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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
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
Following a visit from a childhood friend with a 20 inch waist and needing to use a cane during her visit to manage weight related arthritic pain----I am thrilled to announce that I have lost 100 pounds in a year; with the help of all my friends and... Read more
I would like to have a flatter belly by Christmas of this year.
How will I measure this? Well, I guess if I lose 2-3 inches off of the belly area, that would be nice.
Some steps I take to reach this goal:
Eat healthy meals
Exercise dall... Read more
Can someone please let me know how to reset my calorie and weight loss goals? When I first joined, I was able to calculate my goal date based on pounds per week I wanted to lose and was able to set my calorie goal based on my current weight. I woul... 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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