The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes... 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
Some animals face tough obstacles from Day One, like the dog born without front legs or one born without sight. Others demonstrate a sense of loyalty that knows no bounds, like an elephant that befriends a mutt. Still others survive and thrive in the... 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
I've taken to writing inspirational messages on my palm. It washes off but I'm not a tattoo girl - I like to change it up - and it gives me the extra boost every time I look down or pick something up. Today: be your own CEO.... Read more
Flying over the internet is the video of the "so called" male comedian and his act where he degrades another comedian who is female for being fat. He says, "you know that fat smell, fat people have. It's because they can't get clean the area where... Read more
It was Winston Churchill who gave a speech back in the 40s to never give in! I just looked it up so I wouldn't misquote him...“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in excep... 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
I'd never heard the name Amy Palmiero-Winters until a co-worker of mine sent me a video about her. Although you've probably never heard of her either, she's someone we can all learn a lot from. Amy had always been a runner, but lost one of her legs... Read more
I had another amazing weekend as food coordinator at Ladies Rock Camp! I actually did a little speech and performance there, I think it might speak for itself, check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndW3pfNZH5 8
Let me know if you have... Read more
I sometimes make up little inspirational speeches. They're focused on educating and inspiring others but since I never say them out loud they're really for me. Here's this morning's speech:
At the end of the Wizard of Oz, Glinda tells Dorothy:... Read more
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