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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Emotional Hunger vs Physical Hunger

Monday, April 18, 2016      40 comments

I found this graphic to be so helpful in identifying which is which. I've personally found that if you stay full of healthy foods on a regular schedule ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to Do Today

Monday, March 21, 2016      84 comments

TODAY you can do it. Even if it's just for a minute, then another minute... Just make the healthy choice minutes outweigh the unhealthy ones and that's progress. If you keep making progress each day, having fewer and fewer unhealthy minutes, ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who Is Your Inner Voice?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016      70 comments

I call that inner voice that is my old negative self that wants to eat in unhealthy ways " my inner fat girl." She reminds me that I need to take good care of her because really, she is an emotionally damaged child. So I forgive her like one and... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why You Don't Quit, Even After A THREE YEAR Plateau

Monday, February 29, 2016      176 comments

Nobody WANTS a three year plateau. I had one anyway. I tried everything from varying exercises to calorie cycling. It did not matter because I was taking different medications that promote weight gain. I felt like I was starving all of the t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Skinny on Loose Skin After a Big Loss

Friday, January 29, 2016      78 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts ~indygirl's Weight Loss Tips

Tuesday, January 19, 2016      149 comments

Don't worry about being perfect, think about being better than yesterday. Never look back unless it's to see how far you've come. Track and measure. Really. Track and measure. Protein. Not necessarily low carb, but be sure to get your prot... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Gain Control Trick

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      140 comments

Seize the moment, not just the day! What can you do each moment to make your life a little healthier? So maybe you blew it a minute ago... Picture a big red stop sign in your head and clear your mind of all else. Keep repeating STOP! Then im... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Best Tip For 2016

Monday, January 04, 2016      131 comments

The next time you eat is always the healthiest place to start over. ~Indigirl aka Beth Donovan... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Before and Working Model Pic 200 plus loss

Monday, November 30, 2015      135 comments

Pictures motivate me because I can't see the changes in the mirror. I take a lot of them now. I used to hide from the camera for much the same reason. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Foods for Weight Loss

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      130 comments

I am not a big fan of starvation. Feeling hungry all the time makes me miserable and likely to binge eat. After reading a book called "You on a Diet" by Dr. Oz and Dr. Rozien, I discovered how to control my appetite, or at least how to keep it ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Power of Hoping and Dreaming

Monday, September 21, 2015      134 comments

At 460 pounds, I used to think most goals were out of my reach. Today at 200+ pounds lost, I live life more day by day as my journey to health continues. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Really Can't Move...

Sunday, September 13, 2015      145 comments

I remember that I really couldn't move and the small bits of calories I was burning in physical therapy by lifting shampoo bottles in bed and rotating my ankles and such probably didn't burn much. Watching my food choices really made ALL the di... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Redefine Your Possible

Friday, September 04, 2015      100 comments

It's amazing how much this last few months of surgeries and procedures has taken out of me, yet I strive to redefine my possible every single day. As you know, I've had 4 doses of anesthesia and I think I still am foggy for some reason, had the... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From the Ballerina with the Scars to the Fat Girl

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      146 comments

This was me when I was maybe 7 years old, teased for having burn scars from having a coffee pot fall on me when I was two and for being fat. Do you se... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How To Lose Weight Even When You Feel Hopeless

Friday, August 14, 2015      138 comments

I’ve gotten a lot of SparkMail asking about how I got started on my weight-loss journey and how I’ve come to lose so much weight without surgery. I've been reflecting a lot lately about what got me started and how I've stayed on track for so... Read more


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