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Hello. My name is Dyanne and I am an addict. My clean date is 4/2/93. If it changes the way I feel, I am addicted to it. However, Meth and alcohol brought me to recovery.

I am the proud mom of 3 grown children (Brian, Trisha, and Shawn) and Nana to 8 gorgeous grandchildren. My grandchildren are my reason for breathing and becoming more healthy and living a long life. I have 4 granddaughters and 4 grandsons.

I am a substance abuse counselor for 19 years. I worked my way through college after getting clean. I love my job and helping people. I own and operate an outpatient clinic. I also own and operate my own jewelry business. I am jewelry designer. And photographer!!

I am engaged to be married to a wonderful ("normal") man. I have been widowed twice previously. My 2nd husband died of an overdose in 2002. My 3rd husband died from lung cancer in 2009. Food became my drug of choice. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. In 2011, I was hospitalized 4 times with extremely high glucose readings (700 and higher).

In 2012, I opted to have weight loss surgery, after seeing a report on Good Morning America about gastric sleeve and gastric bypass being termed "the cure" for type 2 diabetes. After much research, I went to Mexico and had gastric sleeve surgery. It was a success. At the end of my 1st year post-op, I had lost 70 lbs and 8 pant sizes.

During my second year post op, my weight begun to creep up. 1 lb here, 1 lb there. I am a food addict. This is how it begins.

I workout nearly every day. 45-60 minutes on the elliptical trainer, or walking on the treadmill. Someday, I plan to run a 5k.

1/30/16 - I reached my goal weight of 120! Now what?


Member Since: 9/23/2011

Fitness Minutes: 30,779

My Goals:
My goal is to maintain 120lbs. Maintain an A1C of 5.3 or lower. Stay active.


My Program:
I journal my food intake daily.
Maintain food intake of 1200 calories.
Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Exercise 60 (or more) minutes a day (cardio and strength training).



Personal Information:
I live in Van Buren, AR. I grew up in Sallisaw, OK


Other Information:
Recovery is a journey, not a destination.
12-steps are a way of life.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.




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    When you discover that you can change any belief you have, regardless of where it came from, you learn that you can choose your experiences in life. Lion Goodman
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  • v JACQUELINEJAX1
    Thank you so kindly for stopping by and sharing your support; it's been a journey for sure and one of great joy. Staying the Course!!!! emoticon
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  • v NHEMBERGER
    “Go for broke, my friends. Straighten your spine when you step to the podium. Trust your own tongue. Believe that your weary legs will hold you until you reach the finish line. And reach it you will if you give it your all. Fall if you must, crawl if you must, but don’t you dare give up or give in until you’ve made it to the end. For at the end is where your great reward will be to begin anew. A new chance. A new life. A new you.”
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  • v HMBROWN1
    Thanks for your encouragement on my blog! I really appreciate it! Heather
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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    If you don’t like something inside yourself, change your beliefs. If you don’t like your circumstances, change your beliefs. If you want to create something in the world, and you think you can’t, begin by changing your beliefs. Lion Goodman
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