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Dawg Days, a propos of nothing edition
Saturday, March 05, 2016      11 comments

A propos of nothing #1: Am I dreaming? I saw a featured recipe on Spark today for broccoli soup that was low calorie. It was made with chicken broth and low fat milk. I tried adding it to my tracker, but for whatever reason, it didn't work. I ... Read more
Dawg Days, promise edition
Thursday, March 03, 2016      13 comments

Last night I said I was going get up early and walk. Didn't work out that way. I didn't wake up early enough to walk before work, so promised myself that I'd go at lunch or when I got home. The day flew by, so that meant walking after work. It w... Read more
Dawg Days, mojo edition
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      10 comments

So the Dawg Days continue. The Monday, Wednesday, Friday one-on-one strength training with Andrew are challenging and fun. Now that I don't freeze up in pain every other minute, Andrew and I are making some real progress. I've got calluses on my... Read more
Dawg Days, stand up straight
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      6 comments

I have figured out a big part of my problem is posture. If I don't pay attention when walking, I hyper-extend my low back such that my belly pushes forward. It is right at the vertebra that cause me the most trouble. When I extended my contract ... Read more
Dawg Days - banner day edition
Monday, February 29, 2016      11 comments

It's been a good day, Sparkeroos. First off - today was assessment day. The first assessment with Andrew. I started with Dave doing the assessments and haven't asked for an assessment since I finished the weight loss challenge in November.... Read more
This Week's Dawg
Sunday, February 28, 2016      12 comments

Week 2 of the Dawg Days. Let's review from last week's goals. 1. Lose 6 pounds by March 19 - that means The Dawg weighs in at 164. No p... Read more
Dawg Days 7 and 1a, New Name edition
Saturday, February 27, 2016      17 comments

Apparently yesterday was Day 7 of my streak. I got plenty of exercise, so the 7 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise streak was met! It was a little ugly one day when I literally split up the 10 minutes over two short walks for a total of 18 ... Read more
Dawg Days, Day 6 - compliant if it kills me edition
Thursday, February 25, 2016      12 comments

I got my walk in - the back and forth from a distant parking lot. But if that is what it takes, that is what I will do. I forgot to bring in my planned dinner. I am going to a friend's house from the office. She will have many temptations a... Read more
Dawg Days 5, body snatcher edition
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      12 comments

Day 5 of getting at least 10 minutes of intentional exercise. Easy-peasy. It was an Andrew day. Not that the Andrew exercise is easy. It isn't. It's getting harder and harder and I'm getting buffer and buffer. It's like the body snatchers came a... Read more
Dawg Days 4, shot out of a cannon edition
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      13 comments

For a change, I was able to sleep a little later this morning. I planned to get out of bed at 6, go for a walk and then get to work by 9. I have no idea why I decided to look at my agenda while I was still waking up, but I did. Color me surprise... Read more
Dawg Days, #3 - Have Some Respect edition
Monday, February 22, 2016      12 comments

Hey Sparkers! So ONEKIDSMOM got the rocks rattling in my head again. Here are her words. They aren't expressing a new idea; Barb often reminds us of this. However it resonates with me today. "This is a fine body. It deserves good treatment, nutr... Read more
Dawg Days, Day 2
Sunday, February 21, 2016      12 comments

So far so good, Sparkers. Yesterday was a beautiful day in my fair city. Remarkable, in fact. Sunny. Temperatures in the 50s. Walking was a pleasure. I walked 1.85 miles in 36 minutes. Today it was still mild, but no sun. I walked 1.08 miles in ... Read more
Lord Love a Duck
Saturday, February 20, 2016      5 comments

Our friend Lynda, aka LEANJEAN6, often exclaims "Lord love a duck!" I have been pondering this charming turn of phrase and decided to find out where it comes from. Basically, no one knows. But here is a link and some pictures to entertain ... Read more
Giving February the Boot!
Saturday, February 20, 2016      13 comments

It's February. Every February we struggle - at least in the northern hemisphere. I don't know if it is as difficult for you folks down under where it is sunny and warm. ... Read more
Back from Retreat
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      13 comments

Very quick check in. I went on my annual retreat. I left Thursday afternoon and returned yesterday afternoon. * It was unbelievably cold, as was much of the northeast. * Because of the cold, I did not maintain my baby walking strea... Read more

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