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Thursday, January 06, 2011

On 12/2/10 my daughter sent me this article:

Reading this impressed me enough that I gave up sugar completely on 12/6/10. For 3 solid weeks I ate nothing that had sugar, not even plain bread if it had sugar. I scrutinized every label for any sugar. I wanted the taste of sweetness to go away from my mind so I didn't use any artificial sweetners either. After about the third week I relaxed a little as far as reading every label. I'm not as obsessed. I now just don't add any sugar to anything and I don't eat anything that is obviously mostly sugar; cookies, pies, cakes, candy,chocolates, etc. I have lost a total of 23 lbs since 12/6/10. I eat anything I want as long as it doesn't have sugar, so I don't feel deprived. BUT, by not eating sugar I'm also avoiding a lot of carbs and fats. I no longer miss sugar in my coffee or my oatmeal. Sweets are not a temptation to me anymore. I noticed that from the beginning, the further I went without sugar the less I missed it. I do eat fruit though, and fruit tastes better now.
I came back to SP but I didn't want to blog until I reached the same weight I was back before I quit SP. I wanted to pick it up where I left off. So here I am. I re-lost the weight again and I'm starting from where I left off. Cheers my SP friends. No Sugar!!
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    Sounds like you're doing great. I'm glad you were able to get back to where you were before. I'm not as good about the sugar as you are. But, as you said, if you aren't eating a lot of candy, cookies, pastries and such you are avoiding a lot of sugar, and fat already. I came back to Spark People too. I am in the process of relosing the 30 pounds that I lost last year, plus some extra pounds that I gained. Funny how that works. It seems to take forever to lose the weight, but it comes back almost overnight. It's embarrassing to come back when I feel like a failure, but I swallowed my pride, and I'm back for good this time. Let's make 2011 the best year ever.

    3546 days ago
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