100 lb. Club - An attitude of gratitudes - Month of August




Beverlyjoy
08-02-2010, 06:50 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.

(Studies show that this daily task can have a positive impact in your life .:))


Beverlyjoy
08-02-2010, 06:54 AM
- a good trip to Michigan. So fun to spend time with family - especially my grandson

- DH did impromtu weeding in the garden

- fresh tomatoes and peppers from the garden

- 'getting it- - something said that was for my information. And, it's fine....good.

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

Cleophas
08-02-2010, 07:19 AM
That I started this journey again.

That I control the food that comes into this house.


cathydoe
08-02-2010, 10:36 AM
:cheer2: that Beverlyjoy starts this thread each month
:cheer2: a new month with new challenges and new opportunities
:cheer2: payroll taxes are in and on time
:cheer2: being a busy beaver is paying off
:cheer2: a good nights sleep

Beverlyjoy
08-03-2010, 06:23 AM
Hi Cathydoe - so glad you are liking the gratitude thread - it's been important to me to do so on a daily basis for many years...

- new possibilities today

- see dermatologist today - my 70+ blotches are gone. I am grateful. Now I have a raging and painful skin thing under my fold/apron. I hope he can help me with it.

- my home

- DH

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

- DS had a great time at the retreat and golfing time

- my sister is feeling hopeful about her back surgery today

time2lose
08-03-2010, 09:39 AM
Today is a good day and I am feeling grateful for so many things.

- I feel so good. Two years ago I would not have thought it possible to feel so good.
- I have an extra busy week this week. Work during the day and VBS at night at church, yet I am holding out fine. I could not have done this two years ago.
- Record attendance at VBS
- I am in charge of crafts for VBS. We have completed the tee shirt painting and the footprints. The hard, messy things are done and the rest of the week should be a piece of cake. (Cake to have, not to eat. :))
- My New Balance sneakers that make me want to move!

Ruthxxx
08-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Yes, gratitude to BeverlyJoy for thsi thread.

Today I am grateful for;
- a soft rain which means watering is off my list
- WonderUnder which will fix my slash mark in a quilt I'm making :( and :)
- a good weekend with old friends - and I do mean old. We are all in our seventies and still have lots of laughter and fun
- deep pink phlox scenting my kitchen
- a big basket of real tomatoes - salsa or chilisauce?
- Stratford and Christopher Plummer on Thursday
- my dogs love going to the kennel
- I don't have to work the Bingo tonight
- 24 more sleeps until Cape Breton with Linda

cathydoe
08-03-2010, 03:52 PM
+ air conditioning in this hot hot summer
+ another day full of possibilities
+ crossing tasks off the "to-do" list
+ the swap I received yesterday was like CHRISTMAS!
+ peace in the heart

Elijahs phoenix
08-03-2010, 04:27 PM
I'm kinda having a crummy day but I thought even more reason to think of something.

-Nature
- My healthy son
-My playful dogs and noisy parrots
-Freedom of religion

Beverlyjoy
08-04-2010, 07:14 AM
I agree, elijah'spheonix, the days when I just can't think of anything to put down, are the days I need to remember my gratitudes the most.


- a new day and new possibilities

- doctor figuring out my new rash -uggg

- rain for the plants...yay, they needed it

- DH will see DS, DIL and GS tonight and tomorrow night

- family, friends, special 3fc folks, cellphone, internet, facebook

- my sister's surgery went well yesterday

cathydoe
08-04-2010, 09:42 AM
+ air conditioning
+ healthy food that is available
+ meeting went well for dh last night
+ my dh, John, a WONDERFUL man
+ more than enough

time2lose
08-04-2010, 11:33 AM
- For Beverlyjoy who starts this tread
- All my 3FC friends who post gratitudes
- Barbara who is helping me so much with VBS crafts
- having the weekend to look forward to
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
08-05-2010, 07:05 AM
- my sister came through her surgery pretty well

- even though it's gray out, it doesn't mean I have to feel gray too

- my shower chair

- a new day - good!

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

- website for my high school class. It's been so fun to see what folks are doing - it was put together by a class member. Don't even have to pay, just register

- talked to ds on the phone last night

time2lose
08-05-2010, 07:41 AM
- A job with leave so I can take off needed time
- Good health
- A home full of people
- My church family
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-05-2010, 09:39 AM
+ Megan made it out of surgery and is in Pediatric ICU
+ Colleen
+ Heidi
+ okay newspaper articles about dh
+ checkbook is balanced (I was way behind)

cathydoe
08-06-2010, 08:48 AM
+ Megan is in a regular room
+ Monica is at work today
+ It is FRIDAY! hoot!!
+ dh, I love him very much
+ more than enough

time2lose
08-06-2010, 08:57 AM
- I live in a land of bounty
- Alleve to help arthritis pain
- Overall good health
- A very successful VBS is over
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
08-06-2010, 10:47 AM
- three generations of my family going to the range today to golf.... DH, DS, & GS I love this.

- got a hair dryer with a cool setting to dry off before putting on this medicine

- medicine only burns on my rash for 45 minutes now - instead of 2 hours

- air conditioning and ceiling fan

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

Beverlyjoy
08-07-2010, 08:52 AM
- DS is coming home today

- GS likes to talk on the phone

- rash not contagious

- cool air from the hair dryer helps

- my sister is home from the hospital

- my family, my friends, you guys, internet, cell phone, facebook

Beverlyjoy
08-08-2010, 05:29 AM
Where are the gratitude folks? Hope all is well.


(having trouble today being positive this morning... - guess I need this today more than usual. I'll think of some things)

- DH is home

- nice talk with Aunt Mackie

- pretty day out yesterday

- sleeping in my chair is better than not sleeping at all

- laptop

Ruthxxx
08-08-2010, 07:13 AM
Been off on a wee vacation to Stratford and am just getting back in the 3FC habit.
I am grateful for:
- Christopher Plummer in The Tempest
- being able to afford a quickie trip to Stratford
- my friend Claire who knows when I need a cheery phone call
- a bumper yellow bean harvest
- new friends, Greg and Janet, who are so much fun
- three weeks from today will be my first full day in the Cape Breton house

cathydoe
08-08-2010, 12:01 PM
I am getting old...thought I posted...whoopsie...I didn't :D

+ SUNDAY newspaper
+ cooler weather (yes 80 feels good)
+ book sale at library yesterday
+ my artistic side
+ Megan is better but still in hospital

time2lose
08-08-2010, 01:58 PM
- a great week of VBS
- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- a quiet afternoon to rest
- stayed within my calorie limit yesterday and plan to today even with visiting at DD and church dinner.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
08-09-2010, 08:29 AM
- DH put in a hand held shower doohickey. It feels good when I put the water gently on my rash

- air conditioning and ceiling fan

- patience, mostly

- facebook - I just love knowing what DS, DIL and DS are doing day to day, since they live far away

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

time2lose
08-09-2010, 08:43 AM
- DD, DS and my grandbaby got to the other DD's home in Memphis safely
- DH did not burn the house down when he set the deck on fire last night
- my health
- audio books to listen to while walking
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Ruthxxx
08-09-2010, 09:59 AM
- wakening at 5:30 instead of before five
- hanging sheets on the line before gym
- gym going well
- "Bear", a very old dog friend, greeting me at the Mill. I thought he was dead.
- making the deposit for my Italy trip. Now it feels real!
- goofy fun with Claire planning Matt's wedding in Sept.

bonnie2009
08-09-2010, 11:20 AM
What a wonderful idea for a thread! This is my first post. So glad to have a place to remind myself of the good in my life.

-Brownie and Blackie, my dogs
-sunshine
-water
-house of my own
-family
-HOPE
-3FC Forums

Have a wonderful Monday-stay cool!

cathydoe
08-09-2010, 12:57 PM
+ hope
+ learning to trust God
+ learning to listen to self
+ learning to be
+ serenity, courage & wisdom

Ruthxxx
08-10-2010, 07:30 AM
- my coffee which is particularly good this morning
- Jazz who was crazy out in the yard this morning. What a goof he is!
- a wonderful peach on my cereal this morning
- impromptu afternoon tea with Terri
- the dogs have their "spa" day
- time for a trip to town to clear "niggles"
- crazy giant balsam plants making my compost heap into a pink mountain

Beverlyjoy
08-10-2010, 07:30 AM
So glad you posted, Bonnie!


- back to dermatologist today - we must figure this rash out and all the pain coming from it ( I am weary of it all)

- I slept OK last night

- turkey sausage is so tasty

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

- pretty cosmos

time2lose
08-10-2010, 08:29 AM
Welcome Bonnie, this is a great thread that helps my spirit so much!

- air conditioning
- My ceiva frame where my children send pictures of the grands
- eggbeaters
- Aldi's frozen chicken strips
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-10-2010, 09:38 AM
+ an offer was made to buy the childcare center (and it wasn't even for sale)
+ having friends who remind me that when a door closes another one will open
+ having faith
+ to remember and to know in my heart it is Gods time not mine
+ Father, Son and Holy Spirit

bonnie2009
08-10-2010, 12:49 PM
-thankful for this thread
-air conditioning
-family, friends, pets
-nature
-hope
-knowledge

Have a wonderful Tuesday and stay cool!!

Ruthxxx
08-11-2010, 06:51 AM
Have to work on it a bit this morning........
- Disney seems calmer after her freak-out over the storm last night
- the weather looks good for my lunch visitors today
- the store opens at 8 for the rest of my lunch groceries
- I got a new cell phone - now to read the manual
- Linda already has a grocery list made for our trip to Cape Breton
- there's another Air Canada special so I may get to Nanaimo in November

Beverlyjoy
08-11-2010, 07:44 AM
- a new day

- my loving family

- cable tv

- my lazy boy chair

- friends, this site, internet, laptop, cell phone, facebook...

time2lose
08-11-2010, 08:51 AM
- my shoulder is feeling a bit better
- everything is in order for the bridal shower I am giving this weekend
- I can wear clothes that I like
- more than enough
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-11-2010, 09:26 AM
Welcome Bonnie!

+ survived the rain storm that came in last evening
+ baby steps to getting organized (wished it was giant steps)
+ serenity, courage, wisdom
+ Colleen & Monica
+ my laptop

bonnie2009
08-12-2010, 01:00 AM
-taking baby steps to more self-esteem/self-worth
-sunshine
-work
-dogs
-family
-HOPE
-3FC and this thread

Beverlyjoy
08-12-2010, 05:45 AM
- people care about me - I am blessed

- my little neighbor kids always make me smile

- my dishwasher - boy, I do love it

- patience

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

- my wonderful sister

- cleaned up kitchen looks so nice

Ruthxxx
08-12-2010, 07:08 AM
- the humidity has broken - only 73% today
- my lunch yesterday was such fun and I have two new friends
- the knee held out well during our tour, even to the third floor of the Mill
- Ilene and Lise insisted on doing the lunch dishes instead of loading the dw
- this afternoon is free and I will be able to get to the Library
- 15 more sleeps until Cape Breton

time2lose
08-12-2010, 08:26 AM
- a quiet week, I have gotten so much done
- My grown kids are spending time together because they like each other
- more than enough
- Alleve for days like this
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-12-2010, 09:15 AM
It's bunny time!

:bunny2: THURSDAY my favorite day of the week!
:bunny2: Megan is out of the hospital!
:bunny2: Colleen comes back TODAY
:bunny2: My big orders for the high school came in on TIME
:bunny2: more than enough

bonnie2009
08-13-2010, 12:14 AM
-joined Weight Watchers Thursday
-feeling very hopeful
-sunshine
-my dogs
-my family
-this site
-self-confidence slowly building

Everyone have a wonderful and COOL Friday!

cathydoe
08-13-2010, 09:32 AM
:witch: Friday the 13th sales...it was fun at the grocery store early this morning!
:witch: hopeful
:witch: VA is happy in her new apartment
:witch: my house - so quiet
:witch: making progress on my organization

time2lose
08-13-2010, 10:33 AM
- It's Friday!
- Get to see my granddaughter tonight
- God made me a pretty patient person
- got some of the cooking for the bridal shower completed last night
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
08-13-2010, 03:54 PM
- air conditioning!! and my ceiling fans....

- figuring out how to approach my skin stuff to help it heal I think - I am so grateful

- my nephew and his wife both completed their master's degress this year - I am so proud of them

- DH is home this weekend

- my family

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

Beverlyjoy
08-14-2010, 08:10 AM
- willingness to try - plan a healthy food day

- my pots of flowers on the front porch. I have loved taking care of them this summer

- have finally reached our out of pocket health care deductible - now the insurance company will pay 80%

- Saturday morning is always BBC American on tv. Love Antiques Roadshow and Cash in the Attic, as I get my day started

- always a good long talk with my step mom - I love my cell phone

- my family, friends, this site, cable tv, facebook, internet

Ruthxxx
08-14-2010, 08:18 AM
- slept until nearly seven and feel very rested
- will meet three new people today - Rajiv, Gauri and Dhruv
- I've conquered the design problem in my current quilt
- my 8 quarts of green beans are finally dried and stashed away for winter
- today will be a high of only 70 - a good day for doing a village tour
- my washer and dryer since "somebody" had an accident while I was sleeping until 7!

cathydoe
08-14-2010, 10:46 AM
+ dh is not on call on the weekends anymore...no more work cell phone
+ great visit with cousins visiting from Denver
+ the thoughtful gifts cousins brought especially the book my mother gave his mother in the 1940's
+ the swap gift I received in the mail yesterday
+ the green ink pens I found

time2lose
08-14-2010, 07:05 PM
- The kids got home safely
- I think that I am ready for the shower tomorrow
- DGD is developing normally
- A healthy day
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Ruthxxx
08-15-2010, 07:20 AM
- no "accidents" this morning
- a very gentle rain - much needed
- great visit with new friends yesterday
- Monty Python on Bravo last night
- a brunch today where I'll meet new people
- being confident I can crank out that report in the time I'll have left today
- lovely white blossoms on my oldest hosta - Hosta plantaginea

Beverlyjoy
08-15-2010, 07:58 AM
- a much better food day yesterday (it wasn't perfect, but mostly on target) I am so grateful.

- my skin ulcers are responding to the medicine - finally - I am so grateful.

- hanging with my honey makes me smile

- rain yesterday for the thirsty plants

- DH is one of the most good hearted people I've ever known.

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

LiliK
08-15-2010, 09:49 AM
My husband, who is just the best guy ever.
Bluebirds.
My old dog Lili still doing great.
Summer schedule--school's around the corner, but I have another 2 weeks, and I'm going to make them count!
Cherries!

cathydoe
08-15-2010, 10:13 AM
+ people are noticing I have lost weight
+ a WONDERFUL visit for an old friend Lou Ann (friends since Junior High)
+ Father Mark's 30th Anniversary
+ Friends we played cards with last night
+ more than enough

bonnie2009
08-15-2010, 06:10 PM
-week of eating healthy(with some slip ups)
-family, dogs
-this site
-feeling better about myself
-upcoming decreased humidity
-HOPE

Ruthxxx
08-16-2010, 06:13 AM
- great weekend - fun, friends and good food
- two weeks of normal August weather ahead
- Damson plums to make jam for Doug
- finished that darned report I inherited from Mary
- weight the same despite a really "foodie" weekend
- two weeks from today I'll be in Cape Breton

Beverlyjoy
08-16-2010, 07:10 AM
- feeling better than last Monday - I am grateful

- pretty flowers in the garden

- much to do - it's ok

- being able to print my own photographs

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

LiliK
08-16-2010, 07:55 AM
A collegial and supportive work environment.
Advil for when I overdo my fledgling efforts at exercise!
Warm, sweet old dog cuddles.
Plans and useful things to do.

time2lose
08-16-2010, 08:23 AM
- Energy to do everything that I need to do
- Rain
- Bridal shower yesterday went well
- Same bridal shower is over!
- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-16-2010, 08:58 AM
+ Weather is actually doable
+ WONDERFUL surprise birthday for mil yesterday
+ whew, what a busy & fun weekend
+ quiet of my home
+ more than enough

bonnie2009
08-17-2010, 12:37 AM
-wonderful weather today
-family
-walking buddy
-this site
-my boys(dogs)
-HOPE
-accepting myself more

Everyone have a wonderful Tuesday!

Wyllowbelle
08-17-2010, 04:23 AM
Blessings (I do this in bed at night, and with my little girls before their bed. because, it's what Bing Crosby said to do, and not just at Christmas or when you're weary, but you can't sleep! Thank you for this thread)!

-Mr. Kiki
-2 daughters of my world
-3 Thing 1 survived her first real sleepover (she's 7)
-4 NIA
-5 A/C during Heatwaves
-6 meeting my H20 goal for today (because, I struggle).
-7 Meeting new friends
-8 walking by the river today with my daughter I met a construction foreman who was down there. He told me he comes down once a day to make sure the work they are doing isn't messing up the river. I told him Thank You.
-9 I SURVIVED summer term in School and FINALS are DONE! Woot!
-10 I beat Mr. Kiki at Wii tonight and got to do the victory booty shake, which looks a lot like that very distracting dancing carrot. He's better at Baseball, but I'm fierce at bowling and tennis!

Blessings,

-Kiki

Beverlyjoy
08-17-2010, 08:19 AM
- I could sleep for a few hours in my own bed - I am grateful because it means my skin is healing. (I am a tummy sleeper) I've been sleeping in the Lazyboy.

- saw Eat, Pray,Love with my friend Sally yesterday. Fun...good movie (for girls)

- cooler weather and a lovely temperature out this morning

- my grandson will go to preschool. He's excited. Said, "I am going to playschool like Caillou"

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

Ruthxxx
08-17-2010, 08:26 AM
- a good solid night of sleep
- I survived that difficult Board meeting with Mary yesterday
- feeling very comforted by the solid support of the rest of the Board
- a letter from the Township expressing appreciation for my volunteer work
- a coolish and crisp August morning
- 10 solid hours of sleep last night after falling into bed at 9
- the scented stick thingy Ilene gifted me with last week
- some "me time" available today to use as I wish

time2lose
08-17-2010, 08:28 AM
- Like Ruth, a good night of sleep
- A frig full of good food
- DH
- mobility
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Coondocks
08-17-2010, 10:13 AM
Im blessed for the following:
- My son still likes to cuddle with Mom
- I've found in this site a place I can be a support to others AND be supported by others
- I can honestly say my sons Father is my best friend, though we aren't a 'couple' in the traditional sense, we have found the best relationship in the world that works for us both.
- Peanut butter :)
- Fall is coming and I can wear fashioanble, cute, warm clothes that I have always LOVED and wanted to wear.
- All the gifts I was given when I had Jack, I was able to pass along to a young mother who now doesnt have to worry about baby clothes or toys for 6-9 months. Even Jack gave one of his stuffed toys so 'another baby could have some toys', made me cry :)
- I have a roof over my head, food in my kitchen, clothes in my closet and a job to go to.

Life is good :)

cathydoe
08-17-2010, 12:12 PM
+ met with a friend today and was able to give her huge piles of clothes
+ cleaning lady coming today!
+ putting away my piles
+ cousins from OOT that want to spend time with us
+ serenity, courage, wisdom

bonnie2009
08-17-2010, 11:31 PM
-gorgeous weather today
-fall weather is coming(less humidity)
-my dogs
-my family
-courage
-this site
-HOPE

Ruthxxx
08-18-2010, 06:42 AM
- glorious cool August morning
- lovely cuddle with the dogs as the BBQ heated for supper
- dry-roasted almonds - in moderation
- goldenrod gilding the back meadow
- more beans and tomatoes from the raised bed
- nine more sleeps until Cape Breton with Linda

Beverlyjoy
08-18-2010, 07:42 AM
- I caught the mouse!

- a nice birthday party for our cousin last night

- it's always a happy day when we get to spend time with Aunt Mackie

- our little cousin who's hole in her heart a birth has mended it's self

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

- I saw on facebook that when my three year old GS dropped his muffin outside, he said to his dad...'It's OK, the birds will eat it.' It's fun 'cause I always say that to the little children when they drop most food outside.

time2lose
08-18-2010, 08:48 AM
- I feel so good!
- DS had good grades for the summer.
- Momma did fine with her oral surgery
- No plans for the weekend, so nice to have a free weekend to look forward to
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-18-2010, 10:51 AM
:mouse: someone say caught mouse?

:carrot: The DAMN cookies are gone from the house! They went with dh to work. Who was I fooling that I thought I could have homemade cookies in the house?

+ a possible HUGE order for LP

+ cooler weather...I opened windows last night

+ nice dinner and visit with cousins from Denver last night

+ acceptance

LiliK
08-18-2010, 11:06 AM
-Galia melon. If you've tried one, you know what I'm talking about. If not....
-Great doctor visit yesterday.
-My sweet husband for his open, generous, and loyal heart.
-Warm cuddles with my sweet old doggie.
-Still a week and a half until classes start!

Beverlyjoy
08-19-2010, 06:22 AM
(yes, Cathydoe...got that mouse!!) yay!

- food was better yesterday

- impromtu neighborhood gathering as the children played

- farm market

- found more of the right bandages

- family friends this site internet cell phone facebook

time2lose
08-19-2010, 11:18 AM
- Yesterday I saw on the news that we have had record heat this summer, more days over 100 degrees then ever on record. I though, "really??" I have not be miserable at all. I have always been miserable in the summer and I have been fine with the hottest summer on record? Really? I am very grateful.
- My car with 200,000+ miles just keeps going. That lets me save for the next car.
- My whole family is going to be able to attend the upcoming family reunion.
- I have a free weekend coming up!
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-19-2010, 02:55 PM
+ YEAH I was awarded the largest order LP has acquired as of yet WOO HOO
+ weather has gotten cooler
+ dh figured out why my garage door kept coming up
+ today is THURSDAY, my favorite day of the week
+ no cookies in the house...so peaceful

WriterBelle
08-19-2010, 03:08 PM
- My husband is now cancer-free. :D
- Fall is getting closer. (My favorite time of year).
- We've gotten some much-needed rain.
- Our two children, who are the light of my life.

Stephanie

bonnie2009
08-19-2010, 10:47 PM
-family
-fall weather coming
-dogs
-this site
-HOPE

misoi
08-19-2010, 11:25 PM
Being able to laugh with friends

Being able to walk and dance and run and jump.

Beverlyjoy
08-20-2010, 07:48 AM
- getting some answers about the most recent skin stuff

- my sister is doing well after her back surgery

- Grandson got a new kitten named Rosie

- tall beautiful cosmos

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

time2lose
08-20-2010, 08:33 AM
- Friday afternoon and all day Sat. to get caught up on my housework
- More than enough
- High today is supposed to be 91 degrees as opposed to 101 degrees
- DH and I both have jobs.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-20-2010, 10:09 AM
+ this thread
+ more than enough
+ wisdom and courage
+ willingness
+ quiet

Beverlyjoy
08-21-2010, 06:51 AM
- impromtu gathering of the families and kids at the end of the cul-de-sac last night.

- GS is delighted with his new kitten, Rosie

- sores are starting to heal...yay

- air conditioning and ceiling fans

- my sister can go to Cape Cod

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

Angie
08-21-2010, 09:12 AM
Great thread!

- waking up to snuggle with my 5 y/o and dog this morning
- I get to spend the whole weekend with family and friends
- my good little house
- my great job which always provides for what we need

cathydoe
08-21-2010, 10:20 AM
+ being reminded that I have what I need
+ dh is home
+ house is clean!
+ pitter patter of Bessie walking on hard floors and then her crunch sound of eating her dog food (priceless)
+ Robin's are still here

time2lose
08-21-2010, 11:45 AM
- Everything I accomplished yesterday
- Today is on track to finish my to-do-list
- All the items that make my healthy eating easier, the pre-cooked chicken, steamer bags, frozen veggies
- DS is becoming aware that he needs to make changes in the way he eats
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

LiliK
08-21-2010, 02:36 PM
-A beautiful and meaningful memorial service for a dear friend.
-Safe travels.
-Time shared with my husband.
-LOTS of work to do.
-Changing taste buds that prefer real food.
-This board and the wonderful advice and encouragement here.

Beverlyjoy
08-22-2010, 06:58 AM
- pushing through what life is throwing at me - I am grateful

- 5 backdoor neighbors (little boys) asked if they could eat some of our cherry tomatoes. They were so joyful as they carefully selected each one and ate their fill. I loved watching it. (also, loved that they asked first)

- local fall corn on the cob - so good

- willingness to keep trying again

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

cathydoe
08-22-2010, 10:35 AM
+ Sunday Newspaper
+ Shopping yesterday with dh
+ willingness
+ awareness
+ my creative flair

Ruthxxx
08-22-2010, 11:10 AM
- feeling rested and gearing down from two weeks from H
- old friends returning to Church
- a rainy afternoon which is good for a nap
- a successful Bake and Yard sale at the Church
- John was happy and friendly this morning - nice change from bleakness
- another batch of dried tomatoes is just finishing
- payroll is done

time2lose
08-22-2010, 09:17 PM
- Christ
- Good weekend at home, accomplished a lot
- Saw 188 on the scale today
- Strangers saw DH's Bible sitting on my trunk, stopped me at a red light to tell me
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
08-23-2010, 08:28 AM
- willingness to get up today and PLAN for a healthy day

- small patches of skin are healing

- it's fun to talk to DS and DIL on Facebook. I know how to text, too - accepting that it's how young people communitcate these days (I still would rather SPEAK with them)

- cooler temps this week

- family, friends, this site, internet, cellphone

time2lose
08-23-2010, 08:32 AM
- Found a parking space even after being late leaving home
- mobility
- audio books
- nice coworkers
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-23-2010, 09:50 AM
+ wonderful weekend memories
+ a bright and sunny Monday morning
+ willingness to make changes
+ cooked twice this weekend
+ more than enough

Ruthxxx
08-24-2010, 07:15 AM
- made major inroads on desk stuff yesterday
- my ticker is back to being truthful
- three more sleeps until Cape Breton
- I now have a goodly supply of dried cherry tomatoes
- fall strawberries on my Fibre 1 this morning
- the wild cucumber vines are in bloom and scenting the air
- my niggle list is shrinking
- Book Club here tonight

StarvingPoet
08-24-2010, 07:36 AM
- Good friends
- New beginnings

Beverlyjoy
08-24-2010, 07:57 AM
- mostly healthy day yesterday - ate extra before bedtime - grateful it wasn't a full blown 'I don't care how much I eat' day

- I saw many cardinals and gold finches yesterday in the garden

- our sweet little neighbor, Cara, starts kindergarten today. She's excited. I am so very very excited for her, too. I am just the doting neighbor - I can't imagine how her parents and grandparents feel.

- talking to my Mom everyday

- having a rant and a laugh with my 'good' sister in law (truly like another sister) about a fundraiser the other (not very nice) sister in law is putting on

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

cathydoe
08-24-2010, 09:46 AM
+ realizing when I have a "crappy" day it really is minuscule to the big picture
+ spell check
+ Colleen & Monica
+ LP orders
+ cooler temperatures

Beverlyjoy
08-25-2010, 07:26 AM
- DS, DIL, and GS had a wonderful family day yesterday

- my new grandkitten, Rosie, is doing great

- little neighbor had a good first day of kindergarten

- music videos

- family, friends, you guys, internet, cellphone, facebook

LiliK
08-25-2010, 08:06 AM
-my sweet and supportive husband, who, without being asked, told me my butt was getting smaller. :)
-my sweet old doggie.
-seeing colleagues at our before-school-starts meeting.
-rain.
-so far, so good with hurricane season.
-abundance.

time2lose
08-25-2010, 08:22 AM
- 3 wonderful grandchildren
- great church family
- more than enough
- people that love me
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-25-2010, 08:29 AM
+ 69 degrees in the house this morning!
+ 3FC and the friends I have made on here
+ clothes that fit
+ SMALLER clothes that fit!!
+ wisdom to know what I need to do and courage to do it

Ruthxxx
08-25-2010, 08:38 AM
- another fall-smelling morning
- weather for next week in Cape Breton looks fabulous
- Doug remembered I was going away and sent me the Bulletin stuff early. It's printing now.
- great evening with my Book Club buddies although they stayed until one
- cherries and I'm no longer allergic to them
- my dogs behaved beautifully last night despite all the food temptations

Beverlyjoy
08-26-2010, 07:15 AM
- a healthy on plan day yesterday - YAY :carrot:

- willingness to push through yesterday :D

- cleaned the kitchen and it looks great

- pretty weather lately....cooler for now....nice for when the kids start school

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

cathydoe
08-26-2010, 09:56 AM
+ a good cry yesterday
+ contacts soaked last night and I can see clear again!
+ dh is off the next 2 days
+ cooler weather
+ a good nights sleep

LiliK
08-26-2010, 11:57 AM
-a friend who met me at the gym yesterday.
-my first private client!!
-working from home today.
-HRT; seriously, hot flashes are GONE!
-abundance.

Ruthxxx
08-27-2010, 06:16 AM
- grateful to have finally reached the start of my holidays without a meltdown
- gorgeous weather predicted for Cape Breton
- cherries, cheese, Ryvita for breakfast
- managed a pedicure myself - the new knee is bending better!
- a great hug from Holly yesterday - I've missed her
- latest New Yorker to read on the plane
- flight reservation screw-up is now resolved
- my dogs love going to their kennel
- no net, no TV, no phones for a while week!
- a week with Linda means fun, good food, laughter and talk
- afternoon naps guaranteed!

Beverlyjoy
08-27-2010, 06:59 AM
- a healthy day yesterday and the willingness to push through...I am so grateful

- TGIF - DH is coming home today.

- made huge strides in the cleanfest I am having in my office

- farm market this time of the year is so fun

- my family, my friends, my 3fc friends, internet, cellphone, internet]

cathydoe
08-27-2010, 09:12 AM
:cheer2: It is FRIDAY!
:cheer3: 2 days w/o a/c
:cheer2: Watermelon Festival this weekend
:cheer3: good nights sleep
:cheer2: waking up hungry

time2lose
08-27-2010, 09:30 AM
- Get to see my granddaughter this afternoon
- Cooler weather
- No car trouble right now
- God helped me keep my cool when I learned Mon. that DS dropped out of college------- again
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

bonnie2009
08-27-2010, 02:31 PM
**my internet is working again!
-beautiful day
-lost 4.2 pounds in 2 weeks on Weight Watchers
-motivation stronger
-my dogs, my family, this site, fresh air
-HOPE

LiliK
08-27-2010, 04:17 PM
-Still more rain!
-Gorgeous flowers from my DH for my birthday.
-Iced coffee.
-Abundance.
-Interesting, challenging, rewarding employment.

Beverlyjoy
08-28-2010, 06:58 AM
- a better food day - so grateful

- impromtu fire in the outdoor fire place with some neighbors, lots of kids, BIG roasted marshmellos . . . and I didn't eat one marshmello. It was fun. If we had fixin's for somores - it would have been hard to resist. So it was just marshmellos. An early welcome to fall.

- healing slowly - but healing

- fall produce

- a cool evening last night

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

time2lose
08-28-2010, 02:15 PM
- spending time with DD and DGD
- Can afford to take them out to eat and shopping
- Have the energy to go shopping with them
- Not quite as hot here as it has been
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-28-2010, 09:41 PM
Cheryl thank you for sharing you pic with us!!

+ MIL's AUCTION IS OVER!
+ I did NOT buy the HOUSE @ the auction (what was I thinking?)
+ I did NOT spend too much...but do I REALLY need that stuff?
+ had a great day with family
+ hung out with "guys" at the auction for a bit...men are funny to listen to!!

Beverlyjoy
08-29-2010, 08:15 AM
Timetolose (Cheryl) - love seeing your photo! Wow - you were pretty before and even prettier now. So proud for you in your wonderful accomplishment in your weight loss journey.

- willingness to keep trying

- CLEAN & reorganized office!

- Little almost four nieghbor, Katherine, learned to ride her two wheeler with no training wheels yesterday. She is so, so proud. I am grateful I got to see it happen.

- my dishwasher

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

cathydoe
08-29-2010, 06:09 PM
+ Gerri asked about me today
+ all that I have accomplished today
+ sunshine
+ air conditioning & ceiling fans
+ my sun burn is not too bad

Beverlyjoy
08-30-2010, 07:37 AM
- willingness to plan for a healthy day

- DH and I had supper with probably the only person I dislike emmensely. (my sister in law - DH's brother's wife)- I am grateful that I only wanted to scream and 'kick her' one or two times'. We spend time with them only as a death bed wish from DH's mom to see them once in a while.

- my wonderful sister in law Nancy and neice Erika are coming to visit Labor Day weekend. YAY

- birdies chirping

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

StarvingPoet
08-30-2010, 07:52 AM
- Cooler weather
- Fall is in the air
- Starting over
- Moving forward instead of backward

time2lose
08-30-2010, 08:32 AM
Thank you, Cathy and Beverly for your comments on my pictures! :) I changed my avatar as a daily reminder to myself that small losses add up. Sometimes I think that God is teaching me patience. My weight loss has been so slow and I grew accustomed to the changes in my appearance as I went. When I look in the mirror, I still see so much fat that I often think that, while I feel the changes, that they just don't show. When I look at full body pictures of myself, both before and current, I see a fat person in both and really have to look for changes. I see the biggest difference in my face, so I had the idea to make the before and after face shots my avatar. Now when I am on 3FC I will be reminded that I have changed.

- This past week has been hard. I learned a week ago that DS has dropped out of college again. This broke my heart. I thought that it was going well. I have to remind myself that there are good things about him to appreciate. He is a good and kind person. He is not addicted to drugs or alcohol. I just feel so dismal about his future. I just need to get over it and quit grieving.

- Spent time with DD and the new grandbaby this weekend. That made me feel better.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-30-2010, 04:10 PM
Cheryl I am so sorry for your loss of your son dropping out of college. It is his journey and we all do it in our own way. I also know how much you love him and want his future to be bright. I was a kid that dropped out of many colleges and finally when I was 27 I graduated. I did it the hard way. I wouldn't recommend it anyone. But it was me. I feel like singing "I did it my way......." Then there is my niece who has a doctorate and makes just enough $$ to get by and in my eyes isn't happy. So sad. I hear your pain. I feel sad that I put my parents through the ordeal of not graduating sooner.
Growing up is hard to do.

+ that I did graduate from college
+ I am so very blessed today
+ more than enough
+ I feel loved
+ quiet of home

fitkristi
08-30-2010, 04:55 PM
- that I made it to the gym today. I've been having a hard time figuring out my workout schedule since my daughter started afternoon kindergarten.
- that I'm so close to losing my first 50!
- my kids love each other SO much. I worried when I had my youngest daughter (13 months) how my older daughter (5 years) would get along - but they do great together!

bonnie2009
08-31-2010, 02:50 AM
-cooler weather coming
-flowers
-my family
-my dogs
-imagination
-HOPE

Beverlyjoy
08-31-2010, 07:02 AM
- yesterday was a healthy on plan day - I am so so grateful

- skin in healing slowly - but, healing!

- my son called me yesterday to chat and ask my opinion about something (grown up children don't always do what you suggest - but, I am grateful he values my thoughts)

- slept well last night

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

time2lose
08-31-2010, 08:21 AM
Thank you, Cathy!

- Stayed on plan yesterday
- Cooler weather made it possible to walk outside
- Talked to all my sister-in-laws about upcoming family reunion
- My library carries audio books so listen while exercising. Buying them would cost a fortune.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
08-31-2010, 11:08 AM
:cb: I made the phone call that I needed to last night.
:cp: 99.9% sure the sale did not go through
:flow1: quiet of home
:carrot: water oh glorious water
:broc: I am who I am

bonnie2009
08-31-2010, 04:59 PM
-new day
-sunshine
-family
-dogs
-finding some healthy receipes
-Labor Day Weekend
-clean water, this site
-imagination
-HOPE

cathydoe
09-01-2010, 09:24 AM
+ Hump Day!
+ I feel energized
+ quiet of home
+ each minute can be a start over
+ more than enough

time2lose
09-01-2010, 10:54 AM
Cathy, Thank you for all your encouragement.

BTW - time to move to the September thread! :) Time is flying by!