KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Monday It's a beautiful day here in Southern Texas...9am 60 degrees <BR> <BR> the Broncos won the super bowl. <BR> <BR> I walked 3 miles did a 30 minute stretching class and in #0 minutes I'm going to a beading class <BR> <BR> The world is a beautiful Place... <BR> <BR> oh and let me say I have the most wonderful Husband and I know Jesus loves me, for who I am not what I have or have not done... <BR> <BR> Think healthy and happy thoughts....follow the right path for you... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:34:40 EST Friday is fun day Hello Sparkers...... <BR> Today is Friday and Friday is fun day for us..... <BR> <BR> What do you do on your fun day?? <BR> <BR> You don't have a fun day you say... why not, life is about having fun when ever possible.. <BR> <BR> for fun today I walked 3 miles, went to an exercise group, we have so much fun trying to keep up with a tape...a very old tape , but it's a good gives me hope for my future, most of the people there atr 70+ a few in there 80's and wow they all do gr... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:28:10 EST It's February , Yahooooo I woke up this morning and thought yahoooo, it's February.....time is speeding by... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I have to watch my portions closer this month, that darn scale is going up again....Ihave been so busy , eating out and away from home more than I am use too and letting things slide ... <BR> <BR> I do know if I go back to old habits or get of track I will gain weight, I need to stop it right now.... <BR> I sure have been enjoying the Mexican food here, and the BBQ and the well you... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:32:34 EST Happy Friday It's the week end <BR> <BR> Sunny and warm here in Mission Texas..predicted to get up in the 80' <BR> <BR> I had a great morning got my 3 miles walked....walked by myself this morning....people must have been tired or busy.... <BR> <BR> I also did a 30 minute exercise group, low impact but still a good work out.. <BR> <BR> I also went to choir taking time to spark and say hello to my healthy friends. <BR> <BR> we have a happy hour at 4pm....just a few couple get t... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:14:11 EST Cloudy Wednesday It's a cloudy much cooler day I decided after exercise to clean house...well 5th wheel.. <BR> <BR> It sure doesn't take long....that part is nice... <BR> <BR> I'm also making a pumpkin pie.....Gary loves pumpkin pie...he will be happy when he gets home.. <BR> <BR> I have been doing fair on my eating plan....but doing really good with exercise....I walked 3 miles this morning with a few other ladies, it's really nice having people to talk with while we walk...very interesting people ... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:58:16 EST Happy Tuesday Wow time sure is going by fast, it's the 19th of Jan. already...the month is almost over..... <BR> <BR> I am still getting plenty of exercise and enjoying some new activities...... <BR> I need to do better at watching my portions and getting back to the "no thank you " answer when people offer me food.....seems no matter where I go there is food, someone wants me to just try this..or so many good cooks, so many pot lucks and parties....... <BR> <BR> We are going to Mexico Thursd... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:14:31 EST Happy Friday I am feeling extra happy today.. <em>334</em> <BR> I got my 3 mile walk done, a 30 minute stretching class done, a 45 minute choir practice done and now I am taking a quiet moment to check in with my spark friends....and it's not even 10am what a day....sunny and 65 already...(yesterday was 80 ) <BR> <BR> We don't have much planned for the week end, there is a fun day activity planned here at the park so we will join in and see what that is all about....they have so much to do... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:50:38 EST Happy Sunday Jan.10th today....Christmas and New Years seem so long ago.... <em>2</em> <BR> ... <BR> I'm wondering how many of you have keep your new years resolutions ...?? <BR> .... <BR> I'm not big on this practice but know for some it can be a good time to set goals and set a plan for a better life... <BR> <BR> Personally I'm doing okay..not great but okay...lots of new things happening for us...that usually brings stress for me as I like routine, I like a regular schedule...I like sameness... <BR... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:51:35 EST Have a Happy Day It's Wednesday already... <BR> <BR> How is your week going.. <BR> <BR> Mine is good.. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Got my walk done early, went to the craft show....bought a few nice things <BR> <BR> Getting ready for a bike's warm and the sun is trying hard to stay out... <BR> <BR> I have my meals planned for the day <BR> I found out that I am in charge of my happiness... <BR> I can make the best of my day by thinking positive and enjoying what life has to offer me... <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 11:11:32 EST What is wrong with me I woke this morning at 4am to the pitter patter of rain felt cold too...brrrr.... <BR> <BR> I snuggled closer to my husband, in a sleepy voice he asked if I was getting up to walk..I said NO.. <BR> I laid there and turned a bit and decided I need to use the bathroom then I would get back in to bed where it is warm and cozy.... <BR> <BR> I thought well let me brush my teeth before I go back to bed, then I thought let me turn the heat on..then I'll go back to bed... <BR> <BR> then... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:05:53 EST Have a Happy and Healthy New Year I want to wish everyone a happy and Healthy 2016.. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I want to share my plan for the new year....Gary and I have been working on a plan to make some life style changes.... <BR> We plan on selling our home in Ohio, selling most of our things...we want to travel the summer months up north like Alaska and spend time in Oregon and Cal.with the kids and grandkids....we are in good health at this time in our lives and if we don't do it now, then when.. <BR> we know family a... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:40:43 EST Thank YOu Thanks for all the Christmas wishes and especially for the prayers for my sister.. <BR> She came through her surgery very well, better than expected the doctor said...we are so grateful....time will tell how mobile she will be....she will need a lot of therapy and time to heal.. but her spirits are high... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am working today on my new year plan...I like to add some new each year, something to add a bit more health to my life.. <BR> I did join a stretching group 3 d... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 14:20:41 EST Happy Wednesday Only 2 days till Christmas....... <BR> Oh my it was 90 yesterday and suppose to be again today....It doesn't seem like Christmas.... <BR> I am in South Texas there are Christmas trees, lot of Christmas music and all sort of Christmas stuff but at 90 degrees it just doesn't seem like Christmas.....I got a slight sun burn yesterday sitting outside <BR> <BR> What fun we are having here....I have joined lots of groups, walking, exercise, Tia Chi, choir, bingo, cards, puzzles...even a ... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:30:49 EST Dec.15th Holy night..only 10 days till Christmas.....ARE YOU READY..... <BR> <BR> IS YOUR FOOD PLAN READY..... <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> as for me the gifts are are sent....the few things I have to make for the dinner are planned...My food plan is ready too...,,,,.. <BR> as before I will stay clear of the food tables....... <BR> I look over the table and find what looks best....I find my favorites, mostly veggies then watch portions, eat slow, talk a lot....drink plenty of water.. <BR>... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:26:24 EST How did I let this Happen On Dec.9 of 2009 I hit my goal weight this past Dec.9th, two days ago was my 6th year anniversary of loosing 200+pounds and keeping it off... <BR> I should of had a celebration...but guess I was so busy I forgot..... <BR> Things have been quite busy in my life, we are down in Southern Texas for the is so nice to be warm sometimes even hot, it has been in the mid 80's for the last week or so and today is going to be in the 90's...... <BR> It great to be able to exercise ever... Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:18:21 EST fun times Only 15 more days till Christmas.....are you ready??? <BR> <BR> I'm as ready as I'll be.... <BR> <BR> A friend has lent me a bike for the next few months and I have been having such fun riding... <BR> <BR> It sure will help me keep my weight in line with my goals and it has been so much fun.... <BR> <BR> I am now walking 60 minutes in the AM and riding the bike 30 minutes in the evening...doing exercise classes Mon-Wed.-Fri....they are fun with the few women who for me things ar... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:18:54 EST learning My focus is going to be learning to live in the present .... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Not be sad or mad about the past, it's over... <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Not worry or be anxious about tomorrow or the future.... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> But learn to enjoy the moment, learn to focus on where and what I'm doing now, today... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I can still plan my meals and exercise ...but once it's over it's over and not worry what might happen...cause it might happen or not <BR>... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 12:41:00 EST Dec. 2nd. I don't have much to say but have not blogged since Thanksgiving.... <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Things are going well, I was Happy to See the scale was back to a friendly number..... <BR> <BR> I got 60 minutes of walking this morning an plan on more this afternoon.. <BR> <BR> They are starting a Tai Chi class next Tuesday and Thursday...I'm going to give it a try <BR> <BR> they are suppose to have an exercise class Mon-Wed.-Fri. but no one was here this morning, I'll keep looking for it...b... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 10:54:59 EST Happy Thanksgiving Have a healthy day and enjoy .... <em>429</em> drive safe <em>30</em> ... <em>4</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:49:00 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING I'm a few days early with this , but have time now to do this........ <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a happy and healthy Thanksgiving... <BR> <BR> I'm in the planning mode right now...I know I'll have turkey , I love turkey.... <BR> I'm planning on looking over the buffet table....we are sharing Thanksgiving with about 80 other people... yes 80 other people....everyone is bringing lots to choose from...I will follow the plan I use at buffets....look everything over....try and g... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:28:09 EST FRIDAY yep another we went to what they call a's lots of music and singing... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> it was very interesting and entertaining ....regular people get up and sing an or play musical instrument.....some are okay bit some have a lot of talent.... <BR> <BR> this is new to us....90% of the people are 0ver 75+.... <BR> it was so sweet to see so many dancing, singing and having a good time.... <BR> ... <BR> it's great to know as we age we can still have a great ... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:28:00 EST Thank You All I want to thank everyone for all the goodies and birthday's means a lot to mean.. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I turned 63.....yep 63 <BR> and I am so proud to say that spark people and all of you help me stay happy and healthy...... <BR> <BR> I have accomplished so much in my life ..I worked in the mental health field for 30+ years...and I am still healthy and <BR> <BR> As of this date I take no medications...I do add fish oil and flaxseed to my meal plan daily.. <BR> <B... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:29:38 EST OMG LETS ALL PRAY FOR PARIS AND THOSE WHO WERE KILLED AND INJURIED.. <em>458</em> ... <BR> <BR> God help this world ..we have to learn to love each other even when we are different Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:20:41 EST My thoughts My last blog was about how I use food....but I also have learned how to eat but maintain my weight... <BR> here are a few things I do..they work for me.. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I never drink my water and plain tea are my drink..I drink at least 1 gallon a day.. <BR> I never ever eat fast food..I last ate in a fast food place in 2006.... <BR> I use less meat in recipes..if it calls for a pound I add 10oz. or less and I add more veggies.. <BR> I eat veggies and fruit every meal... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:43:58 EST What I use food for.... Today as I walked, I thought about food...I think about food a lot...I love to eat...I love spicy food, sweets, you name it I'll try it....Liver is the only food I don't really like but have been known to eat it If I'm really hungry and then I smoother it in ketchup....or apple sauce.... <BR> <BR> I use food for fuel and to sustain my life.....sounds good...sounds like the right thing to say but the truth is ...... <BR> <BR> I use food to comfort myself.... <BR> I use food when I'm bored <B... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 10:46:52 EST something I learned about myself for the last 2 weeks I have been is great fun.... <BR> <BR> like always I brought my own healthy snacks and water.... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> we have not had TV service for the 2 weeks...that did not seem to bad but what I learned today is I have not been eating near as much, have not wanted my night time snack or afternoon snack...gee both I did while watching tv... <BR> is it possible that I just eat to watch TV or that the TV makes me want to snack.... <BR> <BR> well it ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:11:53 EST Friday Wow it's the week end already.....and best part it's <em>431</em> (halloween week end too) <BR> <BR> Have fun, enjoy the kids, remember it's there fun week end for candy and costumes....of course there are 90 year old <BR> <BR> everyone have fun.... <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> as for me...leaving the candy for the youngsters.....and Gary....he loves the pay-day bars... <em>431</em> .... <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:23:45 EST Saturday It is finally Saturday...the week end.... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Have fun ..enjoy your life...think healthy, eat healthy exercise and wow you just might be happy and <BR> <BR> Smile.... it makes people feel good and it can change a down mood to an up mood....... <BR> <BR> God Bless you all.... <em>252</em> ... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 17:48:52 EST Monday Hey it's Monday....where did that week end go....... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week...think healthy can do it....we can do it.... <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> .... <em>252</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:36:34 EST Happy Wednesday Here we go another hump day is here.. <BR> I have been doing so much better... I want to thank all the people who send me posts, goodies and sure does help....... <BR> <BR> Reaching out and giving support is the answer to this journey....once again thank you all... <BR> <BR> It's a sunny but cool day...I don't want to think about the colder weather a head for today I'll enjoy the sun........ <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It's a good day for apples, we bought a nice bag of Jo... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:24:26 EST Sunday Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends....enjoy your families....(I know it's tomorrow, thanks Barb)... <BR> <BR> Today I went shopping early this AM boy I got so hungry, (I did not eat before I went, broke a rule) But to my surprised I bought apples, yep my special treat was an was so yummy too...I think I have made some healthy living changes...a healthy habit for sure... <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>370</em> <em>368</em> <em>147<... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:26:53 EST Birthday Picture <em>334</em> This is Dad and me from Saturday his 91st birthday....I could have fixed his <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> My sister is going to send more pictures of the group ..... <em>247</em> .... <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:36:41 EST Happy Birthday Tomorrow is my Dads 91st birthday...My 3 brothers and 2 sisters are having a dinner at our home for him....we all feel so blessed that we still have Dad and he is still in good health.. <BR> <BR> I like to brag about him being 91 and takes no medication...has normal B/P cholestral and blood sugars...He has a good appitite and can still take care of himself... <BR> <BR> My youngest brother lives with him and does do his cooking, but Dad never cooked...My Mom did the cooking, she pasted away... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 19:02:32 EST raining we are finally getting some rain... <BR> <BR> Looks like fall has come to North East Ohio....I see a few golden leaves out there and the nights are getting here sooner and sooner... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Oct. <BR> <BR> Working on Oct. goals <BR> <BR> I'm going back to weighing my food, <BR> <BR> I'm going to add a bit more variety to my menus <BR> <BR> I'm going to go back to my journal... <BR> <BR> I'm going back to thinking about my feelings, giving myself encouragement and remindin... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 02:19:56 EST raining we are finally getting some rain... <BR> <BR> Looks like fall has come to North East Ohio....I see a few golden leaves out there and the nights are getting here sooner and sooner... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Oct. <BR> <BR> Working on Oct. goals <BR> <BR> I'm going back to weighing my food, <BR> <BR> I'm going to add a bit more variety to my menus <BR> <BR> I'm going to go back to my journal... <BR> <BR> I'm going back to thinking about my feelings, giving myself encouragement and remindin... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 02:19:48 EST Looking Hi spark friends..have not blogged for sometime... <BR> <BR> I have lost my spark...I'm sad to say I just don't seem to have motivation to blog... <BR> I am not eating junk or laying around...but I have been over eating at times...and for some reason I don't care... <em>198</em> ... <BR> <BR> I need to find my way back ..... <em>33</em> ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:22:29 EST new week It's a new week a new day.. <BR> It's up to me to make it healthy and happy <BR> <BR> My happiness is with in me... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I have so much to be happy about... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have a loving supportive husband and family.... <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> I have a lovely home ........ <BR> <BR> I am healthy and strong <BR> <BR> I believe in God and all things good.. <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> I have spark people and spark friends who support and encourage me ... ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:36:22 EST plans I am working on a new healthy living plan <BR> <BR> I'm doing some reading and will try to make small changes again to regain my spark <BR> <BR> I am bored with my eating plan and my exercise plan, I feel like I have lost my spark.... <BR> <BR> so what better why to re-spark my's going to be the fall season and I will be trying new things... <BR> <BR> any ideas will be considered..... <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I know I need to eat a more varied menu....I do enjoy eating the same... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:18:58 EST Happy Sept. It's the days are getting shorter ....way does the time are back in school <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get outside as much as possible, it's been hot and humid here in N.E. Ohio...I will enjoy this weather for as long as it last....... <BR> <BR> Have a Healthy Labor day week end.... <em>104</em> ... <em>220</em> .... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 05:49:42 EST Thank You I'd like to thank all my spark friends for the goodies, prayers and kind words for my family and me as we go through a death in our family... <BR> I truly appreciate all the support and love I get from all of you.... <BR> I try and spread the word around about the Sparkpeople is so much more than just a weight loss's has helped me get a healthy life and make a lot of wonderful friends.... <BR> <BR> Thank you all for being here and caring.. <BR> <BR> Gods blessin... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:46:08 EST Happy Sunday Where has August gone too..... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Finding it hard to believe kids are back at school in some places.... <BR> <BR> The days are getting shorter already, it's getting cooler at night <BR> <BR> The summer just zipped by... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week.... <em>252</em> .... <em>220</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:29:57 EST Happy Wednesday I have been trying to get use to the spark people program on my phone... <BR> it's very slow going, I make a lot of errors in spaelling so if you noticed ...sorry.. <BR> <BR> HOW DO PEOPLE TEXT AND DRIVE.....LOL <BR> <BR> I keep hitting the wrong letters, I don't have big fingers either...( size 3.5 ring size) but I am always getting the wrong letter... <BR> <BR> Right now i am on my laptop....... <BR> <BR> I was going to ditch the laptop and just use my phone but so far have been very fr... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:15:29 EST Learning to love myself Yesterday I was driving to see my Dad ..I needed to stop to use the bathroom..... <BR> <BR> The rest area was pretty full so I had only one place to park my car....there was a group of young teenagers standing there and my heart skipped a brain flashed to these kids are going to say some nasty comment to me as I get out of my car or walk by....I relived the other times in my past that people said cruel comment about my weight .... <BR> ...... <BR> I then reminded myself that was al... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:40:41 EST Happy Week end <em>9</em> wishing everyone a happy and healthy week end. <BR> <BR> The weather has been beautiful here in North East Ohio... <BR> <BR> We have a healthy week end planned with good food and lots of exercise.... <BR> <BR> I have been walking in the evenings and really enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery .... <BR> <BR> ... <BR> Be good to your self....... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 09:38:12 EST Happy Tuesday What a beautiful day it is... <BR> <BR> I'm having a great day ...hope you all are too.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> .... <em>381</em> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:18:42 EST Have a Healthy Week End YEP it's the week end again...time sure does go by fast when you don't work, everyday seems like a week end to me.... <BR> <BR> I have plans to eat healthy and exercise and get some rest as well, it has been hot for Ohio standards, and now no rain for 2 weeks, we will need to water the garden. I also have plan to just read and work on my puzzle to ways I like to relax and not just veg in front of the TV or computer...keeping my brain in shape is important too <BR> <BR> I have been sharing... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:23:08 EST WINNER I had an interesting conversation with my sister .... <BR> I told her I was a disappointed in myself as I had gained a few pounds back, I told her how hard it is sometimes and I was just really down on myself....... <BR> <BR> I sister took a deep breath and said ARE YOU KIDDING ME.....REALLY LITTLE SISTER ARE YOU KIDDING ME... I can't believe you could be disappointed have accomplished so much in the last 9+ lost over 200 pounds, you eat healthy everyday, you exercise eve... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:23:23 EST Happy Saturday Hope everyone have a fun week end <BR> <BR> Our weather has been so nice...sunny, hot and dry.... <BR> <BR> We have been getting some good veggies from the garden, most got flooded out ...the joys of gardening <BR> but what we have gotten has been so yummy <BR> <BR> fresh tomatoes straight from the garden are hard to beat... <BR> <BR> the blackberries are almost ready too.... <BR> <BR> Hoping everyone has a wonderful week end....enjoy the summer, it will be over before we know it.... <BR... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:18:43 EST A healthy Week It's Sunday again...I'm getting a few new recipes together and planning my weeks meals.... <BR> I do eat a lot of the same foods...... <BR> <BR> I eat the same breakfast everyday...WHY because I really really like it....I do vary the kind of berries but have my fiber one cereal with flaxseed and fage plain yogurt doesn't seem like breakfast if I don' <BR> <BR> I think planning meals is a good way to stay on track for a person like me who likes schedules and maki... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:18:52 EST I NEED HELP Today has been a down day for me...Once again I am struggling with gaining weight...those pounds just keep creeping back....I found some interesting article about weight loss in a site called EVERYDAY LIVING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT...THIS IS PART OF THE ARTICLE..... <BR> <BR> exercise helps you lose weight and keep it off — the National Weight Control Registry reports that people who maintain their weight loss exercise for at least 60 minutes most days — but it’s nearly impossible to ... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:04:50 EST