KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 muc... 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 wonderful Wednesday It's cooler here a nice change.. <BR> <BR> I have gone back to measuring my food, mostly weighing, as its more accurate with my food scale.. <BR> it has made quite a difference already...... <BR> i'm feeling more in change and more accountable.... <BR> <BR> I know I'll be back to baseline soon <BR> <BR> I have exercise down, never miss a day..but food is such a struggle, but I'm back on track , so that gives me motivation to keep going... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a god ... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:00:09 EST Happy New Year Once again a New Year is time just speeds by....... <BR> <BR> I'm not going to rehash what did not go well this year, I'm going to focus on the positive...... <BR> <BR> We sold our home and most of our personal belongings........ <BR> <BR> In June we hit the road in our 5th wheel RV....We saw more places than I can remember at 5.30am.....we are so blessed, we meet so many nice people ...saw a lot of this beautiful country....and made it to Mission Texas for the winter.....we do ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:04:36 EST Merry Christmas Wishing everyone Peace and Joy this Christmas eve........ <BR> <BR> Be safe.....God Bless........... <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>445</em> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:16:13 EST Happy Tuesday I did a blog but for some reason it did not post <BR> not sure what happened..... <BR> <BR> Anyway Have a Healthy Tuesday..... <BR> <BR> Enjoy Christmas week..... <em>446</em> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:03:43 EST reply I have decided at this time not to get the Air Fryer...have not heard enough from real people I trust.... <BR> <BR> I'll wait a while and give it another try..... <BR> <BR> It's suppose to be 90 here today, then a cold front suppose to move in <BR> <BR> A few days ago it was 65 at 8.30am, I went to the store and people had coats scarfs and some even had gloves on....they were talking about how cold it <BR> <BR> All of you up north please stay warm, drive safe, stay home if you... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 06:56:47 EST Air Fryer I am wondering if any one has an Air Fryer or used one... <BR> they look pretty wonderful on TV...making yummy looking fried foods with little or no kind of fat.. <BR> <BR> <BR> I might buy one but wonder if its as good as they say... <BR> <BR> not enough info to get me to buy one yet.... <BR> <BR> thanks Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:51:33 EST Friday again It has been a very busy week and I can't believe it's Friday already... <BR> <BR> This morning is going to be another busy on..... <BR> 6.30am walking group..we walk 3 miles <BR> 8.30 exercise group ...30 minutes <BR> 9am Choir practice <BR> 10am park meeting.... <BR> 11 am appointment to get lab work results...that should not be long unless there are problems <BR> hope to be back by noon to get a chance to eat... <BR> <BR> I plan on taking some nuts with me to the park meeting so I can s... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 06:49:30 EST Rainy Friday <em>593</em> I woke at 4am to hear it raining...that is a good thing here, we need the rain <BR> also it was cooler yesterday, high was only 80..yep 80 way better than the 90's it has been...... <BR> <BR> I decided to do a DVD a friend gave me from Leslie Sansone called the Walk your belly flat......... <BR> <BR> good work 8.30 I have a 30 minute low impact class I go to 3 days a week.. <BR> so lots of exercise....... <BR> <BR> Things are going good..had a few days where I still ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 06:03:51 EST Nov. is almost over Where did the month go... <BR> It sure went by fast... <BR> I have been keeping so busy, the days just fly by..... <BR> <BR> I did have a fairly good month...down 1 pound, not much but better than a gain....I hope to do better in Dec.... <BR> <BR> I started a new group here in the RV park... <BR> A walk away the pound group meets Tues. Thurs and Sat. at 7am....thats early for most.... <BR> and for the walking group it's an hour later, some like me walk first then we do the walk away the pou... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:45:23 EST Happy Thanksgiving Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving....... <BR> <BR> I am so blessed with good health, family and friends..... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We are having 6 couples to our place today for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner... <BR> <BR> I'm making the turkey, stuffing, gravy and pies, everyone is bringing something as will be a wonderful day of friends and food... <BR> <BR> My plan is to have a bit of all my favorites....and have fun talking and visiting with people.. <BR> <BR> Hope... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:04:57 EST Prayers My Dad is in the hospital, he is 92 ... <BR> <BR> Hoping he has a full recovery....he has an infection and this has made in confused and weak <BR> <BR> He does live in the family home and takes care of himself, no medications.. <BR> Hoping once he gets his strength back he can go back home and resume his life.. <BR> <BR> Please pray for God to do what's best for him..... <BR> <BR> Thank You.... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:45:37 EST Happy Thursday The week end is almost here.... <BR> I have been busy with group activites here at the RV park.... <BR> <BR> I'd like to thank everyone for the Birthday goodies and was a wonderful Birthday <BR> I feel blessed to have gotten this far in my life....and I'm healthy and happy....... <BR> <BR> I owe a lot of it to Sparkpeople program and to the wonderful supportive people I have meet here <BR> <BR> THANK YOU ALL.... <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy Thursday.... <em>267</... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:05:31 EST God Bless America <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> God Bless America on this Veterans Day and everyday............ <BR> <BR> I salute the Hero's who fought , who are now fighting and who lost there lives for this country....for the families of those brave men and women....I pray for them all <BR> <BR> <BR> My hero and the live of my life....I will never ... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:19:46 EST We are winter Texans This is our winter in Mission Texas <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> if you look next to the trailer on the right, theres our 5th we even have a guest house too.. <BR> its not much but it home for about 5 months out of the far we have still been in the 90' snow here for Christmas..(last year we ate outside for Thanksgiving and Christmas) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 06:31:58 EST Monday is here again It has been a busy time for us here in southern Texas <BR> We got the central air in..thank goodness it still in the 90's here... <BR> I got my Texas drivers licence , car inspected and now I am a Texan.... <BR> I found drapes and rod for the new (to us) place...Gary has them all up..the place is starting to look better, more like a home..We had things called shade put on the windows, look more like screens to me but they block the sun and the part you cant see in fr... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 06:24:00 EST Happy Thursday I'm not that happy this morning, it's 5.30 am did not go to get till after midnight.. <BR> We watched the world series...Darn Cleveland did not win, but they put up a great fight.. <BR> It got me to thinking even when you are down ....or in my case gained a few pounds again.. <BR> I get get back on track, I can stop thinking negative thoughts about myself....I am a winner. <BR> I have kept 200 pounds off now for over 7 years. (started this journey in 2006, took 3.5 years to loose 210).... <BR... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 06:45:33 EST Sunday I am so very happy the Cleveland Indians won again last night, they are one game from winning the World another game tonight... <BR> <BR> I got my flu shot yesterday....oh boy my arm is sore this morning...Have you hd your flu shot? <BR> <BR> Have you ever read how many people mostly young children or senior people die each year from the flu....It an easy way to stay healthy.... <BR> <BR> I did not do good yesterday with my eating....I am trying to figure out how I got so f... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:41:49 EST Friday Can you believe it's Friday already.. <BR> tomorrow will be a week since we arrived at our winter home.... <BR> They call us winter Texans, all the seniors who stay down here in the Rio Grande Valley. <BR> I must say the community around us as so very nice, polite and gracious to the winter Texans...Most places we go to we are thanked for even give special treatment.. <BR> In the local newspaper it says Winter Texan bring over 750 million dollars to the community. <BR> So they want us to be h... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:56:28 EST Happy Thursday The weather is still the 90:s but we got the central A/C unit and new furnace install. not sure when we will use the furnace but I know there can be a chilly morning or two.. <BR> <BR> My eating seems to be doing better, I have been so busy no time for mindless eating <BR> I am about 95% unpacked the rest should be easy since we will be in a cool house, not the sweat box.. <BR> I slept good last night <BR> so the sun is almost up time to hit the track <BR> <BR> Have a happy Thursday..... <... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:04:49 EST Monday Sunday is my rest day...but I worked like crazy to get things but away... <BR> I brought way to much stuff, so have 2 big boxes to go today to the mission . <BR> We are very close to the border here and the churches collect for the poor in Mexico.. <BR> and oh my some are so very poor........ <BR> <BR> Today I'm hoping to finish, I don't like an unorganized house.... <BR> <BR> We did go over to friends house last night to watch Football, mostly the ladies talked....making plans for a big sh... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:53:50 EST