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Sept 10, 2018 ~ Loving WW Freestyle!

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 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.

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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.

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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    Al Coon

    You are doing great Babe! I can’t believe how much thinner you are looking!!! And your last video was amazing on your YouTube Channel!!! (you just keep getting better. But I have been saying that for 44 years, because it’s true. 🙂 )

    I love you!

    Your Al

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    Mary Terrill

    Congratulations on your progress! I agree the freestyle program is the best yet. It is working for me and I’m inspired to keep on keeping on. You do the same and keep the posts coming. You are inspiring and I appreciate your candor. It is a lifelong commitment and your encouragement helps. Will check you out on YouTube also. Best wishes on your journey.

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    Yolanda Tietgen

    Hi!! I used to visit your page regularly about 15 years ago! I just rejoined WW and I am thrilled that your site is still here! I always enjoyed it and was soooo thankful for your restaurant points back when there were no apps on phones LOL! Good luck on your journey Dottie!!

    • Dotti


      You will love Freestyle! I do. I’m coming up on 50 lbs lost and Onederland (under 200 lbs). This is the easiest program yet and I’m now eating veggies and fruits. Woo! Hoo! Good luck on your Program. I’m rooting for you.

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    Abbe Sinnwell

    Hi there! I’ve been on and off WW for years. I love your blog and find it very helpful. I’ve recently tried keto and lost 35 pounds. Unfortunately I can’t maintain a diet like that and want to start WW again. Are all the points for food still the same? Other than the 200 new free foods? Any help would be great. Thank you!!

    • Dotti


      I have figured a lot of my restaurants with the 3 different Point programs, Original Points, Points+, and Smart Points (Freestyle uses these). Glad you quit Keto and went back to WW. It’s much healthier. Good luck. I’m rooting for you.

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    I’m so happy to have “found” you again. I’m back on WW after having a baby (he was 2 in september). I’m loving the new plan also. Hope you’re still doing well on it. I was a big fan of your app a few years back 🙂

    • Dotti


      Welcome back Ally! Congratulations on your little one. I’m still doing great on the Freestyle plan. Good luck on your Journey. I’m rooting for you.

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    Judi Ettinger

    I just re-started WW again and the first thing I did was find you! Hoping I can keep at it this time. Lost 50 pounds six years and stopping thinking I could do it on my own. As you can guess the pounds came back on. Different program this time and I’m struggling with having to cook for just myself but at 61 years old, I’m determined to get it done! My goal is to lose 65 pounds but I’ll take it a pound at a time!

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    Vanessa MacNorton

    I found your website 10 years ago and it was so extremely helpful. Well, here I am back at it again, and 1st thing I thought of was, “What ever happened to Dotti? I wonder if her website it updated to the most recent plan” I was so excited when I found it still active!

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