I gained four pounds at this weigh-in. Is it what I want to see? Absolutely not, but while the scale was not my friend I promise you I have worked hard and will continue to work hard in the next two weeks and hold my head up high and be proud as I do the […]

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March 30th, 2012 by dogl2324

4 minutes…

It does not sound like a lot of time. 240 seconds is not earth shattering longevity by anyone’s standards unless you are underwater or you are me on the treadmill, running. Sandwiched between Jessica and Lindsey, I ran on the treadmill for 4 minutes yesterday without stopping. When I started I could not run one […]

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March 29th, 2012 by dogl2324

There is cake in my cart.

I promised to write about the hard things… I have not been my best self this week and while I know we all falter it is hard to hang the laundry on the line for everyone to look at, but it’s part of my healing and the key to moving forward. “There is cake in […]

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March 27th, 2012 by dogl2324


Sometimes IĀ  like to make lists of things. I just do. Maybe I find it easier, tonight it makes things easier. 1.) I worry I don’t know who I am without the weight, it is all I have known and while I know it is not who I am, I have never been without it. […]

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March 27th, 2012 by dogl2324

spinning my wheels

There was a time I could no longer fit behind the steering wheel of a car, my girth was too much for the space between the wheel and the back of the seat. I had already broken the seat and we put an old green pickle bucket behind the drivers side wedged down so the […]

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March 21st, 2012 by dogl2324

March Madness

Yes, I am stillĀ  following my NCAA bracket which has all but disintegrated into a pile of airless basketballs. I can’t really be surprised, I based my picks of which teams outfits or colors were best, or what towns had the best BBQ (North Carolina or Kansas?) and which cities or states have given me […]

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March 19th, 2012 by dogl2324

happy birthday

TIP OF THE TONGUE – Donnis Trio it was a summer night and i was sleeping the moon was out, my head was beaming i looked at my dreams like they were gold amazing feelings draw within me all my conflicts slip beneath me like the spirit of a song or like the feeling of […]

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March 17th, 2012 by dogl2324

The price you pay.

  This morning off to Dr. B’s office I go to get weighed, feeling good hoping I would see a little loss from two weeks ago. It was nice out, I had the windows down and the music up…singing along to my Indigo Girls and I would soon realize as their song “Shame on you” […]

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March 16th, 2012 by dogl2324

I didn’t even know you had muscles there….

Okay, I am sore. I mean I am really sore and it’s not a bad thing, it’s exciting to know this WILL pay off! Right now my body is not particularly happy with me, especially my…well my whole lower body is staging a revolt at the present moment. I think if my thighs and calves […]

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March 14th, 2012 by dogl2324

Getting the job done.

More and more I believe in the power of suggestion, the power of putting a thought into the universe or asking for something and it comes to you in the oddest and often times most perfect forms. Some call it prayer, some call it karma, whatever label you want to attach to it, I call […]

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March 11th, 2012 by dogl2324

Swamp Ophelia

It was the night of a Halloween party when she first arrived. I had just bought my first house in 1999 and friends had come over on an exceptionally warm night to celebrate. I had set up an area to bob for apples out back and we fired up the grill, drank silly spooky themed […]

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March 8th, 2012 by dogl2324

I’ll take it any way I can get it.

I am sorry for the little hiatus the last few days, I have been down for the count with some kinda cold/bronchial funk that has kicked my butt and left me dragging myself to Dr. B’s office this morning one hot mess of pitifullness (I think I just might have made that word up) after […]

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March 5th, 2012 by dogl2324

The people you meet along the way…

When the dog lbs project was still brewing in my mind and heart, though I did not know it at the time, the ground work was being laid, the gifts were being present to me even if I did not realize it. Last year not long after I began to foster Tristan I went as […]

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March 2nd, 2012 by dogl2324

March 1st=6 month mark….halfway there.

Did I reach 50 lbs lost in six months? No. Did I hang my head in shame when I went to get weighed in and lost 3 more pounds coming in at 43 lbs lost so far, just 7 away from reaching my goal? No. In many ways that in itself is a bigger accomplishment […]

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March 1st, 2012 by dogl2324