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Fats, Salts and Sweets - A Paediatrician's Advice
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      31 comments

As I have passed Day 60 of treating the Sparky Nutrition Tracker as the Soup Nazi armed with a bayoneted machine gun, I had pause to reflect on the pronounced change in my eating habits since I launched my personal Spark Caravan (now accompanied... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Unsolicited Advice to A Total Sparky Stranger - Your Turn to Grade Me
Thursday, February 23, 2012      183 comments

So one of the more interesting (and heartening) things about my still novice Spark experience has been that so many of us had and continue to have similar experiences. One of the unfortunate souls who had the poor judgment to become my Spark Fr... Read more
Al Gore Invented the Internet & I Invented Sparkpeople?
Saturday, February 18, 2012      14 comments

This is just a quick one (what? Me succinct? Ha!!) , as I have not yet ingested enough caffeine this early Saturday AM to Spark my horrible pun-filled wit. Had a totally crazy work week, as we are badly understaffed with our two veterans out ... Read more
My "Duh" Moment
Sunday, February 12, 2012      13 comments

Portion control. This is the largest single change I have made since joining Spark. My personal Soup Nazi, which you all know as the Sparky Nutrition Tracker, has imbued me with life-altering revisionist thinking. In six weeks here ... Read more
My 15 Minutes of Fame
Friday, February 10, 2012      7 comments

I am in the news today, locally (see link) www.carrollcountytimes.c
4-58b4-bc7f-4c24e90fdd7a.html If... Read more
"Don't Stop Believing" or "Who's Crying Now" - our collective Spark "Journey" (or not...)
Sunday, February 05, 2012      23 comments

We all have heard it. How losing weight and getting healthier is not so much a goal to achieve as it is a process. To overuse a trite term-of-art, it is a "Journey." With apologies to Mr.. Steve Perry and those who would co-opt Journey ... Read more
Five Weeks of Sparking - Progress to Date
Friday, February 03, 2012      12 comments

A brief update for those of you who have been tracking my trials and tribulations as a Spark newbie... In the last couple of weeks, I have grown accustomed to the 8 cups (and sometimes more) water intake as the new reality. I also am resign... Read more
"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

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