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Sick and tired again .... but is it enough this time ?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Just had to share. Diane blogs so much of what I want to say --- and can't seem to get out!

They say (you know THEY) that I can't change until "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired".

As I read the blog above I was, yet again, reminded of my Alcoholic friends. Most of AAers with long-term sobriety changed --- not just the drinking but their lives. Where they socialized, who they socialized with and how they celebrated.

I think it's coming down to the fact that I HAVE to change my life. I'm reminded by wise friends of not saying NEVER ... one day at a time. I like what _BABE_ said -- "working back one good habit at a time".

I'm also reminded that I have "wonderful" and "supportive friends here" .

I'm also reminded that in the past I would not only have gained --- I'd have been passed the point where I started. BUT --- (have you ever heard that everything after BUT doesn't matter) --- cliches Wednesday -- But, I'm saying it anyway, physically I think I feel worse than I've felt in a long time. I walked into work and was literally embarrassed walking in with a co-worker --- I was so out of breath I couldn't speak to him for several minutes.

I'm sick and I'm tired of carrying the weight. If the only way of getting better is changing how I celebrate and socialize so be it! I may have to brown bag it through life but is that the worse that could happen ??

AAers have another saying ..... GOING TO ANY LENGTH!

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    DAMN THIS ROLLER COASTER OF LIFE!!! Sorry about being in a down hill section right now, BUT!!! it appears to that you are already heading up/out of the pit dude! :-) forgive your self and relish the extra wisdom you've learned and how you are choosing to live your life. We are the captains of our ships, lets keep steering our ship back into the beautiful horizon be it sunsets or sunrises!!!

    ARRRRG CAPTAIN TADZIO LETS DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1420 days ago
    I completely understand where your at....I am sick and tired of being sick & tired.
    It really seems like I do the best when I do what Beverly said eat the same meals over and over because they are safe meals...I should eat like i am suppose to (I call it eating simple) but dare throw a day of eating out at a restraunt or a party and I can unravel 2 weeks or more of hard work...And I try so hard to remind myself that if I would just buckle down for a short commitment of say 3 months and do nothing but eat a healthy plan..NO exceptions...I think the results and the habit would kick in maybe?
    Anyway I'm here for yea my friend emoticon emoticon
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    I have learned through my journey that I don't even like fast food anymore and that I now crave things I never ate before. I've learned that it doesn't mean being deprived of foods I like to eat. And most important to me; I've learned that I have to WANT to live healthy EVERY SINGLE DAY !!!

    Everyone has their own breaking point and only you will know when you have truly reached it. For me I really did wake up on morning and said this is the day and I haven't looked back since. Don't beat yourself up hon, you will know when it is time so in the mean time change your way of thinking about food first. It really is all a mind thing, nothing can change until your mind does.

    You CAN do it and you WILL !!!
    1421 days ago
    Oh, Randy! I'm right there with ya! Am I sick and tired enough yet??? I keep thinking I am, but nothing changes! When I was being successful, I did exactly what was said in the blog - I changed what I did. I didn't go to parties at ALL because I knew I couldn't handle it. I stopped eating out for the most part because there were too many temptations! I ate the same meals over and over again because I knew they were "safe" and easy to get and I knew I'd lose weight with them!

    Guess I should really go back to that again! If I know it works, why is it so hard to commit to do it again???

    1421 days ago
    I so agree. Why are ALL celebrations revolved around food?
    To celebrate we could go bowling, or to the movies or theatre etc.
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    emoticon emoticon Here's hoping better times are ahead for you.
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    Best wishes and good luck!
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