KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Thanksgiving Have a healthy day and enjoy .... <em>429</em> drive safe Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:49:00 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING I'm a few days early with this , but have time now to do this........ <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a happy and healthy Thanksgiving... <BR> <BR> I'm in the planning mode right now...I know I'll have turkey , I love turkey.... <BR> I'm planning on looking over the buffet table....we are sharing Thanksgiving with about 80 other people... yes 80 other people....everyone is bringing lots to choose from...I will follow the plan I use at buffets....look everything over....try and g... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:28:09 EST FRIDAY yep another we went to what they call a's lots of music and singing... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> it was very interesting and entertaining ....regular people get up and sing an or play musical instrument.....some are okay bit some have a lot of talent.... <BR> <BR> this is new to us....90% of the people are 0ver 75+.... <BR> it was so sweet to see so many dancing, singing and having a good time.... <BR> ... <BR> it's great to know as we age we can still have a great ... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:28:00 EST Thank You All I want to thank everyone for all the goodies and birthday's means a lot to mean.. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I turned 63.....yep 63 <BR> and I am so proud to say that spark people and all of you help me stay happy and healthy...... <BR> <BR> I have accomplished so much in my life ..I worked in the mental health field for 30+ years...and I am still healthy and <BR> <BR> As of this date I take no medications...I do add fish oil and flaxseed to my meal plan daily.. <BR> <B... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:29:38 EST OMG LETS ALL PRAY FOR PARIS AND THOSE WHO WERE KILLED AND INJURIED.. <em>458</em> ... <BR> <BR> God help this world ..we have to learn to love each other even when we are different Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:20:41 EST My thoughts My last blog was about how I use food....but I also have learned how to eat but maintain my weight... <BR> here are a few things I do..they work for me.. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I never drink my water and plain tea are my drink..I drink at least 1 gallon a day.. <BR> I never ever eat fast food..I last ate in a fast food place in 2006.... <BR> I use less meat in recipes..if it calls for a pound I add 10oz. or less and I add more veggies.. <BR> I eat veggies and fruit every meal... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:43:58 EST What I use food for.... Today as I walked, I thought about food...I think about food a lot...I love to eat...I love spicy food, sweets, you name it I'll try it....Liver is the only food I don't really like but have been known to eat it If I'm really hungry and then I smoother it in ketchup....or apple sauce.... <BR> <BR> I use food for fuel and to sustain my life.....sounds good...sounds like the right thing to say but the truth is ...... <BR> <BR> I use food to comfort myself.... <BR> I use food when I'm bored <B... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 10:46:52 EST something I learned about myself for the last 2 weeks I have been is great fun.... <BR> <BR> like always I brought my own healthy snacks and water.... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> we have not had TV service for the 2 weeks...that did not seem to bad but what I learned today is I have not been eating near as much, have not wanted my night time snack or afternoon snack...gee both I did while watching tv... <BR> is it possible that I just eat to watch TV or that the TV makes me want to snack.... <BR> <BR> well it ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:11:53 EST Friday Wow it's the week end already.....and best part it's <em>431</em> (halloween week end too) <BR> <BR> Have fun, enjoy the kids, remember it's there fun week end for candy and costumes....of course there are 90 year old <BR> <BR> everyone have fun.... <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> as for me...leaving the candy for the youngsters.....and Gary....he loves the pay-day bars... <em>431</em> .... <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:23:45 EST Saturday It is finally Saturday...the week end.... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Have fun ..enjoy your life...think healthy, eat healthy exercise and wow you just might be happy and <BR> <BR> Smile.... it makes people feel good and it can change a down mood to an up mood....... <BR> <BR> God Bless you all.... <em>252</em> ... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 17:48:52 EST Monday Hey it's Monday....where did that week end go....... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week...think healthy can do it....we can do it.... <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> .... <em>252</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:36:34 EST Happy Wednesday Here we go another hump day is here.. <BR> I have been doing so much better... I want to thank all the people who send me posts, goodies and sure does help....... <BR> <BR> Reaching out and giving support is the answer to this journey....once again thank you all... <BR> <BR> It's a sunny but cool day...I don't want to think about the colder weather a head for today I'll enjoy the sun........ <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It's a good day for apples, we bought a nice bag of Jo... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:24:26 EST Sunday Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends....enjoy your families....(I know it's tomorrow, thanks Barb)... <BR> <BR> Today I went shopping early this AM boy I got so hungry, (I did not eat before I went, broke a rule) But to my surprised I bought apples, yep my special treat was an was so yummy too...I think I have made some healthy living changes...a healthy habit for sure... <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>370</em> <em>368</em> <em>147<... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:26:53 EST Birthday Picture <em>334</em> This is Dad and me from Saturday his 91st birthday....I could have fixed his <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> My sister is going to send more pictures of the group ..... <em>247</em> .... <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:36:41 EST Happy Birthday Tomorrow is my Dads 91st birthday...My 3 brothers and 2 sisters are having a dinner at our home for him....we all feel so blessed that we still have Dad and he is still in good health.. <BR> <BR> I like to brag about him being 91 and takes no medication...has normal B/P cholestral and blood sugars...He has a good appitite and can still take care of himself... <BR> <BR> My youngest brother lives with him and does do his cooking, but Dad never cooked...My Mom did the cooking, she pasted away... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 19:02:32 EST raining we are finally getting some rain... <BR> <BR> Looks like fall has come to North East Ohio....I see a few golden leaves out there and the nights are getting here sooner and sooner... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Oct. <BR> <BR> Working on Oct. goals <BR> <BR> I'm going back to weighing my food, <BR> <BR> I'm going to add a bit more variety to my menus <BR> <BR> I'm going to go back to my journal... <BR> <BR> I'm going back to thinking about my feelings, giving myself encouragement and remindin... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 02:19:56 EST raining we are finally getting some rain... <BR> <BR> Looks like fall has come to North East Ohio....I see a few golden leaves out there and the nights are getting here sooner and sooner... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Oct. <BR> <BR> Working on Oct. goals <BR> <BR> I'm going back to weighing my food, <BR> <BR> I'm going to add a bit more variety to my menus <BR> <BR> I'm going to go back to my journal... <BR> <BR> I'm going back to thinking about my feelings, giving myself encouragement and remindin... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 02:19:48 EST Looking Hi spark friends..have not blogged for sometime... <BR> <BR> I have lost my spark...I'm sad to say I just don't seem to have motivation to blog... <BR> I am not eating junk or laying around...but I have been over eating at times...and for some reason I don't care... <em>198</em> ... <BR> <BR> I need to find my way back ..... <em>33</em> ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:22:29 EST new week It's a new week a new day.. <BR> It's up to me to make it healthy and happy <BR> <BR> My happiness is with in me... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I have so much to be happy about... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have a loving supportive husband and family.... <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> I have a lovely home ........ <BR> <BR> I am healthy and strong <BR> <BR> I believe in God and all things good.. <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> I have spark people and spark friends who support and encourage me ... ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:36:22 EST plans I am working on a new healthy living plan <BR> <BR> I'm doing some reading and will try to make small changes again to regain my spark <BR> <BR> I am bored with my eating plan and my exercise plan, I feel like I have lost my spark.... <BR> <BR> so what better why to re-spark my's going to be the fall season and I will be trying new things... <BR> <BR> any ideas will be considered..... <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I know I need to eat a more varied menu....I do enjoy eating the same... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:18:58 EST Happy Sept. It's the days are getting shorter ....way does the time are back in school <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get outside as much as possible, it's been hot and humid here in N.E. Ohio...I will enjoy this weather for as long as it last....... <BR> <BR> Have a Healthy Labor day week end.... <em>104</em> ... <em>220</em> .... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 05:49:42 EST Thank You I'd like to thank all my spark friends for the goodies, prayers and kind words for my family and me as we go through a death in our family... <BR> I truly appreciate all the support and love I get from all of you.... <BR> I try and spread the word around about the Sparkpeople is so much more than just a weight loss's has helped me get a healthy life and make a lot of wonderful friends.... <BR> <BR> Thank you all for being here and caring.. <BR> <BR> Gods blessin... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:46:08 EST Happy Sunday Where has August gone too..... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Finding it hard to believe kids are back at school in some places.... <BR> <BR> The days are getting shorter already, it's getting cooler at night <BR> <BR> The summer just zipped by... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week.... <em>252</em> .... <em>220</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:29:57 EST Happy Wednesday I have been trying to get use to the spark people program on my phone... <BR> it's very slow going, I make a lot of errors in spaelling so if you noticed ...sorry.. <BR> <BR> HOW DO PEOPLE TEXT AND DRIVE.....LOL <BR> <BR> I keep hitting the wrong letters, I don't have big fingers either...( size 3.5 ring size) but I am always getting the wrong letter... <BR> <BR> Right now i am on my laptop....... <BR> <BR> I was going to ditch the laptop and just use my phone but so far have been very fr... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:15:29 EST Learning to love myself Yesterday I was driving to see my Dad ..I needed to stop to use the bathroom..... <BR> <BR> The rest area was pretty full so I had only one place to park my car....there was a group of young teenagers standing there and my heart skipped a brain flashed to these kids are going to say some nasty comment to me as I get out of my car or walk by....I relived the other times in my past that people said cruel comment about my weight .... <BR> ...... <BR> I then reminded myself that was al... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:40:41 EST Happy Week end <em>9</em> wishing everyone a happy and healthy week end. <BR> <BR> The weather has been beautiful here in North East Ohio... <BR> <BR> We have a healthy week end planned with good food and lots of exercise.... <BR> <BR> I have been walking in the evenings and really enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery .... <BR> <BR> ... <BR> Be good to your self....... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 09:38:12 EST Happy Tuesday What a beautiful day it is... <BR> <BR> I'm having a great day ...hope you all are too.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> .... <em>381</em> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:18:42 EST Have a Healthy Week End YEP it's the week end again...time sure does go by fast when you don't work, everyday seems like a week end to me.... <BR> <BR> I have plans to eat healthy and exercise and get some rest as well, it has been hot for Ohio standards, and now no rain for 2 weeks, we will need to water the garden. I also have plan to just read and work on my puzzle to ways I like to relax and not just veg in front of the TV or computer...keeping my brain in shape is important too <BR> <BR> I have been sharing... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:23:08 EST WINNER I had an interesting conversation with my sister .... <BR> I told her I was a disappointed in myself as I had gained a few pounds back, I told her how hard it is sometimes and I was just really down on myself....... <BR> <BR> I sister took a deep breath and said ARE YOU KIDDING ME.....REALLY LITTLE SISTER ARE YOU KIDDING ME... I can't believe you could be disappointed have accomplished so much in the last 9+ lost over 200 pounds, you eat healthy everyday, you exercise eve... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:23:23 EST Happy Saturday Hope everyone have a fun week end <BR> <BR> Our weather has been so nice...sunny, hot and dry.... <BR> <BR> We have been getting some good veggies from the garden, most got flooded out ...the joys of gardening <BR> but what we have gotten has been so yummy <BR> <BR> fresh tomatoes straight from the garden are hard to beat... <BR> <BR> the blackberries are almost ready too.... <BR> <BR> Hoping everyone has a wonderful week end....enjoy the summer, it will be over before we know it.... <BR... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:18:43 EST A healthy Week It's Sunday again...I'm getting a few new recipes together and planning my weeks meals.... <BR> I do eat a lot of the same foods...... <BR> <BR> I eat the same breakfast everyday...WHY because I really really like it....I do vary the kind of berries but have my fiber one cereal with flaxseed and fage plain yogurt doesn't seem like breakfast if I don' <BR> <BR> I think planning meals is a good way to stay on track for a person like me who likes schedules and maki... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:18:52 EST I NEED HELP Today has been a down day for me...Once again I am struggling with gaining weight...those pounds just keep creeping back....I found some interesting article about weight loss in a site called EVERYDAY LIVING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT...THIS IS PART OF THE ARTICLE..... <BR> <BR> exercise helps you lose weight and keep it off — the National Weight Control Registry reports that people who maintain their weight loss exercise for at least 60 minutes most days — but it’s nearly impossible to ... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:04:50 EST Happy Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day and get some exercise .... <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:05:57 EST Have a Healthy Week end Do something fun..... <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Make yourself ... <em>334</em> ...... <BR> <BR> <BR> and <em>4</em> healthy... <BR> <BR> but mostly have some time to relax reflect and enjoy your week end.... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> ... <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:53:02 EST HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY DAY....... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> HECK MAKE IT THE WHOLE WEEK END... <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>67</em> ..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> ... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:21:49 EST July holy cow where did June go..... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Half the year is sure did go fast...... <BR> <BR> I'm working on a plan for July...there will be lots of BBQ's and I need a plan..... <BR> <BR> What is your tip for BBQ's and all that not so healthy foods, that taste so good .... <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:25:56 EST have a healthy day June is almost gone.... <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> My month went pretty good.. <BR> <BR> We sure ate a lot of fresh veggies.... <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> I am feeling healthy and strong.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy Thursday... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> ... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:59:16 EST pick of the day lettuce any one....this is the lettuce I picked today.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and we have lots of raspberries.... <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> thats parsley in the other strainer..... <BR> <BR> come on over we have plenty to share..... <em>334</em> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:01:21 EST fresh from the garden <em>334</em> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> we love broccoli ..... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:17:38 EST Something to think about today I ran across this statement written on a piece of paper in my drawer with thing to ponder...I might have posted this before but I thought it was worth repeating.... <BR> <BR> FOOD IS THE MOST ABUSED ANTI-ANXIETY DRUG IN AMERICA..... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> EXERCISE IS THE MOST POTENT YET UNDERUTILIZED ANTI-DEPRESSANT.... <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> Author Bill Phillips <BR> <BR> this really got me to thinking......I am guilty of reaching for food, I know I find time daily to sit rel... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:03:34 EST Our Garden here are a few pictures of part of the garden... <BR> My husband love to garden, I <BR> <BR> we can and freeze and share with family and neighbors <BR> <BR> right now there is a lot of lettuce, swiss chard and radishes....all so yummy... <BR> <BR> <BR> now the pictures.....I have to down size the photos....I'll be back <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> more pictures on my facebook page ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:54:25 EST trying more pictures these pictures are of my family at my Dads 90 birthday.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> sisters..they are so beautiful <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> all the kids and Dad....he looks fabulous for 90 years old....and takes no medication.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 9 Jun 2015 19:42:03 EST new pictures <img src=""> <BR> <BR> at my Dads 90 birthday <BR> <BR> <BR> it's working again <BR> <BR> my husband is so handsome..... <em>247</em> Tue, 9 Jun 2015 19:36:12 EST Trying again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> my healthy life..... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> rainbow of food to eat for a healthy life <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> and if you stick with a healthy life style this can happen .... <BR> <BR> <img src... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:24:52 EST Saturday I can't get my pictures to uplaod....sorry <BR> <BR> my commitment to myself...... <BR> <BR> not sure why but my page is off line....I'm trying to fix it.... <BR> <BR> thank for the people who let me know.... <BR> <BR> <BR> have a healthy week Sat, 6 Jun 2015 13:58:09 EST June June is here already...where does the time go.... <BR> <BR> I have made a commitment to have a healthy June.... <BR> <BR> I do so well with my exercise and then not so well with my over eating... <BR> <BR> I eat healthy, mostly veggies and lean proteins , just to many of them... <BR> <BR> I like to eat, but this month I am going back to weighing my food, I need to make the connection with what is a true portion....I have been here before and I know I am slipping, adding just a bit more a... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 03:58:27 EST thank you all I want to thank everyone for the kind words they posted on my last blog.... <BR> <BR> It is so helpful to have support from people who know the struggle it is to not just loose weight but keep it off... <BR> <BR> I want to add that it takes an ever changing most know the more your loose the less you can eat, the more you exercise the more you have to exercise to keep reaching your goals.... <BR> <BR> some how this just doesn't seem fair....and it really isn't....that is why I tel... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:59:52 EST oh what a beautiful day I get asked a lot if the weight lost was worth the hard work worth it.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> when you see this is there any doubt..... <BR> <BR> losing weight is as hard as you make's really up to you...once I focused on what I could eat, on what I could do....once I stop making excuses for myself and resigned my thinking to positive thinking and stop telling myself how unfair it ... Thu, 28 May 2015 14:25:47 EST An amazing thing happened to me This morning I had to frost a cake...I baked a chocolate cake for my brothers birthday....he is 55 today... <BR> <BR> The amazing thing to me was I DID NOT LICK OR TASTE THE FROSTING..... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> In my life I don't believe this has ever happened....I am a huge sampler...I have to taste everything I cook...... <BR> <BR> I have even been known to ask to sample food from other peoples, my husbands <BR> <BR> so today I am marking my calendar the I did not sample ... Sun, 24 May 2015 10:53:28 EST Happy Friday <em>244</em> It's Friday and a long week end .....Most will have Monday off for Memorial Day..... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy and Happy week end.... <BR> <BR> <BR> We are going to have a family get together on Sunday..... <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:01:34 EST