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TL;DR Following my own advice
Saturday, April 20, 2019      19 comments

As the young 'uns say, TL;DR: Struggles. Lots of Struggles. Time for corrective action. I've gained weight. Again. My hip is sore. But... I have not stopped exercising. I'm still eating reasonably well most of the time. Just too much of it.... Read more
Mad Dawg In the Saddle
Wednesday, January 23, 2019      15 comments

I can't believe it's been more than three weeks since I last posted. It's been a fun ride, Sparkers. Truth. The Peloton 8-week challenge is great. I'm doing the prescribed rides at home: 3 per week. It's challenging and lots of fun. There a... Read more
Mad Dawg So Excited!
Sunday, January 06, 2019      17 comments

I can't contain myself, Sparkers. I am so excited about the 8-week Peloton challenge that starts tomorrow. I feel like I'm six years old again and tomorrow is Christmas. So far this morning: I reviewed all the rules and printed them out.... Read more
Mad Dawg Meeting the Challenges
Saturday, January 05, 2019      18 comments

Monday marks the beginning of the Peloton "Game of Zones" Power Zone training challenge. 8- weeks, 3 days/week of training on the stationary bike with some optional strength training added in. The Peloton bikes include software that measures the... Read more
Mad Dawg Goal
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      17 comments

Today is the first day of the year. A few years ago, I joined a facebook challenge (through ONEKIDSMOM) to run/bike/swim in miles the number of years in that year, so 2,016 miles in 2016. The challenge rules allowed you to have a partner, so I t... Read more
Mad Dawg Doing the Work
Saturday, December 29, 2018      20 comments

Sparkers, The transition to the new gym is going very well. It has been easier than I thought. Parting with my beloved Andrew was the hardest part and that happened weeks ago. The new gym is amazing. It's enormous. Four floors. Yes, you rea... Read more
Mad Dawg - My Gift to Myself
Tuesday, December 25, 2018      16 comments

Merry Christmas, Sparkers. For many reasons not worth going into here, Dan and I do not make a big fuss about Christmas. More often than not, we go to a movie and get Chinese food afterwards. And that's what we did today. Tomorrow is work. ... Read more
Mad Dawg I'm Not Dead Yet.
Monday, December 24, 2018      23 comments

Well... whenever I recover from a particularly vile illness or have a close call, this scene from Monty Python's Holy Grail comes to mind: https://youtu.be/uBxMPqx
JGqI So, that is how I felt when I narrowly missed... Read more
Mad Dawg: Catch Up
Sunday, December 23, 2018      20 comments

Sparkers! I'm still sparking, just not on SparkPeople. So much has happened since I last posted anything, which was back in August. In chronological order, oldest to most recent: 1. But for the grace of God, I was not killed in a car ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Clothing Windfall
Saturday, August 18, 2018      21 comments

Vacation is ending, Sparkers. I'm on the Acela back to Boston. I'll be home in time for dinner with Dan. My clothes are all clean, so I just have to put them away. In June, I spent a week away with my girlfriend Margo. My BFF is Janet. We h... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Bravery
Thursday, August 16, 2018      16 comments

I did something very brave today, Sparkers. I bought a two-piece swim suit. Actually, I bought two. I bought a black bottom that adequately covers my posterior. I bought a top that covers my tummy. And I bought a bikini. I know. ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Between the Ears
Wednesday, August 15, 2018      16 comments

The 25th Annual Do As Little As Possible Sisters Vacation may be the most successful at doing as little as possible. We haven't gotten in the car to do anything since Sunday. Not even mani/pedis. The Big Event was a visit from OVERWORKEDJAN... Read more
It's a Dawg Life, Spark Lessons
Monday, August 13, 2018      14 comments

Sparkers! Last week was a very busy at work - lots of long days - and I'm finally on vacation. It's the annual Spend A Week Doing As Little As Possible With My Sisters in New Jersey vacation. That gave me the chance to catch up on a few days of ... Read more
It's a Dawg Life, Stopping the Slide Down the Slippery Slope
Saturday, August 04, 2018      19 comments

Good habits are important, Sparkers. You just don't think about your habits. You just do it and realize you did it later. If you can change on old habit that isn't so great to a new habit that is better, you are ahead of the game. Today I l... Read more
It's a Dawg Life, Do Yourself a Favor
Sunday, July 29, 2018      19 comments

Nothing new here, but it came to mind yesterday. Someone shared with me that she is unhappy with the way she looks. I thought back to my own experience when I was unhappy with how I looked. I was close to 200 pounds. Inactive. I was gaining... Read more

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