100 lb. Club - *******An attitude of gratitude - Month of January 2013********

01-01-2013, 07:20 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 acknowledge gratitudes. Studies show that doing this makes you feel good -and, also, you'll have a more positive outlook.

Please feel free to join in. :)

01-01-2013, 07:23 AM
Fun last night. Dinner out with our cousins. After, We went to two neighbor's homes for New Year's Eve. The final one was with all the kids. I brought a craft for them to do... they made some shaking/shaker noisemakers. They enjoyed it. We did the count down. The kids wore Happy New Year hats. It was fun and joyful.

snow is manageable

good talk with my sister

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

a new year with new possibilities

01-01-2013, 07:38 AM
+ my earache is back but the meds help make it bearable

+ cooked a steak last night without setting off the smoke detector - the dogs are grateful

+ long chat with my sister yesterday

+ finally got the Christmas boxes broken down and ready for recycling

+ bills are all paid so 2013 is started fresh

+ only 16 more days until my Cuba vacation

01-01-2013, 11:37 AM
2012 was one of the worst years of my life. I was trying to conceive my first baby and instead was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and told I might never have my own baby. While I am grateful they found the cancer by accident as I never had any symptoms, it was devestating. I am on medication to try and combat the cancer long enough to conceive (my body will protect me with hormones from the cancer if I do in fact get pregnant).

Last night at 11:59pm I tossed all my worries and family drama and emotional baggage in the proverbial flames and left it all in 2012.

2013 is going to be my year, for weightloss, cancer fighting and hopefully a baby to celebrate next New Year's Eve with! I am so very grateful for this site and the people I have met and been supported by in my goals, my NSVs and everyday life/weight support. I couldn't have succeeded without you all.

I wish everyone good health and many blessings for 2013!!

01-01-2013, 09:52 PM
On New Year's eve got the news that my hubby's medical coverage will offically kick in in a few days. :woohoo: He'll be fitted with a heart monitor for about 2 weeks & then a pacemaker will be inserted to make sure his heart beats properly. :)

My goal is to let go of all the garbage that drug me down in '12. The hurts, the slights & "injustices". I'm stronger than that! I'm not going to let little things eat me up, life is too short!

I've got a great man who loves me as I am. I want us to have many, many more years together. I'm going to do what is necessary to see that happen!!!

To elvislover324 Sorry that '12 was so rough. I could not imagine. :hug::hug: May we both have an AWESOME 2013! Onward & upward! Let's rock 2012!!! PS: My mom loves Elvis, too!!! She even had a hound named Elvis! ;)

01-02-2013, 11:46 AM
+ despite the cold weather, I went to the gym today and it felt good

+ enjoying the scented candle from Jessica, not just at night but during the day

+ am starting to close off the books for 2012

+ received an operating grant for the Mill

+ my Christmas floral centrepiece is still fresh and lovely - nearly two weeks!

01-02-2013, 05:44 PM
my lower back is improving

healthy food in the house

fresh water from the tap

my warm home on the coldest morning in a long time

every day is a new beginning

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

mom is feeling better

Nancy had fun on New Years Eve

Elvislover - here's to a wonderful 2013 and good health.
mrs.tryingagain - glad dh will get his monitor.

01-03-2013, 08:13 AM
- food better - grateful. I ate some extra at bedtime. I threw dh's candy and hershey chocolate syrup away. Maybe it can be around later but not now.

- my warm home on a morning near zero degrees outside

- back is improving

- boiling water in the kitchen - it's amazing how much it helps my stuffy sinus's

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

- practicing for tomorrow.. feels good

01-03-2013, 08:14 AM
+ Disney did well at pet therapy yesterday - no barking

+ Christmas lights on houses in my village - so pretty with the snow

+ my watch and magnifying glass are on the way

+ mandarin oranges - so easy to peel

+ my very warm long winter coat for today's trip to the clinic

+ ginger-lime marmalade - worth the calories

01-03-2013, 09:07 AM
2013 has started on a good note!
* dr appt went amazingly well yesterday!
* back on track from the holiday season- so greatful!
* talked to a dear friend on phone yesterday for an hour, its been way to long since our last talk!
* heres to LUCKY number "13" for us all!

01-03-2013, 11:28 AM
Mrstryingagain: Thank you for the hugs, I need all that I can get! So happy about your insurance and that your husband can get that heart monitor, I wish you many many more happy years together. (And my dog's name is Elvis, I don't love the "real" Elvis lololol. We rescued my dog from going to the pound just over 2 years ago and it turns out that he really rescued us. Changed our life so much and he's such a cutie pie. He brings joy to my life every single day!)

Beverylyjoy-Thank you for starting this thread and for your well wishes. I hope your back is feeling better and that 2013 brings you all that you hope for.

I have so much to be thankful for and this thread brightened my outlook. It's so easy to get stuck on the negative but 2013 is going to be so positive for me, I just know it!!

01-04-2013, 11:42 AM
+ another good solid night of sleep

+ the predicted huge dump of snow did not happen

+ got a bunch of end of the year accounting done yesterday

+ went to the gym this morning despite feeling lazy

+ found a stash of warm scarves and hats I'd forgotten

+ Book Club tonight will be fun

01-04-2013, 04:33 PM
Great thread!

I actually did this on my facebook feed....

I see so many people talking about what a terrible 2012 they had. I really hope 2013 brings only GOOD for those people. You all deserve it! I'm going to stray from the "norm" and talk about what GOOD year I had!! This year, our beautiful daughter turned three...we celebrated three AMAZING years with the best thing that ever happened to us. Also this year, I got my dream...a beautiful, old farmhouse on seven acres, a barn, and SEVEN (that's right) horses - as well as meat and egg chickens, meat rabbits, dogs, cats. This spring, we intend to add a cow and calf. We have amazing room mates, I'm still not sure how we found the perfect people to share our home with us.

On top of that, the move an hour north to Dayton made it possible for Ben to get an amazing job, a huge raise, and something to do that he truly enjoys. That's not to say that life is perfect, it is FAR from it, but I don't want to get bogged down in the bad...but remember how extremely LUCKY we are to be where we are...with each other...and our amazing friends (old and NEW!) and family!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!

Too often, the people I see posting about what a horrible year they had are the SAME people that post that EVERY year. It makes me sad, and I wish for happiness for everyone!

01-04-2013, 04:46 PM
Happy New Year, Christy Marie! Hope 2013 is a great one for you!

01-04-2013, 05:55 PM
* i'll agree 2012 was very educational for me, i learned alot about myself that has/will benefit my future.
* the new year has def been going in the right direction so far.
* this thread is wonderful and inspiring as well as 3FC itself.

01-04-2013, 09:29 PM
- practiced yesterday
- nice to see so many folks here fsf again
- my grabber
- talked to an old friend yesterday, fun
- friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell
- seeing some cute pictures of Alex and Maya yesterday...yay facebook

01-05-2013, 06:44 AM
- my performances went great yesterday, am grateful. Folks were so helpful about bringing my things in and out for me.

- willingness to keep trying

- neighbor was going to toss her ham, but, I took it and made delicious ham and bean soup.

- we are having a real winter

- talked to my sister yesterday - she sounded great. I am so happy and grateful.

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

- hand sanitizer - very convenient

01-05-2013, 09:32 AM
+ sometimes I like FB too. I've seen pictures of far away relatives that I would never have seen otherwise

+ Toni's husband insisted on driving us to Book Club last night since it was blizzardy

+ a fun evening with my friends and we even discussed the book

+ my new animal hat is very warm and cozy

+ having enough of everything

01-06-2013, 08:04 AM
- that acknowledging gratitudes is part of my life - it has been for 14 years.

- how Alex and Maya play together. He acts silly and she laughs... it's joyful

- putting away the Christmas things today. I do love to bring out all the many things that DH's mom and grandma made.

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

- lovin' my heating pad and my bag of frozen peas

01-06-2013, 08:49 AM
This morning I am grateful for:

+ another great morning of pet therapy yesterday. I love my wee Jazz bringing smiles to the residents I visit at the nursing homes.

+ being able to help out my young neighbours as they struggle to get their water restored

+ getting back onto the healthy eating track after the Christmas debauchery

+ a nice chat with Margo yesterday

+ getting my house back in order after the season's whirl

+ seeing a great snowy owl in my pine tree yesterday

+ soft and fluffy snow to shovel this morning - I really do like shoveling when it's like that

01-07-2013, 07:31 AM
- a healthy on plan day yesterday... so very grateful

- a nice day just 'hangin'' with DH yesterday

- my huge pot of ham and bean soup... we ate two suppers, bagged up three dinners for the freezer, and fed the neighbors (who's mom has the flu)

- loving my new kitchen counters

- Christmas pretties are put away

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

- grateful for our washing machine and dryer... 100 years ago my grandma washed her clothes in a copper pot. My mom tells stories of how exciting it was when they got their first electric washing machine.

01-07-2013, 07:37 AM
+ grateful for my washer and dryer too - when I was first married in 1960, I had a wringer washer and hung everything outside

+ dropped that pesky three pounds of water weight overnight!

+ spent a productive afternoon in the kitchen cooking things ahead

+ decided to leave the Bling Tree up for a while longer as I love sitting on the couch with my dogs looking at it sparkle

Pink Hurricane
01-07-2013, 12:13 PM
*My husband
*Safe trip for us and family to and from location
*Good night's sleep
*Bills have been paid
*Good health
*Beautiful weather and no humidity

01-07-2013, 03:18 PM
* i am greatful for each and everything in my life good or bad for it is all a learning experience of one form or another and makes you who you are or want to be!

01-08-2013, 07:51 AM
- a really solid day on plan... so very grateful - I never take a day of food sanity for granted

- mom's toothache is some better - I take her to the dentist today

- my talk with Rachel went very well

- so glad the bitter cold is going away - they are predicting a milder weekend

- my friend who had heart surgery is doing well

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

- my back is feeling so much better

01-08-2013, 08:40 AM
+ another pound gone - grateful that my body has smartened up!

+ my PT agreed with my ideas about change in my workout

+ resolved the deposit allocation problem in the Quilter account

+ we are heading into some above freezing days - nice break

+ a mango which looks ready to be eaten today

+ my amaryllis which just might bloom before I go to Cuba - plan better next year

01-09-2013, 06:54 AM
- yesterday was a healthy on plan day... best of all is that I did NOT eat extra in the evening. My dietician says that I should not eat more than 150 calories in the evening in my snack... yay, I did it.

- good visit with mom

- my back is almost better

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

- nice neighbors

- city picks up the recycling now... so convenient

- I was choking yesterday on a bite of turkey burger.... but, finally coughed it up.. SO grateful.

01-09-2013, 07:19 AM
My 2013 will be filled with healthy habits.

-I am gonna pick up and instrument and learn how to play
-I wont go to sleep with dishes in the sink
-I am looking forward to eating fresh and whole
-I have a happy home with love and fun at the core and it make me happy just to think about it

Heres to 2013

01-09-2013, 07:28 AM
+ my amaryllis may be in bloom before I leave for Cuba

+ we are having a few days of milder weather - up to 41F today

+ made a big pot of split pea soup yesterday - so comforting on a winter night

+ my Aunt Rose is failing - she's 100 and I'm grateful to have had her for so long

+ a busy day ahead but I'm rested and ready. Bring it on!

Pink Hurricane
01-09-2013, 07:36 AM
*My husband and his health
*My job, though it is stressful, I am beyond thankful to have been there for almost three years
*My health, waking up again this morning feeling very good
*The funds to be able to get new tires on our truck, and oil changes in both vehicles
*The weather is still gorgeous and comfortable
*My family's health and safety

01-09-2013, 09:08 AM
For a job that only requires me to be in the office, half the time.

01-10-2013, 07:46 AM
- a healthy day yesterday... am grateful. Also, I did NOT overeat yesterday which is often what I do after weighing on Wednesday. (Crazy mindset of "I have a week to make it up".) I am very grateful.

- good appointment yesterday

- I got up really early and took my thyroid medicine at 4am. So I can have dairy for breakfast. That's one thing I don't like about that medicine... no calcium for four hours after. It's cottage cheese for me. YAY

- I saw my little neighbors at the grocery store yesterday. They squealed with delight when they saw and ran over for a hug. How dear is that.. so grateful I have them around with Alex and Maya four hours away.

- my Kroger is remodelling... they had carts of things 80% off. I got lots of toys for Alex, Maya and the neighhorhood cuties. (for birthdays and holidays all year.)

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

- having enough

01-11-2013, 06:52 AM
- a mostly healthy day yesterday - 90% on plan which is good. Grateful.

- all the rain is melting the snow

- Mike and Meg and kids are all healthy with no flu's and such at them moment... grateful

- today I could do my full exercises... my back is 'back'.

- I made an appointment with a new GP. I'll see her next month. I am glad to be 'rid' of a doctor I don't care for - for many legitimate reasons

- freinds, family, YOU ALL, facebook, cellphone, internet,music

- my laptop computer

01-11-2013, 09:13 AM
* being able to pay the bills.
* had lunch n nice visit w an old neighbor/friend other day we had fun n plan to do it again soon
* scale hasnt moved lately but measuring tape is so im greatful
* everyone here seems to finally be getting over the flu
* 3FC, YMCA, healthy eating class

Pink Hurricane
01-11-2013, 10:29 AM
*For my husband and his improving health
*For my family and their strength during a tough time with one of my brothers
*My job, it can be super stressful with two of three children with aspberger's but I could not be more thankful to have the job that I do.
*The ability to exercise since my back has gotten better
*Another beautiful morning

01-11-2013, 12:00 PM
+ above freezing temperatures are melting some of our huge dump of snow

+ went to the gym this morning although feeling rotten with a cold starting

+ finally think I've figured out the e-reader

+ Christmas is now almost stashed away

+ cold capsules are my friend

01-12-2013, 06:37 AM
- a healthy day yesterday... grateful

- a warm spring-like day yesterday. I loved seeing all the kids outside and the adults out gabbing too.

- Maya loves peas - she giggles when she eats them

- the sweet neighbor kids ran over to give me one of their cookies! I said no-thank you.

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

- hot water whenever I need it

01-12-2013, 08:20 AM
+ enjoying the warmer days and seeing the snow melt a bit

+ did not volunteer for anything at the meeting last night

+ made clam chowder - I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it - comfort food

+ I do have a cold but meds are making it bearable

+ have sorted and decided on clothing for Cuba

01-13-2013, 05:58 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day... am grateful

- talked to my sister on the phone for a long time - she is feeling better... so very grateful

- willingness to try

- lots of rain is better than lots of snow

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

- new flannel nightgown.. so soft

01-13-2013, 08:51 AM
+ temp going to 50F today - more snow melt!

+ nearly caught up on laundry

+ a quiet day planned today - lots to do but no pressure

+ avocado - my new love

+ all the ice and snow is off the deck steps so Disney can go down more easily

+ rain today but you don't have to shovel rain!

01-14-2013, 05:36 AM
- nice warm weekend
- my nice neighbor brought over soup yesterday... just because she had extra
- people that care about me
- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music
- frozen peas and heating pad - very helpful

01-14-2013, 09:39 AM
+ cold and sinus medication

+ my amaryllis which is unfolding nicely this morning

+ a lovely mild weekend - my deck steps are clear of snow and ice

+ avocadoes - I am addicted but rationed to one a day

+ being 74 and in good health

+ Jaxx who is particularly cuddly these days

01-15-2013, 05:13 AM
- my email corrispondence with Sally who's in Georgia for the winter. It's nice.

- back is improving

- cold weather, but no snow

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

- those crazy daffodils... they think it's spring.

01-15-2013, 09:15 AM
* the scale finally moved down 2 more lbs.!
* that all the rain weve been getting past 2 days isnt snow!
* cellphone w/internet, modern conveniences
* my 2 n 4 legged kids
* 3FC oh so greatful!

Pink Hurricane
01-15-2013, 10:33 AM
*My husband and family
*The health of our new baby kitten
*This wonderful, oddly warmer weather we have been having!
*My back has been feeling very good recently
*Healthy and active day yesterday, gave me very restful sleep last night
*Another beautiful day I woke up to!

01-15-2013, 02:13 PM
+ relaxed and fun-filled BD dinner with friends last night

+ pedicure this morning was so soothing to my poor sore feet

+ gorgeous green grapes from Peru

+ got the 6K operating grant cheque for the Mill

+ back to very cold weather but my snowdrops did peek up through the leaves and even show a white flower bud

+ the days are getting noticeably longer

+ two more sleeps before Cuba!

01-16-2013, 08:10 AM
+ grateful for my Cuba holiday - ten days of sun and sand and no technology

01-16-2013, 09:23 AM
- I slept 9 hours last night. Very grateful to catch up on my sleep.

- performance went well and I got a wonderful warm welcome from the teachers I had not seen in a few years. That felt really good. They were so kind to help me bring things in, etc.

- mildish January weather (although I haven't looked or been out today yet)

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

- good plumbing* - grateful - our last house had terrible plumbing. (* knock on wood)

01-17-2013, 06:46 AM
- a second day of performing went well. Folks were awesome about helping me get things in and out to the car. Grateful for it all.

- back is improving!

- making plans for our anniversary in a couple of weeks

- Mom is feeling some better

- my sister

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

- my car keys doohickey that opens the trunk and doors, etc.- just pressing the button. What a nice convenience it has been over the years.

01-18-2013, 07:15 AM
- food some better yesterday - grateful for any 'sanity' around food I can muster

- Project Runway had a good finale yesterday. It's such an entertaining show to me. Talented people, for sure.

- got the Rx mixup all figured out

- nice neighbor, Drew, that took out the trash yesterday

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

- my warm home on a very very cold morning

- that my friend, Shirley, has been able to move forward in her health and weight. It's wonderful.

01-18-2013, 08:52 AM
* the 4-6 inches of snow we were pose to get was less than an inch!
* we didnt lose power.
* the scale is still going in right direction.
* healthy food in house.
* my hole in the woods.
* my kids 2 & 4 legged.
* my parents, sisters.
* old n new friends
* the information n inspiration of 3FC!

01-18-2013, 10:41 AM
Beverly- what are you planning for your anniversary?

Dangerous- Your hole in the woods sounds nice. Can you describe it? How often do you go?

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder

-I still can't believe I live in such a beautiful home. My DH has helped provide me with such a lovely life.
-I'm grateful that I ran into a co-worked at work that was going to the Metabolic Research Center.
-I'm happy that the universe keeps providing me with opportunities to learn more about health so that I never turn back. My latest find- http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39F782316B425249
-I'm SO grateful for finding 3FC and the LoseIt! App (which someone told me about on 3FC).

Pink Hurricane
01-18-2013, 02:12 PM
*My husband and his good health, still have a little chest pain while working out but it's improved
*Another beautiful day here, the cold has returned which is nice
*My ankle is really starting to improve since I injured it Wed morning
*Another healthy and binge free day yesterday, making today the same!
*The ability to get to the root of why I put back on weight before I think about what is happening

01-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Lunarsongbird... we will spend some time with our son and his family.... which means our grandkids. It's our 35th anniversary... we got ourselves new beautiful granite kitchen countertops. :)

01-19-2013, 07:58 AM
- grateful that I had almost a whole day of healthy eating. I'll keep trying.

- DH got an outstanding review at his company.

- I made the broth from the turkey bones and meat.. today the soup is coming. I always feel grateful when I can make another meal out of something that could have been tossed away.

- had a wonderful talk with Mimi last night

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

- having enough that I can share what I have

01-20-2013, 09:02 AM
- Mom did come over for lunch. It was so nice that she felt well enough to come. She had a taste for pizza... so she had some and some to take home.

- friends, who were our former neighbors, are coming over this afternoon. We haven't seen them in a long time. Lorne had heart surgery and it will be great to give him a hug. Looking forward to their visit

- all the kids in the neighborhood ran up to my mom to hug her

- day in the 40's yesterday was nice... folks were outside

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

- dishwasher... it's such a nice convenience

- my back is improving

01-20-2013, 12:00 PM
*beautiful glorious sunshine n near 60 temp in the middle of january and on a day i get to b home to just enjoy it!

01-21-2013, 08:37 AM
- good visit with our friends, Lynne & Lorne.

- inauguration day is always festive

- my nightgown that is covered with cats!... very cheerful

- grateful to have Dr.King and all he stands for

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

- my watch with the big face where I don't need my glasses to read it

01-21-2013, 06:11 PM
Hi! I'm new and my first "Attitude of Gratitude" is

I'm grateful I found this board!!


01-22-2013, 08:12 AM
Hi change4life!! So glad you posted!!!

- got Alex and Maya a few things for Valentine's Day. So fun.

- so very cold... grateful for my warm home and a working heater in my car

- Rachel, my stepmom. She's a special lady, for sure. I am so grateful and lucky to have two wonderful moms

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

- little sayings, quotes and thoughts on FB daily... I find so much inspiration from them.

01-22-2013, 09:06 AM
LUNAR~ my hole in the woods is what ive named my home! I live a mile off a terciary road and my driveway is the last 1/3 of that mile back in the woods! Im surrounded by 180acres (not mine of course but have rites to all of it)of woods (i actually own 2acres). my property line is a spring fed creek all the way around n my home sits on a "hill" right smack in the middle! There r only 6 other houses out here but all in a walking distance but not visible to each other n 3 of those homes r elderly couples which is y we have rights to all the land, we maintain it for everyone n look after each other! My own little world lol!

01-22-2013, 09:18 AM
* welcome donna! I agree i love 3FC n this particular thread always makes me feel better.
* oil heat n brite sunshine on a cold winter morning!
* had a wonderful warm, brite sunshiny(for middle of january) weekend!
* my baby sister letting me know she is down 41lbs so far! So proud of her!

Pink Hurricane
01-22-2013, 09:34 AM
*My husband, even through tough times we always stay strong together and make it through!
*My ankle is getting significantly better, so hopefully I will be able to return to regular exercise soon
*My family, and the health of our family german shepard who should be having puppies soon!
*A nice, long and beautiful weekend spent with my husband
*3FC, the support in this community is wonderful!

01-23-2013, 07:39 AM
- grateful that I DID go to see the dietician yesterday. It was helpful. Grateful I saw that show on Dr. Oz... it was helpful. Grateful that I had an on plan day yesterday and no nighttime eating.

- grateful for my warm house and my car with a heater.

- had a good talk with my sister

- Mom and Rachel are safe from the cold, cold weather

- soon I'll see our kids

- when Mike posts on facebook: "I'm living the dream."

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

- willingness to try

Pink Hurricane
01-23-2013, 02:39 PM
*For my husband, his health, and our marriage
*For the heat in our house to keep us warm on these cold nights
*For my recovering ankle
*For my workout today with P90X
*For my job and the health and well being of the children I take care of
*For the health and joy in our little baby kitten
*For another healthy, beautiful day to enjoy

01-24-2013, 06:44 AM
- I got through the day yesterday with some sanity around food. I am so very grateful for the willingness to try and no nighttime extra eating

- I did my meditations yesterday - grateful for that willingness, too.

- Took Mom to the drugstore. She had a hard time with her vertigo and the bitterly cold weather. But, she still wants to go.

- tomorrow I will see my Mike, Meg, Alex & Maya!

- the availabity of the weather reports. Goodness you can look and see what's what hour by hour. It's a good thing for planning.

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

- seeing Ben last night (back door neighbor) when he came to borrow eggs to make cookies. He's in high school now and so grown up. He said he'd bring me cookies and I told him no thanks. Glad for the willingness to say that.

01-24-2013, 04:29 PM
* warm home on cold snowy days
* coat, gloves n boots to go for walk in the snow
* allergy meds for our new puppys itchy skin.
* healthy snacks n meals
* my son knowing how to cook so we take turns making dinner

01-25-2013, 07:58 AM
- three days of healthy eating and meditation. Grateful for the willingness

- will see Mike, Meg, Alex and Maya today.

- ordered Girl Scout cookies from all the Brownies on our street... dh said he would keep them in his car

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

- headphones

- got my hair colored. It's so fun to see many of Mom's friends at her salon where she lives. We have our 'beauty hour' together.

01-25-2013, 11:32 AM
* electricity, running water
* cellphone with internet
* car that gets me where i need to go n back
* friends old, new, near n far!
* the good Lord for being with me!

01-26-2013, 07:51 AM
- a healthy day yesterday despite a big disappointment of not getting to see family because of the weather

- nicer weather today

- back feeling almost better

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

- pretty pictures on the wall that I love to look at

01-26-2013, 09:45 AM
+ a wonderful week in warm and sunny Cuba

+ my house stayed safe and warm while I was away - my neighbours checked things daily

+ Claire came in and FIXED my Dyson - then she vacuumed to just "test" it

+ a fun Robbie Burns Day celebration with Ernie and a bottle of Glenfiddich last night

+ I have a CREDIT on my Mastercard since I goofed and paid it twice

+ although I'm not unpacked, I dealt with the mail before bed last night

01-27-2013, 08:38 AM
Hi Ruth! So glad you had a good time in Cuba. Missed seeing you here every day.

- yesterday was healthy... very grateful

- no nightime extra eating... very grateful

- ordering most of the girl scout cookies we ordered to be sent to the troops. Of course, dh will have his. He said he will keep them in the car

- I played Barbie with Kathryn... it was fun

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

- Shirley has found her willingness for today... very grateful

- doing what I know is helpful

01-27-2013, 10:22 AM
Welcome back Ruth, glad all went well!
* realizing ive lost 7 inches in just my waist alone in 6 months… so greatful!
* that ive lost alot of inches all over (20 inches total) as well
* my willingness n enthusiasm to stayb on this journey to a better me
* all those who r an encouragement to me
* my ability n enjoyment to prove the nay sayers wrong

01-27-2013, 10:29 AM
+ sunshine and slight moderation in the cold

+ my darling dogs are home from the kennel

+ laundry is all done and packed away with the rest of the summer clothes

+ Jazz and Disney are particularly affectionate and clingy today

+ Girls and Kids dinner tonight - always a fun way to start the week

+ vacation weight is slowly melting away - one more pound and I'll be pre-vacation

01-28-2013, 08:01 AM
- a healthy day yesterday... grateful

- weather is alot better today than 35 years ago when DH and I got married. No blizzard is good.

- willingnes to try

- It will be nice to Mike this week. Grateful.

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

- always love a pretty coffee cup in the morning.. such a cheerful way to start the day

01-28-2013, 09:11 AM
Happy Anniversary Beverly!
* rainy/icy morning- greatful i dont have to go out in it
* have a job interview this afternoon-greatful for the opportunity
* bill of the week is paid
* gas tank is full
* the ladies of 3FC

01-28-2013, 03:57 PM
+ great Girls & Kids dinner last night - nice to know four teens consider me their friend

+ a tiny .2 pound blip despite ham and potatoes for dinner

+ solved the mystery of the strange deposit to my account

+ it's cold, windy and snowstorming and I am in for the night!

+ pea soup with goldfish crackers

+ personal and Mill bills are all paid and in the mail

01-29-2013, 07:52 AM
Thanks, Dangerous, for the nice anniversary wishes.

- nice time out to supper with DH last night

- dh and I got married during the blizzard of 1978 and EVERYTHING went wrong. I am grateful that the marriage is alot better than our wedding.

- soon we will see Mike and family

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

- my kitchen looks so pretty

01-29-2013, 09:50 AM
+ Richard who always ploughs my lane before 7:30 although he has lots of other commercial customers

+ Disney who seems to be settling down a bit - she has been nervous since coming home from the kennel

+ finally, all the bits and pieces of Christmas are stashed away

+ spent some time in the quilting studio yesterday - getting my mojo back

+ another taste of spring today and tomorrow - 53F predicted

+ today's meals are planned - need to do that daily and stick to the plan

+ my big rosemary plant seems to have recovered from the post-Christmas neglect

Pink Hurricane
01-29-2013, 11:35 AM
*My husband and his health
*My family and their well being
*My parents' german shepherd gave birth to six puppies, one didn't make it but the other five are healthy as can be!
*My boss and her recovering health, continuing to pray for her
*Having a great job that I could not be more thankful for
*Another beautiful day to spend with my husband!

01-30-2013, 07:23 AM
- my dear friend Shirleyanne who always makes me laugh

- BMO who are right on the bit - they called me yesterday about someone trying to use my Mastercard number

- a day with no outside commitments yesterday - nice to just cozy in

- the Heritage committee wants to buy the closed Church

01-30-2013, 07:57 AM
- I found some CD's I've been looking for.

- will see Alex and Maya

- weather reporting - they can tell us so much...

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

- my grandma's teapot

- I got on the scale today.. even though I ate extra last night. Grateful for the willingnesss.

Pink Hurricane
01-30-2013, 01:28 PM
*My husband and his improving health with each successful PT session
*My ability to make it through most of Plyometrics last night without too much strain on my ankle!
*My family and their well being
*The warm weather today, which will fuel some thunderstorms! (I LOVE severe weather, as long as no one is hurt, because that is one of my focuses in school)
*The support system through my husband, family, friends, and of course the wonderful ladies on 3FC!

01-31-2013, 07:09 AM
- I won't let back pain stop me... I am pushing through. Grateful for the willingness

- soon I'll see my family

- warm inside... grateful. COLD outside

- I can turn on the tv... and I can turn if OFF. It's hard to watch any news.

- friends, family, you all, fb, cellphone, cell, music.

- heating pad and frozen peas.

01-31-2013, 07:55 AM
+ feel like I'm on top of the end of year accounting tasks

+ back to "normal" winter weather - actually below normal with snow

+ papaya - my new fruit discovery - $$ but worth it

+ did a mile on the treadmill at 3.5 mph without losing my breath

+ got all the snow and ice off the deck yesterday before it froze into lumps

+ my black fake suede pants now fit

01-31-2013, 08:51 AM
* no damage from the storms that came in the middle of the night.
* found the title to ds truck when no one else could.
* the scale not going up
* my 2 n 4 legged kids
* this thread reminding me that i am a lucky woman
* this site n the people on it, a true blessing

Pink Hurricane
01-31-2013, 02:29 PM
*My husband and his improving health
*My boss and the family I work for
*No damage after the storms last night pushed through the area
*Beautiful and chilly day today to enjoy!
*The well being of my family and friends
*My ankle's full recovery and ability to exercise like normal again
*A great first month of 2013