MAGGIEMAGGIE5's SparkPeople Blog MAGGIEMAGGIE5's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Am I in an overcrowded boat??!!! ....are a lot of people in my same boat? Has enthusiasm/motivation waned? <BR> Has the summer taken its toll? <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> I'm happy about the 15 pounds I lost since I joined SP on February 22, 2013, but most of my progress was between then and the end of May. After vacation at the end of May I managed to undo the vacation damage (about 2 lbs.) and held my ground... tracked (half-heartedly), exercised (inconsistently)... <BR> no real backsliding, but no real progress either!... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:30:42 EST Sabotaged by Gertrude Hawk? ...& happy hour! Well, no... I can't really blame Gertrude Hawk (anyone else have a relationship with that awesome candy?)! No, there's no one to blame but ME for my choices to be careless. OK, so I enjoyed too much of that chocolate and overdid happy hours (just a bit) and the snacks that went with it (even if they were healthy snacks). But I'm done with all that now. I see how quickly one pound can come back after it took so long to lose. I'm willing to exchange "careless" for diligence in resum... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:27:52 EST Creepy scale?... so what!!! When the scale seems to move at a snail's pace (or stalls!) it's easy to become frustrated. Worst of all is the temptation to give up! I've been there (more than once!) and I'm sure many can relate. In the past, with the thought that dieting efforts were not producing the desired weight loss, I can remember giving in to a binge, and very soon thereafter being flooded with guilt, and then the quandary: Am I meant to be a heavy person? Why should I stick with depriving myself? Eventuall... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:19:42 EST Late Night, Mindless eating! I've been wanting to blog about this - probably my most unhealthy, excess weight producing behavior - and it's taken me a while to sort it out in my head so that it makes some sense.... enough maybe to encourage someone else who also wrestles (or wrestled) with this. <BR> <BR> Over the years, during periods of time when I was not paying much attention to my eating habits, usually at the end of the day (but not always) when the house was quiet, maybe just before going to bed, I would hit ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:59:53 EST