Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 30

Today Im grateful for a husband who knows when and how to make me laugh. Sometimes I can take whats going on around me too seriously and he always knows that and knows just what to say and do to make me smile.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 29

I am so very grateful for my friend Sabrina. It was with her urging that we began our weight loss journey together. She has been a dear friend and has allowed me to love her children. I have a small sense of the joys and frustrations that come with being a mom. Today as I got out of her car, her 4 year old son told me he loved me. Im going to miss her terribly when she moves to CA this weekend. My one solice is that she's not moving far and I can go visit. Thank You Sabrina for being my friend and my sister.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Days 24 Through 28

Day 24
I'm thankful for my parents. I have not been able to celebrate any holidays with them since I got married. I'm grateful for all the efforts they put in every year to make Thanksgiving wonderful.

Day 25
I'm grateful that while my Thanksgiving meal was not that great (going out usually isn't as good as making your own), that I didn't have any leftovers to tempt me. Im working so hard on this weightless journey and have a very strong desire to succeed.

Day 26
I'm grateful my husband has a good job. I'm grateful for all the hard work ALL the UPS employees put in every year to make sure we all have our Christmas presents. I hope all of you take a moment and thank their families for the sacrifice they make in not having their loved ones around during the holidays.

Day 27
Im thankful for a Primary class that asks the question Why. Today it turned into a wonderful teaching experience which I treasure. They remind me of why Im doing what I am.

Day 28
I'm grateful for my little online support group. I'm grateful I can go to them with questions on how to handle some situations and that they are inspired to give me the answers and guidance Im in search of. I appreciate that its a private group so I don't have to worry about my business being spread.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Days 22 & 23

Day 22 I am thankful for missionary experiences. Im grateful for the people I have met and for the connection I have to them

Day 23
I am grateful I had the opportunity to attend an interfaith Thanksgiving Eve service tonight. It brought me much needed peace and reminded me once again that we all have so much to be grateful for even when it doesn't seem that way

Monday, November 21, 2011

Days 18-21

Day 18
I am thankful for my home. I am grateful for its location and that its safe and sound after the fires

Day 19
I'm grateful for all my answered prayers both asked for and those that maybe I didnt ask for. Im grateful for the comfort they give

Day 20
I'm grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ. I'm grateful for his sacrifice on my behalf.

Day 21
I'm grateful to have a wonderful husband who has been so supportive as I have embarked on this journey. Without him I would not be as successful as I have been

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 17

Today I am grateful that I live in the day and time I do. As I was taking a shower this morning and shaving my legs I realized I don't think I would have made a good pioneer. enjoy the modern stuff too much

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 16

Today I am grateful for my health. As many of you know I suffer from both Type 2 Diabetes and Psoriatic Arthritis. For the last year or so I have been off of my arthritis medications because I was advised by a doctor that in planning on trying to get pregnant that if I can function in day to day life without my arthritis medications its better overall. So when I ran out of the medication I didnt go for a refill. So far I have more good days than bad. I am able to exercise regularly and in fact find that the more I move the better I feel. I still have days where I hurt and it takes all I have to get moving but I know I am being given a gift and for that I am very grateful.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 15

First off I have to share my latest achievement. I got my 10lbs lost ribbon today. I'm so excited. My goal for the next month is to hit the gym hard every day do better on my eating so I can reach my next goal sooner.

Now for what I'm greatful for. I'm greatful for the ability I have to read good books. To me there is nothing like cuddling up on the couch reading a good book. It allows me to escape for a short time and I find I emerge refreshed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 14

Today I am so grateful for inspiration I received and then having a doctor confirm what I felt. I have been concerned about the medications I am on and how they affect when and if we are able to get pregnant. A month or so ago I had an answer given as to the path we were to take told John about it and then have been working on getting to the goal. Today my doctor eased all my fears and now I know Im doing the right thing. No we aren't trying yet but for those of you who know me well know that because of some of the health issues I have I have to do a little more prep work.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 13

Today I am thankful for the two sweet boys in my primary class who through their sweet ways remind me that I am doing the right thing as far as a church assignment at this time

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 12

Today I am thankful for our dog. Shes a little ball of fire. I have had a difficult week and she has some way of knowing that I need extra love, so she has stuck by me all week. I jokingly call her my little minion. I am amazed that one of Heavenly Fathers creatures has a second sense, so much so that shes added something to our little family that can't be replaced. And from time to time she provides comic relief.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 11

Today I'm thankful for all of the men in my family who served in the armed forces. Without these brave men and women we would not have the freedoms we have today. I know our country is in turmoil right now and I feel its important to remember what it is we have, what has been fought for, and stand up for what is right and let our voices be heard when things are going so very wrong.
So thank you to the following who served from my family both living and dead
Charles Young
Ernest Clark
Chris Tyler
Jim Tyler
Richard Zinnick
Paul McBee

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 10

I'm greatful the sun is out today. One of the hardest things for me to get used to here is that during the winter its overcast and cloudy most of the time for several months. We have been so fortunate that its been sunny for the last couple of weeks. Its cold yes but ahh I love the sun.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 9

I'm grateful for life lessons learned. Sometimes challenges and difficult situations are placed in our path that at the time we don't understand why. However its those times later when a slightly similar situation arises that we realize why we had to face the first one. It makes us stronger and able to handle whatever may come our way.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 8

So yesterday should have been days 6 & 7 instead of 5 & 6 Sorry for the confusion

Day 8:
I'm greatful for the following question my husband asks me when life gets too much for me sometimes. Its these simple words "What in this situation do you have control of?" This question has helped me make difficult decisions and to put things into perspective.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Days 5 & 6

Day 5:
I'm greatful for my "second" mom. Shes a lady in my ward that has been my rock since I moved here. Yes my mom knows about her and is greatful I have her. Shes an amazing woman who when my moms not available I can go to for advice or a hug when I need it. No one could ever replace my actual mom, but its nice to have someone you can go to when your own mom is so very far away.

Day 6:
Im greatful for the friends who today listened to me vent some frustrations, and who gave advice. You know who you are and Im greatful for you.,

Saturday, November 5, 2011


"There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude." ~Robert Brault

Many of you may have noticed that the latest thing on Facebook is to every day put something you are grateful for. I decided that I would do mine in our blog instead. I have found the last few days that my heart is so very full of gratitude. I also know that sometimes I don't always say how grateful I am. My wonderful husband might disagree with me on this because I tell him thank you all the time but I don't say it to others whom I love and care about. Since its already Novemeber 5th I find myself 5 days behind.

1. I'm grateful for an amazing husband who works very hard to provide for our little family. I'm grateful for the priesthood he holds and for the example he is to me.
2. I'm grateful for wonderful parents who raised me in the gospel so that I haven't had to go through life without it. I'm grateful for all they do for each of us children and for how important it is to them that we have a relationship.
3. I'm grateful for my wonderful sisters. We don't talk as much as we should but I love each of them very much.
4. I'm grateful to the dear friends I have here, especially the one who encouraged me to join Weight Watchers. It has taken a long time to build these relationships and I cherish them
5. I'm grateful I live so close to Lake Tahoe. What an amazing place it is and I can't wait to share it with my family.

What are you grateful for?