Yes. Beth. Well, Elizabeth actually, but you probably know me as Brook Stephens. You see, for the almost 26 years I’ve been in radio, I’ve always had a stage name. Kind of like a pen name for an author. For me, it started as the cool thing radio DJ’s do. Then, when I was given … More Have We Met? Hi, I’m Beth & I have Adult ADHD
If you had told me last year, that at the end of my 42nd year on this planet, I would be learning more about myself than I did when I was a teenager, I would have laughed. I would have thought, “Yeah, right” as I popped another daily dose of anxiety/depression medication and a handful of Advil.
If you had told me last year that I would be on a weight loss journey that would have some extreme valleys NOT laced with negative attempts at motivation..like “great job, but….you need to lose weight faster” “this is good..but, you need to do better” “yeah but, you’re not committed enough”..I would have quietly laughed as I sat in my chair watching the world rush by me for another day.
If you had told me last year that I would be seeing my path so much clearer. That I would be more equipped to battle the “sludge”, I would have thought it impossible.
But here I am. I am a Woman, Turning 43 this January. A wife to a hardworking man. A mother to a child with ADHD & Asperger’s. I struggle to remember tasks, keep my house clean or even remember to eat. I am overweight, overbooked and overly complicated in many ways both personally and professionally.
I am normal. … More Look for the Helpers, Slay the Sludge..
Today, I’ve cried 5 times. 7 if you count the two “almost cry” moments. Today, I weigh the lowest I’ve weighed in 2 years; 349.2 lbs. I’ve officially lost 17.2 lbs and 10 overall body inches. This is amazing right? Absolutely.
So, why am I crying then … More Weight Loss – The Emotional Side of Success
This is a humiliating experience for a 42 year old mom. A mom that not only works in the public eye, but that is surrounded by people who are so much more fit than she. That mom is me.
… More The Before: Trapped In My Body