Originally Posted by tiffanydawno86
I am new to this and thought I'd give it a try...maybe some support will help me lose the lbs I want. My complete goal is 50 lbs but I want to lose close to 40 before July because we are going to mexico! I had a baby in November but I started my weight lose goal in January. I had since lost 18 lbs but at a stand still...mostly because I can't stop eating candy/sweets. I mean the easy thing to do would be just to not buy them but I have a 7 year old in the house who is addicted to sweets as well...but he only gets them once a day after dinner(desert)....
any suggestions it's like when I eat one I want two....etc.
I need to lose this weight I'm motivated to do so...I've also been working out about 20 min a day...hoping that works too!
I am a HUGE chocolate. Love it. In fact, my dream vacation was (ok, still is, haha) spending a month at Charlie's Chocolate Factory. Holy yum. It was my biggest weakness! My family LOVED sweets. Little Debbie Snacks, candy, ice cream, etc. I tried a couple times cutting back, but if it was in the house, I ate it. I decided it was time for a healthy change for me, for ALL of us. I stocked up on fat-free pudding, yogurt, tons of fruits, and stuff like that. I have 8 year old twins and a 16 year old who hated it at first, but now they love it. When we go to a store, they ask for fruit or cheese for a snack instead of the candy bars. Or they ask for gum. Which works for me.
It's not easy, in fact it sucks at first. But it gets easier. I allow myself chocolate once in a while. Not a whole lot, but enough to satisfy my craving.
Good luck with your goal! Mexico is definately a great motivation.