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

03-01-2011, 06:24 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. Knowing this helps put 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! :)

03-01-2011, 06:29 AM
- grateful for my gratitude friends and this daily thread. If on am on my food plan or not at all on my food program - I always post in this thread. It's like an commitment & anchor that keeps me coming back 3fc no matter how my food is going.

- part of the paperwork done (still much to do)

- so fun to see the fashions at the Oscars. I turn the sound off often. I want to see the clothes but don't want to hear all of carrying on

- a new NCIS tonight.. love that show

- DH loves the home delivery of the daily paper, what a convenience.

- GS can write his name, mommy, daddy and I love you. - this makes a grandma proud

- music anytime I feel like listening

- trying again

- friends, family, YOU all, internet, fb, cellphone

03-01-2011, 09:53 AM
My post is different this morning. I thought about a new post to the entire forum but decided that I just want to share with my friends on this thread. Sorry about the length.

I have posted before that we have 2 grown sons living with us. I have been concerned about both of them and I am grateful for the growth that I am seeing in both of them.

The youngest has now been working since Oct and is planning on taking a technical course at night. This is not the degree that I want for him, but, at least, he will have a marketable skill. In the meantime, he is working a decent and honorable job. Since starting that job, he has lost 30 pounds. He is feeling so much better that he thinks that he will start back at Karate. During his high school years he was really into Karate and earned a black belt. I think that getting back into it will really help him physically and mentally. I am proud of him.

With my older son, I got sneaky. He is morbidly obese. He has always had health problems and I have been worried about the added problems of obesity. I never said anything to him about his weight because I did not think it would help. Over the past few months, he has said something several times about his weight being 250. I did not think that he realized how much weight he has put on. I think that he weighs over 300 pounds. Anyway, to the sneaky part.... I just put a scale in their bathroom. Did not say a word.

Last night DS#2 told me and DS#1 that he hit the 30 pounds lost mark so, of course, I congratulated him. DS#1 told us that he had weighed and was shocked to see how much he weighed. (The sneaky plan worked.) We were both very sympathetic. He said that he wants to lose weight, so I just asked how I can help. He asked me to get rid of my husband's sweets and soft drinks. I learned a long time ago that DH won't get rid of that stuff so DH and I compromised. They have been moved into our bedroom.

DS#1 has decided to follow DS#2's plan which is
* don't drink any calories
* still eat junk but less of it
* move

Not exactly a healthy plan but better than he ate before. I actually think DS#2 will have an easier time of it because he likes fruit and veggies while DS#2 will only eat a little fruit and no veggies.

Anyway, I am grateful that my sons are willing to try. I pray for them to have strength and for me to have the wisdom to help them in the ways that they need my help and to know when to keep my mouth shut.

03-01-2011, 10:06 AM
time2lose.. I just saw your username. Wow! Mine is almost the same. I promise I didn't copy you lol. I actually joined in 2007 (didn't post and recently asked to have the date changed to when I started this time in feb) i've used time2loseit for several years off and on at different times.
Do they allow name changes here? Maybe I should change it..

03-01-2011, 10:19 AM
I'm very grateful for a lot of things. I'm grateful that I have a job that I love, great co-workers, great friends, my DH of course, the fact that Spring is coming, and generally that life is good.

Most of all, I'm so grateful that my dad, who had a mild stroke in September, is 100% fine, back to chopping wood like a maniac and hiking every day! Turns out it was a small blood clot that could have ruptured and done serious damage, but instead raised his blood pressure so much it caused this mild stroke and then dissipated. No damage done! SO great to have him fit & fabulous and the pair of us peeing our pants laughing at something absurd while my mom rolls her eyes at us LOL

03-01-2011, 10:49 AM
I don't mind the similar names at all. So, if you want to, keep it. :) When I chose a username in 2008, I did not think to see if there was a time2loseIT. Probably because I was not trying to lose "IT" (all the extra weight) but just some of "IT". :) I just knew that I had to lose some weight or lose my mobility and, possibly, my life. I was thinking that it was the time to lose. Anyway, the username has been good for me and if having a similar works for you, keep it. :) I will be looking for you!

03-01-2011, 10:51 AM
I just realized that we also have similar tag lines. Yours - "Making Today Count" Mine - "One day at a time!"

Great minds think alike??????

03-01-2011, 11:08 AM
I am grateful for:

my two healthy boys

the rest of my family too..hehe.

the 17 pounds I've lost so far

this message board

that I have a home, food to eat, clothes to wear

03-01-2011, 11:16 AM
I just realized that we also have similar tag lines. Yours - "Making Today Count" Mine - "One day at a time!"

Great minds think alike??????

LOL Yes they do!!
You've done a great job losing weight. I hope our think alike streak continues and I can do the same! :carrot:

03-02-2011, 06:35 AM
- DH has some good ideas for the weekend

- talked to Mandy yesterday

- my gums are very healthy and no cavities

- my cousins daughter and son in law are expecting. hooray... another baby and more family on the way

- friends, family, you all

- music, internet, fb, cell phone

- found a new picture of my cat, Bandit. I smiled seeing it..but, I miss my fur boy.

03-02-2011, 06:49 AM
+ power is back on and is steady - water, warmth and light :)
+ lovely long chat with Rob last night - I miss him and it's been a while
+ Karen dropped in after supper to visit and show me her visiting dog
+ Disney behaved like and angel at pet therapy yesterday - dogs know!
+ did three tax returns yesterday - now to figure out EFILE
+ March came in with glorious sunshine

03-02-2011, 09:20 AM
* On plan day yesterday
* Flowers
* Blooming Bradford Pears
* Beautiful colors - wouldn't a black and white world be dreary?
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Today, I am grateful for...

* The sun that is shining brightly into my window
* The food that I will be eating to keep me healthy and keep my body running
* The people who I surround myself with, because they are positive and influence my life
* My happiness

03-02-2011, 02:28 PM
I'm so grateful for the unconditional support of my boyfriend, the occasional support of my mother, and bright, sunny spring days! I can't wait to take my daily walk when the weather is this beautiful!

03-02-2011, 06:19 PM
:cheer2: SUNSHINE
:sunny: March is here!
:cheer: This thread and 3FC
:luck2you: Mary Christine
:bunny2: remembering to be quiet and listen

Larry H
03-02-2011, 09:14 PM
I am gratefull :D

I woke up today, that means I have another chance


03-02-2011, 11:01 PM
Today I am so, so grateful for my husband. He's taken 2 days (3 tomorrow) off of work to take care of our kids so I can nurse my back. I can't imagine having to chase a toddler and a 6 month old in this much pain... my husband is, simply put, wonderful and a life saver. :)

03-03-2011, 01:34 AM
-spring is around the corner
-beautiful sunny Wednesday
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie

03-03-2011, 07:04 AM
Timelolose - Cheryl - I am so glad that your #2 son has found it within himself to try to eat healthier. It's the beginning of a long journey. As you know, it will take many twists and turns. He has you as a role model that it does work. I am glad you DH will keep his goodies out of sight. I'll say a prayer for him.

- I got on the scale today and I stayed the same.

- mom had a good appointment with the Dermatologist. (Remember to stay OUT of the sun or use strong sunblock)

- I love looking at the Disney World photos - make me smile

- taxes are to the accountant.. yay

- lots of sunshine yesterday...it's still cold, but the cold is better with sunshine

- my family, my friends, You All,

- fb, internet, cell phone, music

03-03-2011, 07:21 AM
+ conquered EFILE yesterday
+ getting a major tax refund for a change
+ phone call re donation of fabrics for Victoria's Quilts
+ new lady at the Day Away Program who adores Jazz
+ sunshine today
+ raffle ticket numbering and assembly is now 1/3 done

03-03-2011, 09:34 AM
* My friends on this thread
* Got to see my granddaughter last night and will again tonight!
* My father is getting stronger
* Beautiful weather
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-03-2011, 11:18 AM
sun and warm are on its way (vs. being the beginning of November :D
laptop computer

03-03-2011, 11:58 AM
My body that stuck with me when I was at my heaviest. I am so grateful that my heart is still pumping, my lungs are still breathing, and my knees (even though they creak and are weak from the old, extra weight) get me to where I need to go. I feel so badly about what I did to my body, and I will never do that again.

03-04-2011, 01:44 AM
-another beautiful day
-volunteering tomorrow
-my dog Blackie's paw is on the mend(took him to the vet today)
-love both my dogs, Blackie and Brownie so much. You cannot find that kind of unconditional love anywhere!
-Spring is within sight

*Emme- your post is very profound something I need to take to heart. I know my knees and health are not going to hold out forever. It was so inspirational reading your post. Congrats on such wonderful success!

03-04-2011, 07:44 AM
I am gratefull :D

I woke up today, that means I have another chance


I love that thought, Larry.

- yesteday was a healthy food day - I am very grateful

- a fun weekend planned. It's my birthday today. DH has planned such a fun weekend for me. :)

- my sister is getting good care at Cedar Sinai Health Center :):hug::)

- feels good to declutter some things :dizzy:

- Shirley is doing so well with her new knees :):)

- my family and friends, YOU all, internet, fb, celll phone :D

- music . . . :carrot: <-----Look! I am dancing today.

03-04-2011, 08:54 AM
I love Larry's post and Emme's too. All our gratitude posts make me think of other things I have to be grateful for.
Today I am grateful for
+ a free weekend with just Church on the schedule
+ sunshine
+ no appointments today
+ a donation of cotton fabrics for Victoria's Quilts
+ being able to order my new propane woodstove (http://www.jotul.com/FileArchive/Photos/Gas%20Stoves/J%C3%B8tul%20GF%20200%20DV%20II%20Lillehammer/Int/GF200_USA_BLM_int.jpg) with my tax refund
+ sunshine although it's cold outside
+ rain predicted tomorrow to melt down more snow and ice
+ my back is feeling better - another week should do it
+ bloodwork yesterday was good - seven vials with one stab

03-04-2011, 09:14 AM
* My daughter has a second job interview for a job that she really wants.
* Got to spend time with that daughter and my granddaughter last night.
* Still enjoying my new-to-me car
* A weekend to work on my to-to list
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-05-2011, 04:38 AM
-Got home safe in a nasty rain storm
-clean water
-clean air
-my dogs
-volunteering went well
-awareness and empathy for those less fortunate

03-05-2011, 07:29 AM
+ a hint of spring in the air although more snow is on the way
+ got a couple of quilting items made for the class demo on Monday
+ financial report is ready for the meeting
+ nice chat and lunch one on one with Lillian yesterday
+ a wee screech owl is sleeping in my barn
+ dogs are insisting on couch cuddle time when I watch the 6 PM news
+ another absolutely free day today

03-05-2011, 07:41 AM
- my birthday was so nice! So many greetings, phone calls, cards.. My little neighbors brought me some little bulbs to put in my garden and beautiful card. Also, they brought a plate of chocolate chip cookies. I had two and had to throw away the rest. (DH did get a couple)

- my sister called me yesterday - it was the greatest thing to hear her voice.

- my son's n celebration

- another drawer cleaned out

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

03-05-2011, 11:54 AM
:goldpot: fresh veggies I purchased last night
:cupgold: a gloomy and cold weekend means time under a blanket and cuddling with loved ones
:luck2you: my cheerleader and inspiration, Heidi
:kissluck: dh
:patrick: prayer

03-05-2011, 06:03 PM
:) Larry H: Love your post! I feel the same way!

My life
My family
My friends
My new friends on 3FC
My dog

Everyone have a wonderful weekend! BFN :wave:

03-05-2011, 08:39 PM
Beverly, I am glad that you had a good birthday. Belated Happy Birthday!

* Speaking of birthdays, I managed today's birthday party fine.
* Almost ready for tomorrow
* Get to see the boys in less than a week
* daffodils
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-06-2011, 08:17 AM
so fun to see friends last night (old neighbors who moved) We share a birthday week and always go out to celebrate. Lyn & Lorne are two of the neatest people I know.

- I ate healthfully last night

- my sister came home from the hospital yesterday. She seems in good spirits. Please keep her in your prayers for healing and it being a successful surgery

- DS got promoted to full time at his new job. Usually people don't get full time for at least 6 months and it was 2 months for him. I am proud.

- some of the Spring bulbs are peeking up from the ground

- the birdies

- my friends, my family, YOU all, music, cell phone, FB, internet,

- music

03-06-2011, 09:04 AM
I am grateful for
+ the more southern friends on this thread who let me know Spring is moving north
+ Church has been canceled this morning because we are coated with ice
+ I can soak in the tub for a while with coffee and a magazine
+ I have a strong hairdryer to melt the ice from my car door so I can get in and drive it into the barn to thaw
+ the dogs coped OK with the flooded and frozen dog yard
+ the power is still on - keeping fingers crossed

03-06-2011, 02:48 PM
Ruth, I feel for you! We had just enough snow and cold weather this year to give me an idea of what you face.

* We had rain this morning and not snow.
* Church was great.
* I ate reasonably well at the church lunch today.
* Looking forward to the boys coming to visit.
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Today I am grateful for my willpower. Weekends are the hardest for me as far as cravings and temptations because I am not on a schedule, and I have been craving sugar ALL DAY LONG!! It's killing me. I just keep telling myself it's not worth it. I count calories and I don't want to ruin my day's intake by eating sweets. I'm particularly craving sour gummy worms...you know, the kind that are literally caked in sugar?!?! Oh, they are the devil! :devil:

03-07-2011, 06:18 AM
- nice to see our cousins yesterday for brunch with Mom, too. Such a nice weekend all in all.

- my sister is home from the hospital

- Shirley's new knees

- with all this rain, I am grateful our sump pump is working well

- friends & family

- music

03-07-2011, 08:24 AM
Yesterday was rough - fighting Mother Nature is not fun but I am grateful for
+ getting my car de-iced without hollering for help
+ getting the balky sump pumps to work
+ Paul is installing my new shower doors today
+ I got some stairwell tidying done
+ all caught up on laundry
+ demo stuff is ready for today's quilting lesson
+ a week without daytime appointments after today
+ bloodwork results today should be good and, if not, I can cope

03-07-2011, 11:15 AM
+ I saw my 1st ROBIN yesterday!
+ walk yesterday with dh & Bessie
+ steel cut oats
+ peace and progress
+ hope

03-07-2011, 11:32 AM
* Good books
* Close family
* Mobility
* Sunshine
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-07-2011, 10:06 PM
-some sun today(tired of the rain for awhile)
-new great-niece
-my dogs
-Easter and Spring are around the corner

03-08-2011, 07:26 AM
- exercises done by 6:15 am this morning

- I enjoy the pictures on my wall. I love looking at them everyday and feel good when I see them...

- my son

- love of my family

- long talk with my sister last night - I am so glad she is home from the hospital...

- you folks, internet, fb, cell phone

- my car

03-08-2011, 07:31 AM
+ Cathy saw a robin yesterday - Spring really IS coming!
+ excellent doctor's appointment yesterday - very pleased with blood results and weightloss
+ demo went well at Quilting - they loved the chicken pincushions
+ Paul assures me that the water in the basement is not new but leftover from the power outage when the sump pump was off
+ today I will have time to do the last border on that child's quilt
+ above freezing temps and rain predicted for the weekend - melt away snow!

Just for a smile. Can you hear the clucking?


03-08-2011, 10:47 AM
:) Yes, Ruth I can hear the clucking!

* Yesterday was on plan
* My food for today is planned and prepared
* Did not hurt myself when I dropped dishes this morning
* My father is improving.
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-08-2011, 11:01 AM
Ruth... I love the pin cushions! Very cute and clever.

03-08-2011, 11:20 AM
Today, I am grateful for my health. Although I woke up with a stomachache, it reminds me to be grateful that I am not sick with cancer or any other debilitating disease.

03-08-2011, 01:25 PM
:flow1:Ruth I LOVE the pin cushions! I am going to have to make some!

Didn't get to bed until 4:30 am because I was at ER with Aunt VA BUT she was VERY cordial & cooperative!
VA probably won't have to have oxygen 24/7 as they thought last night
wonderful chat with my sister
VA has Vicki
being hungry, not knowing what to eat, but NOT being compulsive

03-09-2011, 06:31 AM
-raining again but thankful for no major flooding
-my dogs
-more work hours scheduled this week
-common sense(which I don't always have-lol)
-time change(longer evenings to eventually plant flowers or just sit outside when it gets a little warmer)

03-09-2011, 07:34 AM
+ it was bright in the east before six this morning
+ I was not even tempted by the pancakes, syrup and sausages I was serving last night
+ finally finished the borders on the child's quilt
+ received another donation of fabric for quilting
+ Mill tour for the "food writers" went well although it sure was cold
+ the dogs want to be outside a lot more - a sign of Spring
+ a surprise "free" day as Joan bailed on our lunch date

03-09-2011, 08:53 AM
- willingness to do my exercises lately

- sleeping better

- I love hearing the neighborhood children outside playing

- friends calling to say hi... nice

- my family, my friend, YOU all, fb, internet, cell phone, music, washing machine

03-09-2011, 09:12 AM
* The boys are coming tomorrow!
* Ladies Bible study went well last night.
* Daddy continues to improve.
* Patience
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-09-2011, 12:08 PM
:luck2you: VA is being well taken care of and I am much more relaxed about our relationship
:patrick: Continual learning to eat crow gracefully
:kissluck: new orders for LP
:goldpot: Bessie my buddy
:cupgold: creative cooking skills to incorporate healthy choices into my eating plan (aka diet, but I didn't want to say diet cuz I am programmed that "diet" is a bad word, when really it isn't :dizzy: :D

03-10-2011, 12:21 AM
-faced a fear today
-sunshine soon

03-10-2011, 06:55 AM
- my sister sounds good on the phone. She has enough help. I am grateful.

- my dear husband

- still raining - grab your partner for the arc. I am grateful is not flooding here

- willingness to make a plan for the day

- my family, my friends, YOU all, FB, internet, cell phone, music

03-10-2011, 08:31 AM
+ we did not get the 25 cm of snow predicted - that's about 10" - whew!
+ remembered to take out the garbage before 7:30
+ TMI but I am grateful for a bathroom celebration at last
+ forgot the Ash Wednesday Church service last night and don't feel guilty
+ my dogs love having towel rubs after being out in the rain or snow - Disney smiles
+ nothing on my calendar today so time for coffee at the diner
+ my downstairs shower now has doors - I am grateful to Paul who took on the manufacturer to get them
+ time today to make soup and do some of my own quilting

03-10-2011, 11:32 AM
* A day off tomorrow
* Leaving early today
* Grocery shopping for healthy food
* My dog and my hubby
* All the blessings in my life
* My willpower for avoiding the Girl Scout cookies that are in the office kitchen today

03-10-2011, 12:35 PM
You all are such an inspiration. I LOVE this thread!

wonderful STAFF that keep track of me!
TJ who helped figure out where the basement water was coming from!
motivation to do invoices
the kitchen island is CLEAR
not knowing what I want to eat isn't making me binge

03-10-2011, 03:45 PM
* Get to see my grandsons tonight
* The problem at work came up this morning instead of tomorrow morning
* Got the house ready for company
* I have a job
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-11-2011, 06:51 AM
- grateful for a healthy day yesterday

- grateful that my family is safe from all the storms, earthquakes, tsunami's and more. Prayers for people living through it.

- websites with positive perspectives

- a working car

- soon Paula's dream trip to Italy... so excited for her.

= my family, my friends, YOU all, FB, internet, cellphone, music

03-11-2011, 07:23 AM
Today I am grateful for
+ Canada where we seldom have earthquakes and then they are very small
+ being able to figure out the crib quilt without buying more batting
+ Susan's donation of 20 bolts of fabric for the quilting group (Victoria's Quilts)
+ two well-functioning sump pumps
+ rain instead of more snow
+ the woodstove fire held all night

03-11-2011, 09:59 AM
Today I'm grateful for:

That I weigh less than I have in well over a decade,
That I've got the world's best husband,
That my ds is doing well in flight training,
That my gd is healthy,
That many members of my family are now actively persuing good health,
That my sis and niece are not on the west coast today (in case the Japanese tsunami has any effect there??),
That my dd is happy,
That we have a plan in place for our retirement,
THAT SPRING IS COMING ! (I admit it; I'm a wimp!)
That G-d is forgiving and loving!

03-12-2011, 01:17 AM
-grateful that the USA was sparred major part of the Japanese tragedy
-grateful for the USA for taking such swift action sending many Navy aircraft carriers to the affected region.
-HOPE and many prayers for the Japanese
-My dogs

03-12-2011, 07:03 AM
+ living in a safe part of this world
+ a good trip to town yesterday
+ finally got my passport picture taken - it's awful but I don't need to look at it!
+ managed to eke out the quilt backing for the crib quilt by piecing
+ another day without appointments
+ a successful rescue of my darling Disney - she somehow got to the other side of the melted snow "creek" in the dog yard and could not get back to the house side. (As a Katrina rescue, she is afraid of water.) She is grateful and I'm soaked with icy water!
+ the time changes tonight so brighter evenings are here

03-12-2011, 08:58 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - am always grateful for that.

- counting my blessings every day... it always puts life into perspective

- spring bulbs are starting to emgerge - poking out their first leaves

- going to a family gathering today... we will celebrate the March birthday...me, Rachel, Nancy (Sil). It will be fun to see everyone.

- the little children in the neighborhood - life is joyful for them

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

03-13-2011, 12:30 AM
-sunny day
-my dogs
-funny movies

03-13-2011, 07:47 AM
+ woke up an hour earlier with no problem - my internal auto-alarm is working
+ down a pound despite Hot Cross bun planned cheat
+ Donna was here yesterday and my house is spiffy
+ good ideas are coming in for Church fundraiser
+ snowdrops have pushed up through the snow at the side walk and are in bloom!

03-13-2011, 11:09 AM
- a nice visit with Rachel and Nancy. I stayed with my food plan... I am grateful.

- the way the US has sent ships, doctors, serch & rescue teams, food, etc. to Japan. Our country always helps in a time like that.

- talked to GS on the phone

- so many kinds of music to enjoy!

- friends, family, YOU all, fb, internet, cell phone, washing machine

03-13-2011, 01:50 PM
:luck2you: Robins hopping around in the front yard
:luck2you: dh, he is the BEST
:luck2you: It will stay lighter longer in the evening!
:luck2you: cousins
:luck2you: my creative side :)

03-13-2011, 08:14 PM
* Wonderful time spent with my grandsons
* No major meltdowns from my grandsons
* Managed to get them up and ready for church even with the time change and the difference between Cental and Eastern time
* Good worship this morning
* Family, friends, 3FC, technology

03-14-2011, 01:17 AM
-sunny day
-grass is greening up
-looking forward to the daffodils(love daffodils)
-remembered to set my clocks ahead
-my dogs

03-14-2011, 07:12 AM
- so, so excited for Paula

- dear husband

- snow melted

- shirley's wonderful progress

- family, friends

- everything, no matter what is happening in my world, is a blessing... when I see what is happening in Japan

03-14-2011, 09:49 AM
I am grateful that
+ my 24 hour stomach thing is gone
+ pet therapy documentation si ready to mail off this morning
+ the "creek" in the dog yard is slowing to a trickle - mud is next
+ there is "extra" daylight at the end of the day
+ today is an "at home" day
+ I was strong and firm enough to turn down the daffodil campaign chair job
+ I managed to start machine quilting on that ongoing crib quilt - two days should finish it
+ Margo and Elaine will visit this week

03-14-2011, 10:20 AM
if snow comes, it won't last long
quiet of home
an old friend, Sharon that I have reconnected with through Facebook
more than enough

03-15-2011, 08:01 AM
Today I am grateful for
+ Spring! It really is coming. :encore:
+ getting some of my appetite back
+ being half done on the machine quilting
+ a nice long chat with Claire yesterday
+ my heating pad that soothes my back
+ sunshine and above freezing temperatures today
+ the gerberas that are brightening my kitchen
+ the dress for the wedding is on the way!

03-15-2011, 08:01 AM
- I don't need to go to California to help my sister. I am grateful that she's got help. So, I called for appointment with my surgeon.

- Sally and Joyce came over yesterday afternoon and it was so fun. Lot's of stories to share: Me - Disney World, Sally - Peace Corp in Rwanda & Joyce in Israel/Palestine with her church.

- DH is getting lots of praise for his work and efforts at his job.

- Mom got some relief via the doctor giving her getting cortizone shots

- my family, my friends, YOU all, fb, internet, cell phone, dishwasher (wonderful luxury)

03-15-2011, 11:20 AM
+ nice chat on phone with Heidi last night
+ ER with VA ended okay
+ prayer
+ old friends I have rekindled with on Facebook
+ laughter

03-16-2011, 03:17 AM
-sunny day forecast
-my dogs
-the spring flowers are on their way

03-16-2011, 05:57 AM
- exciting times

- prayers

- rescue workers keep unearthing more survivors in Japan

- music

- Shirley's good progress, it's almost time for Paula's dream trip

- family, friends, YOU all

- 24 hour news (both a blessing and a curse)

03-16-2011, 07:53 AM
+ Canada geese flying north - I love to see and hear them!
+ I'm here for another Spring
+ Marsha's crocus are in bloom on the south side of her house
+ actually felt hungry for dinner last night - that's a GOOD thing
+ sweet Jazz who did so well with the AZ patients yesterday - he is so patient
+ no flooded basement so far during the melt
+ lads are boiling to make maple syrup

03-17-2011, 01:29 AM
-sunny day
-better outlook
-my dogs
-day off Thursday

03-17-2011, 07:10 AM
Cheryl/timetolose - you haven't posted for a few days. I hope everything is OK. Sending you good thoughts.

- willingness to try - a very healthy day yesterday.... I am so grateful for any smidgeon of food sanity that comes my way.

- my nice neighbor who takes out the trash when dh is not home.

- my sister is moving better - she has to wear a bone stimulator on her back 24 hours a day for the next 6 months. Grateful that there is such a thing that can help her fusions and rods in her back heal.

- Mom's cortisone shots helped a little

- I have a good & caring husband.

- it was sunny out yesterday. That makes it so cheerful to see.

- my family, my friends, YOU all, music, technology

03-17-2011, 08:27 AM
+ more geese flying overhead
+ Disney is completely back to normal
+ got a smallish grant check for the Mill
+ my brilliant gerberas are lasting well
+ the shamrock plant is bursting with blooms
+ Claire chipped the rest of the ice from my side walk
+ the creek is open out into the Lower Lake
+ Donna comes to clean today

03-17-2011, 11:12 AM
Beverlyjoy, You notice when I am not around. That is so sweet of you and gives me a warm feeling inside that my online friends are really friends. I kept my grandsons (2 and 5) while DD and her hubby went on a cruise. I thoroughly enjoyed it but ,boy, they wore me out. I just kept reminding myself how difficult it would have been 100 pounds ago.

* Was able to keep up with my grandsons
* DD and hubby got home safely
* My friends here at 3FC
* Major catastrophe at work while I was out. I could have been the fall guy but the head of the department realized that it was not my fault.
* Made progress fixing the major catastrophe

03-18-2011, 01:51 AM
-gorgeous sunny day
-progress on some errands
-my dogs
-positive outlook

03-18-2011, 05:46 AM
Yes, indeed, Cheryl - Many folks here are friends. :) What a wondderful 'side effect' of the internet.
I understand... grandchildren can wear you out! What a good realization of how much harder it would have been 100 pounds ago. Awesome.

- Paula is on her dream trip to Italy!

- a healthy day yesterday... I am so grateful

- My SIL is coming to town for the day to visit Aunt Mackie. We are all going to get together for lunch.

- music videos - just LOVE them

- today will be a sunny Spring day

- family, friends, YOU all, technology,

- crockpot

03-18-2011, 08:11 AM
+ my oven blew up but I have the $$$ for a new stove - it's time!
+ yesterday I saw and heard robins
+ the snow and ice is nearly gone from the deck
+ found the right fabric for the new "hockey" quilt
+ Ted put "Take R. fishing" on his bucket list - he has cancer and this will probably be his last summer. I am honoured.
+ a quick trip to town solved several niggles
+ I was wearing my slippers before I stepped in the dog barf - TMI but ...

03-18-2011, 12:49 PM
+ warmer temperatures
+ all the robins hopping in the front yard
+ it is FRIDAY
+ dh shaved his beard
+ more than enough

03-18-2011, 08:09 PM
* A day at home to nurse my cold
* Realization about how wonderful my life is after watching the news from around the world
* DH who made supper
* My netbook
* 3FC

03-19-2011, 02:13 AM
-rainy day but spring flowers make it seem not as gloomy
-my dogs, black and brownie
-looking forward to planting spring and summer flowers

03-19-2011, 05:27 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am grateful.

- such a mild day yesterday - it was so nice for a change

- DS started at his new branch of the bank. It went well and he likes the change.

- finding more low sodium products

- family, friends, YOU all, technology, music

- Paula is in Italy

03-19-2011, 07:14 AM
+ had to buy a new stove yesterday but can afford it
+ my front flower bed is now free of snow
+ the Pypers come to visit this afternoon with dogs
+ yesterday's wind dried up some of the mud
+ Donna and I will spend a "sorting out" morning today
+ I have ideas for the donated fabrics that can't be used for Victoria's quilts
+ all the snow is gone from the deck

03-19-2011, 07:14 PM
* Harry Potter books
* Tiffany who will teach my Sunday School class tomorrow
* Printer that also copies papers
* My cat
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-19-2011, 11:28 PM
-beautiful sunny day
-anticipation of the "Supermoon."
-spring flowers
-my dogs

03-20-2011, 06:12 AM
- another healthy day yesterday...I am so, so grateful for this willingness

- DH and our neighbor took down some trees in both of our yards. They needed to go. Looks bare, however...I'll get used to it.

- science.... so amazing how they can explain so much

- GS got a Lightning McQueen bike - he is so, so excited.

- online shopping - it's so helpful

- music

- technology, family, friends, YOU all

- electricity

03-21-2011, 07:17 AM
+ the flood in the dog yard has mostly drained away
+ got all the laundry done on the weekend!
+ am finally at the hand sewing part of the quilt
+ nice coffee chat with William yesterday over village and fair issues
+ March is more than half over - Spring is definitely coming!
+ Donna comes today to get the kitchen ready for the stove and fridge delivery
+ just remembered a financial report needed for this afternoon - that could have been disastrous!

03-21-2011, 08:15 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - always grateful for any food sanity I can muster

- a long, long talk to sister so far away - LOVE and grateful for cell phones

- GS is 'spelling' with preztel sticks. -fun!

- looks like it could be 'Springish' this week.

- attached garage to our home (especially in bad weather)and an electric garage door opener - what a wonderful luxury

- my family, my friends, YOU all

- music

03-22-2011, 01:41 AM
-gorgeous sunny day
-fresh smells of spring
-fresh air in the house
-my dogs

03-22-2011, 06:17 AM
+ Disney has been bathed and groomed and looks gorgeous
+ Mill Board Meeting went well yesterday
+ my fridge is so sparkling clean I don't want to replace it!
+ I have a ride with a neighbour to pick up my car this morning
+ the sun will be back today

03-22-2011, 07:26 AM
- willingness to keep trying - another healthy day yesterday...I am grateful

- last night was our annual Dancing With the Starts season kickoff party. Our fifth year LOL - fun with two neighbor girls and their mom. The teenage girl came this year - said, she had 'nothing else to do'. Grateful I said no to eating the GS cookies, cheese puffs, and carmel corn they brought over. I had some preztels and strawberries.

- GS like his swimming lessons

- my mom has a good attitude despite all her arthritis and other ailments that come with being 88. I am glad she lives five minutes away so I can look after her and be helpful when I can. She is thinking she may not want to drive any more. It's been fall since she last drove. Grateful that she knows when to say when.

- my family, my friends, YOU all, technology

- microwave oven

- music

03-22-2011, 09:55 AM
* I have been sick but getting better
* I still have a job after being out during a critical time at work
* My father is improving
* Modern medicine
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-22-2011, 11:47 AM
+ sun trying to peak through
+ the quiet of home
+ friends especially 3FC friends
+ Colleen
+ prayer

03-23-2011, 12:50 AM
-another pretty day
-my dogs, blackie and brownie

03-23-2011, 02:45 AM
- friends back in town after too-long international vacations
- the most amazing, kick butt, intense aqua aerobics class i've ever taken
- reebok swimsuits which actually keep the breasticles from escaping during said class
- a random tuesday off of work
- love. love, love, love. (that should really be first on the list.)

03-23-2011, 07:27 AM
- the scale has gone down... yay. I am grateful for any willingness I muster to eat in a healthful manner.

- Facebook... love seeing pictures of my friend's new babies and grandbabies.

- patience

- the birdies

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- music

- coffee pot

03-23-2011, 08:36 AM
+ lovely clear sunrise this morning
+ I have my car back - what freedom!
+ found the right fabric for the hockey-player quilt. (My friend Ted has cancer and this quilt is for him)
+ today I will finish the crib quilt hand sewing
+ feeling perkier today - yesterday was a drag
+ my lower than expected tax refund is now explained - I feel better
+ everything is ready fro my passport renewal
+ my dress for the June wedding arrived yesterday

03-23-2011, 09:31 AM
May I join? This seems like a great idea!

I'm so grateful for my job which I really like and health insurance which is helping me address my health problems.

My mother offered to give me concrete help with weight loss- I was so moved I cried.

Tea Granny
03-23-2011, 11:28 AM
That my son was not killed in his accident last tuesday( a week ago)-he is still in the hospital, has had 1 minor surgery and one 6 hour surgery and faces months of physio/rehabilitation...BUT HE IS ALIVE!!!:)

03-23-2011, 12:25 PM
That my son was not killed in his accident last tuesday( a week ago)-he is still in the hospital, has had 1 minor surgery and one 6 hour surgery and faces months of physio/rehabilitation...BUT HE IS ALIVE!!!:)

TeaGranny - yes....this is a major gratitude. Thank goodness he survived. Am sending positive thoughts and prayers his way.

03-23-2011, 12:49 PM
That my son was not killed in his accident last tuesday( a week ago)-he is still in the hospital, has had 1 minor surgery and one 6 hour surgery and faces months of physio/rehabilitation...BUT HE IS ALIVE!!!:)

saying prayers for you and your family and son!

+ this thread
+ sunshine
+ MC
+ wisdom
+ prayer

03-23-2011, 02:51 PM
Tea Granny, I too am relieved for you that he survived and said a prayer for you both.

* Prayer
* Feeling better
* Getting caught up at work
* The relief of routine
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-23-2011, 11:47 PM
Tea Granny, sending your son healing wishes!

-severe thunderstorm did not spawn a tornado
-absolutely beautiful blue sky and sunshine not 20 minutes after a severe storm, nature is amazing!
-my dogs, blackie and brownie

03-24-2011, 06:53 AM
Oh TeaGranny - my heart goes out to you! How horrible! Prayers and hugs winging westward.

Today I am grateful for
+ a great day yesterday with lots of niggles accomplished
+ getting caught up again on Mill accounting
+ finally finishing the crib quilt
+ the Saturday seminar is canceled!
+ a haircut is booked for late afternoon and just in time - I'm turning into Rapunzel
+ stove, fridge and TV delivery is scheduled for this morning
+ my dogs have been particularly affectionate lately - lots of pets and cuddles

03-24-2011, 08:52 AM
- a warm, safe home

- information on just about anything via the internet - I really like this and appreciate all this info at my finger tips

- my family

- kind neighbors

- music

- my automatic garage door opener - it's a wonderful luxury

- friends, YOU ALL

03-24-2011, 10:28 AM
* Parking on the second floor of the parking garage is no big deal
* Refrigerators and freezers
* A light rain last night washed off some of the pollen
* Patience
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-24-2011, 10:46 AM
+ sunshine!
+ showers that bring green grass and pretty flowers
+ veggies (did I write that?)
+ more than enough
+ friends

03-25-2011, 01:19 AM
-my dogs
-my tulips are almost out

03-25-2011, 08:06 AM
+ HD TV - my first time watching - Who knew?
+ my small dogs charmed the big burly delivery guys yesterday
+ new appliances are great and already in use
+ Danny took me early for my haircut which eased my afternoon
+ book club tonight - wine, laughter and good friends - what could be better?
+ lovely sunrise this morning although 14F!!!!
+ a friendly note from Mary - she may be coming around
+ my corduroy coat which is just perfect as a robe this frosty morning

03-25-2011, 09:28 AM
* Weekend coming up
* Rain predicted for the weekend
* Things going better at work
* My father is improving
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-25-2011, 10:20 AM
+ and Friday again
+ my warm house...it is snowing!
+ my new idea
+ Friday
+ Friday

03-25-2011, 02:07 PM
gmailjunkie... I didn't see your hello until today. YES - please do join in - you are very very welcome to do so.

- willingness to call out a friend for an inappropriate comment... willingness to accept the apology and forgive

- Dh will be home soon

- Gina is in Onederland!

- my family, friends, YOU ALL

- my car

03-25-2011, 11:26 PM
-playing Wii for the first time-FUN!!
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie

03-26-2011, 07:38 AM
- DS is doing well

- decluterring feels good

- long talk with my sister

- newspaper home delivery

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- laptop

03-26-2011, 09:25 AM
+ fun time at Book Club last night - I love my friends!
+ sunshine happening again today and cold means no mud
+ a free morning to tackle tidying this crack house
+ looking forward to Joan and Ron's 60th Anniversary party this afternoon
+ the bolts of donated fabric are now sorted, sampled and stashed away
+ Nancy Ross showed up yesterday with yet more fabric donations
+ my house plants know it's spring even if the garden is still asleep

03-26-2011, 10:08 AM
I am grateful for :

A wonderful daughter who makes my whole life !

A great place to come hang out and read about people having success losing weight......3fatchicks !

The recipes I find here at ......3fatchicks !

Last but not least ......Without him we are nothing
......God the greatest thing ever !!!! I think him for all things for without him life would not be possible !!!!

03-26-2011, 11:51 AM
* Willingness to try
* Strawberries
* DH doing yard work
* Time to rest
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-27-2011, 08:19 AM
- at least I slept for two hours

-- mom feels some better

- my sister is doing better

- did not put up with bad behavior from a friend

- family, friends, YOU ALL

- new furnace

03-27-2011, 08:28 AM
+ my new oven
+ finding time to tidy the house yesterday - makes me feel better
+ another sunny day coming up - sunny makes cold better
+ great anniversary party yesterday - made a new friend, Lesley
+ figured out a quickie coaster project for quilting scraps
+ my good black suit jacket now fits OVER a sweater!

Updated to Add:
+ John is coming today to take my big old TV to a new home
+ Robert is starting to open up and feel more comfortable with the after Church social time

03-28-2011, 12:54 AM
-Daffodils are blooming
-I have one in a vase smells good
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie
-another cold but absolutely beautiful sunny day
-no work tomorrow

03-28-2011, 07:48 AM
+ it's the last week of March at last!
+ I managed a bit of outside clean-up yesterday despite the cold
+ did a set of sample coasters for the quilting group
+ started cutting for Ted's quilt
+ I've finally figured out the bells and whistles on my new stove
+ more sorting out happened

03-28-2011, 08:11 AM
- eat healthfully yesterday until bedtime... that's progress I guess

- daily newspaper delivered right to the front door

- three pretty new dresses

- my kids....

- my family, my friends, YOU all

- music

- indoor plumbing (you are right, Cheryl!)

03-28-2011, 09:57 AM
Beverlyjoy posted - indoor plumbing (you are right, Cheryl!) - Would hate to live without it!

* Rain to wash the pollen away
* DD starts her new job today
* Dishwasher
* Easy communications with relatives in other states
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-29-2011, 01:40 AM
-another sunny, sunny day
-played Wii again with my brother
-Spring flowers
-clean water

03-29-2011, 07:21 AM
+ resolved the tax problem with Revenue Canada - Grrrr!
+ found Grant out in the bush (syrup making) and will meet with him today for a car painting estimate
+ managed to get nearly two rows assembled on Ted's quilt
+ fun chat with my new admirer about New Yorker - Hmmm
+ spent a good hour babying my poor neglected house plants
All in all, I'm grateful for a day when I was able to just cruise along with no interruptions and get things done. My life can get way too hectic sometimes.

03-29-2011, 09:13 AM
* Willingness to try
* Beautiful day
* Almost finished with income tax return
* Ability to work
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-29-2011, 11:24 AM
- willingness to try

- going to see M/M/A soon

- Shirley is doing so well after her double knee replacement

- my mom is considerate about making her appointments according to my schedule when she can.

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- my lazyboy chair

03-29-2011, 11:42 AM
+ this thread on 3FC
+ knowing the snow will not be around too long
+ Faith
+ Colleen
+ courage

03-30-2011, 12:25 AM
-pretty day
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie
-spring flowers

03-30-2011, 06:05 AM
+ my crocus bloomed yesterday
+ the estimate for car painting and body work was very reasonable
+ I had time to do more work on Ted's quilt
+ today should be another "gentle" day which I seem to need lately

03-30-2011, 08:01 AM
- DS, DIL, GS are doing well

- my neighbor is doing OK in the hospital

- keep trying

- yesterday was sunny

- my family, my friends, you all

- washing machine (I remember many years ago when I was in college....having to go to the laundramat - greatful to have a washing machine at home)

03-30-2011, 10:38 AM
* Modern communication that lets me keep in touch with family many miles away.
* I can afford the help that I need, WW specifically
* Understanding family members
* Willingness to try
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

03-31-2011, 12:24 AM
-pretty snow showers that did not stick on roads
-spring flowers
-day off tomorrow
-nieces and nephews

03-31-2011, 06:51 AM
+ bad news about the Mill grant but we can cope
+ nice coffee time with Ted and Donna yesterday - Ted is becoming more positive
+ dogs were delightful at pet therapy yesterday - they are really well-behaved dogs but continue to astonish me with the way they relate to the clients
+ no more water in the dog yard and the mud is drying up
+ Donna comes to clean today
+ actually cooked a proper dinner last night

03-31-2011, 07:26 AM
- grateful for a sane food day yesterday

- HUGE snow flakes yesterday - so pretty - so fluffy (but, enough already!)

- a freezer full of soup - had some ready when my neighbor came home from the hospital

- I enjoy the paintings on the walls so so much

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- electricity

03-31-2011, 09:42 AM
* Copying BeverlyJoy - electricity (Don't want to do without it!)
* Rain
* The Bible
* My favorite sweater
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-01-2011, 01:49 AM
-day off work
-spent the day resting and hugging my dogs
-April fool's day-fun
-clean water

04-02-2011, 12:31 AM
-my dogs
-weekend is going to be warmer

04-02-2011, 12:42 AM
- my best friend
- my fiance
- the sound of the rain on my roof when i'm going to sleep
- my clean living room so i can exercise
- mp3 players
- my car that doesn't chug gas

04-04-2011, 10:57 AM
+ nephew can drive again w/blow thing (both miracle)
+ April Showers bring May Flowers
+ warmer temperature
+ Colleen
+ courage

04-04-2011, 12:28 PM
Just a reminder that it is time to move to the April thread. :)