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No Matter How You Spend Today
4/20/2014 6:05:36 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I wish you all a blessed day...whether you celebrate Resurrection Day/Easter or if you're Jewish I wish you Shavua Tov (please correct me if I a...  Read more


Easters past and present
4/20/2014 6:01:46 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Happy Easter to all... the above photo is from back in the day... the two little girls in front are my big sister and me. It is a significant d...  Read more


4/20/2014 5:24:52 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy Easter as we walk the path together...... 247449...  Read more


For the first time in my adult life I think my dad is proud of me.
4/19/2014 6:21:48 PM,  19 COMMENTS

He could do anything when it came to taking care of a house. In fact he could prepare the land, do the plumbing, electrical, build the entire house f...  Read more


"What is Holy Saturday?"
4/19/2014 2:58:46 PM,  16 COMMENTS

184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 As always 229 and 304 for your show of interest in this blog. The following comes from...  Read more


Bonus blog: The things one greatly fears
4/19/2014 2:32:20 PM,  11 COMMENTS

We all have them. The things that we are afraid of that hold us back from pursuing our dreams... or pursuing them as vigorously as we might. One...  Read more


Feeling a little less achy today...
4/19/2014 1:31:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Yes, it is true. I am impressed that my dedication to eating healthy is paying off so fast. I guess that what I put in my gop actually does effect my...  Read more


That was then - This is now - A Crossroads?
4/19/2014 12:04:04 PM,  7 COMMENTS

For some reason, today , I was prompted to look back at my original SP persona page (Triffik). Lo and behold, I was kind of shocked that there were...  Read more


Stop with all this counting stuff!
4/19/2014 8:43:39 AM,  19 COMMENTS

OK, while I am aware of the numbers (64 days 'til race day, day 28 of #100HappyDays)... I'm finding them counter-productive at the moment. They are s...  Read more


Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think
4/19/2014 5:45:03 AM,  16 COMMENTS

“A person cannot elevate himself by putting another person down”. How TRUE this is! So why do people still do this? Have a wonderful Saturday a...  Read more


Caturday for Easter
4/19/2014 5:44:49 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I do not like to see cats all dressed up. There's just something wrong with that. LOL So, here is my submission for the holiday. Have a wonderful o...  Read more


Showers of Blessings and Easter treats - Week 3 Dancing Daffodils
4/18/2014 10:17:29 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Our BSG challenge assignment for this week has two parts. The first is Showers of Blessings...what are some things that bless you? I am blessed...  Read more


In 6 months time May to October
4/18/2014 7:30:12 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Not too long from now really. I want: 1)My excess weight off! That's 51 lbs as of today. 2)For my program to be simply a part of my life...  Read more


Easter coming up
4/18/2014 2:31:45 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Daughter came for easter yesterday - we started with going to a serenity sermon with communion. I have not told my daughter that I go to AA so I wonde...  Read more


I'm doing it!
4/17/2014 8:54:25 PM,  14 COMMENTS

What is the "it"? Staying on program, keeping my business at full speed, managing my money and doing my best not to kill incompetent people!!!!! ...  Read more


Joggaling along on a Terrific Thursday
4/17/2014 2:18:48 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Feeling better already. The acupuncturist yesterday showed me a couple yoga postures to help bring some relief for the pain in my right hip (scia...  Read more


Race minus 66 days - when your program seems to fall apart... remember the primary goals!
4/17/2014 7:49:56 AM,  14 COMMENTS

With limited Spark time this morning, I need to talk to my inner Polly Perfectionist. Most important thing I can do today. The primary objective...  Read more


Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think
4/17/2014 5:44:21 AM,  17 COMMENTS

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not break” This has been one of the hardest things for me to conquer. I am pretty "rigid" with concern...  Read more


Keeping my thumb on myself.
4/16/2014 8:03:25 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I love shopping on They love me too! However this is one of those big credit card debts that I DON'T love. So, no more charging, just d...  Read more


And the Dr said . . .
4/16/2014 1:02:46 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Keep up the good work! 244 243 250 Yes, that is exactly what he said about the Spark Plan I've been on as well as my plans for my future...  Read more


What is wrong with these Pictures?
4/16/2014 11:04:20 AM,  17 COMMENTS

<img src="
/6/l1654125206.jpg" Hint: It's not _____________ and he's not____________....  Read more


Race minus 67 days - an eye on the sky
4/16/2014 6:55:58 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm sitting here contemplating the first bike commute to work of the season, seeing the forecast says we're supposed to top out at 63F today, with a 2...  Read more


Another one bites the dust...
4/16/2014 6:48:50 AM,  16 COMMENTS

A debt got paid in full yesterday and I am quite happy about that. My iPad4. I called Verizon, my carrier, and asked if they were set up to accept p...  Read more


Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think
4/16/2014 6:22:49 AM,  19 COMMENTS

“You don’t get 100% of what you don’t ask for”… unknown There's that recurring theme's up to US! Gave a blessed day! 24...  Read more


I Am THAT Busy!
4/15/2014 8:43:37 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I need to truly see things as they are instead of the way I know they can be and work with what I have currently in my life. Therefore no Extra C...  Read more


Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think
4/15/2014 8:26:29 AM,  18 COMMENTS

3 rules to live your life by from -Lou Holt’s “Do right” seminar 1) Do what’s right. 2) Do your best. 3) Treat others how you want to b...  Read more


Race minus 68 days - the journey is the destination
4/15/2014 7:11:11 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Training for a triathlon is like studying for a final exam. You have to do it. It needs to be spread over time. And the studying is in fact, more i...  Read more


Unconventional am I.
4/14/2014 8:32:56 PM,  16 COMMENTS

My brother, Alan, is structured, controlled, and according to him does everything right and perfect. NOT! LOL His opinion of me is based on hea...  Read more


Day 41: End of challenge.
4/14/2014 10:31:20 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Day 41: today's the day. I see the Dr at 2PM. I'm not where I'd hoped to be, but I'm thankful to be here. I've put together a spreadsheet...  Read more


Sayonara 190-ville !!
4/14/2014 9:32:45 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I spent exactly 3 months in 190-ville. It is longer than I wanted to stay, but I'll take it! It wasn't my imagination that I was losing weight Ver...  Read more


Ten weeks out - meltdown?
4/14/2014 7:33:20 AM,  20 COMMENTS

This happens at some point in training for every event I've ever done. I get HUGE self-doubts. I succumb to the siren call of the 'fridge... I put t...  Read more


Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think
4/14/2014 6:55:18 AM,  19 COMMENTS

“Every one wishes to have Truth on his side, but it is not everyone that sincerely wishes to be on the side of Truth” – Richard Whately This is a...  Read more


Best laid plans
4/14/2014 6:00:23 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Yesterday simply had a mind of it's own. I did all of my program - no problem. I grocery shopped which takes a couple of hours because of the social...  Read more


Race minus 70 days and the skipped workouts
4/13/2014 9:32:58 AM,  16 COMMENTS

OK, not skipped, necessarily... delayed. I got through some preliminary steps... got the bike rack put on the car (by myself - success!), got the bik...  Read more


The next 24 weeks
4/13/2014 7:46:24 AM,  18 COMMENTS

I have 24 weeks before my vacation to visit my friends in Sacramento. Time to get serious about following my plant based eating program with full com...  Read more


Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think
4/13/2014 5:53:03 AM,  16 COMMENTS

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein ...  Read more


What a week......what a day!
4/12/2014 8:07:32 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Today I had a triple header of clients. I worked a solid 8 hours at 3 client appointments. I didn't get done until 3 and I started at 5 a.m. at the...  Read more


Mirrors: Friend or Foe?
4/12/2014 4:11:25 PM,  29 COMMENTS

126126126126126126126126126126 304 for checking this "revisit" blog out. By reposting it I am fulfilling a promise to a SP friend, who finds...  Read more


Positivity - Week 2 Dancing Daffodils
4/12/2014 12:47:53 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Our blog assignment for week 2 in April's BSG challenge is to answer the questions: How do you make positivity part of your Spark journey? How do yo...  Read more


Changed my screen name - not the blog I had planned
4/12/2014 10:12:51 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I had plans for blogging today. I wanted to say good-bye to 190 ville and post a picture of my new reward. Well yesterday I weighed 189, but today...  Read more


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