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Ultimate Challenge Update
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      10 comments

Health and Fitness Cornerstone I wore pants to work today. I hardly ever wear pants to work - like 3 times in the previous 6 months. I got many comments on my weight loss today. I guess it shows. I know that my big round face is gone. Alas,... Read more
Recovery is not Linear
Monday, November 30, 2015      9 comments

Today was a day to demonstrate that recovery is not linear. Remember Friday I banged out the circuits, which included squats with a 30 pound weight? Today, my hip and glutes were so sore that I got to 9 squats with no additional weight and had t... Read more
Doggie Improvements and Update on Ultimate Spark Challenge
Sunday, November 29, 2015      10 comments

Sparkalinis, I have done something this weekend that I very rarely do. I did a lot of nothing! I have reveled in doing as little as possible. I have been reading, surfing, exercising and polishing silver. The last time I was outside was coming ... Read more
Appreciate Your Body, blog #2 from the Dawg
Friday, November 27, 2015      3 comments

Dan is in Santa Fe visiting his father for the long weekend. I've been home alone since early Thursday morning. I'm getting bored. It's only Friday. I just started following this blog. I like the guy. He can be very profane, so if you don't... Read more
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
Friday, November 27, 2015      12 comments

Sparkers, I totally kicked butt with Andrew today. I was sore, but not awful, so we thought we'd take advantage and add a new exercise to the repertoire. A few weeks ago we tried adding a sumo walk. I couldn't even take one step. Today we tried ... Read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      8 comments

I continue to make progress. I maintained my weight over the anniversary week.I was back on the nutrition plan as soon as we returned home last week. I hopped on the scale this morning and it started moving down again. Although today I deci... Read more
The Healing Dog Vinyasa
Sunday, November 22, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday, MOBYCARP wrote something on my blog that has stayed with me. It meant a lot to me coming from him and it crystallized my thinking: Love the way you treat recovery seriously, like training. Love the way you treat recovery seriousl... Read more
Train the Brain
Saturday, November 21, 2015      6 comments

In yesterday's quick blog post-workout with Andrew, I felt really good. Almost as good as I felt on Wednesday before I hurt myself doing corrective exercises. Andrew always, always, always asks if I have any questions at the end of the session. ... Read more
More Fire
Friday, November 20, 2015      6 comments

After I wrote to you on Wednesday, I did my corrective exercises and hurt myself. (Shakes fist at the sky.) Went through yesterday sore but hanging on to "what is possible." Andrew worked hard with me today. I just finished and I am much less s... Read more
Fire Cornerstone and a Big Breakthrough (I hope)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      12 comments

I took the time to study this beta-site, Ultimate SP Life Challenge thing. My understanding is that these four cornerstones are the key points of SparkPeople. People are encouraged to choose an area to work on and find ways to make incremental c... Read more
NYTimes Tracking Food and Exercise
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      5 comments

00004040817.mobile.html I hope the link works. If not, go to www.NYTimes.com Go to the Health section and find the article about the man who lost weight with trac... Read more
What's Up with this "Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge"?
Monday, November 16, 2015      8 comments

al.asp?blog_id=6032197 I stumbled upon the Spark Guy's blog. I don't usually read them, but this caught my eye. This "The Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge" seems ... Read more
Analysis of Going off Plan
Monday, November 16, 2015      9 comments

I learned a few things this week about going off plan. Lesson #1: The cocktails are calorie killers. With the exception of watching the Patriots v. Giants game yesterday, every day that I was over my planned calories, it was the alcohol.... Read more
Anatomy Class
Sunday, November 15, 2015      8 comments

Earlier this afternoon I headed down to the fitness center at the resort with the intention of doing intervals on the bike and then seeing how it felt to swim, but mostly to just lounge in the pool or hot tub and read. Dan was off for a long wal... Read more
The Shining Sea
Saturday, November 14, 2015      12 comments

Dan and I are celebrating not killing each other these last 28 years. We were married on Friday the 13th and we enjoyed another Friday the 13th celebration. We drove down to Cape Cod yesterday and settled in at a coastal resort. We have a lovely... Read more

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