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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Sound of Silence
Friday, October 06, 2017      83 comments

I began my 8 years at Spark in silence and although I am still here, I have fallen silent again. Thank you to all who have inquired about my situation. I apologize for my lack of response. You do deserve an explanation. Since the t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Images from the Past for a 90 Year Old Audience
Sunday, August 13, 2017      72 comments

What are these sailors doing? It’s 1945 and they are watching the USS Augusta where King George VI of England is visiting President Truman in... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Impact of a 72 Year Old Discovery
Monday, August 07, 2017      74 comments

15 days ago my status and blog asked “Can I do it again?” as I described my chorale’s upcoming 7 day singing tour of Canada. The answer – YES! Even though our schedule didn’t allow time for SP beyond logging in to keep my streak alive, the res... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Can I do it again?
Sunday, July 23, 2017      73 comments

I may only blog about once a week, but staying connected with Spark for the inspiration and motivation I get from others is very important to me. I credit it with staying in maintenance range all these 7 years. Last month during our cruise... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      87 comments

That’s the title of a song from the musical “Seesaw.” I’ve learned from Spark People that even if things are going badly, just keep your eye on the goal and keep going. That’s just what happened on Saturday. Even though I just celebrated ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Verdict – Did I Out-Run, Out-Walk, Out-Tour My Fork?
Monday, July 10, 2017      211 comments

Thanks to Spark People I know how to maintain my weight at home (over 7 years now). I login every morning for my daily dose of motivation and follow the plan. On a 16 day cruise through 5 countries on the rivers of Europe it’s more diffic... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Food for the Body, Mind and Spirit
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      81 comments

OK, I am on a cruise after all, so you know there will be food. We're also visiting 5 countries along the river and the food is part of the culture. So how to keep my MAINtenance goal in mind while still thoroughly enjoying the experience? ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Bridge Too Far?
Thursday, June 29, 2017      92 comments

That was the title of a WWII movie about "Operation Market Garden," an unsuccessful attempt to secure a distant bridge over the Rhine before the retreating Nazis could destroy them. I took this photo on my morning run. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Following in Dad's Footsteps - Choices, Past and Present
Sunday, June 25, 2017      153 comments

In WWII my Dad served on a "cruiser" the USS Philadelphia 72 years later, I am "cruising" in the same waters. He didn't have a choice as to his destination, but because he and his generation served, I do have a choice This trip will inc... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Spark “Solution” Gave Us a Happy Father’s Day
Sunday, June 18, 2017      172 comments

Spark became my “solution” long before I ever read Spark Guy’s book. I didn’t know he even wrote a book. Years after I came out of my self-imposed spark hermitage and realized the value of logging in every day, even after reaching my goal weig... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Things Change – Attitudes Change – I CHANGED!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      191 comments

Do you know what these are? An ice cream dish and juice glass from 1960 Each was designed to hold a “portion” (1/2 cup of ice cream and 4 oz of orange juice) ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Many successful journeys began with a rocky start
Friday, June 09, 2017      175 comments

So often we set off on a journey with great hopes and plans only to find the road is bumpy and full of potholes. This is true of the road to a healthy lifestyle/goal weight, as many sparkers can attest, and many other areas of life as well. ... Read more
Not "snakes on a plane" just "steps on a train"
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      31 comments

Thank you Sparkers for your comments and good wishes on my last blog. While our NYC celebration recreating our youth didn't leave much time for SP, the principles are a permanent part of my outlook on life. NYC makes it easy to eat healthy. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 50 Years of "Maintenance"
Saturday, June 03, 2017      165 comments

Patience , persistence & a little bit of luck. That was my answer to the desk clerk who asked us how one stays married for 50 years. We're celebrating the event back in NYC where it all began. We wanted to walk the streets and v... Read more

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