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Spark Solution Week One

Monday, May 20, 2013

Even in maintenance, I find benefit in the new SparkPeople book "The Spark Solution."

Coach Steph has asked those of us who signed up for the two-week Spark Solution challenge to check in on some topics:

• What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program?
I had been on work travel or vacation since mid-March and was showing the effects on the scale. I knew it was time to return to the basics that launched me on my journey, and the Spark Solution challenge seemed like a great way to do that.

• Have you seen or felt any results in this first week?
I have been more consistent with my exercise and have managed to eat within my calorie range most days, even near the low end some days to help balance the days I went over.

• What do you like the most about the program?
I continue to like doing my own thing with food rather than following a prescribed meal plan. At this stage in my journey, I know what works best for me, and a requirement to follow a rigid meal plan would have been a deal breaker for me.

• What was your favorite meal from this week?
My personal favorite centers around Dinner Done's turkey quinoa meatloaf, with Dinner Done's arroz con pollo a close second. We have been using meal assembly businesses for years to take the stress out of having to come up with dinner with our long work days and long commutes. The businesses are receptive to our requests to lower fat and sodium amounts, and the entree is ready to cook when we walk in the door...the time-consuming prep is already done.

• Which Insider Tip motivated you the most this week?
I don't have a favorite, but one of my team mates told me her new non-food reward is working jigsaw puzzles, since they keep the hands and mind occupied.

• What is your goal is for next week?
Weight: At or below goal
Food: Track 7 days this week
Fitness: Exceed 70,000 steps, yoga, strength training
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  • KANOE10
    I like the book also and found it has great tips..especially on exercise.

    I also like having the food prepped and ready to go when I walk in the door. I am going to look for those recipes/

    Great job of staying on track.
    1858 days ago
    I have to admit I bought the book and haven't read it yet. Time I guess.
    1858 days ago
    Will now definitely check it out - on your says! Thanks.
    1858 days ago
    I think it's awesome. Thanks for your review. It is filled with so much helpful information. I've really enjoyed reading it!
    1859 days ago
    I didn't know you were doing this. Sounds like there's a real benefit to it. Good for you!
    1859 days ago
    Interesting! I just commented on another blog about the same thing that I'm now thinking of getting the book. I've been thinking that it was a re-write/update of the old book. sounds like some new stuff is in there. Thanks for sharing!
    1859 days ago
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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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