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Hurrah! Week 1 Finished ~ Lucky Seven ~ Successfully

Monday, May 20, 2013

I have made the decision to do The Spark Solution for 2 weeks, seven days because of the rut I was in; going up and down on the scale and boredom with my same old same old. (Not the fault of anyone but my own) My mind and body needed a change. I desperately needed a new plan and new motivation to work the plan.

What have I seen or felt in the first week?
I have not noticed a day of being famished or surprisingly no craving.
I have lost weight, 2#. More than that I have enjoyed my interesting food.

What do I like the most about the program?
I think the preparation and planning ahead is the foundation of this program.

What do I like least about the program?
There were so many new recipes and be honest it required time and effort, which is not bad if there was a backup plan. At times I was stressed. For instance after shopping Sunday I had a minor accident involving me and another person after grocery shopping. I had a good amount of leftovers because I am a single person so that worked for me.

What was my favorite meal from this week?
Panko-Breaded Fish with Tomato Salad, steamed zucchini, couscous, Kiwi, with tartar sauce was my favorite meal. Each meal in the book is so well balanced. Having ice cream for a choice was wonderful, done with a meal that balanced it out. Balance so important!

Which Insider Tip motivated me the most this week?

Slow and Steady Works
"I told myself that I would change two habits every week; not as a diet, but as permanent lifestyle changes so that they weren't temporary. I compounded the effect by continuing to add two new healthy habits every week." - Solomon, 139 pounds lost

What is my goal for next week?
My goal for next week is to write a food Menu and an Exercise Menu. Also allowing for that busy day that just happens.
Mind the little things: walking briskly while shopping, parking far from the store, walk to mail a letter, plan exercise with my grand children where we walk, get away from the computer.

S= specific
M= measurable
A= attainable
R= realistic
T= timely

I hope you give this a try. The recipes, tips and are really worth doing.


Oh, and I forgot Lucky Seven is seven days.

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    Well done Elaine...your 2lb down is awesome!! The plan sounds just right for YOU!!!
    1827 days ago
    Elaine, Good for you! Woo Hoo! 2# off and being healthier! Today is only day 2 for me. I know what you mean about the recipes - and I don't have much time to cook. But every day each little effort is going to add up. (((hugs))) Ena emoticon
    1828 days ago
    Yes, changing habits little by little does wonders!
    1829 days ago
    Glad you are enjoying the program. I hope to start it after Memorial Day. Going out of town for the long weekend, and I'm not controlling the cooking.

    Keep up the great work!!
    1829 days ago
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