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Dawg Days, music edition
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      7 comments

Day 7 of the blog challenge suggests that I write about the music that I favor. I like mostly rock n roll and pop music. If I had limited choices, I'd choose Dire Straits, Simon and Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Queen, and Talking Heads. ... Read more
Dawg Days, weigh in results and quote edition
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      11 comments

First off, Sparkers, I had my first assessment for the weight loss challenge. I lost 8 pounds. Now before you get all kooky, let me remind you that the baseline weigh-in was immediately after lunch, and I had eaten several restaurant meals earli... Read more
Dawg Days, Coastal edition
Monday, September 05, 2016      13 comments

What a fantastic bike ride, Sparksters! 22 miles. Gorgeous day. Fantastic pictures. Tropical Storm Hermine, or whatever she is currently, is moving up to New England. The wind started yesterday. Today the wind really picked up. Rain is supp... Read more
Dawg Days, obsession edition
Monday, September 05, 2016      11 comments

Day 5 of the 31-day blog challenge. Don't know what I'm talking about? Go here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
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Dawg Days, Secrets
Sunday, September 04, 2016      8 comments

Spark-a-bloggers! It's day 4 of the 31-day blog challenge. You are welcome to join in. You can share far and wide. Or not. Your pleasure. I know that I was boring myself and needed to mix it up for a while. Details are here: www.spar... Read more
Dawg Days, Keep your friends close edition
Sunday, September 04, 2016      12 comments

Hello Sparkers! I've missed you. I need to catch up on my blog challenge. (Don't know what I'm talking about, go here to learn about the 31-Day blog challenge. Feel free to join the fun!) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Dawg Days, retail edition
Thursday, September 01, 2016      12 comments

I decided to mix it up and do a 31-day blog challenge. I did one 4 years ago and it was a lot of fun. Please feel free to share the challenge and to join in if you like. Here's the link to the questions: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Dawg Days, 10 facts about the Dawg edition
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      14 comments

A short note before I launch into the first topic on the 31-day writing challenge. This 8-week weight loss challenge at Spectrum is hard. I'm hungry and I'm supposed to be hungry. It is affecting my ability to work out hard, so Andrew is mo... Read more
Dawg Days, 31 day writing challenge edition
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      7 comments

Back in 2012, I came across a writing challenge. It was a question a day for a month, I think. Or something. Long enough to be a challenge. It was lots of fun. A bunch of people joined in. Well, Spark-bloggers, I'm feeling a little stale. ... Read more
Dawg Days, more motivation edition
Sunday, August 28, 2016      12 comments

I got myself in the pool today. I got in the lane and I started doing laps. I did them well and I didn't mess around. A full 30 minutes. I found the groove. I didn't whine in my head. I just did them. Towards the end, I found myself thinki... Read more
Dawg Days, I want to ride my bicycle
Saturday, August 27, 2016      11 comments

It was a good day, Sparkers. It was a gorgeous afternoon and I got out after the peak heat to go for a bike ride. Nothing special about it, other than I just enjoyed it so much. I biked the rail trail. I didn't do the entire length; just from wh... Read more
Dawg Days, better body challenge edition
Thursday, August 25, 2016      18 comments

Hey Sparkeroos! I had my initial consultation for the "Better Body Challenge" this afternoon. I weighed in at 175 pounds, which is, of course, more than my morning weigh in, which was 172. Since I'll be weighing in every other Tuesday afternoon ... Read more
Dawg Days, becoming the "skinny" sister edition
Monday, August 22, 2016      12 comments

Sparkinators. WATERMELLEN hit a Dawg-nerve with that blog on the effects of having thinner friends as part of your social network as a support for weight loss. I've read of other studies that show that overweight and obese people tend to have fr... Read more
Dawg Days, someone let the dog out edition
Sunday, August 21, 2016      11 comments

I'm home from vacation, and I'm ready to get ready for triathlon training. I've got the Triathlete's Training Bible within sight. I'm ready to dig in and get a plan going. I'm nervous about competing next July. The NJ State Triathlon is th... Read more
Dawg Days, Underpants edition
Thursday, August 18, 2016      16 comments

As out friend LEANJEAN6 is wont to say... Lord love a duck. I dreamt about swimming in a lake last night. I woke up with a vague sense of anxiety. I've ... Read more

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