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Good Morning America to Feature SparkPeople Member Thursday Morning

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


See her in separate interviews on "Inside Edition" & "Extra" Thursday evening
SparkPeople member Nichole Jones (NichJones) will appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" Thursday, May 22, at about 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. We hope that her fellow SparkPeople members will tune in, tell their friends and support Nichole as she shares her amazing weight loss story and Spreads the Spark to millions of viewers nationwide. If you can't watch it live, don't forget to set your VCR or DVR to record it.


Over the last three years Nichole has transformed herself from a 240-pound mother of three to a svelte 135-pound fitness & figure competitor. But she wasn't alone on her journey; she found support and motivation from many SparkPeople members throughout the years. After reaching her weight loss and fitness goals, Nichole has remained an active "SparkPeople Motivator," providing inspiration and encouragement to other SparkPeople members just like you.

Nichole will also be appearing on two entertainment shows that air at different times around the country, so be sure to check out when Inside Edition (local listings) and Extra (local listings) air in your area.

Please leave a comment below to wish Nichole well as she prepares to head off to NYC and her whirlwind of television interviews!

Don't forget to tune-in to "GMA" Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to see Nichole's success firsthand!

  
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NATAVIA01 6/6/2008 3:43PM

  Nicole

Great Job!!!!! keep up the good work and I will be joining you soon I am on my way to 135ilbs myself I cannot wait emoticon

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SASSYCATS101 5/30/2008 2:29PM

    Wow, what an amazing woman you are. You look fabulous, congratulations on your accomplishments.

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ALEXMAD08 5/29/2008 9:54PM

    Congrats and Best wishes!!! Thanks for the motivation!!!

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SONIATHEQUEEN1 5/28/2008 5:05PM

    I´M ONE OF HUNDREDS OF ARGENTINIAN THAT WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PROGRAM ON TELEVISION, ESPECIALLY IF THAT HAS TO DO WITH SPARKPEOPLE. BUT IT´S IMPOSSIBLE HERE. WE CAN´T SEE THOSE PROGRAMS.
WOULD YOU IMPROVE THAT IN A WAY?
WE WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH SPARKPEOPLE.
PLEASE, TRY TO SOLVE THAT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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SHEFALIA 5/28/2008 12:54PM

    Great! It would be interesting to listen your success. I am looking forward to attend your show.

Shefali Ajmera, MS, RD, LD

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WCBSFMROCKS! 5/28/2008 8:30AM

    Good luck! Thanks for supporting all of us "Spark People" out here!!

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FUCHSIA1 5/27/2008 10:37PM

    Nichole,

You go girl!!!!! You will be great, you totally rock as an inspiration to so many!!!! Good things come to good people;)

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FATBUTNICE 5/27/2008 6:27PM

    I very much am thankful to the Lord for helping me to find sparkpeople. I actually had prayed to him for a diet because I believe His is best. Sparkpeople was what I needed. Learning how to eat healthier, portion sizes and a beginners exercise program.
You are an inspiration to me because I started at 259, am now 249 and my goal weight is 140. You are also braver then me I prefer hiding in the shadows then being on the spotlight. I recently won a poetry contest that invited me to travel to Las Vegas but I wasn't going to get on that stage to give to read it. I stayed home.
Best wishes as you continue your journey.

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RETRACMJ 5/27/2008 3:53PM

    WOW - Nicole was AWESOME! What an inspiration to all of us!!

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DARLENEINMI 5/25/2008 8:33PM

    Good luck Nichole! You are an inspiration to us all.

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LSPROWL 5/24/2008 9:11PM

  Great Job Nichole!

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MOSUZIE 5/24/2008 10:28AM

    you represent the dreams of so many! thank you for the inspiration! God bless :)

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PHEONA3 5/24/2008 9:02AM

  Nichole: great job. Have fun on GMA-you earned it

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APRILSKY 5/24/2008 8:31AM

    Great job, Nichole! Thanks for speaking up about what a powerful tool the Spark People website is. You rock!

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TWINMOM4BOYS 5/23/2008 10:21PM

    How amazing and truly inspiring! I am just starting my journey, but looking at you I am so motivated to change myself. I know that I can do it. Thanks for being a great motivator!! emoticon

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MOMMIE27 5/23/2008 2:48PM

    Congrats on your weight loss! You are truly an inspiration to us all!


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SCARLETTOHARA66 5/23/2008 12:36PM

    Hey! They didn't let her talk about SPARKPEOPLE!

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TOY2XS 5/23/2008 12:30PM

    This is very motivating. I know now that I can achieve my goals as well. I am so happy my daughter stumbled upon SPARKTEEN- I was on hers so much I had to open my own account on SPARKPEOPLE. I am glad i did. emoticon

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IAMLOVED9779 5/23/2008 10:41AM

    Nichole, you are such an inspiration! Good luck on your success! Your story has helped me remember why I started this journey in the first place.

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DJATSW47 5/23/2008 6:42AM

    Nicole -- Now I realize why you are such a great team captain for us on the Walk Club! You are a real inspiration and if you could do it, I know I can, too! emoticon

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LEFTYMAE5454 5/23/2008 12:02AM

    emoticon
Great Job and Thanks you have given me great motivation!

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JANETLEE40 5/22/2008 11:56PM

    Nichole you ROCK GIRL!!!!!!!! Thank you for your inspiration and telling everyone about who we are!!! Maybe we can beat the odds of America being obesed after all. I am looking forward to seeing you on the other shows and People Magazine. Congratulations for accomplishing such a great obstacles in your life and not giving up!!! emoticon emoticon

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DOLPHIN7769 5/22/2008 11:53PM

    emoticonon the weight loss Nicole. Give us who recently just started hope. emoticon

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KATIE233 5/22/2008 11:37PM

    emoticonNichole emoticon emoticongreat weight loss and telling all about sparks. emoticon

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INFAITH789 5/22/2008 11:32PM

    You are truly an inspiration. I started at 240 and was just thinking I need to try something a little faster but this was right on time. Thank you so much you have no idea how much you are helping me change my life by changing yours. I wish you the best.

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CIERAPOET 5/22/2008 11:27PM

    I did not get to see GMA, but I am sure to catch one of the other shows. Just because you succeeded I want to congratulate you and gain more hope for my own journey and success. Be blessed!!!

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KAREN19140 5/22/2008 11:14PM

    Nicole saw you and the other incredible women who lost weight on Extra. You all looked wonderful. Look forward to also reading the issue of People magazine too. You and the other women have shown, we can lose weight the healthy way, and not on some quick weight loss scheme. Or resort to surgery.

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LORT-C 5/22/2008 11:09PM

    Nichole you inspire all of us.

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HAPPYMOM24 5/22/2008 10:13PM

  It's good to know hard work really does pay off! This is motivational to the nth degree. emoticon

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HOLLYWOODCORKER 5/22/2008 10:08PM

    emoticon Nichole, emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 5/22/2008 9:53PM

    Nicole you looked fantastic and congratulations on your weight loss, I wish you could have talked about Sparkpeople though, that was a big disappointment, especially when the other lady got to talk about LA weight loss program. I think this is the thrid time I've taken time out to be sure and watch programs with people on who were suppose to be able to tell what Sparkpeople has done for them and it didn't happen. I suppose people are told what they can talk about, but I don't think I'll tune in anymore. I know I am so thankful for Sparkpeople and all the support and encouragement I receive. Your picture in the bikini was great, you have accomplished a lot and are an inspiriation for the rest of us.

yoyonomore1
Shirl

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GRACELET 5/22/2008 9:35PM

    Great Job,
Thanks for telling your story to motivate others... emoticon

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CHASTITY00 5/22/2008 9:25PM

    Great job!!! Keep it up!!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 5/22/2008 9:08PM

    I watched the interview and it was amazing that "LA WEIGHT LOSS" got the discussion, since I saw that it has gone "under" here in Florida. 20/20 did a show on complaints from members saying they'd spent as much as $3500 on the program buying supplements that the counselors "pushed." So the interview was a little surprising to me.
And then Sparkpeople wasn't even mentioned. BUT, Nichole you did fantastic!!!
We all give you hugs!! emoticon

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CBURROWS211 5/22/2008 9:01PM

    Congratulations. Watched you on GMA and you look great! Way to go!

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KOOCH4 5/22/2008 8:53PM

    Nicole , I saw the show , you rock , and a big emoticon on your success
Carol

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JNCOLE 5/22/2008 8:44PM

  way too go. Good luck

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VICKYWICKY1 5/22/2008 8:20PM

    All the best to both of ya! You have worked hard and deserve the accolades!

I was surprised that SP was never mentioned but, Jenny Craig was.

Who knows what happened. The way they edit and such.

By the way, you are stunning!
Vicky

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KOKOROCKY 5/22/2008 8:19PM

    WAY TO GO GIRL!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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FRENCHMARKET 5/22/2008 8:13PM

    emoticonNichole!!!!

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QUIKSYLVER 5/22/2008 8:01PM

    Very cool! Spread the Spark!!!!

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BELLACUDDLES 5/22/2008 7:27PM

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

Barbara

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CAROLYNCAT 5/22/2008 7:22PM

    You are an inspiration! Keep doing the right thing for you and your health. emoticon

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PATRIA920 5/22/2008 7:21PM

    Keep up the good work!!! GO GO GO!!!

Good Luck!! emoticon

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PWEAVER921 5/22/2008 7:10PM

    Way to go Nichole...... your story gives all of us that extra "shove" we need to keep on keeping on...... emoticon

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QUEENG45 5/22/2008 6:49PM

  CONGRADULATIONS NICOLE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THIS JOURNEY SEEMS EASY ,BUT ITS HARD AND THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN HAVING SOMEONE THAT MOTIVATES YOU , AND WILL SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY AS WELL . i JUST STARTED SPARKS JUST A MONTH OR SO AGO AND IM JUST REALLY GETTING THE EATING HABITS BETTER AND TRYING TO COME UP WITH SOME KIND OF WORKOUT ROUTINE. AGAIN NICOLE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, AND GOOD LUCK

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PEBR63 5/22/2008 6:49PM

    Nichole,

Your determination to reach your goals is inspiring!

Way to go!
Pam

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CHUNKSTER63 5/22/2008 6:42PM

    Dear Nichole,

Just think how many hurtles you have overcome, how many people you have he helped, how many millions of people saw you this morning & how many lives you touched with your success story, emoticon emoticon

In a world full of Hurt, War and Rising Prices it's so awesome to be pulled away from tha for just for a little while, to clear your mind and think about the possibilities if we do chose the right path towards losing weight.. You are a beacon of hope that we all search for, Your light shinning so bright brings more people to Spark People to where we actually do lose weight and help one another emoticon to and get in shape and healthy.

We needed to know and we need to grow and we are. Something new is happening , Who Knows where the road may lead us Only a fool could say so if you let me help you and the goonies help you. You'll be loved all the way.. emoticonAll the way emoticon


Congrats to Nichole she has beaten her path deep now lets follow her.


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OURDREAM121 5/22/2008 6:27PM

  You were great! Here I am doing my sit ups as every morning and there on my favorite show is a Spark member! That was really great and I hope to see more of them. emoticon

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NEW0817 5/22/2008 6:24PM

    i am so impressed. so from one Nicole to another Nichole


atta girl!!!

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2 Smaller Enhancements - Team Message Board Search and WebSearch Horoscopes

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Hi everyone

We're excited to launch 2 recent site enhancements.

SparkTeam Message Board Search
You can now run a search within a specific SparkTeam's Forum. You'll find a search box at the top of the Team Forums on the main SparkTeam page, and then within a SparkTeam message board you'll find the search at the top of the messages or topics. Please note that for privacy reasons search is not available on private SparkTeams. We hope this search makes it easier to find what you need in your Teams!

Horoscopes on WebSearch
You can now check your daily horoscope on WebSearch. Log in to WebSearch and click the “Customize Your News” button to add your horoscope (customized for the birthday you entered on registration) now.

If you haven't used WebSearch, its a great page to set as your internet browser's homepage. You can see our quote of the day, news, and add your favorite links. Plus you earn 25 SparkPoints for setting this page as your internet homepage!


As always, these improvements are based on feedback and ideas from our great members!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARYKAY1995 5/26/2008 2:15PM

  Hello, I have found a lot of good info and some wonderful ideas from sparkpeople.com However, instead of reading a horoscope or looking to the stars for your answers in life. Search out the one that created the stars in your bible. Have a blessed day.

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STEPFANIER 5/21/2008 3:28PM

  Sounds good!

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DINKALLEY 5/21/2008 12:31PM

    Hey, you got it right -- this is such a wonderful site. I am truly addicted. I am so inspired by the stories and the new friends I'm making. I'm nearly at my goal, but I'll stay plugged into this forever. I really, really appreciate the thought that has gone into this site, and the fact that it just keeps getting better.

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PURPLECLOUDS 5/21/2008 12:41AM

    Awesome!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CANDYCANE4049 5/20/2008 2:57PM

    THANKS FOR THE HELP

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2THWOMAN 5/20/2008 2:02PM

  Thank you so very much for the wonderful info

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CHRISBOWERS 5/20/2008 9:47AM

  This is awesome. I just joined about 2weeks ago and I love this site. I am starting to get emails and I am meeting many people. Keep this site up forever I love it. I try and go everyday, if not I go on and see what I am missing and really am trying everything out. There are some really good recipes. I have already made about 10 and my husband who is a picky eater loves what I am doing. I just wanted you to know this. I live a very hectic life and this site is my escape from it all. I get encouragement from others who are members. Thank you so much. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TANSHAN1 5/20/2008 3:57AM

    Thank you Thank You Thank you for the search within the teams feature!!

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MECANDO 5/19/2008 9:45PM

  Thanks for making everything so user friendly. This is an awesome place to be!

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IRISH_EYES_66 5/19/2008 8:09AM

    Thanks for the great changes. As google search queen I am sure I will use them often.

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SAGARINO 5/19/2008 7:43AM

    Will check it out-Thanks emoticon

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MAM*MAM 5/18/2008 1:03PM

    Thanks for the update!

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BEAUTIFLDZSTR 5/18/2008 3:59AM

    Another greatness from this site. emoticon

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TEACHING1ST 5/17/2008 7:10PM

    Thanks for the updates...I'd set the Websearch as my home page after joining but every time I did a search I got the "o" results....guess I still have a lot to learn, lol! But it's all fun and so exciting to explore. I appreciate all you do!

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BIGGERNOW 5/17/2008 12:25PM

    ANother great idea but then what else would you expect from SP. :) Thank you for all the great ideas so far and for coming up with more to make our tasks easier. You all are great. Cindy emoticon

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PRINCESS229 5/17/2008 1:19AM

    Thank you for informing all of us of the updates to the site!!! This is specifically helpful to me since I'm new and still trying to find my way around everything.

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ALASKAN 5/16/2008 5:12PM

    I find this article to be interesting, helpful and good for all to use it. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. emoticon

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PATPARSNS 5/16/2008 1:14PM

  Hi there I just stopped by to tell what a great job you are doing I know this has helped me.I've lost the little bit of weight and gained so I turned it around and now i'm trying to eat healthy and not eating all those bad carbs and etc. I just love our team "Achiving Success with Determintion"and that is really what it is. Well must run mail to read and surveys to do.
Keep up the good work,and thank you very much take care God
bless & Lots-A-Love Pat and her 4-legged children and Amy too with her little 4-legged baby

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ISAWAPUTTYTAT 5/16/2008 1:02PM

    Thanks nice ideas.

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48MYYEAR2014 5/16/2008 1:00PM

    great idea, thanks sp

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LITTLEIVY 5/16/2008 12:43PM

    Great tool.. Thanks SP

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MCDEANE52 5/16/2008 10:48AM

    You people ROCK! There's just more and more tools available for us, as team leaders, to use to encourage our teams to live healthier! I will study up on these new tools and do my best to implement them. Thank you so much for all you do!

Sandy

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FVHORVATH 5/16/2008 8:59AM

    I noticed that feature when I signed in this morning! I think it is great and will be a lot of help!

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STARRTWINKLES 5/16/2008 8:44AM

    Great news

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MICHELAR 5/16/2008 8:43AM

    It just keeps getting better & better! emoticon

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NEWME2B 5/16/2008 8:02AM

    SPARKpeople.com ROCKS!!! Thanks for all that you all do!!!

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WILDNTEXAS 5/16/2008 7:43AM

    I love the idea of having a message board search tool.

emoticon Spark team!

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SKINNYPUP 5/15/2008 7:09PM

    Awesome!!!! I'm sure everyone will appreciate it (assuming it's working!)

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LUCKYDUCK2 5/15/2008 5:19PM

    The team message tool is not working. What a person should be able to do is type in one word such as scale and all threads with that word come up. Nothing
I typed in the whole thread title...why the scale lies...and it tells me to limit it to three words.
I type in why the scale....and it tells me 0 results again.

First of all, when we are looking for a thread, we may not have the whole title of it and just remember a word it pertained too.

I tried 5 different ways and it kept giving me 0 for the results. What am I doing wrong?

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 5/15/2008 5:09PM

    I´ve been hoping for the Team Message Board Search. Thank you!!

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TZH4145 5/15/2008 4:52PM

    Thank you very much. emoticon emoticon

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ZEINAOP 5/15/2008 4:34PM

  thanks! emoticon

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KITT52 5/15/2008 4:34PM

    WOW it just keeps getting better.

Thanks

Kitt emoticon

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SPARKYTHESEAL 5/15/2008 4:19PM

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BSHOWELL 5/15/2008 4:15PM

    Yes! I was just wishing the other day there was a search function there.

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CARLI_MAE 5/15/2008 4:12PM

    This is really a welcome addition -- being able to search an individual team message board will be soooooooo helpful! Thanks for updating us, Dave!

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BBTHOM1 5/15/2008 3:44PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon

Barbara in NC

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EUNICEMONTEIRO 5/15/2008 3:29PM

    Thanks to of you that work so hard to make this better.
God bless you all. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REDNECKFEMINIST 5/15/2008 3:29PM

    You guys are really great!

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MISSJCISRUNNING 5/15/2008 3:28PM

    Love the new search option!!! Thanks for everything!!!

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JUST_BREATHE08 5/15/2008 3:28PM

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COLEMANSR 5/15/2008 3:25PM

    Thanks. Sparkpeople is always giving us more.

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WILDCARD1 5/15/2008 3:24PM

    Very cool! thanks!

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Mom & Daughters Lose 165 Pounds

Friday, May 09, 2008


A Mother's Day Success Story
At SparkPeople, we've seen countless success stories come from our Community of amazing members. One theme that is present in many of our favorite stories is members are not only improving their own health, but the health of the people around them too. This perspective is one of many ways that SparkPeople is different from traditional weight loss programs that are often isolating and difficult to stick with. Just in time for Mother's Day, we wanted to share the story of three SparkPeople members--a mom and her two daughters--who worked together to lose over 165 pounds combined.

It Starts With One
When Vivian Bedoya (BEMORESTUBBORN) decided to lose weight in June 2004 to prepare for her eldest daughter's upcoming wedding, she knew it wouldn't be easy. She had spent years as a busy wife and mother of two, but didn't make time for exercise and had never tried to eat healthy. Fortunately for Vivian, the same stubbornness that enabled her to maintain her unhealthy habits all those years also gave her the strength to stick with to her new program.

That summer, Vivian began to exercise regularly and pay close attention to what she was eating, but she kept her goals to herself. Even without significant weight loss to start, Vivian remembers seeing early results. "Once I began making progress," she said, "I was pleased to discover that my health issues were alleviated. As a bonus, I discovered that I love running - something I NEVER dreamed I would enjoy." At five feet tall, Vivian was able to transform her self-proclaimed "rotund" body (starting at over 150 pounds) to a svelte 108 pounds by her daughter's wedding day in October 2005.

Like Mother, Like Daughter
But this story does not end with the fabulous mother of the bride. A few months after Vivian began her journey, she debated with herself on how to help her youngest daughter, Lisette (LISETTE44), take control of her health and weight as well. Lisette was Vivian's "mini-me." The duo had been partners-in-crime for many nights of take-out and desserts. Although Vivian knew her daughter was unhappy about being overweight, she was still reluctant to interfere with her daughter's choices. After one of the most difficult conversations the two had ever had, Vivian and Lisette agreed that after Lisette graduated from college, she would start taking control of her health.

In May 2005, with the help and inspiration of her mother, Lisette began her own weight loss journey. Through consistent exercise and portion control, she has lost an amazing 75 pounds over the last three years.

Spreading the Spark
Inspired by the amazing lifestyle change her mom and sister experienced, Vivian's eldest daughter Jessica (JYBEDOYA) reached out over email for advice from her mom. Eager to see her daughter achieve the same life-changing results, Vivian responded almost immediately with, as Jessica describes, "wonderful advice, a workout schedule, and of course, SparkPeople.com"

In the year and a half since that fateful email, Jessica says that she "took advantage of just about every feature that SparkPeople has to offer." This dedication coupled with the support and motivation from her mom and sister, enabled her to reach her goal and lose over 45 pounds.

Reflecting On Their Changes
Listen to what each of these remarkable women has to say now.
"As glad as I am about my success, it is the success of my daughters that makes me happiest. That I motivated them through my example is wonderful; that they took that example and through their actions, commitment and discipline created their own success - that is a priceless legacy!”- Vivian

"Unlike the old days, when the family task was deciding which Uno's deep dish toppings we wanted, talk around the family dinner table is now geared towards the run one of us went on or what new exercise someone is doing. Keeping up is motivation in itself!" - Lisette“

"Nothing on a plate tastes as sweet as being healthy. Nothing is worth the feeling I have when I look in the mirror and love the reflection of the new me and I'm sure we all feel that way."- Jessica

Have a Happy and Healthy Mother's Day from everyone here at SparkPeople!

  
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JANETWO 11/1/2009 5:32PM

  I am so proud of Vivian and her commitment to helping her family get healthy and fit. I recently saw Vivian's before and after photos in our community newsletter. Her success with this program is the inspiration I needed to get myself started.

Thank you Vivian, you are going to see a new me.

Janet

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GINGER67 7/30/2008 9:49AM

    Awesome that great.... emoticon

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LROD1999 5/30/2008 1:57PM

    Such a great motivational story...and you can totally feel this family's love for each other...best!

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RENEEHUMP 5/21/2008 8:20PM

    This blog is such an encouragement. Thank you for sharing your story and I wish the three of you the best life has to offer!

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SENSUOUS1 5/21/2008 1:48PM

  This is wonderful and motivational. Congratulations to all three. It shows how simple changes coupled with stubborness or committment can help. I am 5'6" 257 pounds. I started Sparks in January 2008 at 264 so it's a slow, long process for me. However I find when I exercise consistently I have better successes - I may never take up or like running but can definitely do walking. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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BSHOWELL 5/14/2008 10:37AM

    Congrats on these great achievements!

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LINBUTLER 5/14/2008 8:59AM

    Great achievement for all three. You should be proud of yourselves. Congratulations!

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DJINNI 5/13/2008 11:21AM

  I love this story. My 13 year old daughter suffers from body image issues, and will not even wear shorts because she hates her legs. She did sign up on the teen page, but I am having a hard time getting her plugged into the community. I am a newbie here and hope that by being involved I can get her excited to start building her up to be more confident and strong. I am going to share this story with her.

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MOMOFTIM 5/12/2008 9:46PM

  I think I will share this with my mother. Thanks for the inspiration. emoticon

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NORWALK 5/12/2008 2:36PM

    I am very happy about your success keep up the good work. I know how hard it is to do it by yourself and that's why this time I am doing it with my sister age 30, my niece age 10 and my nephew age 11 we give each other support. I AM PROUD THAT ALL THREE OF YOU DID IT, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
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ITHINKICAN4 5/12/2008 1:51PM

  emoticon on your success. This was so inspiring to me. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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SHANSHE 5/12/2008 9:33AM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

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CHIPPIE1996 5/12/2008 8:46AM

    I love how one beautiful event helped to turn your heath around! What an inspiring story. It goes to show that it is not always about the bride but those who love the bride. What a great story. emoticon

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CHANTELMARIE 5/12/2008 8:44AM

  Great inspirational story ! Keep up the good work. God Bless

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LWLAR7 5/12/2008 3:47AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon Way to go

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PINKY68 5/12/2008 12:08AM

    Great Story, very motivating... emoticon emoticon

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KIMMAX2 5/11/2008 11:55PM

  This article was very inspiring. Keep up the good work. Like you say nothing tastes as good as thin feels when you look in the mirror and see a healthy reflection staring back at you. Today I was down having dinner with Family for Mothers Day and was looking at pictures taken a year ago. I have since lost 54 lbs. Needless to say i was really happy that the reflection I see in the mirror now is much different and a lot healthier. emoticon

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SHIRLANDCLIF 5/11/2008 11:48PM

    Inspiration was all around you. How wonderful,to have the girls share in your great journey!! My youngest daughter sent me a e-mail almost a year ago, for me to look at spark. I slowly started on Spark, and now I have lost 20 lbs. over this year. My two daughters are both on Spark, and we love talking and giving new ideals to each other. We all love Spark, and we are all doing great on eating healthy. My two daughters have inspired me, and during my hard times, they kept me going!! emoticon

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CIN1971 5/11/2008 11:41PM

    This article gives me hope! Luckily, my daughter hasn't developed any of my bad eating habits and she stays slim because she runs non-stop. Both of my boys are skinny from sports and the general hyperness of boys. And they all seem to have their dad's metabolism. But I'm lucky to have their support as I make this change.

Great article!

Cindy

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FABGRAMMA 5/11/2008 10:58PM

    Way to go mom and daughters, I to am trying to get my daughter to change her and her children's lifestyle eating habits, it's a long journey but one to not give up on emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARADAMS 5/11/2008 10:13PM

  Way to go! My mom and sister are taking water aerobics and watching their food and have lost 45 pounds together. I'm really proud of them and want to follow their example - but I'm trying to finish off some really big things - graduating from grad school and hosting a conference this summer . . . I like that the younger daughter waited until she had a fresh start in life to embrace her change - that makes sense to me.

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HOLLYWOODCORKER 5/11/2008 10:05PM

    WOW, very inspiring. a wonderful Mother's Day. My daughter doesn't have a weight problem she works out all the time, and she encourages me to stick with all the time. Every time she come home we workout together. emoticon

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JG_TANCCAZ 5/11/2008 9:39PM

    Very inspiring. Thank you.

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BELLE! 5/11/2008 9:22PM

    THAT IS AWESOME AND I KNOW THESE GALS HAD AWESOME MOTHERS DAY!

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MOJO4635 5/11/2008 9:13PM

  How Inspiring, My daughter is trying to lose weight for her wedding and doing better than her Dear MOM. This inspires me to keep trying. I am not much of a one for exercising or eating right either, and I only have until June 14th- Jamaica her I come :O) MJ emoticon emoticon

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MAMA23BEANS 5/11/2008 9:09PM

    Yes, yes, yes!!!! You are all amazing!!!

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MEGLIZZY 5/11/2008 8:43PM

    Nice way to go girls and hope you both had a wonderful mothers day

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KYOUNGMAINE 5/11/2008 8:26PM

    This is a wonderful praise report! Happy Mothers Day! emoticon

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PMELLOTT 5/11/2008 7:07PM

    definitely an inspirational story!!! thanks for your kind words, and congratulations!! emoticon

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PEPCEA 5/11/2008 6:40PM

    Wow, you all look fabulous! Congratulations!

Alex

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JUNEGIRL2 5/11/2008 6:36PM

    What a wonderful story. Just another way the bond between Mother and daughters have proven to be strong.

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BELIEVE101 5/11/2008 5:02PM

    Wow - thanks for the added boost! Just what I needed on this Mother's Day.
Have a Wonderful Mother's Day! emoticon

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AUNTDOIRTY 5/11/2008 4:58PM

    What a great gift to give each other. WTG. And thanks for the words of inspiration emoticon

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NORPRINT 5/11/2008 4:57PM

    Happy Mothers day!

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WATASH43 5/11/2008 4:39PM

    way to go ladies, emoticon keep up the good work.

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NATURALSTYLE 5/11/2008 4:27PM

    Good Job Ladies, thank you for the inspiration emoticon

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ALREADYTHERE1 5/11/2008 3:59PM

  emoticon...I joined Spark today...in hopes that I can achieve what you three have....congrats!!!! emoticon

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NELIDA38 5/11/2008 3:55PM

    What a wonderful story! Congratulations.

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HEADRICK 5/11/2008 3:54PM

    You all look lovely. God bless you on this Mother's Day.

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ALISAWUVSTIM 5/11/2008 3:47PM

    Congrats!! Yall are awesome....:)

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BHLOVESTHIN 5/11/2008 2:38PM

    Wow, that's beyond incredible. I have managed to let my sister who lives on LI know about Spark and she joined and is doing better than I am. Maybe if she lived here I would be doing better like you all did. Thanks for the inspirational message--I won't give up!!!

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MAMABAHAMA 5/11/2008 2:27PM

    How awesomely inspiring you all are. This mothers day, you have given your family the wonderful gift of great health. This is one of the greatest gifts of all. I am so inspired, I will be going on a 10000 step walk in your honor today. Thanks for the inspiration, its got me moving again.

Sarah emoticon

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NEPTUNE42 5/11/2008 1:18PM

    Great work ladies!

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NEPTUNE42 5/11/2008 1:18PM

    Great work ladies!

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LOTUS08 5/11/2008 1:17PM

  Congratulations! What an inspiration your story is! emoticon
Keep up the good work...

Happy Mother's Day!

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JADECAN 5/11/2008 12:55PM

  congratulations, this is so great. Hope I can use this to get motivated again

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MEMILLER1 5/11/2008 12:48PM

  You guys are awesome and so inspiring! My two daughters and I are on a similar journey. Congratulations and well done. emoticon

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WHITTINGHAM 5/11/2008 12:03PM

  I AM VERY BY THESE AMAZING LADIES AND THEIR SUCCESS.THIS ONLY MOTIVATES ME EVEN MORE TO CONTINUE IN MY EFFORTS TO LIVE AND PRACTICE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.I WILL DEFINATELY CONTINUE IN MY PROGRESS.

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MSLADYBUG46 5/11/2008 11:47AM

    What a swesome story. I hope I can do even half of what she has done, and also help my daughter in the process. emoticon

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TEACHTLC 5/11/2008 11:41AM

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing with everyone. My story is the exact opposite. I have inspired my mom to make healthy changes in her life. She has seen me get to the weight I was when I went away to college--14 years ago! It is possible with support of those who love us. Keep up the great work!

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Swimsuit Bootcamp & Contest starts Sunday!

Friday, May 02, 2008


SparkPeople's Official Swimsuit Bootcamp & Contest starts in just a few days (May 4)! I hope everyone is as excited to get going as we are here at SparkPeople!

Since there are just a few days left now before we officially kick off, we wanted to remind you to invite you friends, family and even co-workers to join you for this challenge. This is a great opportunity to invite anyone to SparkPeople who might be interested in looking a little better in their swimsuit this year (and who isn’t?) and interested in a chance to win $1,000 cash and other prizes (again, who isn’t?)!

Here are 3 quick and easy ways that you can tell others:

1. Send an email letting them know about the challenge and contest! You can direct them to www.SparkPeople.com/Bootcamp. (New members joining the site will automatically be put onto the Bootcamp team when they use the link above.)

2. Print off the cards we’ve created! Hand them out this weekend while you’re out and about! Download the cards here: www.sparkpeople.com/pr/bootcamp_sts.pdf

3. Spread the word on your other favorite websites and blogs! Whether you post a message about the Bootcamp on other message boards you are active on, create a new post on your blog, or post about it on your MySpace or Facebook page, these are all great ways to tell others about the challenge!

Thanks again for joining the Bootcamp and good luck reaching your goals!

Remember, Bootcamp starts this Sunday!

Coach Nicole

  
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ANNAMAL1 5/20/2008 2:53PM

    Can I still join?

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BOBBIEKAY3 5/11/2008 11:09PM

  Is it too late to join????????????? bobbiekay3 emoticon emoticon

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WILLOWWHISPER 5/7/2008 4:08PM

  OK. So I'm a little behind the times. Can I still join? What do I have to do?

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JSCRUGGS1 5/6/2008 8:49PM

  count me in. can't wait. emoticon emoticon

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PINKO-0 5/6/2008 12:07PM

    emoticonyeye(:

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DESTINI_N 5/5/2008 1:56PM

    I'm game. Bring it on. I haven't worn a full suit in 7 years. I'm excited to see where this takes us. A chance to get fit and win prizes All right!!!!
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JUDGEJOYCE 5/4/2008 9:23PM

    I opened my swimming pool this week (I've got a 75 ft lap pool) but in NW CT it is still too cold to swim. I'm waiting for the water temp to hit 67 so I can don my wet suit. But I need some help with triceps excercises. The usual just don't do it. Any suggestions? emoticon

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NASCARMAMA1 5/4/2008 6:54AM

  cant wait to get started. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEPHZUNDEL 5/4/2008 3:56AM

  bring it.

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LOSINIT52 5/4/2008 12:10AM

    Ooops! I joined the Bootcamp and contest, but see that it is not open to non-Americans. I'll try doing the workouts anyway. We're doing this for the real prize (fitness) of course anyway.
Love your videos Coach Nicole and the site has been so helpful in countless ways.
Thank you Sparkpeople. I'm a huge fan. No pun intended LOL emoticon

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LEMONLIME27 5/3/2008 11:25PM

    Okay, I joined the challenge! This should be a good experiment ! emoticon

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TROOPER23 5/3/2008 11:12PM

    COUNT ME I AM READY!!! emoticon

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MEMIGEN 5/3/2008 10:23PM

    I hate to be the stickler for the typo, but in paragraph two, sentence one.. 'you' should be 'your'. I know, know! I should shut up now! = )

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DARCAT22 5/3/2008 10:14PM

    I was just sitting here talking to my boyfriend about being in a workout slump and now I am 100% motivated. Thank you! Good Luck to all!! emoticon

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INSPIRE12 5/3/2008 9:57PM

    ok let do this. I haven't had a swim suit on in years. emoticon

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NICOLEDREW 5/3/2008 9:42PM

    Still new but lets go!!!! emoticon

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DAVENPLK 5/3/2008 9:08PM

  I love it!!!

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LAKOTALADY 5/3/2008 9:05PM

    I'm going to try to keep up! Gonna enjoy this, I'm sure.

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GMRKITTY 5/3/2008 8:54PM

    I'm soo excited about this challenge - I can't wait to start!!! I want to see if there will be a difference between my B4 and after pics LOL

HUGGLES!!!!!

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BIZYDADKEVIN 5/3/2008 8:47PM

  I'm in. Let's see how much I can lose.

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PLAVALETTE 5/3/2008 8:47PM

    I'm willing to give it a try!!

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MILMOM2000NEW 5/3/2008 8:46PM

    Bring it on! I'm SO ready for this too! Good luck everyone! I know that WE ALL can be winners with this challenge!

God bless and good luck on this journey!
Nikki Lynn
Milmom2000NEW

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CHRISTINEL3 5/3/2008 8:37PM

    all right I'm in -

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ELK2005 5/3/2008 8:36PM

  Woo Hoo! Amelia Island here I come!

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RBRASIER 5/3/2008 8:22PM

  All right! Now you're talking... board shorts and bikini here I come! emoticon

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LORNATH 5/3/2008 8:22PM

    just a few more hours and i am counting down to start and see how much i will loose emoticon

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LKSHOEM 5/3/2008 8:15PM

    This is great! I need something to push me and keep me on track. I'm in!

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BNANNIE 5/3/2008 7:57PM

  emoticon I can't wait to see how much more weight we can all lose.

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CANDY67P 5/3/2008 7:36PM

  okay can't wait for the challenge and to lose the weight. emoticon

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LWILKINS67 5/3/2008 7:34PM

  I am very excited but still trying to figure this all out. This will be the first summer since high school I have not been over weight.

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LWILKINS67 5/3/2008 7:34PM

  I am very excited but still trying to figure this all out. This will be the first summer since high school I have not been over weight.

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PINKGRANNY 5/3/2008 7:26PM

    Okay, I am happy to join but what will our boot camp routines consist of???? I am motivated today after doing about 4 hours of yard clean up!

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RUTHCOMEAUX 5/3/2008 7:13PM

  Just tell me what to do. Water therapy is all I can do to exercise.
Ruth Comeaux emoticon

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AZEEZA1 5/3/2008 7:12PM

  I am very excited!! I can definately use the motivation.

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NOMI_822 5/3/2008 6:58PM

    I am just so excited, I blogged on it last night and put in the link to join this team and have told everyone I know about it. I live in Florida and am soo ready for this!!! Only one more day! emoticon

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W8WHITTILER 5/3/2008 6:49PM

    This is just the challenge I need I live in Beach Country...Florida..so looking better in my suit would be pretty awesome and to win 1000 dollars to boot...Count me in..

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CHANDLER10XOXO 5/3/2008 6:46PM

  Cant wait to loose weight! haa emoticon

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DEE831 5/3/2008 6:41PM

    I here. ready to start emoticon

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TINABUG5 5/3/2008 6:27PM

    oops ok I just read the comment under me and now I see what to do.Thank You.

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TINABUG5 5/3/2008 6:26PM

    Im in also,but I also want to know what do we have to do??

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SEXY@14 5/3/2008 6:26PM

    I CAN'T WAIT. THIS IS GREAT!!!!!! emoticon

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LOSINGCHICK 5/3/2008 6:07PM

    Sounds great i'm in and people are asking about how to join or what's involved. CLICK on the underlined Official swimsuit boot camp & contest. and it will direct you and give you information.

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DOLPHIN7769 5/3/2008 6:02PM

    Im all for it. long way to go but Im all in.

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PURPLEOKIE 5/3/2008 5:27PM

    I'm in but how do we start?


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RUTHCOMEAUX 5/3/2008 5:25PM

  WOW!! That is the only way I can exercise!! I'm so excited to be a new member. If I do something in error, feel free to correct or redirect me. Thanks Ruth Comeaux Abbeville Louisiana emoticon

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ASHLEYP09 5/3/2008 5:21PM

  I'm in! Sounds like a challenge I'm ready to tackle!

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HERLIHY5893 5/3/2008 5:02PM

    Sounds good but what do you have to do??

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NJJ-EXERCISE30 5/3/2008 4:50PM

    I'm in, too.

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ALEXIS58 5/3/2008 4:44PM

  I'm in sounds great! emoticon

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SEXYTOYAP 5/3/2008 4:40PM

  How do i start?

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Catch SparkPeople Members in Health & Essence Magazines

Thursday, April 24, 2008



This month you can catch two SparkPeople members in two different national women's magazines.

Lisa Wells (LisaPooh34) is featured in the May 2008 issue of Health Magazine in the "I Did It" section. Lisa has lost 90 pounds and gives credit to the SparkPeople community for helping her at anytime, day or night.

C. Simone Rivers (JOURNI167) is featured in the May 2008 issue of Essence Magazine in the "Fit & Fab" section. She has lost an amazing 130 pounds and recognizes her SparkPeople friends for helping her break bad habits.

Both of these issues are available on newsstands, so grab a copy to show your support for these two amazing members. Also, be sure to leave a comment below to congratulate both Simone and Lisa on a great job of "Spreading the Spark"!

  
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LVLYLUCIA 5/26/2008 6:28PM

    GREAT JOB I HOPE ONE DAY I CAN DO THE SAME! KUDOS TO BOTH OF YOU!!! emoticon

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ITHINKICAN4 5/6/2008 1:54PM

  Congrats goes to both of you ladies!!! You have inspired me to keep on keeping on. Success is the best reward. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRUCIAN67 5/6/2008 11:23AM

    You ladies ROCK! Congratulations for all your hard work and being another inspiration for the rest of us.

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SGARD94513 5/5/2008 11:48PM

  Congrats ladies, you are inspiring. emoticon

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BARBARAINC 5/5/2008 9:00AM

  Congrat to both ladies!!!

Keep up the EXCELLENT WORK! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LALEETHA 5/5/2008 3:40AM

  ABSOLUTELY INSPIRING

KEEP IT UP FRIENDS - LEAD THE WAY emoticon emoticon

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VICKYWICKY1 5/4/2008 8:06AM

    god bless you ladies with a long rewarding life! it's great to be alive and a member of sp!

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BAYBYGYRL 5/3/2008 11:55PM

    WOW! Maybe one day I'll have MY own success story to tell! Congratulations ladies!!

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TAMIKATNL 5/3/2008 7:50PM

  Cool beans. Way to go ladies. I look forward to reading the article.

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JAXMOMMY 5/3/2008 6:31PM

    Weigh to go ladies! Not grammatically correct, but this fits! Impressive! Can't wait to read the articles!

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SANDYSUE40 5/3/2008 5:00PM

    Congratulations. You are the motivation that helps so many of us.
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SGTSUNNY 5/3/2008 1:21PM

    Congrats! emoticon

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MYTHICALANGEL 5/3/2008 12:03PM

    Congratulations! on your wonderful achievements! You both are very inspiring! Keep up the wonderful progress!

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DEBBIEK60 5/3/2008 10:55AM

    Absolutely amazing! We are so proud of you. Reading this is so inspiring to all your SP buddies. I'm going to put a little extra effort into the exercise this week, so I can overcome the plateau.

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SHIRLEYX 5/3/2008 8:39AM

    Congrats ladies on your successful weight loss. It's really inspiring to know that it is possible to lose weight successfully by eating right and excercising. emoticon

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HEALTHYDESIRE 5/3/2008 8:35AM

    Motivators such as yourself are so helpful to me. I tell myself, I can do that too. They did it. They are not celebrities. They are ordinary people just like me. Why not me? All I need to do is keep my goal in the fore front and met the small goals along the way. Congratulations on your self realization and on your sense of duty to share your story with other people that just need a "spark" to get going on thier road to self-fulfillment.

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USHEATHER 5/3/2008 12:08AM

    Congrats Ladies on your success.. you have inspired me... I Can Lose this weight. too...Thanks... emoticon

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CYNBADGIRL7 5/3/2008 12:00AM

    Wow!!! Amazing transitions! I LOVE reading these inspirational stories!! And I LOVE that SPARKPEOPLE has provided so many the opportunity to share their successes!
Thank you SPARKPEOPLE!! WE LOVE YOU!
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***DEBRA*** 5/2/2008 11:54PM

    I know I speak for everyone here at SparkPeople when I say that we are so proud of both of you. emoticon
I, too, have found my way now that I have found SP! emoticon

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NINAFOSSICK 5/2/2008 11:46PM

    WAY TA GO!!! Keep up the good work! Both of you should be very proud of yourselves. You've done a good thing.

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DOLPHIN7769 5/2/2008 11:43PM

    that is so awesome! emoticon

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JINGLES26 5/2/2008 11:04PM

    That is fantastic! Know how much this means to so many people - that is how I found this fantastic site - had no idea such a thing existed until I saw it in a magazine!

Congrats to both of you for sharing your story and inspiring others to follow your lead!

I look forward to picking up my copy of both magazines!

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MACULBERTSON 5/2/2008 10:48PM

    Fabulous!! You are admirable and worthy of all that recognition. Thanks for inspiring the rest of us!
Mary Ann

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CHARM2B159 5/2/2008 9:55PM

    Big up to both of them....I can't wait for my day when I am featured it a national magazine...continued success

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LADYBUGXING 5/2/2008 9:11PM

    Congratulations! Way to go!

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SYLPHIDE 5/2/2008 8:18PM

    Felicitations for your sucess in losing weight ! emoticon

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APRIL66 5/2/2008 8:17PM

  You give me hope! Way to go -- you look fantastic. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! emoticon

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CJ1954 5/2/2008 7:41PM

  These are truly amzing results! Congratulations to you, both. CJ

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INASWA 5/2/2008 7:33PM

    Congrats! I can't wait until I receive my issue of Essence Magazine!

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ORANGES58 5/2/2008 7:32PM

    Congratulations to both of you. What an inspiration you are to me. You give me confidence. emoticon

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SOOZEE 5/2/2008 7:30PM

    Wow! Very cool. Congrats to you both.

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DIZZY* 5/2/2008 7:27PM

  Congrats to both of you. That is a very big accomplishment. emoticon

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GWINNER1 5/2/2008 7:22PM

    Congratulations to both of you. Job well done. Keep up the the good work. emoticon

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TSQUARED718 5/2/2008 7:16PM

    That is great!! Congratulations and I wish for continued success!!! emoticon

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MONYHNGRY 5/2/2008 7:15PM

    Great job ladies...You knew you could do it. I cant wait to drop these 40lbs I want to lose...MoTIVATION!!!

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MAC409 5/2/2008 7:04PM

    Congradulations from Ellijay , Georgia, good work

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CURVATUDE 5/2/2008 7:00PM

    congrats ladies & continued success!! emoticon

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GODMYFULLNESS 5/2/2008 5:56PM

    I'm so-o-o happy for you both! emoticon

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SASSYCHRIS1952 5/2/2008 5:53PM

    Excellent! emoticon

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3DOGCREW 5/2/2008 5:41PM

    Great Job

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LISAAR1 5/2/2008 5:29PM

    emoticon Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us. You both ROCK!

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COCOTREASURE 5/2/2008 5:11PM

    WTG!!!! U 2 make it easier to stay in the fight for fitness!

Congrats ladies!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/2/2008 5:06PM

    You two give me HOPE! What an inspiration! emoticon

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BLUEBERRYHILL 5/2/2008 4:59PM

  emoticon You're inspiring me even more!!!

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CAROLYNCAT 5/2/2008 4:44PM

    Great job both of you emoticon
Your articles will inspire many more besides me.... emoticon

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MLO08102 5/2/2008 4:17PM

    Hi, LisaPooh34, I read your story and it inspired me to join. Your commitment to yourself has me realize I can do it too! Congradulations! emoticon

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KITTYCANDOIT 5/2/2008 4:09PM

    This is amazing! Congratulations!

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TYBABY1 5/2/2008 3:56PM

  I think this is just awesome!!! Wonderful job, we know it wasn't easy but you did it...congrats you two. emoticon emoticon

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ANGEL650 5/2/2008 3:31PM

  i have to go out and read those

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1THING 5/2/2008 3:23PM

   

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