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6/17/14 6:09 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I had a pretty good day, got much accomplished. I was able to attend a Skype meeting so I am happy about that, I am moving more towards getting meetings and phone calls into my day.

I did not get my Voice Over work done so I will focus on that behind my program work today

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP will and follow the plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others, make 2 program calls
Do an online Skype meeting
Read program material
Read 5 pages in OA 12/12
Read my voice over book and practice my materials
Check out 1 voice over site.

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/16/14 6:05 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE (compulsive over eater) , I was abstinent yesterday

I had a pretty decent day overall, didn't get much accomplished I did get a meeting in and made at least one phone call. Speaking of the meeting we had a GREAT skype meeting. Its usually only a few of us in attendance but
there is some GREAT recovery being shared, it doesn't matter how many people are there only the ESH (experience, strength, hope) being freely given.

Plan of Action

Submit meal plan
Surrender and let my HP do the heavy lifting I only have to follow my meal plan/action plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others, make 2 phone calls at least
Read Program Material
Read the OA (over eaters anonymous) 12/12
Listen to a speaker on step 2
Read 10 pages in my voice over book
Put together a sales script
Listen to VO (voice over) file
Read scripts and practice
Check out 1 VO website
Do 10 breath meditation

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/15/14 9:43 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

Not much to say today, had a great day spending time with my sister and her family, got to spend alot of time with my nephew

Plan of action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP and stick to the plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Moderate a meeting
Reach out to others by phone
Read Program Material
Work on my voice over

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/15/14 9:03 A

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Something I am grateful of is RAIN after we reacherd 36° C - awfully hot for Central Europe!!!


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Something I am grateful of is RAIN after we reacherd 36° C - awfully hot for Central Europe!!!


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6/14/14 9:39 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP Will for me, I do this by following the plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via phone
attend a phone or f2f meeting
read program material
practice my voice over (read copy, read my book, read websites)

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/13/14 6:29 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

I still don't feel 100% today but its OK I am up and going. I have always had a difficulty fitting meetings into my routine. Most of the time I just haven't put the effort into making meetings a priority. This week work has ramped up and I have not been feeling well so I have found it extremely difficult. Phil pointed out I am letting work become my HP, and that I am not putting my recovery to the forefront of my life.

I have struggled with this since coming into program about 4 years ago, it seems like its this huge insurmountable task of putting program before everything else in my life. I am over thinking and making it much more difficult than it has to be, its really very simple. I pray when I get up in the morning, I do my emails and meal plan at work, I pray before/after meals. The only things I need to do outside of what I normally do is place a few phone calls to reach out, and do a meeting during the day. Those are the 2 pieces of the puzzle that have eluded me in all the time I have been in program, making meetings a priority and picking up the phone to call others. I always feel better after speaking to others so the hesitation to do so on a daily basis is troubling, but again it doesn't matter why I just need to do it.

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP's Will for me and follow the plan no matter what
Call Phil
Pray before and after my meals
Text Phil before and after my meals
Reach out to others by phone
Attend a Phone/Online/F2F meeting
Work on my Voice over stuff
investigate 1 voice over website
Read 10 pages in my voice over book


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/12/14 6:00 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I had a slip last night I had more food after my supper.

I have been sick the last few days and slipped into my feeling sorry for myself mode, I felt I was still hungry after supper so I had a little more. I didn't pray or reach out to my sponsor or anyone else. Being sick is one of the worst times for me because my guard is non-existant.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP and stick to my plan no matter what
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via the phone
Listen to speaker file or attend phone meeting
Read/practice my voice over stuff
Prepare my desk area to work on

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/11/14 9:41 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Not much to say today, I am not feeling well today at all. I have no doubt I will survive but the mean time I am laying low and trying to get some things done on the side while I am home sick


Plan of action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP and follow my plan no matter what
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via the phone
Do a phone meeting or speaker file
Read Program material
Read my voice over book and practice

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/11/14 9:39 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Not much to say today, I am not feeling well today at all. I have no doubt I will survive but the mean time I am laying low and trying to get some things done on the side while I am home sick


Plan of action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP and follow my plan no matter what
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via the phone
Do a phone meeting or speaker file
Read Program material
Read my voice over book and practice

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/9/14 6:12 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. Had a GREAT skype meeting with another member, really opened my eyes to a lot of things and I could relate very much to what they were saying. I was very grateful they were able to show up and share their ESH and give me a chance to be of service

I had a good day yesterday, found myself not as hungry as I normally am, I felt like I had too much food scheduled and I didn't want it all. I cut back a little bit on my portions but I did not restrict or starve myself.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP's will and trust he has my back, stick to the plan no matter what
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via phone/text/email/skpe
Read and respond to 3 emails and not just glance over them
Attend a Phone meeting, I committed to my sponsor I would do this I need to accomplish it today
Read the OA 12/12 on step 2
Read my Voice over Book and listen to the recorded session I had with my coach from Saturday
Go into work and find out the details of the project they want me to work on and start preparing it
Start working on my weekend show so that is sounds good and not be lazy and just phone it in.


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/7/14 11:20 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

I am having a pretty good day so far today, yesterday was good as well. I stuck to my plan, didn't feel super fantastic but got it done none the less

Just had my first session with my voice coach this morning, it was amazing I felt like I was doing exactly what I needed to be doing for my career

Plan of action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender and trust my HP, stick to my plan no matter what
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via the phone
Read program material
Listen to speaker file or phone meeting
Work on my voice over work, read my book


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/6/14 6:11 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday


Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender and stick to the plan no matter what
Trust my HP will guide me
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Call Phil
Text James
Read from 12/12 (highlight)
Listen to speaker file or phone meeting

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/5/14 4:28 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had a pretty decent day, I did not get much accomplished. For reasons I cannot identify it seems every time I start to take actions to help my program or career I freeze up with a feeling of fear and dread. I have no idea why this is, it cripples me and I sit for hours basically staring at the wall, knowing I should be doing something but feeling like I am unable to do so. I distract myself with TV but the feeling is always there and usually only goes away when I go to sleep. I have not been eating over it although I was tempted to take more for supper last night, I actually did prepare more for supper last night than I needed, but my HP spoke to me telling me I didn’t need it, and I heeded that suggestion and put the extra away.

I have major opportunities ahead of me in my life, program is at the core of those opportunities and changes, I need to be healthy in order to push forward in my endeavors, without my health my progress will be slow. I also need to dedicate myself to performing certain actions on a daily basis. It’s going to take a lot of work to get where I need to be. I forget that this program, and life is a one day at a time process. I am unsure what to do the fear won’t go away, I feel it not as I sit here. I downloaded a new app for my phone that is a “to do” list. I am going to start using it today and help prioritize what I need to do at specific times and see if it helps.
I will also pray to my HP for the strength to push through the fear and get done what I need too

Plan of action
Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP and program, stick to the meal plan no matter what, stick to it life my life depends on it (it does)
Call Phil
Pray before/after my meals
Text Phil before and after my meals, write out the texts do not use the quick text option
Call 2 people other than Phil and see how they are doing
Read 2 pages in the 12/12
Listen to a speaker File
Read 2 pages in my Voice over book
Work on show prep for the weekend show.


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/4/14 4:35 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE I was abstinent yesterday

Not much to say this moring, I need to work today on doing more for my recovery and complete my list

Plan of action

Pray
submit meal plan
surrender to my HP'S will for me and follow my plan no matter what, pray for the strenght to do what needs to be done
call phil
pray before/after meals
text phil before/after meals
read program material
listen to a speaker file
read my voice over book

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/3/14 5:03 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. Not much to say today, don’t feel that great, didn’t yesterday but I did not eat over it.

Plan of action

Pray
Submit
Plan of action

Pray
submit meal plan
surrender to my HP'S will and stick with my plan
pray before/after meals text
Phil before/after meals
reach out to others make 2 recovery calls
read program material,
listen to speaker file
read my voice over book


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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6/2/14 6:12 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Had a good skype meeting and phone call with another program member.

Plan of action

Pray
submit meal plan
surrender to my HP'S will and stick with my plan
pray before/after meals
text Phil before/after meals
reach out to others make 2 recovery calls
read program material, search for my 12/12
listen to speaker file
read my voice over book


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/30/14 6:05 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesteray

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP and stick with my plan, I want this program
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Call Phil
Reach out to others via the phone
Read program material
Listen to speaker file
Read my Voice over Book


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/29/14 7:06 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I slipped up at supper and took more food than my plan called for.

I know that I need to portion out my meals better, weighing and measuring is a pain in the neck but its what necessary for me to be abstinent, so I need to change my thinking on how I approach it.


Today I will put together my meals as best I can, either I will be able to grab and eat, or when I cook I only have a specific amount, this will help to not get me into the head space where I have too many options and "forget" that I really want this program

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP'S wil and allow him to help me follow my plan, I just do the footwork
Weight/measure my meals out to what my plan calls for
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others by phone
Read Program material
Reach the book The art of voice acting
Listen to a speaker file or attend a Online/Phone/F2F meeting
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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/27/14 6:51 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I was pretty worn down and grumpy yesterday. I finally got out and to the pool to do some exercise. They put some sort of chemical in the pool that made the smell nauseating, on top of that when my body was underwater it become very difficult to breath like there was a weight on my chest, so that was pretty distressing to say the least; I'm going to call the DR today and see if they can figure anything out.

On a positive note I feel a bit more “peppy” this morning so I am grateful for that. I did not do as much for my recovery yesterday as I could have, I will focus my efforts on that today


Plan of action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP and trust him to guide me and stick with the plan no matter what
Pre-make my meals up so I just have to grab them at meal time
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others by phone
Read program material
Listen to a speaker file
Read up on Voice-Over

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/26/14 12:33 P

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering coe, I was abstinent yesterday. still can't shake off this drained feeling. I am used to not feeling good, this is something else entirely. I went to the DR the other day but didn't get any satisfactory answers, was told its just a "bug" going around.

Plan of action

Pray
submit plan
surrender to my HP will and stick to my meal plan no matter what
call phil
pray before/after meals
text phil before/after meals
reach out to others via the phone
read program material


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/26/14 12:33 P

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering coe, I was abstinent yesterday. still can't shake off this drained feeling. I am used to not feeling good, this is something else entirely. I went to the DR the other day but didn't get any satisfactory answers, was told its just a "bug" going around.

Plan of action

Pray
submit plan
surrender to my HP will and stick to my meal plan no matter what
call phil
pray before/after meals
text phil before/after meals
reach out to others via the phone
read program material

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/24/14 9:07 A

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**Food Mentioned**

Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering Coe, I slipped again yesterday. I was feeling horribly yesterday, the last few days actually. I feel like I did when I had a bad infection on my leg but everything seems clear. I was extremely tempted to get a soda yesterday, I felt really strongly it would even me out. I managed to get home and steer clear of that disaster, however that urge didn't go away and I ended up having some toast with honey on it.

I am disappointed that I once again did not take the actions I should have specifically calling or texing my sponsor and most importantly praying. It showed me yet again that no matter what I think food will not make me feel better, at least not more than a few minutes. Today I will pray to stay on point.


Plan of Action

Pray
submit meal plan
surrender to my HP and stick to my plan no matter what
pray before/after meals
text Phil before/after meals (write out the texts don't use quick text)
Reach out to others by phone
Read program material
listen to a speaker file
attend phone meeting

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/23/14 4:17 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had a decent enough day yesterday, was feeling very run down so I did not get much accomplished. I will work today to get as much done as I can, as early as I can.

Plan of Action

Pray
submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP, stick to my plan and not make willful choices
Call Phil
Pray before/after each meal
Text Phil before and after each meal, write out the text and do not use pre-made messages
Reach out to others via the phone
Reach out to others via skype/text/email
Listen to Recovery speaker
Attend a Phone meeting
Read Program or positive material


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had a decent enough day yesterday, was feeling very run down so I did not get much accomplished. I will work today to get as much done as I can, as early as I can.

Plan of Action

Pray
submit meal plan
Surrender to my HP, stick to my plan and not make willful choices
Call Phil
Pray before/after each meal
Text Phil before and after each meal, write out the text and do not use pre-made messages
Reach out to others via the phone
Reach out to others via skype/text/email
Listen to Recovery speaker
Attend a Phone meeting
Read Program or positive material


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/22/14 6:08 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Not much to say this morning things are going well, I am excited about the opportunities that are ahead of me career wise, I need to devote my life to my program to see this realized. I feel so run down and worn out lately, I have been trying to get some exercise and swim but my gas tank is hitting empty before I am even halfway through the day, but we push forward.

I can use some more phone contact during the day, if anyone is in the US and would like someone to call or check in with on a daily basis or every other day please let me know. I will put my cell number below. I am an avid texter as well and am happy to get recovery texts through my day, but my main goal is to reach out via phone to connect with people, I struggle with that badly

Gregs Cell: 207-538-5565


Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender and stick to the plan no matter what
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via the phone (at least 3 program people)
Read program material
listen to a speaker file
Attend a Phone Meeting

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/21/14 6:32 A

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Good morning

my names is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I slipped again last night. I am not eating the full meals I have planned for myself thus afterwards I still "feel" hungry and I am making up for it. I will correct this today by having all my meals, all my snacks. I do not like eating when I do not "feel" like it or feel like my meals are too much. Sometimes I just do not feel hungry, and then things like this happen.

I got up and got ready for work this morning, that might sound like a very run of the mill thing, however for me it means something a little different.

I am on disability and do some work for a local radio station, I had a meeting with a Voice Over professional on monday who said that someone recommended that everday he get up and get ready for work. The thing is he, like myself "work" out of my house for the most part. The suggestion is regardless of whatever I am doing I should get up, shower, dress and prepare to go to "work" It doesn't matter if I am actually going to the station for a little while, doing program, learning things for my career. I am dressed and ready for work, its a simple concept that really made a lot of sense to me, its not often that I get and dressed for work. It strikes me as a great mental shift, kind of like even if I am sick or not feeling well the DAY is still good, only I don't feel well. I used to think because I felt like crap the day was crap, shifting my mental though on the process made me feel a bit better. It did not fully "cure" everthing but a little is enough, it was progress


Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender by sticking to the plan no matter what and honestly report any changes
Call Phil
pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others Via Phone
Read Program Material
Read 12/12 homework
listen to speaker file and share information with others
Pray

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/20/14 6:32 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I had a good day overall, I was compulsive with supper and took seconds.

Like I said I had a pretty good day yesterday, had a very positive meeting with someone in the Voice-Over industry who has been doing it a LONG time. He agreed to meet with me via skype thanks to some help from my Voc Rehab coach who is helping me get things back in order and when my health improves enough, off disability and back to working full time.

I really ejoyed meeting this guy, he was no nonsence and straight to the point. By the end of the skype session he agreed that it was possible he would work with me and coach me, which is huge. He truthfully said right now I could not make a living in voice-over and trying would end in failure, however he see's something in me that I have the potential to be successful with hard work and coaching. That made me feel good that once again I got some validation of my skill, or potential anyways. I struggle between being and ego maniac and extreme lack of self confidence. Its nice to get validation from professionals who do this for a living and are very successful to say "you have the potential"

Plan of Action

Pray
submit meal plan
surrender and stick to the plan, report any changes
stop and think about what I am doing, pray and have a glass of water to give myself pause
pray before/after meals
text phil before and after meals
reach out to others via phone
reach program materials

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/19/14 4:13 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had a good weekend, I got to visit with family and hold my nephew and yesterday I was able to go see a movie I was looking forward too.
I was tempted to indulge in a “snack” that someone else offered me but I refrained, as Phil often says it’s not my food. Despite the momentary “pleasure” it might bring, it brings far more pain and suffering and pushes me further and further away from my goals; so it is not worth it.

I was lazy and did not reach out to others via phone yesterday, I will correct that today. I had a great step/big book meeting yesterday

Plan of Action
Pray
Submit Meal Plan
Surrender and stick to the plan no matter what, non-compliance with the plan is not a choice I want to make today
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via phone and email/text/skype
Read Program Materials


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/19/14 4:12 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had a good weekend, I got to visit with family and hold my nephew and yesterday I was able to go see a movie I was looking forward too.
I was tempted to indulge in a “snack” that someone else offered me but I refrained, as Phil often says it’s not my food. Despite the momentary “pleasure” it might bring, it brings far more pain and suffering and pushes me further and further away from my goals; so it is not worth it.

I was lazy and did not reach out to others via phone yesterday, I will correct that today. I had a great step/big book meeting yesterday

Plan of Action
Pray
Submit Meal Plan
Surrender and stick to the plan no matter what, non-compliance with the plan is not a choice I want to make today
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via phone and email/text/skype
Read Program Materials


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/16/14 6:35 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was sloppy with my supper meal.

I had a specific amount of food in my meal plan which looks something like 4oz protein 1 roll, when it came time for supper I did not weight out the food, I do not believe I went over on the protein aspect but still I willfully did not weight it, and I took an extra roll with my supper. I was honest about it and I do not feel ashamed, but I recognize that this type of behavior cannot be tolerated otherwise the rest of my plan will spin out of control. I received a great call from another program person yesterday, we were able to speak about a common shared love and talked program stuff as well it was an excellent call. I was also given the number of someone else in program with strong recovery, I was very grateful for that. The more I come in contact with people via the phone the more the importance of program is coming to the surface. I knew the importance of it before but to hear people talk about it on the phone seemed to bring stuff to the forefront for me a little bit more.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Surrender and stick to the plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via phone
Read Program Material
Listen to Speaker Files

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/15/14 6:48 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I had a good day yesterday, had a few challenges and temptations but a phone call from a friend really put things into perspective for me. He said that he can have XXX today and not eat 30 of them, but it might lead to it down the road, so for today he surrenders by not having it. For whatever reason that struck me, I finally understood HOW to surrender, so last night when I saw XXX in the fridge and I was tempted to pick it up I just said to myself “I surrender for today by not having it” it helped get me through, my HP helped get me through, the words of my friend helped get me through

Plan of Action

Pray

Submit Meal Plan

Surrender by sticking to the plan no matter what

Call Phil

Pray before/after meals

Text Phil before/after meals

Reach out to others via the phone

Read positive program materials

Work on project's I have been putting off

A. Research my life's work and how to proceed
B. Pick up my living room and put things in their place
C. Re-read We Agnostics to refresh for my step work meeting
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/14/14 7:19 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I had a decent day yesterday, I felt much better about coming clean and being honest, much better than being ashamed ;)

I still need to put more focus on program materials and turning my life over to my HP, the through that keeps coming back to me a million times a day is "I don't know how" I feel like there is a specific task I should be doing to turn something over, or to give up and be powerless and let my HP steer the ship. I have to remind myself to follow my sponsors directions and use the tools, if i use the tools these things will come, its hard to turn off the side of my brain that has a compulsive need to know WHY. Today I focus on ignoring that and just following direction.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal Plan
Stick to plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others
Read program materials
work on work projects
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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/13/14 6:40 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I had a decent enough day yesterday, it was a long day with an unplanned out of town trip. I did get alot of walking around in, which I am happy I got some exercise but it does not give me energy it wears me out greatly.

Food wise things were ok, I could have done better in reaching out and focusing on program related matters, I will make that my focus today.

I had someone approach me the other day who used to attend meetings locally to let me know about the latest "diet" that was really working for them. Despite being annoyed about it I politetly listened and thanked them, although I did tell a white lie about checking into it. I have no desire to learn about any new diets, I know what I need to be doing. I guess I cannot expect everyone to only offer their suggestions when asked, still it bugged me quite a bit, I don't know why. Its kind of like when someone mentions Jesus to me, the hair on the back of my neck instantly stands up and I get defensive, I REALLY don't want to hear about it. I have no problem discussing God and my HP, I don't go around offering to talk about it, the relationship between me and my HP is my own business, its not my job to convert or save anyone, if it becomes my job I am sure my HP will let me know. In the meantime it puzzles me why things like this bother me, I mean like REALLY bother me. I understand people mean well and I have no ill will towards them or anything like that, I just bristle when these types of topics are brought up, I have no desire what so ever to discuss or even listen to them.

In the grand scheme of things it won't kill me to listen to what they have to say, but I really have no desire to

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan report any changes
pray before/after meals
text Phil before/after meals
reach out to others
read program material

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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/12/14 6:10 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering coe, I was abstinent yesterday

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pray
submit meal plan
stick to plan report any changes
pray before/after meals
text Phil before/after meals
reach out to others by phone
read program material
pray

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.
Not a bad day yesterday, I didn't feel well and didn't do very much but I am on the rebound today.

For those who attend the weekend Kkype meetings I am considering changing the day/time, if anyone has a day or time that’s better suited for them please let me know, whatever the group consensus is we will go with.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others via phone
Read recovery readings
be of service however I can


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/7/14 6:26 A

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Good morning

My names is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had a decent enough day yesterday, got some great news at my eye appointment. I have been having some trouble with my eyes for a while now, I have been deathly afraid the diabetes was attacking my eyes and I was potentially going to have diminished ability to see. I do have astigmatism which is easily corrected with glasses, however I show no signs of any sort of diabetic neuropathy or any damage from diabetes what so ever so that was a HUGE load off my mind. My blood sugars have been running fairly well the last year or so, as long as I keep them in check I will not incur any further diabetic damage

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meeting
Text Phi before/after meeting
Be of service chair a meeting
Read program material

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/6/14 6:05 A

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My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I did a decent job at keeping with my plan of action, I didn't get a few things accomplished but overall I feel good about it, I will work harder today to accomplish as much as I can

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Read program materials
Get to or listen to a meeting


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/5/14 5:00 A

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My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was not abstinent yesterday. I have into my disease and ate some chocolate yesterday. I felt totally out of control as I ate it, I was ashamed and embarrassed and did not admit it to Phil when I spoke to him, I was going to sweep it under the rug and pretend it didn’t’ happen however, the sense of guilt I feel inside is what I can only assume is my higher power working through me and doing what I asked this morning when I got to help me be open, honest, willing, humble and teachable. I felt like ignoring it or pretending it didn’t happen was just plain “wrong” I have been facing my mortality a lot lately with pain in various parts of my body and complications from my diabetes, yet I keep right on doing the same thing expecting different results. I pray for help to stop, yet stipulate that I would prefer it not be a heart attack that is the help my HP gives me. Despite all my health issues I have been very fortunate thus far that it has not been worse, I know people who do not carry around as much weight as I do and they are suffering far greater than I am. I turned over the first 3 steps this morning in prayer to my HP, now I just have to take the action to live it. Honestly I am a little scared because I cannot figure out “how” I am going to do this today. That’s my issue most days, I simply cannot figure out “how” to get things done. I am not going to focus on that, I am just going to use the tools and follow my plan and let the chips fall where they may. If I Stick to my meal plan, take the actions I put in my action plan, do as my sponsor asks then everything will work out and requires very little “thinking” on my part



Plan of Action



Pray

Submit meal plan

Stick to plan as written report any changes

Call Phil

Pray before and after meals

Text Phil before and after meals

Reach out to others

Reach program material

Finish up We agnostics
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/4/14 9:53 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had major cravings but managed to stay away from things that are unhealthy for me.

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stick to the plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before after meals
Read program material
Reach out to others

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/3/14 7:36 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinentn yesterday. I got through the day without any soda, even diet. I REALLY wanted something sweet yesterday, even went looking for it last night thankfully we had nothing in the house

Plan of Action

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Submit meal plan
Stick to plan report changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others
Reach Program Materials
Listen to Speaker File

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/2/14 5:46 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. I had a much better day yesterday than the previous day, I do have to turn over I had a taste of diet ginger ale the rest of my food was solid.

I have been finding great value in checking in and reaching out to others. Skype has been a very useful tool in staying connected with other program people, it helps me as well as them. I am very grateful to my fellow 12 steppers who keep in touch with me and allow me to contact them through the course of the day, that little thing is life saving.

I have also been connecting a lot with the people I talk with, either I understand exactly where they are coming from or they understand me, although that is not a cure all; it doesn't make everything better but it does help me to not feel so alone, again I am grateful

Plan of action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan report changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others
Pray
Read program material
Read BB on We Agnostics
Pray


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/1/14 5:10 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE I was abstinent after the stumble I took in the morning.

I managed to stay away from the cravings I had after my early morning soda yesterday. I woke up with that same thought in mind but opted for a banana and water instead
Phil told me yesterday that until I took the action to do something different I was going to get what I got, so this morning rather than grab something on the way to work I did something different

I listened to a speaker file yesterday on We Agnostics and took notes as James directed me too, I will get them typed up and shared ASAP. I just need to finish reading We Agnostics in the BB and I will be ready to move ahead in my step work.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit Meal Plan
Stick to plan as written report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others
Be of Service
Read Recovery Material


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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4/30/14 6:26 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I don't feel good about saying I was abstinent yesterday. I am struggling badly with soda lately. I feel so defeated and powerless right now, as silly as it sounds I feel like its not the right "type" of powerlessness. I just got off the phone with Phil and he just plainly said that I keep having the soda because I am addicted to it and the way I am feeling is step one. I have to face the fact I am addicted to the soda due to the sugar, due to the memories it brings back, due to the way it makes me feel. It baffles me why I continue to act like this, I mean I KNOW I am a compulsive over eater yet I am baffled at the same time, I am over thinking it WAY too much yet I cannot seem to stop that.

I make my plan of action and I do most of the stuff on it, yet I don't fully utilized the tools like I could be. One of the things that Phil said that struck me is in the moment before I do an unhealthy action is to pause and use one of the tools, to pray, reach out to others do anything but what I am about to do. It boggles my mind because before he said it I knew it yet I didn't. I sat here dreading the call to have to admit I messed up yet again, and I could not tell him "why" I did it. I keep looking for some outside reason, like there must be something more to it than the truth. I am a compulsive over eater that is powerless over food. I like to play games and fool myself that drink isn't "food" its not doing anything to anyone else but myself. I am going to focus on program today, and use the tools at every available opportunity.

Plan of Action
Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before and after meals
Text Phil before and after meals
Reach out to others
read program material
listen to speaker file & take notes

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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4/29/14 5:21 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I am not drinking enough water and tend to grab the odd soda here and there, that is one monkey I cannot seem to shake, yet continues to be something I work on everyday, I am going to start praying about it to ask for the power to put it down and stay away. Aside from that my day was well, my food went according to plan

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before after meals
Read recovery readings
Make a recovery call
Read a few more pages on We Agnostics in the BB
Clean up 1 thing in my room
Listen to a speaker file on We Agnostics


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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4/28/14 4:43 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I don't feel right about saying I was abstinent yesterday. I went off my plan on my snack and my supper. For snack I had some toast with honey on it, that was not what I had planned for my snack. At supper I had chicken legs and I helped myself to 2 extra ones

Today I will focus on eating my meals as I have them planned, with the portions that I have planned out.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan and with the portions sizes
Call Phil
Pray before and after meals
Text Phil before and after meals
Call 2 people and see how they are doing
Read program materials, read a few pages in the big book as part of my step homework
listen to a speaker file on We Agnostics
Clean up a section of my room
Prepare my laundry
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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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4/27/14 10:02 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful, recovering COE I was abstinent yesterday.

I had a good day yesterday, didn't get much accomplished but it was good.

Plan of Action

Submit meal plan
stick to plan report any changes
call phil
pray before/after meals
text phil before/after meals
reach out to others
read program material
listen to speaker file

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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4/25/14 1:22 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I did ok with my food yesterday, I was in a pretty foul mood and upset with my mom for no good reason. I was just resentful and angry, I had no
justification and I am not sure why. She invited me to go to my sisters to visit and I decided to go along. Somewhere along the way I loosened up a bit. We had a good visit and I got to hold my nephew for a little while.

Its about 1 am and I am pretty tired but I cannot sleep, so I decided to come to work.

I went to bed late and I got a call from someone about the program. I ended up talking to this person, well listening for about an hour when I was able to say I needed to go. They seem enthusiastic and said they would come every week, I said that I would resume the meetings every week if they could attend.

Plan of action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to the plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others
Read recovery materials
Work on my goals

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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4/24/14 6:04 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

I did ok with my food yesterday, however my mood was foul. It was one of those days where my mom breathing was irritating to me, I am not sure why.

I wonder if it has something to do with being controlling and codependent. She is starting to feel a bit better due to stopping a few medications so she is a bit "clearer" Which means she can go do things on her own without me. Really its a good thing because it means I don't have to spend my time and day taking her around. I am not sure if this is the case or not, I don't feel like it is however I don't know why else I am more irritated than usual with her as of late.

I am going to focus on keeping to myself and working on my own projects, program and work stuff and just staying out of conflict

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Reach out to others
Listen to speaker file
Work on weekend show.


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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4/23/14 6:31 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesteray. I discovered and turned over to my sponsor there is something I thought i could eat but after drinking this straight out of the jar (its not a beverage) I realized I cannot have it.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Stick to plan report any changes
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
reach out to others, make 2 recovery calls
listen to speaker file
read program material
be of service to mom
work on weekend show

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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