• Title: The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life
  • Author: Chris Downie
  • ISBN: 9781401926458
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover
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    The Spark The Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight Getting Fit and Transforming Your Life A revolution is taking place Millions of people are discovering a new way of thinking about their weight their health and their lives They are taking part in a visionary approach to weight loss that
    A revolution is taking place Millions of people are discovering a new way of thinking about their weight, their health, and their lives They are taking part in a visionary approach to weight loss that combines goal setting, nutrition, exercise, motivation, and community that has a proven track record of ten million pounds lost.From the experts who created SparkPeopleA revolution is taking place Millions of people are discovering a new way of thinking about their weight, their health, and their lives They are taking part in a visionary approach to weight loss that combines goal setting, nutrition, exercise, motivation, and community that has a proven track record of ten million pounds lost.From the experts who created SparkPeople, one of the most successful online weight loss programs to date, comes The Spark, a ground breaking book that focuses on what you can do, instead of what you can t do The Spark is about transforming your life and your idea of what dieting means.With dozens of photos including stunning before and after shots and easy to follow exercise images this book distills the best of SparkPeople s medically accepted nutrition and fitness plan and infuses it with a program of personal empowerment In this book, you ll discover Secrets of Success the best habits of SparkPeople s most successful members A 28 day program that brings together the most effective practices from SparkPeople into an innovative 4 stage plan, available only in this book Dozens of success stories that show the power of this transformational program The Spark delivers inspirational health and weight loss advice that will surely spark countless lives.

    One Reply to “The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life”

    1. I'm a Spark member and the program works as long as you follow it. It's sensible; eat right and exercise. It's not really a diet so much as a lifestyle. I bought the book because of all the bonuses I recieved from pre-ordering. If you join the site all the tools you need are there. For free. It's not neccessary to have the book but I found it helped with motivation and maintenance.

    2. I'm a huge fan of sparkpeople. I love it. I think the concept and all the hard work that goes into it is wonderful. However, when it comes to the book Chris Downie is NOT a fascinating author. I had to force myself to read the first part. The second and third are OK, but my favorite had to be the appendix. He's selling a product. He's good at what he does. His tips are general, if not found on the sparkpeople site already. You're paying a fortune to have him give you "The Secret: Dieting Do's". [...]

    3. I've been a member of the sparkpeople community for almost two years, but I always found that too many opened windows occured as I navigated through from one tool to another to use the program. Therefore, I wasn't using the site as effectively as I could of and often felt overwhelmed by the amount of information that was there--until this book helped me focus a little more on what I want to get out of the site. As a result of reading this book, rather than just using the website as a place for g [...]

    4. True or false: People fail to lose weight and keep it off because they don't realize they need to eat healthy food and exercise. We know that isn't true-- everyone knows about healthy food and exercise. But isn't that the message of most "diet" books? Once you find the right magic foods and the right magic exercise, once you have that secret knowledge not found in any other diet book, then YOU will lose that weight! If we are willing to be honest, the real reason we are not losing weight is US-- [...]

    5. I'm not completely finished with the 2nd half of this book, but since the 2nd half is designed more as a program of Action Steps, I'm going to check it off as Read. I picked up this book because it was written as a companion to the SparkPeople site I've been a member of for 7 months now. It's a social networking site designed to help people set and achieve goals, with a particular emphasis on fitness and healthy living. Since joining I've lost almost 50 lbs and have really experienced a growth i [...]

    6. The Spark was written by past Proctor and Gamble executive Chris Downey. This book and the author is from my hometown. He started Spark People and wrote this book. He created the site to help people lose weight and change their lives. Not only lose weight but he developed a way to create goals and follow through. This book I read everyday believe it or not. It has helped me tremendiously.I know I am raving about the book. The book takes you step by step to making the internal changes you need to [...]

    7. So I never read "diet" books. Never. Ever. However, I am a fan of the Sparkpeople website and really wanted to hear what the CEO and President, Chris Downie, had to say. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Although there was some diet and exercise advice in the book, it's really only 20% of the book and only really comes up at the end. Instead, Downie focuses his efforts on how to stay motivated in your weight loss journey and how to funnel the self-confidence and motivation from that weight [...]

    8. Quick read. It is not a diet book but a self help book about motivation and goal setting. What I learned from this book (most of which I already knew). 1. have short term, medium and long term goals, 2. set up rewards for yourself for motivation along the way. 3. start small with goals that you can easily accomplish and then build from there. 4. there is nothing that you cannot do if you start small and build.

    9. What I liked best about The Spark was that it utilized “crisscrosses”—the observation that many of us have made that getting one thing “right” (eating or exercise or decluttering) often carries over to improvement in other areas. So, The Spark asks us to work on generating small successes in different areas and to set goals that help make these crisscrosses work for us by effecting all areas of our lives.

    10. This book was on special. I seem to be waiting for a month with 28 days to start it, or winter. Whichever comes first I should think. Would the definition of irony be "waiting for the spark to start the Spark?". That sounds like a good book idea. Where are my flint and tinder?

    11. This book was great! I use the Sparkpeople website and this was a great addition to the website!

    12. I liked the basic ideas behind this book. It not just about losing weight, or getting fit, it's about the little steps you can take to change your future. We don't always think about changing our future- and if we do, it's in some huge and glorious way and with goal so strict and overwhelming that we are not surprised that we don't succeed. In fact, on some level, that proves we were not meant to.But small steps. We can do this. One day- just drink 8 glasses of water for one day.Then for two. Th [...]

    13. Review: The Spark Review The Spark by Chris Downie This book focuses on becoming healthy and changing your life for the positive. There are 4 Cornerstones: Focus, Fitness, Fire and Positive Force. The book describes the Spark Diet and Lifestyle changes. A good book to read, not only to lose weight but to make a good change in your life. The author uses many people as a positive influence as well as his mother, wife, brother and especially his two young boys. It describes the SparkPeople web site [...]

    14. I recently signed up for SparkPeople as a way to keep myself accountable for eating right and exercising, and I discovered that there was a book written by the website’s creator, Chris Downie. This excellent resource details an effective approach to getting fit which includes goal-setting, nutrition, exercise, motivation, and community. It really emphasizes the lifestyle change that takes place when you truly commit to being healthy. I like that it encourages you to set small goals and build o [...]

    15. I am giving this book 5 stars to boost it's average rating. I would really only give it 2.5 or 3 maybe. Just to me personally, it wasn't very interestingly written. I have used Sparkpeople on and off since 2007 and IT WORKS if you really do it right. This book is only really half weight loss tool, and is overall more of a motivational or inspirational thing meant to make you change your whole life. I highly recommend using sparkpeople to anyone I know who wants to lose weight the right way. But [...]

    16. This is a good book with good advice. I had been a member on SparkPeople for several years before reading this book. This book is good because it condenses and lays out the system, but some of the tools and methods are harder to follow without the website. In particular, the keeping track of your food/activities and the exercise explanations.I am not a fan of how Chris Downie decided to layout the book. I felt like he needed to integrate the Cornerstones with the actual 28 day plan. This is not [...]

    17. I joined Spark People in August off this year. A lot of people I know use it and seemed to like it. It is like a free version of the Weight Watchers online tools. I use it mostly to log my food and exercise. I love the wealth of information and experts they have on board. I a trying to use some of the social parts of the site but time is an issue for me. As far as Spark People the site goes it is a very supportive place that will motivate you to get healthy. Unfortunately, the book fell a little [...]

    18. Hmm, how to rate/review this. I liked it a lot for bringing together all of the SparkPeople principles in one place, and it is the first "diet" book to read more like a healthy lifestyle book (with the possible exception of You: On A Diet). There's a lot of great stuff in there about motivating yourself to change, making meaningful changes, and changing more than just your physical appearance. However, I feel that squishing all of these changes into 28 days is unrealistic - which goes against AL [...]

    19. As diet/fitness books go, this one is quite good. It offers a balancing mix of inspiration and realistic strategies that can be incorporated into a longterm, healthy lifestyle change. There are times when the book feels like a pitch for the SparkPeople website, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. There are lots of great resources available on the site to reinforce the information in the book. In fact, I don't think there's any new information in the book that couldn't be found on the website [...]

    20. Truth be told, this book wasn't very interestingly written, however, it was quite enlightening! Sparkpeople WORKS! If you want to loose weight and really do it right this is the way to go. This book is a motivational and inspirational tool to help you change your life. This book and the website sparkpeople are really wonderful! It is a complete packagehealth, fitness, motivation, nutrition, and community. The book is a quick summary of all the information on the web and helps you to use the webs [...]

    21. As a member of sparkteens and then sparkpeople, a lot of the information I had already seen before. It is great and if I'd only actually follow it with some real effort I know I'd get somewhere (haha). I loved the success stories sections in the book and all of the quotes from actual members made it feel that much more relatable and doable. The real gem of the book, for me, was that grey section in the back called the "strong start guide". It made everything really click for me and boosted my mo [...]

    22. I realize that I gave this book 3 stars, I do need to explain a bit as to the reason why. I have been a member of sparkpeople since April of 2006, the program works IF it is followed 100%. The book is the website without the community, it is not poorly written (even though there are some mistakes in it), it is also not a jump up and down for joy, oh my goodness you must read this kind of book (which is why I owned it for over a year and had it on my currently reading since June), if you want to [...]

    23. I love the approach of the Spark Program, because it allows you to do what you can in 10 minute intervals and gradually build up to longer periods of exercise. The focus is on establishing a healthier lifestyle through revamping your eating habits, drinking more water, and incorporating exercise into your daily existence. This is not a deprivation program in the least. If anything it empowers you with the knowledge you need to naturally rev up your metabolism, gain strength in all those muscles [...]

    24. Even though I finished this book, what I learned through it is currently helping to change my life. I have come to believe that fitness and nutrition is a huge springboard to accomplishing goals in life - and lack of fitness and nutrition a huge hindrance. Some of the things in the book I already knew, but never read all of it in one unified place before. Dozens of helpful thoughts on ways of eating and exercising, and accomplishing goals. By eating better and exercising more I have lost weight [...]

    25. I've been a member of Sparkpeople since August 2006 and was excited when I heard that the CEO of Sparkpeople was writing a book to spread the word about the sparkpeople website.This book is a great way to introduce the Sparkpeople diet to those who haven't heard of it before. Sparkpeople is so much more than a diet website, when you join Sparkpeople, you become part of a community full of people like who are all striving to getting healthier and best of all, everything on the website is free. I' [...]

    26. Definitely a 5 star book. I have utilized the SparkPeople website for several years, but am really just getting back into it full force. Down 4 pounds already by tracking my food and just feeling mentally better about myself. Chris Downie talks to you like he is your friend his book is actually enjoyable to read with no, "You have to do this now, then this, then this in order for this 'diet'" to work.SparkPeople isn't a diet it's a change in your lifestyle and in the process, you learn to love [...]

    27. This is a quick read, and it's very motivational. It's primarily a blue print to help people lose weight and stay healthy, which I totally agree with, as I'm a BIG fan of the SparkPeople web site. However, this book is also inspiring on other levels. In many ways, it's a blue print for anyone to follow who wants to achieve a major goal and needs help organizing a way to do it. I found it to be extremely motivational considering how I read it at the beginning of the New Year with multiple new goa [...]

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