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Just Don't Eat The Whole Cake

Healthy eating is not about depriving us from the foods we enjoy, but learning to appreciate the food we do enjoy, without having to eat the whole cake.
Posted 5/4/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 97 comments   28,040 views
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How to Stay Encouraged When in Chronic Pain

For those of you who believe there is nothing you can do when you have chronic pain, take it from me: there is hope.
Posted 3/30/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 119 comments   22,329 views
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How It Feels to Lose Almost 200 Pounds*

As Beth approaches the 200 pound weight loss mark, she shares her joy in celebrating every win and how her weight loss has affected her outlook on life.
Posted 3/16/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 157 comments   18,353 views
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Sometimes When I Look at Myself...

Having lost over 150 pounds, Beth reflects on how she now sees herself as she continues to travel her healthy living journey.
Posted 1/23/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 121 comments   14,522 views
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The First Day I Decided to Live Again

Bedridden at 460 pounds, Beth had given up. Then one day, she decided to try. "Why not?" she muttered, throwing her hand up in the air. "Exactly," she realized. "Why not?"
Posted 11/18/2011  11:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 74 comments   13,391 views
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Exercise Will Stop Being a Chore and Start Being Fun--But When?

For Beth, exercise was once a chore. Now, she looks forward to it. What changed? Her fitness level, sure, but more importantly, her PERSPECTIVE!
Posted 11/11/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Beth Donovan : 49 comments   19,191 views
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If I Can Do a 5K, So Can You

Beth walked her way to a 5K! If she can do it, so can you, she says. Find out how she did it.
Posted 11/4/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 112 comments   19,476 views
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In the Water, Weight Doesn't Matter

Something amazing happens when Beth gets into the water: She feels light and giddy. She does flips. She feels free, and it's her favorite way to exercise!
Posted 10/28/2011  3:00:00 PM By: Beth Donovan : 79 comments   15,709 views
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I Lost 150+ Pounds--and I Didn't Give Up*

~iNDYGIRL has never given up--but she's wanted to during her journey to lose 150+ pounds. How does she keep going?
Posted 10/21/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 206 comments   28,743 views
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Could Gratitude Be the Key to Weight Loss?

Beth writes: "I think if we were grateful for the blessing we do have in our lives, we would be more fulfilled and less hungry." Do you agree?
Posted 10/14/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 73 comments   18,146 views
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Hey, You! Cheer Up!

When ~INDYGIRL is feeling blue, she likes to write parodies of popular songs. Here's one she wrote about SparkPeople that might just cheer you up, too!
Posted 10/7/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 74 comments   16,808 views
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How to the Weather Life's Storms

When your life is not going as planned, you have two choices: Stick with your healthy lifestyle or give up. Staying on the right path isn't as hard as it seems, says ~INDYGIRL.
Posted 9/23/2011  12:00:00 PM By: Beth Donovan : 103 comments   17,522 views
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Imagine Your Cravings Away!

What if you imagined your cravings disappeared--and they did? It's not as implausible as it sounds!
Posted 9/16/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Beth Donovan : 48 comments   42,422 views
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Donít Tell Me What I Canít Do!

When she was 460 pounds and bedridden, people told ~INDYGIRL all the things she couldn't do. And what did she do instead? She proved them wrong--and so should you!
Posted 9/6/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Beth Donovan : 72 comments   15,542 views
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Clever Cardio for Those with Mobility Issues

Not able to walk, run, or even stand? Not a problem, says ~INDYGIRL, who used "Clever Cardio" to lose 150 pounds.
Posted 9/2/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Beth Donovan : 137 comments   101,471 views
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