100 lb. Club - An attitude of gratitude . . . Month of June

06-01-2010, 06:33 AM
No matter what is happening in your life. . . lots of good things or not so good things - there are always things for which you can be grateful. It always puts life into perspective!

Please feel free to join in. It feels good.

06-01-2010, 06:41 AM

- a healthy day yesterday - grateful especially because I am away from home - along with the willingness to try

- my GS is a hoot to watch dance

- I didn't crash into the deer that jumped in front of my car

- new purple socks with a smiling kitty - they make me smile

- friends, family, this site, internet, cell phone ---- Alex and Michael

06-01-2010, 09:31 AM
I want to join Beverly with my HAPPY 5OTH BIRTHDAY CATHYDOE!

- the people here that I have come to see as friends
- home
- not getting too far off track while traveling this past weekend
- seeing family this past weekend
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-01-2010, 09:55 AM
- 3fC

- Getting into a wonderful college

- My wonderfully supportive aunt

- The yummy watermelon in my fridge!

- My wonderful and loving parents

06-01-2010, 10:29 AM
+ all the birthday wishes!
+ facebook is an amazing place to have a birthday
+ birds chirping
+ Colleen is back today
+ willing 2 B willing

06-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Ubercast, congrats on getting into a great college!!! :cp:

Cathydoe, happy birthday! :happybirthday:

I am grateful for the 2 special people in my life who helped me through a crisis yesterday and for those who offered support in the thread I created here yesterday in the 300lb section.

I am grateful that my daughter has a job she loves and that she's where she should be with school work. I am grateful that my "adopted" daughter is looking for a job and that she will be finishing up high school herself soon.

I am grateful that I have plenty of healthful eats in the house and that I enjoy them all.

I am grateful that I will start my Health Psychology class today and will have a reminder M-Th of the things that matter in life via this class!

I am grateful that as a student, I have access to health care services on campus that includes a nutritionist, whom, after a long pause, I will be scheduling an appointment with today.

I'm grateful for 3FC! :hug:

06-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Today I am thankful that this past weekend is over! It was loads of fun, but it was long and tiring also ;)

I am greatful that I have such a wonderful understanding husband who truely cares about me.

I am greatful that my children are happy and healthy.

I am greatful that every day is a new day and no matter what happened yesterday, I can always start fresh every morning. (has to do with a lesson learned this weekend ;) )


06-01-2010, 03:55 PM
I'm grateful that...
I went to the gym this morning even though I wanted to stay in bed.

That even though I hurt my wrist last week and have a brace, I decided that my legs still work and had no excuse for skipping, so I did an hour on the treadmill.

06-02-2010, 12:48 AM
Happy birthday cathydoe!

I am grateful for:

- my awesome boss who didn't think twice about letting me have an extra day off and allowing me revel in a 4-day weekend
- beautiful CA spring weather (finally!)
- ranier cherries. seriously, most delicious thing ever.
- MAC studio fix foundation
- the synergy I share with a dear friend who texted me today at exactly the right time because he always just knows
- GLEE! i love me some glee.

06-02-2010, 07:30 AM
- I stayed with my food plan yesterday - am grateful for the willingness to do it while away from home

- GS is about over the flu

- a hug from my DS - never too old to hug your mom

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

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

....DS, DIL

06-02-2010, 09:11 AM
- my mock orange is filling the air with glorious scent
- I stuck to my food plan yesterday and resisted the nibbles at euchre
- all the village plantings are done and looking good
- my first peony is opening right now
- Jazz and Disney are particularly sweet and cuddly this morning
- I had a relaxing day yesterday that even included a nap

06-02-2010, 09:14 AM
- Clean kitchen
- DS is doing well
- starting to feel "normal"
- I can exercise
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-02-2010, 09:44 AM
:celebrate: all the birthday wishes...I feel special!
:df: the storm missed us and we are getting rain for the plants
:bubbles: heard from the insurance-we are covered for some of the basement water!
:queen: pre-surgery appointment today...getting closer...soon it will be over
:flow1: the scale said 213.6 <interesting>

06-02-2010, 09:52 AM
I am grateful that I like my summer classes!

I am grateful that I did not have panicky feelings get out of control yesterday.

I am grateful that I ate on plan and enjoyed my food.

I am grateful to have spent time with loved ones yesterday.

I am grateful for 3FC, my car, my apartment, computer and internet.

06-03-2010, 10:16 AM
:bunny2: oh yeah, my butt fit into a size 18 yesterday...way too tight to wear ...but I got it on! And the women's 18 fit fine! Regular sizes here I come!
:bunny2: pre-op visit completed
:bunny2: dh, Bessie, Colleen, friends, family, 3FC
:bunny2: more than enough
:bunny2: willingness to be willing

06-03-2010, 10:50 AM
Cathy- Yeah for size 18! That was huge for me too.

Today I am grateful:

- That I have lost 95 pounds. Another thread reminded me how miserable I once was.
- I can walk without pain.
- I think clearer.
- I am comfortable in the car. I don't have to raise the steering wheel to fit behind it.
- I can get on the floor to play with my grandchildren.

I am blessed!

06-04-2010, 07:53 AM
I am grateful for:
- those silly bunnies in Cathy's post - they make me smile
- being able to afford to have Donna come and clean my house
- finding those missing car keys - I must get another set
- having electricity this morning despite another t-storm last night
- the scent of mock orange from the bush planted by Grandma in 1928
- Emugel for my poor sore overworked legs
- roadside daisies and buttercups

06-04-2010, 08:23 AM
- willingness to get back on my plan today - yesterday was so totally off

- internet server working again

- friends that care about a friend going through a divorce

- time spent with my family

- be able to help a little

- family, friends, cell phone, internet, 3fc

06-04-2010, 09:55 AM
Today I am grateful for:

- A short day at work - love Friday afternoons
- abundance
- Jesus
-The change weight loss had made in my life.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-04-2010, 10:31 AM
+ Yesterday at a store the person in front of me had to put "items" back because they didn't have enough money...made me realize how grateful I am to be where I am today :hug:
+ It is Friday and the weekend is so close and my 50th Birthday Party (that my dh is hosting) is tomorrow! :celebrate:
+ A good nights sleep :yawn:
+ Willing 2 B willing :angel:
+ This is a HOOT...having surgery Monday and I had to take a prego test...and guess what? I am NOT pregnant...(DUH) :preg: (but thankful anyway :D)

06-04-2010, 01:13 PM
- music. music is everything.
- Fridays!
- my gym, which has a pool. it's gonna be in the 90s this weekend...I'll be swimming.
- early birthday presents from my amazing parents (i got a nook!)
- love. i'm so thankful for all the love i have in my life.

06-05-2010, 07:18 AM
- a fresh day once again
- managing to get all my huge list done yesterday
- Donna who cleaned
- all the charming people who came to the Mill reception last night
- being able to cobble together a period costume with and hour's notice
- resisting entering today's flower show

06-05-2010, 11:33 AM
:flow1: more than enough
:flow1: where I am today
:flow1: dh, Bessie, Colleen, friends, family
:flow1: fresh strawberries
:flow1: willing 2 B willing

06-05-2010, 12:41 PM
- Home Sweet Home - Been gone for 6 days...grateful to be back in my food comfort zone

- willingness not to give up

- good visit with my family

- making through the severe downpour

- family, friends, this site, internet cell phone

06-06-2010, 08:23 AM
- willingness to try to plan for a healthy day

- glad to be home

- the gardens look much better with mulch

- getting through a horrible downpour yesterday on the way home... I had to pull off the road

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

06-06-2010, 08:34 AM
- my knees are not unbearably sore after a full day of walking around
- quit eating when I realized last night's food at the dinner theatre was not worth it - we won't use that caterer again
- the big thunderstorm went around us during the play
- I was honoured for my village plantings by the Mayor in his speech
- the actors got through all three acts with only minor glitches
- I get to work the Antiques Roadshow this afternoon
- renewed contact with Paul and David after several years - nice!
- I am grateful that I have so many things to be grateful for!

06-06-2010, 10:44 AM
:celebrate: :hb: :woo:

One for me today.

The 50th Birthday Party my dh threw for me last night was the most amazing party. I love him so much and I have millions and millions to be grateful for!!

:woohoo: :cheer2: :sunny: :broc: :carrot: :belly: :bunny2:

06-06-2010, 11:16 AM
:bday2you: Cathydoe! :woohoo:

I am grateful that I have 4 clients today. I have my office rent money for this month and next month too now!

I am grateful that I have a great car.

I am grateful my daughter has a job she loves and is good at.

I am grateful that I have clean sheets on my bed.

06-06-2010, 05:32 PM
Today I am grateful for:

- watermelon
- the frozen garden pizza we found today when grocery shopping - so good and 365 for half the pizza, a little high but satisfying
- DS's job interview went well
- energy
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-06-2010, 11:41 PM
Dear Gratitude Friends...tomorrow is my big day...I am having a hysterectomy. I hope to be gone only Monday and be back on Tuesday...we will see. Here is my grateful list...
+ dh
+ a female doctor that I trust
+ soon I will no longer need tampons or birth control HOOT!
+ Geri who will take care of Bessie
+ Colleen that will take care of others...

06-07-2010, 12:48 AM
I just said a prayer for you. Take care and we will be watching for you.

06-07-2010, 02:02 AM
Yes cathy, sending good stuff out into the universe for you from here on the west coast too. :hug:

my gratefuls today:
- air conditioning -- apparently spring isn't going to happen after all. just HOT.
- bret michaels' celebrity apprentice trop-a-rocka diet snapple. we bought it on a lark but it's really pretty freakin good.
- ambien. oh, to sleep again.
- my amazing, generous family and boyfriend.
- my two pain in the butt rescue puppies.
- second, third and bizillionth chances.
- old friends reappearing with the same warmth and humor as 20 years ago.

06-07-2010, 06:39 AM
Cathy - sending prayers and wishes of a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

- a healthy, on plan, day yesterday - I am grateful for that.

- a quiet Sunday yesterday - felt good

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- chirping birdies

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

06-07-2010, 02:26 PM
- A walk outside this morning, it was beautiful
- DH and I both have jobs
- my vision
- willingness to try
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-07-2010, 02:42 PM
Cathy, good luck on your surgery! I am sending you positive thoughts :)

Today, I am grateful that I have a wonderful family who supports me, an awesome gym to go to, and that once again I have the resources available to lose my weight! :) Oh, and the cute guy who works at my gym ;)

06-07-2010, 02:50 PM
-Beautiful Ohio weather today
-It's my birthday and eveyone is being so nice to me
-We close on the refinancing of our home tonight. We went down 1.5 % on our rate! That's a nice savings!
-That our home held it's property value--so many others in our town have not.

06-08-2010, 07:50 AM
Happy Birthday, Susie!!

- yesterday was a healthy day with food - I was able to 'push through' my urges to eat too many calories. I am so grateful for that.

- willingness to take the medicine for my back spasm when I know it slows down weight loss

- the little kids in the neighborhood - when they see me outside, always run over to give a hug

- hugs from my three year old grandson - I can still feel them from my visit last week

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

06-08-2010, 09:29 AM
- DD and precious grandbaby spent the night with us last night
- I can afford to buy the foods that help me stay on plan
- Energy
- pain in my elbow is better
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-09-2010, 08:05 AM
- a good food day yesterday - am always grateful for that

- GS loves the big swimming pool - he was jumping off the diving board!

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- a new kitten for GS to love

- my cousin Harry - who went over to check out my stepmom in another city. She's not feeling well.

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

06-09-2010, 08:11 AM
I'm grateful for the resources available to me as a student; Registered Dietitian, Physical Therapy services and good doctors who care and listen to me and support my weight loss and healthy lifestyle efforts without judgement.

06-09-2010, 10:03 AM
I love this thread. When I feel a little down it helps. I am fighting the stuck at 196 blahs today so today I am grateful that (or for):

- Yesterday I stopped at 1200 calories. I should be losing at 1300 but I am not.
- That I weight 196. It could be so much more.
- I am able to move!
- I am able to get on the floor and play with my grandchildren.
- I can go up and down the stairs at home without any problem.
- I can park in the parking garage at work and walk in without having to stop and rest.
- I can shop for hours and hours.
- I can keep up with DH when we walk.
- I can find clothes to buy that I like.
- I am not always the largest person in the room.
- The pain in my hips is gone and the pain in my knees and feet is so much better.
- I look normal size for SC.

There that is better. Today I am going to try to remember more for this list and add as I go. It is so easy to forget how bad I used to feel.

I am also grateful for many other things including Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-09-2010, 12:56 PM
+ dear friends on 3FC that have said prayers or sent wishes
+ successful surgery with only a 34 hour hospital stay
+ the wonderful caring people at the hospital
+ dh who has been the BEST nurse

06-09-2010, 01:44 PM
So glad to hear from you. It is wonderful to hear that the surgery was successful and you are back home. Take care!

06-10-2010, 06:44 AM
Cathydoe - so happy to hear you are back home and doing well.

Timetolose - I totally agree with those feelings about daily gratitudes.

Shout out to all our gratitude friends posting.

- yesterday I ate in my calorie range - am also grateful for a day with food sanity

- my stepmom is feeling better

- SIL is going on a cruise...she's had quite a time of it the past two years & she deserves this wonderful vacation

- Three year old GS asked my DS to take his shoes to Good Will because children with no shoes might need them. (he and DS had taken toys there a couple of weeks ago)

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

06-10-2010, 09:50 AM
- green grass, blue sky
- mobility
- spending the weekend with daughter and granddaughter - looking forward to it
- GS talked to me on the phone yesterday. What a sweet little voice!
- enduring the heat of SC well so far. We have been in the 90's this week and are supposed to hit 100 with the heat index this weekend.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-10-2010, 02:40 PM
+ the best nurse in the world my dh
+ friends and family that have sent flowers and brought over food
+ my quiet home
+ pain medication :)
+ every new day is a day closer to being healthier

06-11-2010, 08:44 AM
- yesterday was a great calorie day - always grateful for that

- willingness to take medicine that helps...even though it prevents me from losing the weight.
So now I am 'practicing for the rest of my life'

- my bestest friend, Frannie, is coming to visit this weekend. I haven't seen her in two years. Talking to her every week is good...but, a hug is better

- the robins are chirping this morning

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

06-11-2010, 11:01 AM
+ no narcotics for 24 hours <hoot>
+ beautiful flowers that my dear friend Heidi sent
+ took dog to vet yesterday and all it good!
+ the quiet and peacefulness of home
+ Father, Son and Holy Spirit

06-11-2010, 11:14 AM
- Sounds like my friend Cathy is doing well
- Saw 193 on the scale this morning. I don't quite believe it but it looked good
- My boss helped me with a sticky situation
- Got to order some software that I have been waiting years for
- The weekend coming
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-12-2010, 06:50 AM
Cathy - so glad to hear you're making good progress.

- My friend is here from out of state. So much fun to see her!!!

- We got chinese food last night - it was delicious & I did not overeat...so grateful. It was totally good food day.

- my stepmom is over her severe case of vertigo.

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- willingness to take medicine that slows down weight loss

- the tomato plants are growing in leaps and bounds

- my family, my friends, this site, internet, cellphone

06-12-2010, 11:29 AM
- time spent with DD and Grandbaby
- watermelon
- home
- willingness to try
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-13-2010, 12:42 PM
+ a wonderful evening last night with old friends from high school :hug:
+ the beautiful fireworks Danny shared with us last night :o
+ the wonderful feast Barbie cooked up for us last night and I even ate within limits! :dancer:
+ this surgery is reminding me I have limits :rolleyes:
+ my creativity :smoking:

06-13-2010, 04:31 PM
- despite my computer being on the fritz - I can take a few minutes to on a different one to check in...grateful for that.

- had company all weekend - stayed in my calorie range...am very very grateful

- pretty flowers

- a DH who can often be wise

- friends, family, 3fc, cell phone internet

06-13-2010, 10:34 PM
- time with loved ones
- I ate too many calories this weekend but am grateful that "too many" now is 200 calories instead of the 2000 calories that it would have been in the past
- fresh start tomorrow
- Share Point training this week
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-13-2010, 11:21 PM
+My wonderful parents!
+The yummy food I found at the farmers market
+My best friend who has been encouraging me and pushing me all the way.
+Curves, for having such a supportive atmosphere.

06-14-2010, 07:53 AM
- a healthy day yesterday and the willingness to try

- I figured out how to get my anti virus system working

- a wonderful weekend with my long time friend

- my sister

- Dairy Queen has a 50 calorie fudge bar for me to get when DH gets his weekly summer ice cream outing

- friends, family, 3fc, internet, cell phone

06-14-2010, 11:58 AM
:cheer3: seeing my sleeping Bessie in the baywindow
:cheer2: feeling healthier everyday
:cheer3: internet slowness problem has been solved
:cheer2: listening to myself and becoming more aware
:cheer3: more than enough of EVERYTHING!

06-14-2010, 11:02 PM
- Training went well
- my parents
- dishwasher
- summer veggies
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-15-2010, 07:31 AM
WOW - timetolose - you are almost at 100 pounds lost - so exciting!

- stayed with my healthy plan yesterday - I am always grateful for a healthy day - never take it for granted

- yesterday was Flag Day - so happy to have a new flag. We recently 'retired' the flag we got from Uncle Charlie with only 48 stars!

- rain for the garden

- my heating pad

- friends, family, this site, interent cell phone

06-15-2010, 02:17 PM
+ I fixed my Aunt's sewing machine
+ food compulsion is gone
+ air conditioning
+ quiet
+ friends, family, 3FC

06-16-2010, 08:48 AM
- willingness to keep trying

- Tom Izzo is staying at MSU

- my sister

- I'll see my niece too this weekend

- my stepmom, who reminds me that one is never too old to learn new things

- friends, family, this site, cell phone internet

06-16-2010, 10:12 AM
+ my creative side
:sunny: Sunshine today! Weatherman says the RADAR is clear!
+ courage 2 change
:high: willingness 2 listen
+ for the most part, I can work from home!

06-16-2010, 01:58 PM
Cathy, you seem to be doing well, glad to see it.
Beverly, Thanks for noticing! I hope to see that 100 pound mark in the next 2 weeks.

- I am in training and it is going well.
- I got to hit 3 FC during my lunch break.
- Dad's cancer is slow growing.
- Air conditioning - It is 100 degrees here in SC and 108 with heat index.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-17-2010, 08:09 AM
- yesterday was a great calorie, etc. day - always grateful for that

- my sister got to Brussells, Belguim without a hitch

- my teenage neighbor, Isaac, who did some weeding for me yesterday

- heating pad and bag of frozen peas for my pieces and parts

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

06-17-2010, 10:42 AM
:shocksn: It is going to be a HOT next couple days...so I thought I'd bring out the snowmen! I am grateful for air conditioning!
:shocksn: even it is hot outside I am grateful for SUNSHINE
:shocksn: ability to make something out of nothing
:shocksn: dh that is willing to bring home dinner
:shocksn: the quiet of home

06-17-2010, 09:41 PM
- Only one more day of class, it is amazing how tiring it is.
- My weight loss is on the move again. I have not changed anything so I am not sure why but I am grateful.
- My slim friend that helped me order at the vietnamese restaurant and stay on plan.
- DH
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-18-2010, 07:21 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - very grateful, always

- talked to GS on the phone yesterday

- folks that care about me

- music

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

06-18-2010, 10:16 AM
:cheer2: It is FRIDAY...the weekend is near!
+ Dishwashers to SANITIZE the dishes ;) :D
:yes: payroll complete...and money in the account
:stir: the healthy dinner I made last night...was a MAJOR flop, but I didn't eat over it! :carrot:
:cp: After all this time, I finally figured out how to get to this thread QUICK!

06-18-2010, 10:23 PM
Cathy, it sounds like you are up and going pretty well. I am so glad! I thought you would be down and out for several weeks after that surgery. Hope you are feeling good.

Tonight I am grateful:
- that the weekend has arrived
- that I am willing to try new things
- fresh pineapple that was easy to cut up
- I have my friend Felicia again
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-19-2010, 08:35 AM
- I stayed in my calorie range yesterday...am always grateful for the willingness to push through. I ate extra grapes before bed - but, that's better than cookies

- Little GS keeps telling his Grandpa that he loves him. - a joyous thing for a three year old to say with no coaching to do so.

- pretty flowers - so beautiful to behold

- my sister is doing well is Belgium

- my family, my wonderful friends, wonderful 3fc, internet, cell phone

06-19-2010, 09:33 AM
+ the scale said 210.2 this morning
+ I was able to sleep during the storms last night
+ Sunshine and blue sky this morning!
+ the WEEKEND is here
+ peace

06-19-2010, 09:41 AM
- it's not raining!
- I did get the plants for the foundation planted yesterday
- the scale dropped 3 pounds overnight
- 25 years ago I bought this house and changed my life for the better
- Disney seems to be recovering from her ear problem
- the local strawberries have arrived
- it was fun watching the snapping turtle cross the road and stop Friday traffic in this wee village. It's great to have the time to just watch!
- the pink clematis on the pergola is just glorious!

06-19-2010, 11:23 AM
- A WHOLE day to get things done around the house
- energy to do those tasks
- MP3 player to entertainment while doing those same boring tasks
- healthy food
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-20-2010, 07:33 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - it wasn't a 'hard' healthy day. Wow - the food was easy. Grateful for that.

- DS's golf fundraiser netted $2000 for the scholarship fund for the young son of his friend that recently died.

- the daylilies are starting to bloom - joyous to have so many different colors

- DH is home - been gone all week

- family, friends, 3fc, cell phone, internet, facebook

06-20-2010, 08:03 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - ate a bit too much but all good stuff
- my Disney finally asked to be held on my lap! She's a Hurricane K. rescue dog and hates being picked up
- had coffee with Barb - I really like her - maybe because she smiles so much!
- got the holes dug for planting before it poured
- actually sat and sewed watching food channel for an hour in the afternoon
- finally roasted those two chickens from the Jersey Girl visit

06-20-2010, 09:58 AM
:bunny2: <------This is the perfect day to get out the little guy that makes me smile :)
:bunny2: John & Renee that called to invite us for ice cream last night. Friends are a great part of life.
:bunny2: the new cheat sheet I made to make doing invoices easier
:bunny2: organizing I did yesterday Clutter Be Gone! (I say as I wave my magic wand)
:bunny2: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

06-21-2010, 07:30 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - grateful

- air conditioning and our ceiling fans - so grateful in such hot weather

- my son and his family had a special outing for Father's Day

- my internet friends and face to face friends

- my family, this site, internet, cell phone, fun music videos

06-21-2010, 09:11 AM
- Yesterday was a great day of worship and then family time
- all the local fresh fruits and vegetables that are available now
- Get to see my baby granddaughter tonight
- more than enough
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-21-2010, 10:37 AM
+ the day spent yesterday with John's Family
+ BJ seems to be comfortable
+ only ordering a sandwich (no sides) and only eating part of it!
+ storms were in the night...so sunshine right now!
+ yearly mammogram is complete

06-22-2010, 07:18 AM
- I stayed in my calorie level - at the tippy top - but, I made it through. I am grateful for the willingness to keep trying to have food sanity

- my doctor noticed a 14 pound weight loss since I had been there a few months ago

- music

- a good email from my sister in Brussells

- my family, my friends, fsf, internet, cell phone, facebook

06-22-2010, 11:04 AM
I am grateful that BJ is in a better place. RIP BJ. (BJ is my husbands brother... he was only 59 and brain cancer took him quick)

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know BJ and witness his spirit for the things he loved and the peace in his soul.

I am grateful for all the prayers from everyone.

I am grateful for family and friends.

I am grateful to be alive and to grow and learn each day to live a more peaceful life through the grace of God.

06-22-2010, 08:41 PM
Cathy, I am sorry for your loss and will remember you and your family in my prayers.

Today I am grateful for:

- Dad had good test results. The spots on his lungs have not grown.
- The reassurance that I will be reunited with loved ones in heaven.
- Time with loved ones.
- An excellent supper with great fresh vegetables
- I now crave onions and squash instead of french fries
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-23-2010, 06:46 AM
Today I am grateful for:
- laughter with my friends
- Betty who will be 90 next month
- Disney who behaved beautifully at pet therapy yesterday
- local strawberries
- time to go to town today
- finding Malabar spinach plants yesterday - a fluke!

06-23-2010, 08:13 AM
Cathy - I am so so sorry to here of the loss of BJ in your family. Sending you all hugs and prayers.

- willingness to try again - I am always grateful for that

- new website for my class reunion - fun to see what folks are doing - I won't be going because of my foot/ankle surgery (If it happens as soon as I expected)

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts (jaw popped out yesterday and it feels horrible...grateful the ice is helpful)

- a nice dinner at Bob Evans with mom - so blessed she's still has so many of her smarts.

- so tickled that DS calls me up for recipes and how to cook something he ate as a young boy

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

06-23-2010, 09:59 AM
- simple pleasures like a cup of coffee
- pleasant place of work
- the ability to change my life
- belief that I can change my life
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-23-2010, 04:52 PM
+ two week check-up after surgery was good :D
+ sunshine (whew, but with the soggy ground the humidity is awful)
+ air conditioning
+ I had the opportunity to go to Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby and Big Lots today!
+ dh, family, friends, 3FC

06-24-2010, 08:15 AM
- ate on my plan even with it being soft food - so grateful

- going to see GS today

- help with the weeding

- feeling smaller

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

06-24-2010, 10:20 AM
- I can see that my food desires have really changed.
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- coffee
- United States of America
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-24-2010, 11:18 AM
+ the time spent with dh's family
+ internet is working at this moment
+ a good nights sleep
+ the fun pictures everyone has been finding of BJ
+ very grateful all the food is NOT at our house!

06-24-2010, 11:44 AM
- only minor damage from the earthquake
- Beautiful Betty's daughter will throw her a 90th party in July!
- Claire got an excellent report from her surgeon
- the sun is shining
- Donna is here cleaning - grateful for her + that I can afford her help
- the raspberries are starting to ripen

06-25-2010, 07:34 AM
- I stayed in my calorie range yesterday - despite eating only soft foods and being out of town

- time with my grandson

- my understanding and supportive husband

- seeing my son

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

06-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Ruth - I didn't hear of an earthquake. I am sorry that you had any damage but at least it was minor.

Today I am grateful that/for:

- Get to spend time with my granddaughter this weekend
- I am tolerating the heat so much better this year than previous summers.
- That my college is not getting hurt too terribly bad by the budget crisis. It could be worse.
- I can move my shoulder even though it hurts.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-25-2010, 08:17 PM
:df: BJ's funeral service was very nice
:df: my regular physician noticed I lost weight!
:df: clothes that were too big when I was looking for something to wear today
:df: the quiet of my house
:df: flowers, Bessie, friends, Colleen, family, 3FC, sunshine, air conditioning

06-27-2010, 09:35 AM
- grateful to be back home in my food comfort zone

- attended a joyous wedding - DS was best man. It was wonderful

- time with GS

- saw many old time friends from when we lived in Michigan years ago

- jaw improving

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

06-27-2010, 12:46 PM
+ Sunday newspaper
+ some great OLD pics I found of dh
+ quiet of home
+ my recovery after surgery
+ that I can read and write and I have a college education

06-27-2010, 11:19 PM
- Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
- air conditioning
- willingness to try new things
- feeling comfortable around strangers
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-28-2010, 06:07 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am so grateful for the willingness to keep trying

- nice thoughts of a good weekend

- no foot pain yesterday at all (of course it doesn't hurt, I see the surgeon today - isn't that how it always goes!) However, I know it's not better in the long run.

- air conditioning and ceiling fans!

- my family, friends, 3fc, internet, cell phone

06-28-2010, 10:33 AM
:yay: energy to do all the things I need to do
:beach: able to focus when I put my mind on what I need 2 do
:running: more than enough
:cheer2: willingness to make changes
:cb: dh...he is the BEST!

06-28-2010, 11:02 AM
- My hands and wrists look normal now.
- energy
- Access to good foods and can afford to buy them
- My freedom
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-29-2010, 07:24 AM
- every day is a new beginning with all kinds of possibilities. My willingness to keep trying again and again.

- DH

- ceiling fans

- my sweet Aunt Mackie is celebrating her birthday this weekend..85 years

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

06-29-2010, 09:39 AM
- I have only one more pound to lose in order to hit the 100 pounds lost mark. When I first started this weight loss journey, I only hoped to lose about 20 pounds because that was all that seemed possible to me. After I lost that 20, I just kept on going. I am very grateful to the Lord who gives me strength.

- Grateful that I have been able to learn from Matthew 6 "I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food,.............Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself." I only have to be concerned about today.

- I can afford to buy the tools that help me on this journey.

- All my children and grandchildren are healthy and happy.

- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-29-2010, 10:13 AM
Congrats Cheryl and thank you so much for sharing the bible verse...I am going to have to check that out! :)

+ inspiration from 3FC
+ willingness to make changes
+ courage to change
+ sunshine
+ Colleen, 3FC, dh, Bessie, friends, family, air conditioning, quiet

06-30-2010, 08:04 AM
- willingness to try again and again and again - although my food hasn't been right on target...I will keep trying again

- Cousin Steve is having a 85th bday party for Aunt Mackie

- DS loves gardening

- Friends that really care about me

- family, 3fc, internet, cellphone

06-30-2010, 10:05 AM
+ all the energy and motivation I had yesterday
+ getting a report done and in on time
+ cooler weather outside and with SUNSHINE too
+ times when the food compulsion is gone
+ realizing that when I feel compulsive...this too shall pass

06-30-2010, 10:43 AM
- Walking is not an issue now.
- air conditioning
- more than enough
- I am conquering my demons
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-01-2010, 10:10 AM
:flow1: Thursday, my favorite day of the week
:flow1: cooler weather, windows are even open!
:flow1: cookout at Katie/Eric's house last night
:flow1: closeness and camaraderie that I sometimes feel with mil
:flow1: listening to the birds chirping in the front yard and the back yard (it is like having my own nature stereo! :D )

07-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Hey, Cathy - Its July! I know....... it is hard to believe. Come on and join us on the July thread! :)