Affirmations – June 26

I am wonderful.
I am lovable.
I am loved.
I am talented.
I have family.
I have friends.
My life is perfectly wonderful.
The Universe is taking care of me.

Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal adn filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.

Gratitudes – June 25

  1. That I saw my mother today.
  2. Nice little visit and I did her shopping
  3. I said “Thank you thank you” as walking through the house upon awakening.
  4. did my inspirational fb posts
  5. worked out!
  6. watered plants out front
  7. and back
  8. misted birds
  9. watered plants in sunroom
  10. went to ww. so glad I did it!
  11. called Jo cause need address to party
  12. called L and chatted
  13. am excited that I was invited to party. been too long
  14. did find cute outfit to wear
  15. last night 2 columbo’s and crocheting
  16. and I liked them both
  17. 30 point day yesterday phew!
  18. good start today too:)
  19. summer vacation
  20. piano
  21. I am grateful that yesterday i went to ww
  22. and B was there
  23. and joined
  24. and leader thanked me for bringing her
  25. and we each got 20 dollars to spend because she joined!
  26. great meeting
  27. i took little walk, had little lunch, and went to second meeting too
  28. was good and I was able to share
  29. I got over my anger at that insensitive know it all’s comment at first meeting
  30. my roses on d.r. table her. so pretty!
  31. all my gifts!
  32. after ww yesterday i came home for healthy little lunch
  33. then to – massage!
  34. from there did some grocery shopping at hfs
  35. put away and tried to go to oa but no one was there
  36. came home and had pleasant evening
  37. Chopin
  38. all those piano lessons my parents paid for
  39. I will have lunch soon
  40. and will NOT eat anything bad for me at party!
  41. I will do laundry today or tomorrow
  42. everything will be perfectly100% straightened before i leave
  43. freezer, fridge, and cab filled with good yummy healthy foods!
  44. some healthy snacks too
  45. I WILL reach y goal weight and fitness
  46. i am not 21 and my body will be a bit different but it will be great and I’m great with that!
  47. Today’s workout gave me such CONFIDENCE! I can’t believe THAT already started in only 2 days! Yay!
  48. I will walk a lot this week
  49. and see the dental implant surgeon
  50. i am grateful that i CAN walk
  51. and drive
  52. and have a great car
  53. its only 2 years old
  54. and it is registered
  55. inspected
  56. and filled with gas
  57. i will have it washed today
  58. parking has been fine even with driveway situation
  59. that although i do have to figure something out about the money, I do forgive Jo. That (forgiveness) is a different story
  60. I will practice some piano today
  61. I will buy some clothes tomorrow:)
  62. I am so very grateful for my eyesight
  63. and my breath
  64. and Golden Girls reruns
  65. and my birds
  66. slept
  67. dreampt
  68. woke up today – have this day
  69. I’m so grateful for my hard-earned-and-still-nurture-it-daily-positivity
  70. all those piano lessons my parents paid for
  71. my father’s hard work
  72. and my mother’s too
  73. my feet
  74. my gorg shoes that I’m wearing today
  75. i’m so grateful for my private indoor washer and dryer
  76. my iPad

Readings – June 26

Voices of Recovery:

“…we learned we could ‘act as if.'” – The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 14

As a newcomer, I sometimes had difficulty accepting all that the program had to offer. Then I was told to “act as if” I did believe whatever I was having trouble accepting. There were times I couldn’t even do that,and I would pray for the willingness to be able to “act as if.” By learning this, I was able to open my mind to new ideas. Eventually I was able to stop acting, and really start believing. If we open our minds and hearts, we can begin the healing process that will bring us the peace and serenity we all deserve.

My takeaway: Yes. I have acted as if in other situations. And it works! i will continue!

As Bill Sees It:

Self-Respect Through Sacrifice

At the beginning we sacrificed alcohol. We had to, or it would have killed us. But we couldn’t get rid of alcohol unless we made other sacrifices. We had to toss self-justification, self-pity, and anger right out the window. We had to quit the crazy contest for personal prestige and big bank balances. We had to take personal responsibility for our sorry state and quit blaming others for it.

Were these sacrifices? Yes, they were. To gain enough humility and self-respect to stay alive at all, we had to give up what had really been our dearest possessions – our ambition and our illegitimate pride.

My takeaway: Quit blaming others. Yes, I have quit blaming others. I used to ALWAYS look for whom to blame. And I used to ALWAYS feel victimized and expect more of it, and really BELIEVE that it was all real and from out there, and I couldn’t do anything.
Then again, I also used to believe I might as well have been invisible ’cause who would ever notice me. Which also led me to horrible behaviors (like saying very very hurtful things) because of COURSE nothing *I* did had any effect, so it COULDN’T hurt the other person!
Excess food, and isolating overeating behaviors are actually LITTLE to “sacrifice” as opposed to what I gain!

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Affirmations June 25

I am a wonderful creation of life!
All around me, I’m surrounded with awe-inspiring nature and animals and people and events!
I love every minute of my amazing perfect life!

Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.

Journal June 25

I did meditate yesterday. Right after I’d started, Jo showed up, and he joined me!
Later I had a great massage and did some mindfulness breathing during it too:)

So far I have had a GREAT day and a half of vaca:
read one of my new vegan cookbooks
had amazing mani/pedi
had fantastic massage
masseuse who’s done my massages once a month for 2 years is noticing changes, even in my back. And says, “You’re doing great. Keep doing what you’re doing.”
If I were to tell the things I’m doing, they would be these:

~Moving more. Was walking. Now workouts. Soon will be both.
~Ww food plan (weight watchers)
~Spirituality and positivity. Daily.
~oa some

Now I must go, to shop for my mother and get to ww. Because I have been invited to a ~party~ later!
Then I’ll do the rest of the “stuff” here

Gratitudes June 24

  1. A wonderful school year!
  2. Tr in that classroom with me!
  3. B with us one hour a day:)
  4. The greatest class oh my gosh
  5. That I told them. I said, “I came here to give to you. But you have given me 10x more than I’ve given you. I love you and will never ever forget you.
  6. I got presents!
  7. Lots of them!
  8. Including 10 dollars from each family ❤
  9. a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble
  10. a large lovely bag and I’m carrying my crocheting in it
  11. another larger awesome bag and I’ll use it to carry bigger projects
  12. an adorable cosmetic bag
  13. GORGEOUS mini roses yellow with red around them – must be two dozen – or three!
  14. I treated MYSELF to four gifts! One was Thug Kitchen Party Grub (vegan cookbook)
  15. One was Oh She Glows Everyday (vegan cookbook)
  16. Was is a technibond circle necklace I love – can’t wait til it comes.
  17. And one was a major expensive pedicure I didn’t need with 20 minute massage in it and a mani
  18. And of course, the taking care of myself today.
  19. Jo didn’t come and it’s time now but the gratitude is that I’m okay. AND I’ll figure it out…
  20. My. Deep. Breath.
  21. I will meditate right now for five minutes. Otherwise I won’t…

Affirmations June 24

My life is wonderful!
My life is so full!
I am happy and joyous and free!

Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.
Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.

Thank You~