You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, but not so fast! The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a... Read more
Did you know that helping other people is one of the best ways to stay on track and reach your own goals? Read on to learn why and how you can apply this at SparkPeople.com…
When members decide to step forward and take leaders... Read more
This article has been a long time coming. In fact, it’s probably several years overdue. Why? Because… I’m a closet procrastinator.
I’ve been too aware for too long that I’ve suffered this affliction. In college, 73... Read more
Once you've created your vision statement for weight-loss, you probably know the general direction you want to move. The next step is to work out the particular short- and intermediate-term goals that will get you moving in that direction, follow... Read more
At SparkPeople, we believe that health should be fun and inspirational—not clinical or negative. That’s why we invented the word “Healthtainment ®to best describe the motivational and positive experience people have here at Spar... Read more
When weight training, does your body eventually reach a "set point" where it is physically impossible for you to lift any heavier?
I seem to have come to a halt with both weight machines and free weights, in that I think I may have reached my ma... Read more
I started off this year at 288 and now I'm only 12 pounds away from my goal of weighing 225. It has me nervous and feeling scared though and I don't know why. I really want to be somewhere between 200-210 but 225 seemed like a number that I could be... Read more
Finally. After something like 20 attempts, I started my 21st and final attempt in April.
Some 60 pounds later (30kg), here we are in December. I'm officially not in the overweight or obese range anymore. I am still coming to terms with this.
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I just read this article it was a spark article and a poll of what women would give to have the perfect body shape and weight. it was like wow! some of the things they would give up!! It made me think of a nearly impossible question of the day on the... Read more
...or cupboard, or closet, or shelf, or tote... etc. Set a goal that once per ___ (week? day?) you will clean out one of section of your living space. (Glove compartment, plastic container full of office supplies, dining room table, junk drawer, cr... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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When we were researching and writing our best-selling book, The Spark we discovered 27 secrets of success that thousands of successful SparkPeople members have used to reach their goals, lose weight and keep it off. Some secrets--including these--are... Read more
Nicole Joranstaad has been curling since she was a teenager, but this marks her first Olympics. This 29-year-old Madison, Wisconsin, resident is committed to healthy eating and goal setting to help her achieve her Olympic dreams. Though they're out... Read more
-Eat 5 servings of fruits/veggies every day from Sunday - Saturday, get a reward on Sunday.
-Exercise 5 times per week (10 minutes or more) from Sunday - Saturday, get a reward on Sunday.
-Clean 5 times per week (10 minutes or more) fr... Read more
It's called Mindbloom.
They categorize all the areas of one's life: social, spiritual, emotional, financial, career, etc. It's set up as a game with points, "seeds" that grow into trees if you reg... Read more
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