I started with Sparkpeople to keep me focused with my foods by journaling everything I eat. I started four weeks ago at 172. I did really well and stayed focused and concentrated on what works for me, staying at appx. 1250 cals a day and I got down to 166. I started feeling good about myself. Then about a week and a half ago, problems in the family, changes happening at work and so on caused me to lose my focus. Now all the focus had to go elsewhere. I had no choice, Now I feel I can't focus on myself at the same time as focus on the needs of others. It's taking too much out of me I am a 59 years old woman. I really try hard but feel out of control. I am back up to 170 and worried. Does anyone have any suggestions? During the hard times I've felt very sad and cried a lot (elderly parents hardships and injuries, and loneliness). I start every morning and I have not been able to stay focused with journaling my foods. I have started craving sweet again in which I was doing so well before. I have not been able to drink more water... and so on and on. Just need to know I'm not alone and how do I get back on track, eventhough I'm still stressed out. Thank you.