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
If you put yourself in a positive frame of mind, you can accomplish anything. If you can clearly see your goal, see that it’s within your grasp, there’s nothing stopping you. That’s why surrounding yourself with positive images and... Read more
I am a big believer that attitude and outlook on life accounts for a lot. Research clearly shows that people are actually healthier and much happier when they wake up each day with a positive mind-set. For example, in a 23-year study by Miami and Yal... Read more
At SparkPeople, we believe that health should be fun and inspirational—not clinical or negative. That’s why we invented the word “Healthtainment ®to best describe the motivational and positive experience people have here at Spar... 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
I discovered today that issues from my past that I feel ashamed of are Not Who I Am!
I am beautiful on the inside and out, and am only going to focus on success, not failures. A quote by Sheila Walsh - "Shame is like a squatter in you... Read more
I was wondering if anyone else was saying no to diet foods, like the protein bars/drinks/foods and saying yes to real foods..?
I am trying to eat real whole foods.....not any fat free or reduced calories...eating less of the whole foods....but I... Read more
I am so excited !!!!! 213 334 213 30 213 30 This is my first post. I just found Spark People. I am so happy that I found it.. :) :) :) :) I couldn't believe how wonderful it is. :) :) I am going to lose 43 lbs. I am so happy to find you guys... Read more
When I find a motivational or inspirational saying that really touches me, I type it up in a small, pretty font and laminate it. I carry them in my wallet and look at them whenever I need a nudge. Sometimes I put them EVERYWHERE in my house if I'm h... Read more
Frustrated by people saying you look great and don't need to lose weight, even though you’re not fit and healthy as you should be? Get support here from other non-obese people seeking better health!... Read more
The weekend before Thanksgiving, Chris "SparkGuy" Downie spoke at the “I Can Do It” Conference, created and put on by Hay House, the publisher of many inspirational books, including The Spark. In addition to sharing his story, Chris had two successf... Read more
To me, one of the most defining moments in an inspirational movie comes when the protagonist overcomes adversity and we all leave the theater with that 'ain't life good' feeling. Many of us are quite familiar with theme songs of movies such as Star W... Read more
Ok so another thing I love about this website is the inspirational quotes you get in your email. I can be having a really crappy morning then I read the daily email and feel better like I can accomplish so much more. I have to admit I am going to uns... Read more
First graders were given the beginning of these cliches, and asked to provide their own endings. The results are often better than the original! Take a look…
1. If at first you don't succeed.....go play.
2. Eat, drink, and.....go to the bathro... Read more
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