life in recovery, relapse
Life in recovery, relapse
Sometimes, what seem like hardships in our lives are the greatest blessings — we only need to change our perspective. In Isaiah we read: “We are the clay, you are the potter.” God is our potter, shaping and making us ... Read more
Life in recovery, Family gatherings.
Life in recovery; family gatherings.
Last week, I avoided a social gathering because I couldn’t be around food choices and alcohol and be sane. This week, I have to attend a family gathering where there will be food choices and alcohol and l... Read more
Abstinence, recovery, step one.
I declared myself food sober, paleo November 15, and fell harder. Looking back at the journal entries makes me sad. Why can I not follow through with a plan? Last week, I went to my first OA meeting as an ... Read more
why do I blog?
Why do I blog?
I am reading a book about boundaries, that psycho babble term for interpersonal definition between oneself and the world. All my adult life I have been told I have bad boundaries, and it’s been the topic of discussion of much t... Read more
May to June...
May goal wrap up, looking at June.
Ended weight . - My plan was to continue the downward trend, but I went up and down, and finally stayed the same, mainly for the cheating. I resolve to track my cheating better, to get a handle on when and... Read more
Rounding up May.
May 28, 2016
I do not fit any patterns, so say the experts. Yesterday, I had my round of specialty doctor appointments. See, the first of May was Bloomsday, which was marvelous, and I walked 10 miles at a 24 minute mile. The Tuesday after Blo... Read more
I finished April, with my Son's track meet. I am posting a picture, he threw the school record in Hammer, 125 feet.
He then dropped me off at my hotel a... Read more
it's time for the number round up
I have a fasting bllod draw today, and the then the follow up appointment on may 3 with my primary doc. The deal was, when I went off my two horrid meds ( cholestrol and an injection med for blood sugar) that my numbers would stay good for the ... Read more
Marching into Spring goals.
Start weight 281. - 5% weight loss since 1/6/2016. My plan to continue the downward trend.
1) Meal plan: modified Whole 30, I am not so vigilant about hidden sugars, like bacon cured with sugar, and some honey in a recipe. No dairy, No grai... Read more
February goals review..
I can't believe that it's the end of February.
February Goals review
Start weight 284. End weight? 281. - 5% weight loss since 1/6/2016.
1) Meal plan: Whole 30, except for 2/9 ( fat tuesday or mardi gras). tracking in Spark. I did well u... Read more
Dr. Andrew Weil's Optimal Health, my experience
When I started reading the book, it was with the idea that I would follow the course until my end date of my nutritional program. ( April 30) What I found is that I am doing most of the program now, and can easily incorporate the ideas, fully, ... Read more
life in recovery, February goals.
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.
Start weight was 294.
I finished the month at 284. ... Read more
life in recovery, the fall from program....
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.
1-10-2016. Today’s 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