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Getting My Coaching Certification

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

I officially start coaching training in July. I'm so excited! YAY! I never dreamed my life could really change like this. Wish me luck! I'm studying to be a life coach specializing in weight loss.
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MILDOLLARSMILE 4/18/2014 3:33PM

    YAY!!! That's so exciting!! I would love to do that one day also. You are such a perfect fit for a coach.

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MARYHENNIG 3/13/2014 9:13PM

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JUST2MUCH2 3/2/2014 8:10PM

    Part 2:

Mental Health

Family Relationships (Have a long-term goal of creating & keeping your spouse your "love of your life" & demonstrate that value to your kids, neighbors, family members, community, the world! I don't mean PDA's, but treating your spouse always w/respect & consideration. Don't put him/her down, contradict, criticize, "tease" in public about a sensitive issue { or in private--discuss differences while always remembering he/she is the love of your life}. Have you seen spouses that are so mean & cruel & derogatory towards their partner that you cringe just observing it? He/she treats STRANGERS or even the dog better than their "lover." Put your lover before friends, co-workers, your fellow good deed friends, etc. You are the only one that can fill the role of spouse & lover. Can you tell I am passionate about this subject? Married my high school sweetheart (met when I was 15; he was 16 & been together since) & have been married for 40 years. We ARE soul mates, but we make it a priority to keep that deep, intense connection.)

Friends & Future Friends

Work Performance & Work Relationships

Spiritual Needs in Your Life

Serving your Community, Church, those in need

Keeping Your Home Clean & Organized so you don't lose time looking for keys or important documents that should be in a safe or safety deposit box (passport, etc.)

Financial Health (not allowing yourself to get into debt or spend recklessly; having your bills organized & paid on time--avoid late fees, service charges, fees for bounced checks, robbing Peter to pay Paul at all costs; get free or low-cost help in financial planning if you need it--don't wait until you are in over your head. Pay your taxes now!)

Get rid of STUFF (Too much stuff rules you--cleaning it; repairing it; guarding it; etc. Then you have more time for meaningful relationships, hobbies, relaxation--all good for your health & weight control, by the way)

Simplify Your Life in ALL Areas so you don't feel stressed all the time & rushed & late. Missing important little, but meaningful touches like handwritten birthday cards or--gasp--letters; packing lunch for your kids. Making sure your will & estate plan are current & follow all legal requirements.

OK--so much to getting your life in balance & thus, your weight & health.

Beth will (actually already is) be so wonderful at this. Treating all w/compassion & care while dispensing her great knowledge.

I often ask myself (to remember to live my life NOW): What would I be doing if I weren't obsessing about my weight, food, my looks, my size, etc.?

That wastes a lot of time!!

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JUST2MUCH2 3/2/2014 7:36PM

    Oh, Beth! How exciting! And I know you will bring a lot to the table (ha ha--yeah, bad pun) when coaching, because you know It is NOT about the food or even the weight. All that is important, but secondary to finding a passionate, joyous, individual life path for each individual & how it is never a straight path.

I always remind myself that I need to heal & take control of ALL areas of my life (not just food, exercise, etc.):

Physical Health (which includes so much like adequate sleep & making sure you have all the necessary vitamins & minerals your body needs--like I found out I have pernicious anemia & don't absorb B-12 at all so need monthly B-12 shots & what a difference that makes in energy, mood, etc. Though if left untreated it can lead to insanity--like syphilis--my husband says the docs didn't catch it in time!)

Don't know if there is a word limit so Part 1

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LIONESS822 3/1/2014 7:50AM

    Congrats! You will rock this!

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CINTURITADE 2/28/2014 7:33PM

  Felicitaciones!!!! Estoy segura de que vas a hacerle mucho bien a quienes recurran a vos. Exitos Indigirl!!! Y gracias por tus blogs!!
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PIGGYWAY 2/28/2014 10:13AM

  GOOD LUCK

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/27/2014 8:10PM

  This is incredible!!! Please let us know ho it goes. emoticon

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SUSIE505 2/27/2014 8:08PM

    That is so awesome

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JAZZERDANCER7 2/27/2014 12:48PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful! emoticon

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4RASCALS 2/27/2014 7:56AM

    emoticon You definitely are a motivator. Proof that anything is possible.
I know you will be a success.

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SLIM153 2/26/2014 9:10AM

    That is awesome!!!
You will be great! It is so great to see you get yourself out and share your experience and enthusiasm with others including myself...
Good Luck and Have Fun!
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EJB2801 2/25/2014 8:26PM

    Your life experience is going to make such a difference in people's lives. Besides the "before & afters," which are very motivating in themselves, I have learned much from reading your thoughts on the "durings." Thanks for making the "during" endurable! Best wishes!!!

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JEWELZEE- 2/25/2014 5:58AM

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FRABBIT 2/24/2014 3:42PM

  This is incredible. Congrats.

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BETHSWORLD 2/24/2014 1:37PM

    That is soooo exciting!

You deserve it beautiful!

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PABPAJ 2/24/2014 4:51AM

    CONGRATS! WTG! So happy for you! emoticon emoticon

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OOLALA53 2/23/2014 11:07AM

    I've assumed since I first "met" you that this was in your future. All you have to do is wear a button showing what you looked like before! Your value for me has been not the details of your own food choices, etc. , which is often what people want to focus on, but that you have reduced your eating and been consistent at that, while not completely cutting out anything, unless I've missed something. It is the implementing of reasonable strategies over YEARS that makes the difference. Yes, there are people who are more extreme, but they are the exception, and I am wary of exceptions!

It seems like everyone and her sister are life coaches these days, but in your case, since you will have real life success to add to the counseling skills you will learn, I think you are going to deserve being paid to talk and listen.

I love that you will be ready to do this before you are what our society calls thin. There is such a great number of women who will be helped by having someone who isn't a skinny minny right off the bat to guide them. In emoticon fact, I would listen to you if you never lost another pound before I would listen to some ultra-thin woman who worries over every bite.

You rock!

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RAINBOWMF 2/22/2014 7:47PM

    emoticon you have come a lone way.

Hugs Mary

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VARELSE 2/22/2014 7:14PM

    sweeet victory for you :)

This is thrilling! I can't wait to see updates :D

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MISSPUV 2/22/2014 1:00PM

    I'm sure you'll do great. You're already a natural. Wishing you a great journey. So inspiring! emoticon

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SOSIREGIME 2/22/2014 10:41AM

    You will be awesome! It's what you already do!

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JANIEWWJD 2/22/2014 12:23AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I truly believe that you will accomplish that goal!!!!!

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WEGENERCS 2/21/2014 8:47PM

    Yay you, and to those you will work with. Definitely a win-win.

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LOLA_LALA 2/21/2014 8:22PM

    Beth, this is WONDERFUL NEWS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I've always felt that the finest coaches have "been there" and recall very vividly what life "in the trenches" is like. Yours has been one of the most dramatic, exciting success stories to come down the Spark pike in a long, long time - perhaps forever! What's more, you've been deeply candid and philosophical about your ongoing progress, offering me - and many others, I'm sure! - a sense that, "If Beth can do this, we can, too!"

Yes, you've got what it takes...can't wait to hear your reports starting in July!! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 2/21/2014 5:15PM

    You will be great at this! You are a great role model, and this sounds perfect for you.

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DSHONEYC 2/21/2014 5:14PM

    And you will be wonderful as a coach. emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 2/21/2014 4:27PM

    I am so happy for you! This is amazing news and you are so right for this. Congratulations.

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SUPERSYLPH 2/21/2014 4:07PM

    That's great! I'm super excited for you!

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AJDOVER1 2/21/2014 3:33PM

    You have so much to give to the Field of weight loss! Your experience can benefit so many people!

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ME_FIRST 2/21/2014 1:16PM

    Congratulations! You are going to be an amazing coach. I see a wonderful career for you, one that will be so rewarding.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 2/21/2014 11:10AM

    I think you will be a very good coach.

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PATTISTAMPS 2/21/2014 11:04AM

    You will be SO excellent at this! What a wonderful field for you! you could coach me any day!

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PAM_COOPER 2/21/2014 10:52AM

    Good for you! And coaching with a loving, understanding heart is always a good thing!

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SLIMLEAF 2/21/2014 10:41AM

    That's great news, Beth! Congratulations!

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LOVINGKATE 2/21/2014 10:23AM

  That is so emoticon Beth. Good Luck! You will make a great life coach. emoticon emoticon

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GLORYB2014 2/21/2014 10:09AM

    emoticon Good luck Beth! That is AWESOME!
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WILSONWR 2/21/2014 10:04AM

    That's really great! You will make a super coach.

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DLYNN1113 2/21/2014 9:20AM

    emoticon God has given you a heart for it. You will do well, as you have already do so much for so many. I can't wait until you get your actual certification though, as I'm sure that will be more helpful to you. You already spend so much time helping us. You are the best!!! emoticon emoticon

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SUNSET09 2/21/2014 9:15AM

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NANCY- 2/21/2014 9:10AM

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Just remember to take time for yourself.

Go Coach!!!!

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