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
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
Hundreds of SparkPeople members convened with SparkPeople employees and coaches at the San Diego Convention Center on May 2, 2009, for the world's first Spark Your Life Convention! We realize that many members were unable to attend this special d... Read more
You might have noticed some SparkPeople members sharing their amazing weight loss success stories in the news recently:
Kristi, Kristin and Rosie appeared in People Magazine and on the “Ellen” show
Melissa was interview... Read more
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
In an attempt to curb myself from my scale obsession, I decided not to weigh myself more than once per month. I was afraid what that would mean for my weightloss-- whether or not I'd be able to stay on track weighing myself so infrequently, but it tu... Read more
A Prayer to Lose Weight***
Guide me Father, as I strive to lose weight You are my light and my anchor, and with you I know all things are possible. Help me this day to make healthy choices and give me the strength to fight against destructive cravi... Read more
Hi my name's Fran, i'm 23 years.
I've struggled with my weight for nearly my entire life. I went from being chubby in elementary school to obese in high school. At my biggest i was almost 268lbs (i'm 5'8")
I found comfort in the fact that the res... Read more
What an amazing story!
"She said just skip the middle aisles and just go for all the produce and the meat," said Lauren. "She said don't eat a lot of processed food and don't eat out very often and watch your sodium intake so we listened to h... Read more
PEOPLE magazine's annual "Half Their Size" issue, on newsstands now, features regular people who lost more than half of their body weight. The transformations are incredibly motivating, especially if you've resolved to get in shape... 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
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