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Working the Plan: July Progress Report

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I'm not really sure what clicked, but after a couple of years I have found the resolve to truly follow the Spark Solution. Here are some results that I see:

1) I am fixing most of our food from scratch, using Spark recipes. Today I was on my feet for hours with two labor intensive recipes, but it was worth it. I chose recipes that I hoped my husband would enjoy, and he really did like them! I will be sharing food with my parents in the morning. By the way, I thought they were delicious recipes too!

2) I am finally working through Spark videos of strength training, and I am beginning to see hints of change in my body. This is a first for me; I have never been a fan of ST! I'm not doing ST as much as I should, but it is a start! Spark videos are short but effective.

3) I checked my Spark summary report. I have stayed within calorie range each day of July. I only exceeded my calorie limit one day in May and one day in June! Woohoo.

4) I am finding the inner strength to make wise choices at restaurants. I generally skip the appetizers, the bread and the desserts that I used to consider as a nice treat. I don't feel deprived; I feel like I am respecting this 63 year old body by choosing healthier foods.

5) I am not raiding the pantry repeatedly after dinner as I was before buying into the Spark Solution. Chef Meg's recipes are so satisfying that I don't usually feel compelled to snack. When I do choose a snack it is because I truly am hungry.

6) I am really enjoying my Spark Coach sessions each morning. I find something to motivate me every day.

Again, I don't know why the new book really clicked with me, but it did. Instead of just paying lip service to Spark People, I have become a real active participant! I am trying to spread the Spark!

If you are sitting on the fence with Spark People, I encourage you to jump in with both feet! It is a great place to be. The social aspect is marvelous, and the nutrition and fitness components are really helpful. Read the Spark and/or the Spark Solution and believe!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 7/24/2013 10:17PM

    It seems to all be clicking in place for you, and that is terrific!

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HOLLYM48 7/23/2013 9:15PM

    I love SP and tell people about it pretty much every single day as someone is always asking me lately how I lost all my weight. I love it here! emoticon

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JANETRIS 7/22/2013 11:37AM

    You are right! Spark is the best free site around. There is so much support here. I love your strategies! emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/17/2013 10:38PM

    Great job!

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RAINBOWCHOC 7/11/2013 12:17PM

    sounds good to me, a programme that works is worth sticking with!

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CAPECODLIGHT 7/11/2013 9:51AM

    Thanks for a great blog. All good reminders!

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2HAMSDIET 7/11/2013 7:33AM

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/10/2013 11:28PM

    Great advice. I should use more spark recipes. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 7/10/2013 9:34PM

    That's great! Sometimes it happens that way. We truly need to want to change and when we are ready, it clicks! Keep going and never give up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARITIMER3 7/10/2013 9:19PM

    Way to go! Strange, isn't it, how all of a sudden something clicks?

You've convinced me to buy the new book and try hard to follow your example.

Keep up the great progress! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/10/2013 8:19PM

    good job with your plan! HUGS and smiles.

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AJANTHONY5 7/10/2013 8:19PM

  This is great

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Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

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