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About Goal Setting Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Goal Setting.

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

Healthtainment

At SparkPeople, we believe that health should be fun and inspirational—not clinical or negative. That’s why we invented the word “Healthtainment ®to best describe the motivational and positive experience people have here at Spar...  Read more

Emotional Review of my Goal Board
Updated 4/22/2014 10:55:06 AM

I took a break from Spark for a bit and restarted last week. I am in the process of making my goal board. I don't think they had it before. It's a work in progress as I just started it yesterday. I signed on today and reviewed my goal board...  Read more

INFLUENZA ALERT Florida. Don't let it set you back
Updated 4/21/2014 11:19:15 PM

Hi, I just wanted to inform some of you about how subtle the Influenza can be and how it can set you back for days, if not weeks even if you have been immunized with the Flu vaccine. Five days ago I came home feeling aweful! I had a fever of 1...  Read more

Ticker in KG, but have site set to LBS
Updated 4/22/2014 9:41:47 AM

Hey there I note that my ticker is indicating that I am at 145 kg...I am at 145 lbs. I am lbs everywhere else on the site so I am not quite sure why it is displaying like this. Any ideas?...  Read more

Goal Tracker Bars Not Working on Start Page
Updated 4/21/2014 7:17:00 PM

Only the water one is staying tracked. All the other ones default back to 0 when you refresh....  Read more

Why can't I change my calorie goal?
Updated 4/15/2014 11:26:09 PM

I really only need 1250 to 1800 calories per day and it's telling me I should eat between 1800 & 2150 calories per day, thus messing up my tracking. Is there a way to change it or, or is it set to prevent unhealthy tendencies? For instance, "Well, fa...  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

Goal setting for the remainder of April 2014

Today is Monday April 14, 2014 I realize I need to set some goals for myself so that I have something to work toward for the month. I know there are many areas that I need to work on not just fitness, but financial, Spiritual, and Eating... ...  Read more

Goal Setting

I’ve never really liked setting goals. Goals are something that tells me I either succeeded or I failed. I cannot procrastinate and make excuses or I will fail. As I get older I find that I need to learn to set goals so that I can accomplish somet...  Read more