100 lb. Club - **** An Attitude of Gratitude in September ***

09-01-2012, 06:31 AM
Our founder, Beverlyjoy said: 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 acknowledge gratitudes. And - studies show that doing this make you feel good.

Please feel free to join in.

Here is last month's thread if you'd like to review it. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/263882-attitude-gratitude-august.html

09-01-2012, 06:37 AM
Hi Ruth! Thanks for getting us started! :)

- eating was good - grateful

- got a 'save the date' card for Colleen & Drew... Fun

- helpful clerk at Lowe's

- My son and daughter in law's team, Michigan State, won!!

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

- having enough

- college football has begun... love it.

09-01-2012, 06:39 AM
+ this thread that helps me put things into perspective

+ had a good summer by making myself take a "staycation" for August

+ feels good to have my house back to normal after a week of visitors

+ my "kids" are home safely in Nanaimo

+ Anna is bouncing back from her heart "incident" as she calls it

+ starting back doing pet therapy this morning

+ did not sleep well but the bonus was enjoying the glorious moon

+ good weather predicted this last long weekend of summer. I intend to suck the juice out of it!

09-01-2012, 09:12 AM
May I join in? :)

~ Cooler weather is on it's way.

~ I happened to wait until yesterday to visit Joann Fabrics and the thread I needed was on sale.

~ Recently have had longer conversations with an old friend I hadn't had much contact with in a while.

09-01-2012, 09:17 AM
Good Morning Ladies (n gents)...
* the kids r gone for weekend will have peace n quiet before the school yr begins!
* my baby sister n i r gonna have lunch 2gether today!
* grocery shopping n errand running today all alone. will b a nice break.
* my kids, hubby, dogs, parents, sisters, friends.

09-01-2012, 01:10 PM
I love the idea of this thread. I hope theres room for one more!

.....That my family is healthy and happy
.....That we have enough for me to stay home part time with my Son
.....That even though I'm starting over I'm here to start over
.....My relationship with my Mom gets stronger and stronger


09-01-2012, 02:07 PM
Hi The Bunneh & sassyangies.... Join right in! Welcome.

Everyone is welcome!

09-01-2012, 02:33 PM
I'm thankful that today I took a short time out of my busy schedule and just enjoyed myself going to yard sales with my daughter and granddaughter.

09-01-2012, 02:52 PM
* A new month
* Blue sky
* My husband for making Saturday family day breakfast
* My husband's father for helping him fix (hopefully) our car that has been broken down for the last 2 weeks
* This thread for helping me to see positives in every day

09-01-2012, 03:47 PM
I had some very bad things happen last month along with some good things.

I am thankful August is done...I don't ever want a month like that again. I will only have good things this month and if bad does happen the good with out weigh the bad. :D

Last month I am grateful for winning a photography contest in our town where I beat out some very well known photographers. I am grateful my father was alive to see that, he was so proud. He had an accident 4 days later and died 3 days after the accident.

I also am grateful I lost my job...I know sounds odd but I hated it. It drained me and made me miserable. I am one who will keep a job until I find another which I was in the process of. I didnt' get fired my position was eliminated... Timing was off, two weeks after my dad died exactly but this way I can take time to grieve and spend time at the gym keeping my mind busy.

Both of these combined gave me the push I needed to go do a class and become a CNA then start classes for nursing while I work as a CNA. I had been thinking about it for over a year. Seeing my dad in the hospital and watching his nurses and CNAs and my cousin who is a CNA take care of my dad made me realize that it was something I could do. But then the job...why would I just quit a job to pursue something else. I am brain washed to always think I need a job I believe. Well losing my job with a class starting a month later was the sign I needed to just do it. So those two things falling so closely together makes me grateful of what seems to be horrid timing.

Sept I will be grateful for the classes I am starting and the time off before hand to get my mind right and exercise as much as I can.

09-02-2012, 08:20 AM
- had a healthy day yesterday - so grateful

- I did a 'bend and twist' yesterday. I know what to do - grateful for that. My back should be fine a few days.

- crockpot

- my frozen peas

- the pictures on the wall across from my chair. I always smile (sometimes on the inside) when I look at them.

- mom wants to come here for Labor Day

- new coffee pot

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

- my shower chair.... very helpful

09-02-2012, 08:37 AM
+ a solid night of sleep - no 3 a.m. potty break followed by tossing and turning

+ Art who makes a lot of things in my life easier

+ getting back to pet therapy - two new clients who were delighted to see Jazz

+ two absolutely clear days - lots of work to do but no outside plans

+ tomatoes - I picked a huge wheelbarrow full yesterday and there are many, many more

+ Rob who visited last night with his latest wine creation - plus a box of Goldfish crackers :yikes:

+ my darling Disney who adores me http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/Ruthxxx/DisneybyMarco-1.jpg

+ more chicks joining us on this thread reminding me of other gratitudes.

09-02-2012, 10:55 AM
~ Cute pictures like the one Ruth posted. =)

~ The smell of a cool morning after a rainstorm. (Very, very rare in Utah!)

~ The beautiful mountains I live right next to.

~ The approach of Autumn and the lovely colors I'll get to see during hikes.

09-02-2012, 02:01 PM
*spray and wash and hairspray (we washed a pen the other day and it got on all of our cloths that were in the wash/dry with the pen and I washed everything again using spray and wash and hairspray and it came out of everything besides my husband's shorts-which had the pen in the pocket... we did not have to go spend money replacing everything)
*having tomorrow off with my husband
*school starts on Wednesday this year not Tuesday
*the scale went down

09-03-2012, 07:49 AM
+ being able to give away half of the current tomato harvest with more to come

+ my friends, the Pypers, who dropped in for lunch to leave their two dogs for the weekend

+ the Pyper dogs who adore and obey me - they do not obey their owners

+ having food and drink on hand for drop-in visitors

+ another great night of sleep

+ a lovely day to enjoy, maybe the last dregs of summer

+ a relatively "easy" week ahead to get back into routine

09-03-2012, 08:45 AM
Ruth... Disney is so CUTE!

- mostly healthy food until bedtime - but, I am grateful that I have the willingness to get up and plan a healthy day (instead of continuing the overeating.

- all the neighbors have returned home safely from their travels. The children were excited to tell me about their trips...very joyful.

- it rained a bit last night

- wearing my pretty yellow and black dress - cheerful

- I can see our American Flag waving on the front porch.

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

- MOm is coming over for a lunch cookout.

09-03-2012, 08:59 AM
gmorning all~
* hubby was able to spend the whole day at home w/us yesterday.
* being able to get inside/outside cleaning caught up.
* Fall is on its way, such a beautiful time of year.
* school starting tomorrow! which means all new daily schedules to adjust to.
* all my appliances that make every day so much easier!
* my car, cellphone, internet, radio, tv.
* my family n friends.
* 3FC of course!
* this thread as my daily reminder n reality check!

09-03-2012, 01:27 PM
*a day off with my husband
*starting to understand what amount of calories I should be eating to continue to lose weight
*a day to cook food for the week and then freeze so we can eat healthy all week no excuses
*a warm condo that we own
*my cell phone because without it I would not track calories (I have tried to do it by pen and paper before and I just wont do it but with my phone I'm good to go)

09-04-2012, 06:29 AM
- today is GS's first day of kindergarden. WOW...how quickly time has gone by. I am grateful for GS and the blessings his family have had.

- such a wonderful cookout with Mom.

- it's always fun to see and interact with the neighborhood children. They play outside all day. I am glad they aren't sitting around doing nothing. Love it.

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

- grateful for any food sanity I can muster up!

- my son

- in my mind.... Fall begins the day after Labor Day. Fall is my favorite season.

09-04-2012, 06:45 AM
+ a fun day with four dogs in the house

+ gave Melinda a huge basket of tomatoes which she loves

+ washed quilts and blankets yesterday and hung them outside - a great drying day

+ first day of school - excited kids at the bus stop this morning

+ gearing up for fall - slowly! It's going to 80F again today

+ caught up on accounting postings - for now

+ deep rose asters are coming into bloom

+ eggplants look ready to pick

09-04-2012, 09:18 AM
I'm thankful for the last three days with my granddaughter. She was so much fun and amazinly good. (not into everything. lol)

I'm also thankful Fall is here!

09-04-2012, 10:31 AM
*time to work in my classroom instead of having students today (first day is tomorrow)
*a clean home
*food for the week already cooked (including some vegetables)
*my ipod to keep me occupied while I work on my classroom
*my husband for driving or car that is not as nice

09-04-2012, 10:54 AM
~ The internet, which allows me to stay in touch with friends around the world.

~ The lessons I learn that make every new attempt at something more successful.

~ A pair of pink stilettos bought on sale nearly half off. (Have to learn to walk in them though! :lol:)

~ Getting lost in a well written story.

09-04-2012, 07:27 PM
* ive got a week to lose the lb. i gained back! (heatbreaking/depressing)
* being able to start going to YMCA today!
* school starting back today!
* new horror movies being released!
* my hubby n kids n dogs!
* my parents n sisters!

09-05-2012, 07:40 AM
+ scale moved a bit this morning - hoping it keeps the momentum

+ lots of much-needed rain last night - our farmers will be happy

+ am discovering that I like some types of fish, not just seafod

+ found the missing papers for the Mill tax return

+ Disney is lying on my foot and snoring - perfect trust!

+ my house is all back in order after my visitors

+ starting back to the gym this morning after visitors and holidays - feels good

09-05-2012, 08:17 AM
- last night I wanted some chocolate REAL badly. I was even about to go to the drug store at 9:30 pm... but, I didn't. Am grateful for that.

- GS got through his first day of kindergarten. Came home a lot tired and a bit grouchy. That's to be expected - that's normal. He's on his way.

- little bits of rain this week - so grateful.

- DS is going to play golf with his old buddies this weekend. So glad he will get to see them.

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

- ceiling fans

- down 1 pound from last Wednesday. I am doing my 'four sticks of butter' happy dance. :carrot:

09-05-2012, 10:27 AM
* I feel ready and prepared for student's first day
* I have new cloths to wear on the first day which makes me feel more confident
* I have my own classroom
* My husband for moving laundry, putting away dishes, and cooking 2 meals yesterday that he then froze so we can healthy all week.
* and lastly but maybe most important... I put on my black work pants that I have not had on since I was at meetings in San Diego at the beg. of Aug... and the pants fit perfectly (the were really tight and uncomfortable at the beg. or Aug and now they fit like they should)

09-05-2012, 10:42 AM
~ The cat is starting to cuddle with me at night again. She only does this when nights start to get colder.

~ A dream that leaves you smiling when you wake up.

~ A beautiful sunrise.

~ Being able to laugh at myself while I learn to walk in stilettos. :rolleyes:

09-05-2012, 06:46 PM
* day 2 at YMCA n i feel tired, shaky muscles, exhausted n yet invigorated n encouraged!
* my friends who joined me in my fitness journey today!
* the good LORD above for making all this fall into place for me!
* my family for becoming healthy with me!
* my health class, teacher n classmates!
* my dogs for being insistant on our walks!

09-06-2012, 06:53 AM
+ finally finding the papers I need to file a tax return

+ time for a long chat with Claire

+ deciding not to go to my Garden Group meeting - boring speaker scheduled

+ washed and dried that heavy coverlet without breaking my washer!

+ major banking tasks done with ease - no glitches on new accounts

+ spaghetti squash - the first local ones!

+ The fence must be fixed - Jazz has not escaped for over a week

+ scale is cooperating with my new eating regime

+ gym session felt great after two weeks away

09-06-2012, 07:19 AM
- the rain has perked up the half dieing plants

- my helpful neighbors

- my pretty pots of succulent plants

- my car is working fine

- every journey starts with one step

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

- making some new friends - that's fun

09-06-2012, 09:58 AM
gmorning ladies~
* all the new houseplants my baby sister has been sharing with me.
* morning coffee with other parents each a.m. @ the school bustop.
* air conditioners.
* hubby was off from 2nd job lasnite.
* modern technology.

Quantum Sheep
09-06-2012, 10:10 AM
My husband and his support.

09-06-2012, 10:33 AM
* Greek Yogurt
* My husband for making me workout yesterday
* That I've now lost exactly 8lbs (started month having lost exactly 6... so 2lbs in 5 days)
* My first day of school went good with only small glitches
* That the first day is only a 3 day week

09-06-2012, 10:37 AM
~ Having the ability to go to a doctor.

~ The doctor listening and really trying to help figure out what's wrong with me.

~ Hope that some day I might feel better.

~ The knowledge that I'll get to speak with a good friend this weekend.

~ The anticipation of my upcoming birthday celebration.

~ Still being able to laugh at myself as I attempt to walk gracefully in stilettos. :lol:

09-06-2012, 01:06 PM
~ The Dallas Cowboys WON last night!!!

~ I was OP all day yesterday which made me feel wonderful!

~ Every journey begins with one step!

~ Water intake is improving!

~ Soda intake is increasing!

There may be hope for me yet. :)

09-07-2012, 09:02 AM
+ another bonus of a summer day

+ more tomatoes - I wonder when the thrill will be gone

+ had time to start prep for a lamb pilaf later in the month

+ nice chat with Paul re upcoming planning session

+ Anna is starting to realize how much volunteer work I do for the Mill

09-07-2012, 09:09 AM
- getting ready for friends coming over tomorrow

- doing a 'salad bar' lunch for everyone

- I am getting all fired up about buying American made products whenever possible (our economy needs it dearly) I heard yesterday that if everyone bought only one Christmas gift that was made/manufactued in the USA it would have a very positive effect on our econnomy

- DH is with his buddies for some deserved golf and cards

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

- comfy outside chairs

09-07-2012, 09:55 AM
Cheers to the weekend!
* survived 1st week of school n new weekly schedule change!
* woke up to a beautiful slightly chilly (non-humid)morning!
* my baby sister is giving me her beautiful wall unit she no longer wants.
* my BIL "hanging in" n choosing to fight!
* my family n true friends!

09-07-2012, 10:40 AM
* It is Friday
* That all I have to do with my advisory kids is take them to an assembly today
* That I don't have to put on the assembly for today
* I have a weekend to spend with my husband
* We get to go to a soccer game tomorrow

09-08-2012, 06:05 AM
- LeighAnne came over yesteray and helped in the garden

- today friends come over to pot up and share succulent plants (rescheduled from a few weeks ago)

- the little neighbor kids helped me bring in the groceries last night

- sharing plants with LeighAnne for her new garden - gardeners love to share plants!

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

- enough tables and chairs outside for the gathering today

- college football today

09-08-2012, 06:30 AM
+ quickie HA1C yesterday at the clinic - still good news

+ got several quilts pinned for quilting at the meeting yesterday

+ only one quilt to trim and bind on my "at home" list

+ a day of t-storms ahead so I plan to stay in my comfy home, hoping the power doesn't go out

+ my Disney who is terrified of storms but calms a bit when I comfort her - she's a Hurricane Katrina rescue with a long memory

+ gave away another wheelbarrow full of tomatoes

09-08-2012, 12:37 PM
* I get to go to a soccer game today
* My husband made our family breakfast this morning
* The weather is beautiful today
* I can take the train to the soccer game
* My weight is still going down at least a little every day

09-08-2012, 02:49 PM
* the storms coming in this afternoon/evening are suppose to bring cooler, drier air this week.
* my baby sister going to my daughters flag corp. performance w me lasnite.
* having the weekend to get caught up on house/yard work!
* my hard working hubby.
* my kids even with all their arguing n bickering.
* good strong coffee!!

09-09-2012, 07:15 AM
- had so much fun at the potting party

- caught up on my sleep last night - so grateful

- beautiful weather yesterday, rained stopped right before the gathering

- DH is having such a great time with his friends

- all of our college football teams won yesterday - OSU, MSU & USC - we are all happy

- Mom got to see her cousin's last night

- it rained all night two days ago... the gardens aren't droopy any more

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

- my Mickey Mouse sun hat.

09-09-2012, 07:56 AM
+ so glad the power stayed on through yesterday's t-storms

+ another lovely rain all day - nearly 2" - things look fresh outside

+ got a rum cake baked for Barb's birthday

+ my sewing studio is now back in order

+ relaxed and happy dogs this morning - lots of cuddling yesterday did the trick

+ Church this morning - nice to get back to routine after our minister's absence

+ time for a quick shopping trip later this morning to get a BD gift for my grandson :crossed:

+ have a quilt to hand-sew binding - so relaxing while watching TV

+ my stash of bolts of cotton/polyester fabric has a home - Helen will take them to use to make dresses for girls in Haiti

09-09-2012, 10:04 AM
oh what a beautiful morning!
* storms lasnite made for a brite clear crisp morning!
* hubby has taken the day off to go to last drag race of the yr w/his cousin (he really needs the break).
* found a bunch of old horror movies at goodwill yesterday.
* the motivation to get chores done today!

09-09-2012, 07:13 PM
* That we have enough frozen healthy meals so we did not have to cook a tone of food this weekend and freeze it :)
* I got some yoga pants from costco... they are a large and they fit -I bought them thinking that they would fit in 10-15lbs but then I tried them on and they totally fit now :) :)
* my husband for pushing us both to lose more weight
* That my classes are going good so far
* That I am loved

09-10-2012, 08:17 AM
- beautiful weather yesterday

- Kara noticed the Sponge Bob in one of the planters I did on Saturday. She said, "It's SO beautiful." I had a giggle.

- predicting mild weather the next few days

- DH will see grandkids this morning for a little visit

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

09-10-2012, 08:41 AM
*that I have the time and peace to work on weight loss again.
*the time I spent with my family yesterday.
* that everyone in my brood seems to be on an even keel right now.
*that I absolutely love my job
* that I finally have time to get my house straightened out after more than a year of living here.

09-10-2012, 10:37 AM
* a new day
* hopefully students will be calm because of the weather
* a warm bed
* my husband to cuddle up to
* having 2 cars

09-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Happy Monday Ladies!
* an absolutely beautiful early fall morning!
* the REDSKINS won yesterday!
* my baby sister finally reaching her 1st mini weight lose goal!
* being able to get house n yard work caught up over weekend!
* the weather is pose to be my kinda perfect all week (brite, sunny, lite breeze, dry air, 70s day, 50s nite)!

09-10-2012, 04:49 PM
+ another lovely sleep under the comforter

+ gym session went well

+ did a good "me" shop in town and had lunch there

+ did some outside work this afternoon - branches are nearly all picked up now

+ my resistance muscle is feeling really strong to say NO at the meeting tonight re volunteers for Thanksgiving at the Mill

+ bought some new pants today although I have gained some weight over the summer

09-11-2012, 07:23 AM
- DH is home after being gone a week. yay

- Alex read a story to Maya yesterday - so wonderful

- perfect weather day yesterday

- still having fun potting up planters in interesting/fun containers

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

- new Jack the Rabbit puppet - kids loved him yesterday

09-11-2012, 07:40 AM
+ Jack the Rabbit reminded me that I have a Flying Monkey to send off to Cousin Cathie

+ my magenta coloured asters are starting to bloom - so pretty mixed with usual purple ones

+ bought some yellow fall mums yesterday for the Church planters which Claire cleaned out for me

+ last night's planning meeting was more fun that expected

+ slowly making the closet transition from summer into fall

+ the garden is gearing down and is ready for clean-up - sad but it's a cycle

+ crisp fall morning - only 37F this morning - invigorating

+ a very manageable and balanced To Do list this morning

09-11-2012, 10:25 AM
* For a smooth start to the year
* That today I'm giving a pre-test so I can see where all the students are
* I was able to get up so I can go into work early to work on set up for the assembly
* For a warm home
* For my family

09-11-2012, 03:15 PM
* beautiful 70* day! gonna sit out on deck today n soak up some rays!
* my weekly weigh-in this morning recording a 4lb. loss!!!!
* my new work out regime at the Y!
* my family getting healthier!
* 3FC support
* running water!

09-12-2012, 07:26 AM
+ got almost all my To Do list done yesterday

+ tonight's meeting is cancelled

+ got mums planted at the Church - they look good

+ 20 bolts of cotton/poly fabric will go out the door this morning to be made into dresses and shirts for Haitian children

+ finally completed package for auditor

+ nice chat with Susie last night - I am enjoying getting to know her better

+ the last of the yellow beans for dinner last night but green ones are coming

+ absolutely no sign of hay fever this year - I guess I've outgrown my allergy

+ starting to feel on top of things a bit more

09-12-2012, 07:27 AM
- had some help in the garden last night
- seeing the kids play on the HUGE dirt pile that my neighbor had delivered
- found some photos I had been looking for
- made some decisions
- family, friends, you all, fb, internet, cell, music
- finished written thank you notes

I woke up grouchy and didn't think I had any gratitudes - but, as always...I thought of many things for which I can be grateful.

09-12-2012, 09:13 AM
* lol, i woke up grumpy too but he went on to work. Hope he has a good day!
* today will be a little less hectic, im hoping.
* another beautiful weather day!
* learning to get back to basics for many things.

09-12-2012, 10:31 AM
* Being strong yesterday and standing my ground when a student was talking during their test
* Most of my students are ready to learn the information they need to know and I don't have to go back and teach them basic skills
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-12-2012, 12:26 PM
-Being brave and going to my first Zumba class. It was awesome.
-Returning to 3FC's 100lb Club.
-The beautiful, beautiful, beautiful weather today
-Getting to see my wonderful BF this afternoon
-Being fully, 100% unpacked and moved in (I recently completed a cross-country move.)

09-12-2012, 07:43 PM
My parents
The nice weather
Supportive colleagues
A kind and enthusiastic professor

09-13-2012, 06:38 AM
+ my dogs who were delightful doing pet therapy yesterday

+ a lovely braid of garlic from my neighbour Moel

+ conquered the reports to wind up the student summer placement

+ found a major error on the payroll - fingers crossed that it can be fixed but glad I found it

+ got the all-clear from Revenue Canada - my personal tax audit was clean!

+ three new FALL t-shirts arrived - I am so ready for fall clothes

+ firmed up plans for Cuba in mid-January

09-13-2012, 07:49 AM
- fun playing with my plants in interesting containers

- talked to my sister

- did errands and a doctor visit with Mom. She's doing OK.

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

- found some pretty plants in the 'bargain bin' at Meijer

09-13-2012, 10:05 AM
* all the beautiful weather this week.
* my sore abs (which means im working out rite).
* Fall flower season.
* my parents n baby sister going back to the gym.
* enjoying my morning coffee/gossip with the other parents at kids bustop.
* my "hole in the woods", my hoopdy car, my cellphone, electric, running water.

09-13-2012, 10:13 AM
* Tomorrow is Friday
* We have our first spirit assembly tomorrow and I think that were ready for it
* The secretary at work... because he can do anything you need him to do and he is so wonderful about helping me
* My husband
* My family

09-14-2012, 06:48 AM
+ discovered a big batch of Japanese lanterns in the compost heap - self seeded, I guess

+ said to heck with work and went with Barb to the quilting store

+ did not buy anything - am I getting cured of my addiction? :shrug:

+ finally used up all the tomatoes in the house by making spaghetti sauce

+ loving the cooler sleeping weather

+ finally found unsweetened almond milk for my smoothies

09-14-2012, 08:21 AM
got up and did my exercises

John saved DH some of his delivered soil for his projects

fun in the garden

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

organized a couple of things

09-14-2012, 02:50 PM
* its the weekend!
* survived my weekly work-out!
* daily changes in my body inside n out for the better!
* more beautiful weather for the weekend.
* hubby has weekend off so maybe he will just chill out.
* daughter doesnt have a performance tonite.

Quantum Sheep
09-14-2012, 02:57 PM
The exercise today is already done.

09-14-2012, 11:11 PM
* Today is Friday
* I don't have any thing besides having to workout and spend time with my husband
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-15-2012, 08:31 AM
- fun last night.. a fire, cool evening, kids running around laughing & playing... the good stuff of life

- a cooler week predicted

- tried a tofu hotdog - yuk - grateful for willingness to try healthier things

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

- interesting/fun containers for my plants

- sent in my application for absentee ballot - grateful I won't have to stand in line on election day

09-15-2012, 08:39 AM
+ grateful that Beverly mentioned she hates tofu wieners too! That made me smile!

+ my furnace that is taking the chill off the house this morning

+ a fun evening at Book Club - we even discussed the book!

+ determined to tackle some of my accounting niggles today and ease my fretting load a bit

+ planning a fun afternoon at the Turkey Fair

+ only five more days before my next mini-vacation

+ the feeling of fall - "essence of winter sleep is in the night"

09-15-2012, 08:58 AM
I am grateful that it has been over 2 years since my Mom was Dx'ed with cancer and we've had 2 birthdays, 2 Thanksgivings, 2 Christmas's, 2 New Year's Eve's, and well 2 MORE of A LOT of different things since...

I am grateful for the glorious weather this past week... It has been truly SPECTACULAR!

I am grateful that I KNOW that I'm moving in the right direction....

09-15-2012, 11:34 AM
* a day where I don't have any real responsibilities
* the weather looks like it is going to be nice out
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-16-2012, 09:19 AM
Ruth... yes, those tofu hot dogs were yuk, I agree... I am going to try chicken hot dogs.

- DH and I got part of the stairs to the deck and yard redone.

- nice fire last night

- cool weather - I really slept in (very rare for me - 7:30)

- Mom is coming over for lunch today

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

- backyard umbrellas - sure make it even nice to sit outside on a very sunny and/or warm day.

09-16-2012, 11:37 AM
+ my Autumn Crocuses are in bloom - always a surprise when they appear!

+ fell out of bed but did no damage - whew!

+ fun time at the Turkey Fair yesterday

+ found the missing cheque book

+ beer-can chicken on the plan for tonight

+ honey crisp apples are finally in the store

+ found the location of the dog-park in Brockville - Jazz will love it

+ a killing frost to the north of us has missed our valley :)

09-16-2012, 01:10 PM
* I got almost everything that I wanted to get done yesterday done so all I have today is cleaning bathrooms and vacuuming
* my husband asked me to turn on the fire place today so I'm not freezing
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-17-2012, 07:07 AM
+ another summer day after yesterday's chill

+ woke at three but was able to get back to sleep

+ think I have found a solution to my accounting problem

+ beer can chicken was good and I have 3 meals of leftovers

+ bank deposits are ready to drop off on the way to the gym

+ nice chat with Claire yesterday afternoon

09-17-2012, 08:23 AM
- helped DH complete the repair on the deck with only minimal ouchies to my back.... yay

- joyful neighborhood gathering last night for the twins 6th birthday

- two separate families mentioned that they felt like DH and I are the neighborhood gramma and grandpa to their children. I love that.

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

- took some pretty pictures of my dish gardens - I'll compare after they grow and fill in.

- city has curbside yard waste pickup that they compost

09-17-2012, 09:44 AM
* hubby was home all weekend which is odd but turned out good.
* hubby is off from 2nd job this week.
* had a productive "catch up" weekend.
* the kids didnt kill each other.
* 2 months of no smoking n i havent killed anyone!
* electric bill having a break from a/c's!

09-17-2012, 10:29 AM
* A relaxing weekend
* That I am able to read
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-18-2012, 07:40 AM
+ slept right through the night until 6 a.m.

+ Board meeting went well - finances not as bad as I predicted

+ Anna admitted to me her worries about her health - she is convinced she will die by 85

+ nice chat with my sister who is off to Iowa to visit her DD who just moved there for her job

+ so glad my neighbour Cathie is retiring and will be around more

+ pink and green quilt is finished and ready for labelling and delivery next week

+ enjoying the convenience of my freezer stash of prepared meals

+ remembered to issue Mill salary cheques as I'll be away Thursday

09-18-2012, 07:43 AM
- made it through the day yesterday with food sanity- very grateful

- had the carpets cleaned yesterday - amazing how it 'brightens' up a room.

- got some rain last night.. very much needed

- planning to see Cathy Jo today... it's been a long time. Should be fun.

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

- nice neighbor who brought in my yard waste cans

- my newish printer that does photos so nicely

09-18-2012, 09:20 AM
* nasty storms r coming plz dear Lord dont let us lose power!
* hubby was home lasnite n in a good mood! (hes so stressed)
* neighbors that pitch in n help our lil tiny private community.
* having the money to pay bills n get necessaries.
* vehicles that run.
* electric, running water, appliances.
* family

09-18-2012, 09:46 AM
* High temps in the 80s instead of 90s!
* Quiet time last night
* Time spent with my granddaughter last weekend
* More than enough
* Access to healthy foods
* 3FC

09-18-2012, 10:19 AM
* Coffee... today I'm thankful for coffee... sleep like poop
* That I'm not doing ASB by myself yet
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-19-2012, 08:04 AM
Hi Timetolose/cheryl! It's nice to see your post.

- I have done my exercises for three days in a row and have eaten sanely for two... I am grateful for the willingness

- good nights sleep last night

- I got my new Hens & Chicks plants... fun.

- A wonderful visit with Cathy Jo yesterday.

- we had a good rain

- chilly outside this morning... it's a wear a sweatshirt in the house kind of morning

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

- I accidentally left the lights on my car when Mom went into the bank. It 45 minutes and my battery went dead. I am grateful that AAA came in 10 minutes and gave me a charge!

- our neighborhood has three outside cats... just love it when they come and sit in the catmint

09-19-2012, 10:45 AM
* I found out some things about my family genealogy
* Today is a rest day (good thing because I have to be at work from 7:15am - 7:30pm today)
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-19-2012, 11:01 AM
+ grateful that I am leavin' on a jet plane later today

09-19-2012, 04:26 PM
* the storm didnt knock power out or do any damage.
* beautiful weather after the storm.
* my family still going to the YMCA!
* my energy levels getting a little higher.
* the scale moving down another lb. at weigh-in yesterday.
* hubby being able to spend time at home past few days.
* 3FC, YMCA, my diary!

09-20-2012, 05:49 AM
- three healthy days... very grateful

- talked to my sister and she is coming for a long visit in October

- knowing when to go and knowing when to sit still

- frozen peas and heating pad.. love 'em

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

- cruise control on the car

09-20-2012, 10:33 AM
* open house is over
* the food that we cooked on the weekend and froze so my lunch is easy to get ready
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-20-2012, 10:52 AM
* my morning coffee.
* this beautiful chilly morning.
* having what i need n knowing the difference.
* my dogs insisting on our nightly walks.
* being able to have all the windows open n not having to use the a/c's.

09-21-2012, 07:48 AM
- five days of doing my exercises everyday - grateful for the willingness

- feel grateful I am feeling better than a week ago

- a good appointment with Dr. G

- beautiful weather

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

- enjoying my new bracelet I got on Cape Cod - wearing it every day

09-21-2012, 09:11 AM
* its friday~ yeehaa!
* a full week of staying active.
* i get to see my baby sister 2nite.
* the good Lord for taking care of my family n i!
* cellphone, internet, car, electricity, running water.

09-21-2012, 10:34 AM
* hit my goal for the month
* I now made a new goal so that I don't give up
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-22-2012, 10:50 AM
- five days of doing my exercises and eating healthier - I am so grateful

- fun with the neighbors last night

- that I can talk to my Mom, Rachel (other mother), and my sister anytime I want.

- people are so helpful

- pork chops came out good - new recipe

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

- the carpet looks so good from the cleaning this week

09-22-2012, 12:51 PM
* we looked at the bank account last night and by eating healthy we've been able to save money this month :)
* my dreams are not real (I had a really strange night mare last night and have them quite often and I'm glad that when I wake up they are not real)
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-22-2012, 12:59 PM
* spent time with my baby sister lasnite.
* my son spending weekend with friends.
* absolutely beautiful weather.
* coffee.
* family, friends (new n old), neighbors, my dogs.

09-22-2012, 02:59 PM
I have many things to be grateful for, but today I want to focus on the weight related ones.

I am grateful that I have gained control over sugar.
I am grateful that I have lost enough weight on this reboot to be encouraged.
I am grateful that I can afford to buy healthy food.
I am grateful that God gives us so many tasty foods!
I am grateful that I can walk enough to get exercise.

09-23-2012, 08:13 AM
- I've had six days of food sanity and doing my stretches & strengthing exercises... I am so grateful

- such a nice day with DH yesterday.

- talked to DS. Next weekend is their fifth anniversary and we will watch Alex and Maya while they go the the football game and a out for a dinner for two. Being a grandma is totally joyful.

- willingness to try to stay away from sugar. I am still figuring it out

- friends, family, 3FC, cell, internet, fb, music

- the warm blanket my friend, frannie, made for me

09-23-2012, 11:33 AM
* beautiful sunday morning.
* the gumption to actually set up my yard sale ive been planning forever.
* being able to do some kind of physical activity every day.
* fall/winter fresh veggies.
* my life.

09-23-2012, 02:07 PM
* Today is Sunday and not Monday
* I have people that care about me
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-24-2012, 07:44 AM
- a healthy day all day yesteray.... yay,... until middle of night when I woke up, couldn't fall back to sleep and ate extra food..boo

- neighbor, Drew, was helplful to me last night

- every morning, every day is a new beginning

- I've done my exercises every day for a week -so grateful for the willingness

- fall is here

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

- my dishwasher - a nice thing to have

09-24-2012, 09:52 AM
Beverlyjoy posted yesterday - willingness to try to stay away from sugar. I am still figuring it out

Beverlyjoy, sugar is my weak spot and has led to the pounds that I regained. At the moment, I have the cravings under control. Keep trying, we can never give up!

Today the things for which I am grateful include:
* Cooler weather - feels wonderful
* All the people in my household
* A good cup of coffee
* The telephone that allows me to talk to those near and far
* More than enough
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

09-24-2012, 10:29 AM
* the scale went down today (I did everything I needed to yesterday but I sleep like poop so I was expecting a bad number... but it was not I'm now exactly at 16lbs lost)
* that I have the $ I need to do what I need to do tonight at school
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-24-2012, 02:54 PM
* beautiful weekend!
* money to pay this weeks bill.
* my health/well being is improving.
* that "the others" in my home and around me are still "active", they comfort me.
* being able to go to YMCA n work-out.
* my kids r doing well in school so far.
* 3FC support, health class/teacher.
* the good Lord above!

09-25-2012, 06:14 AM
Yes, Cheryl, this sugar thing is a thorn in my side. Gotta keep trying.

- I feel better this morning - grateful. I think I had an anxiety attack last night.

- DS texted.. he's excited that he got the tickets for the football game and the reservations for a special dinner out after.

- Ben brought in my trash cans.

- the funny stories that come out of GS's days in kindergartem. I love the perspective of things from kids that young.

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

- that I have access to clean water - a billion people on earth do not. I am grateful.

09-25-2012, 08:40 AM
+ no internet yesterday but I fixed the problem with a new modem and a little telephone advice

+ a relaxing and fun break from my busy life

+ slept until 7 this morning instead of my usual very early awakening

+ dogs had a great time at the kennel but were delighted to be home

+ was able to do my full workout at the gym despite being off for two sessions

+ Donna cleaned my house yesterday and will do windows on Thursday

+ Heather has a new puppy and is excited like a little girl

+ fall veggies at the farm stand - leeks, squash, pepper and fall strawberries!

09-25-2012, 09:09 AM
* being able to sleep lasnite.
* quiet non-drama filled morning.
* crisp clear morning.
* being able to turn a/c's off n have windows open.
* it's laundry day~ having a washer, dryer n clothes lines.
* family, friends (near n far, old n new)

09-25-2012, 10:15 AM
* That the scale keeps going down. This month so far I've lost 11.2lbs... in one month! That just seems crazy to me but I must be doing everything right. I know I'm trying my best
* I actually kind of like today's workout and it is only 58min long not 70+
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-26-2012, 10:00 AM
- a new day, a fresh start

- talked to LeighAnne - she said she's coming over tomorrow to help in the garden

- rain

- nice fall weather

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

- new shoes, breaking in my new shoes

09-26-2012, 10:17 AM
* this awesome Fall weather!
* my weigh-in was ONLY a 1/2lb gain (its my week before TOM) yesterday.
* vehicles that run.
* bills being paid.
* having what we need.
* daughter doesnt have a performance this weekend.

09-26-2012, 10:36 AM
Err this is kind of hard this morning because I'm not in a very good mood... but then again that makes this more important today because there is always something to be grateful for

* I have 3 classes of students that really want to learn and be successful
* In the one class that is driving me up a wall even though they can't shut up 95% of them want to be successful even if they are not sure what they need to do to get there
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-26-2012, 12:17 PM
* A good night's sleep
* Plenty of fresh water
* Pleasant coworkers
* I don't desire the variety of food that is seems most people do
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

09-27-2012, 08:00 AM
+ a delightful time at pet therapy yesterday

+ fall colours are starting

+ Donna comes to do windows today

+ Cuba trip is booked and paid for

+ caught up on bills and postings for the Mill

+ all set for dog testing on Sunday

+ a cool but sunny day is opening up

+ back into my size 12 pants - "Vanity, thy name is woman"

09-27-2012, 08:46 AM
- food more sane most of the day yesterday

-dh had an excellent review at the sales meeting.

- tomorrow I will see Alex and Maya. It's Mike and Meg's fifth wedding anniversary

- mom loves our leftovers!

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

- still some pretty flowers to enjoy.

09-27-2012, 08:58 AM
* only waking up once lasnite.
* being able to keep the house opened up.
* that i am wealthy just in a non~monetary way.
* that i was around baked goods yesterday n stopped at 1doughnut!
* my family, friends, neighbors, 3FC, YMCA, healthy eating class.

09-27-2012, 10:34 AM
* just looked at what my paycheck will be tomorrow and it is about $600 or $700 more than it normally is
* I only have work until 4:30 today
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-28-2012, 08:08 AM
basquegirl... how wonderful to see that 'fat' paycheck!

- I will see Mike, Meg, Alex and Maya today!!!!

- LeighAnne came over and shared some of her Craigs List free plants

- my neighbor/friend who was in a car accident felt well enough to try to go to work (too soon I think)Grateful she's doing better

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

- the nice paths DH put around the gardens

09-28-2012, 08:39 AM
+ was able to spend a couple of hours working outside yesterday

+ a quiet day with no Mill accounting hassles

+ met KathyD at the store and we will get together for coffee - have not seen her in three years

+ Golf tournament is cancelled so I don't need to make lasagna for 20

+ D. cancelled for gym so I can go when I want instead of being stuck in the carpool

+ a rainy day with no appointments - I can cook and sew!

+ Jazz has not escaped from the yard for a week - we may have fixed the problem

09-28-2012, 08:47 AM
* making it thru another week of work-outs!
* having enough to get thru the week.
* no performance for my daughter 2nite at fb game.
* rain coming in 2nite n 2maro.
* making new friends.

09-28-2012, 09:27 AM
* Weekend coming up!
* Ability to walk
* My eye sight
* Birds chirping
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

09-28-2012, 10:38 AM
* Today is pay day :)
* It is also school spirit day... yay for jeans :)
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-28-2012, 10:46 AM
A family member that we thought was going blind has new hope.
Fall is here.
The view out of my window today.

09-29-2012, 07:37 AM
= so happy to be with the kids
= love Rosie, the cat
= beautiful weather
= saw many beautiful trees todayy...love fall
= friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, music

09-29-2012, 09:04 AM
+ so nice to sleep until daylight this morning

+ lovely bonus gold and blue day yesterday

+ met Heather's new puppy and got to cuddle and breathe in puppy breath

+ the sun is shining despite another day of predicted rain - I'll take it

+ got a new chair for my sewing table - my back will be happy

+ received several nice donations for the silent auction Thanksgiving Saturday

+ dinner party at Heather's tonight - always fun!

09-29-2012, 02:16 PM
* that it didnt rain this a.m. n i was able to have yard sale.
* that i made few $$ at yard sale.
* friends, family, 3FC

09-29-2012, 02:50 PM
* For a day where I have things to do but I don't feel rushed
* Costco
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

09-29-2012, 04:13 PM
It is a cloudy/rainy day, which is relaxing after so many sunny ones.
I can read all day if I want.
I don't have to ever see the rude guy at the library again. :D

09-30-2012, 09:15 AM
+ no rain again yesterday - bonus!

+ fun time at Heather's cat's birthday party last night

+ started sorting and discarding books - been avoiding that task for years

+ love my new lamp with the glass base full of apples

+ been sleeping until 7 AM lately - so much better than before 5 on dark mornings

+ front perennial bed is lovely with shades of magenta and mauve

+ looking forward to testing eight dogs for work as therapy pets this afternoon

09-30-2012, 10:30 AM
- such a wonderful visit we are having with 'the kids'

- Maya aka Bear is such a happy baby.

- Mike and Meg had a wonderful Anniverary yesterday

= my friends here at 3fc

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

- pretty blooming roses

09-30-2012, 11:02 AM
* having a quiet weekend for a change.
* going to visit my parents later today.
* beautiful Fall weather.
* greatful to still be making healthy choices.
* bills paid, food in house, gas in cars.
* finding this website!

10-01-2012, 04:15 AM
See you in the October thread. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/267264-attitude-gratitude-october.html#post4484669