TGIF. For real.

friday cartoon

So one exciting update to report… I got the iPhone 4s yesterday and I am seriously OBSESSED. I got the white 16G, and was able to get it for $170 with free overnight shipping! I also went to the Verizon store yesterday, and got a cute black and white polka dot hard case, because I tend to drop things. A lot.

Some of the apps I’ve already gotten:

    • Weight Watchers (obv)
    • Pandora
    • Amazon
    • Words with Friends
    • Instagram
    • Yelp
    • The Weather Channel
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Wells Fargo
    • Scrabble

What essential ones am I missing??


So… one other update for you.

I’ve been feeling stretched pretty thin lately. Between my day job picking up and getting really busy, training to be a Leader for Weight Watchers (I’m working/training in three meetings between next Monday and Tuesday alone!), working as a receptionist for WW, leading a social life, trying to exercise and cook, and blogging daily, I just feel like I have a lot on my plate. Especially with the impending holidays where I’ll be doing quite a bit of traveling, I’m not sure I can continue to blog every day for the time being.

I’ve sort of gotten into a habit which I like very much with the blog in general – I write most posts the night before, set them to publish at 8:30am the next day (which gives me time to update in the morning if need be), and post once a day Monday through Friday. Since I’ve gotten so busy lately, the daily posting has started to feel more like an obligation than something I do because I love it.

Don’t get me wrong – I really do LOVE this blog. I love how many people I’ve been able to interact with, how much accountability the blog gives me, having something in my life that I am extremely passionate about – but I feel like I’ve gotten away from that a bit because I’ve been seeing it more as something I have to do lately. I get stressed when i can’t think of a good topic to write about and I have enough other sources of stress in my life that I have less control over.

I’m not going anywhere – don’t worry 😉 – i just might not be posting on as regular of a schedule as I was. When I have something to say, trust me, I will say it! But I’m not going to just post because I feel like I should even if I have nothing to say, or if I have too much else going on and have to back burner writing on here.

Whew! What a long winded way to explain that things might start looking a little bit different around here for at least a little while. 🙂

27 Comments on Rethinking

  1. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    November 18, 2011 at 10:25 am (9 years ago)

    Boy do I feel you on this. 😉 And I think its a great step to take. Happiness comes first! Love you, Beth!

  2. Jim Going Fitness
    November 18, 2011 at 10:26 am (9 years ago)

    Beth, I’ve been a follower for, I think well over a year now. To be honest, I’ve done the same thing. I’ve found that just posting a few times a week and staying in the twitter loop seems to work well.

    Sometime I need to have a discussion with you about #ww as well. I’ve got the fitness stuff done pretty darn good, but my eating habits hurt.

  3. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    November 18, 2011 at 10:26 am (9 years ago)

    I felt the exact same way a couple months back and started posting every other day. It’s made a world of difference! I’ll sometimes post two days in a row but every other is still quite a lot. Also, I feel like sometimes posts get missed when I post every single day and I want to give each post enough time to be read and stand on its own!

  4. Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!
    November 18, 2011 at 10:56 am (9 years ago)

    I COMPLETELY understand how you’re feeling. My posting, and what feels like my inspiration for the blow, has definitely gotten a little off track in light of everything that’s been going on with me lately. Do what’s right for you! We’ll be here regardless. 🙂

  5. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt
    November 18, 2011 at 11:20 am (9 years ago)

    You are becoming the perfect WW leader! You are evaluating your situation and making plans on how to stay successful. Nice work Beth! I will look forward to your not as frequent but still wonderful posts!

  6. Rebecca
    November 18, 2011 at 11:30 am (9 years ago)

    Cut the Rope is one of my favorites. Such a fun game!

  7. katie
    November 18, 2011 at 11:32 am (9 years ago)

    You should play scrabble with me. My scrabble name is katiemingram. 🙂

  8. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    November 18, 2011 at 11:59 am (9 years ago)

    Totally understandable with the blog. I go through busy/boring periods where I just can’t do it. A day or two off here and there may do ya some good!

  9. SMM
    November 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm (9 years ago)


    I love your writing, but you have to take care of yourself! 🙂

  10. Cortney @ Nerd on the Run
    November 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm (9 years ago)

    I’ve got a whole lot of fun apps on my phone and all of them were free!! I think ones you don’t have include skype (it’s super fun on the phone!), sit or squat (finds the closest bathroom when traveling), iHeartradio, Groupon, living social, tip calculator and the nook and kindle apps b/c there are TONS of free books out there for each of them. Sometimes it’s just fun to browse through the app store and you can find good freebie ones. 🙂

  11. Amanda
    November 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm (9 years ago)

    Beth I totally understand. You have to do what works for you!!

    BTW…do you remember that time you made granola? I was trying to find your recipe for it but I haven’t found it. Do you still have it and would you be willing to share it?

  12. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    November 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm (9 years ago)

    I, like many other people, really enjoy reading your posts. But, no one is going to hate you for living your life and not posting as often. If it becomes more of an obligation than something that you do because you love it, you definitely have to re-evaluate (just like many other things in life!). It sounds like you are doing a lot- just remember to take time to rest and take care of yourself!
    And seriously, just so you know, your blog inspires many. Reading about your positive remarks about WW was a big factor in getting me to join!

  13. mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    November 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm (9 years ago)

    In terms of the blog – you do what you need to do. Life happens and it can’t always be a top priority! Take care of yourself, girl!

  14. Heather
    November 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm (9 years ago)

    You’re in my google reader, so whenever you post I’ll be here to read!

    I totally understand where you are coming from on this though, so do what works best for you!

  15. Megan
    November 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm (9 years ago)

    As an urban girl on the go, I LOVE Evernote for jotting things down. I’m all about syncing to the cloud and it’s great to be able to make lists, snap pictures, etc and access them from your computer as well.

  16. Roz
    November 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm (9 years ago)

    Way to go Beth. You’ve gotta prioritize and take care of YOU first!! Whenever you post, I’ll be here reading!!! In the meantime, enjoy the new device!! Take care.

  17. Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake
    November 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm (9 years ago)

    As one of our many readers, we all understand and are just excited when you share your wisdom our way. 🙂

    And…. I’m excited ou got that super cute case. Now, if I could only figure out while to makeit fit my Blackberry…. Sigh.

    • Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake
      November 19, 2011 at 12:57 am (9 years ago)

      Btw…. I absolutely hate how my iPad autocorrects things and makes its own typos. Hopefully, you have not run into the same thing on the iPhone. Sorry for the hideous grammar.

  18. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    November 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm (9 years ago)

    If you don’t post every weekday, I will immediately unsubscribe.

    (seriously, though the blog should never be an obligation. it’s not your full time job)

  19. Hilary
    November 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm (9 years ago)

    I hear you….when blogging starts to feel more like an obligation, it is certainly time to rethink. On the iPhone front, LOVE the WW app, I also quite a bit, Starbucks is pretty handy, On this day…. is kinda cool, whatsapp is a great way to chat with other iPhone users for FREE anywhere in the world.

  20. Katie for Life
    November 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Amen, sister! I tried to do the blog everyday thing with my old blog, but it was seriously stressin’ me out. But now, I just post whenever I feel like, when I have something to say (like that I finally rejoined Weight Watchers!). I don’t even think anyone reads it, but I like writing it. 🙂

  21. Rachel
    November 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm (9 years ago)

    Love your blog and look forward to reading it every morning!! Make sure you prioritize and do what’s best for you and everything else will fall into place 🙂

  22. Samantha L
    November 20, 2011 at 10:31 am (9 years ago)

    Don’t feel pressured to do it! You inspired me to start blogging this week (given that it’s just on the WW website) – but I started it more as a journal for me than for others to read. It’s for my sanity and if others happen to read it, so be it. 🙂 Take a deep breath and enjoy the weekend!

  23. rachel m
    November 20, 2011 at 10:37 am (9 years ago)

    some more iphone app recommendations:

    • evernote – absolutely the best way to gather ideas about pretty much anything, and particularly recipes. a must.
    • dropbox
    • hulu & netflix
    • dcrider, for the metro
    • podcaster: if you listen to any podcasts
    • trackthis: it’s a silly package tracking app, so you’re no longer this guy:

    that’s all i can think of for now.

  24. Caitlin
    November 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm (9 years ago)

    I feel you lady! I’ve never been good about posting daily, but these past few weeks have been NUTS for me and there is no slowing down – and every time I sat down to post it was because I felt I “had to” which is stupid, so I didn’t. It’s so important to prioritize what makes you happy and always be true to who you are – your readers (especially me!) love you because you are authentic, so thank you for continuing to be yourself! xo

  25. Alexa
    November 21, 2011 at 10:22 am (9 years ago)

    OMG, I love that cartoon because it’s seriously how I feel every Friday. “Why did I make those plans, I’m sooooooo tired!” =)

  26. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats
    November 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm (9 years ago)

    I need to write a similar post for my blog – I am much in the same place, particularly with posting the lunchboxes 🙂


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