Thursday, January 23, 2014

Healthy Eating goals

There are healthy eating goals that I need to set.

1. Eat less processed foods.
    Eat chips, crackers, and ice cream in moderation.

2. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
    Eat more fruits and vegetables during or after a meal.

3. Eat more whole grains.
   Eat fewer whole grain bread, bagels, and pasta.

4. Eat more organic foods.
    While organic foods are more expensive, they may be better for me.

5.  Consume more fish.
     Fish are good for the brain and the circulatory system.  Fresh fish would include tuna and salmon.

6.  Consume eggs, legumes, and meat.

7. Bake, boil, and/or poach foods.  They are healthier than fried foods, which contain more fat.

8. Read nutritional information.  Apply nutritional information or label nutrition on all that I consume.

9.  Consume more nuts and seeds.

10.  Remember that I am a diabetic who also has PCOS; diet plays an important role in losing weight and keep the weight off.

11.  Journal everything I eat and drink.

12.  It also helps to plan meals in advance.

13.  It helps to eat frozen foods, including frozen fruits and vegetables, which keep longer than produce and has better nutritional value.

14.  Limit fats and sweets, unless the good fats are in fish oil and avocado.

15. Be creative with the foods that I consume.

Homework 1/15-1/23

1/15/14   I am brave enough to go through pain and struggle.
1/16/14   Life is mine to live and I will live it.
1/17/14   Patience is one of my virtues.
1/18/14   I have never been a fool for love...thankfully.
1/19/14   I believe in myself.
1/20/14   I am wonderful.
1/21/14   I do things that are not only beneficial to myself, but are beneficial to others as well.
1/22/14   I have an open mind. Therefore, I have an open heart.
1/23/14   I never take anything or anyone for granted.

1/16/14   Hopefully I have set some realistic goals for myself.  I realize that failing to plan something realistic is just as dangerous as planning to fail.
1/17/14    I have to do this or I have to do that is a big mistake and it produces failure.  What should be on my mind is to set a realistic goal based on the probable causes of failure.
1/18/14    I realize that discernment is something that every Christian is supposed to have in terms of identifying false prophets even if some have the gift of discernment.  This is what I was concerned about today.
1/19/14   I have learned that a key to true discernment is to abstain from all appearance of evil.  I am not sure what it means as written in God's word however
1/20/14   I have been on Weight Watchers before and I was frustrated.  I was not as patient back then.  I wish I had stayed longer, but that is my goal now.  I want to do well on this program.
1/21/14    When was the last time I have written a short story?  When was the last time I have tried Japanese food?  I haven't tried Japanese food, but the point is the same.  I need to do more with my life.  I would like to take up a hobby or something.  I was bored with listening music today.  I couldn't finish listening to many songs today.  I correlate listening to a song with whatever mood hits me.  That is just how I am.  What is it that I want to learn?
1/22/14   Life is too short not to plan and also life is too short to complain.  The best gift in life when one is bored is to do something about it.
I am contemplating but not much.  I eat food because of celebration or because I have given up.  I am now in a stable place with my eating.  It is ironic because I still have a ways to go as far as eating a healthy diet.  All I know what to do is to keep it simple enough by having goals and sticking to them.
Even that is hard, but hopefully I will get through it.
Food and Blog entries

1/15/14    How do I define life skills?  It has to do with dieting for me.  It also has to do with changing my mind and controlling how to think and what I think about food in this case.  I realize that sweating the small stuff is stressful, but so is lacking in control.  I have eaten more than I should today and I have eaten too much.  I want to continue on the program and lose weight.  The last thing I wish to do is quit.
1/16/14    Well, I will not quit.  So far, today is a day that I will do well.  I understand that the key is to limit the "bad stuff" and eat more fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and whole grain.  As someone who has PCOS and also diabetes, eating a healthy diet is very important to me.  I also plan to set more realistic goals for me.
1/17/14    I guess that I did well for the first week.  So far, I am happy with what I have done.  There are things that I will like to learn.  I have to learn not to have trigger foods all around me.  Trigger foods include ham, ice cream, frozen yogurt, snacks, and crackers.
1/18/14    I have done well, yet there are times when I need to know how to fix a meal. Fixing a meal means to determine which foods should go with what.  In other words, I can't just eat two or more things and call it a filling breakfast.
1/19/14    I still have a lot to learn, but I think that I could do worse.  As of right now, I am not frustrated on my weight loss journey.
1/20/14    I need to be consistent. I have been on Weight Watchers before and I was frustrated.  I was not as patient back then.  I wish I had stayed longer, but that is my goal now.
1/21/14     The problem has been that I have always had so much information that it has gotten confusing.  How do I keep it simple when I had so much information?
1/22/14    I realize that first I need to eat healthy so that I can eat properly.  I have little idea how to eat healthy.  I would like to know about healthy eating and fitness
I am contemplating but not much.  I eat food because of celebration or because I have given up.  I am now in a stable place with my eating.  It is ironic because I still have a ways to go as far as eating a healthy diet.  All I know what to do is to keep it simple enough by having goals and sticking to them.
Even that is hard, but hopefully I will get through it. What the problem is, it's that I need to learn how to eat, and what to eat, and when to eat food.  I realized that food consumption has been allowed to control me.  I need help but I realize that small changes make a big difference.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


11/7 Affirmation: I have prayed for my loved ones because I believe that we are all valuable.
11/6 Affirmation: I am an overcomer who can face any challenge.
11/5 Affirmation: I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
11/4 Affirmation: I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
11/3 Affirmation: I am worthy of being cherished.
11/2 Affirmation: I am grateful.
11/1 Affirmation: God is the One who has given me such endless talents.
11/8     I know that God is always with me. – Isaiah 41:10
11/9     With my heart open to God's renewing love, I accept my healing now.
11/10   Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
11/11   I am preparing myself for Jesus' return.
11/12   I can stand on my own two feet and move forward with my life.
11/13   I eat slowly and stop eating the moment I feel full.
11/14   I am a gift from God, not only for one season, but for the entire year.
11/15 I am amazing just the way I am.
11/16 I accept my body shape and acknowledge the beauty it holds.
11/17 My future is an ideal projection of what I envision now.
11/18 My healing is already in process.
11/19 Others can trust me because I am trustworthy and reliable.
11/20 I am gracious and grateful.
11/21 I love and approve of myself.
11/22 I attract good things in my life that are needed.
11/23 I bring joy to all around me because I am joyful.
11/24 I am a friend to myself.
11/25 I am happy about my weight.
11/26 I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
11/27 I am prayerful.
11/28 I am thankful.
11/29 I am a thankful, grateful, gracious soul.
11/30 I believe in honor and therefore I practice being honorable.
12/1 The Lord is my Rock and my Salvation...I am saved by Jesus Christ.
12/2 I have learned to say no because it is so freeing.
12/3 God is the owner of my heart.
12/4 I am living my life like it is golden because it is a gift.
12/5 I am strong like steel is strong.
12/6 I love not just the idea of love, but love itself.
12/7 I love myself and I love everyone.
12/8 I am free because I live in freedom
12/9 I am preparing myself for the return of Jesus.
12/10 Life loves me because I love life.
12/11 I believe in change that benefits me.
12/12 I love music and therefore I am a musical person.
12/13  I am a studious learner.
12/14  I am good at planning things.
12/15  I am loving, kind, and generous.
12/16  I am a loving and kind creation of God.
12/17  I love my curly hair.
12/18  I love my shape, size, and color.
12/19  I am well-aware and confident.
12/20   I love to celebrate because I am a joyful person.
12/21   I care about myself and others around me and I want the best for them.
12/22   I am not vain.
12/23   I can see the world with beautiful eyes.
12/24   I am a nice, not a naughty person.
12/25   I am joyous.
12/26   I am strong and I love myself.
12/27  I have strong beliefs that are beneficial to my life and myself.
12/28  I know how to give love and receive it.
12/29  I have been good all year.
12/30  I'm black and I'm proud.
12/31  My heart is not broken.
1/1/14  I will enjoy myself because I will have a blessed new year.
1/2/14  I am talented and clever.
1/3/14  I am intelligent.
1/4/14  I am witty and have a good sense of humor.
1/5/14  I am thankful to the Lord who gives me strength.
1/6/14  I appreciate who I am.
1/7/14  I don't take my family and friends for granted for they love me too.
1/8/14  I am a brave person who has learned to stand on her own two feet
1/9/14  I will be a success no matter what goes on in my life.
1/10/14  I am not foolish, but I am cautious.
1/11/14  I am a fun person to be around.
1/12/14  I am true to myself and will continue to do so.
1/13/14  I like myself and others like me for who I am.
1/14/14  I meditate on what is good.
1/15/14  I am brave enough to go through pain and struggle.
2013-05-19 Affirmation: I am loved and respected.
2013-05-19 Affirmation: I am Heavenbound.
2013-05-19 Affirmation: I love animals.
2013-05-19     Affirmation: I am caring.
2013-05-19     Affirmation: God is love because He first loved me.  I love God.
2013-05-19 Affirmation: I am loving.
2013-05-19 Affirmation: I won't have to worry anymore.  Thank you, Jesus.
2013-05-22  Affirmation: I am a friendly person.
2013-05-22 Affirmation: I am a nice person.
2013-05-24 Affirmation: People like me because I am a nice person.
2013-05-24 Affirmation: God made me who I am and that is why I am thankful.
2013-05-24 Affirmation: I am Holy, for the Lord is Holy and I shall live according to Jesus' example. 2013-05-24 Affirmation: I have friends and family who love me.
2013-05-24 Affirmation: I love me.  I admire me.
2013-05-25 Affirmation: I care about and respect people.
2013-05-25 Affirmation:  I believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.
2013-05-25 Affirmation: I love animals and I know that animals in general, lol, love me.
2013-05-25 Affirmation: I am humble.
2013-05-26  Affirmation: God is love.
2013-05-26  Affirmation: Jesus loves me.
2013-05-26  Affirmation: Jesus saves.
2013-05-27  Affirmation: I am at peace with myself.
2013-05-27 Affirmation: I am joyful.   
2013-05-28  Affirmation: Thou will be at perfect peace whose mind is stayed on the Lord. 2013-05-28 Affirmation: I am a baptized child of God.
2013-05-29 Affirmation: I care about my health.
2013-05-29 Affirmation: I have lost weight.
2013-05-30 Affirmation: I like my looks.
2013-05-30 Affirmation: I love and respect myself because of what I have accomplished thanks to God. 2013-05-30 Affirmation: I have lost weight and I feel great.
2013-06-01 Affirmation: I am a gentle, loving soul.
2013-06-01 Affirmation: People like me for who I am.
2013-06-02    Affirmation: I care about myself.
2013-06-02 Affirmation: I have the ability to take better care of myself.  I have lost weight. 2013-06-03 Affirmation: I am beautiful, no matter what they say...Christina Aguilera
2013-06-03 Affirmation: I am not an ugly person.
2013-06-03 Affirmation: I have lost weight and I feel better about what I can accomplish. 2013-06-04 Affirmation: I am a decent person.
2013-06-04 Affirmation: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
2013-06-05    Affirmation: I choose to diet and exercise regularly.
2013-06-05    Affirmation: I like the fact that I am willing to change.
2013-06-05    Affirmation: I appreciate me for who I am.
2013-06-06 Affirmation: I love animals, especially cats, lol.
2013-06-06 Affirmation: I am fair-minded.
2013-06-07 Affirmation: I am happy with my face.
2013-06-07 Affirmation: I like my height.  I am not self-conscious about my height.
2013-06-08 Affirmation: I like and respect my body because I am taking care of it.
2013-06-08 Affirmation: I love music because it is so powerful, so inspiration, so moving, and universal. Music loves me too, lol
2013-06-09  Affirmation: I am faithful to the end.
2013-06-09  Affirmation: I am not a fake person. I am my real, true self with all people.    
2013-06-10  Affirmation: I am wise beyond my years.
2013-06-10  Affirmation: I am a changed person.    
2013-06-11  Affirmation: I am a free-thinker.
2013-06-11 Affirmation: I have lost weight because of hard work and dedication.    
2013-06-12  Affirmation: I love my hair because I take care of it.
2013-06-12  Affirmation: I am a creative person.     
2013-06-13 Affirmation: I am funny.
2013-06-13 Affirmation: I am charming.
2013-06-14 Affirmation: I have faith greater than a mustard seed.
2013-06-14 Affirmation: I love my hair.
2013-06-15 Affirmation:  I am a smart person.
2013-06-15 Affirmation: I no longer put off for tomorrow what I can do today. That is a good change for me.
2013-06-17  Affirmation: People like me for who I am because I am charismatic.
2013-06-17  Affirmation: I have made the conscious choice not to be frustrated about my weight plateau.
2013-06-17  Affirmation: I am a lovable person who is liked and loved by my family and friends.
2013-06-17  Affirmation: I am a caring, kind person who loves children.    
2013-06-18 Affirmation: I love my hair because I take care of it.
2013-06-18 Affirmation:  I am a spiritual person who loves the Lord.
2013-06-19  Affirmation: I am a thankful, grateful person.
2013-06-19  Affirmation: I love my hair. It is beautiful.
2013-06-20 Affirmation: I care about others just as I care about myself.
2013-06-21  Affirmation: I have a lot of great friends. 
2013-06-22 Affirmation: I care much about myself and I care about others.
2013-06-23  Affirmation: I have a great and deep respect for life for it is about having a great and deep respect for the dignity of all mankind.
2013-06-23 Affirmation: I am loved and I love in return.
2013-06-24 Affirmation: I will not treat myself badly because I will no longer allow others including myself that opportunity.
2013-06-26  Affirmation: I care about the world that we live in and all that is in it.
2013-06-27  Affirmation: Communication is something that I do well; it is a key to solving the world's social ills.
2013-06-29  Affirmation: I have a firm grasp of the world around me.
2013-06-30  Affirmation: I love exercising because my mind is now clear.    
2013-07-01  Affirmation: No matter what they say, I am strong woman.    
2013-07-02  Affirmation: Love is kind and not jealous.    
2013-07-03  Affirmation: God really does answer prayer and that I believe God answers my prayers. Thank You.    
2013-07-04  Affirmation: I may be set in my ways, but I am strong minded and strong willed, but in a good way.    
2013-07-05  Affirmation: I am a patriot who believes in honoring our soldiers who are defenders of freedom.
2013-07-05  Affirmation: I am a true patriot because I love my country and hate injustice.    
2013-07-06  Affirmation: I have a high regard for myself as a child of the living true God.   
2013-07-07 Affirmation:  I am strong, wise, and powerful, for God has given me strength, wisdom, and power.
2013-07-08 Affirmation:  I am caring because God cares for me.
2013-07-08 Affirmation: I am fair for God is the God of fairness and wisdom.
2013-07-09 Affirmation: I realize that the pain and suffering of the present time are only temporary to the glories of eternity.
2013-07-10 Affirmation:  Being smart, knowledgeable, and educated are good, but being wise is even better.
2013-07-10 Affirmation: Black is most definitely beautiful.
2013-07-11  Affirmation: I truly can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.  
2013-07-12 Affirmation: I see myself as beautiful because that is how God sees me.
2013-07-12 Affirmation: I am able to show myself to be a strong person because I have been given strength, power, and a sound mind by God.
2013-07-13 Affirmation:  I believe in the sanctity of life..that is why I am against abortion. 2013-07-13 Affirmation: My God shall supply all of my needs, whatever they are, according to His riches and glory by Jesus Christ.  Amen.
2013-07-14 Affirmation: I am knowledgeable.
2013-07-15  Affirmation: I am a prayerful person and that God is sovereign. Amen.    
2013-07-17   Affirmation:I give myself permission to say "no" when I am asked to do something I really don't want to do and I refuse to feel guilty.
 2013-07-17  Affirmation: I accept peace within myself.    
2013-07-18  Affirmation: I am a repentant sinner. Thank You, Jesus.
 2013-07-18 Affirmation: Love means being able to say that I have the ability to change.    
2013-07-19  Affirmation: Jesus has made me whole.
 2013-07-19  Affirmation: Jesus saves.    
2013-07-20  Affirmation: Nothing is too hard if you follow through.    
2013-07-21  Affirmation: I know that wasting even a precious moment is futile for life is but a vapor.
 2013-07-21  Affirmation: I know that Jesus Christ is the Only Way to the Father.    
2013-07-22  Affirmation: I know that health like time is of the essence.
 2013-07-22  Affirmation: I know that Jesus can change the world if only we allow Him to do so.    
2013-07-23  Affirmation:Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.---Jim Rohm
 2013-07-23  Affirmation: Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
 2013-07-23  Affirmation: I hope to continue to be true to myself.  
2013-07-24 Affirmation:  I have a purpose.
2013-07-24 Affirmation: I have hope because I am hopeful.
2013-07-25  Affirmation: I know that I can be transformed by the renewing of my mind.
2013-07-25  Affirmation: I know that Jesus can change the world and all of us living in it.   
2013-07-26 Affirmation: I have shown myself to be a friend because I am loyal.
2013-07-26  Affirmation: I am a generous person to a fault.
2013-07-27 Affirmation:  Affirming myself is a sign that I am grateful to all and for all.
2013-07-27 Affirmation:  I believe in the importance of a loving family, which I have. Thank You for my family.
2013-07-28  Affirmation: I love the concept of love. I love being loved because we are all worthy of love. 2013-07-28  Affirmation: Jesus loves me, for God is love.    
2013-07-29  Affirmation: I am just as good and just as important as all others.
 2013-07-29  Affirmation: I believe in the value of all life.    
2013-07-30  Affirmation: I deserve the best in life because I have worked for them such as my weight. 2013-07-30  Affirmation: I have learned to show myself as a friend and thus, I have friends who love and respect me for who I am.    
2013-07-31 Affirmation: I deserve the best in life.      
2013-07-31  Affirmation: I earn respect because I give love and respect in return.     
2013-10-31 Affirmation: I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today. 2013-10-30 Affirmation: I am a gift to the world as we all are.
2013-10-29 Affirmation: God loves me and accepts me as I am.
2013-10-28 Affirmation: I have a conscience because I love and respect others.
2013-10-27 Affirmation: I love affirmations because they are a sign of showing love towards myself. 2013-10-26 Affirmation: I am proud of who I am.
2013-10-25 Affirmation: I am worthy of honor for I have learned to stand on my own two feet. 2013-10-24 Affirmation: I am grateful to be alive and well.
2013-10-23 Affirmation: I am cool, calm, and collected.
2013-10-22 Affirmation: I am worthy of gaining wisdom.
2013-10-21 Affirmation: I found 100 ways to show that I am worthy of
2013-10-20 Affirmation: I stick to my beliefs for I believe they are based on truth.
2013-10-19    Affirmation: I deserve to be loved, needed, and wanted.
2013-10-17 Affirmation: I am the apple of God's eye.
2013-10-16 Affirmation: I let go of my anger so I can see clearly.
2013-10-15 Affirmation: I am content with my life.
2013-10-14 Affirmation: I am content.
2013-10-13 Affirmation: I love the skin that I'm in.
2013-10-12 Affirmation: We are all worthy of having our basic needs met.
2013-10-11 Affirmation: I deserve to have fun this weekend.
2013-10-10 Affirmation: I am a blessing to all around me.
2013-10-09 Affirmation: I am worthy of having fun in life.
2013-10-08 Affirmation: I have been told that I have a beautiful personality. 2013-10-07 Affirmation: I am worthy of peace of mind.
2013-10-06 Affirmation: I am worthy of a sunny day free from all cares.
2013-10-05 Affirmation: I deserve to be cared for.
2013-10-04 Affirmation: I believe in living the best life possible for life is too short.
2013-10-03 Affirmation: I am honorable.
2013-10-02 Affirmation: I deserve a long, healthy life.
2013-10-01 Affirmation: I am worthy of respect, but God is worthy of honor, for He is honorable. 2013-09-30 Affirmation: I am one of His creations.
2013-09-30     Affirmation: I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
2013-09-29    Affirmation: I am worthy of love because I have been given grace.
2013-09-28 Affirmation: What a day the Lord has made.
2013-09-27 Affirmation: God is worthy of praise and adoration.
2013-09-26 Affirmation: I know how to face and conquer my fears for God is with me.
2013-09-25 Affirmation: I am learning to stand on my own two feet.
2013-09-24 Affirmation: I believe that I am worthy and that all is possible with hard work and dedication. 2013-09-23 Affirmation: I am awesome..
2013-09-22 Affirmation: I am worthy of being appreciated.
2013-09-21 Affirmation: I believe with all of my heart that confession is good for the soul. 2013-09-20   Affirmation: We can all be a blessing, but not in disguise.
2013-09-19 Affirmation: I am full of knowledge to pass on to others and I am wise to the world. 2013-09-18 Affirmation: I am a blessed creation of God.
2013-09-18 Affirmation: I believe that fantasy is reality turned upside down.  I prefer reality. 2013-09-17 Affirmation: I am an extraordinary person who is worthy of love.
2013-09-16 affirmation: I try to be at peace with everyone.
2013-09-15 Affirmation: I am faithful for God is faithful.
2013-09-14 Affirmation: I am kind to myself and to others.
2013-09-13 Affirmation: God guides my every step and I follow Him.
2013-09-12 Affirmation: I will be clear and honest with God, myself, and others.
2013-09-11 Affirmation: We are all worthy of love.
2013-09-10 Affirmation: I am an enduring woman.
2013-09-09 Affirmation: I have taken up my cross and have denied myself.
2013-09-09 Affirmation: Moderation is the key to daily life.
2013-09-08 Affirmation: I am truthful with myself and others.  I believe in truth.
2013-09-08 Affirmation: I have a positive outlook today.
2013-09-07 Affirmation: I choose to make the right choices for me and they are of benefit to me. 2013-09-06 Affirmation: By the stripes of my Savior, I am already healed.
2013-09-05 Affirmation: Imagine me without God...nope, I cannot.
2013-09-04 Affirmation: I am just as good as everyone else.
2013-09-04 Affirmation: I am a solution instead of a problem.  We can either be a part of the solution or part of the problem.
2013-09-03 Affirmation: God cannot lie.
2013-09-03 Affirmation: I cherish my family and my life.
2013-09-02 Affirmation: I cherish every myself.
2013-09-02 Affirmation: I affirm myself everyday.
2013-09-01 Affirmation:  I love me.
2013-09-01 Affirmation: I love being a woman.
2013-08-31   Affirmation: I can and will do all things through Christ who gives me strength. 2013-08-31 Affirmation: I am a happy person.
2013-08-30 Affirmation: I am a changed person.
2013-08-30 Affirmation: Fear cannot hold me back.
2013-08-29 Affirmation:God has borne my illness for this is what I believe.
2013-08-29 Affirmation: I believe that Jesus does indeed heal therefore I believe that by His stripes, I am healed.
2013-08-28 Affirmation:I drop useless habits for they no longer do me any good.
2013-08-28 Affirmation: I am not sorrowful.  I am joyful.
2013-08-27 Affirmation:  I feel like I can conquer the day after a good night's rest.
2013-08-27 Affirmation: I am peaceful and calm.  I am well-rested.
2013-08-26 Affirmation: My spiritual marriage is strong and is getting stronger everyday. 2013-08-26 Affirmation: I am loyal and devoted to Jesus Christ, my faithful Lord, Husbandman, and Savior.
2013-08-25 Affirmation: I trust myself in making the right decisions.
2013-08-25 Affirmation: I have exhibited self-control in all of my life endeavors.
2013-08-24 Affirmation: I am a hero to myself and to others.
2013-08-24 Affirmation: I am a walking, talking, breathing miracle.
2013-08-23 Affirmation: I am beautiful on the inside.
2013-08-23 Affirmation: I am joyful.
2013-08-22 Affirmation: I am open to new ideas as a creative person.
2013-08-22 Affirmation: I am no longer angry because I have plenty of love in my life.
2013-08-21 Affirmation: I know how to have a good time because I am a fun person to be around. 2013-08-21 Affirmation: I make myself smile because I am a happy person.
2013-08-20 Affirmation: I am growing up and growing wiser.
2013-08-20 Affirmation: YOLO so I like to have fun because I choose to.
2013-08-19 Affirmation: I have a beautiful personality and spirit.
2013-08-19 Affirmation:  I am a lovely person.
2013-08-18 Affirmation: I am replenished for I drink more than enough water daily.
2013-08-18    Affirmation: I believe that water has healing properties.
2013-08-17 Affirmation:  I am an amazing person.
2013-08-17 Affirmation: I have unlimited power within myself. 
2013-08-16 Affirmation: I am a cool chick.
2013-08-16 Affirmation: I am worthy of friendship for I have shown myself to be a good friend. 2013-08-15 Affirmation: Constant repetition carries conviction. --Robert Collier
2013-08-15 Affirmation: I believe love really does conquer all because I have power.
2013-08-15 Affirmation: I choose not to follow the crowd and be myself.
2013-08-14 Affirmations;I accept myself deeply and completely
2013-08-14 Affirmation:I have limitless confidence in my abilities
2013-08-14 Affirmation:I am a good person who deserves to be happy
2013-08-13 Affirmation: I am a unique child of this world.
2013-08-13 Affirmation: I can be healed.
2013-08-12 Affirmation:I have discipline, thus I am disciplined in all that I do.
2013-08-12 Affirmation: You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success.  I am not a failure.
2013-08-11 Affirmation:  my potential to succeed is infinite.
2013-08-11 Affirmation: I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today. 2013-08-10 Affirmation: I trust myself.
2013-08-10 Affirmation: I love and approve of myself.
2013-08-09 Affirmation: I love healthy, energizing foods.
2013-08-09     Affirmation:I can feel myself getting healthier and happier with each passing day. 2013-08-09 Affirmation: Squeeze the juice out of every moment of every day. Let it be filled with delight, joy, love, and good humor.Loretta Larouche
2013-08-08   Affirmation: Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I've been given.
2013-08-08    Affirmation:I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions."
2013-08-07 Affirmation: I have a good heart because I am generous to a fault.
2013-08-07 Affirmation:  I am a hero to those around me because I care about them all.
2013-08-06 Affirmation: I care about the world and the people in it.
2013-08-06 Affirmation:  Jesus loves me.  Therefore, I am loved.
2013-08-05 Affirmation:  Today I am at peace...Louise L. Hay
2013-08-04 Affirmation:  Salvation belongs to the Lord, and Jesus saved me.  Hallelujah!
2013-08-04 Affirmation:  I shall, and do, live by faith.
2013-08-03 Affirmation: I, like all of us, are worthy of love.
2013-08-03 Affirmation:  I am considered a sweet and caring person.
2013-08-02 Affirmation:  I am fierce.  I am brave.
2013-08-02 Affirmation: I know that I am worth it.
2013-08-02 Affirmation: I believe that my life is worth living.
2013-08-01 Affirmation: I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
2013-08-01 Affirmation: I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.








Just read this article about setting realistic goals

I need to change my mindset.
I would like to learn to say no to unhealthy foods or other foods that will cause me to overeat.

I need to lose weight.
I would like to lose weight because of my health.  I am also self-conscious about my weight.

I need to exercise daily.
I would like to exercise for at least 20-30 minutes, five days per week.

I need to affirm myself daily.
To build my self-esteem, affirmations and application of said affirmations are something that I would like to do daily.

I have so much to do and I need to have my mind renewed daily.
In order to do well, I would like to learn to set my goals one day at a time.  I will pray to the Lord for the renewal of my mind.

I need to lose 2 lbs a week, but it is hard.
I would like to lose between 1-2 lbs per week.

I can't lose weight and I am frustrated.
To be less frustrated, I would like to apply my affirmations daily so that the frustration will be less.  I would like learn what is causing the frustration and act on it.

I am afraid that I won't act on what I have affirmed.  I am just afraid that I will fail.
I am not perfect and I should not expect perfection daily.  I would like to keep pressing forward and not give up.

I need to lose weight because life will be easier for me.
I would like to lose weight and not take my for granted.  There are things that I am now able to do that others take for granted.

I will never lose weight because I feel alone.
Getting support is a very good thing.  There are others who are doing the same thing I am doing and I am to take their advice seriously.

I must have a strong mindset.
I would like to change my mindset one moment at a time, one day at a time.

Weight loss is hard.
Weight loss is a journey and I would like to continue on that journey.

My goals of losing weight will never be accomplished.  It will take too long to lose weight.
My realistic goal is to lose weight, keeping it off, and not give up.  Worrying about the time period will make things harder.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Homework Assignment 12/27-1/2/14

12/27  I have strong beliefs that are beneficial to my life and myself.
12/28  I know how to give love and receive it.
12/29  I have been good all year.
12/30  I'm black and I'm proud.
12/31  My heart is not broken.
1/1/14  I will enjoy myself because I will have a blessed new year.
1/2/14  I am talented and clever.

12/27       I realize that I need to take a long, hard look at my life. I know that I have written various posts and said various prayers, but I have come to realize that I have to take stock of my life or else I will be stuck or worse.
12/28        I have and am continuing to, take stock of my life.  There was a lot of unforgiveness and holding on to the past.  It was the root of my fear.
12/29         I am motivated to lose weight because I have motives.  I want to lose weight for my own reasons and I know that I can benefit from losing weight.  Giving God control is best for a spiritual path.
12/30       No entry.
12/31       To tell you the truth, 2013 has been a rather interesting year.  I have had my share of ups and downs.  I am sure we all had our share of ups and downs.
1/1/14      I will have my ups and downs like I did last year but I do wonder if happiness is what one makes of it.
1/2/14    I am concerned but as silly as it may sounds, I need to relax and take inventory about my weight.  I don't  have the desire as I once have.  I want to lose weight but I am not in a hurry though I know I should be.

Food and blog journals
12/27    I need help.  I am not in control of my eating habits.  I allowed my frustrations to get the best of me.  I had and have to, take a long hard look at myself.  How to continue on this journey after I messed up may be the hardest part of them all.
12/28     I need to take stock and examine why I would like to lose weight if I care to already.
12/29    My desire to lose weight has been stronger since yesterday.  I feel great about the food that I ate.  I am doing the best that I can to eat healthy.  I want to be fit and I know that I am not.  I am self-conscious of my body and I don't want to wish anymore.  I want and need to get out of my comfort zone.  That means diet and exercise.  I don't feel bad about what I ate.  In fact, I feel good about what I ate.
12/30    I am doing okay so far.  However, I weigh 12.5 pounds heavier according to my doctor.  I am not proud of this.  I am not stressed out about my weight however.  On the other hand, I am concerned that I will gain all of my weight..  I did eat a lot of snack foods and macaroni salad however.  I don't feel guilty about that, but I wished I eat healthier.  Not only that, I wish to eat much, much healthier.
12/31    This is the last post of the year and I am struggling to eat healthy.  I have been struggling to eat healthy ever since Halloween.  This is a fun part of the year but this is also a difficult time to eat and stay healthy.  I today have not.  I ate a lot of food and I am not proud for not logging it in.  I wish I didn't feel so much embarrassment over this.  I am glad to be confessing all of this over to those reading this.
1/1/14   No entry
1/2/14  All I know is now is the time.