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Rough Day
Friday, October 14, 2016      10 comments

I survived a not-so-awesome day at work yesterday. I had two criticisms come against me right at the end of the day and was really glad to come home. It did bother me all night. I prayed about it, talked about it, wrote about it...but did not... Read more
Excited about Weight Loss!
Thursday, October 13, 2016      8 comments

I'm pretty excited this morning. Finally, the 10th pound is gone. Hallelujah! 4 weeks of being abstinent from overeating = 10.8 lbs down! Yes, I will take it! Thank you! That was a super nice surprise this morning. My focus and my goal is... Read more
Good-Bye to the Roller Coaster Days!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      12 comments

Today completes 4 weeks...on plan...abstinent from compulsive overeating/emotional overeating/binge eating...ahhhh. Feels good. It's such a relief to be free of that torture. I was thinking about this on the way home from work yesterday. ... Read more
Clarity and Slogans
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      8 comments

One of the biggest changes I have noticed in myself in the last 27 days, of abstinence from overeating, is clear thinking. Many people describe a brain fog that they get when overeating. I can agree with that. As an emotional overeater, I was... Read more
No More Slippery Slopes!
Monday, October 10, 2016      11 comments

Last night, I had a phone call with my sponsor. We went over the Step 3 questions. At the end, she asked me, "Have you made a decision to turn your will and your life over to God as you understand Him?" I answered, "Yes." Step 3 is complete.... Read more
Flooded Thoughts...
Sunday, October 09, 2016      11 comments

I awoke this morning from a very vivid dream that I believe had been going on for an hour or two. I dreamt that I was in my old church. There was some kind of hostage situation where someone was threatening to take someone out of the church. ... Read more
Living... Losing... Learning...
Saturday, October 08, 2016      13 comments

I had a good day at work yesterday...gotta love Fridays! I'm still on plan. When I eat out, I check the menu for the "light" section. So I can choose something in my calorie range. I've been keeping my breakfasts to 200-300 calories. And I'... Read more
Finding the Good!
Friday, October 07, 2016      10 comments

I have started Step 4 with OA..."Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." A lot of people are afraid of this step and procrastinate on it. I'm not sure why. I like self-examination. It gives me a chance to uncover my prob... Read more
Plan B Day
Thursday, October 06, 2016      7 comments

Yesterday was a "curve ball" day...didn't go as originally planned. I was getting ready to leave for work when my daughter called and asked if I could watch the GD's...one of them was throwing up so she could not take them to the sitter. My an... Read more
3 Weeks on Plan!
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      12 comments

Today, will complete 3 weeks in...21 days of abstinence from compulsive overeating/emotional overeating/binge eating. It's hard to believe my last binge/overeating session was 21 days ago. Time goes so fast! I feel grounded now in Step ... Read more
The Comfort Zone
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      11 comments

Yesterday, I worked from home in the morning so that the oil guy could come and deliver oil and the furnace guy could come and check our furnace before we start using it for the season. I was a little anxious about it all. I was proud of mysel... Read more
Moving Forward
Monday, October 03, 2016      11 comments

I had my third meeting with my sponsor last night. She is very kind and understanding and insightful. It is still hard for me to call her. We have set up a specific time for my calls and I call her at that time on the dot. I respect her time... Read more
Good but Challenging Day!
Sunday, October 02, 2016      11 comments

Had a good day off yesterday. DH and I went out to lunch and then went thrifting. We got some good buys. Then, we went over to his mom's house to visit. Within 15 minutes of arriving, 4 other family members came by, then 2 more. It was a lo... Read more
Happy Saturday!
Saturday, October 01, 2016      11 comments

Another "on track" day has passed. Yay! Friday was pretty good. I got kind of tired at work but I just kept "doing the next right thing" until the work day was over. Watching the granddaughters last night went pretty well. As suspecte... Read more
Sharing and Staying On Plan
Friday, September 30, 2016      10 comments

Had a good talk with my OA sponsor last night. I went through the workbook and shared my answers to the questions in Chapter 1. We got part-way through. I never could have told her the things that I did. But I could read her my answers...so ... Read more

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