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Old 01-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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An attitude of gratitude...

For the past 10 years or so - every morning, I've written down five things for which I am grateful. Most days it's easy. Some days, not so easy. But, it always puts things into perspective. No matter how good or bad things seem to be - there are always things to be grateful for.

Got five to start out 2010?
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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- The last four days have been sane and healthy with food. I did so well last night at the party and didn't feel deprived. For these I am so grateful.

- DH loves his new job and they like him very much too and appreciate his talents and experience. It was scary when he was let go last February - but, something wonderful came of such a hard time.

- My grandson (22 months) loves to talk to me on the phone. Since he lives in another state so I LOVE that he talks to me on the phone. He loves to dance to any music - at Christmas I taught him some disco moves. It is hilarious. He is a joyful child.

- 3fc - your continual support, kindness, ideas, and shared experiences are amazing.

- my friends and family
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:56 AM   #3
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I love this thread of yours. Mine

- My grandsons and being able to be active with them. I was afraid that I would be limited to sitting in a chair and reading to them but now I can play with them!

- Feeling of well-being, even though I am still obese, I feel great!

- USA - still a great country to live in

- my city that gives me access to good food at reasonable costs

- the roof over my head
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:01 AM   #4
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-my two future son-in-laws
-heat (it's been COLD here)
-to be able to have/buy/cook healthy scrumptious foods
-my computer
-determination and perseverance
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:06 AM   #5
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1. I weigh 14 lbs less than this day last year.
2. I have a plan.
3. I have loved ones in my life who support me on this journey.
4. I ate well last night at the party and didn't drink.
5. I have confidence that I can do it this time!!
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:36 AM   #6
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1-I'm grateful I was able to stay up w/ dd (9) to ring in the New Year. She had been asking me to do it for a week, and I kept telling her no. (My eyes start drooping about 8:30 ). But I did it, and it was so nice to be able to share that with her.
2-My kids-they are everything to me, and such sweet spirits
3-Jesus
4-My husband-we've been through a lot during our marriage-the death of a child, my family disowning me, etc-and he has stuck by me and been my champion through it all.
5-My job. I sit here dreading going back to work tomorrow, but then I think-there are SO many people who would give anything to have my job. How can I not be thankful that I have it??? It has allowed me to be able to stay at home w/ my children during the week so we could first avoid daycare, and then so that I could homeschool.

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Old 01-01-2010, 02:22 PM   #7
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1) My parents. I got really lucky in that department.

2) My workout partner, aka my sister. Without her pushing me I never would have gotten this far in my weight loss, and nowadays I'm the one pushing her, so that's awesome.

3) My best friend, who is always in my corner, even when I'm being a big whiner.

4) Discovering my inner strength. That has been an amazing revelation.

5) Learning to count my blessings. Again, a revelation that has made a huge difference in my outlook on life.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:51 PM   #8
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What an awesome thread, thank u!

This is actually making me tear up...

*my husband, my best friend
*Colleen, who takes over for me at work so I can work on me!
*that the compulsion to eat is lifted and I am learning tools to inspire me when it returns
*I weigh less in 1/1/10 vs 1/1/09 (never would of dreamed it!)
*my new friend Heidi on 3FC
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:33 PM   #9
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I'm grateful for:

My husband, my friends, my family.
Having a job that I actually like.
Being able to exercise with ease.
Being able to afford all of my bills.
and of course I am grateful for having the opportunity/ability to lose 80 lbs in 11 months!
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:58 PM   #10
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I love this thread too.

Mine:
  • The love and support of my wonderful boyfriend, family and awesome friends.
  • We're still gainfully employed. In our industries and in this economy, it's nearly miraculous.
  • A roof over our heads and food on our table.
  • Music. Every day of my life I'm thankful for music.
  • Our dogs. There is no love more unconditional and pure than the love of those puppies.
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:18 PM   #11
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Great idea
1. My sisters.
2. That I can live in the country and enjoy all the beauty that surrounds me every day.
3. My pets who make me smile at least once a day.
4. My nephews, whose lives I've been honored to be a big part of.
5. My home.

Last but not least I am grateful to have found this wonderful forum.
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Love this thread!

1. My sister, who is also my best friend
2. My family (children and parents) are healthy and happy
3. I have a job that I like and allows me to pay my bills without worrying too much about money
4. I weigh 55 pounds less than I did a year ago today; I still can hardly believe it
5. I live in a safe place with clean water, access to medical care, and plentiful food.
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:49 PM   #13
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very nice thread

I'm grateful

1. for my friends and loved ones (and cat Chloe)
2. for good health
3. that I weigh less this year than last
4. that I live in a place I love and enjoy in many ways
5. that I have the spirit to move forward in difficult times, and have people to support me
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:18 AM   #14
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This is a great thread. I often find I feel down and should think of things I'm grateful for rather than things I'm unhappy with.

1. I lost 50lbs in 2009. I NEVER imagined I'd be able to do that.
2. Since losing my job at the end of 2008 DH has worked hard to ensure I can stay home, which in turn has enabled me to concentrate on me and so lose the weight.
3. I have a warm, clean and comfortable home to raise my family.
4. Since losing weight I have more energy to keep my home nice and do things with my family.
5. I can finally look in the mirror and not hate what I see all the time. Lately mostly I actually quite like the girl in the mirror!
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1 - My daughter and her stability. Each day gets easier.
2- The support and love of a wonderful man.
3 - My allergy pills that kicked in so I'm not an itchy mess!
4 - Feeling like there IS light at the end of the tunnel.
5 - I'm not feeling TOO groggy this morning.

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