Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hello all! I have not been on SP much again...mostly logging food and exercise...that's about it.
Work has been insane, but I thank God I have my 12-step program and way of life to help me through stressful situations, one day at a time. I recently found out that one of the gals I work with, and have always really liked and connect with...is a 12-stepper too! She is in Al-Anon...so now we share resources, talk about recovery and share our journey. It's wonderful to have that connection at work.
Another true blessing. I responded to an email loop request (OA loop) from someone who was looking for a food sponsor. I currently have a sponsor and I also have three sponsees, which for me is quite a bit...especially with working full time and having a family. Well, when I saw this person's email, my Higher Power was at work...I suddenly felt "compelled" to respond and offer to be of service, even with a full plate (OK, bad analogy for someone like me who is a compulsive overeater). My new sponsee and I connected and found we had a lot in common and I'm thrilled to be of service and on this journey with her...me as her new food sponsor and she as a new sponsee! In OA we learn that we cannot keep our recovery if we don't give it away...step 12 and being of service and helping other compulsive overeaters.
I am so blessed and grateful for my life, for God, for the 12 step program and fellowship.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wow! I have not been on SP much except for logging food and exercise. I thought I would make a quick blog entry today...and realized that I have not done so since Christmas...which makes THIS my FIRST blog of 2011!
Well, in that case, happy new year and happy Chinese new year to all!
I'm still in OA...coming up on two years this April. I am still abstinent from compulsive eating and overeating...but have been struggling for several months...trying to tweak my food plan. I got into the bad habit of snacks and AFTER DINNER snacking...gained back a few pounds and was less "serene" around food.
I am now, however, back on track...ONE DAY AT A TIME. I am using my OA tools AND working with a registered dietitian who helped me realize I was not eating enough protein. I am making one healthy food choice at a time, a meal at a time, a day at a time.
Exercise-wise, from Dec thru Jan I was consistent with 5 to 6 days of some form of exercise, 30 minutes...then jumped it up to 60 minutes and got burned out. So, I am starting over (as of yesterday) but am taking it slow...No longer trying to be perfect or have the all or nothing attitude. I also recently bought kettlebells and DVDs and will incorporate them into the mix. Asked hubby for exercise DVDs instead of flowers for Valentine's Day (:
Lastly, I put the scale away (I'm a scale-o-holic used to years of DAILY weigh ins). I committed to my dietitian to only once a week weigh ins on Fridays.
Life is good. I am blessed and grateful. Turning it over all day, every day, to my Higher Power.
Hugs to all. Many blessings to you. Happy Valentine's Day.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Just stopping by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hope you have a safe and joyous holiday season.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Today is Thanksgiving. I am finding that this year, Thanksgiving has taken on a whole new meaning for me. It's not about the turkey and "what we get to eat"....it's not about time off from work (well, maybe a little).
It's really about being grateful, being thankful. I "feel" that more than ever this year! I have been so blessed with a wonderful husband, a terrific PUG, my family and my husband's family, unconditional love and support from friends, my job, my home, my opportunities and my blessings....and this past year and a half....since being in OA (Overeaters Anonymous) and working the 12-step program for physical, emotional and spiritual recovery, I am especially grateful today for my Higher Power (which I choose to be God) and for the OA fellowship, the 12 steps and traditions and basically....my life.
Thank you, God....and thank you to each of you. Wishing you a blessed day filled with love and gratefulness...to you and yours.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Well, folks...my wonderful 2 week vacation is over...back to work tomorrow. I am SO grateful, though, especially that I "have" a job to return to.
I started my vacation by traveling to see my mom...spent a few days with her, then she came home with me and spent a few days with us....then hubby, his dad and his sister and I went away for a few days...and then this last couple of days I have been at home, getting ready to return to work tomorrow.
We ate out almost the entire two weeks (probably 12 or 13 days out of 16) and I am proud of many of the healthy food choices I made during my vacation (and I thank God for guidance with those choices, amounts and also with "some" exercise and activity).
I weighed myself at the beginning of my vacation. I was 158.5. Now, at the end of my vacation...and ALL that eating out, I weighed myself this morning and was thrilled to have LOST TWO and a HALF pounds. I was 156.0 this morning.
I also truly got a chance to spend time with my mom and sister...and also with my husband....and had some time for myself and my OA program. I am currently on step 12 (took step 11 during vacation...met w/my sponsor). Now it's on to step 12 and passing on the message of recovery, sharing experience, strength and hope and living the 12 steps to the best of my ability.
I am grateful and I feel blessed.
Thanks for all your support.
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