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Postby carolannjeanette » April 26th, 2007, 7:50 am


This is morning one of day one. I lost a lot of weight before on MF, maintained weight loss, but then gained again when I became pregnant. My goal was to loose the weight by my kid's first birthday, which is 2 months away. I have made several failed attempts at going back on MF. I kept telling myself that I want to be skinny again, but then give in to my sugar cravings saying that I will start tomorrow.

My attitude has changed. After reading this forum, I am now approaching it about health. Before, it was about looks, now it is about being healthy and not putting myself at risk for heart problems, diabetes, and all the wonderful side effects of being over-weight and eating lots and lots of sugar!

I am scared that I will fail again. Part of me is saying why try, you know you are not going to be able to be successful. But then I try to change my thought process and tell myself, you can do it, you want to get healthy, health is more impotant than sugar, you can do this!!!

Also, I feel sad, sad that I am loosing my faithful companion sugar. I feel like I am loosing something, but then I try to tell myself I am not loosing sugar, instead I am gaining health.

I am still scared that I will not make it through today, so keep your fingers crossed for me please!!
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Postby bikipatra » April 26th, 2007, 7:55 am

Take it one day at a time, or three hours at a time. One supplement after another. Drink loads of water. It will help you feel full. If you want this badly enough you can be as successful as so many others on this board. Good luck and I am crossing my fingers for you!
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Postby nickieluv » April 26th, 2007, 8:15 am

You can do it! I am a sugar nut, too - but I find the RTDs and the chocolate mint bars taste sweet enough to keep me satisfied when I get a craving. And the cravings do get less frequent and less intense the longer you are on program - so much so that when I've given in to the cravings, it's been a disappointment how everything tastes!

I'm sort of in the situation you were first in - I'm losing weight right now so I can have a healthy pregnancy, hopefully in another year-ish. Remember that you are doing this for you, and for your baby. My daughter is 21 months old now, and so active - the weight loss is really helping me to be a better mom and keep up with her.

We're here for you - like Biki said, too, take it a few hours at a time. A week from now you'll feel stronger about making healthy choices and it will get easier.
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Postby Mike » April 26th, 2007, 8:25 am

Congrats on making the step (again). We all struggle with things. Sugar isn't necessarily my downfall, but rather carb rich foods. As you have read on the forum, we all have our individual struggles, and we come here for support.
Just know that you aren't alone and can come here for the support you need.
While on the plan, as Nickie, find those products that substitute for those sugar cravings. Try freezing the RTD or regular shake and have it as ice cream (or try the ice cream recipe in the Lean Cuisine section). The bars are sweet and can practically be viewed as healthy, protein rich candy bars (one per day only thought).
Hang in there, stick with it, and you will succeed.
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Postby Pashta » April 26th, 2007, 8:44 am

What everyone else said! You can do it. Better now than later in life when you will have gained even more (and yes you will gain more eventually if you don't change that sugar habit! hehe). Glad to have you! :D
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Postby Jan » April 26th, 2007, 9:25 am

Hi there,
You could get yourself some Davinci or Torani S/F syrups. They are just the thing for those with a "sweet tooth". The S/F toasted marshmallow is wonderful in the MF hot cocoa. You think you're having a big cup of chocolate smothered in marshmallows. Yummmmmy!!
Don't worry you'll make it ... you just have to make up your mind ..
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Postby Lizabette » April 26th, 2007, 10:24 am

Use your past success with MF as a springboard and focus on your goal of heath, fitness and thinness!
It all works together...
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Postby hulagirlfromhawaii » April 26th, 2007, 12:46 pm

Welcome Back!

Don't let your fears get in the way of what you really want. You already know that MF works and what kind of results you can have if you put your fears aside and just do it! Keep a picture of yourself at goal weight in your mind, and refer to it whenever you are headed to the sweets.

:cheermed: Keep shakin!

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Postby MerryMary » April 26th, 2007, 2:02 pm

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Welcome back and Good Luck!

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Postby Mickeyz » April 26th, 2007, 4:10 pm

Welcome Back.

Don't let the sugar monster get the best of you. Hang in there for a few days and it will get easier.

When I have a sugar craving I mix a vanilla shake with diet rootbeer and lots of ice in the blender. It is very root beer float like. Or use diet orange soda and it tastes like those orange cream bars. It helps tame the monster.

You were successful once on MF and you will be again!
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Postby DonicaB » April 27th, 2007, 11:51 am

Hi Carol~ Ditto to what everyone has said. We all understand how difficult it can be to say goodbye to our OLD friend, sugar. Just remember sugar was never really your friend to begin with.

We are here to support and encourage you. I'm looking forward to sharing in your journey.

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Postby Guest » April 27th, 2007, 1:47 pm

Great advice...Take it one day/HOUR at a time.
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