Today, imagine that you decline someone who offers you a tempting treat because you know it won't fit into your food budget for the day. What do you say? How do you remain firm? How does it feel to know that you are in control of what you eat? T... Read more
Today's Program from Your Coach - How Too Much Exercise Can Backfire
Coach Jen Mueller
"Write a blog reflecting on your current exercise program. Are you exercising too much? Too little? Write out any changes you think you need to make to yo... Read more
Wow I learned some new things on SparkCoach today from Fitness Coach Nicole Nichols
"ï¿½Don't rely on the ''calories burned'' outputs on cardio machines too much, either. They can be inaccurate by up to 40%! These numbers are especially ina... Read more
Monday Madness Carried into Terrible Tuesday
I'm exaggerating of course but it's just been a strange day. Left the house early, got to work late because of a car accident (hope they're ok), dropped my homemade egg and cheese muffin on my l... Read more
Oh how the weekend comes and goes so quickly. I'd rather be outside playing, or at the gym, or anywhere other then here at work. This will pass. I just have the Monday Blahs. And the Grown-up Blahs.
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Anyone notice how the Spark Articles often contradict themselves? I love SparkPeople and I guess you just gotta experiment and see what works for you. The articles can make you a little crazy. so you take some and leave some but just try to kee... Read more
Write about what you will do with your old, too-big clothes. Will you keep them as a reminder of how far you've come with your weight loss? Or will you get rid of them for good?
I have a fat bag. I usually don't realize how big my clothes a... Read more
Works about to get really crazy next week. Lots of new changes and challenges. But this week I feel alright. I'm excited about this weekend. I hope to make it count.
Today is good and bad but mostly optimistic; it's bad because a dear co-w... Read more
SparkCoach: Daily Community Task
Need ideas for getting more or less of a certain nutrient? Ask for help in the Message Boards! If you think you have a good handle on your nutrient intake, post a few of your own tips to help others.
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Today's SparkCoach lesson was 5 Ways to Build Consistency
1) Start with something that's pretty easy to manage and build up from there. Set a goal of one 10-minute exercise session per week.
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Update your weight and fitness program on your Tracker. Did your SparkPeople calorie range change as a result? If so, blog about what changes were made and how you'll adapt to them. Will you be eating more? Eating less?
If your Tracker is ... Read more
No matter where you are in your journey, take a progress picture of your body and post it on your SparkPage. That way, you'll be able to refer back to it later and see how many inches you've lost!
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