Area Woman On People Magazine Cover, TV’s 20/20 After Losing 137 Pounds

January 4, 2013

A Santa Rosa County woman is on the cover of the latest edition of People magazine and was featured on ABC’s 20/20 Friday night because of her dramatic weight loss.

Ashley Donahoo, 27, was chosen for the cover of People’s 11th annual Half Their Size issue after losing 137 pounds since 2010.

“Eighteen months ago my son Zach gave me a hug and said, ‘Mom! I can reach my hands all around you.’ I started bawling because I never realized that he could never completely hug me,” the Pace resident told People.

People’s Half Their Size issue is on newsstands now. TheĀ  ABC special 20/20 and People Half Their Size aired Friday night.


15 Responses to “Area Woman On People Magazine Cover, TV’s 20/20 After Losing 137 Pounds”

  1. Brande on January 7th, 2013 10:03 am

    Congrats you are a very beautiful young lady…

  2. Bk on January 5th, 2013 7:18 pm

    Go Ashley! Congrats in your success, and know you have a bunch of people who are inspired by your hard work!

  3. Jacqueline on January 4th, 2013 11:03 pm

    Congratulations! Quite the accomplishment and inspiring. :)

  4. Knothead on January 4th, 2013 9:33 pm

    Just watched the show, it was great. Really wild when I see her face on!

  5. 429SCJ on January 4th, 2013 4:12 pm

    Looks good to me.

  6. kae on January 4th, 2013 3:54 pm

    here is a link to her Facebook page where she explains how and why she did it.

  7. curious on January 4th, 2013 3:04 pm

    You should be proud of yourself, because it is harder to lose weight than it is to gain, and you have to have support to go along with willpower. I’m wondering what all you did to lose it?

  8. A-Z on January 4th, 2013 2:57 pm

    Would be a nice article to give wieght loss ideas. I’d like to know how she did it if anyone read the article in People.

  9. marie on January 4th, 2013 12:08 pm

    You look absolutely wonderful! Congratulations to you! You have accomplished what you set out to do. I know that was a daily decision on your part. So proud for you!

  10. Gembeaux on January 4th, 2013 12:05 pm

    Great job Ashley – You were beautiful before, but you look even more so now! And thanks for being such a great inspiration, too!

  11. EMD on January 4th, 2013 11:38 am

    WOW. What will power!!!

  12. mom on January 4th, 2013 11:19 am

    SHOOT! i won’t be home tonight…does anyone know if it will air again? Wonder what she did to loose the weight???? CONGRATS….You look like a movie star!

  13. Pace Grad on January 4th, 2013 8:35 am

    I went to school with her. She looks great!! So proud of her!!

  14. No Excuses on January 4th, 2013 8:02 am

    Congratulations Ashley! GREAT job! It’s hard to lose five pounds never mind 137!

  15. EJ on January 4th, 2013 8:02 am

    MAGNIFICENT!! Young lady…..You look marvelous. CONGRATULATIONS.