We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Editor's Note: Every day, regular people just like you are losing weight, getting fit and improving their health by using SparkPeople. Who knows better about what it really takes to lose weight the healthy way than our members like you? That'... Read more
My woo hoo moment...making the decision that this me right now is NOT the true me. I need the motivation to loose weight and SparkPeople is going to help me get there. They are my little secret I carry in my purse lol. 41... Read more
I took a really hard step today, a huge one, and donated all the big pants & shorts that no longer fit me! Being committed to the new, smaller me by letting those things go felt harder than starting this journey 11 mos ago!... Read more
Having a total freak out right now people. I have a serious sugar addiction and I'm really craving those bad for you carbs like white bread and cheesy pasta and cake. I know it'll pass but I just feel like this is a turning point in my program where... Read more
I was home today relaxing. I enjoyed my food plan, worked out cleaned, met my goals for the day. Work has been stressing me out lately and my doc thought a recent weight gain and hi blood pressure was partly because of stress... Read more
I belong to a local MOMS Club. Due to that fact and that my child usually has one small toy in hand when we visit the dr. or dentist, I find it necessary to mark his toys with a permanent black marker---I use Sharpie markers and have one in the car... Read more
1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going...
2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals...... Read more
My motto: "Doing whatever it takes."
When the dailySpark asked me to write a guest blog I was completed humbled and honoured. What better way to help inspire people then getting to share my story, where I have been, where I am an... Read more
A few weeks ago I was watching an episode of Boston Legal in which a woman was refused admittance to Harvard because she had taken a performance enhancing prescription prior to her SAT. The reason she gave for taking this medication was to give her... Read more
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