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The Spark Solution
Sunday, May 19, 2013      15 comments

Fast-track your health? I was dubious. I’ve been inching along like the proverbial turtle and taking many loops in the road that lead me back before I go forward again. But I’ve come to trust Spark People. It’s been almost two years and I’ve... Read more
Flies and Ants going about their business...and so must I!
Friday, May 17, 2013      7 comments

John Clare, the romantic poet, wrote of house flies: "These little window dwellers, in cottages and halls, were always entertaining to me; after dancing in the window all day from sunrise to sunset they would sip of the tea, drink of th... Read more
BLC-22: Sign Up for a Fantastic Experience!
Monday, May 13, 2013      10 comments

BLC-22 sign ups are this week. The Biggest Loser Challenge here on Spark People has been the single most helpful aspect of Sparking for me. The 22nd edition begins on June 5th and I look forward to it. The BLC is tailor-made for me, and q... Read more
I failed and I fell
Friday, May 10, 2013      22 comments

Dixie Pollitt: Why is Uncle Brick on the floor? Brick Pollitt: Because I tried to kill your Aunt Maggie. But I failed. And I fell. I've always liked that exchang... Read more
A week without crackers....
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      21 comments

And I'm doing well. Each day has become less of a struggle and I'm now firmly of the opinion that it's not worth it and I can go without these nocturnal cracker fests. I also know that just one bite could catapault back to the word of bafflin... Read more
"String Quartet" A poem by Carl Dennis
Sunday, May 05, 2013      11 comments

String Quartet by Carl Dennis Art and life, I wouldn't want to confuse them. But it's hard to hear this quartet Without comparing it to a conversation Of the qui... Read more
A Farewell to Crackers....Part I
Thursday, May 02, 2013      16 comments

May 1 was the first day in at least two or three weeks that I avoided late night eating. I stayed away from the crackers---and everything else too. I think it really helped to blurt out my confession here and to read all of the very helpfu... Read more
Crackers, I Tell You, It's Crackers!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      24 comments

I've been struggling to Spark over the past two weeks or so. I'm in a vicious cycle--I am not eating well so I avoid Spark; avoiding Spark People reinforces the impulses... Read more
I'm teeming with teams!
Saturday, April 20, 2013      15 comments

In my last blog entry I spoke about how being a member of a BLC team here on Spark People has really helped me. I think of myself as a loner; I prefer to do quiet things ... Read more
Thank you, BLC!
Friday, April 19, 2013      15 comments

The BLC Spark People just happened to “spark” for me. I’ve tried everything through the years. Nothing worked because of a combination of my resistance and my reluctance to engage with people. I believed that I needed “food as tranquil... Read more
Dear My Senator/Wannabe Elected President in 2016
Thursday, April 18, 2013      18 comments

Dear Mr. Senator, You are one of the golden boys of the GOP. And that's not a huge fraternity. You recently divorced yourself from the pack by the revelation that people should have equal rights and liberties--even if they are GLBTQ! One of... Read more
The Helpers
Monday, April 15, 2013      20 comments

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am al... Read more
Healthy Foods
Sunday, April 14, 2013      13 comments

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Sunday, April 07, 2013      18 comments

I’ll take ownership of that! I did it! I was wrong! I made a good choice! I will take ownership of what happened. On “Project Runway” recently, stern but glam... Read more
BLC-21 Revelation--the mystery of the expanding clothing solved!
Friday, April 05, 2013      18 comments

Next week is the end of BLC-21 and I cannot wait for BLC-22. I just had a revelation about what has been going on in BLC-21. Every week we have a "tighten and tone" assignment and I've been taking them very seriously. I work hard on them. I... Read more

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