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!


Dr. B met me for the final weigh in of phase one and she was not even working! Such an amazing support!


I have lost 72 pounds since September 1st, 2011 and I feel pretty amazing!ย  I feel strong and proud of all that I have accomplished. ( HOLY COW, I CAN RUN!!!) What I do not feel is any disappointment or shame in not hitting the goal of 100 pounds, I have to trust that will happen when it’s meant to happen. The number on the scale is just a part in theย  much bigger picture of the changes I am making in my life. Facing the past head on, looking my personal demons in the face and beginning to move through the walls of pain that for so long have held me captive. Letting go of the past, learning new ways to live my life and discovering the ability to love myself have become priceless rewards during this incredible year. I hold my head up high and look forward to what comes next.

Then there is Tristan, who has also had an amazing year of growth and transformation since that cold day in February when he was removed from his abusive home to start the journey of slowly learning to trust, love and see the world in a whole new light. He has been my inspiration and solid ground from the very beginning and he is the motivation to keep going.ย  Thank you so much to all who have donated so far, the generosity has been amazing! I know many of you were waiting to the end of the year to make your contribution.ย  I hope you will consider a donation of any amount to help Recycled Doggies give other dogs like Tristan, dogs with no hope and no voice a chance to experience love and kindness.


My sweet boy Tristan.

To make a donation via mail:

Recycled Doggies
Attn: Lori’s Dog lbs
P.O. Box 12773
Cincinnati,OH 45212

Or, click the link below to make a donation with your credit card using paypal.


The next post will be announcing all the details of the next phase of the dog-lbs project going forward. Please keep reading, commenting and supporting me as I face another year on this journey.








  1. Jana says:

    Congratulations on a job well-done, Lori! 72lbs is nothing to sneeze at – it’s a great accomplishment! I’ve printed your recipes off and can’t wait to try them. I’m always looking for healthier options to help with my weight loss. Good luck! All for a good cause – for you and RD! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dogl2324 says:

      Thank you Jana! Let me know what you think of the recipes! I am going to try to post more this year, especially in the fall/winter. I really appreciate all your support for dog-lbs and RD! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. John S. says:

    So much accomplished in just one year…I look forward with anticipation of what you will accomplish in the coming years. Like many who have followed your experiences of the last year, I am inspired and challenged by your success. Thanks for the daily motivation and your friendship.

    • dogl2324 says:

      Thank you for the shoulder, the love, your unconditional friendship through it all! I can’t wait for the next adventures! Love you!


  3. Marci says:

    Congratulations! You’re my hero!!

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