Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u... Read more
The third shift. Unavoidable for some. Dreaded by many. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, laboring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your... Read more
My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st... Read more
College brings many life changes that most young adults are excited about: moving away from home, becoming more independent, pursuing a passion and making new friends. But one of the things on most freshmen's minds is the dreadful "Fresh... Read more
When we're not feeling our best, whether we're stressed out or we're coming down with a cold, we often turn to "comfort food" to soothe ourselves. There's nothing wrong with using food to feel better as long as you don... Read more
Awesome day. Worked out hard at the gym this morning (spin bike and weights/strength training) then hiked this afternoon for 10 miles on the day. Feeling great and enjoying a pale ale and a salmon dinner.... Read more
Ok gals! Im getting depressed on this work out thing. I've been working out since januaty. I've losed 0 pounds. Grrrr. My husband tells me how important is eat. I'm used to not eating and not working out. Seems like that was a better plan. Grrr.... Read more
How long have you tried to stick with healthy eating? And how long have you been eating 'unhealthy'? It might just be your body adjusting to change. ex. I got headaches when stopping diet pop, but that passed with the addition of lots of water... Read more
Made a healthy beef stew recipe I found on pinterest for dinner. 240 calories for 1/5 of the pot ( which = more than one bowl). It was DELICIOUS and filling! Whole family loved it too!!!! Healthy eating WIN!... Read more
After working so hard to lose 70 pounds I fell off the wagon last week with some very unhealthy food choices. After reading everybody's motivating posts, I feel confident this week will be much better!... Read more
I have oatmeal for breakfast. I add a Tbl of raisins, 2 dried apple rings and cinnamon. After cooking I add 12 chopped almonds and sweeten with an artificial sugar (only 1 a day). Then I add a splash of milk. It keeps me satisfied most of the mor... Read more
It's been a while since I've taken a true vacation (I've been taking more staycations -- staying home while taking vacation time), but when I do go on vacation (or even when I take a staycation), I like to stay active. I do spend some tim... Read more
We're back with another round of member stories.
These tips and stories come from some of our "Spark" preorder prize winners. These SparkPeople members won our daily T-shirt giveaways, and now they're Spreading the Spark in return by sharing their... Read more
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