Oh the Products

OK, I don’t have ten seconds to be on here today. I mean it. Not ten seconds. I’ve got to write all my intros and outros for the Breaking Free taping so don’t even think about tempting me to linger. But what I saw on television this morning while watching my usual half hour of Good Morning America and putting on my mascara should not go without comment. Did you know that you can now purchase shoes that automatically work out your gluteus maximus when you walk? And that’s not all! You can now buy Splenda with a gram of fiber in it.

I’m just saying.


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  1. 1
    wells says:

    Oh yes, I had 4 grams of fiber in my coffee this very morning!!!

  2. 2
    Grumpy Pants says:

    I’m just curious as to why putting fiber in Splenda is a need. Is being regular that big of a problem in America?

  3. 3
    Alyce says:

    Hi there..
    Are there going to be an simulcasts in the next year? Our church is capable now of participating in those.

  4. 4
    Lindsee says:

    Oh bless the sweet name! If I wore the gluteus maximus shoes to Jazzercise, where we work out the gluteus maximus for the whole hour, I would surely have a nice gluteus maximus. I’m just sayin’.

    And did I really just say that on the world wide web?

    AND, fiber in the Splenda. We all know what that’l do to ya’! I’M JUST SAYIN’!

  5. 5
    BethAnne says:

    Wow!!! Buns of steel just from walking at the mall and becoming regular by simply sweetening my tea (even more)????? This IS a red letter day!!! Praise the Lord for modern day miracles!!!!! (no really, it would be a miracle if those shoes work!)

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Beth~ You are such a hoot!! I love you tons!! BTW Thank you so much for my John Devotional, got it yesterday!! I’m anxious to begin reading it!
    My Bible Study group is going to be studying Esther in January, also can’t wait for that. Thank you for all you do, you have touched so many women’s hearts, especially mine!!

    Your Siesta in Christ!! Trish

  7. 7
    Siesta OC says:

    I wonder sometimes, if WE even need to be here. Our cars can park themselves; do we really need to be present?
    I just love the visual of you putting on mascara and watching Good Morning America. I don’t know why, but I love it when I get a glimpse of you being “regular people.”

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    jennyhope says:

    I saw the splenda last night and almost bought it at Walgreens but decided to wait for some roll back prices at wally world

  9. 9
    Fitts says:

    I am visiting different blogs for ideas and I must say this is a very nice blog.

    Grace & Peace,

    DeAntwan Fitts

  10. 10
    Holly says:

    I’m so glad you told me that–after weeks of the news, I have almost vowed to not watch or listen to any more news. So if it were not for you, I would never have known either of those helpful facts.

    PRAYING down the house for next week!

    PS I might watch and listen to the news again…in a few months.

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    Mrs. Sidney says:


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    Marita says:

    Oh Wow, I love to walk! That would be cool, but you know what would be even better? An office chair that worked your gluteus maximus while you sit. I would be in such good shape.

    I’m just saying….

    To all Siestas, have a wonderful weekend!

  13. 13
    Moops says:

    Yahoo!!! Glut Busting Shoes! And their Scriptural:
    2 John 1:6 “…his command is that you walk in love.”

  14. 14
    Melinda says:

    My sister-in-law owns the shoes…jury’s still out on if they work. Heard about the Splenda with fiber…immediately made me think of the new Coca Cola with vitamins and minerals. Could the combination possibly be right? Wouldn’t the goodness of one be canceled out by the “badness” of the other?

    I’m just saying.

  15. 15
    Ashley Beth says:

    Oh my word! What will they think of next? At least we can all be entertained even through commercial breaks, huh?! Now if only those shoes will actually do something for my rear end….

  16. 16
    Templin Family says:

    I’m so excited to be the first post!!! I forgot what I wanted to say…. so, glad to know. Maybe I can afford to buy the shoes with the money I’ll save on fiber!

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    Tara says:

    Oh my goodness! What will they think of next?!?

    Praying for you today and this weekend (and all next week too) as you prepare and teach the retaping of Breaking Free. May you be a mouthpiece for Him!

    Much love to you!

  18. 18
    pam b from sc says:

    sounds painful on so many levels but thanks for letting us know!

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    Dori says:

    Okay – so your “not ten seconds” post begs for answers to these questions:

    1. Are the shoes that work out your gluteous maximus going to be comfortable and what do you look like when you are walking in them?

    2. Does it take the whole 30 minutes of GMA for you to apply your mascara???

    3. Splenda…tastes like sugar, works like Benefiber…hmmmm…is that right???

    Have a great Friday, friend…thanks for the laugh!


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    heather_dianne says:

    That's not all. This holiday season is going to be a shoppers paradise! I'm not trying to be insensitive about the economy…but this is a bright side for us! I heard a blurb on the news this morning that "American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Soma, Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Talbots and J. Jill have offered discounts on their entire merchandise lines!" Now that's something to be happy about. I did look up the article, its at the new york times and its called "retailers report a sales collapse" if anyone wants to read about the discounts.

  21. 21
    Kathleen in TX says:

    I could use some shoes like that!
    What will they think of next?
    Praying for you as you write those intro’s and outro’s and for the taping.

  22. 22
    Lora B says:

    Thanks for the laugh, Miss Beth!

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    You are too funny,Beth!Personally, it would take more than the shoes to help me out!Maybe they will come up with something easy to take care of the omentum(instead of crunches)like a nice belt! Praying for the spectacular to take place in Lousiana.

  24. 24
    Jenn says:

    Yep, knew about both of those things. Now if those tummy panel jeans from Lee would only work out my abs I’d look great!

  25. 25
    Margaret says:

    Thanks for the hot tip, Beth!! Tomorrow is my Birthday and I was asking my husband for a pair of shoes I have been wanting. At the bewildering age of 59 (How in the world did I get to this age???) my gluteus is at its maximus!! Perhaps I better have some of those!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Well, that would certainly take the fun out of walking….cause mine would be sore!!! Just kidding…sort of…..
    Bible Bunny in No MI

  27. 27
    crystal says:

    Your so funny!

  28. 28
    Nichole's Mom says:

    You kill me. I’m just sayin…



    Father please place a wall of fire around Your girl today, one that only You can penetrate… And thank you for blessing Your sweet sweet servant Billy with a birthday. He loves you so! In Jesus precious name, Amen

  29. 29
    Elaine says:

    I love you so much! You have got to be one of a kind. I can hear you as I read your blog entries and it always makes me smile. Thank you for sharing yourself with the siestas!!

  30. 30
    Phyllis T says:

    All I can say is that I am 52 years old and need the shoes as well as the Splenda!


  31. 31
    Emmy says:

    I heard about the Splenda thing yesterday… I may need some of those shoes! : )

  32. 32
    "Grammy" Sue B says:

    Never did I think I’d see the day where Bethie would do a one-paragraph blog post about glutes and gum. What is this world coming to? (Oh…after election day, don’t answer that!)

    Beth…You betcha I’m prayin’ for your weekend!!!

    (((HUGS))) from Arkansas!

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Beth you are so silly (Which I think is great.)and I really need much humor this day. Nothing bad has happened just feeling a little blue. So thanks for brighting my day. Kim B. AZ

  34. 34
    Gena says:

    We truly live in amazing times…

  35. 35
    Tessa B. says:

    Haha Hey workout what you can with the least time possible. Us busy women have to multitask!!
    — Tessa

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    Tricia says:

    That is good news! I love it!!! You can actually buy almost everything now with fiber in it. How do they do that???? And I need to look into those shoes too!

    Have a blessed day!!!

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    Tricia says:

    I look forward to the new “Esther” Bible study, too!!!

  38. 38
    jenlovesthelord says:

    LOL! Mamma Beth you know how to make me smile! 🙂

  39. 39
    Traci @ Total Momsense says:

    Did you know you can get high on Splenda? You can- my son (10 at the time) was coaxed into sniffing several packets at a rehearsal dinner for my cousin. Turns out- the sugar alcohols can, in fact, cause a child to be “drunk” -hangover and all. I’m just saying…

  40. 40
    Andreea says:

    Thank you for making me laugh!! I've had lots of "Skittles" moments throughout the week almost on a daily basis. Anywho, the splenda comment made me giggle.

    Have an awesome, amazing time with y'all's tapings!!! I am so excited for the new version–can't wait till I can get it. I learned so much from the original version. But I am looking fwd to the new one.

    Love & prayers,

  41. 41
    Lisa says:

    You are wonderful! Have you been told that a gazillion times already? You make my day! I love to read what you guys are up to, and the way you write (and speak) makes me long to know the Lord more. Thank you very much.

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    Becky says:

    Didn’t know about the shoes but I did see the ad for Splenda the other day.

    Attalla, AL

  43. 43
    Emily Edwards says:

    That is the funniest thing I have heard all day!

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    Anonymous says:

    I have heard that they do not work and may make your behookie bigger. I am afraid to test this theory out.

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    Redeemed says:

    We are a strange society.
    Wearing shoes to work out our buns? Looking to something artificial to give us something natural?

    Are we weird or what?

    And yet, I know I’ll be on the lookout for those shoes…..hee hee

  46. 46
    Gloria McGinley says:

    Mercy me. Who would want to walk around building up your backside while looking like you are on high-heeled tenni-runners?

  47. 47
    Shannon says:

    Splenda with fiber! Perfect. Oh you kill me. Thanks for the giggle. Have a tremendous time with Breaking Free!

  48. 48
    ForHisGlory says:

    oooh oooh, I’m just saying!!

    I love you so much Beth!

  49. 49
    messynester says:

    The splenda thing is such a brilliant idea!

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    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for a good laugh! I needed it. Kay Martin

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