Group photo
Author:
DUKETTE316's Photo DUKETTE316 Posts: 669
4/30/12 11:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Weekend was pretty hard, but I don't have a lot of sweets around the house. My kids like fruit snacks (yeah, like it's really fruit, not!) and I don't like them, so that is a safe sweet for me around the house. I did more strawberries (yum) and yesterday was a fellowship dinner at the church and I had one brownie with frosting. That's actually good for me. I usually have to try a bunch of desserts to see if I like them. There are two things I'm finding out with this journaling. One- when there is no sweets in the house, I tend to next go for the salty stuff (unfortunately I ate a lot of Cheetos this weekend). Two- my mood doesn't matter. I can be bored, depressed, excited and happy. The only time I don't eat is when I'm out of the house and busy doing something. That is going to be the goal for me; to be out of the house busy with stuff (mostly with my children, so they can help me). We'll see what the scales say tonight.

Dana in NW Kansas


 July Minutes: 0
0
62.5
125
187.5
250
POPOLUSHKA's Photo POPOLUSHKA SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (10,850)
Posts: 141
4/30/12 8:48 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm new to the team but have been on SP for a while. I hit a stress point a few months ago, between work crazy and family crazy, stopped tracking, and my old habits are rearing their chubby heads. Here to break the cycle of Bruster's and chocolate.

 Pounds lost: 25.4 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
CD12307672 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (14,031)
Posts: 11
4/30/12 7:21 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Message Removed

CD5788525 Posts: 10,742
4/30/12 12:57 A

Send Private Message
Reply
i am on day 5 of week 1--I haven't been able to go a day without having something sweet. I do pretty well all day long until evening. That seems to be when I crave something sweet. I like to drink a hot cup of tea in the evening, and something sweet compliments my tea. What an excuse, huh? At least I'm down to only one excess sweet a day, that is an accomplishment. Went grocery shopping today, and I didn't purchase anything like candy, ice cream, cookies, etc. I even avoided tortilla chips. That is one of my salty weaknesses. I am hoping to make week 2 better.

FB_000's Photo FB_000 Posts: 1,409
4/29/12 2:46 P

My SparkPage
Reply
Week 1 Day 3

Sugar with coffee. Syrup with waffles.

I stopped consuming sugar substitutes a couple months ago, so I use 'real' sugar with my coffee. I did limit it to 2 tsp with each cup. Less than my usual.

I didn't realize syrup was sugar until I was half way through my waffles. Duh! I just never thought of it before hand.

Isn't red wine sugar too? I had that yesterday.

I don't think I'll be consistent with cutting out all sugar. I'm challenging myself to cut out all the "excess sugar" that I eat -- ice cream, chocolates, sweets, candy, etc.

I rarely, if ever, eat anything packaged or bottled anymore, so that'll help cut out any 'hidden sugar' like in drinks.

 Pounds lost: 8.0 
0
15
30
45
60
GLASGOWGRINGO's Photo GLASGOWGRINGO Posts: 2
4/29/12 1:27 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Day one, week one. I simply eat too much in the way of sweet things. Not desserts but chocolate bars. I need to bring this under control. Should be interesting, the quiz was merely confirmation of what I already suspected.

 current weight: 183.0 
207
199.25
191.5
183.75
176
WALKWITME's Photo WALKWITME SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (104,511)
Posts: 5,635
4/29/12 1:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made it through weel - 1 without sweets and no fast food.

I figure if I leave well enough alone I can do this, I got passsed the hard part.
I have increased my fruits and veggies instead of sweets.

I'm taking 1 week at a time.

2,916 Days since:  fast food
0
737
1475
2212
2950
CD11217813 Posts: 296
4/29/12 1:03 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to be in touch with my feelings before eating so I don't go unconscious and eat my stress using sugary things. So I have no candy and more importantly no ice cream in my house. I will also write about my feelings for 15 minutes and go on a walk for 10 min. before I go out and buy anything with sugar in it. I hope that the distraction will be enough. It worked once before but I had to be vigilant.

To go cold turkey on my coffee is asking to much. I do have sweetener in my coffee, and I pledge to cut down on it. But it is one cup a day.


MOMMY445's Photo MOMMY445 SparkPoints: (915,991)
Fitness Minutes: (338,580)
Posts: 37,339
4/29/12 12:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i made it through week 1! i feel great! i do feel so much more accountable now for what i have, no matter what is going on in my life. blogging does help. i am looking forward to the rest of the challenge!

 July Minutes: 3,120
0
33.5
67
100.5
134
BEECHLOVER's Photo BEECHLOVER Posts: 36
4/29/12 11:05 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A few days of monitoring what I eat, watching patterns of eating without thinking, a little blogging, and a reality check on the scale. Yesterday I ate healthily for probably the first time in months. emoticon

I think blogging made me face the fact that I really do need to hold myself accountable for what goes in my body, regardless of the stress or other motivation I have to eat.

Looking forward to week 2!

Tina

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
-Melody Beattie

We have been called to heal the wounds
To unite what has fallen apart
And to bring home
Those who have lost their way.
– St. Francis of Assisi


 current weight: 182.0 
182
172.75
163.5
154.25
145
HEALTHYHEATHER4's Photo HEALTHYHEATHER4 Posts: 24
4/29/12 10:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to take a brief walk or drink a cup of water, to diffuse my sweet cravings. emoticon This will be hard because I have be addicted to sweets from a very young age. I'm looking forward to helping and getting help from my fellow sparkers!

 Pounds lost: 22.6 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
CD12334869 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (205)
Posts: 3
4/29/12 4:36 A

Send Private Message
Reply
My goal for week 1: I will try to replace some sugary goods (chocolate is going to be especially hard, because i LOVE it) with fruit. I don't want to cut sweets completely out of my diet, but at least eat less.

CD7442361 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (16,915)
Posts: 380
4/28/12 5:37 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My main goal is to cut down on my cravings for sugary sweets (especially ice cream!) It's hard to keep from getting a carton whenever I go to the grocery store. I am trying to use fresh fruit in place of sweets, but it's hard! I eat a lot of sugar (mostly boredom eating) so I need to figure out my triggers and how to turn to healthier snacks.

CD11217813 Posts: 296
4/28/12 3:51 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hello everyone,

My main goal is to figure out how and why I use sugar. It's important for me. I have always used it to stuff my feelings sneaking money when I was younger and going to the store on the way home from school. I'd be careful to eat it long before I arrived home. I was afraid of being caught. I also use it for stress. I work as a substitute teacher and often reward myself with a sweet treat after work to feel better. No, that was a lie. Two sweet treats. Going gluten free has been a blessing because I can no longer reward myself with cookie, cakes, pie slices, and other things with wheat in them. Dairy is out so no ice cream, but i discovered coconut ice cream and goat milk ice cream. That addiction is a bit tough to crack. I no longer eat when bored, but sometimes I eat when tired. It is definitely a journey... I look forward to seeing what can happen in four weeks. emoticon

CD11570676 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (3,462)
Posts: 139
4/28/12 5:34 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all
, i battle with sugar addiction and use it i guess (according to my book i been writing in) at the times when i feel lonely , bored , or stressed or tired. It also comes i think from a well meaning grand parent , who used to give sweets , biscuits etc to make you feel better when something went wrong. I have to block that idea now (any ideas how to cos it still creeps through in my sub concious ) and although my chocolate consumption has lessened considerabley, i have along way to go before i can say i have not got a sweet tooth. emoticon
ps we got strawberries this week instead of my normally emergancy bar of chocolate... this has to be a good thing lol.

Edited by: CD11570676 at: 4/28/2012 (05:35)
FB_000's Photo FB_000 Posts: 1,409
4/27/12 9:16 P

My SparkPage
Reply
I knew I had a problem with sugar but took the assessment quiz anyway. Yep! Sure enough. I'm an addict. I joined the team to see if it would help minimize how much sugar I intake. I've tried cutting out sugar before and I really feel like those drug addicts you see in reality tv shows.

So here's to week 1 day 1. I went grocery shopping and did not buy my usually Ben & Jerry's. I opted for fruit.

I miss the Ben & Jerry's.

 Pounds lost: 8.0 
0
15
30
45
60
TINABINA5's Photo TINABINA5 Posts: 71
4/27/12 9:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 1 day 1 recognizing I definitely have a thing for sugar. Want to change this.

Now is the time to shine. What or who is dimming your light?


Total SparkPoints: 23,886
20,000
21,249
22,499
23,749
24,999
SparkPoints Level 13
SMILLS9's Photo SMILLS9 Posts: 112
4/27/12 8:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello Fellow sweet eaters:)

Week one - day 2: Wow!! When I get stressed my first thought is chocolate.
I never realized how much chocolate I eat. After dinner is especially hard.
I'm gonna beat this chocolate need.

Thanks for listening.

Have a good night.
S emoticon

TAKE THE LEAP


 Pounds lost: 10.0 
0
9.75
19.5
29.25
39
DUKETTE316's Photo DUKETTE316 Posts: 669
4/27/12 11:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Now that some of the fruit is starting to come in season, like strawberries (YUM!). I've been trying to use fruit for my snacks and I think it's helped keep me away from some of the sweets. At least yesterday it did. Last night after dinner, I was craving a dessert. I did the distract myself with something else, but after 1/2 hour I still wanted something. I had looked up recipes on sparkrecipes and I found a creamy grilled strawberry sandwich. It uses a pita, which I don't have, but I substituted a flour tortilla that I had and I fixed my hubby and I one of those. I have to say it was delicious! And it hit the spot. I did the recipe calculator and two servings was 133 calories per serving, I even ate the whole tortilla at 266 and didn't feel guilty. It was a very messy dessert, but it was filling and satisfying. So a plug for that recipe if you guys like strawberries.

I'm going to be interested in what this weekend will be like. I don't have a lot of sweet things in the house, so the journaling will help show me where I'm getting my sweets! Have a great weekend everyone!

Dana in NW Kansas


 July Minutes: 0
0
62.5
125
187.5
250
TLCFME's Photo TLCFME Posts: 1,444
4/26/12 3:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Journaling my food really showed me how easy it is to mess up. My worst and hardest task is meal planning. I am hoping to use my spark meal plan and what I have on hand to come up with a meal plan that I can actually use. It's a process! I am making progress even if it is small and rather slow. Thanks for this challenge!


A Smile a day keeps the pink in your petals!


 current weight: 188.0 
215
202.5
190
177.5
165
DUKETTE316's Photo DUKETTE316 Posts: 669
4/26/12 12:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
After day 1, I am appalled at how much I actually eat without batting an eye. After lunch I was eating some vanilla wafers, something sweet, but not overly so, but I was at work and before I knew it, there were only 6 left in the bag and it had been 1/2 full when I started. I'm not even sure how many I ate, but it was over 1 serving! Then we had our AWANA (church youth group program) awards last night and I had to help serve punch and cupcakes.... yep, you guessed it... I had more than 1 cupcake. I had 2 and 1 mini-cupcake. I guess that's what this week is about- finding out what our habits are, but I have to say already it's worse than I thought.

I am very glad I am not the only one who is not willing to give up the Splenda. I know it's not the best thing, but it really does help to keep me from the sugary drinks and tons more calories that way. I like my sweet tea (with Splenda).

I am looking forward to seeing what else I learn and how my journey and everyone else's journey goes in this challenge!

Dana in NW Kansas


 July Minutes: 0
0
62.5
125
187.5
250
CHARMANE23's Photo CHARMANE23 Posts: 144
4/26/12 12:08 P

My SparkPage
Reply
Hi everyone!
I've recently realized that my sweet tooth is out of control. I'll admit that I had a somewhat manageable sweet tooth before I had my baby girl, but now it is crazy! I obsess about things, and have to have something sweet most every afternoon. I had wondered if I was craving something particular and keep having all these cravings b/c I can't figure out what it is that I want. I just want to shake the whole thing completely! I wish you all the best of luck with controlling your sweet tooth...this is my first week but here's hoping that I beat this thing!




 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
16.5
33
49.5
66
SMILLS9's Photo SMILLS9 Posts: 112
4/26/12 9:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi All My Fellow Sweet Eaters,

My first week begins ! I actually started yesterday keeping a journal ..
After dinner my body thinks I should have something sweet but once I start it is down hill.
Once my husband goes to bed (around 8:30) the sweets start calling my name...
The daytime is fine since I am busy.
So, I think my nights are my tough time!!
Any advise?
Have a great day.

TAKE THE LEAP


 Pounds lost: 10.0 
0
9.75
19.5
29.25
39
QUEENDIVA50's Photo QUEENDIVA50 Posts: 8,115
4/26/12 8:20 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Everyone,

I more addicted to sugar than I realized!!! It's going to be harder for me to give it up than I thought. That is what I have learned about myself after only 1 day of this challenge. I hope I'm successful at taming the sugar addiction!!!

Y'all all have a nice day, and I will chat again later.

Cassie

Queendiva

Redhat Queen

Cassie from Louisiana

sprinkling you with a little southern hospitality and positive pixie dust

BLC Training
Co-Captain of The Magnificent Midnight Mustangs
BLC28
BLC29


 Pounds lost: 135.0 
0
37.5
75
112.5
150
HARLEYGAL55's Photo HARLEYGAL55 SparkPoints: (28,460)
Fitness Minutes: (37,959)
Posts: 807
4/25/12 10:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow, day one of week one and I've already learned some things about myself. I know I was not suppose to change eating habits, but knowing I was watching out for my sweets, I tried to fool myself by eating carbs instead and unhealthy ones at that. I can't remember the
last time I ate potato chips, but while at Target today, I bought a large bag of BBQ flavored potato chips and almost ate the whole thing. I know it just turns into sugar in my body, so what's up with that?
emoticon
I did weigh the option of buying candy type stuff instead and made the decision that I would enjoy the BBQ chips more. Does that mean I have more of a problem with unhealthy carbs than sugar? Only the journal will be able to tell during the rest of the week.

TCS - end of the school year fever hits even teachers, right? ;)

Cassie - regarding the discussion on sweetners, I was not planning on giving up my Splenda, but only trying to cut back some. I have it w/ my coffee and tea and my oatmeal and....
I've read conflicting articles regarding how it effects the body, so until I know more, my plan is to just eat it in moderation.

Good luck everyone and thanks for sharing. It is really helpful to read how everyone else is dealing with their successes & setbacks.
We can do this!
emoticon

The only failure is if you don’t try!


 July Minutes: 146
0
41.5
83
124.5
166
CD12321879 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 2
4/25/12 9:33 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Message Removed

BEECHLOVER's Photo BEECHLOVER Posts: 36
4/25/12 2:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
DRAT! Talk about automatic pilot...my little feet took me right into the office without a thought, and I downed that Snickers without a thought too! Got back to my room, and in the middle of the third cookie for the day, realized what I had PLANNED to do. My head is just so full of wanting those kids on the bus and going HOME!

But, we've kept the stress level down from yesterday...now on to grading papers!

Regarding the Splenda discussion...there are reasons for quitting, but I'm all about a little at a time. Right now I'm enjoying my diet Sierra Mist and I'm not gonna sweat it right now.

Ahhhh...venting is nice :)

TCS



Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
-Melody Beattie

We have been called to heal the wounds
To unite what has fallen apart
And to bring home
Those who have lost their way.
– St. Francis of Assisi


 current weight: 182.0 
182
172.75
163.5
154.25
145
QUEENDIVA50's Photo QUEENDIVA50 Posts: 8,115
4/25/12 2:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the information!!! I really appreciate it!!

Ray, I really love Coke, Diet Coke, you name it, if Coke was attached to the name I loved it. 4 years ago I gave up carbonated drinks, and just started drinking water. I still would love to have a Coke Zero, after all this time. If I can do it, anybody can. So good luck staying on track. You can do it!!!!

Cassie

Queendiva

Redhat Queen

Cassie from Louisiana

sprinkling you with a little southern hospitality and positive pixie dust

BLC Training
Co-Captain of The Magnificent Midnight Mustangs
BLC28
BLC29


 Pounds lost: 135.0 
0
37.5
75
112.5
150
RAYRAYWATERS SparkPoints: (62)
Fitness Minutes: (387)
Posts: 21
4/25/12 1:53 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Cassie,

My guess is that it's up to you! I wouldn't be giving up artificial sweeteners if I wasn't told to by my doctor. Some people want to give up all added sweeteners, but I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to transition from caloric sweeteners to noncaloric sweeteners. Seems like a great goal to me!

-Ray


 current weight: 145.0 
165
157.5
150
142.5
135
CD10502066 Posts: 17,392
4/25/12 1:41 P

Send Private Message
Reply
THIS IS WEEK TWO FOR ME.

FOR CERTAIN THOSE emoticon HAD A HOLD ON ME . NEVER EVER ONE OR TWO . ABOUT 14

I LEARN ONLY CERTAIN SWEETS I CANT STOP

SO AFTER I GET CONTROL . I WILL HAVE 2 DESSERTS A WEEK NOT COOKIES.

I CAN STOP ON MUFFINS OR POUND CAKE . OR FRUIT CAKE .

I WILL ELI MATE CARROT CAKE MY FAVORITE FOR A LONG TIME .

ALL PIES OFF LIMIT. SO I FIND THAT CANDY WILL BE OFF THE LIST . THAT'S MY PLAN . WE ALL NEED A PLAN THAT WILL WORK FOR EACH OF US . I AM PREPARING

QUEENDIVA50's Photo QUEENDIVA50 Posts: 8,115
4/25/12 1:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Everyone,

I wasn't planning on giving up everything sweetened with artificial sweetener. I thought this was about giving up things made with real sugar. I use Splenda all the time, and don't intend to quit. I'm trying to give up, what I consider to be problem sweets, such as cookies and candy, not Splenda. What is this challenge really about?

Cassie

Queendiva

Redhat Queen

Cassie from Louisiana

sprinkling you with a little southern hospitality and positive pixie dust

BLC Training
Co-Captain of The Magnificent Midnight Mustangs
BLC28
BLC29


 Pounds lost: 135.0 
0
37.5
75
112.5
150
DUKETTE316's Photo DUKETTE316 Posts: 669
4/25/12 10:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think week one will be interesting. I know I eat a lot without realizing it, whether I'm watching tv or at the computer or at my desk at work. I need to be more aware of what I'm eating. Also I am curious what is going to happen about my drinking artificial sweeteners. I drink my coffee every morning (only 1 cup) with 2 packets of sweetner. I also drink tons of brewed sweet tea, which I at least got rid of most of the calories by switching to splenda, but still... it's sweet (oh, how I love it!) I have a feeling this will be one of the hardest challenges I've done. And one more thing that I find frustrating. I can quit smoking and have remained a non-smoker for 14 years now, but I can't quite overeating or sweets. Tells you how addictive sugar is!

Dana in NW Kansas

Dana in NW Kansas


 July Minutes: 0
0
62.5
125
187.5
250
QUEENDIVA50's Photo QUEENDIVA50 Posts: 8,115
4/25/12 9:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Y'all,

I have written down the reasons for cutting sugar out of my diet. I have a family history of diabetes and kidney disease, and those were contributing factors to me deciding to lose wt. I don't know if I have triggers to eating sugar, I just love the taste of sweets. Hopefully, with the help of this team, I will be able to get that under control!!!

Y'all all have a good day, and I will chat again later.

Cassie

Queendiva

Redhat Queen

Cassie from Louisiana

sprinkling you with a little southern hospitality and positive pixie dust

BLC Training
Co-Captain of The Magnificent Midnight Mustangs
BLC28
BLC29


 Pounds lost: 135.0 
0
37.5
75
112.5
150
BEECHLOVER's Photo BEECHLOVER Posts: 36
4/25/12 7:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Day one down...wrote down the names of the temptresses I indulged in...it's all about stress right now. Took a "Sabbath" from teaching stuff last night, and went to bed on time. Hopefully today will be a reasonably laid back day. My goal for the day-take a walk around the building after dropping the students off at the buses, so I avoid the office candy basket :)!

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
-Melody Beattie

We have been called to heal the wounds
To unite what has fallen apart
And to bring home
Those who have lost their way.
– St. Francis of Assisi


 current weight: 182.0 
182
172.75
163.5
154.25
145
RAYRAYWATERS SparkPoints: (62)
Fitness Minutes: (387)
Posts: 21
4/25/12 5:46 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I gave up soda just a few days ago, and right now my goal is to STAY OFF. It's really, really, really hard. I want a cherry Diet Dr. Pepper so bad!

I got a box of berry iced tea so I can pretend...

-Ray


 current weight: 145.0 
165
157.5
150
142.5
135
MISSLISA1973's Photo MISSLISA1973 Posts: 2,667
4/25/12 12:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I, too, am just getting started. The journal should be interesting,if it's anything like it has been for the past few weeks. I might need a whole binder if I'm not careful!

"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before."
-Edwin Elliot

"Keep moving forward."
-Lewis Robinson


HARLEYGAL55's Photo HARLEYGAL55 SparkPoints: (28,460)
Fitness Minutes: (37,959)
Posts: 807
4/24/12 10:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just getting started this afternoon after reading a wonderful blog written by BBTEACH2. It motivated me to check this out. Tomorrow I will start keeping track of my sugar & cravings. It is good that we have to track them first, b/c I really don't have a clue to what I am going to find out. I can do really fine for days/weeks keeping control eating in moderation, then boom, I'll eat a full bag of Rolos, or something similar. That usually starts an avalanche of overindulging with sweets and carbs, until I get sick of my lack of control. At the end, I just want to be able to understand my cravings and control them instead of them controlling me. Boy, is this going to be an exciting ride! Appreciate the support here on this team. Good luck to everyone.

The only failure is if you don’t try!


 July Minutes: 146
0
41.5
83
124.5
166
SIGALAT88 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
4/24/12 10:41 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm new to the sweet tame challenge. I have been trying to eat healthier and lose weight, but I crave sweets and junk food everyday and once I eat it I can't stop. I hope this will teach me ways or techniques to help stop over eating sweets.

CD12019534 Posts: 10,050
4/24/12 8:44 P

Send Private Message
Reply
What brings you to this challenge? I know that sugar and sweets are triggers for me. I gave sugar and all trigger foods up December 26 of last year and I do not want to go back to eating sugar again even though people seems to think I can have "just a little" So hope to get support and reassurance that I can NOT go back to eating sweets, not even a bite.

How is your week going? It is going great.

What have you learned about your sugar cravings so far? I know that once I have one bite I want more and more and more, so it is best to not have any at all.

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of 4 weeks? Find out if I have other triggers I am not aware of and stop eating those foods, also.

CD12253085 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (4,542)
Posts: 11
4/24/12 7:22 P

Reply
Message Removed

CD12292011 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (305)
Posts: 9
4/24/12 4:14 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Message Removed

BECCASINGSLEAD's Photo BECCASINGSLEAD SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (65,913)
Posts: 1,430
4/24/12 3:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi! This is my first day of the challenge. I recently realized that my compulsion to eat sugar has gotten way out of control again and I want to get back to a balanced way of life. I found the challenge through the sugar addiction quiz. I'd like to be able to have a really scrumptious dessert one in a while or a cookie with my kids without feeling like I have to stuff myself on the sweet treats. I crave sugar when I'm tired or stressed and I haven't been getting enough sleep on a regular basis nor have I been dealing all that well with the stress of going back to work.

Anyway, I hope y'all have a great day!

Becca

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV

"In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward." -Spanish Proverb

"Aim high, but make sure you shoot or you'll never hit anything." My Dad



 current weight: 160.0 
160
155
150
145
140
QUEENDIVA50's Photo QUEENDIVA50 Posts: 8,115
4/24/12 12:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Everyone,
I just joined the team today, so will begin the challenge tomorrow. I have a problem with sweets, and diabetes is in my family, so I'm trying to get control over sweets. I'm going to give up chocolate for the rest of the week. We will see how it goes. I am a chocoholic, and have at least one piece of chocolate everyday. I will let y'all know how it goes.

Cassie

Queendiva

Redhat Queen

Cassie from Louisiana

sprinkling you with a little southern hospitality and positive pixie dust

BLC Training
Co-Captain of The Magnificent Midnight Mustangs
BLC28
BLC29


 Pounds lost: 135.0 
0
37.5
75
112.5
150
CD12177050 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (3,551)
Posts: 287
4/24/12 9:54 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I am actually on week 2 of this challenge, but wanted to come back and reflect on week 1. I started this challenge because I know that I rely on sugar to keep me going, I want to lose weight, and I want to set a better example for my kids. I took the sugar assessment and really started thinking about how I use sugar and realized I used it for two things. I was using sugar to fuel my body when I was tired or when I was stressed. Sugar didn't help in either situation as it just created worse feelings of tiredness and guilt from eating the wrong things. So I decided that I just needed to go cold turkey and cut out the sugar almost completely. The only sugar I had intentionally last week was flavored coffee creamer, but I limited it to just 1 tablespoon which was a big change from my normal 3 tablespoons. I also limited my carbs because I tend to overeat them and that leads to my blood sugar plummeting and then I reach for more sweets. I realized that besides craving sweets when I was tired or stressed I craved them after I ate my meals. It was like I needed something sweet to finish off my meal. So last week I just fought through and when I was craving something sweet I reached for water or gum. It was tough and I was really, really tired as my body was detoxing from the sugar, but I made it through and I feel better this week. I even lost a couple of pounds which was exciting and encouraging. It makes it worth it and I know that I can completely break the addiction.

FLAB2FAB26 Posts: 97
4/24/12 12:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This past week, I've pinpointed the source of my sweet tooth: I get cravings for frozen yogurt, cookies, or any sweet really after a large dinner with my boyfriend that usually contains wine. Since I cannot stop seeing my lovely BF until I've tamed my sweet tooth, I'll have to see if passing on the wine will help. Update to come later....

 current weight: 172.0 
172.4
168.05
163.7
159.35
155
SHORTNSHAPELY's Photo SHORTNSHAPELY SparkPoints: (151)
Fitness Minutes: (4,792)
Posts: 68
4/23/12 9:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Is it ok to swap my ice cream for sugar free jello or do you think it would make me have worse cravings

 current weight: 199.0 
199
189.25
179.5
169.75
160
KAT7777's Photo KAT7777 Posts: 1,160
4/23/12 5:02 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Here's another good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER8pi21hw9Y

It's entitled "The Sugar Trap" and dates back to the 1980s, but it is still very relevant and features Linus Pauling and other reputable scientists and scientific studies. It's in six 10-minute segments.

 current weight: 131.0 
171
160.75
150.5
140.25
130
KAT7777's Photo KAT7777 Posts: 1,160
4/23/12 3:19 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I've watched Dr. Amen's YouTube video about sugar cravings and learned that sugar stimulates the same part of my brain as is stimulated by heroin and morphine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER8pi21hw
9Y
Ick! I tell folks I have a sugar addiction and they just don't take it seriously. So I will give this Sweet Tooth Challenge a try. I'm on the tail end of 2 weeks off sugar, but I haven't been able to stick with it completely. Too many social gatherings. But I think I've done pretty well making healthy subtitutions for white sugar: like fresh and dried fruit, and I've been decreasing consumption of starches: potatoes, white rice, & breads. Increasing physical activity is also supposed to help with cravings, but I haven't got back into my walking routine yet. Goal for tomorrow. Okay, okay, this afternoon. It is a beautiful day in God's Country (Washington! Where else?!).

 current weight: 131.0 
171
160.75
150.5
140.25
130
CD11385695 Posts: 936
4/22/12 10:58 P

Send Private Message
Reply
can i do this challenge again? i got a trophy but when i completed the challenge, i started slipping into my old habits again. so i am gonna do this again. i am gonna read more posts and blog and comment on other peoples posts.

i will do better this time around. weekends and after work are my hard times. i ate 2 donuts today and my husband said, you are a lady. you shouldnt be eating that many donuts. i think he may be trying to tell me nicely that i have to slow down on my sweets. i must really be gaining some weight and he dont want to tell me. that will help me to be motivated more

MOMOTHEGREAT Posts: 107
4/22/12 1:41 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I learned that I can be aware of what iI eat and what its' effect on me can be. I learned that i CAN stop eating sweets and not feel deprived. I am ow trying to make those actions into a regular routine.

 Pounds lost: 5.8 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Week 1 Discussion Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
3/4/2021 12:08:42 PM
2/16/2021 1:54:51 PM



Thread URL: https://sparkrecipes.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22644x55583x46580729

Review our Community Guidelines