Been here a long long time. Lot of posts, lots of stupid opinions, lots and lots of laughs. I probably even have developed a few enemies. And friends.
Only playing poker for 3 months? And you thought it was gonna be a cakewalk eh? Easy money? You have a world full of players with a similar attitude, equally disappointed.
You say you are still pretty much playing your same game. Do not despair! There are things you can do, that will change your game in a positive way. First and foremost is patience. It is THE MOST IMPORTANT aspect of the game. 3 months is not patient.
You say your tracker stats are all in the red. You will need to either post some of those stats so we can respond, or learn the program so well that you can see, for example, that limping in every pot isn't paying off. Or that always seeing the SB is either. So learn to love to fold. Use that time to watch what the other players are doing. Remarkably, for a very long time, you may think you understand what they are doing, but you are really just seeing a few of the player patterns showing up in similar situation. There are a gazillion 'player patterns' that you have not recognized yet. You will, with more experience, but for now you don't even know they exist.
This is where CC comes in. Every now and then, you will read a post or thread, and some hint about those patterns, or idiosyncrasies will pop up in a 'AH HA' moment, and your game will change without you even understanding that it did.
Re-read those books. This will amaze you. Since you mention SNG's, you must have HoH (Harrington on Holdem) perhaps vols 1 &2, maybe even 3. I think I have reade 1&2 5 times now. Each time I understand what I am reading differently. Sometimes remarkably differently. What has changed? My subconscious mind (I believe) has finally figured out a player pattern it had not recognized the last time I read it. I have internalized some new aspect of the game and can deal with it now.
Personally, I used play money poker to learn a lot of things that others would say you can learn faster via being the fish and paying for your education. At the higher buy-in play money games, funny things happen. You find that many of the players are starting to take the game seriously, and you can see a distinct difference in how a table plays. Part of this is, of course, a function of there being no 'scared money' involved in play money poker.
Scared money. Can of worms for a new player. One of the oddities of the game seems to be, if you are scared to lose your money, you probably will. If you decide to play the play money route (many of us have, many have not), try to think what you would do if there was real money
involved in making the decisions you will be making. Easier said than done.
3 months is not very long, be patient. Post your stats somewhere here, and get a gross analysis of what we see. Let's first try to place you on the great player skill chart.
We can help you improve as fast as you are willing to improve.