MY SEASON FINALE…….

DORAZ SAYS…FINAL EPISODE?

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She decided to start a blog because her friend encouraged her.
Now she is celebrating her ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY at BLOGGING! She became quite fascinated with it all. She began to see that being able to express herself by blogging, was very good for her stress. She became obsessed! She made a lot of blogging friends, and had many people come to view her posts. She felt like she was at home when she sat and read all of the great stories and adventures of the other bloggers. Then one day, it happened! She looked around the room, and it was so cluttered she could not even imagine what had happened. She had a puzzled look on her face. How did this happen to her? How did she lose the battle with the clutter in her house? She had to be honest. It was because of the whole bloggineg commitment. She took it very seriously. She had a decision to make. She sat and looked at one of her very first entries.

Welcome to Doraz Says
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 by Doraz | Edit

I will be sharing with whoever wants to read my articles, my take on everyday stuff and the humor we can find in it…if we really look hard! I would be interested in hearing from you all so I can write articles you would actually be interested in reading! My goal is to get you to either laugh or at least smile! So, let’s give this a try. Check out the ABOUT tab to find out a bit about who exactly is Luisa Doraz????? Be sure to visit my other blog, LAUGH with DORAZ Thanks. If this site does not go anywhere. it will just self-destruct!!!

Believe in Yourself,

Luisa Doraz

She was happy and she had a smile on her face. She had done what she had set out to do. One year of blogging. It went by so quickly. She had a decision to make. Should she keep blogging and get even more hits? Should she just have a season finale, like on all of her favorite television shows? Well, this would allow her a little time to catch up with her personal life. When people do come to her blog, they would have lots to look over. She will still keep LAUGH with DORAZ going. That has not run for a year. She must make some decisions. Will she or won’t she return to blogging full time after this season finale? Will she be able to leave comments, from time to time to say hello to all of her friends? Will this be the last time she will reply to your comments on DorazSays? Please stay tuned. Do not ever forget to:

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

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I LOVE YOU GUYS! BE GOOD! HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

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Magazine design by my friend PURPLE HATTER

FRAPP-AHOLIC’s……………*

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Hello, my name is Luisa Doraz…and YES, I am a
FRAPP-AHOLIC! I must admit that I live and dream for my daily frapp! I reward myself, rather nicely…I might add…with all kinds of frapp’s! I was trying the mocha ones, the double chocolate chip ones, the coffee vanilla ones, the java chip ones, and the vanilla bean ones! I must add that I ALWAYS added whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. That is until today! One of my friends, or should I say X-friends….showed me the calorie count that just happened to be available! I took a look, because I figured it could not be SO bad, right? BOY, WAS I WRONG! I will not even tell you all what I saw….it is TOO DEPRESSING! I made a choice today. After reading the differences between the LIGHT or the REGULAR, I figured I would TRY the light double chocolate chip…no whipped cream or chocolate drizzle. As I was trying it, I looked at myself in the mirror and decided….THESE ARE GREAT! I am going to stick with this game plan. A medium has 220 calories. I can work with burning that off at the gym! What a day! You?

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

PLAYING CATCH UP……..*)*

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As we speak….or as we blog, I should say…I am in the process of making the piles of papers on my desk GO AWAY! I have to be honest and say that, more than once today…I have ALMOST picked them all up and SHREDDED THEM. I wanted them to go to SHRED CITY and leave me alone! I was SO tempted! I did manage to resist, and I did manage to get A LOT of things accomplished…but I still have A LOT to do! It is for this reason, you may not be seeing AS MUCH CRAZY STUFF on my blog, as you are accustomed to! I promised myself that I would keep the computer OFF while I did a few hours of paper digging on my desk! It did work! I rewarded myself…finally….with a frapp and some time blogging. I am going to try this method, and see what happens. I hope to be able to be back to NORMAL…soon! So, wish me luck! Hang in there! I will still be by to visit. I am planning a mini vacation to the mountains for the fourth of July. You all know what that means! LOL Hope the piles on your desk are more workable than the ones on my desk!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

What do you have to say….?

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What is the MOST you have ever paid for a pair of SHOES, and NOW are you sorry that you did?

NOTHING REALLY….JUST TALKING*

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I have a really big, ugly thing on my lips! I tried and tried to get it to go away, but it will not listen to me. I felt like everyone was looking at me today, everywhere I went. I guess they could have been looking for other reasons…..like I looked hot, I was dressed really cool, and I wore a cool MAUI cap….STOP LAUGHING at me…….. A gal has got to have her delusions, right? I keep putting stuff on it, so I hope to be able to say it is gone in the morning!

At least I can say I was really good with my food choices today and I parked far away at the mall so I would walk a bit. It helped. I finished off that stupid cheesecake, and now I am working on the cake I am going to eat at the party I go to in the morning. I am saving my calories! I just can not seem to resist those sweets! Oh well, such is life! Hope you all enjoy the weekend!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Keep that SMILE on that pretty face of yours*

My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my short-term memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
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I’m not your type. I’m not inflatable.

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I am having an out-of-money experience.

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Do you know what happened 159 years ago this Fall… back in 1850?

California became a state.
The people had no electricity.
The state had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, nothing has changed except the women had real boobs and the men didn’t hold hands.

Having a little FUN*

I am a Nobody. Nobody is Perfect.Therefore I am Perfect.

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The statement below is true. The statement above is false.

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I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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Well, I am happy to report that I stuck to my exercise plan and I did pretty good with my food choices. For breakfast I ate raisin bran cereal. Two hours later, I had some cherries.
I met my friend for lunch, and I had the salmon nicoise salad and 1 1/2 buns. They were just too good! For dinner I had a mango smoothie. I was not that hungry. I had coffee, passion fruit ice tea, orange juice, and milk to drink…so far. I had a BITE of that stupid cheesecake I see every time I open the frig! I just can’t throw it away! I will get yelled at by my family! YIKES! I am still going to go eat, but I just do not know what! I hope you all had an OK day with your eating plans. It is fine to go off, every now and then, but…get right back on track! It is important to not hate yourself for eating something that you may not have thought was a good choice. Just get past it, and get focused again. You notice I was able to resist and only have a bite of that cheesecake? You may have noticed that I had more of that yummy bread than I should have….but, that is OK…There is always tomorrow!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

You Have the Power….*

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My friend, ERIC at Soupalaxy is on a mission, just like I am. We are both motivated to exercise and lose some weight. If you go to Eric’s blog, you can see how he is motivating himself to get in shape before his baby is born! It is pretty clever. Now, I am also trying to lose the last ten pounds I have been trying to lose…for the last ten years! I am on a 6 week exercise program, Monday thru Thursday….with weight training and cardio. So far, it has only been 2 days…but, I have taken off the 4 pounds I since gained! I have increased my water intake and I have cut back on eating bread and sweets. I try to eat more protein and enjoy lots of yogurts, cottage cheese, or pineapple salsa. I am staying away from fast foods, unless I have to….and I am eating what I want, but less. I have been on a life changing path when it comes to my diet and exercise, for the last 20+ years. I believe it has to be a combination of diet and exercise. I also believe you need to have a healthy mental outlook on life, which I do! So, Eric and I will keep you posted on our good days and our bad days, too! Anyone else want to share what you might be doing? I know that JOAN at Whatever I Think… has some greast advice, too! Go see how she is doing it!
Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

What an AMAZING way to be….*

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Why is it that we seem to have a completely different way of talking, depending on who we are hanging out with? I mean, when I am home..I am the mom, the wife, the person who happens to live where you happen to live. Now, when I am out with my girlfriends shopping, that is another story! We get all these looks from people! They are all AMAZED that we are acting as crazy as we are. They just look at us and shake their heads! Could it be because we are laughing and smacking one another? Could it be because we are showing each other…and who ever else happens to be near the dressing room…how ridiculous we look in that bathing suit we thought would make us look 10 pounds lighter? Could it be because we are sticking out our big butts to show off how good the jeans we tried on look? Could it be because we are ragging on our husbands/boyfriends and calling them all kinds of crazy things? Could it be because we are happy and having fun, and they are in a bad mood? Whatever the reason, we do not care! We are in our own little world, just having fun…not hurting anyone…and enjoying our time together! Too precious to waste worrying about what other people think! They have a right to think what ever they want. Just like we have a right to have FUN! So, if you are game….come shop with us!!!!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

The Urge to Run and Hide*

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We have ALL reached a point and time in our lives where we have ALL just wanted to run and hide, right? Well, I seem to be at that point again! I can not even say…school is out for the summer, because my two kids have elected to go to summer school! Are they crazy? Do they love school SOOO much? They claim to want to get ahead with their studies, but them doing that seems to get me behind in EVERYTHING ELSE! It takes a lot of energy and drive to stay focused and secure 24/7, these days! I am always one step ahead of the game, but I am tired of playing the game…and just want to say I lost! That way I can just run and hide, in my office…and blog…or whatever else! I would love to do whatever else…24/7! I guess I can try it out for a few days, and then maybe this too shall pass! Or, I can quickly pack a suitcase and make my escape when no one is around! I have sooo many places I can go! Nothing stopping me, right? Wrong! I just could not do it to my crazy family! I will get myself adjusted mentally, my usual way….go shopping for a new purse and more shoes! LOL Oh, I can not forget my trips to get Starbucks Mocha Frappuccinos. Yummy~~~ Want to join me? Come on!!! See, I feel better already~~~

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz