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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
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
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
So now that im trying really hard to be committed to my new way of life, one of the things I need to do is set some goals. Some real goals. I guess I avoided really setting firm goals probably out of laziness and possibly out of fear..I really believ... Read more
I changed my goals this evening because I don't ever get all my pool time in and I haven't been following my menu. So, I have a new sense of commitment to my goals this evening. I added not eating after 8:00 p.m. Which should be interesting because... Read more
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