We’ve all hit that bump in the road, the setback, the problem. What sets people apart is how they react to that bump. Are you one to spin out of control, in despair? Or do you grab a hold of that wheel and steer yourself straight? Whether i... Read more
When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
I saw this video and thought it was powerful enough to share with all of our SparkPeople members. It's a 10-minute clip from “Oprah” where a college professor gives his last lecture because he's dying from pancre... Read more
Coaches, mentors, trainers, teammates, partners, fans. Even the greatest athletes in the world can’t do it alone.
People naturally perform better when others are on their side and helping out. Even in everyday nutrition and fitness, we&rsq... Read more
When you work out, a few things probably run through your mind: changing your body composition, burning calories, building more muscle and strengthening your cardiovascular system. But did you know that there is one body part that most of us neglect... Read more
Does anyone have a favourite poem, either as an adult or remembered from childhood? I still like Hilaire Belloc's cautionary tales. I think I prefer the ridiculous to the truly poetic stuff that other poets write. Maybe I've just never grown up!... 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
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. – Norman R. AugustineFootprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. – UnknownObstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry FordWe never know... Read more
Moving Mountains - A Goals Speech
Halfway Point Reached and 89 lbs Lost with Pics!!!!
You are the Spark (A poem)
Accomplishments that have nothing to do with a scale...
2 yr. Sparks Anniversary, a couple of before & after pictures, still in p... Read more
Tell us how healthy cooking and eating changed your life, and you could be featured in SparkPeople's next book.
We're always on the lookout for Success Stories. Not only do they serve as sources of inspiration for other members, but they are also... Read more
Pretty woman wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to fit a fashion model's size
but when I start to tell them,
they think I'm telling lies.
It's in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The... Read more
I hope the following poems help to motivate you!!!
When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you... Read more
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