Monday, March 17, 2008

A day that will be in my history book forever

March 16, 2008 now has a big star on it!! And will hold a special milestone in the history of me and marks a first for me!!

It is the day that I reached my goal and am no longer obese or overweight. I'm just normal!! I can't remember there ever being a time in my life that I was at a normal healthy weight. Or EVER being able to feel my rib bones. Or EVER being a size 8. Or EVER having this much energy to enjoy what life has to throw at me!!

All I can say right now!! It feels AWESOME but I do know that the hard work for me has just begun!! But with the new found faith in me and my support system, I WILL BE AN OBESITY SURVIVOR!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Climb the Wall

BC Lung Association
Stair Climb for Clean Air
February 17, 2008
739 steps (48 stories)
Finished in 9 mins 9 secs

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bernie's Surprise 50th Whistler Getaway

Ready For The Day At The Spa
Febuary 4, 2008

1st Time Cross Country Skiing
February 5, 2008
I won the Gold!!!
February 5, 2008

Friday, December 21, 2007


Since I have had this week off of work, it has given me a lot of time to reflect and to continue my behaviour therapy work with Beck's Diet Solution. I'm training my brain to think like a thin person since I have had over 30 years experience being a "thick" person. Therefore, it is a work in progress since there is a lot of rewiring that needs to be done. But I now have NO CHOICE and OH Well in my daily vocabulary.

Part of my therapy was to create a list of the advantages of losing weight and I would like to share them with you instead of keeping them to myself like I have been for the past 50 days.

Beth's Advantages to Losing Weight
1. Being obese will NOT be my legacy
2. My family will no longer be concerned about my health
3. Be able to fit
4. Healthier lifestyle for my future
5. Be able to look at myself in pictures & the mirror
6. To look better & more attractive
7. More confidence
8. Smaller sizes, more stores, more clothes
9. Won't feel so self-conscious
10. Feel better physically
11. More stamina & energy
12. Better impression
13. Feel in control
14. Less self critical
15. Greater sense of self worth
16. Like myself better
17. Happier

So this is why I'm doing what I'm doing!! Why I'm say NO CHOICE and OH Well on a daily basis!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Dress

December 8, 2007
166. 4 pounds
173.4 pounds reduced
16.6 pounds until goal
Size Medium

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

OIM Weekend Pics

October 7, 2007
After the Race
Quails' Gate Estate Winery
Westbank, BC

October 6, 2007
Cedar Creek Estate Winery
Kelowna, BC

Monday, October 8, 2007

Okanagan International Marathon

Well, we did it is all I could think about as Bernie & I crossed the finish line on Sunday in Kelowna.

It was a day to be thankful that I listened to others in my life to get me to this point in my life where I can say that I completed a 1/2 marathon walk. That I listened to my in-laws concerns about my health and walked through the Weight Watchers doors. And that I listened to Heather when she told me that I could totally walk the Vancouver 10K Sun Run which showed me that I really could do distance walking and that I really enjoy it. And to Bernie, who always tends to get roped into these "long" walks.

It was a day of wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

I had the honor of get my medal placed around my neck by a young lady in wheelchair waiting for walkers and runners to return to City Park. I had such an awesome feeling as we looked each other in the eyes and she said congratulations!!

I was patted on the back by a total stranger running by me completing his race telling me I can do this. How true is that!! I can do anything my heart and mind set out to do!!

Out of a group of 100 walkers, we finished right in the middle of the pack (51st and 52nd). Finishing the 21.1K in 3:08, which is faster then I thought we would do it in. I trained to walk it at 10min/k but we did it 8.9min/K. I guess the excitement of the day gets you moving faster.

There is always a what's next for me.

In February, I plan to climb the 48 story Sheraton Wall Centre for the BC Lung Association's "Climb the Wall" in memory of my Grandpa Smith.

The 2008 Sun Run of course!! But this year I plan to run it.

And then September, I will be walking in Weekend to End Breast Cancer, which is a 3 day 60K walk. I'm so thankful that the women in my life have not been effected by breast cancer but the stats are not in our favor since now 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.