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
Hello, I have a question. On the bottom of my diabetes nutrition plan today and yesterday, the calorie goals when up. I don't understand. Isn't what I am eating good? (btw, my day consists of: meal replacements, salads, and healthy servings of like g... Read more
Lower sugar intake to less than 5% of daily calories, WHO says
"Sugar might become the new tobacco in terms of risk," said Branco at a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday morning.
www.cbc.ca/news/health/lower-sugar-intak e-to-less-tha... Read more
I've been at my goal weight for nearly 3 months now! The lifestyle tweaks have stuck.
But I have allowed occasional weeks for a little of my one trigger food/ weakness, and have been able to stay maintained in it.
Now I've been feeling, looking,... Read more
Days on track: 2
There are 5 things I aim to achieve each day: FFFWM
Food - track my food
Fitness - get 10k steps daily, and exercise most days
French - do a French lesson on DuoLingo
Water - drink 12 cups of water
Meditate - stop,... 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
Jan. and Feb. felt rough this year with such unusually long stretches of bad weather and several minor-illnesses (sinus infection, then several colds). I don't normally get colds but I think my resistance was lowered by the first infection. I seem to... Read more
SMART Goal-Setting Worksheet
STEP 1: Write down your goal in as few words as possible.
My goal is to: Be healthier, fitter, and to reach a healthy Body Fat Percentage.
STEP 2: Make your goal detailed and SPECIFIC.
Answer who/what... Read more
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