It’s My Birthday and I’m Giving Away Three Copies of My Book

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It’s my birthday today. I try to be happy about birthdays because as a good friend once told me, “What’s the alternative to having a birthday?”

After I thought about that question for a bit I realized that I’d much rather be celebrating another birthday than not celebrating one at all!

I used to use my birthday as an excuse for one big pig-out fest and would buy myself my favorite chocolates, make my favorite desserts, and ask John to take me out to all of my favorite restaurants! Not great for a diet or for good health.

In the years since I reached my goal weight we celebrate my birthday with a meal I choose and one dessert. No more week long eating fests for me.

I will get plenty of presents from friends and family and decided I’d like to offer you the opportunity to win a copy of my book on my birthday.

To enter is easy:

Simply leave me a comment (and it doesn’t have to be happy birthday!) and you will be entered to win one of three copies.

I do not want to offer multiple chances to win for ease of administration but would appreciate it if you would share the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook.

Good luck! I will draw three winners on Friday night, August 30th. I will contact the winners via email and they have 48 hours to respond.

Blessings to all of you, my wonderful readers. Diane

134 thoughts on “It’s My Birthday and I’m Giving Away Three Copies of My Book

  1. AnnaDownUnder says:

    Hi Dianne, I don’t know if your offer extends to those outside the US but if so, count me in! I consider you an inspiration. Hope you have a lovely birthday! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth Hess says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Diane! Mine is in 3 days and I would love to win a copy of your book. Constantly struggle with my weight and need a permanent solution.

    Cheers! Betty

  3. Kris says:

    Ok, so I feel a little guilty leaving a comment for a chance to win a copy of your book since I’ve never commented before, but how can I resist? Thanks so much for your blog. I’m still struggling to lose weight permanently but your blog has been helping me to approach it in a much healthier way than ever before. And mostly, it gives me hope. Have a wonderful birthday!

  4. Cathy says:

    I hope that this competition is open to people outside of the US. I think your blog is really encouraging and it always makes me think.

    P.S. Happy belated birthday

  5. Mekiho Morgan says:

    Happy Birthday, Diane! Your journey is an inspiration to all of us, and I read your blog so often for little tips on what I can do to change my life around 🙂 Thank you! I’ll give a shout out on my blog too about your give away. Hope your Bday week is awesome!!!!!

  6. Candace says:

    I’ve been striving toward my new life for 11 days now. I heave relseased 11 pounds. On me, starting at 302 pounds, it’s not showing much, but with even that little abount of weight gone, I’m able to walk another half block before my lungs give out. That’s major for me. My parents both smoked and I am a great example of what second hand smoke can do. I’ve never been thin, but I want to be around to see my 13 year olds children. So tere you go! It’s a beginning.

  7. Angie says:

    Hello I just saw your story/blog while searching for success weight loss stories for around 150 pounds. Congrats to your on going success!! Happy birthday to you as well! I am 31 and weigh 270 pounds. I find myself in such a struggle to lose weight. As of three days ago I am trying to eat better. I’ve tried losing weight over the last six months then fall hard to my addiction of unhealthy food and easily over 3000 calories on any given day. I have been large all my life, but I’ve always been unhappy. Even now between you and I, I am battling a long 12 year relationship that I am in. I know I should leave… it’s hard to explain. Together we have a wonderful son who is two now. That’s why I hope to accomplish two things in my life ‘soon’ for my son: I want to be strong enough to get out of this relationship (it’s what I want but easier said than done), and two, I want to live a healthy life. Lose the extra 150 pounds or so to ensure a healthy future for my son and myself!!!!! Anyways thanks for listening to my post.

  8. Nancy says:

    Love your blog and how you focus on behavior modification which is a tremendous part of the process of losing weight, it’s not just diet and exercise. I feel until I can get a grip on modifying my behavior and understanding the why of overeating for me then I can win this battle of my food addiction.
    Your blog has definitely helped me! Have a AWESOME birthday Diane!!

  9. Silvia says:

    Love your blog … Read it religiously .. Find your insights / struggles helpful
    Would love a copy of your book

  10. Katrine Jensen says:

    Hi Diane.
    Happy birthday. I would so like to read your book. You are such an inspiration to me.


  11. Kechi says:

    Happy birthday! And congrats on your weightloss. I found you through google, and I can not wait to dive into your website to get tips on how to lose the weight! :0D

  12. Sherril says:

    Congratulations on finding a way to honor your birthday without blowing your healthy eating out of the water. I would love a copy of your book. Happy Birthday!

  13. Kim S says:

    I’m so glad this is still open! I’ve been out of town and am just now getting caught up on email. Happy Birthday to you!

  14. maryann says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, Diane. Hope you had a lovely day and that this year is full of joy for you!

  15. Elizabeth says:

    What a kind offer! I hope you had a great birthday. Your confirmation is amazing and I would love to hear more about how you initially overcame your cravings.

  16. Melody says:

    What a great day. You have a birthday to celebrate and I have a 16th wedding anniversary to celebrate. A lucky day for both of us. This is a lovely offer from you, thank you for doing it. I hope it includes us Canadians. I cannot seem to get your book up here so it would be a wonderful win.
    Thank you very much for your inspiring blog. I love reading it.

  17. Therese says:

    Happy Birthday! I’d love a chance to win your book. Your blog has been very informative for me while my daughter and I are losing weight. Thanks for taking the time to blog!

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