Tuesday, June 19, 2007

doin' the deal ...

Most of the news from my recent physical exam is pretty good. However, my cholesterol levels are nothing impressive. My good cholesterol is too low and my bad cholesterol is too high. Changes in my diet are underway as I type. And I'm on a regimented exercise program as well.


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that a friend showed up at 2 meetings yesterday -- he had 8 years of continuous sobriety, relapsed over a year ago and has not been able to put together more than a month or two since then. He relapsed last Friday and almost commited suicide, but stopped short.
He will be the first to tell you that he cut waaaaaay down on meetings, quit calling people in recovery (including his sponsor), put his relationship and 2 jobs in front of sobriety etc...
Where have I heard all this before?

for all the unfamiliar faces at the nooner yesterday

that I have been asked to read "How It Works" in 3 of the last 4 meetings I've attended

that I now have some experience in sobriety that I can share with non-believers

"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it."


Pam said...

diet and exercise...why you wanna talk nasty so early in the morning man!!!

Redhead Gal said...

lol, you have a very sick sense of humor, dAAve. I LOVE it!

recoveryroad said...

I hope your friend keeps coming back.

How It Works is my fave section of the book.

Mary Christine said...

I bet you'll make quick work of that cholesterol reading... if you address it the way you address everything else.

Zane-nawwaa said...

You are inspiring me to do the same as to excs and diet. So is my shrink. He wants me to. Since I've known you, you have accomplished what you set your mind to so I'm sure you won't change on this. WILL YOU?!
Luv Ya

Tab said...

good for you for taking the time to explore your physical health closer and stay on top of any concerns Daave!

Clarity said...

The story about your friend with 8 years who relapsed is very scary. It's the type of story I need to hear over and over again. Thanks!

Shannon said...

1. good luck with your exercise routine - I am right there with ya, but I am suprised with how well I am doing.. 7lbs down YAY
2. freakin A very true about not going to meetings, reading, talking with your sponsor or AA friends.
3. I love that last quote - how true

: )

Sober @ Sundown said...

Hi dAAve,

Good luck with making changes in your life.

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

I kinda build my day around what I call my "sacred gym time." A regular, good work-out is a rock-solid part of my sober routine. Plus, I'm so old, I'm afraid if I don't work out regularly, I'll stop being able to dance all night!

Sorry about the dumb picture that comes with my comments. I'll try to figure out how to do something about it. It looks like a theater head shot. YUCK!