100 lb. Club - ******An attitude of gratitude - JULY *******

07-01-2012, 08:16 AM
No matter what is happening in our lives... good things or not so good things - there are always things for which we can be grateful. Knowing this helps put life in perspective. It feels so good to acknowlege gratitudes. And - studies show that doing this make you feel good. Please feel free to join in.

07-01-2012, 08:19 AM
- we got our power back- that is my number one gratitude. We had a storm blow through Friday afternoon.. it was a micro burst. 300,000 households in my area lost their power. Luckily my mom had power - so grateful for that.

- neighbor helping neighbor

- mom is fine

- air conditioning is such a blessing - especially when it comes back on

- we could take showers during power outage

- no damage to our home... so many folks had big damage from the storm

- 300,000 households in our area don't have electricity - grateful we finally do.

07-01-2012, 09:54 AM
Lately it has been easy for me to stay on plan. For this I am grateful.

07-02-2012, 07:48 AM
- air conditioning, power, fans, electricity, rain

- neighobors came and helped eat all the extra meat DH grilled up from the thaw during the blackout

- I get so much joy from our neighborhood kids

- learning to take a deep breath when faced with a stress - at least I remember it now and then

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

- we have power - still 150,000 don't around me. I am so, so grateful. Hoping folks get their's soon

07-02-2012, 08:15 AM
Today I am grateful for
air conditioning that allows me to exercise despite the heat
my family who are supportive of me
a community like this
being off work for the next three days

07-02-2012, 10:00 AM
- BeverlyJoy for starting this thread
- Electricity
- Air Conditioning
- A clean house
- Get to see my boys tonight!
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-02-2012, 03:56 PM
My friends grandmother just passed, made me realize how lucky I am.
I am thankful that at almost 33, I still have my grandmother who I talk to on a daily basis. She raised me and I would love for her to see me after I lose weight. She struggled with her weight her entire life and she will be proud to see me succeed.

07-02-2012, 11:34 PM
- The rain we received today
- The job offer my DH got today (for the one he REALLY wanted)

07-02-2012, 11:39 PM
today I am grateful for God. He gets me through so much!

I'm also grateful that I got to start my new position at work today and I really like it so far! :)

07-03-2012, 07:28 AM
- fun evening with DH and other folks doing some fireworks for the kids and families on our street

- went out to dinner with John and Mary Kay - fun. I ate healthfully - mostly. We are keeping their cat while they go on vacation.

- we have electricity. There are still 100,000 households in my county with none. Electrical workers from all over the country are here to help. They are doing a really good job. So grateful.

- woke up feeling dejected about food and aspects of my health - but, writing down my thankfuls makes me feel better.

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

- petting Ash... nice to have a kitty cat here

07-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Today I am grateful for

+ being able to take a decadent weekend visiting MOD friends in NJ

+ the well in my veggie garden that allows me to water

+ my weight staying the same despite an off plan weekend

+ my dogs who love the kennel for a few days but love me more

+ a new baby in my extended family

+ F's delight over her new Portuguese Water Dog pup who is related to my dear departed Lucy

+ feeling rested and ready to cope with this very busy month of July

+ going to Rehoboth July 29 for another break

07-03-2012, 09:37 AM
Today I am grateful for:

- My husband
- Getting to spend time with my grandchildren this week
- Electricity
- Staying on plan has gotten easier
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-03-2012, 11:05 AM
Today I am grateful
+ that my headache and nausea from yesterday are mostly gone
+ for my furbaby who has wanted to cuddle all morning
+ that my family is supportive
+ that I only have one pair of jeans that fit because it's lose or buy more and I am NOT buying more at this size

07-03-2012, 11:35 AM
LOVE this thread!!!

Today I am thankful for:

the five hours uninterrupted sleep I got last night... my 8 month old lovie slept almost 8 hours!

my amazing husband who cleans and takes all the time he can get with our baby girl

feeling better than yesterday, though still coughing. fever and weakness is gone.

my brother is about to graduate from OTS. his wife is pregnant with my second niece/nephew

I will get to see my mom in TEN DAYS!!! LOVE her and haven't seen her in over 6 months.

I have a job, my husband has work, we can feed our children, and pay our rent and utilities. That is far more than the majority of the parents in the world can say today. Thank you, God.

07-04-2012, 03:55 AM
Oooohhhh this is a great idea, gratitude is sooo important!

Today I'm grateful for

- Jesus who saved me
- My bestest friend in the world
- The great apartment I just moved into a couple months ago (with our own gym and pool downstairs!! Talk about convenient :) )
- A new awesome volunteering job/internship I will probably get starting in August (got my interview next Sunday.. pray for me?)
- Being alive, healthy and energetic. So grateful for that!

07-04-2012, 08:41 AM
Neast - I am so sorry to hear of your Grandma's passing. Hold on to all those good memories & stories.

- glad to live in a free democratic country. I won't ever take it for granted.

- will see mom today for the cookout and then we will get the neighbor's and watch the fireworks from mom's apartment grass. (her apartment is in front of the park where the fireworks are)

- seeing our flag from where I sit here in my comfy chair

- having power, air conditioning, a fan, running water... so grateful. Grateful for all the help available for folks who's power still without power.

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

- talked to a friend yesterday I haven't seen in a long time

- books in every room

07-05-2012, 06:15 AM
Today I am grateful for

+ a cooler morning - the windows are all open to air out the house

+ AC in my car as I spent 6 hours in it yesterday running around the Township

+ white shastas and red bergemot in a blue vase on my desk for July 4

+ caught up on accounting postings yesterday

+ raspberries and black caps are producing - lovely on my yogurt

+ Disney's killer bad breath seems to have cleared with her new dog food

+ a blue and yellow quilt to bind for a friend

+ my garden that is keeping me so well supplied with veggies

07-05-2012, 06:33 AM
I am grateful for
having such a wonderful support system
for being able to resist sugar for 5 days with no cheating at all

07-05-2012, 08:09 AM
- spent alot of time with Mom yesterday. We went to the potluck at her apartment. When we walked in... 60 people sang Happy Birthday to my mom. It was terrific.

- able to take a nap yesterday afternoon - weary from the heat and no power last weekend.

- our local fireworks were great. We all were in my mom's apartment back yard to watch. A great spot. The little kids brought her flowers for her bday.

- talked to my sister yesterday

- power here - I am so grateful

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

- our community parade - Kara rode with her softball team. She was the only girl on her team.

- fun to have Ash the kitty here this week.

- tomatos growing

07-05-2012, 08:17 PM
- The rain yesterday.

- Standing in my boyfriend's backyard, feeling the wind and the raindrops and enjoying the weather for the first time in months.

- Going to the 4th of July party and being surrounded by friends.

07-06-2012, 07:18 AM
- we have air conditioning and a ceiling fan

- Shirley and her Dad are safe from the storm

- medicine working on my skin bumps

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

- we have power

07-06-2012, 11:33 AM
- Time spent with my grandchildren
- Good health for my family
- Air conditioning
- Good books
- Staying on plan, I feel better about myself
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-06-2012, 05:14 PM
+ being able to drag myself to the gym this morning despite the heat

+ nice lunch with Margo and Elaine - just us girls plus the dogs

+ Francyne is sharing her Portie puppy adventures

+ another grant cheque has arrived in the mail today

+ over 90F outside but the house is cool

+ green and yellow beans will be ready tomorrow

+ rain predicted overnight - :crossed: that it happens

07-07-2012, 07:02 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - I am so grateful.

- having air conditioning, fans, cold water and shade - respite from the heat. I am very grateful.

- enjoying the cat

- I've done my exercises all week

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

- having enough for today

07-08-2012, 07:14 AM
+ got half the Village planters weeded and cut back yesterday despite the heat

+ lovely impromptu dinner with friends

+ garden is thoroughly soaked from the sprinkler

+ we are coming to a compromise on the complicated church closure situation

+ found the perfect fabric for the blue and yellow quilt binding

+ did some sorting and organizing in my bedroom

07-08-2012, 08:27 AM
- I need to be grateful for any patches of food sanity I can muster up.

- air conditioning, fans - highs in the 80's today

- flowers are surviving

- seeing a former neighbor yesterday... nice

- the daily task of expressing my gratitudes - always helps to put life into perspective

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

- seeing my bank information easily online

07-08-2012, 10:45 AM
Today I am grateful for:

-A 1.6 lb. loss even though I didn't exercise much this week.

-My wonderful husband and family!

-God, for being there when I need Him.

-The Wii Fit, for letting me get in some exercise without having to leave my air-conditioned space. :)

07-09-2012, 07:40 AM
- a fun celebration for my little neighobr's third birthday. People flew in from different parts of the o****ry. Folks drove in from all over the state. Such love!

- not so hot outside today

- friends coming over today

- delicious watermelon

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

- amigos

07-09-2012, 10:19 AM
- A good week with my daughter and grandsons
- I ate within my calorie limit all week even though there was more junk food in the house than usual.
- All the fruit that is available now
- Feeling good about my way of eating
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-10-2012, 07:21 AM
- such a nice visit with friends yesterday

- friends who are caring about my sister, too - so grateful

- a mildish, breezy evening last night

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

- Meg's parents are home now

- Mike is in such a good place in his life.

07-10-2012, 07:46 AM
+ a nice giggle this morning over Beverlyjoy's misspelling of country. The censor is working!

+ slept until 6 instead of 4 = a solid night of rest

+ the Fair schoolwork is organized for judging

+ yellow and green beans plus sugar snap peas are wonderful

+ nice chat with my sister yesterday

+ was able to do my whole exercise routine at the gym yesterday

+ started the binding for the blue and yellow quilt

+ my garden well is keeping things alive during this drought

07-10-2012, 10:02 AM
- Saw the geese this morning

- Had a good rain last night - really needed it.

- Yesterday I kept my temper in a trying situation. I can not control others but I can control myself.

- Yesterday was an on plan day even though frustrated. Not letting my emotions lead me into a bad food day was a victory!

- Last night I cleaned most of the house after the grandchildren left.

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

07-10-2012, 02:57 PM
Grateful for the low humidity where I live. It is supposed to be 112*F/44*C here in the Mojave desert today.

07-11-2012, 06:30 AM
+ a resident passed away while I was there with Jazz yesterday. Anna loved my little guy and I am grateful that I got to share him and witness her enjoyment.

+ good pre-Fair meeting last night re Homecraft

+ the first tomato is nearly ready!

+ the blue and yellow quilt is ready for relaxing hand sewing on the porch

+ raspberries and new potatoes!

+ my two dogs enjoying bones - a very seldom treat

+ my Fair committee is organized to set of the schoolwork display after judging

07-11-2012, 06:40 AM
Ruth... I hadn't noticed the typo. LOL

- today I am going a school to perform.

- took Mom on some errands yesterday. I am grateful she felt well enough to go out.

- not so hot yesterday

- caught another groundhog

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

- found a place locally to be some of my ankle supplies

07-11-2012, 09:38 AM
- More much needed rain

- Saw the geese this morning

- Another day on plan

- Air conditioning

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

07-11-2012, 12:58 PM
I am grateful to God for giving me the strength to go on when I am weak
for a family who loves and supports me no matter what
for my puppy who cuddles up with me when she knows I'm sad

07-12-2012, 07:36 AM
- an absolutely wonderful morning performing yesterday morning... so grateful

- my sister is doing a bit better

- frozen peas and heating pad for my aching pieces and parts

- patience

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

- rain in the forcast

- ceiling fan

07-12-2012, 09:59 AM
- A good night's sleep
- Paul felt better this morning
- I have options in life
- Friends who listen
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-12-2012, 06:37 PM
I am grateful to know that there are so many more good days than bad. I'm grateful to know that I will get through the bad ones into some good ones. I'm grateful that greasy, bad-for-me foods make me sick now. It makes me happy that my body doesn't want that stuff.

07-13-2012, 06:32 AM
+ the first tomato which was delicious and eaten out in the garden

+ glorious moon and stars in the early morning sky

+ woke at three but feel rested

+ Fair schoolwork is judged after a long and very hot day yesterday

+ Farm to Table tour is cancelled which frees up my Saturday

+ Disney seems to be feeling perkier

+ feeling very confident about the Fair this year - just need good weather

07-13-2012, 07:27 AM
- a better food day yesterday (evening got me, however)

- figuring it out some health things

- still smiling about my performance on Wednesday

- nice having a kitty around the house (our cousins cat... she used to go to Aunt Mackie's while John & Mary Kay went on vacation.)

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

- little Sam watered the veggies yesterday

07-14-2012, 07:52 AM
- Mike got a promotion and a big raise. So grateful.

- Kimberly & Ellianna survived the car crash.

- maybe rain today??!!

- such nice neighbors

- two new dress, new summer nightgown and two new slips came. Fun

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

- ceiling fan

- clouds brought a mild evening last night. It was nice to be outside

07-14-2012, 01:00 PM
+ great start to my Saturday with quick trip to town

+ rum cake for the picnic is baking

+ got the soaker hose fixed and in place in my prize perennial bed

+ a new book to start later today

+ bean salad with my garden harvest!

+ Liz is getting chickens so I'll have really fresh eggs

+ finally a wee cucmber is forming

+ my strawberries are everbearing! Who knew? What a bonus!

07-15-2012, 08:49 AM
- a wonderful visit with Brad and Janet. Brad had quadruple bipass surgery and a couple other surgeries done as an emergerncy a few months ago. He is doing very well. I am so so grateful.

- good salmon for dinner last night... with salad bar and grilled green beans. Ruby Tuesdays was many many very healthy options.

- my comfy recliner chair

- fun watching John and MK's kitty cat the past ten days. It's nice to have an animal around the house again.

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

- having great fun with Pinterest. It can be addictive, just as Shirley mentioned. So - I am keeping that in mind.

- the quiet of the morning

07-16-2012, 08:34 AM
- our little neighbor rosde his bike without training feels yesterday.... for only about ten feet. He really wants to get it done... wants to be like 'the guys' (kids) in the neighborhood he said. "Then I"ll be one of the big kids." He's three. It was so, so dear.

- nice dinner with John and MK last night at the Chinese Restaurant. (They came back and got their kittie cat that we kept while they were on vacation.)

- I love (most) music videos... like mini musicals

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

- got much of the flowers watered. - it's been weeks... since rain.

07-16-2012, 09:22 AM
+ survived the dreaded "Kelly" family picnic - what a dysfunctional group!

+ the heatwave continues but my house is cool and my wells are deep

+ I am able to share drinking water with several people whose wells are a bit "iffy" right now

+ new couple (and their dog) at Church yesterday

+ my rum cake was a great hit at the picnic - all other desserts were "store-bought"

+ very busy schedule this week but I feel on top of it - aiming for balance

07-16-2012, 12:43 PM
- Paul is doing better and should get out of the hospital today
- I have the ability to act like everything is fine at work even when it is not
- Great day at church yesterday.
- Resisted the cake in the office this morning
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Timetolose said:I have the ability to act like everything is fine at work even when it is not A great strategy! Good for you!

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Today I am grateful for:

+ the little dribble of rain we just had - enough to settle the dust

+ a farmer friend who brought me some bales of straw for mulching - I owe him a pie

+ the flower planting judging went very quickly late yesterday afternoon

+ Anna's funeral which was really a celebration of Life. She died last Wednesday five days short of 100!

+ the double ruffled day lilies which are glorious despite the drought

+ got a reimbursement cheque for all the Village flowers I've bought

+ less than two weeks until my Rehoboth Beach holiday

+ celebration planned for Aunt Rose's 100th Birthday on August 9

07-17-2012, 09:18 AM
Cheryl - I understand - sometimes it's important to act 'as if'.

- Fun with Pinterest.. Shirley is right, however. It can be addictive. Must watch out for that.

- after using the sprinkler my oak leaf hydrangea is not wilted

- good talk with Rachel & nice time running Mom around yesterday

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

- ceiling fan & air conditioning

07-17-2012, 11:09 AM
Thanks Ruth and Beverly - Sometimes you just have to fake it.

- Paul is home and determined to follow dr. instuctions
- Solved a problem at work
- I am tolerating the heat pretty well
- We have had late afternoon rain for several days now
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-18-2012, 06:50 AM
- was able to fix a story prop with things I had at home

- talked to Meg and Mike, both, yesterday

- so many beautiful places on this big earth - photography allows me to see places I may never get to visit

- found my camera

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

- books

07-18-2012, 10:47 AM
- I am so blessed compared to most of the world
- Access to plenty of healthy food
- Free to look for another job if I so please
- A good cup of coffee
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

07-19-2012, 07:01 AM
+ survived a 24 hour power outage although it sure was hot without the AC or fans

+ gave Karen beans and chard yesterday to solve her supper dilemma

+ have all the Fair entries ribboned and recorded

+ much needed haircut on this morning's schedule

+ wonderful peaches from Niagara - early this year

+ a small rainfall with the tornado was appreciated by the plants

+ picked a 4 quart basket of green and yellow beans - bean salad coming up!

+ my new picnic table - delivered by William's Park guys and only $80!

07-19-2012, 07:29 AM
- storytelling was fun yesteray

- I am putting together a fun rhyming enrichment program/workshop to follow my ryming theme perfromance for next week

- Chase can now ride his bike!!! (no training wheels)

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

- rain predicted for today... we dearly need it

07-20-2012, 08:20 AM
+ "girls' " dinner this Sunday - here!

+ Fair Board meeting went well last night - lots of cooperation

+ got grey dress pants and black jacket for $5 each - my fall wardrobe is started!

+ neighbour Greg carried all the straw bales to the back garden for me

+ our local school has won the trophy for schoolwork points this year - hard to keep it secret

+ my Miss Lucy lily is in bloom - lovely scent!

07-21-2012, 07:49 AM
- rained a little yesterday

- fun watching little Chase get better every day on his two wheeler bike

- neighbors gathered outside to watch Chase. We ended sitting and visiting for a few hours

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

- it cooled down in the 60's yesterday. Such a wonderful respite from the oppresssive heat. Back to heat today.. oh well.

07-21-2012, 08:36 AM
+ a good night's sleep under a blanket! Cool air without the AC is wonderful!

+ I can recognize when I am on the edge of being exhausted and now when to stop

+ was able to troubleshoot the computers at the Fair Office and get them running again

+ lovely cylindrical beets are ready to dry for chips

+ a Saturday with nothing on my calendar

+ Barb and Mac who always make me laugh

+ this picture that Sandy took with the game camera in my woods - the "game" camera is for our enjoyment, not for hunting and frequently makes us laugh.

07-22-2012, 08:22 AM
- every day is a new beginning

- caught another groundhog (number 4) Saw another one running through the yard.

- music

- storytelling went well this week

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

- brave people

07-23-2012, 07:12 AM
- two beautiful grandchildren

- Mom came over for a cookout. It was a good visit.

- Mike is excited about his up and coming golf trip

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

- got things tidied up

07-23-2012, 07:26 AM
+ fun and relaxed dinner with my "girlfriends" last night

+ the Fair rides arrived at 2 AM last night and I went right back to sleep after hearing the trucks roll by

+ the financial situation at the Church is not as dire as initially reported

+ a very busy and stressful week ahead but I can cope

+ my green and yellow beans are still producing

+ going to see a friend's adorable puppy today

07-24-2012, 07:43 AM
frozen peas help - because I overstretched my foot/ankle and it hurts

pictures of Alex and Maya on fb

my favorite pillow

information galore via the internet

friends, family, you all, fb, cell, music

pretty photographs of flowers and plants to enjoy via the internet

07-24-2012, 07:49 AM
+ managed a good balance of work and fun yesterday

+ lovely visit with Christina and her visiting puppy

+ a wee bit of rain but more predicted - Thursday - Fair Opening Day

+ good news about darling Gracie - no cancer

+ a baby skunk on the back deck this morning - WITHOUT his mommy!

+ new Indian cotton pants arrived just in time for next week's vacation

+ only one appointment today and that's for pet therapy at the nursing home - always enjoyable

+ being able to cope with this very busy pre-Fair and pre-vacation time by striving for balance

07-25-2012, 08:50 AM
= my freinds here... their listening ears and heart. Always here for enouragement and prayers. I am grateful

- doctor said it's not a tear.. I strained the tendon. I know what to do.

- we had a good long rain yesterday.... all the plants really perked up

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

- EAst Lansing - where Mike and Meg live - was on House Hunters last night. So fun to watch.

07-26-2012, 06:30 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day... so grateful for that

- things organized for todays storytelling

- fans and air conditioning

- soon I'll see Alex & Maya

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

- sharp scissors

07-26-2012, 07:29 AM
+ we have lovely rain today - it's also Fair opening day but the rain is more important
+ I still have "it" - worked at the Fair Office 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 PM last night
+ Mill payroll is ready to deliver first thing this morning
+ there may be time for a nap this afternoon

07-27-2012, 06:29 AM
- I have had two healthy days. I am grateful .

- a good rain yesterday

- caught our fifth groundhog yesterday. The neighborhood is cheering. They have done so much damage.

- wonderful neighbors

- Daniel helped was my roadie yesterday... grateful to have his help

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

- more hope than three days ago

- Krista won a TV!!!!

07-27-2012, 07:10 AM
+ glorious rain all day yesterday!

+ a good opening day for the Fair despite the rain

+ learned a lot helping the craft judges

+ had an afternoon nap despite a very hectic few days

+ weight remains static despite a busy week of erratic and off-programme meals

+ feel in control as I wind up the Fair week and ease into my Beach vacation week

07-30-2012, 08:09 AM
- a good visit in Michigan - 'withdrawal' from no interent. lol

- medications that help to make life better

- willingness to think about trying

- dh will help me with my program today

- friends family you all fb internet music

- wristwatch

07-31-2012, 07:43 AM
- program went well yesterday - .

- all this smoothie talk made me go out and buy some extra fruits and veggies for some smoothies. But, I now know I can can't include any crusiferous veggies in them. I didn't realize that some folks can't stomach them as they grow older. Good to know.

- my sister feels some better...so grateful

- I get to see Alex and Maya again this weekend

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

- former neighbors who moved to Idaho are going to be in town tonight. Anxious to see them!