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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts No One to Blame But Myself
Sunday, June 10, 2012      173 comments

Last week I was a cocky Sparky. I thought I owned all there was to know about losing weight. I thought achieving my goal was merely a matter of time (no, not the zero-pounds one; the BMI of 25 one). My weigh in was Tuesday, and there were ove... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Break Through the Floor of Your Weight-Loss Plateau: 3 "Do's" and "Don'ts"
Saturday, June 02, 2012      137 comments

I read people's blogs, wall posts and status reports. Even if I do not always take the time to respond, generally I read them whenever time allows. I really like my Sparky friends, and several dozen of you (at minimum) doubtlessly pass the qua... Read more
Harrisburg to Lancaster, circa 1993
Sunday, May 27, 2012      18 comments

After about a week of ramping up workouts and Sparky water (now 9-10 cups a day), I ventured back to our frenemy the bathroom scale this morning for another intermediate weigh-in. My official weigh-in days are Tuesdays now - weekly weigh-ins ca... Read more
I Cheated and Peeked...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      29 comments

... and hopped onto the scale here at a mid-week juncture, between official weigh-ins. As a professional scientist, I have an insatiable quest for data. The more data the better. My latest laboratory: my own body. ... Read more
Time for a "Corridor Correction Burn"
Sunday, May 20, 2012      22 comments

You: "Oy. Another blog from him. Does he not ever work? Pay attention to his wife? Play with his kids. And my friend feed will get all clogged up again too, probably. Damn!" Me: "If you have ever faced a no-weight-lost week (or month, ... Read more
Lament of a Recurrent Gout Sufferer (with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel)
Monday, May 14, 2012      41 comments

Hello gout flare, my old friend You've come to torment me again Because high purines softly creeping Crystals formed while I was sleeping And these crystals that are planted in my toe Cause me woe Not limping in silence From re... Read more
"A Taste of Armageddon"
Saturday, May 12, 2012      19 comments

Been to a Chinese Buffet since your personal Sparky reformation? Didn't think so. Me neither. I had the opportunity to peek inside one not long ago. It was sort o... Read more
100 Days of Summer Team Challenge Blog (Mulligan for me, for Week One)
Thursday, May 10, 2012      9 comments

Through the "Miracle of Delegation", shortly after establishing the "100 Days of Summer 2012cChallenge" Spark Team, I had the wisdom to solicit and select two wonderful co-leaders. Becca (XRSIZE18) and Gail (ECOAGE) have instituted a diversity ... Read more
What is the Appropriate Response to
Monday, May 07, 2012      34 comments

Today finds me having traveled nearly four hours to set-up to exhibit and present to an annual convention and trade show for our industry. The fellow exhibitors are familiar faces, as I have seen them at this show and others in years past. Man... Read more
"Another Park, Another Sunday" - Workout Music Quiz #4
Sunday, May 06, 2012      18 comments

You all really ripped through that one yesterday - it was too easy! Whose up for an encore? Back on March 7, again on March 31 (at a far earlier stage of ill-deserved Sparky fame) and most recently yesterday morning, I blogged about how I ... Read more
"...It's Gotta be Rock and Roll Music, If You Wanna Dance With Me..." - Sparky Quiz #3
Saturday, May 05, 2012      21 comments

Back on March 7 and then again on March 31 (at a far earlier stage of ill-deserved Sparky fame), I blogged about how I find the intrinsically boring activity of working out, well, boring if done in silence. For me, having music that motivates me... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Seven Plagiarized Tips for a Sparky Newbie - What Would You Add?
Saturday, April 28, 2012      233 comments

One of my favorite and most motivational Spark-friends (all 225ish of you do motivate me - make no mistake!) is TIMOTHYNOHE. He and I belong to several mutual Spark teams, including "Men, You are Not Alone." (Yes indeedy, 4% of all Sparkies are... Read more
100 Days of Summer 2012 Challenge - Are You In?
Monday, April 23, 2012      50 comments

emoticon"...Riding around town with all the windows down Eight-track playing all your favorite sounds The rhyth... Read more
My Lifetime of Personal Stupidity, as Explained by the New York Times
Sunday, April 22, 2012      22 comments

Has anyone but me noticed the plethora of mainstream news stories about obesity, dieting, exercise, fitness, nutrition and health. I seem surrounded and inundated by them. I do not mean here on Spark (we get what we deserve here, on our "What ... Read more
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

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