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life in recovery, February goals.

Sunday, January 31, 2016      3 comments

Start weight 284. 1) Meal plan: Whole 30, except for 2/9 ( fat tuesday or mardi gras). tracking in Spark. 2) Movement: walk on workday mornings, finish off 10,000 steps on treadmill. Do 15 minutes in wellness room 2x a workday. Yoga on Satur... Read more

Life in recovery, january wrap up.

Sunday, January 31, 2016      2 comments

Start weight was 294. emoticon I finished the month at 284. Read more

life in recovery, the fall from program....

Saturday, January 23, 2016      3 comments

1-23-2016. I am alone this weekend, the Mr. and baby are at winter camp, and the big is off working his muscles for money- helping somebody move. I have done the chores; feed the fish, dogs and cats, did dishes, laundry so now I am in front o... Read more

Life in recovery, the ordinary.

Sunday, January 10, 2016      1 comments

1-10-2016. Todayís quotes are all about the little things. The ordinary things. The little steps that add up to big change. So today, I am focusing on life, found in the little spaces. I was up WAY TO EARLY, and did last nights dishes. I Spark... Read more

Life in recovery, a new start date, a new year....

Saturday, January 02, 2016      5 comments

So I decided, with a little nudge from the doctor back in December at the quarterly appointment, to try a little more structure to the diet. I start a Whole30 on 1/6/2016. I am excited, I like the premise- eat from this list. Don't eat from this... Read more

facing 2016.

Friday, December 25, 2015      5 comments

I've been dealing with weight issues my whole life, and chronic health conditions for a while. I find the solution, hard won lesson after decades of trying, is a daily battle, filled with healthy steps. Some days I fall, but I always pick mysel... Read more

life in recovery, an unsupportive spouse

Saturday, November 28, 2015      4 comments

How do you deal with a non supportive spouse was the theme of a message board I was reading, and I paused, and thought a bit and started blogging. Because I am conflicted about this. On my right hand, I think IT IS MY HOUSE, and MY KITCHEN, my h... Read more

life in recovery, day 15.

Saturday, November 28, 2015      3 comments

November 27. The big meal is over. I had to leave the gathering, too much food and if I didnít leave, I was going to dive into banana pudding cream cake. I walked out, as is I broke, and had a COSTCO pumpkin roll slice. But the company was go... Read more

life in recover, day #12,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      2 comments

November 25,2015.. I have a very large extended family, who all gather for Thanksgiving at Great Grandmaís house. About 90 of us when we are all there, but these year, it will be quieter, only about 50. Dinner is at 1, a buffet style with sit do... Read more

life in recovery, day #11

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      4 comments

November 18, 2015 Recovery is supposed to be about healthy, and here I am, coughing up green crap. November 24, 2015 Still sick, but now I think itís more reparation. Work is covered, and I have some healing to do so I am staying home. Tod... Read more

life in recovery, day #4

Monday, November 16, 2015      2 comments

November 16, 2015 Todayís musing have all been about self worth. My supervisor told me during my evaluation that she sees me as having low self esteem. Is the weight a symbol of low self esteem? My personal philosophy is that I am a unique cr... Read more

Life in recovery, Boundaries.

Sunday, November 15, 2015      3 comments

The fabulous Dr. E has asked that I focus on boundaries. I have come under fire at work for having "BAD boundaries" I counter that I have an open, rather than a closed system of boundaries. Ruminations on boundaries are below. Part of the exerc... Read more

Life in recovery, day #3

Sunday, November 15, 2015      5 comments

Hello. I am new , very new to OA, and to be honest, slightly scared. I joined the OA team today. I think about going to meetings, but as we all know, work takes it out of me, and the meetings are on Wednesday, where I am usually dealing with ... Read more

Life in Recovery, Day #2.

Saturday, November 14, 2015      5 comments

So yesterday was a success, except for exercise. My partner in crime is down with wrist surgery, and I am not up to it alone. Is that an excuse? Part of recovery is stripping down to the honest below the excuse.There was not enough time in th... Read more

Life in Recovery, Day #1

Friday, November 13, 2015      6 comments

I am starting by defining my parameters. Boundaries are a whole other therapeutic exercise, which I will do next blog, but today I am focusing on My food boundaries, and what characteristics and lifestyle choices I need to support those bounda... Read more


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