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The Great Sugar-Free Popsicle Binge: How It Began, How It Ended

Mara57
on 6/7/10 10:58 pm - Santa Rosa, CA
I wrote this for my blog, Constant Craving--thought I would share it here on OH.

The Great Sugar-Free Popsicle Binge: How It Began, How It Ended

A couple of months ago, I purchased a 20-count box of sugar-free frozen treats: Popsicles, Creamsicles, and Fudgesicles. I ate them sporadically but enjoyed them, especially the Fudgesicles. The box lasted several weeks. At times I worried a bit about eating them, but the nutritional stats on them are pretty good. Plus, I wasn't even eating one a day.

When it was gone, I purchased another box. There were only two Fudgesicles in the box and I could swear that there had been more in the first box. I felt ripped off, deprived. And that's where the trouble began.

I've been going through the second box at a much faster clip than I did the first. Sometimes two Popsicles in a sitting... but hey, I rationalized, they are only 10 calories each, and they help me meet my daily intake of liquids. A weight loss surgery patient must stay hydrated.

Still, I could not forgive the lack of Fudgesicles in the box. When I found a box of twelve sugar-free Fudgesicles in my local market yesterday, I snapped it up... why don't I just get a box of only Fudgesicles, I thought... well, I ate four in short order. Then four more by the end of the day. Two this morning, and the remaining two this evening. A dozen Fudgesicles gone in about 36 hours. And they are 35 calories each.

I saw what I was doing and it was frightening behavior. 

Luckily for me, I had my Vipassana meditation group tonight. I realized during my time of mindful awareness--I was even plotting a run to the store for more Fudgesicles during the early part of meditation-- that I had better start exercising my "resistance" muscle a bit more, instead of my "giving in" muscle (thank you, Beck Diet Solution!). In that moment I could choose either course, and which one I chose could help set a pattern for the future. What was my intention, and where did I want to go next in my journey? I wrestled with that a while but by the time I got to my car, I knew...

I was headed home.


sleeve genie
on 6/7/10 11:08 pm - Alhambra, CA
good for you,  but man oh man   they are GOOD,,, lol
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MrsP
on 6/8/10 12:41 am - Bakersfield, CA

Oh sugar free Popsicles, how I love thee!! I wish you could buy a box of only orange flavored, I buy the mixed box and pick out all the orange ones, then the grape and I offer the cherry ones to the kids, I also buy those yummy sugar free fudgesicles but really limit how many I have, they sell out fast, so I will buy 4 boxes at a time if Super Walmart has that many, I like having them around for the kids too, they can grab one of those instead of begging for money when they hear that darn ice cream man's truck coming by.

jonathanac
on 6/8/10 12:47 am - NY
DS on 07/13/10 with
Those all have so many carbs for a no sugar added thing
Highest:454~Surgery:415~Current:227~Lost:227~Goal:220

MrsP
on 6/8/10 1:11 am - Bakersfield, CA
The fudge ones I get have 19g carbs, but the fruity ones only have 4g carbs. I don't have a fudge one unless the chocolate monster is really after me, it is much better than the king sized pack of Recees pb cups that I use to have.
(deactivated member)
on 6/8/10 2:32 am - Pakistan
The Great Sugar-Free Popsicle Binge: How It Began, How It Ended
Few months ago, I purchased a 20-count box of sugar-free frozen treats: Popsicles, Creamsicles, and Fudgesicles.The box lasted several weeks. I wasn't even eating one a day.
When it was gone, I purchased another box. There were only two Fudgesicles in the box and I could swear that there had been more in the first box. I felt ripped off, deprived. And that's where the trouble began.
A weight loss surgery patient must stay hydrated.When I found a box of twelve sugar-free Fudgesicles in my local market yesterday,A dozen Fudgesicles gone in about 36 hours. And they are 35 calories each.I saw what I was doing and it was frightening behavior.
In that moment where did I want to go next in my journey? I wrestled with that a while but by the time I got to my car, I knew...I was headed home.
M M
on 6/8/10 4:42 am
 Hence, why I cannot buy those.

And, because THE GAS!  THE GAS!  THE AWFUL, STINKY GAS!  
(deactivated member)
on 6/8/10 5:09 am
amazing what a post-op can "binge" on huh? alot different than out binges pre-op. but it deosnt help the guily feeling.
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on 6/8/10 5:35 am
 "but hey, I rationalized, they are only 10 calories each, and they help me meet my daily intake of liquids. A weight loss surgery patient must stay hydrated."   LOL!!  I LOVE this rationalization!!  Hydration goes right to the top of my list when I have these bars in my freezer!! :D
  
Tinkers107
on 6/8/10 7:39 am - Dyer, IN
I love them, but had a bad dumping episode on them so no more for me.... :(

Erika

 Example 1

blessed7
on 6/8/10 7:56 am
Amen sister.   I had the same problem on saturday with the popcicles.   And three years ago with Russell Stover chocolates.   This is really when I learned about the side effects of what I thought would be a good thing.  Sugar free is ok; however, still, you must eat in moderation.   Do not be fooled by sugar free.  If you overeat sugar free products you get diarreah.   This dehydrates and really does not help any situation.   Don't be fooled or even think this is a way out.   Prayer and supplication, will power and support of great and postive friends.   Be blessed.
candys
on 6/8/10 8:30 am
RNY on 11/24/09 with
 NSA Fudgesicles are evil!! I did the same thing!! It started with the mixed box and yeah, they seemed to have limited the number of fudgesicles in the 2nd and 3rd boxes that I bought too! So, I simply had to buy the box of fudgesicles!! lol! No more... Just plain old sugar free popsicles for me. 
there but for the grace of God go I...
    
H.a.l.a. B.
on 6/8/10 9:17 am
RNY on 05/14/08 with

The NSA fudgesicles are evil. 

Once I bought them- I ate them.  The stats were not bad. They had some proteins, sugar from milk, and fiber.   So instead of dinner- I ate fudgesicles.  I was maintaining - so - no harm done, right?  And the SA in them would clean me out the next day - so - I got 3-in-on: dinner-pleasure eating them- and great BM. 

Until one day - I ate 4-6? Maybe more... over a few hours - and then, 1 hr later I got the shakes - the sweat, the rapid hearth palpitation - no, it could not be... not hypoglycemia again. But - yes - the way I felt - and my blood sugar tester revealed a BS of 36.  Not good.    It took a while to bring it back, and then few days to have my system stable.  I still had some fudgesicles left, and they were calling my name - so a week or so later - I ate 4 as a dinner.   1 hr later - you guess - my blood sugar dropped again.   Not as low as before, since I measured it and respond to the distress when it was just under 50.  But - that meant - no more fudgesicles for me.  I can't control myself when they are in the house, and the pleasure of 10-15 min of eating them does not pay for the unpleasant, long lasting reactive hypo.  One more ready to eat tread is on the "forbidden" list.  

Now - I make my own protein ice cream and have no guilt eating it - and no BS crushes.
  

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QoftheU
on 9/5/10 8:45 pm - Bay Area/Silicon Valley, CA
Revision on 12/18/13 with
Hi - how do you make your own protein ice cream? Sounds great and the gas from the Popsicles is bumming me out! And I love them so it's really sad!
Thanks for any help.

 

      

Leslie - Band Revision to RNY - best thing ever!   HW: 234   SW: 222  CW: Ticker  GW: 130

H.a.l.a. B.
on 9/7/10 8:29 am
RNY on 05/14/08 with
Check eggface blogs - she is the one that created the recipes.

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/

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