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7/30/13 2:34 P

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You're following the instructions correction... emoticon , I love the plan.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

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7/28/13 4:26 P

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You are so right, the first week you're only supposed to track your sugar habits, not change them yet. Sounds like you are off to a great start, best wishes to you for success! My main addiction is ice cream and soda, which I am trying to break. I will still allow it once a week, after the next 5 days of not having ANY starting Monday. I used to drink diet Pepsi and had for YEARS until I found out what Aspartame could do to you, and how artificial sweeteners in general can be bad for you and at the very least cause sugar cravings. Only problem is, now I'm addicted to regular soda Lol. Hoping to break the daily habit, though.

"If you can't run then walk. And if you can't walk, then crawl. Do whatever you have to do. Just keep moving forward and never, ever give up."
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7/28/13 4:19 P

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Your craving for sugar will decrease. One thing that really worked for me was doing the 8 cups of water, every day; I don't know the science behind it, but I had an intense craving for ice cream or wine either with or after dinner. In the last month, with the water intake way up, I have almost no craving at all.

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7/28/13 3:37 P

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it sounds like a really good plan! You'll be amazed at how differently you feel after a few weeks - congrats on joining!

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7/28/13 3:24 P

OK -- so I thought that last week I was supposed to monitor the sugar that I was taking in, not necessarily avoiding it. I thought that the week I would start to cut sugars out of my diet.
So not looking forward to cutting sugars, I am a sugar-a-holic and so is everyone else who I live with. :)
Going to do it though - I have frozen bananas and almond milk for smoothies and frozen grapes for that little something sweet that i need. I find that if I eat a handful of frozen grapes or drink a smoothie made with frozen bananas that it curbs my cravings and I don't feel guilty because after all it is fruit. I am not sure if my plan for this week conforms to what the challenge is asking me to do or not but this is the best way I can find to go sugar free. I don't eat anything that is "sugar free" because I don't eat that artificial stuff.

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