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Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
Are you a genius at budgeting your finances but fall apart when it comes to setting aside time to work out (or vice versa)? Don't worry: Staying physically fit and managing a personal bank account actually have very distinct similarities. They... Read more
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
Welcome to SparkSavings.com, the new personal finance website from the experts at SparkPeople.com. You might wonder why America's largest and most active health and fitness community has launched a website about money. Your health and your walle... Read more
This is Step 3 in a series of 5 articles about starting and sticking to a budget. To start with step 1, click here. 3. Set goals Before you start cutting back on your expenses, stop and think about what you want to be able to afford. Most importantly... Read more
Finally. After something like 20 attempts, I started my 21st and final attempt in April.
Some 60 pounds later (30kg), here we are in December. I'm officially not in the overweight or obese range anymore. I am still coming to terms with this.
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I just read this article it was a spark article and a poll of what women would give to have the perfect body shape and weight. it was like wow! some of the things they would give up!! It made me think of a nearly impossible question of the day on the... Read more
I'm down 30 lbs since June! I'm tacking everything religiously. I want to lose 90 lbs, but decided to break it down into "doable" steps. My first goal was set to be at 200. I made that then updated my goal weight to 175. Now my calorie goal is 12... Read more
So, I tracked that I lost weight recently and got the little message to reset things so that my recommended calorie range was up to date.
I went and reset things, but noticed that my recommended calorie range went UP instead of down. Now, I'm no... Read more
I have always set goals for weight loss for myself. For example: I will lose 10 pounds by June. This sets you up for failure. Set your goals for what you have complete control over. For example: I will exercise 5 days a week and stay within my... Read more
Set practical goals. Don't set up a goal to work out 60 min's a day if you barely work out now. For example, set a goal for 15 min's and if you work out more, then work out more, but the bare minimum is 15 min's.I already knew this but it sunk in aft... Read more
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!
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Editor's Note: Obesity expert Dr. Martin Binks contributes regular guest posts to the dailySpark. We have all been there. The new year rolls around and we take stock of our lives and the way we live them. We decide that this year is going to be dif... Read more
There's no doubt that rewarding desirable eating behaviors is a very good way for us humans to get ourselves to stick to healthy eating plans, even when we’d rather go for the gusto.But not just any reward will do the trick. You have to be careful to... Read more
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