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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Chronic Pain and Losing Weight- Yes You Can!

Sunday, August 23, 2015      81 comments

For those of you who believe there is nothing you can do when you have chronic pain, take it from me: there is hope. I weighed 460 pounds and with all of my chronic medical issues and disability, I managed to baby step my way through my jo... Read more

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      140 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      136 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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Day After...

Monday, August 10, 2015      119 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      188 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      107 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      244 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      201 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      78 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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Buddy Up List at the Indy/Noblesville Rally

Monday, July 27, 2015      21 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      124 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      264 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


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