While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
Bonnie (BONNIEBELLE2), who declined to share her starting weight, knew she was overweight and was ready to do something about it. So she started by putting one foot in front of the other with a walking program. Forty-two pounds later, she’s dro... Read more
For most of us, work is a fact of life. Whether your paycheck helps care for a family, a home, tuition, or simply what you need to stay alive, we spend a large percentage of our waking hours doing some kind of work.
According to recent research,... Read more
I just wanted to introduce myself, I have been trying to lose weight all my life. I lost 50 pounds and have manged to keep it off, but since then I have not lost any more. I have tried everything and just can't seem to stay motivated. I hope that... Read more
I'm learning the power of self-talk.
In the past if I wanted to loss weight I usually gave up and felt defeated.
Now I am talking to myself about each challenge.
I am actually angry at tempting foods and I tell myself how they (food) just want... Read more
I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Smal... Read more
I joined spark many years ago and it seemed to be working for a little while. I then hit a weight and couldnt seem to get past it.
I really want this to work for me so if anyone can offer some ideas on how to pas that platue let me know.
Thanks... Read more
In my lunch today:
- 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (2 servings)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (2 servings)
- 1/2 large orange bell pepper, chopped (1 serving)
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions (1/2 serving)
- 1 cup quartered strawberries (2 servings... Read more
From our partners at Woman's DayConfidence is easily attainable and makes a huge impact on how others view you as well as how you feel about yourself. Try these instant boosters to put a little spring in your step: Straighten up. A recent Ohio... Read more
Keeping a positive outlook on life can certainly be a challenge, especially when there seems to be so much negativity everywhere you turn. While I am slowly learning to master the art of dealing with stress, thanks to many of the suggestions from our... Read more
I have never had a self esteem, it has always been negative and that really never bothered me at least not that I know of. Now that I have taken the step to loose weight and have been loosing weight my self esteem has been getting better and I like... Read more
A "few" weight-loss memoirs and other health and self-love resource books that I am looking forward to reading:
Half-Assed, A Weight-Loss Memoir by Jennette Fulda
Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin by Allen Zadoff
703:... Read more
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