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I'm Not Sulking, I'm Trying to Heal
4/21/2014 4:52:05 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I wasn't going to blog today. I have to leave in a half hour to visit a friend. But I'm catching up on the notes, spark goodies, and well-wishes from...  Read more


No More Whining! 2nd Blog of the Day
4/13/2014 5:32:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Thank you, everyone, for listening to me whine. I'm done now. I read all of your blogs with all your progress and victories and determination. I...  Read more


DogLady Cried Tears and Uncle
4/13/2014 2:31:39 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I've been sulking Sparkaloons. No way around it. The Good Times 5K is "Good Times" in part because the registration for the race is at a bar and...  Read more


Optifast and Traveling on Business
4/9/2014 10:27:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I started my Optifast program January 31st this year. Luckily, I didn't have to do much travelling for work (or pleasure for that matter), but this w...  Read more


Waddled a 5K
4/8/2014 10:30:05 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Today was the first Good Times 5K in my fair city. I made up my mind that I wasn't going. I haven't run once outside this year. 99% of the time when I...  Read more


Still Acting Tough
4/7/2014 9:10:21 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Not much excitement out here, Sparkers. I'm doing my thing. Took Sunday off. I needed to rest, rest, rest. Spent most of my afternoon camped out on th...  Read more


Lesson Learned and First Bike Ride of the Season
4/5/2014 7:11:15 PM,  18 COMMENTS

90 Days of sticking to my exercise and nutrition plan. I learned a lot during those 90 days. I learned even more on Day 91 and Day 92. On Day 91...  Read more


My 90 Days
4/3/2014 10:29:34 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Not sure what to say that my compatriots in the 90 Day Mental Toughness didn't already say. I am glad that I made it. I would not have stuck with it i...  Read more


Giggle Point
4/2/2014 7:50:52 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Just got back from the 50 Shades class. I was pretty much on my own since Lenny was breaking in some new recruits. Not sure what was different, but "T...  Read more


The Power of Our Awesomeness
4/2/2014 4:59:04 PM,  6 COMMENTS

ONTOVICTORY posted this link on his facebook page today. It's great.
ing-tips/if-you-run-slow-who-...  Read more


FIFI needs to work some hocus pocus
4/1/2014 8:16:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I lasted pain free for about 30 hours. I felt a tightness creep in around 11 and when I left for a 1:00 lunch appointment, I could hardly stand the pa...  Read more


More Witchcraft
3/31/2014 9:12:12 PM,  11 COMMENTS

How do you take a selfie of a pain free back? This is the best I could do for my #100HappyDays post. After being completely miserable Satur...  Read more


Clean Up Day
3/30/2014 2:02:01 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Working on Saturdays messes up my schedule. It's a mad rush to get things done on Sunday. One more day of taxes on April 5. I have to work April 12 -...  Read more


The View From My Office Window
3/29/2014 7:45:30 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Not only do I live in an old, converted mill building, but now I work in one. My office is in a building that is in a U shape. I'm on the second floor...  Read more


Body Language
3/28/2014 10:18:53 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Tonight after work, I picked up The Hubster and we went to the Y because we don't have a life outside of work and exercise. I was so ready to run, but...  Read more


Getting Restless
3/27/2014 6:28:12 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I'm getting restless. I want to exercise outside. I want to run outside. I want to go for long bike rides. The weather is almost cooperating. The stor...  Read more


Post 90 Day Compliance Plan - maybe
3/26/2014 10:29:34 PM,  12 COMMENTS

So the stress level over my side of work has leveled off. (Not sure SPERRIN2012 feels like the stress level for him is getting better, though. But he'...  Read more


Fruits of Being Mentally Tough
3/25/2014 8:49:24 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I'm in the home stretch for the 90 day compliance, mental toughness thing. I haven't written much about it, but I've been consistently losing weight -...  Read more


Full Steam Ahead!
3/24/2014 9:34:16 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I was miserable for most of the day. I woke up sore. Back, butt, hip and leg - all showing signs of pain. Soreness. Aches. Occasional lightning bolts....  Read more


Back to the Routine
3/23/2014 4:54:37 PM,  11 COMMENTS

First things first. My beloved hockey team, the UMass Lowell River Hawks won the Hockey East division championship last night. My throat is still a li...  Read more


NYTimes: Running as Therapy
3/21/2014 6:48:09 AM,  10 COMMENTS Running as therapy. Ain't nothing like it. I could use some now. But it doesn't have to be running. For me I need something that...  Read more


Strength Training does the Trick
3/20/2014 9:14:07 PM,  1 COMMENTS

On advise from from Tanya (in charge of our OPTIFAST program), she instructed me to do less cardio. For years I really thought that I needed to do mo...  Read more


Just a 5K link
3/20/2014 6:31:11 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Guilty as charged  Read more


Quick Update, Doing the Happy Dance
3/19/2014 8:18:03 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Another blog because I'm happy and I have time. I feel great. No troubles from the work out. I iced again when I made it to work. Then I walked t...  Read more


My Middle Name is Compliant
3/19/2014 7:58:10 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm blogging early today, Sparkaloos. It's the only way I'll sit long enough with ice on my lower left lumbar region. Why the ice, DogLady?, you may a...  Read more


More Adjustments
3/18/2014 9:04:57 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Not much for an update, Spark Posse. I was better and not better today. My back didn't hurt but the groin and leg did and the muscles in my thigh were...  Read more


Finally Admitted My Back Needs Professional Help
3/17/2014 9:02:41 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I went to the chiropractor today. I've gone in the past for other issues, but wasn't wild about the last chiropractor, which may explain why I've been...  Read more


March Goals
3/17/2014 10:52:58 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So, I know I'm halfway through the month already, but let's pretend I had the insight and attitude to be able to start this on the first of the month,...  Read more


New Addition to the Household
3/16/2014 4:02:51 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I mentioned a little over a week ago that The Hubster wanted a spin-cycle. I came around to his way of thinking and last Saturday we plunked down a lo...  Read more


On Squeezing in a Work Out
3/16/2014 12:28:50 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Today somebody wrote about squeezing in a workout even though the gym was closing... I read it right after I squeezed in a very quick work out. My rea...  Read more


3/16/2014 12:11:09 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Yesterday was the last day of the most recent installment of the 50 Shades of Sore class. We'll have a 2 week break and start up again on March 31. ...  Read more


Trials and Blessings
3/14/2014 9:43:07 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am blessed by everyone that has left me sparkgoodies today - thank you so much! I have been feeling a little discouraged lately and this was the boo...  Read more


How Did Steve Siebold Get There?
3/13/2014 9:40:10 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Not much sleep last night, but I made it through the day. I'm tired enough tonight that insomnia shouldn't be a problem. Today was all about ment...  Read more


Today's Blog is Therapy
3/12/2014 11:57:32 PM,  13 COMMENTS

If I had written my blog this morning, it would have been fun and upbeat. But it's late. I often have insomnia, but my problem is staying asleep, not...  Read more


Hey La! Hey La! The Dogster's Back!
3/10/2014 9:52:18 PM,  12 COMMENTS

It didn't seem appropriate to summarize where I'm at in my mental toughness journey in the blog about the wake. Hence, two blogs today. I managed...  Read more


We Can Only Hope for the Same
3/10/2014 9:15:53 PM,  12 COMMENTS

We last left off where I was going home to NJ for a funeral for my brother-in-law's mother's funeral. It was lovely. A real celebration of a well-live...  Read more


What am I good at??
3/9/2014 5:31:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This is a good question. Right now, I am in a rut. I finished my master's degree in December. I also had a baby the same month. Now it feels like I am...  Read more


Too much exercise?
3/7/2014 9:53:11 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Not my best week. I had a 1.2 lb weight loss on Optifast this week. While I know that "any" weight loss is good weight loss, it leaves me a bit defe...  Read more


Exercising Mental Toughness Muscles
3/4/2014 10:43:39 PM,  14 COMMENTS

As anticipated, my thighs were sore today. This morning felt like the usual soreness and stiffness that I feel dragging myself out of bed. (Side...  Read more


Therapeutic Beating
3/3/2014 9:34:05 PM,  14 COMMENTS

A lot of pressure and stress at work today. i was happy to be going for a 50 Shades of Sore class. As I was walking over, Lenny was doing a step up, b...  Read more


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