Day 6 (of 10)

Well it is the end of a very long day, so long there was not specific meals just food. Here is what I did not eat…the pizza I ordered for my staff who worked a long day with me. I brought my own food and here is what I had today. Coffee 3 cups a […]

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June 30th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 5 (of 10)

I woke up this morning with that feeling of questioning and doubt, confusion set in and I found myself asking very hard questions…how in the world could my alarm be going off already! Out of bed and back in the morning routine seems to come so fast.  I had oatmeal with cranberries, apples and coffee […]

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June 29th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 4 (of 10)

My day started with a sleepy run that gave way to a full out sunrise self motivating jolt that I needed to get me through the long, long day. It was nice to be up and moving while most of the town was just starting to stir. The opening of Porgy and Bess happened today […]

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June 29th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 3 (of 10)

It is always amazing to me the difference way you THINK your day is going to go and how it actually tuns out. Today was nuts, it is the day before the opening of our biggest and most popular opera of the season. Needless to say work was crazy, no time for a break but […]

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June 28th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 2 (of 10)

It is after 11:30pm and the dogs are all snuggled in for the night and I am looking forward to being snuggled in for the night as well. The good news is that I did well eating today, which was… Breakfast: 1/2 cup greek yogurt, blueberries, raspberries and a bananna two cups of coffee with […]

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June 26th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 1 (of 10)

It is Monday night and today was day 1 of the 10 days Lindsey will be gone on vacation. I talked to her tonight and she said “be good” and so I will. It means something to me, to give my word and to try my very best to be the best I can everyday […]

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June 25th, 2012 by dogl2324

The Plan.

It’s Sunday night and I am thinking ahead to a week that is going to be full of challenges for both eating and getting some good exercise into my routine. Lindsey is leaving Tuesday for vacation, and any of you who have been following along on my journey will know what that means. There is […]

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June 24th, 2012 by dogl2324

Ah, to be 29 again….

As always the panic of the weigh in sets in just as I drive by the “Dilly Deli” in Marimont…they have amazing beer cheese, which I try to avoid thinking about as I am not totally convinced that coveting food will not result in a weight gain…celery, celery, celery! I am on a mission, I […]

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June 22nd, 2012 by dogl2324

getting good and steep…

That is the hill I am walking up…it is getting good and steep. Work is so stressful that I fight everyday to not comfort myself with the food that is everywhere in my world. I am working hard with Lindsey, I am hurling myself forward to not be stagnant, to not give my past bad […]

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June 21st, 2012 by dogl2324

Mirror mirror on the wall…

It never ceases to amaze me how the layers are peeled away, how the pain and unthinkable cruelty of the past surfaces when I am ready to disarm it and rarely before. I have talked about much of the hard stuff when I was over 600lbs, the experiences that seem unbearable now and the pain […]

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June 11th, 2012 by dogl2324

A 5000 BTU Air Conditioner

Holy Cow Batman! I stepped on the scale at Dr. Beiter’s office today totally prepared for a gain, I could not even bring myself to get on the scale at home to see the damage done over the last two weeks. I was hoping for no more than a 5lb gain. The number stopped at […]

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June 8th, 2012 by dogl2324

Birthdays, a ballgame, and a world of thanks…

It is technically still my birthday with just 15 minuets left as I sit here writing the dogs are sound sleep and quite frankly even though I am exhausted I find the words easy to write as I reflect on my 41st birthday. It has been a pretty amazing day that started with sharing coffee […]

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June 7th, 2012 by dogl2324

truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness.

It is the definition of honesty and it is the hardest part of this project. Being honest with those who read these words, those who walk the path with me, and being honest with myself is no doubt the hardest part of it all. I am the queen of selling myself oceanfront property in Tennessee, […]

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June 5th, 2012 by dogl2324

Step AWAY from the exercise ball!

Tonight was like many nights over the past several months, I arrive at the gym and head straight for the treadmill to get started. Sometimes Lindsey arrives a little later, sometimes she beats me to the gym and sometimes we arrive together meeting up in the parking lot. There are nights we take classes, nights […]

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June 1st, 2012 by dogl2324