100 lb. Club - How about an attitude of gratitude to start the week.

08-25-2008, 06:58 AM
No matter where we are with our life, food, health or circumstances - there are always things to be grateful for.

Wanna share some to start the week out on a positive note? :)

08-25-2008, 07:08 AM
I'll start -

- willingness to try (to have sanity with food) It's almost 11 monthes that I've been been at this. It's a true miracle for me and I am so, so grateful

- I am a grandma! What joy! I'll see my grandson Labor Day Weekend.

- I got thru my very busy summer of working and performing every weekday. I have many physical concerns. With the help of my assistant (schlepper) Alexandra I was able to get 'er done. The children and adults loved the programs. I am very, very grateful.

- my wonderful family

- 3fc and all the information and other support out there in the www that helps me daily with my struggles with food.

08-25-2008, 08:05 AM
I'm glad to join in....

I am grateful for:

1. BeverlyJoy - for starting this thread - and reminding me that no matter how crazy life gets - there should always be time to take a minute to reflect.

2. My family - for bringing me such joy & love, by just being with them - and for loving & supporting me no matter what!

3. 3FC - for being an open forum to read, share, and not feel alone.

4. The Farmers Market - for bringing fresh, delicious fruits & veggies that I enjoy, and that are good for me.

5. The good people behind the counter at DD - who know my coffee - and let me get in & out before I make any bad choices!!

Have a great week, everyone :)

08-25-2008, 12:09 PM
I'm grateful for:

1. Family and friends who support me daily.
2. 3FC website for knowledge, support and a feeling of camaraderie.
3. My personal trainer who kicks my butt (in an encouraging way).
4. My willingness to do whatever it takes to reach my weight loss goal.

08-25-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm greatful for:

Having a working body and mind, so that I CAN lose weight and achieve my goals.

3fc because is has been an awesome web of support.

My best friend for inspiring me and always putting a smile on my face :)

08-25-2008, 01:19 PM
What a great idea for a thread!! This should really put things in perspective.

There are SO many things that I'm grateful for... Hmm...
1. All the people in my life--friends, family, all you 3FC-ers (!), employers, neighbors, etc. I'm so lucky that my life has always been full of love and friendship. There's no way I could survive life if I were totally isolated from human interaction. I NEED people! Ha. My best friends are always there for me and I wouldn't change them for the world. I'm especially grateful for my siblings--I am so close with them and I love feeling that there are two people in the world who really, truly get me. That's so hard to come by! Also my dad--the older I get, the more I realize that I'm just like him, and I love it. Heck, I can even be grateful for my mom because knowing that she wants me to fail really motivates me to want to succeed!

2. Like spoz, a working body and mind that makes it possible for me to lose weight (I read that and thought... Yeah!) :) Though weight loss is all about the body, I'm especially thankful for my brain. It's gotten me so many places in life and I know I can always count on it.

3. My school. I have so much school pride it's ridiculous--I truly believe that I'm at the best university in the world (University of Chicago!! :D) and I love every minute of it. It's already helped me and changed me in so many ways, and that's just after one year! I'm so lucky to go there, and I can't believe that I still have 3 more years there. It's SO stressful and challenging, and pushes me to the occasional suicidal thought, but all in all it has been/will continue to be the most valuable experience of my life.

4. My voice. This is a bit of a selfish one, heh, but I do have a very good singing voice... Or at least I've been led to believe so. It makes me feel good to know that I have a real talent, and I love getting applause and having people tell me that I'm good, etc--just LOVE it. Also, it helped me get into an a cappella singing group at my school (one of my favorite things about school), where I met my best friend! It brings me lots of joy. :D

5. My iPod, cell phone, laptop, digital camera, etc... Yes I am very dependent on technology! Hehe. I know they're just material possessions, but I'm sure as heck lucky to have them. Especially iPod--I'm a music NERD and have gone through a record player, a walkman, and a discman in the past... I am amazed at the fact that iPods even exist!

6. My pretty blue eyes. This is another selfish one, heh, but I LOVE them. For a great part of my life, they've been the only body part that I truly liked. :o

There are many more, but I've written too much already! Maybe I'll come back and add more. This was fun. :dancer:

08-25-2008, 01:23 PM
I'm grateful

that i can afford to send my kids to private school
my 4 year old considers me her best friend
my husband went out of his way to win me a shirt after we already spent too much money on games
that i got into my dream graduate program at a wonderful school
i have a new car
that being overweight can be something im focusing on; not how to put food in my kids' mouths


08-25-2008, 03:03 PM
I am thankful that I didn't strangle anybody when I had terrible PMS. (I wanted to, I reaaaaaaaaally wanted to...)

I am thankful I have a belly full of healthy food instead of junk.

I am thankful to feel pretty much in control right now and that the scale should start moving down again.

I am thankful for my sweet kids.

I am thankful for this board.

twilit tera
08-25-2008, 03:15 PM
This is time well spent. I only have a couple minutes before I gotta hit the road, but...

1. My Mother - for her support, love, and swimming pool
2. My Husband - for his support, love, and patience
3. My college grant - for taking some of the stress out of going back to school
4. Myself - for being willing to work to tear down the mental roadblocks to being happy

08-25-2008, 11:09 PM
Clean air and water

That I live in a time and place where I was able to become fat.