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

10-01-2010, 03:03 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 . :)

10-01-2010, 09:54 AM
Today I am grateful for:

* Beverlyjoy for starting this thread
* Losing 2 pounds in September. I may be losing slowly but I am losing.
* The strength to stay on this path even when tempted to leave it.
* The weekend coming up!
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-01-2010, 10:04 AM
I am grateful for...
- this gentle reminder to be thankful in all things
- I have a family that loves and supports me
- Internet!
- 100-calorie snack packs

10-01-2010, 11:21 AM
Today I am grateful for:

:) Beverlyjoy for starting this thread
:) for remembering it is a new month today and to post here (even though my dear 3FC friends would remind me!)
:) WONDERFUL sleeping weather
:) the floors are done
:) I am still here on 3FC

10-01-2010, 12:02 PM
- a healthy on plan day yesterday...I am grateful.

- I have a surgery date - Oct. 21 - good to know

- DS & DIL got tickets to the football game...they need to go have fun. Just the two of them.

- patience

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

10-01-2010, 03:18 PM
Today I am grateful for:
- finding 3FC to come to for inspiration and reminders.
- my 3 year old being in preschool
-having a personal trainer at the gym

10-01-2010, 03:53 PM
Today I am grateful for:
:hug:My family who I love and loves and supports me
;)my very smart doctor who was smart enough to order the bloodwork that showed I have hypothyroidism which was making it to where no matter what I did I could not lose weight. Now after the replacement meds I am finally able to lose weight!:woohoo:
:carrot: for all the sweet people on TFC for helping me see I am not alone in weight struggles. I can see the amazing progress you all are having...and it gives me hope I can too!:ebike:

10-02-2010, 09:26 AM
goal4agirl - I am so glad you know about your thyroid condition. It will make a big difference in how you feel and your weight loss journey.

- willingness to keep trying

- music!!!

- my loving family

- faith and patience

- friends, 3fc, internet, cell phone, facebook (and pictures of my GS)

10-02-2010, 12:09 PM
* A good night's sleep
* A day at home
* Cooler weather
* Apples
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-02-2010, 01:15 PM
My 1st Halloween on 3FC...yeah...it is finally October and I can use these smilies! I do think we need a bouncing apple or pumpkin too !! :D

Today I am grateful for:

:witch: the weekend and energy to organize the mess I created during the week!
:sklol: rain in the night so the sun can shine during the day!
:spid: this thread...it makes me stop and think
:bat: my dh, he is the best! I love him very much!!
:haphal: hope and courage

10-02-2010, 11:31 PM
-Beverlyjoy for starting this thread-Many thanks!
-wonderful trip
-meeting new family
-getting acquainted with family I don't see very often.
-the beauty of eastern Kentucky
-remembering my wonderful dad
-beautiful weather

10-03-2010, 08:26 AM
= a healthy on plan day - so grateful

= my 'other foot' feels better after over stretching it the other day (I know....)

= ice and heat for my pieces and parts

= my BIL's nephew came home from quadriplegic rehab, finally, after his accident in the ocean - that resulted in his paralysis. The press met him at the airplane. He told the reporters, "Being able to walk doesn't define a person." I always knew he was a special young man. I am grateful he has a good attitude.

= music videos - like mini musicals

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

10-03-2010, 01:42 PM
Today I am grateful for:

+ Sunshine & Blue Sky
+ A good nights rest
+ Quiet of home
+ Peace
+ Hope

10-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Today I'm thankful for,
My wonderful husband, who makes me feel beautiful & special everyday.
For my amazing babies, who are truely miracles.
For my mom who is my biggest fan.
For my job, my home, and all the little things.

10-03-2010, 02:05 PM
I am thankful for all you beautiful ladies and gentlemen who help me remain hopeful and strong in my weight loss journey.

I am thankful for mine and my families health.

I am thankful that everyone in my family still has a job in these tough times.

I am thankful for the cool weather that has finally descended upon West Texas!

10-03-2010, 09:56 PM
Today I am grateful for:

* The kids I teach at church
* Honeycrisp apples (had my first one of the season today)
* Abundance
* Talking to family members today, I miss them but will see them in a couple of months
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-03-2010, 11:59 PM
Today I'm grateful for,

:carrot: finally getting a ticker
:carrot: a great lunch and supper with family
:carrot: a day off
:carrot: a crisp and cool fall day
:carrot: my legs for allowing me to walk for an hour today
:carrot: food in general which nourishes me
:carrot: hope
:carrot: friends
:carrot: 3fc, facebook, cell phones

10-04-2010, 02:18 AM
I am thankful for my job, my loving family, boyfriend and friends, my cheap rent, and this awesome fall weather.

10-04-2010, 08:42 AM

- willngness to keep trying

- fall weather - love the crispness in the air

- having enough

- new pictures of GS playing in the leaves

- friends, my family, my fsf sisters, cell phone
internet, cell phone, comfy chair, heating pad, frozen peas....

10-04-2010, 09:44 AM
* Coolness in the air this morning
* Warm cup of coffee
* Quiet
* Strength
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-04-2010, 10:12 AM
Today I am thankful for:

+ all the posts with reminders of what I have to be thankful for everyday
+ remembering what it was like when I 1st got my ticker
+ that I can pray for willingness
+ sunshine
+ the end of the weekend with a GREAT call from my dear 3fc friend, Heidi

10-05-2010, 08:09 AM
- willingness to keep trying

- getting 'stuff' ready

- DH and his positive outlook

- seeing some increbible generosity

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

10-05-2010, 12:16 PM
* The new fall clothes that I bought last night
* DH being nice about the money I spent on those clothes
* The tools that have helped me lose weight
* Abundance
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-05-2010, 02:47 PM
Today I am thankful for:

+ Winter clothes that are too big
+ meeting a great new doctor today for dh and a fairly good report
+ hope
+ sunshine and the warmth it brings
+ making a HUGE decision in less than 24 hours...talking about it...crying about it and then making the decision and it feels good

10-06-2010, 01:19 AM
-possible upcoming volunteer opportunity
-memory of a parent's love

10-06-2010, 07:29 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am grateful.

- DS says he is feeling some better. He says he hasn't eaten any junk food for a week and has gotten some good sleep. All this and the fibromiagia medicine seem to help. I am so, so grateful.

- learning to be Teflon - trying to let things slide off

- Made plans to go to GS's preschool next week before I do my surgery

- staying positive

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

10-06-2010, 08:19 AM
Today I am grateful for:

+ being soft hearted
+ Bessie
+ cold cold cold skim milk
+ more than enough
+ wisdom

10-07-2010, 12:20 AM
Today I'm grateful for:

:) staying on track
:) not mentally beating myself up
:) having a cool supervisor
:) getting a heater
:) water
:) friends, family, 3fc, internet

10-07-2010, 01:49 AM
Today I am thankful for going on a 150 mile trip and not stopping to get something to snack on in the car.

10-07-2010, 06:08 AM
- I stayed in my calorie range yesterday - I am gratefulll.

- heat on a cold morning (Ha - it was just a couple of weeks ago I was grateful for my fan and air conditioning)

- good music

- enouogh for today

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

10-07-2010, 09:20 AM
I am grateful that:

* I did not have permanent serious consequences from being morbidly obese for so many years.
* I can walk around classes with coworkers and even converse while walking.
* Cooler weather
* Got a shot in my shoulder and hope that it will help
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-07-2010, 11:21 AM
+ my aunt's fall yesterday turned out better than expected
+ my dh, he is such a trooper!
+ sunshine
+ BIG check to pay BIG bill
+ Yesterday I didn't have lunch (because of being in hospital with aunt) and I didn't freak out...I was okay...this is a miracle!

10-07-2010, 01:18 PM
Found and bought a bicycle that doesn't hurt my knees to ride it. I'm very thankful that I've lost enough weight that I'm able to ride a bike.

10-08-2010, 12:17 AM
-beautiful sunshine
-positive attitude

10-08-2010, 12:38 AM
I am grateful for:

:m: My sister getting a job interview after over a year of looking for a job.
:m: My attending and doing well in school.
:m: My hoopty of a car for still chugging me everywhere I need to be.
:m: My sanity.

10-08-2010, 08:03 AM
- that was yesterday and yesterday's done

- I can watch Project Runway on my computer.

- my loving and generous Aunt Mackie

- slept so good last night

- the beautiful patch of cosmos just blooming away in deep dark pinks. So fun to see in late fall.

- family, friends, this site, internetl\, cellphone, facebook, music

10-09-2010, 01:10 AM
-nice fall days

10-09-2010, 07:09 AM
- my nephew was surprised at his 30th bday surprise party last night! Grateful to see so many folks I rarely do. The best was seeing my BIL's nephew. He is now in his wheelchair. He became paralized last June due to an accident. He has a wonderful outlook - so grateful. He said, "Being able to walk doesn't define a person."

- soon I'll see GS

- warm blanket on a chilly night

- my special Aunt

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

10-09-2010, 11:52 AM
:witch: my sister called to see if I wanted something before she took it to Good Will and I said NO (this is a miracle!!)
:sklol: my cousin and I are on the same wave link with aunts care
:sklol: wisdom to know the difference
:witch: sunshine and beautiful fall weather

10-10-2010, 07:11 AM
Back from my Italian vacation and am grateful for
- having enough money to buy a gorgeous cashmere cardigan
- learning lots of Italian rather quickly
- being able to keep up with the "youngsters" in climbing the steep village streets
- Aleve - see above :)
- BGL that stayed in control despite Italian goodies
- a glorious Thanksgiving weekend continuing
- being able to cope with major jet-lag and the start of a cold
- the delight my dogs felt when I picked them up at the kennel
- a fridge full of healthy farm fresh veggies

10-10-2010, 09:18 AM
Ruthxx - your trip sounds wonderful.

- MSU beat Michigan

- friends and family who really care about me

- comfy chair

- cable tv

- music

- world wide web

10-10-2010, 11:32 AM
Today I am thankful for:

+ Ruth has returned safely from her trip
+ Getting 2 chat with Heidi's mom on the phone yesterday
+ my cousins
+ God
+ ability to organize with gusto! :lol:

10-11-2010, 12:47 AM
I am grateful for:

:m: Making it to church today
:m: Studing
:m: Managing to destress my narcotic friend
:m: And last but not least not getting stressed out today

10-11-2010, 01:31 AM
-staying on healthy eating plan(for the most part) today
-realization that the past two weeks of not eating healthy needs to be a learning experience for me.
-looking forward to learning new ways(knitting, painting etc..) to relax beside overeating.
-GORGEOUS day today!
-this site

10-11-2010, 06:56 AM
This morning I am grateful for
- glorious stars viewed from the back deck
- my warm robe and warm cuddly dogs
- coffee
- a cold that is starting to give up :cb:
- a gold and blue October day ahead
- the last of the green beans from my garden

10-11-2010, 08:11 AM
- my home
- pictures on FB
- grabber for reaching, etc
- DS is a wonderful dad
- talked to GS yesterdy on the phone

10-11-2010, 09:46 AM
* Ashley's wedding was wonderful
* Time spent with loved ones
* 10/10/10 at church was successful
* I made a dent in the mountain of stuff that I have to go through
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-11-2010, 11:05 AM
:ghost: a GREAT nights sleep
:spid: VA is still in hospital which means I know she is safe and sound
:ghost: willingness
:spid: my cousin Linda
:ghost: dh, Bessie, 3FC, Colleen, Monica, quiet of home

10-11-2010, 11:10 AM
I am grateful for a loving and supportive husband
for healthy and happy children
for another day to live a healthy life and lose this weight

10-11-2010, 05:33 PM
- I am grateful that my health continues to improve, however slowly.
- that we had a gorgeous weekend and I was able to enjoy it
- that I haven't completely lost focus and derailed

10-11-2010, 09:59 PM
Seeing today is Thanksgiving Day up in Canada, I feel extra grateful today.

:thanks1: for my health, and the fact that I still have full use of my arms, legs, etc.

:thanks1: my family that has come such a long way and is still there for each other after so many years.

:thanks1: so many great and supportive friends who make me continually aware that there is a huge world out there where I can visit them anytime.

:thanks1: for my country that is strong, free, multi-cultural and naturally beautiful.

:thanks1: for myself for never giving up, and having a positive attitude on most days.

10-12-2010, 04:52 AM
- yesterday was a healthy food day

- DH and I had a good visit with my mom. Dh washed her windows - she was so happy

- figured some things out

- comfy chair

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

10-12-2010, 08:57 AM
- a quiet day of rest and relaxation yesterday
- purple and magenta asters on the kitchen table
- I've lost my camera but am grateful knowing I can afford another one
- my "Italian" Italian cookbook - good language practice
- the money from the Mill weekend festival balanced to the penny first try!
- my cold has decided not to incapacitate me
- it's going to be a glorious blue and gold October day

10-12-2010, 09:17 AM
I hope that our Canadian friends had a great Thanksgiving!

Today I am grateful for:

* A good night's sleep
* Rising early and getting several things accomplished before leaving for work.
* Feeling comfortable in my own skin
* A fresh start everyday
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-12-2010, 10:39 AM
Today I am grateful for:

+ my positive spirit
+ 3FC and the friends I have made
+ the quiet of home
+ 80 degree days when the norm is suppose to be 68
+ the work that was accomplished yesterday
+ last night...I actually sat and watched tv and did not do anything BUT watch tv (it was less than an hour...but hey...I did it!)

10-13-2010, 06:50 AM
Having a bit of an attitude problem today but here goes.

I am grateful for
- my cozy velour jacket over my robe this cold morning
- Moel brought in the pump without a reminder
- Anna who makes me feel appreciated
- cuddly and warm dogs
- Contac C

10-13-2010, 08:40 AM
today is a day I really need do my gratitudes -

- yesterday it was a healthy day...so grateful.

- miners are being rescued today

- family and friends who really care

- sweatshirt feels cozy to me

- internet - amazing

10-13-2010, 09:56 AM
* New clothes that fit
* Having a refrigerator and microwave at work
* DS applying for a job that sounds right for him
* DD is coming to visit tonight
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-13-2010, 10:14 AM
:cb: Shannon is back at work
:cp: *sigh* yesterday is over (dealing with 84 year old aunt is exhausting)
:dancer: I realize the difference between independent and stubborn
:hyper: My HUGE package from a dear friend
:carrot: quiet of home

10-13-2010, 03:56 PM
I'm thankful for:

:witch: The up coming Halloween Party
:witch: My Crazy Friends
:witch: My Sister's Good Health (knock on wood)
:witch: And everything Pumpkin Related: Pumpkin lattes, chocolate, candles, beer...ect...


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10-14-2010, 12:54 AM
-miners rescued
-beautiful fall day

10-14-2010, 07:52 AM
- healthy food day yesterday

- music

- my family

- miners all up

- wonderful friends, 3fc, internet, cell phone, facebook (pictures of GS)

- actually some good stuff to watch on Tv - love my fav's

10-14-2010, 08:36 AM
- a good night of sleep - 9 hours counting my nap watching TV
- my cold is retreating a bit
- found the two missing cheques still in the checkbook - Whew!
- escaped a scale blip despite overindulging in crusty bread and olive spread
- a rainy day so no guilt about not doing outside work
- feeling back in my groove

10-14-2010, 03:01 PM
+the escaped miners
+Colleen & Monica
+3fc, Heidi, dh, Bessie

10-15-2010, 01:40 AM
-beautiful fall day
-beautiful weather in the forecast

10-15-2010, 02:08 AM
:D rescued miners - so awesome!
:D work
:D my warm bed
:D good friends, fb, cell phone
:D hope, love, and smiles

10-15-2010, 06:39 AM
- healthy food day yesterday

- gerd improving a little

- GS and family will be walking in the local college's homecoming parade throwing candy. His entire preschool is participating. Such fun.

- good talk with my sister

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

- music

10-15-2010, 06:55 AM
- Book Club tonight which is always fun
- nice one on one with Paul yesterday
- another long sleep
- stayed awake during Grey's last night
- cabbage rolls are now added to the freezer stash

10-15-2010, 12:04 PM
+ Shannon who is helping me clean
+ rescued miners vs. escaped miners :D
+ sunshine
+ VA signed papers for "Memory Care Unit"
+ Monica & Colleen that do not need me! WHOOT!!

10-16-2010, 12:55 AM
-comedy sitcoms

10-16-2010, 09:32 AM
- willingness to keep trying to have sane relationship with food.

- getting things ready

- a football Saturday evening with long time friends

- having so much information at my fingertips with the computer

- family, friends, you folks here, cell phone, facebook

10-16-2010, 09:40 AM
- got my new glasses
- great Book Club meeting last night
- my neighbour's burning bush which is blazing away in the sunshine
- Mag's Thanksgiving centrepiece which still looks lovely
- two dogs who behaved beautifully last night
- Betty has my quilt ready to pick up
- dinner tonight with my sister and a fun cousin - family funtime

10-16-2010, 10:24 AM
I am grateful for:
my wonderful children
my awesome friends
new batteries in my scale - never thought I would say that LOL
my trip to Mexico
tatortot Hotdish--lowER cal version
Text messaging

10-16-2010, 12:23 PM
Thank you Beverlyjoy for this: - willingness to keep trying to have sane relationship with food. BUT I gotta lower it one more level...

+ willingness to be willing to keep trying to have a sane relationship with food
+ Hope
+ Sunshine
+ Baby Shower today...amazing how I don't get REAL worked up and I am the one that is hosting it.
+ Shannon was a big help yesterday
+ my new contact works

10-17-2010, 01:39 AM
:m: Good Friends and family
:m: My Evil Cat :devil:
:m: Dancing
:m: My mother's constant encouragment in everything I do.



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10-17-2010, 08:31 AM
-beautiful fall day

10-17-2010, 08:46 AM
- fun dinner with sister Joan, my BIL and two cousins last night
- love my new glasses
- red oak leaves and copper beech together in the woods - glorious colour
- picked up the pinned quilt for machine quilting
- a day of sunshine and golden leaves on my lane
- my cold seems to be leaving :wave:

10-17-2010, 09:00 AM
- a healthy food day yesterday

- a good visit with friends last night

- GS had fun at the MSU homecoming parade - he got to throw candy (and nibbled on some too) Marched in the parade with his preschool and families,

- tummy feel better

- family, friends, you all, cell phone, internet, facebook

- music

10-17-2010, 05:15 PM
+ Sunshine and a beautiful day
+ A good nights sleep (didn't even get up to go potty!!!!)
+ my laundry room
+ great dinner with family
+ baby shower over

10-18-2010, 12:53 AM
-beautiful fall day
-tomorrow is a chance for a "do over"

10-18-2010, 07:28 AM
- When little GS chased a duck and ran right into a pond, thinking the algae on the surface was grass. - Grateful DS jumped in and swooped him up in 5 feet of pond muck. It all happenned in ten seconds. Both were shook up - but safe.

- my 3fc friends who care about each other. The web has made friendships take on a different way of having friends. Gosh you folks know more about my day to day life than other people in my life. It's even different that DH's relationship in a way ... I think you know what I mean.

- frozen peas

- ate healthy yesterday dispite great stress

- family, friends, internet, cell phone, pictures of GS on Facebook

10-19-2010, 12:37 AM
-Beverlyjoy for this thread
-another beautiful fall day
-compassion for myself

10-19-2010, 01:08 AM
Grateful for:

:) BeverlyJoy for this wondrous thread (and that her GS is safe).
:) My parents who are so awesome and whom I appreciate for who they are.
:) hot showers
:) friends, fb, 3fatchicks
:) healthy food
:) my new indoor stationary bike
:) fall and colorful leaves
:) my beautiful 7 year old niece
:) tasty Thai food (The Moon restaurant)

10-19-2010, 06:09 AM
Thankful for my Gratitude friends.

- a healthy food day yesterday - I am grateful and amazed.

- willing to try believe that things happen for a reason - I had to cancel my foot/ankle surgery because I injured my good foot.

- my loving family

- my friend, Janet, gave me a thoughtful gift

- friends, you all, internet, cell phone, facebook (LOVE the photos of my GS)

10-19-2010, 09:49 AM
- another good night of sleep
- survived a stressful and overbooked Monday
- bought a new dishwasher
- another day of sunshine
- Good Food Box day today
- I have scheduled time for reading and quilting!

10-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Today I am grateful for:

:haphal: this thread especially because it allows me a moment to pause
:dracula: the sunshine coming in the window
:spid: the newspaper article about me in last nights paper...I am VERY honored!
:sklol: Christmas for Kids has begun and we all look so bright eyed and bushy tailed at our meeting last night
:D my aunt has arrived at her new home...and I am relieved to know she is safe and sound

10-19-2010, 06:55 PM
Today I am grateful for:

* BeverlyJoy, Cathydoe and all my other 3FC friends. Beverlyjoy, I know what you were talking about
* Being busy at work. It has kept me busy for the last several days but it has been interesting
* The server came back up this afternoon
* DH being willing to go with me to NC even though I know he didn't really want to
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-19-2010, 07:12 PM
For 3FC because it has given me new motivation. Gives me someone to talk about weightloss and not be bored or put out with me. Wonderful post to read to get to know you all better!

10-20-2010, 01:18 AM
-following through
-sunny fall day

10-20-2010, 06:02 AM
- I had a healthy food day yesterday. So grateful. I have switched to food exchanges via the Richard Simmons Food Mover.(from years ago) It is such a good reminder to me that my day needs to include lots of veggies, etc and the other basics. Diabetics use exchanges - I am almost prediabetic, so I hope it helps me to make good choices. Right now it seems easier and fresh.

- Aunt Mackie gave me a motorized scooter - to help me a bit as my feet heal. I won't use it exclusively. (I'll use it more after my surgery) This makes doing non weightbearing exercises even more important so I don't lose the few muscles I already have.

- My good guy, DH

- GS likes preschool

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

- music!

10-20-2010, 06:16 AM
- getting close to caught up on Mill accounting workload
- cooked a proper dinner last night
- remembered to watch The Tudors
- managed to change dishwasher order from black to white
- spent an hour reading in the middle of the day

10-20-2010, 12:23 PM
Today I am grateful for:

sunshine, my sweet Bessie, Colleen & Monica, VA is settled in her new home (although unwillingly), a new prayer I found, new MAGENTA toner for my printer, 3FC, Heidi, DH, payroll entered, quiet of home, more than enough

10-20-2010, 02:05 PM
Today I am grateful for:
* My warm sweater
* My boss
* Get to see DD and DGD tonight
* I still have my parents
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-20-2010, 11:47 PM
-another beautiful fall day
-unconditional love

10-21-2010, 05:41 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - am so grateful

- my sweet little neighbors brought me some flowers

- I talked to DGS & DS- makes me smile

- learning that things happen for a reason

- music

- my family, my friends, 3fc, internet, cell phone, facebook photo of DGS

- foot (formerly known as the good foot) is improving

10-21-2010, 08:25 AM
- yesterday was busy but I did manage "me" time in the tub
- visit from Ted and Donna - Ted will plumb my dishwasher for me when it arrives
- the Hydro guy comes today to install a new thermostat
- Donna comes to clean
- Anna thanked me profusely for my accounting work - she says it's really eased her worries since Mary was so difficult about everything
- my woodstove which I'll probably light for the first time this season tonight

10-21-2010, 11:02 AM
* Time spent with loved ones
* New study "One Month to Live"
* Got car cranked after leaving the lights on
* I can walk a long way!
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-21-2010, 11:42 AM
I am grateful for:

- my family, son, hubby, friends
- the parking spot I got this morning
- having a gym at work
- 3FC
- the trip we are planning in December with a family we are friends with

Everyday Miracles
10-21-2010, 07:50 PM
I am really grateful that there is this beautiful little road about a half mile from my house. The sidewalks are like walking down a (tree lined) avenue. The autumn colors are so beautiful and I particularly enjoy taking a walk there in the early morning. I want to make this part of my routine, and I am planning on starting to get up earlier in the morning so that I can take early morning walks.

10-21-2010, 09:41 PM
-beautiful day
-lost 1.8 pounds(yey)

10-22-2010, 05:49 AM
- willingness to keep trying

- my very comfy recliner chair

- DH loves his job - his company is thrilled with his work

- Project Runway - so fun to watch

- my family, my family, my fsf family, internet, cellphone, FB

- listening to music - so easy to have music in my life

10-22-2010, 07:36 AM
- a lovely evening watching Grey's
- my new sewing machine - a challenge but I'm learning
- a meatloaf comfort supper
- glorious moon this morning
- a day without appointments

10-22-2010, 10:41 AM
:spid: Who do you think is more afraid? Spider or Cathy?

Today I am thankful for:

:frank: Shannon, Colleen, Monica
:witch: all the work that was accomplished yesterday
:sklol: $$ for payroll
:bat: understanding the answer from the prayer to be willing
:haphal: quiet of home & more than enough

10-23-2010, 01:30 AM
:devil: Halloween wigs and devil horns that I picked out for halloween.
:sklol: friends, 3fc
:badbat: stationary bike
:dracula: very cool smilies
:witch: subway restaurant

10-23-2010, 07:31 AM
- my Book Club friends
- Barb who is funny and always happy despite all her problems
- a nice coffeetime yesterday with B & L recounting our Italian trips
- an hour sipping a pre-diner Scotch and reading New Yorker
- appreciative phone call from nursing home re my pet therapy programme
- nice long chat with Shirleyanne, my oldest and dearest friend
- getting all the laundry done and put away
- my cozy jersey nightgown and velour robe ensemble

10-23-2010, 07:57 AM
- always trying -not giving up

- fun visit with my friend yesterday

- my funny and silly GS

- I still have a thimble of patience left

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

- music videos - like mini musicals

10-23-2010, 10:26 AM
- 2 healthy babies
- a fantastic husband who gets up at night with baby #2 so I can sleep
- cooler weather
- snow on the mountains
- great dinner with friends last night
- the ability to get out and exercise

10-23-2010, 04:38 PM
+ my dear friend Heidi
+ this thread
+ furnace man coming monday for the yearly check up
+ quiet of home
+ more than enough

10-23-2010, 11:39 PM
-beautiful fall day
-gorgeous red cardinal I saw yesterday

10-24-2010, 08:08 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am so grateful

- DS is feeling a bit better with his fibromyalgia. The medicine is helping. He lost 7 pounds since he last saw his doctor. Doctor said healthy food, healthy weight and lots of sleep are very important.

- foot (formerly know as the good foot) is improving

- my dear friends - they are with me in my crazy life and do care

- friends, family, you all, FB, interent, cell phone

- having three very special seniors in my life - I am blessed.

10-24-2010, 02:04 PM
Beverlyjoy...saying prayers for ----> - foot (formerly know as the good foot) is improving and the not so good foot too!

+ the new neighbors across the street that have 3 children that play outside and are so fun to watch!
+ a perfect fall day...gloomy, windy and chilly...perfect for the chili on the stove and a Sunday Afternoon nap :D
+ Sunday Newspaper
+ energy and motivation to organize
+ Colleen has her CACFP training!!!!

10-24-2010, 02:09 PM
I am so grateful for...

1. My wonderful husband! He is everything to me and I couldn't exist without him.
2. My kids. Even thought they drive me nuts sometimes, I still love them.
3. My family. Don't know what I would do without them.
4. My job. Even though there are days that I don't enjoy my work, I am grateful to have the job that I have.
5. Healthy Trim. Without this product I wouldn't be 25 pounds lighter.

10-24-2010, 03:24 PM
Today I am grateful for:

A great, welcoming church
Good friends
My completely awesome little family

10-25-2010, 12:33 AM
-another beautiful fall day
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie

10-25-2010, 06:03 AM
- yesterday was healthy - so grateful for that

- yesterday's willingness to journal and read and do the 'tasks' that help me stay better focused on my health

- new pictures of GS, DS & DIL at the Cider Mill

- prayers

- music

- my family, my friends, you folks!, FB, cell phone, internet

10-25-2010, 07:44 AM
- Contac-C - my cold has returned :(
- the new programmable thermostat and a warm morning house
- coffee
- Margo who called me last night
- my new Elna Q7200
- my Church friends who are so supportive
- pumpkins - made for a lift on dreary days

10-25-2010, 10:44 AM
Ruth, so sorry your cold has returned! And I am so excited too about your new Elna Q7200...getting a new sewing machine is so FUN!
I learned how to do these dot things today
that I enjoy learning new things :strong:
my laundry room is getting painted today! :carrot:
it is Monday and I am not depressed because it is Monday (clear as mud?):devil:
progress on getting ready for sister to arrive :queen:
VA is in a safe place :yes:
furnace man coming today for the annual check up :woo:
the furnace hasn't been on yet this year!:coolsnow:

10-25-2010, 10:48 AM
* A fresh start everyday
* I crave fruit instead of candy
* Family
* Church
* Mobility

10-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Right this minute I am grateful for:

The ability to walk
An awesome double stroller so I can take both kids out in the cloudy weather and get some fresh air!

10-26-2010, 12:37 AM
-my dogs

10-26-2010, 06:55 AM
Thanks, Cathydoe, for praying for both my bad foot and formerly good foot. I appreciate it greatly.

- even though I ate unplanned food last night - it still wasn't over my limit for the day...I am grateful for that

- huge storm coming....I am so grateful to have a warm safe home and shelter from the storm. Also grateful to be able to know in advance when bad weather is coming my way. (better today than on Trick or Treat night)

- been journalling - it's a good thing

- being able to instant message on Facebook and cell phone. It's a 'new world' where if I want to communicate with my son and family - instant messaging seems to be their communication of choice. LOL

- my family, my friends, you folks, FB, internet, cell phone, music

10-26-2010, 09:16 AM
- it's not raining
- periodontist dentist says my teeth are still the same - no deterioration
- made it home safely after a horrendous detour because of a train/car accident
- only a .2 blip on the scale today from Chinese lunch yesterday
- finally got the apples dried
- financial stability - that just popped into my head - I guess I should be more grateful!
- my cotton knit doggie nightgown which is just the extra layer needed under my robe these mornings

10-26-2010, 09:33 AM
* My gratitude 3FC friends - reading your items makes me remember things that I am grateful for but take for granted
* The ability to change
* crock pots
* Rain that we needed
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-27-2010, 01:45 AM
-surviving a terrible rain, wind and hail storm while I was driving Tuesday
-rain that we needed
-Mrs. B, a new client, what a sweetheart!
-Brownie and Blackie, my dogs and their unconditional love

10-27-2010, 02:01 AM
I made it through another day without eating everything I could find. For this I am very grateful!!

10-27-2010, 06:49 AM
- yes, timetolose, my special gratitude friends

- a healthy day yesterday - I am so grateful

- I got on the scale today and was shocked. I had to get on and off several times. It says that I have lost 4 pounds since last week. I suspect part of that is water weight...but, I'll take it. I am grateful.

- talked on the phone to DS yesterday - I always like to hear his voice. Our little GS is sick...hope he's better soon as there are many Halloween festivities later this week. Plus, I want to be able to visit him next weekend.

- no injuries despite the severe weather blowing through yesterday

- willingness to try

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

10-27-2010, 07:28 AM
- cleared a lot of odds and ends from my desk yesterday
- salmon for dinner was good - who knew? (I don't like fish!)
- my friend Anders won the council seat with a good majority
- today will be a sunny day with no rain
- progress is being made on the quilt - an hour at a time
- finally getting an estimate for a water softener today

10-27-2010, 10:56 AM
Today I am grateful for:

Sunshine & Blue Sky
laptop is going to the computer doctor today and I have enough $$ to pay for the QUICK 48 hour service) :D
my laundry room is painted and I rekindled with a high school friend
furnace is checked and ready 2 B turned on
My sister is coming tomorrow! WHOOT!

10-28-2010, 12:29 AM
-beautiful fall day
-yesterday's storm is over
-my dogs
-my family
-this site

10-28-2010, 06:51 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am so grateful

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- Although there were more than a dozen tornados in my state - no people or animals were hurt.

- willingness to keep trying

- music available all the time

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

10-28-2010, 07:19 AM
- my computer seems to have healed itself
- I ordered a water softener yesterday
- booked a plumber to install the new dishwasher "after huntin'" next week
- was able to fix a minor problem with my new sewing machine - operator error!
- moved 27 pumpkins from the Mill to the Fair Hall on my own
- got my flu shot yesterday and HA1C bloodwork was good
- a relatively easy day ahead
- it's not raining and I need to get the trash out to the road

10-28-2010, 10:10 AM
Today I am thankful for:

Eric has time to detail my car today
Shannon is coming
my creative side
dear John, I love him so
HEAT...I turned the furnace on today

10-28-2010, 12:42 PM
I'm grateful today for,

:D my grateful 3fc friends
:) losing more weight this week and seeing the scale move down
:dizzy: hope and love
:dancer: my new boss is great, as is my team
:high: facebook, friends, 3fc, cell phone
:devil: Halloween

10-28-2010, 10:51 PM
-beautiful fall day
-Brownie and Blackie, my dogs

10-29-2010, 07:26 AM
- everyday is a new day to do the best I can

- I connected with a long ago friend through FB last night and ended up talking on the phone for a long time. We laughed and laughed and it was so fun to hear her voice. Felt like it was yesterday that I last spoke with her.

- I'll see GS, DS and DIL today

- trick or treat last night was so fun for all the kids... they look so cute in their costumes.

- my family, my friends, you all, FB, cell phone, internet, music, faith

10-29-2010, 10:02 AM
* DH has a second interview today for the job he wants
* All my children are healthy
* I have resisted Halloween candy so far
* It is so much easier to count calories than it was when I did it in my teens
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

10-29-2010, 10:53 AM
I am thankful for
-- finding 3FatChicks forums (very inspiring).
-- red grapes. Boy do they help with my sweet cravings.
-- the sun shining after days of rain.
-- being able to move and exercise.

10-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Today I am grateful for
- a surprisingly busy day yesterday but I coped
- slept until 7:40 this morning
- my new dishwasher arrives today
- just got word of about $5K towards clearing the Soccer Girls Sweden Trip debt
- Anders is still ecstatic about his election win :cheers:
- survived the Fair Board AGM without yelling at them about financial mismanagement
- time today to finish my quilt and maybe put on the binding
- a misty rain sort of day so no need to feel guilty about avoiding outside work! :lol:

10-30-2010, 01:28 AM
-another beautiful fall day
-a better day of eating
-my dogs
-my family
-my friends
-this site

10-30-2010, 07:36 AM
- yesterday was healthy...grateful for that

- fun to be away with family, specially my grandson

- GS's kitten is so sweet

- willingness to try

- friends,family, this site, FB, music, cell phone, internet.

- a good call from my sister who lives far away

- unexpected kindness someone extended to my sister

10-30-2010, 08:06 AM
- finished the machine quilting - binding may happen today
- good visit with Ernie - he cheered up a lot says his wife
- my dishwasher arrived mid-day so I wasn't stuck at home all day
- created a good pasta sauce last night out of what I had
- booked my extra small trip, car and hotel for my West Coast trip
- wore my new silver earrings

10-30-2010, 08:36 AM
Let me have a go! :)

I am grateful for:
-peace and quiet
-decent rain
-understanding friends
-my crazy meds that make me feel ever so less crazy
-the knowledge that if i just keep going I can do this :)

10-30-2010, 08:45 AM
I am thankful for
* Having a job in this sucky economy, even if I'm looking for another one.
* The weight-loss support from my family
* Feeling as though my friends care about me
* My car that was given to me by my uncle (for free)
*Being close to my "goal weight"

10-31-2010, 02:08 AM
-funny movies
-dogs, Brownie and Blackie

10-31-2010, 02:20 AM
shapewear :D

10-31-2010, 07:06 AM

Today I am grateful for:
- pumpkins - we need splashes of orange this time of year
- just a wee bit of hand sewing to finish the quilt
- two loaves of sammies and a cheese platter that were hits at the dance last night
- Terri and our growing friendship
- no snow yet
- time for a soak in the tub before Church this morning

10-31-2010, 08:07 AM
timetolose - hope dh's interview went well.
ruthxxx- love the jack o lantern!

- willingness to keep trying

- spending time with gs... playing, singing, stories, and all this spiced with lots of hugs and sillies

- glad ds has comfy chair

- Rosie is cuddly kitten - It's nice 'cause I miss my Bandit kitty

- family, friends, you all, fb, music, cell phone, internet