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

04-01-2011, 06:10 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! :)

04-01-2011, 06:36 AM
Cheryl - your daily post of your gratitude for indoor plumbing is inspiring me to remember to be grateful for the things I take for granted.

- two sane food days - I am grateful

- got my hair colored yesterday... looks so pretty. I love that I go to the salon at my mom's senior apartment. I love hanging with mom and her friends there

- inspiration from reading positive things

- my friend got a new kitty - Ginger - a cute tortie

- the daily paper on the front steps in the morning

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- water heater

04-01-2011, 08:19 AM
Yes, I need to be grateful for the "taken for granted" things in my life like:
- an attractive and comfortable house
- my reliable Ford Focus which has earned a paint job
- fun and supportive friends
- well behaved and loving dogs
- Spring which always comes
- being able to splurge once in a while - I bought tulips yesterday
- living in this safe and beautiful part of my country

04-01-2011, 09:48 AM
* Willingness to try
* Our wellness center where I can have gym quality workouts cheap
* Local strawberries are in!
* I get to see my grandbaby tomorrow
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-01-2011, 05:06 PM
~I am grateful for fabulous dental insurance. I recently found out I have to get a crown, and would not have been able to afford it without the insurance.

~I am grateful for my daily walks and dinner with my parents. I've never felt closer to them than I do now and I truly appreciate the quality time and healthy environment that is allowing me to stay focused on my weight loss journey.

~I am grateful for two beautiful, smart, healthy children who amaze me and teach me something new every single day.

~I am grateful for the energy and strength that I have gained which is keeping me on this path, even when things have gotten tough.

~I am grateful that the rain has stopped and we have BEAUTIFUL sunshine today!!

04-01-2011, 05:34 PM
My daughter

My husband

A new haircut

Beautiful weather

A new month


2 new shirts

A good day



04-02-2011, 05:46 AM
- today I'll see my kids

- willilngness to take some of my healthy foods to DS's home.

- practicing stories felt good

- shoes all polished up

- positive email from my sister

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- front porch to sit on

04-02-2011, 06:48 AM
+ finally got my hearing tested yesterday - now I know that I'm getting a bit deaf instead of crazy!
+ slowly, slowly the weight is dropping
+ Donna did a super cleaning job yesterday when I was in the city
+ baking is nearly done for tomorrow's Church
+ decent driving day for my trip to Ottawa today
+ looking forward to seeing the Pypers tonight and seeing Elaine's play
+ time for a soak in the tub with a magazine and coffee this morning

04-03-2011, 08:33 AM
- so fun to be here with DS, DIL, GS

- Rosie, the sweet kitty

- Paula is home from Italy safely with so, so many wonderful memories

- playing with GS

- friends, family, YOU ALL

- the car - how wonderful to have a way to get places easily and quickly

04-03-2011, 01:44 PM
+ had a great time at the play last night and am so proud of my psuedo-grandaughter
+ beautiful sunny driving weather on the drive home this morning
+ lots of geese flying overhead
+ my friends and relatives

04-04-2011, 01:41 AM
-beautiful sunny day
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie

04-04-2011, 01:47 AM
- my best friend
- 70 calorie fat free yogurt
- juicy delicious oranges on sale
- spring finally acting like spring!

04-04-2011, 07:28 AM
- here with family ... it's very special

- I am amazed how smart little kids are these days... it's delightful

- I wrapped my foot the correct way

- my family, my friends, YOU all, cell phone

- my sister is doing a bit better with healing from her back surgery.... they did five fusions and put in 10 steels rods. Yikes - hoping it will be successful

04-04-2011, 08:49 AM
+ a great evening with the "girls" and six kids last night. (I am grateful to be one of the "girls" when they are 38 to 45" and I'm 72!)
+ a good weekend without food challenges
+ chaperoning a cast party for a super group of 16-18 year olds - there is hope for the future!
+ a busy month ahead but knowing I can cope
+ being relatively organized and able to prioritize
+ feeling comfortable about my quilting meeting this morning despite the controversial subjects I need to bring up
+ spring who is sneaking in with a bit of snow that's melting fast
+ my pink tulips that are still looking great

04-04-2011, 12:31 PM
* April showers bring May flowers
* Got to see my grandbaby this weekend!
* Problems at work are getting better
* Willingness to try
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-05-2011, 01:21 AM
-electric(there was a severe thunderstorm today and the electric was out. I was so glad when it came back on. I kept turning on the light switches with no electric-lol.)
-no severe injuries from a tornado that hit fairly close.
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie
-Comedy movies and sitcoms.

04-05-2011, 07:55 AM
+ my son's house sold quickly over the weekend
+ nice long chat with my sister who is feeling better
+ invitation to Rob and John's fun wedding shower
+ heard a finch singing "Spring" yesterday in the rain
+ quilting meeting went fine - new craft ideas abound
+ down another pound today - yes, I'm vain and shallow!
+ fixed the new remote with a bit of techie assistance over the phone
+ the Village planters have finally thawed - so I can clean them up gradually before the April 16 Syrup Festival
+ four or five days of sunshine and warmer weather ahead!

04-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Thanks for keeping me in line and reminding me it is a new month! :rofl:

:easter2: BeverlyJoy who starts this thread every month.
:bunny2: time2lose that makes sure I find the new thread :D
:bunny: dh's dr. apt was as good as it could have been yesterday. Now we wait for the biopsy in 2 weeks.
:egg: sunshine & warmer weather
:easter: Colleen

04-05-2011, 08:34 PM
- we all are relieved by what the doctor said in regards to my DIL's symptoms

- my sweet GS

- fun to see GS at swim class last night

- good visit with kids

- our car that makes it possible to go on a visit out of town

= family, friends, YOU ALL

04-06-2011, 12:54 AM
-mostly sunny day
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie

04-06-2011, 07:46 AM
+ finished binding the quilt for someone who starts chemo on Tuesday
+ feeling very grateful for my health when I look at the number of people doing chemo
+ my dogs who make me smile all the time with their silliness
+ Shirleyanne and her positive attitude towards her cancer
+ robins, cardinals and other glorious bird song
+ sunshine today instead of rain - I may get some outside work done

04-06-2011, 08:01 AM
Ruth.... I love the songbirds too!

- storytelling at GS's preschool. One of the happiest things of my life, in a way. He loved it - that is what matters the most to me. He friends and teachers loved it too.

- visiting with 'the kids'

- coming home to a clean house after being gone for four days

- my new glasses

- Paula's fabulous pictures of her dream trip to Italy

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL,

- my DIL

- music videos... they are like mini musicals - I enjoy most of them a great deal. (However, some are too inappropriate for my liking... option to use the channel changer!)

04-06-2011, 04:23 PM
Ok, so ... today I am grateful for:

- being able to take time off work to study
- my amazing parents, their never ending support and my mom's patience
- company car
- having completed a good day on plan
- sunshine
- garlic :D
- "All the single ladies" by Beyoncé
- colleagues who care
- wearing for the second time work-out pants from *cheep, mainstream department store brand* for regular sizes. It is the biggest regular size they have available but it is a regular size non the less and not a speciality plus size brand. Yeah! :carrot:

04-07-2011, 01:24 AM
-another sunny day
-enjoyed the sun with my dogs out on the deck(they enjoy sunbathing!)

04-07-2011, 06:50 AM
- GS says such funny/cute things

- long talk with my sister last night... love the cell phone

- spring weather forcasted this week

- daffodils blooming

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- music

- microwave oven

04-07-2011, 11:11 AM
"All the single ladies" by Beyoncé Liz I like that song too and I am not even single! I like the sizzle of the song! :D

My HUGE response to grateful today is:



04-07-2011, 11:56 AM
* All of my friends on this thread
* Made progress on fixing the problems at work (which means I will be able to check in here more often)
* 100% on plan yesterday
* My God who loves me.
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-07-2011, 06:16 PM
I kinda liked it yesterday so will give it another go ... today I am grateful for:
- having covered all topics for Friday's and Saturday's exams before going to sleep tonight - Woohooo! :carrot:
- muscle soreness
- spring
- my family
- my kind scale that showed the equivalent of 244.7 lbs this morning
- Nick's email
- Eloisa James
- having found my way back to 3FC

04-08-2011, 03:13 AM
-sunny, sunny day
-beautiful pansy's

*Everyone have a wonderful Friday!

04-08-2011, 09:11 AM
* 100% on plan today
* No damage to either car when I backed into my husband's car this morning - just damage to my pride :)
* SIL's surgery went well
* My father is feeling much better
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-08-2011, 09:28 AM
willingness to try again....

some good positive thinking sites that are helping me

did some stretches

DH really likes his job

my family, my friends, YOU ALL

my friend's mom is coming through chemo pretty well

got through my anxiety attack

04-08-2011, 01:17 PM
+ sunshine
+ cream and purple crocus that have appeared amid the yellow ones
+ laughter with the gang at the Diner this morning
+ the joy of being able to hang quilts outside to dry
+ nice long chat with Linda just now
+ working up a little more enthusiasm for cooking and food
+ my new passport is on the way!

04-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Always my husband and daughter

Nice dinner with friends last night

I have a job interview Monday!



04-08-2011, 05:08 PM
Habit forming ... today I am grateful for:
- having passed my exam with good results
- having made it to pilates class
- my family
- the internet
- sunshine
- being healthy

04-09-2011, 03:27 AM
Lizz-congrats on passing your exam.

-another beautiful day
-sitting on the deck with my dogs

04-09-2011, 08:26 AM
- I made it through a healthy day yesterday... am very grateful

- the children in the neighborhood are so joyful and fun - we live at the end of a cul-de-sac and they congregate here to play and ride their bikes, etc. Fun!

- friend and her baby are OK

- willingness to reach out - my friends are always here to listen and hold my hand and be supportive and helpful....it's a blessing

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- music

04-09-2011, 12:55 PM
Today I am grateful:

* 100% on plan yesterday (third consecutive day)
* That I have the knowledge that staying on plan will get easier in 2 or 3 more days
* That I felt up to working with DH in the yard this morning so it looks much better.
* DS is doing so much better and is putting his life back together
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Today I am grateful for:
- great latin dance aerobic class with nice instructor
- having completed the last class of school as of today (exams are still ahead though, but I finally have all weekends to myself again apart from those! Yes! :D)
- good gut feeling after today's written exam
- sunshine
- my parents and I thinking so much alike
- skin care products
- Being able to travel home tomorrow to visit my family
- Tricker adjustment, cause every pound counts :carrot:

bonnie2009: thank you, I was sure happy to be able to tick that one off my to-do list! :)

04-10-2011, 02:20 AM
-sun came out after rainy morning
-my dogs
-Easter eggs hunts, kids are ssooo cute.

04-10-2011, 06:51 AM
Cheryl - day three... hooray!

- healthy day yesterday... grateful

- will start making my list

- finding intriguing things to read about

- Rachel's fundraiser was a wonderful success!!!

- friends, family, YOU ALL

- music

- being able to purchase certain things I need online

- blender

04-10-2011, 07:34 AM
+ lovely spring day for my drive to Ottawa and back
+ nice lunch with Shirleyanne and her dogs behaved for a change
+ met several friendly folk from out here in the boonies at the meeting
+ had time to shop for nice produce on the way home
+ Terri is going to use part of my huge veggie garden this season
+ today I have nothing on the schedule except Church :cheer:

04-10-2011, 03:53 PM
Today I am grateful for:

- visiting with my family
- a safe trip home
- lovely weather
- shopping with my mom
- finally having found 2 comfy pair of shoes for walking
- a friend thinking of me
- tulips

04-11-2011, 12:59 AM
-gorgeous sunny day
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-day off tomorrow

04-11-2011, 07:18 AM
+ it's definitely spring - going to 17ºC today and a t-storm last night
+ it felt good to dig up the raised bed after Church yesterday
+ Disney went to Church and behaved like a princess - she has not been there for six months
+ more splashes of blue scillas along the fence line
+ figured out an easier way to finish cutting for Ted's quilt
+ excited about going back to the gym this morning - who knew?
+ a challenging week ahead but I know I can handle it!

04-11-2011, 08:57 AM
- healthy day yesterday including: planning/measuring/logging, lots of water, stretches/strengthening/recumbant bike, ate seated always (no tasting, licking spoons, eating while walking to the table -this major), wrote in my journal, and left a bite on my plate. A very good day with food. I am so grateful for the willingness.

- three days back on plan.

- Mike and Alex went to the driving range to hit golf boys - fun

- a beautiful day yesterday, with all the windows open. We broke a record for the high temp yesterday here... it got to 84 degrees. We had the ceiling fan going in the living room!

- my friends, my family, YOU ALL

- music

- electricity

04-11-2011, 03:05 PM
Today I am grateful for:

- great long walk with my dad this evening and him bugging me to finally get the real work on writing my theses started
- new internet provider
- getting info on how to switch to a less expensive cell phone option which I will close the deal on tomorrow
- lingerie shopping: buying some comfy and some beautiful things on sale
- tomatoes
- my mom's cooking, fruit soup, yummm! :)
- iron supplementation
- a more positive outlook on life that has crept up on me these past days

04-11-2011, 10:47 PM
* 100% on plan yesterday and today (five consecutive days) and getting back in the grove
* We are making headway with the problems at work
* DD has decided to find a church
* Son-in-law improving
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-12-2011, 01:33 AM
-spending time with my brother and sister-in-law
-being a little more assertive
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-beautiful pansy's
-capri pants on sale

04-12-2011, 01:58 AM
-the warmth of the sun
-the neighbors..they invited the kids over to see their puppy and sent us home with homemade oatmeal raisin cookies
-having basic needs met..food, clothing, shelter, love
-a glass of cold water
-a funny moment

04-12-2011, 06:49 AM
- doctor says that my foot is stable enough for a different brace to avoid the surgery - it is wonderfully amazing. My grandma always used the expression: 'From your mouth to God's ears.' I am hoping God is listening...lol

- getting my foot casted today... this morning

- friends joyful with me

- using positivity in my life

- my friends, my family, YOU ALL

- electric scooters...have let me 'live' these last couple of years - shopping and such

04-12-2011, 11:08 AM
+ sunshine
+ friends
+ Colleen
+ prayers
+ hope

04-12-2011, 02:22 PM
* The vending machine at work has quit calling my name.
* SIL is getting better
* Local strawberries
* Audio books
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-12-2011, 03:48 PM
+ a nice 24 hour break away from it all in Ottawa with friends
+ lots of laughs with Shirleyanne - we've been friends for 55 years and still aren't at a loss for fun things to talk about
+ my darling dogs still love the kennel so I can leave them without guilt
+ a small flat of pansies for the pot on the side steps - early but springlike
+ figured out exactly how much more fabric I need for Ted's quilt - I am golden!
+ worked in a trip to Bulk Barn while away so am ready for the baking session on Friday
+ my houseplants know it's spring!

04-12-2011, 05:36 PM
Today I am grateful for:
- my family
- nice long walk and talk with my dad this evening
- making progress with my theses
- switching mobile provider and saving some money
- talking to my friend and planning on a short summer trip together
- tomatoes
- getting plenty of sleep

04-12-2011, 07:10 PM
- MiO Liquid Water Enhancer: Without you, I would NEVER drink water.

- Family dinners

- 3FC

- Hide 'n Seek w/ my two year old

- Potty training woes, because it means diapers will soon be a thing of the past

- Tallie, my GIT trainer at CalFit

- 3FC :)

- Spring, capris, and open-toed sandals

- My DH who graciously cooks each evening so I can go to the gym

- Zumba, Thank you for making Cardio fun!

- Oh yea, and 3FC!

04-13-2011, 02:02 AM
-another sunny day after a gray morning
-tulips just about to open up
-Easter egg hunt pictures of my niece and nephew, tooo cute!
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-better news for my SIL.

beverlyjoy, glad to hear positive news about your foot.

04-13-2011, 07:05 AM

- having an opportunity to avoid surgery - there's a 90% chance it will work! (I am casted for braces)

- facebook and internet friends from around the world - kind of amazing

- willingness to try

- sharing feelings

- tomorrow is my yearly - I won't cancel

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- radio

- music

04-13-2011, 07:45 AM
+ a good night of sleep
+ the heating pad when I watch TV is really helping the back
+ only one more strip of blocks for Ted's quilt and then I assemble it
+ feeling ready to tackle the day with gusto!

04-13-2011, 08:01 AM
I am grateful for:
My 2 beautiful healthy kids
My beautiful puppy, happy who lives to love and kiss and cuddle
feeling better while learning to eat better
nice warm weather that is on its way
my church and wonderful pastor
a hobby ( knitting) that saves my sanity and gives my mind focus
my close group of friends

04-13-2011, 09:51 AM
Beautiful weather
Staying on plan
Feeling much better already
That pesky pimple trying to gain a space on my chin decided it wasn't worth it. ;)

04-13-2011, 11:24 AM
So glad the pimple knew what it was dealing with...and hit the road toad! :D

Everything to be grateful for...EVERYTHING

+ who I am
+ where I am
+ hope
+ friends
+ peace in my heart
+ ability to ask questions and to question

04-13-2011, 12:52 PM
BeverlyJoy, I just read your posts. So glad that you have a good chance to avoid the surgery!

* My country
* Beautiful weather
* Google (helps solve my problems)
* My grandchildren
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-13-2011, 10:41 PM
-sunny day
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie

04-14-2011, 07:00 AM
+ a good solid night of sleep
+ today my planter boxes go to the greenhouse for planting and pampering for a few weeks
+ tomorrow's tea has been canceled due to illness - a free afternoon!
+ the syrup making display at the Mill/Museum is done - 48 hours early
+ baking marathon starts this afternoon
+ Ted's quilt is ready to assemble
+ I'll have time to run to town this afternoon for hardware stuff

04-14-2011, 07:21 AM
- another chance with my foot/ankle.

- a beautiful spring day yesterday

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL

- fresh fruit and veggies abundant - soon the farmers markets will begin.

- my microwave

- spring has sprung and all the wonderful neighborhood children were outside playing. I love the sound of children playing.

04-14-2011, 09:48 PM
* DH cooking
* my cat
* drive through car wash
* still 100% on plan
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-15-2011, 02:06 AM
-good day at work
-sitting on the deck with my dogs in the beautiful sunshine
-better eating

04-15-2011, 07:08 AM
+ another good solid sleep although I was up before five
+ had time to do a little bit of outside work yesterday
+ took planters to greenhouse for filling - lovely being there with all the plants
+ today will be a day spent baking and I will have no problem resisting
+ lovely laughter-filled chat with Shirleyanne yesterday
+ grapes are my current fruit snack
+ size 14 denim pants now fit

04-15-2011, 08:18 AM
- encouragement from unlikely places

- the trees are starting to flower

- the royal wedding... I am such a fairytale girl. I find it fun to hear about all the details.

- a long sit in the sunshine & garden swing yesterday talking to my friend, Mimi.

- my friends, my family, YOU ALL, FB, cell phone

- our new furnace/air conditioner from last summer

04-15-2011, 11:24 AM
* Clean office
* free audio books from the library
* birds that chirp - one of the most pleasant sounds in the world
* my hearing
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-15-2011, 11:37 PM
-made it through a long work day
-my dogs

04-16-2011, 07:51 AM
+ yesterday's baking marathon went well
+ learned some new techie things already this morning
+ the pansies are not yet planted but they look very cheery on the kitchen counter
+ hot showers ease my sore back
+ was able to resurrect the old slide projector to help out Marilyn
+ my hostas are poking up through the leaves
+ I am in control of my time today
+ the quilt for Linda's mother arrived safely

04-16-2011, 08:48 AM
- my wonderful friends who have helped me with my sadness. (death in family)

- DH cooked pork chops on the grill last night... it's nice to having grilling weather

- spoke with Meg

- some family is coming Easter weekend -

- family, friends, YOU ALL, fb

- our grill

04-17-2011, 12:32 AM
-Hostas are coming out here, also:)
-smell of newly cut grass
-being a little more assertive
-three long days at work are completed:carrot:

04-17-2011, 06:46 AM
+ Syrup festival is going well despite cold and rain
+ fire in the woodstove was wonderful last night
+ sandwich fixin's are ready to go - it'll be a quick job
+ got caught up on accounting postings yesterday
+ today's meals are planned and very healthy
+ David T. who is such a gentleman and helped me move book boxes yesterday
+ my dogs who make me smile no matter how busy and stressed I am

04-17-2011, 08:30 AM
- I'll keep trying

- the horrible predicted weather predicted here didn't pan out

- my sister had a good report from her surgeon... she's mending well

- lots of birdie action in the yard... nests, feeding, courting, singing, swooping etc.

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL,, fb

- I enjoy my TV

04-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Today I am grateful for:
- lovely weather
- cherry blossoms
- a relaxed afternoon
- my family
- safe trip back to the city
- being healthy and able to work
- my job and colleagues
- to be able to work on becoming a fitter me
- this thread for reminding me how much I have

04-18-2011, 12:39 AM
-flowering trees
-another pretty day
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie
-a entire day off work tomorrow
-positive attitude:)

04-18-2011, 07:50 AM
+ the Festival weekend is over!
+ despite my aches and pains, I was able to work the whole weekend on my feet
+ my dogs who are so happy to see me in the mornings and let me start my day with a smile
+ we may see the sun today
+ two new books arrived from Amazon - NOT diet books!
+ Mill financial report is done and ready for today's Board meeting
+ Heather volunteered to buy me a PVR and will set it up for me - she's Ms IBM!

04-18-2011, 08:46 AM
- I'll try again

- so fun to see GS print 'Mom' on his blackboard

- spring garden clean up done... thanks DH

- family, friends, YOU ALL, fb

- Krista is leaving for her wonderful vacation soon.

04-18-2011, 11:19 AM
* DH
* safe travel
* grandkids
* Still 100% on plan
* Friends and family

04-18-2011, 03:17 PM
Today I am grateful for:
- getting back to work
- nice weather
- being able to look into career change options after graduation
- my colleagues
- new pair of shoes

04-19-2011, 01:37 AM
-sitting on the deck with the dogs
-another pretty day
-Dancing with the Stars

04-19-2011, 05:24 AM
Today I am grateful that I didn't over-sleep and that the inhaled steroids I've been on for a week are doing their job and keeping the crackles and wheezes at bay when I *am* sleeping, so that I *can* sleep. 5 months with broken, frustrated, coughing, crackly, wheezy sleep = no fun!

I'm also grateful that my 10-month-old chocolate Lab girl is improving every day I work on her retriever training; we've FINALLY got the "sit and hold" the bumper when she brings it back! No more flipping it around and dropping it at my feet :D

04-19-2011, 06:49 AM
- grateful for a healthy day yesterday

- the sweet children on my street

- felt chipper yesterday

- hearing the birdies singing this morning - they are singing in the rain

- my family, friends, YOU ALL

- music

04-19-2011, 07:51 AM
+ the sun is making an appearance today
+ weekend weight is down a tiny bit
+ I was strong enough to throw out the rest of the Girl Guide cookies
+ the daffodils at the Church are starting to bloom
+ I found the mislaid donation cheque - Whew!
+ nothing on the schedule after 11 a.m. today
+ we go to the vet today - always a fun time as my furries adore the vet

04-19-2011, 04:13 PM
Today I am grateful for:

- my family
- having made it to the gym again and what a fun class! I really like dance aerobic! :carrot:
- an efficient day
- Easter coming
- the nice lady who held the door open when I came along loaded with bags
- company car
- my boss
- flirting, well a little bit :p
- beautiful weather
- my scale, cause it only showed the equivalent of 242.5 lbs this morning

04-20-2011, 08:47 AM
+ my warm and cozy house this cold wet morning
+ lots of lovely fresh veggies on hand from yesterday's Good Food Box
+ my new propane "wood" stove will be installed tomorrow
+ the Schoolwork Fair stuff info finally was completed and sent out yesterday - Whew!
+ a funny baby penguin video that makes me laugh
+ my dogs behaved beautifully at the vet yesterday
+ the scillas are a sea of blue beside the barn
+ the scale blip is slowly eroding :D

04-20-2011, 06:48 PM
Today I am grateful for:
- an efficient day at work
- my boss being nice about extra days I want to take off due to school
- colleagues
- having made it to pilates class on time this evening
- getting up early
- seeing a former colleague again who noticed that I had lost some weight :hug:
- being able to dress up a little bit for fun today, I felt kind of pretty
- my parents

04-20-2011, 09:21 PM
* My father's surgery went well
* Heart monitors
* I could afford the gas to drive to my parent's home
* Friends that are covering my responsibilities at home
* family and friends, 3FC, and technology

04-21-2011, 12:19 AM
-no damage from the severe weather
-sun came out
-my dogs

04-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Cheryl.. so glad to hear that your dad's surgery went well.

- here early at fsf with people that I love, they love me and share my life through the happiest & saddest times... I am grateful

- family gatherings this weekend

- talked to DS via texting (Ug - I'd rather speak to him live) but.. I take what I can get.

- cleaned my office

- my friends, my family, you all, fb

- music

- my wristwatch with the big face... don't need my glasses to see it.

04-21-2011, 10:33 PM
-my dogs

04-22-2011, 12:41 AM
I'm grateful that I came here to 3FC - you all are the best:)

I'm grateful that I found this thread and I can read your optimistic posts - it makes me happy

I am so grateful that my children and grandchildren are happy, safe, and well. W

I am grateful for the chance to begin my weight loss journey again, one day at a time.

04-22-2011, 01:04 AM
I am grateful for my sore calves and quads. They tell me that I worked hard yesterday and today.

I am grateful for my parents, who continue to help me when I'm short on money and waiting to re-start my second job, on a new account.

I am grateful for Spring, showing me that life begins anew after a long, cold winter and that the next day may be even better than the one before it.

04-22-2011, 07:20 AM
+ I was able to help out a friend with some money
+ my new stove is installed and keeps me nice and warm in the back room
+ Disney is taking her meds with no fuss - what a good dog
+ a red gerbera plant on the kitchen table
+ my new pants are size 14 - I seem to have skipped 16 :cb:
+ the Mill got a $9K grant from the Township to ease my payroll worries
+ Kelly remembered my roast of beef for tomorrow!
+ the weather is supposed to improve next week - I want to garden!

04-22-2011, 07:52 PM
- slept so well last night

- celebrating cousin's birthday here Saturday... should be nice

- lamb for Easter

- Shirley is doing so, so well.

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL, FB, cellphone, music

- porch lights

04-23-2011, 12:19 AM
-magnolia trees budding
-smell of hyacinth(I walked into a store where the hyacinth were on display they smelled soooo good!)
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie :hug:
-positive attitude
-Good Friday

04-23-2011, 07:09 AM
- family gathering tonight

- safe from bad weather

- working on learning that food doesn't fix anything....I'd like to tatoo this to my brain

- comfy lazy boy chair

- family, friends, you all, cell phone

- music

04-23-2011, 07:41 AM
+ worked in the front garden for an hour or so yesterday - no stiffness this morning
+ Church service was just fine and shorter than expected :)
+ looking forward to Easter Dinner at the Farm tonight
+ timer worked on propane stove and back of the house warm this morning
+ Leanna's father will take down the two big dead trees in the lane
+ the weather is to improve after today - real Spring is coming!

04-23-2011, 07:50 AM
- my family
- getting 12 hours of much needed sleep
- great theatre night on Thursday
- finally being able to draw positive energies from a crush I have and do not plan to act on.
- a compliment on my hair cut
- having completed all important work that I had planned for this week
- being able to go to a latin dance gym class again this evening
- speaking to my Granda yesterday
- an understanding both who is open to compromises
- a wedding to look forward to attending in just a week's time. :)
- this odd feeling that I want to care about people more as of late, feels really good.

04-24-2011, 07:32 AM
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c(”)(” Wishing you all a wonderful day. Happy Easter!! ♥

- a fun birthday gathering for our cousin last night

- lamb for dinner

- more things blooming in the gardens

- our special Aunt Mackie

- friends, family, YOU ALL, FB

- walking to my sister

- music

- outdoor grill

04-24-2011, 07:47 AM
Happy Easter to us all and happy Spring

+ finally we have sunshine
+ lovely family dinner last night - my two grandnieces are 1 and 3 and simply adorable
+ I sorted out a lot of clothes that are too big :cb: Now to ditch them!
+ today I will get those poor pansies into the pot at the side steps
+ my sister gave me a huge bag of good quilting fabric for Victoria's Quilts
+ looking forward to Church this morning followed by the egg hunt
+ dinner at Liz's tonight should be another fun time
+ Disney and Jazz are loving the sunshine and being able to lie about on the deck. Dogs know how to enjoy life!

Edited after ten a.m.
+ glorious music in Church this morning
+ Susan and I sang well together for the first time - but not the last

04-24-2011, 11:24 PM

-sunshine after much rain yesterday
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie
-developing thicker skin(survived a very negative comment with my pride still intact)

04-25-2011, 05:57 AM
- birdies chirping

- fairytale week for Kate- fun

- big glass of clean water - not everyone in the world can get water like I/we can

- pretty picture

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

- hot water tank

04-25-2011, 11:59 PM
-little rain today ans some sun
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie

04-26-2011, 05:58 AM
Cathydoe and Timetolose - haven't seen you for a while. Hope everything is OK.

- fun to watch all the royal wedding hoopla

- GS is liking his 'sports' class... they just run around

- the wonderful children in my neighborhood

- trying to be hopeful

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL, FB, music

- new glasses

- this gratitude thread... it's an anchor for me at 3fc, even if I am struggling I commit to posting my gratitudes. I will not run away.

04-26-2011, 09:47 AM
+ a wonderful long weekend full of friends and laughter
+ my extended family and the dogs that all behave beautifully when we meet
+ my women friends who all pitch in for kitchen clean-up
+ Silas who is the funniest seven-year old I have ever met
+ my dinner guests took home the leftovers - temptation is gone!
+ the yard guys who came yesterday and raked - just before the rain
+ an "easy" morning with time for a soak in the tub and reading beside the warm stove with two snuggly dogs
+ survived the food frenzy with minimal scale damage

04-26-2011, 02:24 PM
Beverlyjoy, Thanks for noticing! I have been out of town caring for my parents. I have had limited Internet access.

Today I am grateful:
* My father's surgery went well
* For safe travel
* Home - feels so good to be back here
* Audio books that make travel more pleasant
* Family and friends
* My friends here at 3FC

04-26-2011, 02:38 PM
- NOT having caused an accident, big relief! :o
- having made it to the gym with the car still in working order (only one tire damaged a little bit on a pavement)
- a pedi
- being able to study for Saturday's exam
- paprika
- the scale being nice to me after Easter
- my Mom & Dad
- feeling wonderfully sore after working out
- earplugs (against the LOUD music during aerobic class)
- nice weather

Enduring Infinity
04-26-2011, 07:59 PM
Today I am grateful that I have had the common sense to come back to 3fc after a long time (and several gained pounds, heh...) away!

04-27-2011, 12:10 AM
-another unexpected sunny day-yeah!
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-Variegated Hosta came up again this year, pretty colors
-Beautiful annual flowers in stores and greenhouses just ready to be planted(especially impatiens)

Everyone have a great Wednesday!

04-27-2011, 08:07 AM
+ finally a warmish day!
+ fog which always seems magical to me, especially in the woods
+ the last foodie event for a while has happened!
+ watching last night's t-storm with the Cowleys from the back deck at the farm - spectacular!
+ hepaticas are in glorious bloom in the forest
+ my new propane stove which was great yesterday morning on a cold, wet day
+ the scale is down a wee bit today
+ my two furry best friends who are always with me

04-27-2011, 06:31 PM
- my family
- my very first zumba class!
- having made it to the gym on time
- car still in good working order
- having made progress with my thesis
- my colleagues and boss
- finally having figured out what to wear to my boss' wedding
- laptops
- a healthy diet day
- great new body scrub that smells like baked cookies ... well, even I smell a little bit like cookies afterwards but it is great fun! :D

04-27-2011, 08:29 PM
- eyes wide open

- Mike, Meg and Alex with come for four days at the end of May

- fun watching all the royal wedding stuff

- lunch with a friend today

- my family, my friends, you all, music

- electricity

04-28-2011, 12:46 AM
-the PBS website, so many neat things to learn and videos to watch
-a day off tomorrow:carrot:

04-28-2011, 08:00 AM
- willingness to keep trying

- good and positive reading

- I am safe from the weather. I pray and hope for my friends and all others effected by the recent horrible weather. The wind woke me up at 3am last night

- music

- my sister in law and neice went to see lady gaga last night... I can't wait to hear what they thought - how fun

- family, friends,s YOU All, FB, cell phone, music

- it's been fun watching all the things about the royal wedding. It's a distraction from all the 'craziness' going on in the world. I love a good fairytale.

- refrigeration

04-28-2011, 09:07 AM
+ another day of spring-like temperatures
+ busy day yesterday with many demands on my time but I coped
+ another big t-storm last night and tornado watch but we were safe and secure at home
+ Disney was not as terrified as usual - she "caved up" under my desk rather than upstairs under the bed
+ scale the same today despite cracker indulgences
+ today's warm wind should dry up some of the water
+ Evie's new crop of lambs and wee goats - adorable!
+ trip to town for a haircut and some shopping this afternoon

04-28-2011, 06:08 PM
- an efficient day
- getting most of my planned work done but for two items and it was a lonnnnng to-do list :)
- speaking with a cute guy I have a crush on :o
- my family
- online friends
- my job
- no car trouble
- lovely weather
- having tomorrow off again to study
- heading for 9+ hours of sleep

04-28-2011, 11:14 PM
* None of my family in MS, TN, or AL were affected by the tornadoes
* my refrigerator
* local strawberries
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-29-2011, 01:32 AM
-sunshine for the most of the day
-3 month old niece, absolutely darling:)
-royal wedding, a happy event

04-29-2011, 06:19 AM
- the royal wedding is a fun distraction - very good for the economy of England. (I know, I know... there are alot of people who could benefit from the money spent on this.)So many amazing hats!

- I'll keep trying.

- my friends are safe from these horrible storms

- a lovely wedding invitation from our family in Baltimore

- family, friends, YOU ALL, fb, cell phone

- music

- television...so fun to see things live from around the world

04-29-2011, 07:30 AM
+ still believe in fairytale weddings
+ the wonders of live TV
+ the electricity is back on this morning after huge winds yesterday
+ Mariska and Karen dropped in last night to be sure I was OK without power
+ figured out how to fix that major quilt error
+ great haircut from Danny yesterday - he is such a fun guy
+ big pine lost a very large branch but did not take down the dog fence
+ yellow forsythia in a blue glass vase - gorgeous.
+ ticker is finally not lying!

04-30-2011, 12:19 AM
-royal wedding, beautiful service
-sunshine all day today:carrot:

04-30-2011, 07:43 AM
+ finally a pure sunshine day!
+ no appointments today
+ great book club meeting last night - fun group!
+ the pansies on my side porch are doing well - I love the wee faces!
+ today I will have time to make some progress on the rooms that look like the Hoarders set!

04-30-2011, 09:02 AM
- so fun watching all the royal wedding stuff - I chatted with my cousin in Cleveland via FB and we watched it together.

- grass is so green!

- trees are covered with blooms and their emgerging leaves

- friend will come over for some garden stuff

- family,friends, you all, FB, music

- working sump pump

- I won't run away from 3fc even though I am struggling

04-30-2011, 03:00 PM
- Joining 3FC this month!
- Having good health (besides the chub), making it easier to try to lose weight
- Having friends that still care and check on me, even when I isolated myself
- Re-establishing my outlet through music and being inspired by it to do more
- Having my little cat "B" with me through the hard times
- Really finding myself getting interested in writing again! Thanks for that journal, Mom!
- My friend "D". *Hugs*

05-01-2011, 12:24 AM
* Willingness to try
* Good friends
* 3FC
* My old soft night shirt
* My God who loves me