Little update. I’m seven pounds down and that’s by following an anti-inflamation diet and exercising. I’m not following a strict weight loss plan, just one that I do on my own. I also have a spiritual program that I work in conjunction with the weight loss. To me, those go hand in hand. I don’t deprive myself but eat healthy things that make my body feel good. It’s important to stay away from wheat and sugar products as those are in “cheap” foods and contribute to our obesity epidemic. If I find myself reaching for those foods then I know that there is some emotion I’m not dealing with.
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 – Apple
Lunch – Salad with kale, spinach, red beans, beets and carrots
Snack – Raspberries
Dinner – Talapia fish and grilled vegetables
E – Exercise
Walked 3 miles with the hubby.
I – Myself
I worked on an outline yesterday that I’ve been putting off for a while.
O – Others
I did laundry for me and my husband and helped my hubby with talking through his new job concerns.
U – Uncover Feelings (what was the predominant feeling you had yesterday? And what could you do better?)
I felt accomplished yesterday. I did a lot. But I also listened to my body and rested when necessary. I compared myself to other people at bit yesterday. My sponsor always says to me, “the only person you can compare yourself to is the person you were when you walked into the recovery rooms.” That’s true, but sometimes I forget that.
Y- Yahoo (what was the highlight of my day yesterday)
That 3 mile walk was really fun.
G- Gratitude (List 3 things you are grateful for)
I’m grateful for my recovery program, I’m grateful that I’m honest with myself and others, I’m grateful for my husband