3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

No Sugar!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
Wastin' Away Again!
 
Beach Patrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: on the beach
Posts: 2,314

S/C/G: 192/170/130

Height: 5'3" 50 years old

Default No Sugar!

YAY ME! - I didn't think I could do three days, but today is my 5th day with NO SUGAR. Of course I realize there is sugar in all kinds of foods, & yes, I am eating fruit. But I have not had any cake, candy, ice cream, gum, soda, etc. with sugar in it. I'm so proud of me!

Now, if I can just do it for 16 more days...
__________________
CHANGE IS HARD.
BUT PERPETUAL DISSATISFACTION AIN'T NO PICNIC EITHER!


You CAN have ANYTHING you want,
but you CAN'T have EVERYTHING you want!
~my mama!
Beach Patrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Hill Country
Posts: 2,579

S/C/G: 218/175/155

Height: 5'6"

Default

That's awesome!

I've been trying to cut back on my added sugars as well. It's hard and sugar is in so many things.

Keep up the good work!
__________________
Time to lose the baby weight!
zenor77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,806

Default

Fantastic Keep it up!!!
__________________
~Made of star stuff~
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
Wish It~Dream It~Do It
 
BlzMaxGnrCCJkMly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 230/144.2/146

Height: 5ft3

Default

wow! I am impressed!! ihave gone 2 weeks withot caffiene(diet dr pepper was my source) have been drinking decaf diet dr pepper but by the first of next week i am giving that up too...slowly weening it out!
__________________

GOAL~March 21, 2009 LIFETIME~May 2, 2009
BlzMaxGnrCCJkMly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 02:54 PM   #5
I will do this.
 
Taylor86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, Co
Posts: 1,706

Default

Ugh! I couldn't do without my coffee or diet coke. Those are two things I just will not give up. I just have to make sure I drink lots more water.

As for the sugar- way to go! That's great!
Taylor86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 03:09 PM   #6
PR 1 Mile: 9:44
 
dixied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 1,555

S/C/G: 200.5/160/130

Height: 5'-4"

Default

Inspiring! I'm giving up diet sodas starting Friday, and I'm dreading the withdrawal already.
__________________
1000 miles in 2010 - 7/1000
dixied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 03:58 PM   #7
Wish It~Dream It~Do It
 
BlzMaxGnrCCJkMly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 230/144.2/146

Height: 5ft3

Default

i didnt just give it up i cut it back slowly and made a gradual decrease and switching to decaf to help with the withdrawals
__________________

GOAL~March 21, 2009 LIFETIME~May 2, 2009
BlzMaxGnrCCJkMly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 04:52 PM   #8
No surrender, no retreat
 
Hat Trick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third Rock
Posts: 806

S/C/G: 170/148! :D /134

Height: Vertically comfy 5'2"; horizontally challenged

Default

You GO BP!! Sugar is a tough one. I know I feel tons better when I don't eat much of it . . . and when I do have an occassional sugar treat, it seems to taste so much better. Keep up the good work!
__________________
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?


END OF NOVEMBER GOAL:



EZ's 5lb. Challenge:

Round 1: 5/5
Round 2: 5/5 Finally!
Round 3: 1/5


The BIG Picture

Hat Trick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 10:50 AM   #9
Wastin' Away Again!
 
Beach Patrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: on the beach
Posts: 2,314

S/C/G: 192/170/130

Height: 5'3" 50 years old

Default

Day 6! woo hoo!!

I guess I should say "JUNK FOOD" instead of 'sugar' because I also have not had any salty treats either.... AND.... I do have 2 tspn of sugar in my morning coffee.

It's not easy, especially because part of my job at work is to keep the vending machines stocked ... but I really do think that sugar is causing my body to do some crazy stuff. I not only want to lose weight, I want to FEEL GOOD.

So here's to feeling good!
__________________
CHANGE IS HARD.
BUT PERPETUAL DISSATISFACTION AIN'T NO PICNIC EITHER!


You CAN have ANYTHING you want,
but you CAN'T have EVERYTHING you want!
~my mama!
Beach Patrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 10:59 AM   #10
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

Beach Patrol, you're doing GREAT!!! Sure it's not easy right now, but rest assured it WILL get easier as you go along (and sooner then you think) and you will be thrilled beyond belief with the results and wonder why the heck you didn't do it sooner.

Keep at it girl. Just keep on going. You CAN do this.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #11
Let's salsa!
 
Tomato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,396

S/C/G: 208/160/158 for now

Height: 5'9"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beach Patrol View Post
Day 6! woo hoo!!

I guess I should say "JUNK FOOD" instead of 'sugar' because I also have not had any salty treats either.... AND.... I do have 2 tspn of sugar in my morning coffee.

It's not easy, especially because part of my job at work is to keep the vending machines stocked ... but I really do think that sugar is causing my body to do some crazy stuff. I not only want to lose weight, I want to FEEL GOOD.

So here's to feeling good!
Hi Beach Patrol,

I, too, woudl like to say that you look great!
As far as sugar in coffee goes - I drink mine without sugar, but here and there (maybe every few months) I buy one of those artificial creamers for coffee - I don't need sugar but I do need milk in my coffee. I bought one the other day and I don't remember what brand it is (except that it is a hazelnut flavour ) and even though it says Made With Real Cream, it contains hardly any calories. I would have to look at the bottle when I get home to provide correct information. It is quite sweet and I usually add a bit of milk to it (because I like lots my milk with a bit of coffee, if you know what I mean ) and the creamer is too sweet for me. Maybe something to consider to still get the sweetness but minus the calories.
__________________
****************
Dearest Schumeany: Yes, those are size 4 jeans hugging my posterior. Thank you for being such motivation!!!
Tomato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 01:35 PM   #12
Wastin' Away Again!
 
Beach Patrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: on the beach
Posts: 2,314

S/C/G: 192/170/130

Height: 5'3" 50 years old

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockinrobin View Post
Beach Patrol, you're doing GREAT!!! Sure it's not easy right now, but rest assured it WILL get easier as you go along (and sooner then you think) and you will be thrilled beyond belief with the results and wonder why the heck you didn't do it sooner.

Keep at it girl. Just keep on going. You CAN do this.

Thanks rockinrobin! (everytime I see your "5 foot nuthin" height, I get a little giggle!)

I've actually quit the "junk food" once before. And I lost weight & I felt soooo good! - I wish I had NEVER gone back to eating it. Not to say that I don't occasionally enjoy dessert or whatever, but all the processed junk foods... they taste SOOOO good! TOO GOOD! - I just want to eat healthy & feel good again. After having been sick so long & not being able to exercise, this is a big endeavor for me.

My main fear is not "not losing" the weight... it's regaining it YET again after I finally DO lose it. I want to discover the secret of maintaining! And I'm sure part of that has something to do with staying away from junk food...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomato
Hi Beach Patrol,

I, too, woudl like to say that you look great!
Uh..... .... thank you.... (my avatar pic was taken Aug. 2005....)
__________________
CHANGE IS HARD.
BUT PERPETUAL DISSATISFACTION AIN'T NO PICNIC EITHER!


You CAN have ANYTHING you want,
but you CAN'T have EVERYTHING you want!
~my mama!
Beach Patrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #13
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

Sure it tastes good. No arguements there. But the taste part is where the "good" ends. There is waaaay more bad to it then good. After 20+ years of struggling with my weight, I finally realized that the "taste" good, was simply not "good" enough. So I opted to do away with it. The horrible cravings it brought on and the need for more of it, like a drug addict. Constantly looking for a fix. That grogginess feeling it left me with a short time after eating it. And on and on.

I have brought it back into my "diet" in small quantities every now and then and I am certain that is why I am having a harder time with maintenance then with losing. Something for me to think about, that's for sure. We shall see what happens in the future.

You've been through a lot Beach Patrol and have lots more experience under your belt now. Maintenance for you is going to be a piece of cake. Ummm, well maybe piece of cake was the wrong terminology, but you know what I mean . Anyway, good luck to you and STAY STRONG!!! STAY STRONG!!! STAY STRONG!!!
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 06:22 PM   #14
Amy
 
oreokitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 91

S/C/G: 328/see ticker/170

Height: 5' 8"

Default

I think that it is totally awesome getting off the sugar. I've been off junk food/ sugary foods/ white flour/ white pasta, etc since last September. It has curbed my appetite and stopped my binges. I've lost 50 lbs without exercising. It is also suggested by one of my books on bipolar to give up sugar and refined flours. I've written this in other threads.

But I wanted to include a link from a journal about classifying sugar as a drug:

http://www.lurj.org/article.php/vol1n1/sugar.xml

Very interesting. Actually, I am a compulsive overeater and a recovering alcoholic as well as bipolar so the article makes sense for me. No sugar sounds good to me.

Amy
oreokitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #15
Wastin' Away Again!
 
Beach Patrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: on the beach
Posts: 2,314

S/C/G: 192/170/130

Height: 5'3" 50 years old

Default

That's a very interesting article oreokitty, thanks for posting it!!!

.....and rockinrobin... yeah, maintenance will be a "piece of cake". A piece of dry, stale, who-wants-it-anyway cake. But right now, of course, I just have to get the weight OFF first. And today is DAY 7 without junk food......... ONWARD!
__________________
CHANGE IS HARD.
BUT PERPETUAL DISSATISFACTION AIN'T NO PICNIC EITHER!


You CAN have ANYTHING you want,
but you CAN'T have EVERYTHING you want!
~my mama!

Last edited by Beach Patrol : 04-04-2008 at 09:00 AM.
Beach Patrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:05 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2