Monday, December 14, 2009

Day Thirteen

I'm Charlie, a compulsive overeater.

::Hi, Charlie!::

I'm glad to be here, recovering from compulsive overeating one day at a time. I'm grateful that I've been choosing to come here every day and write about my feelings and my program. I'm grateful for the friends who come here and read what I write and support me. I am grateful for my thirteen days of abstinence from my compulsive overeating. I'm grateful for a little bit of weight loss. I'm grateful for amazing music. I'm grateful for the job that provides food and a home and clothes and presents for my wife and kids.

I went outside to smoke a clove cigarette last night. I just wasn't into it. I came in and threw them all away. My last pack. Not that I was ever addicted to that, thank God, but it was my last pack ever... crazy that I was so ready to just get rid of them. I'm grateful.

Now it's time to put my kids to bed, at least the younger ones. I don't talk about my kids too much here on the blog, but I will tell you that I have 4 kids. A 14-year-old son, an 11-year-old son, and 8-year-old twins, a boy and a girl.

I'm so grateful for my kids! What a gift from God. I'm reading with them, and then I'll tuck them in and kiss them and tell them that they are special and that they are perfect just the way they are.

Have a great night, and thanks for reading. Peace to you.


Jess said...

Congrtulations on that day thirteen has been such a positive one filled with gratitude at life!

I always find whenever the fog of compulsion lifts, things I treasure and derive joy from are readily exposed. It's wonderful you had one of those unabashed joy moments about your kids tonight.

Charlie O. Edinburgh said...

I loved it. Thanks, Jess.