LeRoy

As you can see from my title I’ve rejoined Weight Watchers for the 3rd (or 4th) time.  I can tell you this, Freestyle is the very best Weight Watcher program I’ve been on.  It’s easy to track with the smartphone App, easy to eat healthy, easy to get away from high sugar foods (more Smart Points), and most of all helps you change your lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle.

I started my new Freestyle Journey on Friday, April 20, 2018.  It was the best decision I’ve made in a long time.  This past January a good friend of mine, Joan, came to visit me.  We hadn’t seen each other for years but it was like we just saw each other yesterday.  She got me motivated to start tracking my food.  I lost about 10 lbs from January 2018 to April 20th when I started WW Freestyle.  I was up to 262 lbs in January.  I started WW Freestyle at 252.8.  Today, September 10, 2018, I weigh 216.2 lbs with a total loss of 36.6 lbs on WW Freestyle.

I have lowered my Omaprazole in half and am hoping to get off of it completely.  I’ve been on 40 mg since 2006.  I am now at the point that I have very little acid reflux so my next step will be to wean off the 20 mg.

Dotti's Corner You TubeI found an awesome meeting here in Spokane.  Our leader, Sue, is such a wonderful leader and she empowers the class to participate.  The members are wonderful, always smiling, giving you a hug when you need it, and always makes you feel included.

I have started a YouTube channel, my first-ever.  I have only done 3 videos so far. If you’d like to visit my YouTube channel please click on the graphic below. If you like my YouTube videos please click on Like and Subscribe.  That would really help me out a lot.  I, also, would love to hear from you.  Feel free to let me know what you’d like me to do a video on.  If you don’t have a YouTube account/channel, please go to YouTube.com and create one.  You only have to add a username/password/email when you sign up.  No obligation.  Once you have a YouTube account you can comment, like, subscribe, to any channels you like.  It’s also a good way to keep your favorite channels in one place.  Just a thought.

The grandkids have been over quite a bit during the summer.  Emily and I enjoyed the pool here at the complex.  LeRoy got a new, bigger pool this year so we enjoyed a few swims and BBQ’s over there.  LeRoy’s birthday was July 20th and we had a pool party with BBQ.  So much fun.  Emily is a little fish in the water.

My two brothers that live in Sandy, OR came up for a visit on Sunday, Sept 2nd and left on Wednesday, Sept 5th.  First, that was so nice of them to come and visit us.  Second, Emily was so excited to finally meet her two Great Uncles Rip and Bob.  Emily and Jake fell in love with them as did they with her and Jake.

I now am the proud owner of a very nice elliptical.  We lost ours when we made the move up here.  There are two in the apartment complex gym but I just never walked over there.  I was looking on FB Marketplace for a used one.  I found one I liked for $90 but told the seller I couldn’t get it until the end of last month.  She asked what my story was and I told her a little about myself – getting back on WW and losing weight.  She replied she was up a little too and we are all in this together.  The next message from her blew me away.  “Have you son pick it up after 5:30 pm.”  I couldn’t believe it!  I feel so blessed.

We went over to LeRoy’s for a BBQ and fun with the kids on Monday.  The rest of the time we stayed in and I made some home-cooked meals for them.  They fell in love with the Taco Soup I made.  I had no problem staying on Program as I eat very little when I’m talking and visiting and we did that non-stop.  It was so, so, nice catching up with them.  My older brother Bob, lost his wife of 42 years, in April.  He seems to be doing okay.  It was definitely a hard loss.  They were like Al and I, “Two Hearts Beat As One”.  My younger brother, Rip, was really hurting as he needs two hip replacements.  The doctor won’t do it until he loses some more weight but we all know what a struggle that is.  I hope I can be a good example for him.  I sure do love those two guys!

Guess that brings me to now.  I weighed on my scale this morning and I saw the lowest number yet – 215.2 lbs.  I’m working on one decade at a time going down to goal.  I’m stoked.

This is my Weight Loss Journey calendar looks like.  I think it’s good to see the overall picture of how far you’ve come along your Journey.

If any of you are interested in joining Weight Watchers they are now offering a free month for YOU and for ME when you join one of the plans.  It would help me out a lot if you click on the link below if you do decide to join.  My son is paying my monthly fee, which is so nice of him.  We just did not have it in our budget.

https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/checkout/iaf/?iaftoken=66DFF8CD00

Okay, guess I rambled enough for now.  Hope this message finds you all well and ready for some cooler weather.  Take care.  Until next time…


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Hi everyone.  On June 10, 1976 Al and I were married in Vancouver, WA.  We celebrated 41 years on June 10, 2017.  It’s been a wonderful 41 years and we look forward to many more. We met it September 1974, the year I graduated.

I am doing okay on getting back on track with my Program.  I was doing really good staying off the Diet Dr. Pepper but have slipped the past couple of days.  I will get back on track with that.  I still haven’t started walking yet but the grandkids and grocery shopping helps me get some exercise.  Hopefully our pool will be getting used when the hot weather comes to stay.  I’m not journaling yet but I am trying to eat smaller portions.  My sleep is still wacko; up long stretches, sometimes 24 hours or more.  I know that is not helping me stay on Program.  

Last Friday we had a wonderful BBQ at LeRoy’s house.  We were sorry that Rachel had to work and couldn’t be there.  LeRoy has the backyard beautifully landscaped with so many flowers.  He put up a new swingset for the kids, along with a sandbox – their favorite!  We had loaded hamburgers, potato salad, cheddar sausage, and for dessert, cherry cheesecake.  Great food, great company, and awesome grandkids!

I wish I had half of their energy. I don’t think Emily ever stopped moving.  In the third photo Jake is eating a tomato slice he stole off the plate.  He does love his tomatoes.

to my hubby Al, son LeRoy and son Glenn.  They are all great fathers.  My father has been gone since I was seven but I just know he would of been an awesome father also.  I miss him every day.

Al has finished his first novel and it’s wonderful.  It’s a love story with so much more.  I know I’m a bit prejudiced but, Al writes beautifully.  You will feel like you are right there with the characters.  If you are interested in purchasing it please click on the book graphic to the right.  You won’t be disappointed.

Tonight we are having Emily over for a sleepover and she is so excited to use her new “Frozen” suitcase we bought her for sleepovers. I have errands to run and some grocery shopping to do before we pick her up.

Have an awesome day everyone and enjoy the Summer days ahead. Take care.


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Hope this post finds all of you having a great Labor Day weekend.  Al and I are staying in, not doing anything special.  Vancouver is having some great cool weather this week, which I love.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.

LeRoy, Rachel and the kids made a surprise visit at the end of August.  It was a quick but fun visit.  This is the first time we’ve met our grandson, Jake.  Emily is now almost 5 years old and getting so “grown up”.  What a joy it was having special time with her.  She takes after me, very talkative and loves people.  Jake, who is 11 months now, reminds me so much of my LeRoy when he was little.  He’s very easy-going, loves to eat, and is so cuddly.  He loves to give a lot of kisses.  They both have birthdays in October, Jakes is October 2nd, and Emilys is October 7th (same as my brother Bob.  Mine is October 5th (going to be the big 60 this year).  It looks like we are racking up October birthdays!

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I’ve been keeping busy for the last month updating our restaurants to Smart Points.  I have 153 restaurants completed.  You can find all my DWLZ updates at:  http://www.dwlz.com/DWLZupdates.html

Getting back on track on my Journey to a healthy weight has not been easy, to say the least.  But… who said it was going to be easy.  I’m not giving up; it is never an option.  I need to take little steps back to my healthy lifestyle, one step at a time.  It’s so easy to get discouraged on this Journey.

My leg injury is healing slowly.  It still hurts a bit to step completely on my foot and my ankle aches at night but it’s all part of the healing process, I’m told.  I’m off Workmans Comp and not working at Fred Meyer anymore.  I’m moving on with my life.  It’s hard to believe I worked for Fred Meyer from October 14, 2014 to July 2016 and for the last year I cut my finger in the deli, broke my left leg in the deli, and finally broke my right leg in the cooler in the seafood department.  The latest was a horrible accident, leaving my right ankle broke, ripping all my tissue up my leg to another break on my upper fibia.  I guess going to work was a bad idea.  🙁

Al has been busy writing a book, his passion for a very long time.  He has written a book of Five Short Stories, which is now on Amazon.  If you are interested, you can find it on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Magic-Five-Stories-You-ebook/dp/B01N7V1SP5?_encoding=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0  Feedback is always welcome.

Fall is upon us, along with pumpkin lattes & pies, and all the wonderful aromas of the Fall season.  I’m loving the cooler temps and not running my A/C.  Al and I hope to get to the zoo sometime soon.  It’s been way too long.

Hopefully, it won’t be so long between my posts.  The months seem to be passing by way too quickly.  Have an awesome day!

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