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
No one wants to be a Debbie Downer, but let’s be honest: Complaining can be cathartic. Whether it's work stress, bossy in-laws or a knee injury, it's a natural impulse to vent frustrations to any listening ear. While blowing off some ve... 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
One year ago, I went to lunch with a co-worker. When the waitress came over to take our drink order, I ordered a Diet Coke. The woman looked me up and down, snorted, then asked, "Diet?" in a very snotty voice. I just sat very still and said... Read more
As the world of technology evolves, there are more and more devices to make life easier for us. Think of all the time we save with things like garage door openers, snow blowers, remote controls, dishwashers, elevators, high speed internet, digita... Read more
Anyone having issues with sparkpeople.com saying it may be hacked? I googled sparkpeople on my phone and it said "this site may be hacked" and when I try to log in it tells me it's insecure... Anyone else?... 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
I want to develop a list of motivational, inspirational sayings. Please help by adding your favorites to the list.
Never give up what you want the most for what you want at the moment.
Persistence is more important than perfection.
Pe... 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
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