The people you meet along the way…

When the dog lbs project was still brewing in my mind and heart, though I did not know it at the time, the ground work was being laid, the gifts were being present to me even if I did not realize it. Last year not long after I began to foster Tristan I went as […]

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March 2nd, 2012 by dogl2324

March 1st=6 month mark….halfway there.

Did I reach 50 lbs lost in six months? No. Did I hang my head in shame when I went to get weighed in and lost 3 more pounds coming in at 43 lbs lost so far, just 7 away from reaching my goal? No. In many ways that in itself is a bigger accomplishment […]

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March 1st, 2012 by dogl2324

Pulling my head out from under the bed.

It’s funny how you can get motivation or learn life lessons from the oddest places, people, words, pictures, songs, it never ceases to amaze me what can affect you or guide you from moment to moment. I feel like I am in a bit of a funk the last few weeks, wind is calm in […]

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February 26th, 2012 by dogl2324


I have thought for many months now what to say in this post, just how much to loosen the cloak of secrecy when it comes to talking about this day last year. My life had fallen apart and I was simply going through the motions day in and day out. Trying to find a way […]

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February 23rd, 2012 by dogl2324

The girl with the weight of the world in her hands.

It was supposed to be a quick stop at the grocery, just a few things I needed to make some healthy  dishes to get me through the week. The list had  a lot in the way of fruits and vegetables including  “cuties” cause when it comes to peeling an orange I have the mentality of […]

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February 19th, 2012 by dogl2324

Holy Temptation Batman!

Yesterday I went up to our kitchen area at work to heat up my lunch and as I walked through the threshold of the doorway the sight in front of me took my breath away…..       I actually whimpered out loud…and of course there was not a blessed soul around …. GULP! Should […]

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February 17th, 2012 by dogl2324


I have learned not to expect anything when it comes to Tristan. If he stayed exactly as he is now I could not love him more and I am so proud of how brave he is everyday. It is hard to explain just how hard things are for him, those that have been around him […]

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February 16th, 2012 by dogl2324

Blame is a killer.

I can blame it on my job, on the stress, or on the day, blame it on the past, on those who have walked away, if i try I can almost find enough blame to drown the pain.  It’s so easy to talk yourself myself into not taking responsibility for my actions, my choices and […]

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February 14th, 2012 by dogl2324

February 14th, 2012

Litany You are the bread and the knife, The crystal goblet and the wine… -Jacques Crickillon 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 […]

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February 14th, 2012 by dogl2324

Not helpful.

People have the power to make your heart soar like a rocket ship headed straight into great expectations, but they can also be the sole thing that crushes you like a disguarded peanut shell on a dirty bar room floor. Someone I had never met contacted me for help yesterday regarding a woman and her […]

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February 10th, 2012 by dogl2324

Tucking it in.

It’s not a big deal, most people wouldn’t really spend all that much time thinking about it, debating it, agonizing over it. I wore a pair of grey cords to work today, ones that I have never been able to fit into even though I bought them years ago. They fit great now, loose but […]

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February 8th, 2012 by dogl2324

The box…

I came home today to the excitement of having a big Crate and Barrel box waiting for me. I ordered a new coffee pot, and it had arrived. I love coffee, and my coffee maker was shot, and pathetic according to a good friend who is a master of all things coffee. I carried the […]

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February 6th, 2012 by dogl2324

Big girls, they don’t cry….

Mom and I headed an hour north to Dayton Ohio to see “Jersey Boys” which is a musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, my mom loves it and I am always about doing things with her that will be memories for us both. We were also going to stop at one of our […]

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February 4th, 2012 by dogl2324

“O” no, not again…

I have not blogged much this week and I apologize it has nothing to do with falling off the food wagon or making bad choices, but more to do with a little bad luck! I sit looking at this screen trying to figure out the order of events that have occurred since Sunday, it’s a […]

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February 3rd, 2012 by dogl2324


I love movies. I love popcorn. I can tell you exactly the last time I had real movie theatre popcorn. I was in Toronto for the International Film Festival seeing Infamous in 2006. I can still distinctly remember the glorious intoxicating smell of the fluffy popped kernels coated in the buttery mixture followed by the […]

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January 30th, 2012 by dogl2324


Two more pounds down and that leaves me with the motivation to really focus and dig deep with the goal of  losing 12 lbs by the end of February. At that point I will be on target having lost 50lbs in 6 months. Then I will be 41 pounds from getting under the 300 lb […]

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January 26th, 2012 by dogl2324

The gift with a pink ribbon.

It seems like my life has been all about me for the last several months. I know in some ways it is a necessity as I focus on what  I am trying to accomplish. What is Lori eating, when is Lori walking, who can Lori call when she is sitting 10 feet from a drive […]

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January 26th, 2012 by dogl2324


Sometimes inspiration comes in the oddest forms imaginable. I woke up this morning to the grey icy world waiting for the dogs and I as we started our day. Outside the crisp air was actually refreshing and I found it funny that I was talking myself into a walk/run rather than out of one. Jessica […]

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January 22nd, 2012 by dogl2324

Mission Impossible.

That my friends would be a trip to the grocery store the night before they are predicting bad weather. We have a horrible  habit where I live of thinking armageddon comes in the way of fluffy white flakes that fall from the sky. I have often said that the grocery stores are in cahoots with […]

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January 20th, 2012 by dogl2324

Running down a dream.

Last night  I walked into the gym, met my good friend Jessica and off we went to find side by side treadmills that were available. One foot up then the other and I began to walk. Jessica is a runner, she runs with dogs almost every day it is her job and her passion. I […]

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January 18th, 2012 by dogl2324