SUGARCRAVER86's SparkPeople Blog SUGARCRAVER86's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What Am I Doing Wrong? I am trying to stay focused and positive however I'm starting to wonder what I'm doing wrong with my diet/exercise routine. I have come to a standstill and have not lost any weight in about a week now. I know that's not that long but I was losing before this and now it's stopped entirely. I am eating right everyday and exercising (currently I am doing 2 Jillian Michael's DVDs- the 30 Day Shred and Killer Buns and Thighs). So what is going on? I am beginning to think I'm not eating enough. I k... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 13:45:51 EST ~One Word Survey~ I borrowed this from a fellow Sparker- it's harder than you may think to only use one word! <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Couch <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Upstairs <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Long <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Home <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Home <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Hubby <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> Weird <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? <BR> Water <BR> <BR> What room are you in? <BR> <BR> <BR> Your hobby? <BR> Writing... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:21:25 EST Where Did Those Pounds Come From? Ok, I admit that I haven't eaten the best over the summer. And no, I guess I didn't exercise nearly as often as I should have. It's been a busy summer- lots of trips, concerts, cookouts, and late nights when I could have made better eating choices. I've been avoiding the scale like the plague for awhile now because I was scared I had gained some weight. Yesterday I bit the bullet and stepped on and there it was- the numbers don't lie- a weight gain. None of my clothes fit any differently so I... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:59:47 EST ~Feeling Overwhelmed~ I don't usually post these things but I'm feeling frustrated, stressed and a little crazy right now so I thought typing my feelings out might help a little. I did so well for so long with my eating right and exercising every single day and then... I fell off the wagon and I can't seem to get my motivation to come back and stay back. I always tell myself I will get up early and exercise- whether it be walking outside when it's nice or logging some time on the elliptical- and then I hit snooze ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:22:30 EST Two Months In It's been almost 2 months since I began my journey. I'm feeling pretty good about myself, although I know I still have a long way to go. I'm one pound away from hitting 20 pounds gone and yet I feel like no one notices my weight loss. I know this is mainly for me and for my health but it would be nice for someone who doesn't neccessarily know I'm dieting to say "Hey! You look great- have you lost weight?" I know it takes awhile for other people to notice, especially people who don't know you ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:13:28 EST Oh Help... I guess I am just frustrated. No, more than frustrated. I feel like I'm flailing helplessly here. I know I've lost weight but this week has just been incredible tough on me. I don't feel like exercising. And I'm tired of feeling deprived. I've watched my co-workers eat ice cream and fast food all week. And I keep thinking "why can't I have any?" Now I know I could, if I really wanted to. But I think once I start, I won't be able to stop eating the "bad" stuff. I'm tired of eating the same "go... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:00:32 EST Really?!?! I have been eating so well over the past 2 weeks, even I can't believe how good I'm doing. I haven't slipped up & eaten something "bad" once- not even one piece of chocolate or one cookie. Nothing! I have made a few choices that could have been healthier, but I have incorporated veggies and fruits into everyday. This is such a change from the way I was eating before when the only time I ever got any veggies in my diet was when I got tomatoes or peppers on my pizza. Now, I make myself healthy ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:12:48 EST Frustration Ever since I can remember, food has been my crutch. I went to it when I was sad, upset, angry or just emotional. It was the center of family gatherings. I love to eat, plain and simple. I have lost weight in the past- trying every "diet" out there, from Weight Watchers to the Cabbage Soup Diet to just plain starving myself. If I lost any weight at all, it all immediately came back as soon as I started stuffing my face with all the things I loved so much. If it isn't apparent from my username,... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:30:52 EST