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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 1 and I didn't go over my material for the blog. But it was for a good reason. I haven't spoken to someone for a long time and tonight she called me. It was nice to talk to her and she gave me some encouraging words because of what I'm dealing with right now so I really needed this. But tomorrow I'm going over the material and will do some truth journaling/ reflection. Good night everyone and God Bless :o)

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 5/25/2012 8:08PM

    What a blessing to have friends that you can share with and give/get encouragement.

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ASOBFALLS 5/25/2012 9:26AM

    emoticon Sharing with a friend emoticon IS a good health activity! emoticon

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MOGENEO 5/25/2012 12:20AM

    i don't know about you, but i always find it refreshing to be able to sit, and breathe, and TALK. it is so freeing! and it is NEVER wrong to get some encouragement! lol! you have a great day!

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Truth Journaling/Blogging/Reflection- Breaking my issues

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

After reading a woman named Barbara's blog online about fighting emotional eating I really liked it and when I found out she wrote a book I had to buy it. I originally purchased this book b/c I created this health group at my church and saw we could really use the help but then no one really seem interested so now the book is at home with me. This woman has really done a great job with this book and I have decided to really put what she written to the test. If she can do it and get results then so can I. The name of this book if anyone is interested is, "Freedom from Emotional Eating" by Barb Raveling. Its an 8 week study discussing new topics each week for 5 days. At the end of each day she ask you to "truth journal." Truth journaling is taking the lies that you believe for example, " I can't do it, its too hard." and replacing it with truth like, "yes it may be hard but its not so hard that I can't do it. If I break it up into smaller chunks then it won't be so hard or overwhelming." And the book only cost $12!!!!

I've never really blogged or thought I could do it or thought anyone was really interested in what I had to say but I'm going to do it anyway and see how it goes!!

The reason I want to do this is b/c I have never really finished anything I started because I am afraid that it won't be what I wanted or felt that somehow I'd fail so why bother starting. And thats not a healthy way of thinking so I'm going to put myself to the test and "challenge" myself to blog five (5) days a week according to this 8 week study and see if I can really get the results Barb did.

I'm going to do it my way though, I going to concentrate on the topics that I feel I need help in the most and I may stick to a topic longer that 5 days so maybe 10 days or so. How ever many I need to really get this drilled in my head and really get over what is keeping me from not living the life that I can be. I don't want to stay in my box anymore. I'm about to be 27 ( in 6 days!!) and I want free to love and live!!! I have purpose and want to do everything in my power to fulfill it before I leave this planet.

So Thursday I will do some truth blogging/ journaling/ reflection. I'm not sure what to call it. But I believe it will do me some good. Just pray that I will stick to it.
The topic I'm covering right now its on week 6- "Stress, Anxiety," so this study in the book is covered in 5 days but seeing as this is my biggest issue I may cover this for a while.

Pray for me :o)

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WYLDCAT 9/24/2012 11:24AM

    Sounds like a great book! I'll have to look for it.....

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19PITSY53 8/3/2012 1:07PM

  I need this book; where can it be purchased?

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 5/25/2012 8:07PM

    Great blog! You can do it!

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My Journey begins. . . . . .

Friday, December 11, 2009

I have been down this road too many times before and quick before I really got started. But I feel, NO, I KNOW I'm ready start, trip, fall, dust myself off and complete my weight loss journey. I have made up mind to put my health first instead of just a thought. The only time that I did something about my weight was when I hit rock bottom at 190lbs at 15 years old when I'm only 5' 2"!!! That is a lot of weight. I got down to 125 when I was 18 but now its creeping back up at about 140 and I don't want to hit that rock again to finally do something about. I pray that at this 3rd time around that I finally get act together and do this thing right. Having the support of everyone here is something I definitely need b/c I, Angie can not do it all by myself, I need a real hard kick in the pants. Will you all give it too me?

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NICOLE285 12/11/2009 9:41PM

    good luck emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HARROWJET 12/11/2009 9:34PM

    Best wishes for success on your journey.

Judy emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 12/11/2009 9:13PM

    "I have been down this road too many times before and quick before I really got started. But I feel, NO, I KNOW I'm ready start, trip, fall, dust myself off and complete my weight loss journey. I have made up mind to put my health first instead of just a thought."

* Welcome to SparkPeople. I think you have the right attitude on this. It starts with a decision. There will be some great days and not so great ones. There will be falling, getting up, struggling and days where you just wonder. Follow through until the end with the decision and you will win. Victory will be yours. Persistence pays.

Best of fortune on your journey!!!

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SPARKLE1908 12/11/2009 9:12PM

    Well Angie, I can give you a cyber kick!!!

You can do this....let's rock it diva!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ZZYYGGY 12/11/2009 9:12PM

    good luck on your journey and giving you the kick. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PAPRINIKA 12/11/2009 9:07PM

    Hey! Best of luck on your journey!

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