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Here are some of my favorite posts from this blog – enjoy!

Weight Loss Related

Debt Related

On Working for Weight Watchers (from 2011 – 2013)

Plastic Surgery

After maintaining an 88 pound weight loss (give or take a few pounds) for over two years, I decided to move forward with plastic surgery to take care of the extra skin and fat around my abdomen that diet and exercise wouldn’t help budge by getting an extended abdominoplasty with flank lipo. My surgery was on July 29, 2013 with Dr. Ruff of Ruff Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC and I candidly wrote about every step of the journey.

9 Comments on Top Posts

  1. Gail
    January 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Beth,

    I stumbled across your blog while looking for info about the PP changes for 2012. I could NOT lose weight on 29 pts/day and thanks to your blog will adjust the daily pts to 26.

    I also wanted to tell you that your blog is fabulous and I plan on using your recipe for eppglant parm. Eggplant is my cooking nemesis, but we’ll see if your recipe helps me defeat the lousy results I’ve had in the past.

    I am also a lifetime member and have lost 85 lbs on WW. It is a struggle every day, but WW has given me the tools to manage my weight. Too bad there aren’t meetings devoted to maintenance since our needs are so different.

    You look fabulous and congratulations on changing your life. I know your struggle!

    Best regards,


    • Beth
      January 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi Gail-

      So glad you found me and that 26 pts+ is helping you bust back into weight loss mode! And 85 pounds – congratulations!! That’s amazing.

      I agree that maintenance needs are different than weight loss needs, but I think at the same time, you have to stick with the habits that you learn in WW in order to maintain the loss. I think it’s motivating for people in weight loss mode to see us maintainers at goal or struggling to stay there to reiterate how important it is to make lifestyle changes rather than just quick fixes, but I do think a Lifetimers only forum could be a good idea! I’d check out the WW Boards online if you haven’t already – it might be a good source of motivation!!

  2. Abby
    January 3, 2012 at 10:03 am (9 years ago)

    Hi Beth

    Thank you for the fantastic blog. You are truly an inspiration!

    I have been a member of WW on and off since 2001. I obtained lifetime a little over a year ago with losing over 60 pounds. I was considering applying to work for WW since I would love to inspire others. Do you recommend to work as a receptionist first? How is it working a full-time job and then working part-time for WW? Is there flexibility? I appreciate any feedback you can offer.

    Thank you! Abby (

  3. Allie
    August 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm (8 years ago)

    Hey Beth! I found your blog and I was so shocked to see how similar we are!

    I came to a huge plateau on Weight Watchers PointsPlus, then I just started simple calorie counting, and now I’m looking to buy the Polar FT7 HRM. I have a feeling that the estimated calorie counts (on machines, and just in general) are perhaps not necessarily personalized for me. Do you think the difference would be significant enough? Thanks, and keep up the good work!

  4. BJ
    February 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm (8 years ago)

    I am 64 years old, yo-yo tortured dieted all my life while eating LESS than my whole family still I blew up,I have done them all, Atkins, old WW,Nutrisystem,liquid diets,PointsPlus do great for a while then some physical crisis interferes and i am back at stage one, a million entires on diet logs, “today i begin again” feeling pretty hopeless at this time and late datye in life…anybody in my age group been sucessful???diabetes II, numerous food and seasonal allergies, skin allergies etc..what is REALLY different and givcesany hope on 360????

  5. Janri Parrish
    April 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm (7 years ago)


    I am a 45 year old mother of 6, and in need of some serious re-grouping. Weight starting being a problem for me about three years ago, and I was fooling myself into thinking I was ok with it. I looked at several weight loss options, and read many blogs. Yours just seemed to be the one I needed. Tomorrow is my first meeting at Weight Watchers. I think your blog is fun and informative. I was wondering, besides running if you have some other exercise suggestions that you find enjoyable. Have a great day.

    • Beth
      April 2, 2013 at 10:03 am (7 years ago)

      Hi Janri – Thanks so much for your nice comment and so glad you found my blog if it helped steer you towards Weight Watchers – i LOVE the program and its completely changed my life! I think the biggest part about exercise is finding something that YOU love, so you wont dread it and you’ll actually do it. Try some new classes, couch 2 5k, The Shred – just do something that you like! Good luck getting started on your journey today!

  6. Tomas
    February 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Beth,
    The links to your top posts are not working. I thought you might want to know.


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