Monday, September 01, 2014
Recovery Month has been celebrated nationally for 25 years. It emphasizes that treatment work, people do recover and sobriety is possible. It helps to get the message out that recovery is possible from any addiction and that there is help available for anyone.
I think that we are all touched by someone who has or has had addiction issues from alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, people, relationships, or any number of issues.
I have been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for 35 years. I have been a recovering codependent for probably 20 years. and, now I am recovering from food addiction and emotional eating, thanks to spark people.
I have a daughter and a son who are both in recovery from their drug and alcohol addictions, and they have both chosen different paths to recover.
Recovery is about change, getting better, getting healthier, choosing to do things differently and continuing on a life long journey to wholeness and wellness. Recovery can take many forms, many paths, many directions.
I would encourage you to continue on your recovery journey and/or be supportive of someone you may know who is on their recovery journey.
and, don't ever give up, you never know when you or someone you know may 'get it'.
I am certainly grateful that my mother never gave up on me, and I am very grateful for God's Grace and people's support that helped me to get it.
for more information go to: www.recoverymonth.gov
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
my maintaining journey contnues, and for the most part is going pretty well.
i do still go over calories and neglect my exercise here and there, but after a few days of unhealthy behaviors, i feel yecky and that motivates me to get back on track.
my job has been very stressful and busy these days, which does not leave me much time to spark with friends, but i am faithful to enter my food and exercise daily, and try to give a little encouragement here and there, and catch up slightly in those moments.
i am walking, jogging park trails once a month or so now preparing for my september race for recovery. although, i will not be running it; i am hoping to jog most of it with fast walking in between. it is a 5K on presque isle in erie pa and celebrates the recovery of so many of us with addiction and/or mental health issues. i am looking forward to doing it again this year; last year was my first.
here are some pictures of my scenic trail today.
happy trails to you
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
this has been a birthday that i will not soon forget...
we went out on lake erie on a perch fishing charter, got chased in by a storm that was brewing, caught a fantastic lightning show and then the rain storm met us as we neared the shore and we got soaked.
came home to discover that lightening had struck our big pine tree outside our house and blew out our phones, cable, wi fi and tv. Praise God that it didn't blow up the propane tank or the house which were very close by.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
well, it's been almost 2 months now and I have been maintaining my weight loss pretty well. i've fluxuated 1 lb. here and there, but still weigh myself weekly or so to help me keep on track. if i have gone up a pound, it motivates me to be more careful of my calorie.
i feel like i have changed my lifestyle now, for the most part. if i do over eat, which i still do now and then, it feels uncomfortable and i do not go as overboard as i used to do. a few days of going over and i feel like a blimp, which motivates me to get back into portion, calorie control.
keeping up with exercise is pretty good too. i went for 4-5 days without my elliptical, just being busy and procrastinating, and i missed it. my elliptical and strength training help my mood so much which really motivates me to keep on keepin on. i feel so much better when i exercise.
spark has taught me so many good things. and u all continue to inspire me.
if i can do it, u can do it. we are in this together and we never have to do it alone.
so, keep on keepin on spark friends
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