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JMARIES51
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BELIEVING IN THE DREAM
Friday, September 10, 2010      7 comments

My last 2 blogs were kind of serious, and that is because I love to be digging deep into my psyche and figure out what is getting in my way. I have read a lot of blogs ove... Read more
PART TWO: I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF
Thursday, September 09, 2010      2 comments

Last night after I had blogged my friend called me. She has been in recovery for alcoholism for several months and yesterday she had gotten into an argument with her husband and went out and bought a small bottle of brandy at the grocery store ... Read more
I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF --
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

Today I overate my calorie allotment by 100 calories. OK, this isn't huge, I know. But what was huge was I caught myself saying (inside my head) that I couldn't help myself. Wow, where did that come from? Of course I could help myself. I al... Read more
What am I Feeding?
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      5 comments

As I watched Ruby be interviewed on Oprah yesterday (repeat) I thought about the question that Oprah asked her. What are you feeding? Since I have been heavy ever since I was a child I often thought about what it was might have caused me to ov... Read more
FEELINGS AND FEELING THEM
Saturday, September 04, 2010      5 comments

Generally I consider myself a really positive person. I usually try to see the bright side of a situation or the lessons I can learn from a difficult situation. But yesterday I was just feeling really angry, resentful, negative and full rage.... Read more
IMPROVING DAILY - A MOMENT BY MOMENT JOURNEY
Friday, September 03, 2010      3 comments

Back almost 3 years ago I joined Spark and set off on a journey that I didn't even really kn... Read more
I HATE HAVING MY PICTURE TAKEN
Sunday, August 29, 2010      5 comments

Of course I hate having my picture taken. I don't like how much I have let myself go. As much as I would like to say that I love me just as I am now, I know in my heart t... Read more
I can't believe a whole month has passed!!!!
Saturday, August 28, 2010      3 comments

When last I wrote, on July 28th, life was hectic, and I felt like I was in control. I guess that was just a test for things to come. My Dad has been in and out of the hospital 3 times this month. Thank goodness he is doing ok now, but it h... Read more
Feeling Great, Exercising, and Eating Good
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      3 comments

I know I am really strapped for time right now but just wanted a short update. I have been getting up early every morning and doing 1/2 workout before work. I have been planning healthy meals and eating a lot of veggies and drinking a lot of w... Read more
I AM OUT HERE TAKING CARE OF MYSELF
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      5 comments

I have been working out, eating healthy, resting, and working long hours at work. So the only place that I have to give up time is here on the blogging. Just checking in to say hi and thanks for the good wishes. I am hanging in here.... Read more
JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS DOING OK, WHAM
Saturday, July 03, 2010      4 comments

So on Monday at work I had chest pains. They came on fast and furious and I was terrified. Do I call 911 sitting alone in the office? Or do I just let someone walk in and find me slump on the floor dead? I called the ambulance. 2 days ... Read more
WHAT TO DO WHEN LIFE FEELS OVERWHELMING
Monday, June 28, 2010      3 comments

Lately I have felt that my life is running out of control. It feels like I have to push 24 hours of things that have to get done into 6 hours and I just can't keep up with the pace. So tonight I just sad down and grabbed the laptop and logged ... Read more
GOT UP EARLY TO EXERCISE, AND HERE I AM
Friday, June 18, 2010      4 comments

I woke up really early this morning, I think I can't sleep because of the emotional roller coaster, so I thought, well, I will just exercise instead. And here I am posting and catching up on Spark friends. I guess I am feeling the need to reco... Read more
EMOTIONAL EATING
Monday, June 14, 2010      3 comments

I have had a couple of days of emotional eating. Yesterday I stopped charting my food intake in the evening and I felt like I had just given up again. This morning I got up with the full intention of staying only with healthy foods and w... Read more
ANOTHER STRESSFUL DAY
Thursday, June 10, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday I had to put my 87 year old father in the hospital. He has pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He is so scared and in so much pain that it is difficult to see him like this. So anyway, I haven't disappeared and I am sticking... Read more

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