Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
My late maternal grandmother was the kind of grandmother who set the bar. She could whip up an outfit for me on her sewing machine in less than a day. Her cookie jar was always stocked with homemade chocolate chip cookies. And of course, her grammar... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.”
If this s... Read more
A new study published by the University of California at Berkeley shows that women who practice yoga have better body images and less disordered eating patterns than women who take part in traditional aerobic exercises. Study participants filled out... Read more
This is a little TMI (apologies in advance) but I'm really struggling with my body image as I lose weight. In particular, my ta-tas have gone from being "fun bags" to "sad sacks." I know it's really vain to focus on that, but it's really messing wi... Read more
This may sound odd, but can you picture yourself at a healthy weight?
I was at a healthy weight in my 20s, so I guess I associate that with youth. Plus, I remember my mom at my age always struggling with her weight.
I look at myself in the... Read more
I hate to sound like a whiner but here it is: I actually like my body less now that I've lost weight, it seems so loose and messy to me. I have a tummy from 4 kids that I can't tame and it makes me feel so sloppy. I really thought that I'd slim down... Read more
Saw a cute top/shorts today and couldn't resist. The size on the hanger stated size 2X and after getting home found it to be a XL top, the shorts size 22 instead of 26-how could this happen, i'm normally more careful and check! So disappointed!... Read more
Ever since the launch of the new team pages (which I LOVE, thank you sparks!), I have not been able to link any webpages to my team image...
I enter the URL and click the "Update URL" button, but nothing happens, and it doesn't save.
... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
Music is important to many people. It can pick you up when you're feeling down, motivate you when you need a little push, and inspire you to go the extra mile during a workout. We love to share our favoriate workout music list suggestions he... Read more
Many exercisers agree that uplifting music helps increase energy and motivation while working out. This is especially important during the holiday season, when ''to-do'' lists are long and the temptation to skip workouts is high. ... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.