BOSS61   14,283
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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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BOSS61 (2,894 laps) found that someone partially emptied the pool. Low water, a lot of annoying waves, and really cold as it was being refilled from the facility's well. Groundwater is 55 degrees, always.
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Member Since: 12/26/2011

SparkPoints: 14,283

Fitness Minutes: 11,155

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.



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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JIBBIE49
7/4/2014 1:15:26 AM

emoticon The Motivator of the Day. What an honor.

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IMLOCOLINDA
7/1/2014 4:05:30 AM

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emoticon J -- Just enjoy the journey!

emoticon U-- Unlock your potential and and unleash your best self.

emoticon L -- Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!

Just a reminder to enjoy all that July and summer has to offer. Let the good times roll and have a great month!
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IMLOCOLINDA
6/22/2014 2:51:22 AM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)



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SPARKFRAN514
6/15/2014 8:17:22 PM

Relish today, ketchup tomorrow emoticon



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NUMD97
6/12/2014 11:56:40 PM

Awwwww, you're so thweet! emoticon



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