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




Beverlyjoy
08-01-2012, 06:21 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


Beverlyjoy
08-01-2012, 06:54 AM
- a sane food day yesterday

- a wonderful visit with former neighbors!!! It's like they still lived two doors down.

- my sister is able to send back the hospital bed. I didn't know... she sent it back four weeks ago.

- we are making plans to go to Cape Cod.

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

- Verizon replaced my cell phone for free...yay.

Beverlyjoy
08-02-2012, 05:52 AM
- a healthful day yesterday.. so grateful

- got Mom out for a bit yesterday

- my bag of frozen peas and my heating pad

- my little neighbors were at the lake and recognized the heron and said, "Hey that's Beverly's favorite bird." I am tickled.

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

- soon I'll see Alex and Maya


Beverlyjoy
08-03-2012, 05:52 AM
Where are the regulars gratitude posters? Ruth.. hope all is OK.

- should rain on Sunday

- a healthy food day, yesterday... I am always grateful for that

- DS posts cute pictures of Grandchildren on FB. It's the reason I first signed up. What a blessing to be able to see some of the day to day things in their lives.

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

- I am enjoying my new purse. It's just the right size.

dervilfal
08-03-2012, 11:38 AM
- I am thankful to have a job in such hard times
- I am thankful to have a wonderful partner that loves me even with all my weight
- I am thankful my family has our health
- I am thankful for such a beautiful day that I can ride with my top down and enjoy the sun :)

RJR
08-03-2012, 12:35 PM
What a fantastic thread! I am thankful that you both have so much to be thankful for :)

- I am thankful for a safe and happy place to live.
- I am thankful that I have three amazingly supportive friends who have stood by me through my crisis.
- I am thankful for the internet because without it my support system would be so much smaller. :)
- I am thankful for being free of abuse.
- I am mostly thankful that I get to see my daughter on Sunday!

healthyginger
08-03-2012, 03:15 PM
I am grateful today That I was able tocomplete meditation today in peace with no interuptions. Just makes the day go better.

Beverlyjoy
08-04-2012, 07:48 AM
Hi Dervilful, RJR, & healthyginger..... so glad you posted!


= a healthy food day yesterday... always grateful for that

= little grandchildren - the little loves of my life

- a good talk with DS


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

- my watch with the big numbers so I don't have to wear my glasses to check the time.

RJR
08-04-2012, 10:11 AM
- I am thankful for the love of my dogs :)

healthyginger
08-04-2012, 09:20 PM
Today I am grateful for the cartoon network my GS is parked in front of. I'm grateful to have this forum to sit and relax and brag about my 3 pd weightloss this week. Yeal Me!

Ruthxxx
08-05-2012, 05:59 PM
Beverlyjoy, I have been away on a holiday at Rehoboth Beach. No internet or telephones! Sorry - guess I should have let you folks know.

Today I am grateful for

+ a very relaxing week with no responsibilities

+ very, very fresh seafood

+ a gentle rain when I was away

+ my initial crop of tomatoes with more to come

+ feeling comfy in t-shirt dresses in this humidity

+ my dogs - so happy to see me when I picked them up at the kennel this afternoon

+ making it home and getting the car unpacked before the current storm hit

Beverlyjoy
08-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Hi Ruth.. so glad you could get away and have fun. I suppose it's not always the best thing to announce online you are going away. (even though this is secure/anon... ya just never know.) Just know I was hoping you were having fun and doing fine.

- nice weekend with the family in. I didn't overeat. It's a miracle and a blessing. So grateful for the willingness

- 3 month old granddaughter is so good natured.

- always good to get away... always good to come home

- my sister is feeling some better

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

- cruise control in the car - so helpful

Beverlyjoy
08-06-2012, 05:42 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - so grateful

- willingness to try

- excited about the planting party

- loved seeing my family

- sister is doing better

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

- my comfy recliner

- neighbor who brought my suitcase in the house.

IAmTheGlue
08-06-2012, 06:26 AM
Today I am grateful for:

* my children are healthy and happy
* health insurance.
* my mother, who is on vacation to go see her sisters across the country
* the many years I had with my father long after his life expectancy was up.
* my husband, who is my rock.
* my garden, which i literally my favorite thing right now.
* the internet.

And mostly, right now, I'm grateful this stomach virus seems to have let go of me!

Ruthxxx
08-06-2012, 08:40 AM
+ a very good night of sleep - the hotel was noisy Saturday night

+ a manageable pile of mail

+ a glorious patch of yellow daisies in my front flower bed

+ the garlic harvest happened when I was away :cb:

+ am finally mastering the art of BBQ cooking without needing a sex change!

+ officially "on holiday" this month

Beverlyjoy
08-07-2012, 06:07 AM
- a healthy day yesterday, so grateful
- resisted a cupcake at the gathering for my neighbor's birthday
- eyes wide open
- willingness to try
- a wonderful photo of Mike and Meg
- friends, family, YOU ALL, cell, internet, music, fb
- the paper carrier puts the newspaper by the front door / not having to get dressed to get the morning paper

Ruthxxx
08-07-2012, 08:38 AM
+ I have a very large deposit for the Mill account today

+ Peter and Ian are coming for coffee today and lunch tomorrow

+ a cool night for sleeping - no AC needed

+ dogs are being extremely cuddly after their week at the kennel

+ lots of red, orange and yellow cherry tomatoes and basil

+ Paul is finally taking vacation for a week

+ a manageable week ahead

Beverlyjoy
08-08-2012, 08:18 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - so grateful for that

- my neighbor, john, came over and fixed the leak under the sink. He said it was an easy fix. (Easy for him..LOL) I am grateful.

- Little Sam came over to water the veggie garden last night.

- knowing when to say when - at least making progress

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

- vinegar... can use for so many things

Beverlyjoy
08-09-2012, 06:05 AM
- yesterday was a healthful day - so grateful. I've had 8 days on plan - so very grateful for that

- saw Mom yesterday

- forcasting rain for today - I hear some thunder - yay - and rain. Double yay.

- things work out when I am brave enough

- DH can drop me off at Mike's

- friends, 3fc, family, cell phone, internet, cell, music

- running water (just like Cheryl)

Ruthxxx
08-09-2012, 06:59 AM
+ my internet connection is finally back again - it took four calls to tech service

+ fun lunch with my two male cousins - lots of laughs and memories of our childhoods

+ Natalie - who is working so hard at the Mill Office and makes my work a bit easier

+ Aunt Rose, my godmother, who is 100 today

+ rain in the forecast - so badly needed

+ Liz and Moel finally got a new car - I can stop worrying about the old clunker

+ all laundry is done and Donna comes to clean today

+ looking forward to the celebration and family lunch in Ottawa

Ruthxxx
08-10-2012, 07:26 AM
+ lovely day with extended family yesterday

+ cool night for sleeping

+ rain!

+ nothing major on my schedule today except write payroll cheques

Beverlyjoy
08-10-2012, 08:19 AM
- woke up with no stomach ache... grateful

- making plans for a vacation in Cape Cod

- rain, but not too much

- Rachel is getting symptoms checked out

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

- patience

Beverlyjoy
08-11-2012, 06:43 AM
- got lots of 'girl stuff' at the yard sale down the street. They have two little girls. I found Maya some silver glitter dance shoes & LOTS of things.

- a nice campfire with the neighbors last night. We needed to wear sweatshirts. Crazy weather!

- looking forward to seeing my sister

- DH has carple tunnel in his shoulder and they say some shots in the area will be sufficient to help him... no surgery. So grateful.

- friends, family fb, internet, cellphone, music, 3fc

- Alex adores his little sister

Ruthxxx
08-11-2012, 08:12 AM
+ Casey, summer student worker, took down and sorted all the schoolwork for me

+ loving the gentle rain

+ young relatives coming this morning for their first visit to the ancestral home

+ I have cookies in the freezer for the above

+ accomplished a lot of accounting yesterday

+ fixed my poor porch flowerboxes with some silk geraniums

+ looking forward to visit from DD and her family in two weeks and feel quite organized

+ sore shoulders seem to have healed up

+ fall nesting is kicking in - nice to have baking in the freezer for company

basquegirl
08-11-2012, 03:35 PM
Wow! This is such a fun and uplifting thread

* this exists (this thread)
* that I get to see my family today
* that my intermediate family lives very close together (less than 30 min away)
* my wonderful husband
* having a job
* the weekend

Beverlyjoy
08-12-2012, 09:04 AM
Hi basquegirl.. so glad you posted.

- a beautiful weather day yesterday - relief from the sweltering heat of late

- soon I will see family

- DH has a job he loves

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

- a few flowers blooming despite the hot dry summer

basquegirl
08-13-2012, 12:07 AM
Thanks for the welcome Beverlyjoy :)

* having money to go and buy grocery's today
* my sisters wedding coming up on Friday
* nice weather
*having my niece over tomorrow
*owning my own condo even though my neighbors are to desired... at least I have a roof over my head and by owning it I have an investment

Beverlyjoy
08-13-2012, 07:06 AM
- nice visit and campfire with neighbors last night

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

- nice cool weather last night

- our neighborhood children

- when Mike tells me "I am livin' the dream."

Ruthxxx
08-13-2012, 12:02 PM
+ sometimes I think that I too am "living the dream"

+ I feel like I'm getting on top of my niggles

+ a huge tomato crop despite the drought

+ Ernie put his cows out to eat real grass this morning instead of this year's hay

+ went to the gym this morning and liked it - first time since July 11

+ looking forward to seeing "Wicked" in Montreal with my crazy cousin this Saturday

+ another two quilts are finished and ready for delivery to cancer patients

basquegirl
08-13-2012, 01:45 PM
* being able to hang out with my niece for the day and have her over to spend the night
* nice weather again... hopefully it holds out for my sisters wedding (fingers crossed)
* summers off of work
* summer
* my health

LebenAlles
08-13-2012, 02:20 PM
Hey All, figured I would join in with the thankfulness.
-Survived my TOM week without gaining.
-Got absolutely nothing done over the weekend...and enjoyed every second of it.
-Several weeks ago my partner had a cancer scare, but it turns out she's in the clear. definitely puts things into perspective.
-I'm actually looking forward to my workout today, for the first time in a long time.
-This forum!

Beverlyjoy
08-14-2012, 06:24 AM
Hi lebenalles - so glad you posted.

- soon I will see the kids.
- talked to my sister
- got mom's heart moniter figured out
- talked to cousin John
- friends, family, you all, cell, internet, fb, music
- rain is comin

Ruthxxx
08-14-2012, 07:38 AM
++++ a day with nothing on the calendar

+ found my missing glasses - I left them at Church on Sunday

+ Disney finally is eating her new special and $$$ dog food - she has a kidney "issue"

+ planted more green beans in the raised bed yesterday - :crossed: for an October crop

+ finally got the Mill weekend cash to balance

+ more rain today - still needed

basquegirl
08-14-2012, 01:59 PM
* ability to afford healthy food
* my family
* able to go on a hike with friends tomorrow
* my cell phone and its apps (particularly myfitnesspal)
* being able to learn new things all the time

Chubbygirl253
08-14-2012, 07:31 PM
I'm grateful I can go to the Y, that I have friend and family support, my loving fiancee, workout buddy Heather, my friend Teri prays for me and my weightloss goals, for my healthy groceries, and this forum as well as myfitnesspal.com

Ruthxxx
08-15-2012, 07:37 AM
+ front flower bed looks good after a two hour stint of weeding and cutting back
+ I have curbed the tomato invasion by making chili sauce
+ pruned the overgrown mock orange in the lane - looks better
+ laundry finally caught up

basquegirl
08-15-2012, 12:23 PM
*Ability to go on a hike today with friends
*friends
*nice weather
*my husband
*that I live in a beautiful place

healthyginger
08-15-2012, 03:55 PM
I'm grateful today that the pain finally subsided enough to sleep

Beverlyjoy
08-15-2012, 09:32 PM
wonderful to be here with family

soon we will head to Cape Cod

beautiful weather and the birdies are singing

chose a healthy dinner out last night = kabob, rice, salad

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

DH, for driving me so I can perform at Alex's school today.

Beverlyjoy
08-16-2012, 06:43 AM
- Rachel has done her medical tests.

- Alex had fun yesterday. . . me too

- the new computer I got this summer

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

- love a good mystery - intriguing

savages
08-16-2012, 07:02 AM
I am thankful that I was given help in this endeavor to lose weight! I could not do it on my own. Now I will get healthy.

:congrat: for (approx.) every 5 pounds lost: :congrat: :congrat:

TikTokTrae
08-16-2012, 10:06 AM
* I have been blessed with two beautiful children who keep me busy and make me proud every day.

* I have a warm home for my children and am settled, stable.

* I am able to work from home to spend more time with my children.

* My sister is coming to visit and I miss her so much. Some girl time will be wonderful.

* I have access to everything I need to lose this weight, even if it is not exactly what I want all the time.

basquegirl
08-16-2012, 01:38 PM
* I was able to hike up a mt. yesterday and back down
* That I live in a beautiful place with hidden lakes that if you hike up to them you can see nature at its finest
* my husband who had dinner ready and on the table when I got back from the hike
* ibprofen which is helping me not be as sore as I would have been today had I not had it
* my family who I get to see tonight

healthyginger
08-16-2012, 03:39 PM
I was able to take a bath today. YEAH!! I can now get in and out of a bath.

Ruthxxx
08-16-2012, 05:06 PM
Ginger, I feel your delight. When I had my knee operation it took ages to get back to that luxury. Enjoy!

+ lovely dinner with Heather last night - worth the slight hangover this a.m.

+ Donna came to clean today - my house is spiffy

+ bouquet of brilliant zinnias on the kitchen table

+ Steve found the tail-light replacement for my Focus

+ remembered to do treadmill for cardio on my non-gym day

+ lovely fresh sheets that I dried on the line this morning

+ my tomato sauce turned out well and is now in the freezer

sept2012
08-16-2012, 05:34 PM
I am having a hard time thinking about being thankful, but I know I have things to say and the best time to think of them is when I feel like this - to remind myself they way I feel right now will not always be the way I feel. Here are all of the things I am, I strive to be and am thankful for:

I am Happy
I am Healthy
I am Prosperous
I am working towards being healtier and leaner
I have a great family - they live far from me and I miss them like mad
I have great friends - they live far from me too, but I love them all
I have a job that pays well
I am becoming a runner
I am a swimmer
I will be a hiker
I will be a trail rider
I will be a mother
I will be a wife
I will be a self-employed consultant
I will be a friend in a city where I know no one

Beverlyjoy
08-17-2012, 05:48 AM
Hi Sept12 - so glad you posted.

- excited about our adventure.

- Five year old neighbor, Adam, came over to show me his football uniform. Too cute!!!

- weather should be milder

- grass is greening up again

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

- many folks here are finding a new grasp on sane living with food. It's wonderful.

Ruthxxx
08-17-2012, 06:02 AM
+ fall strawberries from the Farm - expensive but delicious

+ Donna really spiffed up the house yesterday - I am so lucky to be able to afford a cleaning person

+ taking the train to Montreal this weekend to see "Wicked" with my cousin

+ another load of tomatoes got picked yesterday

+ nice visit with Toni yesterday - such a nice person but so very frail

+ looking forward to an afternoon of baking - rum cake and cheesecake for the Fish Fry

basquegirl
08-19-2012, 01:30 PM
* my sister
* my family
* that the weather was amazing for my sister's wedding
* that today I don't have any big responsibilities
* that today I get to start over (sister's wedding and a few days off around it has really set me back but at least I have the the health and ability to restart)

Ruthxxx
08-19-2012, 03:36 PM
+ lovely but short visit with Cathie in Montreal

+ "Wicked" was fabulous and worth every $$$

+ good memories while driving around Montreal and Westmount with Cathie

+ had good discussion with C. re getting her 22 year old son to stand on his own two feet

+ going to the Mill shortly with cheesecakaes and rum cake - they are needed so it was worth the Friday effort

+ rain earlier but clearing now in time for the Fish Fry

dangerouscurvesahead
08-19-2012, 04:29 PM
awesome thread! i find i have to remind myself a good bit of how lucky i really am!
* being able to afford our new lifestyle change!
* having everything we NEED instead of everything we WANT!
* having a healthy family, roof over our heads, vehicles we own that run, bills r paid (barely but paid none the less).
* the inventor of prozac (helps me b me n not stark raving nuts).

basquegirl
08-20-2012, 12:42 PM
* That my mom's cousin shared about his mother's (my great aunts) life with us yesterday
* That I live in a place where I don't have to worry about my freedom
* That I have a warm bed (I did not want to get out of today)
* I have my health
* I have a interesting family history and I'm part of my family

dangerouscurvesahead
08-20-2012, 02:38 PM
* a new day n another chance to fix weekend off plan screw ups.
* a husband who loves us enuf to give up drinking.
* this "hole in the woods" i can call my home.
* my feeling of family contentment.
* this cloudy cool day to get house work caught up.

diyana
08-20-2012, 02:48 PM
*still feeling wonderful about one of the funnest weekends I've had in a long time
*a husband who loves me enough to help me around the house
*My wonderful, albeit cluttered, home
*the love and support of family members and friends

dangerouscurvesahead
08-20-2012, 08:04 PM
* i officially became a 3FC member today!

guacamole
08-20-2012, 08:10 PM
-that my husband brought home dinner tonight
-that I biked 8 miles with my son this morning
-that I finally hauled out my old coffee maker at the beginning of the summer and have been making coffee as soon as I hit the kitchen in the morning instead of having to get dressed, hop in my car, wait in line, and buy an overpriced cup at the coffee shop.
-that we have what we need
-that I am still motivated to lose the weight I need to.

DocAuD
08-20-2012, 08:22 PM
:comp: Thankful to have paid off our second mortgage. Thankful to have friends that want to workout with me!

healthyginger
08-20-2012, 09:27 PM
oday I'm rateful I haven't cheated today despite day long cravings. Now I know for sure that the herbal tea I drink really does stave off cravings, since I ran out last night. I won't do that again.

Ruthxxx
08-21-2012, 07:40 AM
+ coped well with a horrible day yesterday - some things are out of my control

+ brilliant stars early this morning as I sat on the back deck waiting for sunrise

+ Disney's haircut went well yesterday - Susie is a kind and loving groomer

+ Anna cannot have a bypass but they are hoping to control the condition with medication :crossed:

+ managed to get my financials done for the Board meeting despite the horrorshow day

+ nothing on the schedule today except what is planned by me!

+ the hot water heater seems to have healed itself

+ only need to sew on one label and I'll have two quilts ready to deliver

+ I am very lucky to live in a beautiful place with good friends and minimal financial and health worries

basquegirl
08-21-2012, 02:00 PM
*I got to sleep in today
*for my husband's job
*for my job
*nice weather
*summer

dangerouscurvesahead
08-21-2012, 06:32 PM
thankful for...
* losing a 1/2 lb. this week after a weekend of parties n races n very little exercise.
* my hubby working 2 jobs so i can work on getting my back n leg injuries healed.
* my 3 dogs persistance on our nightly 1.5 mile walks.
* my health class n teacher.
* another day on God's great earth!
* 3FC of course.

Ruthxxx
08-22-2012, 07:49 AM
Most grateful this morning for:

++++ sleeping until the alarm woke me. (# AM is not a good getting up time!)

+ getting some tidying done in the barn yesterday

+ my new sturdy push broom for jobs like barn and deck cleaning

+ Shirleyanne who always puts things in perspective when I gripe

+ my dogs who worship the ground I walk on

+ purple and bright pink phlox in the garden

+ a huge tomato harvest despite the drought

MablesGirl
08-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Things I'm grateful for from yesterday:
The smell of the mums I talked by outside work
I finally met a coworker from another state that I've only emailed before
That I had the time on my way to work to help jump someone's car

basquegirl
08-22-2012, 12:04 PM
* waking up to a sunny day
* my husband is getting off of work early today
*internet
*owning an eliptical
*that we bought a car last year that is reliable (since the other one just broke down last Thursday) we are a 1 car family for right now and luckily it is reliable

dangerouscurvesahead
08-22-2012, 01:07 PM
* my 13yr old daughter making me whole wheat pancakes n scrambled eggs for my 45th bday bfast yesterday.
* my 18 yr old son cleaned house for my bday while i was at health class.
* hubby came home early from 2nd job so we could spend quiet time together lasnite.
* the little things that dont cost a thing yet mean so much!

Ruthxxx
08-23-2012, 06:34 AM
+ surviving a really bad day with my perspective intact

+ Liz who came to visit with her two dogs who played and played with mine

+ being able to get a huge grocery order without blowing my budget

+ the excitement of a visit from my DD, SIL and grandson

+ my SIL Dave who will do guy things for me during their visit

basquegirl
08-23-2012, 10:45 AM
* I was able to get up early this morning without too much trouble
* blue skies
* my niece who is coming over to help me with my classroom today and tomorrow
* that the new PTSA person seems to be on board with ASB
* I have a job that has summers off...

42goingon20
08-23-2012, 11:28 AM
I am thankful for my family. My husband who is the strongest man I know, my 3 amazing, beautiful children, my mother in law, who is my biggest supporter and my friends, who make me laugh everyday!

I am blessed!

dangerouscurvesahead
08-24-2012, 04:21 PM
* my baby sister n her best friend made their roadtrip to FLA. safely this a.m.
* my parents pitching in to help us with school supply/clothing expenses.
* not being to old to learn new n healthy ways of eating n living.
* the private support of 3FC n all the great food recipes n ideas, interesting things to make me think about to b able to focus on ME (n my life n family).

basquegirl
08-25-2012, 12:31 AM
*I had time to work in my classroom today
*I was able to finish P90X today
*my niece... she is wonderful and helped me so much in my classroom today
*my husband... who is proud of me for doing P90X
*were going to farmers markets tomorrow

Ruthxxx
08-25-2012, 09:22 AM
+ a lovely day of touring with my family

+ discovering new things about my son in law

+ Matthew who has really looked after my dogs with lots of attention

+ sunshine during this visit

+ love having my DD here to help with food prep - lots of laughter

dangerouscurvesahead
08-25-2012, 12:15 PM
* having everything i need to get my yardwork done.
* finally getting enuf rain to green everything back up so i am able to do things in my yard n flowerbeds.
* to still b on my new lifestyle change n adjusting well to it i believe.
* my hubby, kids n dogs for keeping me active n motivated.

Beverlyjoy
08-25-2012, 01:17 PM
So happy to be home from vacation. We had a wonder time in Cape Cod! I have many gratitudes associated with that - beautiful weather, seeing nature, learning more history, lots of fresh seafood, a good visit with my sister, and more.

- glad to be home. I gained four pounds - not as bad as I thought. Time to start again.

- the kids liked their tshirts

- we have a wonderful harvest of peppers and onions

- internet access again

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

- the wooden bridge that went over the salt marsh. We got to see everything very close up. Loved it.

- my comfy bed

basquegirl
08-25-2012, 08:13 PM
*farmers market
*an amazing niece
*paychecks
*sunny days
*fans (after working out)

basquegirl
08-26-2012, 01:32 PM
*being able to sleep enough last night
*my husband for pushing me (he is encouraging me to do my workout and getting us ready to go shopping and so we can cook and freeze all of our week's food)
*time I have next week to get ready for school
*my cell phone
*my fitness pal and 3FC that are helping me stick to it

Beverlyjoy
08-26-2012, 03:55 PM
- all the laundry done from vacation

- visiting with the neighborhood children - so joyful

- nice to have access to much information via internet

- good memories from vacation

- a call from Leighanne

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

- my favorite pillow

TikTokTrae
08-26-2012, 06:40 PM
1. Kids are going back to school tomorrow and I will have more time to myself.

2. Work may not be flowing in as it was before, but I still have a job and that is more than many others have right now.

3. My son's haircut looks really good. We finally found someone who can cut it the right way!

4. I have someone who loves and supports me, even if he is far from perfect.

5. My body is full functioning and I can move freely.

Beverlyjoy
08-27-2012, 06:17 AM
- a nice talk with Mike yesterday

- I don't feel so stiff today... from sitting 8 hours in the car

- finally talked to my friend in the hospital

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

- the tv shows with history and science

- my new printer that prints up photographs so nicely

basquegirl
08-27-2012, 10:02 AM
*alarm clock... I hate it but at the same time I am grateful I have one because I would not get up on time to go to work without one
*my husband for driving me to work today
*I get to start another school year
*my friends are finally getting jobs
*my friends

Ruthxxx
08-27-2012, 10:07 AM
+ loving having my family here

+ Dave found and fixed Jazz's escape route from the yard

+ they are touring for the day and I have a day of quiet

+ discovered my DD's man is really just as nice as he has seemed during my shorter visits over the years

+ until today, sunshine although hot

+ BBQ with friends on Saturday, great dinner with my sister and her DH last night and another BBQ party tomorrow night with another group of friends

+ so nice to have extra help in the kitchen and yard

Beverlyjoy
08-28-2012, 08:51 AM
- good healthy food in the house

- loving those frozen turkey burgers

- Rachel has scheduled more tests for her symptoms. I am glad she has such a good doctor

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

- my new pretty bracelet (I usually don't buy much jewelry)

basquegirl
08-28-2012, 10:16 AM
*the scale went it the right direction today
*we made it through the first ASB meeting (advisers and students are all new at their jobs but we were able to figure it all out)
*new contract with free clock hours (I have not been getting as many as I can because it cost money to do it and it always seems to come at a time with money is tight but the catch 20 is that the more clock hours I have the more money I make)
*my husband for making me feel special all the time
*a warm bed to sleep in at night

dangerouscurvesahead
08-28-2012, 12:19 PM
* my parents n 2 sisters! (as my hubby has lost both parents n 2 of his 5 brothers n sisters n the recent news of another brother not having many more days)
* my hubby, hes my biggest PITA but also my best friend!
* my hole in the woods.
* the fact that school starts a week from today n ill get some ME time.
* being able to vent n learn here on 3FC!

anotherlostgirl
08-28-2012, 03:21 PM
I am thankful that my main client came into my life and gave me these possibilities and that because of that income I'm able to get to travel this fall to visit my loved ones after not seeing them for a few years.

Beverlyjoy
08-29-2012, 07:21 AM
- I stayed within my plan... very grateful

- LeighAnne is suppose to come help in the garden today

- DH is going to get to play in a golf tournament with all our friends from long ago

- today is a doctor's appointment - I must face those lab numbers. I guess I am grateful to know where I am in this.

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

- dishwasher - it's a wonderful luxury

basquegirl
08-29-2012, 10:18 AM
* I work with supportive people
* my husband for making dinner last night
* a new contract at work
* time to work in my classroom
* 3FC it is really helping me feel accountable which is so helpful

dangerouscurvesahead
08-29-2012, 12:31 PM
* being able to make healthy choices n changes.
* my family making the changes with me for their health too.
* making new friends thru my health class who have like minded goals (added support).
* my dogs insisting on our nightly walks.

Beverlyjoy
08-30-2012, 06:40 AM
- my eating was mostly better than it has been - I am always grateful for any food sanity I can muster up.

- Colleen and Kristen helped me moved something heavy in the backyard... very grateful

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

- it's never too late ... for many things

- tv and music when I can't sleep

Beverlyjoy
08-31-2012, 07:21 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - very grateful for that

- Having fun with Pinterest (my friend, Shirley is right, however, it can be kind of a time eater. I am watching out for that.)

- College football starts this weekend. LOVE college football

- did my exercies everyday this week - am grateful for the willingness

- our/my habit of gratitude. It's been about 12 years, maybe. Always puts life into perspective.

- I had lunch with my long time friend, Susan, yesterday. She is a bone cancer servivor (via a bone marrow translant five years ago) GRATEFUL. I love her dearly. She is a minister at a hospital. She is the kindest, most loving, and caring person I've ever known. So grateful she is doing well. She's a gramma now too. We shared our joy.

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

- folks will sometimes just say the absoulute right thing to help me when I need it.

Ruthxxx
08-31-2012, 08:10 AM
- folks will sometimes just say the absoulute right thing to help me when I need it. Totally agree. My friend Claire dialed my number by mistake yesterday just when I was feeling down from the family exodus. She told me how wonderful they were.

+ a pedicure this morning

+ my dogs who behaved so well during the past week of family chaos

+ friends and family

+ lots of fresh fruits and vegetables this time of year

+ gained a bit of weight this week but am confident I can lose it just as fast

+ Blue Moon tonight - next one is July 2013

basquegirl
08-31-2012, 12:08 PM
*I lost 5.8lbs since starting around the 6th of this month even with my sisters wedding and a few birthdays that slowed me down but did not stop me.
*A new month tomorrow
*A new school year
*P90X
*my husband for rubbing my back this morning before he left for work

dangerouscurvesahead
08-31-2012, 02:51 PM
* my sister making it home safely from her trip.
* my family n dogs.
* cellphones w/internet.
* friends old n new.
* being back down to 1 set of boobs!

Ruthxxx
09-01-2012, 06:32 AM
See you in the September thread. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/265493-attitude-gratitude-september.html#post4454602