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Category Archives: Recovery

Celebration Health and Wellness

This is a copy of a facebook post on my private page – to document parts of my healing and recovery journey from life long food addiction and major depression: Celebration Health and Wellness Anne Wing June 10 at 3:28pm RE my Weight Loss Journey – the original reason for this page 🙂 UPDATE – …

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My Heart Speaks

Today is the first time I’ve felt the urge to write. I wrote and posted this piece on my private facebook page which is where I record my recovery from addiction and depression since early 2011. This is a new beginning perhaps. Anne Wing 2 mins · Rockland, ME There is beauty all around me …

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RE-Blog on Gratitude to Those Who Support Us…

…and Make Us Happy! ! ! Many thank yous to the author of the blog The Seeds 4 Life which I find most inspirational! http://www.theseeds4life.com/let-us-be-grateful-to-people-who-make-us-happy-they-are-the-charming-gardeners-who-make-our-souls-blossom-marcel-proust OK, folks, I think I’ve finally pulled the pieces together – my life experiences, my skills, my knowledge, my willingness to keep on growing and learning. I have a passion …

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Loneliness and Acceptance

      Loneliness is something I have struggled and suffered with most of my life. The first time I remember feeling that deep empty place in my middle I was in high school. I used to love to walk facing into the wind. Something about the wind blowing on me and into my face …

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Messed Up or What? Seriously

I really hope people contact me with ideas and thoughts re this post. You can reach me by responding to this blog post, on facebook IM, email or phone. The “Good-bye Flowers” email I got yesterday and blogged about put me in a tizzy. I’m strong about respecting others choices but I’m human and love …

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My Relapse Post Weight Loss Surgery

My Response to “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”  by Joe Cross and with Phil. This film prompted me to get in touch with the facts of my relapse and my willingness to intervene now before any more time goes by. I was quite impressed with Joe Cross’s story but to be completely honest I can’t …

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Juicing To Improve My Health

Anne and Rusty

Okay, so I know juicing helps with health improvement. In 1995 when I was first time diagnosed with Breast Cancer I made the decision to add fresh juices to my intake – vegetable juices with an occasional apple but no other fruits – also sometimes with a bit of fresh ginger, fresh garlic and fresh …

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AA and Anti-Depressants

In 1986 I became aware that my drinking was a problem. I was in outpatient addiction recovery dealing with my food addiction issues. I’d also had depression for many years but thought it was a “bad personality” and had done no recovery for it. At that time a common theme in AA was that antidepressants …

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Living with Dysthymic Disorder and Major Depession

Anne and Rusty

What is Dysthymic Disorder?  http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/major-depression/understanding-dysthymia.aspx My Personal Experience of Dysthymia The first time I was hospitalized in a Psychiatric Hospital in 1988 I was diagnosed with Dysthymic Disorder and Bulimia (Translation – Ox Eating), now my type of Bulimia would be called Binge Eating Disorder, for which there is finally an actual diagnosis in the …

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AA and OA – Alcohol and Sugar Addictions and Birthday Hallelujah!

Today is my 64th birthday and I am incredibly grateful to still be here to celebrate. Also for the VSG.  – “sleeve gastrectomy”  or “Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy” or “The Sleeve”, my recovery from food addiction, imperfect though it is, and my 29 years abstinence from alcohol. Even though I did not yet lose all my …

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