So tomorrow is the big day. I don't know if the UK celebrates the holiday but it's a big one over here.

I have been here since July this year. I have had my ups and downs, from a quick weight loss at first to a long stall, from missing my husband for six months to having trouble with my daughter. I hit rock bottom with drinking myself numb and lost my home and had to move in with the in laws.

I remember the good times when I bought my first pair of shorts in years to crying by myself because of the losses I am experiencing. All along the way you have been there with advice and hugs. I went from feeling alone to having a group that I consider friends. I am now losing weight, exercising, being social and loving myself again. It's been the worst of times but also the best of times. I appreciate all of you. I owe Tiggerr alot. You know what you did.

I am thankful for this wonderful forum.

I am thankful for my mil who makes the days brighter.

I am thankful for a new lease on life and a second chance to do it right.

What are you thankful for?

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!



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23 Replies

  • I hope you enjoy your family time, seems a good opportunity to reflect and count your blessings..

    Cheering you on to your success 🎉🎉🎉

  • Thank you.

  • Hi Melhall, I like your post, it's good to take stock appreciated what we have.

    For me I am thankful for good mental health and feeling stable. After some years of battling with my mental health, at times you just want to give up. Feeling me again, when your unwell and drugged you feel numb. It's a great experience feeling me and whole again.

    I am also thankful for being employed, when I left work due to my mental health there were times I seriously doubted anyone would employ me again. Being employed makes you feel, more independent and valued member of society.

    I am thankful I am on this weight lose journey, because I don't want to die 10 to 20 years early which is reality for people with this mental illness, from diabetes, heart conditions and sadly suicide.

    So much to be thankful for and not least my family who are amazing.

  • So glad to hear you are grateful. I struggle with mental illness too even being hospitalized. I lost jobs as well and didn't feel like myself for years. Ive been on meds too which doesn't help. I'm just now feeling like myself again after four years. I'm glad you are doing well now.

  • It can be a real battle, good to be able to support one another, take care.

  • Yeah, you too. Goodnight.

  • I've just been for a long walk on my own.met some friends and had a hair cut .

    I'm thankful that I had some me time ,walking amongst all the hustle and bustle with not a care in the world.

    Good to reflect and be thankful.

    Have a great day.


  • Great that you had some me time.

  • Definitely,

    Enjoying the break for everyone.


  • Hello Melhall. I agree, it's good to remind ourselves of the things we are thankful for.

    In the past year, I drew a line under a very longstanding "friendship" that had become anything but. I was being undermined, bullied really, and barley recognised myself. I reached a low point just over a year ago and knew I had to remove myself, which was strongly resisted, but I stuck with it, knowing this was the right thing for my mental well being. I am truly thankful that I did.

    A year on, I feel I've got myself back again, far from perfect but happy with my own company and engaging more with the rest of the world. Having great support from a counsellor has really helped. And now I'm on the road to shed some of those many excess pounds that have accumulated over the decades; if I'm successful with that, it will reinforce my new-found confidence in myself.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving day, and thank you for sharing your thankfulness here, and prompting me

  • Glad you stuck up for your own well being and that your happy in your decision. I had a situation like that with a single friend that was making some immoral decisions that highly bothered me. I did the right thing because I want to surround myself with people that will bring me up.

  • Yes, there are enough downers in life without inviting them in

  • We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, but Happy Thanksgiving anyway Mel! Great that you are feeling so positive, long may it continue. You've cheered me up as well even though I'm at work all day.

  • Thank you. Glad I could cheer you up.

  • Happy Thanksgiving! :D

    I had my turkey dinner on Saturday last weekend as it's a bit hard to cook a whole turkey dinner on a work day and I'm attending an activity day in the afternoon next Saturday with the Brownies. I also baked pumpkin cookies for my Brownies on Tuesday so they could try something with pumpkin (cookies being easier to transport than pie!). :)

    I've never been very good at the thankfulness exercise. If nothing else, I'm in good health and that's nothing to be sneezed at. :D

  • Health is a great thing to be grateful for.

  • Lovely positive thinking and reflection Melhall

    Have a good Thanksgiving.

  • Thank you.

  • What a big day for you and a chance to reflect. I love reading the replies you make to other people's posts. .. always on the button and insightful. Best wishes to you as you overcome all that life has thrown your way

  • Thank you. That's sweet.

  • I wish you well in your new life. Well done for having the courage to pick up the pieces and start anew.💐💐

  • Thank you. Tomorrow is always a new day.

  • Happy Thanksgiving to you too Melhall ❤️

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