ELLEDINE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELLEDINE ELLEDINE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Is this a plateau? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629637 I have not lost weight since 2/5. I am concerned. So far I have not had such a long period without losing weight. I only have about 2/10 of a pound to be at 20lb weight loss! How frustrating! <BR> The good news is that I haven't gained weight. Also, my weight is not fluctuating except about 1 pound. <BR> I had slid back on exercise, but had still lost weight. I got back on track and now nothing! I have got discouraged and have eaten towards the higher end of my calories and even over. I have ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:02:13 EST It just got harder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568319 I have been on SP for 32 days and have lost 11 pounds. This week after all this time seems to be really hard. I am hungry! <BR> I am doing the 28 day boot camp and I am getting close to finishing week 3. It has went really well. I am so proud of what I have accomplished. <BR> But today all I wanted to do was eat and eat and eat........ <BR> I slipped up and ate 2 cookies that were in the plan but I still felt like I wanted something with protein. <BR> It has been suggested that if I tried sma... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:34:51 EST One step back two steps forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563183 The key is not to let guilt cause me to quit trying. An all or nothing approach is my usual response. <BR> Exercise for 5 days straight, miss a day and then no exercise for a month is typical until now. <BR> <BR> If I take a step back: <BR> I am going to take a walk or do a 10 minute exercise right away. <BR> I am going to make a healthy recipe. <BR> I am going to write in my journal or blog. <BR> <BR> Here is the plan! Next time I feel guilt or that I am going backwards I will take these p... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:55:27 EST Excuses, Excuses, Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562150 Yesterday was one of the first days I didn't do a workout video. I have 24 days straight! <BR> My excuse, I was stressed and tired. Doesn't that seem like the perfect reason to exercise? <BR> So I am going to use these tactics suggested: <BR> PUT MY WORKOUT CLOTHES ON <BR> PROMISE MYSELF I ONLY HAVE TO EXERCISE 10 MINUTES AND I CAN STOP IF I WANT <BR> GO FOR A WALK AND REMEMBER HOW MUCH LESS STRESS I FEEL WHEN I GET BACK. <BR> Today I am putting my workout clothes on the minute I get home! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:03:03 EST Improvements I have noticed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560800 The scale hasn't really changed as much as I would like and today's exercise comes at a good time. It feels discouraging to not have progress for a couple of weeks. But I am imagining myself in a world where everything is weightless, and these are the things I have noticed. <BR> 1. more energy-lots more <BR> 2. less pain- that is a real bonus <BR> 3. I am sleeping better and feel more rested. <BR> 4. I am more positive and feel in more control over my food choices. <BR> 5. I look healthier... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 20:48:52 EST