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Day 151, Loving Myself Healthy

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today was a rough day. I have been an emotional mess. I couldn't work. Took a mental health day. I'm very grateful for my good friend Paula who substitutes for me when I am sick or need help. I did have an OA meeting tonight and it has helped. I feel almost sane again. I'm leaning on God and trying to follow the program of the 12-steps.

The good thing is that after a full week of one rotten thing after another happening leaving me in a horrible financial & emotional mess: 1. I have been keeping my gratitude journal and I feel good about that. 2. I have been able to focus on the blessings that HAVE occurred... and that helps me keep from getting stuck in the muck. 3. I have NOT given in to compulsive overeating. 4. I have stayed on track with my calories and fitness.

Today my food is 360 calories over my top caloric range. I will let that go since I was 300 calories BELOW my lowest caloric range yesterday. My fitness is low but I probably cried out a lot of calories today. LOL

Bright blessings to all you. I hope that you are doing well & Sparking along with me. Love, Dawn

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/30/2013 10:11PM

    Hang in there my good friend!
Love you!
Praying for you!
Just remember, God is Still in ControL!
It's called "Faith" & I know from what you
say you have lots of that!

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/30/2013 10:08PM

Hang in there my friend.

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WORKINGSTIFF 1/30/2013 9:55PM


Thanks for the continual reminder of the importance of gratitude. You may be going through some things right now, but you are also being a blessing (at least you are to me).

Thanks and take care!

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BRE2003SB 1/30/2013 5:17PM

    Hope you're having a great day! emoticon

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JARBRITT 1/30/2013 4:11PM

    You're doing great Dawn - hang in there. You have the right attitutde to pull though anything. emoticon

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LINDYPOWER 1/30/2013 3:28PM

    Have you ever tried belly breathing where you intentionally move and push your abdomenal muscles in and out while quickly blowing through your mouth? It has helped my daughter and I out when we get upset. Never give up. It doesn't matter what is going on outside of you. Keep the light on inside and focus on Dawn, the Soul. Anything outside of you is just drama. Observe it and say, "Isn't that interesting?" and then let it go. Please stay focused. emoticon

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    I like that you said: "Prayer helps me keep from getting stuck in the muck."

You are a strong lady, Dawn. Hang in there.


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TATTER3 1/30/2013 7:03AM

    Still praying!

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WISLNDR 1/30/2013 6:59AM

    When my niece was first diagnosed with a brain tumor (almost a year ago now, she's doing great!) one of her friends shared something that stayed with me and I use daily; the GOD CAN. She said that whenever she was faced with something she couldn't solve, she put it in the God Can. I have a God Can; frequently there are bills in there that I'm not sure how I'm going to pay.

I can't but God Can!

Because of God's blessings in my life, somehow things always work out. I find great comfort in this and I worry less. I can't say this to you enough: Your attitude of gratitude and your good choices will get you through!!


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ROSAMARCELLE 1/30/2013 3:22AM

    So sorry that everything is so bad at the moment. Will pray that things look brighter soon. Fantastic that you kept on track with nutrition, even if you did go a bit over, balance with the under is great. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LILYBELLE12 1/30/2013 1:13AM

    emoticon emoticon I will keep you and your family in my Prayers. Sometimes life has a funny way of having something good come out of a lot of bad things...I will pray that this is what is happening and that the Good is coming soon!!!

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JAMER123 1/30/2013 12:47AM

    You are going to make it, Dawn. You have the strength to carry on. Just hang in there. You have a lot of good things posted here so use them as you go through the "muck"!
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SHANSHE 1/30/2013 12:29AM

    Hang in there Dawn....
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