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Ten Ways to Spark During the Super Bowl

Sunday, February 03, 2013

The Super Bowl is the land for temporary diet derailment for many. What, with all those Super Bowl party goodies around, I know you know that I know of what I am blogging. So, ever helpful, consider the following constructive suggestions:

1. When a Team Scores a First Down - "Down" a giant gulp of Sparky water.

2. When you hear any announcer or commentator say "Harbaugh" or "HarBowl" - Dump the remainder of anything sweet, caloric or fattening that is on your plate, uneaten.

3. When a ball is kicked - Have a fruit or vegetable. Un-dipped and un-coated. The way nature intended.

4. Each time a point is scored - A jumping jack or push-up. Touchdown? Do seven.

5. A Ray Lewis tear? - 8 oz of the good 'ol Sparky Water, down the hatch.

6. A turnover (i.e., fumble or interception): whatever is unhealthy or "Sparky non-compliant" is on your plate, hits the trash can or garbage disposer, immediately.

7. Injury timeout - A whole lot of time for another 8 oz of Sparky water.

8. Beyonce - Unless you are a fan, halftime provides a wonderful opportunity to get up, put on your winter parka and walk briskly around the house or building you are in. She's on for 14 minutes; for me that's a cool 10 laps or so around the house.

9. Beer Ad on TV - dump any beverage that may be in your glass, cup or bottle, unless it is water.

10. Caloric food on TV - dump any caloric or fattening food on your plate, unless it is a raw, undipped fruit or vegetable.

Feel free to add more, and comment before with your thoughts, and progress in enduring this event (which for me, with my team in it, may be worse than Thanksgiving). Hope this helps.

11 - Just thought of another one (six hours after posting): PENALTIES - get up off the couch and jog in place, one step per yard.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MACMOM57 2/8/2013 10:12AM

    Love the pictures. Did watch much. Had surgery on Friday and was just too tired. Glad they won. Now whose ready for some baseball?

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/4/2013 3:29PM

    I only watched half time. Actually I didn't watch it, I only listened to it. Congratulations on the Ravens winning the Superbowl.

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HANSBRINK 2/4/2013 1:21PM

  Congrats to the Ravens! They were fantastic in holding off the 49er's in the last minutes.

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/3/2013 10:50PM

    I went to the gym and did couch to 5k instead of watching the game. I would have only tuned in for the commercials anyway...

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ECOAGE 2/3/2013 9:37PM

    Plenty of time for an extra mile during stadium blackout ...

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SPARKFRAN514 2/3/2013 8:35PM

    i solved the problem gave up watching the game

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BMCKEOW1 2/3/2013 7:14PM

    I'm going to do jumping jacks and sit ups and planks during the super bowl. I just have to figure out how it's going to work.

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PHEBESS 2/3/2013 6:39PM

    During halftime you could run around the house a few times.

(Is the game still on?)

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MARYANN2323 2/3/2013 3:14PM

    Best of luck with that. Let us know how you "faired."

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DIET_FRIEND 2/3/2013 3:06PM

    When Beyonce is performing, you could dance to the music. You could try to do some of her moves because she's known for them. She will be getting her sweat on, you can too!

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WORLDSERIES11 2/3/2013 2:46PM

    Great Ideas!!
Go Ravens!! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 2/3/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon * Watch the BLT's -- the bites, licks and tastes (sorry Spark peep . . . don't recall who said it, but it's wonderful!!) the great quote comes from our friend Barb 1 crazy dog its s good plan any time I have the quote on the fridge may be posting as part of our table decoration emoticon
if the party is at your home

start putting the non spark foods in take home boxes for you fellow watchers at half time emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

to enjoy latter this way the food is out of the house and you are on track to start Monday with junk free kitchen emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/3/2013 1:33:15 PM

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GREENGENES 2/3/2013 1:12PM

    Good stuff. How about modifying the "turnover" rule to any incidental food reference such as referring to a player as a hot dog, etc.

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MUSOLF6 2/3/2013 12:43PM

    emoticon emoticon

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HANSBRINK 2/3/2013 12:40PM

  Go Niners! Hope for a long walk before the game. Sorry, but no to the other suggestions.

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KYLAR_STERN 2/3/2013 12:36PM

    Haha funny. I'm going to someone else's place for the game, and had originally planned on having enough room in my day for a few slices of pizza and a couple beers. But I did so bad yesterday and the day before, I'm just planning on saying I'm not feeling well and turning down any beer or pizza offered to me. Not the ideal situation, but I blew my chance of indulging yesterday and will definitely thank myself Monday for not letting the whole weekend be horrible.

The "I'm not feeling too hot" excuse is actually one of my go-tos and surpringly gets the least amount of flak

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OTA_2012 2/3/2013 10:41AM

    Baltimore & Ray Lewis! He is a great motivatioal speaker oh yes and football player!
This is very cute!

I'm preparing my own 7 layer bean dip all non fat that I found on Spark Recipies!!!

Let the game begin:-)

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KICKINGKILOS 2/3/2013 10:35AM

    wow, an amazing blog!!!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 2/3/2013 9:50AM

    I like CRAZYDOG's idea to do wall pushups and squats every time you go to the bathroom! We will be at a party, so exercise disguised as bathroom breaks will be necessary.

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LABRATIAM 2/3/2013 8:40AM


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1CRAZYDOG 2/3/2013 8:32AM

    I definitely plan on taking those laps during 1/2 time! LOL

Great ideas and got my sparky water ready to chug.

Here's another one:

If you take a bathroom break (from all the sparky water, of course) do at least two sets of 10 wall push ups after you/ve "refreshed yourself." Or two sets of 10 squats. Or three sets of hip flexor exercises (10 each).

Enjoy the football.

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DEENANATAF 2/3/2013 8:31AM

    I'm rooting for Baltimore in honor of you. BTW, where are they playing? And whom are they playing?

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WATERMELLEN 2/3/2013 7:53AM

    Funny. And: assuming you're compliant, this is going to work for ya!

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ROX525 2/3/2013 7:05AM

    My comment is...I should be watching the Super Bowl with you! Great!

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