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Sign a Digital Card for Leah and Devon Still

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hi Everyone

Thanks for your great response to my last blog about Leah and Devon Still!

After writing the blog, I came up with an idea to create a digital card that anyone can sign and then I'll figure out how to make sure Devon Still sees the card.

If you'd like to participate, just sign on this page:
teamspiritproject.com/2014/09
/17/be-leah-and-devon-strong/


Then, if you are interested in spreading the spark for this project, feel free to email your friends or share on social media.

Thanks for taking a look!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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    Am thinking of the family. That is a great thing
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DREAMS1967 9/19/2014 3:57PM

  May God wtch over this family


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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/19/2014 3:50PM

  Prayers and email on the way!

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LESLIESENIOR 9/19/2014 3:32PM

    Thank you, Chris!!! Message sent!

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MBPP50 9/19/2014 2:02PM

    Great idea. It's done!

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GRACED777 9/19/2014 1:07PM

    Done, friend! It's a great idea!

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DIETERSJOY 9/19/2014 12:44PM

 
I could not read the information with the stadium picture behind it, but not for lack of trying. Perhaps the picture could be resized so that we can know how to participate. clicked on several links, found the video, posted well wishes but not the link for the opportuniy to do the same...

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JSEATTLE 9/19/2014 12:28PM

  Spark Guy, You are the BEST!!

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    A wonderful idea. emoticon

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    Great idea.

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PATTISTAMPS 9/19/2014 10:58AM

    Thank you Chris! So often this is just the kind of thing that lifts up someone who is struggling.

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REBECCAMA 9/19/2014 10:32AM

  Done & shared on Facebook.

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    Wonderful idea, Chris. emoticon emoticon I too signed and shared.

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RICHILA 9/19/2014 10:21AM

    Posted and shared!

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BEATLETOT 9/19/2014 10:18AM

    Very cool idea!

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IDICEM 9/19/2014 10:16AM

  Great project.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/19/2014 9:24AM

    Signed and shared on FB

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SUSIEMT 9/19/2014 9:20AM

    How wonderful! Thank you for doing this!

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    I shared on Facebook. Thanks for doing this.
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DJSHIP46 9/19/2014 8:59AM

    Done... Thank you for facilitating!!!

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HARROWJET 9/19/2014 8:55AM

    done

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JESS0107 9/19/2014 8:48AM

    Great idea!! Thanks!!

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    emoticon GREAT idea!

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NOLAHORSERIDER 9/19/2014 8:26AM

    Great Idea! Thanks SparkGuy! You Rock! :)

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    emoticon idea! Thanks, SparkGuy! emoticon

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    great idea

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    Love it!!

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    Thanks for doing this!


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Day 155 Update: Positive (but sad) sports story

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hi Everyone

Today is Day 155 of my 10 or more fitness minutes streak. Best wishes to anyone else out there streaking with me! Before writing this blog this morning, I challenged myself to get to 10 minutes here in my hotel room and did: 1 minute jogging in place; 2 minutes pushups; 2 minutes lunges; 8 minutes stretching.

Iím in Cincinnati for a short trip to meet with most of the SparkPeople team at our main headquarters. We spread the spark yesterday at a Susan Komen Race for the Cure event. It was great to see many of our team at the event and meet some new people. I even saw a longtime friend from high school (Hi Missy!).

After that event, I went back to my hotel and started watching the Bengals vs. Falcons NFL game. But, since my hotel was close to the stadium, I couldnít resist checking stubhub.com for tickets. I ended up getting a great seat cheap at the end of the first quarter and then ran about 15 minutes to the stadium and got there exactly midway through the second quarter.

One of the best parts of the game is the feel-good story mentioned in the title (feel-good, but sad). A Bengals defensive player named Devon Still is going through a very challenging time because his 4-year-old daughter has a rare form of pediatric cancer. As a result, his focus wasnít entirely on football during training camp this year. His daughter recently moved to Cincinnati to receive care at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Ė one of the top hospitals in the country (Iím friends with a former Chairman of the Board of the hospital; he is an amazing person).

Largely because of the focus issues, Still was cut by the Bengals at the end of training camp. But, the team signed him to their 10-person practice squad in part so Still would continue to have health benefits for his daughterís care. This meant that he wouldnít be on the active roster playing games, but would practice with the team.

The Bengals then decided to donate all proceeds from sales of Devon Stillís jersey to Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital for pediatric cancer research. Stillís jersey then set an all-time record for the most jersey sales in a single day by a Bengals player.

Then, after a short time period during this transition, the Bengals coaches called Still up and asked him if he was ready to play football. He responded YES and then said he made it to the stadium in about 5 minutes so they didnít change their mind.

After an injury yesterday, Still was brought into the game for the first time this season. After a play finished, the announcer called out that the tackle was made by Devon Still. The crowd erupted and gave Still a standing ovation that time and then 2 other times after tackles.

With the negative headlines in the news, itís great to see a story like this.

Then, after the game, Still returned to his locker and found this poster in his locker that a young Bengals fan asked the team management to give Still:





Hereís a great video on ESPN if you are interested in learning more about this story:
espn.go.com/video/clip?id=115
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This gets a giant WooHoo and weíll be sending thoughts and prayers to the Still family from the SparkPeople family!

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    What a great story to hear, especially in light of recent NFL news!

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1AVERY 9/19/2014 2:16PM

    That is a great story especially with the other issues the NFL is going through right now.

I am so glad to hear there are still good people out there with all the job cuts and benefit cuts these days. His daughter will get the care she needs to recover from that dreadful disease.

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NHEMBERGER 9/19/2014 11:04AM

    Thanks Sparkguy! Awesome story!
Proud to be a "Cincinnatian!"

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/19/2014 4:28AM

    What a great story! It's nice to hear something like this with all of the bad publicity that's been going on with the NFL leagues.

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BARBIE176 9/19/2014 1:43AM

    What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing. I will be praying for his daughter and family.

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NASFKAB 9/19/2014 1:11AM

  awesome story prayers heading the girl's way

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GWINNER1 9/18/2014 10:14PM

    Beautiful story of love in action. My prayers are with his family.

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    That answered my question. emoticon

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KATELJM 9/18/2014 4:20PM

    It is great to hear of a team and a city backing a player facing such a difficult personal challenge, and of Devon Still giving back to the fans and the team the very best he had to offer. He's not just "showing up" for the job, he will always give back to the community. It's not just a job, it's now a relationship.

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CAROLJEAN64 9/18/2014 10:59AM

    What a heartwarming and necessary story. Why isn't this in the headlines for young boys to see instead of the abusive players?

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 9/18/2014 10:24AM

    Brings tears to my eyes! Thank you so much for sharing this story. It's so incredible to hear about a professional sports team, and a community, doing so much to help Still. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PROPMAN1 9/18/2014 9:07AM

  What a wonderful and touching story. It's nice to know there are still some 'good guys' out there! Prayers and thoughts to Devon and his family. emoticon emoticon

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PJB145 9/18/2014 1:00AM

    Truly touching and interesting. Thank you for sharing this feel good (yes, despite the subject), this feel good story.

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  good blog

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ADJQUILTER 9/17/2014 10:56PM

    Nice to see a positive story with all of the negative publicity that the NFL has been getting.

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LADYSHERRY 9/17/2014 4:33PM

    ok you made me cry

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GRACED777 9/17/2014 11:20AM

    Thanks for this story. Praying for them! Also glad you got to the game!

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SPARKYFLOWER 9/17/2014 7:47AM

    Very sad but uplifting storey emoticon

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JIBBIE49 9/17/2014 1:15AM

    I do hope the little girl gets well, but cancer is a horrible disease. My 30 yos, Nathan is a five year survivor of Testicular Cancer, so I know what it is to deal with a child who has cancer.

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MARYJEANSL 9/17/2014 12:14AM

  Speaking (writing) as the mother of a child with cancer, I have to say that the Bengals are a class act. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, a good time to learn about childhood cancer and how to help.

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LITTLESPARKLER 9/16/2014 11:39PM

    Such a wonderful story, thank you for sharing!

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    Thank for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing Pat in Maine.

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JUNEAU2010 9/16/2014 10:17PM

    I posted on my FB page about Leah and said I was going to be a fan this year for the Bengals because of her.

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  I enjoyed hearing about your trip and a good football story.

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CAROLJ35 9/16/2014 9:55PM

    This story gave me chills to read it. May God put a healing hand on his daughter and be with her father.
Thanks so much for sharing!

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EMMACORY 9/16/2014 9:38PM

    I have been following this story in the papers. The Bengals did the right thing and makes it hometown proud. emoticon

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CECELW 9/16/2014 8:32PM

    God is good! All the time! WOW! Such a wonderful story! I'm so glad things worked out!

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    thanks for sharing!

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CELLA_P 9/16/2014 7:05PM

    What a beautiful, inspiring, and deeply heartening story, Chris! Thank you!

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    My God is so awesome! Thanks for sharing this story. We pray for the family at such a difficult time. emoticon

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    nice

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    Thank you for sharing a sad but yet positive football-related story. After all the scandals the past 2 wks, it's nice to hear the good.

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Day 150 Update: Fun milestone

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hi Everyone

Today is Day 150 of my 10+ Fitness minutes streak. Itís fun to reach this milestone and not have any burn-out Ė Iím ready for many more days ahead!

Thanks a bunch to everyone who participated in the 10+ Fitness Minutes Mini-Book survey. I got many great comments that helped me make some tweaks. Thanks for your help! The Mini-Book is now with our design team to make it look better. Then, Iíll start sharing it more.

If you didnít see this, weíre excited to work with former NFL player Michael Strahan on a project!
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog
.asp?post=10_ways_to_fit_in_fitness_wh
en_theres_no_time


This past weekend was a little sad. We had to give up our rooster named Loco because he was terrorizing the hens and getting really loud. We were afraid Amimal Control would show up one day and take him. Ever since finding that one of our chicks was a rooster, we had prepared for this. Fortunately, we found a ranch that takes roosters from the community. Itís a great nonprofit that helps troubled teens in part by having them take care of the hens and roosters. So he should have a good home and the hens can get some peace. Even though Loco was mean to the hens, he was friendly to me and liked being held and would stretch his neck out on my arm. Here he is at his new home:



Have a great day Ė SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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ROSAMARCELLE 9/14/2014 2:53PM

    Glad Loco's found a good home.

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JSEATTLE 9/12/2014 7:45PM

  I love the sound and look of 150 days! Sorry about Loco but how neat you found him a good home. We love our pets so much, it is always sad to see one go.

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HIKERSAN 9/12/2014 6:32AM

    Congrats on 150 day streak! I am at 11 days, not sure if it is a record for me or not, but I aim to keep going!

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/12/2014 2:09AM

    Awww, nice picture. So sorry you had to give up Loco.. emoticon ... but at least you found a good home for him. I have a neighbor who has chickens as pets (vs for food or shows) and I know they can be very interactive and loving creatures. Praying that Loco will continue to have a good life in his new home. emoticon

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    emoticon :::::150::::: Nice emoticon Picture emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 9/11/2014 6:05PM

  emoticon 150!

So glad you found a good rescue organization for Loco.

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GABY1948 9/11/2014 5:26PM

    Love the pic!

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IDICEM 9/11/2014 11:27AM

  Loco will be happy on the farm. And congrats on 150!

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NHES220 9/11/2014 10:47AM

    Sorry you had to give up Loco, never an easy thing. So glad you were able to find him a good place. Congrats on continuing your streak. I've been keeping up with mine and working towards my goal of my half marathon on 11/9/14. Wouldn't be doing this without SP and getting ready for maintenance soon - so close to my goal.

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DJSHIP46 9/11/2014 10:18AM

    Checking out your link to the mini-book, hope it works this time. REALLY GLAD Loco has a good new home emoticon

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KITT52 9/11/2014 8:37AM

    going good..

glad that mean rooster has a good home

have a healthy week

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WINE4GIRL 9/11/2014 7:07AM

    Congrats on reaching your milestone! The nonprofit sounds like a great facilit!

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GOANNA2 9/11/2014 6:53AM

    I hope you don't miss Loco too much. Nice photo
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NEW-CAZ 9/11/2014 3:27AM

    Sorry about you and Loco, lovely pic of you both.
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REGILIEH 9/11/2014 12:14AM

    Great picture of you and Loco!

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DALID414 9/10/2014 11:51PM

    Love Michael Strahan!! Seeing his face on my Start Page made my day!

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MASRITE 9/10/2014 11:20PM

    Sorry you had to give Loco away, but at least he'll be helping out the kids! emoticon on your streak!!

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JAMER123 9/10/2014 10:50PM

    Too bad about Loco. I grew up on a farm and we had hundreds of chickens, so laying hens and some capons that were raised for food. If we would get a rooster with the baby chicks we had to get rid of him right away because they are mean to the hens which is part of their rituals to fertilize eggs. They can actually pull all the feathers out of hens. So I am glad you were able to find a home for him.

Congrats on the book! It should go well!!

I will be starting a new streak tomorrow. Had about 3 wks. done but toady was a down day. Tomorrow a new day.

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SPARKFRAN514 9/10/2014 10:42PM

    emoticon on the streak sorry about your pet glad you found a good home for him can't wait for your book enjoyed reading it it helped me get my Spark tracker trophy on 6 days !! still streaking along started July 17 and counting . emoticon

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MSHEL7 9/10/2014 9:52PM

    That's too bad about your rooster, it is hard to lose our animals, even to a good home.

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SNOWYOGA 9/10/2014 9:52PM

    emoticon 150 days! Glad to hear you found a new home, my parents had the same problem, but it was a lamb and my mom So it became diner emoticon

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RICKI157 9/10/2014 9:37PM

    emoticon on Day 150!!!!!! Sorry about Loco.
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PATRICIAAK 9/10/2014 9:16PM

    Congrats with the milestone!
Here's a hug for the family - it's tough when a family pet is not with us - even though intellectually we know this is the best.

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PATRICIAAK 9/10/2014 9:16PM

    Congrats with the milestone!
Here's a hug for the family - it's tough when a family pet is not with us - even though intellectually we know this is the best.

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SPEDED2 9/10/2014 8:49PM

    Happy ending for the rooster...sad for you!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/10/2014 8:42PM

    Awwwww . . . . any chance you can visit Loco??

Yeah for day 150!

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PYNETREE 9/10/2014 7:51PM

    Good for you stringing all those days together! I am struggling to get 10 days in a row!!

I am sure Loco will be happy in his new coop...and he gets to meet a whole slew of new hens!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/10/2014 7:41PM

    Bye Loco!!! emoticon

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ATGOALWT 9/10/2014 7:39PM

  Loco as in loco de la cabasa? I guess eating him would of been devastating for the kids. Now the girls can get a good night sleep and don't have to be terrorized by Loco.

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APRIL_V_2 9/10/2014 7:37PM

    I love that you cared enough to find Loco a good home. You are a good guy! And i love Michael Strahan! Looking forward to seeing those posts. Thank you for sharing!

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FELINEBETTER 9/10/2014 7:32PM

    Congratulations on Day 150! Well done, indeed!

Sorry to hear of your loss with Loco -- but it sounds like he's moved on to a great set up anyway. Now, everyone wins! emoticon

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NELLIEC 9/10/2014 7:31PM

    I'm glad you found a good home for Loco.

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Day 143 Update: 10+ Fitness Minutes Mini-Book Survey

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Hi All

Today is Day 143 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. Did 23 minutes today (yes, you can tell I used to be an accountant!). Todayís highlight was mini-trampoline outside.

If you are interested, here is a survey for the 10+ Fitness Minutes Challenge Mini-Book:

Shoot -- there is a tech issue with how parts of our site handles urls that start with "https" vs. just "http" -- if you want to get to the survey, can you cut and paste this url (sorry for the hassle):
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YCJVJFQ

If you haven't seen the Mini-Book yet, here is the latest draft if you'd like to take a look (design, graphics, etc. will be added later):
www.sparkpeople.com/assets/uploads/1
0 minutes_Program_2014_version_2.3.pdf


Thanks a bunch for your support. Hope everyone is having a great day!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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PS Someone in my last blog asked me to remind people about our new app upgrade -- here is that info:

If you have a smartphone (iphone or android), we just released a great update that includes mobile chat, free coaching notifications, and more. It's fun to see all the mobile chat posts already! More info here:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st=get_sparkpeople_community_coaching_
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    Thank you!

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JSEATTLE 9/6/2014 5:27PM

  I just downloaded the mini-book. Will be back for the survey.

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QUILTINGB52 9/5/2014 1:48PM

    I've been consistent with my 10-minute challenge since August 3rd. Yesterday I was totally exhausted with a trip to Walmart - wheeling myself around a Super-store for an hour.

Having a "power chair" would certainly make things easier. But this healthy journey isn't always about taking the easy route. My independent nature will continue to meet challenges head on and often times I surprise myself with the outcome!!

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ZELLAZM 9/5/2014 4:08AM

    Another reason to finally get a smart phone for this side of the pond!

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JANISMKW 9/4/2014 10:39PM

    FABULOUS!!!

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ENG_TV 9/4/2014 8:29PM

    It's great. An easy and inspiring read. Thanks!

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MATER88 9/4/2014 8:03PM

    Impressive! emoticon

I love Sparkpeople!

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SPARKFRAN514 9/4/2014 3:48PM

    Took the survey I have read and gone back and reread several parts over again and they are part of my Sept challenge. I started the 10 minute challenge on July 17 which puts me at day 50 half way to my 100 day reward goal.

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PATTISTAMPS 9/4/2014 2:21PM

    I took the survey - LOVE the mini-book! Can't wait to get it!

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KERRYG155 9/4/2014 11:34AM

    Thanks. I need to take a look at that.

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SPEDED2 9/4/2014 10:42AM

    Looks great!

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JEANNETTE59 9/4/2014 10:05AM

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 9/4/2014 9:28AM

    One thing that helps with the "https" problem is to edit the url after pasting it into the link box. Just take out the whole"https://" part and you're good to do!!

Thanks for the great new book!!!

Beverly

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ROSAMARCELLE 9/4/2014 8:23AM

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/4/2014 6:55AM

    emoticon I really liked the mini-book! I want to read it again! I took the survey too.

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MBPP50 9/4/2014 6:28AM

    Thanks for the reminder- I need to read the book!

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Love your story..so inspirational. emoticon

I really enjoyed your first book. I have it in paperback and digital version on my kindle.
Love this mini-book.

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GRALAN 9/4/2014 4:24AM

    I read the sparkmail notice checking my email prior to bedtime. Ooops. I do not regret it:-) I went straight to it & through it (update, previews book, survey, pinned it...) Wow.

Thanks for this, really. I'm hooked.
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JAMER123 9/4/2014 12:15AM

    Day 11 of 10 mins+!! Hope to keep the streak going.
I am anxious to see the new app. It downloaded well but so far won't accept my ID of password. So haven't had the pleasure of using yet. I will be reading the latest on the mini book tonight. Liked it well earlier!!
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LOOPYLOU0363 9/4/2014 12:02AM

    Great mini book and love the app update! emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 9/3/2014 11:32PM

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RICKI157 9/3/2014 11:13PM

    I like the new mini book!!!!!!
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PATRICIAAK 9/3/2014 11:09PM

    great commitment

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Day 141 Update: Mobile App Upgrade Launch

Monday, September 01, 2014

Hi Everyone

Hope everyone in the US and Canada is having a great holiday! Happy Monday to everyone else.

Today is Day 141 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak Ė about an hour today spread throughout the day. Itís getting easier and easier Ė like the rowing machine was easier today so I did it longer.

One of the highlights this weekend was watching The Black Stallion with the family for movie night. That was one of my favorite books and movies as a kid, so it was fun sharing it with my boys.

Hereís a fun update for anyone with a smartphone: tomorrow we will release a new version of our main tracking mobile app. This new version has significant upgrades. One feature I'm very excited about is a new free Coaching Center. I've been working with our team on this feature for awhile. The Coaching Center will give you the chance to receive simple notifications on your phone with coaching advice from our experts. We'll continue building this out over time.

If you use a smartphone (either iphone or android), would you mind downloading this new version tomorrow and giving us a good rating if you think the app is worth it (good ratings can be very helpful for your ranking in the app store)?

Here is a blog with the announcement if you'd like more details:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog
.asp?post=get_sparkpeople_community_co
aching_on_the_go



Thanks a bunch for your help and support -- I appreciate it!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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PATRICIAAK 9/3/2014 8:54PM

    you're an inspiration

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/3/2014 2:25AM

    Sounds good! Thank you for all that you do for this community!

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JANISMKW 9/2/2014 10:12PM

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I won't mind if you remind us to download it. I'm so busy it might fall off my radar but I want to do it!

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SPARKFRAN514 9/2/2014 9:12PM

    Getting my exercise minutes in each day i started July 17 and its now Sept 1 some days only 20 minutes but i have not missed a day of at least 10 minutes thanks for the challenge emoticon

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JSEATTLE 9/2/2014 4:09PM

  Now is a good time to try the app! I love the Black Stallion too.

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JEANNETTE59 9/2/2014 3:45PM

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PATTISTAMPS 9/2/2014 1:14PM

    I will be downloading it when I go into my office... no wireless here at home.. But excited to try it, especially before I go on vacation in October!

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GABY1948 9/2/2014 11:09AM

    emoticon for yet another great APP! emoticon

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MBPP50 9/2/2014 9:43AM

    Great news. emoticon

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GOANNA2 9/2/2014 9:39AM

    That is great news, thank you. Glad you enjoyed your
movie night with your boys. Good to hear you are
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KITT52 9/2/2014 8:53AM

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DJSHIP46 9/2/2014 8:24AM

    I think this is a great new tool. Too bad, I hope never to own a cell phone emoticon

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MBTEPP 9/2/2014 7:39AM

    Love all the apps. I'm sure it will be great. Going to look for it now.

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PENOWOK 9/2/2014 6:26AM

    That's awesome! Thanks!

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NEW-CAZ 9/2/2014 3:06AM

    emoticon emoticon for all you and do and your encouragement! emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 9/2/2014 2:24AM

    emoticon Sounds great. Thanks for all your hard work and encouragement.

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JAMER123 9/1/2014 11:59PM

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I am anxious to try the app on my Kindle. Haven't graduated to the smartphone yet.
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KOHINOOR2 9/1/2014 11:13PM

    emoticon Will try new app! emoticon

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MASRITE 9/1/2014 10:56PM

    Looking forward to updating the app tomorrow. It's so handy when I'm in the gym. While I'm on my cardio machine, I usually plug in all of y strength training before I forget it all and then, I just add whatever cardio I've done. Can't wait to see what the upgraded version has!!

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REGILIEH 9/1/2014 10:35PM

    emoticon Can't wait!

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NOLAHORSERIDER 9/1/2014 10:32PM

    I can't wait! I'll be sure to download and use it! :)

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DALID414 9/1/2014 9:59PM

    Can't wait for tomorrow!

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SPEDED2 9/1/2014 9:43PM

    The new app sounds very useful.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/1/2014 9:40PM

    Looking forward to trying the new app!

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