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




Ruthxxx
10-01-2012, 03:13 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/265493-attitude-gratitude-september-4.html


Ruthxxx
10-01-2012, 05:13 AM
+ grateful for coffee this morning as I was up way too early

+ remembered to do the financial report for this morning's meeting on Saturday

+ testing for Thera-Paws went well - eight dogs and owners passed

+ gray flannel dress pants now fit

+ pumpkins - such happy creatures

+ signing contracts this afternoon for renovation of the Old Town Hall

+ roasted Brussels sprouts planned for dinner tonight

+ the last of the fall strawberries in my cereal this morning

dangerouscurvesahead
10-01-2012, 08:30 AM
Happy October Ladies n What a Beautiful Time of Year! I Love This Thread, Thanx for Starting the New One Ruth!
* the beautiful weather, colors, smells, fruits n veggies of the season.
* spent yesterday afternoon with my parents n middle sister.
* being able to keep my house opened up n giving my electric bill a break.
* modern conveniences.
* being able to enjoy the simpler things in life!


ctrockerchick
10-01-2012, 08:45 AM
The sights and smells of the season
Apple Picking
NO MORE HUMIDITY!!!!!!

And this support group!

basquegirl
10-01-2012, 09:34 AM
* A new month
* My sister because tomorrow is her birthday
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

time2lose
10-01-2012, 09:42 AM
* This thread that reminds me to be grateful
* Cooler weather setting in
* Yesterday's wedding shower went well
* The ability to walk
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Pink Hurricane
10-01-2012, 01:04 PM
*My wonderful husband! <3
*My family and friends
*The beautiful weather and almost lack of humidity
*My health, ten times better today than a few years ago

Beverlyjoy
10-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Thanks, Ruth, for getting us started.

I just got home from a wonderful visit with my grandkids and their parents. I am so grateful.

My sister is coming to visit! I am so grateful for that , too.

Saw so many pretty leaves. My favorite time of the year.

My grandaughter stops fussing when I sing to her,

Ruthxxx
10-02-2012, 05:30 AM
+ Disney is having tooth problems but my vet is going to fix her up. I am grateful I can afford doggie dental work.

+ yellow wild grape leaves mixed with red Virginia creeper - lovely on the fences!

+ some nice donation cheques for the Mill

+ roasted Brussels sprouts - a fall meal

+ another quilt is ready for binding. (I love to hand sew bindings while watching TV in the evening.)

+ my calendar that reminds me of things I forget - like people for dinner next Tuesday

Beverlyjoy
10-02-2012, 06:38 AM
- a wonderful visit with 'the kids'

- my sister can't come today, afterall - I am so disappointed. But, I am grateful she realizes her limitations for a 10 hour trip alone. She's just not strong enough yet

- mild fall weather

- grateful I am planning to take the cookies I got for Barb over to my mom's

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

- my warm sweatshirt on over my flannel nightgown.. good combo.

dangerouscurvesahead
10-02-2012, 08:12 AM
* survived my 1st Tabata class yesterday (there isn't a part on me that doesnt still feel it)!
* nice slow rain lasnite n for most of today.
* my new stack of horror movie dvd's.
* 3FC, YMCA, healthy eating class.
* my family still going to the Y.
* having healthy choices available n accessable.

basquegirl
10-02-2012, 09:16 AM
* My sister... today is her birthday
* Testing again which means my day is easy
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

time2lose
10-02-2012, 10:40 AM
* Fall apples
* My nails are getting stronger. I guess it is from improved nutrition.
* Paul finished his paper
* Momma is doing better than I expected her to do.
* I weigh 4.8 pounds less than I did on Sept. 2
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Enjoynlife
10-02-2012, 11:33 AM
Technology and this great forum

*This beautiful day

**Cooler/Dry temps

***My hormones are finally back to normal so I feel great for a change

****Friends that care about me

*****My MOM

Ruthxxx
10-03-2012, 05:55 AM
+ Joanne came for coffee, replaced my pot lights and fixed the remote on the gas “wood”stove

+ got my US $$ account set up

+ Disney’s mouth bleeding seems to have stopped

+ Homecraft meeting last night was long but the team accomplished a lot

+ Hazel who is always so cheerful and positive despite her infirmities

+ found some quilting time yesterday

Beverlyjoy
10-03-2012, 06:44 AM
- my neighbor is feeling better from her car accident of last week

- talked to my sister yesterday

- gentle rain

- new grass growing where some of the grass died from the drought

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

- saved info from last year for dh's company getting bids on health insurance carrier

- squirrels stayed out of container gardens

dangerouscurvesahead
10-03-2012, 08:22 AM
gmorning ladies n happy hump day!
* hopefully having the energy to do 2nd tabata class this afternoon.
* completing 30 minutes of reverse elliptical yesterday.
* my daughter having a ride home tonite.
* my baby sister being able to add small incline on her treadmill session.
* ah coffee!
* realizing i have lots to be grateful for!

time2lose
10-03-2012, 08:28 AM
Joy, I needed that little bit of cheer. Happy Hump Day to you too!

* Stubbornness that can carry me through when discouragement falls
* the sweet taste of apples
* Looking forward to seeing my mother this weekend
* Paul finished his paper
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

basquegirl
10-03-2012, 09:31 AM
* A normal day
* My warm bed... I so did not want to get out of it toda
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

Ruthxxx
10-04-2012, 07:25 AM
+ once again slept until after six - things are improving

+ lovely impromptu lunch with Barb who always makes me laugh a lot

+ cakes for bake sale are iced and frozen

+ Disney's mouth bleeding has definitely stopped - Whew!

+ Claire was very grateful for my clothing donation for our Food Bank clients

+ remembered to take out the trash this morning - just in time as the "lad" was early

+ just found out I do NOT have to work the yard sale Saturday morning on this very busy weekend

Beverlyjoy
10-04-2012, 08:36 AM
- a beautiful sunny morning

- time to rehearse for next week - and get all the medical papers turned in so that dh's company can put out bids for health insurance

- my pretty bracelet I got in Cape Cod.. I've been wearing it everyday and I always have a little smile when I see it

- having fun with Pinterest

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

- a great night's sleep last night

dangerouscurvesahead
10-04-2012, 09:06 AM
gmornin ladies!
* cheryl, glad i could help, hope ur day got better!
* ruth, i was wondering if theres some way to see all these quilts u make? i love quilts, they give me a homey, comfy feeling!
* survived 2nd tabata class!
* slept fairly good lasnite (a rarity).
* fall festival this weekend, great way to spend a fall day!
* my harley still insisting on our nitely walks.
* PB2~ i just love the stuff.
* 3FC, YMCA, healhy eating class!
* hope you ladies have a great day!

basquegirl
10-04-2012, 09:31 AM
* Today is my Friday
* Clear skies
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

Ruthxxx
10-05-2012, 07:45 AM
+ today really is my Friday although a busy one

+ woke in the night for a few hours but did get back to sleep

+ TMI but digestive problems seem resolved

+ predicted rain seems to go around us and we have sunshine

+ pepper squash

+ baking for the Bake Sale is all done, wrapped and labelled

+ looking forward to a busy but fun Thanksgiving weekend :thanks2:

dangerouscurvesahead
10-05-2012, 07:55 AM
TGIF ladies!
* my mom, dad n both sisters brought dinner for us lasnite n stayed n had dinner with us.
* getting my chores all caught up.
* having allergy meds.
* my kids, my hole in the woods, my car, cellphone.

Beverlyjoy
10-05-2012, 08:25 AM
- a sunny beautiful morning
- willingness to get on the scale today
- found alot of the info I need for the insurance paperwork
- my mom and Rachel are doing pretty well
- friend, family, youall, fb,internet, cell, music
- having enough
- Alex loved the coloring book I sent

basquegirl
10-05-2012, 12:50 PM
* Clear Skies
* Were getting a new freezer today so we can cook more healthy food and split it into single serving sizes and freeze them so that we have no excuse to eat unhealthy food
* My husband
* My family
* My friends

Pink Hurricane
10-05-2012, 01:10 PM
*My husband
*My job
*Clean water to drink
*Beautiful weather today
*Finishing my workout fairly stronger than yesterday
*My family

Ruthxxx
10-06-2012, 05:53 AM
+ sleepless night but made some decisions

+ paid off the home equity loan

+ lots of baking contributions received yesterday for today's sale

+ canceled out Monday's dinner party - some pressure is relieved

+ Disney's dental surgery is now scheduled for Tuesday as the mouth infection is clearing

+ feeling down today but can always find some gratitudes

dangerouscurvesahead
10-06-2012, 08:43 AM
* fall festival today
* bill for the week paid
* T.O.M. found me so mood sux but its a good day none the less.

Beverlyjoy
10-06-2012, 09:18 AM
- made it through half the day with food sanity... something is better than nothing

- I fell back to sleep after waking up at 2am

- I've got my stories ready to rehearse for this week

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

- flowers still blooming in the garden

Rocky Horror
10-06-2012, 09:28 AM
+ Grateful for my mom who has been through this and wants to help me get healthy
+ Grateful that I get to spend the day with my sister and grandfather
+ Grateful that my grandfather is 90 and still healthy!
+ Grateful for getting to make Thanksgiving supper with my mom tomorrow (I'm in Canada)
+ It has stopped raining and the sun is shining!!
+ I have beautiful dogs who loooove going for walks

basquegirl
10-06-2012, 11:26 AM
* The weekend
* Blue skies
* A clean place
* My husband
* My family

Beverlyjoy
10-07-2012, 05:52 AM
- we put up a few Halloween decorations outside. It's for the cutie pie kids in the neighborhood, really. fun!

- going to dinner at Murr's brother and sil's house. We promised his mom before she died that we would stay in touch.

- Alex has so many fun adventures with Meg's mom. It's a blessing.

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

- neighbors that care about each other

Ruthxxx
10-07-2012, 10:41 AM
+ a glorious cold but sunny day for Thanksgivng Sunday

+ a solid night of sleep has restored my mental equilibrium

+ very successful Mill Festival yesterday and the money balanced first try!

+ Disney's mouth infection seems cleared now and she's a happy dog once again

+ will see my grand daughter Tayler today at Jim's inlaw's TD dinner

+ a good driving day ahead - only 45 mins but not fun after dark

+ have time before I leave to clean out and inventory the fridge getting ready for a healthy week

+ new t-shirt with embellishments works well with turquoise jacket

+ many, many things to be thankful for today

basquegirl
10-07-2012, 11:50 AM
* nice weather
* Sounder's game today
* my husband
* my family
* My friends

Ruthxxx
10-08-2012, 06:34 AM
This is officially Thanksgiving Day here in Canada so I need to list some of my gratitudes:

+ having fairly good health for an old lady

+ financial security which I created for myself

+ supportive friends and family

+ a comfy house with lots of good childhood memories in it

+ two well-behaved dogs who adore me

+ living in a beautiful part of this wonderful country

+ many, many other things which I think of as I go through my days!

Beverlyjoy
10-08-2012, 07:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, Ruth.

- actually had a nice time at family dinner with sil/bil. Our newphew and his lovely wife are expecting. So grateful she is feeling good.

- the children in the neighborhood - a huge blessing in my life

- it's going to be 'fallish' out this week.. my favorite time of the year

- done with paperwork for dh's company to put out bids for health insurance. Good grief it's detailed. Only one question I need to find out about

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

- GS talked to me on the phone last night - he's not much of a phone talker. I am so happy he did.

dangerouscurvesahead
10-08-2012, 08:09 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Ruth!
* had a good day at fall festival, spent it with mom n sisters.
* my daughter n the rest did awesome job in parade!
* i was able to walk all day saturday, wouldnt have been able to few months ago.
* was able to get laundry done n both bathrooms scrubbed down.
* being able to pay the bills.
* country living.

Beverlyjoy
10-09-2012, 07:34 AM
- LeighAnne came over for four hours and helped with the gardens. I am so grateful.

- a bag of peas for my sore ankle

- two days to rehearse

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

- DH has a photocopier within his printer. I just found out. It saved me a trip to the copyshop. yay

Ruthxxx
10-09-2012, 07:44 AM
+ printer is now working so I was able to photocopy stuff for the auditor

+ made some progress on my horrorshow workload

+ a good night of sleep - woke twice but went back to sleep

+ Barb brought me a beautiful gourd - "just because"

+ yummy squash soup for supper - also from Barb - need the recipe

+ found several lengths of great fabrics - forest green silk and some burgundy Vyella - shall Igo back to sewing clothes?

+ Disney's dental surgery is today - will be glad to have that over

+ another cool but beautiful fall day is arriving - the leaves are glorious

dangerouscurvesahead
10-09-2012, 08:46 AM
gmorning~
* being able to go to bed early lasnite, had looong day!
* ibuprofen is my friend!
* always seeming to have what we need!
* fitting a visit w/my family in yesterday!
* didn't have to cook dinner lasnite!
* 3FC, YMCA, Healthy Eating Class!

basquegirl
10-09-2012, 09:18 AM
*I have a job
*Yesterday went well
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

Ruthxxx
10-10-2012, 06:49 AM
+ Disney came through her surgery OK - I really was very concerned as she is an older dog and has some health problems

+ the big grant cheque for the Mill finally arrived!

+ the red and gold leaf display continues

+ cooked myself a proper dinner last night

Beverlyjoy
10-10-2012, 07:25 AM
Ruth... so glad about Disney.

- I am not 'running away' from 3fc even though I am not on plan very well - grateful for the willingness to be here. I am commited to doing my gratitudes here every morning - so I am still connected and that helps.

- beautiful fall weather

- Meg has been taking such pretty pictures lately... I love seeing them. Thank you facebook

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

- one more day to rehearse

dangerouscurvesahead
10-10-2012, 08:30 AM
Happy Hump Day!
* sunshine~ haven't seen it since saturday!
* being able to stay calm, cool n collected during stupid situations lasnite n this a.m. already!
* not having to go anywhere once i get back home this afternoon!
* coffee~ my "drug" of choice lol!
* meeting new ppl!

Ruthxxx
10-10-2012, 08:55 AM
Didn't mention it this morning but D. had major diarrhea overnight and I was faced with a huge clean-up this morning. I am grateful that I have the fortitude and determination to just tackle this kind of situation without moaning and groaning. I just grit my teeth and do it! The floors in the back two rooms of my house are cleaner than they've been in a long time. TMI, I know, but I'm proud of myself!

basquegirl
10-10-2012, 09:40 AM
*last day of my randomly put together class should be today... I can deal with it for that long
*my elbow is not hurting... at least not yet... lets hope that it stays that way
*my husband
*my family
*my friends

Beverlyjoy
10-11-2012, 05:12 AM
Ruth... sorry to hear about Disney being sick over night. You did great.


feeling a bit better than yesterday...

got my rehearsal time in

it's mighty cold this morning... grateful for a good working furnace

my neighbors who helped me out yesterday

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

a good long talk with my sister yesterday

Ruthxxx
10-11-2012, 07:35 AM
+ my Disney's intestinal troubles have settled

+ Jazz did very well at pet therapy yesterday without his big sister taking the lead

+ the house felt wonderful yesterday afternoon after the cold and rain driving home

+ nice chat with Shirleyanne - her new family situation is working well

+ got the government forms done for Natalie who will be finishing this contract on Friday

+ more donations came in for the Mill and work has started on installation of the lift

+ the yellow begonias are looking better than they have all summer

+ tonight's supper is planned and partially prepped

dangerouscurvesahead
10-11-2012, 08:35 AM
* a beautiful sunny day!
* making it thru Tabata class yesterday!
* feeling new muscle aches which means im working out right!
* my dogs insisting on their long walks!
* my cellphone, appliances, vehicle!
* 3FC, YMCA, Healthy Eating Class!
* my family!

basquegirl
10-11-2012, 09:29 AM
*new 7th period :)
*my elbow did not start hurting so I'm going to workout tonight :)
*my husband
*my family
*my friends

Ruthxxx
10-12-2012, 06:45 AM
+ yummy shrimp for supper last night - I must treat myself more often

+ found my expensive calculator missing since Saturday

+ made progress on tidying my upstairs sewing cupboard

+ have a huge bank deposit ready to go

+ Anna is feeling better and is full of new ideas and enthusiasm

+ Donna sounds rested and positive after her holiday

+ pomegranates are in the stores - a sign of Christmas

Beverlyjoy
10-12-2012, 07:01 AM
- yesterday I did two performances. They went GREAT!!! It felt so good... I can't even say. The school was so welcoming. Grateful.

- kitchen sparkling clean

- We have such a great credit rating. Not that we are going to make a purchase needing credit - but, it could come in handy someday.

- my nephew and his wife have a wonderful new home. I am so glad for them.

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

- I sure do love having a dishwasher

dangerouscurvesahead
10-12-2012, 08:46 AM
Cheers to the freakin' Weekend!
* 4lb. LOSS on scale yesterday (guess tabata is doing its job lol)!
* sunshine today too!
* my middle child (boy) is 19 today!
* a great work-out week!
* a running car!
* running water n electricity!

basquegirl
10-12-2012, 09:32 AM
*It is Friday
*I only have to go to work until 10:35
*I fit into a medium t-shirt that I bought yesterday
*My husband
*My family

Ruthxxx
10-13-2012, 07:52 AM
++++ It's the weekend!

dangerouscurvesahead
10-13-2012, 09:27 AM
* bill of the week is paid!
* perfect weather for another Fall festival.
* coffee n ibuprofen!
* warm fuzzy boots.

Beverlyjoy
10-13-2012, 09:38 AM
- wonderful time last night. One neighbor brought out his tv and all the kids watched Halloween dvd's. It was kind of like the old time drive in movies. Grown ups had a fire and popcorn, etc. However, dh and I were the only ones who had ever been to a drive in movie. We are old. LOL

- slept in today...very rare

- beautiful fall day

- Alex and Maya went to the MSU homecoming parade and had a blast.

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

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts when they act up.... along with ibupropen.

- my right ankle aches on the other side... I am not panicing (grateful)... just treating it.

basquegirl
10-13-2012, 11:57 AM
*I hit 20lbs lost today :)
*My wonderful nephew. There is no way to describe how wonderful and mature and great he truly is
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

dangerouscurvesahead
10-14-2012, 08:01 AM
* beautiful weather n fun day at festival yesterday.
* ibuprofen n a heating pad r my friends!
* being able to just stay home today n get caught up (hopefully).
* veggie stands with lots of local goodies.

Beverlyjoy
10-14-2012, 08:23 AM
- DH planted a start of a plant I wanted - grateful my neighbor shared
- planning to see Mom for lunch and good friends for dinner
- tv, when I can't sleep
- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music
- having enough

Ruthxxx
10-14-2012, 11:07 AM
+ another night of good sleep - I am so grateful for this change

+ fun time at coffee after Church - they loved my baking

+ my cozy new Lands End hot pink jacket

+ another day of progress on the accounting project

+ have decided to drive to PA for American Thanksgiving - feel confident

+ my warm, dry and cozy house with m two darling dogs on a wet and cold day

basquegirl
10-14-2012, 12:31 PM
*My niece
*Sundays
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

Garnet2727
10-14-2012, 12:33 PM
+Hubby and I engaged in drunken debauchery last night and ended up dueling with Swiffer dusters. It was so good to just be silly and have fun.

+It's a cool, rainy day here. We really need the rain.

+After walking for two hours yesterday, I have very little pain today! Just a few months ago, that much walking would have rendered me immobile for at least two days.

+I lost three pounds this week.

Beverlyjoy
10-15-2012, 05:28 AM
- a wonderful visit with long time friends yesterday

- figured out what was wrong with my car battery

- credit card found

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

- warm socks

- talked to Mike and Alex yesterday

- rain in the middle of night... much needed for my fall planted plants

Ruthxxx
10-15-2012, 06:59 AM
+ finished gathering the info for the audit - good to get that done

+ feel like the rainy Sunday was well spent and am glad I resisted the urge to nap

+ Disney continues to improve - she played for a while yesterday with Jazz

+ a busy day but I do have a slice of free time this morning and again late afternoon to do ME things

dangerouscurvesahead
10-15-2012, 07:06 AM
* getting my yard work n flowerbeds done yesterday.
* bill of the week is paid.
* calling for rain 2nite n its needed.
* have my healthy eating class this a.m. always a good time.
* family n friends.

time2lose
10-15-2012, 09:23 AM
* Two good arms that work!

* Time spent with my grandchildren and children

* A job with paid leave

* I live in a country that lets me have a vote in its future

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

mikava
10-15-2012, 09:34 AM
- time spent with my son
- the rest of my family
- people at balancek for helping with my ... issues :S

basquegirl
10-15-2012, 09:34 AM
*unexpected check just when we needed it
*coffee
*my husband
*my family
*my friends

Garnet2727
10-15-2012, 09:49 AM
+ My electric blanket. It allows me to sleep in the same house with my husband and not be too cold!

+My job. I'm glad that I have a good job in this economy.

+Diet information. There's so much more good, science based information available to me than was ever available to my mother. Yes, it's hard to sort through sometimes, but it's out there.

Pink Hurricane
10-15-2012, 01:10 PM
*My husband
*My health
*Great weekend with my husband and family camping out in the mountains!Also everyone making it back home safely.
*3FC
*My job
*Another beautiful day!

Beverlyjoy
10-16-2012, 06:51 AM
- grateful that I stayead on my plan through dinner. Ate extra in the evening

- neighbors helped me with trash, etc

- ice/heat

- talk to Registered Dietician today... hopefully it will help me have a focus

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

- my eyeglasses

Ruthxxx
10-16-2012, 07:22 AM
+ made it back to the gym yesterday - it was hard but felt good later

+ was able to quickly make two batches of goodies for the 1:30 meeting

+ bean and taco meat soup turned out well - quite yummy

+ home by 3:30 from meeting and able to relax for a while

+ Beautification meeting went well and I have volunteers for this morning's daffodil planting marathon

+ pedicure and massage on the schedule this afternoon

dangerouscurvesahead
10-16-2012, 08:00 AM
* poured all day yesterday (needed) BUT bright sunshine this a.m.
* having whats needed to get by.
* being part of the "prozac nation".
* coffee!
* 3FC

basquegirl
10-16-2012, 09:25 AM
*I woke up today. When my alarm went off I went back to sleep. But luckily I woke back up about 5minutes later
*I got through all my small groups with 5th period so I can just help students today
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

time2lose
10-16-2012, 11:18 AM
* I can walk even though I have pain in my knees.
* The huge variety of foods that I have available.
* An abundance of reading material
* Birds
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Ruthxxx
10-17-2012, 06:13 AM
+ another blue and gold October day

+ pedicure and massage were wonderful yesterday afternoon

+ all the daffodils are planted as we had lots of volunteers

+ found the 6K error in the books - and know how to fix it!

+ baby spinach for salads and smoothies

+ the gas stove in the back room - so cozy in the evenings

Beverlyjoy
10-17-2012, 07:32 AM
- I met with a very nice registered dietician yesterday - it felt productive. I am grateful.

- my caring neighbors

- even though I am 60 years old in numbers I am so very young at heart

- dh is hard working man with good values and takes his responsibilities to heart.

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

- my friend, Frannie, wants to come and visit. So excited.

- a really good pencil sharpener

Garnet2727
10-17-2012, 08:44 AM
+I can work from home as often as I do.

+My husband understands my foibles so well.

+My dear friend who makes me laugh and helps me keep my motivation.

+My odd house on a little slice of land in a great neighborhood.

basquegirl
10-17-2012, 09:38 AM
*Sounders game
*it is Wednesday so my longest day of the week is over
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

time2lose
10-17-2012, 10:22 AM
* Cool weather
* Willingness to try
* LK is getting better
* Patience
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

dangerouscurvesahead
10-17-2012, 02:20 PM
* hubby is still sober!
* made it thru another tabata class!
* scales r still moving slow n steady in right direction!
* making new friends with same type goals as me!
* YMCA, 3FC, family, neighbors.

Beverlyjoy
10-18-2012, 06:13 AM
- had a healthy day yesterday.. am so grateful. Also grateful for the willingness to try.

- picked up something way to heavy and pulled a muscle... grateful that I am not in a panic. I know it will be better in a few days.

- it's windy outside and a very cool morning - grateful for our furnace

- saw Mom yesterday and took her on her errands. She keeps plugging along.

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

- got ink for the printer... I have a favorite photo of Alex and Maya printed up to send to the relatives.

dangerouscurvesahead
10-18-2012, 08:12 AM
* sunshine~ days r getting short so really need the bright sun!
* housework is slowly but surely getting caught up.
* my female dog is spayed! the neighbor female is driving my male n us crazy!
* $$ is so tight but we always seem to manage.

basquegirl
10-18-2012, 09:32 AM
*My house has stayed fairly clean this week
*People are starting to see that I've lost weight
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

Garnet2727
10-18-2012, 09:36 AM
+ Claritan with decongestant. I'm not kidding. I woke up sneezing my head off this morning and one of those has already put me right.

+Sitting here in my home office listening to the birds outside.

+A local indoor swimming pool that is warm enough that my joints don't lock up.

+My good friend who has a heart of gold and always makes me laugh.

Ruthxxx
10-18-2012, 09:58 AM
+ the absolutely glorious leaves - I think this is the best they've ever been

+ tackling the Tax Problem yesterday and making progress

+ music - have not been playing CDs lately but am thoroughly enjoying them these days. My husband had a huge collection of classical and jazz which I have been sorting

+ two very happy dogs who are enjoying the yard without escaping

+ feeling good over my final decision to drive to southern PA for US Thanksgiving

+ pomegranates

+ Donna who is coming to clean this morning

dangerouscurvesahead
10-19-2012, 08:50 AM
* a nice visit w/old friends lasnite.
* hubby got his truck fixed lasnite.
* ibuprofen n coffee!
* beautiful weather for the weekend.
* hot showers n smell goods.
have a great weekend ladies!

basquegirl
10-19-2012, 09:33 AM
*Friday (do I need to say more about it?)
*Today is a self directed 2 hrs so I actually have time to do what I need to... now hopefully I use it wisely!
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

Beverlyjoy
10-19-2012, 07:02 PM
- another healthy day. It's been strange arranging my food in a different way. But, I am going to do what she says.

- a warranty on my computer to by fixed (my hardrive crashed yesterday - am using Dh's)

- got things tidied up

- new frying pans dh got. Great, non stick pans.

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

- our lovely two way fireplace. I love it.

Beverlyjoy
10-20-2012, 08:13 PM
- yesterday was a healthy day... so grateful

- talked to my sister on Friday... loved it

- made an awesome huge pot of chili today

- slept good

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

- willingness to try

Ruthxxx
10-21-2012, 06:12 AM
+ yesterday was glorious despite the prediction of rain

+ found a major error in the accounting system and know how to fix it

+ made my mother's meatloaf - perfect for the day

+ I think I've solved the mouse problem - Thank you, Steel Wool

+ started setting up prize envelopes for remains of Fair schoolwork

+ the mason was working on the foundation wall at the Town Hall - on a Saturday!

+ a new book I'd forgotten I bought on my last trip

Beverlyjoy
10-21-2012, 10:11 AM
- four healthy days... I am so, so grateful.

- so much fun yesterday. I stayed on my food plan despite all the goodies in front of me at the football party.

- a great nights sleep

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

- Mom's space heater in the garage

Lizz
10-21-2012, 03:58 PM
my family who tolerates my nagging with eternal patience
the ex bf who has given me the most beautiful love of my life
Lisa Kleypas, to soothe the pain with her romance tales and happy endings
new-found determination for weight loss
autumn sunshine
my darling nephew and his awesome family
hope and endless possibilities

Beverlyjoy
10-22-2012, 06:55 AM
- five healthy days... so grateful

- having lunch with Sally & Joyce today. Checked internet to decide on what I'll have.

- Mike and Meg took the kids to the cider mill. He's been going there yearly since he was three.

- kind neighbors

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

time2lose
10-22-2012, 08:35 AM
* Beautiful sunrise this morning
* Good worship service yesterday
* The weather forecast for the week, it sounds lovely
* Stamina enough to get major housework done this past weekend
* Strength to tackle my problems
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

basquegirl
10-22-2012, 09:34 AM
*I had a relaxing weekend (too relaxing for my weight loss) but sometimes you need weekends where you don't really have any responsibilities
*I actually got something really cool at work done during the self-directed time and now I get to put it to use
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

dangerouscurvesahead
10-22-2012, 09:51 AM
*my car
*gonna b beautiful weather all week
*being able to get whats needed
*our health

Ruthxxx
10-22-2012, 10:26 AM
+ a weekend of accomplishment

+ a mouseless morning again

+ leaves are almost all fallen so I can rake soon

+ good workout at gym this morning - stepping it up

+ just a bit more work to do on the tax forms and they'll be in the mail

Beverlyjoy
10-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Hi again... I willl not have computer access for a few days as my computer is being fixed and I won't have DH's. I might get to the library to use their computer if I can.

See ya.

Purplefirefly
10-23-2012, 06:28 AM
1. I have a new job that is eventually going to fix our financial struggles.
2. I survived day one of training.
3. I have two beautiful children who love me no matter what.
4. I have a supportive extended family helping me through tough times.
5. I see brighter days in the future.

Ruthxxx
10-23-2012, 07:32 AM
+ progress on the tax stuff but not quite done

+ got some lovely quilting fabrics in the mail yesterday - better than chocolate

+ nice long chat with Shirleyanne - things are smoothing out for her

+ having two dogs sleeping on my feet under the desk

+ nice chat over tea with Terri yesterday, just when I needed a break

- overbooked but coping

basquegirl
10-23-2012, 09:15 AM
*I voted/ have the right to vote
*I have everything I need to lose weight... now I just have to use it
*My husband
*My family
*My friends

time2lose
10-23-2012, 09:47 AM
* I have gotten back in the groove for healthy eating
* Linda was able to go back to work
* The changing of the seasons
* My church family
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Ruthxxx
10-24-2012, 06:22 AM
+ finished the audit of the Garden Club books

+ sent more stuff to the Auditor doing my Mill audit - grateful for being able to send things electronically

+ absolutely gorgeous drive through forest and lakes to get to Stewart's home yesterday

+ progress is being made on the tax return

+ finished the binding on the current quilt - now to do my own quilting

+ another sunny day is being served up

time2lose
10-24-2012, 08:34 AM
* Another day on plan
* Lovely weather
* No pain this morning, very grateful for that
* A job that has some flexibility
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Garnet2727
10-24-2012, 09:39 AM
+That even when I don't behave as well as I should on my diet sometimes, that I never eat as much as I used to. This from the perspective of having had 6 squares of chocolate and a bag of popcorn last night. In the past, it would have been much more.

+For having people in my life, both online and offline, with whom I can talk about my weight loss effort.

+For having a job that doesn't stress me out of my mind even when travel is involved.

dangerouscurvesahead
10-24-2012, 04:35 PM
*scale moved down another 2lbs.
*always seeming to have "just enuf".
*my car, hole in the woods, electric, running water.

Ruthxxx
10-25-2012, 07:32 AM
+ the darned tax return is done and in the mail for Revenue Canada

+ slept well last night without that worry on my mind

+ bloodwork this morning - grateful they could take me on short notice

+ Bob did well at his auction - sure lifted his mood

+ another day of sunshine ahead

dangerouscurvesahead
10-25-2012, 08:16 AM
* that i always have options n choices if i just stay calm.
* YMCA such an awesome place.
* having some quality time w hubby past 2 evenings!
* cellphone w internet
* family, friends, 3FC

time2lose
10-25-2012, 08:33 AM
* My soaker tub that eases the aches and pains
* Coffee
* My glasses that let me see!
* Lovely weather
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
10-25-2012, 08:21 PM
I am glad dh is home and I can use his laptop!

beautiful day

got all the 'stuff' for the neighborhood kids' Halloween goodie bags. Only one peice of candy and lots of other fun things

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

ceiling fan

Beverlyjoy
10-26-2012, 04:43 AM
timetolose/cheryl.... so glad you have a soaker tub!!

- dh's computer to use... yay

- another healthy day yesterday

- looking forward seeing Alex and Maya

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

- hope and faith and grace

Ruthxxx
10-26-2012, 06:29 AM
+ a bonus day of warmth and sunshine after a bad forecast

+ a day without ANY accounting

+ good turnout for the Mill planning session last night

+ the deep reds and golds of the oaks and sumacs

+ Claire has resigned from running the Food Bank - she should be less stressed

+ apples - they look good, feel good and taste good right now

dangerouscurvesahead
10-26-2012, 08:08 AM
Sandy's headed our way!
* chainsaws, 4 wheeler, oil lamps.
* electric, running water
* my family, neighbors, friends.

time2lose
10-26-2012, 11:31 AM
* A job that gives me weekends off
* Washing machine
* Dish washer
* Time with family
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
10-27-2012, 05:55 AM
- another healthy day - very grateful
- today a football halloween party in the neighbors
- my computer's harddrive totally toast - grateful it's under warrenty (however, it has to be sent to manufacturer... so it will take 2-3 weeks until I get it back - phooey)
- my ankle brace is holding together
- family, friends, you all, cell, fb, internet, music

Ruthxxx
10-27-2012, 07:57 AM
+ I got my four pies made in record time yesterday

+ was very tired last night but pushed myself to go to book club and had fun

+ Claire is taking my pies to the sale this morning since I am doing pet therapy

+ Jazz escaped the yard and my neighbour carried him home - the hole is now fixed

+ had time yesterday to sort and organize my desk which was pretty piles with papers

+ lots of positive feedback from the Thursday evening meeting

dangerouscurvesahead
10-27-2012, 09:17 AM
* hubby n i having nice long talk lasnite.
* someone willing to help me jump start my car lasnite. There r still some gentlemen around.
* my family, 3FC, YMCA

time2lose
10-27-2012, 12:00 PM
* A day at home
* My wonderful home
* Finally made some decisions that had to made.. right or wrong, at least they are made
* A plan for today
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

Beverlyjoy
10-28-2012, 07:56 AM
Feeling sad... but, grateful. I didn't feel that greatest last night- headache. This morning I have horrible bodyaches, feel terrible and have a fever. Therefore, I am not going out of state to visit my grandkids. I don't want others to get sick, too. Feeling sad...really sad.

But, the point of daily gratitudes is to see beyond the moment at hand.

- had a nice time at the Halloween story. (even with having a headache) Even told the kids a couple of stories.Probably ate only 300 extra calories. (not worried about that) I am grateful.

- a wonderful neghborhood

- a caring husband

- a warm home on a cold morning

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

- memories of my wonderful Aunt Mackie - all her love and kindness

Ruthxxx
10-28-2012, 08:11 AM
Sending a warm hug to you, Beverlyjoy. I understand.

+ had a ten hour sleep last night without a potty break

+ feeling OK about the impending visit from Sandy - I did survive the Ice Storm of 1998

+ received a lovely gift "bucket" full of nice things from Toni for the use of my garden this year

+ my propane "wood" stove which will keep me warm if we lose power

+ Jazz who really comforted a sad new resident at pet therapy yesterday - I was so proud!

+ Aleve - which certainly eases my various aches and pains

+ looking forward to today's Fair annual meeting and luncheon

+ a much less stressful week ahead

Beverlyjoy
10-29-2012, 06:39 AM
- we will get 60 mph winds and rain - grateful that we don't have to evcuate. I am praying for people in harm's way.

- love that heating pad!

- plenty of healthy food

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

- glad the neighborhood kids had fun at the party. Looks like Halloween could be a bust.

I'll have no computer this week... I'll try and check in from the library. Take care everyone.

Ruthxxx
10-29-2012, 07:47 AM
+ so glad to have a sturdy old house with the storm hitting us tomorrow and Wednesday

+ I have a propane stove to keep us warm and a small one to boil water for tea and coffee

+ well-stocked with candles and batteries and water for drinking

+ a good and productive Fair meeting yesterday afternoon

+ my friends who worry about me

+ two well behaved and affectionate dogs

time2lose
10-30-2012, 08:15 AM
BeverlyJoy, I am so sorry that you did not get to go!

* Another day, another chance
* A plan
* The storm did not affect us but that seems so selfish. Praying for those who are affected.
* My warm coat
* Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

IsabellaOlivia
10-30-2012, 08:48 AM
-I'm working hard on changing my sleeping pattern and I'm making progress.

-I ordered a new pair of shoes and I'm excited to receive them in the mail.

-The dog I'm babysitting is adorable.

-I completed C25K last week.

I hit normalweight BMI last week, I had a slight gain again, however I was at normalweight BMI for a week.

-I've found a new favourite brand of shoes. Superificial, I know, but shoes really make the outfit.

Ruthxxx
10-30-2012, 09:03 AM
+ grateful that power stayed on for most of the night of high winds

+ tree damage but nothing that caused serious damage

+ my PA friends are safe

+ enjoyed my quick shopping trip to town with Donna

+ These are the times when our humanity rises or falls - may we rise.

dangerouscurvesahead
10-30-2012, 09:04 AM
* so far no major damage from Sandy!
* electric n running water.
* friends n family r making it thru Sandy safely.
* cellphone w/internet.
* 3FC, YMCA, family, friends, neighbors.

dangerouscurvesahead
10-31-2012, 08:19 AM
* Sandy has come n gone n we made it thru!
* sunshine this morning! Havent seen it in days!
* having a longtime friend still in my life!
* the motivation to get healthy.
* everything is back on schedule.

Ruthxxx
10-31-2012, 10:45 AM
+ grateful for having very little damage from the high winds

+ ready for Halloween tonight

+ beef stew in the crockpot

+ have orange and black ribbons for the dogs to wear to pet therapy - forgot I had them

+ slept until nearly eight this morning - my insomnia may have passed

Ruthxxx
11-01-2012, 07:35 AM
Time for a new thread.

Here's the link to the new thread. (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/269097-attitude-gratitude-november.html)