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  • So Upset With Myself!

    12/15/2017 9:11:56 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I know that the last six months have been challenging. I broke my back again in August. Down 5 weeks on that one. Then I had a bunion on my right foot removed October 9, I am still in a walking boot until after Christmas. I didn't expect the recovery would be so long and difficult. The h... Read more

  • Today I found out

    12/14/2017 4:19:13 PM, by STEPHANIE0131

    Today I found out the cause of my pain. The Pain I have been having for years is the same pain diabetic have in the hands and feet. It is called; peripheral neuropathy and mine is not due to being a diabetic. The Doctor has giving me some medication to take and I hope this will help me. 52... Read more

  • Well, this stinks

    12/14/2017 12:46:54 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm sick with a horrendous cold. My sinus, jaws and ears hurt. I haven't slept past three in the morning since Monday. My ex called me Monday night and almost before I could say hello, he said, "the reason I'm calling is that I'm short on the rent and I broke my glasses." I should have hung up... Read more

  • week 9 of therapy and an update on my recovery process

    12/13/2017 7:32:54 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week we finally finished chapter 1, started chapter 2 and discussed the end of one and start of the other. Now for an update on my recovery. I now have a sponsor for my recovery. I went to my first meeting via phone on Monday night. I learned a lot and realize I am a long way from being recover... Read more

  • Five Keys to Success

    12/13/2017 2:46:57 PM, by OLDEROWL

    A baby learns to walk chiefly by means of 1) Awareness; 2) Desire; 3) Confidence; 4) Action; and 5) Attitude. Adults can follow the same patterns, not necessarily in the same order, to success too. Awareness comes by obtaining ideas from applying the five senses to your environment. Thoughts ... Read more

  • If it's Tuesday...

    12/12/2017 10:07:14 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's been a long, eventful time. I'm knitting an Irish cardigan for Elizabeth for her first Christmas. Saturday, while starting the second sleeve, I discovered I'd miscounted the placement of the increases on the first sleeve so that it ended up sixteen rows short!. So as soon as I finished the... Read more

  • HUBBY

    12/10/2017 1:18:12 PM, by SMIDGON

    I am sitting here in my recliner listening to my hubby hacking. This has been going on all night! It seems he can't get his throat cleared. I think he should go to the ER. But won't suggest it. He has to make up his own mind! When he recently was at his Cardiologist, the dr. felt Hubby ... Read more

  • Broken Record Won't Stop

    12/10/2017 10:05:49 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's almost Christmas. I am in my annual funk state of mind. Granted, this year I've had 3 surgeries - the last on Oct. 9 on my foot and I still have a boot on it. This makes it difficult to walk, drive, etc. and that makes my mood worse. I haven't been able to work and that makes the budget wor... Read more

  • Week 8 of my therapy

    12/6/2017 8:06:35 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Yesterday we made more headway in chapter 1. We are almost done reading chapter 1. I finished reading chapter 6 and the stuff is hitting me hard once again. I am now in a group on yahoo for my eating disorder called Angels on Assignment. It is a faith based group for eating disorders. I am going to ... Read more

  • Do They Make Plus Size Ugly Christmas Sweaters?

    12/5/2017 10:16:40 PM, by AUTIEJ

    I said "I'll see you again in 25 pounds." Unfortunately, quite like the Twin Peaks reboot that I named that entry after, those 25 pounds let me down. I GAINED them rather than lost them. I have a LOT of 2017 damage to correct, and I WILL do so in 2018. I weighed in the other day, something I haven't... Read more

  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

    12/5/2017 3:37:40 PM, by SMIDGON

    I really like this type of vintage decorations. Anything that looks older than me! LOL! I bought these at different stores. The bottle brush trees I borrowed from one of my dollhouses. BLESSINGS... Read more

  • Affirmations for All Protential Peacemakers

    12/4/2017 7:09:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    The following are eight affirmations for all potential peacemakers (i.e. individuals regardless of their religion or politics) meant to encourage their self-esteem and to spark peace, goodwill and caring for others. PS It was partly inspired by Johnathan Lockwood Huie's 8 Self-Affirmations, but the ... Read more

  • OH, CHRISTMAS TREES!

    12/3/2017 3:39:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I got both Christmas trees done! I finished the 6ft. Year-round tree finished this afternoon. 1st. Is the close-of Johns 4'tree. 2nd is full view of Johns tree. 3rd. Close up of our year round tree. And, 4th is the full view of the year round tree. By the way, it is a "Dol... Read more

  • Running mental block

    12/2/2017 7:06:08 PM, by QWESTING

    I have a mental block about running. I haven't been out for four or five months and even that last time was a sporadic outing. I stopped when I started a full time job and fertility treatment at the same time. But I've dropped to part time, stopped treatment, the weather is nice... And still I don'... Read more

  • Never enough

    12/2/2017 6:42:46 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I finished my son's Christmas stocking, but I'm not totally happy with it. I sort of "invented" the lettering putting his name on it, but I don't think it came out as well as I'd hoped. I know he won't care, but I want the very best for him. (I couldn't get a wide enough shot to get the w... Read more

  • Realizing that if I don't change things I will miss a lot of things in life

    11/30/2017 2:24:04 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    As I read the book I am realizing that I need to make changes and those changes start with me taking action and choosing to leave ED/BESSY behind. It also means finds a mentor for my eating disorder and other areas of my life so I can grow as a person and truly learn how to be healthy and learn from... Read more

  • Funny time

    11/29/2017 2:16:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • ANOTHER RUN-BYE

    11/29/2017 5:48:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    I know I've posted a singular pic. Of the waterless snow globe! This is the group of the ones I have done. As of now, I am officially out of the snow globe business. BLESSINGS. JANET... Read more

  • Class and Leg Pain This Past Week

    11/28/2017 6:23:59 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    It is not getting any better with class; my counselor is just good at making excuses up as to why she never responded. The tutors were a no show last week too. I was supposed to have 2 sessions with them. I had none! My counselor said she would find out what happened but she never got back to me. Ho... Read more

  • week 7 of my therapy

    11/28/2017 5:54:54 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week we got back on track with the book. We discussed why I have the eating disorder and also why I am binging like I am and what I binge on. Very few of you know I binge on sweets, cheese, salty foods and also things that are convenient to eat like hot dogs. These are considered my go to comfo... Read more

  • Manic Monday

    11/28/2017 3:05:02 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday was a serious pain. The day shift CNA was so crabby, I hesitated even to ask for coffee. I couldn't figure out the instructions for the heel on the Christmas stocking I'm knitting for my son (and I do know how to turn a heel). I contacted her on Ravelry, so we'll see if her clarificat... Read more

  • BEAUTIFUL SEASON UPON US!

    11/28/2017 7:37:44 AM, by SMIDGON

    Received these this morning. My youngest home. Hope you enjoy! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!... Read more

  • Don't Wait to Apologize

    11/27/2017 7:09:54 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My second-oldest niece, Shannon, turned 48 last week. She has been plagued with physical and mental problems for a long time now. Often, she would lash out at others as she was in pain. On her birthday, she was offered a 40-hour-a-week job with great benefits and was excited about it. On Fr... Read more

  • Long weekend

    11/26/2017 7:32:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I hope everybody who celebrates it had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was about what you'd expect in here. I tried to call my son but the phone system at his facility wasn't working so I wasn't able to talk to him. I finally got through to him yesterday. And my friends can't visit me this weekend, so I'... Read more

  • a brief overview of chapter 4 of Goodbye ed, hello me

    11/25/2017 8:58:27 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Each chapter is divided into sections that are meant to be read and thought over. Some sections have something called real action where the reader must take action to do something with what they read earlier. Chapter 4 is called Getting Engaged Relationships and more the first section is entitled... Read more

  • Make your own yoga retreat

    11/25/2017 10:57:28 AM, by QWESTING

    I've decided to take a few days off work to recharge. It's been crazy stressful, and life has been, too. I'd been eating worse, drinking a little more, struggling to sleep and waking often/early, then sleepwalking through the day. So. Yesterday was day 1 of six days off. I headed to a great class w... Read more

  • Thankfuls Friday

    11/24/2017 9:47:50 PM, by I-CAN-DO-IT-2

    - phenomenal replay of y'day's amazing turkey dinner - amazing husband who cooked it - 2nd day taking a walk. .3 mi yday, .4 today - with above amazing husband 212 - working through my PT exs. & getting unstiff - SparkPeople to help me calculate my carbs/insulin - walking away from this ... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    11/23/2017 6:55:40 PM, by SMIDGON

    This is Grandson Gregory This is daughter, Christine and her husband, Shawn Christine Beautiful fireplace Kenzie (13) and Stephanie (25) Hubby, Larry These are some of the pictures I took today when we were in Indy. BLESSINGS, JANET ... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    11/23/2017 6:52:55 PM, by SMIDGON

    This is Grandson Gregory This is daughter, Christine and her husband, Shawn Christine Beautiful fireplace Kenzie (13) and Stephanie (25) Hubby, Larry These are some of the pictures I took today when we were in Indy. BLESSINGS, JANET ... Read more

  • Weight Gain, Class and Computer Issues

    11/23/2017 11:43:06 AM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I figured it was about time I updated everyone on what is going on. So I have been gaining weight etch week. I thought it was just that I lost food but when I went to see my gastroenterologist I was told the pills I was on were steroids and that was why I was gaining weight/.Wonderful here I am... Read more

  • But I like to be more consistent with

    11/23/2017 11:28:31 AM, by STEPHANIE0131

    I to be more consistent on drinking water and doing my physical therapy stretches every day plus 30 minutes of workout.... Read more

  • week 6 of my therapy

    11/22/2017 11:30:50 AM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week I told Christine about a lot about my past like Dad and how I kept a secret from my mom about the fact that dad was dying. I also told her about grandma's death and how she only answered to grandma and not her name or mom. That she was waiting for me to tell her that she could die and go t... Read more

  • Shake It Up

    11/21/2017 3:14:47 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I sat in the emergency room for 4 and a half hours last night. Doctor told me to go get an ultrasound of my leg to rule out a blood clot. The night before, I finally got about three hours of sleep because it hurt so bad. No blood clots, but a cyst in the blood. Never heard of that one. I go... Read more

  • Going through a growth period and a period of brokenness

    11/19/2017 8:51:09 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    As I work through the issues that caused the eating disorder that I aptly named Ed/ Bessy. I am going through a period of growth and brokenness. I am praying more. I am listening to more to Christian music now which is bringing me closer to God. I am listening to KLOVE a lot. I have it on 24/7. I re... Read more

  • WEATHER

    11/18/2017 1:23:29 PM, by SMIDGON

    We have a for cast of rain / thunderstorms / high winds / and very possibly SNOW! Warnings were put out for weaving semis. Also to take down loose decorations. Hubby took down the wreath from the front door, and the flags. We could have gusts up to 50 mile an hour, here in town! ... Read more

  • New Primary Care Provider Visit overview

    11/17/2017 3:06:27 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Today as I said earlier I seen Dr. Julie Magnin to establish care with her. I was her first patient of the day and I seen her. I liked her a lot. She is very personable and likable. She is someone I can get along with really well. I believe her and I will do a good job managing my health care needs... Read more

  • And then...

    11/17/2017 3:03:35 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Someone down the hall has been watching true crime TV since before seven this morning at top volume. I asked if they could be asked to turn it down or use headphones, but nothing happened. Grrr... Scary moment last night. I had just fallen asleep when my roommate (who's 95) began to wail as if ... Read more

  • GREAT NEWS!

    11/17/2017 8:23:59 AM, by SMIDGON

    I just had to share. I had my appointment with the cardologist yesterday afternoon. Pertaining to the results from the Chemical Stress Test. NO BLOCKAGES,! PTL! I don't need to go back unless there is a problem., for a year. At that time , who knows, there may be reason for ... Read more

  • Rainy, muggy Thursday

    11/16/2017 2:31:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    We've gotten heavier than normal rain the last couple of days. But it's so warm and muggy that I suspect we're getting a tropical front. I just completed my first hat AND my first mitten! Knitting the second mitten as we speak. The set, along with a matching scarf, are for my older great-niece ... Read more

  • week 5 of therapy

    11/16/2017 2:06:31 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    therapy overview... Read more