DALAI_LALA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DALAI%5FLALA DALAI_LALA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Some Stuff I've Been Up To, Part One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525654 I haven't been completely idle in my year off of Spark. I haven't done much, mind you, but I haven't done absolutely nothing either... <BR> <BR> I walked in a parade as a Gumby from Monty Python: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l138799325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did the Orlando 2013 Color Run with some co-workers: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l266462807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And... after: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:34:50 EST AFTER Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116828 Hi all! I have a new post up at Recovering Grace - actually, several, as I have been neglecting coming here to share those posts, so please head over and take a look. Here's the link to the most recent one: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/10/after-effects.html </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:45:19 EST Give Peace a Chance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053630 New post up at Recovering Grace: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/09/give-peace-chance.html </link> <BR> <BR> Before I re-post the content, I want to remind everyone that I am not recommending that everyone give up whatever it is that they're doing, diet, lifestyle change, whatever. If what you are doing works for you, makes you happy, keep on keeping on and much love! I'm just here to tell my own story about recovering from binge eating - dieting doesn't work for me, and ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:35:37 EST Recovering the Storyteller http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046282 Howdy! There's a new post up at Recovering Grace. Normally I repost it here, but there are a lot of links in this one, and some of the links contain material for sale and some strong language. So, I'll just post the link this time. Please go check it out! <BR> <BR> Lala <BR> <BR> <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/09/recovering-storyteller.html </link> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:14:30 EST Recovering Grace, One Meal at a Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035389 There's a new post up at Recovering Grace: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/08/recovering-grace-one-meal-at-time<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR> Reposted here: <BR> <BR> For tonight, back to the present for a bit. I had a Very Good Thing happen tonight and I'm proud of me! <BR> <BR> First, I have been obsessing less and less over food as time has gone by. I don't exactly forget to eat, but I don't actively think about it constantly so I am occasionally surprised by hunger, so... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:44:26 EST If You're Happy and You Know It, Share Your Meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026273 A new post is up at Recovering Grace, text is below... <BR> <BR> Link: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/08/if-youre-happy-and-you-know-it-sh<BR>are.html </link> <BR> <BR> I haven’t done this in a while, there’s been so much to talk about, but today I’m going to take another retro look back at my first year in recovery and a journal entry from back then. I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about depression or anxiety medications and how ambivalent I have always been abou... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:41:38 EST Nothing Ever Seemed So Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023810 Finally, a new post is up at Recovering Grace! <BR> <BR> Link: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/08/nothing-ever-seemed-so-hard.html </link> <BR> <BR> So, I guess I never did make it back to regular posting last week (or so) as I had planned. Unfortunately, I still haven’t quite worked out my need for perfection, so when I’m not doing it all right I tend to not want to talk (or write) about it. Well, there’s always something to work on, I suppose. <BR> <BR> The good news... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:40:28 EST Stuff is Up on Recovering Grace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009047 Howdy folks! I've been on vacation, so there haven't been any long and serious posts over at the eating disorder blog, but I have posted a few short things, links, and videos - the kind of things I can't really post here. So, please pop on over to the Recovering Grace blog and check it out! <BR> <link> http://recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Lala Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:06:01 EST Joyful Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976561 Hey! There's a new post up at Recovering Grace, and here's the link and the copy... <BR> <BR> Link: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/07/joyful-eating.html </link> <BR> <BR> Copy: (OMG, are there really no swear words to edit out this time?) <BR> <BR> So now I'm not dieting anymore, but that doesn't really mean I'm off the hook. In fact, I probably pay way more attention to eating now than I ever did, but in an entirely different way – a way that sustains me instead of de... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:48:51 EST Weekend Posts Up at Recovering Grace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4971996 The obligatory cat picture for Caturday and a brief post from today.... <BR> <BR> Remember that Fat Ladies in Space coloring book I mentioned way back when? I finally got around to coloring a picture from it. (Please note, artwork is by Nicole Lorenz, I just added the color.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l140306082.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This entire coloring book is awesome, so here's another plug for it: <link>www.amazon.com/Fat-Ladies-Spaaaaace-<BR>body-positiv... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 22:37:06 EST You Binge, You Learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967481 This is the new post from Recovering Grace. And here's the link: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/07/you-binge-you-learn.html </link> <BR> <BR> And the text: <BR> <BR> When I binge, I feel like crap. Not just physically, of course – there’s an emotional aftermath as well. Shame, guilt, revulsion, regret, anger, fear. In some cases that can even lead to additional bingeing; that is, you have an emotion like shame or anger that you don’t want to deal with, so you binge in t... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:07:03 EST SMELLZ for Weds July 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967452 Hmmm, do I remember yesterday? Well, sort of. I know that I binged on Tuesday night, and so I was kind of depressed and down on myself on Weds, but I also had an appointment with my nutritionist, so we were able to get to the bottom of the issue. A big dose of criticism and negative self-talk had started to creep back in to my life, along with some other things, and so I wasn't caring for myself. And then, BANG, on comes a binge. Well, then, lesson learned (I hope). <BR> <BR> Okay... <BR> <... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:50:57 EST Not the End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967169 For iDeborah. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l445106264.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love you. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:40:28 EST SMELLZ for Tuesday July 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964676 It's a bad SMELLZing day 'round these parts, ya'll... <BR> <BR> I have been in the worst mood. I messed with mother nature and now she is surely messing with me. As my daddy used to say: Mercy! (That's MUHR-saaaay, and in a southern accent, by the way.) <BR> <BR> SLEEP - This was okay. Somewhere around 8 hours, and it was good sleep. <BR> <BR> MOVE - Nuttin' honey. Excuses: I went in to the office today (lame) and I'm sore from three days of treadmilling (better). <BR> <BR> EAT - It didn'... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:39:01 EST Get Out of My Head http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964654 New post up at Recovering Grace: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/07/get-out-of-my-head.html </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the re-post, minus some NSFW language: <BR> <BR> There are two things in my head at the moment, and I’m not sure which one I want to talk about first. Well, they are at least marginally related, so maybe I’ll segue somehow… Here goes. <BR> <BR> Here’s what “normal” people don’t get about having an ED – keeping in mind that not every fat person has an eati... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:27:04 EST SMELLZ for Monday July 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962928 Poor, poor pitiful me! I'm feeling all down and out and whiney tonight, so forgive me... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> SLEEP - Something around or over eight hours last night, though I woke up a lot between 6 and 8 am. <BR> <BR> MOVE - I did about 40 easy minutes on the treadmill, while watching an old episode of Criminal Minds. <BR> <BR> EAT - Despite the depression I did well, no bingeyness. I even passed up getting dessert or eating any of my beloved's donuts when we went to the grocery after... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:21:54 EST SMELLZ for Sat/Sun July 7th and 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961079 Yesterday's SMELLZ post got sooooo long that I decided not to do my nightly recap there. <BR> <BR> Sat July 7: <BR> <BR> SLEEP - Almost eight hours. The cats woke me up a tad early wanting food, attention, and chin scratches. By the way, I sleep so much better now that I have my cpap machine. Sometimes the mask irritates me, but not for long! <BR> <BR> MOVE - I did 30 minutes of Disco Treadmill. That's me on the treadmill boogie-ing to disco on Pandora. Yeah, and I do that right in front ... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 20:09:25 EST The Wonderful World of S.M.E.L.L.Z. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959802 A year or so ago when I was much more regular here at Spark, tracking everything like a good little Sparkie, I developed my own (somewhat poorly named) little daily plan. Constant reading and chatting on Spark made me realize that achieving a healthy lifestyle required 6 pieces: Sleep more, Move more, Eat more, Live more, Love more, and Zen. Or, SMELLZ. <BR> <BR> Though I kind of went off the ranch for a while, I still think SMELLZ is a solid idea. It incorporates all of the things I'm lear... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:05:58 EST This is Not a Picture of a Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959148 Here's the text (and a picture) from my latest post at Recovering Grace. And here's the link: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/07/this-is-not-picture-of-cat.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> See? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326875277.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't actually know where this originated from, but I stole it from my niece's Facebook page because I thought it was timely and important for me. <BR> <BR> I've had a difficult couple of... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 11:05:06 EST I've been away (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947539 Sorry, no Recovering Grace blogs as of yet this week. My dad passed away last Saturday - not unexpected, also a relief for him, but of course, still a loss - so we traveled up to Virginia/West Virginia for the arrangements and service. <BR> <BR> Parts of it were good. My two sisters and I spent some time all together and for the first time, we had all three sisters and all three husbands together at the same time. <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, blog posting will resume shortly, perhaps even today, onc... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:59:02 EST Not the Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937953 Here's the re-post from today's Recovering Grace blog! A few other small posts are there as well, if you pop over to check it out... (Also, there are links to each of the book titles mentioned on the RG blog as well.) <BR> <BR> <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/06/not-doctor.html </link> <BR> <BR> Before adding to the not dieting any more conversation, I ought to say a couple of things... <BR> <BR> One, I am not a doctor, a nutritionist, or a therapist. I am not trying to... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:34:56 EST The Wagon Only Goes In Circles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934643 Here's the re-post of my blog from Recovering Grace today. I missed a week due to some family emergency stuff, but I have a couple of Caturday posts there as well. <BR> <BR> <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/06/wagon-only-goes-in-circles.html </link> <BR> <BR> The problem with dieting (for ED) is that it doesn't actually get you anywhere, at least not for long. On the wagon, off the wagon, whatever, it doesn't matter because the wagon isn't really going anywhere – it just ... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:48:23 EST They Have No Power Over Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913518 Below is today's repost from Recovering Grace. Here's the link and as per usual, feel free to pop over there and leave a comment too! <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/06/so-after-brief-break-lets-get-bac<BR>k-to.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So, after a brief break, let’s get back to daily affirmations and the fear of losing the things that I care about. Below is a journal entry from last year, actually from exactly a year ago, minus one day. Funny that, because just t... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 16:41:01 EST Weekend Posts are Finally Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911465 They are late because I was out of town over the weekend, but the weekend posts are up on the emo blog. It's the Caturday image and the new book review. Go check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Lala Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:52:03 EST Self Soothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904697 New post up at Recovering Grace. It's picture heavy and I don't want to re-post all those images, so please click over and check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/self-soothing.html </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the intro, anyway... <BR> <BR> One of the many things you learn to do with an eating disorder is find self soothing activities (other than eating) to participate in. Ideally, many of them would be active ones, but they don't have to be. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 30 May 2012 17:11:55 EST Cats and Douglas Adams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900313 The weekend blogs are up at Recovering Grace - the Caturday picture and a book review of Douglas Adams' Salmon of Doubt. <BR> <BR> <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sun, 27 May 2012 19:32:53 EST Stop It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898397 Another Facebook image to share... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l220528144.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be well - happy weekend! <BR> <BR> Lala Sat, 26 May 2012 01:39:23 EST How Life Works http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4896021 Here's the link: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/how-life-works.html </link> <BR> <BR> And here goes: <BR> <BR> Recently I spoke to someone dear to me, and she expressed the idea that “maybe only 10%” of her problems came from her parental issues and that the rest was about things that happened after she grew up. At the time I couldn't figure out how to fully express my response to that, so I let it go. But it has been on my mind ever since. <BR> <BR> So, I want to b... Thu, 24 May 2012 11:12:59 EST Dancing in the Dark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892851 New post up at Recovering Grace: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/dancing-in-dark.html </link> <BR> <BR> I'm going to take a slight departure for today’s post and jump around in time a little bit. Normally my posts are related to the early days of starting treatment, about a year ago. Today I want to draw attention to the totally non-linear nature of recovery by talking about right now. Recovery is not a matter of: yesterday I felt bad, today I feel a little better and ... Tue, 22 May 2012 11:16:07 EST More Recovering Grace Plugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889869 LOL... Hey! New kitties and book reviews up for the weekend... <BR> <BR> <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/sunday-brunch-brave-new-world.html </link> <BR> <BR> Be well! <BR> <BR> Lala Sun, 20 May 2012 14:42:54 EST Affirm the Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885541 New post up at Recovering Grace: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/affirm-positive.html </link> <BR> <BR> A little more about positive daily affirmations, since I’m on a roll... <BR> <BR> Back on my Changing the Voices ( <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/change-voices.html </link> ) entry, someone asked me how long it takes to start believing the good stuff. Unfortunately, the only answer is, “It takes as long as it takes.” I guess it’s different for e... Thu, 17 May 2012 10:55:38 EST Womanifesto http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884398 Found on Facebook, so I'm sure everyone has already seen this... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l278053058.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lala, the Perfectly Imperfect Wed, 16 May 2012 15:26:00 EST Change the Voices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882354 The link: <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/change-voices.html </link> <BR> <BR> So I’m on this journey to get healthy and stop bingeing, I’ve got my doctor, I’ve got my therapist, I’ve even got a nutritionist on my team. And I was worried. I just knew I’d have to stop doing... well, everything. No salt, no sugar, no caffeine, no trigger foods. I just wasn’t sure that I could do it. But as it turned out, the first thing I had to do was even worse. <BR> <BR> The first th... Tue, 15 May 2012 10:39:35 EST And Then the World Didn't End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875317 <link>recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/05/and-then-world-didnt-end.html </link> <BR> <BR> In the past, I always just tried to power through all of the bad stuff. I felt alone, and I also felt that I was just weak. I thought that my “issues” couldn’t be all that bad and if I weren’t such a loser, I could just forget about the past, take control of my life, and everything would just be okay. <BR> <BR> But there was something deeper, darker, that frightened me even more than just b... Thu, 10 May 2012 10:29:07 EST The Diet Hobby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872055 New post is up at Recovering Grace. As always, I do encourage folks to pop over there and comment too, 'cos I love to see the page hits grow and get attention and all that! <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Just to reverse things around a bit, today's post is actually a re-post of an old Spark Blog of mine. Here's the original link: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2711105 </link> <BR> <BR> But here's the Recovering Grace recap and spin: <BR> <BR> <link>... Tue, 8 May 2012 10:33:09 EST Read This Too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867926 (Re-posted from Recovering Grace) <BR> <BR> Occasionally I'm going to link to things I've found or blogs I like or resources I want to recommend. Today is such a day! :) <BR> <BR> Once upon a time while trying to find fat positive places on the Net, I came across a ballroom dancer and dance teacher with a blog called Dances with Fat. The dancer is Ragen Chastain, and she can be followed in blog form, in Facebook form, and probably other social sites. I'll link toward the end, because the th... Sat, 5 May 2012 17:07:36 EST Hopeless? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867514 This is the fourth (and FINAL!) "old" re-post from Recovering Grace. Post Date was Thursday, May 3rd. I'm only posting the ED related things here, so please do actually go visit the blog for kitties and book reviews and other things as they occur. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Blog Link: <link>http://recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.<BR>com/2012/05/hopeless.html </link> <BR> <BR> I wrote my very first journal entry for therapy just one year ago, on May 27th. I was so full of self-hatred that I could bar... Sat, 5 May 2012 11:10:38 EST Who Do I Think I Am? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867506 This is the third "old" re-post from Recovering Grace. Post Date was Tuesday, May 1st. I'm only posting the ED related things here, so please do actually go visit the blog for kitties and book reviews and other things as they occur. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Blog Link: <link>http://recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.<BR>com/2012/05/who-do-i-think-i-am.html </link> <BR> <BR> It’s just a few days into this blogging thing and I have been wondering what I’m really trying to accomplish here. Do I think I’m ... Sat, 5 May 2012 11:06:59 EST Just Like Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864431 This is the second "old" re-post from Recovering Grace. Post Date was Saturday, April 28th. <BR> <BR> Blog link: <link>http://recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.<BR>com/2012/04/just-like-starting-over.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just under a year ago I finally decided – or rather, was encouraged by some family members – to talk to my primary care provider about about eating and about depression. She recommended a (wonderful!) therapist, and I've been having regular visits with her since... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:53:38 EST Big Enough to Absorb the Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864422 This is my first "old" re-post of a Recovering Grace blog. Note that this post was edited for language for Spark's sake. Post Date was: Friday, April 27. <BR> <BR> Blog link: <link>http://recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.<BR>com/2012/04/big-enough-to-absorb-pain-<BR>i-have-eating.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have an eating disorder. <BR> <BR> I’m a binger. I do not purge, or exercise it off, or take laxatives; I do not simply overeat. I binge. <BR> <BR> I've been on diets, I've been... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:47:36 EST Reposting of Recovering Grace blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864404 I've been considering re-posting my Recovering Grace blogs here on my Spark Blog. One, because I think that the eating disorder conversation is somewhat lacking on Spark. Two, well, let's face it, ya'll know I just love the attention! LOL <BR> <BR> So, if you've already read some of these over there, I apologize for the duplication. And, as always, I thank you my Spark Peeps for your steady and loving support. I know I've been away for a while, trying to collect my pieces and find my glue, b... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:41:25 EST New Post Up on Recovering Grace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861971 I've made a new post or several on my eating disorder recovery blog. <BR> <BR> <link>http://recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.<BR>com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please check it out and please leave me a comment there if you do. My blog is lonely and needs some love! <BR> <BR> Lala Tue, 1 May 2012 21:02:24 EST Recovering Grace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855655 <link>http://recoveringgraceblog.blogspot.<BR>com/ </link> <BR> <BR> The new blog is a bit different from what I've done here in the past, but still very me. I'm doing cognitive behavioral therapy (in no small part thanks to Pwincess Emily) and blogging about my process through the eating disorder should prove to be helpful. But it isn't so much about weight loss as it is about.... well, stuff. It's not as Pollyanna as I tend to be on Spark. Not so perky. So I don't think it should go in T... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:48:05 EST It was a good day, mostly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4485429 I had a pretty nice day today. I had a good visit with my nutritionist, an easy day at work, a nice lunch and a bit of afternoon delight with the hubby, and we met some friends for a good movie at our favorite little arthouse theater. (Indy flick, Terri - good, somewhat unexpected, will stay with me for a bit.) <BR> <BR> The news about my father's cancer is not getting better, though, on the other side of the coin. <BR> <BR> Well, then: SMELLZ <BR> <BR> SLEEP - Not great last night. Thinki... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:29:31 EST Stalking Wil Wheaton at DragonCon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4477369 And this was the happy result: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l479685240.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:46:57 EST I seem to remember... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4470471 that I had a blog around here somewhere... <BR> <BR> Well, we have just gotten back from our very own four days at DragonCon and had a really great time, barring my poor love's brief bout with a stomach bug. Or something he ate. Dunno, but he was actually in bed for the first two days whilst I was off gallivanting around the convention. Does that make me a bad wife? (Honestly, he would have hated having me stay there and try to coddle him.) <BR> <BR> Otherwise, I know that I have been a lon... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:09:20 EST It SMELLZ in Lalaland... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4343490 I had an okay kind of day. I am a bit sad to think about leaving my beloved behind for two weeks, but otherwise, doing well. I booked my flight today, changed some doc appointments, and started my list of things to not forget. I like lists. They make me feel calm. :) <BR> <BR> SMELLZ: <BR> <BR> SLEEP - I got something close to 8 hours, and didn't wake up too much. <BR> <BR> MOVE - Not much beyond the morning stretchies, but I enjoyed those! <BR> <BR> EAT - Strange day today. I haven't fe... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 21:23:52 EST SMELLZ Like Independence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4341442 Happy Independence day (to those of us in the U.S.)! Otherwise, happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Things are going okay in Lalaland currently. Well, there are still the big unknowns about my dad and about myself, but one can't dwell on the unknown for too long. You have to keep moving until something changes. Plus, I'll be flying up to see dad soon, sometime at the end of the week, and that will be nice. <BR> <BR> I had a pretty good day today, relaxing on our extra day off and spending some time wit... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 22:52:20 EST SMELLZ of Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4331588 Met with the nutritionist again today, so new good stuff to think about. We talked a bit about how to go about reducing my caffeine and salt intake for the Meniere's without derailing my eating disorder progress, and therefore going off on salty binges of all my favorite things. Or going into a Starbucks coma.... :) <BR> <BR> SMELLZ: <BR> <BR> SLEEP - Not a good night. Woke up way too much, had lots of bad dreams. <BR> <BR> MOVE - Nada. <BR> <BR> EAT - Did well today. I got my snacks in,... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:45:36 EST Now that I'm thinking about it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4329213 I posted yesterday about being diagnosed with Meniere's disease. I spent a lot of time looking for information with Google today, and I'm considering getting a second opinion. I have a bit of time, so I'm not going to worry about it too much, though it certainly wouldn't hurt me to lay off the salt and break the caffeine habit in the meantime. I have a follow-up appointment with my regular doctor in about three weeks, so I'm going to see what she thinks and see if I can get some information a... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:08:07 EST