Building a bridge with mental blocks.

When I think back to things I have learned over the last 11 months, hovering toward the top is not selling myself short. It is a concept that spans through many areas of my life and something I have nurtured in some weird way to the point that it had become acceptable. Settling is something […]

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July 31st, 2012 by dogl2324

Days like this.

I have said it from the beginning, these are by far the hardest posts to write. I talk myself out of writing them just as the echo of my capped crusader conscience sweeps in and drops a burlap sack of “tell the truth” at my feet. I have no choice now, I have not shied […]

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July 25th, 2012 by dogl2324

Five and fighting…

The scale was good to me this weigh in, I managed to lose the 3lbs I gained last weigh-in and 2 additional for a total of 5lbs, this brings me to a total loss of 64lbs down. Next week is the final push for a very long week of performances at work. Monday-Saturday working all […]

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July 20th, 2012 by dogl2324


I have decided that how I eat is just as important as what I eat. When I was using food as a drug to numb the pain and  run from my reality there were always a few things that drove how I consumed food.  Shame was the most powerful. Somewhere inside I knew that a […]

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July 16th, 2012 by dogl2324

Words to live by…and words you should never say!

There are words to live by and there are words you should not say, ever. I know this now. Lindsey is back in town and we are in full swing again with our workouts!  We met Tuesday night to ease back into things as I have to say my crazy work life has not been […]

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July 12th, 2012 by dogl2324


He was use to love, affection, wagging his tail and rolling in the grass. Lennox was a therapy dog for a 13 year old girl, he has never bitten anyone or shown any aggression what so ever. The family that he belonged to did everything right, they altered him, they micro-chipped him, he was licensed […]

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July 10th, 2012 by dogl2324

recycle, reuse, reduce.

As I have gotten older I would like to think I am beginning to understand how I tick, or at least acknowledge when my clock needs winding. I think whenever I have a gain on the scale it snowballs pretty fast in my mind that I am going backward and for me a great fear […]

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July 7th, 2012 by dogl2324

Hit me with your Bess shot.

Work has exploded for me as the Cincinnati Opera’s fabulous production of Porgy & Bess has become the hottest ticket in town. It is chaos in my world, busier than any other time of the year for me. Temptations are harder to avoid, and my time at the gym becomes a frantic desperation to find […]

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July 6th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 10 (of 10)

I struggled today.  I didn’t do anything crazy there were no meltdowns, no donuts, no drive thru visits. I think I am just tired and sometimes, even though I know this is how it must be. It’s exhausting watching everything you eat, thinking about it, debating it, planning it and most of all sticking to […]

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July 5th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 9 (of 10)

There are those that cross your path in life that give, they give and they expect nothing in return. Their capacity to give is almost unreal, it is simply part of who they are. It is rare to find, and I am so glad my friend Cathy is in my life plain and simple. The […]

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July 4th, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 8 (of 10)

One thing leads to another. It started out after work, I made my way to the gym for a run  before Jessica and I met up to take a yoga class.  I have never really tried yoga of any kind, never feeling like my body could come close to the poses you often see in […]

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July 3rd, 2012 by dogl2324

Day 7 (of 10)

I was bound and determined not to lay around the house all day and use the excuse of how tired I was from a crazy work week… work month to let the day slip away and find myself starting the week playing catch up. I did not sit around today and while I am tired, […]

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July 1st, 2012 by dogl2324