KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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....I w... 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 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