Sunday, June 12, 2011

balance anyone?

I was thinking that I ought to apologize for my recent unannounced sebaticle from blogging. Then it occured to me that I might appear to be a bit of an ego-driven madman if I did so, assuming that I owed my "fans" an apology, lol. I guess I needed a break from blogging, ran out of things to say and just didn't write for awhile. I do regret that I didn't pop on to mention I was taking a break, in case any of my friends were wondering why I vanished. And so, to any of you who may have been wondering... I do sincerely apologize.

It's Sunday, it has cooled off considerably here and we're all about heading to Mass this morning for the first time in a few weeks. I've been somewhat neglectful of my spiritual program of late, and it has begun to show in my behaviour. I've been a bit snippy and short with my family, and have allowed a few work-related resentments to begin to take root. I believe that this blog is an important part of my spiritual program as well. It is here that I can vent, create, share myself and just keep things in perspective. This is one of several "recovery conduits" I have acccess to and it feels good to be back in touch.

I've not been to quite enough meetings, due to overbooking myself with work and volunteer activities. There is something to be said for the alcoholic needing to keep himself busy to avoid boredom and opportunity for too much introvertive thought and activity. But, I'm definitely not suffering from a lack of things to do lol. So, I really am re-introducing balance back into my life.

On a VERy positive note, I've found an eating plan/lifestyle that works for me, and I have lost 33 lbs since the first week of May. One of my goals this year is to get down below 200 lbs (I'm 5'8") and since January, I've gone from 277 to this morning, 240. The 17 Day Diet works, walking works, and I pretty well enjoy the program.

prayer for today...

Heavenly Father, I thank you or this day, for my sobriety, health, my family, AA and your church. I pray that I come to Mass with an open mind, a light heart and active ears to hear your Word. I pray that I have the willingness to follow your lead, to help others around me, and to be good to myself today. I especially thank you for the Grace you've given me with my efforts at improving my health these recent weeks. Please be with the alcoholic who still suffers, and help me to be ready to help him/her when I meet him/her.

4 comments:

Steve E said...

Instructions for me (from bloggers who do not realize they are impacting my life--grin!) are that when I go thinking of who is going to 'miss' me, it IS Ego which is the topic of my 'committee mtg'.

Have found that for one or two days absence, some Peeps may wonder, but few go beyond that curiosity.

Brian Miller said...

glad you are back and we all need those breaks...glad mass was good to you...we had a great service today...we are in a series on biblical masculinity...really good stuff...

UnstoppableMasterofOne said...

great stuff, trying to see who is out there. http://unapologeticmanspeak.blogspot.com/

Syd said...

Glad to have you back. It's good to hear about your weight loss and lifestyle change. It has been a tough week for me. But I am doing okay.