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
If you put yourself in a positive frame of mind, you can accomplish anything. If you can clearly see your goal, see that it’s within your grasp, there’s nothing stopping you. That’s why surrounding yourself with positive images and... 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
I created a new sparkteam and i need your help! i want to post it to many of the groups i am in but i am not sure if that is allowed.... I don't want to go aginst the rules or spam.
here's the group blurb and link
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I recently had to replace my old bathroom scale. My new one includes measurements of body fat percentage and hydration.
Does anybody know exactly how those numbers are derived? And are they bogus -- or legit enough to take seriously?... Read more
One of the goals I set for myself was to be able to squat my own body weight and with a combination of lifting heavy and losing weight, today I did it! 150# on the bar, current weight is 150!! 344... Read more
When I use the Android Spark Coach and do the daily points spin, the image is doubled up. I saved the image to my dropbox account. The link is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2gt3os2wzut6og/ 2014-02-09%2014.13.17.png Not a major deal, but though... 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
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... 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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