My OA Retreat + 2 poems: Addict & Rejoice
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      6 comments

The silver chip I received at my first OA meeting 39 days ago hung over my heart. My anxiety escalated as my OA friend & I navigate the Mississippi dark for St. Mary's of the Pines, our weekend retreat. Another car parked at the same time as ... Read more
30 days of OA and body image story
Monday, October 27, 2014      6 comments

My dear sparkfriends, you may remember 6 weeks ago when I posted my blog, Stopping my Slow Suicide by Spoon, www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5779382 . I stated that I was going to find a ... Read more
Stopping my Slow Suicide by Spoon
Saturday, September 13, 2014      13 comments

First, I want to state that I am fully aware each overweight / obese person has an individual story and reasons for being overweight / obese. I don't know the exact reason I binge and consistently reach for food when emotional. I do know i... Read more
35th Birthday – Life is Sweet
Sunday, July 27, 2014      7 comments

Today is my 35th birthday. I am blessed beyond words. Life is precious, and each birthday is a gift. I remember 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my son. He was due 2 days before my birthday but was not born until 9 days after my birthday... Read more
February Goals
Friday, January 31, 2014      7 comments

Simple, simple. 5,000 daily steps minimum on fitbit. I plan on increasing to 7,500 in March if I remain steady through February. I will complete 30 fitness minutes per day as part of the 5,000 steps because I am taking part in a virtual w... Read more
My Practice at day 58
Monday, January 27, 2014      7 comments

I entered my practice of yoga as a study on December 1st. Daily yoga has enlivened me and better equipped me to cope with the stress of life. Since Jan. 1, I have also maintained at least 5,000 daily steps unless I was ill. I have always... Read more
One Woman
Monday, January 13, 2014      9 comments

One woman hears, "You are not safe." One woman alone churns, turns, spurns her joy. One woman alone hangs her shoes, hangs her head, hangs her health. One woman alone chose ... Read more
2014 Word of the Year & New Vision Collage
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      8 comments

My family started a tradition of selecting a word to encapsulate our hopes and goals for the upcoming year. My word of the year for 2013 was BELIEVE. I made a Believe sign for myself and surrounded myself with quotes about believing in myself.... Read more
Black Dog Depression
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      5 comments

Winston Churchill described depression as his black dog. The WHO teamed with a wonderful Australian artist, Matthew Johnstone to raise depression awareness. Johnstone als... Read more
December Goals
Sunday, December 01, 2013      6 comments

November was a difficult month for me. My goals were to track my food, have 10 minutes of daily intentional movement and complete 25 miles. I did track my food, but the intentional movement was completely derailed by 2 nasty colds. Afte... Read more
November Goals
Friday, November 01, 2013      6 comments

As the holidays ramp into full gear, it is easy to distance myself from my health and fitness goals. I am keeping it simple and looking forward to focusing on friends, family and giving thanks for all the blessings in my life. ... Read more
77 Days Left in 2013 = BELIEVE Goal
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      6 comments

On New Year's Eve 2012, I selected my word to encapsulate my goals for 2013. I chose the word BELIEVE, and I blogged about it here: ... Read more
August Goals + #backontrack
Thursday, August 01, 2013      9 comments

An August sparkpeople challenge is social media driven, and asks us to identify problems areas, brainstorm solutions and stay accountable through August by tweeting with the hashtag #backontrack. www.sparkpeople.com/blog
/blog.asp... Read more
1,000,000 Steps of Summer 2013
Sunday, June 02, 2013      12 comments

Sparky friend, AJDOVER1, blogged about her goal of One Million Steps this Summer. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5375173 Her blog inspired me to do the same! She is starting on the ... Read more
June Goals
Saturday, June 01, 2013      8 comments

Keep It Simple Sparker! That motto has helped me not overwhelm myself the last few months. So, in that vein, I will continue!! ... Read more

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