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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Change Your Attitude to Change Your Actions

Monday, August 03, 2015      177 comments

I went shopping for some new yoga pants the other day. When I go shopping, I go with my old 460-pound Beth mentality, trying on sizes larger than I need. The other day in the dressing room, a clerk brought me a 1x and a 3x, so which should I try... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Perspective: Why?

Friday, July 31, 2015      195 comments

One day I woke up and was astonished to find that I had grown to 460 pounds and was using my family as helpers. I didn't do this on purpose. From my perspective, I was in a lot of pain from many chronic issues and needed to lie down to allevia... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Being Brave

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      74 comments

I can't tell you how many opportunities I've passed up because I've beaten myself down before I've even had a chance to go for the brass ring. In the past, instead of losing weight, I resigned myself to failure almost every time. I could no... Read more

Buddy Up List at the Indy/Noblesville Rally

Monday, July 27, 2015      20 comments

Lucy Crazymama46 Fishers, IN Beth ~indygirl Fishers, IN Tina Hoosiergirlindy India
napolis, IN Tom McCourtt Dayton, OH Brad Bradmill2922 Jefferso
nville, IN Andrea Rachelle50 Indianap
olis, IN Michelle McJ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You have to learn... not just a diet

Monday, July 20, 2015      121 comments

You have to learn to believe in yourself... You have to learn to love yourself... You have to learn to embrace the journey... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discover YOUR Fit Lifestyle

Saturday, July 18, 2015      107 comments

Well, at the hospital this whole week for internal bleeding in the colon. They put a clamp in on a blood vessel that had broken and I still lost a lot of blood. Still weak and cramping. Had to move my knee surgery to the end of next month to ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Story and How I Lost 225 Pounds

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      173 comments

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. Beth Donovan's No Weight Loss Surgery, No Crazy Diets, No Extreme Exercise Story of Joy on a Journey: Pounds lost total: 225 and counting I don't have an abundance of will power, n... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

Sunday, June 28, 2015      263 comments

I love the saying from the television series Lost that character John Locke always repeats, "Don’t tell me what I can’t do!" I think that’s part... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Just Don't Eat The Whole Cake

Thursday, June 25, 2015      217 comments

A few old college friends and I were at a birthday party, sitting near the birthday cake and talking about our dieting struggles and how hard it is to lose weight. We spoke of how many failed attempts and programs we had under our belts. We dec... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to RESET Your Weight Loss Goal on SparkPeople

Sunday, June 21, 2015      154 comments

I have to keep changing things up. I reset my spark nutrition tracker goal every 10-20 pounds so that it stays relevant to my new weight so I continue to lose. This is also good for breaking a plateau and for raising or lowering your weight lo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Something is Better Than Nothing

Friday, June 19, 2015      251 comments

Something is better than nothing. If you can't exercise 30 minutes, do 10. Do 5. Do it a few times a day if you have to. Cut back just a little at meals. Nobody says you have to starve your weight off. There is nothing wrong with doing thi... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Emotional Eating and My Latest Trials

Thursday, June 11, 2015      98 comments

After having lost over 220 pounds on SparkPeople, I think the best advice I can give on the subject would be to ask yourself what you are trying to feel when you are about to emotionally eat. Usually I want to feel warm, safe and comforted, for... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why I Don't Starve Myself

Monday, June 08, 2015      54 comments

After losing 220 pounds, I'm having to cut portions a bit more. My body is very used to the calories it has been getting. I hate this part.... That's why I only cut by enough to lose .5 pounds more a week when I cut. I HATE feeling like I'm ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts At the Brink of Losing 220 Pounds... 1 more pound to go

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      297 comments

I've been on SP a LONG time and it took me a LONG time to lose this weight, 10 years and the last two I gained a bit back, but not much. I've been work... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now

Friday, May 22, 2015      107 comments

July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm. BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do tha... Read more


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