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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

I noticed that my daily calorie goal has went up.
Updated 1/27/2015 4:13:54 PM

I noticed that my daily calorie goal has went up. Does anyone know why?...  Read more

I reached my exercise goal (65 min), eating plan g
Updated 1/26/2015 10:04:54 PM

I reached my exercise goal (65 min), eating plan goal (stayed on plan) today and got 7 hrs + sleep last night! Need to get 100 0z of water in tomorrow (only 60 today)...  Read more

Reach one of my small goals I ran a full song non
Updated 1/26/2015 10:05:15 PM

Reach one of my small goals I ran a full song non stop on the treadmill!!! Yaaay me :)...  Read more

I got my fitbit in but how do I set it up. It says
Updated 1/26/2015 4:10:22 PM

I got my fitbit in but how do I set it up. It says to plug it into my computer. Im computer illiterate....  Read more

Hi Everyone, I am working on a goal of getting rid
Updated 1/26/2015 10:02:46 PM

Hi Everyone, I am working on a goal of getting rid of 110lbs by September. My 30th bday!!!😣 I have been doing the yo-yo thing for ten years and I just want to be rid of this weight. I am looking 4 buddies who are or have gone though this. Alone he...  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

The goal-setting/achieving cycle

The last part of Rob Sulaver's article covers the goal setting/achieving cycle with the simple and then the realistic version. The realistic version is: "I see. I want. I grind. I don’t get. I grind again. I fail again. I fail better. I don’t s...  Read more

Goal Setting/Insight/Flying Yoga

I have discovered a pattern, I get on the healthy bandwagon for 2 weeks (if that) then go back to my old ways. To get over that 2 week hump I've set a goal for myself that if I: Track Food Exercise at least 3 x a week Think Positive ...  Read more