When you find your family along the way.

When I was young I wanted brothers and sisters more than anything, mates for my pirate ship, someone to fight with in the backseat, others to share my secrets with and plan far away mystical adventures while hiding in my fort made of old sheets draped over the dining room chairs. Brothers and sisters is […]

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September 30th, 2012 by dogl2324

Fall into me.

Just days away from October, a month when the leaves explode with the unmistakable brush stroke of autumn. The air turns crisp  and a new bounty of seasonal foods appear for the feasting, game nights with friends, good bourbon to keep  warm, and the beginning of the holiday season approaches making fall one of my […]

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September 26th, 2012 by dogl2324

I dare you.

It can be anything from jumping rope for two minuets to riding my bike for 20 miles, we need your ideas for a challenge that will give me something to work toward, a fitness goal to acheive in the coming month. We will be taking requests until Oct 1st then I will have a month […]

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September 19th, 2012 by dogl2324

Me, Myself and I…

There is a part of me that will always want to jump cannonball style off the diving board, earplugs in, nose pinched and eyes tightly closed landing into a giant pool of what I have always known to be my salvation. Food. I am a food addict and I am not above relapse, I am […]

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September 18th, 2012 by dogl2324

Pals of the saddle.

The 1938 John Wayne movie seems like the perfect title for this blog entry! I have had a new foster dog for several weeks now.  This little dog was hit by a car and came to me kinda banged up, little blue cast and all, just 4 months old and as sweet as they come. […]

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September 14th, 2012 by dogl2324

The Descent.

Like so many other folks I remember exactly where I was the day the planes flew into the World Trade Center towers that fateful morning of September 11th, 2001. The loss, destruction and devastation that drifted from the rubble across the country with a unmistakable stench of fear, sadness and anger will never be forgotten. […]

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September 11th, 2012 by dogl2324

Full steam ahead.

I took some time, a few days, a few meals, a few splurges, indulgences that could not have been a better thing to do. I had a great time, I laughed, I was with friends being silly, laughing, consuming and taking a much needed small break to recharge my battery. Here is why this is […]

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September 10th, 2012 by dogl2324

The weigh-in results for year one…

The day has arrived… I started a year ago weighing 391 pounds, feeling desperate and very much at a turning point in my life. Today I stepped on the scale with Dr. Beiter by my side and watched as the scale flashed 319. A 72lb difference!     I have lost 72 pounds since September […]

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September 4th, 2012 by dogl2324

Trail of tears.

Last week Lindsey surprised me with a trip to a local park for our workout. I went to her place and we loaded up her sweet dogs Oscar and Hannah in the car and off we went. For those of you who are local it was Woodland Mound just off of old Kellogg Avenue. I […]

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September 2nd, 2012 by dogl2324

One year later…the journey is the destination.

Is it the journey or arriving at the destination that becomes most important? It is  the journey, for me it will always be the journey. One year ago  today I thought that losing 100lbs in a year would be a piece of proverbial cake, so to speak. We hear of people that do  it all […]

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September 1st, 2012 by dogl2324