“I would like to say thank you, because I really liked being in the group and I think you are such a great motivator. I am going to keep going and meet my goals. Thank you so very much, you are an awesome lady!” ( Madeline – sugar detox challenger)
“Hi Michelle, The sugar cleanse is amazing, I feel so much energy lately, plus I have lost some weight. Thanks for doing the challenge.” – (Geraldine – sugar detox challenger)
“OMG, was looking over pics from my May vacay and can’t believe how much change has occurred since then! Thanks for the motivation and encouragement! I’ve been hitting the gym 4x a week at least, usually right after I drop my kids off at school since it’s right across the street and after watching what I eat and being consistent I can see a big change after only 3 weeks! Thanks for keeping me mindful of what I put in my body and how I treat it!” (Darleen – sugar detox challenger)
“Hello Health Zone! I recently joined and today is my first post. I am enjoying everyone’s daily contributions…some of them even make me laugh. Michelle has been spamming me with healthy hints for months and the sugar challenge motivated me to participate:). I love sugar. I quit drinking 4 months ago and body revolted by demanding sugar. In 3 months i put on about 25lbs. UGH! I am wearing the 25lbs very well i must say…okay, not really. The sugar challenge helped me stabilize and my weight is now it is on the decline. I have always been a healthy guy but my consumption of bad calories got the best of me this year. Through college and life i have always been able to shake off the pounds by adding in some additional workouts in. As i get older I don’t have the time to add much “additional” of anything to my daily routine. I suppose today’s post is to let the world or at least this group know i have finally surrendered to healthier eating.” (Brent – sugar detox challenger)
“I learned SOOOO much!! The #1 thing I learned…was that it is NOT hard to change, if you want to. I wanted to be healthier. Michelle brought forth this challenge…and boom. I saw what sugar was doing to me, how easy it was to cut it out, and how much better I feel without it. And…how I don’t miss all the sweets, how much yummier veggies taste, how much more energy I have. I learned so much from this challenge. Yes, I cheated–but that was even another learning experience. Introducing it to my body, the way I used to, after NOT eating any added sugars….totally WRECKED me. I was so addicted, I never noticed it, never put two and two together and probably never would have changed it. Getting healthy has been an emotional roller coaster for me. Beating myself up, cheering myself and others on, highs and lows. But my final output, is that I feel better and I know how to keep moving forward to stay on that path. Thanks for introducing this challenge, Michelle. I will never say that I have sugar beat (because I probably just need one major crisis to reach for the cupcakes! LOL) But in my day to day….I’m happier without it. Who knew?????” – (Kim – sugar detox challenger)
“I have learned that deleting sugar from my life is FAR from easy. Yes I stumbled..a few times… but overall I stuck with MY original plan for October and that was to stop eating candy. I did that and I lived LOL. I will continue and try to stay on the wagon and even expand the list of sugar items on my “Do Not Eat” list Thanks so much Michelle for hosting the group and all the hard work you put in!
Good luck everyone and I am sure we will see each other again! ” – (Peg – sugar detox challenger)
“What have I learned?….First thing that really stands out (and not related to sugar) is that I truely have an intolerance to corn in all forms. Not sure it would have been so obvious, though, if I hadn’t of reduced my sugar intake drastically. I had suspected corn all along, but wasn’t sure if the sugar may have been causing the same symptoms. I know for sure now! What else? I’m more aware of just HOW MUCH sugar is in most everything. Thank you Michelle for inviting me along, I’ve been feeling SOOO much better (aside from that one week that I’d like to forget about:)) since I started the challenge and will continue to ‘watch it’ more closely from now on. Can’t wait for next challenge group to start!” – Marie (sugar challenger)