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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 make goals for myself every month. January's goa
Updated 12/17/2014 5:24:31 PM

i make goals for myself every month. January's goal is to lose 20-25 pounds! What's yours?...  Read more

I Do 5 sets of Situps (Crunches) 6 times in the mo
Updated 12/17/2014 1:25:29 PM

I Do 5 sets of Situps (Crunches) 6 times in the morning. I guess you can say 30. For no more than 2 minutes. How many should I do so that I know what I'm doing is working?...  Read more

I set my alarm for 9 this morning so I could go fo
Updated 12/16/2014 2:55:35 PM

I set my alarm for 9 this morning so I could go for a jog and shower before work, but I snoozed too many times and only had time for the shower. Not off to a good start. :-/...  Read more

So my goal for this week is to get 5 vegetables/fr
Updated 12/15/2014 6:51:05 AM

So my goal for this week is to get 5 vegetables/fruits a day. That's one part of my eating plan I have been struggling with. What are your goals for the week?...  Read more

I did a few sets of squats two days ago (really, n
Updated 12/15/2014 2:16:01 AM

I did a few sets of squats two days ago (really, no more than 20 sqauts total) and, all of a sudden, my upper legs hurt so bad that walking is difficult and stairs are almost impossible. Any suggestions, besides water?...  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

Goals and Goal Setting

As promised, I have summed up my goals for the rest of this month/year. With a Bachelors Degree in Health/Physical Education I am trained to set two types of goals. 1. Short Term and 2. Long Term I believe everyone should reach for the stars...  Read more

Clarity in Goal Setting

Sunday! The first day of the week. Last day of November but the week beginning of the last month of 2014. I've taken a moment today to stop and think about what I want to set as my goals for December. Thanks Spark for instilling goal planning in my l...  Read more