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Home is Where the Swimming Is

In the first installment of our brand new series, SparkPeople member Lucy Parsons details the role swimming had in her journey to weight loss and healthy living.
Posted 2/1/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 16 comments   11,717 views
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Fear of Heart Transplant Leads to Beth's 200 Pound Weight Loss*

Serious medical issues forced Beth to make tough decisions about her health. Find out how she took control and lost an amazing 200 pounds.
Posted 1/15/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 29 comments   16,925 views
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Health Problems Prompt Sarah to Lose 90 Pounds*

At just 28 years old, Sarah had a number of health problems and knew it was time to change her life. Find out how she turned things around and lost 90 pounds!
Posted 1/11/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 31 comments   32,710 views
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A Shocking Diagnosis Leads to Big Health Decisions*

After a doctor's appointment that didn't go as planned, Paul decided he would do whatever was necessary to change his life and get healthy.
Posted 1/4/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 20 comments   22,766 views
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From 10 Minutes a Day To Competing at the World Championships, Part Two

See how SparkPeople Paul's Brazilian Jiu jitsu training led him to a World Championship in Part Two of his story. It might inspire you to take a new risk.
Posted 11/2/2015  12:00:00 AM By:   : 21 comments   10,326 views
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From 10 Minutes a Day To Competing at the World Championships, Part One

Paul is one of our behind-the-scene tech “gurus” at SparkPeople. We asked him to share his story in the hopes that it will inspire others to take risks and challenge themselves.
Posted 10/26/2015  12:00:00 AM By:   : 17 comments   15,718 views
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Ace Your Next Workout with a Deck of Cards

Using a deck of cards in your workout routine provides endless options and--best of all--you choose your own level of difficulty!
Posted 10/20/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 21 comments   33,304 views
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New Workout Playlist: A Sugar Rush for Your Ears!

We teamed up with Yes! Fitness Music to create a bumping, addictingly sweet 135-BPM playlist for your next workout.
Posted 7/8/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 6 comments   11,457 views
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5 Tips to Keep the Momentum Going

There are simple ways to get back on track and refocus so that this becomes YOUR year of permanent change. Are you ready to get started?
Posted 3/5/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 18 comments   22,885 views
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10 Ways to Socialize Without Food*

Although it's certainly possible to stay on track with your diet in social situations, sometimes it's nice to have alternatives that don't revolve around food.
Posted 12/22/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 4 comments   22,970 views
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The 100 Best Workout Songs of 2014

Need a little ''fitspiration'' to lace up those shoes and get moving? Update your workout playlist with these fun tracks and you won't be able to sit still!
Posted 12/19/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 26 comments   258,563 views
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We're All a Work In Progress

It's easy to assume that those who aren't vocal about their weight loss struggles, or even those who have had weight loss success, have it all figured out. But do they really?
Posted 12/15/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 22 comments   21,302 views
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7 Reasons Parents Should Feel GOOD--Not Guilty--about Exercising

Is guilt about leaving your kids stopping you from getting to the gym? Learn why fitness will make you a better parent!
Posted 11/17/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 2 comments   14,458 views
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The Most Motivating Video You'll See All Week

SparkGuy talks about the most motivational video he's seen lately--and why teamwork is so important for reaching major goals.
Posted 11/2/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Chris "SparkGuy" Downie : 12 comments   15,663 views
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Get Fit before You Feast: A November Challenge!

Join our #Fit2Feast challenge for the month of November to kick off the holidays the right way. Join in for support, motivation, tips and more!
Posted 10/27/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 212 comments   84,032 views
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