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
SparkPeople.com, one of the web's biggest health sites, offers a portion of our award-winning health tracking tools to Facebook users. You can also use our full SparkPeople functionality for free at any time by registering for a free account. How the... 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
Well I am new to really trying to lose weight, and looking for some friends along the way. Joining SP is also the first time I have tried posting or doing anything on line. I am in need of some support from here because I am a painfully shy person f... Read more
I had to fight my brain all day as it just did not want to get moving and get to the gym. Yesterday was such a long day. Drove nearly 400 miles for work, getting up at 03:30, then taught an all day class. I truely enjoy my job. It's a work out all b... Read more
Im a little upset, discouraged and kinda mad. I was tooting my 12 lbs of weight loss success in the last 7 weeks and all ive seen are people saying that im not fat enough to lose that fast and they are concerned for my health. Is it possible that i j... Read more
I am not usually one to brag about accomplishments, but I said no to my biggest trigger food tonight.....pizza! My boyfriend brought home my favorite pizza as a surprise tonight but I'd already tracked/eaten my calories for the day and had even brush... Read more
Aaliyah- Try Again.
Micheal Bolten- When I'm Back On My Feet Again
Alicia Keyes- That Girl is on Fire
Christina Aguilera- I Turn To You...... This song for me is for Jesus. I recently started asking for his guidance and strength in m... 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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