how i lost 7 pounds // join me, will you?

Today is officially 13 days of no sugar.  I honestly only had a few times when I had a strong urge to pick up that cookie dough and shove it down my throat without a second thought. But no. Going without sugar didn't kill me - in fact I'm way healthier. I lost 7 pounds. SEVEN STINKING POUNDS. I didn't want this to become some expensive diet, so I stuck with what I had;

-frozen blueberries. Ladies, THIS IS AN AMAZING SUBSTITUTE FOR ICE CREAM
-eggs. Eggs for breakfast. Eggs for lunch. Eggs for a snack, eggs for dessert. just eggs
-WATER. Being addicted to sugar is stupid, but being addicted to water? do it.
-fruit. I cannot stress the fact enough that you NEED TO EAT FRUIT during this challenge. It's like sugar but not.
-potatoes. baked potatoes. mashed potatoes. potato salad. potato fries. potatoes..potatoes.. just eat the potato, okay?
-POPCORN. preferably not out of a microwave bag.. like ewww.

I'm going two weeks without sugar again (though, I will be taking Saturday's off to splurge hehee) -- so WHO thinks that you will do it with me?! You know, accountability buddies. I've set up a page with all sort of tips (loooook up! ^^) on going sugarless. It's a breeze - join me, will you??

*UPDATE* this starts June 8-10th. Your two weeks will begin on the day that YOU sign up!

will YOU beat the sugar????

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  1. Ack. This sounds awesome and losing a bit of weight before summer sounds good. Ugh maybe I will. But I might have a splurge one day cause of stuff.........
    This does sound awesome though. I will think on it tonight :P

    // Hannah
    Furiouseverafters.blogspot.com

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    1. It is awesome! And like..so super easy. xD welllllllllllllll, I get that. Like I do. Maybe if you had ONE splurge day like I am doing on Saturdays. Then you can look forward to it. ;)
      Please do!! I hope you will join :D

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    2. Yeah. Well we will see. It sounds healthy though.
      Did you ever watch food inc? That movie was ugh, it was gross to watch.

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    3. I have. :P I think gross is an understatement... *shudders*

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  2. This is so awesome! I need to do it! But really.......my ice cream!!??? Salads for lunch with turkey burgers and feta cheese are the best! I kept eating microwave lunches and that junk, but once I even switched to that I felt a difference! I need to drink a ton more water too. I slack way too much there....like two glasses a day........yeah, not good.

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    1. Bess - it is impossible that you could love ice cream more than I..and I did it! LOL! You could totally make frozen yogurt too. It's fantabulous - oh, and frozen blueberries too. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I love salad..and turkey burgers..and feta cheese! MY KINDA LUNCH. Tsk tsk! ;) Okay, I was really bad before too. I would go all day and be like "oh. did I drink water?" It wasn't good at all... now I'm a water believer xD

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  3. WOW. That's so awesome! Who knew what no sugar could do! Sugar is like an evil yet yummy potion. I will for sure do this but I have got to find the right time!

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT?!?! I mean, I knew it was BAAADD - but didn't realize the effects it had on me health wise. well, I think that the right time is now. ;) It really doesn't take much time, just endurance! You can totally do it!

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  4. Another two weeks?! Go you!! :D And congratulations on losing weight too! Did you do extra exercise or was it just the change of diet? Your tips page is very good too. I especially agree with not looking at food boards on Pinterest (although I'm very guilty - there's some open in my tabs right now).

    And... I'm going to join you! Seriously though, I haven't been having sugar these last few weeks either, but I splurged last weekend (cake and ice cream; it was nice :P), and I really noticed how much worse it made me feel. It surprised me, but yes - I think I'm better off without any sugar at the moment. And it will be easier as well, knowing there are others out there doing the same, even if you are all on the other side of the world. :)

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    1. I know - I'm crazy huh?! I tried to eat something sweet last night and it was like EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. though.. I do want some lemonade.. like NOW. XD I actually didn't do any sort of extra exercise, though I was NOT sitting around. I was swimming, painting my bedroom, mowing the lawn, taking short walks, running errands, tilling the garden, weed whacking the yard..so I guess in sorts, I was. lol!! MMMMM. I love my food boards.

      YOU ARE?!!?! Like really??! YIPPIE!! I feel like I should have made a set day..maybe I'll go into my post and edit that? yes? I know. I just showed you above how active I was, and I normally am that active - BUT. I FELT SO MUCH STRONGER. I wasn't as tired nor did I get sick as quickly as the rest of my family did. Though.. I do have the cold now. :P YES YES YES! I don't care if you're in outer space - I'm so happy to have you with me (us) Jessica! <3

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  5. Cool! This sounds like I a really healthy thing. I am going away for 2 weeks so we'll be living off a lot of junk food for a while, else I would totally join in.

    Also, you always have to be careful when you are losing weight rapidly. Sometimes it will come right back and other times its just a lot of stress on the body to lose so much at once. Be careful and good luck!

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    1. lol!! That is SO HOW trips are, huh? :P It's like, okay, you've got to either drive or fly wherever you are going, and you obviously have to rely on other resources for food. Then you get to said place, and once again are usually going places, so stopping for food is the only option. It just happens :P

      Oh, that's a really interesting thought!! Thanks for telling me. Honestly, I really hope I don't gain it back *laughs*

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  6. This sounds great...I've tried to do it before but I couldn't. Maybe if I had a buddy I'd be able to do it!

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    1. Yes!! you really really could! *You've got a friend in me* hehee..sorry, Toy Story song quote xD

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  7. Yay, Julia, so proud!! After two weeks of no sugar I'd probably pig out on ice cream, but you're going another two weeks! Like wow honestly that's true dedication. Keep us updated because I wanna see how it works out!

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    1. I actually just had some apple juice and one gummi bear and I'm like EWW SUGAR. GO BRUSH MY TEETH. WHERE IS MY WATER?! I think I had to try sugar again to realize how worthless it really is. Though ice cream? Pleease. I will! I wish you were joining me ;)

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  8. OKAY LET'S DO THIS. I'm with you on this one! I actually just tried for the past three days to go sugar free to see if I could do it, and surprisingly, I actually haven't eated any sugar these past few days. (EXCEPT like five minutes ago i was like, "You know what if I'm going to do the challenge I may as well eat ONE sweet. I ate a Kind bar, so, actually it's not too bad. They only have 5g of sugar per bar and taste like bliss <3) ANYWAY so is there like an official start date and do we just like stop eating sugar? I'M READY FOR THIS. =)

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    1. OH YEAH!!! Hey, now you're smart. xP I literally roped myself into a small dare of sorts AND THIS HAPPENED. I really need to thank my bestie. xD HAHAA!! See, you really ARE SMART. I hope you enjoyed that bar ;) I said the official date is any day between the 8th (TODAY) and the 10th. But literally, if anyone wants to start after that, I'm TOTALLY fine with that. Yeah, try to focus on drinking water, eating healthy, and completely staying away from sugars. I said 2 T of sugar per serving of anything is a NO NO - but I tried to stay away from it 100%. I'M READY - again. :D

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  9. Oh my, oh my, I REALLY need to do this challenge. Sugar is my Achilles' heel. Congratulations, Julia! :D

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    1. Ooh, please do Dani!! I would be so happy to have you! I'm going back to no sugar today myself. I had some random sugary things yesterday - and I literally felt SICK. NO SUGAR IS THE WAY FOR ME! xD aww, thanks :)

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  10. I've been doing sugar-free for a little over a year now. And trust me the longer you do it the easier it gets. I'm not even really tempted anymore. Of course I've never eaten that much sugar ever, So it may depend. But good for you!

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    1. You have?! That's fantastic! (BTW, sorry I didn't reply to your comment until now :P I reply in batches and apparently didn't see yours. O.o) It is easier the longer you go! That's why I didn't want to give up. Wow, thank you for encouraging us!!

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  11. YOU'RE SO MUCH STRONGER HAN I AMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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    1. LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I SO KNOW THAT YOU CAN BE AS STRONG AS I AMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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  12. Seriously, Julia, I am giving you a huge congratulations and a big round of applause over cyberspace. You did a fantastic job! And seven pounds!!!? NICE WORK, girl!!! AND I AM GOING TO JOIN YOU. I will do it with you! I am probably, hopefully, going to start on Friday. And I'll also be dieting from most carbs. So let's do this. *fist bump*
    -Micaiah-

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    1. *bows* ah, thank you, thank you! xD I WAS SO SURPRISED WHEN I KEPT ON SEEING THE WEIGHT GO DOWN. I seriously feel soooooooooooo fantastic, and I KNOW that I can work out and continue to be fit. YOU ARE!?!! YES!! I'm starting today - I didn't want to start RIGHT on the weekend..too many temptations. *cringes* wooah, most carbs?! You're amazing. xD YES - LETS!

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    2. Julia, it's honestly fantastic! <3 AND YOU CAN DO IT. I love eating healthy and working out, because I know I am getting fitter and healthier by doing so, ya know!? ;) YES, I AM!!! Well, we just got back from vacation, and I want at least ONE blended coffee from a special coffee shop before I start. Lol ;) So I'll be starting on Friday. YEP. I am going to try for most carbs! Basically breads and pastas, but I'll let myself have rice. AW, thank you! ;) Guess what!? My family is gonna do this too! :D Generally we don't diet without each other. ;)

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    3. YOU'RE WHOLE FAMILY IS GOING TO DO THIS TOO?!! Omw. I feel a little nervous AND EXCITED. you girls are all so awesome I could cry

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  13. ALSKFDJSLKDJFLKSDJFKLSDJ LETS DO THIS THIIIIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGGGGG

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    1. *FIST BUMP* LETS. *hair swish* lol

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  14. also go you for actually doing this wow *slow claps* (also might take saturdays to splurge ;)

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    1. lol!!! It is one of the most satisfying things I've done - I'm so glad you're doing it too!! Sounds fair enough to me xD

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  15. JULIA!!! *tosses confetti* I'm so proud of you for sticking it out!! GIRL, THAT IS SO COOL. You must be feeling so super healthy after this! And good for you doing it again, like omg. GOOD FOR YOU ON EVERYTHING SRSLY LIKE WHUT EVEN YOU MAKE US ALL LOOK BAD ;) in the best possible way ahahahah <3 LOVE YA DUDE.

    abbiee

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    1. ABBIEE!!!! *runs around picking confetti up and stuffing it into my special box* what can I say? I have an addiction to sparkly things... lol! I DO FEEL SUPER HEALTHY!! And then I ate junk food yesterday and felt reallllllllllly sick. O.o ARE YOU GONNA JOIN ME?!! YOU SOOOO TOTALLY CAN!!! DUDE - LOVE YA MORE THAN SUGAR.

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  16. okay...this blog post made me feel guilty.

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    1. mwaahahaaa - dear sister, you can join. ;)

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    2. Sign me up! And, hide the chocolate. ;)

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    3. *coughs* woooooah. this is going to be fun to watch!

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  17. I want to do this! But my parents said that they need help finishing up all of the Disney desserts we bright back home, so I have to pass.

    I've actually lived off of a diet of eggs and blueberries while staying at my uncle's house in Atlanta! I have no idea how I survived (probably I was too busy laughing at various AFV clips...)! XD

    xoxo Morning

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    1. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, too bad! I would trash the sugar and focus on my health. :P Maybe next time I do this...which will probably be once the two weeks are over. xD

      LOL!!! You're a super woman! omw. I LOVE AFV. I remember WAITING for Sunday nights when you would all crowd on the couch to laugh over the silliest of things. :P ah, thanks for taking me down memory lane ;)

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    2. I was joking around with my sister about doing this, and now I think she's roped me into *seriously* doing this, because my mom thought the idea of us doing it was laughable (yeah, my sister is going to do this because of a dare just like you, and she controls me and can make me do anything she likes. I'm doomed.). What have I done?!?!?!?! Do you really think that you'll be doing this again? Do you have a starting date for next time? She wants to start then, if you do. I'm just frantically thinking that we better have a lot of popcorn in the house come this time, because if we don't, I'm gonna die. I get so hungry come 3:00 in the afternoon unless we have something big like sandwiches or wraps with sides for lunch, and if I don't eat at that 3:00 mark, I eat the house out come 5:00, sugar or no. I'm not ready for this. Good thing I have a while to get used to it...

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    3. wellllllllllllllllllllllllll, I'm starting over on Thursday - June 16th. I gave in the past 2 days.. and feel super guilty. So STARTING THURSDAY I'm back to NO SUGAR and it's going to hurt but be SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO good. So join me, will you? ;)

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    4. THAT IS NOT A WHILE. Noooooooooooooooooo!!! We're talking about this...

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    5. LOL!!! I actually started today - but you can start tomorrow. It doesn't matter really ;) Two weeks is two weeks, whether it starts today or tomorrow. Come on girls!! Join me!

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  18. I considered doing this, but I'm already going without gluten, and I couldn't bring myself to do both at the same time. :P But good job, Julia! And good luck with round #2!!

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    1. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. without gluten?! You're the bomb! Haha, I wouldn't want to give them both up either. ;) Thanks!!

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  19. Aw GOOD JOB Julia! I think the longest I ve gone without sugar is mmmmmm...maybe 3 days? I started out with good intentions about going a hole week and then I just....run back into sugars arms lol (that sounded weird haha;) Anywho! Your 'no sugar' page got me pumped up and now, I believe, I wll go sugar free for 2 weeks as well!;) Starting tomorrow.;) Oooo I'm exited!;)

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    1. HAHAA!!!!! I know HOW EASY THAT IS. I went two weeks and then gave myself that one day off in between. I GOT SICK!! I almost threw up. O.o I know, TMI, but stillllllll. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! You can so do this too! Welcome to the ranks - get ready for no sugar boot camp. XD

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  20. I WILL BEAT THE SUGAR!!!! *puts on armor, grabs sword, and dramatically places helmet on head*
    SO PROUD OF YOU, GIRL!

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    1. LOL!!! Girl - you're the best! You can be the second in command ("I'M THE LEADER - ALWAYS THE LEADER" - disney movie quote ;)) if you promise to stick with it! SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU GIRL

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  21. I've kind of been trying to do this too. I eat eggs for breakfast EVERY DAY and try to drink lots of water, except I'm kind of failing at that of late, and I try to stay away from carbs. I definitely sit around too much though. It's difficult for me to eat way healthy because my family is like, "you don't need to worry about that! You're young!" But I really do want to get rid of my obvious muffin top...so it's weird situation. I do eat much healthier than I used to, but recently, I haven't been as disciplined. Sunday is my off-day, because, well, it's Sunday! Also, it's hard to find the balance between seriousl trying to lose weight, and not making it an idle. Something I've been wrestling with. Anywho, congrats on losing 7 pounds! Woot!

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    1. wooah, good job! Honestly, eating healthy is something you should always do. It doesn't matter age. My advice would be to push yourself, even though its hard and not fun. It takes about 21 days to make a habit. :P AND I KNOW ITS HARD!! Maybe just try taking a bike ride each day -- or do an online workout program like Walk the Walk. :D You can do it!

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