Math has never been my strong suit, numbers never my friend. Being dyslexic, I always felt a state of disconnect wondering why I was never invited to the party where the formulas made sense. I have tried so hard to let go of the number when it comes to my weight. The 40¬† 46 Day […]

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March 30th, 2013 by dogl2324

Rule #39

While I have not written about food for the last several days, you should know all is good! I am more sure than ever that when Easter hits I am going to maintain the manner in which I have eaten during this challenge. My thought is once the “challenge” is over, 80% of the time […]

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March 25th, 2013 by dogl2324


I was leaning against the concrete wall, not really paying attention to the crowd around me as I slowly flipped the oblong wine cork between my fingers, bartending for a private party can sometimes be a lonely task. It was early in the evening and people had not flocked to the area of the building […]

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March 24th, 2013 by dogl2324

Glazed and amazed….

Why do we crave what is clearly bad for us? What is it about the gooey glaze on a warm soft pillow of fried dough that makes me completely crazy! I am well into this challenge and amazed at how good I feel not having refined sugar, white flour, fake food or chemicals in my […]

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March 19th, 2013 by dogl2324

Weekend Update.

Saturday would break my heart and yet give me such joy at the same time. I would spend the morning with June Carter before she went to her first adoption event, which I knew would probably be her only adoption event. It’s like wondering if your great grandmother’s favorite homemade cake will be a hit […]

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March 18th, 2013 by dogl2324

Happy Birthday.

Litany You are the bread and the knife, the crystal goblet and the wine. You are the dew on the morning grass and the burning wheel of the sun. You are the white apron of the baker, and the marsh birds suddenly in flight. However, you are not the wind in the orchard, the plums […]

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March 17th, 2013 by dogl2324

The reunion.

Last night Jessica came over for dinner and brought Journey to visit Tristan. If you don’t know the story of these two dogs you can read about them here. These dogs came from the same abusive home and were pulled from the shelter they were to be killed at just in time by Recycled Doggies. […]

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March 16th, 2013 by dogl2324

Pile it on.

The last few days should have broke me. I would be writing to you about failure right now, typing words of regret and spilling my guts onto the pristine weeks of clean eating I have under my belt. I fully expected it to happen, it didn’t. I almost didn’t write about this because I am […]

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March 13th, 2013 by dogl2324

How a roast for dinner became brunch, a late lunch… and everything else in between.

Yesterday did not go as planned. Around 11:00am I went to throw some laundry in and as turned the corner from the stairs I saw the small stream of water flowing on the basement concrete floor, then I heard the dripping. Now I just had the plumber here on Thursday to put new guts, insides, […]

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March 10th, 2013 by dogl2324

Catching up.

You wanna weight loss program that does not fail? Try a 6 week old puppy! Lindsey has nothing on June Carter, I am up and down from the chair, couch, floor. Bending to clean up piddle and and stretching to running the swiffer, picking her up putting her down, cleaning her playpen, and bath-time could […]

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March 9th, 2013 by dogl2324


Tomorrow’s entry will go over my food intake for the last few days, you should know that everything is going good and I have been eating well. I want to write about something else in this post. Last night I went to see the Indigo Girls in concert, as I have many many…many times before, […]

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March 7th, 2013 by dogl2324


It chased me all day. Following me around, at my heals, tugging at my pant leg all the while I was feverishly trying to shake it, dodge it, ignore it…but there it was. Twenty days into this challenge and today I wanted things I had not thought about for nineteen days. I desperately wanted sugar […]

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March 4th, 2013 by dogl2324

Preparing for March.

Preparing for this week is actually about more than the week, it’s about being¬† honest with myself that this is a hard month for me. A month that could easily lead me to become comfortably numb with a dozen donuts and enough icing to put me into a sugar coma until April. That is not […]

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March 3rd, 2013 by dogl2324

Playing Ketchup….

Mmm Ketchup. Can’t have it, loaded with sugar…but I love it. It’s Saturday night and I have some catching up to do! It has been a busy couple of days and the good news is all is well in the world of food. I have stuck to the real food rules and while I have […]

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March 2nd, 2013 by dogl2324