BETSYBEACH's SparkPeople Blog BETSYBEACH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's my birthday! <em>247</em> <em>345</em> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:59:49 EST Sometimes the icy outdoors is beautiful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:28:16 EST Someone is ready for something <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Snow stopped, sun's out! Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:25:23 EST Points for shoveling <img src=""> <BR> <BR> lots of snow and ice to deal with... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:29:31 EST Gia and chase 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=""> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:22:43 EST Early Morning Walks I'm still out and about around 6:30 am - even in the snow! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:15:09 EST Happy New Year <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone at Spark a peaceful New Year! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:21:51 EST Just a pretty picture <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:08:01 EST boring blog yadda yadda yadda <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> slow and steady here Fri, 5 Oct 2012 06:27:52 EST love the Spark meal plans 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 <img src=""> <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! <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:43:08 EST Walking at sunrise yet again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Chesapeake Bay Sunrise Mon, 1 Oct 2012 06:00:09 EST Tracking 1 2 3... 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=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 07:18:56 EST Oh no! 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 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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Narrow River, Narragansett RI. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:31:30 EST Clean sweep 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 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 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=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 05:11:03 EST My granddaughter Gia leads the way! <img src=""> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:36:01 EST Happy New Year! I hope the New Year is all you hope it to be, Spark friends! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 07:26:20 EST I have golfer's elbow <img src=""> <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 I posted this on 10/24/11 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And this on 11/7/11 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And of course this is me after Thanksgiving week: 11/26/11 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What a feast! <em>334</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:27:43 EST I'm thankful for... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, 24 Nov 2011 05:18:49 EST I'm ready to cook <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A great meal and this lovely stained glass food! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:13:30 EST Fall Colors <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I <em>129</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:20:15 EST Outdoor Girl <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yup, I'm pretty happy outside! Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:46:22 EST What kind of day are you having? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> High profile day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Normal day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nose piercing day. Ouch! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Power walking day. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:13:49 EST Today I'm not sure which way to go <img src=""> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 06:37:53 EST I hope this brightens your day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 I posted this on 10/24/11 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:02:28 EST Happy Birthday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> to my lovely sister! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 02:47:34 EST Do you remember when... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> you were this determined... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> or having this much fun... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> or were a flower for Halloween?! Fri, 4 Nov 2011 06:00:26 EST I won the ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... door prize! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 05:57:26 EST I'm my own inspiration 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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A beautiful early morning view of the South River off of the Chesapeake Bay. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 My granddaughter Gia and I were hanging out and fooling around last night! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 07:13:21 EST Love this picture <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:26:20 EST I did make it to the New Hampshire border... 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=""> <BR> <BR> And my cold is better... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:21:07 EST