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Depression
Thursday, August 13, 2020      5 comments

I rarely blog in here. I used to keep journals. You know, the paper kind? I would take pieces of blank paper and do, as Julia Cameron says, my 'morning pages.' These days, it's more like the Anti-45 commercials, "It's mourning in America... Read more
Do it anyway
Thursday, July 02, 2020      1 comments

I miss journaling. Trouble is, for the longest time, I've not been doing very good self-care. Part of self-care is putting things away. But I'm not very good at that So, the result is stacks and stacks of papers that need to be filed or s... Read more
What makes us change, make different choices?
Friday, January 31, 2020      2 comments

Today's blog-de'jour has the guy with a major underlying medical problem overcoming odds, staying positive, staying focused, staying with a can-do attitude--totally, a winner. Sometimes I hear these tear-jerking human interest stories, and ... Read more
I'm depressed. I know, tell me something I don't already know, right?
Thursday, January 30, 2020      1 comments

So, ok. I'm depressed. It's frigging official. I've been in this funk for weeks, now. So much for decreasing my lithium, right? I haven't been sleeping--staying up binge watching Netflix. And I've had congestion--so my damn CPAP has... Read more
Depression and Emotional eating
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      2 comments

Ok, I'm depressed. My mental health challenges have resulted in many of my life's failures, including my ability to stay active, eat right, stay motivated and avoid gaining weight! Well, I'm working, I'm washing my clothes, and 'am p... Read more
Importance of Writing Food Down
Friday, January 17, 2020      6 comments

I had lost 100# earlier this year, but I gained 40# of it back. I've had some recent personal losses and am in the throng of some amazing successes. On November 14, 2019, I stopped drinking. Been sober for two months. Yahoo! I can do... Read more
REASONS WHY I DON'T WANT TO GO TO BED
Thursday, October 24, 2019      4 comments

Lately, I've been staying up watching the news about Impeachment, or binge-watching And I know I should get off the damn blue screens 2 hours before b... Read more
Today
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      8 comments

Wow. So long since i wrote. So much good in my life. So many bad habits to reveal. I'm up almost 50# since my low from Feb. 2019. I'm on Lithium. Weight gain is a side effect. I'm drinking.again. I'm depressed but that seems to be under cont... Read more
Doing it
Friday, September 28, 2018      1 comments

I'm down to 248#. This is the lowest I've weighed in over 15 years. I'm doing an online accountability program--meltdown challenge. The accountability, the constant reminders, the daily reading and input and journaling, and the doable thing--... Read more
Intermittent Fasting
Sunday, May 13, 2018      0 comments

My health coach (yay, Kaiser!) says I should look into intermittent fasting. It is: either 1) eating every day for only 8 hours, and fasting for no less than 16 hours (very difficult for me with my work schedule, or 2) Fasting for 24 hours... Read more
Long time
Sunday, May 13, 2018      3 comments

I can't believe it has been THIS long, since October, my Gawd! People, you MUST have support. A coupla years ago, Obama, God Bless His Soul, GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET FRIGGIN' HEALTH INSURANCE. This man, I will bless him to Eternity.... Read more
Long time
Friday, October 20, 2017      6 comments

Hello spark friends. I just got my computer back from being fixed. Lotsa water under the bridge. Bad news is, I'm back to an fairly high point in my current weight. I've gained back all that I've lost in the past 10 years. Good news ... Read more
Starting over
Saturday, June 17, 2017      7 comments

Ok. I'm starting over. Going through changes. Therapy helps. So does doing things that feed and nourish my soul. Yeah, I'm smoking again. Bad, I know. And I'm drinking. Not to excess, but there was a time that I wasn't drinking at all. Yeah, I... Read more
MAY 2017 DRIVING VLOG (video blog)
Thursday, June 01, 2017      6 comments

I describe revelations on what I did in the past wherein I was successful, with the past 20 years, where I have failed miserably... to lose weight.... Read more
The day
Monday, May 29, 2017      3 comments

I know this is better if it is more specifically directed, but I just feel the need to share, so here I am. I'm more lonely than anything else, and I've got a house guest, my brother, who has been with me since yesterday. After 24 ho... Read more

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