If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
You're committed to a healthy lifestyle. You hit the gym every day when they open their doors, ditch soda for water, and brought healthy fruits and vegetables back to the center of your plate. Then you step on the scale, only to find that you hav... Read more
If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his... Read more
This is my second time on Spark People. The first time worked really well for me, then life happens! I've gone through some major life changes since August (not my choice) so I'm having a hard time getting motivated. I just sit on the couch, watc... Read more
I'm a very introspective/analytical person. Particularly as it pertains to emotions, relationships, etc. It's just how I'm wired. In journaling in my fitness and nutrition daily trackers, I've been concluding with a short note to myself (to future... Read more
We all know sometimes finding the motivation to continue to do something can be challenging but sometimes saying just the right words puts pep in our step. Do you have any sayings or quotes you refer to when you need motivation in your day or life? O... Read more
I was watching the Simpsons, and this exchange between Marge and Homer made me giggle:
Homer: What's that?
Marge: It's the start of your new diet.
Homer: But I have all those other diets I haven't finished yet!
What other diet/exerc... Read more
Vegetarians&Vegans sharing recipes,health tips & more along the path to finding our healthiest selves. Also anyone looking for a challenge by adding healthy vegetarian meals/days to current lifestyle.... Read more
Keeping a positive outlook on life can certainly be a challenge, especially when there seems to be so much negativity everywhere you turn. While I am slowly learning to master the art of dealing with stress, thanks to many of the suggestions from our... Read more
I've never been a big fan of fashion magazines for a number of reasons. First, I've never considered myself to be a "fashionista". If you saw me on the street, my standard outfit is usually sweatpants and a t-shirt. ... Read more
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