crazy little thing called love

He is asleep on the couch, stretched out and snoring like you would not believe.  He is free from fear in these moments when he is tucked safely next to Tully and his dreams are not filled with his past life, it still happens now and then, the night terrors but I am hopeful one […]

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November 30th, 2011 by dogl2324

Room 1103

I thought about not writing this post. As a matter fact last night I stared at this screen for what seemed like days trying to think of what to write, how to put into words exactly how it works in my mind and how the past comes skipping back up the lane gently slipping it’s […]

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November 27th, 2011 by dogl2324

Satisfied.

verb (used with object) 1.to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to: The hearty meal satisfied him. *** I have learned over the last 3 months of beginning to change my relationship with food that truly being satisfied is something I have not experienced. What […]

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November 25th, 2011 by dogl2324

T-Day

Not what you might think as this is not about the Thanksgiving we are getting ready to celebrate tomorrow.  Many, many years ago soon after I had bought my house I was interested in taking on a housemate. When my friend Adam called me to tell me about a friend of his that had accepted […]

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November 24th, 2011 by dogl2324

a plan, a pan, and a van

Today was craziness! I did not make it to the gym and I do not feel bad. My day was more of a workout than anything I have done at the gym.  Despite the hectic hustle and bustle of the day many, many wonderful things happened.  I took the rest of the week off from […]

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November 22nd, 2011 by dogl2324

stuck in the middle with you

“Can I get an aisle seat”, “Hi, yeah um I have some knee issues do you have an aisle seat?” “Did you get the aisle?”, “Is it possible to get something on the aisle?”. “I don’t care where the seats are as long as one is on the aisle”…. My fear of being seated in […]

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November 20th, 2011 by dogl2324

Four hugs, two handshakes and three “God Bless You’s”.

This is the measure of a good day when volunteering for something you love so much.  This will carry me. This will bring Thanksgiving back into perspective. I have spent the last several days focused on Thanksgiving. What will I cook, how will I cook it and will I be strong, and will I make […]

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November 20th, 2011 by dogl2324

Squeeze your noodle.

Tonight I went to my very first aqua aerobics class, and yes I went alone. If it would have been possible for me to record this class and post it on here I would do it in a red hot second, I would not care who saw me in my bathing suit or how I […]

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November 16th, 2011 by dogl2324

Buttermilk soaked crispy oven “fried” chicken.

Ingredients 4 free range organic chicken breasts (skinless, boneless) 2 cups low fat buttermilk ( to soak chicken with) 1 egg + 1 egg white (beaten) 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup panko 1 & 1/2 cups crushed cinnamon pecan or vanilla almond Special K cereal crushed (use a rolling pin if you have […]

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November 15th, 2011 by dogl2324

Caramelized Leeks + Sauteed Asparagus + Shallot goat cheese

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 leek (trimmed and sliced) 1 crushed garlic clove 2tbs of olive oil 1/2 cups goats cheese with 2tbs dried shallot  added (or Boursin has a great one already made!) salt Pepper   In saute pan over med high heat add oil then add garlic,  leeks and let caramelize before adding asparagus.  […]

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November 15th, 2011 by dogl2324

Sweet potato+ Yukon+Cauliflower mash

Ingredients Serves 4 One large sweet potato (peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes) One large yukon gold potato (peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes) One head of  Cauliflower (florets only) Salt Pepper 4 oz of low fat cream cheese 3 tbs Olive Oil 3 tbs 1 % milk   In large stock pot […]

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November 15th, 2011 by dogl2324

Yes, it is worth taking the time…

to make the right decisions. Was it the easiest thing to do? No. Did I get up at the crack of dawn to get it done? Yes. Worth it in the end? Absolutely. Today was the annual “Thanksgiving Meal” at work. A gluttony of starch, coma inducing turkey and enough fat to keep a hibernating […]

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November 15th, 2011 by dogl2324

Lori-O, PF Changs-1

Here is how it went down. I got up this morning, went to the gym to swim with Charmaine we did a 45 minute swim and as usual had a great time together. Came home and made a mini veggie burger over spinach greens with an egg on top, took a shower and started my […]

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November 13th, 2011 by dogl2324

Power of Two.

From the very first time Journey and Tristan saw each other after suffering through a life of neglect and cruelty together , it was  unmistakable the special bond between them  I am not sure words can capture what happens when these two dogs are together. Tristan has been around a number of dogs since he […]

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November 12th, 2011 by dogl2324

Wild Mushroom Pita Crisps with Garlic Kale Chips

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 pita rounds (split)- The ones I use are 100 calories per pita Olive Oil 1 cup of your favorite cheese, I use an herbed yogurt cheddar or part skim mozzarella or a nice goat cheese roasted garlic (you can buy it or you can take a head of garlic slice the […]

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November 10th, 2011 by dogl2324

4th and down….

Yep down 4 lbs this week! I am feeling good.  I feel like my body is starting to figure out what is going on. Since the start of this project   (71 days) I have lost 28lbs. It’s November and the holiday season is going to be in full swing soon, I have to keep focused […]

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November 10th, 2011 by dogl2324

hump day has never been better

It was a pretty dang good Wednesday, normally that is the day of the week reserved for getting over the hump, halfway to the weekend but for me it was great. I took the day off from work and enjoyed some time with my mom. The cooking class was a blast, mom and I had […]

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November 9th, 2011 by dogl2324

a thoughtful indulgance

I have made many good choices over the last two months, I have challenged myself to say no to things and situations that I thought would not be good for me mentally or physically or both. However, tonight I am writing about something I am choosing to indulge in tomorrow. For the past three years […]

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November 8th, 2011 by dogl2324

Derailed.

The information I am about to tell you may seem like a bold faced lie, but the names have not been changed to to protect the innocent and the accounts are real… Okay so today started out with my 9:00am swim with Charmaine at the gym. Everything seemed to be going along as usual… we […]

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November 6th, 2011 by dogl2324

Getting old.

I am getting old. This became very clear to me last night. I was at a bar, it was hoping,  the music was blasting and I was with very fun, hip folks and just like my grandma who could not make it through the 11pm nightly news I was ready to go just before midnight. […]

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November 5th, 2011 by dogl2324