Some of you have been on this journey for a long time, and others for a shorter time. I think no matter where you are in your journey it is helpful to take a moment and revisit why you are doing all this hard work. And let's be honest - losing weight is hard work. … Continue reading Why Are You Doing This?
How much weight do you want to lose? 10 pounds? 20 pounds? 30, 40, 50 or more? When I was so overweight, the thought of losing over 150 pounds was absolutely daunting. I honestly could not see how it would be possible to lose over half of my body weight. If you are not overweight … Continue reading How Much Weight Should I Lose?
When I first started gaining weight on my honeymoon I was frustrated. The first three years of our marriage saw the scale move up about 45 pounds. Fortunately for me I'm just shy of 5'10" so I can "carry" a little more weight than someone who is 5'3". Nonetheless, the weight wasn't flattering nor healthy. … Continue reading Are You Prepared For The Long Trip?
I'm so excited to see what 2010 has in store for all of us. Can you believe that it is December 31st? I feel as though this year has flown by for me. I never would have dreamed last January that so many exciting things would have taken place in my life. Here's a few … Continue reading It’s Exciting
Good Tuesday after Christmas! I hope that everyone had a nice, relaxing holiday. We enjoyed all of our activities throughout the month of December, but the closer we got to Christmas the less we had to do. The last office party was December 22nd, and the food wasn't fabulous so I didn't have to worry … Continue reading An Unexpected Request
It's interesting how Christmas and other major holidays thrown our lives out of whack. Regardless of how you celebrate the holidays, it seemss hard to stay focused on our life's goals. I know it can be for me. John, the kids and I had a great Christmas. I completely unplugged until this evening, and although … Continue reading Return to Life
Merry Christmas from my house to yours! I hope you had a beautiful Christmas filled with wonderful memories that you will treasure for a lifetime. This video is entitled, "The Difference a Year Can Make." I hope you enjoy. Diane
NewMe asked this question the other week: Diane, your posts are incredibly honest and truthful, but I’d be interested in hearing more about how you overcame what was clearly a huge (pardon the pun) problem with emotional eating. What did you do from a psychological point of view to address your emotional need for food? … Continue reading Emotions Revisited
Sometimes when my children are drifting off while we are working on a school subject I jokingly tell them, "Focus people!" We all laugh and try to focus on the task at hand. Focusing on school is an important part of their future success. If they don't learn their math, grammar, and history now then … Continue reading Where Is Your Focus?
At 300 pounds I didn't really fit into social situations very well. I spilled over chairs. Got stuck in restaurant booths, and sat on the sidelines of life. As active members of our church John and I were involved in an adult class. Most of the other couples in our class had small children and … Continue reading The Hayride