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6/2/12 8:34 P

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I have really enjoyed this challenge. Is there a team for graduates?
Going forward I have a few strategies but abstaining completely is not among them; I know I can't do that. I plan to keep my half teaspoon of sugar on my Cheerios or tablespoon of brown sugar in my oatmeal, but will limit any other sugar intake, such as candy, pop, or cookies to 2 days per week. And I will limit it to only one serving.
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This truly is happening, and I am gaining control of that ol' sweet tooth! Now, I know for sure my plans for after the challenge need to be in place.

I will start with these steps:

1) I won't be in a big hurry to reintroduce sweets into my diet.
2) I won't make complete abstinence a requirement of my success.
3) When I do decide I want a sweet, I will read the nutrition label first (when available).
4) I will take time to assess if I think the gratification it will give me is going to be worth the work it took to get to this point.
5) If I have passed the four steps above and am still determined to eat it, then I will ask myself, 'When was the last time you had a sweet?" -- if that was too recently, I will skip this one, and wait for my next temptation, and begin the process all over again.
6) If I have passed all five previous steps, then I guess I can eat that sweet with a happy, contented and non-guilty joy!

Basically, I will think seriously about it before I just go pop that sweet treat into my mouth.


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As I finish up this fourth week of the challenge, I realize that the biggest change is in my ability to pass by those trigger sweets in the supermarket (even when they are on sale.). When I want something sweet I have fruit (right now I'm snacking on a bowl of blueberries) I have reserved a couple of days per month to have a single serving of my favorite sweet so I don't have to feel deprived. I am getting used to less sugar in my tea, cereal, etc., and I will continue to monitor hidden sugar intake so it does not creep up again.

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6/1/12 3:41 P

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My plan is not to deprive myself completely, but to be aware of where sugar sneaks in, eat more fruits to satisfy the cravings, but then only allow myself to eat deserts in pre-portioned amounts. I won't be making large batches of anything either. I will either buy 1 at the store, and enjoy it, or I will stick to desert recipes for individual servings. I don't think it's realistic to think I will cut out sugar forever, so I am planning on being picky about what kind of sweeteners I will allow in my system, and limiting the amount.
I learned a lot about myself during this challenge and do feel like I've come a long way in such a short amount of time!!

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Interesting that you always seem to have a tough time with your ex? You guys are still friends?

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I feel that I have made progress in limiting sweets, and even more so, proving that I am in control. not the sweets. I suspect that I will always have a soft spot for sweets..especially M&M peanuts, but I have been much better about resisting that temptation.....so I am feeling pretty good about that.

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Will try to limit cupcakes and other sweets, going for more fruit with its fibre instead of juice, like maple coffee/tea without sugar, 2 in 1 instant coffees instead of 3 in 1s, less ketchup, enjoy spiced honey mustards. Keeping busy like reading and work helps as no time to search out sweets and having fruit in the kitchen or at work with no other options.

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5/31/12 10:19 P

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I have done pretty good with the sugar, except this evening my ex asked me out for supper and I had a bad time. I had chicken breast, salad, dinner roll and topped off dessert with carrot cake. The bad time was not with Ron it was how I ended my meal. Tomorrow is a new start, the next time he invites me out. I will pray for strength to say NO for dessert. emoticon no more.

emoticon should have had an extra tea.

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Did better today. This trend is good.

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I've actually been very successful with the sugar challenge except for a broken moment here and there. My plan forward is to allow sugar substitutes sparsely to keep me from breaking down again and eating another oatmeal creme pie. (darn, those are so good!) My husband has been very supportive and I've found a tablespoon of frozen yogurt from Publix has been teaming up with a lot of fruit to kill off the sweet cravings.

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I struggle with the sugar and gluten. I've really noticed wheat does a number on me. I know this stuff. It's just doing what i know emoticon

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ACICEDA - Good for you !
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Redos and the plan forward has been my life with this challenge. I had some challenging times so while this is a "week 4" discussion - I've been at this for probably closer to 8 weeks now. However, I'm finishing week 4 with a bang. I had an awesome holiday weekend where I limited my intake tremedoulsy. I ate half a dessert once over the past week. Basically I surprised myself. So, that is my plan forward - I too will have times where I am going to snack on a little sugar. With that being said, I have some of the best support systems a person can have. My husband is adjusting his diet as well to include a ton more vegetables and fruit vice carbs from sugar and ice cream. He will help me keep moving forward while limiting my processed sugar intake. I hope everyone's challenge is going well and congrats no matter when you got here!

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5/29/12 8:02 A

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KBRADFORD88--I so agree about the sugar reaction that is unexpected! I have been off of the junkie refined sugars for about a month and the same thing happened to me with yogurt pretzels and peanuts. I love them but got some recently and felt the same way you did with the bagel. I was kind of sick in my stomach and just a little headache--amazing! I have eaten so much sugar for so long I never noticed its effects until I was off of it and ate some in isolation. Keep up the good work and gathering the information that works for you! We can all do this!:)

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My plan is to limit sugar. I feel better when I don't eat any, but realistically, I know I'll have it occasionally.
I'm most successful when nothing is off limits and I allow myself to have treats once in a while. It's only when I have them all the time that I have trouble.
I guess I need to remember that a treat is only a treat when it's not all the time. If it's all the time, then excess becomes a way of life, and that's not good in any respect.

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KBRADFORD88 - All the best !
Bagels have more carbs than you may think !
Somewhere, I heard that eating one bagel was like
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Hi everyone. Starting week 4 and saw a sign yesterday. I wanted a bagel from Oanera. I didn't really see that as a sugar issue, but guess what? It gave me indigestion. Crazy huh? And then I felt so emotional. It kind of came out of nowhere. I thought it was a fluke, but when I got home I ate another half and felt the same way. I've been eating less bread and pasta and gluten foods. I guess the nutritionist who told me to stay away from gluten and sugar wasn;t so crazy. What made it bad was the bagel made me want chocolate. I have't thought about chocolate in weeks. And there it was. The biggest struggle for the next bit will be eating what makes me feel good physically and not what will make me feel better emotionally for a short fix.

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Doing great! I didn't load up on sugar like I expected to. Yay!! And I even had a chance to have a great day on Friday and Saturday.

I'm done with the challenge and am glad that I have done it. I'm not sugar free but I ingest way less of the stuff.

1) I know a portion when I see one and stick to it
2) I know that I don't have to have dessert with my meal. It's OK not to. If I'm full, instead of making mental room for the sugary rush, I say no thank you.
3) Not eating sugar has allowed me to stop chasing the sugar monster, you know the one that sends you to the far ends of the earth for that treat - organic ice cream, healthy soda, etc, gluten-free whoopie pies, etc. I save money on gas and needless expenses.
4) When I'm bored or sad, I deal with my emotions instead of stuffing them with sweet stuff that I know I don't want to eat.

Whew! The journey continues...

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MARYLIZ36 - Sounds like you are doing a great job, taming your sweet tooth !
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Hi there, I have been reading everyone's posts and have gotten some great ideas. In the last four weeks, I have really been trying to get a handle on my sweet tooth.
In all honesty, right now, I must just abstain from my trigger foods all together. There is no moderation for me at this point. Cake, brownies, or any baked sweet starchy goodness, sends me binging. I get my sweetness from my coffee with equal, frosted mini wheats, smoothies, and fruit. I also keep sugar free hard candies next to my bed for nighttime cravings. Someday, I think I will be satisfied with a single slice of cake, it just isn't happening yet.

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Wow. This is it for me. 4 weeks go by fast.

I had 2 sugar days. 1 day I ate a single serving ice cream for about 320 calories. The 2nd sugar day I ate a Hershey chocoloate bar for about 650 calories.

What I learned:

* I can control my sugar, but I do miss it. Which tells me that I have an emotional reaction to sugar. I'm happy or "high" when I eat sugar and I feel depressed when I don't have any.

* I do not want to exclude sugar completely. I like having it with my coffee and I would like to have dessert every once in awhile. I need to find out how often and what proportion. I cannot eat a whole chocolate bar just because I feel like it. I limited my ice cream, but that was because I bought a single serving. If I had bought a pint of Ben & Jerry's, I would have eaten the whole pint. I need to have self control, not rely on something outside myself to control my eating sugar.

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5/24/12 5:42 P

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Got upset today in a class full of brats! emoticon The old me would have headed to a store and bough some candy (on sale of course) and let the melted chocolate goodness melt my issues away. emoticon If no candy I liked was on sale, I would have bought ice cream. emoticon

But now, nothing. I have no desire for anything sweet. This is huge progress for me. I talked to the person about it and it was great because my feelings are gone and I don't have to have something sugary and bad for me to feel better.
Yay!!!
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QUEENDIVA50 - All the best, on the weekend !
You are right ; we cannot forget our Veterans !
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Hey Everyone,

I am having a hard time keeping my sweet tooth tamed. I'm doing so much better than I was before the challenge, but still see lots of room for improvement. I plan to stay the course, and have control over the sweets.

This weekend, I'm planning on having fruit, ice cream and cake. I'm going to try and see how I do eating in moderation. I think it will be fun, and that I will be successful. I have been doing really well this week keeping everything under control. Hopefully I can continue through the weekend.

Y'all take care and remember our VETERANS!!!!

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ive been doing pretty good at taming my sweet tooth though sometimes i have indulged and allowed myself to have a sweet thing here or there but the key for m is not letting it get excessive or out of control as i found it was so easy to do.. ive gotten a lot better at reading labels to find out which has a lot of added sugar in it which has led me to make better choices on what i will eat... so this challenge has helped me quite a bit..

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RUN4LIFE: Excellent post! Thanks for sharing. I agree. Sugar addiction is tough and rarely recognized. My niece, the nutritionist, insists there are no bad foods. I really don't agree. And it is hard to trust yourself with moderation. And it is hard to define what is moderation for you. It is nice to enjoy the sweetness of real fresh fruit. It is good to feel doughnuts, fudge, etc. are unnaturally sweet. It is good to feel your body getting healthy when you stop stressing out your pancreas and liver!

Sounds like you are giving yourself the best 50th birthday present ever: a healthy, balanced body. Stick with it! You can do this!

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Tough 4-day weekend away for a youth sporting event. Our team had a food tent and I volunteered for a few shifts. Very hard to stay away from sweets when they are all around you. Plus, it was absolutely impossible to figure out what I was eating, what was in it and how big were my portions. I think I should have brought a bowl.

But knowing how much better I feel without the sugar, I was able to resist the sugar until the last day. And then I managed to limit it to a few pieces of banana bread with hot fresh fruit compote. If only I could have maintained my composure. At literally the last five minutes we were there, I had two brownies, one of my triggers, sigh. So now I'm craving a bit, but I think it's still not as bad as it would've been 4 weeks ago.

Baby steps. Get over it and move on.

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5/22/12 8:12 A

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Wow-I've really gotten so much out of everyone's posts--thanks. I have about 3 weeks off of the worst sugars (cakes, cookies, candy) but still use a little (syrup on pancakes on the weekends, etc.). For me, I need to stay off of the stuff--I don't know if I'll ever be comfortable eating a piece of cake and not wondering if it will begin a binge. I feel too balanced physically and emotionally to trust myself yet--maybe in time moderation will be ok. I have loved this challenge because it is the first SpartPeople blog I have joined in on. Sharing the realities of a sugar addiction and knowing you're among people who truly understand has been life changing! I eat too many salty things now but it doesn't feel out of control like sugary foods do, but it's something I will work on getting to a normal amount on a daily basis. Slow and steady is my goal with the end result being at a healthy weight and exercising regularly by the time I turn 50 next summer! I started this journey a year ago, and thanks to this challenge I have taken a big step forward. I can't wait to keep reading and learning from you all. emoticon

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Some of my challenges have been met handsomely. One of my challenges was going to different stores and finding something sweet and GF on sale and buying it. There is always a sale somewhere. My downfall was eating higher end things, but sugar is sugar so that wasn't helpful.

Another thing that I've seen is that I will drive into other cities, very far away, to indulge in my special sugar addiction.

My solution for both issues was to give myself a budget and stick to it. I'm spending $40.00 per week on fresh fruit, veggies, and some meat. I chose that amount because I have a lot of food (rice, beans, canned tomatoes, etc. that are sitting and I'm doing nothing with them. Getting those 2 GF whoopie pies is not as appealing when I realize that I have $34.00 left to buy groceries.

My second solution is to shop one day per week. If I can remember to buy something a week later, then it will be worth it. If I forget, it was most likely an impulse buy.

Third is logging everything. I have days when things go very well and then that one whoopie pie or cookie, etc will wreck everything fat and calorie counts, morale, etc. So I find that I really need to keep up with the logging. I love getting points and love seeing myself within the appropriate range for the different things I'm doing.

My problem/challenge is to remember to think, tap, and process before sticking the food in my mouth. I tend to eat and then process. Going on a walk beforehand would really help a great deal.

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It's been an interesting challenge and a realization of how much sugar I ate before, not even being aware of it. Scary. Now it's so much easier to resist and control the cravings.
Still staying away from it and eating lots of protein to keep my blood-sugar in check.
Baking is also an issue, the dough mostly!

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Linsey, I have troubles with baking too. A lot of times I bake cookies for places and I have a hard time keeping my hands off!

Cassie- Sounds like you're really getting a handle on things. I think your idea of daily ready to affirm our weight loss journal is great. I will have to try that. Now to find a place to post them that the kids won't take them down.

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Hey Everyone,

I enjoyed reading all the posts. The challenge has been good for me too. My sweet tooth will never be pulled either, but I have come a long way toward taming it. I'm going to allow myself to have a small amount of chocolate everyday, but will not keep cookies and things in the pantry. I purchased sugar free popsicles, and will adjust to having that instead of ice cream. I wrote down the saying "You have come to far to take directions from a cookie" and will post it where I can read it everyday. I have the "Secrets of the 5%" and "10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss" also posted. I read those everyday. Every small step I take helps me be more successful on my weight loss journey. This challenge has me a little bit closer to my goal.

I hope everyone has a GREAT day, and weekend.

Cassie

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Baking is my downfall....even if I'm baking for someone else. I have times when I can't seem to stay away from the stuff, and other times I feel quite disciplined.

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Same here !

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Kat- sounds like you have a great way of managing your sweet tooth (that will never be pulled!)

DOALLEN- you are right about being hard to do this challenge while battling depression. It's hard to commit to anything while battling it. I admire you for doing it anyway! I'm going to have to check out the Sensible Food snacks. I hadn't heard of them before, but snacks are my downfall, so I could use some more good choices!

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It's so hard to do this when you are also battling depression, but I will continue to work at improving my sugar intake. I have added more fruit to satisfy the sweet tooth and ordered some Sensible Food snacks online. I really like the sweet corn and am looking forward to trying some of the dried fruits as well.

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I am beginning to bring back more complex carbs in my diet throughout the day, rather than deny myself, and I think it's helping me keep my sugar cravings in check. I am trying to be more mindful of when I feel a craving for certain foods, and ask myself if I'm really hungry or just looking for a way to treat myself. Then, I decide do I eat a healthy meal/snack, treat myself or distract myself.

I've been feeling much happier since I've been eating more whole grains and healthy carbs.

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The Sweet Tooth hasn't been yanked yet; I doubt it ever will be. But the cravings are much less and are usually ameliorated by alternatives. Eating a whole apple usually calms the Sweet Tooth. And if it doesn't, I'm too full to want to eat anything else. But if I do give in and eat the sweet, I don't eat as much as I would have at first.

I'm more aware of where the sugar lies. And I'm more inclined to have only one serving of sugar at one meal a day. And I'm not choosing to drink my sugar, I'd rather eat it.

It may be baby-steps, but it's progress. emoticon

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I have started eating more fruit, which has helped in not eating as many unhealthy sweets, but I have found Barbara's Bakery makes Snackimals, which are animal crackers that come in different flavors. I get the double chocolate chip in the small bags. There are 2 servings in one bag and there is 140 calories in a serving. They are made with organic ingredients, so with all that I have found I can switch a lot of my chocolate cravings for a serving of these and they are really good. There have even been a few times I eat the whole bag, but with a total of 280 calories in the bag, I don't feel so guilty. It's still way less than what I would have eaten in the real chocolate! I'm also eating more nuts and cheeses, so I think I'm finally finding my substitutes. Now to stick to it. My biggest downfall is potlucks and when someone brings food to work!

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Over the past 4 weeks I have become aware of my trigger/craving times throughout the day. I don't keep anything in my home that would tempt me, and keep plenty of fresh fruit on hand. This challenge has helped me to see when and why I was craving certain foods.

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Did well this week! The cravings are not nearly as bad as in weeks one and two. I had one small piece of pie for mothers day. And thats good for me normaly I would have at least a fourth of the pie. emoticon

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I continue to try to find healthier substitutes. I followed someone else's advice here and tried the Sensible foods sweet corn - love, love, love it! I also try to remember to grab fruit instead of candy when I'm looking for a sweet snack. Still have a long way to go, but at least I am more aware now.

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Starting week 4. I've had a good look at how I handle sugar cravings, and I've identified social situations as a major problem. I've stumbled a little bit, but for the most part I've had some first-ever success with some particularly difficult situations that has greatly boosted my confidence, regardless of stumbles.

This week I will focus on those social situations: there are two more coming this weekend! I will deal with it by paying attention all week, and earning my treat on Saturday.

Some strategies:

-first, a really great quote that I found on someone's tumblr somewhere:
"YOU HAVE COME TOO FAR TO TAKE DIRECTIONS FROM A COOKIE."
I need to carry this in my pocket always!

-I allow myself the following natural sugars: maple syrup, honey, fruit. Some how, I just can't pack these away, so they tend to moderate themselves. I will also allow myself single little squares of very good organic dark chocolate made with organic cane sugar, once a day at most. The higher quality (and generally, more expensive) the chocolate, the healthier it is, the less likely I am to plow through it all in one night, and the more likely I'll be to truly enjoy it.

-Always bring a water bottle and sip it constantly, especially at parties and barbecues. When attending parties, I will try to be the one who shows up with a big thing of veggies and hummus, and I'll try to keep my hands full with those. I'll move away from the dessert table, and try to focus on talking, playing a game, or enjoying the weather rather than eating.

-When I do have treats - man are they gonna be good!, and I'll always go out to restaurants and such to get them. I will not keep them in the house - I know myself, and I know that's a trap. A really good dessert once a week is something I can work with. I'll allow myself a second but lesser weekly treat if there happens to be a very important occasion coming up (like Mother's Day, not like a party with friends).

-Ice cream - I love it, and it happens to be one of the treats I do get when I've earned it. I don't need to give it up forever, and I still enjoy it like a kid while following these rules: patronize a local stand, always get a kiddie cup, and choose a good flavor that stands alone, that doesn't need toppings and contains no chips, chunks, or syrupy swirls that will sneak in extra corn syrup and chemicals. And - get frozen yogurt when it's available. (Also - bring your own spoon. Those flimsy plastic things most stands have are just annoying.)

-I WILL FORGIVE MYSELF. If I overdo it, it is not the end of the world. I will re-focus, determine how to avoid it next time, drink lots of water and do some extra cardio to try and compensate. Briefly losing control over one treat does not mean I have no control over how I deal with if after.

Neglect is not a reward. Junk is not a treat.


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My long term plan is to continue on with limiting my sugar intake. I want my sugar to be natural such as fruits and veggies, not processed empty calories. I also plan to eat a little treat now and then so that way I don't feel deprived and then over indulge.

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I am happy to say that I have made lots of changes in my house! Instead of buying sugary snacks, I but fruits and vegetables, and make them instantly edible, (chopping and slicing in advance). That way, when I do get a craving, I have something nutritious to grab instead of a sweet! This plan is working out great so far (even my family is taking advantage of it!)

Also, I was a big fan of Splenda until I read where it can actually block your weight loss since it isn't natural, it is harder for your body to get rid of it. So I have switched to Stevia instead. No difference in taste, and same benefits, plus it's all natural!

I plan on making these changes a habit!!

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My plan is to visualise what sugar can do to my plan. Ways to stay away from it are as follows.
1. Only if i have been faithful to my workout.
2. Only one cookie.
3. No birthday cake unless it has whipped icing. Then just a very small piece.
4 Making my own koolaid and iced tea. So I can control the amount of sugar.
5.Journal all cravings and then find something else to do with my hands.

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