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4 Steps to Healthier Surroundings
Spread the Spark to the World Around You
4/25/2008 3:10:01 PM
Mike - I value your articles because you teach how to apply this in real life! And the tips on motivating others by being a good example - are great, too. I would caution about personal pizza - they are about 600 calories each - a better choice might be two pieces of cheese pizza (or half a personal pizza) and a salad.
I loved this article, I have also learnt to dab at my pizza next time. It does not seem like it a choice anymore, people will always ask when they see you having lost weight and having kept it off. One can't help but spread the spark. I
The story of the post-it notes on the door is a great one -- i used this technique to quit smoking years ago -- i put a sticker on my chest that said, "Non-smoker - Day 1" -- each day the number went up. Pretty soon, all of my co-workers were coming into the office asking, "What day are we on today?" It really spurred me on. I hadn't thought of doing this with SP, but i'm gonna try it -- "Was 195 - now 179 and shrinking!"
I was just talking about this very thing on one of my teams, about being a positive influence on the people around us, not just our fellow Sparkers. I've been trying to motivate some moms around me without being too pushy, and I'm starting to see some change, which just makes me so happy. This article really makes me think about what else I can do, besides being a good example and inviting them to walk with me, to help them. Great article!
All i need is to come on to sparke people everyday, get motivated from other ppl who share same dreams with me, write, exersise and eat healthy all the time and i will be alright. Sparke people however is my motivation...... Kudos to them
Now' here's motivation. Mike I love your articles. There not the usual diet/fitness blurbs that are repeated over and over again. You go outside the box. When I read this one, I thought "I don't work and I don't know anyone in this small town" As I read on, I realized there are probably lots of people stuck here like me. Why not put an ad in the paper calling all these people together. I'll let you know how it goes.
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