Affirmations Sept 28

Enduring, loving relationships brighten my life.
I am surrounded by love. All is well.
I now deserve love, romance, and joy – and all the good that life has to offer 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 and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.

Gratitudes Sept 27

Tired and a little nervous about laptop apple menu system preferences being stuck and mother and J stuff current but gratitudes are SO important. Will do a full 100 today!

I am grateful for:

  1. my eyesight
  2. my health
  3. my breath
  4. my weight is coming down
  5. I got the storage upgraded on my iPhone this morning
  6. I can go to Apple store if need, about laptop
  7. Mother Earth
  8. my new stove is coming today
  9. Jo will be here to wait for it
  10. yesterday he painted and repaired and put new baseboard BEHIND where it will go! Nice!
  11. sleep.
  12. my legs and feet don’t hurt. Day 4 or 5!
  13. was easier to not be cranky yesterday. I guess the first 3 weeks of absolute fatigue have passed…
  14. riced cauliflower. I don’t like cauliflower. At all. But I like riced cauliflower. A lot. So I get the cauliflower nutrients! (I hope) 🙂
  15. Daiya cheese. I know it’s not a health food. But I think it won’t kill me and I do like it on broccoli etc sometimes…
  16. my job helping children
  17. the beautiful building it’s in
  18. my preps
  19. my house is getting awesome (little but nice)
  20. my l.r. is so pretty now!
  21. and comfy
  22. i spend a lot of time in my d.r. (instead of slouched out in the den)
  23. it is pretty too.
  24. and eventually, i’ll get a new table – real wood… (this is laminate and scratched – but fine)
  25. my bedroom is pretty
  26. and uncluttered
  27. and comfortable
  28. with – finally – a bed that isn’t broken
  29. my den is a little old looking but comfortable
  30. and my birds, who are almost always in there, are healthy
  31. and I think happy
  32. my new bathroom! Oh my gosh I love it so much!
  33. my kitchen is good. clean. nice. everything works (after stove comes today)
  34. new microwave
  35. dishwasher
  36. fridge
  37. freezer
  38. stainless steel sink now
  39. nice new faucet
  40. cabs and counters 2 years old
  41. good floor:)
  42. the sunroom is lovely
  43. plants
  44. jade
  45. and tall one on floor grown so much in 2 years wow!
  46. and 2 snakes
  47. and others
  48. the color i put outside:)
  49. wall soon!
  50. my hearing
  51. my ability to walk
  52. my hands
  53. my freedoms
  54. my heart
  55. my healthier eating now
  56. my piano
  57. my piano in the classroom
  58. the kids yesterday were asking me to play
  59. i still get nervous, but not like before
  60. the 2 concerts I played in pretty recently, at this point in my life!
  61. Tr
  62. St
  63. M
  64. D
  65. A
  66. L
  67. Barnes & Noble
  68. my book group
  69. that I’ve decided I WILL join, not just audit, if they need me
  70. our first 2 books
  71. the book I’m reading on my own right now, about Josephine, called Ambition and Desire the Dangerous Life of…
  72. the two about Sissi. I loved them. The Accidental Empress, and Sissi
  73. that I can read
  74. when I learned to, finally, in first grade.
  75. So really, every book I’ve ever read
  76. my Nook at night:) 🙂 🙂
  77. my iPad for reading
  78. read paper books too
  79. when I sat here and read with L.
  80. the reading dates I used to have with MA
  81. MA and her friendship all those years
  82. my car!
  83. it is good in snow!
  84. its radio
  85. it’s cute
  86. it’s comfy
  87. my driving
  88. my safety my whole life pretty much so far
  89. that no permanent damage was done from that previous violent relationship
  90. things I learn from Dr Phil show
  91. my bathtub
  92. my shower
  93. my sheets – FINALLY I have multiple sets of sheets
  94. my washing machine! I love it!
  95. my dryer! I love it!
  96. My rods for hanging clothes! Love!
  97. my dishes – new
  98. my glasses – new
  99. my stainless flatware – new
  100. that I can chew
  101. and swallow

Gratitudes Sept 27

So what am I grateful for today? These things (and more)

  1. That I found the little plastic horses I’d bought for the kiddies
  2. My birds’ health
  3. My book club is today
  4. Little joy things like that. That I have them. That I “get” (understand) them. That I enjoy them.
  5. This class. They’re adorable.
  6. That others in hot classrooms seem to FINALLY be getting how much HOTTER mine is! Ex, the others in my section of the building came in yesterday to check and couldn’t believe it. One teacher who had to work in there was all red-in-the-face and breathless. Yup. I’m just grateful that people believe me finally. Know that I’m not exaggerating.
  7. Yesterday Jo and the guy disconnected my new bad stove and brought it back.
  8. It had no damage on it from installation or that. Yay.
  9. I paid for the new one.
  10. Today Jo will ready everything (new baseboard, paint…)
  11. And – the new one comes tomorrow!
  12. that I like my food. Because normally I don’t even LIKE food – that’s part of the problem. But now I do! YAY!
  13. water
  14. coffee
  15. A
  16. L
  17. Jo
  18. Tr
  19. St
  20. D
  21. oa
  22. ww
  23. shrink – i think
  24. my eyesight!
  25. my hands!
  26. my breath!
  27. my freedom!
  28. veggies
  29. that my breath actually feels like it comes like down to my waist now. It’s amazing!
  30. that my body is craving movement – exercise
  31. books

Great Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

All Ingredients Organic
All cut small

4 t oil
1 – 2 garlic cloves
1/2 onion
5 baby carrots
3 or so stalks celery
few fresh green beans
1/2 green bell pepper
couple canned artichoke hearts if have opened
to 1 bag riced cauliflower
dried parsley, oregano, basil
fresh basil can be nice in here too

Cook on stovetop, you know…


Serve with protein like beefless strips or gardein “ch” patty, cooked, cut up and added in

With 4 servings per above = 1 t oil and 4 or 5 for the protein, = 5 – 6 smartpoints (depending which protein)

Affirmations Sept 26

I am beautiful and everybody loves me.
I am surrounded by love. All is well.
I rejoice in the love I encounter every day.

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.

Reading Sept 26

For Today:

Man i s a born child, his power is the power of growth. Rabindrath Tagore

Addiction stops emotional and spiritual growth, stripping its victims of fully half their potential. As a compulsive overeater, I grew physically and intellectually but remained stunted emotionally, unable to provide sustenance for that part of me which food and academic learning cannot nurture.
When I heard the words, “I am powerless over food,” I felt a surge of relief, a letting loose of a heavy burden, and my spiritual dance with joy. With the obsession broken, I am all lightness and hope, reaching out like a child toward the growth that was lost to me.
I thank God for the miracle of recovery – a second chance to work toward all that I may become.

For today: There are no limits to growth. Abstinence and weight loss are just the beginning.

My takeaway: Reaching out like a child toward the growth that was lost to me.  Yes
All lightness and hope – hmmm – would like to be.
A second chance to work toward all that I may become – YES!

Gratitudes Sept 25

  1. I am SO grateful that I did the talk on Sat.
  2. First time ever I was asked to take 20 minutes and tell my story.
  3. A number of people said it helped them. Which is what I wanted.
  4. And some helped me. Wow.
  5. I feel like more of the group now. I was exhausted after, and kind of felt only numb. But yesterday, the next day, it felt awesome and still does.
  6. I went to store to talk about returning ugly UGLY stove that BLOCKS my window! It is being dropped off there today. Then my new and better one will come asap maybe as early as tomorrow.
  7. I did my grocery shopping yesterday knowing I won’t be using oven til go back for next shopping. All is good.
  8. Lost 1.4 this past week. Yay.
  9. Zen to Zany on fb
  10. Someone I DO manage to get done what needs… (I just have to remember that)
  11. I had a great massage Saturday
  12. My legs and feet haven’t hurt for 3 – 4 days! Yay!
  13. My eyesight
  14. My car
  15. My job
  16. My pretty l.r.
  17. I have so much healthy food in the house now, all organic, including:  riced cauliflower
  18. nectarines
  19. plouts
  20. white peaches
  21. broccoli
  22. spinach
  23. celery
  24. carrots
  25. lentils of different sorts
  26. bananas
  27. and I have whole wheat bread and whole grain bread
  28. pastas – organic
  29. onions – organic
  30. garlic – organic
  31. potatoes – organic
  32. and I have veggie broth
  33. and un chicken broth
  34. and I have vegan proteins that are not filled with junk
  35. and I prefer it to junk now! THAT’S a miracle
  36. and I have plenty of water in fridge in pitcher, in tap, and in bottles. Such fortune!
  37. I am grateful for my hands.
  38. And for this:FullSizeRender-3.jpg
  39. for my iPhone
  40. for my bed
  41. for sleep
  42. for my skin
  43. I look less haggard today lol. In fact, I don’t look haggard at all today (maybe the three weeks of exhaustion is past)
  44. Serious Skin Care
  45. Breakfast right now.
  46. Is: riced cauliflower with garlic, onion, carrot, celery and gardein beefless strips.