Mind Over Matter

Hi guys and happy Friday!

First, I have something exciting to share. Beth’s Journey has been nominated as one of the top 20 Weight Loss Blogs by Shape Magazine!!!!! I am so beyond honored to even be mentioned on there alongside some of my favorite bloggers and friends, so please head over to the site to vote for your choice! You don’t have to register, and I honestly don’t think there is any way I will win based on who I’m up against, but it’s an honor just to be up there!

Second, I made a vlog for today about my experience at the DMV yesterday. Check it out:

Mind Over Matter–Beth at the DMV

And in case it doesn’t work for you there, you can see it on youtube here.

Side note, I love the frame youtube arbitrarily chooses for the front shot on the video..

What are you looking forward to most about the weekend?

For me it’s a tie between Saturday and Sunday, 74 and 77 and sunny both days! =)

42 Comments on Mind Over Matter

  1. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    October 7, 2011 at 9:11 am (9 years ago)

    Ugh- Youtube is blocked at my work!
    Congrats on the nominee- I’ll be sure to vote for you cause I love your blog!
    The weather forecast rules this weekend- I’m heading to the Billy Goat trail tomorrow for some hiking/rock climbing. Have you ever been there? It’s AWESOME!

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 9:56 am (9 years ago)

      Aww thanks Lauren. I’ve never been there! And in fact, i’m almost ashamed to admit this, I’ve never in my life been on a hike!

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        • Beth
          October 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm (9 years ago)

          You know, that is actually a GREAT idea. Maybe Great Falls or somewhere close for the first time?

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          • Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
            October 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm (9 years ago)

            Yes- we should definitely plan this out!

  2. Jennifer
    October 7, 2011 at 9:16 am (9 years ago)

    I just put in my vote – that is so exciting!! Congrats on the nomination.

    What a cute vlog, I laughed about the DMV person saying to calm down let’s troubleshoot! I like your advice about not getting worked up about things out of our control, and if I can toot my own horn, I will say I’ve gotten pretty good about this. When I feel myself getting agitated I tell myself stop, take a breath, be zen. LOL It works partly because I call myself out on how ridiculous I’m being.

    We have been having amazing weather – 80’s the past couple weeks and I think it’s supposed to be cooler (low 70s) and slightly rainy this weekend, which is fine. Perfect football watching weather, which is what I’ll be doing all day Saturday! 🙂

    Have a great weekend, Beth!!

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 9:55 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks Jennifer! It’s funny what a difference just being aware can make in your day. Have a great weekend!!!

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  3. Emily
    October 7, 2011 at 10:01 am (9 years ago)

    WTG for trying to stay sane at the DMV. I personally think that the DMV is one of the most stressful places anywhere! Virginia’s isn’t too bad, Arkansas (where I grew up) is a breeze, and Maryland is pretty much the worst EVER. I haven’t ever tried to license my car in DC, so no review on that one. 🙂

    It’s fun to see the real Beth talking. Now I can put a voice to you when I read your other blogs.

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 11:03 am (9 years ago)

      🙂

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 11:04 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks Amy. When it rains, it pours!

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 11:04 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks!!!

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 11:04 am (9 years ago)

      Totes and votes rhymes!

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  4. Liz
    October 7, 2011 at 10:45 am (9 years ago)

    you know you got my vote girl!

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 11:04 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks Liz. We need to hang out soon before you move away!!!!!

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  5. Karen
    October 7, 2011 at 10:59 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the top 20! Can’t say that I am surprised! (Going to vote…ok back)

    So funny story about one of my recent trips to the DMV. My husband (then still BF) bought an 89 VW Jetta as a project car. It did not run, would barley even start, but we needed to get it registered so we could park it at our apartment. So I go to the DMV all early with all the paperwork printed, thinking this is going to be a breeze. Nope. Did you know that you have to insure your car to register it, even if it does not actually run? Yup. Oh and here’s a tip – if your significant other likes to buy old cars and fix them, make sure you add the towing coverage to your policy. Really useful. 😉

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 11:06 am (9 years ago)

      haha! It’s funny… no matter HOW prepared you think you are for the DMV, it never works out that way. I had no idea you needed insurance for a car that doesn’t run – good to know!

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  6. Hyla
    October 7, 2011 at 11:19 am (9 years ago)

    Congratulations!! That is awesome!

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    • Beth
      October 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks Hyla!

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  7. Theodora
    October 7, 2011 at 11:26 am (9 years ago)

    I’m really liking vlogs lately, for some reason.

    Have you ever read the Happiness Project? She talks a lot about using moments like that to relax and chill out because there’s nothing we can do.

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    • Mary (A Merry Life)
      October 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm (9 years ago)

      I really want to read that book. I’ve read her blog a bit but haven’t read the book.

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    • Beth
      October 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm (9 years ago)

      I haven’t read that but have heard of it. I should definitely check it out!

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    • Beth
      October 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm (9 years ago)

      Thank you!! Please do and let me know if you have any questions!

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  8. Roz
    October 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Beth. I think your nomination is completely deserved!!!! Congratulations!!! Off I go to vote!!!! Have a good Friday.

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    • Beth
      October 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks Roz! Hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

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  9. Mary (A Merry Life)
    October 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the nomination! It’s cool to be on the list.

    I completely needed to hear that advice right now. I’m getting impatient and anxious about things I shouldn’t so maybe this will help. Good job chilling and staying positive at the dmv! That is never good experience for anyone.

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  10. Cortney @ Nerd on the Run
    October 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm (9 years ago)

    LOVED the vlog this morning! I must have missed the other ones but I always like hearing what people sound like even if I may never meet them IRL. I’ve never had that tramatizing/ long of an experience at the DMV. I guess it’s nice to live in smallish places. 🙂

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  11. Shelly @ Cake is a Food Group
    October 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm (9 years ago)

    Nice job on the vlog! I am looking forward to cleaning out my garage this weekend. Sad, but true. It really needs to be done!

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm (9 years ago)

      I get a strange satisfaction out of knocking stuff like that out, too!

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  12. Heather
    October 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the nomination! This weekend I’m looking forward to enjoying a ton of fun stuff now that I finally got my “chores” done last night :-).

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm (9 years ago)

      Ahh I should have done that. I REALLY need to clean my apartment. We’ll see if that happens…

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  13. Kristie
    October 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm (9 years ago)

    I voted for you! Good luck! Your blog is truly one of my favorites 🙂

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    • Beth
      October 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm (9 years ago)

      Aww thank you Kristie! That means a lot!

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  14. Cat B
    October 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm (9 years ago)

    Beth, I am so excited to have found you! I live outside of DC too and am looking for inspiration as I am trying to get my weight loss journey going. Congrats on reaching weight loss goals and on your nomination!!

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  15. Lili
    October 8, 2011 at 1:16 am (9 years ago)

    V-O-T-E-D!!!!!!!!! Congrats again for being featured, Beth! You rock!!

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  16. Amber
    October 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm (9 years ago)

    Congratulations, I voted 🙂 I have been reading your blog for awhile now and I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration and keep up the great work!

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  17. Dani
    October 9, 2011 at 12:24 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the nomination! You definitely have my vote 🙂

    Similar story… this morning my 7:30 flight was delayed 1.5 hours b/c it had rained and i guess some instrument was wet and needed to be dried before we could fly… my travel partner was so grouchy and went on about how we could have slept in/had a decent breakfast/etc. and sure, it sucks – but i reminded myself that i didn’t have to rush back to dc for work or anything else, it is definitely more important to be safe than sorry, 1.5 hours really isn’t a big deal, etc. I feel like complaining really would have just made the situation worse for not only me, but even other random passengers around too!

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