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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunshine Award

DawnB http://db1119.blogspot.com/ nominated me for this a couple weeks ago and unfortunately I found out as I was leaving to go away for the weekend... then I got sick... then I ate for two weeks straight and didn't come back to my blog and forgot.  :(  I'm ashamed to admit that, but it's true.

I finally started perusing the blogs I follow again and remembered this very kind award by Dawn.  So now I will return the favor!


The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging world.

Once you receive one, then you:

1. Post the logo on your blog.

2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.

3. Link the nominees

4. Let nominees know they have won this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person you received this award from.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers in no particular order & pass on the happiness :)

3 - Meredith (she has since moved on from blogging, but she is an inspiration nonetheless)
Thanks for all your inspiration, your laughter, your tears, your concern and comments -- everything about you.  I also appreciate all my followers as well.  Good luck to ALL of us on this journey.


  1. Beth - thank you so much for nominating me! At the time your message appeared in my blog this afternoon I had been trying over and over to leave you a message, and couldn't - and now I understand why, because you were working on your post. I so appreciate the recognition and the thought that prompted it.
    I had been trying to commiserate with you following your post before last, when you bared your soul about your blog silence and excesses. I do know so well what you mean, though I read you regularly and think you are being far, far too unforgiving with yourself... too angry. I imagine that as we say to you 'don't worry, tomorrow is another day', you're shouting back 'yes, and it's another day wasted!'
    May I leave you with this thought - that we as people who struggle with their weight, who fail and recover again and again, are probably the only people with a perceived human failing who try this hard. Think of any other human weakness, from those who are reluctant to read a book to improve their minds all the way up to serial adulturers and beyond - if they tried and despaired as much as we do, what an admirable society we would live in...
    We keep on trying, and we're wonderful - no question.
    Thanks again for thinking of me.

  2. I want to thank you so much for the nomination for the Sunshine award. YOU made my day with that. I have to follow up on this and really check out my nominations as well. Thanks for being such a sweetheart!

  3. right back at ya babe! Sunshine award coming your way!

  4. Aww, thanks for the nomination, Beth. So sweet of you to think of me. xxxxx

  5. Caroline, thank you so much for your words. I know I'm often my own worst enemy. I have an all-or-nothing mentality, and I know it hurts me terribly because I'm either on a "good" high or a "bad" low. I'm still in that diet mentality, even though this isn't a diet -- yet we must adhere to some types of "diet" thinking and behaviors (eating good food, exercising, etc.). It can get somewhat confusing and feel like we are that same person from before. I know I need to work on this area of myself, and hearing it from outside my own head will hopefully help me focus on that. I thank you for that.

  6. You ladies really inspire me. I can't always read your blogs (too much schooling, but I CAN see the light at the end of the tunnel and thankfully it's not a train), but I do lurk from time to time even when I can't respond. I thank you for all your frankness. :)

  7. Just found your blog. Can't wait to read more!
    - BG
    I'm here:

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  9. Beth, how are you? Haven't heard from you in a while. Good or bad, love to know how you're getting on.

  10. Beth - hope you're OK? It's been too long without hearing from you.

  11. Hello Band Groupie and Michell, and welcome! BG, I think I am a member of your blog already. It's one I've truly enjoyed. Sorry I've been gone so long -- life happens. :(

    Lonicera, thank you for checking in on me. I'll try not to stay away so long again.