Amazing Weight Loss Sekrit!!! ! !!

A friend sold me on joining SparkPeople as a way to jump-start my moribund weight-loss goal. Ever since then (and this post won’t help), I’ve been getting spam comments (I call them Spomments) and emails about sure-fire methods. I got one this morning offering to help me lose by hypnosis. I’m like, sure, I’ll lose weight, but I’ll also go around quacking like a duck.

Okay, yes, I know that the power of suggestion can be a valuable tool in behavior modification. As a Mom, MomGoth knows this. Many’s the time I’ve said, “I strongly suggest you eat those peas.” Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.

Anyway, SparkPeople was a good fit for me because it advocates and reinforces my own Sekrit 4 Wate Lohss: Eat less, move more. You heard it here, folks.

NOW, on a different subject: MomGoth loves her sweet little baby angels, you know she does, but so few of you leave comments! Come on–drop a line in the comment box. Chat with each other. We’re all friends here. I mean, aren’t we? While you’re at it, grab yourself a Sweet Little Baby Angel badge from my sidebar and post it on your own blog, if you so choose.

WRITING PROMPT: A character who doesn’t want to lose weight is bombarded with weight loss schemes, each sillier than the last.

p.s. I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today on the subject of honeybees and books about them.


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Amazing Weight Loss Sekrit!!! ! !!

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    July 19, 2011 at 9:54am

    I’m pretty sure SparkPeople did not sell you out – but mentioning “weight loss” on any blog will invoke the spamimals. GMail does a lovely job of curating the crap for me.

    I’ve even seen people use SparkPeople for weight GAINING goals, or stop smoking goals, or writing a novel goals – it’s truly that flexible, focused on fitness and sound nutritional principles – there are even coaches and a registered dietician on staff to help answer your questions in the forums. And it’s all free. Can any of the spamimals beat THAT? Hah!

    And yep, skinny people get bombarded with weight loss spam, too. Those folks know every angle for preying on a person’s insecurities. Good prompt!

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      Marian Allen

      July 19, 2011 at 10:52am

      Thanks, Holly! Yes, I agree that SparkPeople is a great resource and I’m sure they didn’t sell me out. The SEO mavens tell you to use keywords, but sometimes you don’t realize what a keyword IS. lol

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