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8/1/13 11:47 P

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So its been about 2 months or so since I had any sweets and today I had a very small bite of a twinkie...well surprising to me, and the person who gave me the bite, It was almost to sweet for me! Back a few months ago i could eat a half to even a whole box no problem! Now since I have tried to cut the sweets out...and that I have gone a couple months without them, I could probably have not finished a who twinkie, even if i had wanted to! So awesome!!

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8/1/13 7:51 P

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Starting Monday I would like to try a 21-day sugar detox, as well as dairy and grain elimination diet. Im sick and tied of feeling sick and tired

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8/1/13 5:03 P

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Having any sweets seem to make me want more. Sometimes I am satisfied by allowing myself a small piece of chocolate every day and sometimes after having that I want more. So far I have been satisfied with my allotted piece of chocolate every day---well some days I didn't want one so didn't have one. This past week I think I had sweets on 3 of the 7 days. My craving have lessened quite a substantial amount.

Today, i did have 2 small chocolate bars and 3 Hershey's kisses.

My weight was down 3.8 pounds this week. Last week I was swollen quite a bit which is gone this week

To avoid the trigger times, I just decide to not have them. If the craving gets really strong then I will cave in but have a very limited amount.

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8/1/13 2:29 A

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Hey Dublereed - good to see you - I think one of the reasons these challenges work is that you move with a group to the second week. I am avoiding chocolate, pop, and unplanned eating myself so I understand. I realized that unplanned eating might not seem like it belongs in this challenge but in my case it does. I have a tendency that when I fall off the wagon - I go whole hog and want to eat sweets. Yesterday I had a unplanned eating event and darned if I did not feel deprived when i stopped myself from going to the store to buy chocolate and whatever else I could eat prior to the family coming home. Now I was able to stop it and turned down T that was offered to me after dinner but it was a struggle. I have to start to realize that one error during the day does not permit me to make every mistake possible during the day. This sort of means that I need to stop thinking I am a total failure if I have a minor set back.

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7/31/13 11:36 P

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Hello, Week 2! The main trigger that I'm going to try to avoid is soda. Before I restarted Spark People last week, I was probably drinking an entire day's worth of calories in soda, so it makes me a little sick to imagine just how much added sugar I was consuming daily. That's definitely the hardest thing to give up because I have major caffeine withdrawal, but I have gone 4 days without it (woohoo!) so I actually think I can tackle another week. The other two triggers which I am going to try to avoid are chocolate and pastries (including donuts, which I have been craving for a couple days now). Good luck, everyone!

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7/30/13 1:30 P

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I am not eating baked goods except for crackers & bread which I normally buy good high fiber choices and really not that many. I did walk right by the donuts & cupcakes at the grocery this morning! yeah.

And I will recommitt to no eating in the evening after dinner or on the way home from work. It works pretty well for me to just outlaw these. I just need to buckle down

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7/30/13 12:19 P

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Starting week 2, the three triggers that I'm planning to avoid are ice cream, chocolate bars, and sweet pastries. Already started by not buying any ice cream this week, I eat the last serving last weekend. I only have one mini chocolate bar left but is the last one I'm planning to ever have at home so I'm not eating it any time soon. If I decide to eat it, it will be fully minded and to enjoy it, not for a mindless binge. Sweet pastries will be the easiest to avoid at home since I hardly buy them. Although it will be harder at the office since coworkers tend to bring some at least once a week, I'll do my best to decline.

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7/29/13 4:57 A

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Okay so I am moving on to week two. Week one was sort of a diagnosis and wake up call. I have been eating far too many sweets and ignoring my real needs. This week I have weighed in for the first time in ages and am attempting to preplan my meals while working toward some healthy choices. This is going to be a bit of a challenge since I have just started my new life in a new country and am trying to incorporate good habits with a new family.

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7/23/13 2:22 A

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I got some mini babyruths and only ate two instead of the entire bag.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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7/22/13 5:32 P

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Starting week 2. Made it through week 1 but I ate yogurt over the weekend without reading the label and guess what... It had sugar in it. Not gonna beat myself up. Besides, the reason I joined this challenge is to get my junkfood intake under control (cookies, cake, candy, chips...) I haven't had any junkfood since I started this challenge, so surely a little yogurt with sugar in it won't be held against me. I hate the taste of artificial sweeteners (except in some gum). Will continue to struggle to stay away from the above mentioned junkfood for the rest of the challenge and savor my weekend parfaits.

Put on some upbeat music.
If you find yourself dancing in your seat, take it a step further. Get up and start dancing on your feet.
You'll burn more calories that way.

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7/18/13 2:30 P

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starting week 2 now. i had a small ice cream last night but i was able to stay within my calorie range even including the ice cream. is that bad?

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7/17/13 12:02 P

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I had been doing very well until my husband brought home Nutter Butter cookies. I ate 6 of them and felt regretful right away. I listed them on my Nutrition tracker and was even more regretful when I realized how MANY calories I took in for 6 little cookies! It wasn't worth it!

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7/15/13 2:30 P

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I did really well with week one, eliminating all sugars and with it, the cravings. On Saturday night I attended a friend's wedding and had some wedding cake. You'd swear I opened the flood gates. I've had sugar cravings multiple times a day since then. I haven't really given in but its tough. I'll be more careful from now on as I feel like I'm having to start over with the withdrawals emoticon

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7/14/13 5:25 P

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Week 2 completed successfully. No sugar or fruit.

Edited by: CTEMPLE at: 7/14/2013 (17:26)
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Not doing cardio at the moment so my goal is cardio 5 times a week; Pilates once a week.
Mindful breathing or heart breathing every day.


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7/14/13 12:15 A

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This week has been really hard for me. I split something sweet with my daughter and it is like i fell off the wagon ever since. But I am not going to give up...




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7/12/13 9:52 A

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I am doing better than I thought. I have limited my sugar intake. I have not made cookies or purchased anything except eating half a snicker bar that I shared with my hubby. :)

God is good all the time!


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7/12/13 9:24 A

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Claudia,

Week 3 is focus on fruit.....whoo hoo...don't have to miss it anymore...

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7/11/13 11:47 P

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All well in week 2, 12 glorious sugarless days. I miss fruit.
Life is good
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My current weight is 83.1kg my goal is 78kg by end of March.

Not doing cardio at the moment so my goal is cardio 5 times a week; Pilates once a week.
Mindful breathing or heart breathing every day.


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7/10/13 5:04 P

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Just completing week 2...have been substituting fresh fruits and they taste yummy....

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7/6/13 9:34 P

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Completed wweek one, sugar free.
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My current weight is 83.1kg my goal is 78kg by end of March.

Not doing cardio at the moment so my goal is cardio 5 times a week; Pilates once a week.
Mindful breathing or heart breathing every day.


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6/29/13 3:22 P

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So, this wasn't planned, but I actually AVOIDED sugar at the movies! We went to see Despicable me 2, and usually I HAVE to have something to munch on, but I actually listened to my stomach, realised I was full, and didn't even have a soda.

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6/27/13 4:05 P

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Welcome to Week 2! Hopefully you're settling into the challenge and are gathering a lot of helpful information about your sugar habits. Here are some discussion topics for the week:

How has Week 2 been going?
What did you learn about sugar this week?
Do you have any sugar "triggers"? If so, what?
How do you plan to avoid your triggers?

I know it's been almost the whole week since I have been on here. My parents came last Friday and just left yesterday morning. It was tough sticking with the new lifestyle of eating and being healthy while they were here but I did try my hardest. This was probably my biggest challenge this week. I tried to choose lemonade or water with lemon whenever we went out to eat. I also tried to eat only half of what was ordered and either take the rest to go or leave it on the plate. My parents love sweet stuff (it's where I get my sweet-tooth from) so staying completely away from sugar was next to impossible. When we did eat desert, I tried to eat as healthy as possible. Most often that meant splitting desert with my Mom.

I have learned a lot about myself and sugar in the past week and a half. If I don't have the sweet stuff in the house, I can go through a day not having it with little problem. However, if it's in the house, that's all I can think about until it's gone. This is one of my triggers. The other trigger is when I'm bored. I crave more sugary snacks when I am bored than when I am busy. To avoid this, I'm just going to try to keep myself as busy as possible and make sure I keep healthy alternatives available when I do get the cravings.

I haven't yet looked at all my food labels to see where sugar is lurking but I do plan to start doing that more now that Mom and Dad have gone home. I don't necessarily want to cut out sugar completely but I do want to cut back my cravings and how often I eat sugary foods. So far this challenge is helping with both.

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6/21/13 8:56 A

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I took the quiz and identified the types of sugars that "hide" in our foods.... and plan this week to reduce my overall intake. My triggers can be when I'm getting too hungry -- or if I haven't had enough water through the day -- or if I'm uneasy or anxious. I will be more alert to these triggers, drink more water, and have a protein snack like almonds.

I often have two small squares of 85-90% dark chocolate at night for my treat. I plan to keep this in my life, as I look forward to it, and dark chocolate is good for us anyway! I DO want to examine the actual sugar in this amount, though. I know it's lots better than a milk chocolate, but still I want to have the facts about it.

My name is Pat; I live in Wisconsin...
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6/20/13 9:35 A

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Hi There!
well starting week 2, and I've learned a lot about the "not so obvious" sugar sources, right now I am not only reading the nutrition facts label, but also the ingrediets... and I have been surprised! SUGAR is everywhere!!!. I joined the"trigger substitution" goal this week, got really good advice from some members about possible substitutions (I confess I'm addicted to chocolate covered raisins) but I am working on that, and I am determined to substitute them with a recipe I got from this page "Vegan Choco-Peanutbutter Banana Pops", also liked the idea of the evening smoothies (that will also add to my fruit portions!!)... I'm convinced I can do it! how are you doing so far?
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6/19/13 10:18 P

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MommaV I also have smoothes made with Greek yogurt and frozen pineapple chucks to allow me a cold treat that is super healthy. This seems to be working well for me.

Skinny taste better than butter!


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6/19/13 11:17 A

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Week 2 has been going remarkably well. I learned that sugar is hiding almost everywhere! I usually get sugar cravings in the evening before bed. I avoid this by indulging in a sugar-free treat that's seemingly sweet, eating fruit, or keeping busy.

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6/19/13 8:55 A

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It's that time of the month and all I want is chocolate! lol However, recently I've been making smoothies and that really seems to help control my sugar cravings.

"Some people freeze out of fear that they'll fail but I keep rollin on"
- Jason Robert Brown

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" - Unknown

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
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6/14/13 9:57 A

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I'm excited for this week. I look forward to learning all the different names of sugar and where they are hiding. Sugar causes pain in my body and I really want to be aware of where sugar is so I can choose to avoid it, or at least minimize it.
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6/13/13 7:58 A

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I have been doing pretty good so far with my sweets. I have been watching the sweets and what i eat.

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6/10/13 5:24 P

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I've realised my cravings really kick in after my dinner when I'm tired and I've got uni work to do. I'm guessing it's because I'm trying to concentrate on work but anyone got any idea how to cope with this? I know I'm not hungry so I don't really want to eat anything else!

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6/10/13 10:19 A

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I start week 2 today and I will see how this week fairs out. I did pretty good on the 1st week so we shall see how we do this week

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6/9/13 7:50 A

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I start week 2 today! I managed week 1 without any sweets at all which I'm really impressed with but I have eaten a small chocolate bar today. I think I'd really struggle to cut out chocolate altogether so I've decided that I can have the odd cheat day but I'm not allowed to eat chocolate after my dinner, not matter what!!
My worst habit is excessive night-time snacking, particularly on chocolate, and I manage so much better if I don't have anything after my dinner.
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6/8/13 12:44 P

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Am I the only one on the week 2 challenge?
I planned to follow a few 'rules' during week 2 and this is how I fared.

1. Buy no sweet items (biscuits, choco milk, candy) for the next 7 days.
Partial success. I bought a bournville and a protein bar one evening. I also discovered hot chocolate at work but managed to incorporate that into my 3 tsp a day regimen
2. If I am offered something at work, take a bite size piece only - eat slowing and savour each bite - Rinse my mouth thoroughly afterwards.
Success - Because no one got anything to work!
3. Have no cola, diet or otherwise
Success - this is easy for me.
4. Have a max of 2 teas a day - each can have a tsp of sugar.
Success
5. If I feel hungry at 5 - have a cup of tea and if needed, some popcorn.
I managed my snacks very well this week. No unnecessary snacking.
6. After dinner, go straight up to my bedroom and log on to Spark People
Did this for most days. The one day I stayed down watching TV meant a lot of additional calories
7. Blog daily about how I did.
Did this most days.

Lets see what W3 holds in store!

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6/5/13 11:47 A

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Yesterday was a good day too. Today - not so good. A kid next door did very well in a major exam recently and got home some goodies. I could not resist them.
I really need to change my approach to food - just because someone gets goodies, why should I want to eat them so bad?

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6/3/13 1:57 P

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2 days of week 2 done. I ate less than 3tsp of added sugar on both days. I did not have any added hidden sugar as well - all the food I ate was homemade.
Not bad at all. I did eat fruit though but I am okay with that



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P.S.

I never knew that eating sugar could cause you to be more hungry and lead to binging. I found that to be true this week. I ate some dried apricots and some dried mango. Dried fruit can taste pretty sweet. I wasn't even very hungry when I started eating a few bites..but after a minute or two I was STARVING for food. I knew this was wrong because I had just eaten a very filling meal less than an hour ago. I immediately put the dried fruit down because I could not believe what it was doing to me. No thank you!

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Today marks the beginning of week 2 for me of the "Tame your sweet tooth challenge" - last week was a complete success!!! I'm so proud of myself. I turned down many opportunities to eat donuts, candy, cookies, ice cream, slushies - I am SO PROUD of myself!!! This next week I'll be starting my period which will come with it's own challenges. It has been in the past that during the week of my period I CRAVE sweets. Especially chocolate. Any chocolate. But I know I can do this. I know I can stay away from the sweets for another week. Here we go! :D

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I'm starting week 2 of this challenge. I have chosen 3 foods to decrease/phase out to decrease my sugar intake. I have been sparking for 2 years and i feel like I have eliminated most of the sugar in my diet. However, with my sweet tooth, I can never be too careful or let down my resistance.
1. I am a diet soda drinker!! I get my 8 of water, but also drink diet soda. I have already phased out Diet Mt. Dew completely and am working on decreasing the diet Sprite.
2. I have a problem meeting my protein goal, so I started buying (and eating) protein/fiber bars to increase my intake. They are almost like eating a candy bar. I justified this as satisfying my sweet tooth with "healthy" food. One of my new goals is to phase these bars out and get my protein and fiber through diet.
3. Yogurt is a staple in my diet. However, my favorite (yoplait) has sugar! I originally tried it because it had no aspartame and no high fructose corn syrup. And here I am satisfying that sweet tooth with "healthy" food again!! I've got to find an alternative. Time to pull up a chair in the yogurt section and compare ingredients and nutritional information!

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6/2/13 6:05 A

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I am starting week 2 of the challenge. As this time, I prefer taming my sweet tooth and rather than stopping all sweets.

Keeping that in mind, I plan to restrict my daily sugar intake to 3 tsp of sugar while continuing to have fruit. (is the bar too low???)

1. Buy no sweet items (biscuits, choco milk, candy) for the next 7 days.
2. If I am offered something at work, take a bite size piece only - eat slowing and savour each bite - Rinse my mouth thoroughly afterwards.
3. Have no cola, diet or otherwise
4. Have a max of 2 teas a day - each can have a tsp of sugar.
5. If I feel hungry at 5 - have a cup of tea and if needed, some popcorn.
6. After dinner, go straight up to my bedroom and log on to Spark People
7. Blog daily about how I did.


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I'm amazingly proud of myself. I've only had one Snickers bar, and a couple chocolate chips in the past two weeks!
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5/30/13 8:58 P

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I've cleared the worst of the sweets out and bought some naturally sweet herbal teas. I will be making a lot of iced tea this summer.

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5/30/13 5:23 P

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I am managing my sugar intake and not letting sugar control me. Fresh fruit and yogurt is allowed in my house and graham crackers. I will limit myself to one K cup Chai Latte' a day because it does have calories and ....I will continue to be thoughtful of what I eat.

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5/29/13 10:33 P

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Trigger #1: Do not have sweets in the house. If I want something sweet I will buy one serving not a whole cake, pie, dozen cookies, etc.

Trigger #2: Avoid any confrontation with my ex mother in law. If someone feels the need to tell me that she is talking trash about me again then I will vent here at Spark!!!



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5/25/13 4:56 A

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Well all things considered I did pretty well for week 1...moving over to week 2 today.
I did better in spotting the sugar quiz this week too...must be learning something!! lol.

Apart from sugar I have a problem too staying away from wheat products...somehow I feel the two are connected because I'm managing to control that craving too. emoticon



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5/22/13 3:59 P

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Hello emoticon on not smoking. I am an ex smoker. It will be 9 years for me in July. I found when I quite every time I wanted a smoke I would drink water. No calories and it was good for me. Just an idea! emoticon emoticon

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5/22/13 3:55 P

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Something else that is helping. I schedule a snack to eat on my way home from work. This way I don't buy a candy from work or go through the drive thur at a fast food joint before I get home. This small snack holds me over until I get home and make a good dinner. It's the new Fiber One Protein bars. There are 2 different ones. A carmel peanut and a coconut almond.
I love the coconut almond, it tastes like a Almond Joy. I always look forward to that snack. Its either 130 or 140 calories and its 6 grams of protein. Really yummy!!!!

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Cirohio, your treat sounds really good. I may have to try this. I agree with some others who do not plan to eliminate treats completely. I eliminated treats one full year once when I was on Weight Watchers and once I stopped going to WeightWatchers went crazy with them. I know myself well enough to know that it is not an option. I am however controlling what I eat and trying to eliminate as much as possible. So far I have been doing very well. Chocolate is my main vice and I have had only a small piece in the last 2 weeks instead of a whole bag of Hershey kisses or peanut butter M&M's. I am tracking foods on this site and it reminds me that I don't want anybody to see that I am binging.
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5/22/13 12:30 A

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This small treat has been helping me.
Yogurt Cream Pie
Submitted by: BELLE.1976


Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

1 Light Blueberry Yogurt 6 oz.
1 8oz Container of Whipped Topping
1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust


Directions
In medium bowl mix yogurt and whipped topping together. Pour mixture into a Graham Cracker Pie Crust. Chill for 20 minutes.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BELLE.1976.
I used raspberry fat free yogurt and a chocolate graham cracker pie crust for the sane amount of calories
Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 37.5

Total Fat: 1.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
Sodium: 39.2 mg
Total Carbs: 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 1.5 g


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5/19/13 10:10 A

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i did pretty well in week one, kind of. cookies, cakes, chocolate... none o it appeals to me. what gets me is candy. anything gummy creeps into my head and i can't stop thinking about it. of course i try to avoid it, even for a few days, but always end up snapping and eating a whole bag. i avoid going into gas stations now so i don't tempt myself- thats really the only time i slip. i tried fruit snacks last week- even though they aren't the healthiest i thought it would satisfy me when i feel like i need a whole bag of gummy bears, but no. eating 3 packs at a time defeats the point! i am going to be in spain next weekend, on a beach, in a bikini, so my motivation is pretty high for this week. hopefully i can stay strong!


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I am doing well so far. I told hubby I'd get him cookies that didn't "call" to me for his snacks. It worked. I baked some low carb, low calorie cinnamon snacks to have if I got a serious gotta have sweet snack. That worked well too.

This week is upping my fruit intake and getting more of the sweet tastes from real food rather than pure sugar.

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