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Saturday, December 27, 2008

So what do you think?

Of my new page. I wanted something different and to be honest, I'm sort of tired of the scrapbook look (for today) watch me see someone with a cute page and go hunting for something similar. I have some posts that I haven't published yet, you know the kind you start typing and next thing you know you have to leave and when you come back its no longer relevant, especially for those deep feeling ones. So I will review them soon and maybe post them.

I wanna thank all of you who have welcomed me back and for your support re my alcoholism, its so appreciated.

So, that's it for now, I'm going to bed!

Tomorrow I will post about my exercise successes (worked out 3x this week) and what my goals for 2009 are.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 26, 2008

Looking back on 2008

Got this from an AA blog.

  • Where did you begin 2008? I was living in an upper duplex in a very poor part of town where there were drug dealers, guns and then some. We were shot at twice, well hubby was.
  • What was your status by Valentine's Day? I am married and can't even remember if we celebrated it, I doubt it though, if this years Christmas is any indication we probably did nothing.
  • Did you have any encounters with the police? No *touch wood.
  • Where did you go on vacation? Nowhere
  • Did you know anybody who got married? Yeah clients
  • Did you move anywhere? yes a beautiful farm house in the country where the nearest store is 5 miles away (that's what happens when hubby gets shot at in the city)
  • What concerts/shows did you go to? nowhere
  • Where do you live now? My new farm house (we rent) where I love it!
  • Describe your birthday? Hubby made me a birthday card, we went out for breaky, all in all it was a great day, hubby's great with birthdays (so far)
  • What's the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2008? go to AA
  • What has/have been your favorite moment(s)? the whole summer, actually from the moment we moved to the farm its been grate, live in a great town, have great neighbors, life's great on the ranch LOL
  • What's something you learned about yourself? That I was lucky to have survived 8 years sobriety without the benefit of The program of AA.
  • Any new additions to your family? Yes my nephew "D".
  • What was your best month? um, May to October
  • What music will you remember 2008 by? nothing comes to mind!
  • Who has been your best friend? me, myself and I oh and my sponsor
  • Made new friends? oh yes many new friends thank god I was getting lonely...
  • Favorite Night[s] none in particular, they're all good.
  • Any regrets? more like lessons
  • Overall, how would you rate this year? I would give it an 10 because I'm alive and grateful for all that I have, even on bad days like today.
  • What would you change about 2008? I would have lost some weight but so far I put on 20 pounds so that would have been nice but aside from that nothing because I'm where I'm supposed to be.
  • Other than home, where did you spend most of your time? Outside
  • Have any life changes in 2008? yes, many thanks to the program of AA\
  • Change your hairstyle? yep, put streaks and leaving it long
  • Get a new job? yes, changed businesses and so far so good.
  • How old did you turn this year? 43
  • Do you have a New Year's resolution? Yes and I already started it.
  • Did anything embarrassing? Don't know!
  • Buy anything new from eBay? nope
  • What was/were your favorite purchase[s]? my horses
  • Get married or divorced? nope
  • Get arrested? nope
  • Be honest - did you watch American Idol? no, haven't since Taylor Hicks won, that's when I said enough is enough LOL
  • Did you get sick this year? Yes early in the year but I finally found a solution to not get sick, don't live in the same house as the grandchildren.
  • Start a new hobby? Not really
  • Been snowboarding? no
  • Are you happy to see 2008 go? oh yeah
  • Drank Starbucks in 2008? yeah once maybe twice
  • Been naughty or nice? both
  • What are you wishing for in 2009? to be healthy, happy and at peace with myself.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm baaaack!!!

Hey everyone,

Sorry for my absence, life's kept me busy and to be quite honest I felt that I didn't have anything to share but struggles. You see I haven't been following any plan whatsoever so I couldn't go around writing about progress since I wasn't doing anything to see any and I didn't want to write about my failings, lord knows my ego tells me about them enough everyday. Got to quiet that ego down, so what did I do, well today I actually did something good for myself!! Wohoo! I did a DVD workout called Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds Get Started, I did the whole mile so kudos to me for doing that, I'm a large girl as you all know so that makes me feel good. I used to do her 3 mile walk almost every day and on occasion her 4 mile. I used to be a size 3, I used to this and I used to that. None of that matters anymore now does it.

Another thing I need to air out here because its part of who I am is I'm a clean and sober alcoholic of over 9 years sobriety so its not part of this blog so much as its part of me. I go to AA meetings and I follow the same 12 steps that Overeaters Anonymous follows. Now that's out of the way. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I wanted to keep my sobriety such a secret, first of all the blog is anonymous and second of all its who I am, take it or leave it. There's a lot of us morbidly overweight women who are recovering alcoholics and have traded one addiction for the other. My overeating is a testament that I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing and that's handing my will to God every day. So I hope you stick around and watch me learn to live again while incorporating healthy eating habits, exercise and God all in my new plan.

So I guess the blog will change in certain directions only because I have to be true to me. Basically I just want to share my struggles and successes with weight loss while being true to the recovering alcoholic that I am.

That's it for now!

Thanks for visiting!

"This blog is so much more then writing about my weight loss journey it has become an extension in helping me know who I am and who I can be."