KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 .... <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 Happy Saturday The weather report was for rain today, we got about 3 minutes of light rain and now the sun is out... <BR> <BR> My May plan has not been going as well as I had planned....... <BR> <BR> I am doing great with my exercise but struggling with food....I am trying very hard to stop over eating, that feast beast seems to have sneaked back in to my brain....... <BR> I found myself telling ME that I deserve that extra serving, I deserve some more .............. <BR> <BR> Seems when I relax and not ... Sat, 16 May 2015 10:24:11 EST I am so blessed It was a wonderful week end <BR> <BR> I feel so blessed....I never had children but I married a guy who has 3 children, <BR> they are not really children any more they are all grown up with children of there own... <BR> <BR> I feel blessed because they are always so nice to me, they never let a Mother's day go by with out a card and call...They also always thanks me for taking care of there Dad........ <BR> <BR> I still remember the first time the oldest daughter took me a side at a family... Mon, 11 May 2015 07:22:31 EST Have Happy Mothers Day week end Happy Mothers day.. <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful week end. <BR> <BR> My Mother past away 13 years ago this month.....she is missed every day... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> .... <BR> Fri, 8 May 2015 12:57:58 EST It's Back My spark program is back to normal.... <BR> I can even get recipes and my spark page background is back....I am just so happy.... <BR> <BR> Thanks to everyone for the encouragement.... <BR> <BR> Had a beautiful day with my always he enjoyed the apple pie.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day... <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>220</em> <em>250</em> ... Wed, 6 May 2015 18:22:45 EST SORRY TO SAY....THE PROBLEM IS BACK DARN DARN DARN... <BR> I can't get recipes now either <BR> <BR> BTW I do use google chrome....they say they are not the problem...... Sat, 2 May 2015 15:00:49 EST thanks Thanks everyone for the ideas on how to restore my spark program... <BR> <BR> tech support did give me some ideas too.. <BR> <BR> I did not do anything and most stuff restored it's self..... <BR> <BR> it still won't download pictures.....maybe if I give it more time today it will be back completely...... <BR> <BR> Have and Happy and healthy week end.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 07:23:06 EST spark problem I am having spark problems <BR> I can't get recipes, emoticon and not point boxes at the end of the articles.... <BR> <BR> things just won't load....I have asked tech support but so far no answer <BR> <BR> anyone else having this problem <BR> <BR> I did reboot my laptop but it did not help.... <BR> <BR> I'm missing 2 days of points and I don't like that <BR> <BR> any help would be appriecated.... <BR> <BR> ....... <em>24</em> little blue and white square show up where the emoticon a... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:24:48 EST Being committed being committed means just do it.... <BR> <BR> when I don't want to exercise I just do it any way....kind of like brushing your must be done ...or bathing...LEAN TO JUST DO IT.... <BR> you won't ever regret it........ <BR> <BR> Motivation comes and goes....but committed to your self is what will pull you through the rough times, and heck life is about rough can always find an excuse for not exercising and eating healthy....but where does that get you.... <BR> .... <B... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:44:48 EST I'm committed I receive many spark mails from people asking me how I did it, loos weight and how I manage to keep the weight off...... <BR> <BR> I tell them I am committed to my health...I learned with a lot of help from spark friends , books and article to fashion a plan just for me.....I tell them small changes do add up, if you stick with them... <BR> <BR> <BR> Being committed means, NO MORE EXCUSE.....NOTHING GETS IN MY WAY OF EATING HEALTHY AND EXERCISE....I HAD TO QUIT BLAMING OTHER FOR MY FAILUR... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:25:00 EST Happy Thursday What makes this a a Happy Thursday.... <BR> <BR> I'm healthy and Happy .... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> who could ask for more.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="">...... <em>252</em> .... <em>381</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:49:55 EST Happy Sunday Have a healthy and Happy week..... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The weather has been so nice for the last few days.... <BR> <BR> I have been having a great time with family and friends but will be heading home today..... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> get outside and exercise in this beautiful world..... <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week..... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:36:45 EST HAPPY EASTER HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He died for our sins..Rejoice that his is risen.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> ..... <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A BLESSED DAY.... <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 07:35:30 EST Happy April We are having a delightful day, 60 and sunny <BR> <BR> Planning a healthy month and looking forward to warmer weather... <BR> <BR> Yard work can be started too...yeahhhhh. soon we will be starting the garden...i can't wait to pick our first fresh veggies <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy April... <em>334</em> .... <em>375</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:37:52 EST Sunday The last Sunday in March...and also Palm Sunday <BR> <BR> It's also my sisters birthday... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN....WE LOVE YOU... <em>380</em> <img src=""> <BR> this is me and my sister and great nephews at Christmas a couple of years back <BR> <BR> How did your March go.....How will your April you make plans or set goals.... <BR> <BR> I am making my plan this week...finding new recipes, loo... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:46:01 EST Happy Spring <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lets have a Happy and Healthy Spring....we can do it.... <em>104</em> ... <em>100</em> ... <em>252</em> ... <em>244</em> .... <em>381</em> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:01:06 EST Love yourself <img src="">...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY WEEK END.....YOU DESERVE IT....YOU ARE LOVED.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> ..... <em>220</em> ..... <em>104</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:13:02 EST It's that time again.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> More day light is coming our way.....and hoping warmer temps are coming our way too.. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> have a healthy and happy week end...... <em>334</em> ......... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:57:35 EST when will this end When is this cold going too end.... <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> We have had such a cold winter and I know some have had it way worse then us.... <BR> <BR> It has been sunny for a few days so happy for that.... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> The weather report is more snow tomorrow but not so cold.... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is March.....hard to believe but true........ <BR> <BR> My March plan is about the same as my Feb. plan, watch portions, get as much exercise as possible and keep b... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:41:58 EST still cold Not much going on at my place.... <BR> we have not gotten much snow but boy is it cold.... <em>444</em> ..... <BR> <BR> I have been trying to keep busy inside, working puzzles, cleaning and talking to friends on the phone.... <BR> <BR> when will this cold spell go away..... <BR> <BR> I might venture out tomorrow it's suppose to be in the 30's....but snow....we can't catch a break... <em>425</em> ......... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy and happy week end...... <em>247</em> <BR> <B... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:25:32 EST Thank You I'd like to thank everyone for the Valentine wishes....We had a wonderful day, full of joy and love....we are so blessed with friends and family.... <BR> <BR> We stayed home and did not have our usually dinner out...We are in the grips of an Arctic cold front...we had blowing snow and very cold temps, our local weather report said to stay off the roads as much as possible....So we opted to have a special dinner at home.... <BR> Gary made crab legs, I made coleslaw and cherry pie...we cooked ... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 04:06:50 EST Happy Valentine's Day <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY VALENTINE'S DAY... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:31:06 EST Free exercise equipment I saw this at the Cleveland Clinic.... <BR> It has a sign with an arrow saying FREE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT....POINTING TO THE STEPS... <BR> We all laughed , we watched for a few minutes at how many people went to look but none took the steps.. <BR> <BR> It reminded me we can exercise any place....steps, walking in the parking lot to shop, walking in the store, just moving is exercise..... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week end...... <em>252</em> ..... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:04:16 EST Speaking of healthy Foods One of my favorites foods are egg whites...I bake 14 eggs a week and have at least 2 egg whites everyday..Egg whites are very low in calories, have not fat , no carbs and 7 grams of protein in 2 whites......... <BR> <BR> I blog about healthy foods and eating 6-7 mini meals a day and thought I would share one favorite mini meal....... <BR> <BR> My 10.00 am snack today was : 2 egg whites 0 fat 0 carbs 7gr. protein 34 cal. <BR> 1... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:44:33 EST More HEALTHY magic You can find magic in a rainbow of food.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and lets not forget the magic of in our hearts.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HEALTHY WEEK END.... <BR> <BR> EAT A RAINBOW EVERYDAY AND YOU WILL FIND THE MAG... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:35:21 EST Looking for the real weight loss magic might not be a pill after all <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> the best weight loss pill for anyone...and it also relieves stress, depression and loneliness ... <BR> <BR> Start with 15 minutes a day and the sky the limit, see how good you feel in 1 week....if you feel worse try again... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week..... <em>311</em> .... <em>363</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:01:20 EST Finally <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My Amaryllis finally bloomed, I did not start it till Christmas day, it was one of the gag gifts....not a gag to me I love them..... <BR> <BR> It sure looks beautiful, wished they smelled nice.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week end.... <em>334</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:39:19 EST I can't wait to see some of these <img src=""> <BR> <BR> it's been cloudy and a bit light snow today.....I am so excited to see some spring's going to be months...but tomorrow I will go to the flower shop and buy us some fresh flowers for the house, that always perk me up.... <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> I have a cough that has been linger, and boy am I tried of it...nothing seems to help.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy Thursday.... <em>252</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:42:24 EST Something fun to do today..... <img src="">...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> get the picture...... <em>306</em> ... <em>381</em> ... <em>244</em> .... <em>334</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:31:44 EST Boy it's cold out there It sure has been cold and windy here in Ohio.... <BR> we did go out yesterday to an RV show, had a delightful time...except for the walk in and out.....I got chilled to the bone, of course the windchill was 20 below zero......boy is that cold, I was bundled up....but we had to walk about 5 minutes....the longest 5 minutes of my life..... <BR> But we made it....I am home safe and warm..... <em>30</em> .... <BR> <BR> THANK YOU JESUS ..we have been so blessed with a warm house, clothes and he... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:15:00 EST Tuesday HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.. <BR> <BR> WHERE IS THIS NEW YEAR LEADING YOU.... <BR> <BR> I am done with cleaning the closets, drawers and pantry..... <BR> <BR> I took all my puzzles , clothes, and odds and ends to the good will....I have to say I meet the most delightful young man there...what a sweetheart, he was and so helpful..... <BR> <BR> So my New Year Plan to declutter and share things that are good but we don't need any longer... <BR> I went through my clothes and got rid of things... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:10:05 EST Happy New Year I wish all my friends A very HAPPY NEW YEAR... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Let's have a great 2015's up to choose.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'll be here everyday, eating healthy, exercising, and thinking positive thoughts....will you be here.... <BR> <BR> I'm counting on you...... <em>381</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:35:11 EST Saturday Watch out...before we know it, it's going to be 2015.... <BR> <BR> My plan for the New healthy, exercise most days, watch my portions.....Think Healthy, strong and happy.... <BR> <BR> think positive, act positive..... <BR> <BR> This is the first year in probably 50 years that I don't have weight to <BR> <BR> I have maintained my weight in my happy zone even through the Holidays....I am very pleased with myself and my plan..... <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to all..... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:06:26 EST Merry Christmas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Gary and Kitt 2012.... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS.... <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> hope to get a more recent pix tomorrow.... <em>334</em> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:44:51 EST Happy Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> .... <em>446</em> .... <em>247</em> ..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:40:36 EST Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a very Merry Christmas Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:28:46 EST