Secrets of Success

Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

1

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

How Your Attitude Affects Weight Loss

Positive thinking plays a significant role in your weight loss efforts. Perpetual negative thoughts can lead to self-defeating behaviors such as going off your diet, overeating and skipping your exercise routine. Positive thoughts, on the other hand, can increase your motivation and energy level.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

2

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Count Your Blessings


"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

1

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Learning to say "NO"

We are overworked, stretched too thinly, burdened with cares of children, elderly parents, needy friends, and spouses who DO need our time and energy because they are our life partners. We are constantly being pulled in every direction and feel "obligated" to help. How do we kindly say "NO" withou...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

2

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

I just keep plugging along

I have taken to weighing in less so I don't have big disappointments as the scale is slow to move. I focus on how I feel, how I am stronger and can do more exercise and that the scale is just a number. It does get discouraging at times but you have to refocus and keep your eyes on the goal at the ...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

2

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

What has helped me!

When watching TV, mindless munching was always a problem for me. So, I placed a bowl of apples on the coffee table and grab an apple rather than chips, etc. Also, place a knife and a few napkins in the bowl -- just so I don't have any excuses!! This worked very well for me - and for my husband as ...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

1

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

To Be the Best I Can Be

I am competitive by nature. I have obsessed over how long I can hold a plank and why it isn't long enough. I have obsessed over how many miles I can ride on my mountain bike, wondering why it is fewer than the miles my friend can ride. I have obsessed with the amount of weight that is reflected o...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

3

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Attitude really is everything

We often here how important attitude is in life. Attitude in business, attitude at home, attitude at school, etc. I think attitude matters on the weight loss journey as well.

Whether you are trying to lose weight to look good or trying to lose weight to get healthy (or both), attitude is ...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

3

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Live For Today


"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do so with no thought of any reward. Your life will ...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

1

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

The benefits of pet ownership

Who can resist a frolicking little kitten? Who can possibly resist an adorable little puppy? There is a wise saying about a puppy licking your face being more beneficial than therapy and part of that statement may well be true. There are many benefits to owning a pet providing you are willing to p...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

3

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Making those Scraps Work

I am a quilter. I have a fabric stash that only a quilt store or another quilter can appreciate.

We had our annual quilt show this past week. We also have a "Country Store" at the show, with handmade stuff from our club.

I got in to my scraps (we quilters collect a LOT of scraps) bef...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Page: 1 of 318
Submit a Secret


See Another Category: Go

Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.