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
When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals. Without giving yo... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
Could you change your life in 28 days? Could you lose weight, get fitter, and change your attitude about weight loss in just four weeks? We think so! That's the premise behind our best-selling book, The Spark, written by SparkPeople.com founder a... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
I am a 31 yr old California mom of two boys (5 & 8) and I currently have 40 pounds to lose. I've lost quite a bit already (70+ lbs.) and am feeling really discouraged lately. Would love an encouragement buddy with similar circumstances 😉... Read more
Hello, hey I am very interested in a buddy!! I am thinking that maybe I need help in my plan instead of going it alone!!! It hasn't worked that great so far!. So what is your goal and plan?
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i am starting the 2 week phase one tomorrow. Have all my meals planned. Happy to say it doesn't seem to hard to follow as we stopped buying prepackaged food a couple of months ago. The hard part for me in phase one is not having any fruit or grain... Read more
If there is something I REALLY want to eat I give myself permission to eat it. I may limit my portion size, or adjust my eating for the rest of the day, but by using this strategy I have headed off the cravings, feelings of deprivation, and need to b... Read more
Most fitness experts and trainers have super-toned bodies that are sculpted (I can only assume) by many hours in the gym. How do they do it? How much time do they really spend working out? I can't speak for them, but I can tell you what I do to stay... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
I never feel more flexible then I do when stretching after a run. It definitely makes sense, and if I were to do longer yoga sessions (+30 minutes) I remember getting the same bendy-ness, but I looooove a good stretch. At this point I can put b... Read more
Today's experiment is to change the timing of your snacks. If you want, you can have two snacks in the afternoon and a late supper or an early supper and two snacks after supper. I'm thinking 2 snacks after supper. I skipped my morning snack (except... Read more
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