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Diane, Fit to the Finish

J, California
I used to be morbidly obese and had a top weight of 305 pounds. Twelve years ago I finally got serious about my weight and my health, and lost 150 pounds. I lost the weight by eating healthy foods, exercising and paying special attention to portion sizes. I've maintained the loss through four... Full Bio
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What Foods Are On Your Off Limit List? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Some nutrition experts say no foods are bad and some say there are “bad” foods. I’ll just go ahead and tell you my opinion on this matter. “Yes,” there are bad foo ... Read on »
My Focus Was On The Junky Food by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I admit it. I have a sweet tooth and it is something that I guard against by not baking very often, not buying junky food that I know I would be tempted to eat, and just s ... Read on »
Is It Worth Trying To Lose Weight Over the Holidays? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The Hanukah and Christmas holidays are just a couple of weeks away. My house is ready (that’s my mantle below with homemade stockings), but I have not wrapped the first th ... Read on »
I Can’t Versus I Choose by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. I took time off from writing and just spent time with the family. After I ran the Turkey Trot with my second daughte ... Read on »
Is it the Thanksgiving Food or the People? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As I lost weight and learned to stop thinking about food every single minute of the day, I also learned something really important about the holiday season. I learn ... Read on »
The Invisibility of the Overweight by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Are overweight people really treated differently or overlooked? Some people say no. Some people say yes. I am a person who says yes and so is Kathleen Brooks, who ... Read on »
Thanksgiving: Food Expectations and Weight Loss by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Thanksgiving is next week and unlike some other holidays, it really is all about the food. (And the shopping. . .) The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving ... Read on »
Is It Harder Now to Visually Identify Overweight People? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A few years ago I read about a study that described the difficulty parents had in identifying whether their children were overweight or not. I was a little surprised that ... Read on »
I Have Been Saying This for 16 Years by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have maintained my weight loss for over 16 years now and have seen a multitude of diet plans come and go. As I was losing weight way back in 1997, the Atkins di ... Read on »
5 Reasons to Get Up and Exercise Even If It’s Cold Outside by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Even though I live in the South, there are a lot of mornings where the temperature drops. Yesterday morning when I checked the weather on my beloved iPhone, it was 38 ... Read on »
Focus on the Positive and Not What You Give Up by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Most diets are all about taking everything away. Take away grains. Take away legumes. Take away all fat. Take away cooked foods. Take away white foods. Take away ... Read on »
5 Ways to Stop Thinking About Food All the Time by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I used to think about food for many, many hours every day. If I’m honest, I thought about food all the time except when I was asleep. From the minute I woke up, I star ... Read on »
Woman Gains 50 Pounds on Purpose by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was on Twitter the other day and saw this article on  Today . Turns out Katie Hopkins, who is a very thin, very fit British reality star decided to gain 50 pounds ... Read on »
Delete, Throw Away, Delete by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss There was a time, long, long ago, where your camera did not have a little screen on the back, but rather had a compartment for film. Some of you may be too young to r ... Read on »
Reaching Beyond Easy: 5 Tips to Finally Lose Weight by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I find it easy to underestimate myself. I am altogether too critical of myself, my accomplishments, and my seeming lack of ability to get everything accomplished.  I’ ... Read on »
Do Not Cast Stones: Is There a Right Way to Lose Weight? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss If you are someone who believes there is one perfect way to lose weight then you might better not read this post. If you want to cast stones at other people because y ... Read on »
Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss If it were easy to lose weight, everyone who wanted to drop some pounds would be able to. However, just look around and you can clearly see there are people who w ... Read on »
Setting a Goal Weight: Necessary or Not? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It is still interesting to me that when I first started losing weight (for the final time), I didn’t start out with a particular weight in mind. Rather, I just starte ... Read on »
Would You Ever Eat Food From the Trash? by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A few years ago, when I was teaching my weight loss class in Florida we had a conversation about eating food from the trash. The ladies started asking each other: “Do ... Read on »
Family Dinner Time: One of My 10 Family Rules by Diane, Fit to the Finish Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In case you are a new reader to my blog, my husband and I have seven great kids ranging in age from 24 to 7. Two are girls and five are boys. I think I’m a pretty bal ... Read on »