BETSYBEACH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BETSYBEACH BETSYBEACH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ It's my birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618455 <em>247</em> <em>345</em> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:59:49 EST Sometimes the icy outdoors is beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617567 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l936899256.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:28:16 EST Someone is ready for something http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616576 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1153231278.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Snow stopped, sun's out! Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:25:23 EST Points for shoveling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615962 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l218443738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> lots of snow and ice to deal with... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:29:31 EST Gia and chase http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614642 Well Gia was over last night and up to her usual rambunctious self! She is three and chase is her favorite game. This is a picture of her with my son Brendan. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1149631534.jpg"> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:22:43 EST Early Morning Walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614159 I'm still out and about around 6:30 am - even in the snow! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l995453109.jpg"> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:15:09 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178434 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709531075.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone at Spark a peaceful New Year! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:21:51 EST Just a pretty picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107971 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350623188.jpg"> <BR> <BR> sunset from the Block Island ferry... <BR> <BR> and I'm down one pound! Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:48:02 EST My files are too large today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100930 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l619776705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We need help - I have some beautiful Fall pictures that won't fit! This is me and my granddaughter Gia a year ago! Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:47:00 EST Tennis at the US Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099417 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l55579936.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Li Na of China hitting a backhand. She has incredible strength, flexibility, and ability to get low! Mon, 15 Oct 2012 06:09:30 EST Vermont http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l939747937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is from the top of Mt Killington in Vermont USA. <BR> <BR> I just returned from visiting cousins in this lovely state! Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:27:45 EST some nights I eat like a chipmunk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l613164107.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Actually, it wasn't that bad last night. And I took a good 4 mile walk with my twin brother yesterday! Tue, 9 Oct 2012 05:36:30 EST fall colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l489527694.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:08:01 EST boring blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087454 yadda yadda yadda <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l133975652.jpg"> <BR> <BR> slow and steady here Fri, 5 Oct 2012 06:27:52 EST love the Spark meal plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086234 This Fall I discovered the Spark meal plans. I modify them every day, but they are helping me eat smaller portions and a good variety of foods. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 08:13:15 EST Fall Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084749 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l688331338.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Harvest at Noonday Farm. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:25:03 EST Love you Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083448 <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:43:08 EST Walking at sunrise yet again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081585 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446238931.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Chesapeake Bay Sunrise Mon, 1 Oct 2012 06:00:09 EST Tracking 1 2 3... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080241 Okay, tough weekend, still looking to get back on track... <BR> <BR> My niece Lee won the Iron Chef competition at the Steelyard yesterday. Check out the Braveheart look her team had: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l991442563.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 07:18:56 EST Oh no! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079220 I hosted a party with party food. I can't do that too often. How do you track during a party?? I think I did ok, but I really don't know. <BR> <BR> I'm going hiking today and will be back on track with food. I'll let you know tomorrow how this all balances out. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> the <em>236</em> and go <em>358</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:10:35 EST Company Tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077961 I think tonight is going to be a food challenge - arrrgh!!! <BR> <BR> Gotta focus on the people not the munchies. <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 05:22:48 EST New and good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076755 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l89956136.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We had a PINK sunrise in Rhode Island this week! <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:08:41 EST just a good picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297078322.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Narrow River, Narragansett RI. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:31:30 EST Clean sweep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073922 The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur tomorrow is a day of apology and atonement. <BR> <BR> The one person I need to forgive is myself. I choose to forgive myself and get on with being imperfect and learning a lot about who I am. <BR> <BR> I also choose to let things go - life is too short to worry. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a year in which you can learn to forgive yourself. <BR> <BR> Here is my granddaughter Gia helping me sweep in a new year of forgiveness: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:59:43 EST Starting the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072481 Monday...a start to a new week. I've gone without some sleep last night - up in the middle of the night! I walked this morning with a friend and over all do not feel too bad. I know the big reason for waking up is stress, but I shouldn't use that as an excuse. I'm going to make time for myself today! <BR> <BR> I need to work on cleaning my home and download pictures from a long walk on the North/South trail yesterday. I work as an adult education teacher, and it may be a little crazy tod... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:48:53 EST Sparking and soaring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071117 I have honestly not taken enough time for myself even though this year has been filled with friends and connections. <BR> <BR> How to beat S>>T>>R>>E>>S>>S ? <BR> <BR> S self esteem <BR> T take time for myself <BR> R relax and sleep 6 to 8 hours <BR> E everything in the past makes me wiser today <BR> S sparking and <BR> S soaring! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808082303.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 05:11:03 EST My granddaughter Gia leads the way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070354 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l667176757.jpg"> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:36:01 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4653312 I hope the New Year is all you hope it to be, Spark friends! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806049963.jpg"> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 07:26:20 EST I have golfer's elbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4603945 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l372388128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'll be icing it today. (And it's my husband who is the golfer!) Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:44:46 EST Me and My shadow - Thanksgiving Week Installment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4600329 I posted this on 10/24/11 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l868207171.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And this on 11/7/11 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817853172.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And of course this is me after Thanksgiving week: 11/26/11 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l768735015.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What a feast! <em>334</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:27:43 EST I'm thankful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597588 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l164288783.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l603413264.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, 24 Nov 2011 05:18:49 EST I'm ready to cook http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4596332 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l420387744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All my ducks are in a row... <BR> <BR> Where did that expression come from??? <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>4</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:45:34 EST Roadside diner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585584 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l11332015.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A great meal and this lovely stained glass food! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:13:30 EST Fall Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583039 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l125600843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124205021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35389639.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957899397.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I <em>129</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:20:15 EST Outdoor Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4582029 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303312670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yup, I'm pretty happy outside! Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:46:22 EST What kind of day are you having? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4578997 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671071086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> High profile day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l787510894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Normal day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32256998.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nose piercing day. Ouch! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426396428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Power walking day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957676893.j... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:13:49 EST Today I'm not sure which way to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4575755 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l751224186.jpg"> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 06:37:53 EST I hope this brightens your day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l304319750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l973729137.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l538343774.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l422520338.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l665974293.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The colors out there are wonderful! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 06:51:33 EST Me and my shadow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573183 I posted this on 10/24/11 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l83347532.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my shadow now (before). I'll post another shadow in two weeks (after). <BR> <BR> ***** <BR> <BR> So, I post this today 11/7/11. This is my shadow now (after). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l755659427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There is progress - believe it or not - see you and my shadow again in 2 weeks! <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 16:02:18 EST Going to the dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572299 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l195370934.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l509104182.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My food tracking went to the dogs this weekend. Where did that expression come from????! <BR> <BR> Luckily today is a new day... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l645825601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l994382085.jpg"> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:02:28 EST Happy Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4570545 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l707127601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> to my lovely sister! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 02:47:34 EST Do you remember when... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4567749 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l849629060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> you were this determined... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130406467.jpg"> <BR> <BR> or having this much fun... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l39961255.jpg"> <BR> <BR> or were a flower for Halloween?! Fri, 4 Nov 2011 06:00:26 EST I won the ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l91261299.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... door prize! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 05:57:26 EST I'm my own inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4564414 I just reread some of my blog entries from two years ago when I lost 30 pounds on Spark People. <BR> <BR> They are fun and even inspiring! <BR> <BR> Here is a poem I wrote (with apologies to Dr Suess!) - and, my friends, I did just pass on the Halloween M and M 's... <BR> <BR> **** <em>334</em> **** <BR> <BR> I am Betsy <BR> <BR> Betsy I am <BR> <BR> I do not like green M and M's <BR> <BR> I do not like them as I post <BR> <BR> I would not eat them with any host <BR> <BR> I do... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 05:44:11 EST Packing up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4556767 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l788105987.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A beautiful early morning view of the South River off of the Chesapeake Bay. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l587071103.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I spent the rest of the day and evening packing up my parents' house! Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:19:38 EST Me and My Shadow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4550243 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l42484975.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my shadow now (before). I'll post another shadow in two weeks (after). Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:24:10 EST It's Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4545969 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200772544.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I also got to eat a meal at this farm. Most of the meal was "home grown!" Fri, 21 Oct 2011 06:30:07 EST Gia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4542805 My granddaughter Gia and I were hanging out and fooling around last night! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l936613388.jpg"> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 07:13:21 EST Love this picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4534994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439270136.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:26:20 EST I did make it to the New Hampshire border... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533213 I've hiked every mile of the North South Trail in Rhode Island and the Midstate Trail in Massachusetts with my friend Mary. It's been over 2 years and 170 miles! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l352696126.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And my cold is better... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:21:07 EST