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First Blog in 20 months
Monday, March 04, 2013      8 comments

Well, I lost a lot of weight with Spark a couple of years ago. I gained it back. Last year I lost a bunch on weight on the Dukan Diet. I gained it back. This year I am back to Spark and my weight is following the schedule. I enjoy the Spark... Read more
So what am I doing?
Monday, May 23, 2011      7 comments

I had a long break from Spark as I traveled to Bangkok to be with my son who has contracted Tuberculosis. I decided to forego trying to track as the food was difficult to understand and I had no guarantee of an internet connection. So what did ... Read more
Looking for Something
Thursday, April 28, 2011      1 comments

What is it that I am looking for in life? I always ask my students the question how can you get what you want when you don't know what you want. So what is it that I want? I want: To feel healthy To not be obese To be nice to peo... Read more
After the Fall
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      2 comments

So now it is after my spring vacation and after the Easter meal. The question is how much damage was done and how to get back on track. I had 3 days that were off my diet range and even two in a row. All of a sudden I was using an antacid... Read more
Happy Easter and all that
Sunday, April 24, 2011      2 comments

How lucky we are to be able to find so many encouraging humans via the Internet. We can only imagine how future technology will enable us to find wonderful people to communicate with. How the Internet can bring people closer will be fun to wat... Read more
Another fun thing to do
Saturday, April 23, 2011      1 comments

Well, it was time to change up a little bit. I have been tracking my eating and exercise. I decided to try the pedometer. I used it today and I got to the 10000 steps. How much fun is that! I watched it all through my walk. I have now adde... Read more
One bad day deserves another
Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday, I let myself go for the first time in three months. I made some fresh peanut butter and had a baguette with jam and honey with potato chips.... Well, 3000 calories later I was feeling full and a bit bad. I did this because I ... Read more
The Buffet Mindset
Monday, April 18, 2011      2 comments

One thing that I really like has always been the buffet. When I see All You Can Eat, a little set of fireworks goes off and I feel like a holiday and it is time to PARTYYYYY I notice that there are many things in my life that look so nice ... Read more
What me worry?
Friday, April 08, 2011      3 comments

I know worrying does not help. I spent many years growing up with people who worried away many wonderful years of life. BUT, I still worry all the time. I try to turn worrying into a time for strategic reflection. It is important to... Read more
The Diet Police
Thursday, April 07, 2011      5 comments

I had a nice experience that highlights one of the recurring ideas in the Spark environment. This is the idea of Diet Police. I know firsthand about this problem. This weekend we had some visitors who are very sure in their lifestyle and ... Read more
It is a selfish thing
Saturday, April 02, 2011      5 comments

I am a helper. I have always had a profession where I am helping others. I help my friends and my family. I am realizing that in order to succeed with the lifestyle change, I have to be selfish. Yes, selfish. This is for me. This is to... Read more
Yea! Me!
Friday, April 01, 2011      1 comments

I made it to a weight milestone even though I am trying not to concentrate on the scale or weight loss. It is still a nice "side-effect' of the healthy lifestyle. I reached 129.9 Kilos. I am retiring the set of clothes from the Spark startup ... Read more
The Lifestyle Change
Thursday, March 31, 2011      0 comments

Again, I was reading some of the posts from new Sparkers and I added this comment. I think that the main idea that I am getting from Spark is the lifestyle change. When you first start you will read all about this. After about a month of ... Read more
Current project for my students (video blog)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      0 comments

This is a video signature. A way for students to express how they feel. This was mine. An After Effects exercise involving Photoshop, Soundbooth, and After Effects tutorials and usage.... Read more
The Effect of the Spark Community
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      1 comments

Today, I answered a message from a new Sparky who was just starting the journey. I discussed in this post about the ways that I find the Spark environment different from other groups. I did the Weight Watchers points, Atkins, and even a nutrit... Read more

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