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the lowest right corner was my biggest... I still don't know how I let myself get that big!

Mardi Gras at work 3/8/11 246 lbs



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Hello my name is Beth. I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. Sixth grade sticks out in my mind, because I developed faster than the other girls and I was considered fat and made fun of. As I've grown older I've accepted that I'm a big girl, and really don't mind being considered that. However, I was devastated when I was put on blood pressure medicine at the age of 26-27 (I think). I was struggling with bad relationships, failing friendships, and financial issues. I turned to drinking and going out A LOT! It allowed me to escape from reality. I'm lucky I didn't kill myself by alcohol poisoning or worse. I seriously thank God that he protected me through that time in my life. I continued to let myself go, and found comfort in food. French fries and fast food were my downfall. I know they're bad for me but I still crave them. So I stay away from it as much as possible.

Around my birthday in 2008 I realized it was time I needed to turn my life around. I went back to school and I am currently studying to become a teacher or daycare instructor. I love kids and want to have some of my own some day.

My life still wasn't peachy but I was doing the best I could to better it. I became serious with the man that I hope to marry someday and things really started to look up. I then realized I needed to focus more on me and the physical shape I am in. The hard part is he loves me for who I am and doesn't see anything wrong with my weight. I appreciate that and love him for it but I also need someone to keep me in line. Sometimes it's so easy to fall back into the trap of eating out all the time... especially when your partner isn't on the same page as you are.

I started working out on a regular basis but I start to see results and think I'm doing good so I stop working out or I start eating the wrong kinds of foods. I then gain all of the weight back or more and have to start right back from the beginning.

As for most people, losing weight has been difficult for me. This is the next step in my life changing goals. I really want to be healthy. My co-worker and I walk at lunch around the parking lot and I have been trying to work out in the mornings and the evenings as well. It's hard to balance school, work, responsibilities, and workouts but I'm really trying to do so. I feel like this site is definitely helping keep me on track. I would love to have more friends on here that I can confide in.

I can't wait to share my "after" pics once I have reached my goals!

Thanks for stopping by!

Member Since: 6/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 8,802

My Goals:
•virtual 5k run/walk April 2011 completed 68:06 √

Ran/walk 5k race completed September 17, 2011

♥ virtual 5k October 2011 completed October 15, 2011 48:41 minutes♥

♥ 250 √ 8/19/2011





♪☺Under 200 by 2014☺♪

Look good for my ♥wedding♥ 8/23/14

☼Establish a healthy lifestyle☼

My Program:
couch to 5k
Jillian Michaels 30-day shred
Sparkpeople "new you" bootcamp workouts

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I'm from Akron Ohio. You can find me on facebook as Beth Ann Beers.

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Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it. ~Zig Ziglar

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  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to 30 Somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose!
    2357 days ago
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    2452 days ago
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    2463 days ago
    I came across the following quote while "googling around" the internet a few days ago and think it's message is so important that I want to share it with my friends!

    "All of life is a journey; which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there." From A Little Book of Happiness
    2479 days ago
  • v HRCS740
    Just sparked by to say HI emoticon and have a safe & Happy Labor day!
    Many blessing to you and your family for this week!
    2481 days ago
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