For a year the whole goal has been to move forward…baby steps that have lead to giant leaps in any directions except backward. Maybe that is why I find myself sitting  here tonight (oh well, actually it’s morning) feeling like things are still in full throttle forward with a tidal wave of emotion about to […]

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August 31st, 2012 by dogl2324

Three tiered success.

This past weekend was all about cake. Okay, not really it was about birthdays, weddings and friends but the cake was a common thread and this is how it went down. Tier 1- My friend Eric graciously invited me to join him and several others to celebrate his birthday Friday at Mitchell’s Fish Market. I […]

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August 29th, 2012 by dogl2324


I woke up one day last week and decided it was time. Somehow it didn’t feel right anymore, and though it has been a year with nothing more than trims, at this point there was no benefit to it hanging around any longer. Saturday I cut my hair. As the last week of the first […]

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August 27th, 2012 by dogl2324

The art of being me.

I walked into the party with little thought of my weight or size on my mind. It was a beautiful starry night with a slight chill in the air making me long for the greenbelt view in the southland. I arrived at the patio where friends were gathered I noticed him right away. A large […]

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August 23rd, 2012 by dogl2324

Through the lens of an abused dog.

I have often wondered as the months have disappeared into almost a year and a half since Tristan cowered with his sad haunted eyes into my life, what does he see when he looks at the world around him. I watch as my other dogs assume no one would hurt them, Tristan assumes the exact […]

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August 19th, 2012 by dogl2324

Off the rack….

Making my way through traffic this morning on my way to the weigh- in I was feeling great, I was sure the scale would be a major drop, I have been running like a fool, I feel strong, by body is changing and I feel it, never before have I walked with such confidence looking […]

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August 17th, 2012 by dogl2324


*** I have been working on this blog entry all week, it felt incomplete and would not settle for me. I finally realized it is because I was not writing about the hard part, the part that I most needed to let go of…I am grateful for pushing myself to figure it out. In the […]

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August 16th, 2012 by dogl2324


There are food items I have given up, or at least given up eating them the way I once did. It is a fine line, a slippery slope of want, need, and nourishment. I don’t want to live my life without finding the balance of eating healthy and enjoying the foods that I love.  I […]

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August 9th, 2012 by dogl2324

Losing Tristan.

No, no Tristan is not going anywhere at all. I am not actually losing my sweet Tristan but I have lost 67 pounds, which is what Tristan weighs. The weigh- in this morning was a loss of 2 more pounds. The reason I weighed in this morning is because of the glass window breaking last […]

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August 6th, 2012 by dogl2324

Poison & Whine

I have done it for years, made excuse upon excuse until the stack of them so  high I could not see beyond the heaping pile of cop-outs before me.  Deals made to myself, promises to start a diet, a change, a workout regime anything to move from the place I was stuck in at the […]

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August 5th, 2012 by dogl2324

Vacuuming the backyard.

Once upon a time… This is the story of my day, the names have not been changed to protect anyone and these are the occurrences as they happened… well the best I can  remember them anyway. I am writing this blog  as I sit in my chair with an ice pack on my back and […]

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August 3rd, 2012 by dogl2324