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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am in the news today, locally (see link) www.carrollcountytimes.c om/news/neighborhoods/sout h_carroll/septic-systems-t o-be-focus-of-taylorsville -talk/article_0d0935a9-32a 4-58b4-bc7f-4c24e90fdd7a.html
If... Read more
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
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
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
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