One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
What brought you to SparkPeople? Maybe you were on the hunt for weight loss tips, nutritious recipes for your family, motivation from a supportive community—or all of the above. Whatever your goals, they probably fell into the bucket... Read more
Having a good day here. I start chemo treatments again next week. #cancerstinks Start each day with a grateful heart and attitude. Your attitude determines your latitude! Say a kind word to someone, you never know who needs it! :)... Read more
If I can, I wear exercise-friendly clothes for a road trip. When I stop at a rest stop I often take ten minutes for a fitness break: jogging, doing calisthenics, even swinging a kettlebell I've thrown in the trunk, or a quick kickboxing routine. Ta... Read more
If you're like me, you have a lot of nature trails near your house. If you're not sure, check with your local conservation center. Don't let the fact that you don't know the route be an excuse not to go. You can always turn around and go back instead... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
A parody, to the tune of Hey, Jude. Hey you, I know it’s bad,You’ll have to get strong to make it better,Remember to always lead with your heart,Then you can start to make it better.Hey you, don't be dismayed,Your body&rsq... Read more
It’s pretty clear that progress towards any important goal goes a lot better when you can maintain a positive state of mind. Positive goals, positive (but realistic) expectations, and positive self-talk all help us stay motivated and survive th... Read more
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