Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Spark Book Giveaway

Have you heard of SparkPeople? It's a FREE web site that has all of the tools you need to lose weight and get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle. There you will have a nutrition tracker with optional meal plan, fitness tracker that plans your workouts and lets you input your own workouts, message boards to get help and inspiration, and Teams where you can join based on location or interest. There are also monthly Boot Camps to motivate you to exercise. All they ask for you to do is 10 minutes of strength per day and 30 minutes cardio 5x a week.


I started using it and joined the January Boot Camp a couple of weeks ago. I lost 3.5 pounds this week! I feel great. I'm happy! I feel like I am reaching my goals. The best part about it is the community. You meet such marvelous folks who cheer you on and want you to succeed. You can even find a "buddy" so you can keep each other accountable.

The book, The Spark, is based upon all of the great advice from the web site. But it's more. It's motivational and it takes the road to a healthy lifestyle one small step at a time. You rejoice in each goal reached. And you can do it!

No matter what plan you are on to lose weight, you can use this book. The motivation alone is worth the price!

Part of the Spark philosophy is to "spread the Spark." In my effort to spread the Spark, I'm giving away THE SPARK book.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me at least one of your goals for yourself.
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Winner will be announced on Friday, January 22, 2010.
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PS: If you join SparkPeople, look me up. I'm DASSCHUS

15 comments:

  1. My #1 goal is to get healthy and stay healthy! No specific weight goal but to feel good with my body and myself.

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  2. One of my goals this year is to run a 5K...something that I never ever thought I would want to or be able to do - but hey, I never thought I'd lose 100 pounds, either! So glad that you are going to do this with me!!!

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  3. One of my goals is to start taking my prescribed medications as prescribed. I am, or was, a slacker, but now I am getting serious. Oh and daily exercise in a new goal I have set.

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  4. My goal is to develop healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle so that my husband and I can have children and they'll learn to live healthfully too!

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  5. I've tried a few of their workouts on youtube to spice things up. I need more variety! And I'm also trying to sign up for a 1/2 marathon or 5K for a good cause.

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  6. My current goal is to get back down to my lifetime goal for WW so I can back to the meetings (w/o having to pay!).

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  7. One of my goals for 2010 is to loose 60 pounds. It wont get me to goal, but it's just over a pound a week and I think that is an incredibly realistic goal :)

    PS-I switch back and forth between Spark and Weight Watchers all of the time!

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  8. My #1 goal is to loose weight. To achieve this goal I have to face my #1 problem: Motivation. I tend to put things off, but this year I'm sticking to it. And with the help of SP (I also joined in Jan. 2010), I can't loose! Find me and be my buddy! (nmandamarie)

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  9. Hi, my fellow Texan!
    I added your name to the blog award list!
    Oops that I ever missed it.
    Now you've been tagged with the Happy 101 award -
    Fitting for you, Happy Texan!

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  10. That sounds like a great program, and I like the fact that it builds on one small step at a time.
    BODA weight loss

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  11. My #1 goal this year is to get to goal! I have been losing weight since 5/2007 and the past year have lost very little and mostly maintaining. Lost 83#'s so far. I have 7 left to go. I'm determined to do it by the end of march at the latest!!!!

    Glad you are doing so well! Great job w/ the 3.6#'s!!

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  12. my #1 goal is to lose 100 pounds this year. I dont want to be my kids "fat mom" anymore. As my son told me this morning that he hopes I lose weight so I can look like his dad (sho is not fat) and so I wont break the couch anymmore (since I broke the leg off of ours about 3 months ago.

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  13. Sounds like you have a great plan and are on your way to success. I joined a gym and am strength training and doing cardio and plan on walking/running a 5K this year. I am not a runner and want to be! I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me!

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  14. My goal is to cut back on soda and to lose 6 lbs by the end of the month.

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  15. My goal (starting this weekend) is to plan my meals and quit eating out so much.

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