ROBYNEGG's SparkPeople Blog ROBYNEGG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I'm stuck. So I've been plugging along since the end of June, losing 53 pounds in 5 months, and now I'm stuck! I've been at the same weight for 2 weeks. Tracking EVERYTHING and moving...what gives? I am not about to give up, but I am getting frustrated. Any helpful hints or words of encouragement out there??? HELP! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:53:59 EST Clothes shopping is fun again! So I recently was able to to out and shop for new clothes...happy to report I'm 3 sizes smaller and loving the transition! I didn't want to go too crazy buying new things since I'm on a journey and about 1/2 way to goal...but it is amazing what new pants and a couple of new tops can do for your self esteem! It was so FUN!!!!! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to do it again after the holidays! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:37:11 EST So....when does your thought process change??? So I'm down 26 pounds now since June 26th. Not bad for 2 months! My eating habits are changed, the cravings for junk are gone and I fell GOOD when I make healthy eating choices, and I feel great to be 2 sizes smaller!!! brain is still on "fat" mode as far as my thoughts go. I still continue to beat myself up every day that I'm still fat, I'm still ugly, and it's going to take forever for my body to change even though I've made the choice to stay with these healthy Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:44:06 EST Going, going, going.... Been having a lot of good success this week, down another 2 pounds! Woo hoo! Can't wait until it's all "gone" but I'll take 2 pounds a week! Headed in the right direction. My clothes are starting to get baggy, can't tell you how wonderful that feels! I LOVE IT! I feel so much better, just losing what I have's given me the motivation to continue and keep on keepin' wonderful it is to feel lighter and happier!!!!!!! Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:47:01 EST Breakfast ideas? To avoid getting into a rut, what does everyone else out there eat for breakfast? I need to try some new things... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 07:34:39 EST New shoes.... So, for finally hitting my first 20lbs, I bought a new pair of running shoes today! New shoes have a way of making your feel good don't they? And they don't add any calories!!! WOO HOO! Going to put them to good use for sure...and my next 20 lb treat will be some new work out clothes :) Sat, 4 Aug 2012 19:37:21 EST Even in the darkest hours...friends will always be there to help! Friday, tomorrow, is the anniversary of my brother Jon's passing. He left us 4 years ago tomorrow. I have learned to not internalize my fear of showing grief any longer and if I cry, well, I cry! I know who I can count on to hear out my thoughts and lend hugs when needed, my close and dearest friends!! <BR> <BR> I am just shy of losing 20 pounds on my journey to wellness and I think he'd be quite proud of me for my dedication and willpower! He'd say, "Way to go kiddo, I'm really proud y... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 06:22:13 EST Never want to do that again! So today I had my stress test, just to make sure my heart was ok considering my family history of heart was interesting...and at that moment when I was actually doing the test on the treadmill, I thought back to a video I had seen posted by another Sparker. (link below) It was about a guy who was unfit and one day wanted to start getting healthy and eventually run in the Boston Marathon to bring cystic fibrosis awareness for his niece. I though about that guy while I was tryin... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:54:27 EST Why do I continue to beat myself up? I really need to do something about my negative self talk. Everytime I'm in front of a mirror, even passing by a store front and can see myself in the window...or am getting dressed in the morning, I barrage myself with negative comments..."how on earth did you let yourself get to this?" "None of your friends look like this, how did YOU get this way?" "You are never going to be pretty." Just being honest with myself I guess, but will those comments ever fade away? Even though my clothes ... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:36:38 EST Birthdays and other events with FOOD - UGH So today we celebrated my niece's birthday ( a day early) and she is turning 12! Fun times for the family...our family celebrations tend to be held at my mom and dad's, and around FOOD! I charted out my day of eating in advance, which helped tremendously. I even accompanied my mom to the grocery to make sure she purchased enough fruit and veggies for everyone to engage in my journey to healthy eating and help make this our new "normal!" We still had a bowl of chips and pretzels, and tempt... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:40:58 EST Learning everyday... I'm a month into the new journey to "me" and I'm down 14 pounds. I really think things are going well so far. It's all coming back to me - how to eat and how to move. Re-learning these things again is necessary and this time around, I feel like I actually can do this, again! I'm not in a hurry, one day at a time. I feel so much better even just losing this first 14 pounds! I have more energy and my legs don't ache at the end of the day. Small signs that I'm doing the RIGHT things to he... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:54:16 EST Today is the first day of the rest of my life! Today is step one, step one of my journey to health and wellness. The first step is always the here goes! I can do this, I can do this, I CAN DO THIS!!! Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:42:13 EST