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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
I am a 71 year old widow that is obese and I have to make this work this time. I need a lot of support and motivation as I am not good with sticking to something for very long. My doctor gave me an ultimatum to start loosing weight in one month or g... Read more
Hello, I have a question. On the bottom of my diabetes nutrition plan today and yesterday, the calorie goals when up. I don't understand. Isn't what I am eating good? (btw, my day consists of: meal replacements, salads, and healthy servings of like g... Read more
I've been very sore from being on my feet for about 34-36 hours a week- mostly walking. My activity level has shot up drastically. I'm burning about 500-700 more calories per day than I was on some of my more sedentary days. However, I'm not actually... Read more
My wonderful daughter just joined a gym and can take a free guest with her- ME!!!!! I work out and am losing and I'm strong.....but I need the push to that next level and I will have access to a personal trainer. Excited!!!!... Read more
Lower sugar intake to less than 5% of daily calories, WHO says
"Sugar might become the new tobacco in terms of risk," said Branco at a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday morning.
www.cbc.ca/news/health/lower-sugar-intak e-to-less-tha... 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
I think this is an essential exercise many people dont do. Tally up your monthly net income, and tally up your monthly expenses, not including frills, like coffee at coffee shops. What you have left is your discretionary income. The "extra" money you... 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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When we were researching and writing our best-selling book, The Spark we discovered 27 secrets of success that thousands of successful SparkPeople members have used to reach their goals, lose weight and keep it off. Some secrets--including these--are... Read more
When setting goals, it's easy to put limits on ourselves. "I can lose 10 pounds, but there's no way I could lose 20." Or, "I can walk a mile, but I'd never be able to walk 5 miles." Sometimes we set limits because we want to be realistic (which is... Read more
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