100 lb. Club - ** An Attitude of Gratitude - June **

06-01-2012, 06:25 AM
"No matter how good or not so good our lives are going ... we always have things for which we are grateful. It puts life into perspective. It feels good to remember our gratitudes."

Come and join us!

06-01-2012, 06:27 AM
Today I am grateful for

+ my garden which is starting to produce veggies as well as flowers

+ William who has given me lots of flowers to plant in the Village

+ my sister whom I don't see often enough

+ finally finding fish I enjoy

+ puppies - although I am stiffening my resistance muscle.

06-01-2012, 07:17 AM
Thanks, Ruthxx, for getting us started!

- a GREAT food day... until about 10:00 pm, when I ate extra. I am grateful for the willingness to make it a healthy day, mostly.

- DH is almost done with the stepping stones - they look great and are nice to look at too.

- rained all night.. we needed it (the flowers are 'smiling' this morning - the farmers too.

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

- interesting containers with little sedum growing bring me such pleasure.

06-01-2012, 09:39 AM
I am grateful for the hard things I have gone through that taught me just how strong and determined I am. I am grateful for the people in my life. I am really grateful this bad haircut is not shorter and more chopped up than it could be:-)

06-02-2012, 07:01 AM
It's cold and raining hard this morning and I am most grateful for my cozy warm house and hot coffee.

06-02-2012, 07:42 AM
- mostly, a healthy food day - grateful for that

- DH did lots of weeding and gardens look so 'tidy'

- talked to my sister

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

- stretches and strengthening exercises are helpful

- learning new things everyday

06-03-2012, 01:11 AM
Grateful for:

- finally making peace with my body

- my mom, family, friends, 3FC

- motivation to keep working towards my goals

06-03-2012, 07:34 AM
- a healthy food day Saturday - so grateful for that

- DH replanted the garden bed that we totally took out to work on the overgrown weeds. It looks nice!

- neighbors and little children came over for a campfire & smores. We told campfire stories - I told some not scary ghost stories. Then they made up their own. Fun stuff!

- I planned to eat one s'more and that is what I ate. Grateful for that and the willingness to send the ingredients home with one family

- loving the new garden paths

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

- used cherry wood in the campfire... I smell like a sweet smoked ham. LOL Love the smell of a campfire.

06-03-2012, 01:00 PM
+ once again glad of a rainy day when I can just chill a bit

+ breakfast at the Diner with Jane and Hal - we seldom get one on one time

+ four loads of laundry washed dried, folded and put away

+ survived the trauma of buying a bathing suit yesterday

+ got the financial report done for my quilters' meeting in record time which will ease Monday's morning stress

+ bought a dessert for tonight's Girls' Dinner without having to make one this afternoon

+ a rainy afternoon is great for a quick nap

06-04-2012, 08:11 AM
- willingness to follow my plan (at least until 2am) I am grateful for any time that I have food sanity

- yesterday was wonderful weather

- Alex said, "Mom, let's turn the TV off and just watch Maya smile" What a sweet big brother. (Considering he doesn't get to watch a lot of television!)

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

- hose has different flows... so helpful

06-04-2012, 12:31 PM
- Mom and I started our plan to walk together every evening

- get to enjoy the full moon, it's so beautiful

- had a healthy eating day yesterday

- can enjoy the birds singing in the orange tree outside my window

- family, friends, all the chicks :hug:

06-05-2012, 07:16 AM
+ lovely nap yesterday afternoon

+ dentist moved my appointment to today, clearing my Thursday for me

+ caught up on May postings in the Mill accounts

+ the rain has meant no need to water Village plantings

+ today is supposed to be sunny so I may get the last few planters done

06-05-2012, 07:47 AM
- finally, a really all around healthy day- I am grateful

- Mike said Alex 'read' him a book last night. He said that even though most of it was from memory.... it was so joyful.

- glad Mimi gave permission to cut down the one tree that totally shaded our veggie garden. It was all broken and misshapen from a snow storm a few years ago and kept saying she wanted to take it down. She was grateful, actually.

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

- my online friends from around the world

- tomatos and peppers planted

06-05-2012, 01:08 PM
- had a good night's sleep

- have plenty of energy today from eating and exercising healthy yesterday

- orange tree has lots of oranges and singing birds in it

- we'll have lemons soon

- got to spend time with my Mom

- family, friends, all the chicks

06-05-2012, 01:27 PM
-have a great husband
-have a great job
-one my best friends was hired on to my team last week after 2 years of unemployment and underemployment
-have a great family
-little brother is coming to visit from across the country on Friday!

06-05-2012, 02:17 PM
I'm grateful to my wonderful husband. He's everything to me and makes it all worthwhile! :)

I'm grateful to God for getting me through the tough times.

And I'm grateful for getting my head back into the mode of working on my weight loss. When my head's not in the game, I can't seem to make it happen.

I'm grateful for my 1.5 mile walk on the office treadmill during my lunch break. :)

06-05-2012, 02:55 PM
I've been feeling pretty down lately and I think I need to do this one for me, good therapy hopefully.

I'm grateful for my loving family who takes care of me through thick and thin, now being especially thin, when I don't have the money to live on my own.

I'm grateful for my two dogs, who love me every single time I walk into the room, no matter how crabby I am, or bad I look.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to interview for a better job next week.

Finally, I'm grateful for the hot weather and sunshine long overdue. It makes a gloomy day seem a tiny bit better.

06-05-2012, 04:40 PM
I am grateful for my husband who works his butt off so that I can stay home with our kids.

I am grateful that our town has such a lovely wellness center and that they have programs for reduced fees for lower income families.. without which I would not have access to a gym

I am grateful for the delicious juicy watermelon waiting on me in the fridge for my afternoon snack ;)

06-06-2012, 07:02 AM
+ nice phone call from my son last night - just to chat and see how I was

+ am nearly caught up on Mills tuff and can focus on the report for the AGM next Tuesday

+ managed to help Claire out of an awkward situation

+ had a nice wander through the big grocery store in the city yesterday

+ avocados - my new love!

+ found time to trim the last of the quilts and now ready for binding

+ lettuce, spinach, chard, green onions from my garden

06-06-2012, 07:24 AM
- a mostly on-plan food day yesterday -grateful for that

- down three pounds from last Wednesday

- letting go of some things that were causing me frustration

- smell of coffee brewing

- the little neighbors ran over to show me their t-ball uniforms. I was excited with them!

- pretty gardens

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

- mail delivery to my home - thanks USPS

- being able to recycle junk mail

06-06-2012, 10:39 AM
* got to sleep in

* the weather is beautiful

* laughed a lot yesterday

* family, friends, all the chicks

06-06-2012, 02:00 PM
I'm grateful that the week's half over! :D

I'm grateful for my promotion and being able to start my new position next month! :cheer:

I'm grateful that my head's in the game and that I am working on making progress towards all of my goals!

06-07-2012, 07:03 AM
- yesterday was a pretty solid food day - I am so grateful

- increased my exercise and nothing hurts too much

- tried the chicken/berry/almond Wendy's salad - it's tasty. The half salad portion is enough

- my neighbor knocked on my door last night to remind me that this morning is trash day - grateful for nice neighbors

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

- Rachel's tooth extraction went well. She had no pain the next day!

- my little lovely lavendar bouquet I picked yesterday. Smells so good.

06-07-2012, 07:24 AM
+ Beverlyjoy just reminded me that today is trash day!

+ did some new ball exercises at gym yesterday and am not sore today

+ the Village planters are all DONE! :cb:

+ mock orange in full bloom and scenting the air in the bedroom

+ weather permitting, I can work on my own garden this morning

+ nice chat with Paul at lunch yesterday - not about Mill business

+ found the error in the CPP reporting - an easy fix

+ enjoyed hand sewing of quilt binding while watching TV last night - relaxing

+ am managing to put more balance into my life between work and play

06-07-2012, 09:30 AM
- Had a wonderful trip
- No problems at home while I was gone
- No problems at work while I was gone ( a minor miracle)
- Beautiful weather
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-07-2012, 10:44 PM
* family, friends, 3FC

* fun day window shopping

* sweet, juicy cherries

06-08-2012, 07:26 AM
+ no gardening yesterday but the time I spent helping Natalie was worthwhile

+ once again, I'm caught up on accounting work

+ Mill Annual Financial stuff is coming together

+ Disney seems to be feeling better than she was on Wednesday

+ the recall appointment for my car went well and was on time

+ found some Canada Day stuff to take to NJ for the July 1 pool party

+ looking forward to working the Health and Wellness Expo with Jazz this morning

06-08-2012, 08:29 AM
Ruth...glad you got your trash out!

- great food day yesterday until bedtime... grateful to get up and try again instead of blowing off today. Time will tell.

- little kids in the neighborhood 'helped' me water.

- beautiful morning out today

- when things seem tough.... I KNOW things can get better - grateful

- music

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

- long long hoses reach everything

06-08-2012, 09:19 AM
- I am feeling happy, it has been a long time.
- Looking forward to having a clean house by Sunday night
- Audio books
- Love from friends and family
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-09-2012, 08:33 AM
- I say it often... but, it bears repeating - we have such nice neighbors. I am grateful.

- Mom's doctor is 'on the case' and will run tests to see about her aches and pains.

- Alex graduated from preschool. Maya looked so cute in her new dress and a bow- headband for her bald head.

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

- Mike is so good about posting pictures.

06-09-2012, 11:21 AM
* weather is beautiful, enjoying it before the desert heat hits

* my ticker isn't lying anymore :carrot:

* family, friends, all the chicks

06-10-2012, 06:55 AM
+ Breadfest a success at the Mill yesterday

+ lovely veggie harvest

+ local strawberries have arrived

+ big storm caused us to lose power but no tree damage

+ great family dinner at the farm last night - I do love my relatives

+ Disney seems to have recovered from her "malaise"

+ Fair Board BBQ lunch today - should be fun

06-10-2012, 07:38 AM
- such a nice day yesterday hanging with DH

- gardens look so pretty

- had a wonderful talk with my sister last night

- saw the heron fly over twice yesterday

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

- I am enjoying my dish gardens of different sedum so much

06-11-2012, 06:37 AM
+ my AC - it was 90 here eysterday afternoon and very humid

+ ice in cold drinks

+ fun time at the Fairgrounds yesterday

+ leftover BBQ chicken in my freezer

+ had a good nap with the dogs

+ a "gentle" day today

06-11-2012, 08:16 AM
- I used the pavers this morning and looked closely at parts of the gardens I have not seed for a long time. Grateful to be able to do so.

- made some new dish gardens.... great fun

- discovered I have unlimited minutes on my cell on the weekends.

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

- quiet time with no noise 'on'.

- Mike says that Maya is transitioning off of her 'fussy' crying time in the evening.

06-11-2012, 10:08 AM
- Accomplished a great deal this weekend while feeling leisurely
- Stayed on plan all weekend
- Rain
- My nephew is spending the month with my mother, so I can relax about her.
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-11-2012, 11:49 AM
* some clothes that were too big are just right now

* got to spend time with my aunt

* I only have 1 double chin now and it's going away

* watched some funny movies over the weekend

* family, friends, 3FC

06-12-2012, 06:42 AM
+ Natalie, our assistant curator, who practically did the financial report for me

+ despite the heat, I did two hours of garden work yesterday

+ the strawberries are sweeter than usual this year

+ am firming up tickets and plans for my daughter's visit

+ the very old rose-scented peonies are blooming

06-12-2012, 07:55 AM
- nice talk with LeighAnne yesterday. She is coming over tomorrow.

- slow steady rain yesterday - I know the plants are 'happy' now

- Maya is smiling now.

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

- my new laptop

- Gerrad graduated from high school

06-12-2012, 09:22 AM
- Yesterday was another day on plan
- It is getting easier to stay on plan
- Rain
- Have a meeting coming up to solve some problems. Getting people to the table is not always easy.
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-12-2012, 11:03 AM
* spent time with nephew

* watched a great movie

* have more energy from staying OP

* family, friends, 3FC

06-13-2012, 07:38 AM
+ the AGM went well with good attendance and several new members

+ after the storm, there was a double rainbow right over the Mill

+ enjoying the local strawberries - a quart a day may be too much but ...

+ heat and humidity have moderated after the big storm

+ gym buddies bailed so not as much pressure to get to the gym for 7:30

+ booked my DD and family tickets for August visit

+ met new folks who bought friend Bob's house - nice couple

+ sorted and pitched some too big summer clothes

+ bit the bullet and updated S/C/G on my profile - feels good to be honest

06-13-2012, 07:54 AM
- a beautiful sunny morning

- the world is at my fingertips via the internet... always amazes me

- finished my new dishgardens

- we have some nice 'outside' cats in our neighborhood. They are friendly and pretty.

- nice talk with my sister yesterday

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

- the pretty color of the leaves on my sand cherry tree. Purple/red leaves. BEautiful!

06-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Beverley's post reminded me that I am grateful for my neighbour's cat who thinks she is mine. She spends time on my front porch and the back deck, greets me when I come home, sits on my lap and goes home to eat, sleep and use her litter. A perfect pet!

06-13-2012, 09:25 AM
That does sound like a perfect pet.

- Yesterday was another on plan day.

- Willingness and strength

- Unusually cool temps for SC

- Looking forward to seeing Scarlett this weekend

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

06-14-2012, 07:15 AM
Ruth... it's to have a kitty friend, for sure.

- Ben came over to weed yesterday.. very grateful

- helpful neighbors

- DH will have lunch with Rachel today.

- Took Mom to Walmart to get her new glasses. It's the first time in a very long time she's been in a store. She did some shopping for different things. She was as happy as if you'd given her a special gift. So grateful.

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

- pretty pictures of a heron that my fb friend took and posted. My favorite bird.

06-14-2012, 07:34 AM
+ my peonies survived the big storm and are looking great again

+ made good progress in the battle against the wild part of my back garden

+ fun coffee with Niels and Paul yesterday

+ realized I can now work two hours at a time in my garden without being exhausted

+ firmed up plans for Rehoboth holiday

+ got Mill payroll ready to deliver this morning

+ Robyn is coming to do garden work this afternoon

06-14-2012, 09:36 AM
I am grateful for:

-God, for giving me the ability to make this lifestyle change happen!

-My incredible husband, whose love and support is amazing!

-Fitocracy, for helping me track my workouts and letting me feed my competitive spirit in the process.

-3FC, so I have have like-minded people to share experiences with during this journey.

06-14-2012, 10:19 AM
- Yesterday was another day on plan
- Starting to feel in control
- Lower than average temperatures here
- The new light in my kitchen
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-15-2012, 07:18 AM
+ Robyn made good progress in her garden tasks yesterday

+ managed to weed all the Village planters - looking great

+ the Township lads are now doing the watering for me

+ finished the binding on the last quilt

+ the Japanese silk lilac is a cloud of white fragrance outside my bedroom window

+ took a load of scrap metal to the recycling bin

+ my battery operated cultivator still works!

06-15-2012, 07:21 AM
- LeighAnne came over yesterday and we got the gardening done. We had such a good visit.

- FB allows me to watch grandchildren growing up.

- many of the neighbors will gather here for a cookout tonight

- talked to Cousin John He and Mary Kay are coming over this weekend. Haven't seen them since the funeral.

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

- did my exercises three days in a row - grateful for the willingness

- birdies are chirping

- Shirley's dad is fishing, big time, despite his fall.

06-15-2012, 11:34 AM
- Beautiful day today and I can go outside this afternoon.
- Get to see my granddaughter tonight
- My health insurance
- Momma is doing fine
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-15-2012, 07:14 PM
I was at the pool today swimming laps. Two weeks ago, I could barely swim 6 laps without being exhausted. Today, I increased my laps from 35 to 40, and as I finished, I wondered if I had done myself an injustice by not going to 45. (That's another story. Always trying to fight the perfectionism to avoid giving up again.) And I decided I needed to post in this thread.

I am amazingly grateful for a body that is strong enough and resilient enough to allow me to abuse it for months, and just snap back again when I give it even minimal attention by eating well and exercising (even when I don't do them perfectly). While some people (10 years younger than me) needed caffeine and energy drinks to help them survive law school, my body did frequent all-nighters without these aids. I often feel bad that I can't eat as much as my "skinny friends" without repurcussion, but how does that help me? So grateful for the amazing things my body does for me, despite my tendency to take it for granted and abuse it.

06-16-2012, 06:22 AM
- a fun gathering last night with neighbors

- ordered some new shoes & they should arrive in ten days

- folks really enjoy our gardens

- Maya is trying to roll over

- Nancy is home safe from vacation

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

- solar lights in the garden for evening light

06-16-2012, 06:55 AM
+ successful pie making marathon yesterday afternoon - eight pies!

+ kitchen cleaned up and tidy by suppertime

+ got some running around done in the morning - banking, groceries, tag delivery and strawberries

+ good memories of Fathers Days past - my Dad was a prince!

+ fish fry tonight is all organized - I can just sell tickets and enjoy myself

06-16-2012, 01:26 PM
- Spending time with my granddaughter
- Feeling good about my plan
- Good night's sleep
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-17-2012, 07:28 AM
+ slept until 6 this morning!

+ loons, robins and mourning doves are serenading the morning

+ fish fry was a great success - people are asking about the next one

+ friends picked up some of my metal to take to the recycle - the barn looks better

+ Donna did windows in the kitchen yesterday - my mornings are even more brilliant

+ Cousin Peter is planning a party for Aunt Rose who will be 100 in August

+ sugar snap peas - a great snack when out in the garden

+ a day with no "musts" except Church - time to breathe

06-17-2012, 08:09 AM
- ate less yesterday

- have the medicine I need

- Ken is feeling better from his surgery

- air condidtioning is a blessing for sure

- having so much fun with my succulents in planters & through wire

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

- good memories of Aunt Mackie

- hope for a better day

06-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Today I am grateful for:

-Getting to spend yesterday with my husband, 2 daughters, mom, and dad. We had a great time!

-My husband for being a wonderful husband and father!

-That today is the last day I will have to work on a Sunday for a while! :cheer:

06-18-2012, 06:53 AM
+ slightly sore from garden work this morning - a good feeling

+ all my veggie plants are now in the ground

+ spent some gentle porch time with my dogs yesterday afternoon

+ started some cutting back in the front perennial bed - looks better already

+ strawberries and blueberries with my breakfast

06-18-2012, 07:51 AM
- Monday - a new week

- good visit with John and Mary Kay

- daylilies are starting to bloom

- helpful medicine

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

- DH is really enjoying his new grill

- we got rain yesterday -yay.

06-18-2012, 09:17 AM
- Feeling in control again
- Momma got an offer on the house
- Got to send time with my daughter and granddaughter this past weekend
- DH and I stuck through the hard times and now enjoy our time together
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-18-2012, 10:18 AM
Today I am grateful for:

-My wonderful husband who loves me no matter how fat I am.

-My silly cat, Athena. While I was doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred this morning and I was doing the chest flys, that silly kitty came over and started sniffing my hand weights. LOL! She's a nut and I love her for it! :)

-My office gym. It's not much but it's what I need!

-My mom's pool! I am so wanting to go swimming after work!

06-19-2012, 07:07 AM
+ took more scrap metal to the United Church collection bin

+ figured out how to fix my broken wooden louvered door

+ sundrops are in bloom

+ a much needed rainy day today

+ a quiet day at home is the plan

06-19-2012, 07:25 AM
- enjoying taking pictures of my flowers

- soon I'll see 'the kids'.

- nice visit with Mom

- air conditioning - it's darn hot!

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

- the sound of the fountain in the garden - so soothing

06-19-2012, 10:25 AM
- access to healthy food
- air conditioning
- a reliable car
- a pleasant work place
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-20-2012, 06:53 AM
+ my day did not turn out as planned but I was able to adapt

+ finally got the Fish Fry money to balance - so silly!

+ picked the last of my spinach which has been great

+ finally got an appointment for Disney at the groomer

+ pedicure this morning and lunch with Anders

+ a fridge full or fresh produce - I am so lucky!

06-20-2012, 07:16 AM
Today I am grateful that I had fun kayaking yesterday, for my incredible husband, and our anniversary yesterday. I love him so much!!!! :D

06-20-2012, 08:14 AM
- Nancy may come to Mike's this weekend.

- air conditioning

- Mom had her stress test yesterday.She is struggling with fatigue, etc. Doctor gave us the results right away and spoke to us about how Mom should proceed. I am grateful that in less than a week she had the test scheduled, did the test and knows the results.

- getting quick turning off the political ads!

- friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cellphone, music

- pretty flowers

06-21-2012, 07:17 AM
- I tripped and fell in the woodpile (second time in a week). I am grateful I am pretty much OK.

- we caught the groundhog... yay

- Nancy is coming to visit Mike, Meg, Alex and Maya this weekend

- I got Murray's tomatoes watered

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

- frozen peas for my pieces and parts

06-21-2012, 07:35 AM
+ treated myself to a pedicure yesterday - the second professional one in my life!

+ perhaps it's the heat but Jazz is staying in the yard

+ shasta daisies are coming into bloom today

+ Barb's sense of humour shining through even when bad things are happening to her

+ washed that Indian cotton skirt and it shrank to the right length

+ strawberries from the Farm are still wonderful

+ book club tomorrow is at the Lake - so wonderful

06-22-2012, 08:02 AM
- yesterday a better eating day

- today I'll see the kids!

- a few sprinkles of rain... even a little bit helps

- such nice neighbors

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

- having fun with the new coffee pot!

- groundhog is GONE

06-23-2012, 07:02 AM
+ lovely evening at Book Club last night

+ nice morning drive yesterday dropping of Fair entry tags at the township schools

+ finally found and bought more tomato cages

+ a free day for gardening and I have more veggie plants - peppers & cabbage

+ water weight seems to be disappearing - slowly

06-24-2012, 07:27 AM
a great visit

petting Rosie... such a nice kitty

sleeping well on the couch

i've done my exercises everyday - one good thing

friends, fammily, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell phone, music

the baby swing... great invenetion

06-24-2012, 08:03 AM
+ survived Doreen's part with only a .4 lb gain - probably water weight

+ podded peas are ready to pick

+ got a lot of tidying done on the front perennial bed

+ found some "too small" summer pants that now fit!

+ a free day after this morning's Church and vestry meeting

+ a cooler and less humid day predicted with rain tomorrow! :cb:

06-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Had to giggle at those of you cheering the appearance of rain - it's been the wettest June on record here in the UK and the rain is utterly relentless. I so wish I could send some of it over to you!

One thing that always strikes me when I come back after a trip away is how green everything is, so today I will try not to grouch about it, but remind myself that it's such "a green and pleasant land" (as per the William Blake poem) BECAUSE of all that rain. :)

06-24-2012, 08:26 AM
+ grateful to Elliemar for the reminder of "those feet in ancient times" which brought back fond memories of England visits

06-25-2012, 07:30 AM
+ lovely impromptu lunch with Heather and the "girls" yesterday - hanging out with women in their forties keeps me young

+ glorious rain last night and today - my garden is happy

+ managed to "forget" the strawberry social and Don's 75th BD party so another mess of lousy food avoided

+ laundry is finally caught up

+ Disney goes to the groomer today - fluffy, furry baby cuddles tonight

+ weight stayed the same despite a bad-food weekend

06-26-2012, 06:45 AM
I am so grateful to live where I live and see things like:
+ the great blue heron fishing behind the mill
+ a fox carrying a small animal across the road for her supper
+ a family of geese sitting at the side of the road beside the marsh
+ colts and calves doing "sprints" across the meadow

This is my grandparents house which I visited when I was a child and is my "Happy Place". I am so lucky to have piece of my childhood around me every day and grateful that circumstances brought me here.

06-26-2012, 07:40 AM
- a healthy food day yesterday - grateful for this.

- medicine that can help my back

- a beautiful weather day yesterday

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

- new sedum and hens&chicks came in the mail

06-26-2012, 04:33 PM
- Yesterday was another on plan day
- Beautiful weather today, I must get outside after work
- Watermelon
- Tackling the clutter at home
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-27-2012, 12:10 AM
I am so grateful that God answered my prayers with first getting me to actually attempt a 1st day of abstainence, to have made it thru that day and 4 more, a computer,and finding this website.

06-27-2012, 05:49 AM
- a healthy day yesterday

- willingness to be still to help my back heal

- nice talk with my sister last night

- wasn't so hot yesterday... that will change today, however

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

- my grabber

- my car

- prayers

06-27-2012, 09:43 AM
- A beautiful morning
- I am able to walk
- I am seeing the results of my work on the scale......finally
- The yard is starting to look nice
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-28-2012, 04:49 AM
- three days on plan... I am so grateful.

- nice neighbor who took out the trash for me.

- my back is improving

- willingness to call the dermatologist this morning- `.

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

- looking forward to seeing some friends this weekend we haven't seen for a while. Great to talk to Janet last night.

- having hot water whenever I want it... in fact, having access to water any time of the day or night. I am grateful.

06-28-2012, 06:31 AM
+ my 4-legged escape artist who always comes back, smiling and tail wagging

+ a couple of hours of gardening yesterday made a difference

+ got payroll done and to the office late yesterday afternoon

+ my Indian cotton blouses did NOT shrink from their first washing

+ leaving tomorrow on a plane to NJ. I sooo need this break.

+ white shastas and red bergemot - a great Canada Day bouquet!

+ finally made kale chips - interesting and easy

06-28-2012, 09:19 AM
- Yesterday was another on plan day
- Looking forward to seeing my grandsons next week
- DS's ankle is healing well
- More than enough
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-29-2012, 08:37 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - I am so grateful for any food sanity I have in my life

- air conditioning & ceiling fans - were are breaking records with hot weather

- Sam came and watered some things yesterday... thanks sam!

- back improving

- grateful to see how pretty the front door is pretty pots of impatients and coleus.

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

- bookshelves full of books - a blessing many folks don't have. I am grateful.

06-29-2012, 10:59 AM
- Yesterday was another day on plan
- Saw the geese this morning
- Get to see my grandsons soon
- Weekend ahead
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

06-30-2012, 12:42 PM
- Air conditioning!!!
- My dishwasher and washing machine
- A day to clean the house
- Get to see my grandsons soon!
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-01-2012, 12:29 AM
I realized June is almost over, but I am thankful I found this website. Y'all are very inspiring.

- A DH that is handy and can build DD the bed of her dreams
- Air conditioning
- An amazingly supportive family
- A sweet puppy who stays up with me while I'm on the computer
- Great friends

07-01-2012, 01:57 AM
Today I am greatful for having the day off work. Getting to spend it with my man and my dog. And for the awesome turkey chili I made for dinner:)