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Slapped by Spark once again…….
Thursday, October 06, 2011      6 comments

When I first started with Spark I found those wonderful “tests” that give you an indication of how fit you are. You know the ones I am talking about…..The Crunch test, The Push-up test, and The 3 minute step test….. I made them part of my fav... Read more
I had a "bad beat" with the elliptical....and won!
Thursday, September 22, 2011      6 comments

A 'bad beat' is poker slang for having a great hand and getting beat by an even better hand........something that may happen to you while playing Texas hold em. I saw this once when daughter number two was playing in a Vegas tourney last ye... Read more
Well, I never REALLY left Spark......
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      4 comments

..........I just stopped following the rules that's all. Yep, thought I had it all figured out........and in fact I do. I mean for Pete's sake we all know what it takes to lose the weight........ Call it will power, intestinal fortitude, guts,... Read more
Holiday parties...got to love them!
Sunday, December 12, 2010      2 comments

Yeah, well I haven't blogged in a while so I thought as a part of my rehabilitation I would start up again..... Last night, I went with the "first" wife to a Christmas party with my college roommates. Now these are people we see 4-5 times ... Read more
I have the Perfect doctor!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      7 comments

Yep, I am pretty sure I do……….For years I bamboozled his staff by walking past the scale and lied to his assistant about my weight…... I thought I was pretty clever at the time……I avoided getting on the scale by telling her “Oh, I just weighted... Read more
Observations from the Sky Deck at the Gym……
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      15 comments

So I belong to one of those 24/7 gyms that survives on getting new members…..You know the type…….. hook em’, land em’, and suck on their checking account monthly for the dues……Sure works great where I live…….Workouts at this place is like a catt... Read more
To Spin or not to Spin…..
Monday, February 01, 2010      12 comments

In the interest of confusing myself….. and needing a break from the Elliptical beast , I went to a Spin class a couple of days ago. I went to these classes about 7 years ago when I thought I was training for a triathlon….. Yeah sure I was, at 2... Read more
Oh No, My 6 month Spark update….do I have too?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      16 comments

Oh no! I actually feel compelled to write a six month update on my Spark experience….What has gotten into me!?! I read so many of these updates that I just want to abandon this whole thing. So why not jump out of this chick site…..? I mean h... Read more
I’m COLD….Thanks to Spark….
Thursday, January 07, 2010      10 comments

Well here it is in the dead of winter……..I should be cold at times, Right!?! Wrong! For the last two weeks it has been in the 70’s sometimes pushing 80 degrees here in Cali…….Then why am I so cold??? We went to visit Kid #2 in the Mid... Read more
Where Oh Where.... has the weight loss gone!?! PART#2
Monday, December 21, 2009      7 comments

Well I found it again.......to get caught up read my last blog ....... Yep it was hiding out just as I suspected........ and hidden in places where most of you most of you alluded to when I wrote my original blog. Was I gaining muscle.... Read more
Where Oh Where.... has the weight loss gone!?!
Thursday, December 17, 2009      6 comments

Well, I think I have a clue.....I track my fitness and calories religiously. Sure there are days when I overdo the calories, but not by 1,000's......maybe 500 at the most. The days that I am over I can count on one hand during the month....abou... Read more
Golf calories...Spark, are you kidding....?
Thursday, December 03, 2009      5 comments

As I have mentioned I went golfing yesterday.....Great fun and something that I don't do enough of. I learned to golf when I was a teenager with my family in some sort of mass golf lessons at a resort town we were staying at one summer. ... Read more
I never wanted to start riding again until........
Thursday, November 26, 2009      6 comments

.....I was under 200 pounds. Today I dusted off the mountain bike bike and prayed that the tires would hold air. They did! The shifters decided that after several months hanging in the garage they would not function.....Now what? I ha... Read more
Plateau.....NO!
Monday, November 23, 2009      4 comments

Alright, I am starting to get this whole Spark thing.....Track you weight, track you food track your exercise, and lose weight, Right?!? Ah no, WRONG! Three week's ago I am rolling along losing 1,2 or 3 pounds a week and thinking this ... Read more
I failed 'the test' in Florida but I had help.....
Saturday, November 14, 2009      13 comments

Yep, that's right I failed miserably..... I was really looking forward to going to Florida....a little sun....a little fun.....seeing old friends....all good, right? Oh NO! All bad.....! Sure we played golf. Sure I visited with frien... Read more

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