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
Thanks for clicking on our email! To claim your bonus points just click the "Earn SparkPoints" button at the bottom of this article (provided you have not earned all your SparkPoints articles points today, if you have you can click the b... Read more
When I use the Android Spark Coach and do the daily points spin, the image is doubled up. I saved the image to my dropbox account. The link is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2gt3os2wzut6og/ 2014-02-09%2014.13.17.png Not a major deal, but though... Read more
Somehow I have a picture of the spark with the words, "I ordered the Spark activity tracker" in/on my profile. Every time I post, the image shows up under my profile picture. I have tried to go into edit and delete it but I can't find a way. I see... Read more
Does anyone else feel like they don't look like themself?
I feel so much prettier than I look in photos.
I don't feel like I am 50lbs overweight. I still feel like I am fit and pretty like I was in college, but the pictures (and mirror) sa... Read more
Hey hey SparkFriends! :)
You know those motivational & inspirational images you see with quotes on them? Do you have a favourite or perhaps a collection of favs? Share them here!
I realize these message boards don't offer the option to... Read more
Happy New Year everyone. I'm returning to Sparkpeople because I have managed to gain back most all the weight I had previously lost in 2007-2008. YIKES!
I am 51, and 55 lbs overweight. Empty nest now of 4 grown children that have gotten marr... 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
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