Weight Loss Support - Post-Easter Sugar Detox: 1 Week Challenge
I normally don't have much of a sweet tooth....except around Easter! Those Reese's peanut butter eggs do me in every year. Not to mention cake and cookies. I think I ate cake, cookies, and/or candy every day last week. I fit it in to my calorie counting, but boy, after a week, I feel gross! And I am having terrible cravings for pizza and chinese!
Anyway, I'm taking my candy to work tomorrow to give it away. And I'm swearing off anything sugary this week.
Any takers to join me and keep each other accountable through next Sunday?
04-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Ho yes yes yes me....
I will WI tomorrow and post here , and maybe we can post our menu to.
04-04-2010, 11:50 PM
I'd love to. My starting weight is 177.
04-05-2010, 12:57 AM
I'm so in. I have also been eating crazy candy and cookies all weekend and feel gross. I normally dont have a sweet tooth either what is it with Easter? I'll post my official weight in the morning, although I know it's not going to be good. But we can do this ladies! :)
04-05-2010, 01:04 AM
Ugh, agreed! I factored it into my calories, but I still feel pretty awful...the scale is not going to be doing good things tomorrow morning.
I'm an RA at my school, so my plan of action is to give any remaining candy away to my residents ;)
04-05-2010, 01:05 AM
Reading this made me feel better. I didn't have any candy but I had a small cup cake and probably 3 or 4 tbs of frosting while baking a cake :( Soo count me in :) My weight as of yesterday was 128.6. I will update next Monday :)
04-05-2010, 09:23 AM
oh i am so in. And i brought leftover candy in with me to work as well! It wasn't so much the candy that did me in this weekend, I'm not a huge candy person, it was just being home and having all of this other food (breads, cheeses, chocolate cake) around that did me in, and a fair amount of wine as well...
As of last Friday, my weight was 147. This morning: 153. It made me sick to look at the scale, even though I know 90% of it is water weight. I drank a decent amount of wine for lunch yesterday after barely drinking any water at all the whole wknd, and I didn't have any water to drink the rest of the day so as to not have to use the gross bathrooms on the airplane ride home, so i know its just me being dehydrated, but still. I was so happy to get out of the 150s and this morning it said 153. DEFINITELY going on a detox today, and probably this whole week. So far for breakfast: 1 hardboiled egg, a couple apple slices, and some grapes.
04-05-2010, 10:00 AM
I think I just might do this. I don't really have any cravings right now because I've cleaned up my diet since November. However, because of my recent slow down in weight, I think my carb sensitivity is taking its toll, so I'm trying to do an early phase II style South Beach. Following the program strictly I'd just be coming off two weeks of no carbs. Instead, I'm cutting out all carbs but one a day starting today and adding them in slowly depending on the scale.
Anyway...long story short, I need to swear off chocolate and popcorn this week, my two vices. My few carbs need to come from slightly more nutritive sources. :rofl:
Today I weigh 193.8
My one carb today shall be the steel cut oats I already ate (aside from veggie carbs, of course)
04-05-2010, 10:58 AM
This sounds great, I'm in! I am also not usually a sweets person, but I think because the cookies were sitting out I just kept going back. :p I guess the power went out at my house last night so my alarm didn't go off this morning therefore, I don't have a WI for today. I'll post tomorrow with the damage done. I want 154 by Friday! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
04-05-2010, 12:00 PM
i'm in too! yesterday i had to make a chocolate cheesecake AND a regular yellow cake with homemade chocolate frosting! yeah, you can imagine...it went like this...."one spoonful on the cake, one for me, one spoonful on the cake, one for me...." so i'm all over that. so many setbacks in the past week, i'm basically starting all over again.
04-05-2010, 12:54 PM
I did indulge in some chocolate so will be good for a challenge to get off the stuff. BUT, don't give away your candy, just throw it out if you don't want it.
Why do we want to make others unhealthy?
If its not ok for you, do you really think your co-workers didn't get any candy this weekend and need it?
Also, it will be at work tempting you as well.
Just toss it, and any other temptations at home you need to get rid of.
04-05-2010, 01:12 PM
Well I Wi today at 135.4 , my last Wi was 133.6 .
04-05-2010, 04:34 PM
Today is pretty frustrating. I gained a pound even though I did pretty good today. I know it's just because of my TOM but still!
Today I've done pretty good though. No sugar at all.
04-05-2010, 04:36 PM
Official WI this morning is 161.0. Last week's was 157.3 so this sucks. Oh well I'm back on track today!
Also, I've decided that nothing goes into my mouth this week but exactly what Ive got planned. Usually I'll have a small bite of this or that while I'm cooking or something but I'm challenging myself to not do it at all for a whole week, I want to see 156 soon!!
04-05-2010, 07:01 PM
Just wanted to add that at work today there's leftover wedding cake (from a girl who got married Friday) and leftover cheesecake (from a different girl's last day Friday) and I haven't touched any of it! :D
04-05-2010, 07:16 PM
My boss brought leftover Easter cupcakes to work today, and I said no! I've also successfully gotten rid of about 75% of the candy I had in my room. So far so good :)
04-05-2010, 07:27 PM
I had a small slice of chocolate coconut cake this easter weekend which I did fit into my calorie count. I also received a large chocolate bunny, which I gave to my boyfriend so it wouldn't tempt me! LOL Time to get back on track...
04-05-2010, 09:31 PM
The only reason I have not had any chocolate tonight is because of this challenge. :tantrum: LOL!
Congrats on you ladies who said "no" to the sweets today! I was able to resist today also! Tomorrow will be interesting...there will be cake (fortunately I'm not making it and don't have to deal with the whole batter/frosting baking testing thing). Myself and another girl are absolutely saying no to the cake, so it will be nice to have some back up if it looks really good! Her to keep me away from the cake, and me to keep her away from the frosting! I am already feeling better 24 hours sugar free. I haven't faced the scale yet. I guess I know it wouldn't be a number I like, and the not knowing gives me extra incentive to eat clean and drink lots of water before I step on again.
I did ponder throwing out all the candy instead of spreading the unhealthiness. I tossed the jelly beans and the Peeps, but I couldn't bring myself to toss the Dove chocolate. It went in the candy bowl for our clients (sorry clients!).
I hope everyone is having an on plan day!
04-06-2010, 01:50 AM
This challenge seems to be a big motivation to everybody!
04-06-2010, 09:19 AM
Ooh, glad I got through yesterday. I lost the water weight plus a couple ounces.
04-06-2010, 11:05 AM
fashin - So with you on not 'tasting' things as I cook this week either!
Ok, dreaded WI this morning... 158. :fr: :nono:
I WILL be 154 by Friday, this icky water weight and junk must be gone!
I know this is a sweets challenge, but I feel the need to confess to pizza last night (probably contributed to my poor wi). :( Won't do that again either!
04-06-2010, 12:53 PM
Congrats on everyone's will power! We might need to make this last longer than a week, I've already lost 1.4 lbs (of water weight I'm sure) but I feel much better already. I'm hoping to see 156 on the scale next WI (Monday) as I was 157.3 the week before all this, but we shall see.
ars, good luck on saying no to cake today you can do it! You're lucky to have someone supportive at work, everyone I work with is like "here have some cake, just a little bit won't hurt" while they proceed to scarf it down in front of my face. Ugh.
stargzr, we should help keep each other accountable with the tastings! I made it through yesterday but it was harder than I thought, I didn't realize how much "tasting" I actually allowed myself. Like last night when I was cooking my mom had made these delicious looking (outrageously high calorie) noodles that I couldn't have. Normally though I would've had a bite anyway just to taste them, but that one taste would probably be like 50 cals. I need to break this mind set of not counting little bites here and there cause they really add up!
04-06-2010, 08:28 PM
fashin - I'm so in! I tend to taste anything I cook even if it's not for me and I've made it before... I know it's weird. Also, when I don't plan what to eat, I tend to wander around the kitchen and take bites of things. I always count it all, but it's irritating when I finally eat something because I've used so many calories just taking random bites! You can do this! You're already doing fabulous just saying no to tasting the noodles!!!
Had a great day yesterday...I actually went to put just a touch of sugar in my coffee at a work party and was like, "No! I can't believe I almost just did that!" I didn't have any cake or cookies either. I did have some watermelon and grapes out of the fruit tray (without the fruit dip) and my snack earlier in the day was dried apricots, so lots of natural sweetness. All around a good day. I'm off of work today, so it's a lot easier to avoid the sugary stuff. I have stopped those bad cravings I was getting for pizza and chinese food too...too much sugar is definitely a bad trigger for me.
Everyone stay strong over the mid-week hump!
04-07-2010, 07:31 PM
stargzr, I do the same thing lol! But you are doing great as well keep up the good work and I will too! :)
ars, great job on saying no! I do eat light yogurt and cinnamon creamer in my coffee which is pretty sweet but I haven't eaten any added sugar or pure sugary products like candy and cakes at all and I feel much better too! I'm glad your craving for bad things are gone I hope mine go away soon, they're not gone yet but def getting better.
04-08-2010, 11:12 AM
ars - Great job on passing up the sweets! You're doing so well!!
I feel less inclined now to pick up a candy, so I think my random candy high is almost gone. :) This is a great challenge! I also succeeded in not grazing/tasting last night. I ate what I'd planned and that was it. Yay!
Hey, happy Thursday everyone!
I really wanted a piece of candy tonight after dinner...and I could fit it in my calorie counting, but I passed. I promised myself 1 week sugar free, and I'm sticking to it. I hope everyone has a great night!
04-09-2010, 12:03 AM
stargzr, yay for no more candy high those can be dangerous! ;) And I feel the need to confess... My bf grilled hamburgers on the grill tonight (lean and totally OP) but along with that he made himself some smoked sausage (which is most def not OP as there is 85 cals in 1 oz). But anyway, I could not resist and had a little bite of what was left over. It could've been alot worse but I kind of let myself down... Stupid smoked yuminess.
ars, great job on saying no to candy even when it was in your budget that's so awesome!!
04-09-2010, 11:46 AM
ars - Great job on sticking with your resolve! You're doing great!
fashin - I so would've had a bite too, so don't feel too bad. ;) Yum! Hamburgers sound really good!
Scale shows 155, not the 154 I hoped for today but it's close. Still haven't touched the candy and I find my cravings for it have mostly subsided so for that I am happy! :carrot: I had planned leftover chicken for dinner last night and that's what I ate, but I didn't plan the bbq sauce. =/ I planned for ff dressing, but bbq sounded so much better. It fit into my plan, but I still felt guilty...
04-09-2010, 12:55 PM
Hi Ladies! :wave: I am so, so glad I joined this challenge!!
I took it a step further and swore off all carbs but one a day for this challenge. I'll be honest and say I've had three Hershey's kisses two days out of this challenge. BUT...the low carbing has brought me a weightloss of...
Well I have to fill you in on my previous MONTH's losses first.
Three months ago 4 lbs in one month.
Two months ago 3 lbs in one month.
Last month 2.5 pounds in one month!! :tantrum:
And now this WEEK..........5.5 pounds!!! :dance:
I am so glad the weight is finally moving again. I am shocked. My insulin resistance makes weight loss so hard for me!!
Thanks for the challenge!
04-09-2010, 02:56 PM
stargzr, don't feel guilty! It was in your plan and sometimes we have to adjust to last minute changes. It's all part of this new lifestyle so don't worry- a little BBQ sauce never hurt anyone! I know we would've had BBQ sauce last night but we're out ;).
Elaina, wow 5 lbs is great! I may just try that when my losses start stalling, good for you!