These chairs aren’t made for sitting (part 2)

After many years of obesity you would think that I would have clued in to the fact that I needed to be careful around delicate pieces of furniture. But even I didn’t realize that I should be careful around my own dining room chairs. Read what happened during a family birthday party, when an encounter with a chair went very wrong. . .

These chairs aren’t made for sitting

Imagine how you would feel if you were sitting in a room full of people and when you tried to leave the room you couldn’t. Not because the door was blocked, but because you were stuck in a chair. That’s what happened to me one morning and it wasn’t pretty. . .

The Hayride

Not Left Behind!

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…

Trapped Inside Myself

Do you ever feel trapped in a body you don’t recognize anymore?  I did. As the pounds came on, and the layers of fat multiplied, I began to feel trapped inside myself. It happened slowly. The first sign I was becoming lost inside myself was in my selection of clothing. Once I needed a size   Continue Reading…

I Ran the Pink Ribbon 5K

Pink Ribbon Run

As many of you know, I’ve been fighting a knee issue on and off for a few months.  I waited until the last minute to decide if I would be able to run the Pink Ribbon 5K, and decided I could do it! So my sweet husband got up early with me this morning and   Continue Reading…

Why Are You Saving Those Old Clothes?

If I were to take a quick look in your closet today what would I find?  Do you have three or more complete sets of clothes?  Are they “today’s size” clothes, “yesterday’s size” clothes, and “way in the past size” clothes?  If you do have such a collection in your closet, I can think of a   Continue Reading…

Time to Focus on You

Right now, right where you are sitting, think about you. Where are you right now in your life? Where do you want to be six months from now? As I was gaining weight to the point of morbid obesity, I had a hard time really focusing on where I was at that moment. I was   Continue Reading…

Can You Just Eat to Live?

Unlike addictive substances like alcohol and nicotine, you can’t just turn your back on food. Food is an integral part of our lives and our health. That is all well and good, but what happens when we start using food as more than just fuel, and begin relying on food to fill other needs? socrates   Continue Reading…

Confidence and Weight – Related?

Self confidence is a trait that most of us aspire to possess. Some people just seem to have “it” no matter what their circumstances, appearance, or socioeconomic situation. Growing up, I had a lot of self confidence. I was just sure I could conquer the world, and rushed ahead of myself trying to get things   Continue Reading…

Mean Things People Say

I hope you’ve never experienced this, but some of the worst comments I ever got with regards to my weight came from people I knew fairly well. Here are my “favorite” memories. “Diane, you have such a pretty face.” “It’s such a shame what has happened to you.” “We’ve never had overweight people in the   Continue Reading…

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