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My name is Bethany and I have about 100 lbs to lose. My diabetes has gotten out of control and I don't currently have medical insurance. So the best thing for me right now would be to eat right, exercise and lose weight. That has always been a struggle for me, but I am hoping that now that I am a homemaker again, I will have the time to dedicate myself to getting and staying healthy.

I know my weight has a direct affect on my blood sugar, and the same is true for the reverse... my sugars directly affect my weight... and my weight is back up again. I have been on a roller cosater of weight loss ups and downs for a long time... but I really need to stick to it this time for my health.

I have a few small daily goals that I am going to strive to meet, they are:

1. write in a journal/blog daily to record my food/exercise and
overall well being.
2. exercise 30 minutes each day
3. drink at least 8 glasses of water each day
4. take my vitamins and medication daily.

I have started this journey time and time again and never stuck to it. This has to be the time I finally don't give in, don't give up and just keep pushing through until these little changes add up to one big lifestyle change for good.

Wish me luck!


Member Since: 3/21/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,369

My Goals:
1. write in a journal/blog

daily to record my food/

exercise and overall well

being.

2. exercise 30 minutes

each day

3. drink at least 8 glasses

of water each day

4. take my vitamins and

medication daily

5. lose 1 -2 lbs a week

6. Encourage at least 1 other Sparkpeople user daily


My Program:
I am using the south beach diet and the biggest loser as my guides to eating healthier. For exercise I have workout videos, the biggest loser workout game for the wii, and plan to do more walking.



Personal Information:
I live in Bellingham, WA with my husband of 15 1/2 years. We have 3 children, the youngest of which is 4 1/2 and the oldest being 15 yrs. I sell AVON as a hobby and work full time as a property manager. My 15 yr old daughter has epilepsy and my son is a little ADHD, which makes life a little more interesting. Recently my mom moved in with us too who is also diabetic and is now battling breast cancer. My life is anything but boring... but we work together and make it work.


Other Information:
I am a sucker for chocolate, historical romance, and have recently discovered that I really enjoy gardening (even if it is just in pots on my patio).




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  • v NAYABUG4590
    I love u alot sister :] and tahnks for aways being here for me lately, I SUPER appreciate u, and I'm glad we are getting closer. BUT I've decided that im gonna start counting calories since i've been gaining weight pretty quicky lately, and I want u to come on here and start getting back to your walks in the morning, and the healthy eating and I will definitely be on here more so i can help!!!

    I love u alot sister

    LOVE your baby(est) sister Jenaya
    2161 days ago
  • v TINOCHKA7
    emoticon Just stopping by to see how you are doing. Haven't seen or heard anything from you lately and just wanted to check in. I've been a slug as far as working out and eating are concerned for the last several months and am slowly starting to get back with it this week. Hang in there! emoticon
    2186 days ago
  • v WENDYSPARKS
    Welcome to the Avon and Mark Representatives Team!! Nice to meet you!! See you on the team!!

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    2193 days ago
  • v OUTDOORSWOMAN

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

    TOP 10 STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

    1. Start small
    2. Get it on paper
    3. Focus on everyday habits
    4. Always see your goal
    5. Be consistent
    6. Never stop learning
    7. Come out of seclusion
    8. Allow for setbacks
    9. Trust your plan
    10. Have fun!!!

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti
    vation_articles.asp?id=518

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    2202 days ago
  • v SNAPPY_MOM
    I am going through my smokin hot friends' pages spreading a little Spark-Love. Fit and Fabulous vibes coming your way!
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    2207 days ago
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