Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... 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
OK, you’ve reached your weight loss goal. Congratulations—you’re halfway there! Now all you have to do is make sure you’re one of the 5-10% of “weight-losers” who manage to keep it off over time. So, what are y... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
I'm getting very upset indeed. I have to check my E-mail settings every day because they keep dropping out without my doing anything to them. And tonight, I got the message that someone has unsubscribed me. WHAAAAT? I never, never, never want to... Read more
Lost 23# with the wonderful help of spartkpeople.com! Next goal is set. Actually, three goals are set - next weight loss target, focus on fitness instead of (addition to?) food, and perhaps most importantly, reaching out to and becoming more a part... 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
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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A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.The Myth of Happiness—and How to Be Truly Happy GreatistAre you searching for happiness in all the wrong places? Turn it around and find out how to really be happy.&nb... Read more
You might have heard that you can eat as much of you want of certain foods because it takes more energy to burn them than they actually contain. But is it true? Can eating more of these foods really help you lose weight? Let's examine this theory... Read more
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