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On 2.10.2016 at 9:07 PM, LittleTurtle said:

Ugh!  The longer I go without candy corn, the more I want it.

I do at the moment the slow carb diet like Tim Ferres recommends it. The important thing is the one day in a week where it's allowed to eat what u want. I completed now two weeks with this diet and have to say it's possible to resist everything forbidden for 6 days. On 7th day I rewarded myself with Apple pie. (And not just one piece.) Maybe it helps you too to have such a "Reward Day".

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I bought one single bag of candy corn last night (well, Indian Corn to be exact...it's candy corn, but has chocolate flavor to it).  The first thing I did when I got home was grab my digital food scale and a bunch of little Ziploc snack bags and separated the whole bag into individual serving sizes.  It equates to eight servings.  I have to make eight servings last until the end of the challenge.  

 

 

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My boyfriend asked me if I was gonna have some last night after dinner, and I said, "Nope...it is more of a weekend/emergency stash".  Just the fact that there is some in my kitchen makes me feel calmer.  This is how I know my sugar addiction is a problem.  That, and the fact that all weekend long I was staring at images of candy corn on Google Images like it was porn or something.  (I wish that was a joke.)

 

 

 

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Great idea!  I'm exactly the same.  I actually threw away my cookies yesterday and then panicked.  Took a few deep breaths and calmed myself down.  It's amazing what sugar does to our brains.  You got this!  

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Good luck, I hope this method works for you.  For me, nothing worked but cold turkey!  But my goal was to switch from being a glucose burner to a fat burner, meaning I couldn't just reduce sugar, I had to eliminate it.

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8 hours ago, Vibrantella said:

Good luck, I hope this method works for you.  For me, nothing worked but cold turkey!  But my goal was to switch from being a glucose burner to a fat burner, meaning I couldn't just reduce sugar, I had to eliminate it.

I've done cold turkey before.  The first time, I made it a bit over 50 days.  And then again a bit over 30 days (while doing a Whole30).  Both times, I was super angry, irritable, and stressed for the entire duration.  I had hoped that once I made it that long without sugar, I would stop craving it!  I've often wondered if I have a touch of hypoglycemia, but I highly doubt that is the case, plus nothing in my prior lab tests/blood work have indicated anything to really worry about.  

 

I applaud you for going cold turkey.  That shit is hard!  :applause:

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Ah.  Another weekend is upon us.  I've been doing really well so far.  

 

I haven't touched the candy corn I bought (I still have all eight servings remaining)!  I've been exercising almost everyday, falling asleep in bed much more than I thought I would, and eating decently (avoiding sugar and wheat).

 

I feel pretty good.  Also, (random, non-scale victory), my face seems to have much more color in it lately and the dark circles under my eyes don't seem as prominent.

 

My back and neck have been feeling pretty sore, but that could be from the type of yoga I've been doing.  I just can't tell if it is a "good, DOMS" sore or a "bad, stressy" sore, but I have a massage scheduled in about two weeks.

 

So, here's to another weekend.  I think I can manage this one better than last!

 

 

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It is currently Saturday evening and I have yet to eat any of the candy corn I bought.  I even walked through the Halloween candy aisle at the store this evening and left empty handed!  I am however, sitting here with a pretty intense craving for pizza (with gluten free crust).  

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Alright.  The weekend is over...again.  I had a serving of candy corn today, and for the first time since I can remember, it didn't really do it for me.  Granted, I still wanted sugar, but I realized while eating my candy corn that there are SO many better things in the world in which to indulge.  Like...there is this restaurant my boyfriend and I go to every once in a while (we actually rarely eat out) that has the most decadent flour-less chocolate cake.  Now WHY IN THE WORLD would I want to waste myself on candy corn when things like this exist?!  I mean...if I'm going to treat myself, then I should make it worth it, right?

 

Also, I fell asleep on the couch both Friday and Saturday night and just kinda felt off the whole weekend.  I feel so much better when I actually fall asleep in my own bed, so why do I keep choosing to fall asleep on the couch?  I mean, other than the fact that I've been doing it for as long as I can remember and old habits die hard... 

 

I only lost .2 pounds since last week, but I suppose that is better than gaining .2 pounds.  Ahhh...I remember the good old days when I could lose about a full pound a week.  Oh well.  At least I'm a freaking master at maintaining right?! :P  

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Things are going well for me this week.  My boyfriend reminded me that I still have some candy corn in the cupboard and I told him that I think I'm over it (for now anyways).  Not to say that I don't want sugar...just...candy corn suddenly seems...gross.  Maybe that is just because the candy corn season is coming to an end, but I'm hoping I just start to hate it in general.

 

 

I've been starting to find/buy some new clothes that fit nicely and am slowly going through my closets and getting the things that I haven't worn in over a year ready to donate.  I have A LOT of clothes that I never wear and it's taking up too much damn space.  Wouldn't it be awesome to open up my closet and have only clothes that I actually want to wear?!  

 

Other than that...I'm feeling good.  Diet seems to be under control for now.  Exercise is going great.  Going to bed and not falling asleep on the couch is getting easier.  So far, I'm happy with my progress for this challenge.  I'll keep plugging along!  :frog:

 

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4 hours ago, LittleTurtle said:

Wouldn't it be awesome to open up my closet and have only clothes that I actually want to wear?!  

Indeed!  Have you heard of the KonMari method?

 

BTW, well done with the candy corn!

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3 minutes ago, Vibrantella said:

Indeed!  Have you heard of the KonMari method?

 

BTW, well done with the candy corn!

Thanks!

And no...I've never heard of that, but I'm off to research it right now!  :D 

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Yesterday, it felt like I could not get enough to eat!  I didn't go into binge mode or anything, but no amount of food I ate felt like it was enough.  It was actually kind of frustrating.  It might have been because I didn't drink enough water the day before...

 

 

In other non-fitness related news:  My mom is driving me crazy.  I haven't wanted to call her or spend time with her for awhile now because every time I do talk to her, it's nothing but negativity.  Granted, she's going through a lot of stuff, but it's the same shit for over a year now, and I'm not a damn counselor (which she refuses to see because she thinks it means she's weak or something).  If I try to change the subject, she'll interrupt me mid-sentence to continue with her bull crap.  I rarely ever get a full sentence out, and if I do - I can tell that she wasn't even listening, but rather waiting for her turn to talk again.  We don't even really have conversations...but more like...like...like she's holding me hostage on the phone and abusing my eardrum.  I'm so damn tired of it.

 

She keeps asking me to come over to her house so we can go for a walk, but the thought of being around her gives me major anxiety, and then I feel super guilty because what if something horrible were to happen to her and I've been avoiding her?

 

It's a nasty little cycle right now.  :dejection:

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19 hours ago, LittleTurtle said:

It might have been because I didn't drink enough water the day before...

It's possible... did you drink enough yesterday, though?

 

19 hours ago, LittleTurtle said:

She keeps asking me to come over to her house so we can go for a walk, but the thought of being around her gives me major anxiety, and then I feel super guilty because what if something horrible were to happen to her and I've been avoiding her?

Going for a walk with her might be easier than talking on the phone, though - if she starts with any negativity you can give her a hug and point out a cute squirrel/golden leaves/colourful sky or whatever Mother Nature offers you.  But this is just an idea, I know nothing really.

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Hold on a tic.  Today is the last day of the challenge?!  Well, damn I did good.  I better look through my Challenge Journal to find out my strengths and weaknesses and give myself a final grade.  

 

 

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The final grade I gave myself for this challenge is a B+.

 

No More Goddamn Candy Corn Goal

I purchased one bag of candy corn about a week after the challenge started because I was losing my damn mind.  I portioned out 8 servings and told myself that those servings had to last to the end of the challenge.  I still have one portion left in the cupboard.  Now seeings as I would normally go through an entire bag in less than a week, I say that is pretty good.  However, my sugar dragon is still a bit out of control, and I'm still working on trying to find a happy balance.

 

Stop Being a Lazy Asshole Goal

At the beginning of the challenge, I eased my way back into this.  I was doing 4 workouts a week, but I feel like I wasn't really challenging myself too much.  Casual walks during my breaks at work and a bit of yoga here and there...  But the past two weeks, I've been stepping it up a bit.  I've been getting on my treadmill and setting the incline pretty high and going for 40 minutes/2 miles.  This week, I even worked out on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and I normally NEVER work out on those days.  On top of that, I have been trying to do ALL the bodyweight squats.  I really love squats now that I can actually do them with proper form!

 

Go To Bed Goal

If I'm counting correctly...I have only fallen asleep on the couch 7 times since September 17th.  That's 7 times in 5 whole weeks!  I have actually gone to bed 28 times in 35 days!!  Of all the things I've done during this challenge, I am the most proud of this.  I am definitely going to try to keep up with it as well:  I feel better, I have more energy, my mental clarity is sharper, and I am much less crabby.  It's still hard to do some nights, but so worth it.

 

 

In fact, I liked this whole challenge so much that I might just continue through the next one!  

 

Until next time, Druids. :) 

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Hey there you!

Hoping to see you in the next round.

 

Good work on the progress -- remember that it is progress and not perfection!

Also, remember that I love you, every day, no matter what.

 

Hugs and tea.

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35 minutes ago, Heidi said:

Hey there you!

Hoping to see you in the next round.

 

Good work on the progress -- remember that it is progress and not perfection!

Also, remember that I love you, every day, no matter what.

 

Hugs and tea.

 

 

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I'll be there!  Just procrastinating so far. :) 

 

I love you, too, no matter what!  :wub:

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