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SparkPeople Member on 'Today'

Friday, September 12, 2008




SparkPeople member Leah Nicholas (LMNICHOLAS) (note - link has been corrected) will appear on NBC's "Today" show this Monday, September 15! She is scheduled to appear during the fourth hour of "Today," which begins at 10:00 A.M., Eastern and Pacific.

We hope that her fellow SparkPeople members can tune in, tell their friends, and support Leah as she shares her amazing weight-loss story (over 110 pounds shed) and Spreads the Spark to millions of viewers across the country! Leah has been a member of SparkPeople for over a year and a half. Since then, she has been an avid user of the food tracker and fitness resources.

Here's how Leah used SparkPeople, in her own words:

I first began counting calories on SparkPeople and working out three times a week doing light cardio and weight training. After I lost about 50 pounds, I moved to Indianapolis and started my new job as a speech pathologist at a nursing home. I began packing all my lunches and pre-portioning all foods to be prepared. I then began increasing my cardio, doing cardio four times a week for 60 minutes, including running, biking, yoga, cycling and Pilates. I also worked with a personal trainer two times a week for about three months to gain new ideas for weight training and toning my body. I recently completed a sprint triathlon (500m swim in open water, 10 mile bike and 5K run), which I trained intensely for over two months on the race's course. I would adjust my caloric intake as the weight came off to continue losing, never going below 1,200 so I wouldn't lower my metabolism. I also monitored fat, carbs and protein on a daily basis, making sure I was within the appropriate ranges.

The areas of SparkPeople that helped me the most are the food diary, and being able to save your food and its values. This saves so much time, especially since most people tend to eat similar things on a daily basis. I also enjoyed the area that assists you in how many calories you should burn a week depending upon how many days you work out. I also liked the tracking areas, which give you a good visual of where you are compared to your goal. I also used quite a few of the recipes on the website.

Feel free to leave a comment on this blog to share your good wishes with Leah as she heads off to New York to prepare for the broadcast. If you can't watch the original airing live, don't forget to set your VCR or DVR to record it. (Or return here on Monday afternoon for a video clip of her appearance!)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ALASKAN 10/14/2008 9:33PM

    Hello SPARKGUY,
I made a point to watch the Today and it's always nice to have someone from Spark People to represent our Team on the today show.
Always, ERNA


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LOVEMYPETS 10/4/2008 12:27PM

    I missed your show, too. But what an inspiration you are! Congratulations on your success.

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F8CONE8 10/3/2008 7:44PM

    Missed you on the show (working) but wow what a great story.

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 10/3/2008 1:14PM

    Leah what an awesome job you have done! Standing and cheering on for you as you continue to reach your higher goals. You have proven that you can do it!

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SHINESPARK 10/3/2008 11:08AM

    This is so inspiring and encouraging!

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MYGYPSYCAT 10/3/2008 12:05AM

    Wow! I'm a Speech Pathologist, too! Missed you on the TODAY show because I don't watch it here in Canada. Reading your blog is a great inspiration.

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VICTORIA1951 10/2/2008 10:52PM

    You did a fantastic job and give me even more inspiration to keep going for success. Thank you for sharing your story.

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223DAISY 10/2/2008 8:29PM

    Way To Go!

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DAWNM2006 10/2/2008 4:22PM

    emoticon great job. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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JOYISPRINCESS 10/2/2008 1:26PM

  Great job...I just got this email about your story but it is very inspirational.

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6FLAGS 9/25/2008 9:38PM

  Way to go Leah, keep up the good work. Don't you just love sparkspeople.I miss the show, but I read your story.
From 6FLAGS emoticon

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DAISY2041 9/23/2008 8:03PM

    I wish they would have mentioned SparkPeople in the vignette. They just said she counted calories emoticon

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NEWMAGGIE 9/22/2008 11:11AM

  Hi Leah,
I finally got around to reading my e-mail and also went to the Today show website to see your segment. Your sister said you are a beautiful person on the inside. You are also gorgeous on the outside. Congratulations you are such an inspiration.
New Maggie
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HICIM705 9/21/2008 6:47PM

    I just checked out the link for the interview. First of all...CONGRATS on your weight loss. What an accomplishment - and an inspiration for so many others.

I wish that SparkPeople would have been mentioned. Must have been fun to be on TV!

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MICHELLEMATT98 9/21/2008 1:16PM

    Congrats on your weight loss. I miss the show too sorry about that I would of loved to see it. Michelle

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DBAINES 9/21/2008 9:46AM

  Congratulations Leah.
Sorry I missed it.

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PINKHEARTGIRL 9/21/2008 2:09AM

    Hi Leah,
Great job on loseing 110 pounds.I wasen't able to watch the today show when it aired but I went on the today show's website and found it. So, I hope you don't mind if I put the link in here for it because I see that some other people didn't catch it either. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184
891/vp/26790929#26721024
If you can't click on it, just copy and paste it. healthymw







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ONLYPATTY 9/20/2008 5:35PM

  Good going, I am sorry I was on vacation last week and didn;t get to see the Today show.
Can you please tell me how you handle the " I just have to have some salty snack and I will be ok" days. I try so hard not to eat anything late at night that is not a wise choice but there are times when an apple or grapes will not stop the little voice in my head.
PLease help. I have lost 32 lbs since January ( this counting what I relost) and still have 60 to go. Each day I fight harder but need some advice and hints.
HUgs and great going , Onlypatty

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/20/2008 1:44PM

    Didn't get to see this and got here too late to view it. Thanks for posting her comments.

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GRANDMAAMIE 9/19/2008 10:07PM

    HI LEAH CONGRATS GREAT JOB!!

AMIE

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SCUNNEEN2 9/19/2008 2:23PM

  Way to go, Leah! Your story was very encouraging!

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DMB160 9/18/2008 1:24PM

    Do to Hurricane IKE I was not able to see the original broadcast. Glad to find the link here. It is always inspirational to see someone else succeed.
Wish SparkPeople could have gotten a mention. I still try to tell anyone who expresses interest in weight loss.

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THEPERFEKTWIFE 9/18/2008 10:59AM

  YOU ROCK! THANK YOU!!

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DELLAVA 9/18/2008 8:21AM

    You can watch the video at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/2113454
0/vp/26721024#26721024

Such a great opportunity to Share the Spark missed, but maybe they wouldn't let her promote that.

Great story. Congratulations.

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PMSLIVES 9/18/2008 12:29AM

    Wanted to watch, but alas no power to watch or record and no internet. Is there a link that I am not seeing? emoticon
I do have to say you have an inspiring story!

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BIGMONEYCENT 9/17/2008 11:45PM

    All I can say to Leah is, "You Go Girl! " emoticon

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GRANDCRACKER 9/16/2008 8:31PM

    emoticon
AND THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR STORY

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SHELL367 9/16/2008 4:25PM

    How very exciting. Thank you for sharing your story.

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DINGDONG55 9/16/2008 3:27AM

  WE ARE ALL SO VERY PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR SUCCESS. WHEN YOU LOSE BIG WE WIN BIG BY BEING MOTIVATED EVEN MORE TO CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE.
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GRACE

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CITICHICK 9/15/2008 11:30PM

  Wow !! You are truly an inspiration to everyone. You look great! emoticon Thanks for sharing your story.

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LJS9111 9/15/2008 10:21PM

    What an inspiration you are a testament to the power of a simple progam like SparkPeople.

God bless
Larry
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CELESTIAL42 9/15/2008 10:21PM

    thank you for sharing and opening your story up to others...it truly is motivational. Congrats!

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LMD1956 9/15/2008 9:58PM

  Congratulations on your success, your an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work!!

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K10HENLEY 9/15/2008 9:49PM

    I happened to catch the show this morning and quickly related to you before even knowing that you were part of SparkPeople. I am 26 and also from the Indianapolis area (Carmel). I have lost 50 pounds in the past 9 months, but have been at a stand point for over a month or so. I felt like I needed motivation before the pounds started coming back. After seeing you on the show this morning, you gave me such motivation! I realize that I need to stay on the saddle to get the next 50 off. You're such an inspiration! You look amazing...Congratulations!!!

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JQRICHMOND 9/15/2008 9:31PM

    Simply fabulous! You're a success for your own life and an inspiration for the rest of us. Thanks for sharing your story!

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SNOWTGRR 9/15/2008 9:25PM

    WOW! What an inspiration for me you are. I'm starting at 240 and will do the first 50 pounds then do the next 50. One at a time. Reading your blog really inspires me to keep going. Also it shows me that it really is possible.

Keep it up.

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ROSIEJ1942 9/15/2008 7:13PM

    CONGRATULATINS LEAH, emoticon emoticon YOU ARE ONE GREAT INSPIRATION FOR US ALL. emoticon emoticon

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1AVERY 9/15/2008 6:23PM

    congratulations on your weight loss. It is a never ending battle that is hard to win but when someone does it, It gives the rest of us the incentive needed to say I CAN DO IT TOO!!!!!

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RD03875 9/15/2008 5:56PM

    Congratulations on loosing all that weight! Well done.
I was a little disappointed that Spark People wasn't mentioned though.

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LIBGRIMMETT 9/15/2008 5:42PM

    Hi Leah
You are my inspiration!! Congratulations on your weight loss and your recognition on the Today show - it shows that we can do it!

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SMILINGBEE 9/15/2008 5:17PM

    I am so happy for you Leah and I am so proud of you! Keep up the great work, you are amazing. emoticon

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BSHOWELL 9/15/2008 4:06PM

    What a story! Great!

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CAPMOM333 9/15/2008 3:43PM

    WAY TO GO LEAH! Was not able to view the segment but will hopefully catch it online. :-)

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AHUNYU 9/15/2008 3:40PM

  Congrats!!!! I was not able to watch the show. What a success story!

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SOULMATE94 9/15/2008 3:28PM

    Congrats on being selected to speak for Sparkpeople. What a success story!!! You rock!
Enjoy your well deserved trip to New York.
Margaret

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SEJONES2 9/15/2008 2:11PM

  Sorry I didn't get to see the segment but I will look for it later this afternoon. Great going. Spark People are great motivators. I'm very proud to be one.

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LATINA1980 9/15/2008 1:42PM

    She looks terrific and her transformation is incredibly motivating but I also was disappointed that she did not mention spark people they asked her how she did it she mentioned working out at the gym and cutting calories she could have mentioned spark people.

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SAGAFARMS 9/15/2008 1:36PM

    I watched the Today Show and was SO proud for Leah. I was, however, disappointed that there was NO mention of Sparkpeople. I'm sure the production staff at TODAY has control over the content, and time is limited, but still feel it would have meant a LOT to MANY people for Sparkpeople to be mentioned. I've only been a member a short while, but am a devoted member and very grateful for the extra motivation I get every day from SparkFriends! Nina emoticon

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MACKANDJACK 9/15/2008 1:30PM

  You go girl! You are an inspiration, and I am following in your footsteps!

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LINDALEE51 9/15/2008 12:32PM

  Leah, congratulations!!! You have a great story to tell.

I believe this section was pre-empted on the show with a special regarding the current banking issues! Maybe it will be aired later?? emoticon

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VIDEO: An Introduction to the SparkPeople Community

Friday, August 22, 2008


Today we added another new "tutorial" video to show our members how to utilize the SparkPeople Community. You'll get an overview explaining how to: find and edit your SparkPage, find and join SparkTeams, and utilize the Message Boards. To see the video, click on the link below:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1179

This is a great video to share with people who you tell about the site. If you have a YouTube account, you can add this video to your favorites, comment on it, and even subscribe to the SparkPeople Channel. All of these actions help Spread the Spark so even more people can discover SparkPeople.com!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRkMGED7LYE

We hope you enjoy this video!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DDOORN 10/8/2008 9:32AM

    Super News!

I've passed along to my SparkTeam!

Don

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DOTSOFSD 9/22/2008 12:37PM

    Great Thank you for the info..... emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 9/5/2008 11:19AM

    emoticon I will check it out when I am at my destination. Pat

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 9/5/2008 12:27AM

    This is a great feature, thank you so much. emoticon

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HOOSIERSTAMPER 8/29/2008 2:02AM

    Wow! Thanks for this video! I've not been a member long and haven't really learned my way around. It's great to have so many resources and so many groups for support and encouragement but it's a lot to take in and process. I've been too overwhelmed to know where to start or how to begin, so this video tutorial has been a wonderful guide for me to find my way around! Thank you for taking the time to do this!
Hugs,
Bridgett

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 8/26/2008 11:46AM

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GREENSCARF3 8/24/2008 5:36AM

  thanks for the info emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/24/2008 2:41AM

    Thanks for the info. We will help our Team Members get connected with this.

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UGOGIRL51 8/23/2008 11:45AM

    emoticon for sharing this information. I also never knew there was a sparkpeople channel on utube and I have an account! emoticon

I shall spread the word... emoticon

Annette emoticon

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KSPILLS713 8/23/2008 12:44AM

    Thanks for the update. I'll share this with my team! It's so great that there is no end to the wonderful things that continue to surface on SP!

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IRISH_EYES_66 8/23/2008 12:02AM

    I didn't know there was a Spark channel on You Tube. I can't wait to check it out!!

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DDOORN 8/22/2008 10:14PM

    Wow! I have viewed a number of the videos and have always found them VERY helpful, but I didn't realize there was a whole CHANNEL at YouTube dedicated to SparkPeople!

Here is the link to that channel folks...pass it on and let's give praise where it's due on the SparkPeople channel at YouTube!

http://www.youtube.
com/user/sparkpeople

Don

Comment edited on: 8/22/2008 10:12:12 PM

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BGUMBA 8/22/2008 9:55PM

    This is great! It's so conveninet for us to pass the word to new members when we welcome them. I'm always afraid I won't explain things clearly adn they'll only be more confused!

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SARAHTAIT 8/22/2008 7:40PM

    This is wonderful-sure is nice to have something like this to explain things to new members-much easier than just telling them to "look around" and saves us alot of time trying to explain things to them.

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YUNKERCM 8/22/2008 7:14PM

    I appreciate the work you do getting information to us so we can help new members, etc. Thank you, CMY (Carol)

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RAGGEDY_ANN 8/22/2008 5:58PM

    I am very sorry, but my internet is to slow to watch video's. It stops every time again to load some more. Thanks anyway, Wilma

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THEGARDENLADY 8/22/2008 5:01PM

    You guys are doing a great job.....thanks for yet another great video to help our new members

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MOONLITSTAR 8/22/2008 4:56PM

    It is so good to have videos like these that explain ways to use this wonderful site!

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PHEBESS 8/22/2008 3:39PM

    Wonderful! The tutorial videos make things so easy for new members!

Thanks!

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CARLI_MAE 8/22/2008 3:37PM

    Thanks so much for all these new video tutorials! I've set up a read-only thread on my 55+ Females Team for just this kind of info & links for both new sparkies and new team members!
--Carli

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MARYANNE4403 8/22/2008 3:29PM

    i'll pass it on, thanks so much

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COLEMANSR 8/22/2008 3:07PM

    Thanks. I'll pass it on to my teams.

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BEEJAY49 8/22/2008 2:57PM

    There's always such new and wonderful things here at Sparks! Thank you!

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New blog: The dailySpark.com

Monday, August 18, 2008


Good morning, SparkPeople.

We've launched a new healthy lifestyle blog at dailySpark.com, where your favorite SP coaches and experts will now be writing about the latest news in nutrition, health and fitness.

What can you expect at the dailySpark? In addition to the latest news, we'll offer quick tips on balancing healthy living with a busy life, more motivational stories, reviews of food and fitness products, plus much, much more.

As with all things related to SP, we want to hear from YOU! Need a recipe slimmed down? Want advice on your gym routine? Seeking information about a certain type of diet? Tell us, and we might just feature your question(s) on the dailySpark!

Read more about dailySpark, then visit the dailySpark site to tell us what you think!

  
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SVENJAH 12/29/2010 4:37PM

  Is DailySpark intended to be in contradiction to Spark Wellness?

http://www.sparkpe
ople.com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?id=697
When you're stressed out, you just dont function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fact, chronic stress tends to make you into your own worst enemy, impairing your judgment, making you emotionally hyper-reactive, messing up your metabolism, and generally making it more difficult to do the things you need to in order to lose weight.

http://www.dailyspar
k.com/blog.asp?post=7_ways_stre
ss_can_actually_be_good_for_you
7 Ways Stress Can Actually Be Good for You


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BEAR_GURL 7/8/2010 3:31AM

    I joined the survey.com site and have completed several surveys, but haven't received any points. How does this work and when will I receive my points?

HUGS,

Melissa

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BEARTHOVEN 2/12/2010 8:02AM

    Hi ! I joined the survey.com site but never received my points!!!
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MZSPB1 8/24/2008 5:34PM

    Thanks for the information. I have only been a member for a few months, so this will help me with the team.

Stephania emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 8/22/2008 5:48AM

    awesome how much we are improvong!

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HONEYBEE56 8/21/2008 8:56AM

    Although it would be nice if it had a place to 'ask a question' that is not the topic of the specific question...

I would love it if there was an access to a dietitician area where we could ask questions.



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PATRICIAAK 8/20/2008 5:17PM

    It's super how this site keeps improving.

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CHRISTINA261 8/20/2008 12:01PM

  This site is great! Thanks!

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FISHINGLADY66 8/20/2008 10:59AM

    emoticon SPARKGUY, This is a Great addition to the SparkPeople site. The articles are very interesting and informative. I am getting so educated with all this information.
Hugs
Irene

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BBTHOM1 8/19/2008 11:48PM

  Just finished reading the new site & extra's-GREAT
but when page came up it said I had already earned points-my points didn't increase tho. I had just checked points before I read this info.
Barbara

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MAXFOCUS 8/19/2008 9:28PM

    I've enjoyed reading articles on the dailySpark site. Thanks!

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TX_WILDHEART 8/19/2008 7:51PM

    I found this today and added it to my Reader at work (easy peasy!) Love that... lil things during the day to keep my mind on the fit and fitter! Love that!
Rhonda


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KYLIEMC8 8/19/2008 2:50PM

    You've done a fine job..thanks!

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MOM2ACAT 8/19/2008 1:12PM

    I love it! Thank you!

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HDPNLYNN 8/19/2008 12:30PM

    Love it!

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NOTTYDOTTY 8/19/2008 10:20AM

    This is a nice feature but can anyone tell me where the My spark points weight analyzer feature for the day went? Was it replaced by the blog for the day on my spark points? Or did I do something to lose it? Please help...I really miss it. emoticon

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MCDIDDLYD 8/19/2008 10:03AM

    Thanks for another great feature Sparks! I love this website I hope more people finds out about it cause it is so helpful.

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IRISH_EYES_66 8/19/2008 9:32AM

    This is a great new feature and I really love the look of the new Daily Spark blog!!

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JANB63 8/19/2008 9:21AM

    Really like the new dailySpark. Thank you for everything that the team does. emoticon

Jan from Ga

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LOVEROFANIMALS 8/19/2008 8:26AM

    I like the look of the new Daily Spark. I read a few articles and find them informative and easy to read (just like all the articles here). It's also going to help me get more up to date (i.e....what's a "Digg?"). Way to go, Sparkpeople. I have been using this website for quite a while and it just gets better and better.

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MOONLITSTAR 8/19/2008 8:02AM

    I visited the page. It is very easy to read, great layout and intersting and informative. What more could we ask! emoticon

I was a little confused about the link to subscribe to it. Maybe I already did lol, as nothing happened when I clicked that link.

Have a great day.

Diana

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PIGLETSMALL 8/19/2008 3:09AM

    Thank you so much!

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DENONNIE 8/18/2008 10:11PM

    Thank You... emoticon

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 8/18/2008 9:45PM

    Thank you so much this is very welcome news. I appreciate all the efforts of SP's leaders in helping us make our lives better. A bug hug to all of you!

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JGSLIMMER 8/18/2008 9:40PM

    This is just great!


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JACKJACK91 8/18/2008 9:35PM

    emoticonyou just keep getting better and better! emoticon emoticon

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 8/18/2008 9:32PM

    Thanks for another great feature!

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LIVEB4YOUDIE 8/18/2008 8:11PM

  Thanks...another GREAT idea!

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COLEMANSR 8/18/2008 7:13PM

    Thanks.

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MELODY525 8/18/2008 7:00PM

    Leave it to the Spark Guys & Gals to come up with another Sparkling idea!
I already passed it on to my Biggest Winners. Thanks!! emoticon

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MELODY525 8/18/2008 7:00PM

    Leave it to the Spark Guys & Gals to come up with another Sparkling idea!
I already passed it on to my Biggest Winners. Thanks!! emoticon

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 8/18/2008 6:36PM

    I went there as soon as I found out about it, Saturday night. I think it's a great idea!

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SYSSRV 8/18/2008 5:50PM

    I checked it out today and it's awsome. Keep up the great work and thanks so much for the new information.

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LUCIANA1950 8/18/2008 5:21PM

    This is a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for all SP does for us.

emoticon Luciana

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UNSURE 8/18/2008 5:00PM

    This one is great for those of us who have been here awhile as well as the new members. It great to see all of the improvement you are making. Hate to say it, afair you will start charging for this site. Thank you for keeping it free. I keep asking the lord to help you see what we need and to keep it free. Many could not be here if it was not. You are helping so many people God Bless you Sparkpeople.

Comment edited on: 8/18/2008 5:03:58 PM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/18/2008 4:47PM

    Thank you for the new link.

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RD03875 8/18/2008 4:29PM

    What a GREAT idea!

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BECKI1978 8/18/2008 4:24PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticontbe site is going to be awesome. keep up the good work.becki.1977

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MARYANNE4403 8/18/2008 3:07PM

    this is going to be one of my most favorite features, thanks so much!!

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FLASUN 8/18/2008 2:51PM

    Wonderful News! Sounds like it will have a lot of good information to check out! I will be there for sure! Thank you emoticon

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ONESWEETSHANNON 8/18/2008 2:25PM

    I can see this quickly becoming one of my favorite features!

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ANGELBELIEVER 8/18/2008 2:13PM

    I had my 2 year anniversary on Aug. 6 which I blogged about. I can't thank you enough for being here for me and for all the wonderful features on this site. You all work so hard to continue to improve this site for us. You are a real blessing. I feel I was led here to Spark by God. Thanks so much for all you do.
Elayne emoticon

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CHUNKSTER63 8/18/2008 2:11PM

    Thanks so much for your commitment to excellence in both the sight and are own personal journeys thanks for the improvements and wonderdul things you are doing to make Spark people the best place to be.

Chunk
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MCDEANE52 8/18/2008 1:59PM

    Thank you so much for another tool! No wonder this is the best site on the web! I've tried so many programs and they never worked and yet SP works and you have fun doing it! Go figure!

Thanks again and keep up the good work!

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BEEJAY49 8/18/2008 1:57PM

    This will be so great! Thank you!

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BGGARDEN 8/18/2008 1:46PM

    WAY TO GO.... I visited the page on Saturday before you could get the SUPER Points... BUT I LOVE IT!

Thanks for keeping us SPARKIES HAPPY!!!!


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UGOGIRL51 8/18/2008 1:24PM

    emoticon You guys just keep on going and going and going emoticon

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KCDEEE 8/18/2008 1:07PM

    This is a winner emoticon thanks for another wonderful place on SP

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MRSMELVIN1 8/18/2008 12:58PM

    Love this. It will help so much.

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DLEITHEISER 8/18/2008 12:51PM

    Sounds great to me. Thanks for the new news we need it every much.
It will help us more on how we are doing on Sparks.
Darlene

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VIDEO: How to Use Your Fitness Tracker

Friday, August 01, 2008


Today we added another new "tutorial" video to show our members how to use their personalized Fitness Trackers. You'll get step-by-step directions to: track your fitness minutes on the site, log your calories burned, use SparkPeople's workouts and more.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1157

This is a great video to share with people who you tell about the site. If you have a YouTube account, you can add this video to your favorites, comment on it, and even subscribe to the SparkPeople Channel. All of these actions help Spread the Spark so even more people can discover SparkPeople.com!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv23y6Aw-8Y

We hope you enjoy this video!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MANDOLPHIN 8/27/2008 7:00AM

  Thanks

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 8/11/2008 5:28PM

    Thank you this is great!

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TOETECH 8/8/2008 1:45PM

    GREAT Thanks so much!!!!!! emoticon

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 8/5/2008 12:50PM

    It just gets better and better around here!

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JIBBIE49 8/5/2008 1:03AM

    I love this. Thanks! emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 8/4/2008 10:21PM

    Thanks for your help! Pat

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IRISH_EYES_66 8/4/2008 8:31AM

    Neat!! Thanks!!

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MICHELAR 8/3/2008 7:53PM

    Awesome!

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NANNANN06 8/3/2008 6:00PM

    this video kept breaking up ans i could not understand what it was saying.i would love to hear this video. thanks nannann06

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HAYA1971 8/3/2008 8:02AM

    This is Great! keep up the good work.
Haya

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SHAMMAN 8/2/2008 11:52PM

  Nice

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FISHINGLADY66 8/2/2008 1:15PM

    Thank you for all your help. This is so exciting.
Smiles & Hugs
Irene

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SUNNY89 8/2/2008 11:40AM

    Thank you.

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ACHIGG_1 8/2/2008 11:09AM

  Thanks a bunch. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 8/2/2008 1:39AM

    Thank-you

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UGOGIRL51 8/1/2008 8:57PM

    emoticon SP....You have gone way beyond your call to make this site a place that your members can call home. And this I thank you for.

A loyal member forever.

Annette... emoticon

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MOMMYDV8 8/1/2008 8:44PM

    Thank you for making this site such a wonderful tool for changing lives. emoticon

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SYSSRV 8/1/2008 7:30PM

    Thanks for adding the new features, SP is wonderful !!

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DENISEA1 8/1/2008 7:29PM

    THANK YOU

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MAMA_HAWK 8/1/2008 7:11PM

  Keep those helpful tutorials coming. They help me too

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REDNECKFEMINIST 8/1/2008 6:45PM

    Thanks

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COLEMANSR 8/1/2008 5:01PM

    I love the videos. Thanks. Will Pass on.

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MARYANNE4403 8/1/2008 4:49PM

    i love these, thanks so much, they are so helpful!!

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VELRENO 8/1/2008 4:47PM

    Love all the videos. Thanks

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BEEJAY49 8/1/2008 4:42PM

    Great, thank you!

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DONANNE 8/1/2008 4:41PM

    There you grow again!! Thanks so very much!!!

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JOE731 8/1/2008 4:32PM

    This is great. emoticon

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New tool - Gym Finder to find local gyms & get free pass

Wednesday, July 30, 2008



Hi everyone

We launched a new tool/link on our Fitness Resource Center where you can enter your zip code and to find gyms near you that offer a free pass. To use the finder:
- Click on Healthy Lifestyle, then Fitness
- Look at the end of the center column on the page for the "Find a Gym" section
- Enter your zip code and click search (works for people in US only)
- You'll be taken to our partner Gymticket.com's site to see gyms near you

For full disclosure, note that SparkPeople earns a small amount of money for each free pass people redeem and use.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANYTIMEWP 12/7/2009 3:44PM

  u should allow us to update our own gyms on the search feature

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BRAN74 8/13/2008 11:12AM

    This is great thanx, maybe one day I will check out the gym

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F8CONE8 7/31/2008 10:33PM

    Wow! There was even a link here in little ole Coos Bay Oregon. Thanks!

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ANGELBELIEVER 7/31/2008 2:49PM

    I appreciate all that you do for us. I have reached my goal, and have been a member of Spark for 2 years this Aug. 6th. Thank you for everything. emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 7/31/2008 9:23AM

    Great idea, but I wish you'd offer it also to us Down Under.

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IRISH_EYES_66 7/31/2008 8:05AM

    This is a great idea!! I'm sure great ideas like this will attract even more Sparkers!!

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CARLI_MAE 7/30/2008 10:10PM

    Great idea! Both for Sparks and it's members -- e1 wins! emoticon

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UGOGIRL51 7/30/2008 9:07PM

    emoticon you guys never cease to amaze me!!!

Annette emoticon

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KEHWIE 7/30/2008 8:59PM

    WHOO_HOO! How cool is that!

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TZH4145 7/30/2008 8:24PM

    This is great!!!

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MAMA_HAWK 7/30/2008 8:11PM

  Great, thanks

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KYLIEMC8 7/30/2008 7:11PM

    Thanks!

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MISSJCISRUNNING 7/30/2008 5:50PM

    pretty cool feature but why doesn't it list LA Fitness!!! There are at least 5 in my area and it doesn't list one of them!!! Bummer!!!

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SUNNY89 7/30/2008 4:53PM

    It is a neat tool but it didn't come close to listing all the gyms in my area. It only listed two that are chain gyms none of the private locally owned gyms.

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MARYANNE4403 7/30/2008 4:36PM

    it *only* gave me one gym and i am already a member of it

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ELMO12714 7/30/2008 4:34PM

 
It sounds like a great idea. I did try it & found 1 gym that I could go to but I'd have to drive 30 minutes from my home just to use the gym & with the high gas prices I don't see myself using it. I may sound critical but I have to save where I can & right now it's not worth it when I can join 2 gyms(if I had the money to join) which are 5 minutes from my house. That doesn't make sense to me at all.

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PATRICIAAK 7/30/2008 4:26PM

    Thanks

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REDNECKFEMINIST 7/30/2008 4:03PM

    It did not work for me.

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DONANNE 7/30/2008 3:22PM

    Thank you...wonderful new opporunity!

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COLEMANSR 7/30/2008 3:18PM

    Thank you, Thank you. emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 7/30/2008 2:50PM

    This is great! Like Beejay49 said, even though I already belong to a gym - this is a great opportunity to check out other options in the area. Thank you!
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Comment edited on: 7/30/2008 2:48:44 PM

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BEEJAY49 7/30/2008 2:38PM

    I already belong to one, but that's so great that others can go to one too if they don't already! Awsome!

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JOE731 7/30/2008 2:07PM

    Awesome emoticon

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BGUMBA 7/30/2008 2:03PM

    Great idea. I just wish there were some in my neck of the woods!

Comment edited on: 7/30/2008 2:01:33 PM

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BSHOWELL 7/30/2008 2:01PM

    NICE!

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SHELLPRO 7/30/2008 1:09PM

    Great resource! hopefully my little neck of the woods has something to offer close by!

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DOWN2SEXY 7/30/2008 12:48PM

    This could not have come at a better time for me. I've been unhappy with my gym and I'm ready to change. This tool will give me a chance to check out all my options before making a decision as to where my new exercise home will be.

It's fine by me if SP gets a referral fee. I'm so glad that this site is free - that is such a HUGE service to all of us. Many people would not be able to have access to tools like those available here if there was a cost associated with it. Folks with limited income need this help as much as, if not more than, those who can afford to hire all the help they need.

Thanks, SP!! emoticon

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JACKJACK91 7/30/2008 12:44PM

    That is wonderful, you guys never cease to amaze me! emoticon

Val

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NELLGWYN 7/30/2008 12:26PM

    Any income for Spark that keeps this site free is OK by me - even if this one is no use to me in the UK.

Hope all you US members enjoy it!!!

Comment edited on: 7/30/2008 12:24:19 PM

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ONESWEETSHANNON 7/30/2008 12:01PM

    What a great feature! *runs over to look*

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THEGARDENLADY 7/30/2008 12:01PM

    That is nice....thanks guys

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