KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Thursday What makes this a a Happy Thursday.... <BR> <BR> I'm healthy and Happy .... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> who could ask for more.... <BR> <BR> <img src="">...... <em>252</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:49:55 EST Happy Sunday Have a healthy and Happy week..... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The weather has been so nice for the last few days.... <BR> <BR> I have been having a great time with family and friends but will be heading home today..... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> get outside and exercise in this beautiful world..... <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week..... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:36:45 EST HAPPY EASTER HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He died for our sins..Rejoice that his is risen.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> ..... <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A BLESSED DAY.... <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 07:35:30 EST Happy April We are having a delightful day, 60 and sunny <BR> <BR> Planning a healthy month and looking forward to warmer weather... <BR> <BR> Yard work can be started too...yeahhhhh. soon we will be starting the garden...i can't wait to pick our first fresh veggies <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy April... <em>334</em> .... <em>375</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:37:52 EST Sunday The last Sunday in March...and also Palm Sunday <BR> <BR> It's also my sisters birthday... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN....WE LOVE YOU... <em>380</em> <img src=""> <BR> this is me and my sister and great nephews at Christmas a couple of years back <BR> <BR> How did your March go.....How will your April you make plans or set goals.... <BR> <BR> I am making my plan this week...finding new recipes, loo... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:46:01 EST Happy Spring <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lets have a Happy and Healthy Spring....we can do it.... <em>104</em> ... <em>100</em> ... <em>252</em> ... <em>244</em> .... <em>381</em> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:01:06 EST Love yourself <img src="">...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="">.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY WEEK END.....YOU DESERVE IT....YOU ARE LOVED.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> ..... <em>220</em> ..... <em>104</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:13:02 EST It's that time again.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> More day light is coming our way.....and hoping warmer temps are coming our way too.. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> have a healthy and happy week end...... <em>334</em> ......... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:57:35 EST when will this end When is this cold going too end.... <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> We have had such a cold winter and I know some have had it way worse then us.... <BR> <BR> It has been sunny for a few days so happy for that.... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> The weather report is more snow tomorrow but not so cold.... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is March.....hard to believe but true........ <BR> <BR> My March plan is about the same as my Feb. plan, watch portions, get as much exercise as possible and keep b... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:41:58 EST still cold Not much going on at my place.... <BR> we have not gotten much snow but boy is it cold.... <em>444</em> ..... <BR> <BR> I have been trying to keep busy inside, working puzzles, cleaning and talking to friends on the phone.... <BR> <BR> when will this cold spell go away..... <BR> <BR> I might venture out tomorrow it's suppose to be in the 30's....but snow....we can't catch a break... <em>425</em> ......... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy and happy week end...... <em>247</em> <BR> <B... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:25:32 EST Thank You I'd like to thank everyone for the Valentine wishes....We had a wonderful day, full of joy and love....we are so blessed with friends and family.... <BR> <BR> We stayed home and did not have our usually dinner out...We are in the grips of an Arctic cold front...we had blowing snow and very cold temps, our local weather report said to stay off the roads as much as possible....So we opted to have a special dinner at home.... <BR> Gary made crab legs, I made coleslaw and cherry pie...we cooked ... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 04:06:50 EST Happy Valentine's Day <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY VALENTINE'S DAY... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:31:06 EST Free exercise equipment I saw this at the Cleveland Clinic.... <BR> It has a sign with an arrow saying FREE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT....POINTING TO THE STEPS... <BR> We all laughed , we watched for a few minutes at how many people went to look but none took the steps.. <BR> <BR> It reminded me we can exercise any place....steps, walking in the parking lot to shop, walking in the store, just moving is exercise..... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week end...... <em>252</em> ..... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:04:16 EST Speaking of healthy Foods One of my favorites foods are egg whites...I bake 14 eggs a week and have at least 2 egg whites everyday..Egg whites are very low in calories, have not fat , no carbs and 7 grams of protein in 2 whites......... <BR> <BR> I blog about healthy foods and eating 6-7 mini meals a day and thought I would share one favorite mini meal....... <BR> <BR> My 10.00 am snack today was : 2 egg whites 0 fat 0 carbs 7gr. protein 34 cal. <BR> 1... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:44:33 EST More HEALTHY magic You can find magic in a rainbow of food.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and lets not forget the magic of in our hearts.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HEALTHY WEEK END.... <BR> <BR> EAT A RAINBOW EVERYDAY AND YOU WILL FIND THE MAG... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:35:21 EST Looking for the real weight loss magic might not be a pill after all <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> the best weight loss pill for anyone...and it also relieves stress, depression and loneliness ... <BR> <BR> Start with 15 minutes a day and the sky the limit, see how good you feel in 1 week....if you feel worse try again... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week..... <em>311</em> .... <em>363</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:01:20 EST Finally <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My Amaryllis finally bloomed, I did not start it till Christmas day, it was one of the gag gifts....not a gag to me I love them..... <BR> <BR> It sure looks beautiful, wished they smelled nice.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week end.... <em>334</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:39:19 EST I can't wait to see some of these <img src=""> <BR> <BR> it's been cloudy and a bit light snow today.....I am so excited to see some spring's going to be months...but tomorrow I will go to the flower shop and buy us some fresh flowers for the house, that always perk me up.... <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> I have a cough that has been linger, and boy am I tried of it...nothing seems to help.... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy Thursday.... <em>252</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:42:24 EST Something fun to do today..... <img src="">...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> get the picture...... <em>306</em> ... <em>381</em> ... <em>244</em> .... <em>334</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:31:44 EST Boy it's cold out there It sure has been cold and windy here in Ohio.... <BR> we did go out yesterday to an RV show, had a delightful time...except for the walk in and out.....I got chilled to the bone, of course the windchill was 20 below zero......boy is that cold, I was bundled up....but we had to walk about 5 minutes....the longest 5 minutes of my life..... <BR> But we made it....I am home safe and warm..... <em>30</em> .... <BR> <BR> THANK YOU JESUS ..we have been so blessed with a warm house, clothes and he... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:15:00 EST Tuesday HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.. <BR> <BR> WHERE IS THIS NEW YEAR LEADING YOU.... <BR> <BR> I am done with cleaning the closets, drawers and pantry..... <BR> <BR> I took all my puzzles , clothes, and odds and ends to the good will....I have to say I meet the most delightful young man there...what a sweetheart, he was and so helpful..... <BR> <BR> So my New Year Plan to declutter and share things that are good but we don't need any longer... <BR> I went through my clothes and got rid of things... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:10:05 EST Happy New Year I wish all my friends A very HAPPY NEW YEAR... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Let's have a great 2015's up to choose.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'll be here everyday, eating healthy, exercising, and thinking positive thoughts....will you be here.... <BR> <BR> I'm counting on you...... <em>381</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:35:11 EST Saturday Watch out...before we know it, it's going to be 2015.... <BR> <BR> My plan for the New healthy, exercise most days, watch my portions.....Think Healthy, strong and happy.... <BR> <BR> think positive, act positive..... <BR> <BR> This is the first year in probably 50 years that I don't have weight to <BR> <BR> I have maintained my weight in my happy zone even through the Holidays....I am very pleased with myself and my plan..... <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to all..... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:06:26 EST Merry Christmas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Gary and Kitt 2012.... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS.... <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> hope to get a more recent pix tomorrow.... <em>334</em> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:44:51 EST Happy Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> .... <em>446</em> .... <em>247</em> ..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:40:36 EST Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a very Merry Christmas Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:28:46 EST Monday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the real reason for the season....... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:39:47 EST Celebration Time Yesterday I celebrated 5 years at my goal weight....My happy weight 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 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 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 cookies 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 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 way, and my healthy brain... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:44:19 EST Planning 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 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 <img src=""> <BR> ... <em>429</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:10:09 EST Sunday 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 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 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 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 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 God bless those men and women who serve this country....and those who have lost there keep us safe and free.... <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> <BR> .... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:28:21 EST Thursday 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 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 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 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 Happy 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 sorry I have been busy with family issues and having some shoulder 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 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 I love to snack and 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 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.... 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 my life once I decided to get silly be silly act silly 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 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 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 is the one thing I use most every 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 I love the walk away the pounds DVD...they are easy and they helped me when I started this 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 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 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 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 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 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