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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Today is just another day. A day that I can choose to make a good day or a bad depending on my attitude. Started this blog off with a really negative attitude. Thank God that I read what I was writing before I posted it. Today I choose to look at the world and myself with a positive attitude. I am healthy, my bills are paid, I have a beautiful new granddaughter and who cares if I ate a piece of cheese pizza as I was telling myself how awful I am. It stops here. I am grateful for the many blessing that God has given me. Yes I could do better and tomorrow I will if I just don't give up. I am thankful for Dylan living with me now, that Summer was born healthy and Mom is doing well. Lexie is graduating 8th grade and doing well in sports. My husband and I have jobs that we love. Jason and Shanna are safe. David is a proud father. What more could I want? I have the most important things anyone could ask for The Love of God, emoticon family and friends.

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PORTIAWILLIS 5/10/2014 4:53PM

    Thanks everyone

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    Enjoy your blessings!

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SHEHULK86 5/10/2014 1:22PM

  Your life is blessed - enjoy it!

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JLAMING263 5/10/2014 1:16PM

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Time to get back on track

Monday, March 03, 2014

Well not sure what really happened. Was going along so well. Was eating right, exercising and for the most part in a good state of mind. Lost weight last week and suddenly found my self eating everything I shouldn't be eating. No exercise the last 3 days and today just slept all day on the couch. At least I did something positive today and read some inspirational words that truly opened my mind to what I was doing. I was setting myself up for failure because I let my mind roam around and started hearing that negative voice telling me " I new you couldn't do it. Hear you go again. Lose a little weight and then give up on yourself. You are never going to change." Don't know why but I now know what to do about that voice. SHUT UP I AM NOT THAT PERSON AND I WILL SUCCEED A few days off my plan does not make me a failure. I am getting off here and going to do some exercise and begin a new streak of successes.

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GLORIAMAJDI 3/4/2014 7:45PM

    Portia, you are right to ignore that voice because YOU CAN DO IT! Okay, so you had a bit of a backslide, but just move on from it and get back on track and you will see results! You have been doing such an awesome job, that negative voice is just WRONG!

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ALOHAEV1 3/4/2014 8:12AM

    There must be something in the air because I went through the very same thing.

Let's all be in lead engine instead of hiding in the caboose!

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/3/2014 9:45PM

    "I new you couldn't do it. Lose weight and then give up." Love your answer back.

Heard that negative voice myself. I also listen carefully and heard her say she was "scared being smaller." She wanted me to eat because she wanted to protect me. Once I heard that, I answered back. Yeah, I hear that you want me to eat that but it's okay, I've got this and it'll be fine trust me.

So glad you were able to put an end to your slide. Remember how bad you felt lying on the couch because it'll help you when temptation shows up again.

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SMCDONALD624 3/3/2014 7:37PM

    emoticon You are speaking my language! I know exactly where you are coming from! emoticon I finally got to the gym today after 3 months!!! don't feel bad about 3 days! good for you for reflecting and getting back into the game! emoticon

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Review of January's goals

Monday, February 03, 2014

1. Lose 1lb a week---lost total of 8lbs
2. Eat 2 servings of vegetables daily--- managed to do about 2/3 of the time
3. Strength training 2 times / week---NONE

2 out of 3 not bad. Still disappointed in myself for not even trying except for once. Guess what they say about making sure you enjoy the exercises you pick is true. I really don't like to lift weights. Got to change that attitude about weights because the walking is not changing the shape of my body. Legs look like sticks and no muscle tone so weight training here I come. Going to start with 4 specific exercises that should start helping me to gain some muscle. Wish me luck.

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EVRLNGFOO 2/4/2014 3:08PM

    congrats on the goals you did achieve! weight training is difficult for a lot of people to get into. try out different options to find one that works. you can do it!

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PORTIAWILLIS 2/4/2014 2:21PM

    Thanks Gloria have found one to start. I need you to push me when I get lazy haha

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/4/2014 8:23AM

    Portia, you probably already know that strength training is also good for your bones - build up bone density to prevent or slow down osteoporosis. I try to do strength training at least twice a week now, and it has made a HUGE difference. Maybe you could find a good video on-line that you would enjoy doing.

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Sinful cookie

Friday, January 24, 2014

Just left Chili's restaurant. Boy did I lose it tonight. I just quit counting calories when I reach 1800. They have a new desert that is absolute sin on a plate. Wish I could say I regreat eating it but my moma told me not to tell lies. I loved every bite I took. Back to work tomorrow.

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ALOHAEV1 1/26/2014 9:04AM

    Now you've got many of us wanting to head to Chili's. Thanks for the warning, will have to budget that one and not look back.

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EMMACORY 1/24/2014 10:47PM

    Glad you enjoyed it! As long as it is not an everyday event you will be OK. emoticon

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Down and out

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Not a good day for many reasons but guess I need to remember that things don't always go as planned but God has a greater plan for our life than we do. Lost a 4 month old child today, my favorite patient went to surgery to get a new heart and things didn't go well. Was in surgery 19 hours than had to have more surgery later today. My heart aches for his family. When I think of how I would feel if it were one of my grandchildren I realize just how blessed I am to have healthy children and grandchildren.

Things I did well today
1. Didn't eat everything in site even though I wanted to.
2. Had only a few MM'S instead of the whole large bag someone left in my desk.
3. Had 8 glasses of water
4. Got in over 9,500 steps even if none of it counted towards exercise minutes.
5. Stayed in calorie range.

Things I could have done better
1. Planned out my meals better. I did not take anything to work and that left me with poor choices today.
2. Ate at regular 2 to 3 hour intervals.
3. Not ate the McDonalds FF

God is good all the time.

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ALOHAEV1 1/21/2014 3:39PM

    My heart and prayers go out to that family.
Meanwhile you are doing great, love the pictures very welcome on a gloomy day like today.

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PORTIAWILLIS 1/20/2014 2:27PM

    Thanks for the hug. I needed that.

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GLORIAMAJDI 1/19/2014 11:59PM

    Oh, Portia, I am so sorry to hear about the child, you must be so sad. Are you working in pediatrics? Sounds like you still ate well though. And 9,500 steps is great! I would definitely be tempted by McDonald's fries....I love them. But you are doing a great job and one order of fries isn't the end of the world - and you were still in the calorie range - way to go!

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