KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 and fa... 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 May 5th Happy Cinco De Mayo.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> enjoy some healthy Mexican food today... <BR> <BR> I love it...... <em>26</em> Thu, 5 May 2016 06:19:00 EST Happy May it's May already....I have been reflecting on how thing went last month and how I can do better this Month.. <BR> <BR> eat less..... <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> eat out less mostly...we won't be traveling for a whiles so more home cooked meals <BR> <BR> fruit was not so good in Texas, but here in Ohio the apples are so at least an apple everyday ...they are sweet crunchy and so yummy... <BR> <BR> I will stick with my exercise routine....cardio 6 days strength 3 days, but going back... Sun, 1 May 2016 07:52:00 EST ten years and going strong Today is my 10 years with spark people.... <em>529</em> <BR> I have so much to say but no time to post...... <BR> I just wanted to thank everyone for the support and encouragement over the years.. <BR> <BR> and know if I can do it.... so can you... <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Thank God and Spark People for helping get healthy and stay healthy and happy... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:27:09 EST Yahoo it's Saturday WE are planing a quiet week end..WE are back home in Ohio...we were gone for about 6 months to Southern Texas...they call us Winter Texans <BR> I had the most fun, we were busy everyday and now we are back to our more quiet way of live..... <BR> <BR> WE have not watched TV since the last week of March....the TV was disconnected when we left Texas , to get it regoing once we got home..(we travel by 5th wheel) well we had to leave the 5th wheel at the RV shop to get a camera installed ... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:15:13 EST What a Day Sunny and warm here in Ohio... <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We are getting back into a routine....up early, exercise, eat healthy...and cook healthy meals.. <BR> <BR> Life is grand.... <em>104</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:39:29 EST on the road again We are once again on the road to Mississippi..for the funeral of Gary's BIL...... <BR> lots of rain last night.. <BR> Boy I over ate last night, we went to a BBQ place it was so goooooood.............. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> OMG I even ate some fresh made pork rinds, they were so good and I never cared for them before...yuck deep fried skin from a pig..... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I have to eat light for the next few days....we are in a not so great part of town, so not safe this morning f... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:24:22 EST Back Home We are back home ...we were gone one week short of 6 months... <BR> <BR> things went well.. I did my best to keep up with exercise and eat healthy...and made lots of new friends and had lots of new experiences.....what could be better.. <BR> <BR> I went shopping an bought lots of fresh veggies and fresh fruits...I am making a pot of stew for tonight and for a couple of other meals.... <BR> <BR> The house was in great condition, a little dusty but not really as bad as I thought.. <BR> We ha... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:24:45 EST Surprised Much to my surprise today..I was the motivator for the day... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks for the goodies and the messages......I do appreciate it...... <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> It is a beautiful day here, sunny and warm...Gary and I walked the trails yesterday a bit today..... <BR> today is my rest day but the weather is so nice I just had to get a walk in...... <BR> <BR> WE are enjoying our trip back home....Tomorrow Memphis Tn.........,,,, <BR> <BR> Have a good week and remember ... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 15:30:36 EST Here comes April I have had a wonderful winter vacation here in Mission Texas..... <BR> But like all good things it has come to and end...We are packing up to leave tomorrow morning has been the most fun .... <BR> <BR> My accomplishment ....I walked at least 3 miles 6 days a week...I rest on Sunday... <BR> <BR> I had a 30 minutes exercise group 3 days a week...The group was from 60 -84.. year old mostly women....they were was fun and a good workout....I used my 2 pound hand weights ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:16:46 EST Happy Easter Have a Happy Easter..... <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day the Lord had made... <BR> <BR> He has risen...... <BR> <BR> He died for our sins....what are you willing to do for him... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> ..... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:28:09 EST Happy Anniversary Gary Today is our anniversary...... <BR> I am a blessed women that I have a wonderful Husband, a healthy and happy life.... <BR> I am also blessed to have found spark people and the support and encouragement I get here everyday.... <BR> <BR> It is also good Friday and feel blessed to have Jesus Christ lead me to a happy place, where I will find forever salvation...Bless us all... <BR> <BR> Take Care.... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter everyone..... <em>448</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:31:38 EST HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY It's here again .....Have a fun day and remember green...... <BR> <BR> green veggies of course....broccoli, lettuce, kale, spinach.. <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> you get the picture.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day.... <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> and maybe one of these too..... <em>439</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll pass ..... <em>334... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:51:42 EST Skinny Girl Has anyone tried the Skinny Girl brand salad dressings.. <BR> I found 3 different flavors....... <BR> <BR> Raspberry vinaigrette was yummy and only 5 calories for 2 tablespoons...... <BR> <BR> today I bought Honey Mustard and Poppyseed...they are very good too, but what I liked best is they are good for dipping veggies...these have 10 calories for 2 tablespoons and are gluten free..... <BR> I tried the honey mustard on my veggie gave it a bit more zip than ... <BR> I'll try the po... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:24:11 EST Thursday wow it's the 10th of the month already, till is flying bay... <BR> <BR> The rain has stopped we had a lot of rain for 2 days, they really needed it but it's not much fun staying inside when you are use to being out doors... <BR> <BR> I did walk this morning with my umbrella, I was the only one.....but later more people were out walking....... <BR> <BR> We went to the fresh produce stand this morning as well, got lots of garden fresh tomatoes, cukes and radishes.....this is the time of year... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:51:31 EST Happy March everyone <em>224</em> It's March, spring is going to be here <BR> <BR> My March plan is to get a better hold on my portions.... <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I have done so well with exercise and not eating junk food ....BUT... <BR> <BR> there is always a but....I am just over eating ...even when it's healthy foods you gain weight when you over eat... <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I need to go back to measuring my foods, being more mindful of what is going in my mouth.... <BR> <BR> I am also do... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 11:22:40 EST Happy Saturday It's Saturday.... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I got up early, walked with the group, some people are leaving already to go back home... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'm feeling a bit sad to see them go..but we will be leaving at the end of next month as well... <BR> <BR> The winters usually drag on and on for me..but not this year....I keep waiting for the cold weather to hit...but knowing it won't.....I have enjoyed my self more than I thought..We have done more things than I thought we would.... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:27:43 EST Feb. 22 Happy George Washington day....remember him our first president........ <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wonder what old George would think of the race for the white house these days.... <BR> <BR> God Bless America..... <em>232</em> .... <em>252</em> ... <em>247</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:35:54 EST Hump day Have a healthy Wednesday... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm done with exercise and now doing laundry..what <BR> <BR> Going on a shrimp boat Friday, from South Padre far about 30 are should be interesting and fun....and yummy they have a shrimp boil at the end....not for sure but think you eat the shrimp you catch...I'll give details on Saturday when we get back....... <BR> <BR> It has been really warm here, in the 90's for the next 5 days or so....I love t... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:51:58 EST Happy Valentine's Day Hope everyone has a nice Valentine's Day... <em>247</em> ... <BR> <BR> <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> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:48:08 EST Feb.12 It's Abraham Lincolns birthday today.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I believe he was the 16th president..... <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> It's also Friday, the week end...a fun day...a sunny day here.. <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy and Happy week end.. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:25:11 EST Tuesday Enjoying a warm sunny Tuesday.. <BR> walked 3 miles did some shopping and meet friends for a healthy breakfast...the blackberries were out of this sweet and juicy and no I have to get more of them.. <BR> <BR> Find something that brings you pleasure, it can be the simplest thing.... <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> Smile it can make a big difference in your day.. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Remind yourself you are important, you are strong and you are good... <BR> <BR> Find ... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:32:30 EST 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