I am truly a mom over the top! I have been a compulsive overeater for most of my life. The first time I remember specific over the top eating behaviors was when I was 13 years old. That was 24 years ago. I started on this journey to health, to abstinence, to sanity in May, 2010. I hope that by blogging I can help, not only myself, but help others to know that they aren't alone. My tools on this journey are Overeaters Anonymous and SparkPeople.


I love to share music when I write but sometimes I run into a snag as I attempt to share a video that I cannot embed into my blog.  Such is the case today.   So I will simply link to it.   Josh Groban "You Are Loved".  There are several other versions on YouTube that would allow me to embed but they don't feature Josh performing so I am not going to cheat you out of the real thing.

I was fortunate enough to see Josh perform on May 25th of this year at the Kansas City Sprint Center.  This was a concert I had been waiting for over the past seven years.   I saw Josh during his very first tour in 2004, twice.  Best performances of my life and he just continues to grow.  This was the first time he had returned since.   I was simply thrilled to be able to attend.  My wonderful husband sacrificed his attendance incentive from work to purchase the tickets for my birthday.  This was major.  We live life completely broke and extras like this are few and far between.    The friend I have seen all three concerts with has made a pact with me that we will sell our husbands as slaves to get decent tickets the next time.  I am determined to actually see the features on Josh's face as he performs the next time.

Anyhow, one of the reasons I love Josh is the songs he chooses.  Few artists consistently choose songs that move me but the lyrics and melodies of his songs seem to reach into my soul more often then not.  Then you add his amazing voice and there is simply nothing like it.

"You Are Loved" is a particular favorite of mine.   When I started this journey toward health last year I made a cd of inspirational songs and this was an absolute feature for me.   "Don't Give Up" is the main message of this song and it is a message that I need to hear repeatedly.   I need to remember daily that I can start with a clean slate with this thing called compulsive overeating.  I don't need to beat myself up because I slipped I need to keep moving forward and continue to try my damnedest to beat this thing.   I  WILL do it.   I may have slipped and allowed myself to regain some weight but I didn't allow myself to regain it all and I am getting back to a place of sanity.   Oh, some days I miss the OA honeymoon I had last summer but I hope to feel that way again soon.
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