100 lb. Club - An Attitude of Gratitude (new weekly thread) Feb. 10 - Feb. 16

02-11-2008, 06:14 AM
Hi folks - I got permission from Sandi (our moderator) to start a new weekly thread.

It seems that no matter where we are in the journey of life... if our food and life are in a good place OR if our food and life are not in the best place... It always helps to show gratitude. There's always something to be grateful for.

Got five? Want to share?

Please feel free to share daily or weekly or whenever you like.

02-11-2008, 06:20 AM
I'll start... I am grateful -

- willingness to try

- my mom is happy in her apartment & that she moved closer to me. I never thought she'd ever be happy again after my stepdad died. But, she is.

- my grandson, Alex, is going to be one soon. I can wait to see him. He waves bye bye now

- my warm house - when the wind chill is -7 below zero - I hope the homeless have found warm shelter

- friends, family, 3chicks, and internet connections

02-11-2008, 02:55 PM
Love it! I am all about being grateful for the wonderful life I have. This is a brilliant thread.

1. That I was not up at 5:14 a.m. like Beverlyjoy :)
2. My beautiful (clearly gifted :) ) one-year-old daughter
3. My fabulous husband of 9.5 years
4. A job I love with the flexibility to work a day a week
5. That God shows my undeserving-self daily grace.

02-11-2008, 03:57 PM
I am grateful that I can still move!! I'm grateful that I made this choice - to change my life - NOW while I can still walk, I can still exercise, I can still ride my bike! Having gained 30 lbs so quickly (in just 6 months), I can feel the difference, and I honestly believe that I would not be able to move like I can now if I gained another 30 lbs.

If moving feels good now, I can only imagine what it's going to feel like when I'm not carrying a whole extra person around on my frame!!!!

02-11-2008, 04:14 PM
Awesome thread!

I am grateful:

--that I woke up this morning breathing
--that I am starting a new phase of my life
--that I have healthy food in my fridge
--that I am able to move freely
--that I a support system like my friends at 3FC to help me through the day
--that I have an amazing boyfriend who loves me regardless of what I look like on the outside, and who supports my decisions

Mamma Louie
02-11-2008, 05:01 PM
I am grateful for:

-- my loving and supporting family who have encouraged and cheered me on with my (our) new lifestyle
-- taking the time to find a way of eating that not only works but that I enjoy and will continue for life
-- the abundant beauty around me. It's everywhere when I take the time to look.
-- being healthy, not broke (hehe) and wise
-- and most of all, right now, that my lime, shrimp salad will be properly chilled in 3 minutes because I am starving (and I LOVE lime, shrimp salad!)

02-12-2008, 12:01 AM
I am grateful for:
Two humerous, witty, intelligent and most of all healthy little boys.

A husband who takes care of everything so I could stay home and nuture those two wonderful boys.

My best friend ever -- my sister, who supports me and encourages me with no end.

The fact that I'm trying to rope this weight thing under control while I am still healthy enough to do so.

That I am "old enough to know better" but still young enough to have so many opportunities.

02-12-2008, 07:56 AM
Hey, Kidslibrarylady - you're right! You have the baby...YOU should be up at 5:00 AM!

- willingness to try
- a nice size group at the library where I told stories last night - despite the forecast of a big snow coming
- DH home today working in his office downstairs...I like that....I like to email hello to him from my office upstairs
- I finally got all my thank you notes written
- friends, family, 3fc, internet connections

02-12-2008, 10:16 AM
I am so grateful for:

1. My health, even though I am overweight - I don't have any other health problems.

2. My family, including my wonderful DH!!

3. I am thankful for my self employment, which gives me the flexible schedule that I want and need

4. I am thankful for my kitty, who keeps my lap warm during these cold winter days :)

5. I am thankful for the beautiful area we live in, with the changing seasons and abundant wildlife.

02-12-2008, 01:00 PM
I am thankful:

-that I was able to pick up job applications this morning

-that I am officially a college dropout! Sounds funny, but it really is a whole bunch of stress off my shoulders!

-that my boyfriend loves me unconditionally

-that the weather is mild today!

-that I have my wonderful 3FC support sytem

-that I'm alive and happy today and healthy!

02-12-2008, 01:25 PM
I am thankful that:

* my daughter is healthy and has a great sense of adventure and thinks the dorky songs I make up for her are hilarious.
* my DH and I are in a much better place in our relationship than we were last Valentine's Day.
* a new, giant HEB opened up across the street so we can buy good food, and they carry those shirataki noodles which I've wanted to try but never was able to find.
* I am still inspired to stay on plan and haven't had any serious temptations to stray, even though I usually do by this point. =D
* I found 3FC and met people like me who had over 100 lb to lose. That has taken a heavy burden off my shoulders and inspires me to know that there are people trying to accomplish the same goals as I am.

02-12-2008, 02:19 PM
I am grateful that my mom is moving 6 houses down from me.
I am grateful for my husband and my daughters
I am grateful that I am not bigger than I am
I am grateful that I have the ability to lose weight (even if I dont do it.)
I am grateful for my life.

I like this thread

02-12-2008, 04:22 PM
I am grateful for:
-God's grace and love
-Loving myself, even at my worst
-My bf's love, no matter what
-My family and this forum
-My amazing job
-I finally figured out what to do with myself and I am working on my degree
-My laptop breaking during the warranty so I could get a new (better) one
-My GREAT tax refund!!
-The absolutely BEAUTIFUL weather we are having in So. Cal!
-Living by the beach!
-Chocolate fondue on Valentine's Day! YUM!

That's enough for now! :)

02-12-2008, 10:28 PM
I am always grateful for HOT water for my shower in the morning, I try to remember to thank the "Big Guy" for that in the morning.
Other things I am thankful for include:
My nine year old son,
the house we have, it is wonderful and it is ours!
our pets (2 cats, 2 dogs, 10 horses),
my health,
the beautiful natural state trail I live next to so I can walk ( coming soon!!!!!) outside safely.
my extended family
Thanks for starting this thread, I am going to try to post on here every day!! I think it is a wonderful idea!

02-12-2008, 10:47 PM
1. That dek6 has a picture of me running. I swear that is what I would look like-- if I were to run, that is.
2. That we are over the stomach flu
3. That I have a functioning computer for my online coursework
4. That I get to stay home most days of the week with the baby
5. That I am in a warm house under a blankie as I type this.

02-12-2008, 11:15 PM
I love this! Thank you!

I am grateful for having the courage and strength to create and follow my dreams

I am grateful for meeting people along the way who have been/are amazing teachers in my journey through life

I am grateful for my sister... the world has fallen out from under my feet but she is still there with and for me

I am grateful that I have the money to afford living healthy

I am grateful for 3FC, for the people, the support, the threads, and this thread especially tonight :)

02-13-2008, 12:21 PM

- willingness to try
- mom's senior apartment has a program with Krogers that they will deliver groceries. Mom doesn't use very often...but, when the weather is bad she has that option. I know she likes being independent of asking me for rides, etc. I am grateful to Kroger for having this wonderful program.
- DH new position in the company...I know he'll do well
- next week I am going to Michigan to celebrate my grandson's first birthday - so, excited
- friends, family, 3fc, internet connections

02-14-2008, 12:39 AM
1. laughter-- especially of the baby variety
2. That my daughter loves books (and that was her first word-- brag, brag)
3. e-mail
4. Music, especially of the Worship variety
5. That my best friend will listen to me complain even when I don't have anything valid to complain about.

02-14-2008, 09:25 AM
Library Lady...LOVE your daughter's first word!!

I am grateful for -

- willingness to plan for a good day today even though I overate last night

- seeing the doctor today - maybe some answers

- getting calls for summer work

- DH new position in the company was announced and he got lots of positive feedback

- friends, family, 3fc, internet connections

02-14-2008, 04:21 PM
1) that my Mom has survived cancer surgery, acute renal failure, massive stroke and when I saw her and said I was there her eyes lit up (even though she can't talk or see technically from the stroke)--alive 3 weeks and 1 day!

2)that this website is here and that all of you are here. God bless you all!

3)that although I feel like giving up on this weight lose I know that I will keep at it. Just having a down day.

4)that we were able to get caught up with all of our bills that we were behind in and now we can actually afford to go out to eat tonight for V-Day!

5)that Hamilton United Methodist church made it possible for me and my DH to go and visit my mom for 5 days half way across the country.

02-15-2008, 01:01 PM
1. that my family is healthy (it's a relative term since we've all been sick with the flu)
2. for my new pink girlie slippers that I love
3. that it is lighter outside already in the evenings :)
4. that I get to be a SAHM
5. that I have such wonderful support here at 3FC