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'Stronger Than I Have Ever Been': Abby's CrossFit Conversion

After an unexpected enthusiast raved about her CrossFit experience, Abby Maley decided to take a leap and give the high-intensity workout a shot. Today, she's stronger than ever.
Posted 6/20/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 6 comments   23,547 views
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'The Biggest Loser': Biggest Success or Loser Idea?

Find out how one SparkPeople expert and members feel about 'The Biggest Loser' formula for weight loss. Is it worth your time to tune in?
Posted 5/12/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 86 comments   37,955 views
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Why I Decided to Get Off the Tracker Train

Who wouldn’t want to have these stats at their fingertips? The fact is, I gave up my activity tracker after I decided it was doing me me more harm than good.
Posted 5/9/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 65 comments   40,442 views
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Home Is Where the Half Marathon Is

For years Rhonda had an unhealthy relationship with food and fitness, but when a friend inspired her to try running, she discovered a strength she didn't know she possessed.
Posted 4/4/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 10 comments   20,729 views
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Pioneers of the Plus-Size Movement

This season, some brave, beautiful plus-size women are leading the charge toward a more accepting beauty industry.
Posted 3/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 36 comments   22,070 views
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What's Your Spark?

Your ''why'' is your most effective weight loss tool. Some of our members shared what sparked them to make a positive lifestyle change.
Posted 2/29/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 35 comments   15,057 views
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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 : 17 comments   15,565 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 : 40 comments   28,097 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 : 40 comments   41,293 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 : 22 comments   26,580 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: elfersp2  : 24 comments   11,995 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: elfersp2  : 17 comments   17,470 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 : 25 comments   47,067 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   14,012 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   28,086 views
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