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Living with the disease of addiction ... and enjoying life, one day at a time.
Friday, July 13, 2018      6 comments

I stopped drinking alcohol in Nov. 2012, because I live with the disease of addiction and alcohol was my main and most troubling addiction. I'... Read more
Happy Soul
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      0 comments

Have eaten pretty well this week, and did a lot of walking. Haven't lost weight, but my calf muscles are stronger. I'm happy with that - much easier to get up those hills. I need to get back to the grocery store asap - without the healthy ... Read more
writing through the craving
Saturday, October 05, 2013      3 comments

cravings and temptation. this is incredibly difficult. seriously - i'm in the middle of a serious craving for "MORE!" of something sweet. it's that one sweet spot on the back of my tongue - that physical craving and the mental ... (stepp... Read more
Just For Today works nicely
Thursday, October 03, 2013      2 comments

I had an extremely rough day yesterday, emotionally. But I ate well. That "Just For Today. Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well." reminder that I have on my desk was the most gentle and loving thing about my day yesterday. I went to the g... Read more
Just when I thought I had completely surrendered ...
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      5 comments

No, I guess I really haven't. But I do feel like I'm on my way, moving in the right direction. I haven't lost any weight since I was last here. And my eating has been so completely out of control. But I am watching the pattern, starting to unde... Read more
seeking peace with a troubling issue
Friday, August 30, 2013      6 comments

Ahh, yes, progress not perfection. Thanks to those of you here who have reminded me of that. Today has been a better eating day. I'll be heading out soon for a walk with my dog. I just wanted to share something ... I've had issues with eati... Read more
tug-of-war with my willpower
Friday, August 30, 2013      4 comments

i surrender my will. then i take it back. hahaaaa. it's so not funny. i was here on the 27th. on the 28th, i ate chocolate cake, whipped cream, ice cream and three slices of pizza ... and drank a can of Coke. clearly rebelling. ... Read more
Coming Back
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      9 comments

Hi, my name is Christine and I'm just coming back. I can giggle at that, but truly what I'm feeling is relief. I haven't been participating or using the tools from SP ... completely stopped communicating with my support network here. ... Read more
still going ... and closer to my first 5K
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      4 comments

still running 2-3 times a week; i know i should be running more. i can do 3 miles fairly easily now, so i'm happy about that. (only about 6 more weeks til my first 5K!) just took measurements and i'm happy with the results, because i wasn... Read more
*growl* I DID NOT want to go on that run!
Saturday, March 31, 2012      5 comments

it was only a 30-minute run. but it was all back roads, uneven and unplanned. normally, i don't mind a run like that, but ... i was tired. and FULL! i tried to be a big girl tonight, ordering chinese for myself. didn't think i was going to r... Read more
Time is flying (I smell June) ... can I really do this?
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      3 comments

Now that the first 8 weeks of training are behind me, I seem to have somehow "taken off" a week from running. Like subconsciously, I think I'm "rewarding" myself but it's not working in my favor to have all this time off. I will run agai... Read more
Shared a "map route" called Holy Heck (3.7 miles, yay!)
Friday, March 16, 2012      7 comments

I've just been running. Three times a week. Just running. Not really thinking too much about it. It's just a challenge that I have to meet. I haven't been crossing off on the calendar, just following along. But tonight I crossed off, ... Read more
Craving activity
Thursday, February 23, 2012      1 comments

For the purpose of blogging VS not blogging today ... So after a month of keeping track of food intake and logging on nearly every day, and doing a whole lot of walking and running ... i think i got a little complacent of sorts. I felt lik... Read more
Steep incline on treadmill = embarrassing moment at the gym
Thursday, February 16, 2012      9 comments

omg ... like a worst nightmare happening ... it happened to me! First full day at the gym and I get on the treadmill for a cool down. I press cardio because it was the only familiar button. i enter weight and age and then i entered "2" ... Read more
Sad heart = no appetite
Saturday, February 11, 2012      4 comments

Aaarrrgh. Depressed in love today. And so I tend to eat way less than I need to. To find something positive about today: Had an unexpected "therapy session" with a great friend Saw the movie "The Vow" with wife and kids (only the a... Read more

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