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I did it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I got through the night without eating. I've struggled with night time eating for a very long time. The last couple of days it has started to affect something in me. The disappointment I feel every morning when I awake, was making me feel like a failure. I would give myself a pep talk every night before bed saying, " I will NOT eat tonight, I CAN DO THIS!!!" Then wake up a failure every morning. It was beginning to take a toll. Because of my honesty and willingness to share where I am with others, I was given a suggestion by a fellow Sparker. She said to make a sign and put it on the door so when I get up it'll be the first thing I see. I had a open mind and went to the grocers and got a nice size box and wrote," STOP, DANGER, PRAYER CHANGES THINGS(Eat the word of GOD!), SPARK then a arrow pointing in the direction of my computer, Are YOU Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired?".


"Don't eat at night" is one of my SparkStreaks and I'm hoping to look back one day and say, "I've conquered that issue" but for now, I settle for ONE more night. One day, ONE step, and ONE pound at a time! Here's to another successful night!

Have A Sparktacular Day!!!
HUGS~Sabrina

  
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TRAVELNISTA 11/18/2009 5:12PM

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I am so proud of you. That is a major emoticon moment.
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WILLOW49 11/18/2009 11:22AM

    One day at a time and soon you'll be there! You're off to a great start! emoticon

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SCARLET2388 11/18/2009 9:13AM

    Way to go Sabrina! Just remember how proud you feel right now compared to the guilt you would normally feel if you had eaten. Keep it up girl!

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KKKAREN 11/18/2009 9:02AM

    what a great idea about the box. I'm a night eater, I'll have to try it thanks.

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SRFRGRL7163 11/18/2009 9:02AM

    Wow, that's a milestone to overcome something you've conditioned yourself to do. You broke a habit last night which is extremely hard to do, and with every night it will become easier and easier. Good luck to you, you're well on your way!

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Giving Thanks.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Each day presents another opportunity to become the best me that I can be.

I have come such a long ways from where I used to be. I'm making good choices in my life and I hope and pray that those choices will have a positive affect for others as well. When I take a look back from where I came from,I cry because I can see and feel the favor that God has shown me. He has done so much for me and I know I could never recount them. 1 Philippians 1:6 says: "Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ". He is not through with me yet, I still have a mighty long ways to go. But I thank Him for all He has done, Is doing, And about to do in my life.

Have a great day!
Love and Hugs~Sabrina

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 11/1/2009 6:05PM

    WOW I love that scripture verse. Thanks for the reminder. It's all in God's hands and we just have to listen to where He's leading us. Even in the journey to healthy, where He wants our bodies to honor Him.

AMEN!

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TRAVELNISTA 11/1/2009 3:29PM

    Sabrina I can't imagine you doing anything but being the best you can be. You are always so positive and uplifting in your posts and in the support of the Team. I am so lucky to have you as a Spark Buddy! emoticon emoticon

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Team Member Of The Week.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I was so honored yesterday when I was chosen to be EE's team member of the week.

When I finally got serious about doing something about my weight, Emotional Eaters was the first team I joined. They made me feel welcomed and gave me the encouragement I needed to feel secure in my decision. Without people in your corner to cheer you on,it's pretty hard to succeed. So I'm grateful to God for leading me there because if it had not been for the warm welcomes and YOU CAN DO IT!,I don't know if I would be where I am today mentally. You know the saying that goes: You can do anything you put your mind to do? Well it's true,your mind set must change and the rest will follow. So if you're reading this remember that a warm welcome or smile might mean so much to someone else. Even more than you dare to think.

Lets all remember the newcomers for they are the most important person on our Teams. They are what keep the teams growing.

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MISBEHAVING 11/18/2009 8:07PM

    I am just checking out your sparkpage and you have been doing awesomely well. Congrats also on being chosen EE Memeber of the week.

Stay Blessed.

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LINDA! 11/11/2009 11:27AM

    You deserve the honor!! emoticon

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MEOWMAMA3 11/11/2009 11:20AM

    Sabrina this is AWESOME!!!!
You go girl!
thanks for all the inspiration and for just being you!
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TRAVELNISTA 10/26/2009 9:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You so deserved it! emoticon

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WILLOW49 10/26/2009 1:00PM

    You SO deserved to be team member of the week! Keep up your great work!!! emoticon emoticon

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FITGRL124 10/26/2009 9:56AM

    emoticon Sabrina!! You are doing great and are such an inspiration!!!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 10/26/2009 9:21AM

    emoticon you are such an inspriration Sabrina, keep up the hard week you are a champ in more ways that one.

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Keep It Simple.

Friday, October 16, 2009

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.-Josh Jenkins

It's okay to make mistakes. But we shouldn't live a life of excuses. We shouldn't slide over our mistakes; we should learn from them.
Excuses keeps us apart from ourselves and others. People don't trust us if we won't admit and accept our mistakes. Relying on excuses dooms us to repeat the same mistakes.
In recovery, we admit and accept our behavior. We do this by continuing to take an inventory of our lives. We do this so we can learn from our mistakes. "Owning" our mistakes helps us grow.

I'm a work in progress. Sick but getting better.
Have a great night!
Hugs~Sabrina



  
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NAYNAY69 10/19/2009 7:42AM

    How can so few words say so much? This one really spoke to me and I am going to print it and share it with my group of friends at the hospital. Thank you so much for sharing.

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TRAVELNISTA 10/17/2009 12:00PM

    I know you have learned from your past mistakes because you have done so well. You my friend are in this journey to win it! You will do this and we will all do it together! emoticon emoticon

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Something to meditate on

Friday, October 09, 2009

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13

Have a great night!
~Sabrina

  
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MACMOM4 10/10/2009 1:13AM

    Thank you for offering us inspiration so beautifully. May you have a wonderful night, too!

Blessings and Hugs,
Mary Anne

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