Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Post Pulled by Emily

12 comments:

  1. O-M-G!!!!! I'M SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I can't wait to read your daily blogs from L.A.! You're the shit girl!!! Have any idea when it's supposed to air? You have to keep us updated! So proud of you - I think you found God's plan for you! Tough road to get there, but now you're there & doin it right! So incredibly proud of you!

    Hugs & xoxoxo - Annette

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  2. Thanks sista! I know right!? CRAZY! I am most excited to blog about it, emilyism.com really is my heart! I hope me being on there brings a ton of women feeling alone to our little world of recovery. I am so incredibly proud of you also! How many days do you have now? Em

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  3. This Dr. Phil thing is gonna be amazing - you are going to get the attention of soooo many women out there havin an afternoon cocktail (just like I used to do when I was watching Dr. Phil & Oprah) while watchin their afternoon Dr. Phil - this awareness that you're bringin to the normal, everyday, PTA, soccer mom types will get a ton of women to take a look at their drinking habits & they'll be able to relate to you just like mommaof3 & I have!

    30 days on Saturday - Can I get a WOOHOO (I watch too much Housewives of Orange County). And I'm gonna miss Sat nites meeting as I have a birthday party to attend that nite - oh well, I can pick up my 30 day chip at Mon nites meeting - this was a way better 30 days than the 30 days I did all by myself. AA has been great so far - my sponsor kinda knew I might be havin a tough day today (back in the real world-Tom outta town, kids back in school) and she invited me to lunch and then she ended up spending the rest of the afternoon with me just hangin out & chattin - she is soooo AWESOME!!! Best thing that's come into my life in a very long time! Thanks to you & all your support & encouragement too! You da bomb! I'll send your daily e-mail in the a.m. - I'm gonna do a funky, different type e-mail everyday.

    Hugs - Annette

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  4. Hey Emily, way to go dear! You sound a lttle like me, Whenever something really exciting, or really bad happens in our life, My wife always says, "tell your face". I try & keep the highs low, & the lows high, seems to work for me. I rejoice when the win is in the books, & results are final, thank God & move on. For the lows, I'll feel the sorrow, pray, thank God & move on.
    I'm so happy for you, & I know you will do just fine, & when the results are in you will see how great you are for yourself.

    See you in class tomorrow, I missed today, not good...

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  5. GO ANNETTA, GO ANNETTA...I AM SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!! I wish we lived closer so I could see you get your chip! Your sponsor sounds wonderful, isn't it amazing when when God sends us an angel!!?? I love your daily reminders!! So cute!!

    R...see ya in class:)

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  6. Mornin' glory- I am still thinking anout a question. But I want to know something about the cyclical nature of the disease. My dad is a problem drinker, I became a problem drinker. The biggest motivator I have to stay sober is the fact that I want my kiddos to grow up differently than I did. But it took me a while to get here. I was ok with copying old patterns for 14 years. Why?

    Not sure how to exactly phrase it though to make sense.....

    {LOVE!}

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  7. My question to Dr. Phil would be: "What would you say was the most emotionally difficult show you have done in your career as "Dr. Phil"?" I've watched him for a long time & would like to know which show affected him or emotionally drained him the most over the years.

    Hugs - Annette

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  8. I know you will be where your HP needs you and the words will flow and you will shine!

    Namaste

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  9. Emily, I am so glad you are now 2 years sober.Your Higher Power and you connected. God Bless. I am 13 years sober now and very happy.

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  10. How do you know when you've hit rock bottom?? I thought i had but then 3 weeks later, i drank again :(

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  11. There are Pubmed and JAMA studies linking alcoholics who crave only beer and regular alcoholics with having a Vitamin B deficiency (specifically Vitamin B6). When I was in the military and suffering from depression, a military psychiatrist insisted on running lab tests to check for hormonal changes and vitamin deficiencies, because women who are under stress tend to deplete their Vitamin B levels faster than men and those not under stress. Childbirth, motherhood, menopause, deaths, marriage, divorce, and other life events are stressful. A daily multi vitamin is not enough if you are suffering from a Vitamin B deficiency. You have to take a B 100 or B 50 supplement. All of the counseling, AA meetings,and rehab clinics in the world will not work if you are suffering from a vitamin deficency and it is left untreated. If you are craving sweet breads, cookies, and carbs, you could be suffering from a vitamin B deficiency. The cravings will stop if you start taking those supplements and stay on them. I also recommend a Fish Oil or Omega fatty acid supplement. If you have cravings, then your brain is trying to tell your body something. Remember: Garbage In = Garbage Out. What you put into your body that affects your brain will also affect the way your body performs and the way you feel. No one from the medical world is passing this type of information on to women and alcoholics in a timely manner. Instead they would rather put them on expensive antidepressants or tell them to go pay hundreds of dollars each month for counseling. Good luck and Godspeed in using good chemistry to help solve bad problems. By the way, it is alright to create your own religion to make you happy. I call mine Aloha-ism or the Hawaiian way of life on the mainland. It's like a mini vacation in paradise everyday in how I act, think, and dress. Happy Hawaiian prints makes me feel happy. I am over 50. I am an adult. I decide what I like to wear, not the fashion world. Pick your favorite place and create your own religion surrounding it. You will be a happier person without all of the guilt trips of the current religions if you find them depressing. God gave us a wonderful world. He has no limits. Neither should you.

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  12. I AM NEARLY 10 YEARS SOBER I DID NOT THINK THAT I WOULD LAST THIS LONG GOD BLESS AA AND ALL MEMBERS OF THIS ORGINIZATION THANKS A MILLION

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