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Gym Workout

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<font size="2"Cardio</font>

25 minutes of elliptical.

<font size="2">ARMS</font>

<B>Butterfly Curl</b>
Increased to 55 lbs.

<b>Dip bar</b>
Increased to 120 lbs.

<b>Tricep pull</b>
Increased to 40 lbs, metal bar

<b>Lat pull</b>
I believe it was 45 lbs.

<b>Chest Press</b>

Increased to 20 lbs.

<font size="2">LEGS</font>

<b>Leg Pull</b>

50 lbs.

<b>Leg Push</b>

60 lbs.

<b>Hip Abductor</b>

60 lbs, down from 70 lbs.

<b>Hip Adductor</b>

110 lbs.

<b>Leg Press</b>

Increased to 50 lbs.
Hope is the feeling you have
that the feeling you have isn't permanant.
~Jean Kerr

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could; some
blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin
it serenely and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Acceptance is not submission; it is
acknowledgement of the facts of the
situation. Then deciding what to do with
~Kathleen Casey Theisen


Our whole trouble has been the misuse of
willpower. We had tried to bombard our
problems with it instead of attempting
to bring it into agreement with God's
intention for us.


Just For Today 9/30

There is only one success –
to be able to spend your life in your own way
-Christopher Morley

Success has nothing to do with pleasing or impressing others. When I listen to my innermost self, I know what is best for me. Accepting and staying aware of who I am makes me less dependent on what other people think. When I trust myself, I have the backing of my Higher Power. To go through life my own way, attending to the things that are important to me, is to free myself of the chains convention would have me wear. Only then can I call myself a success.

I am thankful that this program shows me what is truly necessary in my life: contact with my Higher Power, closeness with those who love me for what I am, and confidence in my own choices.

For today: I am healthy, free and independent of all that is harmful for me.


Feeling bad about yourself
leads to overeating
& overeating leads to feeling bad about yourself.
Vicious cycle.

-->help someone else
-->forget about your problems
-->feel better

Even if you try to run away from your problems, they will follow.

"You don't love me the way I am." But *I* don't love me the way I am.

Faith without actions is dead.


For Today 8/14

Envy is one form of a vice, partly moral, partly intellectual, which consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations.

Bertrand Russell

Looking at another’s program and achievements is another way I have of putting myself down. "Why can’t you do better? What’s the matter with you? I wish I were….." The OA program is not a competitive sport, nor is my Higher Power a referee. With envy as a defect, I do not have to look far to find that I am making unreasonable demands on myself.

I know that what relieves me of the compulsion to overeat can also relieve me of other defects. I need only to practice the steps – all of them – and turn my life over to my Higher Power on a daily basis. I don’t need to be perfect at any of this; I just need to be myself.

For today: To free myself of envy, I can start by looking to see how it is hurting me.


For Today (8/1)

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

Appearance is not everything, but it does tell the world how I feel about myself. As my days of abstinence increase, my appearance improves.

Before OA, physical attractiveness presented problems I didn’t want to deal with. As I practice the steps of the program, these problems diminish. I gain spiritual fitness, mental health and physical wellbeing. Giving one hundred percent of myself to the tasks before me each day, and applying the principles of the program in all my affairs drives out both the obsession with food and the preoccupation with my looks. I lose weight without making it my primary goal.

For today: OA promises me threefold recovery as a result of working the program to the best of my ability. This is the only way I know to attain both outer attractiveness and inner worth.



Describe your practice of prayer, meditation, or quiet time.
I pray randomly. When I meditate, I listen to music, focusing on nothing. I just listen.

First Awakening?
I had my first awakening when I was reading the Big Book - mostly pages 449, 456, 467 and 468 - when I first realized I had a problem.