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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:14:19 EST blue on black.report..29.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769144 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> For the first day in a while I was 100% sober across the board, it was challenging especially at the end of the day but it felt good to fall asleep whole instead of fractured. <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Pray <BR> Submit meal plan <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Make 2 outreach calls <BR> Make 2 outreach texts <BR> Attend 9:45... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:07:03 EST I was wrong.report.8.28.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768517 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful, recovering COE and I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Pray <BR> Submit Meal Plan <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Make 4 outreach calls <BR> Make 4 outreach texts <BR> Start next chapter of 12/12 for step work <BR> Read Daily Readers <BR> Read Chapter in VO Book <BR> Listen to session <BR> Listen to news from 7/19 <BR> Listen to wbz news casters <BR> practice ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:35:30 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.27.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767839 am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my Higher Power <BR> I am grateful to have gratitude <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful for Anna and my other 12step family <BR> I am grateful for my strong sponsors <BR> I am grateful for my job <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> I am grateful for my home <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "There is nothing written, but what you picture in your mind, that says that is too late to start over: Clarity in what we want, trust in ourselves, faith in... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:10:53 EST one thing.report.8.27.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767837 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful, recovering COE and I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Not a bad day in all, I am still not feeling well and I am getting sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am taking my meds as I am supposed too. I am trying to stay as hydrated as I can, get as much sleep as I can, and take other actions to help keep myself physically healthy. Yet certain health issues still plague me, and I do not believe they are weight related. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:05:19 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.25.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766468 <BR> I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my Higher Power <BR> I am grateful to be at peace this morning <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent this morning <BR> I am grateful for the step work Ill be doing soon <BR> <BR> <BR> " Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable." <BR> Theodore N. Vail <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> " To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything." <BR> Joa... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:20:02 EST money talks.report.8.25.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766465 <BR> <BR> Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday however my behavior was slippery. <BR> <BR> A taste of something here, and extra little something there. I pushed the boundaries of abstinence without breaking them and I realize I cannot continue to do this or I will binge/slip again. <BR> <BR> I am doing step work with a sponsor today, this will help me move forward. I also need to do the work in another program that my addictio... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:12:24 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.23.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765397 I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my Higher Power <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful to be at peace this morning <BR> I am grateful for my voice lesson <BR> I am grateful for the lessons learned at camp <BR> I am grateful for being able to sit beside the lake and look at the sky everday last week <BR> I am grateful for the gift of music <BR> <BR> <BR> " There are times when you ask yourself, is it worth it? I ask you...what have you done to make a worth ou... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:26:39 EST Southern Cross.report.8.23.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765390 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> I am starting to come out of my funk I was in after my slip a few days ago. I kept coming back despite my actions, my heart really wasn't in it initially. That did lead me to a little slippery behavior in the days following, but today I feel good. I started my day with prayer and I am ready to face whatever is ahead of me. <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Pray <BR> Submit meal plan <... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:17:22 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.22.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764728 I am grateful for today <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful all ended well last night <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> " Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change." Author Unknown --- Submitted by Yuvathi Bechoo --- South Africa <BR> <BR> " The only dangerous, powerful and biggest enemy to your life is you... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:27:44 EST still counting.report.8.22.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764724 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> submit meal plan <BR> call phil <BR> pray before/after meals <BR> text phil before/after meals <BR> make 2 outreach calls <BR> make 2 outreach texts <BR> read daily readers <BR> read 2 pages in BB and make up pages <BR> read chapter in VO book <BR> listen to boston news casters <BR> practice scripts <BR> attend meeting or listen to one Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:19:59 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.21.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764061 <BR> I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful for the support of my fellow 12 steppers/loopies/sparkers/friends <BR> I am grateful to know gratitude even if I feel poorly. <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> I am grateful for my home <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> " The way you see me today is not going to be the way you will see me tomorrow because there is a victory to be won!" Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nephawe Mbavhalelo --- South Africa <BR> <BR> <BR> " Ther... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:35:18 EST mental health.report.8.21.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764058 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. <BR> <BR> I have to admit I don't feel very grateful today, not that I don't appreciate what I have; I am just still struggling, white knuckling it. <BR> <BR> I have not felt this way for a good long time now, that feeling of faithless, hopeless action. I did not enjoy this stage when I went through it the first time, I sure as hell don't like it now. I guess its a good refresher that no matt... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:19:07 EST my grat-words.8.20.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763357 I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful for today <BR> I am grateful for my home <BR> I am grateful for my job <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> <BR> " The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year." John Foster Dulles --- Submitted by Ronita Yensenbam --- India <BR> <BR> " We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that ca... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:11:16 EST master of puppets.report.8.20.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763353 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a compulsive over eater. Yesterday was the first time in a long time I willfully, deliberatly broke my abstinence. I was struggling off an on through the day, I prayed, made some outreach calls. Last night things came to a head and the feelings were overwhelming and I gave in to multiple addictions. I had not felt like that in a long time. I have struggled over the last year but have not had deal with that debilitating almost uncontrollable pa... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:05:13 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.19.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762648 <BR> I am grateful for the gift of this day <BR> I am grateful for my Higher Power <BR> I am grateful for the gift of the lesson yesterday even if it was painful <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful for Scotty & Phil <BR> I am grateful to have talked to James <BR> I am grateful for the beautiful day at the lake <BR> <BR> <BR> " Just because you're ready to receive forgiveness for your transgressions, does not mean that others are ready to forgive you. Be patient; remain prayer... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:29:18 EST Your Love.report.8.19.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762641 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was not abstinent yesterday. <BR> <BR> Little things mounted up into major things which led to to compulsive behavior. At the base of everything is the uncomfortable feelings of dealing with one of my addictions. Abstaining from this addiction is causing uneasy feelings that mount more and more everyday. The last week or so I have noticed a heightened consciousness of all of my addictions and the thought of indulg... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:23:07 EST my grat-words.8.18.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762018 I am grateful for today <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful for Jon and his family <BR> I am grateful for my job <BR> I am grateful to know gratitude <BR> <BR> "When in doubt, pray it out! Stop looking around for someone to give you all of life's answers. When you center yourself, your answers will appear." Written in 2014 by Rahsha Batiste --- Virginia <BR> <BR> <BR> "Life is indeed simple and free but humans make it complex and expensive to ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:11:04 EST still the one.report.8.18.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762015 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> Pray <BR> Submit meal plan <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Make 2 outreach calls <BR> Make 2 outreach texts <BR> Read Daily Readers Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:03:57 EST my grat-words.8.15.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760075 I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my HP in my life <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful for abstinence & sobriety yesterday <BR> I am grateful I know gratitude <BR> I am grateful for my Voice Over coach <BR> <BR> <BR> "You do not fail in life, you only produce results, and you have the right to learn and grow from any results that you produce." Wayne Dyer --- Submitted by George Wachirah <BR> <BR> <BR> "It is senseless to be physically fit and have a broken s... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:36:58 EST hero of the day.report.8.15.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760074 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE. I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> I am having a good morning, started doing some exercies at work. I did some pushups and did a few laps around the floor our office is on. At first I got caught up in the number I was doing and how it should be higher. Then I settled down and will just focus on doing what I need to do. Each week I will add 1 pushup, I will do at least 2 laps and probably more as I did this morning.... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:29:57 EST my grat-words.8.14.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759392 I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent this morning <BR> I am grateful for my sponsors <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful to have taken action to deal with my other addictions <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> I am grateful for the in home help <BR> <BR> <BR> " If you are determined and confident, there is nothing in this great existence that can stop you from achieving what you want."Zinedine Zidane --- Submitted by Samy I. ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:42:35 EST come with me now.report.8.14.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759388 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was not abstinent yesterday. I started to say that I was but in reality I wasn't. I did great most of the day stuck to the plan. I started working with a sponsor in another program last night, we talked about defining sobriety in it. it was uncomfortable dealing with the issues that addiction brings up. We discussed abstaining from behaviors for a period of 30 days. I had a snack before bed which I did not report i... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:36:04 EST king nothing.report.8.13.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758706 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. Had a good day, connected with some new people via the phone meeting so that was nice, I can never have enough program contacts :) <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Pray <BR> Submit Meal Plan <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Do phone meeting today <BR> make 2 out reach calls <BR> make 2 out reach texts <BR> read daily readers <BR> read 2 page... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:35:45 EST my grat-words.8.11.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757310 I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful for the great weekend <BR> I am grateful for the life i have <BR> <BR> <BR> " Some say there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance; I think just the opposite. Confident people are secure with themselves while arrogant people are insecure and have to boast to get acceptance from others." Written in 2011 by Richard Alan Bradley --- Texas <BR> <BR> <BR> " Our own existence... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:19:55 EST sweet emotion.report.8.11.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757306 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Pray <BR> Submit Meal Plan <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Read Daily Readers <BR> Get Allergy Shot <BR> Attend 9:45 Phone Meeting <BR> Read 2 pages in BB & 12/12 <BR> Read Chapter in my VO book <BR> Listen to Saturdays Lesson & Practice <BR> Make 2 outreach calls <BR> Make 2 outreach texts <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:14:45 EST my grat-words.8.9.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756164 I am grateful for the gift of this day <BR> I am grateful for my Higher Power <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful my friend Jon is ok <BR> I am grateful for the sobering lesson yesterday <BR> I am grateful to have been of service <BR> <BR> <BR> "The reason someone tells you you can't do something is because they've never tried or failed the first time and never got back up again." <BR> Written in 2006 by N.C. --- Arizona <BR> This is a quote I thought up in my struggle to ... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 07:41:10 EST Don't go away mad, just go away.report.8.9.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756151 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> It was an interesting day yesterday, I got my car back to the tune of $320 which kinda bummed me out initially, it seems like there is always something to spend money on I cannot get ahead. <BR> <BR> Then I realized I am grateful the garage fixed it, I am grateful they let me take the car with no money and they allow me to make payments. If it was not for them I would be sunk so I didn't dw... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 07:22:41 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.8.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755539 I am grateful for the gift of this day <BR> I am grateful for my Higher Power <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent this morning <BR> I am grateful to be feeling a bit better <BR> I am grateful for my mechanic <BR> I am grateful for Jon & Heidi <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> <BR> "Be thankful for the sound of birds chirping in the morning, it means that you are alive." Written in 2014 by Betty Oliver --- Barbados <BR> <BR> Thoughts For The Day <BR> "Know yourself, deal with your problems, wor... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 06:20:10 EST Bad Medicine.report.8.8.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755535 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Not much to say still feeling not that fantastic but I got up and got to work today. My car broke down yesterday which just seemed to add to the pile. I have to admit I was pretty p***** off yesterday. It seemed like one thing after another on top of not feeling well. But in the grand scheme of things I survived, I didn't over eat all ended well <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR>... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 06:12:02 EST my grat-words.8.7.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754845 I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful for phone meetings <BR> I am grateful for Chris <BR> I am grateful for Mark bringing me medicine <BR> <BR> <BR> "Why are you so easily defeated? No one should have that much power over you. Look in the mirror and ask yourself this question... Who am I? Then reply back by saying... I am a Champion regardless of the storm!" Written in 2014 by Rahsha Batiste --- Virginia <BR> <BR> <BR> "Birds fly in the sky withou... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 05:42:18 EST my grat-words.8.7.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754844 I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful for phone meetings <BR> I am grateful for Chris <BR> I am grateful for Mark bringing me medicine <BR> <BR> <BR> "Why are you so easily defeated? No one should have that much power over you. Look in the mirror and ask yourself this question... Who am I? Then reply back by saying... I am a Champion regardless of the storm!" Written in 2014 by Rahsha Batiste --- Virginia <BR> <BR> <BR> "Birds fly in the sky withou... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 05:41:19 EST hesitate.report.8.7.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754840 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Still battling whatever it is wrong with me, I am hoping to be able to move past it tomorrow and get back to work, I cannot afford to be out much longer <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Submit Meal Plan <BR> Pray <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil Before After Meals <BR> Do 9:45 phone meeting <BR> Do Daily Readers <BR> read 4 pages in BB and 12/12 <BR> Read ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 05:32:23 EST safety dance.report.8.6.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754355 Good afternoon <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> I've been sick a few days and I have been slacking on my program. I am getting my report done, I have sent in my meal plan, I will call my sponsor, I am about to attend a program meeing, I will reach out to others, I have already made a few program texts. I will read my daily readers and reach two pages in the BB and 12/12. I will also pray, these are the actions I will take to ge... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:57:26 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.8.4.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752656 I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful for my Job <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful that I know gratitude <BR> <BR> <BR> " Miracles in the midst of obstacles will make you a spectacle. Your connectivity to divinity will make you a celebrity among humanity. When you appreciate the available, you activate the desirable." <BR> Copyright © 2009 Stanley Anukege <BR> <BR> <BR> " The true meaning of life exists in a single, universal truth. If ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 06:11:25 EST so far away.report.8.4.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752652 <BR> <BR> Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. It was a weird weekend, not really bad just weird. I was totally out of my recovery mode, I didn't binge but my meals were all over the place on Saturday, I had an extra meal that I didn't plan on because things were so disorganized and out of place. I don't count Saturday as a abstinent day for me, I can't even really pinpoint why, I didn't do anything unhealthy, like I said it ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 06:06:22 EST Rocky Mountain High.report.8.1.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750929 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Submit meal plan <BR> Pray <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Make 2 outreach calls <BR> Make 2 outreach texts <BR> Read Voice of Recovery and For Today <BR> Read 2 pages in my BB <BR> Read as much as I can in my VO book to catch up <BR> Check out 1 VO site <BR> Listen to my weekend lesson and practice my scripts <BR> Get out and walk aro... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:04:19 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.7.31.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750139 I am grateful for my life this day <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful for outreach calls <BR> I am grateful for my new programs <BR> I am grateful for the people I met <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> I am grateful for my friends <BR> <BR> " You will accomplish your dreams if your heart and your soul are at the right place. Only then you will feel powerful enough to take the journey and only then you will reach the dream without losing yourself." <B... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:29:56 EST dreams.report.7.31.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750136 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> My day started out rough as I faced some of my demons I have been avoiding for a long time now. I made contact with a program that has scared the hell out of me because that addiction has played a huge roll in my life and almost defined who I am. I felt like a newbie walking into my first meeting ever, I didn't know what to say, how to tell my story I felt totally lost. I met a coup... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:23:29 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.7.30.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749409 I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful for my HP'S power in my life <BR> I am grateful for Scotty & Phil <BR> I am grateful for my 12 step brothers and sisters <BR> I am grateful to know gratitude <BR> I am grateful for music <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> I am grateful to have a working vehicle <BR> I am grateful for my job <BR> I am grateful for the continuing lessons I learn <BR> I am grateful for my home <BR> I am grateful for Daisy <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:16:15 EST Dr Feel Good.report.7.30.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749406 Good morning my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering Compulsive Over Eater, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Not much to say today, I have been off my meeting plan I need to get them in, I am working on getting a schedule in place, I may not hit a meeting everyday but my goal is at least 3 a week. <BR> <BR> I will also work to accomplish all the goals on my plan of action, but I will forgive myself if I do not get all of them accomplished. <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Submit m... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:10:58 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.7.28.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747971 I am grateful for this day <BR> I am grateful for my Higher Power <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful for the weekend lessons <BR> I am grateful for Kates visit <BR> I am grateful for Jons friendship <BR> I am grateful for Annas phone calls <BR> I am grateful for the phone meetings <BR> I am grateful for Jim <BR> I am grateful for my nieces and nephews <BR> <BR> <BR> " The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be d... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:09:14 EST You shook me all night long.report.7.28.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747966 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was going to say I was abstinent yesterday however I did have a soda in the afternoon under the guise of low blood sugar. I was starting to drop it had been a while since I ate and lack of proper planning had my lunch long over due. I could have grabbed anything else to help with that but I “wanted” a coke and make the excuse to have it I am grateful my HP helped me see the dishonest in it and be truthful this morning b... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:59:50 EST remember when.report.7.27.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747474 Good morning <BR> <BR> my name is Greg I am a compulsive over eater, I was not abstinent yesterday. I was at a birthday party for my nephew, and when it came to the time where there is a certain food that is served at these types of functions I decided I would have some. <BR> <BR> I was served and I only had that section, but the compulsive anticipation while I was watching it being passed out was like a lion waiting to pounce on a unsuspecting animal. <BR> <BR> I did not pray about it,... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:22:34 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.7.24.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745461 I am grateful for my life today <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful for Scotty <BR> I am grateful for Phil <BR> I am grateful for James <BR> I am grateful for Jon and Heidi <BR> <BR> <BR> " Life gives answers in three ways; it says yes and gives whatever you want, it says no and gives you something better or it says wait and gives you the best." <BR> Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nilufur Rehman --- India <BR> <BR> <BR> " When the grass looks gr... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:12:57 EST Hysteria.report.7.24.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745459 Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Submit Meal Plan <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Make 2 outreach calls <BR> Attend 9:45 phone meeting, be of service <BR> Reach 5 pages in my VO book + 5 make up pages <BR> Read 2 pages in the BB <BR> Read 2 pages in the 12/12 <BR> Listen to voice lesson and practice scripts <BR> Check out 1 VO page <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:06:51 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.7.23.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744697 I am grateful for my life <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful the phone meetings <BR> I am grateful for my job <BR> <BR> " The day you realize that complaining will not get you anywhere, that will be the day your life will begin to look better." Written in 2013 by E. Broome --- Tennessee <BR> <BR> <BR> " Life is like the river. When you get in the water, it's calm and peaceful but as you go farther in you realize you're in too deep and the wa... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:44:55 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.7.23.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744696 I am grateful for my life <BR> I am grateful to be abstinent <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful the phone meetings <BR> I am grateful for my job <BR> <BR> " The day you realize that complaining will not get you anywhere, that will be the day your life will begin to look better." Written in 2013 by E. Broome --- Tennessee <BR> <BR> <BR> " Life is like the river. When you get in the water, it's calm and peaceful but as you go farther in you realize you're in too deep and the wa... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:44:46 EST don't know what you got till its gone.report.7.23.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744687 Good morning <BR> my names is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday <BR> <BR> Plan of Action <BR> <BR> Submit Meal Plan <BR> Call Phil <BR> Pray before/after meals <BR> Text Phil before/after meals <BR> Make 2 outreach calls <BR> Attend 9:45 phone meeting, be of service <BR> Reach 5 pages in my VO book + 5 make up pages <BR> Read 5 pages in the BB Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:23:39 EST my gratitude-words of encouragement.7.22.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743971 I am grateful for today <BR> I am grateful for my HP <BR> I am grateful for program <BR> I am grateful for yesterday <BR> I am grateful for mom <BR> <BR> " Life is beautiful when you open your heart, mind and eyes." Written in 2011 by Shakena Williams --- North Carolina <BR> <BR> " When you have been through things in life you learn from them, rise above them and learn what is worth it and what isn't. There will always be someone trying to push your buttons or play dumb with you. Always re... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:19:22 EST