You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals, 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 proven way to c... 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
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
I agree with LISSA and STACIANNE. Use the settings here for diabetics. Ask your doctor for a referral to a registered dietitian and/or certified diabetes educator. There are probably classes at the hospital. :)... Read more
Hi everyone! My goal is to lose 10 lbs. I try to exercise 5 times a week and usually have a healthy breakfast and skip lunch. My downfall is when I come home from work and eat everything in sight! Any suggestions for lunch to stop this cycle?... 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
When I started tracking and weighing again on January 5th, I made an unofficial goal to lose 20 pounds by the end of January. The purpose behind the goal is that I figured if I could do 20 in January and then another 20 in February, I'd lose 40 poun... Read more
When I started this journey, I wasn't sure what I wanted, except to be healthy. Sure, I thought it would be cool to be back down to a 32-inch waistline (what I accomplished back in 2004 via the South Beach Diet and living in San Francisco with... Read more
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