(So sorry I haven’t been posting these. I’ve had the stomach flu and been able to eat some crackers and soup for a week now. That was my plug for sympathy).
I find that it is important every day to review the day before and write down everything I ate, what I did well and what I didn’t do well. In order to have healthy self worth, having self awareness is very important. I log everything I’ve eaten the day before to make sure I’m eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and that I’m staying away from dangerous processed foods and sugar. Upon reviewing my day I know if I need to make an amends to anyone because having self worth means you’re accountable for your words and actions. I also see where I can do better the next day as well as congratulate myself for things I have done well.
I encourage everyone in the comments section to write down their daily temperature.
Daily AEIOU Plus Y and G
A – Appetite
Breakfast – Oatmeal
Lunch – Salad with kale, spinach, red beans, beets and carrots
Snack – Strawberries, Blueberries
Dinner – Beef, asparagus, brown rice
E – Exercise
In your face! I went to the gym and did the elliptical and weights.
I – Myself
What I did for myself yesterday – I practiced self care yesterday and took it easy. I got the new iPhone 5 which was an upgrade I badly needed.
O – Others
What I did for others yesterday – I did some extra commitments at my morning recovery meeting to help out. I listened to a friend in need who is struggling with food addiction.
U – Uncover Feelings (what was the predominant feeling you had yesterday? And what could you do better?)
I find that self esteem comes from the courage to dream and I was a big dreamer yesterday. What I could have done better was squash my ego a bit better when a friend rejected me. I thanked God last night for everything he has given me and everything he has taken away because both are gifts.
Y- Yahoo (what was the highlight of my day yesterday)
The highlight of my day yesterday, I’m not gonna lie is getting the new iPhone.
G- Gratitude (List 3 things you are grateful for)
I’m grateful for my husband, a job and roof over my head because I remember the days when I was homeless sleeping in my car. Gratitude will make self pity evaporate.