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Monday, July 08, 2013      4 comments

Ok. So after a very stressful day my wife wanted to have a slice of pizza from out local Italian neighborhood. It's really a GREAT deal; one slice (as big as your head) plus a 6 oz cup for all the soda you want. I put on my Sparks-face ... Read more
I have a new workout partner
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      4 comments

My wife has agreed to let me 'coach' her workouts and discuss daily meals with her FOR ONE MONTH! I am so excited and proud of her. She does not yet like ALL the fresh veges and fruit as I do but we are incorporating more veges and fruit... Read more
A new ENTRY plan
Thursday, June 27, 2013      4 comments

I am building to get back to a ROUTINE. The most important part is getting my mind working toward ANTICIPATION of each day and week's goals. It's key to think ahead and predict each outcome of eating and exercising. This is my new cha... Read more
Calories burned and INTAKE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      4 comments

I have arrived. My life with Sparks has taught me to record my daily nutrition as well as exercise. The one challenge that I have is to EAT ENOUGH. Let me explain...Now that I am eating the right foods it is not always easy to EAT ENOUGH CALO... Read more
Monday, March 11, 2013      12 comments

I had a follow up visit today with my doctor. My A1C came down from 8.1 to 5.3 in3 months. She removed my Glimperide medication. i lost 18 pounds. My blood pressure is much lower and she may start lower MY BP meds in the near future if I kee... Read more
Saturday, March 09, 2013      2 comments

In order to stay on track and improve my daily intake of different nutrition I now have a desire to try different recipe's to my interest and liking from Sparks. This week I made the 'SMART' Jalapeno Poppers and they were so good. There are 2 ... Read more
Planned day but unplanned social 'Dinner'
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      1 comments

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to a Vietnamese restaurant. We experienced Thai food but never this new adventure of Vietnamese. I checked the menu online hours before our time to meet another couple. I STRONGLY SUGGEST ANYONE WITH AN OP... Read more
this is a HUGE DAY for me!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      5 comments

This is a major day in my Spark life. I actually lost 20 pounds with nutrition and exercise emoticon . AND my d... Read more
Sunday, March 03, 2013      4 comments

JEEEZ. I am enjoying my Spark challenges; the educational, fun, and goal platform of our program. And I have lost 18# since joining in Dec 2012. But, planning my daily meals is always a task that adds stress to my day. I have learned to keep... Read more
outside SABOTAGE
Saturday, February 23, 2013      2 comments

I really have good support from my beautiful wife. And I have a best friend/fishing buddy that is an RN. But he is healthy and skinny young guy with 2 children. So, while I bring healthy snacks in the car (I've yet to try healthy food to brin... Read more
NOT a HAPPY MEAL for lunch today
Friday, February 22, 2013      3 comments

I was feeling low on sugar while I was running errands and with my contractor getting construction supplies. Anyway, I did Excellent during the afternoon by being prepared with Walnuts, one apple, and a low fat Mozzarella stick. But I co... Read more
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      4 comments

I want to get in good health for a few good reasons. First, since it's just me and my wife I want to have a long happy life together. I can't imagine something happening to myself and leaving her alone in this world or being without her for th... Read more
Monday, February 18, 2013      1 comments

My wife made me the most amazing Mexican Enchiladas tonight. And all I had was 2 Whole Wheat tortillas topped with light cheese and stuffed with vegetarian refried beans (very low cal) and topped it off with nutritious Enchilada sauce, Then... Read more
TRICKY: putting a plan into ACTION
Saturday, February 16, 2013      4 comments

I am finding that planning meals for the day is a great feeling of accomplishment. But at the time of each meal...or a change of plans can make life very challenging. I did order COD fish today; but all they had was fried. I DID pass on the m... Read more
When we are trying our best then it all comes together
Thursday, February 14, 2013      4 comments

I put an effort in preparing for meals and doing my short workout. Even though I am starting out now...that 20" Resistance Band workout means I am moving and getting a start. My success today was bringing a nutritious meal on the road ... Read more

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