ELIZRN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELIZRN ELIZRN'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/ PIVOTING IN THE BINDER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198988 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l188980187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...I went through some brambles & tore my fingers on the thorns. I came out the other side....pushing, pulling & then cutting things back to open my Path & what did I find....a new eBook waiting for me. I am in the middle of writing a different eBook...one on sugar & disorderly eating to add to my other books, but this one basically interrupted me. I have to say I'm not surprised. <BR> <BR> My first response was... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 14:58:31 EST The Wounded Warrior http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193819 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1080433585.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Self-growth work is not easy....& sometimes it is bloody difficult. Right now I'm climbing a very tortuous path, but as I push the brambles out of my way & feel the thorns piercing my bloody fingers, I can look up from them....erase the pain...& see what lies ahead in the distance. It is that Divine Place where I will find the peace & healing I have asked to receive. <BR> <BR> Sometimes we ask for things....& you... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:56:37 EST Healing Through Pain....& Picking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1809380.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There is a time for peace.....& sometimes we have to go & find it. The way may be rough & painful....but there are reasons for that. While the reasons may be hidden, for those of us who are willing to face them, I believe we will be rewarded. <BR> <BR> The holidays have completed & moving through them was somewhat difficult this year. I do understand & I've been given to understand that while they will continue to ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:02:58 EST BINDER MAGIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186532 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931451273.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm busy changing stories. That's what happens in THE BINDER. In case you "don't get it yet".....the binder is all about story writing & in so doing, programming your inner mind to bring changes forward. This is how the mind works....BACKWARDS! <BR> <BR> When I first learned this I remember thinking, "Oh, how perfect for me. I'm always doing things backwards....at least, that is what others would tell me." Of cou... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:03:14 EST BINDER BUILDING - Inside My Creative Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180103 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916134841.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OH...I love being "inside my creative self." It's warm & cozy & filled with little people busy putting things together. Please don't run away....do know that you also have a place just like this & I'm going to hand you the Key....right through your computer screen. <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here listening to the snow plows passing by. It's a perfect night. The snow is falling....the roofs are filled with pure, white s... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:46:38 EST Life Inside the BINDER...Hole Punching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179163 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l801283006.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm busy working with my BINDER....I should say "binders" because I have two. If you are following along with me you already know that one has to do with my husband....our life together. I find this very important because I now work from my home office & this means that we both need to respect boundaries, BUT ALSO I need to understand that I can't work all the time. We need some sort of structure. When I first bega... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:04:57 EST Life Inside the BINDER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173857 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1993710470.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't usually post images of any of my work & so I hope I'll be "forgiven" this time. I was thinking about the blog title for today & my inner mind kept saying..."miracle making." I happen to love the image on this cover & since my websites, etc. are not there, I thought to take the chance to share this image with you. It has such a "fairy-tale" feeling & that is what I want to express here. <BR> <BR> If you ha... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 18:33:14 EST GIFTING...& SHIFTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171372 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1105402800.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a very busy time of year for all of us & I appreciate people blogging & sharing on threads. This is our second Christmas following our Michael's passing. Things were made more raw by the killings in Connecticut. My wounds aren't healed to any great degree & so they open rather readily. I've had to set up some "mind rules" for myself regarding watching television, etc....reading postings online & especially... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:28:32 EST Setting Up HOUSE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165824 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785718207.jpg"> <BR> <BR> HEADLINES... <BR> <BR> THE DOORS ARE INSTALLED....& THEY LOOK SPLENDID! <BR> I'M OVER THE HUMP <BR> I'M REALLY DOING WELL. <BR> <BR> My last blog brought many interesting comments on what I call the "dying game." As you know, my husband & I went off to the cemetery & arranged to have our names placed on the pink granite rock that has our Michael's name along with about twenty other spirits. There was just enough ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:27:15 EST 2 Vodka's....NO REGRETS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164216 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2112527233.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is not my usual kind of blog....but I'm not my usual self today. <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here freezing. Today is the day our new front doors are being installed. So....we've turned the heat off not to stress the furnace. I'm wearing my long underwear, ski jacket & gloves. I don't know why we didn't do this in the warm weather, but this is how life happens. <BR> <BR> Many changes in the wind... <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:29:12 EST MIND VISIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161475 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l689868612.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think it would be interesting IF we could all visit inside each other's mind. I wonder if you would like to diagram that visit for us? Don't be shy... <BR> <BR> I'm busy cleaning & clearing a good part of the library of my mind. This is a gift I'm giving myself for Christmas. OH...WHAT A GIFT ! I remember one year when I did something similar...I asked my mind to show me EVERY FEAR I owned. Some were small, ot... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 20:58:47 EST TRIPPING STONES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157505 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l217914330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been on a "bender" the last few weeks & especially the last week. But, it's been a very good "bender" & quite unexpected. For the last year I've been working through my grieving process.....every morning without fail...out of bed & to the kitchen table where my journal & my book "of the moment" waits for me. Before I begin I visit my son's remains which live in a beautiful little porceline jar that sits in a v... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:40:39 EST THE "ME" FROM "THEN" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152018 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l784702399.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes I like to visit my past. I have different ways of going about this. I can take a trip in my mind's eye...it's like taking a train back in time & getting off in some god-forsaken time in my life & hanging out with the "me" from "then." I use hypnotic techniques for this, never becoming the "me" from "then", but instead the "me" from "now" who is just visiting. When I do this I like to bring gifts & also ph... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:36:40 EST MEETING THE DIVINE LITTLE SELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148776 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800463806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone... <BR> <BR> PAST <BR> <BR> I've been really busy over the last week & haven't blogged at all. I did finish my other blogging experience, but posted it on a different blog that is more accessible to the website running that "assignment." I needed it to be finished. <BR> <BR> Sometimes we need things to be finished. My eating issues fell into this category, but that was many decades ago when I cam... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:24:18 EST CHOOSE A PLAYGROUND...DARK OR LIGHT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142703 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595186073.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm still playing catch-up with NHBPM, but now this project has taken on a new dimension in my life. I no longer care about the rules. I've moved past all of that & pleasing the organizer of the project. I've taken "leave of the group." It's like the song of the seven dwarfs..."hi ho...hi ho...it's off to work we go." Leaving the group I'm on a different path, one I wouldn't have entered IF I hadn't agreed to the ... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:15:33 EST TAKE A PEEK INSIDE.....OF YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141801 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l115121119.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK OK....I'm one day behind in my commitment to NHBPM. Today is Day #20 & I have to write Day #19. I hope whoever is in charge will be "lenient" with me. I've been running behind on my other commitments & had to attend a seminar last night. OK...it's an excuse. I know. But, just like with anything else, things happen, but what's important is that "we don't give up & get back on track." <BR> <BR> The choices for D... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:55:46 EST LIVING ON THE EDGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139573 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l440081359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...Day #18 of NHBPM...National Health Blog Post Month. I've stopped thinking of this as "irksome". It's interesting that it only takes 21 days to change any pattern, so I've achieved this....well, almost achieved this on Day 17...yesterday was the first day I felt the sense of enjoyment & freedom. This pleases me because the twisting of arms was never enjoyable & unfortunately I know that feeling all too well. <B... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:28:34 EST THE SELF-BULLY FACTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138655 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l232037337.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm on Day 17 of the "Blog Quest." It's already evening & I'm not keen on having to write this. I fully intended to move through this in the morning, but "life" got in the way. But, it was more than "life"....it was my "self-bully" & it is still here as I force myself to write this blog. <BR> <BR> I usually don't talk about this part very much, although I have mentioned it in passing. I don't keep emotional secret... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:14:42 EST THE GIRLS' CLUB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137623 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l514923468.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...it is Day #16 of NHBPM. My "lower self" has quieted down & allowing me to enjoy writing the blog for today. As with other days I was given two choices. One was to crate a comic strip about my health/life/community. The second choice was to use a picture or video to inspire a post. <BR> <BR> I chose the second. The idea of creating a comic strip was much too burdensome for my psyche. It's interesting to note... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:00:37 EST FALLING IN LOVE WITH TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136692 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1024793524.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...I'm still "evolving" through this writing project. Today is Day 15 & so I am now on a different page print-out. This is progress. This is Week 3. In 7 days I get the final page print-out. That will be Week 4. When I get to the end of that page....I WILL HAVE FULFILLED THIS COMMITMENT. <BR> <BR> This is important to me. Everyone in my family now knows about this & is cheering me onward & upward. It's like ru... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:19:08 EST MY LIFE AS A REALITY SHOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135352 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1629789079.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is Day #14 in NHBPM...National Health Blog Post Month. I have two choices for today. Choice One is "My life is a reality show." The instructions are to write the characters, plots, the set & why people should watch. <BR> <BR> Now you know why I need to have this commitment over & done with. I simply don't want to write all of that. <BR> <BR> The second choice is to write "advice for dealing with negative ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:45:43 EST BIRTH ASSETS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134203 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l524262347.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My image for today is something I designed for my patients called "birth assets." Few of us think about how valuable we are as human beings. We come into this life with so much value. It helps to remember these, especially when we find ourselves involved in some sort of struggle. <BR> <BR> OK...I'm up to Day 13 of NHBPM & getting started a bit earlier with today's assignment. It's a rainy day. I just got to the co... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:46:24 EST WHO'S DEAD? WHO'S NOT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133157 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l876387259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...Now I'm up to Day 12 on my writing challenge for NHBPM...National Health Blog Post Month. I feel like I've been writing for the entire month. I'm still trying to uncover my discontent with the project. It reminds me of certain courses I was obligated to take in school & the resistance that accompanied them. I'm well aware that it makes things harder when the attitude is shifted towards "negative." In all hones... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:15:48 EST FOOT STAMPING TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131824 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l134421470.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> For those of you who are following along with my NHBPM project...today is Day 11. ONLY DAY 11 ! I don't know why this seems so long to me. I know better than to think in this way. I know this way of thinking makes things slow down instead of going faster. Then I ask myself, "Why do I want it to go faster? Can't I just sit back & enjoy the process? What is it about this process that I'm not enjoying? Cross th... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:11:33 EST TIME WASTERS & OTHER NONSENSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130825 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1955044232.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life is an ongoing PARTY! That's me on my second birthday....! <BR> <BR> OK...I'm up to Day 10 of my NHBPM Commitment. I wasn't keen on the subject choices for today so I went to the "alternative list." As I scanned the subjects, several spoke out to me, but there was one that caught my eye for more than one reason. It involves a choice I made several decades ago & one that changed how I spend my online writing t... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:11:45 EST BENEATH THE PAIN....LIVES JOY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129702 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1613044632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It seems like yesterday that I was a baby sitting in my carriage & then a little girl....then a teenager....then a college graduate....then a married woman....then a mother....then ? <BR> <BR> How time passes & how many memories are "contained" in that time. I come upon this subject today because of my commitment to NHBPM...I'm in the second week now...Day 9. <BR> <BR> Each day we are given a choice of two subje... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 15:20:43 EST HITTING THE WALL...PICKING UP HEAVY FEET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128564 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1526995868.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just went to check the mail. IT IS SO COLD HERE...! My heart goes out to anyone who is living on the streets or in a home without proper heating. For those of you who haven't experienced what we call a Nor'Easter, this is what it feels like. Wind gusts up to 75 mph, sleet hammering at the windows & doors, snow piling up...trees bending to the ground under the weight of nature's delivery. <BR> <BR> I'm sitting ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:38:14 EST HOW WE LEARN & WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MD'S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127461 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1217502123.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How we learn & who gets to teach....! Here's my Aunt Anna teaching my cousins & I how to carve a roast. <BR> <BR> OK....now, we are in the middle of a snow storm. I'm looking out the window & thinking cold thoughts, happy that the election was yesterday & not today. <BR> <BR> I'm also busy catching up on writing deadlines, etc....most of which I set for myself as I am an independent writer & publisher. But...we ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:09:10 EST TAKING THE HIGH ROAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126304 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l217291738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just came back from voting. It always feels good to practice citizenship...& how about the people in New Jersey, New York & Staten Island...if they can VOTE, then so can everyone! Before I get into today's blog, I want to remark on "personal resilience." Working with people with disorderly eating & other major problems, I am always moved by how much personal power we each harbor inside ourselves & how we seem to ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:11:29 EST SOAP BOX DERBY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125266 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l690494404.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As you know I've committed to the National Health Blog Post Month. I enjoy committing to things...especially those that go on for a time. Practicing commitment is Key to getting good at it....and, one thing we know for sure, if you want to get healthy and stay healthy you are going to need to commit. <BR> <BR> NHBPH as it is called has a different "prompt" for each day of November. Today I have two choices....I'm ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:59:24 EST TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL? THIS IS THE QUESTION. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123801 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l527961931.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you've been walking along with me, you know that I've completed two eBook Series...& now I'm busy writing a new thoughtWARE series. Yes, I spend quite a bit of time at my computer & love my Team..Sugar & Food Addiction. If you aren't a team member, why not stop by. We're into "detective work"...inner investigating & walking the path to permanent lifestyle change. <BR> <BR> Yes, this is my path...so if the Spar... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 16:33:32 EST DOCTOR DOCTOR SAGA ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122661 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l624466887.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's funny how life turns out. I'm busy with my writing & publishing deadlines, but I'm always up for a little extra creative writing & so... <BR> <BR> In the meanwhile... <BR> <BR> I've joined up with the National Health Blog Post Month...it corresponds with another project of mine called NaNoWriMo...translated that means National Novel Writers Month. I commit to that project each year. The rules of NHBPM spoke ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 16:10:40 EST WEIRD TRUTHS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121859 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854249869.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've decided to sign up for the National Health Blog Post Month challenge. This means that I agree to follow the "prompts" of the NHBPM for thirty days. I'll also be tweeting these posts, so all of this should provide my brain with a bit of "stimulus." <BR> <BR> I've been busy writing about my eBooks & the challenges of getting & staying healthy. Of course, all of this still remains my priority. The good news is... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 19:55:09 EST THE CREATIVE HEALING SPACE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117155 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1999510406.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The winds are blowing furiously outside my window....announcing the Frankenstorm...well named. I know about storms...both inner & outer. As I listen to the winds evoking an answer from the trees, I turn to my "inside noise"....a personal hurricane that has whipped me over the past two years. I allow it to enter....& pass through....for this is the only way out. <BR> <BR> Opening a creative-healing space brings a... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:23:59 EST SORROW, JOY & TRANSPLANTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114025 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1660951446.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't often write anything totally personal on my blog, but today I feel like doing this. It was a very tough day for me. Most of you know the story about my son Michael. Besides being a professional rock climber, he was in love with his Harley Motorcycle. Now, I know nothing about motorcycles & quite honestly, have not one ounce of love for them. I had many an argument with Mike about his motorcycle & never saw... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:08:33 EST HOW IT BEGINS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112819 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1888099211.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I started my binge behaviors at a very early age. No one noticed, so that made it easy to get away with things. I learned at the age of five how to eat certain things & re-organize them in such a way that it wasn't all that noticeable. But, of course, it was noticeable IF anyone was "awake enough" to pay attention to what a little five year old was doing. My mother was at work & she thought I was in school. No...I... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:10:24 EST A SERIOUS AFFAIR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111697 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1369381796.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As I wrote in my last blogs, I was very sick for a long time & had no idea that it was because of how I was eating. It wasn't just my food choices or bingeing or any one thing in particular. It was a culmination of ALL OF THEM & over decades. They all added up. Now here's something else about things that "add up." They form habits...patterns, some of which were very strong & perhaps even more important, very belov... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:40:31 EST ENTERING DANGEROUS TERRITORY - STOP OR GO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110330 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614898631.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most of you know that I'm a nurse educator. I hold a specialist degree in medical hypnotherapy. BUT....in Truth, this is not who I am. This is simply what I do & have done through all of my professional career. <BR> <BR> I have always known about my disorderly eating issues, but I never wanted to pay attention to them BECAUSE I NEEDED THEM. They were an integral part of my staying alive, but they were secre... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:26:51 EST AN UNUSUAL FRIEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108695 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1378491299.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I've shared more about myself & my journey. People ask me, "How long did this take you?" My answer..."A lifetime!" And then, "When will you finish?" My answer, "Never." Next comes, "Isn't this depressing?" My reply, "I have no time to be depressed. I'm too busy learning & going deeper into my self. There is so much uncharted territory to explore." <BR> <BR> I've been asked, "How long have you had eating issue... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:57:36 EST THE COMING OUT PARTY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107556 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1264032681.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...Now, let me have a go at this. I've been "warned" to write my own experiences. OK...well the truth is that all of my experiences are my own experiences. I know of no other kind. <BR> <BR> Here's the other thing about me...for the Spark Spies. I just happen to be a prolific writer. I write ALL THE TIME. I'm rarely quiet in terms of my writing. I've done this since childhood. I was the fastest typist in my cla... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:33:11 EST I WILL....I WON'T http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106315 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2001935238.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life is a "rope tow." The woman heading the "tow" in this photo is my Mother...Lucy Veronica. I'm not surprised she took the first position. She was fragile...widowed at a young age with three little children....she made herself strong...& she taught me how to do the same. <BR> <BR> Those of you who have come to know me over the years ( yes...I've been teaching here since 2006) know a lot about "my story." I have... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 18:53:38 EST A SAD GOOD-BYE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104116 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179379164.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am very sorry to write this blog to you.... it will be my last one, but not by my choice. <BR> <BR> Today I received a message from SparkPeople telling me that I have been reported for using this site in an inappropriate manner...for commercial purposes. At least, this is how I understood the message. Quite awhile ago I received a similar message because I had my FB or Twitter account in my signature & since I h... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:01:07 EST WHEN A SIZE 6 IS BAD NEWS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102447 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1089084337.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you burning fat or lean body mass? There is no question MORE IMPORTANT THAN THIS. When it comes to healthy weight, what's important is not so much the scale, but the percentage of lean body mass & body fat percentage. Do you know where you stand in this regard?... Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht <BR> <BR> No matter where you look, it appears that everyone seems to have weight issues. There are those who want to... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:21:49 EST GROUND HOG DAY...! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l825564093.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...it has been a rough & tumble week. I ended up with a nasty UTI that seemed to come following the bout of food poisoning a few weeks ago. I don't get things like this, so I just did the math. 2 + 2 = OH I GET IT! I was put on a strong dose of antibiotic & still have a few more days to go on it. Unfortunately, I'm in the middle of finishing up my eBooks, so being tired wasn't on my agenda. The eBooks will be a... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:39:08 EST STOP THE FOOD CRAZIES? FIRST...WAKE UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l212852259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Stop the Food Crazies?...First...Wake Up! <BR> <BR> I've been away from my blog writing for the past few weeks...not being lazy, but being busy! I'm delighted to say that my eBook Series..."Sugar..the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It HYPNOTICALLY!" is now available. <BR> <BR> This has been a big deal for me. I wrote the original book about ten years ago, but because of it's magnitude & my wanting to publi... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:52:05 EST THE CEMETERY CHILDREN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096631 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361762767.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've just finished doing battle with Kindle....but, all is well. My eBook Series is in the process of being published. Debating with Kindle took some "moxie", but I'm much stronger than I was before taking on my disorderly eating issues & that's what I want for all of you. <BR> <BR> I continue to be amazed at the connection between self-esteem & self-image to disorderly eating issues, be it sugar, compulsive or em... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:16:27 EST OWNERSHIP MANUAL - Who Owns Who or What? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093129 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l743613925.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK...before I begin this, I want to thank all of you for cheering me on through the writing & editing & formatting of my eBooks. I can't tell you how much you have helped me. I am just about ready to upload them....all four of them! Just a little last minute polishing to do....I must say this has been quite an adventure. <BR> <BR> Here's the thing...projects are like lifestyle changes...they often take a high le... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:54:56 EST I'm Scared of __________! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088319 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l881998969.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here....editing....yes, still editing. This is the final edit of eBook Four of the series, "Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It." I'm half way through the fourth eBook. It helps me not to count the pages....just like anything else...."just enjoy the process," says my mind. <BR> <BR> My mind is wandering to what I plan on doing next & I insist that it stay focused on the task at hand. ... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 20:29:03 EST Habits & Their Secrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087008 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l336751766.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm busy doing the final edit on eBook #4. This is a daily coaching eBook that covers 40 days. I was just reading through Day 12 & thought you might enjoy this. I love re-editing because it is more like "light reading"...allowing me to get into the real work myself....instead of looking for commas, etc. <BR> <BR> If you are not a member of my Team...Sugar & Food Addiction, I invite you to join us. This is a gr... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:38:58 EST OH...Those Emotions of Mine!....or "Mind" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085567 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l719612568.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm busy working on editing the fourth eBook in the series..."Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It". This is the final eBook in the series, so I'm looking forward to finishing up this part of my project. This book is a 40 day program for integrating the entire mind & body connection....food, habits, behaviors, thoughts, emotions, self-assessment, preventing chronic & killer diseases, getting undern... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:19:25 EST