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Me with my daughter in 2003. This is the size I'm working to get back to!

View of downtown Richmond, VA, and Civil War bridge ruins from the south bank of the James River.


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I'm Beth. I'm an artist, writer, and mom in Richmond, Virginia, and I'm TIRED OF MY CLOTHES BEING TOO TIGHT! I put on a LOT of weight with my second pregnancy and managed to drop most of it in the first 18 months or so. I have a stubborn chunk to go and I am motivated to send it packing. I'm looking for folks that can use a cheerleader to push them towards their goal who would be willing to do the same for me. I'm so glad to have found SP!

I lead a fairly healthy lifestyle. I've been a vegetarian for 20 years, don't drink or smoke, and am active with my kids all the time. My bad habits? I eat my kids' leftovers, often snack before bed, and don't get enough "regular" exercise - all things I'm currently working to improve.

I don't weigh myself unless it is absolutely necessary, I prefer to use the good ol' tape measure or the fit of my clothing to best judge my size and shape. I'm pretty muscular (constantly lifting a 45-lb. kid helps with that!) so the scale does not really give me a clear picture of my health.

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Member Since: 7/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,835

My Goals:
Drop 25 lbs. and two pants sizes by April, 2010

My Program:
Not so much counting and managing calories, more just common sense choices and portion sizes. Regular cardio (walking/running seem to work best for me); gardening and lifting kids all day for strength work.

Personal Information:
Name: Beth
Height: 5'7
Pre-Baby Weight: 140
Spark Start Weight: 172
Start Pants Size: 11/12

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As a vegetarian, I'm always looking for great tips on keeping my energy level high without caffeine or sugar!

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    Ha ha--my middle name is Beth too!
    3722 days ago
    Hey Beth~Glad to have a new spark friend :o) We do have lots in common....all the way down to the red hair and my middle name is also Beth. I'm re-starting my weight loss plan today and so far so good...still trying to remember not to nibble on the kids leftovers too. How do I log eating 2 bites of chicken fingers???LOL! Time to go log my meals~
    3724 days ago
    Thanks a bunch! I guess one of the things we have in common is our name - my whole family calls me Beth, but my friends call me Liz. I guess it's too much to ask, to have them all call me Elizabeth! :P

    3724 days ago
    I'm having a great time here too!

    The teams are great, there's a team for just about everything!
    3729 days ago