100 lb. Club - *** An Attitude of Gratitude for MAY ***

05-01-2012, 07:26 AM
"No matter how good or not so good our lives our going ... we always have things for which we are grateful. It puts life into perspective. It feels good to remember our gratitudes."

Today I am grateful for ...
+ my warm and cozy house on a chilly and damp morning
+ the wildflowers in my woods - so lovely this time of year
+ avocados - my new food craze
+ a calm and controlled week ahead - no evening meetings!

05-02-2012, 06:44 AM
- I got a new laptop computer... YAY

- my friends and the way we emmbrace each other as we face life's transitions

- springtime

- safe from the big rainstorm

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- good memories of Aunt Mackie

05-02-2012, 11:37 AM
+ nice cup of tea with Karen last night - no kids around for a change

+ met her new dog who seems to have a crush on me

+ huge patches of dogtooth violets in my woods - lovely in sunbeams

+ Brad, Mr Muscle at the gym, is finally loosening up and chatting

+ no dog escapes for two days -I am grateful

+ Toni is going to use my far back garden plot - she is delighted to have it

+ the mouse situation at the Mill is moving towards resolution thanks to Paul

+ the next few days will be fairly dry and I can get some outside work done

+ pet therapy at 1 today. Then freedom although my garden helper may be here later for training

05-03-2012, 07:49 AM
- every day is a new day with a world of opportunities

- Ben, who has been helping in the garden

- thoughts of Aunt Mackie's passing away. Her grandson is getting married on Saturday. It's hard to sort throught the sadness and joy I am feeling. We must celebrate.

- many folks here are doing better with food

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

05-04-2012, 08:15 AM
- my new computer!!!! Finally, I can get online when I want to

- LeighAnne came over and helped in the garden

- should be a nice day outside

- Murray's sister, Nancy, & our niece Erika will be here tomorrow and will stay for the wedding and funeral.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- gardens are looking pretty.

05-04-2012, 11:25 AM
+ huge t-storm last night - I am grateful that no trees are down

+ unexpected fun lunch and fabric shopping trip with Barb

+ laughter with a kindred spirit

+ being able to make poor Karen feel better by just listening

+ did go to the gym this morning although I was very tired and draggy

+ apple trees are starting to blossom

+ got Book Club dates straightened out

+ the pansy pot on the side steps that is blooming its heart out

05-04-2012, 12:18 PM
- have lots of tasty veggies in the fridge so I can stay on plan

- weather's been perfect

- orange tree is full of oranges

-family, friends, 3FC

05-05-2012, 06:01 AM
- today is the wedding... we will celebrate!

- the cute pictures of the kids

- Gramma Bamma (Meg's mom) messaged me on FB with a funny about Alex. It's nice that she shared it.

- lilacs smell so good

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- wonderful memories of Aunt Mackie

05-05-2012, 06:08 AM
+ looking forward to my favourite month - lilacs, peonies and other delights

+ nothing on the schedule except Church and some yard sale sorting :cb:

+ time today to catch up on accounting postings

+ I am ready for the quilting group meeting Monday - even have the financial report printed

+ it was a busy week but I'm feeling in control

05-05-2012, 02:20 PM
+ just had a long phone call from my daughter who lives in Nanaimo, B.C. I realize how much I miss her. I need to fix that!

05-05-2012, 04:38 PM
I've always struggled, as we all do, with the feelings and anxieties that are associated with being overweight/obese. Shopping was a joke growing up, I know I made it miserable for my mom. I never felt like I looked good in anything and when there was something I did like, it never fit or they didnt have my size. shopping pretty much always ended in tears for my. Needless to say, I'm not much of a shopper still.

05-06-2012, 12:38 AM
Grateful for:

- good sleep

- good food

- clean drinking water

- family, friends, 3FC

05-06-2012, 08:57 AM
- so much fun at the wedding last night!!!! The groom carried a picture of Aunt Mackie holding him as a baby in his pocket. They had her coursage on a seat at the service. It was outside and the weather was perfect. Grateful for all these things.

- waking up with close family member's sleeping in the guest room

- DH got lots of mulch.

- better food choices

- plans of going to DS's for Mother's Day

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music

- grateful for my frozen peas... did some dancing last night. I need to ice my foot/ankle.

05-06-2012, 01:16 PM
+ loved the peace and light of the huge moon out behind the barn last night

+ food is all prepped for Moon Watch BBQ out there tonight

+ good work crew after Church that sorted a lot of Yard Sale stuff

+ managed two hours of garden work yesterday despite my sore knees

+ did a trial run of skewers on BBQ last night - great!

+ feeling "on top" of things at the moment

05-07-2012, 07:38 AM
+ sunshine and a lovely clear sunrise

+ my friends cleared away all the party stuff last night before they left

+ my afternoon is free so I can do some gardening

+ I have Karen's sewing ready for hemming during tea break this afternoon

+ my "on top of things" feeling continues

05-08-2012, 07:44 AM
- Aunt Mackie's funeral was so nice. There were about 30 people at the graveside... as she requested. We told some 'Mackie' stories while there - it was so wonderful. A long time family friend did a beautiful service. We gathered at her house for lunch after. I will miss her so much.

- frozen peas for my sore ankle

- rain last night was good for the flowers

- nice email from Barb

- willingness to get on the scale this morning

- new laptop computer

- friends, family, YOU ALL, cell, fb, internet, music

- the pretty dark purple leaved tree in the front yard... so nice to look at

05-08-2012, 08:35 AM
+ today we will repay the $12K the Township lent to the Soccer girls for their Sweden trip in 2010! Whew! That was a lot of bake sales and car washes!

+ lunch date with the Mayor today but I will stiffen my resistance muscle and not let him persuade me to run for Council

+ quilting meeting yesterday went well - we now have 27 completed quilts to respond to requests

+ Karen was very grateful for my hemming job on her pants

+ a relatively "easy" day ahead - now to keep it that way

+ May and the scents in the air! Even in the rain, I can smell the apple blossoms

05-09-2012, 07:50 AM
- my nice neighbors

- Mimi called to 'check up' on me because she knew I'd be feeling sad due to Aunt Mackie's death

- Cousin's father in law came through his pacemaker operation well

- willingness to rest ankle so I can go to Mike's on Saturday

- friends, family, YOU ALL, cell, fb, internet, music

- my fridge & freezer - something my Grandma did not have until late in her life. (then she got an icebox)

05-10-2012, 06:48 AM
Today I am grateful for ....

+ my new garden helper who catches on really quickly

+ the ease of outside grilling, even for just one person

+ neighbour Moel fixed my garden cart and is going to till as soon as the earth dries a bit

+ sorted and pitched more clothing - to Goodwill today

+ lovely long talk with Shirl - it's great to have the same friend since we were 18

+ first asparagus from the garden yesterday

+ white violets

+ Liz is delighted to accept my pasta maker

05-10-2012, 07:57 AM
- I made an appointment to have the foot/ankle doctor look at my ankle. And to see if he has some suggestions or magic. Time is what it needs. I would be OK if I didn't have to make the four hour drive.

- cool morning - the air is very still - it's nice

- Meg celebrated her 30 birthday yesterday... along with her twin sister. It's nice that they were in the same city for the celebration

- friends, family, YOU ALL, music, cellphone, internet, fb

- spices and herbs

05-10-2012, 10:44 AM
I'm grateful for =
my job (which I still don't want to to go this morning!)
how wonderful my husband has been while family drama goes on
what a wonder childhood I had

05-11-2012, 08:51 AM
- Dr. wrapped my ankle, gave me some stretches and told me to continue with nsaids.

- I'll spend Mom's Day with Mike and family

- forcast for a beautiful day

- New GD is smiling now

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- patience

- pretty pots of plants on the deck

05-11-2012, 01:08 PM
+ gloriously sunny day

+ I made myself go to the gym although I am feeling a bit poorly

+ Donna got good news from her doc about here diabetes - exercise is helping

+ my sweet peas have sprouted

+ Jazz hasn't escaped from the yard in over a week

+ Liz has a puppy and is just like a little girl with excitement

+ my garden helper comes today for two hours

05-12-2012, 05:47 AM
- ready to go spend time with the family.

- my wonderful new neighbor who retrieved my address book from my old computer

- frozen peas and heating pad

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cellphone, music

- filled up my gas tank and got 60 cents per gallon off.... rewards with the Kroger card

05-12-2012, 12:17 PM
*that my mom is out of the hospital and visiting me
*that I'm lucky enough to get paid to do what I love
* the beautiful weather

05-12-2012, 06:00 PM
+ sunshine this afternoon for Marion's memorial service at the cemetery

+ good food at the "lunch" afterwards - I got the caterer's business card

+ found some larkspur seedlings for Christine - she was delighted

+ Liz's new puppy is adorable - a dachshund/Jack Russell cross

+ got caught up on Mill bills this morning

+ Robyn comes to garden tomorrow unless it interferes with Mother's Day celebrations

+ another good picking of asparagus - I am blessed!

05-15-2012, 07:47 AM
Oh dear! here it is Tuesday and no gratitudes for the past two days. I need to work on that.

+ cherry tree blossoms

+ ongoing asparagus bounty - enough to give away

+ three new staff at the Mill are smart and keen

+ found some planting barrels at a good price - locally!

+ finally finished Ted's final tax return for Donna - a challenge but I did it!

+ Good Food Box today - more fresh veggies to add to the asparagus

+ was able to reschedule pet therapy giving myself more garden time today

+ I'm grateful that I remembered my gratitudes today

05-16-2012, 07:04 AM
- time here with my family

- little GD let me comfort her when she was fussy yesterday. At first it was just Mommy or Daddy... but - she's getting to know me. It's a wonderful feeling and I am so grateful.

- fun times with GS

- DH is going to dig some things up for me for the swap on Saturday

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- the early birds are chirping. I love to hear the birds wake up right before sunrise.

05-16-2012, 01:29 PM
+ lilacs and honeysuckle scenting my fields

+ quickly found and fixed Jazz's latest escape

+ received $500 cash just now - a loan I had forgotten

+ a gentle rain is about to fall

+ two dogs are excited about pet therapy at one

05-17-2012, 06:36 AM
+ knowing when to stop - I really worked hard yesterday and pretty much collapsed in front of the TV at 6

+ having renewed energy and enthusiasm after a night of sleep

+ Aleve for my aches and pains

+ Paul, my Mill curator, who is so willing to go above and beyond

+ the mauve Dame's Rocket that is now contributing to the lovely scent in my gardens

+ a morning to go to shop for the Village plants

+ glorious spring weather ahead into next week

05-18-2012, 07:27 AM
- glad to be back home

- tomorrow is the plant swap - I'll be happy to do it and I announced that this is my last year doing it. Some folks have said that they will carry on doing it. Eleven years is enough for me.

- the love Alex has for Maya

- Rachel's shoulder has healed well from her surgery... so grateful

- frineds, family, YOU ALL, cell, internet, fb, music

- cute little neighbor's who picked up the mail while we were both gone. They were so excited to each get a dollar

- glad to be back HOME SWEET HOME

05-18-2012, 07:32 AM
Beverley - I am about to go out and label plants for our plant sale. I said this is the last year for me too!

+ got some plants purchased for the Village planters

+ Robyn and I got six half barrels and two flower boxes planted yesterday

+ the Town Hall is beautifully decorated for The Mad Hatters Tea Party

+ Donna is going to go back to work at the Diner - she needs the extra $ but also the people contact

+ the first of the wild phlox is starting to bloom

+ glorious sunshine for the whole of this hectic weekend

05-18-2012, 08:21 AM
Grateful for:
:cheese: Life, blood and breath
:cheese: That I finally am understanding the triggers that are making me and keeping me fat!
:cheese: For finding this site and knowing I am not alone

Eat less:goodscaleMove more

05-18-2012, 09:28 AM
Time flies, just realized that I have not posted here at all in May.

- End of day will mark a week that I have not visited the vending machines at work, good step in controlling my addition

- 5 days of eating on plan

- Good night's sleep

- Looking forward to running errands this afternoon

- Rain

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

05-19-2012, 06:21 AM
Hi Dawny & Timetolose!

- Today is the plantswap. I am grateful to have founded such a wonderful community gathering. I've decided that it's my last year doing this. (eleven years) Mimi, too. Some other nice ladies will carry on. I've received countless wonderful plants. But, I've also made some very good friends. I am grateful for this, as well.

- Murray helped pull everything together for the swap

- such nice weather the past few days

- Mike said that Maya slept better two nights ago... thus, they all did.

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

- hand sanitizer

05-19-2012, 11:28 AM
- I am going to work outside today

- A week on plan

- God gave me a brain. I just have to remember to use it.

- More than enough

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

05-20-2012, 12:10 AM
-My best friend of 32 years is here for 3 weeks, and I had time with her today.
-I am feeling better and better.
-My Aunt and Uncle are willing to watch the kids Friday, while I attend a funeral.

05-20-2012, 07:45 AM
It's so nice to see more chicks joining us in this thread. Seeing the gratitudes of others makes us think of our own.

Today I am grateful for:

+ a most successful year and plant sale at the Church yesterday - no leftover plants

+ the Mad Hatters Tea Party was well-run and well-attended and I didn't have to do a darn thing except enjoy

+ today is a "should me not" day - I am even skipping Church

+ huge crop of asparagus picked yesterday

+ I have a patch of morels in the lane - the first since 1998

+ I have several volunteers for the Pet Therapy Booth (www.tpoc.ca) at the Expo on June 8

+ today I can firm up plans for my end of June trip to NJ and PA

+ sunshine and hot weather for the next few days and a manageable schedule

+ absolutely NOTHING in my calendar until Tuesday morning

05-20-2012, 07:48 AM
Ruth... so glad your plant sale went well.

- plant swap was a huge success

- got some wonderful plants - folks are kind and generous

- seeing many 'swap friends'

- DH helping SO much. Made it possible for me.

- comfy chair

- LeighAnne, dear friend

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music

- frozen peas

05-20-2012, 12:37 PM
-The wonderful Church service today
-The visit to the farmer's market
-Wonderful weather today.
-Our new windows, that we can open and enjoy the fresh air.

05-20-2012, 06:07 PM
- Great church service today

- Yesterday was another day on plan

- All my children have grown into good adults

- My meds

- Momma is adjusting better than I thought possible

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

05-21-2012, 07:53 AM
+ Christine who is so open and honest when we talk

+ my four friends who are sharing my land for gardening this year - nice to have company out there

+ asparagus and morel mushrooms

+ my front porch on very hot days

+ iced coffee

+ tackled a good half of the darned Japanese knotweed yesterday

+ my neighbour's cat who thinks she is mine and sits on my lap when I'm on the porch

05-21-2012, 11:09 AM
- DH working on replacing rotten wood on front porch

- Good health compared to so many people

- Smell of flowers

- Get the stitches out of mouth this afternoon

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

05-21-2012, 01:50 PM
- finally getting over my latest illness

- found the motivation to recommit to being healthy

- the chicks on this thread for sharing :hug:

- mom, family, friends, 3FC

05-22-2012, 06:24 AM
- my gardening friends came over to help in the garden and get some plants for themselves.

- sweet DH is trying to figure out how to help me get past this depression. He asked me if I going out to dinner would help. LOL

- I am making some dish gardens with succulents... really fun

- friend, family, YOU ALL!!, fb, cell, internet, music

- shovels

05-22-2012, 07:49 AM
+ nice visit with Liz and her new puppy

+ got more work done on the darned knotweed!

+ Moel broke his tiller in my garden but it's not fatal

+ mock orange is starting to bloom

+ have only one "must" today - pet therapy this afternoon

+ feeling refreshed after making myself slow down for two days

05-22-2012, 12:08 PM
- Stitches are gone from my mouth

- Walk Away the Pounds dvd (Exercise in the privacy of home)

- Get to see grandsons soon!

- Still able to find some clothes that fit

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

05-23-2012, 08:11 AM
- willingness to face the scale

- Soon we'll celebrate DH's 60 birthday with family and grandkids!

- slept well last night

- mild winter/early spring means lush gardens in May

- my friends, my family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music

- heating pad and frozen peas

05-23-2012, 04:36 PM
- friend inspired me to exercise today :exercise:

- mom is dragging me out of the house so I will feel better :)

- clean water, tasty food

- family, friends and all the chicks

05-24-2012, 07:08 AM
- a healthy food day... with some journalling - I am so grateful

- I am having fun with my succulent gardens

- Mom had a pretty good exam at the Dermalogist

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

- Round-up for the stubborn weeds

05-24-2012, 07:15 AM
+ glorious sunrise this morning!

+ bought more plants for the Village yesterday

+ planted four more barrels despite the heat - they look good

+ a trust fund has been set up for young Tricia whose mother died suddenly last week

+ Fair Board meeting tonight - nice to know it will be calm with the new and improved Board

+ finally my veggie garden is tilled and ready to plant

05-25-2012, 07:26 AM
- yesterday was a mostly healthy day. I got a stomach ache at about 5pm. I had a popcycle, dry cherrios and toast after then. Grateful I didn't eat a whole box of soda crackers

- planning for a special weekend... excited. I am working on using all the Beck skills in avoiding a binge weekend. Am hoping for the willingness

- our neighbor put in a new garbage disposal when ours 'died' on Wednesday. Such kindness - DH got the replacement at Lowes and we saved alot of money. Thanks John!!!

- grateful for the neighbor kids that like to earn a little money doing small jobs (I will turn them into gardeners, yet)

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- ordering things online makes getting hard to find items easy.

05-25-2012, 08:33 AM
+ wakening to the sound of geese and the scent of mock orange

+ my AC works - I did not wrap it for the winter as I'm supposed to do

+ going to be able to use Paul's truck (and maybe Paul) to pick up two more half-barrel planters today

+ caught up on Mill bill paying once again

+ dropped a pound of my "mysterious" gain

+ have squash and cucumber plants ready to plant today

05-26-2012, 01:12 PM
- despite being at a restaurant last night... I made good choices for dinner at the restaurant. Grateful. My salad with salmon and feta - I put half of the cube fetta to the side and left it. YAY

- we are now at DS's. So nice to be here. Grateful.

- not too hot... nice day.

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL, fb, internet cell, music

- ice

05-27-2012, 06:57 AM
+ Saturday was a "me" day of gardening

+ resisted Karen's plea to go to the chicken BBQ with her

+ wild phlox has made my field a mass of mauve and white and is loaded with butterflies

+ Christina gave me some rare heirloom tomato plants

+ front porch flower boxes look great!

+ dinner "date" tonight with Ernie for his Masonic Lodge Ladies' Night

+ Village planting is now down to a manageable task - two more barrels and the entry sign

05-27-2012, 07:18 AM
- food right on target all day....grateful for the sanity. ....until bedtime when I ate the things I resisted all day. Grateful that today is a new day.

- little Maya let me hold her and rock her to sleep - she let me settle her a couple tmes

- Alex is so sweet around his little sister

- Rosie, the cat.

- DH is a good driver... (knock wood) and he avoided two accidents yesterday

- friends family You All cell fb internet music

- am able to check my email from other people's computer

05-28-2012, 07:43 AM
+ another lovely Spring/Summer day

+ Siberian iris are a mass of deep purple in front of the lemon lilies

+ Christine's big dog Buddy is responding well to my training efforts - now to train Christine!

+ gym on my own today - no pressure to be there at 7:30

+ I can see the top of my desk!

+ met some interesting people at the dinner last night

05-28-2012, 09:55 AM
= beinging here with my family.... LOVE IT

- we sang happy birthday to Papa Mia (DH).. Alex's face just lit up.

- little Maya... such a sweetie pie

- dinner on the deck last night... so nice that the evening is in the shade there

- friend, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell phone, music

- Rosie the kittie!

05-29-2012, 08:37 AM
- home sweet home

- dh's birthday today. He's on vacation this week.

- should rain today - we need it

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music

- the hose that has different flows of water

05-30-2012, 05:47 AM
+ wakening too early (3 a.m.) gives me extra time in my day - trying to look on the bright side!

+ a bouquet of lemon lilies, purple iris and pink peonies on my desk

+ a very very good rain yesterday afternoon

+ several nice donation cheques in the mail for the Mill yesterday

+ my bedroom fan makes for good sleeping weather

+ asparagus continues to produce and strawberries are loaded with blossoms

+ laughter with friends

+ looking forward to my N.J. long weekend at the end of June


05-30-2012, 08:36 AM
- we got together with some of the neighbors and the little kids. They sang Happy Birthday to DH. It was a suprise and I brought mini cupcakes (I bought at the store & didn't eat). I think DH was touched.

- DH got a good heart....

- birds are chirping

- friends, family, YOU ALL, cell, fb, internet, music

- central airconditioning & a ceiling fan

05-31-2012, 07:42 AM
+ a bonus day! The predicted rain decided to pass us by

+ Robyn was a great help doing planting yesterday

+ the scent of peonies

+ finally my S/C/G is correct! May was a bad month but I corrected things

+ rhubarb and spinach from the garden along with asparagus

+ lunch date with my sister tomorrow - we finally found a date to get together

+ Barb and Mac picked up and delivered my wine order

+ "slept in" until 5 this morning - it felt good :)

05-31-2012, 08:38 AM
- the paths are starting to look nice

- cool morning

- frozen peas

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- GS did his first 'board breaking' at Tae Kwon Do. He is so proud. Mike posted the videos.

- ceiling fans have a speed switch

06-01-2012, 06:28 AM
See you in the June thread. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/260202-attitude-gratitude-june.html#post4354891