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great morning

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have had a great day. Actually sleep good last night for a change. Got up late and ate breakfast than went for a walk in my neighborhood. Walked 2.5 miles but the great thing was that only had to stop 3 times total. My neighborhood has several hills and when I first mapped out this walk I had to stop 2 or 3 times on EACH hill. Not today I was sailing along. Boy did that get me pumped up. Even though I had not walked since last Thursday I was still reaping the benefits of regular exercise. I am so thankful for the Spark community. It has made a real change in my attitude on just about all aspects of my weight loss. Things that would have totally stopped me in my tracks before are just a small blip now. Being able to see the progress is awesome. For the first time in my life I know I can do this. Not overnight but with consistent effort and commitment I will succeed. Even without losing weight I feel like a winner. I am taking control of my life not letting circumstances control me. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.

  
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PEPPYPATTI 11/28/2012 3:55PM

    Way to go! Consistency is the key! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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zumba attempt

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Well everyone would have got a good laugh if they had seen my attempt at Zumba. I only made it through the training steps and 10 minutes of the 20 min session and was gasping for breath. Amazing to think I used to dance all night several nights a week. When my first husband was killed in an auto accident I started dancing to help me get through the night. I meet a group of people that loved to dance to oldies and we used to compete in local contests. Boy I miss dancing a lot. The weather was awful today and just couldn't walk out side and remembered the Zumba system I ordered several years ago and decided to try it. It was really fun even if I could not keep up with all the steps. I want to learn more of the steps and build my endurance up again. As I did the routine I felt really old and could picture how crazy I looked. Then the new me decided to make a positive out of this experience. The more I dance the younger I will feel. Dancing got me through one rough time and I'm going to get through this one to. Life is only as good as you make it.

  


Monday 11/26/12

Monday, November 26, 2012

Today I had to take my sister in law to the doctor. She has a mental condition and we have the responsibility of managing her health care. Really the family does most everything for her. We recently got her into a high rise complex for the elderly and the handicapped which has helped tremendously. Today's visit went very quickly and smoothly. I am very thankful for that. I sometimes am not a s patient as I would like to be. It is wonderful knowing she is gaining some independence in a safe environment. That said by the time I got home it was raining and my walk failed to happen. My BFF is coming over for a massage and that is a very physical thing. Hope that counts for some exercise. I know I am sweating by the time I get through with it. Also might pull out that zumba tape and try that again. Guess I have rambled enough. Hope everyone is having a great day.

  


Sunday Nov 25th, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Well I did pretty good with 6 out of 7 days with my positive post. Guess I start over for another week with only positive blog. Today I am thankful that I am over my stomach bug. Was sick as a dog yesterday. Got several things accompolished today. My husband got our tree up and partly decorated.

  


Friday November 23, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving dinner yesterday just wasn't the same at Cracker Barrel. My daughter and I ended up cooking today and of course I ate to much. Than went to Shoney's for hot fudge cake. Got to admit I loved every bite of it. I did manage to only eat half of it instead of the entire thing. For the first time I didn't feel guilty. I know that I will be right back on track tomorrow. Got to kick up the exercise though. Have not walked for 2 days now See you all on the flip side tomorrow.

  
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GOLFLADY11 11/24/2012 4:17PM

    Exactly right! Good for you for knowing you can get right back on track. Life is for living and enjoying each moment and we get to make choices. Look forward to hearing from you o the flip side. emoticon

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