We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
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
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
The media associates a fast break with basketball. But a nutritional fast break is much different; except that both can lead to a slam dunk. A Spark Diet Fast Break is a quick, easy goal that you focus on and track for two weeks, before any other... Read more
Whether you’re brand new to SparkPeople, or a seasoned veteran, you have no doubt noticed that we put a lot of emphasis on setting goals. From the small first steps you take during the "Fast Break" phase, to the long-range visions tha... Read more
I have gained quite a bit of weight in the past 1.5 yrs.
I am about 40 pounds my ideal weight.
I am short, so I feel heavy.
These are my problem areas - my thighs are humongous, my stomach protruding as though I'm pregnant, and my b... Read more
This is kind of unusual. I use MyFitnessPal to track my caloric intake per day. In the past, when I've eaten below the guideline amount, I've lost generally anywhere between a pound to a pound and a half per week. I am way overweight, like 279 lb... 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
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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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 wed rather go for the gusto.But not just any reward will do the trick. You have to be careful to... Read more
It sounds like you're referring to a "calories in vs. calories out" type of equation. First you need to understand that one pound of fat is made up of roughly 3,500 extra calories. So in order to lose one pound of fat, you need to creat... Read more
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