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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

how to find and change weight goal
Updated 3/26/2015 10:32:30 PM

My weight goal info no longer shows on my start page - so I cannot edit my weight goal. Is there another way to find my weight goal and edit it? I do not find any indication that I am on the Spark5 program. I do want to lose weight and do n...  Read more

New and goal to lose weight before hip replacement
Updated 3/28/2015 9:43:56 PM

Trying to get healthier and get some weight off this frame before I have hip surgery. Last trip to the doctor upset me when I was weighed. Since that visit (end of Feb.), I have lost about 14 pounds but have a long way to go. Seems like when I weig...  Read more

new and my goal is lose 55 lbs by December 2015
Updated 3/27/2015 10:13:25 AM

I am new to sparkpeople. I found it reading a testimony on how someone lost her weight and reached her goals. I am 35 and at 24 I was closer to my goal. After surgery (had a cyst removed beind my knee) I gained so much weight. I reached 200lbs and ha...  Read more

That is not a healthy or realistic goal. You shoul
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That is not a healthy or realistic goal. You should reevaluate....  Read more

7 down ... one to go to reach goal. Anything more
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7 down ... one to go to reach goal. Anything more is a bonus!...  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

Mini goal setting

I'm not a great blogger unless I know only I will see it. When it's just me, I can let out a stream of unconcious thought and not worry about other people seeing it. When it's online, I'm concious that others may read it and want to pass comment. So...  Read more

Goal setting

I'm not quite sure how to start this, and I don't have a before picture to put up today. But I need to take the time to really get this down. I'm currently at my lowest fitness point, and I've been struggling in other areas of my life. I'm curre...  Read more