Weight Loss Support - **Giving THANKS :) **
11-03-2003, 03:50 PM
I was thinking... (I do that once in awhile :^: )
Wouldn't NOVEMBER be the perfect time to begin a thread of "THANKS"... just take a moment to list at least three things (you may list more if you'd like ;) ) that has brought a smile to your face or into your life each and every day beginning with today...
I am very THANKFUL for:
*1* My Lord ~ for without him I would be lost and unhappy... he is my JOY!
*2* My hubby, Joe... the best husband anyone could have. He loves me with all his heart and makes sure I know it daily.
*3* My boys (our kitties): Domino, Guido and Zeppe ~ they bring laughter and unconditional love to me each day.
*4* Dark Chocolates! Need I say more!!!!!!!!!!!
*5* My 3FatChicks Forum Buddies! What would I ever do without you all to share lifes ups (& downs) with :D
*6* Curves - the exercise that works for me... exercise keeps my head out of the sadness and keeps me feeling fine.
*7* New LIFE :bb:!!!! Thank you God for our new little great niece, Mikala Rose... what a blessing!
Okay, now it's your turn.
Awwww come on... ... You can do it... ... just name three things that has brought you joy today.
It has been said, "When you think Positive in life ~
Positive is what you get out of life" Let's make it so...
May the Lord Bless
and Keep You Safe ;)
11-03-2003, 06:26 PM
3 THINGS TODAY--
#1-- My friend Donna, you don't know her (well-- maybe you do;) ) she is way cool:yes:
#2-- Compliments to me from my dentist and dental hygenist on raising my kids to be the quality people they are today-- of course I had little to do with it-- they deserve all the credit-- it did, however, bring a smile to my heart!
#3-- Rain-- to help with our southern California fires
11-03-2003, 07:42 PM
I am sitting here trying to relax after the day from ****! Believe me, after today, I certainly have thanks. My wonderful husband of nearly 31 years had a heart attack at 2:30 am this morning. He is 54 years old and he is resting comfortably tonight.
I am thankful that God decided it wasn't quite time for him yet and allowed me to keep him a little longer.
I am thankful that I have such a wonderful daughter that has helped me today in ways I cannot even count.
I am thankful that I have a beautiful 3 year old grandson that even in my pain and fright this morning, made me laugh by asking me, "Ok, Nonny, just where the heck is Granddad? Is he dead?"
I am thankful for many friends, relatives and former co-workers and even strangers who have put my husband's name on their prayer list. Prayer warriors without whom, I would probably be worse than I am.
I am thankful for this website and the ladies on my thread Time for Serious Fun, who inspire me, comfort me and love me when I need it most.
I am most thankful that when the time comes and Jesus tells my husband, "Come home." that I will know that in eternity we will always be together.
Thank you for starting this thread. For me in my hour of need, it has been wonderful!
11-03-2003, 08:35 PM
http://home.att.net/~scorh/Animation1a2.gifDear Dear FAYE ~
I am so happy for you that your husband is okay... how frightening! My hubby is 50 and we have been married for 28 years, I just couldn't imagine what you must have felt. My heart goes out to you and your family. May your husband continue to have a speedy recovery. I am so glad that God inspired me to begin this thread and it was helpful to you. And that you have the love & support of your family surrounding you.
May the Lord Bless You!
*Prayers* & (((Hugs))) :grouphug:
God Bless you GARY ~ You are sweet ;)
11-03-2003, 08:42 PM
~ I am thankful for a loving father in heaven to guide me.
~ I am thankful for a loving husband that puts up with me
~ I am thankful for two children who are smart and kind.
~ I am thankful for my dumb cooker spanial who is by be all day long giving me unconditional love.
11-03-2003, 10:05 PM
1. I am thankful to know my Lord and to feel His loving kindness. Even when I don't deserve it, He's there for me.
2. I'm thankful for Michelle, my massage therapist, who really helped to relieve the pain in my hips and back. She is a Christian too, and she is so kind and really wants to help people. She worked on me for 1/2 an hour (i think longer) and i could not believe how she helped.
3. I'm thankful to my Mother who is always there for me. In many ways she truly is my best friend.
4. I'm thankful to all of you, my 3fc friends on the CE thread and also my church friends whom i can always pray with and who are always willing to pray for me and my concerns. Truly special.....:grouphug:
Sunny~!you are so clever, having a link to the new thread, why didn't I think of that! And how special you are to think of us doing this, writing down what we are thankful for, great idea!
Faye! welcome to you and I'm so sorry about your DH. I hope he is back to his old self soon! Hope to hear from you.
So Gary~do you know if there is still a town of Julian to go visit during Christmas? I'm so happy they are getting a handle on the fires.
11-04-2003, 09:41 AM
1. I am thankful for a loving God who sent his son....http://members.aol.com/sunbeliefs/scp2ani.gif
2. I am thankful for a Christian husband....I've never known him any other way, since we met at 16 yrs of age...both new converts.
3. I am thankful for 4 beautiful children & 11 gorgeous grandchildren.
4. I am thankful for the men & women (such as my son-in-law) who are fighting, & who have fought for my freedom. For the great country I live in.
5. I am thankful for all the drs who help me, & believe in God. They pray about decisions made for me. They also pray, before any surgical procedure.
6. I am thankful for this board & the many friends I've made, helping me through some rough times.
7. I'm thankful for all the angels who watch over me.http://www.sunsetangel.com/angels/graphics/angel148.gif
11-04-2003, 10:25 AM
Gotta be quick--
#1 Yes Michele, the fireman saved Julian-- they made a heroric stand around the city-- the fireman that lost his life was one of those.
#2 Thankfull that my wife has been getting up and meeting a teacher friend at 5am to walk/run 30-45 minutes each morning, keeping her healthy
#3 Thankfull I am able to go to work (even if I really don't want to)
Bless all of you- Gary
11-04-2003, 11:22 AM
I'm thankful today for:
1. My Simba dog who loves me unconditionally and who always wants to cuddle in the a.m. before we get out of bed.
2. I'm thankful for Nicole C. Mullen's who's music touches me w/her words and sound. She loves the Lord and loves people and her music is special.
3. I'm thankful to have a job, even if it isn't the dream job, it's paying the bills.
4. I'm thankful i live in a country where i can be open about what I believe, i have freedom and i have many luxuries that many in the world do not unfortunately. Things I often take for granted.
11-05-2003, 02:30 PM
WoW! This is wonderful to see :)
Just stopping in myself to leave a bit of Thanks!
*1* I am thankful for Sunny, Warm Days of Fall when the leaves are just blowing in small gusts of wind and you can feel the wind against your face and feel God in your presence.
*2* I am thankful for http://home.att.net/~scorh3/Animal1v.gif Ladybugs! I know, I know... they are beetles, but I think they are cute and they entertain my cats :dizzy:
*3* I am thankful for my Lord's readiness to forgive me each and every day for the the mistakes I tell myself & Him I will not do again and do!
*4* http://home.att.net/~scorh2/Animation2b.gif I am thankful for the sweet sound of birds --- what a beautiful song.
*5* I am thankful for soft new down pillows... cannot wait to lay my head down tonight --- it's been a busy day today.
May the Lord Bless You ALL!
11-05-2003, 06:34 PM
The day began a very warm and comfy - 65*- but has dropped to a cool 47*... burrrrrr. And the heat just kicked on. I think winter is trying to make it's way here. We are expecting snow by this Saturday.
Today I give Thanks for:
*1* Being healthy enough to get back into my exercise program.
*2* I am thankful for the product 'Aleve' because every muscle in my body is letting me know I have used them today :lol:
*3* I am so very thankful for my family! I spoke to my parents & DS this morning and miss them terribly. Thanksgiving will be lonely here without them to celebrate with.
*4* http://home.att.net/~scorh/Flower1m3.gif I am thankful for my father and all the men & women who have given of themselves and their lives so that we may live in a free U.S.A.
Well, that's about it for today.
I sure do hope to see more visitors and less lurkers ~
please take a moment to stop in :^:
11-05-2003, 08:41 PM
Today I am thankful for #1 my nephew didn't get chewed out by Pastor in confirmation class for blurting out the answers!
#2 I am able to e-mail my daughter, away at college, Daddy loves you cards!!
#3 My wife is down in the gym "staying" in shape AND is going to cook tostadas for dinner!!
#4 Beer in the fridge and nowhere I have to drive to.
#4 son just got back his c-best (teaching) results and passed with high scores!!
Most of all thankful for my Lord Jesus Christ
11-06-2003, 07:12 AM
#1 I'm thankful for a roof over my head and a place to call home.
#2 I'm thankful for the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for their country and for our freedom.
#3 I'm thankful for my christan friends whos fellowship has kept me in line and healed my wounds.
#4 I'm thankful for SunnyD who started this thread so I would be more possative then negative which I have a tendency to do.
#5 I am thankful for computers so I can get information quick and easy.
1. I am Thankful to my lord who loves me when I am not very loveable.
2.I am thankful for the blessing of 6 wonderful healthy children and a Great Husband.
3.I am thankful that my Mother is still here and has changed her life around and we are very close.
4.I am thankful God blessed me with a wonderful large family that all gets along.
5.I am thankful for the blessing of a loving church and my extened family through them.
6.I am thankful for my New Son in Love God blessed my Dear Daughter with a wonderful Godly man.
7.I am thankful for a Christian Dr. Who never gives up on me even when I want to.
8. I am thankful that I have to work so I don't stay in bed all day and let my illness take over.
9.And I am so thanful for my Christian Encouragers web page what a wonderful group that have been there for me through a lot.
11-06-2003, 09:12 AM
I am thankful for 1) A nice warm comfy bed.
2) I'm thankful to have a nice coat that has kept me warm these past winters. (It was 13 degrees here this a.m.!! :o
3) I'm thankful we have a President who banned the partial birth abortion. He is changing this country in some positive ways.
11-06-2003, 10:13 AM
3 THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR ARE:
1. FINDING THIS BOARD TODAY
2. THE FACT THAT GOD'S LOVES ME AND MY FAMILY
3. THAT I LOSSED 18 LBS THIS YEAR.
4. THE DESIRE TO CONTINUE TO LOOSE WEIGHT AND FIND SUPPORT GROUPS.
5. THE ABILITY TO EXERCISE
11-06-2003, 10:26 AM
So glad you stopped in KDRULES ~
CONGRATS :cp: on you 18 lb weight loss!!!!!! May the Lord Bless you and continue to give you the strength you need to go on with your journey!
11-06-2003, 06:44 PM
ANY AND ALL SPORTS OUR GOOD LORD BLESSES US WITH TO WATCH AND PARTICIPATE IN TO STAY HEALTHY
THIS INCLUDES..... WALKING!!!!
11-06-2003, 08:35 PM
Quite a day today... not so much that it was busy - just felt like I pushed all day to get through it. I will sleep well tonight that's for sure.
I am most Thankful for:
*1* My dear girlfriend, Peggy, whom always brings a smile to my day when we are together. What a nice afternoon we had today.
*2* For the Love I have for my husband, Joe, and he for me... I was watching an older couple tonight - he was helping his wife to the car and stayed with her till she was settled and safe inside the car. Such love and devotion touches me.
*3* For the fun in just browsing in the stores & spending time together - we had to return some lamps tonight and then just enjoyed looking at all the holiday goodies. We both so enjoy Christmas. It's something how people change during the holiday's... what a shame that the KINDNESS, JOY and HAPPINESS that is all over their faces & in their beings now doesn't last the whole year long, just as God wishes it to be for us all.
Have a restful & peaceful night everyone...
God Bless you all over!
11-06-2003, 09:46 PM
I am thankful for each day that I can get out of bed, stretch my arms & legs, and breath in fresh air.
I am thankful for my parents, for loving me so much, and having confidence and trust in me.
I am thankful for Ricardo, though at times things are rough, he has taught me a lot about myself.
I am thankful for Jack & Chip (my two weiner dogs) who with their child like behavior, keeps my heart smiling, even on days when I'm feeling lower to the floor than they are...lol
I am thankful that I can afford the things I NEED, and not the things I want. If I could afford everything, I wouldn't want anything.
I am thankful for my health - though plagued with a few problems, I'm lucky that I'm here, and feeling well. Other's aren't always as lucky.
I'm thankful for the Children that I see everyday when I pick up my niece from school. Even when I'm having a bad day, I can't help but smile and laugh at thier silly behavior. They sure open my eyes!
There are SO many things to be thankful for, and these stand out to me.
SunnyD57 - thanks for starting this thread! It really made me smile! :)
gma2one - I am happy that your husband is doing okay! I will say a little prayer for you, and your family. I remember all too well when my father had two heart attacks - and it's a scary thing to go through. (((Hugs))) and (((Prayers))) sent your way!
11-07-2003, 07:56 PM
#1 My grandma and her fried chicken--- sooooo good-- with mashed potatoes and gravy!! ummm....
#2 My other grandma (still living) and her sense of humor.
#3 My grandpa that tried so hard to share the Gospel in everything
#4 My other grandpa taking me and my siblings to the cemetery to look at the headstones when we were little because we wanted to-- and giving us way too much watermelon and soda pop when he babysat us if you know what I mean lol (hint: wet sheets l.o.l.)
11-07-2003, 08:52 PM
I had a good day today... went to my Curves class and when I got home spent a few hours on the cp trying to catch up a bit (whew) and then got some household chores done. After that I have just been enjoying an evening of catching up with the paper and some magazines... nice.
I am Thankful for:
*1* Quiet evenings and the simple things of life.
*2* Friends that bring huge smiles to my face.
*3* The 'calm' I feel watching my beta fish, Grant, as I spend time on my cp.
*4* The look of a child's anticipation on my husband's face as he gets ready to head out for the HS football game with so much excitment. Sure do hope they win!
Well, I am afraid I am so tired this is all I'm good for tonight. Joe & I have a very busy day ahead of us tomorrow - we'll be out the door at 8:00am - so that means an early start. Night...
"I will sing about your strength. In the morning I will sing about your love. You are my protection, my place of safety in time of trouble. God, my strength, I will sing praises to you. God, my protection, you are the God who loves me." Psalm 59:16-17 (NIV)
11-07-2003, 09:00 PM
PS>> Just was looking over all the posts of Thanks --- you all are such Special People and I feel so Blessed to be a part of your lives...
11-07-2003, 10:36 PM
I'm late tonight w/my thanks......
1-Thankful that Julian, CA survived so i can hopefully visit and show my friend this quaint town during Christmas.
2-Thankful for the music I heard tonight, and the original songs that Mike sang. The words touched me.
3-Thankful that i have a house to come home to, to keep me warm when it's so dang cold out.
4-Romance........just a little glimpse of it tonight, but it's a good feeling.
1.I am thankful that as a child growing up I had the best Grandparents who lived on a farm. I was so much fun to visit and play in the barn. My Grandparents were very strong Christians and I learned about the Lord through them. They would tell me stories about how the Lord Blessed them during the depression when they gave the last bit of food in the house to someone else the Lord provided for them.
2.I am thankful that my DD was blessed with a Godly man. And they are now buying thier fist home.
3.I am thankful that through the tough times in my live God carried me through.
4.I am Thankful for the greatest husband! He has been there for me though all my health problems and I know things have not been easy for him at times.
5.I am thankful the struggles in life it makes me closer to God.
6.I am thankful for this post and 3 fat chicks who started this web page and gave us a place to bond and find encouragement with others who know what it feels like to be over weight.
11-10-2003, 07:45 AM
So much going on this time of year - and very hard to keep up on the weekends, so that may be a pattern I have set. Weekdays I am here and weekends off with the hubby ;)
I am so very Thankful for:
*1* My hubby and the wonderful (but sometimes a bit too busy) weekends I get to have with him. I cannot wait for him to retire, so we are able to spend some more quality time together.
*2* Thankful for the creators of the cute movie "FINDING NEMO" We just saw it last night (bought the DVD) for the first time ~ what a beautiful movie to watch ~ the COLORS are just awesome and so lifelike! Such talent in the making of it!!
*3* I am so Thankful for my Lord and the creation of Sunday's! A day of rest that I can count on and enjoy with Joe. It's so nice to come home after church and just sit together reading the Sunday paper, and talking over the week's happenings & watching football (even though we lost, again!)... I want more days like that with him :D
*4* Thankful for the snow we had here. Nothing accumulated, but it was really pretty!
*5* Thankful for another Beautiful, crisp, clear day today to enjoy. The grass looked like it had glitter all over it when Guido (my kitty) and I went for our walk this morning to get the paper. Really pretty! :^:
"God, how wonderful you are! You are more wonderful than the hills full of animals."
And that's pretty wonderful!
I adore animals :)
11-10-2003, 09:51 AM
I am thankful today for:
1. Books~I love books. There is so much available to us. In particular i'm thankful for the Tai Chi book i found on sale and also for a book about God being in the small stuff. God always helps me whenever i ask.
2. For the furnace guy to come out and fill my oil tank even though he left me a kind of nasty message. I'm thankful anyway that he'll be there today to fill my tank and check the furnace.
3. My friend Byron~he's truly a good friend to me. He's like a boyfriend but without the romance. We care about eachother but not romantically. And he's always available if i need help w/little stuff, like blowing a fuse and not knowing what to do about it...
11-11-2003, 03:36 PM
#1 Home Depot-- so I could get a new jamb and door for my home
#2 The day off to put it in
#3 The phone number of a good door man to fix what I did! l.o.l.
MOST OF ALL TODAY I AM THANKFULL FOR ALL VETERANS, AND ESPECIALLY FOR MY SON'S FRIEND DAVY AND HIS SAFE RETURN FROM THE WATER'S NEAR IRAQ. HIS CARRIER CAME IN A FEW DAYS AGO AND HE HAD DINNER WITH US LAST NIGHT-- IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE HIM. MY SON AND DAVY THEN TOOK MY NEPHEW TO PLAY BASKETBALL WITH SOME OTHER COLLEGE KIDS. WHEN DAVY LEFT I PUT MY FLAG UP (8 MONTHS AGO) AND TOLD HIM IT WOULD STAY UP UNTIL HE TOOK IT DOWN-- HE DID LAST NIGHT. MY 83 YEAR OLD NEIGHBOR USED TO GIVE ME A HARD TIME ABOUT LEAVING IT UP ALL THE TIME ( HE OBEYS THE FLAG RULES) WHEN I EXPLAINED THAT DAVY WOULD TAKE IT DOWN ON HIS RETURN MY NEIGHBOR GOT OFF MY BACK. THIS MORNING AS I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE FOR HOME DEPOT AND GET ANOTHER ONE MY NEIGHBOR WAS GIVING ME A HARD TIME ABOUT NOT HAVING IT UP FOR VETERANS DAY-- ALL IN GOOD FUN-- WHEN I EXPLAINED DAVY TOOK IT DOWN LAST NIGHT HE CHUCKLED.
MAY THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ END SOON-- MAY WE HAVE PEACE FOR ALL.
11-11-2003, 05:24 PM
GARY - Such a great mention! I thank-you!
I am also taking a moment to mention the Veteran's. My father is one and his father died on the beaches of Normandy. It is also my father's 68th birthday today - so it is a very Special Day to me.
I am Thankful for:
*1* My Father and all he has suffered to help this U.S.A. live FREE and the loss that is with him all the time of his men that fought under his command and along side him and the loss of his father. I wish my Father the best and most Special Birthday, with so much Love!
*2* I am Thankful for having the privilege of living in the United States... so many beg, borrow, steal and even die trying to get into the U.S. to live in Freedom and we have been born into it - I am so very grateful!!!
*3* I am Thankful for friends, who are always there when you need them on a bummer day ;)
*4* I am thankful to MICHELE (from CEr's) for being so "in tune" with the Holy Spirit and reaching out when He lays it on her heart - Thanks! ;)
*5* I am most Thankful for new beginnings... because I am beginning again after being derailed with my diet.
*6* And last but not least - I am Thankful for the encouragement of ~ALL~ my 3fatchick friends ;) I am so very Blessed!
"I will always sing about the Lord's love. I will tell of his loyalty from now on." Psalm 89:1 (NIV)
11-11-2003, 07:32 PM
You know, i think this is doing me some good to keep reminding myself of all the gifts i've been blessed with. Thank you Sunny for making up this thread!
I am thankful today for all Veterans! Goshl, i've heard so many wonderful stories on the radio today and it's made me very patriotic. Johnny Cash did this great song about the flag, made me cry. Thank you, thank you!
I am thankful for flannel sheets! Gosh i like them and especially at this time of year. Thankful too that these were on sale way cheap and they are really cute with snowflakes and penguins on them. Doesn't fit my bedroom decor exactly but that's ok.
I am thankful for the Bible. I love that no matter what the situation i can find inspiration and truth in the Word. We are so blessed.
11-12-2003, 08:19 PM
I AM THANKFUL FOR.............
--- I am thankful for my freedom. I can worship My Father in heaven without worry of persecution.
--- I am thankful that my husband was tranfered to the south for his job. I have meet some lovely people here in the bible belt.
---I am thankful for sight to see all the beauty God created, for ears to hear the song birds, for taste to saver the sweatness of a peach, for smell to enjoy the aroma of a gardenia or fresh baked bread.
---I am thankful for a great husband who puts up with me and who has been faithful all these years.
---I am thankful for all the trials I have gone through so I can grow spiritually.
11-13-2003, 08:49 PM
The Twelve Days of Thankgiving
On the First Day..... We give thanks for the fresh turkey feast and its hot trimmings.
On the Second Day..... We bless the cold turkey sandwiches, slushy cranberry sauce, and hard rolls.
On the Third Day..... We praise the turkey pie and vintage mixed veggies.
On the Fourth Day..... We thank the pilgrims for not serving bison that first time, or we'd be celebrating Thanksgiving until April.
On the Fifth Day..... We gobble up cubed bird casserole and pray for a glimpse of a naked turkey carcass.
On the Sixth Day..... We show gratitude (sort of) to the creative cook who slings cashews at the turkey and calls it Oriental.
On the Seventh Day..... We forgive our forefathers and pass the turkey-nugget pizza.
On the Eighth Day..... The word ''vegetarian'' keeps popping into our heads.
On the Ninth Day..... We check our hair to make sure we're not beginning to sprout feathers.
On the Tenth Day..... We hope that the wing meat kabobs catch fire under the broiler.
On the Eleventh Day..... We smile over the creamed gizzard because the thigh bones are in sight.
On the Twelfth Day..... We apologize for running out of turkey leftovers....and everybody says Amen!!!
I am Thankful for:
:lol: *Sense of Humor* :lol:
11-14-2003, 01:52 PM
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.