KITT52's SparkPeople Blog KITT52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community happy Saturday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> another new dress.... <BR> <BR> I just have to show her off....Maddie is our first grand daughter and of course we think she is the most precious little girl..(we have 5 grandsons, who are special too)...... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week end... <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> more heat predicted for the Rio Grande Valley.... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:45:07 EST Healthy Thursday It was 102 today here in Southern Texas.... <BR> My brain is having a hard time knowing its Feb. and yet its 102 outside.... <BR> I'm so thankful we have central Air... <BR> <BR> Much to our delights be got a few new pictures of the new Grand daughter.... <BR> <BR> she is a very bright active baby for only 2 weeks old...she is also the high light of her Daddys life....and grand parents as well...... <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:40:26 EST Monday It's Monday again...another week..... <BR> Only 8 more days till March..where has the time gone .... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week, eat clean...get exercise and be happy....... <BR> <BR> and never give up....if things have gotten out of control....start today. <BR> <BR> Learn to love matter what that darn old scale says.... <BR> <BR> You are are worth the effort... <BR> <BR> When you have your health you are the richest person in your world.... <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:46:50 EST happy Sunday Have a Healthy and Happy Week.... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:11:53 EST Happy Valentines 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 Healthy Valentines Day......... <BR> <BR> Don't for get to let the ones you love know it........ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:07:25 EST Happy Day <img src="">'s our beautiful grand daughter..she is 20 minutes old here <BR> <BR> Yesterday ...the baby finally got here...... <BR> it's a girl...we are so excited....we have 5 grandsons and now a baby girl.. <BR> all is healthy... I sent some people a text with her picture <BR> she was 6 pounds 12 oz. and she is brite and alert....... <BR> <BR> also it's my sister nd Brother in laws 50th wedding annivers... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:38:05 EST Happy Sunday <em>593</em> ... <BR> <BR> Have a healthy week.... <em>334</em> ... <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 08:01:57 EST It's the week end Have a happy and healthy week end.... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> From sparkpeoples coaching program the challenge today is to think positive, give yourself a pep talk.... <BR> ... <BR> are you up for this challenge...being nice and supportive to your self........ <BR> <BR> what a great idea....I'm up for this challenge...let's see who can be winners today...... <BR> <BR> I am strong and I will do my best.... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I am off to the exercise group...wonder how many will ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 07:00:42 EST the end is near The end of the month is near.. <BR> <BR> I have done okay with my plan...not as good as I had hoped but Have lost a few pounds <BR> <BR> did not miss any workouts...... <BR> <BR> Got the TV for the RV hall..still waiting for it to be mounted...I'm told today is the day... <BR> <BR> our weather has been warm and sunny... <BR> <BR> So happy and healthy life here..... <BR> <BR> Here comes February...Hope to do as good or better <BR> <BR> Time to set February goals... <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:13:51 EST God Bless America Today is the day....Please remember we need to pray for our country and the people of the world...... <BR> <BR> No matter what you think about the new President...he is in office now...... <BR> <BR> <BR> So lets be good citizens and pray for the good of this great country..... <BR> ..... <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> .... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:20:33 EST where has the month gone too I can't believe the month is more than half over.... <BR> So far it's been a good month <BR> I'm working hard to stay on track...stay away from the food pushers...... <BR> <BR> The weather has been good, so spending more time outside... <BR> and back to doing lots of bead work...keeping busy helps with eating all adds up to a few pounds gone..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Wednesday....think healthy thoughts.. <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> and keep moving Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:14:55 EST The park has voted.... I am so Happy to say the park voted yesterday on to get a big screen TV for the Walk Away the Pounds group and we did it...everyone voted yes we had no Nays... <BR> they will also get a blue ray DVD player.....the group was so happy especially me..... <BR> <BR> so looks like a wonderful week end a head here...our temps have been in the 80's all week..sunny and windy too........ <BR> <BR> I have to get ready for the group this morning...most don't come on Saturday but I'll be ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:16:51 EST Friday Good Morning...I'm up early again.... <BR> <BR> Have a busy day planned so thought I can't sleep any more so will get my sparking done.. <BR> <BR> Things are going good.. <BR> <BR> I'm back to weighing and measuring my far so good... <BR> <BR> Keeping busy with activities here in the park... <BR> <BR> had 14 people at the WALK A WAY THE POUNDS GROUP <BR> to day is the Park meeting and we find out if they will buy us a big screen TV and blue ray DVD player..not just for our gr... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:34:08 EST week one of the new year It's Jan. 7th...the first week of the new year is behind us... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm proud to say I have had a very good week........... <BR> <BR> I went back to weighing and measuring my food... <BR> it makes a huge difference....I am very pleased with my progress.. <BR> I am proud of myself for making my health top priority .... <BR> <BR> We have a cold front here was down to 39 this morning and some where in the mid 50's right now...hoping tomorrow is much nicer..... <... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 16:24:47 EST wonderful Wednesday It's cooler here a nice change.. <BR> <BR> I have gone back to measuring my food, mostly weighing, as its more accurate with my food scale.. <BR> it has made quite a difference already...... <BR> i'm feeling more in change and more accountable.... <BR> <BR> I know I'll be back to baseline soon <BR> <BR> I have exercise down, never miss a day..but food is such a struggle, but I'm back on track , so that gives me motivation to keep going... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a god ... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:00:09 EST Happy New Year Once again a New Year is time just speeds by....... <BR> <BR> I'm not going to rehash what did not go well this year, I'm going to focus on the positive...... <BR> <BR> We sold our home and most of our personal belongings........ <BR> <BR> In June we hit the road in our 5th wheel RV....We saw more places than I can remember at 5.30am.....we are so blessed, we meet so many nice people ...saw a lot of this beautiful country....and made it to Mission Texas for the winter.....we do ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:04:36 EST Merry Christmas Wishing everyone Peace and Joy this Christmas eve........ <BR> <BR> Be safe.....God Bless........... <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>445</em> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:16:13 EST Happy Tuesday I did a blog but for some reason it did not post <BR> not sure what happened..... <BR> <BR> Anyway Have a Healthy Tuesday..... <BR> <BR> Enjoy Christmas week..... <em>446</em> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:03:43 EST reply I have decided at this time not to get the Air Fryer...have not heard enough from real people I trust.... <BR> <BR> I'll wait a while and give it another try..... <BR> <BR> It's suppose to be 90 here today, then a cold front suppose to move in <BR> <BR> A few days ago it was 65 at 8.30am, I went to the store and people had coats scarfs and some even had gloves on....they were talking about how cold it <BR> <BR> All of you up north please stay warm, drive safe, stay home if you... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 06:56:47 EST Air Fryer I am wondering if any one has an Air Fryer or used one... <BR> they look pretty wonderful on TV...making yummy looking fried foods with little or no kind of fat.. <BR> <BR> <BR> I might buy one but wonder if its as good as they say... <BR> <BR> not enough info to get me to buy one yet.... <BR> <BR> thanks Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:51:33 EST Friday again It has been a very busy week and I can't believe it's Friday already... <BR> <BR> This morning is going to be another busy on..... <BR> 6.30am walking group..we walk 3 miles <BR> 8.30 exercise group ...30 minutes <BR> 9am Choir practice <BR> 10am park meeting.... <BR> 11 am appointment to get lab work results...that should not be long unless there are problems <BR> hope to be back by noon to get a chance to eat... <BR> <BR> I plan on taking some nuts with me to the park meeting so I can s... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 06:49:30 EST Rainy Friday <em>593</em> I woke at 4am to hear it raining...that is a good thing here, we need the rain <BR> also it was cooler yesterday, high was only 80..yep 80 way better than the 90's it has been...... <BR> <BR> I decided to do a DVD a friend gave me from Leslie Sansone called the Walk your belly flat......... <BR> <BR> good work 8.30 I have a 30 minute low impact class I go to 3 days a week.. <BR> so lots of exercise....... <BR> <BR> Things are going good..had a few days where I still ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 06:03:51 EST Nov. is almost over Where did the month go... <BR> It sure went by fast... <BR> I have been keeping so busy, the days just fly by..... <BR> <BR> I did have a fairly good month...down 1 pound, not much but better than a gain....I hope to do better in Dec.... <BR> <BR> I started a new group here in the RV park... <BR> A walk away the pound group meets Tues. Thurs and Sat. at 7am....thats early for most.... <BR> and for the walking group it's an hour later, some like me walk first then we do the walk away the pou... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:45:23 EST Happy Thanksgiving Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving....... <BR> <BR> I am so blessed with good health, family and friends..... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We are having 6 couples to our place today for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner... <BR> <BR> I'm making the turkey, stuffing, gravy and pies, everyone is bringing something as will be a wonderful day of friends and food... <BR> <BR> My plan is to have a bit of all my favorites....and have fun talking and visiting with people.. <BR> <BR> Hope... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:04:57 EST Prayers My Dad is in the hospital, he is 92 ... <BR> <BR> Hoping he has a full recovery....he has an infection and this has made in confused and weak <BR> <BR> He does live in the family home and takes care of himself, no medications.. <BR> Hoping once he gets his strength back he can go back home and resume his life.. <BR> <BR> Please pray for God to do what's best for him..... <BR> <BR> Thank You.... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:45:37 EST Happy Thursday The week end is almost here.... <BR> I have been busy with group activites here at the RV park.... <BR> <BR> I'd like to thank everyone for the Birthday goodies and was a wonderful Birthday <BR> I feel blessed to have gotten this far in my life....and I'm healthy and happy....... <BR> <BR> I owe a lot of it to Sparkpeople program and to the wonderful supportive people I have meet here <BR> <BR> THANK YOU ALL.... <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy Thursday.... <em>267</... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:05:31 EST God Bless America <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> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> God Bless America on this Veterans Day and everyday............ <BR> <BR> I salute the Hero's who fought , who are now fighting and who lost there lives for this country....for the families of those brave men and women....I pray for them all <BR> <BR> <BR> My hero and the live of my life....I will never ... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:19:46 EST We are winter Texans This is our winter in Mission Texas <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> if you look next to the trailer on the right, theres our 5th we even have a guest house too.. <BR> its not much but it home for about 5 months out of the far we have still been in the 90' snow here for Christmas..(last year we ate outside for Thanksgiving and Christmas) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 06:31:58 EST Monday is here again It has been a busy time for us here in southern Texas <BR> We got the central air in..thank goodness it still in the 90's here... <BR> I got my Texas drivers licence , car inspected and now I am a Texan.... <BR> I found drapes and rod for the new (to us) place...Gary has them all up..the place is starting to look better, more like a home..We had things called shade put on the windows, look more like screens to me but they block the sun and the part you cant see in fr... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 06:24:00 EST Happy Thursday I'm not that happy this morning, it's 5.30 am did not go to get till after midnight.. <BR> We watched the world series...Darn Cleveland did not win, but they put up a great fight.. <BR> It got me to thinking even when you are down ....or in my case gained a few pounds again.. <BR> I get get back on track, I can stop thinking negative thoughts about myself....I am a winner. <BR> I have kept 200 pounds off now for over 7 years. (started this journey in 2006, took 3.5 years to loose 210).... <BR... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 06:45:33 EST Sunday I am so very happy the Cleveland Indians won again last night, they are one game from winning the World another game tonight... <BR> <BR> I got my flu shot yesterday....oh boy my arm is sore this morning...Have you hd your flu shot? <BR> <BR> Have you ever read how many people mostly young children or senior people die each year from the flu....It an easy way to stay healthy.... <BR> <BR> I did not do good yesterday with my eating....I am trying to figure out how I got so f... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:41:49 EST Friday Can you believe it's Friday already.. <BR> tomorrow will be a week since we arrived at our winter home.... <BR> They call us winter Texans, all the seniors who stay down here in the Rio Grande Valley. <BR> I must say the community around us as so very nice, polite and gracious to the winter Texans...Most places we go to we are thanked for even give special treatment.. <BR> In the local newspaper it says Winter Texan bring over 750 million dollars to the community. <BR> So they want us to be h... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:56:28 EST Happy Thursday The weather is still the 90:s but we got the central A/C unit and new furnace install. not sure when we will use the furnace but I know there can be a chilly morning or two.. <BR> <BR> My eating seems to be doing better, I have been so busy no time for mindless eating <BR> I am about 95% unpacked the rest should be easy since we will be in a cool house, not the sweat box.. <BR> I slept good last night <BR> so the sun is almost up time to hit the track <BR> <BR> Have a happy Thursday..... <... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:04:49 EST Monday Sunday is my rest day...but I worked like crazy to get things but away... <BR> I brought way to much stuff, so have 2 big boxes to go today to the mission . <BR> We are very close to the border here and the churches collect for the poor in Mexico.. <BR> and oh my some are so very poor........ <BR> <BR> Today I'm hoping to finish, I don't like an unorganized house.... <BR> <BR> We did go over to friends house last night to watch Football, mostly the ladies talked....making plans for a big sh... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:53:50 EST Sunday We arrived at our winter home here in southern Tx. <BR> The weather was nice, sunny and warm...We were greeted my several of our friends we meet last year so it was a wonderful welcome..... <BR> I did manage to get the fridge and freezer cleared out from the 5th wheel and in to the fridge in the house.. <BR> I need to go shopping today for fresh fruits and veggies... <BR> We went out to dinner with the friends we spent the month with in was a good evening.... <BR> <BR> Today I sh... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:55:16 EST Thursday Yesterday we made it to Van Horn Texas.... <BR> <BR> It was a good drive, several slow downs and one short stop on the road, the always present road construction..... <BR> <BR> There was not much to see, no even small towns from the highway, the only way to get to where we need to go......... <BR> <BR> Lot of open spaces and dry looking foliage...... <BR> <BR> WE made it to our RV park for the find no TV or even radio signal....I should say there was some sort of talk radio bu... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:04:30 EST Monday Another Monday is here..time sure does go by fast..... <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful week end, the weather has been so nice...I hate to go....but that time is about here again..time to move on...We are working our way down to southern Texas for the hardly is winter down's been in the high 90's and the fore cast looks like it will be staying there at least for now.... <BR> <BR> Some of our friends are there already, and say it's been a hot one everyday, way above normal... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:17:48 EST Beautiful Wednesday The sun is shining and it's a beautiful Autumn day here in Silver City.... <BR> This is our last week here, next Wednesday we move on....I't time to be heading south to Mission Texas for the's very warm still down there..still in the high 90's........ <BR> <BR> We have had a good time here in New Mexico...yesterday we went to the local museums, and walked around down town at some shops...Lots of art shops...This is a college town. <BR> <BR> The weather has been perfect..75 durin... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:47:28 EST Sunday Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends <BR> <BR> Enjoy the family and friends.. and the turkey..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Planning a healthy week.... <BR> I got a few new cooking mags. looking for new easy recipes to try.. <BR> <BR> We are still in Silver City New Mexico, but taking a day to relax and rest... <BR> <BR> Cabbage soup for dinner, I made yesterday... <BR> <BR> Sunny and 72 here so far today.. <BR> <BR> Life is good..... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 13:30:02 EST what a wonderful day Yesterday was just a wonderful day...... <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my Dads 92nd. birthday...he is an amazing man...he takes no medication...he is not as fast or as quick as he use to be but he still lives in the Family home, my brother lives with him and does most of the cooking...but Dad still makes his own coffee and gets his own breakfast everyday, he still has a lady friend who is a jewel in her own right...We all love her........ <BR> <BR> <BR> And if that wasn't enough Brian , the youn... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 14:15:38 EST Friday We had a lot of rain last was much needed..... <BR> <BR> We have been keeping busy here at Silver City New Mexico...we are at a small RV park, very quiet and very nice..nice people all around us.. <BR> <BR> We have been out sight seeing and watching the wildlife all around us.. Seems some of the hummingbirds have moved on we see only 2 the last few days.. <BR> <BR> On Monday we went to the City of was very interesting, huge lava rocks, looks sort of like another plant... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:58 EST Having a quiet Saturday WE decided to stay at the RV park today........ <BR> I was up early and got my 60 minute walk in...what joy it is for this cool mornings.. <BR> I also saw 2 huge jack rabbits running and playing...lots of small cotton tail bunnies too... <BR> Then the big birds were sure active this morning, I think they are falcons...I sort of felt they were out to greet <BR> <BR> I have been enjoying the humming birds as well, about 4 or 5 come to the feeder, sometimes they appear to be fighting... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:18:44 EST New Mexico <img src=""> <BR> <BR> last nights sun set here in Silver City New Mexico........ <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:15 EST New Mexico We are in Silver City New Mexico....What a lovely place to be.. <BR> The weather has been perfect, sunny and warm during the day and cool at night, 83 day temps and 55 night temps... <BR> <BR> Our space at the RV park is just beautiful with ceder trees, cactus and other local flowers, not sure what they are....Best part we have lots of hummingbirds, there are all kinds of birds, bunnies and deer....with trails for me to walk .... <BR> <BR> WE bought a hummingbird feeder and in a tree by our... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:17:19 EST Fresh fish Gary went fishing yesterday morning...was home an hour later, with 4 of the nicest rainbow trout...he said he could have had more but why take what we can't eat in one meal....... <BR> <BR> He grilled them over the open fire, wow oh wow were they fresh, I love them, .. <BR> <BR> Today is our planning day, we will be leaving here Sunday morning, we will be moving south to warmer temps. ........ <BR> This AM is 36 degrees, at we will find a place where it is not so cold i... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:05:09 EST Wednesday Raining with thunder and lightening this early I'll wait a while for my walk <BR> Rain doesn't bother me but the lightening does....lots of mud here too <BR> <BR> Last evening we went on the most wonderful adventure...we took an off road to go look at wildlife...and OMG... ... <BR> we saw wild turkeys, big huge wild turkey a bout 5 or 6 we could see from the road.., it was a beautiful drive, lots of pine trees and cedar trees.. the further we went the better it got, then Gary sa... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:50:38 EST Beautiful walk I am in Eagle Nest New Mexico.... <BR> I had a beautiful walk this morning, it's brisk 40 degree... <BR> but what a view, as I walked I saw hummingbirds, and lots of birds...coyotes , deer and dogs.. <BR> <BR> I enjoy this part of the country, I use to live in Colorado for 35 years, ( we are close to Colorado) <BR> <BR> We have plans to go further up into the mountains today...just to see the wonders of mother nature... <BR> <BR> Planning our lunch, we are taking apples and cheese and nut... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:47:01 EST Sept. 11, 2016 15 years has gone by since the worse attack on the America.... <BR> <BR> Today we reflect on those who lost there lives much can be said but I'm not that good with words.. <BR> I just pray that some way some how we can find peace in this world.... <BR> <BR> We are in New Mexico...Eagle Nest elevation 8,486 or something close to that....we can see the mountain ranges all around's beautiful , but it is cool this morning 36 degrees....but what a sun rise... <BR> <BR> We had to ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:46:51 EST Friday already It's the start of another week end. <BR> We are in Guymon Oklahoma, got here yesterday afternoon, found a very nice RV park.. <BR> it's also a outdoor theater , pizza place and snow cone shop.... <BR> we were sad to find out the movie, pizza shop and snow cone shop are closed for the season......but the park is still very nice <BR> We plan on staying here for 2 nights then move on to New Mexico. <BR> We had a very nice drive here, we take the secondary roads so we go through a lot of small to... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 06:57:51 EST Happy Wednesday Our time here in Branson has come to an end.. <BR> <BR> We had the best time....we went to over 20 different shows and we saw 2 of them twice they were so good... <BR> <BR> It was also time to say good bye to our friends ...with out them we could not have gone to all those shows...They worked at a camp ground here and get free tickets to the shows and are able to take a was so much fun... <BR> <BR> We are moving west this morning going to several different RV parks on our way to... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 07:24:52 EST