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My name is Beth and I have been struggling with my weight all my life. I have several health problems that are complicated by my weight. I have Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiomyopathy, Asthma, Migraines, Arthritis, Diverticulitis, Acute Kidney Failure, Sleep Apnea and numerous others symptomatic from the MS. I would love to lose the weight once and for all so that I might be able to regain back some of my mobility and not have to be confined to the wheelchair as often as I am at times. B I believe that I can do this and that God has given me all these conditions to make me appreciate the fact that when I can walk that I should be grateful and not procrastinate- but I am a slow learner and at 56 I find myself still needing to lose some weight so I am hoping that I can learn this lesson once and for all NOW and not have to keep going through the same circle of trying to learn what He is trying to get me to see. So far I have lost over 150 pounds and this time I am going to continue until I reach my goals and I Believe I can Achieve it. I am now a Normal BMI I can say for the first time in over 20 something years and am around 5 pounds away from my goal that the doctor has set for me and I feel like I have gained my life back. I no longer can drive because of my heart condition (I will have to get a Heart Transplant I am told before I can drive again) so I am dependent on others to drive me around, but I still feel that the ability to move around without breathing difficulties and oxygen is wonderful. I have lost more weight at this point than I weigh so I have actually lost an entire person. This has been an awesome journey and I know it is never ending so when I get to goal that is only the beginning of another journey.

Member Since: 7/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 110,321

My Goals:
My long term goal is to lose to 130.
But more than the number itself I want to feel healthy at whatever weight I am at.
To glorify and represent God in a positive way no matter what I do

My Program:
(1) Positive Attitude
(2) Staying within Calorie Range
(3) Never giving up no matter what life throws at you, just keep bouncing back stronger each time:)

Personal Information:
I enjoy making handmade greeting cards and love to scrapbook. I worked as a computer programmer for many years and I enjoy both the mental and the creative side that the computer can bring out. I enjoy meeting new people .

Other Information:
My favorite saying is You have to Believe It to Achieve It.

My Short Term Goal:
(1) Lose 120 pounds by Feb 28, 2014.
Achieved 2/4/2014

Goals for 5/31/2014:
(2) Lose 130 as instructed by heart failure specialist
Achieved 4/16/2014

On-going Goals:
(1) Get at least 6 hours sleep daily
(2) Drink 8 oz water daily
(3)10,000 Steps Daily

Obese more than 30

Overweight 29.9-25
(Achieved 3/4/2014)

Normal 18.5-24.9
(Achieved 8/6/2014)

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    Welcome to our New years Challenge Team. Glad you have joined us.
    3816 days ago
  • v ALICE2003
    Way to go Beth! I don't think I could have gotten myself out of bed at 6am after not going to bed until 2am. I'm so proud of you! You're doing great, keep it up! :)

    3817 days ago
    Hi There welcome to all things BL, I just read your intro, and wow you are a figther and yes like your quote..believe it achieve it...you can and will do this! What a great blog you wrote to...it's the baby steps and one goal at a time that sets us up for greater success and victories!! look forward to seeing you over at the team threads.
    3817 days ago
  • v FREDDY1232
    Hi Beth,
    Hope you had a good day. Can't wait to start the new challenge with you and Alice..Margie emoticon
    3818 days ago
    How are you doing today, Beth? I'm glad you are trying to focus on the lessons God has in store for you. It seems He used one example after another until we make the grade and finally get it!!

    Are you enjoying the Nutrition tracker and the activity/ fitness tracker. I learned that my portion control was out of control and that I am a couch potato! I've started to walk more and turn on the music to get the heart pumping! I am no athlete.

    You certainly have some challenges, but with some healthy changes, you will find that you will see results. Little steps... done over and over... we will get there together.

    Blessings to you from the very dry west coast...
    3819 days ago
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