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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 : 35 comments   16,880 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 : 24 comments   49,953 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 : 44 comments   127,812 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 : 12 comments   32,555 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 : 28 comments   56,698 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 : 45 comments   80,509 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 : 90 comments   76,805 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 : 19 comments   15,099 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   14,773 views
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People 'Half Their Size' Issue Features SparkPeople Member's 177-Pound Weight Loss *

Brandy is an awesome SparkPeople Motivator who lost 177 pounds and has kept it off for several years. Check out her debut in People magazine!
Posted 6/6/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 39 comments   40,737 views
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'After Losing 100 Pounds, I View the Entire World Differently'

Seeing her 275-pound self on TV at a football game motivated Jan-Marie to get serious about her health. Read on to learn about her journey to an amazing 100-pound loss!
Posted 5/18/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 48 comments   70,053 views
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Kim Changed Her Eating Habits and Made a Commitment to Exercise to Drop 95 Pounds!*

Kim dropped 95 pounds and reduced her blood pressure by learning to love herself and make healthy choices for her body.
Posted 4/6/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 42 comments   31,750 views
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Justyna Lost 65 Pounds with a Little Help from Her SparkFriends*

Learn how someone barely able to walk took control of her life and health by learning you can never fail at SparkPeople, you just keep practicing until you get it right!
Posted 3/30/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 48 comments   27,126 views
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How Amanda Lost 105 Pounds the Healthy Way*

Amanda gained weight dealing with years of illness and medication. She lost it by slowing changing her eating and exercise habits and treating weight-loss like a full-time job.
Posted 3/16/2014  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 34 comments   41,807 views
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Love Motivated Donde to Change Her Lifestyle (and Drop 56 Pounds)!

When Donde Moore's boyfriend proposed, she got serious about getting healthy and turned to SparkPeople for the support she needed to lose 56 pounds!
Posted 3/2/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 8 comments   21,310 views
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