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Were You Overweight as a Child or Teen? Were You Teased?
Sunday, March 18, 2012      29 comments

Yeah, yeah, you all expect a chuckle from my blogs. Disclaimer in advance: this one is serious. (Sorry to disappoint). I have been overweight, if not obese, for about 95% of my life. Even from the earliest pre-school years, dating back be... Read more
Attitudinal Audacity of my Wii-Fit Balance Board
Friday, March 16, 2012      31 comments

So I stood on the balance board this morning in my PJs, trying mightily to stay still, centered and (well) balanced. With smugness and glee, it again reported that my BMI is far too close to my chronological age for comfort. Or healthfulness. Y... Read more
The Solution to Pollution is Dilution!
Sunday, March 11, 2012      22 comments

Just in case my Sparky friends think that I have no food issues and effortlessly lose weight week after week, this short blog will knock me off that metaphorical pedestal in your minds. Consider: I have blogged (and all of you already kno... Read more
You Think You Know Workout Music, Huh? I Bet Not!...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      33 comments

I have blogged how I find the intrinsically boring activity of working out, well, boring - particularly if done in silence. For me, having music that motivates me (and that I like) is simply everything about a successful workout. One of... Read more
Goodness Gracious - Great Balls of... Sage?!
Monday, March 05, 2012      20 comments

Not long ago I blogged about the challenges associated with dining out in many restaurants. I believe that butter, salt and sugar are each used with fairly reckless abandon in the restaurant industry - those three bad-for-me-and-you ingredients... Read more
"...Overture! Curtains, Lights!..."
Friday, March 02, 2012      17 comments

emoticon"...This is it! The night of nights!..." ... Read more
Fats, Salts and Sweets - A Paediatrician's Advice
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      31 comments

As I have passed Day 60 of treating the Sparky Nutrition Tracker as the Soup Nazi armed with a bayoneted machine gun, I had pause to reflect on the pronounced change in my eating habits since I launched my personal Spark Caravan (now accompanied... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Unsolicited Advice to A Total Sparky Stranger - Your Turn to Grade Me
Thursday, February 23, 2012      183 comments

So one of the more interesting (and heartening) things about my still novice Spark experience has been that so many of us had and continue to have similar experiences. One of the unfortunate souls who had the poor judgment to become my Spark Fr... Read more
Al Gore Invented the Internet & I Invented Sparkpeople?
Saturday, February 18, 2012      14 comments

This is just a quick one (what? Me succinct? Ha!!) , as I have not yet ingested enough caffeine this early Saturday AM to Spark my horrible pun-filled wit. Had a totally crazy work week, as we are badly understaffed with our two veterans out ... Read more
My "Duh" Moment
Sunday, February 12, 2012      13 comments

Portion control. This is the largest single change I have made since joining Spark. My personal Soup Nazi, which you all know as the Sparky Nutrition Tracker, has imbued me with life-altering revisionist thinking. In six weeks here ... Read more
My 15 Minutes of Fame
Friday, February 10, 2012      7 comments

I am in the news today, locally (see link) www.carrollcountytimes.c
4-58b4-bc7f-4c24e90fdd7a.html If... Read more
"Don't Stop Believing" or "Who's Crying Now" - our collective Spark "Journey" (or not...)
Sunday, February 05, 2012      23 comments

We all have heard it. How losing weight and getting healthier is not so much a goal to achieve as it is a process. To overuse a trite term-of-art, it is a "Journey." With apologies to Mr.. Steve Perry and those who would co-opt Journey ... Read more
Five Weeks of Sparking - Progress to Date
Friday, February 03, 2012      12 comments

A brief update for those of you who have been tracking my trials and tribulations as a Spark newbie... In the last couple of weeks, I have grown accustomed to the 8 cups (and sometimes more) water intake as the new reality. I also am resign... Read more
"Eat Fresh" With Jared on Spark
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      8 comments

Tonight we faced a food-calorie-control challenge, as parents of busy teens are wont to do. Dinner on the road, shoehorned between after-school carpool and an evening concert for the Middle School Band. Locationally and time-wise the opti... Read more
Busted Through My 1st Plateau (w/o Exercise!?!)
Sunday, January 29, 2012      9 comments

Now a 5-week veteran Sparker, last week I was dealing with my first plateau. Even though I was treating the nutrition tracker like a drill sergeant (nothing passed my lips without being researched, tracked and recorded), and even though I was e... Read more

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