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"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

My Trip to the Dentist; Fear of the Unknown

Thursday, January 26, 2012      8 comments

Today I again face one of my mortal fears: semi-annual visit to the dentist. Do understand; we would be best friends if not for his profession. He is a funny guy with similar interests. We are the same age, think alike, both live and die Bal... Read more

The Marketing of Sparkpeople

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      13 comments

So I found my way here by word of mouth, suggested by a person little more than a distant acquaintance. A guy in my religious school class in 1972, who I had lost touch with until the advent of facebook for our generation reunited many of us in... Read more

The Spark Wheel Hates My Guts

Monday, January 23, 2012      17 comments

The small number of poor, misguided souls who have elected to waste valuable time reading my blogs and status posts (yes, this means you) have gotten a small dose of my complex and nuanced relationship with the Spark Wheel. For those who ... Read more

AFC Championship Game Food - Spark Style?

Friday, January 20, 2012      4 comments

Lo and behold, our aging football team of destiny finds itself again playing for a trip to the Super Bowl on the frozen tundra of Foxboro. Owner of an aging big-screen TV bought in Ray Lewis' rookie season makes me the host for the big game agai... Read more

Microsoft Project Approach to Weight Loss?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      6 comments

I have long known these facts: 1. I only am in the mood for cardio first thing in the AM. 2. Caffeine after mid-afternoon keeps me up at night. 3. I have more interest in strength training (if at all - yuck) later in the day. 4.... Read more

The Geometry of Fruit

Monday, January 16, 2012      11 comments

So Spark has inspired me to eat a lot more fruit. Fruit usually is the answer to hitting the end of the day within my fat, protein and carb goals, in rough approximation of my sodium and cholesterol goals, but consistently low on total calories... Read more

Should I Override My Recommended Calories?

Saturday, January 14, 2012      10 comments

Spark recommends that I eat between 2,270 and 2,600 calories a day. It seems just too much and I think I have basis for this judgment. So I am contemplating overriding the default calories-per-day-setting and inputting a value more approximatin... Read more

Need to Wire the Bathroom for the Internet

Monday, January 09, 2012      17 comments

... for the time I am spending in there lately. I'm still new here, and one of the hardest changes to accommodate is drinking (or, should I say "renting") 64 ounces of water a day. As a 50 year-old male, already I was aware that my bathr... Read more

My Early Weight Loss: Shot Out of a Cannon (too much of a good thing?)

Sunday, January 08, 2012      5 comments

I started on Spark right after Christmas with my weight at an all-time high. Waiting until New Year's simply was unconscionable. I spent that holiday week learning some about the web site and easing into the lifestyle change that this really i... Read more

Nutritional Information Errors Appear Widespread Here on Spark

Friday, January 06, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday I blogged about happening to find a discrepancy between the nutritional information pre-entered in the Spark database, and that actually printed on product labels. Today, with some consternation, I find the errors to be considerably mo... Read more

Found a Nutrional Info Error - Explains My Frighteningly High Cholesterol

Thursday, January 05, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I blogged about my surprise over a day-in, day-out deadly high level of cholesterol in my chosen foods, as this seemed incorrect for my intuitively healthy diet. Incorrect, as well as quite frightening. Ever the scientist, today... Read more

Eggs May Not Be The Answer - Breakfast Protein

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      5 comments

The scientist in me has been bedazzled by all the wondrous pie charts and other data this web site provides. At the tender age of 50, I am being afforded an accurate understanding of what I eat - for the first time ever. Wow! Scary, but wow.... Read more

I Lose Weight More Quickly Than My Wife - Now We Know Why

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      7 comments

My wife and I are both doing Spark, and (per our usual) the pounds are coming off of me more quickly. And per our usual, this is despite her greater overall diligence and zeal. This always has frustrated and demotivated her. Today we rea... Read more

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