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SparkPeople Members in 'Runner's World'


Remember the group of SparkPeople members who ran the Ragnar Relay together as a part of the documentary From Fat to Finish Line? Last year we shared their story with you after they appeared on the Today show.

Now that same group of runners, who were chosen to participate in the documentary based on their mutual interest in running and 50+ pound weight loss, is featured in the April issue of Runner's World.
Posted 3/11/2014  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   5,861 views
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Marie Lost 141 Lbs--Read More on HuffPo Healthy Living


Marie Dozier (FEB_SHOWERS16), a 30-year-old nurse who lost 141 pounds using SparkPeople, is featured on Huffington Post Healthy Living this week.
Not only did Marie lose the weight and keep it off, but she also beat a sugar addiction, too.

Check out her story here, and if you're also struggling with a sugar addiction, you might be interested in our four-week Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.
Posted 1/5/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 22,089 views
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SparkPeople Success Story in 'People' Half Their Size Issue!


One of the best parts of working at SparkPeople is watching people reach their goals and achieve things they never thought possible. Today, we're sharing with you the story of a woman who not only lost weight (more than 200 pounds) but also--as of this week--crossed a major goal off her "bucket list."

Tracy Meuschke (TRACY31502), a stay-at-home mom from South Bend, IN, is featured in this year's "Half Their Size" issue of People magazine. If you ever doubted whether you could lose weight and keep it off the healthy way, just look at Tracy for inspiration. We know her story is going to inspire so many people who are just starting their journey, who are where Tracy was just a few years ago.
Posted 1/3/2014  3:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 33 comments   26,486 views
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Watch: How Dave and Julie Lost 220 Pounds


Dave (dave3977) and Julie (jujumiller) Miller joined SparkPeople in February, just after starting their weight-loss journey. In just 11 months, they have shed more than 220 pounds--137 for him and 87 for her, with another 60 and 30 to go, respectively. What a great success story!

Now the couple is being called "Cleveland's Biggest Losers" by their local TV station WKYC. This morning, they were on the news to show off their slimmer, healthier selves and share the secrets to their success.


Watch the two-part segment here.

Posted 12/18/2013  4:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 45 comments   21,695 views
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Find Out How Gregg Lost 70 Pounds


Gregg (GREGGWEISBROD) has lost 70 pounds, thanks to running and giving up junk food. Read his full weight-loss story on Huffington Post Canada Healthy Living!  

Congrats, Gregg!
 
Posted 12/4/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 13 comments   7,730 views
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Cerise Lost 61 Pounds--Read Her Story in 'First for Women'


SparkPeople member Cerise Wade (RENCHERRY) lost 61 pounds--and she's sharing her secrets of success in the latest issue of First for Women magazine. Cerise used a form of exercise that's effective and appropriate for people of all fitness levels. Pick up a copy of the magazine and get the scoop on how this 33-year-old mom from Texas shed the pounds for good!
Posted 10/4/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 8 comments   10,713 views
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Don't Miss 'The Spark Solution' Cover Story!


Great news! If you're perusing the magazine covers in the checkout line this week, you might notice one that sounds familiar. The Spark Solution, the new book from the experts and members at SparkPeople.com, is featured in a cover story in First for Women magazine!

In addition to a four-page spread on the book, you also can read impressive weight-loss stories featuring Laura Ayd (SOCCERFAN82), Angela Mwiraria (HARMANEE), Christie Bales (62NVON) and Michelle Miller (JUSTCHELLE75).   Angela and Christie are even pictured on the cover! Way to go, ladies!


We're honored that the book has been featured, and we can't wait for you all to read it. And if you've discovered SparkPeople thanks to that article, welcome!
Today we're sharing an entire day of The Spark Solution plan. From breakfast through dinner, plus snacks, you'll see a sample day of eating on the program, and you can take a peek at our fitness plan, too!
Posted 9/9/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 9 comments   18,046 views
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WATCH: Tracy's Weight-Loss Story Featured on TV!


Many of you will remember Tracy (TRACY31502), the stay-at-home mom from South Bend, Ind., who lost 200-plus pounds (100+ shed using SparkPeople). We shared her story a couple of weeks ago, and the outpouring of support was incredible!
As a result, Tracy, who had "always been obese," has been featured on her local news. A journalist who is friends with another SparkPeople member reached out to her to ask her to share her story with her hometown after reading about her on the SparkPeople Blog. Tracy made her TV debut recently, and we wanted to share it with you:

"I'm still pinching myself from all of this," she said. And Tracy has lost another three pounds, bringing her total to 215 pounds gone!
Posted 7/3/2013  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 67 comments   22,288 views
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How Carley Got Healthy--Mentally and Physically


We just heard great news about one SparkPeople member: Carla "Carley" Cooper (SPARKYCARLEY) was featured on Huffington Post Canada this week. Carley lost 60 pounds and has kept it off. Way to go, SparkyCarley!
 
Posted 6/26/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 31 comments   14,186 views
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Clover Lost 128 Pounds--and Gained Boundless Energy


SparkPeople member Clover (CLOVERROSE) lost 128 pounds—and now she’s featured on Huffington Post Canada. Find out how this mother of two got healthy and found the energy for herself, her family—and the toddlers she teaches all day.
Read more on Huffington Post Canada Healthy Living.

Congratulations, Clover!
Posted 5/25/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 57 comments   21,970 views
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How Tina Lost the Weight--and How She's Keeping It Off


In 2010, Kristina (Tina) Davis (TINAJANE76) topped 210 pounds. Only in her early 30s, she felt much older--aches and pains were a fact of life. She decided to stop the yo-yo diet cycle once and for all. Today she's 90+ pounds lighter and an active member on the At Goal & Maintaining Team here on SparkPeople (some of her best tips are also shared in The Spark Solution, the new book from the experts and members at SparkPeople.com).

Read more of Tina's story at Huffington Post Healthy Living! Way to go Tina, and thanks for helping others along the way.
Posted 5/13/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 28 comments   16,838 views
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How Shellie Lost 101 Pounds


UPDATE: Shellie was featured in the Zumba-themed publication "Z-LIFE." Read her story here, about breaking out of her shell.

About 101 pounds lighter, Shellie Austin (SHELLSBROOD) is now a Zumba teacher--and her story is featured  in the April 29 issue of FIRST for Women magazine. The magazine is on newsstands now.

We aren't going to give away the "good parts," but Shellie did share some behind-the-scenes pictures on her SparkPage blog.

Be sure to pick up a copy of FIRST for Women to read Shellie's story!
WooHoo, Shellie!

Posted 4/30/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 28 comments   23,083 views
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Learn How Bonnie and Nancy Reached Their Goals


It's a great week for SparkPeople members! Two of our inspiring Success Stories are in the news for their incredible life changes.
 
Bonnie (FLYINGB16) lost 142 pounds, and now her story is featured on FamilyCircle.com and in the latest issue of the magazine. Read part of her story here, and pick up the magazine (on newsstands now) to read more!
 
 
Nancy (http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NANCYANNE55) lost 49 pounds--and is a personal trainer who's had four kids. You can read her story at Shape.com.
 
Way to go, Bonnie and Nancy!
Posted 3/12/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 28 comments   27,979 views
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Losing 178 Pounds 'Saved My Life'!


It's a great week for SparkPeople's Success Stories! Our members have been featured in two major magazines. First, we shared Megen's story, and today we have news about Pam Holmes (MAGGIEROSEBOWL), who started her weight loss journey at 328 pounds and 58 years old.  Just over a year later, she hit her goal of 160, then kept going.  Now she's at 150 pounds!

According to Pam, who has also been featured on the Today show, less is more.  She has much more energy and the freedom to do whatever she wants, including substitute teaching, which she previously shied away while obese from for fear of ridicule.  She did it all with the help of SparkPeople, which she calls "a lifesaver." 

You can read more about her journey in this week’s issue of Woman’s World, which will be on the newsstands through Wednesday, February 27!

Way to go, Pam!
Posted 2/22/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 85 comments   40,071 views
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SparkPeople Members on the 'Today' Show!


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!  
Posted 1/10/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Melinda Hershey : 90 comments   27,484 views
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