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The Spark Solution is NOT a Diet Hat


Friday, June 28, 2013



Day 5 of the Spark Solution
Overslept this morning, so breakfast was late, but the Mexican Breakfast Burrito was fabulous. My son turned up his nose while I was cooking it, but declared it a new favorite after 1 bite. Did 20 minute Zumba flat abs dvd afterwards. I started feeling light headed and nauseous, so I called that good enough for the day. Maybe I have a stomach bug??? Lots of dizziness throughout the day, but at least I didn’t fall asleep every time I sat still for a minute or two.

The Better BLT with avocado and red pepper dressing for lunch was delicious. Looked like a mess, but tasted good. Another new favorite. For Dinner I had the left-over Southwestern Chicken and Rice. Couldn’t see making another new recipe and letting all that food go to waste. Hubby and son put theirs in a tortilla this time, and I had mine in a pita. I had skipped snack because of the nausea, so it didn’t throw me over on any of my counts. My fridge is filled with small containers of leftover ingredients that weren’t used in the recipes. This does not make me happy, especially with the high cost. There appears to be a lot of waste.

Being sick today made me come to terms with one of my shortcomings. I tend to be an over achiever in a lot of areas, and it effects my journey to better health. I need to get over the mentality that I have to “perform at a certain level”, as if I were being graded on this. I got in the recommended 20 minutes of cardio today, which should be enough. Yet I feel like I failed because the fitness tracker allows for 120 minutes a day. That makes me feel like I got a 17%, which is a big fat “F”. This is something I need to work on. I’m still feeling weak, so even though there is time left this evening, I am choosing NOT to do any more exercise today, and that will just have to be OK.

Overall, I view the day as a success because I stuck to the plan, even though I was sick.
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NILLAPEPSI 6/29/2013 6:00PM

    Feel better soon! emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 6/29/2013 5:29PM

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LESLIELENORE 6/29/2013 2:23PM

    I hate wasting food! I hope you feel better quickly. emoticon

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PMAY0313 6/29/2013 2:16PM

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BLUEANGELLK 6/29/2013 2:09PM

    I know what you mean about being a perfectionist. I think that is one of the two biggest things I battle in this quest for a more healthy me.

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GINA180847 6/29/2013 12:24PM

    You are doing very well. I hope you feel better soon and find the happy level for ingredients. I would be very bothered by that too.

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SPARKLISE 6/29/2013 12:04PM

    Sounds like a good plan to take it easy! emoticon

I like your blogs on the spark book because I am not a big fan of it(I did not get it).

Like you, I am a perfectionist when it comes to diet and exercise, but I am happy to say that I am much better at not obsessing and accepting that the journey has its ups and downs.
Keep up the good work......and use those ingredients! emoticon

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GAYLE-G-63 6/29/2013 11:37AM

    I'm an overachiever too, so I can totally relate. The most difficult thing to do is slow down. But sometimes our bodies force us to! Be well.

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DARJR50 6/29/2013 11:31AM

  feel better soon

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DARJR50 6/29/2013 11:30AM

  I need one of those

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L*I*T*A* 6/29/2013 9:17AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/29/2013 9:04AM

    Here's to feeling much better today.

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IDLETYME 6/29/2013 9:03AM

    Feel better soon - but you are doing a GREAT job. emoticon

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TINY67 6/29/2013 8:18AM

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EILEEN828 6/29/2013 4:50AM

    Hi, I don't know if this applies to you, but every time I hear exhausted and nausea at the same time, I want to ask are you possibly pregnant? If that was a laughable question then I would have you think about going to the doctor, just to be sure you don't have something unexpected going on. I know you have committed to using this diet, but since I don't have the book to know, I would still think they must have some option to use up what you have. A lot of leftovers could always be made into home made soup. It's very nourishing and comforting. Remember that you still have to have lifetime solution, so use the book to full advantage but don't be afraid to modify on the road to getting there.
Good luck, I wish you much success.

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SUSIEPH1 6/29/2013 2:55AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon .. Great you are still watching what you eat and trying new recipes .. Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 6/29/2013 2:29AM

  Hope You are feeling better very soon. You are doing Great. WTG!!! Maybe You could freeze all these ingredients the you have in the Refrigerator left over and use them in other Recipes. That would cut down on the cost of food too. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Great Fun Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DEE107 6/29/2013 12:33AM

    Glad yo are feeling a bit better hope you are back to normal soon

I too dont like to waste food agree with you

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 6/28/2013 11:09PM

    Sure hope you're feeling a lot better real soon. Definitely, working out for 20 min. today was enough. You did very well. emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 6/28/2013 11:02PM

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KMICHA 6/28/2013 10:38PM

    Sorry you were feeling poor today. Hope it passes quickly and you are better tomorrow. Good job on the food today!!!

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HENABELLE 6/28/2013 9:48PM

    I love to get in all 120 minutes and the 24 points too. Maybe that's why I fade out and have to start over again.

Take it easy this weekend and see what happens on Monday!

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ANHELIC 6/28/2013 9:23PM

    Love your cartoon, but you are doing great. I would have stopped earlier. Congratulations and I'm proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIPPER15 6/28/2013 9:15PM

    Rest days are important too. Shorter sessions all add up. Take care of your self.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/28/2013 9:12PM

    emoticon You get better.

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LIVINGFREE19 6/28/2013 8:59PM

    That is great that you did stick with it, even though you are sick, but be careful.

It is great to hear about your experience with the Spark Solution.

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DR1939 6/28/2013 8:53PM

    Research shows that after the first 30 min of true cardio (HR 60-86%) the calories used decrease. Better to do 2 30-min workouts than 1 hour. I still like my hour walk. Glad the food is tasty.

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MARILYNROBERT 6/28/2013 8:33PM

    I hope you feel better soon. When your body is back to 100%, you can go back go your awesome workouts. Right now your body needs some awesome TLC. emoticon

A lot of Sparkers who are doing the Spark Solutions recipes have said that they have family members who love many of the recipes. It's so nice when the family likes something so easy to make and healthy. emoticon

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