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Desperately seeking my old figure!!! Sugar is the thief...

Do you need help getting off the white stuff too? Need to lose 20-30lbs. and commit to working out. Why would a busy energetic person like me rather have root canal than workout, that is my eternal question?? What's yours????

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Wed. Dec 27, 8:02pm

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yes my friend i have the same problem--chocolate is my thief. but i've decided to get on the "healthy train" after all -the sugar and sweets are just making you happy temporarlily for a couple of minutes but after that you feel like crap. now if you really commit yourself to avoiding all the junk and sugar then it can contribute to 'more happiness' in your life. my question to you: do u want to jump on the bandwagon and make a difference in your life and gain' permanent' happiness from being healthy and looking good OR do u want the sugar and the sweets to take over your body and mind and give you minute enjoyment/pleasure??

Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 11:50 PM

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Thank you I needed to hear that. I need to start making that decision, to have an overall healthier body instead of momentary pleasure. My weakness is candy of any kind. I can't stop at one piece and its horrible. I even fixate on what kind of candy I will eat later in the day. Most of the time I deny just how many calories are in each one. Even now that I have started working out, I can't connect that the benefit of the 200-300 calories I burn off are literally eaten up in a few peanut butter cups!

Thursday, December 28, 2006, 10:52 PM

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oh man-- are you guys speaking my language. Chocolate and sugar just grab me, and i pretty much throw the diet for the day almost everytime... i try to tell myself the cavity thing, but knowing i can brush my teeth somewhat counteracts that. latelly (meaning this past week) i have been reminding myself that not only is sugar addictive, psychologically it seems (though i am not a doctor) but it debilitates my lack of control. it annoys me that it seems to "defeat me"!

Thursday, December 28, 2006, 11:19 PM

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Friends - don't despair - you can get through this!!!!! I have been at the mercy of chocolate for years. Exhibit A: I worked in a hospital, but my office was near the back entrance to our centre, and I could slip out the back, down the elevator, to the the shop, buy chocolate, eat it all in my office without anyone else being the wiser. Exhibit B: On my way home from work, call in at the corner shop, buy a big bag of M&Ms, duly eaten on the car ride home, evidence at the bottom of the rubbish bag, walk into the house and give hubby a hug, looking like an angel....I could go on. And of course, I would be obessessing about chocolate during the day, in the evening, whenever. Couldn't resist it at the movies, filling up the car with petrol, etc etc.

But the good news!!!! Yes, there is good news. While chocolate is definitely addictive (no that's not the good news), I found that when I went cold turkey on it after about a week to 10 days it would really start to lose its grip on me (though that week was pretty tough), and now I'm eight months down the track and 37 pounds lighter. I now eat lots of other yummy healthy things, and get my chocolate fix from other places (I love Stonyfields chocolate yogurt, and also eat chocolate jello). And the weird thing is, I enjoy the yogurt AS MUCH as I previously enjoyed the chocolate. I know it sounds unbelievable, but your tastes change. The solution for me has been to make sure I'm still eating lots of yummy things that I enjoy, but to know my limitations when it comes to chocolate and willpower (ie I don't have willpower when it comes to chocolate). The chocolate addiction is still lurking beneath the surface though. I now only have chocolate on special occasions or when I really feel like it, and I never have chocolate for three or more days in a row - as if I do that I start to get obsessive about it again.

So, yes, it is a pain having these 'addictions' - but we can work our way through it to the point where the weight comes off, and we can still enjoy chocolate when we really want it

Thursday, December 28, 2006, 11:51 PM

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I had to go cold turkey too. It had gotten ridiculous, and I am absolutely not by nature someone who can reward herself let's say with one or two bon-bons a week. For some, cutting out something 100% makes them worry that they'll just turn around and overdo it out of deprivation. Not I. It had to go. Dairy-free chocolate pudding (no refined sugar to boot) has answered the call for me (and no, you'd never be able to tell it's dairy free. Alpro brand)if it must be chocolate. I went cold turkey in October 2004 (I remember it well as it was after a spectacular birthday binge) and never looked back. If I ate sweets now it would most likely make me physically ill. And you're right. If you look at it from the perspective of how much work you'll have to do just to burn it off and come back up even, it starts looking a lot less tasty.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 2:18 AM

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Glad I'm Not the Only One!

I love sugar...and even though I eat pretty healthy and exercise daily I indulge every day in sweets. I've tried to replace hershey kisses and gummi bears with fruit, but that is a joke!

How can something so small have so many calories and be chock full of sugar???

Friday, December 29, 2006, 8:48 AM

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Thanks for this thread, I really needed to see it today. I have to go Cold Turkey on my faily and chocolate fix too, while using other replacements to help me through. I was doing well for a while, and then lost my way and started eating crappy again. I will use some of the suggestions here. I've also found (in the past) that drinking low cal hot chocolate seemed to really take the edge off wanting a truck load of chocolate calories, especially at night.
Good luck to all of us!

Friday, December 29, 2006, 9:03 AM

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Try reolacing sugar with Molasses as an interim step

Refines sugar is pure poison to your body, but if you can't beat the sweet tooth, try molasses. It has good nutrients because the roots of a sugar cane plant can reach way down in the earth, like 15-20 feet and get to nutrient rich soil.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 1:59 PM

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