispy kreme donuts last Saturday....ARGH! Diet totally went out the window! Soooooo frustrating....I want to eat healthy though more than I want to eat junk, and I want to example that lifestyle to my 2 girls. I WILL learn that just because sweets are around me, doesnt mean I have to eat them.

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3/6/12 8:57 A

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Here I go.... Day one.
I wasn't at all surprised by my quiz results, I was diagnosed in college with a sugar addiction :( I remember drinking hershey's syrup as a child. Just haven't ever found a way to have some and not over indulge. Hoping thisnchallenge will give me some new tools.

I have been staying away from processed foods and all my sweets have been baked at home so that I can control the ingredients. It helps. But doesn't when I have a really bad craving. In fact these past two weeks at work have been insane and I woke up craving a Swiss cake roll :(. Luckily I don't have a recipe for those!!

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3/6/12 8:56 A

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I had gall bladder surgery on March 1. Since I am watching the fat content right now this would also be a good opportunity to watch my sugar intake. WooHoo.. Bring on week one. Donna

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3/6/12 8:37 A

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This has been an eye opening week. I really didn't realize HOW much sugar I eat on a daily basis (IF it's around me.... I don't often SEEK it out).

This could possibly be one of the most important challenges I've joined yet.

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3/6/12 8:35 A

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A minute (LITERALLY) before I started this challenge, I saw a chocolate eggs in my co-workers office and ate one. At 7:15am. I would eat sugar all day long, if I could. This challenge scares me and I am afraid I won't make it past week one. Now I'm wishing I had eaten ten of those eggs before I saw the challenge!

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3/6/12 8:35 A

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I started this challenge because I have a lot diabetics in the family from diet controlled to insulin dependent. I use different artificial sweeteners and have started to change but when I start things with full sugar I have difficulty stopping. I hope to stop or learn new substitutions.

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3/6/12 8:29 A

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What brings you to this challenge?
Here's how bad of a sugar addict I am: When I saw this listed in the challenges, my first reaction was to RUN the other direction (Have you ever seen that show "Intervention"? I felt the same way they seem to feel when confronted with the idea of rehab -absolute panic).

How is your week going?
I just started two seconds ago and I already regret it. Is that a bad sign?

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
Nothing really, I already knew it was bad. I'm sure I will learn more as the week drags on.
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What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
I guess what I would really like is to not feel the obsessive need to have a sweet treat every day. I follow weightwatchers "simply filling technique" and my daily indulgence takes a up a huge portion of my weekly allotment of "extra" points. I'd like to use those for other things, or perhaps not at all. I've already cut back on sugar and now I only have a 1/2 C of fat free vanilla ice cream every day but that still really adds up. I could be using that for real food instead.

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3/6/12 8:26 A

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What brings me to this challenge?
I've been aware of my sweet tooth for years and have tried to control it for years with no avail. I always give in to dessert after lunch and then something sweet before and after dinner. I fear diabetes and "crave" more energy!

How is my week going? Well, the brownies and ice cream can answer that question. I just started here so I have some extra motivation now!

What have I learned about my sugar cravings?
It's all mental, that I have always known. even when I don't crave anything sweet I'll put it in anyway. I feel I need dessert after everything - totally lame.

What do I hope to accomplish after 4 weeks?
To resist dessert after lunch, to crave healthier snacks, and to "get by" without the sugar.

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3/6/12 8:23 A

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It's crazy that I got the email about this topic this morning because I was just talking to my fiance about how my cravings are out of control! I already know where I go wrong and when I start to crave because it's been hitting me hard the past week or two. It seems like anytime I eat normal food (dinner etc), I have to finish off with something sweet. I can't keep it around my house because I will literally go back over and over for "just a few bites". I'm good at not buying sweets, but I do get a diet vanilla coke in the mornings.

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This challenge is good for me because I am already cutting out sugar almost entirely because I am addicted to it.

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3/6/12 8:22 A

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While reading all the comments, I could actually see "myself" in a lot of the problems you mentioned. First and foremost, I am working on portion control. I am out of control on portions, not just sweets, but any foods. I am a "typical American" in the supersized portions.

I love fruits and veggies, eat very little meat. During the day, I normally do excellent with healthy choices...but, come evening, all control is out the window. Sweets, sweets and more, junk, even when I eat fruits, it is not just 1 but maybe 3. If I have anything chocolate, it must be 3 or 4. I have a real problem and not proud to admit it. Besides, I am 67 years old, don't you think I could have learned by now?

I gave up chocolate for Lent and have messed up 2 times already. Both times I was not thinking, just mindless eating. You know you are not hungry when you eat snacks without even thinking about it, it is just "something that you do".

This challenge works twofold for me. I am working on portion control, and giving up the sweets. I would also love to develop a cutoff time for eating at night. Say, like 8PM, I don't eat anything else before bedtime.

Wish me success and I do the same for all of you. It will take time, but all good things do.



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3/6/12 8:20 A

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What brings you to this challenge?
I know I have problems with over eating sugar. Then I crash and get really cranky when I wake up. I need control

How is your week going?
I've been toying with SB which has been helping, but this weekend was a disaster.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
I'm a stress eater. Stress+Swedish Fish= binge!!!

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
To not binge and stop at just one piece!

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3/6/12 8:12 A

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what brings you to this challenge? i have zero self control when it comes to sugar. i eat it so fast i don't even taste it sometimes, and then i just go back for more...and more...and more. i need to get in control!
how is your week going? today is day 1!
what have you learned about your sugar cravings so far? i go on my sugar binges when i am at home alone, and when i'm not busy doing something. i think it's mostly emotional for me. when i am sad, bored, lonely etc
what do you hope to accomplish at the end of the 4 weeks? i would like to say that i could only have 1 taste of the dessert and stop there, but i'm not sure if that could happen, so i would like to cut out sugar completely

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3/6/12 7:55 A

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What brings you to this challenge?
-I have been going extremely overboard the last few weeks and it is taking a toll on my health, mood, and overall attitude about myself. I know I can do better than this but I've just given up so I'm here to get back on track!

How is your week going?
-Yesterday wasn't the best, but I'm giving myself 3 days for a small treat and yesterday will be one of them. I didn't go overboard like I have in the past so I accomplished my goal.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
-That they are not real and I'm just feeling sorry for myself or possibly deprived of water

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
-To not binge and stop at just one piece!



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What brings you to this challenge? I love sweets and have a difficult time saying no especially when my family are enjoying desserts. I've tried having smaller portions or 'just a taste', but if it's been an exceptionally long day or bad day, I'll cave in.

How is your week going? Today is day one!

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far? I don't realize that I'm craving sugar until after I've eaten something I shouldn't have -- and most of the time I don't really slow down long enough to taste it or enjoy it. If I'm home alone and not busy, I'll tend to reach for something salty which leads to something sweet. I definitely stay more on track if I'm busy working on any type of project.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks? I want to control what I eat instead of letting the food control me. I'd also like to feel better -- not so sluggish. Having the scale move in the right direction would also be an excellent bonus - lol!!


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What brings you to this challenge? I recently discovered my trigger food and want to put an end to my addiction.

How is your week going?
I just started.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
I'm a boredom eater and being a SAHM with both boys in school all day long I'm bored a lot.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
I want to be/feel in control.


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3/6/12 6:08 A

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What brings you to this challenge?
I want to finally not feel chained to my sugar/sweets craving. It can get so out of hand sometimes.
How is your week going?
I just started, so right now good. I know the first week will be the biggest challenge.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
I know my cravings intensify with stress, boredom and when I'm tired.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
I want to stop feeling like I need something sweet everyday



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I am in week 3 today as I gave up sugar /sweets for lent

had headache and felt nausea for the first week but it is getting better

I made cookies and havent had one yet I was in a bakery/cafe and did not get doughnuts ect had yogurt and sf jello instead

I am hoping to limit it to only occasionally but maybe after the 46 days I wont want any anyways

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3/6/12 5:22 A

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What brings you to this challenge? I'd like to kick my sugar addiction once and for all.

How is your week going? Since this is my first day, and I'm up at 2 am with a stomach ache, I haven't had one sugar craving yet. LOL

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far? They seem to be worse when I'm tired or stressed. I've already established I can't have them in the house and stay in control. If I really can't get beyond a sweet craving, I've got to make the effort to go out and buy something.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks? Better self control. Cutting out sugar 100% would be my ultimate accomplishment.



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3/6/12 4:29 A

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I know that my sugar consumption is out of control. My week is starting now and is rough because I have a sinus infection - everything tastes the same - nasty Yuck! My cravings appear to be me mistaking the need for water and supplying sugar instead. At the end of 4 weeks - not shop for candy and leave sugar out of tea/coffee.

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DISPATCH91: Thanks for the idea of the Greek yoghurt. I got myself some soy chocolate yoghurt too. This is a start.
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YOADDICTION101: I love the idea of giving other some of your portion of sweets! I usually feel myself unable to share, when it comes to chocolate. I will try to improve this during the challenge.
AZCLAIRE: I share you hope to be able to be in the same room with sugar and not touch it. Together we can!
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Yesterday was not such a good day for me because we had meetings at work with tons of my favorite cookies lurking around and smiling at me... I ate 6. I know way too many, even though they are very small (half an oreo, maybe) but, at least I did not have any sweets in the evening anymore, once I was home.
Today is the last day of week one. Looking forward to my summary of all the sweets I ate this week
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I have kidney disease and am pre-diabetic. The average life span of someone at my stage of kidney disease is 5 to 7 years. I am a full blown addict and I'm not going to make 5 years if I don't get this under control.

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Good so far! I joined the Spring into Shape challenge today to jump start my strength training. Day 1 no sugar.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far?
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It goes down too fast for me to enjoy it. I can't be around sugar. Period. Grocery shopping is a nightmare. It controls me.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks?
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Be able to be in the same room with sugar and not touch it.

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The weekend broke me. Working through the night on Friday left me hungry and wanting sugar and carbs when I woke up Saturday afternoon which kept right up until Sunday evening. No excuses- I gave in because I couldn't be bothered to find an alternative.

So back to day 1, which went well.

On to day 2.

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I got some weight watchers chocolate pecan clusters today. I only ate one serving and gave the other serving to my spouse. I also had some chocolate milk, but I mad sure to get the low fat instead of the whole milk. This was after school when I was waiting for the bus. I shopped a little at wall-mart because I had time to kill. The other items I got were for the house. I got my spouse some of his burritos and a thing of corn tortillas. I'm just glad I only picked those two sweets and didn't eat more then a serving.

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What brings you to this challenge? - Primarily soda - I'm a huge Coke addict. I can pretty well control the rest of things, but that just gets me every time. As soon as Jan mentioned this challenge, I knew it was something I needed to do.

How is your week going? I'm just starting today, so we'll see.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far? I'm a situational sugar addict - which I pretty well knew before the challenge. For the most part, I can ignore the stuff DH brings home, but away from home is another story entirely.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks? Soda no more than once or twice a week and get control over my sugar consumption away from home.

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I am a little late, but I need to do this challenge!
I wrote a list of why I want to eat less sweets and I will be hanging it up on my fridge!
Why I donít want extra sugar in my house

Children need healthy food- not sweets

I donít want to eventually get diabetes.
People age worse when they consume a diet of sweets
Weight loss will come much easier/faster if I avoid sweets
I will grow more appreciation for simple healthy foods if I avoid sweets
I can teach my children how to eat yummy foods without eating candies/ice cream/soda/treats
Reduce issues with teeth/cavities
My waistline will shrink if I replace sweets with veggies or something healthy



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This is day 3 for me and I think I have been doing pretty good. Yesterday instead of getting something sweet that was unhealthy I shared a Kiwi with my son. Today I am having a little bit of a problem with craving sweets. I am eating a yogurt hopefully that will satisfy it. I hope this next four weeks aren't too difficult. I think I can do this.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING, we can do this together. It is one day at a time. Off to read your blog.

BERGBA7, have you tired the Greek Yogurt? They are so creamy and sweet with the fruit on the bottom. Those could be good substitute for your desserts. You know small portions are good, my problem I canít stop with a small portion LOL

NAMERLE good luck on reducing your soda intake. I am now down to one diet soda a week but I am a big tea drinker, unsweet.

MSOLSON81 good luck on your detective work.

LACRESHAH the good thing about Girl Scout cookies they freeze really well. Then you have to take one or two out and wait a bit. Do you like the South Beach Diet?

MISSBETH81, I just bet at the end of these 4 weeks you will be at your goal of no sweets after a meal.


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I am really looking forward to this challenge. I have a major sweet tooth and cannot resist sweets. After every meal (except breakfast which is usually something sweet) I need to have something sweet, I am hoping to cut way back on sugar and hopefully break this bad habit. I believe that the reason why I need to have something sugary after a meal, is due to the fact that I used to smoke. When I was a smoker, I would have a ciggarette after every meal, when I quite I replaced smoking with sugar. My overall goal is to be able to complete a meal and not have to have something sugary right afterwards. Hopefully I will be able to do this!

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This is my third day of the challenge. I am doing okay with my sugar but it could be a lot better. When we went shopping this weekend my husband bought some girl scout cookies (samoas) which are my favorite. I allow myself only two but knowing they are in the cabinet increases my cravings for them. Like so many of you, once I start I have a hard time stopping. I would like to stop sugar altogether (meaning the cakes, cookies, etc.) but I am finding it difficult to get started. I do the first two weeks of the south beach diet and if I make it through successfully then my sugar cravings are gone and my theory for myself is that even eating fruit makes me crave sugar or more fruit. After the first two weeks I can add back a piece or two of fruit per day and that is satifying without going overboard. Sound good but I'm struggling to get back on board because I enjoy eating sweets so much. I have been monitoring myself and I eat small amounts of sugar all throught the day. If I'm bored, tired, or hungry and don't want to make a big meal, I'll grab a sweet something. I'm thinking I will just stick out this challenge and see where week four lands me.
Have a great week everyone.

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My goal is to feel more in control in my relationship with sweets. I really want to take these 4 weeks to learn about my cravings and habits when it comes to sweets so I can be more aware of exactly when, where and why I am craving them. Hopefully with a little detective work I will be able to discern whether I am really craving sweets or if there something else going on, such as using sweets to "deal" with my emotions.

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I'm on day one of the challenge and this week I'm looking at reducing my soda pop intake.My main problem is there's a lot of parties in there; its going to be tough but i'll try to avoid it for my 3 days. I do need a sweet after meals but sticking with fruit and working it into my meal plan.

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