This ain't no Football's WAR!
Sunday, February 06, 2011      1 comments

I'm pretty fired up today....and it's not about the game tonight. Yesterday was a good day of rest...peppered with some junk food temptations that pissed me off to no end (see yesterday's blog). Today I woke up feeling energized, knocked o... Read more
Mexican Food, craft store, and what do you ladies deal with at the CHECKOUT COUNTER!
Saturday, February 05, 2011      9 comments

As part of our Saturday family ritual, we head for lunch at a local eatery. Today was Mexican at our favorite haunt (Pepito's in Destin) Mexican.....cheesy, gooey, sauce-laden, spicy (Yum), Mexican. Not for me the Evil Quesadilla, no-n... Read more
The Dilemma: Love to exercise & Love to eat
Friday, February 04, 2011      6 comments

I've hovered around 200 lbs the last few years. Was down to 188 during serious marathon training and up to 205 during serious work periods where I sacrificed exercise for the job. Recovering from surgery, I knew I had to change something f... Read more
O Tracker! my tracker! my fearful dining out is done
Thursday, February 03, 2011      8 comments

I've had a hectic week, going out to eat a bunch of different times & places. Overall it went very well thanks to the Sparkie Community and an app that lets me real-time track what I ate throughout the day. Late last night as I updated the... Read more
Dinner out - Part 2 - the Formal Affair
Thursday, February 03, 2011      4 comments

Groundhog Day right? So tonight I had another evening out, an awards banquet, tuxedos, formal gowns, speeches, lots of food, desserts, mingling, munching, etc. Yesterday I made a pretty decent night of it, planned ahead, worked out, and hi... Read more
Dinner with my co-workers---Sparkers on my shoulders
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      3 comments

I love going out to eat and have written a couple of blogs about it already. I also HAVE to go out to eat a few times a month, some of them formal, some of them semi-formal, most all of them involving lots of good food as part of the gig. I... Read more
On being a mature gym rat
Monday, January 31, 2011      5 comments

One of the great things about working out hard in your 50s is that you're over so many trivial things that seemed important in your 20s...they fade away into the noise and chatter A late bloomer to distance running & bicycling and an even l... Read more
Dining out without pigging out
Sunday, January 30, 2011      8 comments

I have always loved going out to eat. From growing up with a traveling Dad, who took us to roadside Howard Johnson's (are there any left?), to college days in New York with a million restaurants to choose from on any given day, to courting ... Read more
1800 calories a day ain't so bad
Saturday, January 29, 2011      2 comments

Man o' man was I worried when I first started Spark living! When I entered my height & weight, age, gender, and goals into the tracker, the elves behind the screen of the nutrition page calculated that I would need to keep my daily calories... Read more
Feels nice to have clothes feel loose
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      3 comments

Still in the single digit weight loss category (down 4 lbs in 2 weeks, which is about the pace I expected), but getting dressed for work today, I felt a certain bagginess in my clothes that made me stop and go, "Huh!" Nothing noticeable in ... Read more
Pizzas, iPhones, a King's Speech, and the end of a 12 day streak
Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

Well there goes my 12 day streak of blogging every day. What did I lose on Saturday and what did I gain? Hmmmm.... SWMBO and I decided to make a day of it Saturday. One of my Spark goals is to spend some better time with my family....I'm ... Read more
4 lbs down in 2 weeks
Friday, January 21, 2011      4 comments

So can it really be this simple and easy?? 2 weeks into Sparking, tracking every little bite and snack, hard-scheduling work-outs, spinning virtual point wheels, posting blog entries and commenting on others, I find myself feeling surprisin... Read more
Enjoying the Spark Way
Thursday, January 20, 2011      3 comments

So far, so good! As goofy as I thought this path was, I've got to admit, I'm enjoying it. I like the honesty of facing the calorie tracker everyday; it helps me think hard about what to eat and not eat....I've got to look at the end of day... Read more
Success at a Pot Luck Luncheon!!! Didn't go into a feeding frenzy
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      4 comments

Well yesterday I talked through and made plans for a Pot Luck luncheon at work today:
al.asp?blog_id=3939130 It went off great, better than I expected! People... Read more
Pot Luck luncheon--got to plan to be lucky
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      0 comments

So, I have a monthly Pot Luck lunch for my staff of about 50 people. It's a very nice event, where we can relax and enjoy eachother's company for an hour in our hectic schedules. They tend to NOT be low-calorie affairs. I've certainly nev... Read more

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