Dot to Trot

My world is expanding as my butt is shrinking!


My weight loss journey started in January 2012, when I tipped the scales at 325. I've never looked back since.

My weight loss journey started in January 2012, when I tipped the scales at 325. I’ve never looked back since.

Hi! I’m Dot, aka Dot2Trot, a 40-something marketer who decided to quit her job in 2012 to focus on getting healthily. Why quit my job? Isn’t that extreme?

I’ve been a Weight Watchers member on and off for 25 years. I gained 100+ pounds in the last 10 years; started taking blood pressure pills 6 years ago; and worked 15-16 hour days for the man only to come home to vegetate on the couch.

In January 2012, I tipped the scales at 325 and was well on my way to becoming a diabetic. Something had to change – and that something is me.

Nearly 2 years later and 125 pounds (as of November 2014) lighter, I decided to blog about my ups and downs on my march to shed a total of 190 lbs. I’ll share recipes, workout playlists, goals, weigh ins, struggles and successes. Come along for the ride.

I live and play in Virginia with my husband, pups Shadowfax & Peekabu, and Spider, our precious evil overlord cat.


21 thoughts on “About

  1. Deepali on said:

    You are great& inspiring. Hope I can do it. I will try. You look very happy & beautiful. I was looking for this. Thank you.

  2. Hi Dot, love your videos have been a real inspiration to me! Lost 64 lbs after a year of low carb. Would love to see more videos on
    Your information! God bless you ! Crafty

  3. I found you on YouTube and watched a few videos as the first one, about why you started your journey was very much like looking in the mirror. Although I haven’t been to the doctor to hear results like yours I don’t have to to know I’m headed there…fast! The yo-yo battle, the various methods etc. I’m tired of it…I’m TIRED! Anyway, I was searching YouTube for various ideas and inspiration and there you were! I’m definitely going to be making some lifestyle changes and your videos and blog will be a great tool!
    Thank you in advance!

    • Kim, thank you so much. The key is making a lifestyle change. You are not going on a diet…they just don’t work. If I can do this you can too. Good luck and I’m glad my page and videos can be of use.

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  5. Chrissy on said:

    Most awesome progress! My friend Cristina L., whom you know, shared your super blog with me since I’m trying to live Paleo – great site – love the menus! My husband has lost 80 lbs with a paleo lifestyle change and kept it off for a few years now – I’m hoping to follow in his footsteps, heck I’ve been cooking for him the whole time anyways 😉 Cant wait to read your next post!

  6. Dot, hello! You look great! So excited to see you here and SO thrilled you’re looking so happy, healthy and beautiful. You go, grrrrl!

  7. Linda Cajigas on said:

    I saw briefly on your blog about a flabby arm diet?? I need to know more about that. I’m getting married in a few years and i want to wear a dress with no sleeves. Please help!

  8. You need to add more pictures 🙂

  9. You are doing wonderful!

  10. We’re rooting for you!

  11. You’re inspiring. Congratulations!

  12. Fit Journey 50 on said:

    Good luck on your fit journey! You’ll do great!

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