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Once Again, A New Beginning

Saturday, May 03, 2014

I am at that horrible place where I have given up on myself. Made excuses and been dishonest. Even with myself. Today's goal is 3-0-1. Just for today.
Yes, I want a better life for myself, and it can only happen with abstinence from binges and a one day at a time attitude.

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    I added you as friend. I saw your blog when I was on the OA team page. I would love to have someone to touch base with as we get and sstay abstinnent One Day At A Time.

A Lifelong Journey
We who began working the Steps in order to recover from compulsive eating now find that through them we have embarked on a lifelong journey of spiritual growth. From the isolation of food obsession we have emerged into a new world. Walking hand in hand with our friends and our Higher Power, we are now exploring this world, using the great spiritual principles embodied in the Twelve Steps as the map to guide our way. We gratefully follow in the footsteps of many others who have walked this way before us, and we’re gratified to be making footprints of our own for others to follow.
Those of us who live this program don’t simply carry the message; we are the message. Each day that we live well, we are well, and we embody the joy of recovery which attracts others who want what we’ve found in OA. We’re always happy to share our secret: the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous, which empower each of us to live well and be well, one day at a time

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LISALOSING52 5/3/2014 2:50PM

    We've all been there. Forgive yourself and keep moving forward. emoticon

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EMPRESSAMQ 5/3/2014 10:47AM

    Everyone of us gets to that place sometimes. You will succeed in your goals, just keep on keeping on and don't beat yourself up when you have slips.

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CRAZYGARDNER1 5/3/2014 7:30AM

  We have all been there. I have stopped and started so many times. But we all have those days when we slip. Forgive yourself and keep on trying. emoticon

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I want to catapult OUT of the 180 range.
A return to sugar, the counterfeit comforter, has impeded my progress.
How will I do this?
One day at a time, one meal at a time, one exercise session at a time, one step at a time, one minute at a time, one phone call at a time.... emoticon


Always a new beginning

Monday, August 19, 2013

I actually like to exercise. Why don't I do it with any great consistency? My Tuesday Thursday Saturday plan is 5K your way: the walk jog plan. Did it Saturday, felt great and was wide awake the rest of the day. Yesterday after a rough morning I went to lunch with a friend, drank two beers, didn't order salad and then visited a bakery. Spent the afternoon on the couch. Do I REALLY want fitness or do I just want comfort? I can decide that anew today.

Today is always a new day and I can make better choices. Today's exercise will be 6,000 steps.
Will check in tomorrow!

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KNYAGENYA 8/19/2013 12:40PM

    You can do it...I have faith in you.

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I Want to Be Blessed, Not Stressed

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Today's Spark Coach session talked about other ways to improve health, besides conscious eating and moving. Years of stress have robbed me of joy and freedom. Some stressors are imposed from the outside: other people's demands, deadlines, etc. But I have met the real enemy and it is ME. Clutter, disorganization and procrastination are my evil triplets. But number one is perfectionism. Learning to take baby steps and creating small achievable goals has gone a long way toward freeing my brain, heart, and soul. But I want to go out and play! There it is. I said it. My life is out of balance and its time for FUN!!! emoticon emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 8/6/2013 10:26AM

    Baby steps is a great way to handle things one day at a time.

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ELMA1913 8/6/2013 5:18AM

    Yay for baby steps! emoticon

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I Am Not My Weight

Saturday, June 29, 2013

At the age of very nearly 62 the scale does not budge the way I want it to. I am torching a lot of calories in the garden and am faithfully tracking every bite and move I make, but there have been DECADES spent on the couch, in depression, in cover up mode. The habits I am committing to now are the ones I want to keep, whether or not the scale moves as fast as I think it should. My mantra is my weight is none of my business. All I have to do is the footwork and leave the rest up to God.

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SEPTEMBER2014 6/29/2013 11:21AM

  YOU are absolutely correct, BridgetNMCup4Me!

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NELLJONES 6/29/2013 8:18AM

    This is why my goal is my Day rather than my weight. If I manage my Day the way I plan (at least as far as food goes) the rest will happen in God's good time. At our age we know that the days come and go in the blink of any eye, and they all add up eventually.

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LIBRARIANKATE 6/29/2013 8:08AM

  I love your positive attitude. I needed to hear that today.

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