The “Spark Your Life” Convention is quickly approaching! The SparkPeople team is thrilled to host the first-ever “Spark Your Life” Convention, a day that will focus on bringing all the fun, fitness and motivational aspects of... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
During these uncertain economic times, families are combing their budgets in search for extravagances or amenities they can cut.One large, traditional yearly expense--the summer vacation--seems an easy place to save big. After all, a week at the beac... Read more
Despite our best efforts at prevention--hand scrubbing, disinfecting, coughing into elbows, avoiding handshakes--a virus sometimes weasels its way in. Follow the tips below to prevent the flu from spreading and learn how to care for a loved one with... Read more
The following story is one that’s been circulating for awhile. I believe it holds a very important message regarding appropriately setting priorities in our lives.
A professor of philosophy stood before his class with some items in f... Read more
I love running, it's challenging, and hard at some points, but it makes me feel great, and that's why I love it so much! I love a good challenge! I hate the treadmill, and love the outside, and that's where I run all the time. Rain, s... Read more
Hi SparkPeople, my name is Deb and really look forward starting a healthy life with all of you. I have been on this DIET game for over 30 years and it is time to stop. I think I have been on every diet out there and spend 100s of dollars only to loss... Read more
My friend told me about it and the fact that there's competing really got me interested however literally no one else uses it so I've only got one friend on it. If anyone out here uses it please add me it'd be more fun having more people on it, my na... Read more
I set a goal to run a 1/2 marathon by Mother's Day 2014. Yesterday I ran my first 10K. Next weekend I am planning a 7.5 mile run.
What is cool about that - I am 44 and the last time I ran 7 miles I was 16. Wooo hooo!... Read more
If I'm cleaning 1 room and find something that belongs in another room, I go to the other room and find myself cleaning in there. Instead, I now use empty laundry baskets to hold all the things that go in other rooms. When I'm done in room 1, I tak... Read more
ok so yesterday i piled everything out of place in the living room on the couches, which means i cant sit until its GONE. sooo..even though i have mega orders for the bakery, i am running back and forth..while things are baking i run back over here a... Read more
I grew up playing school sports and taking phys ed class, so I've been in my share of locker rooms. But now that I'm an adult, the only locker room I encounter is at the gym. And to be perfectly honest, I'm really—I mean REALLY&mdas... Read more
Back in December I encouraged blog readers to list 3 wishes and resolve to make them come true. Now that it is March and spring is just around the corner, how are you doing?At the beginning of the year, I encouraged you to decide what two to three w... Read more
Was supposed to go to the gym when I got up (had DH set the alarm for me at 7 a.m.) but I couldn't get moving. Had a coffee and 1/2 of a muffin I'd bought the day before.
When DH announced he was going to a store called the Running Room to look... Read more
2 years ago I ran the Resolution Run on Jan 1st. It was freezing cold, even for me, but I finished in under 43 mins. Not great, but I accomplished what I set out to. I ran more than I walked. I'm thinking about doing it again this year, but I'm heavi... Read more
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