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7/11/14 11:52 A

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What if your at work! That's what I'm dealing with today...super angry at husband and feeling like filling the emptiness I'm feeling right now!! UGH emoticon emoticon

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7/10/14 6:12 P

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I talked to my therapist today about my eating when angry and we talked about things I could do instead like getting on here and posting and giving my hubby rub down when angry at him, at first the rub would be deep and hard which hubby might like but as I do it my anger will go away.

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7/10/14 10:16 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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7/10/14 9:52 A

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ChangingTurtle - I'm glad for you that you were aware of what was going on and that you posted here!

I am also glad that this team is here. I need to be a more consistent participant. I came here now just to do something, to break the ice and get back in. Hello, teammates!

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7/9/14 2:13 P

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Today while out for my walk with my walking buddy she said she needed to buy some cookies.For me "they are a trigger food for me and I really don't need to buy any". Why did I not keep saying that as I took myself to the store and bought a bag of them. I opened the bag and ate until I was stuffed. But I did stop there and put them away. I do not want any more and they may get stale before I want any again. Every now and then I feel like it is not fair that I can't eat like my thin friends. Why did I keep eating those cookies until I was stuffed. Why do I do this to myself. Oh well it is over now and I can't take it back but I can learn from it. Next time I will just buy one big cookie and let it go at that. I will not buy a bag of cookies I really don't want that!!!!!
I need to keep myself on the right track and keep things under control. Thank you for letting me vent it is good to have team mates that I can share how I feel, thank you for being there.

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7/9/14 6:17 A

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**Food Mentioned**

Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was not abstinent yesterday. I took my nieces swimming and then got them something at the local dairy bar.

I had a small milkshake, but I did not plan for it nor did I text my sponsor and let him know what I was having for a snack.

It is not something that is a trigger food for me, yet the compulsive side of me was afraid I not get permission to have it so I deceptively just didn't clear it.

Things like this are an ever present reminder that I have come so far but I still have a ways to go.

The rest of my day was well food wise. I took positive actions by attending a phone meeting and making out reach calls. I was not present and pray before each of my meals, I did give thanks afterwards. I will be mindful of this today. I had a great day hanging out with my nieces.

I am going to discuss some things with my sponsor regarding my "romantic" life as it were. I tend to get distracted by women and dating. I honestly have no idea how I will be able to remove that distraction, but then again I never thought I would not be eating pizza either, anything is possible

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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Thank you Turtle for your positive words. Its important for me to get those feelings out when I have them, the more I keep them to myself and don't share with anyone the darker I sink down into the hole

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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7/8/14 9:47 P

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Feeling great today but a little sore from exercising. I did a workout DVD this morning and this afternoon was treadmills and stationary bikes.

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7/8/14 6:12 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I have not really been feeling that great lately. I've been feeling stuffed when I eat. I have not been eating more than I put down if anything I eat a little bit less. I am still in a "mood" I have gotten away from my daily program routine, I will get back on track this morning

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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7/7/14 3:01 P

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Greg sorry to hear you were feeling so down you wanted to do away with yourself I am glad you did not. I worried about you since I did not see you post before me. Please do not hurt yourself. Glad you did not go off track on your program you have such a god plan for each day inspires me.

I was mad at myself for a minute last night because I ate 4 sugary treats but forgave myself and got back on track. Today has been a good day so far. I do not have any sugary treats in my house and I won't go out and get any. The ones I ate last night were given to me. I have to put my foot down and say "no thank you"!!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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7/7/14 7:20 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I didn't feel like I was abstinent yesterday, but I didn't do anything that I shouldn't have. I am in a horribly bad mood today, I have been for a few days now. Yesterday was a really sad and odd day. I had harmful thoughts most of the day, I went for a drive down to my sisters and kept eying telephone polls and wondering if I could hit it hard enough to not survive the crash, with my luck I would and then be paralyzed from the neck down *chuckles* I have no idea where it came from. Last week I was flying high, so much so that I wasn't sleeping very much and I felt fine (well mostly) this weekend has shifted hard into the other direction.

I think part of it was there was someone who was interested in me, and despite my better judgment I spent some time with them. Nothing bad happened, they are stuck deep in addiction which just reminded me the difficulties of dating up in my area. A lot of people have been drifting in and out of my life as of late, I guess that is frustrating to a certain degree. I crave attention and affection just like any other drug. I think I was literally flying high last week, and once I realized how things would inevitably end up and how I just cannot be involved with someone using I crashed.

On a more positive note after some very loud, very very angry music I am starting to feel a bit better *chuckles* I would ask why life cannot be simple, but I already know the answer to that.

The only things within my control today is sticking my plan and doing the work.
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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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7/6/14 4:54 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon on your weight loss and doing your walks. I love walking I take a long walk most every day so good for us. Keep up the good work.

Last night I did not get in to the ice cream and have my small cone of sugar free ice cream because all day I had been eating home made candy given to me by my walking buddy. I only ate one regular meal as I was eating so many calories of candy. Today I started off my day right with my oatmeal even though I had a bad dream about my Mom. I was in a fog most of the morning until I went for my Sunday walk down town to the library. I feel much better after the walk. No matter how bad I feel taking my walk makes me feel better mentally. I did have some shooting pains in my ankle and foot but I just kept walking and they went away.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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7/6/14 2:02 P

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Down a couple pounds and back in the swing of long walks... near future is looking bright

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)


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7/6/14 1:24 P

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Weight is still not doing well. Today is a new day and with it are new challenges. Thursday, I go to a surgeon to see if I will need surgery for my hernia. This is adding to my stress. Maybe this is some of the cause of why Im not losing and I am always hungry. I am trying to get back on track. Heres to my success and to lose the 12 lbs I gained and more.

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Drank a ton of water last night and did not over eat on dinner. emoticon went down again and I have met my July goal. Journalising when I am upset instead of garbing some thing to eat is helping. Also filling up on water when bored and think I want to eat some thing helps too.

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Well done Turtle! That is the mistake I made this weekend was overeating on Friday but told myself getting back on track today!! emoticon

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7/4/14 5:13 P

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emoticon turtle!

To Climb Steep hills requires slow pace at first.
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I have had dreams that I was pigging out on sugar when I was not eating sugar. Now I eat it in moderation. Like today I had a maple bar and ate it slowly. When I got to the point where it was not the greatest thing in the world to eat, I threw it away.

Hubby and I are not planning to over eat just because it is a holiday Hubby is making a pot of beans with corn bread. We are also having watermelon.

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7/4/14 6:13 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Had horrible using dreams last night, thankfully I woke up and I am still abstinent, I will be on guard today

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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7/3/14 1:30 P

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Had a good day yesterday and will have one today!!!!

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Howdy folks!

Checking in. Well I haven't lost anymore weight. Kind of stinks. I am exercising more but I am still struggling with my food. I get tired and can't sleep and I snacked on cookies last night. I have been tracking everything. I am ashamed though so I turned off where peeps can't see it on my page . It's not like I ate a whole pizza or a quart of ice cream. Its just that I am realizing that my portion sizes are too big for one, and two the real sizes they should be don't feel like enough food. Three I have little control on what foods are available to me. I live with junk food snackers, quick process food eaters and fat lovers. They don't eat a lot of healthy veggies. Anyway, it is what it is for now I just have to be conscious of what I eat and figure out ways around my difficulties. Also I need to get rid of those darn cookies lol. Hugs everyone. Hope you're having a good day.

Edited by: CHELLEBELLE104 at: 7/3/2014 (13:33)
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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

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Do 9:45 phone meeting, be of service & share

Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book

Check out 1 VO page

Work on sales script for work

write email about new music I wish to add

Practice VO scipts

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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7/2/14 9:19 P

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Way to go on your weight loss!! I have been doing terrible for the past week as far as eating and exercising goes! I did get out and walk for a mile tonight though and I felt so good afterward. It was a perfect night for a walk. So tonight my goal is going to be to emoticon emoticon emoticon try to get to bed at a decent time and not eat anything.

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Good morning

emoticon went down two pounds today. I have been drinking tons of water and not snacking my night away

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

I had a pretty decent yesterday, I am going to take the same actions today that I did yesterday


Plan of Action

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Text Phil before/after meals

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**Go see about volunteering at a local nursing home (have not gotten this accomplished need to focus on it today)

**Call DMV about my license
(have not gotten this accomplished need to focus on it today)

**Fill out paperwork online and submit
(have not gotten this accomplished need to focus on it today)


Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book

Check out 1 VO page

Work on sales script for work

write email about new music I wish to add

Practice VO scipts


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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7/1/14 4:35 P

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emoticon team mates

Last night was a nice night and I stopped myself before I over ate on ice cream. I just had two small servings. I bought ice cream cones so I can have a small serving with a beginning and an end but I bought three kinds of ice cream. I just had two last night and will not do that again today. I just had a cone for afternoon snack and I won't have any more today, I can wait until tomorrow.
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Hi just checking in. I'm doing okay with my program and confidence level today. I am feeling very fatigued. I have eaten pretty well so far today. I am struggling to get enough protein without to much fat. I also am really craving greasy foods. Yesterday, I gave in and had fried potatoes. I just feel so limited here with what I have to eat since I don't buy the groceries. That triggers me to be frustrated and I just don't know what to fix. I know I can't wait till the end of this month when I can start looking for J-O-B because I would have fulfilled my promise to my mom. Then with money coming in I can chose foods for me. Anyway, that's where I'm at. Thanks.

Edited by: CHELLEBELLE104 at: 7/1/2014 (14:08)
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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful, recovering COE I was abstinent yesterday. Not much to say this morning, yesterday was a decent enough day, I have been staying up late and not sleeping well, the heat also does not agree with me; however I am getting done what I need to with the assistance of my HP

The deeper into recovery I get the small my world seems here. So many people around me are locked in battles with their own demons. Many are having a "Good" time and do not want anything more, which is fine it is their life, their choice. It just makes the world a bit of a lonely place, I am also romantically lonely. I am taking a bit different road however, normally any port in the storm would describe actions to just not feel lonely, I am choosing to not do that. I feel good about that however it does little to lessen that feeling of being alone. No matter how much out reach I do, how many meetings, how many friends I visit, that feeling just never goes away. I am not eating over it, I do not want to eat over it; its just weighing on me a lot lately


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Call Phil

Pray before/after meals

Text Phil before/after meals

Make 2 outreach calls

Do 9:45 phone meeting, be of service & share

Go see about volunteering at a local nursing home

Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book

Check out 1 VO page

Work on sales script for work

write email about new music I wish to add

Practice VO scipts


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Did good last night and today is going well. I am working hard on not eating when I get mad. I know that anger is a normal reaction to some of the things going on around me but eating because of it is not. I am writing in my journal and watching t.v. when I get upset. Or if it is in the evening after dinner I take my sleeping pill and just go to bed.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Staying out of the house as much as possible or up in my room and keeping emotional chaos at bay emoticon

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was not abstinent yesterday.

I let myself get a little too comfortable and wrapped up in what was going on. It was very warm here yesterday and I was grumpy most of the day. I did not feel like eating my full lunch due to the heat so I only ate a portion. This caught up with me later on in the day and I had more to eat, had I just texted my sponsor and let him know what I was doing it would have been alright, but being a COE, and apparently because I had been on going as of late I must have felt like I was competent to make those calls myself, which should have been a HUGE red flag but it wasn't.

I will talk with my HP and ask to have the character defect of arrogance removed on a daily basis, and ask that next time I reach out before making choices myself.



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write email about new music I wish to add

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Popping in to say hi. Nothing new here.

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ugh had a bad food day today, the Pop was my down fall. So, will finish this one and jump on the wagon again.

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Was mad last night and this time just stayed up watching T.V.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Greg - congrats on the weight loss.

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Greg emoticon on the weight loss you are doing great!!!

Today I got mad and thought about eating than I realized I hungry, it was past snack time and I had not had my snack. It maybe why I got mad so easily . I had the snack I had planned and feel better now. I am over being mad and did not eat junk food, ate a peach and some yogurt.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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I'm struggling with food right now. I am living in a shelter for abused women and their kids. The home is filling up and my nerves are running short. My whole life has changed and I feel like the only thing I can control right now is food. My emotions are under my control responsibility wise but they are so strong they get away from me. I find myself turning to food --- life long problem. I wish I got a chemical reaction from crocheting or something I could do for myself indoors like reading soemthing not weather hampered but something that gave me a rush of happy feelings (other than food) to offset the negative emotions that dominate my mood lately.

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Good morning, my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

I was very happy to share with my sponsor yesterday about 15# weight release I had recently. I had been holding on to about 10# for the better part of a year now, up and down, up and down. Finally when I started taking the right actions and following program/suggestion/my HP plan things have started to change. I know we are not about weight loss or diet and calories, but this is showing me that what I am doing is working and it feels good to break below a certain thresh hold that I was stuck at.

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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im doing pretty good with not over eating after eight. I feel pretty happy and chill today. Its going to be a great weekend..i feel it.

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I did good last night I did not over eat even though I was very anger. Today I woke up with what I think is a bladder infection. I have an appointment with the doctor at 4:30. I have been drinking lite cranberry juice mixed with ice water. It is pretty good and very low calorie. It is comfort food but I need it right now. I will not over eat tonight. I have some left over fried rice I will eat. I will make sure my portions are right and will not snack in the evening.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

I am beat today I went to bed extremely late last night and I am paying the price for it. I did get to spend some time at the lake with great company. I failed to accomplish a lot on my POA yesterday, I am going to correct that today by getting things done early to help ensure they get done.

Yesterday I did:

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*Call Phil
*Pray before/after meals
*Text Phil before/after meals
*Do 9:45 phone meeting,

I did not:

Make 2 outreach calls
Listen to step 2 speaker and take notes
Go see about volunteering at a local nursing home
Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book
Check out 1 VO page
Work on sales script for work
write email about new music I wish to add
Practice VO scipts

PLAN OF ACTION for 6.27.14

Plan of Action

Pray

Submit meal plan

Call Phil

Pray before/after meals

Text Phil before/after meals

Make 2 outreach calls

Do 9:45 phone meeting, be of service & share

Listen to step 2 speaker and take notes

Go see about volunteering at a local nursing home

Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book

Check out 1 VO page

Work on sales script for work

write email about new music I wish to add

Practice VO scipts

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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I'm doing really well these last few days except I didn't eat I over drank i drank a lot of pop. Hopefully I'll work on cutting it down, as that's one of my weaknesses. I'm doing really well with controlling my eating and I'm eating like I should be to not get that hungry voice in my head. It's rough but I'm doing it. Just like I found some exercises I can do and feel good after doing them so Go me

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I am not new to this team,but I think I need to update everyone on who I am and what I am doing.I am a 68 soon to be 69 year old female. I used to have 2 cats, but they have both passed away. I have a new cat in my life, a male I named Tiger because he acts like one. I lost my last kitty, Anissa in Jan. I didn't think I was going to get another one, but I saw this one in the shelter and I was in love all over again. I think because of my age, this definitely will be my last. I lost 33 lbs.last year. This year I cant seem to get started .I gained 1 2 lbs This began in Jan. getting too many goodies for New Years. Wrong move. So here we go again. I now have cataracts which seem to be doing ok, no changes. I also just discovered my second hernia in 18 yrs. July 10th, I will know if I need surgery or not. I do have pain with this one; the other one I did not. Hugs to all. emoticon

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Staying busy today and I am not going to over eat today or binge. Going to make it a great day and not over eat or eat when I am not hungry. emoticon

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Good morning

My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

Had a good day

*I did a phone meeting & was of service at meeting,
*talked to folks on the phone
*read program literature
*read my VO book
*practice my voice work
*stuck to my meal plan
*called my sponsor
*prayed before/after meals
*texted my sponsor before/after meals


Today’s Plan of Action includes most of the things I did yesterday


Pray

Submit meal plan

Call Phil

Pray before/after meals

Text Phil before/after meals

Make 2 outreach calls

Do 9:45 phone meeting, be of service & share

Listen to step 2 speaker and take notes

Go see about volunteering at a local nursing home

Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book

Check out 1 VO page

Work on sales script for work

write email about new music I wish to add

Practice VO scipts

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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I read my book yesterday and today and am not over eating, or eating when I am not hungry

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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I will absolutely join in. I hadn't seen that one advertised on the phone list. Thanks!!!

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Good morning my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE I Was abstinent yesterday

Had a great phone meeting yesterday at 9:45 Ill provide the info if anyone wants to join in.

712-432-5200 836731# Mon 09:45 AM For Today

712-432-5200 836731# Tue 09:45 AM For Today

712-432-5200 836731# Wed 09:45 AM For Today

712-432-5200 836731# Thu 09:45 AM For Today

712-432-5200 836731# Sat 09:45 AM For Today

712-432-5200 836731# Sun 09:45 AM For Today

Not much else to say, I talked made some outreach calls, read my literature, did a meeting, stuck to my meal plan, read my VO book, I didn't get to practice my actual scripts but I do work everyday so its practice in VO, I did not check out a website but I will work to correct that today by doing it first thing when i get home


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Text Phil before/after meals

Make 2 outreach calls

Do 9:45 phone meeting, be of service & share

Listen to step 2 speaker and take notes

Go see about volunteering at a local nursing home

Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book

Check out 1 VO page

Work on sales script for work

write email about new music I wish to add

Practice VO scipts


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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I am reading a book about emotional eating and it is helping me. I did not over eat last night in fact I had nothing after dinner.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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I had started OA90 but found the restrictions in that avenue of OA drove me to become obsessive and compulsive. I am now just doing regular OA although I do listen to the OA90 phone calls as well because their phone meetings focus on recovery more than just venting and sharing. I wish you all the best in OA. Its a great program which ever way you go with it.
COE and Bulemic

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I had lost a lot of weight then some of my old habits of binging started again. I have gained ten pounds. I found out about OA and decided to go. Just been to the first meeting. Sure hope I can make some changes here.

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

Not much going on yesterday or this morning so far. I have been feeling a bit down as of late, mild depression I guess. Its no where near where it used to be. I had a therapy appointment yesterday and the therapist said some people just have cycles where it comes and goes. I have to admit that is a bit depressing (ha ha) I guess I thought I was "cured" which is silly I know, I have just felt so good for so long.

Anyways I am not eating over it and I am doing what I need to do so thats all that matters.

I did not get as much as I wanted done yesterday, I did get outreach calls done; however I did not get a meeting done.

My goal is to do 3 meetings a week, more if at all possible.

Plan of Action

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Call Phil

Pray before/after meals

Text Phil before/after meals

Make 2 outreach calls

Do 9:45 phone meeting, be of service & share

Listen to step 2 speaker and take notes

Go see about volunteering at a local nursing home

Read at least 15 minutes in my VO book

Check out 1 VO page

Work on sales script for work

write email about new music I wish to add

Practice VO scipts


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Kathryn - glad it's working out for you.

Did not do well today.

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Did really good today, although I need to figure out something to do for more exercises that I can do. I have a hard time walking very far as my weight makes it difficult. I didn't over eat today nor did I emotional eat which was good.

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Had a talk with my hubby about my sitting out side and he said it was okay with him it was the other guy who said some thing and hubby is not going to sit out there if I can't. He had a talk with the guy this morning and they are going to put a chair out there just for me.
I did not over eat last night just had a small bowl of cherries after dinner.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.
Be unstoppable!!!!
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Have you asked your husband why he doesn't want you outside?

I'm not doing great. I'll see how the day goes.

Going for a walk with a friend and then out to lunch.

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I'm feeling very discouraged. I know I'm healthier, fitter, and happier, but my weight is at a plateau. And it is really getting me down. I have started to binge eat again and feel hopeless about the whole situation.

Persistence pays off.

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Being free to sit outside in your own home seems like a pretty basic entitlement. I think you're right to feel upset and you should cut yourself some slack for eating nuts (better than cookies!). But maybe you should do some work to find out why your husband feels he has the right to banish you from outside, and what about your behaviour and your self perception reenforces his feeling.

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Hi All, I am checking in to say hi and offer encouragement. I did 30 minutes of strength training this morning and I will be walking the dog three times today. It is going to be a beautiful day. I am trying to eat more plant based food. That means more fruit and vegetables in the diet and less meat and carbs. I still measure and do not over eat the healthy foods. Have a great day. You can do this. Linda from bean town

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