last dance with Mary Jane…

So tomorrow is Halloween, and I have to say this is the first year in…well ever that I can remember, that I will not be eating any Halloween candy. Now you may be saying, but Lori Halloween is not over yet, what if you break down and have some? For 60 days now my strategy […]

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October 30th, 2011 by dogl2324

Happy Birthday Dad.

As far back as I can remember my dad has always been an animal lover, we always had animals in our home growing up. Through the years he  and mom would feed the hungry ones, bring wounded animals home and they would get fixed up at the vet and become part of our family. My […]

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October 28th, 2011 by dogl2324

the song remains the same…

One foot up, the other foot up….eyes closed..the look on my face is one of looking like I just took a spoonful of apple cider vinegar and I wait for it….I am up a pound…. Uuuuuuuggggggggghhhhh Sweet Dr. B comes out (normally she is who weights me, but one of the amazingly nice nurses did […]

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October 27th, 2011 by dogl2324

it’s alright…

This is very hard and I find it difficult to write about the hard stuff. Exposing the soft underbelly of my vulnerability is not something I thought would be part of this deal, yet without it the circle is not completed, I can’t hide or ignore it without sacrificing the truth and I just have […]

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October 26th, 2011 by dogl2324

Nightswimming

Today was insane. Today had the potential to derail me and be a bad day. It did not derail me and here is why. I took the time to make a plan and I followed through even when it would have been easy to stray from the plan.  My day started at the eye doctors […]

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October 26th, 2011 by dogl2324

a moderate trail

The words hiking and Lori do not go well together. We have a rocky past and I am sensitive to even hearing the word. I don’t know that I will ever consider or call myself a hiker. Yet our paths crossed on Saturday afternoon when a couple of my best friends challenged me to go […]

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October 25th, 2011 by dogl2324

butternut squash+ cauliflower+ yukon mash

perfect for the cold fall nights to serve as a side or just to have by itself with a dollop of fresh Greek yogurt and some chives… 1 lb of butternut squash peeled and cut into chunks ( many stores you can by then already prepped) 1 head of cauliflower (florets only, dis-guard stems) 1 […]

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October 23rd, 2011 by dogl2324

Make it stop….

Friday I had to take my car in to be serviced. We all have experiences in these situations, shoved into a small room with a bunch of strangers waiting for the bad news of what is cracked, loose, broken, leaking, seized up, worn out, clogged, and ultimately the thing that blows up is your wallet. […]

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October 23rd, 2011 by dogl2324

Addiction.

It’s a strong word and I am leery to use it because with most addictions it is possible to live without your vice. If I am a heroin addict, alcoholic or addicted to porn,  smoking or gambling it is possible to exist without  those things. That is not an option with food, you can’t quit […]

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October 20th, 2011 by dogl2324

it might as well be February…

One day of nasty, cold, dreary, dark, rainy weather and it might as well be February. I normally hit my wall in February, the long, cold winter takes its toll and February seems like it will never end. Today feels like February to me.  Why does today feel so awful? Is it the fact that […]

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October 19th, 2011 by dogl2324

pokemon, captain jack and a hug from dad…

Sometimes it’s nice to remember what it feels like to be a kid. It’s nice to get wrapped up in their wonderment of it all, and for just a moment step back into childhood on a magic Pokemon carpet ride. I spent time with two amazing kids tonight. My friend Carolyn and her husband Chris […]

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October 19th, 2011 by dogl2324

veggie meatloaf + applewood cheddar + homemade honey bourbon bbq sauce

* you can also use this same mixture for killer veggie burgers   Veggie mixture 2 zuccini diced 1/2 sweet onion diced 3 stalks celery cleaned and diced 4 carrots shredded or diced 2 cloves garlic 2 cups shitake mushrooms (or your favorite) chopped 6 tbs olive oil 1 cup lentils 2 cups brown rice […]

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October 17th, 2011 by dogl2324

Too much chocolate cake, is too much chocolate cake!

No, I did not eat too much chocolate cake, I actually did not eat any chocolate cake at all but this is something a friend of mine is always saying and it makes so much sense. No matter how good something is, no matter what it is, if you eat too much of it, it’s […]

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October 17th, 2011 by dogl2324

Love will turn you around…

I love Tristan, unconditionally and unequivocally. He changes my life every day for the better even when it’s hard. I thought I would update you on some major breakthroughs for this sweet boy in the last month or so. 1.) He loves being outside. The thing he feared the most, he fears no more. There […]

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October 16th, 2011 by dogl2324

it’s easier to love the dogs…

I have a fabulous therapist, who I have  been seeing for several years, she is such an important part of my life. Some people think therapy is a waste of time, money and effort, I know because I used to be one of those people. Oh how I have changed my tune. When I first […]

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October 14th, 2011 by dogl2324

Weight update….

I lost  10 lbs from my last weigh in two weeks ago after gaining four pounds.  This feels great,  but I must stay focused and keep on course….there is much work to be done for the sweet doggies! 🙂 xo Lori    

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October 13th, 2011 by dogl2324

Alone.

Tonight I left my house at 8:30pm and went to the gym. I pulled into the parking lot and it looked very crowded to me, too crowded. ( you can do this) I wanted to talk myself out of it, I wanted to turn around (you will do this). One deep breath and I opened […]

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October 12th, 2011 by dogl2324

i guess it comes apart so little by little you don’t know you’re there till you’re stuck in the middle…

I have always thought about my weight when I hear these lyrics… People often ask me how I got so big, how could I not stop it before it escalated  to the 600+ lb mark. It happened little by little, pound by pound, year after year until one day I realized I was stuck…literally.  Growing […]

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October 11th, 2011 by dogl2324

hodge podge

Is a word that describes a confused or disorderly mass or collection of things…that is what this post is… I am not sure why I found today to be such a struggle…but it was. I think maybe I just don’t feel good, I feel run down.  Seasons changing?  I have not slept well the past […]

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October 10th, 2011 by dogl2324

mvp

I like to think I can talk about any topic with anyone, even those folks who have a different opinion than mine. I have friends who belong to many different religions and  no religion,  I respect them all equally. Democrats, republicans, vegans, bacon lovers, pro-choice, right to life, anti-pickle, pr- olive,  YES to Pete Rose […]

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October 9th, 2011 by dogl2324