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For The Love of Food!

One of my on line friends from Peertrainer commented on how they are addicted to sugarless gum and want to kick the habit.  Oddly enough I  purchased some sugar free  gum a week ago and I can see how it can be addicting.  There are flavors like: Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Mint etc...  I must say it's novel to be able to get the flavor of something and not have any calories (there are actually 5 calories compared to the usual 8 according to the brand I purchased).   Those of you who know me are probably shocked that I purchased sugarless gum.  I prefer for myself and my children to only have gum with sugar (yes you read that correctly).  Artificial sweeteners in general are a big turn off to me.  I prefer to ingest only all natural ingredients if any. 

So why did I purchase the sugar free gum you ask?

Because I feel like I'm a bubble that's about to burst.  I've been eating well for so long (with an occasional splurge of course) I'm feeling the urge to just eat what ever when ever even if it's not healthy and even if I'm not hungry.  Perhaps it's time to try some new foods?



This week I have three celebrations.
1.  A play date on my sons 2nd birthday that will have healthy options and cupcakes. (my major weakness - don't know if I could stop at just one).
2.  A family birthday party  with healthy options in addition to a decadent ice cream cake from the local dairy bar.
3.  A celebration after running my first 5k that will include drinks and some appetizers or a burger.

I hope to make it through this week being more diligent in staying within my points range.  I can/am allowed to have some splurges within reason.  It's the staying within reason I'm worried about.  I would like to lose a few more lbs instead of staying the same weight week after week.

No matter what!

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Genius


Mini blizzards are great when you want something sweet on occasion but don't want to kill yourself with tons of calories (there are still more calories in a mini blizzard compared to a cup of carrot sticks however).  This PB cup Mini Blizzard was perfect size and hit the spot.

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