Same Sex Attraction, Confidence Issues, Weight Loss and other Freaking Hard Things!

Almost October?? What?!

Wow to say that I’m a slacker in regards to this blog would be a huge understatement. I just re-read my last post from forever ago and was surprised that I had actually completed some of those goals without really trying. It made me laugh and not feel quite as discouraged. 

The big one I followed through on was going to California with my husband. It was a fast planned thing and thanks to friends and family was fairly cheap. It mainly came about because I wanted to go on a trip just the two of us before I couldn’t travel comfortably anymore. Why would that be an issue? Well we are expecting baby number 5 this November! Crazy! Needless to say I didn’t reach my weightless goal for the year but I’m totally okay with that. In a couple weeks our family will be complete and I will have my new baby to snuggle and love. 

What I really wanted to talk about today though was my most recent goal of working a 12 step program, specifically using Doug Weiss material, and finishing it before the end of the year. Because of the program and material I’ve chosen to use I don’t know if this is very feasible but I am trying. I was introduced to the program by a close friend and after trying to use one set of books for a few months I decided to shift my focus and chose another route which has been working for me much better. The reasons I have for using a 12 step program are many and I don’t know that I would single out one thing or another. For me it has been more about giving my life to God and answering really hard questions about myself and the choices that I have made thus far. I want to be better and through the challenges of emotional eating, co-dependency, SSA, and other difficult things I need to take a step back and do some soul searching and get back on track. 

The books I am currently using are titled Recovery For Everyone. This program is not your typical 12 step program. It is way more in depth and comes with a companion book that has 100 excercises to compliment the 12 step book. I would love to say that I could totally buckle down and finish it by the end of the year but I don’t know if that is an unrealistic goal. Especially with a new baby on the way. My plan for my next series of blog posts are to highlight the steps and exercises that seem to be helping me the most. I truly believe that addict or not, a thorough 12 step program can be beneficial for almost everyone. I apoligize for being gone so long and am really excited to get started on my next series of posts. Happy day to all and may God bless you!

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