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How To Goal Setting Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for How To Goal Setting.

How to Set and Reach SMART Goals

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

Leading in the SparkPeople Community

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

Confessions of a Reformed Procrastinator

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

6 Characteristics of Effective Goal-Setting

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

Healthtainment

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

Goal Tracker Bars Not Working on Start Page
Updated 4/21/2014 1:32:15 AM

Only the water one is staying tracked. All the other ones default back to 0 when you refresh....  Read more

Why can't I change my calorie goal?
Updated 4/15/2014 11:26:09 PM

I really only need 1250 to 1800 calories per day and it's telling me I should eat between 1800 & 2150 calories per day, thus messing up my tracking. Is there a way to change it or, or is it set to prevent unhealthy tendencies? For instance, "Well, fa...  Read more

What is your goals how will you meet them?
Updated 4/15/2014 7:47:16 PM

My name is Heather I'm young and weight is a problem in my family. I just recently joined spark and so far enjoy it very much. My goal is to lose 42 pounds. I want to exercise at least 5 days a week although I also would like to work out every day if...  Read more

setting food and weight loss goals
Updated 4/14/2014 11:47:39 AM

I am trying to figure out how to start going about getting healthier. I want to lose a good amount of weight in the long run. I just don't know what to set as my first goal. Should I track my activity and food for a while then figure out how much to...  Read more

setting food and weight loss goals
Updated 4/14/2014 8:19:37 AM

I am trying to figure out how to start going about getting healthier. I want to lose a good amount of weight in the long run. I just don't know what to set as my first goal. Should I track my activity and food for a while then figure out how much to...  Read more

Clean out one drawer...

...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

Short Sighted for the Long Term

When setting your long term goals, set easily attainable short term goals to help you reach your long term goal without losing track or finding disappointment....  Read more

Spark Texas – The Official Team

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! ...  Read more

The Secrets of Success: Be A “Goal-Getter”

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

Exclusive: Olympic Curler Nicole Joranstaad Talks to the dailySpark

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

February 2014 goal-setting thoughts

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

My Smart Goal-Setting Worksheet

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