KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Walnut Canyon <img src=""> this the steps down the walnut canyon....there are cave like ruins down there that people lived in 800 years ago..there were 5 stair cases to walk down and lots of path ways.....and you had to walk back up was just beautiful... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> this is some of the caves or ruins.... <BR> <img src="http://photos... Thu, 11 May 2017 13:01:24 EST Its raining For Arizona the rain is a welcome thing....there are a few fires burning around the state so rain is a much needed thing.... <BR> <BR> We are now in the Flagstaff area, we have seen so much....Grand Canyon ..was spectacular, I do not have the words to really describe....we went to Bearizona, this was an animal preserve, you can drive through, walk through and even take the shuttle through....lots of animals..we spent the whole day, we drove then we walked..we also had a very nice lunch ther... Tue, 9 May 2017 09:26:10 EST Good Time We are just loving this Arizona .. <BR> the weather has been warm sunny and no humidity.. <BR> I walked in the morning then we went to do a little sight seeing in this area called Goodyear.... <BR> the landscaping is just beautiful...I've never seen such wide streets with beautiful flower and bushes, trees every where it;s like a postcard where ever we went........ <BR> <BR> We did go to a thai restaurant for a late lunch....I had pumpkin curry, it was so good...all the veggies were fresh ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:08:34 EST thanks I'd like to thank everyone for the goodies the well wishes the spark mail and what other forms of congratulation I received for my 11 years sparkaversary....I was deeply moved by the wonderful words, and how people express how I motivated them....YOU all motivate me to keep going....... <BR> <BR> I have learned so much and keep earning everyday from people here.. <BR> <BR> Thanks again...Have a healthy and Happy Day... <em>381</em> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:28:25 EST 11 years today is 11 years here on Spark People..... <BR> wow I have to admit I did not remember, I woke and saw I recieved a good from a team member and it said Happy Spark a versary.....oh ya today is the day I found sparkpeople. <BR> Its the day I stopped eating fast foods...that right I have not had a burger or fries or any of that junk from a fast food place...hard to believe but true....if I want fries I now make over much better..if I want a burger I buy extra lean ground ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:48:27 EST On the road again We are up early..getting my sparking done.. <BR> then a few spins around the park and then off we go to Alpine Tx. it;s a shorter drive today but we want to see whets in Alpine Tx......we are like that..wanting to see smaller towns and enjoy what real Americans do...and look for small treasures we can share with family and friends <BR> <BR> Having a healthy breakfast and take our lunch with us...carrots whole wheat crackers and homemade peanut butter...jerky for Gary...and cranberries, dried... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:36:24 EST Happy Saturday I'm a day early <BR> We are closer with getting things done for the Monday departure ..... <BR> ... <BR> Today we had my car and Gary's truck washed waxed and detailed....they look brand new... <BR> <BR> My very favorite Omron pedometer died's been on the last legs but I kept putting it off getting a new one...I order off the net...I had it for about 6 years, dropped it many times and well it just stopped today...I don't have time to order one and get it before Monday, so I went t... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:25:44 EST April Showers WE are having much needed rain this early Tuesday morning...we sure can use it down <BR> <BR> We are in the process of getting the 5th wheel (RV) ready for the road, we leave Monday for the west.....we shall be on the road till Oct. then we come back to our Mission Texas home... <BR> <BR> I am both excited and nervous..we will be spending most of the time with Gary's family.... <BR> <BR> So lots to do....I'm lucky we both are doers.....we work till it gets done......We are both organized ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:50:55 EST Happy Easter <em>449</em> Happy Easter everyone.. <BR> <BR> I'm a bit early but have a lot planed the next few days so did not want to go with out wishing everyone a joyous and blessed Easter... <BR> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:04:28 EST Going strong Holding strong on my no sugar plan... <BR> <BR> one more week....and I can do it........ <BR> <BR> Getting ready to take off on the 20th to Az.. <BR> <BR> lots to do to to get ready for the next 6 month... <BR> <BR> Happy Easter to all...... <em>172</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:55:37 EST gift boxes the gift boxes I'm learning to make are on yesterdays <BR> <BR> I had my 3 mile walk today...and did a 3 mile Walk away the pounds DVD by myself....the group has all gone back home...... <BR> <BR> Today we decided to leave for Az. about the 23 of this month...Husband has family there that are having some health issues so we are going there to help if we can.... <BR> Yahooo I love the dry climate of Az..... <BR> <BR> It was 73 here this morning at 5am....humidity 83%...I'm j... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 10:29:24 EST another week goes <img src=""> <img src="">I'm not sure what week this is of Lent....week 4 I believe.. <BR> <BR> so far no sweets have past my lips since I had the cake at a friends 90th birthday.. <BR> <BR> I'm pleased with my progress and how I have found ways of staying clear of those sweet treats.... <BR> 12 days till Easter....I'm going to try and... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 11:54:14 EST Happy April Had to believe it's April 1st already.. <BR> Time just seems to fly by...... <BR> <BR> WE will be hitting the road about May 1st..this year we are heading west...WE will be heading to Oregon ...and stay there for at least a month or two... <BR> thats where the new grand baby lives...... <BR> <BR> I have had a few busy winter here in Mission Texas..its been very warm here all winter long..most days over 90 degrees..... <BR> <BR> I got involved in beading, started an adult coloring..started... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:47:06 EST TUESDAY <img src=""> <BR> Had a good day .... <BR> <BR> Starting some card making <BR> Don't know how to turn its straight....I did this on my phone Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:16:16 EST Thank You I want to thank everyone for the well wishes for our anniversary and <BR> the many goodies we received too... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week... <em>304</em> ... <em>247</em> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:44:18 EST week 3 This is my 3rd week with the no sweets far so get a bit rough when you go to party's but I have hung in there....... <BR> <BR> also for my lenten promises I will not eat meat on Fridays..this friday I had tuna for lunch with my salad and had Tilapia for dinner, even when husband made BBQ chicken...oh boy I was so proud of my self....we went to bingo Friday night...I having a great time and so please with my self about not eating the BBQ Chicken, My husband went and got his sel... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:10:22 EST week 2 this is my week 2 of no sweets...... <BR> <BR> I got sick last Monday, had some sort of URI...... <BR> <BR> still coughing today, but feeling much better..... <BR> <BR> I must confess I had a very small piece of cake yesterday...One of my favorite Ladies here at the park had a 90th birthday party....she was so surprised, her daughters, grand daughter and great grand daughter came from Colorado to surprise her....It's an excuse I know but I did take a very small piece of cake, ...but today ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:08:49 EST Week one Today is the start of week 2 of my no sweets for 40 days...can I do it <BR> <BR> so far I have done great, but did have a bit of a slip...well may be...I had 1/2 a graham cracker, I did not think of it as a sweet, like cookies or cakes or pies....or candy for that matter but my husband says he would consider it like a cookie....what do you it a sweet or just a my thought like bread, or cracker....I did but a bit of peanut butter on it..( fresh ground peanut butter no added sugar sal... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:43:21 EST Healthy Thursday I'm going to try very hard to give up sweets for the next 40 days..but can have fruits <BR> Day 1 was good...... <BR> <BR> today is day 2...and I'm going with the craft ladies to lunch....I can do dessert which how I usually do any way........ <BR> <BR> I am determined to do this........ <BR> I am also going to read from my prayer book every night <BR> and I'm going to de clutter by putting one thing in a box each day that I don't need or want and then donate to the Church for th... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:28:33 EST happy Saturday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> another new dress....... <BR> <BR> I just have to show her off....Maddie is our first grand daughter and of course we think she is the most precious little girl..(we have 5 grandsons, who are special too)...... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week end... <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> more heat predicted for the Rio Grande Valley....... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:45:07 EST Healthy Thursday It was 102 today here in Southern Texas.... <BR> My brain is having a hard time knowing its Feb. and yet its 102 outside.... <BR> I'm so thankful we have central Air... <BR> <BR> Much to our delights be got a few new pictures of the new Grand daughter.... <BR> <BR> she is a very bright active baby for only 2 weeks old...she is also the high light of her Daddys life....and grand parents as well...... <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:40:26 EST Monday It's Monday again...another week..... <BR> Only 8 more days till March..where has the time gone .... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week, eat clean...get exercise and be happy....... <BR> <BR> and never give up....if things have gotten out of control....start today. <BR> <BR> Learn to love matter what that darn old scale says.... <BR> <BR> You are are worth the effort... <BR> <BR> When you have your health you are the richest person in your world.... <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:46:50 EST happy Sunday Have a Healthy and Happy Week.... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:11:53 EST Happy Valentines 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 Healthy Valentines Day......... <BR> <BR> Don't for get to let the ones you love know it........ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:07:25 EST Happy Day <img src="">'s our beautiful grand daughter..she is 20 minutes old here <BR> <BR> Yesterday ...the baby finally got here...... <BR> it's a girl...we are so excited....we have 5 grandsons and now a baby girl.. <BR> all is healthy... I sent some people a text with her picture <BR> she was 6 pounds 12 oz. and she is brite and alert....... <BR> <BR> also it's my sister nd Brother in laws 50th wedding annivers... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:38:05 EST Happy Sunday <em>593</em> ... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week.... <em>334</em> ... <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 08:01:57 EST It's the week end Have a happy and healthy week end.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> From sparkpeoples coaching program the challenge today is to think positive, give yourself a pep talk.... <BR> ... <BR> are you up for this challenge...being nice and supportive to your self........ <BR> <BR> what a great idea....I'm up for this challenge...let's see who can be winners today...... <BR> <BR> I am strong and I will do my best.... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I am off to the exercise group...wonder how many will ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 07:00:42 EST the end is near The end of the month is near.. <BR> <BR> I have done okay with my plan...not as good as I had hoped but Have lost a few pounds <BR> <BR> did not miss any workouts...... <BR> <BR> Got the TV for the RV hall..still waiting for it to be mounted...I'm told today is the day... <BR> <BR> our weather has been warm and sunny... <BR> <BR> So happy and healthy life here..... <BR> <BR> Here comes February...Hope to do as good or better <BR> <BR> Time to set February goals... <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:13:51 EST God Bless America Today is the day....Please remember we need to pray for our country and the people of the world...... <BR> <BR> No matter what you think about the new President...he is in office now...... <BR> <BR> <BR> So lets be good citizens and pray for the good of this great country..... <BR> ..... <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> .... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:20:33 EST where has the month gone too I can't believe the month is more than half over.... <BR> So far it's been a good month <BR> I'm working hard to stay on track...stay away from the food pushers...... <BR> <BR> The weather has been good, so spending more time outside... <BR> and back to doing lots of bead work...keeping busy helps with eating all adds up to a few pounds gone..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Wednesday....think healthy thoughts.. <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> and keep moving Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:14:55 EST The park has voted.... I am so Happy to say the park voted yesterday on to get a big screen TV for the Walk Away the Pounds group and we did it...everyone voted yes we had no Nays... <BR> they will also get a blue ray DVD player.....the group was so happy especially me..... <BR> <BR> so looks like a wonderful week end a head here...our temps have been in the 80's all week..sunny and windy too........ <BR> <BR> I have to get ready for the group this morning...most don't come on Saturday but I'll be ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:16:51 EST Friday Good Morning...I'm up early again.... <BR> <BR> Have a busy day planned so thought I can't sleep any more so will get my sparking done.. <BR> <BR> Things are going good.. <BR> <BR> I'm back to weighing and measuring my far so good... <BR> <BR> Keeping busy with activities here in the park... <BR> <BR> had 14 people at the WALK A WAY THE POUNDS GROUP <BR> to day is the Park meeting and we find out if they will buy us a big screen TV and blue ray DVD player..not just for our gr... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:34:08 EST week one of the new year It's Jan. 7th...the first week of the new year is behind us... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm proud to say I have had a very good week........... <BR> <BR> I went back to weighing and measuring my food... <BR> it makes a huge difference....I am very pleased with my progress.. <BR> I am proud of myself for making my health top priority .... <BR> <BR> We have a cold front here was down to 39 this morning and some where in the mid 50's right now...hoping tomorrow is much nicer..... <... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 16:24:47 EST