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The Spark: The Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life | [Chris Downie]

The Spark: The 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 combines goal setting, nutrition, exercise, motivation, and community that has a proven track record of ten million pounds lost.
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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 SparkPeople.com, one of the most successful online weight-loss programs to date, comes The Spark, ground-breaking work 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. This abridged audio book distills the best of SparkPeople's medically accepted nutrition and fitness plan and infuses it with a program of personal empowerment.

©2009 Hay House, Inc.; (P)2009 Hay House, Inc.

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    Tami Orting, WA, USA 02-03-10
    Tami Orting, WA, USA 02-03-10
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    I am a member of Sparkpeople.com and have been for 3 years...The Spark brings it all together and really helps with motivation which I have been lacking. Check out Sparkpeople.com to go with this book. You're going to love it too!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    John Milford, CT, USA 02-23-10
    John Milford, CT, USA 02-23-10 Member Since 2011
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    "The Spark"

    I enjoyed listening to the Spark. It got me more
    motivated to weight loss and fitness. I feel my
    overall health has improved since listening to
    The Spark. I would recommend it to others.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cadmentr Beamsville, ON CA 01-18-12
    Cadmentr Beamsville, ON CA 01-18-12 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the Best Books ever written"

    If you have been struggling with weight loss issues and have tried every single diet known to man or woman, this book is for you.
    This is not a "DIET" diets don't work, and set you up for failure.
    This book is about making small changes, one step at a time, and as you make these small changes, you begin to "spark" other changes.
    I personally had given up, and taken a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) attitude. I was observing life from the sidelines, and after reading this book, so far I've lost 70 pounds in 14 months, and I am now enjoying participating in life.
    If I can do this, so can you.

















    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Sharpe New York, New York 12-11-11
    Larry Sharpe New York, New York 12-11-11 Member Since 2010
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    "You are buying an advertisement"
    What disappointed you about The Spark?

    The book is just one long advertisement for the website. He mentions his clients over and over again.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Chris Downie again?

    If I ever think that I'm just not getting exposed to enough marketing in my life and I feel the need to pay for some more, I will grab his next book.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to at least 20 audiobooks and this is the first time I actually wanted my money back! I couldn't finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noel PITTSBURGH, Panama 06-19-12
    Noel PITTSBURGH, Panama 06-19-12

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    "Not much to learn from..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    If you already know Spark people, you will waste your time with this book. If you don't, it is a OK book but nothing revolutionary in this method.


    Was The Spark worth the listening time?

    Not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin White Bear Lake, MN, United States 06-18-12
    Robin White Bear Lake, MN, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Empowering"
    Where does The Spark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first Audio Book. I put it in my I pod to listen to while I walk!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The whole book is based on realistic ways to change your life, no matter your age.

    Very motivating and you set small reachable goals and go from there.


    What does Chris Downie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His life experiences, how his raised self confidence and self esteem changed his life.


    What did you learn from The Spark that you would use in your daily life?

    Positive self talk, how to Grocery shop, how to plan meals, nutrition. How to set and achieve goals. Life Changing!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the number 1 book I recommend to friends and family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    amber 05-04-12
    amber 05-04-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I am a Sparker!"
    What did you love best about The Spark?

    Chris Downie's personal experience and how he build the Sparkpeople business and why he is wants and is able to keep it free. He is a very sincere guy and you can tell in the way he write's this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spark?

    How Chris, without knowing it at the time, sparked a coworker of his named Pat. That story is so inspirational.


    What did you learn from The Spark that you would use in your daily life?

    I am a member of Sparkpeople and have lost a lot of weight. I have made many friends along the way as well. I use the "Four Corner Stones" everyday. The corner stones are very easy to incorporate into your daily life and build on one another.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    01-10-10
    01-10-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible!"

    This book should be titled "Motivation and Goals" not Spark....this is about weight loss ..there are no specfics in this book just generalities about motivation..dah! Like I didn't know that...save your money and joing Weight Watchers!

    3 of 28 people found this review helpful
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