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My 1st week with The Spark Solution

Monday, May 20, 2013

I have really enjoyed my 1st week with the Spark Solution! Even though I've been on SP for over 4 years, there are new things I have learned. I love the way the book makes it so easy to follow the plan. It is well put together and streamlined to help you make every day successful.

I decided to try it to jump start my weight loss again since until very recently I'd been maintaining at a weight still well above my goal. I lost almost 2 lbs the first week and the book really helped me get organized so I was prepared each day.

I love all the recipes and one of my favorites was the Greek meatball pita. There are so many different ones to choose from and one of my favorite things about the book is the swaps that are given for menu choices. It makes it easy for anyone who has things they don't like.

There are so many "Insider tips" that I really liked reading, as I said, you learn something new every day. One insider tip I really liked was to choose your company and hang out with like minded people that are eating healthy and doing fitness also. This really helps me as they motivate me and we learn from each other. We have a local spark team and we get together on a regular basis. Several members live in my immediate area and we walk together. It's so nice having people close by to work on our goals together.

My goal for this week is to continue to learn new ways to prepare ahead and to really work on my fitness goals.

If you're interested in checking out the book, here's the link:

I really like how it's available in print version and on nook and kindle. I have it on my Nook and I also have the kindle version. This way I can refer to it from my phone no matter where I am.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAPHRAEL 6/9/2013 4:49PM

    Nice job! I'm glad the book's been helpful for you. I would consider an e copy too if it's such a handy resource.

Comment edited on: 6/9/2013 4:50:32 PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/4/2013 1:23AM

    Glad it is working out for you. I didn't find it helpful at all.

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BARBIE176 6/4/2013 1:22AM

    Thanks for such a raving review. I have been tempted to purchase it and give it a try and this makes me really want to. Thank you.

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GBOOMER 5/28/2013 5:12AM

    Nice to hear the tips. My colleagues, in general, take very poor care of their health and diet. I can tell that I have a positive influence on them, yet they sometimes influence me to eat things I wouldn't otherwise eat too. Your post got me thinking...


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KIYOSHI04 5/21/2013 3:13PM

    that is awesome.
im so very glad that you have walking buddies.
itd be so neat. unfortunately--maybe sometimes fortunately--ive gone it alone the entire 5 years on spark. never lived in a walking friendly place and although this is, i havent met anyone that also walks daily. well, not true. one lady does walk her dog daily but ive only talked to her once.

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    Congrats on those pounds lost! Enjoy Week 2. We'll learn a lot! emoticon

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NANFACEMIRE1 5/20/2013 9:31PM

    Great blog. Good for the lbs lost this week.

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CELIAMINER 5/20/2013 8:01PM

    Good review! Looks like both of us like to think about the basics now and then.

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GOLFINGIRL4 5/20/2013 5:16PM

    Thanks for the review. I having been thinking about reading it and now I think I will. Keep up the good work!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 5/20/2013 4:01PM

    Thanks for sharing. Congrats on getting those scales moving again. emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 5/20/2013 3:26PM

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KATHYJO56 5/20/2013 3:00PM

    I know that I am going to buy this book very soon. I have only heard good things about it and there are always new things to learn. emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/20/2013 1:03PM

    Congrats on losing 2 lbs, Carla! Keep up the good work. The Spark Solution sounds really great!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 5/20/2013 12:48PM

    Oh, I didn't even know about this. Thanks for the review!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 5/20/2013 12:17PM

    Carla, thank you for the great review on the Spark Solution. I'm looking forward to getting my copy this week. Have a great week!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 5/20/2013 12:08PM

    I may get it. I've been holding off because I thought it was a re-write/update of the original book. Sounds interesting!

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