KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Have a Healthy Thursday... It's been long time since I posted a blog.. <BR> I have been on line using my phone and you cant blog from the phone..... <BR> <BR> For the most part Im doing fine, or those who don't know my Dad passed away Jan 25, and I was in Ohio for about 5 days, boy was it cold....Dad was 93 and quietly went to sleep and did not wake, the best way to go... <BR> <BR> I was off track for a while but working y way back.... <BR> <BR> ' Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:48:36 EST Happy Saturday <img src="">..... <BR> <BR> a good lesson to learn.... <em>381</em> <BR> <em>593</em> ................ <em>246</em> <BR> ................. <em>104</em> ....... ........ <em>252</em> <em>386</em> . <em>252</em> <BR> ...... <em>252</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:01:40 EST Happy New Year Have a healthy and Happy New Year....... <em>104</em> .... <BR> <BR> its not always easy but never give up on yourself....... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> ... <em>244</em> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 08:04:51 EST Happy Saturday <em>334</em> <img src=""> .......... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Happy and Healthy Saturday..... ..... <em>442</em> <BR> <em>442</em> ... <BR> .... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:56:13 EST Sunday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A friend posted this today...I thought it was a very powerful statement so I snagged for my blog............... <BR> <BR> Thanks Jo....... <BR> .... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:54:29 EST it's Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Im doing laundry's a never ending task.............. <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week... <em>551</em> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:31:47 EST Happy Dec. Hard to believe its Dec. already, where did the year go............ <BR> <BR> <img src="">....... <BR> <BR> <BR> This is how my year has gone.... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day..... <em>247</em> Fri, 1 Dec 2017 11:04:09 EST Happy Sunday Sorry it took me so long to thank everyone for the Birthday goodies, cards and well wishes........ <em>247</em> <BR> ..... <BR> It was a very hectic week for us....guess it will be that way till Thanksgiving is over............. <BR> <BR> I'm struggling again with food...we have been out to eat wy to much, and to friends homes as well and everyone wants to feed me....I know its up to me to say NO THANKS, but I seem to have lost that behavior....I'm week, I just love to try all the good fo... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:33:07 EST Happy Sunday The time sure is speeding by...... <BR> another wonderful Sunday, we have fog today....morning temp was 65......forecast calls for 85...............yeah <BR> I just love this in Southern Texas.......... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I try to live by this every day...some days are easier than others <BR> <BR> Have a healthy good to your self...this is the best day of your we n... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:26:06 EST Healthy and Happy week Tie sure does go by fast..... <BR> I'm planning another healthy and happy week......... <BR> ...... <BR> I shopped for fresh fruit and veggies and check out a few new W.W recipes.... <BR> I made a root beer cake , just cake and a 120z. of diet root was pretty good..even shared with friends...they liked it too.......... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 5 Nov 2017 12:02:34 EST Happy Sunday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> is there anything that makes us feel better than a baby smiling..our grand daughter <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> these are a great treat....only 130 calories...... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week....... <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> ... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:56:49 EST Happy Saturday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful week end... <BR> <BR> Do something fun and enjoyable this week end will never come again, so enjoy while its here <BR> <BR> Smile at everyone you see, it might change there mood and it sure will improve yours... <BR> <BR> You are deserve the best.... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:03:48 EST Happy Friday <img src=""> <BR> The week went by so fast..lots going on........ <BR> <BR> Both of us have had medical issues , ...nothing serious just a need a few days of rest... <BR> getting older means you have to rest sometimes........ <BR> <BR> I am planning my meals and getting my exercise done, no matter what......... <BR> <BR> The weather is a bit cooler here in Southern Texas, so that has been wonderful....we lov... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:39:00 EST Saturday What a beautiful Saturday, sunny and so warm....... <BR> <BR> Had a good 3 mile walk this morning, before sun rise.... <BR> I have been doing much better with my eating, went back to measure or weigh all my foods, that has helped me get back on track <BR> Also cut out a lot of the grazing behaviors....So I am feeling pretty good about Oct. progress. <BR> <BR> More friends are back so we are staying busy through out the day, and getting much more exercise...... <BR> Life is grand.. <BR> Have... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:55:44 EST Happy Thanksgiving HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK END FOR MY CANADIAN FRIENDS.... .... <em>426</em> .... <BR> <BR> I know some of you celebrate the whole week end and some just on Sunday....... <BR> <BR> anyway I am Thankful for my spark friends from Canada and all my friends we have here at Split rail RV park and our Friends from Pelee Island all mean so much to me and my family... <BR> Billy and Bill I'll never forget how wonderful you were to my Mother, she loved you both so much.... <BR> <BR> Have a... Sat, 7 Oct 2017 14:57:46 EST Happy Birthday Today is my dads 93rd birthday <BR> <BR> Love you Dad, wish I could be with you..... <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> My Dad at 93 takes no medication, he does now use a walker, mostly because the assisted living place insists ....its for his safety ...and theres too.. <BR> <BR> He has always been a person who keeps moving, he goes to an exercise group most every morning, he has a hearty appitite and does love out of doors....... <BR> <BR> I sure hope I follow in his foot steps...I'll soon be 65... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:18:41 EST Happy October October already.. <BR> <BR> My goals for October are as follows <BR> <BR> watch portions, measure and weigh my food <BR> <BR> plan meals, do most of my own cooking <BR> <BR> take time for me, stop trying to please everyone <BR> <BR> find new ways to exercse <BR> <BR> think happy thoughts, be positive and stop looking back....the future is in front of you <BR> <BR> never ever give up.... <BR> <BR> Do my best every day and learn to forgive your self when you stumble <BR> <BR> <BR... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:21:58 EST Healthy Thursday It's Thursday already... <BR> Have happy positive thoughts.... <BR> find a new healthy recipe , <BR> <BR> smile at everyone you see..... <BR> <BR> BTW, our wal mart doesn't have any more of that happy chopper thing I talked about a few days back..hope you were able to find one....glad I bought two... <BR> <BR> We are planning a fun filled week end, some friends are coming back to the park.....Yahoo <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:43:28 EST Happy Sunday...a new favorite tool I love to cook and bake so I am always on the look out for new tools and gadgets for cooking <BR> <BR> I saw this tool on TV bit had tried something similar , it worked good at first then broke.. <BR> so what a surprise when I found this at Wal Mart marked down to 7 dollars <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I lo... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:04:54 EST my reply to my Question Have you tried this I asked the question have you tried any of the copper pans you see on TV........ <BR> <BR> There are several kinds and types...they all look so fantastic, they take high heat, one even usues an electric mixer in his...I love to cook and bake so I bought 2 of them One was the Gotham steel and one was the copper chef. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> this is the Gotham steel one, its smaller than I thought it looked on TV...... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:21:52 EST Have you tried Im asking people if they have tried any of those copper pan you see on TV <BR> the ones where they bake smore in the oven.... where they use a mixer right n the pan <BR> <BR> I'm interested to know what you found out if you bought one or more and what kind.. <BR> i have the gothum pan...and one of the square ones, low sided.. <BR> I'll save my comment to see what other have to say....I'l be posting my views on Wednesday, or maybe see how busy I am..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a ... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:21:56 EST Friday fun It Friday again....yahoooo <BR> <BR> It's been really hot here so we are planning on staying cool.. <BR> <BR> I am going to do some big batch cooking.. <BR> <BR> making spaghetti sauce , and brown 5 lbs of ground meat, I freeze in 10 oz. packs <BR> <BR> then use for casseroles, its always on hand... <BR> I'm also making cookie doughs to keep froze for special occasions .. <BR> and Im going to slow cook 2 big chickens that I debone and pack up for later use.. <BR> I do some in 2 oz packs f... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:07:06 EST Happy Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> think about happens, some good some not so good....... <BR> some great some not so great...... <BR> JUST DONT GIVE UP ON YOUR SELF...... <BR> you are all you have, beside the love of Our Lord.... <em>458</em> Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:24:36 EST Day of Prayer <em>458</em> Praying today for all the people in the path of hurricane Harvey.... <BR> together we can help them get back to a new normal........ <BR> <BR> Not having a home to go back to has to be terrible... <BR> <BR> God watch over our world, we all need prayers..... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 07:09:58 EST Saturday Have a Happy Healthy and safe Labor Day Weekend week end...... <em>652</em> and <em>636</em> <BR> <BR> Praying for those impacted my Harvey.... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:24:51 EST The joy of my life <img src=""> <BR> I should have said one of the joys in my life.. <BR> <BR> our grandaughter almost 7 month old...she brings us so much joy....HUGS Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:50:16 EST words for thought <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week end............. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:41:27 EST wonderful Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day..its up to you..... <BR> <BR> think positive that you can and will do it.. <BR> <BR> you deserve the best... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:42:46 EST Another weeks begins We are still in Baker City Oregon....the RV park is full..Lots of excitement with the eclipse tomorrow..we will see the total eclipse here...We have purchased the special glasses, and even t-shirts to celebrate the eclipse ...people have huge telescopes to should be interesting to see how it all turns out... <BR> <BR> I had a good week with healthy eating and dding a bit more exercise as well..I'm feeling good about myself, and even down 1 pound.... <BR> .... <BR> <BR> <img src... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EST Wonderful Wednesday It's a wonderful Wednesday here in Baker City Oregon.. The town is ramping up for the total eclipse of the sun....this small town is expecting a lots of we are getting ready with extra water and food...We will probably just stay put at the RV park, its a really nice place to be. <BR> We purchased the special glasses to wear but I'm not sure if I'll still look at the eclipse. <BR> We bought t-shirts too that say we were in the dark for 2.30sec for the eclipse of 2017 ......... ... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:27:20 EST happy Friday Friday is here again, the weeks seem to be going faster and faster.. <BR> We are in a small town still in Oregon, called Baker City.. <BR> this is the part of Oregon that Gary grew up in, so he is having fun with visiting places he use to be at..His high school, his hang outs and friends he knew from way back....most still live here believe it or not... .... <BR> <BR> We will be here for the total eclipse , they are expecting a lot of visitors here, the RV park is 100% booked as well as all... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:14:12 EST happy Friday <img src=""> Latest picture of our grand daughter..... <BR> <BR> It's going to be a hot week end here in Baker City Oregon........... <BR> <BR> I'm trying hard to watch portions and make better choices ... <BR> I got my walk in this morning then did laundry....there is a air quality alert from we are not going hiking today.....I'll do some indoor exercise, in the A/C....... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy ... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:28:17 EST Healthy week end <em>4</em> Hoping everyone is having a healthy week end............ <BR> <BR> I'm drinking plenty of water, exercising, watching my portions....and thinking positive thoughts.... <BR> <BR> being healthy is up to one can do this for me except me.... <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> no more excuses .... <em>521</em> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:42:18 EST Happy Tuesday another hot day here in Hermiston Oregon....we are here one more week.... <BR> <BR> I am very disappointed in myself, today was weigh in and, darn..Im up 5 more pounds, I'm eating to much and eating out to much....this is getting out of control ....... <BR> I need to get back to basics...I need to stop making excuses.....I still exercise six days a week, weight training 3 days a I just have to stop eating so much...make better choices, watch the portions.....I need to get in contr... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:20:48 EST RVing What I love about RVing.......... <BR> <BR> you can see so many new things, meet so many nice people.... <BR> see beautiful wonders of our beautiful country but I get to sleep in my own bed every night and I can still cook my own food....... <BR> <BR> Yeah..... <em>104</em> <em>593</em> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:35:11 EST Thursday its a beautiful Thursday morning..nice and cool, 52 degrees this morning on my walk.... <BR> <BR> We are getting things ready to hit the road again...We have been here in Chiloquin Oregon.. <BR> <BR> We are going north to Dayville Ore. for about 3 days to check out the fossil beds..Then on to Hermiston Oregon for at least a week, Gary has more family there........ <BR> <BR> Today I noticed that there are more women alone camping...and driving RV's....its fun for me to walk around and see ... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:46:00 EST It's Monday....yeah It's Monday again, another week and another chance to have a healthy week... <BR> <BR> I have not been doing that good with my eating, lots of exercise but food not so good, but starting today I am going to be getting on a more plant based food plan ( I hate to use the word <BR> <BR> I tried yogurt made from cashews, it was okay, much more liquid than my fat free Fage plain Greek yogurt...It was also some what tart but not down side it was 1.99 for a serving...I h... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:48:33 EST Happy 4th of July <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Have a happy and Healthy 4th of July......... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> we will be spending our day with the Children and grand children...we are blessed..... <BR> <BR> God Bless America..... <em>104</em> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 11:49:21 EST week end It's going to be a long week end... <em>232</em> <BR> ... <BR> I am working on a plan to eat healthy among 1 birthday party, 1 BBQ, 2 picnics and 2 dinners in a restaurant meals....... <BR> I'm going to buy a lot of fresh veggies, trying to stay with that instead of the chips, and other snack foods....I'm looking for turkey brats and lower calorie foods.... <BR> Im going to have grilled pineapple and grill veggies as well, they have a lot of flavor and Im hoping it will help me stick to a ... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:31:49 EST another fun filled day We had another fun day with the family... <img src=""> <BR> this is the new Granddaughter ....she is a very happy girl.. <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:15:54 EST Friday Happy Friday, the week end is here again..... <BR> <BR> Lets get out and get fresh air and exercise.... <BR> <BR> Dont forget your sun screen and water to keep hydrated.... <BR> <BR> We are staying along the Williamson River In Klamath Oregon...visiting with Kids and grand kids..having a great time <BR> The weather has been perfect..... <BR> <BR> Trying to eat healthy and getting exercise each morning.. <BR> I'm still struggling with eating.... <BR> <BR> I'm trying to think before I poke... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:15:09 EST Our Family.... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> the Lockwood clan on Fathers Day <BR> <BR> guess I posted the same picture twice....what a fun day <BR> <BR> I am so blessed..... <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:27:10 EST Happy Fathers Day <img src=""> our son with his new baby...his first Fathers day..he is so proud.... <BR> <BR> Happy Fathers day to all the father, young and old... <BR> <BR> Happy Fathers day to my Dad...93 years young...I am so Happy I got to speak with him this morning...he is doing good.... <BR> <BR> I'm so lucky to still have my Dad, and I appreciate everything he taught us kids ...we are better people for it..all 6 of us.... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:13:25 EST Wonderful Wednesday Have a wonderful Wednesday.... <BR> <BR> Smile, be thankful to be a live.... <BR> <BR> Think positive thoughts... <BR> <BR> Know you are loved...... <em>247</em> <BR> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:31:33 EST Friday It's Friday and time for a fun week end...... <BR> the truth is we have fun everyday...Retirement has been wonderful... <BR> <BR> We bought fresh fruits and produce today to make sure we eat healthy and that makes us happy..... <BR> <BR> I love the broccoli slaw, I add it to salads, I use it in stir fries and adds a lot of crunch and its pretty tasty just by its self...... <BR> <BR> I also have started to drink some Almond milk with turmeric, its suppose to be good for inflammat... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 17:36:02 EST Happy Sunday Another week has begun....... <BR> What a week we have had...... <BR> We hiked in the Redwoods of California and walked along the beaches of the Pacific Ocean <BR> I don't have words to express there beauty ....we have been just awestruck .. <BR> What a beautiful place to visit..... <BR> <BR> All I can think of to say is THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS BEAUTY .. <BR> so much going on in our world but this makes me feel closer to God. <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week..find the opportunity to get out an... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 10:25:41 EST Wednesday is here This week is zipping's Wednesday already...... <BR> <BR> We are in Redding California , and it's raining, light rain but it is rain...hope it stops for a while, I know they need rain but its not nice to have to work out in the rain...WE will be moving on to Klamath Ca.about 8am this's 4.30 am right now.. <BR> <BR> We will be staying right on the Klamath river, Gary will be able to fish..he loves to fish and I love to eat the <BR> <BR> WE will also be ... Wed, 31 May 2017 07:30:17 EST Saturday <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Memorial week end..... <BR> lets never forget those who have given there lives so we can have freedom...... <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS AMERICA..... <em>232</em> Sat, 27 May 2017 11:18:59 EST Happy Friday We were up early this morning, I got a nice walk done, knee feels a bit better today. <BR> We then took a drive to Mount Charleston....what a beautiful ride ........ <BR> <BR> We are home now and getting things ready for our departure tomorrow morning..We are on our way to Reno, where we will stay till the end of the Month.... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> We had a great time here in Vegas, no gambling for me but Gary had fun and so far is a head on money....We also got to visit with Garys two ... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:26:43 EST Happy Mothers Day <em>146</em> ...Happy Mothers Day <BR> Today is a day of mixed emotions for me... My Mom passed 14 years ago....We had a strain relationship, mostly because of my weigh..I moved t Colorado to get away from her, and her constant pressure for me to loose weight....She never did see that I finally lost the weight and have kept it off.... <BR> <BR> Also I never had children, so there is always a strange twinge in my brain when people say happy mothers day, I use to be rather defensive and say,... Sun, 14 May 2017 09:09:50 EST