Thanks for your interest in contacting your local media about your experiences with SparkPeople.com. Below you'll find a few different descriptions of word documents that you can download that you can use as a guide or template of for writing your p... Read more
Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store.
Organizing your shopping list can smo... 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
This is Step 2 in a series of 5 articles about starting and sticking to a budget. To start with step 1, click here. 2. Draft your budget. If your roof were leaking, you'd follow the trail of water back to the source. That spending log serves the same... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
My nutrition tracker was reset recently and now I am having trouble staying in my goal of 67-84 protein per day with only 17-21 for each meal. A 3-4 oz piece of chicken or fish alone will put me over my goal but then if I add whole wheat bread or pas... Read more
When weight training, does your body eventually reach a "set point" where it is physically impossible for you to lift any heavier?
I seem to have come to a halt with both weight machines and free weights, in that I think I may have reached my ma... Read more
I started off this year at 288 and now I'm only 12 pounds away from my goal of weighing 225. It has me nervous and feeling scared though and I don't know why. I really want to be somewhere between 200-210 but 225 seemed like a number that I could be... 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
...or cupboard, or closet, or shelf, or tote... etc. Set a goal that once per ___ (week? day?) you will clean out one of section of your living space. (Glove compartment, plastic container full of office supplies, dining room table, junk drawer, cr... 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 I began my journey 4 years ago, I never thought too much about how long it was going to take to get to my goal. In the past whenever I gave myself a specific time frame to reach my weight loss goal, when the time drew nearer and I wasn’t remotel... Read more
When you think of weight lifting, especially at a gym, images of muscular men and thin, young women might come to mind. It's easy to be intimidated, or think that after a certain age the only exercise you really need is a daily walk. But that's not... Read more
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