BOSS61   14,399
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Susan and Me; August 2010 (or was it '09?)





July 2012; my old/new suit, 53.5 lbs down



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Chief Naysayer, Contrarian and Staunch Opponent of Change

My goal remains to weigh zero pounds.

To stand sideways and cast no shadow.

Also to grow in height. Several inches in fact.

Everything helps that nasty BMI number - both the numerator and the denominator!
My goal remains to weigh zero pounds.

To stand sideways and cast no shadow.

Also to grow in height. Several inches in fact.

Everything helps that nasty BMI number - both the numerator and the denominator!


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Member Since: 12/26/2011

SparkPoints: 14,399

Fitness Minutes: 11,477

My Goals:
My overall goal is to lose 45% of my starting weight of 281. This will take me down to 155, now that weighing zero seems a little unrealistic.

For 2014 the plan is simple: to lose 1.5 lbs per week. That will bring me to within a few pounds of goal by the end of 2014.

My Program:
1. Treating the Sparky Nutrition Tracker as an unrelenting drill sergeant (i..e, the Soup Nazi).

2. No "seconds", no desserts, and no exceptions. I have become an herbivore, mainly. No veggies or fruits are safe in our house.

3. I track sodium and cholesterol as well. Male and in my 50s, I harbor no illusion over the importance of this stuff too.

4. Gym during the school year, cardio (45 minutes) and strength (20 to 30 minutes), about 4 or 5 days a week. Brisk walks outdoors, as conditions allow, on weekends. Swim laps in the summer, as much as time allows (typically 50 to 100 miles per summer). Yes, I have scales, gills and a waterproof mp3 player.

5. Using the Sparky Activity Tracker and totally floating myself away on roughly 100 oz of water per day. Oh yes, peeing just all the damn time too.

6. Maintain humor throughout the process - absolutely essential!

7. Do this with my wife, Susan818127 also here on Spark. Check h

Personal Information:
My name is Mark. On Spark I am Chief Naysayer and Contrarian

I also am a business founder and owner. I am an environmental consultant and business owner. Check www.alwi.com for all the poop.

It's safe to ask me about it. I'm ALWAYS in sell mode, but you do not need and cannot use what I sell.

Emergency contact info: hit up SUSAN818127 or contact my company.



Other Information:
Probably there is no more provincial Baltimorean on all of Spark than me.

Fave quote: "Some Day We Will Look Back on This and It Will All Seem Funny!" - Bruce Springsteen, Rosalita Come out Tonight

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WOUBBIE

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SHERYLDS

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WOUBBIE

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DISNEYDAMSEL1

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HOLLEEHO




Member Comments:
1CRAZYDOG
9/11/2014 9:34:56 PM

Right now I'm out the door @ 5 am for an outdoor walk. I don't know how much longer that will last, but for now, it'll do!

DH took a new job and is out the door @ 5 am, so we're up @ 4 am. See lots of sunrises! Guess that's a cool thing1



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DOVESEYES
9/11/2014 9:30:22 PM

Hey there au contraire y one!!!

I'm great thanks for asking.

Loved the comment about graffiti but coudn't we do with out the pollies instead?



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1CRAZYDOG
9/11/2014 9:01:47 PM

Been a really busy summer, but things are finally simmering down, so hoping to do one in the next 2 weeks!

Well, you got your swimming in this summer. SAD to see summer ending. Took out my garden and it's . . . awful! But, has to be done while the weather is still habitable.

Have a good Fall!



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WATERMELLEN
9/11/2014 8:40:07 AM

Not that smart actually -- reminded of I think it's Ben Franklin on "foolish consistency" . . . . yeah.



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COOKIE_AT_51
9/8/2014 9:01:01 AM

Good Morning to you ... just stopping by to "Check In"

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