back on the horse

back on the horse

have you ever been horseback riding?  I went once as a kid.  At a horse ranch.  I think it took 2 people to hoist me up there on top of that H.U.G,E beast.  In truth…it was probably a tired old horse, overeating itself on apples at the farm.  But I might have been 13 or 14 years old….so I felt like I was mounted 2 miles off the earth up on the back of that big stallion.  If…I…fell… off…of…that…thing……….would I have the courage to get back on?


Sitting here on my couch, 32 years later…I realize that the answer is “Of Course”!  I mean, what other choice do we have?  I mean, I’m not going to lie down and eat myself into oblivion in bed with Dunkin Donut wrappers around me.

So…..hoist away friends.  Back on the horse I go.

Ciao for now……Diane


About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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  1. You have made the only choice that makes sense, Diane. Great work, getting back on that horse. I applaud your honesty and courage. Nobody said this was going to be easy. You have already shown that you can handle tough. YOU RAN A MARATHON!!! You said in your blog what I have felt since I began this journey. I cannot stop this journey. Doing what I had been doing had allowed my health to decline. I owe it to myself and, to my family, to care for this body that houses my soul. You, and I, have made the only choice that makes sense!

    • you are a lovely friend Phyllis. Your words mean so much. My soul is lifted tonight. thank you. giddy-up!! Diane

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