SparkPeople Members on the 'Today' Show!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Every day at SparkPeople, we hear amazing stories of our members' successes, both in weight loss and in life! Today, we have some especially exciting news: Katie (SLIMKATIE) and Carly (CARLYOLEO41) were featured on the ''Today'' show this morning to talk about their amazing experience participating in the Ragnar Relay Race in Key West, Florida. Although they were not featured on the show, John (RUNNER12COM), Jennifer (JERSEYGIRLJEN), Linda (LINDAK1971), Lealah (JUSTLEALAH) and Allison (LYSSAYN) were also members of the team. This group of SparkPeople members ran the Ragnar Relay together as a part of the documentary From Fat to Finish Line, which ''will document the journey of 12 people who share the common bond of losing 100 pounds.'' Check out the ''Today'' show video clip below!  

Congratulations to Katie, Carly, John, Jennifer, Linda, Lealah and Allison! Keep Sparking!

Editor's Note: We apologize for the initial omission of some of the team members who were a part of this effort. We have properly recognized them above. Congratulations to all of you!

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So I want to lose 40-50 pounds. I like to run I want to be good at it though. I want to be able to get to that marathon level, or at least complete more than 2 miles in a row. I look forward to seeing what running will do for me and how much of it I will have to do i each week to remove the unwanted pounds.
Just started running 2 weeks ago... my first half a block was a killer.. but now I can go twice around, and getting better.. :)... I don't have 100 lbs to lose, but if I can lose 40-50 then I'll finally reach my weight goal of the last 15 years :P... Report
What an inspiration. I have been trying to be a runner forever now. It takes real determination to start running while overweight. I lost the weight first and am still having trouble pushing forward. :) Report
I want to see the "From Fat to Finish" doc. Report
Really cool! Report
That is awesome and inspiring! Report
AWESOME!!! You guys rock! You all look fabulous and healthy and are such an inspiration! Thank YOU!!!!!!!!! Report
You all did a awesome job. I know there must of been times, it got hard to stay focused. YOU ALL DID. Congrats. Well, very well done. Report
Brought tears to my eyes to watch this clip from the Today show. Congratulations to all who participated. What a proud moment for SP to see all these participants have accomplished. Report
Very motivational and so true. All you have to do is start somewhere. It doesnt matter if you can only run 1 block. I have learned this by doing this and increasing my endurance...It is still a work in progress but it is inspiring to see people with the same struggles make their dreams come true! Congrats to all of them! Report
absolutely awesome! Report
This is so motivating I stored it. Yep, Spark people are too wonderful. I have lost 50 and I have another 100 to lose so this is very very motivating to me. I am off to do my ST...Go Sparkers!! Report
You rock, SparkPeople Rox, I rock, We ALL Rock! I love SparkPeople, yes, yes I do!!! Report
Awesome! Congrats to all of them! Report
Oh the one day I didn't watch the Today show!!! Congratulations to all of them!
Woo Hoo!!! Report
WOW!!! That really is unbelievable. Congratulations to you all! Report
Thanks for this inspiration. Had a long day and was exhausted; thought I'd skip my workout tonight, but after watching this video, I'm going to do it right now!:) Report
WOW!!! This is so inspiring all of you have done such a wonderful job. I am so proud to be a part of this group, you have really motivated me to do more and stick with it. Congradulations Team!!! Report
Am SOOOOOOOOOOO proud of all of you, how FABULOUS that you're spreading the Spark & am SO glad to be part of the same 'team.' Terrific!!!!!!! Report
Congrats. I hope they continue to keep it off. Report
WOW! That is really incredible! All us Sparksters are proud of your success! Report
Great news clip! Wasn't Ada on the biggest loser? Why was she a part of this, she lost loads of weight through the show... Report
Thanks for putting the clip and bringing us the story. What a success journey for all involved! Report
Congratulations. There is also one in the new issue of the All You magazine. Report
It is so inspiring to see others that have over 100lbs to lose, succeed. I've only been dedicated to the program for two weeks and have lost 3lbs. Watching videos like this really inspire me to keep going. They could do it so why can't I? Thanks for the motivation! Report
Amazing! You guys are awesome! Congrats to you all!! Report
great going team Report
awesome Report
Congratulations. Excellent.
THANKS, folks, just the motivation I need this evening. It's Friday, I'm tired, I've already done some workout, but I can do more--now. Report
I didn't know this was going to be on. I just happened to be tapping it, and as soon as I saw (Runners for Cookies) I have her print out to inspirer. And I said that's her! Wow to cool can't wait till the show comes out Report
That is so awesome!! Congrats!!! So proud of you!! Report
Giving you all a big hug. It breaks my heart to hear that others were bullied because of being overweight, people should be judged more so on what's on the inside, than what is on the out. You all were an inspiration. Congratulations! Hugs & Love, Linda :) Report
Truly an inspiring story. I have my thinking cap on as to how I might be able to creatively pull some other "couch potatos" together here in the Northwest. Hmmmm...... Report
Congrats to the Spark people team who actually went through the struggles and did this on their own, no personal trainers just the "regular people" using what the have to motivate themselves. I got thrown aback when I saw one of the Biggest Losers former contestant out running with the rest of the group. Ada, the Asian lady lost that 99lbs she talks about with the help of Bob and Dovett! It's funny how she didn't mention them. Report
You guys are amazing! I can't wait to see the documentary. Report
What a great journey! You all should be so proud of yourselves and the inspiration you spread. Just normal people. Love it! Report
Awesome. Great going... Report
God bless this team! Thanks for sharing your success and being role models for us all! Report
God bless this team! Thanks for sharing your success and being role models for us all! Report
Awesome!! Very inspiring! Congratulations ladies! Report
Congratulations!!!!! Report
very inspriring indeed!!! and while his individual story was not featured-- SP member SANDIEGOJOHN was also part of the 12 Ragnar team .... SP should know this!! and should have mentioned him too!! Report
I watched this on the Today Show, but didn't realize I was watching SparkPeople! Congratulations... you really rock!!! Report
Congrats to these ladies. Is there any particular reason you left out Sandiegojohn and his participation in this amazing feat? Report
what an awesome inspiring video..... love it
How could you forget SANDIEGOJOHN??? A true inspiration to so many of us! Please give him some recognition for also being a part of this team!!! Report
I'm not a runner, but this gives me hope. Awesome! Report
Thanks for the inspiration! Report
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