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Egos, Teens and Genders Oh My
Sunday, November 03, 2013      19 comments

Ours is an interesting house, sometimes, chock full of an endless treasure trove of new experiences. We have two "Irish Twins" teens, 17 months apart. You all have come to know them as Thing 1 and Thing 2. The latest doings for the Things is ... Read more
Go Back, Jack, Do it Again (Workout Music Quiz Game No. 9)
Saturday, November 02, 2013      10 comments

Recognize that as the opening lyric of a classic rock song? Maybe a good tune for a workout? If you don't, you should. You all loved this game last weekend; here is another one. This one differs slightly; the bell-shaped curve of time site squa... Read more
Getting the Most Out of Your Walk-Out - 7 Tips
Thursday, October 31, 2013      12 comments

Far be it for me to post a how-to blog about the technique of some basic form of exercise. Sparky is chock full of how-do blogs and videos from authoritative sources, such as "Coach Nicole" and her minions. You expect more from me. Rightfully ... Read more
In Which State Should You Live (Short, Interesting Quiz)
Sunday, October 27, 2013      34 comments

This probably has nothing to do with Spark, but I found this fascinating. Here is a quiz that asks a few basic personality questions. Based on your responses, it tells you in which State you should live. (Canadian and overseas Sparkies, th... Read more
Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself; I'm a Man of Wealth and Taste
Saturday, October 26, 2013      26 comments

Recognize that as the opening lyric of a classic rock song? Maybe a good tune for a workout? If you don't, you should. Once again, I reformatted and reloaded ye olde mp3 player that lives its life at the bottom of my gym bag. Yes. it's ... Read more
Conflicts of Interest in the Weight Loss Biz
Thursday, October 24, 2013      16 comments

Proving again that Google News about “diet and weight loss” is an unending treasure trove of interesting and off-beat news tidbits, today I learned of a proposed business transaction of potential interest to the average Sparky. It interested me... Read more
Technology Begets Obesity
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      13 comments

“What a fascinating modern world in which we live.” – Captain John “Lucky Jack” Aubrey, HMS Surprise, 1801, when beholding a French sailing warship of more advanced design. ... Read more
The Best Things in Life are Free - Handy Internet Tips
Sunday, October 20, 2013      8 comments

I hate internet ads. I see few if any, ever. No reason you need to see any either. Here goes: Well, SparkPeople, of course. If you are inundated by the ads here, here are step-by-step instructions for enjoying the completely ad-free exp... Read more
The Unpopularity of Congress - A New Poll
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      11 comments

So a new poll is out. Is there not always a new poll? A new poll is out, as we await word of a resolution to the shutdown, the debt ceiling and other political matters irrelevant to Spark (you chose to be my Spark friend, despite multiple ... Read more
What Was Your Favorite Year - and Why?
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      13 comments

Mick Jagger perhaps said it best: Time Waits for No One." We've all been around the sun a bunch of times. Some of those trips were better than others. What was you... Read more
How Obamacare Touches Some of Us Sparkies
Sunday, October 13, 2013      13 comments

Wow, the news headlines are an endless treasure trove of thought-provoking blog topics. You can include "weight loss" in your Google news notifications too, and get there. No reason I should have all the fun. No matter... ... Read more
And You Thought You Were Alone in Under-Reporting Calories
Saturday, October 12, 2013      14 comments

Admit it. You cheat. Often by a little. Sometimes by a lot. Look at your nutrition tracker. Look at it over the last week, or month. (Assume for this little exercise that you used it). Now, be honest. Does it reflect EVERYTHING you ate? E... Read more
Don't Need No ^$*&^(@ Needles! (I Know)
Sunday, October 06, 2013      15 comments

So apparently in Britain researchers have found a gene that causes a predisposition to overeat. Ripped from the headlines, read all about it here: www.express.co.uk/news/h
pe-in-the-battle-to-beat-obes... Read more
Brutal Honesty, "Borrowed" From a Fellow Sparky
Saturday, October 05, 2013      22 comments

I read your blogs, as much as time allows. I comment on them less, but still as much as time allows. Blogs provide some insights into ourselves as people. I never thought the social side of Sparkpeople was worth anything, but shortly after jo... Read more
Sparky Speed Monopoly
Sunday, September 29, 2013      13 comments

The knock on the classic board game is that it takes too long to play. The knock on greater Spark success for many is failure to diligently track nutrition. Perhaps not... Read more

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