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How I Came to Hate Those Who Make Weight-Based Pre-Judgments
Monday, September 23, 2013      27 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, photographs tell... Read more
Urgent News Flash About the Sparky Weigh In - You are Doing It Wrong!
Sunday, September 22, 2013      17 comments

I think most of you have been doing this all wrong for years. Here, is the correct technique: Now don't you feel better, having been educated?... Read more
Bidding Adieu to Summer (Sniffle... Sob...)
Sunday, September 22, 2013      12 comments

Today is the first day of Fall, whether I like it or not. There seems not all that much I can do about it, as my efforts to have suspended the revolution of the Earth around the Sun have not been fully successful. My hard work endeavoring to ke... Read more
Some Updates to My Spark Page
Thursday, September 19, 2013      16 comments

Today I perused my own Spark home page, for whatever reason. I found all kinds of windows and narrative, substantially unchanged since the day I joined here, Christmas 2011. Been awhile. Some information was really outdated, like how I ... Read more
Goal Setting - My Updated Personal "Dos" and "Don'ts"
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      16 comments

Back here with the season change, taking a more active role in my own nutrition, exercise tracking and water drinking has caused me to think about my own goals. Many of you have read my facetious one about seeking to weigh zero pounds, to stand... Read more
264 Bottles of Sparky Water on the Wall - The Countdown Begins
Sunday, September 01, 2013      15 comments

Labor Day is upon us. For many of us, this means the closure of outdoor pools and the functional end of summer activities. The days are growing shorter with rapidity now; tonight the sun set at 7:36 EDT locally. Football season gets underway;... Read more
Doings and Undoings and a Revised Goal Perhaps
Friday, August 30, 2013      20 comments

So as it develops and around the first full weekend of September, both Susan818127 and I are back here as full-time, frequent flyers. If you are reading this blog, the real question is why in the world would you waste your precious free time th... Read more
My Brain
Thursday, August 08, 2013      11 comments

This is not a bad picture of my brain. It's a start anyway. Now to really be me, the following adjustments are necessary: “Monty Python” replaced with “Militar... Read more
Are You Ready For Some Sparky Fantasy Football?
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      2 comments

OK peeps. Look who has a game to play. Yep (I hear you groan). Here goes: 1. Indicate below t... Read more
Greetings Professor Falken
Sunday, July 28, 2013      13 comments

Dateline (1983) - "War Games" is released. The star (though we 22 year old guys thought it was Alley Sheedy) was a large, hulking computer bent on blowing up the world o... Read more
Telemarketers Who Trick my "Gatekeeper"...
Friday, July 19, 2013      14 comments

.. and get through to me, deserve what they get. Particularly at 3:30PM on a Friday afternoon in the summer. Telemarketer: "Are you the person who makes purchasing ... Read more
Handy Tips for The Business Lunch - Spark Style
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      14 comments

Many of us encounter the business lunch, dinner out or brunch-with-the-in-laws events in our lives. Only if we are lucky does the chosen restaurant establishment publish... Read more
The MLB All Star Game Game (If You Dare)
Monday, July 15, 2013      3 comments

This is an exercise commitment game. Here are the rules: Give yourself one point for each correct guess, in advance of the following. All picks lock in by 8PM EDT on ... Read more
If One Reads It in "Women's Health" Magazine...
Saturday, July 13, 2013      24 comments

... it must be true. Well here is the latest on the age-old conundrum for all of us Sparkies: which is more important -- diet or exercise? Yes, you have to pick one. Vote with your comments. "Both" gets you banished to... oh I don't kn... Read more
Sparking on Social Media
Friday, July 12, 2013      13 comments

Do you use Facebook? (Yes even our generation has found it now, if for nothing else than bragging with pics of our kids). Twitter? (Yep, that too). LinkedIn (But of course; its good for business). Not so much the rest... How about you... Read more

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