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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.
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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.

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.
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Member Since: 7/23/2009

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My Goals:
My long term goal is to lose to 140.
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 February 28, 2014.
Achieved 2/4/2014

Goals for May 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)100 minutes of exercise daily

BMI
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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PATRICIA441
5/3/2015 10:04:16 AM

I noticed you have a Fitbit? What kind did you get and how is it working for you? There are so many out there, hard to know which kind to get that is easy to use and works well! Thanks for your input! Have a Bless Sunday!



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DALID414
4/27/2015 11:18:09 PM

Thanks for stopping by my SparkPage (MOD).



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WARRIORGIRL121
4/21/2015 9:14:41 PM

Hi Beth, emoticon emoticon for congratulating me on being chosen as SparkPeople's Featured Motivator yesterday! I appreciate it! emoticon emoticon Karen



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NGCHILD
4/20/2015 9:00:39 AM

Beth, thank you for your sweet message about Max and my honor of being MOTD. You are such a blessing! Hope you are doing well. Have a fantastic week!!

Nic

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REBECKY441
4/16/2015 9:17:08 PM

Thank you Beth for all your support. You are a wonderful Spark Friend! Love you!
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