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

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02-02-2013, 12:10 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 and share your gratitudes.

02-02-2013, 12:14 AM
- fun with Alex and Maya
- not so cold
- my back doing better
- friends, family, you all, fb, cell, music
- soft nightgown is so comfy

Pink Hurricane
02-02-2013, 01:23 AM
I always love this thread!!! Thank you for making it!

*My husband and his improving health
*My family and their well being
*The ability to be able to make it through a tough set of workouts today
*Being able to pay our bills for the month
*The health of my bosslady
*A great job with great kids!

02-02-2013, 08:39 AM
+ my darling wee dogs who are so cuddly and comforting

+ heated seats in my car

+ papayas and mangoes - taste of the tropics

+ nice visit with Melinda yesterday - we've never really "talked"

+ coffee with low sugar hot chocolate mix

+ remembered to get refills at the pharmacy yesterday

+ although it's cold, my houseplants are putting on a spring spurt of growth

02-02-2013, 11:19 AM
* even though my marriage is alot of what seems like wasted effort there are those in much worse situations.
* my kids having ins. to have their medical n dental tended when needed.
* our neighbors helping thru our water well problems.
* always seeming to have/get whats needed.

02-02-2013, 11:23 AM
**Being retired and financially able to enjoy it.
**Having a wonderful family.
** Living in a beautiful part of the country with a wonderful view out every window.
**Great family and a few dear, dear friends.
**Living in a country where a large percentage of the population needs to diet. Sounds nuts, but it means we have so much.

02-03-2013, 08:41 AM
* running water in the house AGAIN!
* refilled "happy pills"
* my hole in the woods
* being able to help a friend in need
* peace of mind

02-03-2013, 11:11 AM
Sitting in my family room and enjoying the beautiful view out my windows of the snow falling. I feel like I'm in a old Bing Crosby movie,,Hmm maybe I'll put White Christmas in the DVD and drink Some IP Hot Chocolate,Yum!
Watching our 2 Airedale Terriers and our Golden Retriever romp in the snow.
Having a Hubby that tinkered with the furnace this morning when the temperature on the main floor was 59 degrees.::hug:
Being able to find my mom a new warm winter coat at Kohls yesterday and she liked it .
Seeing my family in the kitchen,Hubby washing dishes,and daughter baking a cake. So grateful all of my kids know their way around the kitchen.
I'm grateful that I am taking time to enjoy the simple things in life ...there was a time that I was not as appreciative as I should have been.


02-03-2013, 04:18 PM
- got home this afternoon. A wonderful visit.

- our little 6 year old neighbor shoveled the driveway. So sweet... I went to pay him some money. He said that dh already paid him. 'For today?; I asked. 'No, for last week.' I told him I would pay him for today, too. His eyes lit up. Very dear.

- coming home to a home that can warm up quickly when we set the temp higher

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

- got my paycheck for my performances, from the Arts Council...finally.

02-04-2013, 07:47 AM
+ spent 2 1/2 hours working with William on Fair stuff - felt good

+ pruned back my poor sick rosemary plant - fingers crossed that it will grow more leaves

+ discovered I CAN get PBS on the TV!

+ leftover roast beef for meals the next few days

+ quilters account is now complete for 2012 - meeting today

+ warm corduroy pants and wool sweaters as I go through this strange period of being cold

02-04-2013, 07:47 AM
- nice visit with family

- good driving weather

- fun with friends as Super Bowl gathering at our friend's house.

- blessed to have nice friends and caring people in my life

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

- Keurig coffe pot...

02-04-2013, 05:01 PM
* being able to get special shampoo, creams n pills 4 my dd's new puppys skin allergies- hope she outgrows it or the pills at least get it under control!
* bills getting paid
* running water n electric
* my car running well
* my 2 n 4 legged kids
* family, friends n neighbors all helping each other out

02-04-2013, 05:14 PM
It snowed and my husband shoveled while I was nice and toasty inside the house .
Watching our 3 dogs romp in the snow with my husband .
The smell of a pot of fresh coffee brewing.
My electric blanket.
My Directv is working.
Not enough snow for kids to miss school.
Polar Fleece socks for my feet that are always cold.
February is a short month! Our cupboards are full
Everyone has gotten over from being sick.
I know even when times are hard I have a Promise to hold onto:hug:

02-04-2013, 08:43 PM
I am so grateful to be able to climb the back hill to prune roses. This weightloss is helping my knees and hips.

02-05-2013, 07:59 AM
- today I meet a new family medicine doctor. She is very highly recommended. It's a good thing. But, change is not always so easy.

- wittling down that To Do list

- back feeling better - getting there

- Yikes.. I just saw a commercial with a Christmas tree. Knock, Knock... anyone home!!!! Strange. Good for a morning chuckle.

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

- nice hand lotion

02-05-2013, 08:43 AM
+ go another quilt ready for binding yesterday - I love doing hand sewing while watching TV

+ my sister is finally starting to recover from the horrible flu!

+ Disney's hip problem is improving - she runs up and down the deck steps now

+ Liz is finally starting to make that sad final decision about her dear wee dog

+ my neighbour Greg who shovelled off my side porch and walk yesterday morning before he went to work

+ the last slice of that delicious papaya - a taste of my week in the sun

02-06-2013, 06:32 AM
- I like my new primary care physician

- mustering up some hope

- fun collecting ideas for Pinterest

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

- sharp scissors

02-06-2013, 09:23 AM
+ survived a quilting bee with some expert hand quilters

+ sunshine finally! Weather is supposed to warm up next week for a day or two

+ got all the 2012 reports for Victoria's Quilts done and mailed off yesterday

+ a relatively calm Hump Day ahead

02-07-2013, 06:55 AM
- grateful to get through yesterday on plan

- grateful for the willingness to plan for low sodium and reflux (no coffee, chocolate, citrus, tomatoes, onions, fatty foods, etc)

- comfy bed

- microwave oven

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

- we got a reimbursement we deserved.

02-07-2013, 09:14 AM
* my hole in the woods
* being able to give a friend n her sons a place to stay til they find one.
* the patience needed to do the above
* bills are paid- always greatful to get that done!

Pink Hurricane
02-07-2013, 10:51 PM
*My husband and his health
*My family and their well being
*The rain we received today which this area needed so bad
*The ability to exercise like I should
*The recovering health of my bosslady
*Being able to pay our bills

02-08-2013, 05:58 AM
- yesterday was healthy... go grateful

- got info I needed for some bank stuff

- to do list is dwindling

- GS was selected to be in a special math group because of his high scores on a math test. I am so proud. (what math are they doing in kindergarten?- adding maybe)

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

- enjoying my Delft lamp

02-08-2013, 09:28 AM
+ my reliable oil burner that kept the house cozy last night

+ heat, light and water during this snowstorm

+ no need to go outside today except to clear off the bird feeders

+ being able to afford a new cell phone - I got a new BlackBerry

+ Barb who remains cheerful although she has a long wait for her knee and hip operations

+ my dogs who cope well with all the snow - Jazz enjoys it and Disney sighs and tolerates it

+ power is flickering but I do have flashlights and water on hand plus a new book on my e-reader

the shiv
02-08-2013, 09:53 PM
Yeah, I can throw a good few things in the hat :)

* I have a lovely boyfriend and lovely friends
* This iPhone is very useful
* I hit 200lbs today and the folks in the onederland thread have been incredibly supportive & cheering me on :)
* I might get a shift tomorrow
* I've had 3 lucid dreams since changing my lifestyle on 10 December 2012
* In one of them I was thin. It was so real. I will NEVER forget it. Thankyou, subconscious ;)
* I'm starting uni in September
* I made mushroom & prawn risotto and turkey & feta burgers today and they were lovely. I can't even cook.
* This bed is warm
* I saw daffodil shoots the other day. SPRING :D
* My hair has finally grown long. 2 years of growing my hair has taught me the patience I need to lose weight. Ignore the frustration!
* I have so many hopes & dreams for my future
* I can pay my phone bill, which was unexpected
* So much has gone wrong in the past few years, but somehow, I really like my life, and I really like me

That's all for today! :)

02-08-2013, 10:28 PM
I'm thankful for my husband and his support so I can homeschool our kids.

I'm thankful for my children, and they joy and craziness they bring.

I'm thankful for our chickens and the eggs they lay.

I'm thankful to be getting healthier and physically stronger.

Thank you for starting this thread!

02-09-2013, 05:33 AM
- yesterday was healthy... very grateful. It's three solid days.

- back feeling better.. back to full routine of stretches and strengthening

- talked a long time to my sister yesterday. yay

- snow's gone - little kids were out playing yesterday

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

- my grabber

02-09-2013, 09:47 AM
+ Richard who is so reliable about ploughing my lane

+ being strong enough to handle the shovelling myself

+ my friends who check to see if I'm OK when the power goes out

+ a quiet Friday home with my furries

+ Lee Valley catalogue that is getting me started on garden dreams

+ started organizing my personal tax stuff before the deluge starts with requests from seniors

+ trip to Boston in October looks firm now

02-10-2013, 07:02 AM
- yesterday was healthy

- so glad DH had a chance to catch up on his sleep

- willingness to try

- did my meditations for the last three days

- our new countertops - so very pretty

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

- dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge - they are wonderful conveniences

02-10-2013, 08:36 AM
+ only lost power for a few minutes in the storm

+ shoveling is done

+ grateful that my back and shoulders are fine after the shoveling

+ fixed the problem with the quilt binding

+ completely caught up on laundry ... for now!

+ Book Club brunch this morning - fun!

02-11-2013, 07:33 AM
Hi Shiv - so glad you posted!!!

- willingness to try

- such a caring neighborhood

- I talked to Alex on the phone yesterday. A REAL conversation.

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

- indoor plumbing

- finding quite a few things low sodium

02-11-2013, 08:59 AM
* bills r paid
* son got his drivers license... means less taxi service for me
* indoor plumbing, electricity
* washer & dryer
* cellphone w/internet
* running vehicles
* finding out who my true friends are
* my 2 & 4 legged kids, family, friends near n far.

02-11-2013, 09:32 AM
+ did a bunch of prepped ahead meals for the freezer stash

+ Disney is particularly cuddly these days

+ heard from my sister who has been too ill to phone for about ten days

+ the sunrise is slowly moving east - Spring IS coming

+ Donna drove home safely yesterday - today we have ice pellets

+ laundry is ALL caught up and put away

+ busy week ahead - and I intend to keep it under control with regular "me" times

Pink Hurricane
02-11-2013, 10:06 AM
*My husband and his health
*Bills being paid
*Fresh fruit and veggies as well as clean water
*My family's well being
*My job and the people I work for
*The rain we are getting today, which we desperately need
*Waking up to another great day!

02-12-2013, 07:13 AM
- willingness to try - ever grateful

- doing exericises

- the little kids in the neighborhood helped to pick up trash all over the place as 50 mph winds blew over the trash containers waiting to me emptied. They were even delighted.

- Neighbor, Ryan saw the doctor and won't need surgery

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

- lovely family things that make me smile when I think of who once had them in their house too

02-12-2013, 09:17 AM
* getting my fridge all cleaned out, was in serious need of a scrubbing
* all the laundry caught up, for now anyway lol
* being able to take some quiet home alone time
* 3FC with all its supportive, informative members

02-13-2013, 06:51 AM
- seven days of very healthy eating.. I am so grateful

- I was invited to perform at a special gathering in April

- feeling a bit stronger

- increasing my 'reps' slowly

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

- TMJ is very sore.. eating healthy means some crunchy veggie and fruits to chew. Now, I'll need to eat soft fods for a while. Grateful to have the wilingness to figure out foods that are: low sodium, soft, reflux friendly. Yes, I am figuring it out & haven't jumped into a barrel of ice cream. Grateful.

- I get to move my ticker down one pound. YAY... grateful.

02-13-2013, 07:31 AM
+ I finally faced the scale this morning - not good but I know where I am

+ warmer days - above freezing by afternoon

+ went to a pancake supper last night - not on the plan but fun with Barb

+ my sister is finally feeling better

+ Paul called and has found me a propane generator

+ finished sewing the binding for the first quilt

02-13-2013, 09:01 AM
* getting a new easier to work and yet more advanced android cellphone.
* having direcTV installed today at such a good price ill pay the for an entire yr in advance.
* getting caught up on some much needed things around the house and yard.
* my dd has joined her school track team n altho I've never been a runner I agreed to train and practice at home with her.
~ greatful for the willingness to try and to have that time with my dd.

02-13-2013, 01:46 PM
For all the people in my life that are supporting me on this sometimes very tough journey to lose 160 pounds. My family is incredible, cutting up veggies for me to make sure I have safe snack foods, my co-workers putting up with my whining when I am hungry and you wonderful folks here for sharing your stories and understanding the challenges we face, and doing it all with a sense of humor. I love that about this site. The positivity is just incredibly overwhelming and it is so refreshing.

Thank you all for being with me for the first half of my journey, now on to the second half!

CW 198.4 :)

Pink Hurricane
02-13-2013, 02:14 PM
*My husband and his health
*3FC and the constant support and wonderful people here
*Our family and their well being
*My job and the children I take care of
*All of the rain we have been getting to help with our drought
*The ability to get in a great workout this morning
*Another beautiful day!

02-13-2013, 02:44 PM
this is a beautiful thread! thanks for starting it!

im grateful for-
*being able to wake up every morning

*my loving parents that even though they still treat me like im 5 years old... i know will always love me and never give up on me!

*my loving boyfriend and his family who have brought me into thier lives and love me and i love them!

*my health (cuz even for being overweight, i dont have any major medical problems that can come with it... BESIDES EFFING PCOS)

*my best freinds.. with them i have grown and having them when im working out for extra support and motivation.


02-14-2013, 07:29 AM
Hi omgsasha! - WELCOME! So glad you posted.

- despite a really sore tmj.. I managed to stay on my plan and avoid jumping in a vat of ice cream to make me feel better. I am grateful

- I did NOT binge yesterday. Sometimes after I post my official weight I binge because... I have a week to 'get it off. It's my craziness around food, BUT - I didn't.

- today is Valentine's Day and I know that Alex is have a party at school. So fun.

- my pregnant neice had a fluke accident... but, the baby is OK and she is doing OK.

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

- my grabber

02-14-2013, 11:19 AM
+ my grabber too! Just used it to get a small box off a high shelf.

+ nice evening at a Pampered Chef party last night

+ spring bulbs for sale in the grocery store - ready to bloom

+ did a super tidying job in the bedroom this morning - neat and tidy drawers and closet

+ sunshine and slightly more spring-like weather

+ strange parcel is on the way today according to Canada Post - wondering what it could be?

02-15-2013, 06:47 AM
- healthy day - I managed to eat well with lots of candy around today. (and stayed out of it) - so grateful

- all the neighborhood children came over and told me about their Valentine Party's at school. They were all sugared up. (but, still cuties)

- I made a good choice for our Valentine dinner

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

- being a Grandma

02-16-2013, 05:47 AM
- willingness to try... so grateful

- I got a job via the Arts Council -yay

- learning which foods cause my reflux to act up

- I love how the neighborhood kids run over to say Hi and give/get a hug when I pull into the driveway or come outside. Such cuties.

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

- my laptop computer

02-16-2013, 09:13 AM
+ wonderful friends who truly care about me

+ great dinner and evening with my Church "family"

+ Jo-Anne gets her puppy today - she is in heaven

+ my house plants who know spring is coming although it's cold and snowy today

+ time today to catch up on things

02-17-2013, 07:06 AM
- willingness to try - very grateful

- Mom came over for chicken and noodles yesterday at lunch time. She hardly ever goes out. I am so glad she did.

- looking forward to Alex's birthday

- enjoying my new kitchen counters

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

- indoor plumbing (can't imagine living without it)

02-17-2013, 07:26 AM
+ a completely relaxing day yesterday

+ sunshine and sparkling snow - it doesn't matter that it's cold

+ nearly finished the binding on the last quilt

+ Jo-Anne's new puppy - she sent me pictures

+ got started on the T4s yesterday - I am the Queen of Procrastination!

02-18-2013, 08:23 AM
- willingness to try

- my warm home on these cold, cold days

- frozen peas and my heating pad for my painful lower back

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

- the warm snowman sweater I wore yesterday - so cheerful

Pink Hurricane
02-18-2013, 11:09 AM
*My husband, our marriage, and his health!
*A great weekend
*Beautiful weather
*A good job with great kids
*My ability to be able to walk and run
*3FC and the whole community here!
*Our new puppy!
*Both of our families' health and well being!

02-19-2013, 07:37 AM
- even though I scale says I gained four pounds since yesterday - I am grateful that I know it isn't all fat... it's probably a combo of alot of salt yesterday and some medicine I am taking. Still is frustrating because I go see the dietician this morning.

- soon I'll see the kids

- nice neighbors

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

- grateful to be alive

02-19-2013, 08:21 AM
* all the bills are paid for the month
* got all the material to redo 1 of our bathroom floors
* finally getting over a stomach bug I've had since last Wednesday.
* having this thread to keep me focused on the positive

02-19-2013, 08:22 AM
+ a milder day today after a ridiculously cold weekend

+ Mill Board meeting went well yesterday

+ birds are enjoying my new suet, peanuts and dried cranberry concoction

+ this morning I monitor a new dog and handler for the pet therapy program

+ seed catalogues have me thinking spring

+ checked my Air Miles account and I see some flights in my future - maybe Nanaimo in March?

02-20-2013, 05:57 AM
- good meeting with the dietician
- soon I'll see Maya & Alex
- good visit with Mom
- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music
- a car that works well

02-20-2013, 06:37 PM
* I complain about my car n make fun of it BUT I've seen some and heard of others car troubles n such to make me so truly appreciate my ride.
* my kids being healthy n happy
* my dogs just as healthy n happy
* my hole in the woods

Pink Hurricane
02-20-2013, 11:44 PM
*My husband, our marriage, and his health!
*Another great day OP and beautiful day to be outside!
*My job and the people I work for
*Increasing, slowly but surely, credit thanks to paying things off one at a time
*The health and wellness of my bosslady as she overcomes cancer again
*Clean and fresh water

02-21-2013, 06:01 AM
- soon I'll see Alex and Maya

- got my errands done yesterday very easily

- my comfy lazyboy chair

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

- .70 off, per gallon, of gas via my Kroger purchases, grateful

02-21-2013, 09:24 AM
* being back at the gym after 2 weeks of not.
* friends that have been helping me in my search for the "right" job.
* a bit of quiet and calmness in my world the past couple days.
* our well seems to be working better since last bout of repairs.

02-21-2013, 09:36 AM
*my son, who has been so sweet and supportive at such a young age
*The support of my husband
*l am almost unpacked from our move
*Frozen fruit, which makes smoothies soooooo easy.

Pink Hurricane
02-21-2013, 03:03 PM
*My husband, our marriage, and his health!
*An absolutely beautiful day to go for a walk with the kids I nanny
*A great job and good people to work for
*I was able to buy my husband's birthday present!
*The ability to continue to make it through this winter so far illness free!
*Clean water and good coffee
*3FC and the support and dedication of so many great people here!

02-22-2013, 02:14 AM
*a friend is coming back to God after a lot of running.
*the kids I work with are amazing examples of resilience
*I'm back on 3FC
*All of my student conferences are scheduled
*I've been sleeping well lately

02-22-2013, 07:18 AM
- freezing rain everywhere - it's so beautiful. Grateful it should be melted by afternoon.

- Meghan doesn't have to work this weekend... she will have the the whole weekend free to celebrate Alex's birthday.

- birthday gathering with neighbor Kara two doors down last night... she's 8 now. Such a sweetie.

- amazing weather forcasting

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

- reliable car

- my warm blanket Frannie made for me

02-22-2013, 09:49 AM
* getting my house work all caught up yesterday
* the sunshine and enough warmth to b able to open my house up and air it out in the middle of winter
* my 2 n 4 legged kids being healthy n happy
* my peace of mind n small bits of sanity

02-24-2013, 09:32 AM
+ have been in a bit of a funk but it seems gone now

+ slightly warmer weather - this month was soooo cold

+ got the tax slips done and mailed to staff

+ excited about Rachel's July wedding and doing her flowers

+ new dog and volunteer for pet therapy are doing well

+ dinner with the "girls and kids" tonight

+ Donna is feeling more cheerful - she has been grieving for a long time

+ the cardinals are singing their spring song despite the snow

02-25-2013, 09:08 AM
* my health n that of my kids n family.
* I'm in an insecure state of being and ill be so greatful when I get to a secureplacefeeling state of being again.
* greatful that as influx as my life is it could be worse. I just tell myself they are learning experiences to learn different and better ways of doing and handling issues.

02-25-2013, 09:14 AM
Today: I'm grateful to be back in the support here, for my hubby's new job, and to waking up in less pain than I have in a while (my first thought today was a cold drink, not where's the advil)

Pink Hurricane
02-25-2013, 11:53 AM
*My husband, our marriage, and his health!
*Our healthy kitten and puppy!
*Great weekend of relaxing
*Bills are paid!
*Great workout this morning!
*More rain for the area to help with the drought!

02-25-2013, 06:56 PM
- glad to be home sweet home after our trip

- thoughts of a wonderful weekend

- Alex's Big Birthday Bowling Bash.... FUN and joyful

- it's nice that DH had a free night at such a lovely hotel

- Maya is cheerful even with a cold

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

- DH's company car... nice, grateful

02-26-2013, 01:55 PM
* antibiotics and cold meds for infection and flu my dd and I have.
* some quiet and alone time today to just relax and recoop.
* my ds having his license and own vehicle.
* already getting a jump on the March bills.
* having DTV and its paid up for an entire year.

02-27-2013, 07:36 AM
- so far, I haven't caught Maya's cold.

- Mom is doing OK

- hand sanitizer... nice to have

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

- my neighbor, who broke his neck, is not paralyzed. Please send him a prayer

02-27-2013, 07:49 AM
+ ice pellets but my house is warm and I am stocked up with fruit and veggies

+ gym is cancelled - good idea!

+ dogs look wonderful after a day at the groomer

+ ideas for Rachel's wedding flowers are coming together

+ lovely phone message from Edith, thanking me for my note

+ found my slippers that I thought I'd left at Heather's house on Sunday

+ all the info is now sent out to the schools for July Fair entries - no problems :cb:

02-27-2013, 09:37 AM
* modern conveniences
* running vehicles
* jump start on March bills
* my hole in the woods

02-28-2013, 08:06 AM
- my neighbor, who broke his neck last Friday, is home from the hospital after having two surgeries. So grateful he is doing OK. He has a long healing time. Grateful he is not paralyzed.

- we can see/talk with Alex and Maya on dh's new phone- just what grandparent's LOVE

- we've missed the latest storms going on all around us

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

- washing machine & dryer - my mom talks about watching her mom wash clothes in the basement in a copper pot. She said it was so exciting when they got an electric washing machine.

- I'll get to me my new cousin, little Ray, next week.

02-28-2013, 08:10 AM
+ lots of snow but above freezing temps predicted

+ did not lose power in the storm

+ managed the drive to the Clinic for pet therapy - they were grateful

+ trees look beautiful with the snow - would look better at Christmas though!

+ nice chat with brother Dave yesterday - it's been too long

+ Paul has my propane generator in his truck - installation may be next week

02-28-2013, 08:58 AM
Faith that sustains me and gives me peace even during difficult times
My husband who holds the fort down so I can go to dog training class every week .
My family and friends who accept me all warts and all
My energetic active 3 dogs that bring such joy to my life and keep me active
My ability to not take myself to seriously
Having a Career where I make a difference in people's lives

02-28-2013, 12:51 PM
* Well its taken me many years BUT I finally learned how to use the scales the proper way and for that I am truly greatful and greatful to be able to share with you wonderful ladies.

03-01-2013, 08:32 AM
- so glad DH is back home. He's really sick with a cold or flu. (me too) He was down in Kentucky working and he came home and went to sleep over twelve hours ago

- yesterday my tooth cracked in half.. grateful that it doesn't hurt ( root canal years ago)

- My GS, in kindergarten, is learning of the sheer joy of having a 'snow day.' at school.

- send over a couple of dinners to my neighbor who broke his neck. I am so grateful that Deb's mom came up from Florida to help

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

- having enough

03-02-2013, 07:54 AM
- I had a healthy on plan day... so grateful

- my neighbor is doing well after his two neck surgeries

- I'll see a whole slew of couisns soon

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

- prepped lots of food - roasted veggies, made some hummus and have healthy food in the house

- snow has melted - easy getting around

03-03-2013, 07:45 AM
- my neighbor who broke his neck came outside for a little walk yesterday. I am still grateful every day he isn't paralized.

- a healthy day yesterday... so grateful

- Kara came over to show me her new bike. She is so excited.

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

- Rachel made an appointment to see MS doctor.

03-03-2013, 07:55 AM
+ this thread that helps me put things in perspective

+ Claire who is coming today to change the dressing on my badly cut finger

+ Paul who found me a propane generator

+ a moving Celebration of Life for Barb G. yesterday

+ my dogs who are almost always near me

+ Karen who delivered and unpacked my Pampered Chef order for me

03-04-2013, 07:31 AM
- grateful to have some sanity with food yesterday. Also, grateful to eat very sensibly at the bridal shower yesterday afternoon.

- DH is starting to feel better from his flu - grateful

- that women can vote, own property, can inherit property when her husband dies, have any job, play sports, could voice opinions, serve in the military etc. These were denied for many years. Young people sometimes don't realize that at one time their husband's owned the clothes on their wife's back.

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

- my car

Pink Hurricane
03-04-2013, 10:36 AM
*My husband, our marriage, and his health!
*A great weekend spent celebrating my husband and stepfather's birthday!
*The health and happiness of the family I work for
*The ability to pay our bills and buy groceries
*Clean water
*My ability to power through my workouts right now
*3FC and all of the great women here!

03-04-2013, 11:40 PM
-- grateful that I ate better today
-- thankful for our home/income
-- grateful that I'm feeling well
-- thankful for the many blessings we have
-- grateful for caring family
-- thankful that I chose homemade fruit salad intead of chippies this weekend
-- grateful DH was a bit calmer today
-- thankful a neighbour brought him home after he got lost
-- grateful he admitted that he needs to be more careful
-- thankful that I found some good music on tv; esp the Christian Music station
-- grateful for answered prayers this week
-- thankful for my loving furry baby!

03-05-2013, 06:36 AM
- I feel like I hit the birthday jackpot yesterday. Grateful. It was such a nice day. I had lots and lots of birthday greetings, some cards, some phone calls, a call from DS, an 'email' from my GS, flowers from DS & family, birthday greetings from all the neighborhood cutie pies, a special lunch at my favorite restaurant, and perfume & ballooms from DH. It's one of the nicest birthday's in a long time. I was smiling all day. & very grateful.

- willingness to eat sensibly yesterday

- today is a good friend's re-birthday. He is clean and sober three years now. Grateful.

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

- our neighbor who broke his neck ten days ago came outside yesterday. It so wonderful to see him moving around a little bit. He will have to wear a neck brace for 24/7 for five months. I am so grateful that he is not paralyzed and that his two surgeries seem to have been successful, so far.

- heating pad feels so good in the morning

03-05-2013, 08:03 AM
+ Nurse Jane who changed my finger dressing yesterday and assured me that I did the right thing

+ managed to not let the gossiping biddies at quilting annoy me

+ sunshine and above freezing temps today

+ my dogs curled together on the tile in the studio enjoying the sunshine

+ sugar free Irish cream coffee syrup

+ Paul, my cousin's husband, who is my contractor and cares about making my life easier

+ being able to afford a new generator

+ lavender oil that helps me sleep at night

03-06-2013, 05:48 AM
- five healthy days.. very grateful

- saw the dentist - it won't be a hard fix on my broken tooth

- sometimes the weather forcast computers amaze me like they can predict what time it will start snowing. Also - it's so good to know for planning

- looking forward to seeing cousins soon for the March birthdays party (Many of us)

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

- I private messaged shirley on fb - she said her dad is doing a little better - so grateful

- snow blower - the snow is wet and very heavy

- that I got to move my ticker down 2 pounds. So, it's now 60 pounds lost. YAY

03-06-2013, 06:21 AM
-- grateful for a fun day of shopping yesterday
-- thankful for the funds to pay for it
-- grateful to BIL for taking us
-- thankful that brother came along; he's always good company
-- grateful for good weather for travelling
-- thankful for getting so many good bargoons
-- grateful that DH had a good time too!

03-06-2013, 09:10 AM
* warm and cozy home
* big heavy comforters
* my son went for his 1st ever job interview last Friday and was hired on the spot. He's still in trade school and the job is in his trade and the company is more than happy to work around his school schedule.
* I've gone for my interviews with local management and its corporate management for an accounting position and I believe they went well so hopefully ill have a good job here soon.
* pantry stocked with lots of canned goods..
* dependable vehicles.
* calmness over past couple days.

Pink Hurricane
03-06-2013, 02:29 PM
*My husband, our growing marriage, and his improving heart health!
*The rain we received yesterday that this area needs badly
*My job and the children I take care of
*The ability to get in a good workout this morning and walk this afternoon
*The community of great people here at 3FC
*A pantry and fridge that has healthy foods to sustain us for the week
*Our utilities being paid

03-07-2013, 06:32 AM
- willingness to try - although my food took many twists and turns, I was able to keep it within the parameters of my plan.

- dh's cold is getting better

- Erika is in a good hospital - now she can get this figured out

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

- having enough

03-07-2013, 08:14 AM
* the 2-5inches of snow ended up being alot of rain and only a dusting of snow.
* the sun is shining.
* running water, electricity, dtv, cellphone w/internet.
* my parents and both sisters health.
* my 2 and 4 legged kids being happy and healthy.

03-07-2013, 08:26 AM
+ a day with no "shoulds" or "musts"

+ Rachel is coming for tea today

+ weight is slowly dropping :cb:

+ generator installation is nearly done

+ above freezing temps - my side walk is nearly clear

+ my badly cut finger appears to be healing well :)

Pink Hurricane
03-07-2013, 01:52 PM
*My husband, our marriage, and his improving cardiac health!
*Bills being paid, food on the table
*A great job even though it is super tiring!
*Great day OP yesterday and again today!
*Ability to get in a good workout
*Beautiful, sunny day, still chilly but we need the cold!
*No humidity
*The health and happiness of our family
*Being able to spend time with my husband tonight before he goes to work!

03-08-2013, 08:02 AM
- I really wanted to overeat last night - but, stopped at a couple hundred extra calories - am grateful.

- my back is feeling a little beter today

- forcast for a beautiful spring weekend

- tomorrow we gather for the March birthdays - four of us have birthdays in March. Family coming from Michigan and Maryland.

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

- city picks up our recycling now... I remember the days of taking it out to the various recycling places. Grateful that it's such a convenience now.

03-08-2013, 08:21 AM
* got a full work-out in yesterday.
* hoping to do it again today.
* bill of the week paid.
* spring is right around the corner.
* the past week was fairly calm and quiet.

03-09-2013, 05:10 AM
- willingness to try

- soon I'll see family gathering to celebrate 5 March birthdays.

- my one neighbor found out why her leg hurts - she has a stress fracture in her leg. Grateful that she doesn't need surgery. My other neighbor who broke his neck is mending slowly, but healing. So grateful he isn't paralyzed.

- Maya is doing well with going to daycare two days a week. She's adjusting well.

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

- electricity

03-09-2013, 08:18 AM
+ above freezing temps and sunshine on the menu for the weekend

+ shopped locally for appliances for the Town Hall kitchen and got great bargains

+ resolved a couple of accounting problems without too much angst

+ eating low carb is working for me - 5 pounds off since Tuesday

+ cut finger continues to heal well

+ Jazz and I do pet therapy today - no wet and messy parking lot to navigate

03-10-2013, 11:36 AM
* a sunny fairly warm weekend.
* having worked out 3 days in a row which i havent done in ages.
* being able to open my house up to fresh air again.
* my bathroom maybe close to being done and usable again after about 2 months of not.
* being able to do a awesome hike yesterday, been ages.
* 3FC and all its wonderful people.

03-11-2013, 08:07 AM
- I persevered through the day and had a healthy day... grateful

- beautiful weather yesterday - folks in the neighborhood out and chatting. The kids were playing all day.

- we met the newest baby on the street... 6 weeks old, Braden. (that must be the new popular boys name. I've met three baby Braden's recently)

- my friends here at 3fc - always ready to listen and help the best way they can.

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

- a solid house on a very rainy day

03-11-2013, 08:35 AM
+ two lovely spring-like days

+ the snow is slowly melting

+ got caught up on accounting once again

+ cooked a steak without setting off the smoke detector

+ not much trouble adjusting to time change

+ nice chat with Claire yesterday

+ weight is dropping with new diet plan

Pink Hurricane
03-11-2013, 10:56 AM
*My husband, our marriage, and his health
*Bills being paid, food on the table
*Clean water and electricity
*Good job and good people to work for
*A beautiful weekend to be outside and run
*Ability to exercise today
*3FC and the wonderful women here!

03-11-2013, 07:30 PM
* awesome weather over weekend for outside activities.
* got a good bit of walking in today as well.
* my healthy 2-4 legged kids.
* my parents and sisters.
* the dh being close to human lately.
* my hole in the woods.

03-12-2013, 07:07 AM
- stayed on my plan... always grateful for that

- had a wonderful lunch with Susan

- bought healthy food from the grocery store

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

- heating pad always feels so good in the morning

- getting more organized with all the different passwords I have on the computer.

03-12-2013, 09:09 AM
* its raining but it is warm outside .
* have new plants sprouting in my flowerbeds... spring is almost here.
* was able to get some walking in yesterday, always makes me feel good.
* glad the daylight is getting longer, be even better once i adjust to the lost hour.
* 3FC, YMCA, warmer weather.

03-12-2013, 09:28 AM
+ the snow is almost gone from the BBQ area of my deck

+ the snowdrops are in bloom through the remaining snow

+ the missing tax receipt problem has been resolved for a client

+ today I have absolutely no "must do"s

+ my finger has healed enough for a normal bandage

Pink Hurricane
03-12-2013, 10:30 PM
*My husband, our marriage, and his health!
*Another great day on plan and for resting
*My job
*Bills are paid and money for gas
*Good food in the house and at work
*Ability to have healthy food and clean water
*3FC and all of the great people here!

03-13-2013, 07:12 AM
- grateful every time I make a sane choice around food

- the nice picture our little neighbor gave to me after taking three suppers to them - his dad broke his neck. The picture was all done in blue.. my favorite color

- car is almost paid for

- friends, famil;y, you all, fb, internet, cell phone, music

- furnace on a cold morning

- Lunch with my cousin today at First Watch

03-13-2013, 07:44 AM
+ have been eating more veggies lately

+ I learned the impact wine can have on a low carb diet - not good but now I know

+ after six years, Disney finally she trusts me enough to get on my lap for petting

+ new stove and fridge at the Town Hall are installed and looking good

+ found a home for the old stove

+ snow and cold will end after next weekend

+ Linda may be able to come for a visit soon

03-13-2013, 09:24 AM
*dry sunny but cooler day.
* my hole in the woods.
* my car running well.
* bills are paid.
* healthy 2-4 legged kids.
* healthy food choices.
* running water, indoor plumbing.

03-14-2013, 08:54 AM
- every day is a new beginning

- Rachel got a shot in her knee and it feels better

- my neighbor's broken neck is doing well

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

- laptop

03-14-2013, 09:53 AM
* this thread for always making me realize i have things so much better than i realize!
* this website for reminding me that im not alone on this journey and for not judging me when i stumble along the way.
* my medication that keeps my scd at bay and functionable.
* sunshine.

03-14-2013, 10:50 AM
I realize how truly blessed I am even with life's struggles and challenges
Knowing that I have people who support and encourage me is Inspires
And Comforts me through all of life's changes.

All it takes sometimes is a little positive word or a nudge to propel you in a whole different direction.

I am Grateful my Family was Brave enough to Tell Me The Truth ...That I needed to change the way I was eating and lose weight!

It is so easy to tell people what the want to hear instead of What They Need To Hear!

I am Grateful to be blessed with a Family that loved me enough ...To Call Me Out Gaining all the weight and the Impact it was having on the family!

I have a lot of Gratitude to my family for steering me in the right direction.

My coach who believed I could lose 100 lbs by just following the diet!
No magic ,No Pills ....
Thanks to all who have supported and encouraged me along the way, mere words can not convey how much I cherished and appreciated them.:hug:

This will be the 1st spring in a long time that I will not dread going from a bulky winter clothing to light more form fitting clothes..:)
Good Luck to us all , Roo2:carrot::carrot::carrot:

03-14-2013, 11:49 AM
For today, cause every day is different, and brings something different, Im thankful for:

-my home (and even the bills associated with it)
-my job
-my son & family
-the internet

03-15-2013, 09:14 AM
* my baby sister taking her weight lose seriously... shes down 52 lbs. so far from Auggust 2012!
* a week that was free of drama.
* fresh fruits and veggies in the house.
* spring is right around the corner!
* cellphone w/internet, dtv, electric, running water, washer & dryer, coffee pot, fridge/freezer, microwave, stove.

03-15-2013, 12:38 PM
I woke up feeling down. I am trying to be positve. Reading positive things...


- I like the time change
- rhyming with the neighborhood kids
- Meg had positive feedback at Alex's conference
- Rachel's dizzy spells aren't her MS - it's dizziness that should go away the doctor says
- family, friends, you all, fb, cell, music, internet
- Spring is coming

It's true... no matter how bad a person feels, there are always things for which we can be grateful.

Pink Hurricane
03-16-2013, 03:19 AM
*My husband, his health, and our marriage!
*Great job with great people and children
*My boss finished up cancer treatment today (it's been over a year since she began)
*Bills are paid, food on the table, clean water
*Healthy and happy family
*A successful week of being OP
*Even though I am still sore from 30 Day Shred, I feel good!
*3FC and the wonderful community here!

03-16-2013, 09:25 AM
+ Linda is definitely coming to visit - next Saturday I'm off to YOW to pick her up

+ pretty snowstorm yesterday - at one point when the sun was shining though the flakes - all silvery

+ discovered "egg rolls" in lettuce wrappers - nicely low carb

+ going to a wine making place's Open House today

+ although snow is on the menu again, I have hope so I changed my avatar

+ found and corrected a huge accounting error

+ the issue of the missing tax receipts has been resolved

+ my loyal dogs who are never more than six feet from me except when in the dog yard

+ Mr and Mrs Downy Woodpecker are enjoying my homemade suet balls

03-17-2013, 08:05 AM
Mom is coming over for lunch today

Even though it was cold yesterday, the sun was so bright. It made it cheerful to be outside. The kids in this neighborhood play outside all the time. I love seeing them get so much exercise

roast is in the crock pot

time change - I love that it's still daylight at 7:30 pm

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

nice lotion - smells so good

03-17-2013, 09:23 AM
* my hole in the woods
* my car
* bill of the week paid
* electric, indoor plumbing
*still feeling the burn of fridays work-out

03-18-2013, 07:35 AM
- Mom stayed here for several hours yesterday. Grateful she felt well enough to come over for lunch and a visit

- making a good food plan for today

- our warm sealed tight home.. on a cold very rainy morning

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

- crockpot... makes cooking so easy

- a good nights sleep last night

- our next door neighbors are scurrying around. Their wedding is Saturday. Fun times ahead.

03-18-2013, 07:44 AM
+ nice dinner with Donna last night - she discovered champagne!

+ Liz's wee dog seems to have rallied again

+ going back to the gym this morning - my finger is healed enough

+ glad I did not make an appointment to get my snow tires changed - more is on the way!

+ saw a robin yesterday

03-18-2013, 08:47 AM
its snowing to beat the band!
* my warm cozy hole in the woods.
* my kids safe, happy and healthy.
* my dogs healthy, happy and full of energy.
* friends near and far, old and new.

03-19-2013, 08:59 AM
* the 2 inches of snow we got yesterday is gone this a.m.
* the temp will be 60 today.
* tomorrow is the 1st day of spring.
* i found out yesterday i still have a chance for the accounting job i applied for.
* always seeming to be able to get whats needed when its needed.
* the encouragement and support of 3fc and its members.

03-19-2013, 09:19 AM
- finally, a totally healthy day - so very grateful

- helping Mom find a doctor she needs - she's very wise about things

- my friend gave me a delft teapot that she had after having to break up the house of her FIL. She knows I love Delft - it was so thoughtful.

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

- willingness to try

- Spring is around the corner

- after 11 years... someone else is organizing the plant swap

03-19-2013, 06:46 PM
+ grateful for Richard who plowed my lane before 8 a.m.

+ my furnace has now been cleaned and is in great shape for another year

+ made a quick chicken and veggie soup for lunch with Claire today

+ sunshine is already melting the snow

+ snowman building snow for the two girls visiting from Columbia

+ fun chat with Anna

03-20-2013, 07:44 AM
- willingness to try - yesterday was a healthy day

- DH's job that he loves & is so good at

- DH's company car

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

- a huge storage room

- Rachel thinks her dizziness may be going away

- Shirley's dad will come home on Good Friday.

- the scale is down

03-20-2013, 07:53 AM
- my yesterday was NOT healthy but I have a brand new day today

- found out my phone message notification was off but fixed it myself

- of the 47 messages, none were still important

- getting the spring cleaning urge - did the fridge yesterday

- the first day of spring and snowing but I'm grateful we are on the right side of winter

- a day with no appointments - I should get lots done

03-20-2013, 07:33 PM
* it's Spring!
* got a full workout in today plus a tabata class.
* enjoyed the day by taking the dogs for a 2 mile walk.
* my ds winning 1st place in the local SKILLS USA competition and going to state comp next month.
* my dd working and pushing herself for school Track team.
* my electric bills is slowly going down with each new glitch we find and fix.
* my hole in the woods.

03-21-2013, 07:40 AM
- willingness to try

- my cousin came to go with Rachel for her Cataract surgery

- weather looks good for Saturday for my neighbor's wedding

- good appointment with Ruth yesterday

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

- My "Blue" board on Pinterest. SO fun - my favorite board. There are other 'blue' folks and we love to share all our blue 'stuff'.

03-21-2013, 07:48 AM
+ did a fast and efficient shop in town yesterday - two hours there and back

+ nice chat with Linda last night

+ figured out why I was not getting my phone messages

+ of the 42 missed messages, there was only one that needed action

+ Paul and Mike seem to have resolved their differences

+ snow again for two days but the weekend looks good with sunshine

+ two more sleeps until Linda comes for a visit

03-22-2013, 06:25 AM
- a healthy day yesterday...always grateful for that

- a nice hair cut and color where my mom lives. I love seeing the ladies there. Plus, I get a visit in with my mom.

- Rachel's dizziness is a little less

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

- my birthday flowers still have a few posies looking good. They lasted a long time.

03-22-2013, 08:41 AM
- Gracie is feeling better

- good meeting last night about revitalizing our Village

- just a skiff of snow last night and sunshine predicted over the weekend

- have six new books on my e-reader for Linda to read on her visit

- just a few minor cleaning tasks to do today

- once again, the snowdrops have pushed up through the snow and are blooming

- we now have a committee to work on reviving our village

03-22-2013, 09:25 AM
* it was another drama free week... sooo grateful!
* having the self motivation to take my dogs for their walk a few times this week, im sure the dogs are glad too!
* getting some good solid workouts in at the gym as well.
* sunshine, always such a mood lifting enhancement!

03-22-2013, 03:27 PM
Grateful for the Netflix subscription my fiance bought me :cb:

- for the yummy taco salad I had for lunch
- for Pinterest. It helps keep me sane
- for this site. I love the support here

03-23-2013, 07:07 AM
- willingness to try - always grateful for that

- today has the making's of such a nice day - our next door neighbors are getting married.

- Rachel's eye surgery went well despite the complications.

- Mom got the appointment she needed.

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

- good furnace

= Maya is feeling better

03-23-2013, 11:32 AM
* the sun is shining.
* bill of the week is paid.
* got thru another drama free week.

03-24-2013, 10:35 AM
- a GREAT time at the wedding last night. I did NOT overeat and made great choices.

- my friend was so thoughtful in giving me her FIL's blue & white Delft teapot when they were breaking up the house after his death. I collect Delft. It was so nice of her to think of me.

- a healthy week.. I am so grateful for the willingness to try

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

- Pinterest is so much fun.

03-24-2013, 07:01 PM
* found a bunch of free full length exercise videos on Youtube :carrot:
* was able to get rid of the malware that locked my laptop without having to take it to the shop and spend $$$

03-25-2013, 08:11 AM
- willingness to try

- Deb invited me over to dinner last night - very thoughtful

- food to talk with my sister yesterday

- long talk with Mike

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

- we got 2 inches of snow - much less than predicted - glad

- the Florida basketball team who is the surprise underdog winning team in March Madness - it's fun to see.

03-25-2013, 11:25 AM
More snow on the ground!
* my warm hole in the woods.
* things around the house to keep me busy.
* healthy snacks and food in the house.
* the weekend was drama free, ever so greatful!

03-26-2013, 10:45 AM
* bright sunshine
* willingness to keep trying
* for being asked to teach a healthy eating class

03-27-2013, 07:04 AM
- a helpful session with the dietician

- about half done with taxes

- my nephew and wife are having a baby boy - his name will be Noah.

- some great folks are going to do the plant swap this year...

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

- my dishwasher.. such a wonderful luxury

03-28-2013, 07:02 AM
- another day to try and get it right... grateful

- Rachel is feeling beter

- music in the morning

- taxes done and going to accountant this morning

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

- dishwasher... it just makes kitchen stuff easier - grateful

03-28-2013, 09:14 AM
* my android phone and all its helpful apps that make it possible to keep everything with me and at the touch of a finger.
* sunshine, wonderful bright, warm sunshine.
* my car
* my kids, family and dogs
* the hanging fruit/veggie baskets my mom got for me. Keeps all the healthy snacks in plain view

03-28-2013, 06:25 PM
* the sun is shining bright today
* had a great day off with the hubby to be
* my Wii. Had the best workout on Just Dance
* the 5 dollars that was mysteriously deducted from my cell phone bill

03-29-2013, 09:00 AM
- I am so glad yesterday is over - it was a food nightmare for me. My willingness flew out the window. It's a new day - grateful

- it's going to be a beautiful weather day

- Maya is feeling better from her cough and ear infection... so glad

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

- electricity =- can hardly imagine life without it

03-29-2013, 09:10 AM
* another drama free week... always greatful for those.
* evening dog walks, nice way to unwind and end the day.
* peace of mind.
* bright sunshiny morning.

03-30-2013, 12:51 AM
* For 3FC. I really do LOVE this site!
* A few extra hours with the house to myself
* hot showers
* Hummus. Seriously. YUM!
* Trader Joes. I can get healthy food and not completely break the bank
* For FRIDAY'S :cheers: :woohoo:

03-30-2013, 07:52 AM
+ this thread that sometimes gets me focused properly

+ Linda who gave me such a relaxing time during her visit

+ the weather which is slowly shifting into Spring

+ a chocolate-free house this weekend

+ surprise party tonight for Margo in town

+ spring bulbs that are peeking up as the snow melts

+ slowly making progress on setting up my Blackberry

+ avocadoes - my new addiction

03-30-2013, 10:36 AM
- nice to be with our neighbor last night. He broke his neck and is going stir crazy. I got to help little Chase color his Easter eggs. Fun.

- sunny morning

- talked to my sister yesterday

- Rachel is feeling better

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

- house is all cleaned up - looks nice

03-30-2013, 04:03 PM
* beautiful sunshine!
* being able to open my hole in the woods up!
* having the $$ needed to treat my yard fot bugs BEFORE they get bad.
* the NOOM COACH app i found, its ever so helpful.

03-31-2013, 08:59 AM
- mom will come to dinner today

- Murray and I will put out the Easter eggs in the yards of some neighbors when they are gone. Fun

- yesterday was a beautiful day

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

- fun with Pinterest

03-31-2013, 12:37 PM
* laundry already done.
* housework all caught up
(both for the moment anyway)
* kids are gone for the day with their friends
* its a quiet rainy day to catch up on some of my fav recorded programs
* lots of fruits and veggies to snack on
* the kids have their candy out of my sight!

03-31-2013, 12:47 PM
-- beautiful :sunny: all day yesterday
-- temps up to 65 F
-- snow is melting fast
-- the summer birdies are returning
-- got some shopping in
-- got some walking in
-- second round of chemo is done
-- had mild side effects that didn't last long
-- DAD and JOSHUA are getting help/meds to recover
-- so grateful to be alive ...
-- so grateful for our needs met and so many blessings too.
-- so grateful to feel well today!!!

04-01-2013, 01:28 AM
This is a wonderful idea!

*gorgeous weather, loving it
*vacation from work
*half the house chores completed
*fun with my daughter playing board games
*movie fun with daughter
*yummy easy dinner thanks to the crockpot
*nice hot relaxing shower

Happy Easter everyone!! :easter2:

04-01-2013, 08:06 AM
- the children in the neighborhood were so excited to find the eggs from the 'Easter Bunny' yesterday. It's so fun.

- Springy weather ahead (no snow in the forecast) YAY

- Alex likes his new skateboard.

- we can do 'face to face' on dh's fancy cell phone

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

- grilled out yesterday. First time this year. And now it begins...

04-01-2013, 09:11 AM
New week and new month but we may as well carry on with the same thread. Right?

Today I am grateful for my Aunt Rose who was also my godmother. She died very peacefully on Saturday at 100 plus 8 months. A great lady who kept her smarts and positive attitude to the end.

I am also grateful for:
+ spring which seems to have arrived - finally!
+ robins - not yet seen but heard
+ financial security
+ my Delta friends
+ my dogs who seem grateful for me
+ financial stability

04-01-2013, 09:40 AM
Ruth, so sorry to hear about your Aunt Rose passing. Sounds like she was quite a lady!

This morning, I am grateful for the sun shining, the birds singing and the cherry trees....my favorite....are in bloom.

04-01-2013, 10:30 AM
* drama free weekend
* got thru easter with only 3 bite size pieces of chocolatr
* today is sunny and will be near 70
* kids being healthy and happy
* plants starting to bud and bloom everywhere
* friends near and far

Pink Hurricane
04-01-2013, 11:13 AM
*My husband, his improved health, and our marriage!
*Our family's health and happiness
*Bills and rent paid for
*Clean water
*Ability to eat healthy and stay active
*Wonderful rain that we need and nice temperatures!
*Healthy kitten and puppy!
*Beautiful weekend spent with my husband and family

04-02-2013, 08:31 AM
* getting all my flowerbeds cleaned up yesterday
* helpful friends
* cellphone w/internet
* indoor plumbing
* 3FC
* this thread

04-02-2013, 09:09 AM
- glad yesterday is over!

- DH got a new customer that he's been working on for months. It's so great.

- clear, blue, sunny skies... it's cold but pretty outside

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

- collecting pictures with all colors blue on Pinterest - brings me great joy.

04-03-2013, 08:49 AM
- better eating day yesterday
- nice lunch out with my friend, Joyce
- nice neighbors
- you all
- electricity

Pink Hurricane
04-03-2013, 12:16 PM
*My husband, his health, and our marriage!
*Having options as far as changing jobs in the next few months
*Bills paid, clean water
*Beautiful, sunny day and weather
*Health and happiness of our family
*Access to the internet to help with my workouts
*3FC and this community!

04-03-2013, 02:33 PM
I am grateful for:

- The incredible support system I have, in person and here on 3FC.

- having better health than I did 7 months ago.

- all the clothes in my closet that are too big... and will now get donated to folks who need them.

- Ideal Protein. I wouldn't be here without that program.

- to have a job, which pays my bills

- to live in a place where "cold weather" equals 40s and 50s, and lots and lots of sunshine!

- most importantly - I am grateful to have another day to live and to cherish everything around me.

04-03-2013, 02:58 PM
This thread makes me feel good..

*my cold seems to have hit it's worst, can only get better from here!
*laundry is complete
*pre-planned (and shopped for!) this week's dinners
*eating only when hungry
*scale is moving again, 0.2lbs away from 40lbs lost!
*still enjoying my vacation (from work)
*enjoying our lovely weather

Have a great day everyone!

04-03-2013, 04:19 PM
-- grateful for the beautiful :sunny: again today
-- grateful my chemo symptoms are short and mild
-- grateful for good medical care in this province
-- grateful for my sweet furry baby
-- grateful for my sister and BIL's help
-- grateful for such a lovely place to stay
-- grateful for all provisions & blessings made
-- grateful for all the birdies returning this week
-- grateful for friends and family getting well
-- grateful for all the faithful prayers ...
-- grateful to be feeling so well today
-- grateful to go for a good walk today (a mile each way) :carrot:

04-03-2013, 06:06 PM
Grateful- the sun is brightly shining even though it is still cold.:)
Hubby is doing some spring yard work ...so next week the Lawn Guy can aerate the yard ,and we can start to fertilize and the sod can go from a dull brown to green.:carrot:

Thoughts of Spring flowers are dancing in my head.:carrot:
My daughter will celebrate her BDay tomorrow! She is what I prayed for ....even though she took years to come ...then our family was complete.
Not in our time but in God's time ...she came into our life and has been a source of Joy and challenges at times ...but mostly Joy!

She truly is the Baby of the Family!! And we adore her!:)

Having my mom safely back under our roof ... I have learned to be grateful to see her regain as much as she can ...:)
I am grateful to have her with us as long as possible.
My 3 energetic dogs romping and living in the moment.

Being content with my life ...I do not live a perfect trouble free life....I feel blessed


04-03-2013, 07:54 PM
* beautiful sunshine and fairly warm weather again today!
* getting more yard work done and some azaleas planted.
* calories in check today... yea!
* my new scale to keep me focused and accountable.

04-04-2013, 02:58 AM
*weather is great, days are getting longer
*enjoyed a fun movie night with family
*ate well again today
*able to drink more water (still sick)
*nice relaxing day at home

04-04-2013, 03:02 AM
My daughter will celebrate her BDay tomorrow! She is what I prayed for ....even though she took years to come ...then our family was complete.
Not in our time but in God's time ...she came into our life and has been a source of Joy and challenges at times ...but mostly Joy!

She truly is the Baby of the Family!! And we adore her!:)

Happy birthday to your daughter, Roo2! This is very touching. Children really are one of life's greatest blessings.

04-04-2013, 07:27 AM
- got through yesterday healthfully - yay!
- all my friends
- DH is so happy with his job
- my family
- indoor plumbing

04-04-2013, 08:56 AM
+ got a couple of major Mill issues settled

+ Joanne has accepted the assistant curator post :)

+ although the weatherman says snow, we've had sunshine for the past two days

+ Peter will be able to get here from Calgary for Aunt Rose's funeral on Saturday

+ my eulogy is completed - now I'll sleep on it tonight and edit tomorrow

+ still too cold but the snow definitely IS melting

+ snow tires are off although still not stashed away in the barn

+ enjoyed working on Barb's taxes yesterday with her

+ crispy bacon for breakfast this morning - I'm on Atkins lately

+ the sweetest dogs in the County!

04-04-2013, 09:09 AM
* the scale is down a whole pound!
* the weather man is predicting warmer weather next week.
* house full of healthy food and snacks
* getting my walks in- the dogs are greatful too
* my car, cellphone, electric, water
* 3FC

04-04-2013, 09:52 AM
- work stresses are easing and I love my job!
- Tuition assistance for Hubby to go back to school
- my new CPAP....I'm so much more alert these days

04-04-2013, 10:23 AM
I feel grateful I feel rested right now, after so little sleep.
I feel grateful I awoke to my alarm and can make it in time for today's meeting.
I feel grateful I got to sleep with a pet next to me.
I feel grateful for easy-to-access and filling breakfast this morning.
I feel grateful my 10 lbs loss so far.
I feel grateful for my life. :)

04-04-2013, 03:21 PM
*still sick, but able to drink more water
*nice sunny day
*loving family and friends
*our wonderful 3FC
*still enjoying time off

04-05-2013, 05:20 PM
* my dd id 14 yo today.
* lasnites sleet and freezing rain turned to bright sunshine today.
* being asked to teach our healthy eating class.
* my kids health and happiness.
* my 4 legged kids health and happiness.
* my hole in the woods having another drama free week.

04-05-2013, 09:22 PM
^^ Happy birthday to your daughter!

*feeling better, but still sick
*scale is cooperating
*fended off a binge last night
*enjoying time off with my family
*beautiful weather

04-06-2013, 06:44 AM
- three days back on track - grateful
- tonight is Fireside Tales.
- nice campfire last night
- family, friends & you all
- cell phone

04-06-2013, 09:59 AM
Thank You pixie!
* beautiful weather for dd's bday party, they can be outside for the most part!
* bill of the week paid.
* warmer weather is on its way.
* 3FC, healthy eating class.

04-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Have soo much to be grateful for!!!
The ability to experience and appreciate what I have in the Here and Now !!
A wonderful not perfect family
Good Friends
3 Adorable Dogs....that are not perfect but add soo much to my life!
The Promise of Spring....and how I love to watch things grow...Can 't wait to plant my 1st flower of the season!
Grateful for my Faith that helps me endure through the good and bad times....and inspires me to want to be a better more compassionate spirit filled person and reach out and help where I can

The sound of birds chirping outside my window
The Sunrise

04-06-2013, 11:23 AM
- I had 8.5 hours of sleep last night and I feel refreshed.
- The sun is shining and my little bird Lenny is singing his little heart out this morning!
- I have no demands on my time today, so I can concentrate on getting my house super clean and getting some exercise while I do it.

04-06-2013, 02:28 PM
*woke up feeling pretty good, not "sickly"
*beautiful sunshine
*still enjoying time off with my family
*felt good enough to get a workout today

04-07-2013, 06:36 AM
- yesterday was a good food day - grateful - I managed to not eat the potato chips that DH and his sister were eating before we left. After the performance they got 'sliders' from White Castle. a trip down memory lane from their childhood. I like them a lot, even held them on my lap in the car.. but, didn't eat any. yay

- my performance went well. It was good to see some folks I had not seen in a long time.

- it's so fun to hang out with Nancy.

- I've put together some healthy days... yay

- friend, Paula, lost seven pounds. AWESOME

- friends, family, you all

- dh was so helpful last night

04-08-2013, 09:14 AM
* birthday weekend is over.
* spring has sprung, 70's this week!
* spring break is over n kids r back in school.
* the dogs n i have the house to ourselves.
* modern conveniences.
* my car.
* my hole in the woods.

04-08-2013, 10:53 AM
Today I'm grateful for:

*my 3 sweet boys and that they are all healthy
*that I get the privilege of staying home with them
*my ability to be up and around and get done what needs done
*coffee. lots of coffee. :lol:

04-08-2013, 12:08 PM
I'm grateful for...

*my cold seems to be gone
*the days getting longer
*my wonderful family and friends (3FC also!)
*one more day of planned off time from work (haha if only this one could be longer!)
*having a nice warm roof over our heads, especially for days like yesterday (snowed all day)

04-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Today I am grateful for
+ having had my Aunt Rose for most of her life - she died at 100.5
+ family at the funeral which really was a celebration of life
+ spring in the air
+ patches of crocus and snowdrops at the edge of the cedar hedges
+ robins singing their mating songs
+ the volunteers who finished painting the town hall over the weekend
+ nice dinner with the "girls" and kids last night
+ the kids are doing the cooking for the next dinner which will be on Mother's Day
+ repair of the Town Hall outside wall will cost only $800
+ discovered new place for post gym coffee - a nice change
+ feeling rather spritely and springish

04-08-2013, 08:15 PM
- At the baby shower I had a tiny portion of egg casserole with asparagus, 1/4 of a bagel, and some fruit. I avoided the pastries/potato & cheese casserole/punch .... and the cake afterwards. I was happy with what I ate. Grateful for the willingness.

- After the shower I met DH at our cousin's house for a visit and cookout. I was happily surprised that my cousin, Mary Kay, is also watching her calories and food. YAY!!!!!!! The dinner was so, so healthy. Grateful.

- a fun shower

- you all, family

- tomorrow is Maya's first birthday.

- dh has most of the garden spring clean up done

- a mild springy week predicted.

04-08-2013, 08:34 PM
Today, I feel grateful for my healthy hair.

I feel grateful for tasty water I can drink

I feel grateful for 3FC

I feel grateful for having a safe place to call home

I feel grateful for having healthy food in the fridge and in the pantry

I feel grateful for having a source of income

I feel grateful for being able to hear music

04-09-2013, 07:19 AM
- healthy day yesterday, grateful ... I pushed through

- today is Maya's first birthday... she is our smiley treasure.

- springy weather

- plants starting to emerge

- you all, my family

- google/internet - I am always amazed at how many times a day I use google... grateful for the convenience

04-09-2013, 09:14 AM
* bright, warm, sunshiny days!
* yes i agree... coffee, coffee, coffee (my drug of choice).
* also love google... i used it yesterday to help me fix my leaky toilet tank (plumbing for dummies).
* being able to turn the heat off (my electric bill is greatful too).
* allergy medicine.

04-10-2013, 09:00 AM
willingness to keep trying... realizing it will be a daily battle my whole entire life

soon I'll see the kids

such nice neighbors

my family and friends


04-10-2013, 09:13 AM
* Sunshine
* being able to have the house opened up
* my new scale for keeping me accountable and helping me figure out what tweaks to adjust
* 3FC, i must admit i am addicted to this place and its people
* having what my family and i need
* my morning coffee

04-10-2013, 09:30 AM
- my oldest daughter who likes doing laundry
- for spring break so my daughter has time to do the laundry. :D
- a morning without one single business meeting scheduled!
- 3FC. I know I can always count on support from the folks who post here.

Pink Hurricane
04-10-2013, 09:48 AM
*My husband, his improved health, and our marriage!
*The opportunity for doors to open when I leave my job in a few weeks
*Bills are paid
*Clean water
*3FC and the great people here!
*Our families health and happiness
*Being able to see another beautiful day, going to make the most of it!

04-10-2013, 12:49 PM
I started IP at the end of Feb and 5 weeks later have lost 18 lbs ! I haven't lost as quickly as some but still I am under 200 for the first time in many years !! I am thrilled ! Best of all, as a Type 2 Diabetic I am amazed how much better and how much more energy I feel ! By eliminating those carbs and sugars I am doing exactly what a Diabetic should be doing ! I am curious to see how my A1C turns out in May. It will be such a great feeling to put on those shorts ( new ones as I have lost over 12 inches total- 5 from my waist and 3 from my hips 4 from my bust) yay !! I have tried Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, 17 day Diet etc. I was always hungry ! ideal Protein fills me up and is so easy ! Last week I lost 4.8 lbs !! I look forward to the next few months and getting to my 150 lb goal !! Thank you Thank you Thank you !

04-11-2013, 06:58 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - grateful
- the birdies are chirping
- having shelter from the rain
- a good talk with Ruth
- gonna see our 'kids' soon
- friends & family
- talked with my sister - mom did too - from my cell phone
- the neighbor kids that run and give me a hug when we see each other
- the forsythia is blooming
- you all

04-11-2013, 09:12 AM
* bright sunshiny day
* woke up to birds instead of the alarm
* today is girls day w/mom n sisters
* my dd broke a school record at her 1st track meet... youngest to ever place, she placed 3rd in the girls mile!

04-12-2013, 06:53 AM
- seeing all my 'gratitude' friends here

- healthy yesterday - always grateful for that

- got the Rx figured out with my new doctor

- music

- google

- new heating pad

- plants emerging

- family, friend, you all

- photographs to look at when missing someone

- GS read a whole book with no help - it was a book that cousin's sent to GD for her birthday. It's so exciting. DIL posted the video. So fun.

04-12-2013, 07:52 AM
I am grateful that I have a wonderful Family Doctor that has the best bedside manner! He helps me navigate my health issues ....and he is truthful enough to alert me to future concerns I need to be aware of ......even if it may not be pleasant to contemplate. I love that he lays it's out and that he is able to be frank.
I am grateful for the quick reply from my Dentist when we called him after hours and he took time to callback twice to check and see how I was doing!
I am grateful that God has instilled a Spirit of Hope in my heart...and Has given me Peace to accept what comes my way. And Lifts me up when I stumble along the way.

Roo2 :carrot::carrot::carrot:

04-12-2013, 08:17 AM
* a rainy day to get inside chores caught up.
* the scale moving in the right direction AGAIN.
* my Noom Coach phone app thats helping me track everything so easily.
* 3FC, my diary of thoughts.

04-12-2013, 08:22 AM
+ my friend, Donna, who convinced me that going to the gym in an ice storm would be dumb!

+ a warm house, friendly dogs, coffee and a good book to finish

+ Shirleyanne, my longtime friend, who turned 75 yesterday - 50 years goes fast!

+ so grateful that Barb's knee surgery went well - she has cardiac issues and we all were worried

+ having a cake for this afternoon's farewell party in the freezer and remembering to thaw it this morning

04-13-2013, 09:33 AM
For this beautiful morning and that God has allowed me another day here. And that no matter how "bad" i think things are everything happens for a reason and that sadly there are others who are going thru gar worse situations!

04-13-2013, 01:40 PM
glad to be home
yesterday was healthy
birdies chirping
you all

04-13-2013, 05:01 PM
I am grateful that I have an Awesome IP coach that leads my example she and another coach are doing the Tough Mudder Today !

I am grateful to have people around me that inspire and enrich my life!

I am grateful that my Dentist handled my Emergency yesterday
I am grateful that Hubby is handling the household and I am to relax and heal..
I am grateful for the companionship of a warm furry body while I recoup.
I am grateful to me able to share my weight loss journey in anonymity.

04-14-2013, 08:19 AM
- feeling better... I kept well hydrated and still had about 1000 calories

- I love to hear the birdies chirping in the morning

- Spring flowers

- grateful that Maya didn't know it was her birthday

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

- willingness

04-14-2013, 08:46 AM
+ sunshine in the forecast for the next two days - I am sooo ready!

+ book club (rescheduled from Friday) was so much fun last night

+ Disney, my older dog, seems very excited about Spring

+ was able to fix a major financial glitch on-line

+ some more wonderful volunteers finished the Town Hall paint touch-up yesterday

04-14-2013, 10:33 AM
Warm sunshiny spring time!
Scales are going in the right direction!
Time with my baby sister yesterday!

04-15-2013, 08:28 AM
- a very healthy day yesterday

- I felt good yesterday - lots of energy, actually

- a beautiful spring day predicted

- flowers are popping up more and more

- talked to Mike... says he is feeling some better. He thinks he can go to work today

- Alex can read whole books by himself - I am so proud and happy for him. It opens another world to him.

- such nice neighbors

- our neighbor's daughter has returned home after living 2 years away from home. It was so good to see her!

- Mochachino, our neighbor's car,...she is such a friendly kitty

- friends, family

- enjoying the outdoor furniture... fun to hang out and fine spots to read, too.

04-15-2013, 08:56 AM
* having a nice walk along the beach with my baby sister yesterday.
* finding 3 summer tops, tennis shoes, and household things i needed at Goodwill yesterday.
* friends came out yesterday with their 2yr old boy for a surprise visit and stayed for dinner.
* bill of the week paid, gas tank full, healthy groceries in the house.
* 3FC, my diary and prozac.

04-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Spring is here flowers are popping up out of the ground.
The birds are tweeting.
We have had enough rain so there should be a good planting season.
So thankful my mother is ok after her fall the other night ...thought we were going to have to call 911 ,my teenage daughter and I used the gait belt and walker and finally were able to get her back in the hospital bed ,we were exhausted but we did it !
Grateful for the simple things in life..
Looking forward to sitting outside on the Porch Rocking Chair enjoying nature.

04-15-2013, 12:14 PM
I'm grateful for the cherry tree in bloom in front of my son's window. And I'm grateful that I'm still here and still fighting.

04-15-2013, 12:45 PM
* Healthy grandchildren
* Tomorrow finally came
* Beautiful weather
* More than enough
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-16-2013, 07:44 AM
- got a lot done for my program

- grateful have any food sanity I can muster up

- music in the morning

- so many people helped others during the bombing. People were brave and helpful. Praying for everyone touched by this.

- telling stories to the neighborhood children on the spur of the moment

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

- ceiling fan in the living room yesterday when it got really warm inside yesterday

04-16-2013, 07:57 AM
+ a lovely spring day yesterday - busy but enjoyable

+ huge clumps of crocus in bloom throughout my property

+ may not have to do pancakes on Sunday morning :cheer:

+ Barb is home from the hospital with her new knee

+ managed to get some seeds for the garden yesterday on a hectic trip to town

+ Joe finally came and took all the bottles to recycle

+ slept well, probably because I relaxed with TV last night instead of sewing

04-16-2013, 10:39 AM
my son found a summer job
my daughter is happy about her college choice
the smile on my little one's face when he got someone out in baseball.
I'm trying again.

04-17-2013, 08:41 AM
- pulling program together for performance

- I had several days where I didn't need Tylenol or nsaids at all.

- DH will come with me for my performance

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

- dishwasher

- our new granite counters - so pretty

04-17-2013, 09:09 AM
* my dd only has pulled muscles in her back and nothing serious.
* no drama as of late at my hole in the woods
* my family and dogs
* beautiful weather
* being able to do my own yardwork

04-18-2013, 06:09 AM
- a healthy day yesterday... always grateful for that

- Rachel had a good appointment with the eye doctor. Also, her dizziness has been gone for four days. Grateful

- got all my stuff ready for today

- ice and heat - always helpful

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

- my car

Pink Hurricane
04-18-2013, 03:00 PM
*My husband, his health, and our marriage!
*Being able to continue to find a solution to my job situation
*Bills are paid
*Clean water and clean food
*Beautiful day today
*Beautiful flowers my husband gave me
*The happiness and health of our family!
*Ability to work out!
*3FC and the wonderful community here!

04-20-2013, 09:57 AM
- home from West Virginia - it went great. DH is the best roadie, ever. Performance went great!

- so many plants are popping up = many from where things were moved around last fall

- neighbor's 30th birthday celebration today

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

- heating pad

Pink Hurricane
04-20-2013, 11:08 AM
*My husband, his health, and our marriage!
*Healthy and positive day yesterday, sticking with my plan full on
*Being able to enjoy my time at work instead of stressing like I have been lately
*Bills being paid, have clean food and water
*3FC and the community here with wonderful people!
*Farmers Markets, my husband and I are planning on checking out one of them here in the next few weeks
*The health and happiness of our family
*Fresh homemade basil pesto that I now know how to make!
*Another beautiful day to enjoy

04-21-2013, 06:30 AM
- yesterday was healthy... grateful

- fun party next door to celebrate colleen's 30th birthday last night... she was kind of surprised

- everyday more things are coming up in the gardens

- talked to my sister for a long time - she will come to visit in July

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

- Erika is feeling pretty good... so glad

04-21-2013, 06:41 AM
The rain has stopped and the roads are open so it s much easier to get around.
Monday all the kids will go back to school.
The grass is getting greener in the yard and my plants are growing.
My soaps are returning !

Got alot of my to dos for work completed

04-21-2013, 12:30 PM
I'm grateful that my little one is so excited about baseball opening day.

I'm grateful for the fact that I just finished one full-week on plan. Only three to go to meet my first mini-goal.

I grateful for the fact that it is a sunny day.

04-22-2013, 08:00 AM
healthy yesterday, grateful

- Springtime

- talked to GS on the phone

- GD got her first ride on a swing at the park

- a bit of the garden stuff done

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

- tape

04-22-2013, 10:32 AM
* getting back on track with my weight loss
* bill of the week being paid
* my ds winning state skills comp and heading to nationals
* 1 of 3 grants have come thru so far for my class
* farmers markets are back open
* 3FC, my Noom App, Healthy Eating Class

04-22-2013, 10:41 AM
I'm grateful that I FINALLY feel ready to stop researching and start writing.

Happy that the little one got three runs from three at bats at his very first baseball game. He was SO EXCITED.

Love the spring weather.

Looking forward to my trip this week.

04-22-2013, 06:08 PM
+ time to write down my gratitudes - been too busy to do anything except think about them

+ my health which allows me to be way too busy and survive

+ a great Syrup Festival despite rotten cold weather

+ the first daffodils are in bloom as are my scillas

+ my Gardiner-on-the-Go cleared off and tidied my front flower beds

+ nice volunteer appreciation luncheon at the nursing home today

+ absolutely no MUST-dos on my list for tomorrow

+ fresh line-dried sheets on the bed tonight

04-23-2013, 07:42 AM
- yesterday was healthy.... always grateful for that

- yesterday was such a pretty day out

- three of the little neighborhood kids helped me get some things put away in the gated garden. They each made a quick quarter for a few minutes work and were thrilled. Me too.

- new plants emerging everyday

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

- google

04-23-2013, 10:04 AM
Had a wonderful chat with an old friend yesterday.
Little one enjoying baseball so much! Love to see him out cheering with the boys.
My DH took little one to school today so I could stay home.
Excited about my trip tomorrow.

04-23-2013, 10:38 AM
* Enjoying my granddaughter so much
* So grateful that I can carry my granddaughter when I need to. Could not do that just 3 months ago.
* Staying on plan even with all the temptations around me
* More than enough
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-24-2013, 08:37 AM
- healthy day yesterday

- my friend, Mimi, got me some cute plant containers at the thrift shop just because she thought I'd like them. That was thoughtful.

- DH is will get to dine with Erika & Nancy today and Rachel tomorrow. That's so nice.

- made lots of roasted veggies for this week - nice to have on hand

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

- access to clean plentiful water

04-24-2013, 09:14 AM
+ peaceful "me" day that helped me make a big decision

+ Disney's hips seem improved from the meds

+ daffodils are blooming at the Church and my rhubarb is finally showing

+ long and helpful interview with my new pharmacist yesterday afternoon

+ chicken stock simmered overnight and my house smells wonderful this morning

+ meeting tonight re flowers for the Village planters - budget is $3K!!!

04-24-2013, 09:40 AM
* being able to rearrange the bills to be able to get 1 paid and have some left for household needs since the dh cut the $$ short for the week.
* having time to myself these past couple months.
* gettin minor repairs and improvements done around the house.
* my family and friends.

04-24-2013, 10:01 AM
* Staying on plan
* Closer to my granddaughter since she has been with me 4 months
* Get to see my grandsons this weekend
* Beautiful weather
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

04-24-2013, 10:31 AM
* Taking a trip today. Will miss the little one, but am so happy to get this piece of work done.
* I think I finally had the courage to quit my day job! I've been hanging on to a few contract hours and I think it's time for me to let it go.
*Am looking forward to the next few months, immersing myself in writing-- my favorite part of the process.
* Grateful that I have refound the strength to stay on plan.

04-25-2013, 09:12 AM
* beautiful weather
* my yard and flowerbeds all coming alive and looking beautiful
* having the things i need
* my new glasses altho will take some getting used to (bifocals) i can see so much better
* getting lots of little repairs and projects done inside and outside my hole in the woods

04-25-2013, 09:19 AM
- finally fell asleep last night - grateful. Wish it had been more sleep than two hours, though

- Rachel has appointment with doctor about her dizzies

- friends coming to help dig up gardens on Saturday morning... grateful

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

- heating pad, frozen peas

- every day is a new beginning

- stepping stones around the gardens

- comfy blue blanket my friend frannie made for me

- running clean water

04-26-2013, 08:36 AM
- healthy day yesterday... very grateful

- made the last car payment yesterday. So glad.

- sunny day this morning.. so cheerful

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

- I dosed off during Project Runway - I missed the runway show, but saw who won. I was glad. Grateful I can watch what I missed later on.

- the gated garden

04-27-2013, 06:30 AM
- healthy day yesterday

- the children in the neighborhood

- friends coming over today to help in the garden

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

- heating pad

- hope

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04-27-2013, 02:49 PM
*My husband, his improved health, and our marriage!
*Healthy week, OP all week!
*New job opportunity, hoping it will pull through
*Health and happiness of our family
*Clean water, bills are paid
*3FC and the community here
*Rain that we need very bad!

04-28-2013, 07:12 AM
- lovely day with friends who came over to help in the garden. I am so grateful and blessed to have such kind friends.

- my dear little six year old neighbor, Adam, who came over yesterday and talked for 15 minutes to me about burping after you drink pop. Life is so good.

- rain last night - good for the garden

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

- pretty spring flowers

04-28-2013, 09:58 AM
* My kids
* My dogs
* My hole in the woods
* My parents and sisters
* Friends near and far
* Having what we need

04-29-2013, 09:47 AM
- healthy day yesterday.... yay and grateful

- more gardening done

- rain... and then sunny out... nice because then all the neighbors come outside. Colleen was teaching all the little kids a line dance. Wish I had taken a video. So funny and cute.

- friends coming over today for a brown bag lunch and to watch some House Hunters International. Love that show. And... of course, get a good visit in.

- soon I'll see my family

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

- glad they are back to the necessary amount of Air Traffic Controllers.

- Spring is springing in my yard!

04-29-2013, 11:08 AM
My daughter looked beautiful at her prom.
I am SO happy that I don't have to go anywhere this week.
My office with my lap rug on my knees.
Working at home.
the strength I've found to stay on plan.

04-29-2013, 11:12 AM
* Spent time with all 3 grandkids in the past week
* Sleeping well
* Weight loss is steady
* Cravings are under control
* All my many blessings

04-30-2013, 07:14 AM
- a healthy day yesterday! Always grateful for that

- such a nice time with Joyce and Sally yesterday afternoon

- LeighAnn is coming over today to help in the garden

- the neighborhood children never cease to make me smile

- Spring flowers blooming

- turned my ankle yesterday and it's sore but it could be a lot worse - grateful

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

- access to clean plentiful water