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
Lucy Crazymama46 Fishers, IN
Beth ~indygirl Fishers, IN
Tina Hoosiergirlindy India
Tom McCourtt Dayton, OH
Brad Bradmill2922 Jefferso
Andrea Rachelle50 Indianap
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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...
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
Emotional Eating and My Latest Trials
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
Why I Don't Starve Myself
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
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
FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now
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
HALT Emotional Eating
I learned a saying back when I was going to Overeaters Annonymous called HALT which stands for HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY and Tired. I actually like to add a B with that to represent Bored for the times you are most likely to emotionally eat.
F... 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
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