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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE THE PERSON YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE

I'm Beth. I'm a nurse navigator at a large hospital and have the privilege to work with women with Breast Cancer. I have so many blessings in my life... my family, friends my work,, and the faith that God has much more in store for me than I can even imagine.

I just celebrated my 60th birthday (I can't believe I put that to paper,,, guess it's officially true!) I'm starting to feel the toll of years of treating my body badly. As my MaMa often said, I don't mind getting older, ...
I'm Beth. I'm a nurse navigator at a large hospital and have the privilege to work with women with Breast Cancer. I have so many blessings in my life... my family, friends my work,, and the faith that God has much more in store for me than I can even imagine.

I just celebrated my 60th birthday (I can't believe I put that to paper,,, guess it's officially true!) I'm starting to feel the toll of years of treating my body badly. As my MaMa often said, I don't mind getting older, but the side effects really suck!

During the last half of 2013 I have experienced a number of health issues, some just annoying and some quite serious, Getting fit has become more urgent if I expect to have a reasonable quality of life for the remainder of my days,

My stubborn streak won't allow me to give up. I'm determined to prove to myself and anybody else who's interested, that it is possible for a horrendously out-of-shape morbidly obese post- menopausal cranky old gal to make improvements in her health and her outlook.

Life is difficult. I am certainly not the only one struggling. But I am determined to find healthy, life-affirming ways of dealing with life's challenges. Along the way, I may lean on you for support. I hope you will do me the honor of letting me support you as well.

There is so much that is beautiful, so much that is joyous in this jpurney we are on. Let's travel together.
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BETHJRN put on my pedometer last week and set my daily goal at 4000 steps. Passed my goal every day, so today I've upped my goal to 5000 steps. I've gotta start somewhere!
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Member Since: 7/21/2006

SparkPoints: 15,406

Fitness Minutes: 1,751

My Goals:
To get to "One-derland." I don't remember the last time I weighed less than 200 lbs. I think it was at least ten years ago.

To manage my diabetes to the point where I can reduce or eliminate medications.

To walk a 5K without collapsing.



My Program:
Nutrition:
Sparkpeople Diabetes nutrition plan. Track daily.

Hydration: Drink 6 cups of water per day.

Exercise: JUST GET OFF MY BUTT AND DO IT!




Personal Information:
My husband Mike and I have been married almost 39 years. We live in Central Florida. We have three adult children, six perfectly gorgeous grandchildren, and one obnoxious cat.



Other Information:
I love to travel. My favorite trips were to China and to Denmark. I've never seen the Grand Canyon, and that's next on my Bucket List.

I love to read. My Book Club is one of the nicest things I do for myself.

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WINNIE1978
7/27/2014 2:32:30 PM

If you had told me a few years ago that I'd have a garden I probably would have laughed at the idea. I was hesitant to start our garden last year for fear that things wouldn't grow well... and some things didn't. We failed miserably with radishes, which are supposed to be really easy. It's all trial and error though really. Something isn't growing well, give it a bit more or less water, give it a bit of fertilizer, and hope for the best. This is year two for the garden and we are still learning new stuff each day. I love the stuff like squash, zucchini, and peppers because they don't require much work. =)

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NEWTINK
1/1/2014 7:16:24 PM

Happy New Year!!!! emoticon for stopping by blog . I really hate getting into my weight with people who don't know me she just wore my patience. I hope she learned something besides I am just another angry fat person because I am not just more attitude than I can contain sometimes lol .



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6/6/2013 12:09:56 PM

emoticon Just stopping by to say hi! Hope all is well with you!



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4/3/2013 10:47:59 PM

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings

Just wanted to say and hope all is going great with you! Keep sparking and moving right along!! emoticon




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SHAPNUP
1/20/2013 5:35:48 PM

Hi Beth,

Great new intro on your page. I'm about where you are and share most of the same, shall we say, lifestyle and personality traits? Ha! I'm ready to start this new year in a healthier way, and would be honored to support you.

My plan includes more protein, fruits and veggies, and fewer carbs (pizza, pasta, chips). If I can to that, I will be off to a strong start. Wish me luck!
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