BOSS61   14,232
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My "Before" Pic - Summer 2011

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!

Current Status:
BOSS61 (2,004 laps) blew past my calorie count today on account of unplanned lunch out with a client. Not by much, but I'm still just as completely evil as you think I am.
set 2 days ago



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 Pounds lost: 28.0 

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Member Since: 12/26/2011

SparkPoints: 14,232

Fitness Minutes: 11,019

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 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.

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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Member Comments:
6/11/2014 9:31:28 PM

Thanks for the blast from the past...unfortunately that song was way before my time. emoticon emoticon

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6/11/2014 8:54:59 PM

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog all encouragement gratefully accepted.

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6/11/2014 8:38:43 PM

Ummm . . . thanks for my own personal blog! LOL Will keep vigil for those aliens.

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6/11/2014 8:38:40 PM

Yes, that's right for the most part. Over the years I have come across some people saying they want consistency, but actually wanting once in a while. I end up suggesting they use one of the services available. At a much higher cost of course. LOL There's always people wanting to take advantage..

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6/11/2014 8:09:24 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

I clean houses primarily and some businesses from time to time. I've been a cleaner for about 18 years. Just me only. My clients are wonderful and I'm treated very well. Make a good living also. Just have to keep my thumb on myself for budgeting.

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