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The Day After...
If you had a bad day at work, you wouldn't quit your job or take off for a few days at a time. So why do we do that with our healthy plans?
At work, if we did that- absolutely nothing would get done and business would grind to a halt because E... Read more
How You Always Have A New Chance At Life
No matter where you are or what condition you are in, you have a chance to make healthy changes to better your situation. I say that because I used to weigh 460 pounds, was bed-ridden with disabilities and chronic pain. I now weigh 225 pounds l... Read more
Healing Does Not Mean Throwing Your Plan Out
Have you ever been afraid of something knocking you off of your healthy lifestyle track? I'm a little scared now. Why? I have just had shoulder surgery ... Read more
Change Your Attitude to Change Your Actions
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
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
You have to learn... not just a diet
You have to learn to believe in yourself...
You have to learn to love yourself...
You have to learn to embrace the journey...
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Discover YOUR Fit Lifestyle
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
My Story and How I Lost 225 Pounds
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
Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do
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
Just Don't Eat The Whole Cake
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
How to RESET Your Weight Loss Goal on SparkPeople
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
Something is Better Than Nothing
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
At the Brink of Losing 220 Pounds... 1 more pound to go
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
Exercises For When You Think You Can't
Yep, I'm disabled but I still exercise. I have degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia, disks in my back that have herniated, slipped and are bulging, pinched nerve bundles, slipped neck disks, arthritis and knees that need replaced and yes, I ... Read more
Sugar? Gluten? Low Carb? Low Fat? What Do I Eat?
Okay, I subscribe to what I call the ADDITION DIET. I add things in, not take them away. Taking away leads to deprivation. Truthfully, Paleo, low carb, gluten free, sugar free... all of you can do this.
Find healthy new fresh fruits a... Read more