About thetreadmilldiaries

When someone feels strong physically, they feel strong in every aspect of their existance – J Michaels

The treadmill diaries is a compilation of personal anecdotes and various resources focused on achieving the Holy Grail for many– better physical health and ultimately a better life.  I don’t claim to be an expert.  I’m just someone who has been there, has lost more than 105 lbs, and has approximately 10 more pounds to go.  I know how much work changes of this type can be…and I want to help others make their goals a reality.

I personally have found inspiration, tips, tricks and expertise in places I would  never have expected while on this path.  And, I’ve learned the hard way that there’s no single, silver bullet that’ll do the trick.  It’ll take many little, sustainable lifestyle changes to get you and keep you where you want to be.

Through this forum, I’ll share all that I’ve picked up along the way with anyone who can benefit from it AND who is interested.  Here’s a preview of what’s in store:

  • Thoughts and real-life anecdotes intended to get you thinking in new ways about pursuing and maintaining a healthy, lifestyle change
  • Featured foods, products and recipes that first and foremost taste great but also are good for you.
  • Tools, products, and services to support the new, improved you
  • Ways to find / maintain inspiration while on your journey


July 2012 Update:  Our family welcomed two boys into our family on June 1, 2012 and said goodbye to two angel baby boys on May 17, 2011.  I am now working to rehab my body from both pregnancies – after having been on rest for most of the last one.  I have approximately 40 lbs to lose to get back to my 2010 pre-pregnancy weight.  Failure is not an option.


  1. Tina
    January 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for following our blog! We’re following back:) We look forward to reading about your fitness journey:)

  2. November 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I love your site sooo much. I just happened to stumble on it from Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life.
    I feel like I have so much in common with you and your site is just a wealthy of knowledge.
    THANK YOU!!!!!
    You’ve found a fan in me 🙂

    • November 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      Awe thanks so much for the blog love. I checked out your site and see that we do have lots in common. Glad to share whatever I can and to root you on in your journey. Let’s hear it for Girl power. 😉

  3. AntosDoesLife
    November 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Love your blog! I’m new to this whole thing and as a fellow runner and weight loss seeker I love reading everyone else’s experiences!

    • November 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and reading. Visited your site and saw that you just got started. Congrats! I bet you’ll have a lot of fun with it. Looking forward to checking out your posts.

  4. October 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Congrats on the 100+ pounds!

  5. September 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Congratulations on your huge achievement…you truly are an inspiration to all of us.

  6. August 21, 2010 at 10:57 am


    I work in marketing for Thin ‘n Trim and I noticed your review of the TNT chicken Sausage. Thank you!

    Would you mind if we featured your site and the review on the TNT website? We have a section that features health related links from all over the web. Check out our current feature:


    Our customers would love your blog!


    • Di
      August 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      Ned – Wouldn’t mind at all. If the info on the site can help others, I’m happy to share it. Ciao

  7. Grisel
    January 17, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Congratulations!! …You go girl!

    The site looks great!!

    Take care,

  8. January 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Congrats and welcome to the blogosphere! I lost 60+ lbs (twice) but have been 5 lbs away from my goal weight for the last four years or so. Most normal people would have just settled for a new goal but I’m a stubborn broad I guess. 🙂 Currently doing P90X so we’ll see!! All the best to you! (And if I can figure out how to “follow” you, I will.)


    • Di
      January 10, 2010 at 2:41 am

      Thanks for the warm welcome and the well wishes, Charlene. I respect that you’ve stuck with your original goal. Here’s to you nailing it this year. Ciao

  9. January 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Welcome to the blogosphere, and congrats on this achievement. The layout looks great — I am leaving my first comment before even reading, because I am so pleased that you stuck with this, with what it’s about, and are willing to share.

    Is that a Pantone fan? awesome. I hope there is an upcoming blog on color therapy.

    Added you to my blogroll and hope this drives some traffic your way.
    stay will it. It takes to time to feel like you have an audience, but they always come.

    • Di
      January 10, 2010 at 2:44 am

      Very kind of you. Thank you.

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