You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, but not so fast! The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a... Read more
When I was growing up, coaches led sports teams. I had a swim coach, and my brother had a baseball coach. Friends who participated in athletics had coaches dedicated to helping them improve performance in their chosen sport.
In the last de... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
Are you a genius at budgeting your finances but fall apart when it comes to setting aside time to work out (or vice versa)? Don't worry: Staying physically fit and managing a personal bank account actually have very distinct similarities. They... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
I'm getting very upset indeed. I have to check my E-mail settings every day because they keep dropping out without my doing anything to them. And tonight, I got the message that someone has unsubscribed me. WHAAAAT? I never, never, never want to... Read more
Lost 23# with the wonderful help of spartkpeople.com! Next goal is set. Actually, three goals are set - next weight loss target, focus on fitness instead of (addition to?) food, and perhaps most importantly, reaching out to and becoming more a part... Read more
OK - I lost 34 pounds on Spark, and I know it works for me. However, things got hectic (I took on a part-time job on top of my full-time job, along with the general wife and mother and home-maker duties) and I stopped tracking and exercising (no tim... Read more
I thought there used to be a link from one of the drop down menus that gives instructions on setting up a Spark Page. I can't seem to locate that now. I'd like to send it to a new member. What am I missing...or did I dream that? Thanks in advance.... Read more
Hey, Sparkpeople, what's with all the ads for crappy food and prescription drugs? Chef Boyardee? Really? No one needs to eat that processed crap. And Ensure? Nah, that's not good,either. I'm disappointed, Sparkpeople.... Read more
...or cupboard, or closet, or shelf, or tote... etc. Set a goal that once per ___ (week? day?) you will clean out one of section of your living space. (Glove compartment, plastic container full of office supplies, dining room table, junk drawer, cr... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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When setting goals, it's easy to put limits on ourselves. "I can lose 10 pounds, but there's no way I could lose 20." Or, "I can walk a mile, but I'd never be able to walk 5 miles." Sometimes we set limits because we want to be realistic (which is... Read more
When someone sets a weight-loss goal (or any goal), it needs to be realistic because that is what sets us up to succeed. If we set some wild and crazy goals for ourselves that is too difficult or that we know cannot be achieved, we are setting oursel... Read more
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