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How Lynn Lost 101 Pounds and Gained a Spark Family

After years of battling depression and weight gain, Lynn found a light at the end of what seemed like a very dark tunnel. 100+ pounds later, she has a whole new lease on life.
Posted 11/16/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 85 comments   18,586 views
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Breaking Up With Sugar Helped Jon Lose 260 Pounds

After successfully losing 260 pounds, Jon wants to inspire others to believe that it's never too late to make a change.
Posted 9/25/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 137 comments   43,025 views
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One Member's Journey from 5Ks to the Boston Marathon

When Kevin (MOBYCARP) joined SparkPeople in 2011, he never dreamed he'd run a marathon. Six years later, he's completed several, including TWO Boston Marathons.
Posted 6/16/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 72 comments   16,296 views
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Spark Success Stories: Where Are They Now?

Success stories don't stop after the weight comes off. We checked in with four of our previous featured members to find out where they are now.
Posted 12/24/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 26 comments   26,734 views
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Fighting Diabetes with Fitness: 5 Members' Stories

Diabetes doesn't have to be a life sentence. With a nutritious diet, regular exercise and motivational tools here at SparkPeople, these five members have reclaimed their health.
Posted 11/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 6 comments   25,548 views
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How One Runner Is Still Breaking Records at 99

Think you're too old to exercise? Orville Rogers says, "Nonsense." This 99-year-old is still running strong, and breaking records along the way.
Posted 11/3/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 39 comments   35,213 views
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How I Ditched My 'Fattitude,' Lost 200 Pounds and Found My Self-Worth

After 60+ years of riding the weight loss roller coaster, Carl was ready to get off the ride. With the help of SparkPeople, he lost 200 pounds and found his self-worth.
Posted 10/19/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 97 comments   81,795 views
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Surprising Lessons Learned at 'Fat Camp'

Joe Panarella weighed more than 400 pounds when his friends and family forced him to go to fat camp. He was in for a few surprises.
Posted 7/6/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 38 comments   63,911 views
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''I lost more than 90 pounds—and found myself.''

Get inspired by Amberlynn's story of breaking her food addiction, losing more than 90 pounds and learning to love herself.
Posted 6/14/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 72 comments   208,773 views
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This Celebrity Trainer’s Fitness Secrets Could Change Your Life

One of the world's most successful celebrity trainers shares his story of transformation and strength, along with his exercise and nutrition tips.
Posted 6/1/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 19 comments   42,078 views
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'I'm Winning the Battle Against Depression & Obesity, One Day at a Time.'

Find out how Tammy is overcoming obesity and depression with healthy eating, regular exercise and the support of SparkPeople.
Posted 5/12/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 56 comments   81,394 views
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How Marla Lost 100 Pounds & Found the True Meaning of 'Healthy'

Find out how Marla lost 100 pounds by using SparkPeople and sticking to a plant-based diet!
Posted 4/28/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 60 comments   135,605 views
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Half the Woman: SparkPeople Member Celebrates 174-Pound Weight Loss

Find out how a single mother lost more than half her body weight and sparked her family to adopt healthier lifestyles!
Posted 4/14/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 121 comments   129,546 views
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Home Is Where the Triathlon Is

When a physical therapist recommended that Monty try a triathlon, he thought it was a crazy idea. What he found was a passion and determination he never knew he had.
Posted 3/7/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 21 comments   22,419 views
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Done with the Excess Weight and Moving Forward!*

This blog is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides inspiration to the SparkPeople Community.
Posted 8/28/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 19 comments   16,704 views
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