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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Day After...
Monday, August 10, 2015      120 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How You Always Have A New Chance At Life
Sunday, August 09, 2015      343 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Healing Does Not Mean Throwing Your Plan Out
Friday, August 07, 2015      108 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Change Your Attitude to Change Your Actions
Monday, August 03, 2015      248 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      205 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 You have to learn... not just a diet
Monday, July 20, 2015      125 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      108 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      265 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      219 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      158 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      253 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 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 Exercises For When You Think You Can't
Saturday, April 25, 2015      207 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sugar? Gluten? Low Carb? Low Fat? What Do I Eat?
Thursday, April 23, 2015      168 comments

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

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