CUBKATIE's SparkPeople Blog CUBKATIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Depressed! I have been going through some serious financial problems lately and it has really gotten me down. I am trying not to turn to food for comfort but it is hard. The scale is not going down which is adding to my stress. Sometimes it just seems hopeless. :( <BR> I am trying not to lose heart, today I will go out and try to enjoy the weather. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:26:48 EST UGH! I need some inspiration! I don't know what is wrong with me lately. I know that I have been under some additional stress but I am just not feeling it. I haven't been tracking my food and I haven't been working out consistently this last week. I am in a rut and need to break out of it. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:22:11 EST Bad Weekend! I had an awful weekend food wise but I am getting back to it today. Started out with my Leslie Sansone video this morning and a low cal, high protein breakfast and on to work. Trying to stay motivated! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:31:54 EST still working on it! Made myself get up this morning and workout. I weighed myself and I was down a half a pound. When I can stay busy, I do fine on my food but yesterday was a bad day. I was home all day and all I wanted to do was eat. Just feeling a little blah, probably the rainy cold weather. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:37:38 EST Feeling Good! Went to the Red Cross yesterday morning and donated platelets then spent the day with my son. Hadn't seen him for about two weeks so that was nice. Last night we met some friends from work at the movies. I find I have more energy and am wanting to spend more time out of the house hanging out with friends. I am proud of myself. I heard a song the other day and the lyrics said "we're not broken just bent" and I thought, that's me. I'm not broken, I've just been bent and now I am straightening m... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:56:57 EST Plateau Broken! I got up this morning thinking that I might take a day off from working out. I have to go work at my second job today and I really wanted to sleep in. I got up and decided to weigh in and I am so glad I did! I finally broke my plateau. Not anything big, only a pound but I have been struggling between 254-252 for a couple of months and this morning I weighed in at 251. It was just the boost I needed. I decided to work out to keep my momentum going. Things are looking up! Sat, 9 Feb 2013 11:25:52 EST Working on it! Some mornings it is so hard to get out of bed. I am definitely not a morning person but trying to turn myself into one. I know that if I do not get up and do some kind of exercise in the morning, I will miss out because I will not do it in the evening after working all day. I have been getting up and doing at least the one mile walk from Leslie Sansone. I also try to take my two 15 minute breaks at work as walking breaks. I can't wait for the weather to start warming up and the days to get lo... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 08:37:38 EST Slow and Steady It has been a month since my last visit to the nutritionist and I was down the 4 pounds that I put back on over the holidays and 1.5 inches. I was hoping it would be better but she reminded me that your body holds on to weight sometimes and you go through those periods where you feel like you are working hard and nothing is happening and then one day you will get on the scale and start seeing a difference again. I have to tell myself that even when the scale doesn't move, I am healthier than ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 10:00:54 EST