KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 shopping... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:53:50 EST Sunday We arrived at our winter home here in southern Tx. <BR> The weather was nice, sunny and warm...We were greeted my several of our friends we meet last year so it was a wonderful welcome..... <BR> I did manage to get the fridge and freezer cleared out from the 5th wheel and in to the fridge in the house.. <BR> I need to go shopping today for fresh fruits and veggies... <BR> We went out to dinner with the friends we spent the month with in was a good evening.... <BR> <BR> Today I sh... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:55:16 EST Thursday Yesterday we made it to Van Horn Texas.... <BR> <BR> It was a good drive, several slow downs and one short stop on the road, the always present road construction..... <BR> <BR> There was not much to see, no even small towns from the highway, the only way to get to where we need to go......... <BR> <BR> Lot of open spaces and dry looking foliage...... <BR> <BR> WE made it to our RV park for the find no TV or even radio signal....I should say there was some sort of talk radio bu... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:04:30 EST Monday Another Monday is here..time sure does go by fast..... <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful week end, the weather has been so nice...I hate to go....but that time is about here again..time to move on...We are working our way down to southern Texas for the hardly is winter down's been in the high 90's and the fore cast looks like it will be staying there at least for now.... <BR> <BR> Some of our friends are there already, and say it's been a hot one everyday, way above normal... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:17:48 EST Beautiful Wednesday The sun is shining and it's a beautiful Autumn day here in Silver City.... <BR> This is our last week here, next Wednesday we move on....I't time to be heading south to Mission Texas for the's very warm still down there..still in the high 90's........ <BR> <BR> We have had a good time here in New Mexico...yesterday we went to the local museums, and walked around down town at some shops...Lots of art shops...This is a college town. <BR> <BR> The weather has been perfect..75 durin... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:47:28 EST Sunday Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends <BR> <BR> Enjoy the family and friends.. and the turkey..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Planning a healthy week.... <BR> I got a few new cooking mags. looking for new easy recipes to try.. <BR> <BR> We are still in Silver City New Mexico, but taking a day to relax and rest... <BR> <BR> Cabbage soup for dinner, I made yesterday... <BR> <BR> Sunny and 72 here so far today.. <BR> <BR> Life is good..... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 13:30:02 EST what a wonderful day Yesterday was just a wonderful day...... <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my Dads 92nd. birthday...he is an amazing man...he takes no medication...he is not as fast or as quick as he use to be but he still lives in the Family home, my brother lives with him and does most of the cooking...but Dad still makes his own coffee and gets his own breakfast everyday, he still has a lady friend who is a jewel in her own right...We all love her........ <BR> <BR> <BR> And if that wasn't enough Brian , the youn... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 14:15:38 EST Friday We had a lot of rain last was much needed..... <BR> <BR> We have been keeping busy here at Silver City New Mexico...we are at a small RV park, very quiet and very nice..nice people all around us.. <BR> <BR> We have been out sight seeing and watching the wildlife all around us.. Seems some of the hummingbirds have moved on we see only 2 the last few days.. <BR> <BR> On Monday we went to the City of was very interesting, huge lava rocks, looks sort of like another plant... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:58 EST Having a quiet Saturday WE decided to stay at the RV park today........ <BR> I was up early and got my 60 minute walk in...what joy it is for this cool mornings.. <BR> I also saw 2 huge jack rabbits running and playing...lots of small cotton tail bunnies too... <BR> Then the big birds were sure active this morning, I think they are falcons...I sort of felt they were out to greet <BR> <BR> I have been enjoying the humming birds as well, about 4 or 5 come to the feeder, sometimes they appear to be fighting... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:18:44 EST New Mexico <img src=""> <BR> <BR> last nights sun set here in Silver City New Mexico........ <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:15 EST New Mexico We are in Silver City New Mexico....What a lovely place to be.. <BR> The weather has been perfect, sunny and warm during the day and cool at night, 83 day temps and 55 night temps... <BR> <BR> Our space at the RV park is just beautiful with ceder trees, cactus and other local flowers, not sure what they are....Best part we have lots of hummingbirds, there are all kinds of birds, bunnies and deer....with trails for me to walk .... <BR> <BR> WE bought a hummingbird feeder and in a tree by our... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:17:19 EST Fresh fish Gary went fishing yesterday morning...was home an hour later, with 4 of the nicest rainbow trout...he said he could have had more but why take what we can't eat in one meal....... <BR> <BR> He grilled them over the open fire, wow oh wow were they fresh, I love them, .. <BR> <BR> Today is our planning day, we will be leaving here Sunday morning, we will be moving south to warmer temps. ........ <BR> This AM is 36 degrees, at we will find a place where it is not so cold i... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:05:09 EST Wednesday Raining with thunder and lightening this early I'll wait a while for my walk <BR> Rain doesn't bother me but the lightening does....lots of mud here too <BR> <BR> Last evening we went on the most wonderful adventure...we took an off road to go look at wildlife...and OMG... ... <BR> we saw wild turkeys, big huge wild turkey a bout 5 or 6 we could see from the road.., it was a beautiful drive, lots of pine trees and cedar trees.. the further we went the better it got, then Gary sa... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:50:38 EST Beautiful walk I am in Eagle Nest New Mexico.... <BR> I had a beautiful walk this morning, it's brisk 40 degree... <BR> but what a view, as I walked I saw hummingbirds, and lots of birds...coyotes , deer and dogs.. <BR> <BR> I enjoy this part of the country, I use to live in Colorado for 35 years, ( we are close to Colorado) <BR> <BR> We have plans to go further up into the mountains today...just to see the wonders of mother nature... <BR> <BR> Planning our lunch, we are taking apples and cheese and nut... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:47:01 EST Sept. 11, 2016 15 years has gone by since the worse attack on the America.... <BR> <BR> Today we reflect on those who lost there lives much can be said but I'm not that good with words.. <BR> I just pray that some way some how we can find peace in this world.... <BR> <BR> We are in New Mexico...Eagle Nest elevation 8,486 or something close to that....we can see the mountain ranges all around's beautiful , but it is cool this morning 36 degrees....but what a sun rise... <BR> <BR> We had to ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:46:51 EST Friday already It's the start of another week end. <BR> We are in Guymon Oklahoma, got here yesterday afternoon, found a very nice RV park.. <BR> it's also a outdoor theater , pizza place and snow cone shop.... <BR> we were sad to find out the movie, pizza shop and snow cone shop are closed for the season......but the park is still very nice <BR> We plan on staying here for 2 nights then move on to New Mexico. <BR> We had a very nice drive here, we take the secondary roads so we go through a lot of small to... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 06:57:51 EST Happy Wednesday Our time here in Branson has come to an end.. <BR> <BR> We had the best time....we went to over 20 different shows and we saw 2 of them twice they were so good... <BR> <BR> It was also time to say good bye to our friends ...with out them we could not have gone to all those shows...They worked at a camp ground here and get free tickets to the shows and are able to take a was so much fun... <BR> <BR> We are moving west this morning going to several different RV parks on our way to... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 07:24:52 EST Happy Sept. Oh my where has the time gone...... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Sept. seems like summer is gone and cooler weather is before us....We can only hope.. <BR> It has been a hot summer I am looking forward to some cooler mornings .. <BR> lots of wonderful fall produce.... <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> This month I hope to do better in my eating....less eating out and watching my portions.. <BR> I will stop making excuses and do what I know I must do before my weight gets out of control again <B... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:25:32 EST Wednesday I want to say good bye to Aug. and hello Sept. <BR> <BR> We have been very busy here in Branson, we will be leaving in a week so lots to get done before we leave.. <BR> <BR> Time has gone by so fast, we are having the best time...Seen so many things and meet so many nice many talented people.. <BR> <BR> time to start working on my Sept plan.... <BR> <BR> I did not do as well as I had hoped in Aug. but I am determined to do better with my eating in Sept. <BR> I did do a great... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:22:16 EST Friday It's Friday already...the time has been flying by so fast............ <BR> <BR> We went to the Fantastic Caverns this week also to the College of the Ozarks, wow what a great schools...they work to pay for their tuition....they have a farm, gardens and dairy...they have a very nice restaurant there where the use the food they grow and the animals they was very interesting and the food was so good....especially the ice cream.....the wait staff was very friendly and informed about ... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:23:28 EST Sunday Morning What a beautiful sun rise here in the Ozark Mountains....... <BR> <BR> I feel so blessed to be alive.......Thank You Lord for sharing the beauty in this world....... <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets all have a happy and healthy Sunday.... <em>104</em> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 08:08:26 EST Fun Thursday Yesterday was such a fun day... <BR> WE went to the Table Rock Lake we got a lot of walking , it is a huge lake and we both like water and lakes...There is a dam also..lots of trees...we really enjoyed ourselves... <BR> We then went to another Lake...Lake Taneycomo, we bought tickets for the evening cruise and dinner ride...oh was that nice, a beautiful boat good food and really nice get a small table looking out the window, everyone has a window view, it was so relaxing...the fo... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:35:40 EST Wednesday Already I can't believe it's Wednesday already..... <BR> It has cooled down a bit and the humidity has dropped as well... <BR> I am up early getting ready to walk a new trail, lots of trails out here.... <BR> I need to wait till it gets day light.... <BR> We did some sight seeing yesterday, and shopping down town...Looking for a farmers market. <BR> Things are going forward, the month is half over and I still need to do better on my eating plan, seems I have a few good days then we go out for dinner ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:13:06 EST Oh Happy Day the weather has finally cooled down and the humidity has lifted some <BR> We had a wonderful Saturday and was able to turn the A/C off..We even sat outside for a couple of hours and enjoyed it..... <BR> <BR> I found some fairly steep trails to walk around the RV park so getting some good work outs... <BR> I am proud of what I can do...... <BR> <BR> Now if I could do better with food...I am over junk food I don't much into the house..I know I am eating too much cuz the scale is g... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:46:34 EST Happy Thursday I joined the sparkpeople premium program..I did the 29.99 option...I'm loving it.... <BR> <BR> the ads are gone the distractions....and the extra help has been nice...... <BR> most I know because I have used sparkpeople for over 10 years but have slipped up a bit so good reminders.... <BR> <BR> The weather here in Branson has been very hot, heat advisories every day..the humidity has been morning walks on these hills are kicking my but...I don't do well in humidity.....I'm sp... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:08:59 EST Sunday It is a cooler morning here in Branson Mo. <BR> Yesterday was a busy day..I was up early put on my walking shoes and off I went to walk the RV park, all rolling type hills a good workout for sure, greeted a few people who were walking there dogs...... <BR> We had got the call from our friends, we were getting together..We started off at the craft malls, so much beautiful handmade things and clever things..... <BR> I saw hillbilly wind chimes...(empty beer cans tied with things from a... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 07:58:17 EST Saturday We made it safely to Branson Mo. <BR> we had a slight change of RV park plans, but it all turned out great.... <BR> we have a shady spot 3 miles from town, at a third of the cost of the other place.. <BR> <BR> We did not get settled when our friends called...Get ready they said we are taking you out.. <BR> <BR> so we got ready and about 30 minutes later we were off to dinner , then we did some driving around to show us where things are and the best way to go...lots of traffic .. <BR> then w... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 08:09:09 EST On the road again We finally left Wednesday morning out west <BR> <BR> We had hitch problems so did not leave Monday...a very nice man got it fixed for us for 43. dollars in less than one the parts free from the manufactures a spare kit in case we have the problem again.... <BR> (we were told it would be hundreds and take up to 2 weeks)..we feel so blessed to find an honest friendly man at the RV shop in Shreve Ohio.... <BR> <BR> We went to Indiana and stayed one night the today we went thro... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 18:31:08 EST Friday The week end is upon us .. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> One down side to living in a 5th wheel RV is you have to go to a laundry mat..... .... <em>86</em> <BR> <BR> it can be quite an we all need clean clothes at some point...but I am ready..clothes have been presorted, got a couple rolls of quarters.... <BR> last time I washed I thought 10 dollars was enough for 3 loads of wash....but no...... <BR> <BR> so this time I have 20 dollars in quarters and have my own soap... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:19:39 EST Monday Weigh in today....I am not a happy camper for sure... <em>15</em> <BR> as of today it's back to the basic plan.....I need to get my weight back under control..... <BR> <BR> I need to stop making excuses...just because I am on the road I do not have to over eat... <BR> <BR> It sure has been humid here....Hot too..... <BR> my morning walk was not great, I was so sweaty and the bugs were sticking to me..yuck.. <BR> <BR> also something was following along side the road in the woods....maybe... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:33:33 EST Saturday WE are in Niagara Falls....what a fantastic sight those falls are... <BR> we went to both sides, the American side and the Canadian side..... <BR> so many people..and wow it's hot and humid.... <BR> I had my water with me too... <BR> <BR> so far I have 14K steps... <BR> <BR> Thursday were did more sight seeing in Ottawa and our friends had a pool party so we could meet some of there was so nice, we relaxed and had a good visit with new friends.. <BR> they are very interested in ... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:59:34 EST Wednesday adventure We took the bus down town today (wednesday) It was was so fun, I have not ridden a city bus in over 40 years...They even had some double deckers....... <BR> <BR> We had VIP seating on the lawn of Parliament to watch the changing of the guards, this was took about an hour, watching them march,there was a huge band and even bag pipes...very special event...lots of people ..I'll remember this for a very long time.. <BR> <BR> We then walked around down town, went through the m... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:35:22 EST Wed. adventure Just a quick post. <BR> This morning we are taking the bus to down town Ottawa to the Parliament area of Ottawa , the capital of Ontario... <BR> <BR> our friends got VIP tickets from a military friend where we can sit and watch the changing of the guard.....more details later.. <BR> <BR> Then we will walk to the street vendors/ produce vendors.. <BR> <BR> We had a fantastic lunch yesterday at Kelly's Landing... we ate at a place a long the river''I forgot the spelling of this River but it'... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:48:25 EST Tuesday We are in Ottawa Canada.. <BR> we went down town yesterday, lots of walking...we saw so many things... <BR> Ottawa is a city on the the downtown are there are places to walk, boat was great fun <BR> we then went to the open are markets with plenty of produce <BR> I saw the most beautiful cauliflower, but lots of fresh veggies... <BR> things are not as cheap here as in the states but boy are they tasty... <BR> <BR> we bought peas, berries, many varieties of lettu... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:10:52 EST Saturday We are in Cambridge Spring Pa. we are visiting with my cousins.. <BR> <BR> It's a cool beautiful morning, the birds are putting on a concert for us...the cats sit mesmerized as they fly back and forth.. <BR> <BR> Had a wonderful healthy dinner last night...turkey breast , zucchini and dessert for of course we had a great time chatting with my cousins... <BR> <BR> Today we we are going to a local fair of some sort..Heritage days I think its called <BR> What fun these... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:06:50 EST Healthy Plans I woke this Am and put on my walking a good brisk walk .. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> then got out my note pad time to make some healthy menus...I'll be doing some home cooking for the next 5 days at least before we hit the road again......... <BR> <BR> I need to go shopping for fresh veggies and fruits....since we don't have a garden ...lucky we are close to the Amish <BR> <BR> it feels good to get back on the healthy eating plan...eating in restaurants is never e... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:41:45 EST Happy 4th of July <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 HEALTHY AND HAPPY 4th of JULY.......... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We at our first stop........Mission's hot here was 102 yesterday when we got here... <BR> we had a wonderful dinner at our Favorite Mexican place....because of the heat we pent the night at a hotel...the A/C in the trailer is not great, tha... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:35:31 EST Moving day Well the movers are done ..the house is empty.....and the truck is full...... <BR> <BR> I'm full too, we had a late lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant ...boy am I full.... <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> We are both tired and taking a break, we are in the 5th wheel , our new home on wheels......... <BR> <BR> I want to thank the 2 young men who loaded the moving truck, they were polite and did not stop working, they were done on less than 3 hours....did great job, making sure everything wil... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:34:32 EST I'm doing it... Today was a rough day.....most all of our things are gone....but when we were loading the 5th wheel we found we still have to much STUFF....we both had to go over and let more things go...i KEEP REMINDING MY SELF...ITS ONLY STUFF..We decided about a year ago we were going to focus on people and fun...and not stuff...that meant giving away or selling was not so hard at first.....but now ...more things must go... <BR> I am tough and will do what ever it takes....mine set is ..I have... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:07:28 EST The last days We are enjoying our last days here in Wooster Ohio.. <BR> <BR> the weather has been so nice, sunny and warm..... <BR> <BR> we have been picking and eating fresh raspberries every day, with fresh lettuce and radishes from our garden...The blackberry bushes are loaded but they wont be ready till August..... <BR> <BR> even the snow peas are blooming.. <BR> <BR> Friends come today and brought a map so we can follow our travels and post where we have been and where we are going.....Thanks Joey... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:58:29 EST Happy Birthday Gary I want to say Happy Birthday to my dear husband....Gary he is 67 today...... <BR> He is the love of my life, my best friend and my rock....he is always there to help and support me every step of the way....He listens to my stories about weight loss , my struggles,my joys and continues to be as happy for me as I am for me.... <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday Honey..... <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also so proud of the Cleveland Cav's.... <em>299</em> it was a heck of a game.....they kept us on... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:59:46 EST Sunday thoughts Most of the packing is done, for now, the movers will be here for the things going to Tx. our winter home.....but not till the end of the month......... <BR> <BR> We have a lot of loose ends to follow up we will be busy with things that take us in to town.......... <BR> <BR> I went through the cupboards to made up this weeks menu, trying to us up what we can....the rest usually goes to the food bank, perishables to my Dad.... <BR> <BR> We had a small gathering yesterday with frien... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:30:01 EST Still packing Things are going pretty smooth with the packing and getting things ready for the movers, they come Wednesday for the furniture my nephew bought....that includes our bed....they took the guess bed last week...... <BR> <BR> We will sleep in the 5th wheel bed at night, how fun camping in our own will be fun.......... <BR> <BR> <BR> I was wondering if any one out there knows what is the meal plan and I guess you would call then rules that people follow who had gastric by pass surge... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 10:58:32 EST I am so blessed As most of my spark friends know we are selling our home and most of our belongings.... <BR> we have a lot of stuff even though we down sized just 4 years ago.... <BR> <BR> We were so blessed to sell the house to a young man and his son, they were so nice and even wrote us a letter on how much they loved the house and the warm feeling they got when we sort of meet,( the showing for the house was suppose to be at 5.30-6pm...we left and returned about 6.45pm....we both said looks like a no sho... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 13:14:08 EST God Bless America Thank you to the brave men and women who protect our freedoms.... <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> God Bless the families who have lost loved ones so we can be free... <BR> <BR> Have a safe week end..... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <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> Sun, 29 May 2016 06:31:07 EST Happy Days <em>252</em> We accepted an offer on our house...yep we will be moving again.... <BR> <BR> We are going to be RVing full time now....scary thought but it is something we have wanted to do for a long time....we have to sell all the house hold furniture and most of our clothes and belongings....not much fits in a 5th wheel.... <BR> <BR> This will be a real test of my ability to stay on track..... <BR> <BR> Hoping I can still find time to check in with spark people and friends daily..... <B... Fri, 27 May 2016 05:34:29 EST June plan I'm in a rut, I need something to get my spark back..... <BR> <BR> Share with me what you do when you feel your spark is gone or going out.... <BR> <BR> Share healthy yummy food ideas....... <BR> <BR> I want to have a new plan for June..... <BR> <BR> and suggestions will be appreciated.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week <BR> the weather has been beautiful here in Northeast Ohio.... <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> .... Tue, 24 May 2016 10:45:16 EST Power Blend I like to share new things I find that are healthy and taste good as well...... <BR> <BR> I found a vegetable blend in Wal-mart called POWER BLEND.....yumyum <BR> <BR> it's in a bag similar to broccoli slaw, but this blend has Brussel sprouts, Napa cabbage, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, carrots and's all shredded up ...... <BR> <BR> 85 grams is a serving (about 1.5 cups) has 30 fat no cholesterol, 6 grams of carbs., 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein....30 grams of natura... Tue, 17 May 2016 11:01:45 EST Happy Week-end Have a healthy and Happy week end..... <em>104</em> <BR> It has been nice here in Ohio for the last few days but a cold front if moving in for the week end...darn....... <BR> <BR> We have been enjoying fresh asparagus rhubarb and herbs from the garden, it has been to muddy to get much more, but the berries are growing fast.... <BR> <BR> Gary is grilling chicken tonight for dinner along with sweet potatoes and asparagus ....yum yum <BR> <BR> Planning on making a big pot of veggies soup ... Fri, 13 May 2016 14:30:36 EST It's Saturday Yep Saturday again....have a fun something you enjoy..... <BR> <BR> and it's Mother's day too...tomorrow .... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Mothers Day..... <BR> do something nice for your Mom... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> I sure miss mine.... <em>458</em> <BR> Sat, 7 May 2016 11:02:11 EST