KITT52's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KITT52 KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744012 What a beautiful Morning it is...sunny and clear...but the weather report is for a hot day and humid day.. <BR> I'm up early to get my workout done before it gets to hot and I find reasons why not to exercise.... <BR> <BR> No excuses here....90 minutes on the treadmill....15 minutes with weights and 5 with stretchy bands.... <BR> <BR> My positive start to a glorious day......meals planned, snacks too....drinking plenty of water.... <BR> <BR> What are you doing to make it a glorious day.... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:23:01 EST Sunday..the start to another healthy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742519 I finally finish with the cherry canning job....30 pounds of cherries are now ready for the later part of the year....I made 20 half pints of Cherry preserves, 4 quarts of just frozen cherries to be decided later what to do with them, 6 quarts of cherry pie filling and then I used a new recipe from a friend for pie filling that you don't can, it stayed in the fridge for up to 2 months....I will make a pie and cobbler for the next family dinner which is Aug. 3rd... <BR> <BR> I plan on giving ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:40:42 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741714 Have a healthy week end <BR> <BR> I'm making cherry jam, pie filling and cherry syrup...lot of work but I love canning <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:59:57 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737713 Have a healthy week <BR> Today I am planning my meals for the week <BR> we have fresh veggies from the garden so it will be a very veggies week.... <BR> I have been eating a lot of turnips..we just love them fresh in salad but I steamed them and have mashed them with potatoes......also found a great turnip salad recipe//with carrots and apple with a easy vinegar dressing... <BR> have been enjoying the zucchini's and sugar snap peas as well....this week hoping for a few crook neck squash.... <... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:41:53 EST Lesson Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736453 I had a very hectic day yesterday....I had to drive to my Dads an hour a way, do some shopping and run several errands in different areas.....When I left home I had the car packed, I was returning things that family members left at my house over the holiday week end...Darn if I did not forget my snack and my lunch....by the time I got to my Dads I was very hungry but Dad had just finished his meal....so I got busy helping him, shower (he is 90 years old) wash his clothes, and tidy up his hous... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:21:25 EST Healthy and Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734612 I just want to thank all my spark friends for the support and encouragement they give me every day, with out all of you I'm not sure I would be a live today..... <BR> <BR> and I hope I can help just one person to find their way to a healthy life style, help them survive and thrive in a healthy way...I will have accomplished my goals.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy July..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1536697628.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> .... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:48:54 EST Happy 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731751 Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July.. <BR> WE LIVE IN THE BEST COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET..... <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS AMERICA .... <em>232</em> .... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1282454696.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l248005720.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ..... <em>252</em> ..... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 07:07:28 EST A fun week end at the Races http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729088 Gary and I went to the Kentucky Speedway this past week end, we had a ball....lot's of walking... <BR> <BR> I'm going to try and post a picture of me in my Kyle Bush hat, it has M&M's in it as well....I love M&M's, guess it says my picture is too large,,darn not sure how to make it smaller..it was taken on Gary's phone. <BR> oh well we did have a great time, Kyle did not win but he was 2nd....but he hates to be 2nd.... <BR> <BR> have a healthy day .... <em>252</em> .... <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:57:42 EST The Month is almost over.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727320 July is just a few days away...I am getting my July plan down on paper... <BR> writing it down seems to make it more concrete....more real.....and I have thing to look at when the times get tough.... <BR> <BR> I will be tracking my calories, planning my meals, watching portions and trying to get some new foods a try...I tend to eat the same things... <BR> I'm happy to be adding radishes and spinach from our garden and soon beans, peas, carrots, squash and other yummy veggies.... <BR> also mo... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:40:52 EST HAVE A HEALTHY WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723226 What kind of week will you have..... <BR> as for me.... <BR> I have planned my meals, I bought fresh fruits and veggies for the next few days....I made sure I have snack items that are healthy and handy so when I just must have something to eat it's ready... <BR> <BR> I planned my exercise, I'll get plenty of rest so that I feel like exercising....I will park my car and walk as much as possible....I'll use the steps, if I get bored I'll go for a walk or walk around the yard, I'll remind mys... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:37:10 EST Happy Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721821 <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>26</em> <em>19</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DEAR HUSBAND AND BEST FRIEND GARY <BR> <BR> HE IS 65 TODAY..... <BR> <BR> HUGS AND KISSES....I LOVE YOU <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1704473748.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this picture was taken at Christmas...in a family gift exchange our dear great nephew said...Go a head U... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 03:20:06 EST Things are warming up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720628 It has been warm here in Central Ohio.......but no rain for a few days... <BR> <BR> The garden is going good....things are growing....I can't wait to pick and can or freeze for the winter.. <BR> <BR> Going to look for fresh picked strawberries tomorrow, hoping to make jam... <BR> <BR> I have been doing really good with my exercise and food...I am at my goal weight and have been maintaining right on the mark....this is my happy spot....I am feeling content and healthy... <BR> <BR> Not much... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:03:08 EST HAPPY FATHER'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718226 I am so lucky to still have my Dad...he will be 90 in Oct..... <BR> <BR> He can still take care of himself, takes no medications and still has a lady friend.... <BR> <BR> One big lesson I learned from my Dad was to give thanks to God for what we have, in my younger years when I lived at home I watch my Dad pray on his knees for the blessings of his family . <BR> So today we will gather at his home, bringing dinner and gifts and spending the day with him.... <BR> It will be one to remember,... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 05:39:59 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716655 Have a healthy week end <BR> <BR> remember Sunday is Father's Day...... <BR> <BR> don't let the day go by with out letting your Dad he is loved.... <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> ..... <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:16:16 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712869 It has been an emotional day for me, it started last night at dinner, I heard some ladies at the table behind talking, they were poking fun of a very large women who walked by our table....how rude people can be, how dare they judge that women.... they did not know and probably never would know her... <BR> It made me flash back to my days when I was over 300 pounds, I heard people snicker at me too....It dredged up all the old pain and hurt that only someone who has been there would know..... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 14:45:07 EST I think I was in Heaven today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709733 This morning we went to a nursery looking for fruit trees... <BR> it was a beautiful place, so many flowers, plants bushes and trees...... <BR> <BR> As I was walking out back to the fruit tree area I heard some very nice soothing music, kind of like you hear at the funeral Home...I smiled as it made me feel relaxed and calm..then I walked a few feet and <BR> smelled the most beautiful aroma....I heard the birds singing and OMG I thought I was in heaven...a feeling of complete calm came over... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:21:08 EST Happy June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707907 It was May when I went to bed but June when I woke....lol <BR> what a beautiful day it as well..Sunny and warm....the birds are chirping and the garden is growing... <BR> <BR> May was a good Month as I reflect back...I am going to keep my same plan, it has been working so well for me and no reason to change....of course my meal plan might change up a bit, adding more fresh veggies and fruits....I had some wonderful watermelon and blueberries yesterday.... <BR> <BR> I am feeling so motivated... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 07:24:27 EST Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703328 God Bless all the men and women who gave there lives for our freedoms.....I pray for you and your families..... <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> Today is also 11 years since my mother died....... <BR> My mother gave me a rough time most of my life about my weight.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1863205772.jpg"> <BR> Here we are back in 1995 or 1996...... <BR> <BR> <BR> and here I am today....... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1763... Mon, 26 May 2014 08:19:14 EST A long week end has began http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701570 For most of us it will be a long week end....that sometimes is a good things <BR> But there was time in my life when it wasn't.....the days when I worked and did not get time off just because it was a holiday...Working in the Mental health field has some down sides.... <BR> <BR> But now I am retired and it seems like every week is a long week end....everyday can be a holiday....lol <BR> <BR> The last 8 years have been learning to live healthy, not just loose weight but be healthy, be happy.... Fri, 23 May 2014 15:07:04 EST Happy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700071 This seem to be going good here. <BR> I have done well with my food and exercise....I have maintained my goal weight.... <BR> <BR> Going back to basics and hold my self accountable does seem to be best for me....having nicer weather seems to help a lot too.. <BR> we did have rain his morning but now it's sunny and 75... <BR> I went to the green grocers and got plenty of fresh fruits, yum yum strawberries, pineapple, and bananas. <BR> I also bought a cantaloupe, hope it's a good one.... <BR> ... Wed, 21 May 2014 14:02:03 EST It's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696477 Have a Healthy and Happy week end.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> .... <em>104</em> .... <em>4</em> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:34:11 EST are supplements really safe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694869 I read this: Nutrients in pill form can't give you the same benefits as real food....from CR On health news letter <BR> <BR> I get the Consumer Report ..ON HEALTH " news letter....it has a lot of common sense articles..... <BR> I won't post the article and worry about copy right issues...but it was sure and eye opener to read....for me the bottom line is most supplement don't do what they are advertised to do.....I sort of knew that but I do take Vit. D as my blood work showed I was deficie... Wed, 14 May 2014 11:44:59 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692464 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2050048900.jpg">HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1981957127.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Roses I received from my DH <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l286475351.jpg"> <BR> <BR> not the best photographer ..... <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful day.... <em>252</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 08:26:28 EST Sunny days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690529 We have been so lucky, nice weather has come to Ohio at least for now....and the best news is we have humming birds....we set on the deck and watched them this morning...I love watching them <BR> <BR> I have been able to get outside and walk and enjoy the sun and warmth....yahoooo <BR> <BR> I washed DH truck and my car this morning....it was so much fun.....inside and out..... <BR> <BR> I rode the exercise bike pretty early this morning...... <BR> <BR> I feel like a new person since it ha... Thu, 8 May 2014 11:48:48 EST Planning another healthy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687105 today is a beautiful sunny day and warm..63 so far this morning.... <BR> <BR> I'm once again planning this week meals....I find recipes that look yummy and then I rework them to be health.....I have used a few recipes from spark people as well... <BR> this week looks like this....... <BR> <BR> home made spaghetti for Sunday, I use the shiriaki noodle in place of pasta....I love um' <BR> <BR> chicken fajita's for Monday....it's cinco de mayo.....plus extra veggies and I use low carb wraps <... Sun, 4 May 2014 11:06:55 EST Happy May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685022 Today is May first...... <BR> <BR> I am pleased with my progress so far this year..... <BR> <BR> I am back to my goal weight, my May goal is to get down 2 pounds... <BR> <BR> my new weight range is going to be 140-145.....so a long range goal id to loose 5 pounds this summer.... <BR> <BR> eat no or little processed foods...get plenty of exercise, at least a 5k daily...that' only 3.3 miles...my long range goal is to walk at least 5 miles a day or more...I know I can do it.... <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 1 May 2014 14:12:26 EST Who really knows what works... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684062 Today I received yet more advice from people telling me how to loose weight.... <BR> In the 8 years since I started here on spark people, I have gotten messages and post from people who tell me how I am doing it all wrong.....I am not eating enough food or I'm not eating enough whole wheat or I'm eating to much fruit.. <BR> <BR> the list goes on with the advice people send me.....some days I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry, especially after I check out there spark page....wonder why so m... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:25:10 EST May Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682270 It's almost May...wow the time sure fly's when your having fun... <BR> <BR> Are you having fun....Have you thought about new goals for May?....are you going to challenge yourself? <BR> <BR> Have you thought about what small change you can make in your life that will help improve your health? Small changes can add up..... <BR> <BR> MY SMALL CHANGES FOR MAY... <BR> <BR> I'm going to eat a bit less, instead of 1/2 cup of yogurt for breakfast I'm going to eat 1/3 cup... <BR> I'm going to ad... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:25:46 EST Thank You everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681527 I want to thank everyone for the wonderful goodies and all the kind well wishes for for 8 year sparkaversary.....there is no emoticon for 8 years.....maybe they did not think anyone would still be here this long.....lol <BR> SURPRISE I'M STILL HERE...... THERE ARE MORE WHO HAVE BEEN HERE EVEN LONGER..... <BR> <BR> HAVE A HEALTHY WEEK <BR> <BR> TOGETHER WE CAN REACH OUR GOALS AND MAKE AMAZING PROGRESS.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>250</em> <em>381</em> <em>... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:51:19 EST 8 years right here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680887 I have been with Spark People for the past 8 years.... <BR> <BR> Has my life changed.....yes it has, not only have I lost over 200 pounds but I have kept it off.... <BR> <BR> I have meet so many wonderful and supportive people.....I never thought that would help , but it did... <BR> <BR> Back in 2006 I retired from my very stress filled job.....I was just so tired of the red tape in the State system that I thought I would die if I did not retire.....( I was 52 years old)....but I later le... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:42:39 EST Spring Time is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677937 Everyone knows spring is suppose to be here but it has only been about a week of warm temps and that it really did feel like spring in Ohio..... <BR> <BR> I have been spring cleaning for about a month, trying to get things done my way.....lol... <BR> <BR> Today was my day to get my spring clothes out..... <em>41</em> ..I was wondering what new things I might need and well the truth is I was wondering if the old things would fit....I have worked very hard the last 4 months to get back to ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:25:38 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675810 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1571449242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l317351509.jpg">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Healthy and Happy Easter........ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>67</em> <em>449</em> <em>452</em> <em>453</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:52:18 EST Good Morning World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672539 I'm up early today as I have so much to get done..... <BR> <BR> I decided to get up and exercise then check in with spark people so I could have the rest of the day to complete my long list of things to get done.... <BR> <BR> Planning always helps me stay on track........ <BR> <BR> The weather has turned cold again so I was on the bike this morning....hoping to get to the treadmill later today.... <BR> <BR> I'll be sort of away from Sparkpeople for a few days as we are having family with ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:46:51 EST Positive Progress everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668333 Spring seems to bring the positive out in me.....I want to go outside more and get more exercise...... <BR> <BR> This morning I got a real positive kick...I was down one more pound....and try not to let the scale set my tone for the day but the truth is seeing a lower number on the scale does make me smile from eat to ear...I still work hard everyday to do my best..... <BR> ..... <BR> One of the best positive things from my journey is my DH, Gary has picked up on my healthy life style. It wa... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:42:50 EST positive progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666378 This morning as I was working out, walking on the treadmill my mind wondered back to the first time I was on what I use to call the DREADMILL.....when I first started I was lucky to do 15 minutes and not liking it much at all....I have come a long way ....this morning 90 minutes went by so fast I could not believe it.....I am prove that it can be done....(for those who don't know I'm 61 and in 2006 I weighed 347 pounds)....I learned from spark people and people I meet here that I just needed ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:19:26 EST Happy April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661981 it was a beautiful day, sunny and warm....hope it lasts..... <BR> <BR> My goals for April are the same as March, watching portion and getting a extra workout after dinner... <BR> this has worked for me since the first of the year..I am getting closer to my goal weigh...again... <BR> tomorrow is weigh in day ....I am sure I lost my usual half pound per week...this works for me.... <BR> <BR> have a healthy day..find what works for you and keep going...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:08:02 EST My 2 month Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659188 Today is my 2 month streak...I started a streak to exercise a second time 3 times a week after dinner.... <BR> I started with the idea of 3 days a week at least 15 minutes.....but I was able to do it every day but one for at least 30 minutes.....I am going to continue for as long as I can...it seems a good way to have some me time, digest my dinner better and even eat less ..... <BR> I enjoy setting goals or starting streaks to keep me interested in my healthy life style plan...... <BR> <BR>... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:36:28 EST A few things I have learned on Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653765 It does matter what I eat.... <BR> <BR> I will never reach my goal if I think I can't..... <BR> <BR> I can eat way less food and still not starve........ <BR> <BR> I learned that portions is the best way to keep on track, and yes I am happy with a half a cup of ice cream ... <BR> <BR> and I can be happy without fast food....soda pop and candy bars <BR> <BR> I can start each day with a smile and a thanks to God for my strong body... <BR> <BR> and exercise is not only good for but fun...... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 08:39:28 EST This really spoke to me today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651529 Pixie sent this to me today and it really spoke to me... <BR> Sometime when we slip up we wonder how can we get that spark back.....this really seems to hit home with me.....thought I would share....... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Whatever you want in life, start today. ... <BR> Not tomorrow - today. <BR> Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning. <BR> Your happiness depends on starting today - every day." <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:47:27 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649934 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1896137739.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2046268804.jpg">..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1462113695.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Happy and Healthy St. Patrick's Day.... <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:25:08 EST Starting another week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649166 Today is the start to another healthy week.. <BR> I have my dinner menu all set for the week, we are having fish twice this week, my part of my lenten offering. I have my exercise plan all mapped out, I am still doing an extra workout in the afternoon or after dinner, what ever works out for my schedule... <BR> I will be attending soup dinner at the church Tuesday, we went last week and it was very uplifting... <BR> <BR> I have learned a lot about nutrition since joining Sparkpeople , but th... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:47:20 EST Happy Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646928 The sun is shining I'm down another half pound this week. I seem to be on a roll again... <BR> My journey has had it's up and downs like most of life..... <BR> I really have been so lucky to have sparkpeople friends and my family for support and encouragement.... <BR> I do work hard each day and try and do my best....this journey is not about being perfect or with out ups and downs but it about what to do to be healthy and happy... <BR> As I have stated many times find what works for you and ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:47:56 EST Happy March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640533 Today was weigh in day ...I'm doing the happy Dance...... <em>185</em> ..I am down .5 pounds again...I am making slow but steady progress..so living a healthy life style and making small changes really does work..... <BR> I have been asked what went wrong and why did I gain weight back....the answer is easy I ate more than my body needs to function ....I am one of those people who has to be very mindful of each morsel of food I put in my mouth....is this fair....heck no but it's the facts..... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:40:59 EST it's almost March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635382 Feb. sure did go by fast....it was a good month for me...I stayed on track and found healthy ways to keep going with my plan and closer to my goal....... <BR> My goal for Feb. was to loose 2 pounds, I know that doesn't seem like much but it's half pound a week...that is a goal I can reach and not feel like I am starving or being deprived...this works for me... This is a plan I can live with...that is important to my success..and that is what Spark People is all about. Finding a plan that wor... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:10:05 EST Have a Healthy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632816 Just a quick hello..... <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Planning is a sure way to success..... <BR> <BR> What have you planned for..... <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> <em>311</em> <em>361</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:28:16 EST Fab Feb. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628420 Today I reached my Feb. goal....I still have a way to go to get to my goal weight of 140..I am at 149.5... <BR> this has been a rough road some days....I made a promise to myself to get back to where I need to be... <BR> I am going to stick with it till I get there...and then I need to stay there...I have gone up 10 pounds and down...I need to find a way to stay between 140 to 145....I know I can do this, it will always be work but i can do it..... <BR> <BR> So today I am a head of my goals,... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:23:53 EST Having a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625621 Hard for me to believe its already Feb.16....only 13 more days to March.... <BR> Hoping March has less cold and snow...I want <em>67</em> and <em>125</em> <BR> it sure has been a cold snowy winter..... <BR> <BR> Planning my meals for the week..trying to find a few new things to keep things fresh and new.. <BR> <BR> I have been doing great on my exercise, wondering when it got to be my favorite time of the day... <BR> working on puzzles as well...trying things to help me not get to cr... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:52:44 EST Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623687 <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY..... <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> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:23:06 EST Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623171 KINDNESS IS THE LANGUAGE THE BLIND CAN SEE. <BR> .......AND THE DEAF CAN HEAR.... MARK TWAIN <BR> <BR> some one send this to me yesterday with a nice letter about how much simple kindness can mean in a persons life...... <BR> <BR> This is so true, sometimes just a smile can change a person's life...so with Valentine's day being here, remember a small kind act can make a difference.... <BR> <BR> Have a Happy Valentine's Day.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:59:08 EST Sweet Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620429 I got the sweetest surprise this morning...My spark page was given the honor for the spark page of the day from a wonderful team I'm on ...ROOTING FOR RUBY... <BR> <BR> I am so honored...we had a challenge to decorate our page for Valentine's....so if your bored or want to get a Valentine rush.....lol ( a joke ) please stop by my page...... <BR> <BR> With the cold weather this has warmed me up a bit....thanks everyone for your sweet comment and all the goodies...I do love you all, and happ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:55:52 EST