The 'Towards a Sugar-Free Future' Challenge

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  • Honey_Bear
    Honey_Bear Posts: 7,077
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    edited 10 August 2021 at 5:44PM
    How healthy of you, Jazee!  I'm impressed.
    I was tempted at 3.30, so I allowed myself three crackers and some cambazola.  I would dearly have loved more but I managed to stop myself from finishing it.  The urge to eat sugar disappeared after I ate the cheese, which was satisfying.
    I've also had three glasses of water today because as a rule I don't actually drink any but I'm told this is not a good thing, and it would be a good idea to start drinking some every day so I did. 

    Better is good enough.
  • Honey_Bear
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    I relented and let myself have two chocolates tonight.  They were bliss, but that was all the added sugar I ate today, so as it's Tuesday I was rather chuffed with myself.
    Better is good enough.
  • Narc0lepsy
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    I remembered that I did have another area of restraint yesterday - my habitual evening cappuccino!
    Today I did manage to go swimming, but the social effects of that included a cappuccino......at least I didn't have another this evening.
    Now finishing off post-visitor cake; 1 slice to go.  Had a couple of after 8s but heroically gave the last half (Mr N had carefully divided the final one in the box between us) back to him. Did have 3 dates.
    Feeling a bit more encouraged and motivated: social events in the forthcoming week comprise one meal out on Sat so I'm aiming to check the menu beforehand and try to have either just a main course and coffee, or maybe a starter and main instead of dessert.  The following week is definitely high days and holidays as it is my Mum's 90th lunch party on Wed; we go to stay with her this Sunday so I anticipate the weeks being hazardous and full of temptation. However the motivation is that today I paid the final payment for the holiday with Mum which is 5 weeks time and I would love to look better.......
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  • Honey_Bear
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    Narco Any restraint, from a single cappacino to half an After8, is a brilliant success particuarly as it was on a Tuesday, which in my book at this point in the calendar isn't a No Sugar Day anyway.  And swimming!  Kudos.
    If we become more mindful of the triggers, rituals and habits that involve sugar on the Sugar is Technically Allowed Days At This Point, does it seem more likely we'll be more able to resist a little bit more often in the coming weeks and months, do you think?  It's not as if I wasn't aware of what I was doing when I at the chocolate, in particular, which is why I'm so confused about why it's suddenly very straightforward not to eat shedloads of the stuff when I've been so helpless about it for the past seven (or maybe more) years.

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  • delta13
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    Sugar yesterday consisted of:

    Home-made raspberry jam on toast.
    A few biscuits yesterday afternoon with a cup of tea when my OH got home from work.

    Had a very healthy curry for dinner, with left-overs for lunch today. It's my day off and have an admin day planned so no need to leave the house or be tempted to buy any sugary treats.
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  • Jazee
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    So, no sugar yesterday on what was my no sugar day, but today I've had a pounding head all day.  I am wondering if this is sugar withdrawal although I am also known to get sugar hangovers when I have too much of the stuff.  Anyhow, can't even face anything sweet today.
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  • Honey_Bear
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    I'm so sorry you have a headache after a sugar-free day, and yes, I've heard of sugar withdrawal haedaches too, but if it happens within one day of cutting it out that would be quite frightening, I'd have thought.  Caffeine withdrawal headaches happen within 24 hours so it's possible.  I hope it clears up really quickly.
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  • Honey_Bear
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    edited 11 August 2021 at 9:48PM
    Less than normal consumption but more than Monday or Tuesday today.  A 1.5" x 1" homemade brownie and a Magnum after dinner.  Normally the brownie scoffing would be considerably more than that small piece so I'm pleased I stopped when I did - there was plenty more in the tin.  There's no excuse for the Magnum, I just wanted one. 
    How did you do, Delta13?
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  • delta13
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    @Honey_Bear  The only sugar I had yesterday was some more biscuits with a cup of tea! Although to be fair I had about 6 haha.

    Had a very productive day at home yesterday - today I'll need to pop out as we're out of a few household items. I have some cranberry flavoured cordial to use up so will take that in a bottle to refrain from picking up a fizzy drink. This evening I'm making a peach, oat and almond crumble for pudding - it has no added sugar, just whatever comes with the fruit so feel less guilty, and there will be enough for me for breakfast next day too.
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  • Fayolle
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    I resisted the biscuit tin at work yesterday afternoon. Twice I was really tempted, but managed to walk on by.  Also trying to drink more water as I feel that this is a win-win situation - it distracts me and it’s good for me. Mind you, it does help that someone has bought (to my mind) the world’s most boring biscuits. 
    Day off work today, so these are the days that I really struggle to stay off the sugar. Even if it isn’t technically a No Sugar day, I feel that I should make the effort to cut the links.
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