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Life in recovery, it's 5 AM.
Friday, August 19, 2016      3 comments

8/19/2016. So today is Big Jake’s last day, tomorrow we take him to college, 7 hours away. I am up way to early, buzzing with things to do. Things for Jake- like does he have all the house stuff he needs packed? Things for Posh- need more l... Read more
Life in recovery; therapy and step 3.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      3 comments

8/8/2016. Life in recovery; therapy and step 3. I had therapy yesterday. We talked about balance, and step work and I tried to bull my way through without going deep. She called my bluff. We then talked about step three, the turning your ... Read more
August Goals
Sunday, July 31, 2016      3 comments

what happened to July goals? my last goalie blog was about May to June. July flew by as I worked recovery, had some holidays, worked alot and started a side business. Weight- My plan was to continue the downward trend, but I went up and down... Read more
life in recovery, balance
Sunday, July 31, 2016      2 comments

Recovery for me, has to be about balance. When my life is unbalanced, I feel the compulsion to eat, and this past week has been unbalanced. While my day job continues, and will be there for the next 13 years, ( I got my 20 year certificate last... Read more
life in recovery, truth
Sunday, July 24, 2016      7 comments

Reality hits me in the face. So, earlier this week, I went to my OA meeting, and a person there shared some things that set wrong with me. I know that not everyone I will meet in my recovery life is as educated about addiction in a book way as I... Read more
life in recovery, it is what it is.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      6 comments

7/20. Life in recovery; It is what it is, learning step three. Today was the day of the big doctor appointment, the day where I was to learn the test results and come up with a plan. I was hoping that today was the day where I would get a pat... Read more
life in recovery, it is what it is.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      1 comments

7/20. Life in recovery; It is what it is, learning step three. Today was the day of the big doctor appointment, the day where I was to learn the test results and come up with a plan. I was hoping that today was the day where I would get a pat... Read more
life in recovery, step 2.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      2 comments

AS I awake today, I pray the awakening thoughts. Pray that I be divorced from self pity, and dishonesty, and self seeking motives. I can employ my brain, knowing that God gave it to me to use, I pray that I use my talents for good, I think ab... Read more
life in recovery; anxiety and the 4th of July.
Monday, July 04, 2016      2 comments

July 4th the Lord wants us to be at peace, and the closer we are to Him, the more peaceful we feel. Peace is a good indicator that our actions are pleasing to Him. On the other hand, a persistent lack of peace typically indicates that the Lord... Read more
Life in recovery, more on step one.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      3 comments

I am working my way through the Step Guide, and continue to read and ponder Step One. I am coming to terms with my addiction. Step One; that I am powerless over from addiction to food, and my life has become unmanageable. One of the questions... Read more
life in recovery, relapse
Saturday, June 25, 2016      2 comments

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.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      6 comments

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
Step One.
Saturday, June 18, 2016      4 comments

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?
Thursday, June 02, 2016      2 comments

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...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      0 comments

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

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