WINKEL730's SparkPeople Blog WINKEL730's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good Times Roll Well I have logged into Spark People for ten days and logged my food. It sure makes you think about what you put into your mouth. I was sick last week so it was easy to have a reduced calorie diet. This week I am active and more hungry. I keep thinking it is a life style change and to just cook what I eat and not eat processed boxed food. So far, so good. I made some great curry soup. Probably too much calories but family loved it too. I am make a Salisbury Steak tonight and I have n... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:38:34 EST Is it 2015 I can see when I was active in Spark People (2012), I was losing weight and healthier. It just so happened today that I decided to log my food intake. I decided Spark People is the best platform. I started reading my goals, other messages, and hope this sets me up for some good healthy living in 2015. <em>249</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:28:40 EST Healthy Life I am working hard on a healthy life. I am walking a mile every day. This is huge since I have such bad knees. I am eating smaller portions and healthier choices. I am still craving sweets. It is a choice and I am proud I have done it for a month. <em>30</em> Fri, 18 May 2012 11:05:35 EST One Solid Week Down I have went one solid week with a new life style change. I was discourage with not seeing weight loss at first but then decided to go back to the basics on this site. I started last week and today I have seen a few pounds shed away. It was fun. I am still getting cravings and think of food a lot. I am hoping that this will go away with time or I will learn how to deal better with it. I have walked every night for the last 8 nights. It is about a mile but even my breathing seems a pinch... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:07:41 EST Season of Life As I go through the challenges of weight loss, I am reminded that this is a small aspect of the world around me. Everyone has to deal with the seasons of life. It could be a new child or a death. I am know the world is connected and so I call upon God to give me the strength when I am feeling overwhelmed. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:38:39 EST Scales I could not find the scales in my house for several days. I asked my husband and he put them in a bathroom that I never use. I am going to weigh myself tomorrow morning and I am very nervous. If the scale as went up, I am going to scream. Why is it so hard to take the pounds off? I am staying under my calories and walking a few times a week. Frustration. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:31:26 EST Ok, Ok, Ok I should of listened to my comment from Timothy and not looked at the scale. I was disappointed once again. How do I stop craving sweets. I am not sure if it is in my mind or what. I have never been one to crave food all day but I am. No, I am not pregnant. I am drinking my water, walking, and still nothing. I need to see a few pounds drop and feel really motivated to stop eating the wrong stuff. I watched a video about picking the right food and that you can eat a lot of those. The ... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:36:23 EST Doing it again. Monday's are always hard. I have a stressful job and we have a staff meeting Monday morning. I run to food and soda for a fix. Today, I drank two cups of coffee and large glass of water. Ya. I was so embarrassed coming back to the site after seeing my failure. I guess this is the first step in starting over. I have a problem with my weight. I need to fix it. I am going to give myself 30 days to stay loyal to this and try. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:37:32 EST Stress Stress Stress A friend of mine said I think you should join the stress group. I know I have to deal with a lot of stress but I thought I handled it quite well. I did decide to join. I have taken the quiz and it agrees. I guess I will learn how much stress can take a toll on my body. I can not get all the stress out of my life from work but perhaps how I internalize the situations will be less. I am going into this with an open mind and really want to change my life style to a more healthy life style. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:39:48 EST What a week This last week was mentally exhausting and challenging on my lifestyle change. I felt very defeated and did not even sign in Friday night or all day Saturday. I got up today and decided to log in. It was sort of like coming to your parents after you did something wrong. I am sure it should not be this negative but it felt the way it did. I decided to report and blog my thoughts. It is normal and natural. I will continue to try is the bottom line. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:19:01 EST Day and Night I am been fighting my sleeping habits since the time change. I really love mornings but I can not seem to get to sleep at night. When I cut down on my food intake at night, it does help me feel more energy. I hope this is a new beginning. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 14:07:37 EST Enough is Enough When is enough is enough? This could be a choice that a person has to answer every day. I ask myself when is my overweight high enough? When is there enough stress? I am starting this blog today to help me answer when is enough is enough. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:20:29 EST