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




Beverlyjoy
09-01-2010, 07:47 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
09-01-2010, 07:51 AM
willingness to keep trying - very grateful - (even if it's sporatic for me at this time)

music

lost two pounds since last Wednesday

wonderful neighbors

GS liked his first day of preschool !

my family, my friends, 3fc friends, internet, cellphone, facebook

MyChoice2bfit
09-01-2010, 09:29 AM
Today I am gratetful for free time!
Also grateful for a new month; it feels like a clean slate to filled with wonderful opportunities and new goals to reach.


time2lose
09-01-2010, 04:29 PM
- Still hot here but a little cooler. A few degrees make a big difference.
- Got everything organized for the family reunion
- Willingness
- Desire to let go of the things I can not control
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

bonnie2009
09-01-2010, 11:57 PM
-weekend weather forecast is great
-family
-dogs
-fresh air
-an open mind
-this site
-HOPE

Beverlyjoy
09-02-2010, 07:03 AM
- it's a new day

- the quiet of the morning today - even the birdies are sleeping still, I guess

- my sweet neighbor - third grade - she came over while her mom went to curriculum night. We planned our annual Dancing with the Stars 'kick off party'. Then I told her true stories about my grandparents. Fun evening.

- predicting cooler weather starting tomorrow.

- college football starts tonight - yay

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

time2lose
09-02-2010, 08:13 AM
- a new start each morning
- lovely walk outside this morning
- all the conveniences of modern life
- I still have my parents.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-02-2010, 02:41 PM
+ Beverlyjoy for starting this thread each month
+ Cheryl for reminding me to move to this new month :D
+ the sale drama is over
+ sunshine with the hopes of a pretty weekend
+ more than enough

LiliK
09-02-2010, 07:57 PM
-Great new students.
-Long weekend coming up!
-My sweet husband.
-Abundance in all things.
-Air conditioning and HRT--keep those hot flashes at bay!

PinkHoodie
09-02-2010, 08:14 PM
*Glad that Fall is on its way in. Probably my favorite season! The smell in the air is even different.
*Grateful that most of my horrible dental work is done, now just waiting to see when I get my crown put on! :D
*Grateful we were able to rejoin our gym. I love being able to go with hubby in the morning...it really helps our relationship as weird as that sounds.
*Grateful for a motivating weigh in.

bonnie2009
09-02-2010, 08:27 PM
-Friday
-family
-dogs
-small steps
-nicer weather
-imagination
-HOPE

Beverlyjoy
09-03-2010, 07:33 AM
- happy Friday!

- DH got a fantastic review at the sales meeting this week...

- cooler weather coming

- my sister is going inland from Cape Cod today - just to be safe. Grateful that folks can know ahead of time when a hurricaine is heading their way

- family coming to a quickie visit this week

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

time2lose
09-03-2010, 08:17 AM
- My friends here on this thread. You help my attitude and enrich my life.
- Long weekend coming up and I get to see family.
- My grandson has started talking to me on the phone. I don't always understand him but I certainly understand the "Love you, Grandma"
- My father has his 81 birthday tomorrow. I was blessed with a wonderful father.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-03-2010, 10:36 AM
:coolsnow: cooler weather...I even have a sweatshirt on!
:belly: FRIDAY with a 3 day no plans weekend ahead
:broc: able to learn to do what is in front of me one task at a time
:carrot: friends, 3FC, LP, WY, dh, Bessie
:cb: more than enough

time2lose
09-03-2010, 10:40 AM
Cathy, cooler weather...I even have a sweatshirt on!

Sounds lovely, our high yesterday was 96 degrees!

bonnie2009
09-04-2010, 12:34 AM
time2lose-I will be sending your Dad Happy Birthday wishes tomorrow. I miss my wonderful Dad so. There is nothing like them.

-wonderful Dads
-cooler weather
-taking some time to stop and think about the good there is and the good there can be.
-family
-dogs
-imagination
-HOPE

doingmybest
09-04-2010, 02:12 AM
-my freedom
-my DH (who is wonderful)
-my two sweet, beautiful kitties
-a good job
-my comfortable home
-my community
-friends
-3FCs

Beverlyjoy
09-04-2010, 08:19 AM
- a new day with new possibilities

- cool out - 55 degrees - some autumn leaves - college football

- skin is slowly healing

- DH is home...yay

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

cathydoe
09-04-2010, 10:04 AM
@ 65 degrees in house this morning! A wonderful nights sleep!
@ the "for sale" drama is OFFICIALLY over
@ my swaps are wonderful and there are many generous people in this world!
@ hope for an organized house... better yet...hope for organized living!
@ blessings, blessings and more blessings especially my awesome dh

Ruthxxx
09-05-2010, 07:18 AM
Today I am grateful for
- the change in the weather to cooler temps
- my dogs who are really affectionate - they missed me
- my friend Linda who was a terrific traveling companion
- my raised vegetable bed which continues to produce
- Ian who is growing on me a bit

Beverlyjoy
09-05-2010, 07:55 AM
- another beautiful morning outside!

- wonderful SIL and neice coming today

- meditation

- hurricaine Earl didn't impact my sister badly in Cape Cod

- so many biridies love our yard

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

cathydoe
09-05-2010, 01:23 PM
:cheer: A gorgeous day outside!
:cheer: Sunday Newspaper
:cheer: HOPE
:cheer: my creative side
:cheer: I am where I am TODAY

LiliK
09-05-2010, 04:21 PM
-gorgeous weather
-LSU football!!
-my sweet old doggie, Lili.
-my sweet not-so-old DH. :)
-abundance.
-weekends, especially 3-day ones!

Beverlyjoy
09-06-2010, 08:09 AM
= a good visit with out of town family

- last night 13 people over for a fire and roasted marshmellos and somores

- seeing Aunt Mackie yesterday

- my nice home

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

cathydoe
09-06-2010, 01:45 PM
+ firepit with friends last night and it was a BEAUTIFUL evening
+ sun is shinning today - what a gorgeous fall day
+ an extra day to play (HOOT!)
+ I'm sorry there was an accident BUT it wasn't in dh's PARK (huge relief)
+ abundance

bonnie2009
09-06-2010, 02:29 PM
-gorgeous day
-family
-dogs
-fall weather is on it's way
-HOPE
-imagination

Ruthxxx
09-07-2010, 04:02 AM
- nice to have the furnace turn on this morning
- good coffee time with Ernie - no pressure to help with his campaign
- veggie soup for lunch perfect on a cold, wet day - lots left for the stash
- sorted out some Mill accounting jobs
- said farewell to summer staff - nice kids but payroll was a drag
- picked a bouquet of sedum 'Autumn Joy' with white mums - a joy!

Beverlyjoy
09-07-2010, 07:22 AM
- my washing machine

- a Tuesday that 'feels' like a Monday

- one step at a time

- buying books online - love this

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

LiliK
09-07-2010, 08:22 AM
-lots to do--no boredom here!
-my sweet and supportive husband.
-time and rest.
-clean laundry.
-sleepy doggie cuddles.

cathydoe
09-07-2010, 12:15 PM
+ Actually got 3 major things off of to-do list already today!
+ beautiful weather
+ people noticing weight loss and I am not going spaz
+ quiet of home
+ happy and content

Vixsin
09-07-2010, 12:53 PM
Hi there all!! Can I join too?!

Today is kind of a wierd day for me. I am up 5 lbs on the scale. I think some of it is water from overdoing yesterday but I KNOW some of it is from bad choices of last week.

Today, I am grateful for this site so I can stay accountable with my weightloss chickies! :) I am also grateful for forgiveness. I have forgiven myself for the poor choices I made last week and I am energized to be back on track this week. I am grateful for meal planning. Without it, I am lost.:stars: I am also grateful for my family and friends. Without that support, I would be lost also.

lili: I LOVE the sleepy dog snuggles. I have a little chihuahua, Buddy, he is the best snuggler in the evening after my son has gone to bed!

time2lose
09-07-2010, 10:03 PM
Welcome, Vixsin! The more the merrier.

- Safe travel
- Time spent with family
- Dad had a great birthday.
- We had lots of great food for the family reunion. I was in charge of the food so that was a huge relief.
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

bonnie2009
09-07-2010, 11:45 PM
-cooler weather for tomorrow
-family
-friends
-increased self esteem (it has been hard fought)
-calmness about eating healthier
-HOPE
-this site
-Fall is on it's way
-dogs
-quiet

Ruthxxx
09-08-2010, 07:32 AM
- discovering inherited accounting problems and knowing how to fix them
- cuddles with Disney who freaked in last night's T-storm. She is a Katrina rescue who considers me her safe haven
- the smell of really fresh green peppers in my eggs this morning
- clean sheets dried in the sunshine yesterday and back on my bed
- a great night's sleep - see above
- Saturday's weather looking good for the wedding
- black fly bite itching seems to have abated

time2lose
09-08-2010, 09:38 AM
- A job to come home to
- A routine to follow
- The leisure center exercise facilities
- Health care
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-08-2010, 09:51 AM
- clean sheets dried in the sunshine yesterday and back on my bed

Ahhh, I can feel it and smell it...thank you

:welcome2: Vixen Glad you are here!

+ 3FC and the friends I have made and the WONDERFUL support
+ sunshine
+ rekindling a friendship
+ Colleen
+ hope

Beverlyjoy
09-08-2010, 12:54 PM
Vixsin...glad you are joining in.

- good visit with Rachel

- only lost power for a few hours after the storm yesterday

- Mom is coming to dinner tonight

- this country...usa

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

dcapulet
09-08-2010, 11:22 PM
I really need this this week.

-Finding this thread
- being alive
-being in school
-my kids
-my husband
-good movies

bonnie2009
09-09-2010, 12:03 AM
-Beverly Joy for starting this thread-Thank You!
-music
-gorgeous weather
-dogs
-work
-HOPE
-family
-this site

calluna
09-09-2010, 01:50 AM
- My charming canine companions
- stable employment
- slightly dirty little boys who had a good time playing outside
- a great workout this evening
- sunshine

Ruthxxx
09-09-2010, 06:08 AM
- another good night of sleep
- a nap yesterday afternoon with two dogs who finally got with the programme
- no Church Bulletin to write and print today!
- a phone call from Rev. Susan in NZ to say she is OK after the earthquake
- having a stash of frozen meals so I don't need to cook unless I want to
- Italy in only three more weeks - 21 sleeps!
- despite the rain right now, Saturday looks good for the wedding
- feeling zippy these days despite the afternoon nap. (This could be a good winter habit.)

Beverlyjoy
09-09-2010, 06:27 AM
I am so happy new folks are joining in this positive thread. Welcome to all.

I have faced a really hard time in my life recently - this thread helps me to always see that there are blessings in my life too.

- it was very helpful for me to speak with a therapist yesterday - this has been a bad/hard time in my life and she can help me get through it. Grateful for the willingness to seek help.

- Nice time with mom last night.

- traditions

- some flowers still blooming

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

cathydoe
09-09-2010, 09:19 AM
+ Thursday - my favorite day of the week!
+ my friend Heidi
+ Colleen
+ dh and Bessie
+ hope and willingness

time2lose
09-09-2010, 09:54 AM
- a new day and fresh start
- comfortable shoes
- no knee pain
- everything that I need and much more
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

bonnie2009
09-10-2010, 12:14 AM
-this site
-family
-dogs
-increased self esteem
-fall weather
-HOPE

time2lose
09-10-2010, 08:09 AM
- Each day is a fresh start
- Mobility
- Weekend!!
- USA
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

plumeria
09-10-2010, 08:48 AM
Jumping in!

-Fall is coming!!! I feel it in the air!!! No more hibernating in the AC!!!!
-my 10 month old daughter for sleeping through the night last night
-this beautiful morning
-my wonderful husband
-pants that were getting tight are now getting loose

cathydoe
09-10-2010, 10:57 AM
+ It is FRIDAY
+ quiet of home
+ all PRESSING chores are done
+ enuf $$ for payroll
+ hope

LiliK
09-10-2010, 10:57 PM
-WEEKEND.
-My sweet husband.
-Abundance.
-Plenty to do and time to do it.
-Air conditioning!!

calluna
09-11-2010, 05:12 AM
I am exceedingly grateful to be healthy and 86 lbs lighter since I have to be in the hospital getting completely unexpected surgery.

time2lose
09-11-2010, 12:08 PM
- Home, I plan to not leave it today.
- Christ who strengthens me
- abundance
- good books
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-11-2010, 02:56 PM
+ energy to clean this house!
+ sun came out for the big rodeo parade and the BIG Iowa/Iowa State game today!!
+ dh is at the BIG GAME w/an old college buddy
+ my very dear friend's adult children are coming to watch the game at my house
+ hope

Ruthxxx
09-11-2010, 03:27 PM
- 19 sleeps until Italy
- took in my long skirt - 4" off the waist!
- lovely afternoon for a meadow wedding
- resolved the problem of the brown and gold quilt so I can finish it
- fall crocus have surprised me by appearing in the front bed
- delicious sort of Greek salad for lunch
- BGL was good this morning after crashing yesterday
- yesterday's hectic day is gone, never to return!
- great haircut from Danny yesterday still looks great for the wedding

Ruthxxx
09-12-2010, 08:02 AM
- a beautiful day for yesterday's wedding
- stayed on plan re food and drink
- felt quite glam in my long skirt and cotton brocade jacket
- it's a rainy Sunday and I'll quilt, cook and read today
- dogs are super cuddly today
- the milk was sour but I had SF hazelnut syrup which made it yummy
- I danced at the wedding and my knee behaved!

cathydoe
09-12-2010, 10:54 AM
: Sunday Newspaper
: Having the kids (young adults) over yesterday
: dh arrived home safely
: ALL the housework I accomplished yesterday
: sunshine and another beautiful day

time2lose
09-12-2010, 02:48 PM
- Worship this morning
- extra sweet grapes
- My taste has changed and fruit is a huge treat
- My family is well
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Ruthxxx
09-13-2010, 08:09 AM
- my darling DIL whose birthday I forgot!
- a day with no "musts" on the schedule
- coffee is particularly good this morning
- the wee fall flower arrangement on the kitchen table - my new "island of calm"
- the freedom to have an afternoon nap on rainy days

cathydoe
09-13-2010, 09:25 AM
+ a calm Monday morning feeling
+ an organized life is possible
+ hope
+ willingness to make healthy food choices
+ understanding the difference between good and healthy

bonnie2009
09-13-2010, 11:46 PM
-this site
-family
-dogs
-insight
-HOPE
-fall weather
-impatiens are beautiful
-butterfly bush I found on sale is still very healthy
-blue sky
-sunshine
-compassion

Beverlyjoy
09-14-2010, 07:43 AM
Cathydoe - checking up on me. I was visiting my out of town family - their computer was working.

- willingness to make a plan today.

- realizing how grateful it is to have a working computer back home

- - glad to be home

- replaced meditation cd that was broken and it arrived in the mail

- our wonderful neighborhood

- my skin abraisions are healing. I thought it was still looking awful. But - derm. said some of it are scars that look bad - but that skin has healed over. Grateful for scars instead open wounds.

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

time2lose
09-14-2010, 08:33 AM
- a cool breeze this morning
- grapes
- peace at home
- my eye sight
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Ruthxxx
09-14-2010, 08:53 AM
- butterflies in the front garden
- remembered my car appointment just in time
- the grant cheque for the Mill arrived - whew!
- am nearly finished that darned brown quilt
- Honey Crisp Apples from a local orchard

cathydoe
09-14-2010, 08:25 PM
+ yummy fall crisp and juicy apples
+ my friend made shampoo bars and is in a shampoo bar swap...which means I get to partake in the goodies too! WHOOT! I love shampoo bars.
+ being able to spend time being creative
+ hope
+ I am drinking water right now!

bonnie2009
09-14-2010, 10:28 PM
-cooler weather
-family
-dogs
-animals
-nature
-HOPE

Ruthxxx
09-15-2010, 07:25 AM
- my furnace which is badly needed this morning
- my book club pals - a great fun group
- getting to know Norma better
- Disney who behaved like an angel at pet therapy yesterday
- the deep pink asters that are coming into bloom
- pumpkins - because they make me smile

cathydoe
09-15-2010, 08:59 AM
+ there is $$ for payroll taxes
+ hope
+ willingness
+ friends
+ the realization that I will not ever have a visit from Aunt Flo. I will never have to worry about that EVER. I like it.

Beverlyjoy
09-15-2010, 12:33 PM
- willingness to push through wanting to eat everything in sight when I woke up today

- took DH to his derm. today - didn't find the cancer family doctor saw (thought he saw)

- windows open

- grandson and DIL feeling better

- positive thinking quotes on the computer

- frienads, family, fsf, computer, facebook, cellphone.

saram
09-15-2010, 08:22 PM
NO more $170 energy bills because the A/C does not have to be on

bonfires on a cool fall night

going for a walk and not sweating your booty off

losing wt even during TOM

SnapFitness!

dreamerchick
09-15-2010, 08:49 PM
wonderful friends
beautiful weather
the greatest daddy and family
having a godson
support
starting a new life and a new me :D

bonnie2009
09-16-2010, 12:14 AM
-cooler evenings
-dogs
-family
-HOPE
-sunshine
-the way fall smells
-intuition
-this site

LiliK
09-16-2010, 12:37 AM
-Lots to do.
-My sweet old doggie and sleepy doggie cuddles.
-Health and safety.
-New fabulous shoes.
-Abundance.

Beverlyjoy
09-16-2010, 07:02 AM
- a patch of healthy eating yesterday

- warm milk helps me fall asleep when I can't do it

-the wonderful seniors in my life

- washing machine

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

- having faith

Ruthxxx
09-16-2010, 08:30 AM
- a rainy day but lots to do indoors
- finally have a handle on the grant application
- Doug is going to attend Synod for me :cb:
- I am looking forward to being home this evening!
- met Sharon H. yesterday - nice lady and we may become friends
- both dogs were angels at pet therapy yesterday

cathydoe
09-16-2010, 10:20 AM
YEAH Beverlyjoy on dh doc visit...and I gotta hear more about those positive quotes on your computer!
:broc: today is my favorite day of the week THURSDAY!
:scooter: my swap group-so much fun
:bunny2: I have been asked to be on the board of our local Chamber of Commerce. I really feel honored.
:belly: a rainy and dreary day, and I still feel energized!
:cheer: HOPE

time2lose
09-16-2010, 02:13 PM
- Peace
- Diet DP
- my coworkers
- reliable car
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

bonnie2009
09-16-2010, 03:37 PM
-healthy enough to exercise
-sunshine
-breeze
-family
-dogs
-HOPE
-learning
-music

Beverlyjoy
09-17-2010, 04:38 AM
Cathydoe - I 'googled' positive thinking quotes and found an endless number to read. It was inspiring, really. A good motivator.

- a fun little birthday gathering last nighfor the twins on our street - they turned four (I avoided the cake)

- music

- talked to my sister for a long long time yesterday

- safety from bad weather

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

- willingness to find gratitudes daily

Ruthxxx
09-17-2010, 05:07 AM
- finally finished that blasted quilt top for Victoria's Quilts
- Donna came and cleaned my house
- finished the grant application
- a manageable day ahead and I am going to keep it like that
- Jeff's pear wine that actually smells of pear
- the Church bulletin is done two days early for a change!

cathydoe
09-17-2010, 10:55 AM
+ sunny and beautiful weather
+ a GREAT nights sleep
+ energy and motivation
+ dh, I love him soooooooooooooooooooooo
+ more than enough

time2lose
09-17-2010, 11:09 AM
- pain free walking
- access to a large variety of foods
- Friday!
- books to read
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

bonnie2009
09-17-2010, 09:45 PM
-increased confidence
-being kinder to myself
-cooler weather
-family
-dogs
-HOPE
-motivation to exercise
-this site

Beverlyjoy
09-18-2010, 06:48 AM
- my little five year old neighbor took a cheerleader class. She came over to show me her fun outfit... leggings, teeshirt, etc. She looked darling. DH went to see her group do their little cheer at the high school football game. He said it was too cute. She was so excited. It 'cheered' me up thinking about it.

- music videos are so fun - like mini musicals

- went to lunch with a dear friend yesterday

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

- starbucks coffee on sale - great price. - dh loves it

Ruthxxx
09-18-2010, 07:20 AM
- another sunny day although it's sweater weather
- lovely coffeetime with Barb yesterday to celebrate her birthday - she is so full of life and always makes me smile
- gave that old pitcher and basin to Suzie - she was sooo delighted
- picked yet another basket of tomatoes from my one plant
- made headway on balancing the Mill accounts
- ordered my Euros for my trip - now it's real
- a quilt show, lunch with my sister and a shore dinner on today's agenda ... fun day ahead

bonnie2009
09-19-2010, 12:17 AM
-dinner with my family
-work
-HOPE
-gorgeous day
-dogs
-this site
-insight

Beverlyjoy
09-19-2010, 08:45 AM
- I did so much better with my food yesterday - I am so grateful

- a really fun evening with friends last night - a cookkout, bonfire, birthday party at their house in the country. So quiet - so many stars.

- a cool morning

- I love college football. All our teams won yesterday: Ohio State, Michigan State, University of Southern California Happy day.

- my friends, my family, 3fc, internet, cellphone, internet, comfy chair

- slept over eight hours last night....very unusual for me. I loved it.

Ruthxxx
09-19-2010, 10:46 AM
- another sunny day!
- slept until seven - woke at two and went back to sleep! :cb:
- loved the quilt show yesterday

- was able to afford to buy a new sewing machine - the "old" one will go to a women's shelter - it's almost brand new but the new one has many more quilting features

- found a fruit loaf in the freezer to take to church for coffeetime

- managed the shore dinner last night without weight gain or high blood sugar

- I have a lovely pitcher of magenta and mauve asters on my desk

cathydoe
09-19-2010, 11:49 AM
+ my roses that were a surprise yesterday
+ Fiesta is over for another year...good times were had
+ creating a database for the 1st time it was easier than I thought
+ the new neighbors across the street have children that play outside and it is fun to watch
+ all of my treasures are home from the auction!

calluna
09-19-2010, 12:05 PM
- I'm so grateful that I'm alive. After the last ten days of medical chaos, this is not any kind of a joke

- I got to see a pod of beluga whales on my way home from the hospital yesterday!!! Amazingly, incredibly exciting!

- I have good friends and family who have been supportive and loving during this challenging time

- I love my four-legged friends here at home

bonnie2009
09-19-2010, 11:07 PM
-determination
-family
-friends
-HOPE
-this site
-my impatiens are getting prettier and prettier
-actually made some progress cleaning and organizing the house

Beverlyjoy
09-20-2010, 07:08 AM
- a much better healthy on plan food day - so grateful. I couldn't fall asleep last night and did eat extra at 2am. *sigh*

- skin healing

- I know there are people that really care about me and my welfare

- I have so many books

- computers - so wonderful to be able to access information any time of the day or night - plus the world wide friendships I've made in so many areas of my life. It's truly wonderful and amazing

- my true friends, my family,this site and it's reminder of daily gratitude, cell phone, facebook

Ruthxxx
09-20-2010, 08:08 AM
- woke at five feeling rested

- lovely drive to take the car in for its new oil pan

- nice visit over tea with Barb yesterday afternoon

- acorn squash for dinner

- tidied my quilting studio and made a chicken pincushion yesterday

time2lose
09-20-2010, 10:00 AM
- My new scale even though it threw me a bit
- comfortable shoes
- Get to see DD and DGD tonight!
- Semi-clean house, went through a lot of stuff this weekend
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-20-2010, 10:28 AM
This is one of those days where it is more difficult to be thankful...yet I really do have lots to be thankful for!!

+ Colleen
+ getting to work from home
+ Bessie
+ computer and internet
+ friends

wow...there was 5 in no time and I was ready to do 6...yeah for me!!

+ I was able to write a list of 5 gratitude's with a fair amount of ease :bravo:

bonnie2009
09-21-2010, 12:28 AM
-family
-friends
-work
-shopping
-finding great bargains
-this site
-HOPE
-dogs

Ruthxxx
09-21-2010, 06:23 AM
- another good night of sleep with a 5 AM wakening
- potato, onion omelet for breakfast
- Good Food Box today
- a trip to town today to buy mums for the village and church planters
- dogs are very affectionate this morning - maybe it's the cold
- a most efficient furnace

Beverlyjoy
09-21-2010, 07:34 AM
- forgiveness

- great fun at our annual Dancing with the Stars 'kick off' party. My little neighbor had made herself a scorecard and all. It was delightful.

- air conditioning and fans (however, I am ready for some fall weather)

- being able to see beyond my friend's arrogance and know that there is so much goodness in her, really

- kindness

- my family, my friends, fsf, facebook, internet, cell phones, libraries

cathydoe
09-21-2010, 12:20 PM
+ air is on again...but so good for the fall allergies!
+ curtains, so no one knows I am home
+ dh had a not so good dr apt yesterday...thank heavens for a dr in family so he can tell us the real scoop!
+ Leanna got her car
+ Colleen

Jojo381972
09-21-2010, 02:18 PM
What an excellent thread idea. Jumping right in here!

-great family and friends
-being home
-my health
-my awesome apartment find
-my nieces and nephews
-food in general

LiliK
09-21-2010, 05:27 PM
-terrific blood work results and normal blood pressure without medication!!
-my handsome, supportive husband.
-my sweet old doggie.
-lots of work, lots of interesting things to do.
-comfortable bras!! (long story, but really important, when you think about it)

bonnie2009
09-21-2010, 10:50 PM
-work
-family
-friends
-this site
-dogs
-creativity
-HOPE

Beverlyjoy
09-22-2010, 06:58 AM
Cathydoe - yes, there are those days when graditudes are hard - isn't it wonderful that we can find things if we dig deep.

- my kind neighbor who came and unclogged my drain in the kitchen

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

- a comfy bed

- my cute little new neighbor who loves his play lawnmower so much that he takes it to bed with him. So sweet.

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

Ruthxxx
09-22-2010, 08:02 AM
- slept until seven!
- T-storm last night but Disney not as terrified
- cauliflower extras to freeze
- sorted out quilt raffle money
- my new sewing machine is ready for pick-up
- converted RRSP to a RIF with annual payment on my birthday
- weight down a pound for a change - a miracle!

time2lose
09-22-2010, 09:18 AM
- Time spent with DD and DGD
- DS helped DH with a project last night
- Cool days in the forecast to look forward to
- audio books to listen to while walking
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-22-2010, 11:19 AM
+ internet
+ quiet of home
+ hope
+ willingness to be willing
+ Colleen

bonnie2009
09-23-2010, 12:22 AM
-work
-dogs
-family
-friends
-HOPE
-cooler weather coming starting Saturday-yeah!!
-compassion

Ruthxxx
09-23-2010, 06:36 AM
- a slightly warmer day with :sunny: is about to arrive
- harvest moon tonight
- one more perfect pink rose from my struggling rose bush
- my bean plants have baby beans
- today I pick up my new sewing machine
- nice visit with Ernie last night - he brought wine
- I'm caught up on Mill accounting tasks - for now

Beverlyjoy
09-23-2010, 07:34 AM
- for the times I am willing to NOT get in the car and go buy some food I am craving

- lunch today is planned to be with my seniors

- high is 92 - it will be record heat. I am so grateful to have air conditioning and fans

- folks that care about me

- my family,friends, internet, cell phone facebook

time2lose
09-23-2010, 08:22 AM
Today I am grateful:

- That I have a good relationship with my daughter
- My newest grand-baby is right on track developmentally
- for an exciting new project at work
- for free audio books from my local library
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

calluna
09-23-2010, 11:23 AM
- very grateful that my health continues to improve
- for good friends and family who have been supportive during the medical trials recently
- for the charming canine companions who follow me from room to room and check in on me to make sure I'm doing okay. They sniff me at my bandage sites and consult each other before going to lay back down again.
- for the partner who is one of the best-hearted curmudgeons that a girl could ask for

LiliK
09-23-2010, 11:54 AM
-Multigrain toast.
-A properly fitting bra!!
-My amazing husband.
-My sweet old doggie and her antics.
-Hummingbirds.
-Abundance of work, blessings, love.

cathydoe
09-23-2010, 01:46 PM
+ THURSDAY
+ Trees are trimmed and the bill is paid
+ TJ came right away and is working on window
+ dh, Bessie, Colleen
+ more than enough

bonnie2009
09-24-2010, 02:15 AM
-compassion
-family
-dogs
-HOPE
-Cooler weather coming!! It broke the record today of 94 degrees.
-lost 2 pounds at weigh-in today-yeah!
-Applying for volunteer opportunity.
-air conditioning and fan

Beverlyjoy
09-24-2010, 07:45 AM
- yesterday was a healthy on plan day - I am so, so grateful :)

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- A really fun lunch out with Mom and Auntie Mackie - I ate on plan. I checked the menu before hand.

- my grabber doo-hickey

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

Ruthxxx
09-24-2010, 07:54 AM
Today I'm grateful for
- the last tomatoes from the raised bed
- being able to help out the Fair finances with a bit of a $$ transfusion
- losing a pound despite Chinese food yesterday
- dogs who DID do potty outside in the downpour instead of trying to ...
- my new sewing machine and all its bells and whistles
- having that rusty/brownish quilt ready to go for quilting
- Euros in my travel wallet!
- feeling physically fit for travel next week

cathydoe
09-24-2010, 10:13 AM
+ cooler weather
+ after forever, getting bricks fixed (say that 5 times really fast) bricks fixed, bricks fixed, bricks fixed, bricks fixed, bricks fixed (it is even hard to TYPE!
+ my sister is coming to visit next month!
+ nice visit with Leanna on the phone yesterday
+ all the people in my life - I am so blessed!

time2lose
09-24-2010, 11:04 AM
- Friday
- Cooler weather coming
- My worst food days now are better than my best food days were before I started changing my diet
- Modern conveniences
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
09-25-2010, 06:45 AM
another on plan day - I am so, so grateful

- a wonderful visit/supper with my friend going into the Peace Corp soon.

- my neighbor brought over a big bag of apples from picking - so thoughtful. I'll make up some apple sauce

- skin healing well

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

- willingness to try

LiliK
09-25-2010, 12:51 PM
-Lots to do and time and energy to do it.
-Great haircut!
-My supportive and sweet husband.
-My lovie old doggie and sleepy doggie cuddles.
-A Saturday at home (recharging!!).

Jojo381972
09-25-2010, 09:17 PM
Can I just say how important this thread is to me. I always find when I'm feeling down or sorry for myself, that feeling appreciative of what I have is a wake up call to be grateful for what I have.

-good friends!
-my new comfy lazyboy chair
-water
-a job
-my health
-free healthcare
-food
-facebook, msn, mobile phone

stacygee
09-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Today I was thankful for my 6 year old cleaning the whole playroom by herself!

Beverlyjoy
09-26-2010, 06:58 AM
jojo - yes indeed. I agree. A daily gratitude time can always be helpful.

- another day in my calorie range - I am so grateful (that's three days now - yay!)

- GS (age 3 1/2) went to his first college football game had fun. He loved the cheers of the crowd and the half time show the best. He lasted til after half time before he got really antsy. That is about right for his age. That's when they all went home.

- no heat or air on yesterday - just open windows all day

- seeing pictures of GS on Facebook.

- friends, family, 3fc, interent cell phone.

Ruthxxx
09-26-2010, 07:55 AM
Grateful for:
- getting 24 lovely mum plants for the village at a good price
- planting half of them the rain
- being able to put together my new small BBQ without having to ask for help
- my new young neighbour, Leanna
- finding my fall pants AND my dark glasses withing the same 24 hours
- feeling ready for my trip - see above :)
- a relatively small pile of accounting to get through before I leave
- having legs feeling strong enough to serve at the Church supper today

cathydoe
09-26-2010, 10:51 AM
Whoa...I didn't post yesterday...what was I thinking? :D

+ Sunshine and blue sky
+ my creative side
+ the church bus...makes my dog bark and makes me smile
+ Sunday Newspaper
+ courage to change

bonnie2009
09-26-2010, 10:50 PM
-patience with myself
-gorgeous day
-picnic with family
-dogs
-niece stayed the night
-HOPE
-this site

Beverlyjoy
09-27-2010, 03:55 AM
- yesterday was a healthy on plan day - I am so grateful (it's four days).

- we had company over for coffee yesterday morning ... dh got muffins and our friend brought Tim Hortens donut holes. I did NOT eat one bite of the goodies. I held my coffee cup in with both hands. And was willing to give the leftover to the neighbor.

- not eating yesterday when I was really stressed

- such beautiful fall weather the last couple of days...finally

- the groundhog didn't eat all the tomatoes and left some for us

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

Ruthxxx
09-27-2010, 05:59 AM
- my knee survived 4 hours of waiting at tables at the Church supper
- lots of laughter at coffee after Church yesterday - it's great when everyone is goofy, happy
- Anders came in for tea and reassurance about his campaign for Council
- the big beef stew is ready to take to the worksite this morning
- early bed and a reasonable wake-up for a busy day

time2lose
09-27-2010, 08:59 AM
- The shower/lunch went well at church yesterday, lots of people and lots of food. There was even some healthy food.
- A good night's sleep to refresh me.
- A little coolness this morning - temps have still been in the 90s here
- Feeling very peaceful this morning
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-27-2010, 10:39 AM
+ sunshine and blue sky
+ almost all the stuff is moved out of the room & ready for the new carpet
+ the dolly to help me move "stuff"
+ Heidi and John both made it home safely yesterday
+ more than enough

bonnie2009
09-27-2010, 10:41 PM
-cooler weather
-much needed rain
-HOPE
-inner strength
-dogs
-this site
-tomorrow is a chance to "do over"
-this site
-new comforter

Ruthxxx
09-28-2010, 07:52 AM
Grateful for
- a very productive Monday - the end is in sight for paperwork
- the men were very appreciative of yesterday's lunch - four of them cleaned out my large crockpot
- my weight is down a pound - a miracle!
- finished the frassing Bingo report
- pet therapy at the nursing home today - it always makes me feel good although it takes a two hour hunk out of my afternoon
- being able to cope physically and mentally with a busy life

Beverlyjoy
09-28-2010, 09:14 AM
- a healthy on plan, on calories day yesterday - I am so grateful (five days is rejoiceful for me)

- fall weather

- dh is learning to listen better - finally, after 30 years. lol

- so many new pictures on Facebook of GS

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

cathydoe
09-28-2010, 11:29 AM
+ carpet people are here
+ FINALLY, after many years, decided floor for laundry room
+ an organized home might be possible
+ courage to change
+ 3FC, friends, beautiful weather, dh, Bessie, Colleen, Monica

bonnie2009
09-28-2010, 11:25 PM
-family
-being kinder to myself
-aunt is feeling better
-dogs
-looking forward to a weekend trip
-HOPE
-sunshine

Jojo381972
09-29-2010, 12:36 AM
- a healthy on plan, on calories day yesterday - I am so grateful (five days is rejoiceful for me)
,

Congratulations! We can do this! :carrot:

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-my health
-Warm weather after the rain
-my daily walk
-my comfy bed
-snuggly slippers
-indigestion medicine
-facebook to keep in touch with my friends around the world.

Beverlyjoy
09-29-2010, 08:26 AM
Thanks Jojo - I think we CAN do this.

- yesterday was a healthy on plan day - I am so grateful. It's six days (happy)

- DS called me with a 'child rearing' question. It's nice to know he values my opinion.

- huge patch of cosmos blooming right near my window

- willingness to try again

- friends, family, 3fc, internet, cell, facaebook.

time2lose
09-29-2010, 08:26 AM
- the break in the heat
- DS is starting job hunting
- The foods that I want have changed
- mobility
- Family, friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

cathydoe
09-29-2010, 09:47 AM
+ one room down...one to go
+ sunshine & blue sky...what beautiful fall weather we have been having
+ hope
+ great nights sleep
+ dh, I love him sooooooooooooooooooo

bonnie2009
09-30-2010, 12:26 AM
-fall weather
-upcoming weekend trip
-family
-friends
-HOPE
-giving myself a break
-sunshine

cfmama
09-30-2010, 12:29 AM
Oh I need this :)

blue sky's today!
a FANTASTIC Groove work out
my best friend Danya who rocks my world
my three gorgeous collies who enrich my life so much
my wonderful husband who did the dishes for me
my two gorgeous daughters who I got to watch dance today
my sprite of a boy who makes me laugh
my warm bathrobe and cold glass of water that are with me at the keyboard ;)

Ruthxxx
09-30-2010, 07:08 AM
This busy morning I am grateful for
- being healthy - sure the knee hurts but I can cope
- being able to afford this trip
- holding the line on weight and BGL the past month
- having loads of clothes to chose from for packing
- a great kennel for the dogs while I'm away
- returning home in time for Thanksgiving weekend
- a great manicure from my new neighbour Leanna

Beverlyjoy
09-30-2010, 07:27 AM
First and foremost - I am grateful for the habit of daily gratitudes. Even on the worst days - there are always things for which to be grateful.

- grateful for the willingness to keep trying

- the derm. said my skin has healed enough to schedule the surgery, finally

- music

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

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

cathydoe
09-30-2010, 09:53 AM
+ almonds
+ beautiful fall weather (even when fall makes me sad, because I know what is next)
+ prayer
+ hope
+ $$ for property taxes

cfmama
09-30-2010, 11:25 AM
fleece sheets
bright orange and red leaves
skim milk (yum!)
fuzzy snuggly collies

bonnie2009
09-30-2010, 11:06 PM
-family
-friends
-sunshine
-weekend trip starting tomorrow morning
-meeting new relatives
-HOPE
-determination

Jojo381972
10-01-2010, 12:48 AM
-rain and more rain! Feeds the plants and trees!
-wonderful customers
-skinny cow ice-cream
-my parents
-a great telephone convo with an old friend
-an opportunity to teach again
-looser jeans

cathydoe
10-01-2010, 10:16 AM
It is October! And I remembered...gotta go to new thread! :D