Friday, August 23, 2013

5 month diet update


Hiya kids, TGIF!  I am a big fan of sharing a little bit inside your world on your blog, so with that, I bring you the third installment of my diet update.  As of last Friday, I officially hit 60 pounds down and I am feeling good!  I'm one step closer to my waxed coat dreams and I just bought a few pairs of pants at The Gap the other day -- a milestone I had been looking forward to for the last few months.  I have a wedding, a vacation and the holidays right around the corner, so a new wardrobe would be great.  But the downside is that I have about 70 more EL BEES to lose before I'm done, so no shopping spree in my immediate future.  My wardrobe is going to be pretty sad for the remainder of the year, but my dreams of a Barbour coat, Patagonia fleece, new jeans and new bras will have to carry me through.  Next year, though, it's on.


PS - thank you to each and every one of you who have written me personal emails or offered encouraging words. My blog friends are arguably as supportive as my real lifers, if not more!  And I can't thank you enough for helping me through some dark and challenging times.  I'm happy to report, I feel like I can do just about anything now!



30 comments:

  1. Glad you are working to a goal. That French desk in your last post is gorgeous. I used to have lots of Antiques with ormolu on them and
    fretwork..
    yvonne

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  2. Congratulations on the progress you have made so far. I have no doubts that you will reach your goal. You and your mom look gorgeous!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  3. Bethany, can you feel my pat on your back? Great job, keep on keepin' on!

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  4. That is the best news of the day! You look so happy in this picture. You can do this and anything else you set out to do.

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  5. Yay Bethany!! 60 lbs is nothing to sneeze at. It can be so hard at times to stick to the plan but you are doing a bang up job.

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  6. Bethany-
    I am so proud of you! To lose 60 pounds is a great accomplishment! I am right there with you, friend! By the way, you look great, and I can't wait to see you this time next year!!
    It is tough losing weight and getting in shape, and you are doing a great job!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  7. You're so inspiring, Bethany!! Sending hugs your way!

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  8. Hey, Bethany! Congratulations!! That is terrific progress. We are all so proud of you :)
    x Loi

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  9. This is perhaps one of the hardest things a person can conquer and you are doing it like a champ! We will keep cheering you on. Great work! :)

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  10. Definitely you can sweet lady!!!! Woohoo! So happy for you! We'll be cheering on your progress all the way Bethany!

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  11. Congratulations. It's not easy, but with your strong desire and convictions your goals will be met!

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  12. Wow, that is so much. Congratulations! I get excited about 3 lbs, 60 is amazing.

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  13. You go girl, and I have learned to not tell myself that its a diet, just eating healthy..it sound so much better!! You will do great and feel great!!! Eating well is not always easy so remember to be forgiving pf yourself too, XO Karolyn

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  14. I'm soooo happy for you!! That is very impressive! Don't you think that feeling better is so motivating? My daughter's been teaching me yoga and doing it with me every day. It makes me feel so good that I want to keep it up!

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  15. That's a great accomplishment! Keep up the great work.

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  16. What an inspiration! Congratulations!

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  17. Bethany, congratulations on your 60 lbs! And best wishes and encouragement for meeting your goal! You are definitely going about it the right way...not trying to loose it all in a week as we see in the tabloids and movies. Stay strong, stay healthy. And if I may be nosy, which Barbour jacket are you looking at?

    Have a great weekend and thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. Wow what hard work you have done!! So inspiring!!!

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  19. Congratulations Bethany!!! Woo Hoo...you GO girl!!!

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  20. Kuddos to you kiddo! Amazing job you are doing! I am soooo proud of you!

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  21. I am so in awe of that determination and work to stay focused on your goals. You radiate joy and look fabulous! xob

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  22. Bethany! I am amazed and so excited for you. I know it is such tough work (my experience anyway.
    Now be sure to donate those larger sizes....you don't want to be hanging on to them, cause you know you're not going back! Those new items on your wish list will be in you closet soon!.

    Anytime you want to talk call me 913 638 5171. I am often up all hours.

    You have inspired me so much; you have not idea; there it is though!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Featuring:Artist Anne Harwell

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  23. Congratulations, Bethany! You are almost half way there!! What a milestone!!! Keep up the great work, you can do it!!!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  24. So very happy for you Bethany - you look beautiful!

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  25. Angela (adshr@yahoo.com)August 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Congratulations on such great success! You should be enormously proud of yourself. We are!

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  26. Way to go Bethany!!! Praying for your journey! You got this! :)

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  27. Wow Bethany, a heartfelt congratulations are in order. I'm still struggling with the same 5-7 lbs, and those seem overwhelming so I am in awe of your accomplishment and determination. Janell

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