Taking care of myself feels good

Sunday night. I had a lovely day yesterday, visiting with my parents then going out with TCB and our friends, Joe and Carrie. Lots of food but no bingeing, so I'm a happy girl. Fought off wicked bad urges to binge last night after TCB went to bed (there was some chunky peanut butter screaming my name from the cabinet). I didn't give in, though, and that was a happy thing. Still, it's day-by-day and the fight will never end. (See this is the kind of thing that you learn when you read books like The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook - good, huh?)

I'm resting for a bit after going through all of the accumulated Christmas stuff, then I'm going to get (hopefully, if they're open) Subway and then, after the meal settles, do another 20 minutes on the treadmill. I need to do some laundry, too, so perhaps I'll sneak that in while my food settles. At least I've got enough clean clothes to go to work tomorrow, because that's a good feeling.

I guess the only way to perfect your juggling skills is to start out small and be willing to make mistakes. I'm not normally known for either of those qualities but, if this is what it takes, this is what I'll do!


Argy said…
Small steps and day by day has been your tools to success. Try to remember that the hard job is not stand up and go forever. The hard job, and what really requires the most of courage and talent, is to get up and go, fall down and get up AGAIN!
And you have proved you can do it!
Lori said…
Im so happy to see you taking things so slowly but doing really well. Good luck.
Although I havn't spoke about in my blog I had a bout with bulimia myself when I was in a relationship with another bulimic, and still fight it.
Good job, Denise! Slow steps is what it takes. Just worry about getting through the next few minutes, not the rest of your life!
Shannin said…
It's all about one step at a time. You are making great progress. Can you come and do my laundry? I have got to get at least two loads done between now and tomorrow...
brent said…
have a great '06 denise!!!! keep up the good work! can't wait to read about your exciting adventures in the new year. have a good week!
EMLB said…
Hang in there Denise, I echo what everybody else is saying. Tread lightly, take it one day at a time. Do what you can manage, and try not to beat yourself up if you don't manage as much as you think you can.

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