The Ultimate Victory

Almost six months ago now, one of my greatest fears came true.  My beloved mother, who had been battling stage four ovarian cancer for a remarkable 5 1/2 years, passed away. She was the hub of the wheel we call family, and not a day goes by that we don’t feel the pain of her …Continue reading →

The Battle To Be More Disciplined

I have known for many years that lack of discipline is one of my biggest character defects.  You would think that after being abstinent for over 6 years and maintaining a 100+ pound weight loss that I would have conquered that problem by now. Unfortunately, for me, that is not the case.  At least, not …Continue reading →

Donut Envy

When I was active in my disease, I would look at the long line of cars in front of me at the coffee shop drive-thrus and wonder how so many people could order a coffee, nothing more, and drive away.  It made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.  I mean, while you’re there, you might …Continue reading →

“Bad” Habits I Choose To Keep

During the past 4 years I have discovered that, for me, being too strict with my food and my food-related behaviors can be just as bad as not being strict enough.  For today, I am able to incorporate the following guidelines into my daily food plan without experiencing any adverse effects whatsoever.  I am not suggesting that …Continue reading →

Medications? No Way!! Processed Foods? No Problem!!

It was not until about two years ago that I stumbled-upon this amazing paradox that exists in the minds of many (if not all) addicts.  It is the idea that we get so scared, almost to the point of panic, about ingesting some things, and yet, we never give a second thought to destroying our …Continue reading →

Drinking vs Eating

For years in program I tended to go along with the idea I’ve heard from many AA’s who have crossed-over to become OA’s:  the idea that giving up overeating is far more difficult than giving up drinking alcohol because you still have to eat at least 3 times per day, but you never have to …Continue reading →

A Must-Read Article RE: Relationships

I just love, love, LOVE this story.  Enjoy! http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/girlfriend-weighs-more-170300690.html

Dustin Hoffman Says It All

I’ve always liked Dustin Hoffman.  Yes, he’s a great actor, but I’m talking about liking him in a way where, if you imagine meeting him in person, you picture him being a really nice, down-to-earth kind of guy.  But even if I didn’t like him before, I would after this.  Check out this definite must-see video if …Continue reading →

A “Literary Analysis” Of My Own Negative Self-Talk

Deep in the trenches of my daily food fight, there are times when I cannot seem to shake the self-pity that used to be my constant companion.  When I was bingeing, it was always there.  To the point that I had actually gotten used to it.  To the point that I couldn’t even see it.  And …Continue reading →

I’m Ba-ack!

Hello, All: Hoping that this is the beginning of a new batch of posts.  Since I started this project, back in March of 2012, I am happy, thankful, and grateful to report that I am still abstinent, I’m back on my exercise routine, and I have lost another 15 pounds!  That’s a grand total of …Continue reading →