SZOMBATHYJS's SparkPeople Blog SZOMBATHYJS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gained 1lb....oh well :) Well...after loosing 8lbs...I gained back 1lb. I'm sad but not overwhelmed. I'm actually feeling good. I have not been very serious about this for the past week and a half. Now seeing that I'm loosing momentum, I am ready to get back into it!! <BR> In the beginning this would have been a major blow to my self-esteem, but now not so much. It's funny how much this process changes you! <BR> I have been dealing with some personal relational issues for the past 4 month and yesterday God gave me pe... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:09:28 EST New shoes.... I bought new shoes to wear to the gym on monday. I love them but hated shopping for them. I originally got them on christmas (ok, yup, that was a month ago!) We made 2 trips to the mall and purchased 1 other pair which I returned because when I wore them to the gym they rubbed my heel. It was a long frustrating journey. I think the people at the shoe store think I'm nuts. I never in my life have had such a hard time picking out shoes! <BR> <BR> I have not been able to wear them yet though. M... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:12:44 EST Today was cold!! I think the high today reached around 20. Yuck! I don't know which I hate more, extreme heat or extreme cold! Anyway...I'm still being positive! I didn't however make it to the gym today, or stay in my calorie range. I really think being physically active in the morning makes a difference in the way my whole day goes. I AM going to the gym tomorrow. <BR> I have new shoes to break in! Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:24:03 EST Still Being Positive! Today was hard, not for food reasons but, I am choosing to be positive. My mood was down today, funny because today was blue monday, the most depressing day of the year. I just have to laugh at that! I felt down because I was so tired, I didn't sleep at all last night. I hate when that happens because it throws my whole day off. Also, we went shopping today. We were gone from 9am-3pm. "We" includes my 2 1/2yr old who hates sitting still, and my 13yr old who LOVES the mall and wants me to buy ... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:46:03 EST Being Positive!! Things have been pretty good lately. I have not had any blog posts in a while but I have been tracking my food and going to the gym. I have not really met any friends on this website, which is okay. I have asked a friend to be my accountability partner in this journey. I know that my problem is my food. I track it daily but usually go over by 200-500 calories. Usually this happens on the weekend. When i go to the gym, I stay on track, when I don't I fall off the wagon. <BR> <BR> I have not ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:14:09 EST Not Strong! I'm not strong, I fake being strong. This journey has shown me that when I am weak I need to ask for help. I NEED HELP! I want to learn and grow because what else is there. Beating myself up when I fail is not right. It makes me worse and effects my family. When I'm not positive it prolongs my misery. This is more than I can handle alone! <BR> It seems like when I was younger it was easier to be motivated, to be passionate about things. I'm falling into a lazy, comfortable rut where all I wan... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:33:26 EST Being Honest Today is the 21st day in a row I have been on Sparkpeople. I feel like this website has been so helpful in my journey. It has opened my eyes into what I am eating and the nutrition behind it. I have discovered that I usually never eat enough protein. I wonder if this is part of the reason that I have struggled to loose weight? I have read many articles that say protein helps burn fat. I go to the gym at least 3 days a week, sometimes more. Each time I walk for 30min, do the elliptical machine... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 23:44:57 EST Chocolate... friend or foe? So I have been at this now for a month and a half. Yay! I'm doing great at being consistent with going to the gym, drinking more water, and tracking my food. The biggest thing I have discovered in doing this is my insane cravings for junk food...especially chocolate. It's like i'm a slave to this! I have read many articles about what I should do to tackle this problem. The problem I have is saying good-bye to a friend I have held close for too long. <BR> My friend, chocolate...we have known ... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:14:58 EST