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Self-Reward System for Achieving Spark Goals
Sunday, April 15, 2012      25 comments

Ever since I joined Spark if not before, I was conceptually aware that people tend to reward themselves for achieving certain self-chosen weight loss or other health-related goals. When I joined Spark, I was and was confronted with setting a g... Read more
Chatting up my Doc About Spark
Friday, April 13, 2012      29 comments

"Fear of the Unknown is the Greatest Fear of All" - F.D.R. Ever since I can remember, I have possessed a semi-irrational fear of those in the medical profession, espe... Read more
Das Hill - My Proverbial Glass of Sparky Water is Half-Full
Sunday, April 08, 2012      31 comments

Those who read my inanities saw my growing concern about a mediocre weigh-in this morning (I still visit my "frenemy" the scale on a weekly basis). Going into Saturday I was down 0.6 lbs for the week, which was OK. It was not quite the "running... Read more
"So it is written - So it shall be done!"
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      27 comments

Ah, Spring! Birds, bees, Daylight Savings Time and all those baby rabbits everywhere. Clearly they have indeed been fruitful and have multiplied as a consequence! ... Read more
Let's Do the Time Warp Again!"
Sunday, April 01, 2012      32 comments

Yeah, I know. Rocky Horror. A cult cultural phenomenon for my generation that somehow I missed in the mid 1970s. For me and as many of you know, "time warp" is something... Read more
"Shall We Play a Game?!"
Saturday, March 31, 2012      35 comments

Joshua: Shall we play a game? David Lightman: Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War? ... Read more
Spark Progress Report - 1st 90 Days:
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      52 comments

An interesting and not-unexpected by-product of my first 90 days on the Spark Caravan (ahem - NOT a "Journey!" - see my Feb 5th Blog!) is that my clothes fit considerably more loosely. I have gone from Size 44 mens pants fitting skin-tight to ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Open Letter to Secretive Sparkers - De-Cloak Already!
Saturday, March 24, 2012      146 comments

Dear Privacy-Loving Spark Friend: When I joined Spark on the day after Christmas 2011, I was both intrigued and apprehensive. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I Took Down the Spark Server Earlier Today
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      66 comments

I took down the server. I admit it. Time-travel experiments hereabouts, but messed up the Calculus of the Heisenberg Paradox Equation and torched every server I was connected with at that time. Thing is, I was working on going back i... Read more
Boys vs. Girls & Dessert Stereotypes in Our Home
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      29 comments

Each evening after dinner, Susan and I dutifully enter what we have eaten in our respective Sparky Nutrition Trackers. Often we have a sense as to where we "are" or how many calories, fats, etc. each of us may still have left that day. On other ... Read more
Were You Overweight as a Child or Teen? Were You Teased?
Sunday, March 18, 2012      29 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, dating back be... Read more
Attitudinal Audacity of my Wii-Fit Balance Board
Friday, March 16, 2012      31 comments

So I stood on the balance board this morning in my PJs, trying mightily to stay still, centered and (well) balanced. With smugness and glee, it again reported that my BMI is far too close to my chronological age for comfort. Or healthfulness. Y... Read more
The Solution to Pollution is Dilution!
Sunday, March 11, 2012      22 comments

Just in case my Sparky friends think that I have no food issues and effortlessly lose weight week after week, this short blog will knock me off that metaphorical pedestal in your minds. Consider: I have blogged (and all of you already kno... Read more
You Think You Know Workout Music, Huh? I Bet Not!...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      33 comments

I have blogged how I find the intrinsically boring activity of working out, well, boring - particularly if done in silence. For me, having music that motivates me (and that I like) is simply everything about a successful workout. One of... Read more
Goodness Gracious - Great Balls of... Sage?!
Monday, March 05, 2012      20 comments

Not long ago I blogged about the challenges associated with dining out in many restaurants. I believe that butter, salt and sugar are each used with fairly reckless abandon in the restaurant industry - those three bad-for-me-and-you ingredients... Read more

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