Oh My Gosh!

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Well, this is so cool. I was searching back through my old blog  for a particular entry and stumbled across this one. Check it out to see “me” a bit more than a year ago. I blogged about how, as I wrote ’round the clock, all I did was sit in front of the computer and stuff my face. I remember that it was fun to write that self-deprecating blog post and that many of you could relate. But I think that writing that entry had an impact on me. I remember some self disgust, which was reinforced every time I got out of bed in the morning and came face to face with my reflection in the mirror. I remember how I had to unsnap my jeans every time I sat down so I could breathe.

So I got a grip on myself. It wasn’t dramatic. I didn’t go on a diet. I still ate M&Ms on occasion. I just stopped eating three full meals a day, along with a candy bar in the afternoon. I traded in my every-evening giant tub of frozen custard for a Breyers Light Double Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream Bar. I can now reveal my svelter self (above), fifteen or so pounds less, two pants sizes down. I feel so much better.

Reminder to myself as deadline approaches: M&Ms DO come in a smaller sized bag!   


  1. Denise on May 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Wow, you are definitely looking more svelte now!
    I think you need a new fuchia bikini, especially the top, since it’s so loose now that it appears to be hanging. LOL

  2. Margo on May 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Diane, from all the recent photos I’ve seen you look absolutely incredible today! I admire the way you went about your weight loss…not going on any particular diet, merely cutting out certain things and replacing with ‘light’ foods…my opinion is this is probably the way to keep it off because you’re not really depriving yourself of anything…YEAH for small peanut m&m’s!…you still can have some in smaller bags! Congrat’s on looking FABULOUS and FEELING WONDERFUL! (-O:

  3. Diane Chamberlain on May 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Hmm, I DO look a little droopy there, don’t I?

  4. Diane Chamberlain on May 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Just a quick note to say the 20th anniversary contest has ended! I’ll blog about it in a couple of days, but the winners have been notified and I sure do wish all of you who entered could have won. List of winners is on my contest page.

  5. Denise on May 12, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Maybe a little underwire would help. 😛

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