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Book a Free Sweetness Strategy Session With Me this Weekend

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viagra without prescription If you’re around this weekend, you can book some free time with me to set you on a path to freedom from sugar, carbs or other bad habits.
You see, I’m around working on my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, for Hay House. If you haven’t bought it yet, I recommend that you get my first book, Sugar Shock.
Anyhow, you get to benefit from my being home. Just nab me now for 20 minutes for a Sweetness Strategy Session.
Book your Sweetness Strategy Session now.
Just go to http://www.GenBook.com/coachingwithconnie

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Support my Team in Training Bike Ride for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: 100 Miles (Gulp!)

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cheap generic viagra mail order pharmacy On Friday, I finally signed up to start working out with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s respected Team in Training program.
My goal is rather bold: Go 100 miles (or at least 60) on my bike in the Seagull Century Race on Oct. 9 in Maryland!
To be frank, the idea of riding 100 miles sort of scares me. The most I’ve ever done is about 35 or 40 miles. (And that was when I was in better shape — pre-Lyme disease hit me.)
But I’m excited that I found a way to do two of my favorite things — biking — and do good at the same time by raising money for a worthwhile cause.
Would you be kind enough to donate to this worthwhile cause? All your contributions go straight to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Anyone who contributes will be invited to a special teleseminar with health experts. More details later.
Please make your contribution below.

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Sugar Sugar Time (And I Don’t Mean Sweets!)

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order now Thanks to talented journalist Dana Kennedy — creator of the clever blog, A Year Without Candy — for reminding me of the fun pop song, Sugar, Sugar by the Archies.
This song makes me smile. I can’t begin to remember how many times radio hosts have played this song before they interviewed me about my book Sugar Shock!
Please enjoy this. And of course, I’m not posting this to make you think about sweets (as in the sugary kind) but to think about having (non-sugary) sweetness in your life — something I invite you to find, get and create.
Dana 52 And, readers, please join me in congratulating Dana for making it 90 days without candies, cookies, etc. Way to go, Dana!
See my interview with Dana here, in which she articulately shared why she’s choosing to go A Year Without Candy.
Would you like to join her? Can you go A Year Without Candy or another unhealthy substance or activity?

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Megan Confronts Cake in a Letter

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Often, when I’m coaching clients to kick their sugar addiction, I’m hit by moments of intuition as to what may help people. (In coaching school with iPEC, they taught us to honor, respect and look for those flashes.)
So last Wednesday, during one of my Break-Free Group Coaching sessions, the idea hit me out of the blue that members might be helped if they wrote a letter or poem to their favorite sweets.
I then asked members what they thought of the idea of doing this. (I never give assignments.)
On Friday, Megan Bozman, one of our members, ran with the idea and wrote a brilliant, insightful, poignant letter while tempted by a cake at work.
She then confided to us (the group members and me): “B-day cake, vanilla with white icing is one of my #1 fav sweets — and that happens to be EXACTLY what is in our conference room right now, about 5 feet from my desk. So I figure it’s a good time to write that letter to my fav sweet (which, as of Wed night, I was already planning on making white b-day cake!)”
White-cake Here’s how Meg confronted Cake — a letter I’m republishing with her permission:
“Dear Cake,
“It’s not you; it’s me. I am aware this is cliched, but it is the truth in this case. You are not an evil entity.
“While you are a nutritional wasteland, you are not evil in moderation. I still plan to welcome you into my home to celebrate my son’s birthdays and other such occasions.
“Again, it’s not you; it’s me. Something in me doesn’t react well to you & I realize this. You are fantastic during the too-brief time I get to enjoy you. Ecstatic & wonderful.
“But too often, before I even finish swallowing the last bite, I just want more! Then, I still want more and more and more. That is where the evil comes into play… it is in large quantities that you become evil.
“And I won’t waste time elaborating on why large quantities of you are bad. That doesn’t bear repeating.
“When I get ensnared by your addictive properties, I feel terrible; both physically & emotionally. The feeling of being hooked is dreadful. For one thing, it’s just simply embarrassing! It also has a negative effect on my self-esteem (really, I can’t `just say no’ & only eat a moderate amount?! What is wrong with me?)
“I don’t have some of the negative effects some experience such as stomach pains, yeast infections, skin problems, & blood sugar crashes causing a rapid decline in both energy & mood. However, I feel bloated, fat, and, well, gross. Feeling fat & gross makes me feel ugly. It’s just bad; just all around bad.
“So there you sit in the conference room. I’m sure others will enjoy you — don’t fret. Cake rarely goes uneaten in any office. But for now, I’m 10 days sweets-free & intend to go another 11 days for a round 3 weeks. At that point, I’m thinking I’ll stick to a serving of dessert or sweets once every 3 weeks.
Ta ta,
Meg”
Megan then told us that she shared her Letter to Cake with her husband, who came back with a hilarious response. He wrote:

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Feel Addicted to Sweets & Other Foods? Junk Food Addiction May be Real

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Do you feel completely out of control when it comes to eating candies, cookies and fast food?
More to the point, do you feel downright addicted?
New research reveals that your affinity — or addiction — may be real, according to new research.
“Researchers … say it’s possible that a diet heavy in highly rewarding foods — quite literally, sausages, cheesecake and other highly processed foods — might cause changes in the brain’s reward system for satiety.” writes HealthNews Today’s reporter Jenifer Goodwin.
Read her fascinating story now.
Would you like help to overcome your sugar addiction?
Learn here about my Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction program. Early Bird rates apply through March 31 at 11:59 pm PST.