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About Goal Setting Resources

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How to Set and Reach SMART Goals

You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, 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...  Read more

Leading in the SparkPeople Community

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

Confessions of a Reformed Procrastinator

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

6 Characteristics of Effective Goal-Setting

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

A New Definition For ''Old''

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

New Goal: 30 pounds by New Years. This will make a
Updated 9/16/2014 9:37:30 AM

New Goal: 30 pounds by New Years. This will make a total of 95 in two years! Average loss 2 pounds a week, I'm ready to tackle this for me! Motivation may come and go, but accountability keeps me focused! Happy Sparking!!...  Read more

I've reached my first goal of 210 and beat it by a
Updated 9/16/2014 5:18:57 PM

I've reached my first goal of 210 and beat it by a tenth of a pound! I started at 223, and now weigh 209.9 ! Yippie...  Read more

Can somebody help me please how to set up daily go
Updated 9/16/2014 7:41:20 AM

Can somebody help me please how to set up daily goals. Like how many grams of fat, protein, carbs you should have per day. Any ideas please...  Read more

nutritional goals changed without me changing them
Updated 9/16/2014 4:42:37 PM

Awhile back, my goals changed on my nutrition page and I went in and changed them back. fortunately they were still showing what they had previously been on an earlier date. I was trying to follow the Diabetes numbers but modified because my nurse...  Read more

new goals.
Updated 9/16/2014 11:05:47 AM

start the YMCA because curves is closing, started walking also sat done 3.5 miles god bless...  Read more

Clean out one drawer...

...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

Short Sighted for the Long Term

When setting your long term goals, set easily attainable short term goals to help you reach your long term goal without losing track or finding disappointment....  Read more

Spark Texas – The Official Team

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! ...  Read more

The Secrets of Success: Be A “Goal-Getter”

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

Exclusive: Olympic Curler Nicole Joranstaad Talks to the dailySpark

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

Day 15: Small Goal Setting

Well, it took two weeks of talking, but I'm ready to do this for real now. I woke up at 5am and was depressed until about 10am. Then I created a long term weight loss plan. I'm going to shoot to lose 1.67 pounds a week, which is 5 pounds ever...  Read more

Goal Setting: Month 1

After getting into a deep, dark slump over this past winter, I delt with my feelings in some very unhealthy ways. In fact, most of the time I didn't deal with my feels, I ATE them. In the process, formed some BAD habits. So even though I felt MUCH...  Read more