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Beth Donovan's No Weight Loss Surgery, No Crazy Diets, No Extreme Exercise...
Story of Making Healthy Happen!


Pounds lost 230 and counting...


If you are reading this thinking YOU can't lose weight and get healthy because you're disabled or so far gone and hopeless, this is for YOU!

I used to weigh 460 pounds and felt hopeless, like I had no more dreams. I weigh half of that now. I could no longer walk and was bedridden in a room with a tv for longer than I can remember. Diet after diet left me bigger and bigger with less hope as I failed each time and regained even more than I lost. My disabilities of having degenerative disease, herniated disks, pinched nerve bundles, slipped disks, knees needing replaced, and fibromyalgia made me miserable and made it very daunting to exercise or even move.

My doctors recommended weight loss surgery, but in the classes I discovered the post operative patients were still hungry. They wanted to eat when they were emotional, celebrating, and when things tasted or smelled good. They were just like me. So why would I have my stomach cut open to be where I already was? It was stomach surgery not brain surgery. I needed to fix my head. But how?

It literally took me 7 years to take off 230 pounds. If I had had someone to teach me the things I know now, I would have arrived at my goal much quicker. I learned that diets are temporary and therefore yield temporary results. So, I started creating a new program for myself, step by step with the help of God and SparkPeople.

My method of communicating with you is through blogging. Please check out my personal blogs on my page to learn some of the things I’ve discovered on my journey to health and weight loss. You can read the blogs that I wrote early in my journey while losing 100-230 pounds at


My Spark mail can get pretty backed up at times, so if you don't hear back from me, write me at Bethd101@comcast.net. If you REALLY NEED someone to talk to that gets it, my text number is 317-964-3202. I would be glad to hear from you.


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Member Since: 1/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 67,851

My Goals:
Lose 25 pounds a year on average
Focus on healthy habits, not the scale.
210 by 2019





My Program:
Tracking and Healthy Habits
Prayer and following God daily



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Beth Donovan
Bethd101@comcast.net is my email
317-964-3202 for texting




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New Beginning!
New Mindset!
New Focus!
New Start!
New Intentions!
New Results!
~Beth Donovan's new mantra




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