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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
January 2, 2012 - Is Wii Fit Sparkpeople-Compatible?
Monday, January 02, 2012      5 comments

My 15-year old daughter, also new to Sparkpeople, dusted off our Wii-Fit. With the help of the family technology wizard, our 13-year old son, it is again operational. My first time on it (this go-round) was this morning. Some observations: ... Read more
January 1 - resolution under way
Sunday, January 01, 2012      2 comments

After a week of "Spring Training" and learning to use SP, had my first weigh-in this morning. Down 2.8 lbs, which is 1% on the money. Getting the hang of the web site too. Observed tendency to rack up too many fats and not enough proteins. Se... Read more

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