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Old 09-15-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Smile An attitude of gratitude.

No matter what's going on in your life (wonderful or terrible) - there are always things to be grateful for. Every morning for the past 10 years I've written down five things I am grateful for. Some day's it's hard, some day's easy, & some day's a repeat of the past day.

Got five (or more). Do you want to share? It always feels good.

I'll start

- My DH found a new job when he was let go when his company downsized last February. He loves his new job.

- the special seniors in my life - Mom, Aunt Mackie, & Rachel (step mom)

- being able to see pictures of my Grandson on Facebook

- I worked all summer - even with a bum foot - I am so grateful

- internet, 3fc, email, cell phone
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
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I love these kinds of threads!

I used to keep a gratitude diary ! Can i join in please? :-)

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I am grateful for:

1. my good health!

2. taking control of my food and exercise and feeling in control for the first time in my life. thanks to this forum.

3. i am thankful i found this forum. it's changed my life!

4. for the delicious food i get to eat everyday

5. being healthy and able to exercise.

ps i had the same exact ticker design! hehe, i just changed it recently. but that flower and sunshine smilie combo is the best
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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I love this idea.

1. My friend Maricella and the friendship we are forming.

2. That I found a vitamin regimen that I HOPE will help my child today.

3. My hubby that goes to work in snow, sleet or rain--sick or not, day after day with a joyful heart.

4. For our administration at the school.

5. For nutritious food and the beautiful bounty it brings. That we live in a country that allows this true delight--without standing in lines for hours and without shortages. I am thankful too for fresh, clean water. I do not risk my health to drink water (after walking miles) that may or may not get me sick.

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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A HUGE APPRECIATION TO ALL THE LADIES ABOARD HERE AT THREE FC THAT SHARE INFINITE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THINGS WEIGHT RELATED! I LOVE YOU GUYS!
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #5
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I am grateful for:

My wonderful boyfriend

My family

My cats

The people here

Exercise and my newfound love of it.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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I'm grateful for:

1. My wonderful husband and the newfound closeness we're finding.

2. My daughter and her beautiful family.

3. This forum and all the inspiration and help it's given me.

4. This country that I live in.

5. My health.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:52 PM   #7
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1. My hubby.

2. My cats.


3. My sister.

4. That I don't have to go to work for the next two days.

5. The weight I have lost so far.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:19 AM   #8
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My daughter, who turns 9 tomorrow, and her sisters.
The opportunities we have in this country: religious freedom without persecution & the chance to homeschool my kids
My wonderful husband
Mammograms - one of which saved my mom's life
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #9
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I love this idea!!! I think I need to keep a greatful journal... and I really think my 10 year old son could benefit from one as well (he is a VERY negative person )

1. I am grateful that even though they are off a day almost every week, hubby is still working!

2. I am grateful that all of my children are healthy and for the most part happy.

3. I am grateful to have the love and support of a wonderful husband.

4. I am grateful that I have found the strength to take control of my food and fitness.

5. I am grateful that I have some brains and somehow figured out what was wrong with my internet this morning and got it all back up and going (why the heck does it all go haywire every now and then... I will never know!)
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:02 AM   #10
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I really needed this today, and I probably need to do this every day. Thank you!

I'm so very grateful for...

1. My husband
2. My four-legged kids
3. My family and friends (including 3FC)
4. My overall very good health and being pain-free
5. My strength and dedication to reduce my weight and increase my fitness.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:12 AM   #11
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Excellent idea (and one that I plan to begin for myself every day now!)

I am grateful for:
1) my husband and his unending love and support
2) nearby bathrooms (sorry I have an intestinal bug right now and close bathrooms are necessary )
3) 3FC
4) the education I have that gives me a great job that I love
5) the ability to have my hubby work towards an advanced degree in a calling that is perfect for him
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6) Hit my high school weight 175 pounds
7) Final goal of 150! (this might be adjusted as I get closer and might not be a final goal - time will tell!)
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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Mine for today.

- 7 days of solid food sanity - I am so grateful

- Went to Bob Evans with Mom last night & got the small chicken, cranberry, pecan & blue cheese salad. (it didn't need any dressing) Online it said it was 668 calories. I ate very very slowly and only ate about half. It was so delicious & I felt no guilt because I was eating a reasonable amount of food and staying in my calorie range.

- My Mom is so busy at her senior apartment - Treasurer, greeting card lady, helps with the grocery lists for folks who can't get out (Kroger will bring in groceries at no charge.) She's so funny - she says that she does the things she likes...but, don't ask her to bake cookies.

- my stepmom, has recovered from her bad fall and is back into full swing.

- 3FC!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:27 PM   #13
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I keep a gratitude journal, too. Keeps me focused on what really matters in life. I'm grateful for my new job, I think I'm really going to like it. Today I'm grateful for the day off - two long days of orientation wears out your brain! I'm grateful that my husband feels better today - he's been sick since Sunday. I'm grateful that the pond seems to be recovering and a few of my fish are still alive. I'm grateful for the trip I'm going to make to the grocery in a few minutes. Lots of food to choose from and I can afford a cart full - something not to forget to be grateful for.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:51 PM   #14
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I am grateful for:

My wonderful healthy SLIM and active children... may they never have a weight problem

My absolutely understanding and fantastic husband

The ability to purchase good and healthy foods without breaking my budget

The skills I have to prepare healthy meals for my family

My large floor to ceiling windows that allow me to look up to the sky whenever I want.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:38 PM   #15
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Today I'm grateful for:

1. My beautiful children.
2. The ability to forgive or start to forgive.
3. My compassion.
4. My support systems, friends, family and online groups.
5. My husband - even though we are having troubles right now, I'm grateful because he helped shape me into a more assertive person and that is helping me be the person I need to be right now.
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