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/ Happy Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835072 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1302700327.jpg"> <BR> <BR> .... <em>446</em> .... <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:40:36 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834567 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l751285441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a very Merry Christmas Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:28:46 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833363 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1980871815.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the real reason for the season....... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:39:47 EST Celebration Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831981 Yesterday I celebrated 5 years at my goal weight....My happy weight range...as most know the scale goes up a pound or so and down a pound or so everyday....You can hold your happiness on what the scale tells us.....it took me several years to figure it out...lots of good times and some not so good time.... <BR> I have been with Spark people since 2006, it took me 3.5 years to loose 200+ pounds and now I'm celebrating 5 years at keep those pounds off....... <BR> <BR> Most ask how I did it....... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:11:18 EST Let the Parties begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828954 This week will be the first of many Christmas parties...... <BR> My usual routine for the holidays is to do a lot of baking....cookies, candy and pies.....I love to bake and I love to share with my friends and family...... <BR> <BR> BUT this year I am not going to bake.....no cookies ....no candies....and just pie for my Dad...... <BR> <BR> I feel wonderful....I don't have to struggle with the idea of how I won't eat those cookies and candies.... <BR> <BR> This holiday seems so much easie... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 06:10:18 EST Taking care of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826583 Today was my yearly mammogram....I am good about keeping up with my body, knowing the older we get the more important it gets.... <BR> They read the computer x-ray, not sure what they are called any more. everything looked good so I was told.....Happy and relieved about that...... <BR> <BR> In the morning my DH asked what I would do between my appointments, she suggested I go have lunch at one of my favorite places.....I thought, me eat a lone in a restaurant.....no way, and my healthy brain... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:44:19 EST Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825041 Today I am planning for a healthy Dec. <BR> <BR> I am planning on ending the year with health as my top issue.... <BR> <BR> It has been a good year, I feel more confident with my weight loss and my relationship I have developed with food.....I have come to understand food is not good or bad.....food is fuel..... <BR> even though it can make me happy for a few minutes or make me feel less lonely for a while, in the end if I over eat eat I can feel bad about myself.... <BR> <BR> So now I d... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:07:41 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823767 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l112768223.jpg"> <BR> ... <em>429</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:10:09 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821443 It's Thanksgiving week... <BR> <BR> Do you have a plan for healthy eating?? <BR> or do you just wing it...... <BR> <BR> My plan is to eat lighter each day till Thursday, till turkey day....I love turkey, I love stuffing , I love pumpkin pie.....but I don't love weighing in on Friday morning and seeing a huge gain... <BR> So eating lighter during the week, no dessert , no extra treats....I save all those calories for Thursday... <BR> I still watch portions.... <BR> <BR> I have all my favori... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:02:27 EST Good News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819006 Today was my yearly physical and flu shot.......... <BR> <BR> have you gotten your flu shot yet....did you know thousands of people mostly the old and young child die from the flu....many more are hospitalized...according to the report put out by the CDC.... <BR> I have gotten flu shots for more years then I can remember I know it's at least 40....and I am happy to say I have never gotten the flu nor have I past it on ....cus that's were the problem might be..passing on to someone else who w... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:19:23 EST Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817197 Thanks to every one for the bithday wishes...all the support and kind words....goodies and messages on my blog....I appreciate each one.....Spark friends are the best... <BR> <BR> have a healthy week end.... <em>252</em> ... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:00:19 EST The Best Birthday Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816696 Today is my 62nd Birthday....I find it hard to believe ...but it is true.... <BR> on my 52nd Birthday I wondered how much longer I would live.....I was more than 200 pounds over weight, I had a very stressful job....it was hard to walk from my car to the store door, I would look for a cart so I could use that.....I was depressed and had a lot of very dark days.... <BR> I tried never to go out to people's home or accept invitations to parties.....I was to embarrassed by my weight...I always fe... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:53:59 EST God Bless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814844 God bless those men and women who serve this country....and those who have lost there lives....to keep us safe and free.... <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> <BR> .... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:28:21 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812048 Some days I wonder about food and calories..I'm a rather plain eater and eat mostly the same food...When I find something I like I stick with it....... <BR> I posted a while back about a favorite snack bar I love....they are 100 calories ...but today as I was sort of day dreaming and listening to the TV Gary was watching the fights on Showtime....I hear a familiar commercial ....so I wonder just how many calories was in a small Peanut Butter blizzard.... <em>40</em> saying I was surprized w... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:46:08 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811447 The weather has been so nice for this time of year here in Ohio... <BR> <BR> Healthy tips ..... get outside as much as I can, we are putting the garden to sleep...clean up the leaves and other trash that will be blowing when the cold windy weather hits... <BR> <BR> Bought a few new puzzles to work on this winter, I love doing puzzle and they are a good way to keep my mind and hands busy...I can also march as I work on them to get more added steps... <BR> <BR> I loaded my Nook with a few ne... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 16:27:38 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810220 the sun was shining and it got up to 62....I was outside as much as possible, enjoying the warmer sunny day...I had a wonderful walk and got to see the ground hogs.... <BR> I got a lot of steps in today.... <BR> <BR> I ate a bit more yesterday than I had planned so today was a light day... <BR> <BR> I have a birthday party Saturday so I try to eat light during the week because I will want a piece of Birthday cake...I try to balance it all out... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week....find what w... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:21:10 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809103 Happy November....wow can't believe it's nearing another year end.... <BR> <BR> Holy Cow it will be Thanksgiving again then Christmas....I feel like I just past those high calories times and was just settling in to the fresh veggies from the garden, but they are gone too...We are enjoying the produce I did can and freeze.... <BR> <BR> Today I am going to a football party, I am no real fan of football but most of my family are so I go to socialize..... <BR> <BR> My plan for a healthy day ... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 06:19:13 EST qucik healthy tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808318 sorry I have been busy with family issues and having some shoulder pain...so makes it difficult to type.. <BR> <BR> but a quick is ....learn to love your self no matter what the scales says....don't let a number define who you are...you are so much more than just your weight..... <BR> <BR> Have a happy Halloween.... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:05:27 EST Day 8...healthy snack foods I love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806451 I love to snack and nibble....as I have stated before I'm a grazer, I'm not much for big meals.... <BR> so a few of my snacks are easy and I keep on hand <BR> <BR> Like I said yesterday I bake eggs for the week I have 2 egg whites each day for the protein and because I really like them, I'm not much for the yokes so I toss them, when we had a dog I use to give them to her.... <BR> egg whites are filling for me, they seem to satisfy my hunger and they go good with other foods as well. <BR> <... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:29:40 EST Day 7 of my silly tips that keep me motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805906 The thing that helps me the most is eating mini meals...I eat 6-7 times a day... <BR> even when I worked I ate this way... <BR> <BR> my day is this 4.30 am I wake and have 2 egg whiles( I bake 14 eggs a week great protein and only 17 calories each) <BR> <BR> then at about 9am I have breakfast fiber one cereal with fage greek yogurt fresh berries and flaxseed <BR> <BR> 11 am I have fresh veggies....100 gm. of celery...100 gr. of cucumber 100gm. of cherry tomates...1 slice of fat free borde... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:30:22 EST Happy Sunday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804913 I want to add that when I use the word SILLY it doesn't mean negative ...for me silly means smiles, happy funny, something that might not be expected.....for me silly is a positive ...in my life once I decided to get silly be silly act silly ...my life took on a whole me meaning...I say silly your way through life...if you slip up smile at your self and say....hey silly girl you know you can do better.....I've replaced lots of negative words in my vocabulary with SILLY...cus silly make me sm... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:32:32 EST Day 5..more silly tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804510 Before I started with spark people I had a very poor view of myself....I was just so fat, I could hardly stand myself....I always felt like the fattest person in the room, no matter where I went I was always the fattest...I could not find one thing about myself I liked....well since finding Spark people I have changed. changed a lot not just loosing the weight but my whole out look on myself has changed.... <BR> In an article I read here on spark people it suggested writing down 3 things you... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:39:07 EST Day 4...silly things I do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804036 Today's tip is get a pedometer even a cheap one ....Wal mart has them for about 5 dollars..... <BR> I have the Omron pedometer....I have it in my robe pocket then I transfer it to my work out pants...it is the one thing I use most every day...it took a while but I found it to be very motivational....I like seeing the steps, it helps me know how active I have been during the day.... <BR> once I got use to the thing I feel naked with out it... <BR> <BR> way back when My goal was to get 2 thous... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:05:16 EST Day 3 oh more silly things to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803233 I love the walk away the pounds DVD...they are easy and they helped me when I started this journey....so I use a lot of those steps when I could just be standing still... <BR> <BR> I march or step when i am washing dishes, peeling eggs, cutting veggies, anytime I'm at the sink just using my hands ...I move my legs...sometimes doing back kicks, side kicks.... <BR> <BR> when folding clothes , I add steps to putting away my clothes instead of taking the pile of clothes I take them one at a tim... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:37:18 EST Day 2 of silly things I do to loose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802783 So today my tip is not really silly unless your looking in my windows.... <BR> Mt sister called, we can talk as long as an hour on the phone.....so sometime back more than a year now I decided to walk march , do weights or stretches while we talk...I did tell her what I was going...she thought it was silly....how could that do any good....she doesn't believe that every step counts.... <BR> but yesterday I walked 4 thousand steps just talking to her, round and round I went from the sun room th... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:55:02 EST Silly things I do to loose weight or maintain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802084 Several times a week I get asked questions about loosing weight and maintaining my weight.... <BR> for those who don't know I lost 200+ pounds and come Dec. I have maintained that weight loss....yes it amazes me too.... <BR> I have to be honest some days it's really hard some days not so bad and some days just plain silly...I tend to look for the positive in each day....so this morning as I read a message from a very nice women ...asking me HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU DO IT.....LOL <BR> I decide... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:00:09 EST Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801023 these are a few pictures of inside the new 5th wheel.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1339081637.jpg"> <BR> this is the view from the door, the recliners are turned because they are in travel mode, they are strapped down like that when we are moving the RV.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1211511979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this is the view of the kitchen area....there is a 3 burner stove, oven even microwave...no dishwasher....l... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:33:17 EST we are going RVing.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800429 This is a picture of the new 5th wheel....I don't have any of the inside yet....but hoping it will be soon...lol..I have Gary take the pictures then he e-mails them to me from his phone...I still have not learned to do it with mine yet with any accuracy... <BR> this is an apple pie I made..still can't get the 5th wheel picture small enough yet......I think I did it <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1852814477.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:13:51 EST Vacation Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796626 Pictures of our vacation...Some might not know I was on a month long vacation....these 2 pictures are from the redwoods in California .... <BR> <BR> Gary and Kitt... <em>247</em> ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854234940.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gary and Kitt with Gary's 2 wonderful children....... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l312915157.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> we had the best time, what a grand place to be... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:32:23 EST Apple pie in a jar recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795375 several people have asked for the recipe I used ..here it is <BR> <BR> this is the recipe I use to make my canned apple pies in a jar...it is from the Allrecipe site.... since I just googled it to get the recipe, I think it's okay to post here.. <BR> <BR> recipe makes 7 quarts <BR> 4 1/2 cups white sugar <BR> 1 cup cornstarch <BR> 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon <BR> 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg <BR> 2 teaspoons salt <BR> 10 cups water <BR> 3 tablespoons lemon juice <BR> 2 drops yellow f... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:58:45 EST Canning apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795309 I have been busy canning apples...I make apple pie in a jar....I then use these apples during the winter for making my Dad apple pie, easy cheap and so yummy..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1350120613.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I canned 28 quarts of apple pie in a jar....lol <BR> <BR> I also dehydrated apple for snacking ...so yummy too.. We eat then in place of other sweets or chips.... <BR> no picture yet... <BR> <BR> It's apple season here in... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:51:01 EST Surprise Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793663 this is the only picture I could get to post....this is my Dad looking so surprised when he realized the party was for him.... <BR> <BR> thanks everyone for the many birthday wishes from everyone.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2050380548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Kitt with her handsome Husband Gary and her Dad at his 90th birthday party... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 21:29:02 EST Celebration day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791487 Today is my Dad's 90th birthday.... <BR> <BR> We are having a surprise party for him on Sunday, but today a few of us are getting together at his house for a lunch and some laughs.....hoping he won't guess about Sunday... <BR> <BR> He has been a wonderful father, he taught us all how to swim....and how to handle our money... <BR> I learned to be strong and independent ....work hard to get head..he also showed a real love for the outdoors..... <BR> <BR> So today I salute my Dad....Love yo... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 05:31:29 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788446 I have been very busy getting things done since we were gone nearly a month....... <BR> <BR> Today was my weigh in day and I am happy to report I was up about 3 pounds...not bad for eating out nearly every meal for a month and not getting as much exercise as I usually get....of course I am right back to my regular plan..... <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> The weather has been just beautiful, and I am still picking things from the garden...this evening I'm going to see if there are any tomatoes le... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:29:16 EST finally Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787534 We are finally home...it was a wonderful vacation...we did most everything we set out to do....but the truth is there is no place like home...it felt so wonderful to sleep in our bed....make a healthy meal....and go through a mountain of mail.....we were gone 28 days.....I did good , got exercise , watch portions and had a lot of fun....I'll weigh in on Sunday and see if I gained any weight.....but as of this morning I am back to my normal exercise plan and meal plan....it was a bit of a s... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:46:38 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783915 Wow can you believe it the 21st of Sept. where did the month go.... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> making my plan for Oct. with the holidays in mind....I like to get at least 5 pounds off before Thanksgiving...it helps me stay in my weight range during the Thanksgiving and New Year holiday season..... <BR> <BR> I am also looking for new recipes, easy healthy, with lots of veggies in them ...any ideas please send them my way... <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets all have a healthy week... <em>... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:12:18 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781325 Have a healthy Wednesday.... <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do whats best for you.... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:19:57 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779058 I am recapping my week...I try to figure where i can do better this week... <BR> <BR> I did a good job on exercise, I managed to get out and walk at least 45 minutes in the early morning and 30 minutes after dinner....i also tried to get as many steps in during the day, using the steps when possible, marching in place..... <BR> <BR> I did good on my eating watching portions and saying no thanks to desserts most times, or sharing one with husband.... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> So for this we... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:23:37 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777067 I'm trying once again to post a picture....\not sure why this won't work.... <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I am watching the Pacific Ocean this morning, it sure looks spectacular....sorry I have no picture to share, I'm going to try to post to my face book account...... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day..find a reason to make this a great day.... <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:49:08 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775735 Making the most of my life..... <BR> I had photos to share put they won't load this morning.. <BR> <BR> out in the world exercising and enjoying myself with friends and family <BR> <BR> <BR> Make the most of your time.... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:32:02 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771711 <em>252</em> Hello Sept. Look out here I come.... <BR> <BR> Feeling full of healthy and energy this morning.... <BR> <BR> Planning a healthy day.... <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> eat healthy think healthy exercise and be healthy.... <em>244</em> ... <em>244</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:33:40 EST Good Bye August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770305 Hello Sept. <BR> <BR> My Sept goals .......continue to eat healthy exercise daily.... <BR> <BR> Have positive thoughts <BR> <BR> Give a helping hand to those in need.... <BR> <BR> Get the house ready for cooler temps <BR> <BR> What are your Sept plan? <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> Do you plan ? Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:58:52 EST Where did the Month go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768072 Can anyone believe it is almost Sept....Labor Day Week End <BR> <BR> we had a great summer and garden...we both worked so hard....I have a shelf filled with veggies and jams for the colder month <BR> <BR> I will miss walking to the garden picking our fresh veggies...except for the butternut squash and tomatoes everything else id done.....we are planing a fall crop as we won't be around much to care for it.. <em>373</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I reached my long term goals...On Jan. 1st. 2014 I ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:27:49 EST Rules I live by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765134 Back in 2006 when I started this journey I decided I had to set up some rules to follow to help me reach my goals....I talked with a lot of people and read endless articles and blogs to see what really worked and what did not work....after about 2 years of trying things I cam to the conclusion that some things worked for while and some did not...this journey is about living a healthy life style....that this was not going to be just another diet or some thing to do till I got the weight off ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:17:54 EST Happy Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763815 I have been busy with the garden and we were gone for 4 days visiting family in PA. <BR> we had a great time and I got to tell several people about Spark people...they seemed excited about it but so far have not seen any of them here or signed up.... <BR> <BR> The Month is almost over and things have gone well..i have maintained my weight...with the usual up and down a pound... <BR> <BR> I was very pleased how well I did while not at home...I watched my portions and reminded myself I did n... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:08:52 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760043 the week sure did fly by... <em>198</em> <BR> I am still busy with the garden and getting the produce canned, frozen or dehydrated.... <BR> <BR> I dehydrated cilantro yesterday and I can still smell it through out the house....we love it.... <BR> <BR> I picked more beans and will be drying them as well...I caned 25 quarts of beans so going to try my hand at drying some....we love beans too.... <BR> <BR> We will have plenty of vegetables this winter....and pickles too... <em>373</em> ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:33:13 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758315 Had an A---ha... <em>189</em> moment last night... I was laying on the couch in the sun room..this was a couch I have had for over 20 years...it is still in perfect condition....not having children or puts jumping on the couch really makes them last for ever..... <BR> that is not my special moment.. <BR> as I laid the and thought about how much this couch and I had been through, it accrued to me that I only took up half the couch...there was all this room left over...oh ya I'm less than wo... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:02:08 EST Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756385 I wanted to thank everyone who posted to my blog...(what 200 pounds lost) it really made me feel good about myself.... <BR> <BR> Keeping the weight off has been the challenge of my life....but it has been worth all the hard work.... <BR> <BR> It's good to know I have so much support from friends and people I don't know..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Spark people we all love you..... <em>252</em> .... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 14:16:40 EST What does a person look like after loosing 200+pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755018 I am posting a few pictures of what I look like today....8 years and 4 months later.... <BR> <BR> When I started this journey I never thought I would get to this point....But I had a dream that someday I would live a healthy happy life....it would not be easy but if i never gave up I could reach my goals... <BR> <BR> today I look look like this..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l266257495.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gary my loving husband and my biggest supporter....... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:22:00 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752076 Sunday is fun day...lol everyday is fun day if you want it to be.... <BR> I have planned my meals for the week and will continue with my workouts. early morning and after dinner...also getting a lot of extra moving, picking in he garden.... <BR> we have lots of summer squash come on over and get some..... <BR> <BR> it was a rough week and I am trying hard to look for the positives....had to get my tire fixed, and out rather new fridge has stopped working and they have yet to find out what th... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 07:00:26 EST