I’m here with another State of the Spark Address. There’s so much to talk about at the start of 2010. The big news is that we just found out that our new book, The Spark, has been named a national best seller! Can... Read more
Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training.
What made you decide to start running?
I di... Read more
Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
Hi Everyone! I am new to SparkPeople (as of this morning) and I am hoping that this community will help me to stay on track and reach my weight loss goals. I am a twenty-something with about 100lbs to lose. I know I can lose weight because I have suc... Read more
Hi. My name is Kathy. I spent 5 years taking care of my husband who passed 25 December 2012. I need to learn how to take care of myself now as I have gained 30 lbs. during this time period. I need all of the help I can get. 15... Read more
I came across this site today and it looked and sounded great! I have been over-weight all my life.
Not a new story I know. I stay at home most of the time. And so I would like some new friends, that
might help and encourage me along the way. I... Read more
Hello everybody! My name is Kiki and I am new to Sparkpeople. I am a thirty something who is in desperate need of fitness support. I started my journey with a weight loss goal of 100 lbs., eek! With the right food intake and daily exercise I lost 75... Read more
Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo... Read more
You are a unique individual with something to add to this world! If you’re reading this and feeling badly about yourself and where you are this week in your healthy lifestyle journey, then this article is for you. I want to share with you some... Read more
Today my eating was out of control. I had lunch with Amy and ate all of the fries I ordered. That made me think I had permission to eat crap all day. I didn't write in my food journal either.
I think part of my failure with the eating today... Read more
and now the training begins running the hills of Te kuiti in the middle of the North Island where I live in New Zealand. So far I'm up to 26 kilometres but the 10k walk home makes it 36 kilometres!! That walk home will soon be a run home and from the... Read more
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