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
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
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
If you give it some thought, I bet you’ll agree that losing weight is not really your goal. Sure you want to lose weight and it's important to you. But why? Is it because some number on a scale is really that important and meaningful in and... Read more
OK - I lost 34 pounds on Spark, and I know it works for me. However, things got hectic (I took on a part-time job on top of my full-time job, along with the general wife and mother and home-maker duties) and I stopped tracking and exercising (no tim... Read more
I thought there used to be a link from one of the drop down menus that gives instructions on setting up a Spark Page. I can't seem to locate that now. I'd like to send it to a new member. What am I missing...or did I dream that? Thanks in advance.... Read more
Hey, Sparkpeople, what's with all the ads for crappy food and prescription drugs? Chef Boyardee? Really? No one needs to eat that processed crap. And Ensure? Nah, that's not good,either. I'm disappointed, Sparkpeople.... Read more
My wife and I have set up SparkPeople accounts and have begun our journey to better fitness and health. It is great for us to do this together. We help motivate each other. We've been enjoying the new dialogue in our home and the SparkPeople website... 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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