Visual images hold amazing power. We can all still “see” the Challenger disaster, the flag rising over Iwo Jima, even our own high school yearbook pictures. The images are still with us today. And so are the emotions that go with them... Read more
Visual images can be powerful tools in helping you reach your goals. There are lots of creative ways to use this motivation technique, such as posting an image of your goal where you’ll see it most—in your car, on a bathroom mirror, or on... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
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SparkPeople prides itself on having one of the most positive online Communities in the world. We will continue doing all we can to make this a safe and motivational environment to help members get the support t... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
Today is the day I start my training to lose body fat ao I am allowed to join the navy. I weigj 208 with a goal weight of 175. But onlt have to lose 3 percent body fat. Lets see how faat I can do it... Read more
Not sure what is going on with my body, I have been sleeping 13-14 hours a day and I'm constantly tired. I also can't eat more then a few bites with out feeling bloated and full. Motivation to work out is 0. It's definitely affecting my marriage:(... Read more
I try really hard to maintain a positive body image, despite the fact that I'm still 50 lbs away from my goal. Some days I honestly think I am down right sexy as hell. Other days, not so much. I feel like a busted can of biscuits today.... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
I am 5'6", 28% body fat, and bad self image. I learned a funny secret, but it works! At home, I exercise in skimpy outfits, because your body looks good when it's exercising! Seeing your body working and being pushed helped me get past the vanity of... Read more
Pick up the latest issue of any women's magazine and you'll likely see a beautiful model or celebrity on the cover. They all have smooth and flawless skin, polished teeth and perfect curves. It's easy to look at those images and become discouraged... Read more
I've never been a big fan of fashion magazines for a number of reasons. First, I've never considered myself to be a "fashionista". If you saw me on the street, my standard outfit is usually sweatpants and a t-shirt. ... Read more
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