Here are some thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
It's been a very stressful day. I didn't sleep well last night and had a sick child this morning. BUT, I did well on my food... Read more
It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talki... Read more
There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
In today’s society, most of us can’t avoid stress. But we can learn to behave in ways that lesson its effects. Researchers have identified a number of factors that affect one’s vulnerability to stress- among them are eating and slee... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I am looking forward to this new journey in my life where I am learning to make better food choices, incorporating daily exercise into my life.
Kids are grown, grandchildren out of town so I have reason no reasons why I shouldn't do this.
I was... Read more
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
I bought the Habit Former cards (little cards - you read one a day and start the habit it suggests - in a month, you have new organizational habits). I decided to make my own healthy living cards with new habits and positive thoughts. Such as: exer... Read more
It seems as though I am always in a hurry. Iím not too sure if this is because I have so much to do or if this is just part of my type A personality. From the moment I get up in the morning, to the minute my head hits the pillow, I am either doing s... Read more
I think I can speak for many when I say this journey to a healthier you isnít as easy as itís cracked up to be. If all we had to do is eat better, get in some good cardio, do a little strength training here and there, and manage our stress, then cert... Read more
I am so excited, my Spark Friends! I am truly finding success - FINALLY - with my OMAT plan!
What is OMAT? OMAT = One Month At a Time.
I kept watching people joining the monthly Spark Challenges and I joined a couple along the way, too. The... Read more
I plan to do the following healthy lifestyle tasks on the day listed. Wish me luck.
I also plan to eat clean for the month starting on the 3rd.
Sat. Feb. 1 - Rest.
Sun. Feb. 2 - Go to church. I am also declaring today free... Read more
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