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3/26/2014 7:31:43 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I'm just starting out on my journey. For years, I've chosen food as my drug to numb pain & fear. I literally built a wall around me to protect myself...  Read more


The ancestors...
3/26/2014 5:19:43 AM,  8 COMMENTS

As I decided to use the help of a therapeut to be able to handle the anxiety that arises when I try to change my behaviour patterns I got into studyin...  Read more


a measure of fitness
3/25/2014 6:55:02 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I recently saw a definition of fitness: "flexibility, strength, endurance, balance". If your immediate thought was to feel bad and think that you don'...  Read more


3/24/2014 6:27:08 PM,  26 COMMENTS

I feel like such a failure. If I had the gas money I'd go to a meeting. If my laptop didn't shut down on me automatically I'd browse the oa site. I ha...  Read more


3/24/2014 9:15:53 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Am laying here awake and wanting to be honest about myself and ask for your opinion about why I don't take care of me any better daily. I know I've be...  Read more


Poor Merlin
3/24/2014 3:03:52 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Fixed the bike for a lot of money and when weekend came it was finally time to get out with doggy. We both forgot that he has become a little chubby d...  Read more


Wishes from the dying
3/22/2014 4:53:39 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Reading a post from a palliative nurse who had listened to the dyings last thoughts for many years. Her experience was that people regretted this: ...  Read more


3/22/2014 1:23:24 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Am laying here in bed feeling grateful for all the wonderful friends I've met lately and also for the wonderful people in my daily life that bless me...  Read more


Good Morning
3/21/2014 8:38:21 AM,  4 COMMENTS

67 Good morning everyone! Up since 4 am when my 5 month old puppy, Amy, woke me to go outside. Looking to tell everyone "Make today great."...  Read more


Long time no see
3/20/2014 8:09:52 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Itīs been a while since I wrote, I have not beern depressed or gone, I have just been occupied... or maybe it is this thing that I am trying to live b...  Read more


Spring is Here
3/18/2014 10:46:47 AM,  6 COMMENTS

125 87 125 125 87 125 87 125 87 125 87 125 As soon as I feel better from my recent hospitalization, I'll be out there again walking gaini...  Read more


Make Your Day
3/17/2014 3:49:16 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Going to make this a super day because it's in my control to. Putting on my new shorts set and spending some time outside on this beautiful Spring da...  Read more


3/17/2014 3:45:21 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Can anyone tell me when the new BLC starts? BLC23 was my last and I'd like to join again. Miss the focus and need to get back on track after reachin...  Read more


everything but the food
3/11/2014 7:26:51 PM,  18 COMMENTS

That is what I told my therapist that I wanted to talk about, when I saw her earlier today. I have been going to see this therapist for a couple of mo...  Read more


3/11/2014 12:44:03 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I have been on way too many eating disorder pages where all I see is people posting about the problem & nothing about the solution. Post after post af...  Read more


3/11/2014 5:33:28 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Did you ever have a awakening where a light came on in your head and your heart and you just new you were not being true to yourself and certain issue...  Read more


4 yrs since last blog entry
3/9/2014 11:59:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Glad to be back on Sparkpeople. Disappointed Sparkpeople doesn't have a plant based food plan. There's been a lot of changes in my life in the last...  Read more


Better Today!
3/3/2014 10:32:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

OMG, there are birds outside! The endless winter may, in fact, not be endless!! 87 Jon & I worked things out like we always do. I feel a...  Read more


Days Like This
2/28/2014 4:09:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I knew there were going to be rough days. Everyone has them, but in my early recovery, I no longer have alcohol to numb those uncomfortable emotions....  Read more


one bad week
2/27/2014 9:18:06 AM,  23 COMMENTS

So, sharing my most honest feelings! I had an incredibly rough week with some personal issues and unfortunately I turned to food instead of resorting...  Read more


just for today
2/25/2014 1:33:45 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I felt really overwhelmed yesterday after the discussion my OA sponsor and I had about behaviors and food abstinence. Then I talked to my NA sponsor a...  Read more


Trying again
2/24/2014 5:14:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am going to try again. This program does take time to enter, and it is not fast on my generic pad at home. I think that and general impatience has...  Read more


Still no exercise for me...
2/24/2014 4:26:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm still sick I'm going to concentrate on getting better by resting and drinking plenty of fluids. I still feel guilty about not working...  Read more


2/24/2014 2:51:43 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Not feeling good at all, I could ot understand why until I realised that it is deadline week again - the three days coming up when the business editio...  Read more


I think I'm finally going to take a rest day...
2/23/2014 1:55:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This flu has officially whooped my butt. I have absolutely no energy or motivation to do anything I guess today will be my rest day!...  Read more


2/23/2014 1:25:49 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Our family reunion was cancelled - brother phoned and said that due to the weather and to few of his children being able to attend, he would postphone...  Read more


being sick really sucks
2/22/2014 7:19:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Still sick...and it's getting worse now. It's gone from just my sinuses to my lungs. Achey and sore all over. But even feeling like complete garbag...  Read more


Happy dysfunctional
2/22/2014 1:23:46 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Heaven did not come crashing down on my head when I stood up for my feelings, I could recieve the different kind of comments without feeling devastate...  Read more


Did an hr on the treadmill even with the flu!!
2/21/2014 7:35:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS read that right! I was going to take a "rest day", but I felt so guilty that I ended up doing an hour on the treadmill! I was really hopin...  Read more


Little things with big value
2/21/2014 1:18:56 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Okay Friends, I’m looking for some input. Let's hear about little things with big value. For example: Several years ago, I used to spend a lot o...  Read more


Mrs Grumpy
2/21/2014 4:25:28 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I expect to make a lot of mistakes upcoming months - thats what normally happens when I try to learn something new and my mental developementright now...  Read more


Only did 1 hr on the treadmill today... :(
2/20/2014 8:23:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I NEVER thought I would EVER say that I "only did 1 hr" of ANY kind of workout in my life!!! LOL!!! No video blog today, because I have to hurry up...  Read more


Cunning, baffling, powerful...
2/20/2014 1:13:04 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I am reading the latest news from science about health - telling me that research finds that peoplle who donīt drink at all donīt live as long as peop...  Read more


Need advice on energy levels
2/19/2014 2:22:59 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Hi all! I need some advice on how to increase my energy levels, without adding more caffeine to my diet. I've struggled this week with my food in...  Read more


Moving on
2/19/2014 12:09:37 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a happy day, lots of hope. Spark Friend Joys comments on my blog really made me grateful because there is a world of wisdom there,...  Read more


Holy Mother Nature!
2/18/2014 8:37:20 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Two weeks ago, tonight, I set off on a road trip to Eugene, Oregon, which is several hundred miles south of my home, to see my sister J. J. was diagn...  Read more


Admit or accept...
2/18/2014 5:06:33 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I am desperately trying to find some strategy that will stop me from overeating - one of them is to attend AA meetings and yesterday I heard a guy sha...  Read more


2/16/2014 9:00:30 AM,  22 COMMENTS

"Dear fat girl in the mirror.I haven't been seeing you as much staring back at me in the mirror lately.I have the feeling that you soon will be leavin...  Read more


Not again...
2/14/2014 2:24:50 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Had another of those anxiety situations where it comes totally impossible for me to do things I have to do - in this case to pay bills.... They w...  Read more


Feeling sick today, but still exercised
2/13/2014 8:52:33 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Just checking in. Not feeling well at all today, but I wanted to check in....  Read more


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