SP Premium
Walking Guide
Group photo
Author:
CD7075311 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (87,515)
Posts: 13,559
5/23/11 11:52 A

Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


Janis, Welcome to our team of caring friends. I am so glad you are here. Always remember you are never alone in this journey of recovery and food addiction. I truly understand where you are coming from. I'm hoping the following revised version of the Serenity Prayer may help you as much as it continues to do so for me. Sending lots of support and hugs to you.


The Serenity Prayer for Weight Loss
(http://www.dietboard.net/vanessa/blog/)

God grant me the serenity
To make good food choices;
Courage to turn away from baked goods;
And energy to exercise daily.
Living healthy one day at a time;
Enjoying my journey;
Accepting that the road to wellness can be hard;
Taking the tools of better eating out into the world
As I should, free from the bad habits of the past;
Trusting that making wise decisions today will pay off tomorrow;
If I surrender to my will
I will not beat myself up in this life and the next
But I will remember that this is a life long journey;
A journey that is well worth every pound lost


~ Monika ~

JANIS524's Photo JANIS524 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,065)
Posts: 147
5/22/11 7:21 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you so much for your kindness. I really appreciate it more than words can say.

Hugs,

Janis

 current weight: 215.5 
225
206.25
187.5
168.75
150
-WISPY-'s Photo -WISPY- Posts: 29,414
5/22/11 7:05 P

My SparkPage
Reply
O Janis, I so hear you honey. My story is similar to yours. I needed to go to counselling for all the other stuff in my life. I drank so I did not have to think about the abuse or other stuff that had gone on in my young life. I was depressed as far back as I can remember and started binging on food way before I found alcohol.

Stopping drinking is a NO 1 priority for me - because I lose everything if I drink again, but the food gradually did take a more normal place in my life as I worked through all the pain of my life.

You are among friends here my dear. We do understand.

Love Wispy.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
KAMAPERRY's Photo KAMAPERRY Posts: 6,397
5/22/11 6:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome to our group!

Kama is ready to take it all the way!


 February Minutes: 0
0
450
900
1350
1800
SATINSHOES's Photo SATINSHOES SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (9,828)
Posts: 826
5/22/11 3:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
welcome to the group, Janis you are among friends here, when I quit drinking I turned to food too, chocolate and sweets were my weakness, and when I was worried or upset, I ate sweets until I felt sick. I am finally losing weight by following the 17 day diet, the Dr who wrote the book was on Dr Phil, and I ordered the book, which is called The 17 day diet and this a a diet that I can stick to, it is more of a life style change. I was determined to lose my extra 50 lbs after I had my knee replacement this winter, I need the other knee done, and I am determined to loss weight so I can wait a little longer before going through that again.
good luck and stay determined!
Barb

Smile, and the world smiles with you !


 Pounds lost: 38.4 
0
17
34
51
68
JANIS524's Photo JANIS524 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,065)
Posts: 147
5/22/11 1:34 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My name is Janis and I'm an alcoholic and food addict. I used alcohol for many years to not l pain and feel justified. Today I use food the same way I used booze to relieve pain and a filling of emptiness.

Today is the fourth day of me tracking my food. Nerves and feelings are coming up and keeping me on edge. I'm feeling everything. I don't like how I feel but I'm tired of hiding behind my fat. I feel I insulted myself against pain if that makes any sense at all. I'm panicking about going back to Maryland to visit. I'm really praying about it. I'm just not comfortable in my own skin.

Tomorrow I have to shop for a dress to wear to my granddaughter's graduation. I'm in a panic. I hate shopping for clothes at this size.

Thanks for letting me share.

Hugs,


Janis
emoticon

 current weight: 215.5 
225
206.25
187.5
168.75
150
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Friends In Recovery Introduce Yourself to Team Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:

Related Topics: Lowest Calorie Alcohol  

Thread URL: https://wfl.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46057x41973449

Review our Community Guidelines