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My Life as a Dawg: Happy Anniversary
Saturday, September 09, 2017      18 comments

Sparkers! Today is an important day in Dawg Years. September 9, 2012 I competed in a sprint triathlon and completed it in 1 hour 43 minutes. I was bad-ass. And then began a slow, but steady decline. For the next 3 years I worked out ... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, defining success edition
Sunday, September 03, 2017      22 comments

I read this blog yesterday. It struck a chord. You should read it, too. I'll wait. www.danoah.com/2016/07/a
pparently-i-cant-be-proper
ly-proud-of-myself-yet.html I just deleted a lot of boring. I am not good at... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, closet edition
Saturday, September 02, 2017      19 comments

It's been a quiet day chez Dawg. I need it. The week was busy with one night of poor sleep, which always sets me back. The weather is getting cooler here in New England. I know it won't last. We'll have more warm days in the 80s, but overal... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, Keeping up with the kids edition
Monday, August 28, 2017      22 comments

Sparkers. I've been vacationing and then I was dealing with work after being away on vacation. You know how that goes. Anyway, quick story. Dan and I were visiting our old stomping grounds in our former fair city this weekend. We broug... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, Tough Day of Emotional Eating edition
Thursday, August 10, 2017      24 comments

Holy Guacamole, Sparkerinos! What a (insert your favorite pejorative adjective) day it has been for me. Fortunately for my staff, most of my work meltdowns make them laugh. Today, I did all of the following: 1. Threw a paper report... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, responding to yesterday's blog edition
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      20 comments

Thank you, Sparkers, for your feedback on my blog yesterday. A few of you have also sent private messages with very helpful suggestions. A number of you expressed concern in the comments. I want to reassure you that I have been to my doctor... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, calling it a draw edition
Monday, August 07, 2017      23 comments

Well, Sparkers. I had to call it a draw with spin class today. Different instructor. I was not at 100% to begin with (more on that later.) My blood sugar tanked mid-way. Time for the Dawg to go home. I haven't blogged about it, but my blood... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, long-term maintainer edition
Sunday, August 06, 2017      35 comments

This is a long, nuanced article from the New York Times. The author, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, writes often about weight loss and incorporates her own frustrating experience of trying to lose and maintain weight loss. This article discusses the see... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, trainers are messed up edition
Friday, August 04, 2017      22 comments

I have long held that personal trainers get together for beers on Friday nights and think up new ways to torture their clients. This is how I see it playing out. Here's a make-believe scenario: Andrew (sipping his second Guinness): Walk-out... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, endorphin edition
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      16 comments

Holy guacamole, Sparker! Spin class is killing me! I absolutely love it! Crazy Cheryl, the spin instructor, walks into class Monday evening all full of herself! "Hey guys! I love summer vacation! (She's a gym teacher in an elementary school... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, active edition
Monday, July 31, 2017      23 comments

I like being active again, Sparkenellos. It looks like I'm settling in to a routine. Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings strength training with my beloved Andrew and the 6AM Crew. Monday and Thursday evenings spin class with the Crazy Cheryl. I f... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, Vive La Resistance! edition
Friday, July 28, 2017      23 comments

This happened just this past Tuesday. I'm in my second week of following the prescribed weight loss plan that I got from Dr. Mike. As you know, it is short term. It is NOT easy. Very calorie restricted, but I've done it twice with great success.... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, I remember all too well edition
Thursday, July 27, 2017      22 comments

Thank you, everyone, for you wonderful support of me and my rant. Your comments got the rocks rolling around in my head. I want to clear up one thing... only one of the comments came from a Sparker. The rest have come from my "real life". O... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, only grey hair and reading glasses are inevitable edition
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      25 comments

My dearest, friendliest Sparkers. I need to get something off my chest. I'm not sure why I let this get under my skin. Usually I let these comments roll off my back. I let them go. I can't this time. So I'm going to do a little rant. Recen... Read more
Every Dawg Has Her Day, 10 pounds to go edition
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      21 comments

I was too tired to blog last night, Sparkers. It was a full day after a full weekend. [Huge editing just happened.] OMG... I'm starting over. I was boring myself with what I just wrote, Sparkers. Here are the highlights without the bor... Read more

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