CYDNEYLEECH's SparkPeople Blog CYDNEYLEECH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Not exercising because of the flu Well things have changed from the dark days. I am much more positive and having lost quite a bit of weight helped. However, I have been having a hard time getting past my initial 45 pound weight loss to my goal. I know that 20 pound loss will happen, but I really wanted to get the new year off to a great start. Unfortunately, I have to accept that I have the flu. I cannot wait to exercise again. That might sound kinda weird, but I feel like I am tied down, just waiting to spread my wi... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:27:51 EST Not enough sleep Well, today was my group class. We get weighed every week. Last week, I had gained 2.7 pounds from the week before. Today, though, I thought it would go oh so much better. Ha!!! Not so fast. Yesterday, I had lost the 2.7 pounds, because I have being really watching what I am eating, and I have been exercising a lot. Well, last night I was in so much pain, I could not sleep. So I ended up getting 2.5 hours of sleep, and when it came time to weigh in, I had gained 4.2 pounds since yeste... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:13:16 EST Help, I am so depressed I am so depressed this morning. I am doing the right things, NOW. But with all the wrong that I have done in the past 6 months, since quitting smoking (or if that caused it, doesn't matter, since I am in this shape now). Anywhooo, I don't know what to do with the feelings I am having. I am just now getting back on track with things. I knew I was unhappy with how I looked and have been wearing alot of sweats to ignore myself. However, I put on jeans and a tshirt today, and I look like sa... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 06:49:39 EST Why do I really want to lose weight I want to lose weight to be comfortable in my own skin. I want to beat the odds in my family, of gaining weight and the health problems associated with it as you get older. I want to be fit enough to watch my grandchildren, since my son expects me to do this on a regular basis. I want to enjoy the time I have with them, not be so tired I just want them to go home. I want to be able to keep up with them to some degree, and be able to play with them. Also, would love to feel better about m... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:10:44 EST Optimism and Obsession Well I have been trying a different website to lose weight, and so far no luck. That doesn't mean that I am giving up, or that I had ever completely written Sparkpeople off. I had continued to log in every few days; but not enter my food, or do much of anything else. I really believe that I am better off doing Sparkpeople, as the other site is a little bit to hard on a person. It has led me to be a bit obsessed about every bite of everything that I eat. Which, while in and of itself is n... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:25:05 EST Losing Weight While Quitting Smoking Well the time has come that I have to blog. I am on day 5 of quitting smoking. On Day 3, I hear the discouraging news that the average person gains 11 pounds within a year of quitting. I am not going to be in that group. I am determined I am not. However, I am equally determinted not to smoke anymore. Don't think I want to go through the withdrawls again. I haven't actually measured my food this week or done much physical activity. I need some encouragement in that area. Haven't had ... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:11:27 EST