Monday, September 26, 2011

Recommend It - Why I love it.

I just got the "Spark" book and the introduction has the explanation of why I love it. I really could not have said it better.

The Sparkpeople Magic Formula
  • Goal-setting: A system of visualizing your larger goals that gives more meaning to your daily actions, and a way to create and build confidence and momentum that fuels results.   
Goal setting is a proven method. It works if you work it.
  • Behavior change: Using wisdom from the science of behavior change to help you turn  the tide on negative behaviors and effectively replace those unhealthy habits with healthy ones that then become a natural, even enjoyable, part of your life.
Yes, yes it does.
  • Community support: Inspiring real-life stories of ordinary people who’ve transformed their lives, and a 24/7 source of help and encouragement.
There is an abundance of support. From the message boards to the individual spark pages. When I first found Sparkpeople I was looking for someone in my neck of the woods to walk with. I found a group of ladies that walked twice a week at the park right down the street from my house. It was perfect. Side note: Just be careful when meeting people over the Internet. Safety first.
  • Positive motivation: Points, trophies, and awards that transform dieting into a fun and exciting adventure.
Points, and trophies, and awards... oh my.
  • Team-building: Affiliations with other members based on geography, hobbies, interests, and amount of weight to lose. 
See community support above.
  • Accessibility: A program that easily fits into the most hectic life, building momentum while remaining entertaining and fun. is open 24/7.
  • World-class technology: Tools, content, and community, continuously updated, often from suggestions by members.
The tools alone are priceless.

I just started reading the book so I can't comment on it. If it's anything like the website then I love it.

Thanks to the support at, eating healthy and Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred I lost 50 pounds in less than four months.


  1. Stopping by from the blog hop and now following you thru RSS Reader and Facebook. I would love a follow back on both of those when you get the chance. Thanks so much and have a great week!


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  3. Congrats on the weightloss! That's fantastic! Hi! New follower from the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop! I hope you follow back! Thanks! :) Through the Eyes of a Tiger