BOSS61   16,208
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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!

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 Pounds lost: 35.1 

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Member Since: 12/26/2011

SparkPoints: 16,208

Fitness Minutes: 15,171

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.

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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Member Comments:
2/10/2015 7:08:29 PM

HAHA! Is England ready for you? Jury's out! Who, why, when, where??? Don't tell me - you're coming over to monitor our upcoming Elections! What fun. NOT!

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2/6/2015 6:41:04 AM

Just popping in to say Hi. Sounds like things are going well w/Thing 1 and Thing 2. Awesome!

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1/31/2015 12:56:43 PM

Share a smile with someone today. You may
prove to be the bright spot in their day!!
Make to day great because we can

The heart that gives..........gathers.
*****Marianne Moore*****
You can’t lose when you give up so don’t give up
Time to get my Spark on how about you
Tomorrow is 2/1

yes go for it BLog wise

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1/26/2015 11:01:08 PM

“Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” ~Zig Ziglar
The only place success comes before work is in the Dictionary

“Success is a staircase, not a doorway.” ~Dottie Walters
“The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.” ~Sarah Brow
stay safe and warm
how do you like our clock tower go Hawks

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1/20/2015 12:56:36 PM

Thanks for the add and comment... Looking forward to taking a peek at your blogs soon! Have a great day. ~S

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