100 lb. Club - An attitude of gratitude... March

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03-01-2010, 08:27 AM
No matter what is happenning in our lives - good things or not so good things - there are always things for which we can show gratitude. It puts it all into perspective.

03-01-2010, 08:28 AM
- home sweet home

- a good trip away - first for Alex's third birthday and then eight days with my sister Barbara after her back surgery

- willingness to try and eat healthfully and in a sane manner while I was gone - which I mostly did

- my own easy chair/lazy boy - love it

- friends, family, this cite, facebook, cell phones, internet

03-01-2010, 10:13 AM
- being able to bend over and pick up pine cones yesterday
- sleep
- enjoying talking with friends at church last night while ignoring the refreshment table
- my sweet baby granddaughter
- our county's Leisure Center

03-01-2010, 10:42 AM
+ a very nice weekend
+ learning to eat and enjoy whole foods
+ no Diet Dew for 1 week and the headaches are gone
+ more than enough
+ 25 lbs to 200...HOLY COW!

03-01-2010, 10:48 AM
- friends who support my weight-loss efforts - both in person and here!
- feeling my heart swell with happiness when i hear an upbeat song or feel the sunshine - I am not depressed like I was before I began!
- all the new and exciting things life springs on you just when you think you've got it all figured out!

Loving Me
03-01-2010, 11:08 AM
Seeing the sun and blue sky today for the first time in ages.

Realising a pair of my gym pants are definitely too big and I need new ones.

Getting through my step class and although it was with a different instructor and harder than usual, managing to keep going and enjoy it.

Getting through a difficult weekend of socialising and family visiting without going as off plan as I expected.

03-01-2010, 11:16 AM
Having a great supportive husband
My beautiful daughter
Having a job that I really enjoy
Being able to workout at the gym at work for free!!!

03-02-2010, 06:31 AM
- willingness to try - a healthy day yesterday- I am so grateful

- getting so much 'done' yesterday - yikes, so much do to when gone for ten days

- DS did some speaking at a college class about some of his experiences - that makes me proud

- seeing fun pictures of my grandson on Facebook

- friends, family, this site, interent, cell phone

03-02-2010, 12:25 PM
+ orders for LP
+ talked 2 sister on phone this morning
+ Sandy noticed I had lost weight
+ wore khakis & sweater yesterday
+ more than enough!

03-02-2010, 12:29 PM
- being pain free
- DS has not given up in college
- the heater under my desk
- the strength to resist temptation
- technology

03-03-2010, 06:29 AM
- willingness to try - especially while I was away fom home for so long...I am SO grateful

- the scale smiled at me

- DS is working it out

- having enough

- this laptop - how nice to sit in my easy chair and and cruise on the computer/internet

- friends, family, this site, internet, facebook, cell phone

03-03-2010, 11:11 AM
+ the thoughts of the temperatures being in the 50's next week

+ I kept my mouth shut and it paid off!

+ LP orders are entered! (I had procrastinated)

+ Yes, I am drinking a sparkling water!

+ I am so blessed and thankful for EVERYTHING

03-03-2010, 01:09 PM
-Trip to see my daughter!
-Snow that is starting to melt away!

03-03-2010, 03:48 PM
spring is here and so am I
I can walk outside
DP (dear partner) chose recovery path a month ago
Cats w/o kittens
I can wear size 22!!!!! first time since 1994. Yea me.

03-04-2010, 07:47 AM
- every day is a new day to show willingness

- lots of messages on Facebook - connecting with so many folks - it's so fun

- willingness to count my blessings every day

- a bd card from dh under my pillow this morning

- friends, family, this site, interent, cell phone

03-04-2010, 10:04 AM
Reading all of your postings has helped me become aware of things that I have to be grateful about. Please excuse me for "borrowing" some of your thoughts.

- every day is a new day to show willingness - from Beverly
- the realization that I had to lower my calorie level to lose weight
- the scales have started moving again
- all my family
- that I can afford to buy some food and items that help me with weight loss, make it easier. That has not always been the case.

03-04-2010, 10:23 AM
+ every day is a new day to show willingness - from Beverly :)
+ writing this list everyday has been an inspiration for me
+ reading what other people write has been a great inspiration for me
+ some days 5 is way too many...today I could write many many more!
+ the joy and peace I have in my heart

03-05-2010, 07:39 AM
- a nice day yesterday with lots of birthday greetings - especially on facebook - what fun.

- willingness to try and a healthy day = I am so grateful

- my hair looks so pretty after going to the beauty shop

- my back feels better

- friends, family, this site, facebook, internet, email, cell phone

03-05-2010, 11:03 AM
+ it is FRIDAY
+ sun is shinning and the weather forecast is sounding awesome 4 the weekend!
+ quality time with Bessie last night
+ there is a glass of WATER sitting next to me that I am drinking :d
+ willingness to make changes

03-05-2010, 11:14 AM
It's Friday!
My family is here with me and I love them!
I choose to make good choices!

03-05-2010, 02:01 PM
I'm grateful for:
Sunshine and snow melting!
That my cold really isn't that bad thanks to diet and exercise!
My supportive friends and family, in all I do.
My job, it helps pay my bills and I love it.
My ability to get a 2nd job to save for vacation.

03-06-2010, 06:25 AM
time2lose and cathydoe - :) -

- yesterday was a healthy day - I am grateful for the willingness to keep trying.

- being able to have a special dinner last night with my mom and aunt - so grateful they are around to love and be with.

- the machine at the copy shop that folded 3 hundred flyers for the silent auction - wow, really grateful

- frozen peas and the heating pad - they make my pieces and parts feel better

- freinds, family, this site, interent, facebook, cell phone

03-06-2010, 11:49 AM
+ the weekend is here
+ this afternoon's birthday celebration with friends
+ my friend, Heidi
+ willingness to make changes
+ sunshine and warmer temperatures

03-07-2010, 09:12 AM
- willingness to try - a healthy day - I am so grateful.

- went out for dinner with friends - I ordered a half portion of red sauce, veggies & pasta and still left half

- a terrific visit with friends we hadn't seen in over a year

- ice, heat and medication to help my back feel better

- friends, family, this site, interent, cell phone, email, facebook

03-07-2010, 12:39 PM
+ went to church this morning
+ I drank WATER for breakfast when we went out
+ so many fun choices to do today
+ willingness to make changes

03-08-2010, 09:01 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - I am so grateful

- the meds I am taking for the back pain are helping = they need to make me ok by tomorrow

- DS is figuring some things out

- I can wear some dresses I couldn't fit in to last December

- friends, family, this site, email, internet, facebook, cell phone

03-08-2010, 09:49 AM
- a beautiful day yesterday and it looks like another today
- my car is finally getting fixed
- good healthy food that is making me feel so much better
- son-in-law that waited for DD to be ready to go home when I know that he wanted to leave hours earlier
- friends, family, this site, Internet, cell phone

03-08-2010, 10:40 AM
+ Colleen
+ Today I get my hair cut and colored (I look like a skunk-I have a white stripe)
+ Willingness to make changes
+ New contacts in today
+ dh, family, friends, Bessie, 3FC, facebook, on and on and on....

03-09-2010, 05:39 AM
- willingness to try - I had another healthy day...I am so grateful

- ice and heat help my pieces and parts

- being brave enough to ask for help when I physically can't do it myself

- DH loves his job- one year since he was laid off with 20 others. He found a better job where his talents are appreciated and I am grateful.

- friends, family, this site, internet, facebook, email, cell phone

03-09-2010, 10:00 AM
- willingness to try
- shallow though it is, the sweater that I am wearing. I never would have worn it 80 pounds ago. I get comments about my weight loss every time I wear it.
- I am supposed to get my car back from the shop today. I take easy transportation for granted.
- I live in a free county.
- my vision

03-09-2010, 11:33 AM
+ willingness to continue on this journey
+ being able to recycle 1 to 7 plastics!
+ finished most of invoices last night
+ for the most part I am able to work from home
+ last night was a great nights rest

03-10-2010, 07:01 AM
- I stayed in my calorie range yesterday - I am grateful.

- dispite my pieces and parts screaming - I was able to do my programming yesterday.

- getting things done for my literacy project

- talked to my GS yesterday. He got a fish he named Chup Chup Baby.

- friends, family, this site, internet, facebook, cell phone

03-10-2010, 12:42 PM
:) laughing cow cheese wedges
:) ability to problem solve
:) more than enough
:) willingness to stay on plan
:) my package I received in the mail yesterday!

03-11-2010, 06:31 AM
- willingness to try - I am so grateful - as I must learn to live with food

- I am almost done with my part of the literacy fundraiser

- my cousins are doing the food for the birthday party for my stepmom. I am doing all the rest. I am grateful I don't have to prepare all that food.

- my seniors - Mom, Aunt Mackie, & Rachel are all doing well.

- friends, family, this site, my cell phone, facebook, internet, email

03-11-2010, 01:11 PM
+ my co-workers...they are the best!
+ sunshine and 55 degrees
+ my new clean eating book arrived today!
+ someone that owed me a lot of $$ paid me back today...I had given up
+ an old shirt, from a favorite store, size 3X fit today!!

03-12-2010, 04:12 AM
- a good healthy day yesterday, I am grateful.

- my son called his Aunt to wish her well before her cancer surgery - without me reminding him to do so.

- a quiet weekend planned

- my sister is healing and progressing after her back surgery

- friends, family, this site, cell phone, internet, facebook

03-12-2010, 10:28 AM
Beverlyjoy wow that was an early morning post :) Today is one of those days when I have A LOT on my mind and I don't want 2 B grateful for ANYTHING! This is why this is an awesome thread!!

+ my customer was very understanding
+ laundry going & dishwasher going
+ read & organized snail mail last night
+ finished magazines & they are onto recycling
+ dh, 3FC, Colleen

03-13-2010, 06:56 AM
Hi Cathydoe - yes, it was an early post yesterday...I woke up in the middle of the night. Hey - is it just you and me now with gratitudes? I hope others join in!

- yesterday was a healthy day with food - I am always so grateful for that!

- my pieces and parts are doing a bit better

- I talked to my sister - she is slowly progressing after her back surgery.

- my patience - it's a good thing I have lots of it.

- friends, family, this site, cell phone, email, internet, facebook

03-13-2010, 11:49 AM
Beverlyjoy others haven't caught on to the GREAT benefit of this thread! OR you and I are so special we have our own thread :D

:goodscale: HOOT ticker reads down 2 pounds

:encore: Triple HOOT my "score" (aka weight) is 2-2-2

:sunny: the memories of SUNSHINE :rain:

:D Clean Eating magazine I bought last night

:woohoo: the WEEKEND is here!

03-14-2010, 05:05 AM
I've had three stress free days and I'm expecting at least two more!

My beautiful house is clean and will stay that way.

I haven't smoked for nearly 3 weeks.

I haven't binged for 3 days.

I'm planning a weekend away.

03-14-2010, 06:10 AM
Addin my two cents...

-My family has a roof over our heads and food to eat in this tough economy

-I have a BF and others who love and support me

-I am progressing with my neverending quest to become a lawyer by wading through the law school application process

-I am able to get through most days despite pretty severe health challenges

03-14-2010, 06:44 AM
- a good healthy day yesterday - I am grateful for the willingness to keep trying (even though my pieces and parts feel ouchy)

- my very comfy recliner

- the snow is gone - I knew there was grass down under it all somewhere!

- music

- friends, family, this site, internet, cell phone, facebook

03-14-2010, 12:07 PM
+ there will be time for a nap this afternoon
+ church with dh & mil
+ dh and I actually ENJOY volunteering together!
+ robins are back
+ Sunday paper

03-15-2010, 09:10 AM
- another healthy day - I am so grateful. I took a handful of sesame crackers last night and was going to 'just eat em up' but, I was willing to throw them in the trash instead of my mouth.

- a nice quiet weekend

- more tax stuff done

- a nice talk with my sister, she is doing better after her surgery

- friends, family, this site, internet, cell phone, email, facebook

03-15-2010, 10:01 AM
* email, snail mail, and telephones (my hubby is underway, so I am thankful for all forms of contact with him)
* less than 60 days until hubby is home
* My kids
* the sun, the weather has been great the past few days
etc., etc., etc.

03-15-2010, 10:06 AM
- The beautiful sunshine and the warmth in the sun.

- Fantastic boots that look amazing and feel comfortable-ish, well they don't totally kill my feet.

- All of the friendly people I chatted with today.

- The energy, willingness and enthusiasm to do all that needs doing today.

- Another day alone in my beautiful home.

03-15-2010, 12:34 PM
:sunny: I can't say it loud enough: SUNSHINE
:sunny: It is getting closer and closer to spring...the lawn mower guy is here picking up sticks and raking! HOOT!
:sunny: Payroll taxes are due today...and I have the $$
:sunny: quiet
:sunny: clothes that I haven't worn in YEARS are fitting

03-16-2010, 07:32 AM
- an healthy day yesterday - I am grateful for the willingness to keep trying

- fun on facebook - talked about how my Dad talked in rhymes. Folks from all over remembered!

- feeling some better

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- friends, family, this site, email, internet, cell phone

03-16-2010, 11:05 AM
+ NO GS COOKIES 4 me at last nights meeting (and they were passed around TWICE!)
+ being able to work from home
+ my laptop
+ willingness to make changes
+ 3FC, friends, family, dh, Bessie, Colleen

03-16-2010, 11:08 AM
:D More sunshine.

:D The beautiful park that I get to walk in every day.

:D My healthy and attractive body.

:D An unexpected extra day of having my home to myself and day 6 of not binging (the two are related, honestly).

:D Sugar-free candy, actually all of the low calorie food that I'm lucky enough to be in a position to buy.

03-16-2010, 01:43 PM
- those dear grandsons that I just spent the weekend with
- that I was able to stay on-plan even with traveling
- a beautiful spring day
- pleasant co-workers
- my health

03-16-2010, 03:33 PM
*that I completed a workout w/my trainer yesterday just hours after getting off the plane from Spring Break vacation

*that my Mom is such a strong person, mentally and emotionally, and I know that I share her genes

*that I have the freedom to make choices in my life (and not take that freedom for granted)

*that I have a cool and very supportive boss

*that for the first time in my life I have successfully lost weight and kept it off (still moving forward to lose more!)

03-16-2010, 05:13 PM
I really need this right now, I'm still struggling with all the stress in my life right now and need to focus on the good things.

1. I have a good job with good pay.
2. I have a reliable vehicle and a roof over my head.
3. I have a great counselor.
4. My husband is very supportive of my efforts and I have to remember that no matter what we've been through he still has my back.
5. I have some really great friends who are willing to lend an ear.

03-17-2010, 06:55 AM
- willingness to push through yesterday when I really wanted to eat junk. I am grateful for the willingness.

- pretty spring weather

- Mom got her car repaired - glad that's done

- got the bookmarks done for the party favor

- friends, family, this site, internet, email, facebook, cell phone

03-17-2010, 11:16 AM
+ St. Patrick's Day
+ Sounds of the birds outside
+ Good Nights rest
+ Willingness to learn and change
+ Ability to say NO to unhealthy foods

03-17-2010, 11:38 AM
- the ability to laugh (see my post Ice cream party at work (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/196952-laugh-day-ice-cream-party-work.html))
- Skinny cow ice cream products
- simply steamed green beans and almonds
- a beautiful day
- willingness to push through

03-17-2010, 07:49 PM
For the first time in eleven days, the sun is shining!!! I am so gratefull. Dark, gloomy days just about do me in.

03-18-2010, 07:45 AM
- willingness to try - I am grateful for another healthy day.

- I can feel my weight loss - clothes are looser - I can see it in the mirror too - I am grateful

- I held a bowl of peanuts for the neighborhood kids when we had 'peanut party' with the little kids. If I didn't hold the bowl...their dog would have eaten the peanuts. I didn't eat one!

- ice and heat feel so good on my pieces and parts

- tomorrow I will my grandson

- friends, family, this site, email, cell phone, internet, facebook

03-18-2010, 10:20 AM
Sunny weather..it has been so nice here the last few days.
Another day on plan.

03-18-2010, 10:39 AM
:) Being given something to look forward to.

:) Another day on my own.

:) My good friends.

:) A Healthy body.

:) More than enough.

03-18-2010, 11:02 AM
:luck2you: There is a bank in town that always gives away these WONDERFUL shamrock cookies...and I PASSED yesterday. NO COOKIE!!

:sunny: the SUN is shinning!

:eating2: I tried greek yogurt for the 1st time today...it was interesting

:chef: I have been cooking meals and trying new things!

:angel: more than enough

03-18-2010, 11:09 AM
I am grateful that I haven't done so much damage to my body all these years that I can't reverse most of it. I am grateful for a new attitude and a new beginning. I am thankful that I am not in this alone, when I don't think I have the strength, God reminds me that He gives me all the strength I need. (this should be the first one! :) )

03-19-2010, 12:22 PM
+ It is Friday!
+ That for the most part I can work from home
+ Clothes are getting looser and looser
+ Willingness to try new foods
+ More than enough of EVERYTHING!

03-20-2010, 11:17 AM
+ my dear friend Heidi
+ a warm house on this snowy March Day!
+ the thoughts of making a big pot of chilli
+ my dh and Bessie
+ more than enough

03-20-2010, 11:55 AM
- grace
- a comfortable home
- boneless, skinless chicken breast
- store brands of Dayquil and Nightquil
- friends, family, 3FC, email, internet, cell phone, satellite tv

03-21-2010, 12:18 PM
+ Church this morning
+ Sunday Paper
+ The SNOW is over (4 today)
+ Willingness to make healthy choices
+ The cake my mil gave us today is banana flavored and I DO NOT like banana flavor! So it is an easy "gonna go to work tomorrow" cake :)

03-21-2010, 12:26 PM
- weight below 200
- I can find cheap clothes in my smaller sizes.
- family, friends, and church
- veggies
- warmer weather

03-21-2010, 04:27 PM
- a wonderful weekend away with my family - celebrating my stepmom's birthday...seeing many cousins and old time family friends.

- willingness to keep trying with living in a sane manner with food

- my pieces and parts make it through the busy weekend

- my joyful, funny grandson

- friends, family, this site and the internet

03-22-2010, 09:28 AM
- every day is a beginning for a healthy life. I am grateful for the willingness to keep trying.

- memories of such a wonderful weekend with my family. It's important to gather for the good happy times - rather than just the sad times.

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- friends that truly understand the struggles that come with weightloss and moving forward living with food in a healthy sane manner

- freinds, family, this site, internet, cell phone

03-22-2010, 09:33 AM
- feeling better from my cold
- Spring is here
- weight still below 200, something that I once believed was impossible
- that I was able to lower my calories to 1250/1350 per day - another thing that I thought I could not do. I have to credit help from God.
- friends, family, church, 3FC, internet, cell phone, and indoor plumbing!

03-22-2010, 12:07 PM
time2lose....I love the indoor plumbing comments!!

+ sunshine!
+ the scale said 220.8 HOLY COW!
+ I actually like and enjoy steel cut oats
+ were I am today
+ more than enough

03-23-2010, 09:01 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am grateful.

- medicines that help what hurts at the moment

- soon I'll see gs

- dh's laptop

- friends, family, this site, internet, cell phone

03-23-2010, 09:26 AM
cathydoe posted the scale said 220.8 HOLY COW! Doesn't it feel wonderful? Down 37 pounds, you are doing so great!

Today I am grateful for -
- my job
- smaller hands
- clear thinking
- I have so much compared to most of the world
- friends, family, church, 3FC, Internet, cell phone, and indoor plumbing!

03-23-2010, 12:25 PM
Thank you time2lose!!

+ ability to write diplomatically
+ spell check
+ clean house
+ healthy food that tastes good

03-23-2010, 05:21 PM
I'm grateful for 3FC, for being here, and for all of the wonderful people in this community. I admire the unity here, that despite the different plans, perspectives, experiences, and goals, this is an extremely supportive, respectful, and encouraging community. I don't post or visit as much as I used to but it means the world to me that it is still here, and that it is such a life-changing place for so many of us. I feel honoured to experience this, even from the sidelines. Thank you to everyone! :hug:

I'm grateful for the shifts and realizations I continue to experience that are helping me become the person I want to be and dream of being.

I am grateful for the opportunities and resources I have to eat healthy, exercise, and live a healthy life. I am truly blessed.

I am grateful that after all of these years, my body is healthy and I am accomplishing this.

I am grateful for having (clean) water to drink!

03-23-2010, 08:18 PM
I am grateful for:

- Having an amazing body that is doing so well ... congratulations!
- Finally looking through the dreaded "paperwork box"
- Contentment ... at least intermittently (grin)
- My nice face
- My lovely fiance who makes me feel very wanted

03-24-2010, 12:10 PM
:easter3: Having these little creatures to spice up my life!
:easter2: Possibility of a new customer!
:bunny2: Feeling energized
:easter: ear plugs cuz dh had cold and is snoring!
:bunny: my laptop!!

03-25-2010, 09:29 AM
I am thankful for--

- My fabulous body which deserves all the love and support I can muster for having lived with me all these years

- People who stand up for what they believe despite huge opposition (assuming they have info and facts to back it up)

- My mind as I try to figure out how to move forward ... I am thankful for its willingness to share the task with my heart

- Coffee (!)

- Reaching out and having some people reach back, it warms my heart

03-25-2010, 10:51 AM
:goodscale OH YEA! 219.4

:( my doggie only got sick ONE time

:comp: worked hard on getting invoices out for LP

:eating2: willingness to keep learning

:bunny2: (I just love this little guy :) ) peace in my heart

03-26-2010, 10:56 AM
+ Sunshine
+ Crockpot
+ Home
+ Health

03-27-2010, 10:17 AM
willingness to keep trying and gratitude for days of sane thoughtful healthy eating.

- spending time with my family - It's a joy.

- having access to the internet again.

- my wonderful family - my wonderful son

- friends, family, this site, internet, cell phone

- Aunt Mackie is doing well after her cancer surgery.

Beautifully Flawed
03-27-2010, 10:25 AM
God's awesome Grace and Mercy...
My Nephew's smile...
A place to rest my head at night...
That everyday is a new day with a new script, and I can continue to write my story...

03-27-2010, 10:36 AM
+ donation of storage for Christmas for Kids
+ the weight I have lost
+ a new day
+ hope
+ more than enough

03-28-2010, 01:11 PM
+ dh had a Cathy Day yesterday :)
+ Palm Sunday
+ Sunshine
+ capris size 3X!
+ Sunday newspaper

03-29-2010, 01:33 PM
Where is everyone!!??

+ Sunshine
+ Daffodils are popping up!
+ Friends and co-workers
+ dh
+ 3FC

03-29-2010, 07:41 PM
Thanks, Cathydoe - for 'holding down the fort!'

It's 6:30 pm and I am grateful to be home sweet home after being out of town for ten days (with one night back home in the middle.

I am grateful that I don't have to travel anywhere for a while!!

03-30-2010, 07:32 AM
- a healthy food day yesterday - I am grateful.

- being home sweet home. I loved sleeping in my own bed and sitting here is my own lazyboy chair

- a day with no huge oblgations away from home... I have lot's to do here.

- spending time with my family..especilly my grandson

- friends, family, this site, cell phone, internet

03-30-2010, 10:16 AM
Today I am grateful that:
- that I still have my parents
- my ability to move!
- I am not afraid to travel alone
- digital cameras
- friends, family, 3FC, indoor plumbing, email, Internet, cell phone, satellite tv

03-30-2010, 11:29 AM
:hug: Welcome Back! I was getting lonely!!

:m: A NO Easter Candy Self Pledge

:dust: NOT eating last night before bed!

:comp: Getting a report in a day EARLY!

:bubbles: Quiet

:cheers: Friends, 3FC, dh, Colleen, Bessie

03-31-2010, 08:21 AM
- I stayed in my calorie range yesterday - I am grateful

- caught up on things yesterday

- my niece (17) gave my sil a surprise birthday party yesterday...it was so sweet. I wish I could have been there!

- Aunt Mackie is doing very well after her cancer surgery. She's had little pain - which is wonderful

- friends, family, this site, internet, cell phone

03-31-2010, 12:02 PM
+ Hump day which is actually Friday for my dh (he has the next 2 days off)
+ $$ to pay property taxes
+ I went for a WALK yesterday!!
+ Healthy Food Choices
+ Dave the Plumber

03-31-2010, 12:25 PM
-Healthy enough kids to drive me nuts (after weeks of sickness)
-My strep, that turned into Scarlett Fever is FINALLY starting to get better!
-We may have saved our house

If those are not three good reasons for an attitude of gratitude; I don't know what is. :D